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Can you believe that we are in the 2nd half of July already? Time is speeding by! I love August and it rolls into Middle Tennessee with average highs of 88F and lows of 68F. Children are enjoying the last few weeks of their summer vacation. Miss Martha’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Crankin is held th...
07/17/2009
Demystifying the $8000 Tax Credit President Obama’s $8000 tax credit for first-time home buyers is an unprecedented and much-appreciated gift. Never before has the U.S. government helped make it so easy to buy your first home! When you hear tax credit, you may think tax refund, or you may not hav...
07/11/2009
North Korea, the Economy and Marilyn the Realtor North Korea is again making trouble in the world, rattling its sabre and generally causing irritation in that region of the world. It seems that this is likely to continue for some time. However, there is plenty of good news in this part of the wor...
07/11/2009
I have been reflecting on what a genuinely super place Middle Tennessee is in the summer. With an average July high of 88 F and low of 68 F, Middle Tennessee’s midsummer nights are breezy and the mornings are refreshing and crisp. July starts off with The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree, which brin...
07/11/2009
The study of economics on a national and international level is called macroeconomics.  Macroeconomics has been in the news quite a bit lately with the news of the ever-weakening dollar and decreasing mortgage rates.  How are these two related and more importantly, how does it affect you?Picture ...
01/01/2008
Welcome Verizon Wireless!!   August 22, 2007 Verizon Wireless announced it is moving its regional headquarters to Cool Springs.Ideally located just South of Brentwood and on the North Side of Franklin, Cool Springs pulses with rapid growth.  Development began in the 1980's.   Cool Springs is Will...
08/22/2007
This is a tale of three fully executed contracts with three home inspections before getting a contract closed.A home purchaser relocating here from South Carolina found a home she loved.  After the home inspection, repair bid proposal and agreed repairs, the purchaser was excited and ready to clo...
01/24/2007
The Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS reports, 40,056 homes were closed in 2006, representing a 3 percent increase from the 38,874 closings reported for 2005."There were 3,109 closings during the month of December.  This is a 7.5 percent decrease from the 3,362 closings reported for the s...
01/24/2007
  Relocating to Music City, Metro Nashville?Welcome to Music City, home of the Grand Ole Opry, Titans Football, Predators Hockey, Frist Art Museum and Schemmerhorn Symphony Hall.  Nashville offers affordable living in a seasonal climate.  Centrally located with I-40, I-65, I-24, & I-840 fantastic...
01/24/2007
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