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Franklin TN Historic Places: Carnton Plantation
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
One of the things I absolutely love about living in Franklin TN is its rich history.  Franklin was founded in 1799 and very few people actually know that one of the worst battles in the Civil War was fought here.  As a result, you will find several historic exhibits here.  Carnton Plantation is Franklin's most famous historic place. Carnton Plantation was built in 1815 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock.  At the time, Carnton became one of the premier farms in Williamson County, Tennessee. John McGavock inherited the farm upon his father's death. John married Carrie Elizabeth Winder in 1848 and they had five children, three of whom died at an early age. The surviving children were son, Winder, and daughter, Hattie. On November 30, 1864, during the Battle of Franklin, Carnton Plantation was used as a field hospital for hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate troops.  The Battle of Franklin has become known as one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War.  The Confederate Army of Tennessee assaulted the Federal army in the late hours of the night along the southern edge of Franklin.  The battle only lasted about 5 hours but nearly 10,000 soldiers were either killed, missing or wounded.  Of that number, 7,000 were Confederate soldiers.  They filled Carnton with the bodies of the wounded.  After the house could no longer accomodate any more injured, the yard was used for the wounded and the dead.  The floors of the Carnton Plantation are still stained with the blood of those that were wounded that night. Two years later, John and Carrie McGavock designated two acres to be used as the final burial place for 1,491 Confederate soldiers.  The cemetery was maintained by the McGavocks until their death.  Today, the McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest privately owned military cemetery in the United States. Carnton Plantation remained in the McGavock family until 1911 when it was sold by Winder McGavock's widow, Susie.  Carnton was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.  In 1977, the house and 10 acres, including the cemetery, were donated to the Carnton Association.  The house was suffering from years of neglect and disrepair. The Association was a vital part in the restoration of Carnton Plantation.  It continues to maintain the plantation through tours, special events, such as weddings, summer concert series and corporate events, memberships, gift shop sales and generous donations. Carnton Plantation located at 1345 Carnton Lane in Franklin is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Carnton Plantation in Franklin TN is one exhibit you won't want to miss. If you are a history buff and would like to read a fictional account of the events that took place at the Carnton Plantation, read Robert Hick's New York Times best selling book, The Widow of the South. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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Enjoy the Franklin Farmer's Market All Year Round
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
When you think about a Farmer's Market winter doesn't usually come to mind. But did you know that the Franklin Farmer's Market operates year round? The winter hours are reduced from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday but the quality you'll find there isn't sacrificed. You'll find everything from produce, fruits and dairy to baked goods and meats. The best part is that the items available are all from local farms. The variety of foods change each week depending upon what's in season. It's Tennessee farm fresh foods from real farmers. You get to know your farmers as well as your foods. Want a farm fresh meal? Head over to the Franklin Farmer's Market located behind The Factory in Franklin on the corners of Liberty Pike and Franklin Road. For additional details, contact Franklin Farmer's Market. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? December 2014
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? December 2014Properties currently Active on the market: 19 Single-family properties closed in December: 6 Average sales price: $608,090 Average list price: $610,266 Average sales price to list price ratio: 99.6% Average days on the market: 110 Active listings under contract: 2 Historic Franklin absorption rate: 3.6 months of inventory (a normal or steady market would be 5-7 months, a buyer's market would be in excess of 7 months, and a seller's market would be less than 5 months) Historic Franklin is in a normal or steady market. All the homes that closed in December weren't actually historic homes, five of the six were new construction. Buyers love living close to historic, downtown Franklin. However,  prices usually make these homes cost prohibitive. Builders have bought up just about every available parcel of land to build new homes that are close to downtown and have a historic feel, while not actually being historic. The smallest home sold in December was 1,442 square feet built in 2013 and sold for $392,900. The largest home sold in December was 5,482 square feet built in 1920 and sold for $850,000. By now, you're wondering what your historic Franklin home is worth? Just click the photo below and you will receive your home valuation instantly. No more forms to fill out and then wait for a response. You receive the report in seconds. Be prepared, due to the unique nature of these homes pricing is hard to gauge. Selling