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First-Time Home Buyers and Fixer-Uppers in Nashville.

First-time home buyers are often attracted to the low prices offered in fixer-upper homes. But most don’t understand that financing such a project can be a challenge. Here’s a conversation I had recently one of our buyer-clients on this topic: Buyer: Hi...

What if interest rates and home values go up?

Love this fun new image from KCM. If rates and values increase this year as projected, homes will be less and less affordable – especially for first time buyers. Are you thinking of taking the plunge in 2015? We’d love to talk with you about a smart home...

Strong December Home Sales Set Up Nashville For A Promising 2015

According to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®, there were 2,838 closings during the month of December. This is a 16.3 percent increase from the 2,441 closings reported for the same period in 2013. Fourth quarter closings are 8,327 for...

Changing Nashville Demographics

There is no doubt that urban renewal and gentrification are changing the face of Nashville demographics. As Realtors who abide by a strict Code of Ethics, we are not allowed to comment many things. Fair Housing Laws prevent us from steering people away from or toward...

Conforming Loan Limits to Increase in Nashville in 2015

For years the most you could finance conventionally in Nashville (without having to use a Jumbo loan product) was $417,000. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are both raising their limits for the mid-state area to $425,000 starting in 2015.  This will include Davidson County...

November Posts Another Month of Increased Home Sales in Nashville

According to GNAR there were 2,474home closings reported for the month of November.  This figure is up 8.2 percent from the 2,287 closings reported for the same period last year. Year-to-date closings through November are 30,431, a 6.9 percent increase from the 28,476...

Think Your Home Owner Insurance Has You Covered?

In Nashville, we aren’t likely to be hit by an earthquake, but you never know… we ARE near a fault line. Sink holes, tornados, and floods are far more common in this area. But Homeowner’s Insurance isn’t always the solution. Zillow recently...

East Nashville Neighborhood Map

Neighborhood boundaries in Nashville aren’t very well-defined. In some areas like Donelson or Hermitage, a zip code may define your hood, but on the east side it can come all the way down to the street level. I created this map in Google so it certainly isn’t perfect. As a Realtor who specializes in our urban neighborhoods, I think it comes pretty close. Let me know if you see it differently.

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