historic homes can be a real challenge and requires a special type of marketing. With 92% of buyers beginning their home search on the internet, sellers need their homes to have the best coverage possible there. This goes way beyond just syndicating listings to other websites. The homes that have maximum exposure on the internet are the ones who get the most traffic and the best opportunity to sell. Professional photography is extremely important to marketing your historic Franklin home. You want to make sure the many architectural features of your home are highlighted. Additionally, you want the marketing of your home to go beyond the traditional sense. TW Realty Group is using the newest technology to get the word out about Franklin and it's historic homes. This includes the use of social media and blogging. Something not many listing agents in the Franklin housing market are doing. Don't believe me, Let Me Google That for You. When you click the link you will be taken to a Google search. The results will indicate that our website is ranked in several spots for the term, what's my historic Franklin TN home worth? That's above the national websites. It's easy to see why we get thousands of clicks each month. This provides your listing with exposure to home buyers all over the country who may be looking for historic Franklin homes. When you are ready to sell your historic Franklin home, contact Tammie White at (615) 495-0752. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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Enjoy a Guinness at McCreary's Irish Pub & Eatery in Franklin TN
Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty--South of Nashville TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 870-8169 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
I have a confession to make. I love Guinness Stout Beer. I'm quite certain the love affair started when I visited Ireland for my son's wedding in 2001. I stayed for about a week touring the country, staying at bed and breakfasts, and visiting Pubs. But that's another adventure story all by itself! I was delighted to find a little bit of Ireland in Franklin TN at McCreary's Irish Pub and Eatery located at 414 Main Street in the heart of historic, downtown Franklin. It's a cozy place where one feels at home immediately upon entering. It's warm and friendly and is one of my favorites. It's the sort of place you can pop into after a day of shopping or just hang out while your spouse is shopping! It's packed with families on a Saturday night with everone enjoying the food and atmosphere. One lazy afternoon I sat with one of my sons eating Fish and Chips during the 3 PM to 6 PM Happy Hour (for draughts) reliving our Ireland experience. It was so much fun! Their food options are amazing and varied. They offer everything from Shepherd's Pie and the aforementioned Fish and Chips, to incredible Corned Beef and Cabbage. It's an extensive menu of both Irish and American food (they have fabulous burgers!). If Guinness is not your favorite, they also offer Harp Irish Lager and Smithwick's Irish Ale on draught. The collection of other beers and ales is extensive. Give McCreary's Irish Pub and Eatery a try. You won't be disappointed! Courtesy of Tom White with TW Realty Group at (615) 870-8169. Tom White, REALTORĀ® Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 870-8169 www.FranklinHomesRealty.com This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tom White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the written permission of Tom White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? Market Report for July 2014
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? Market Report for July 2014Properties currently Active on the market: 21 Single-family properties closed in July: 4 Average sales price: $457,209 Average list price: $437,800 Average sales price to list price ratio: 104.4% Average days on the market: 35 Pending sales: 7 Historic Franklin absorption rate: 5.3 months of inventory (a normal or steady market would be 5-7 months, a buyer's market would be in excess of 7 months, and a seller's market would be less than 5 months) Historic Franklin is in a normal or steady market. Unfortunately, three of the four homes that closed in July weren't actually historic homes, they were new construction. Buyers love living close to historic, downtown Franklin. However,  prices usually make these homes cost prohibitive. Builders have bought up just about every available parcel of land to build new homes that are close to downtown and have a historic feel, while not actually being historic. The smallest historic home sold in July was built in 1940. It was 1,400 square feet and sold for $215,000. This home had been recently remodeled with modern updates including granite counter tops, maple cabinets,  stainless steel appliances and hardwoods. The largest home sold in July was a new build. It was 3,266 square feet built by Regent Homes for $717,788. By now, you're wondering what your historic Franklin home is worth? Just click the photo below and you will receive your home valuation instantly. No more forms to fill out and then wait for a response. You receive the report in seconds. Be prepared, due to the unique nature of these homes pricing is hard to gauge. Selling historic homes can be a real challenge and requires a special type of marketing. With 92% of buyers beginning their home search on the internet, sellers need their homes to have the best coverage possible there. This goes way beyond just syndicating listings to other websites. The homes that have maximum exposure on the internet are the ones who get the most traffic and the best opportunity to sell. Professional photography is extremely important to markeing your historic Franklin home. You want to make sure the many architectural features of your home are highlighted. Additionally, you want the marketing of your home to go beyond the traditional sense. TW Realty Group is using the newest technology to get the word out about Franklin and it's historic homes. This includes the use of social media and blogging. Something not many listing agents in the Franklin housing market are doing. Don't believe me, Let Me Google That for You. When you click the link you will be taken to a Google search. The results will indicate that our website is ranked in several spots for the term, what's my historic Franklin TN home worth? That's above the national websites. It's easy to see why we get thousands of clicks each month. This provides your listing with exposure to home buyers all over the country who may be looking for historic Franklin homes. When you are ready to sell your historic Franklin home, contact Tammie White at (615) 495-0752. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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Mellow Mushroom Presents Beatlemania Performed by Sixty-Four
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
One of our favorite places to eat is Mellow Mushroom located on the square in historic, downtown Franklin. They serve the best pizza in town but in the summer this is especially fun. Mellow Mushroom presents Beatlemania performed by Sixty-Four. This live concert series is the second Saturday of each month March through October from 7 - 9:30 p.m. If you've never been to one of these events, you are in for a treat. The square is alive with people of all ages enjoying the music. You may even see some dancing among the attenders. Be sure to arrive early and bring a lawn chair. Hundreds of people venture downtown to take advantage of these free concerts. While alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the square, Mellow Mushroom is happy to provide pizza while you sit and enjoy the music. The next concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 9. Come on out for good music, great pizza and a lot of fun. It's easy to see why so many people call Franklin home. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? Market Report for May 2014
Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
What's My Historic Franklin Home Worth? Market Report for May 2014Properties currently Active on the market: 20 Single-family properties closed in May: 4 Average sales price: $554,650 Average list price: $579,325 Average sales price to list price ratio: 95.7% Average days on the market: 104 Pending sales: 9 Historic Franklin absorption rate: 5 months of inventory (a normal or steady market would be 5-7 months, a buyer's market would be in excess of 7 months, and a seller's market would be less than 5 months) Historic Franklin is in a normal or steady market. This is actually good news considering historic homes usually are on the market for a very long time due to the reduced number of buyers seeking this type of home. This also accounts for the low sales price to list price ratio. The least expensive historic home was built in 1932 was 1,170 square feet and sold for $268,000. The most expensive historic home was built in 1901  was 3,916 square feet and sold for $827,500. That home was on the market for 297 days which negatively impacted the average days on the market. It only sold for 93% of list price. Surprisingly, the other homes sold in less than 60 days. By now, you're wondering what your historic Franklin home is worth? Just click the photo below and you will receive your home valuation instantly. No more forms to fill out and then wait for a response. You receive the report in seconds. Be prepared, due to the unique nature of these homes pricing is hard to gauge. Selling historic homes can be a real challenge and requires a special type of marketing. With 92% of buyers beginning their home search on the internet, sellers need their homes to have the best coverage possible there. This goes way beyond just syndicating listings to other websites. The homes that have maximum exposure on the internet are the ones who get the most traffic and the best opportunity to sell. Professional photography is extremely important to markeing your historic Franklin home. You want to make sure the many architectural features of your home are highlighted. Additionally, you want to the marketing of your home to go beyond the traditional sense. TW Realty Group is using the newest technology to get the word out about Franklin and it's historic homes. This includes the use of social media and blogging. Something not many listing agents in the Franklin housing market are doing. Don't believe me, Let Me Google That for You. When you click the link you will be taken to a Google search. The results will indicate that our website is ranked #1 for Franklin TN historic homes for sale. That's above the national websites. It's easy to see why we get thousands of clicks each month. This provides your listing with exposure to home buyers all over the country who may be looking for historic Franklin homes. When you are ready to sell your historic Franklin home, contact Tammie White at (615) 495-0752. Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner Franklin Homes Realty LLC www.FranklinHomesRealty.com GET REAL. GET LOCAL.This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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