Clarksville, TN Real Estate News

By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
10 Most Requested Features in High-End Clarksville HomesThe Internet, HGTV, and other design shows have led the way in introducing features that buyers want in the homes they purchase. Some of these requests are non-negotiable and if the buyer doesn't get them, they will pass on the home. In Clarksville, a high-end home is near 500,000 or higher. If a buyer is paying that much they want to get all their boxes checked.Take a look at the top features that are requested by Clarksville TN high-end buyers. A 3-car garage- The truth is they want a large 3-car or 4-car garage. Many people that buy this high-end homes have multiple vehicles and at least one of the bays need to have higher height clearances. Lofty ceilings- They want vaulted ceilings, plant shelves, coffered or stacked, tray cei...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
 Clarksville TN's Real Estate Market in 2017 Was on the Rise   Sales were robust in 2017 for Montgomery and Stewart Counties in Tennessee. Inventory took a big dip from where it started in January 2017 to where we ended in December. This 50% decrease in active inventory is a direct result of a hot market and homes selling quickly and buyers paying strong prices.Average time on the market was between one and two months.  Active home listing prices increased 11% over what they were in 2016. The overall sale prices were up 3-4% on the average. As for total numbers of sold homes, we saw a 13.6% increase over the number of sales in 2016. What a great market!Check tips for selling your home to get a jump on the competition. Will 2018 be a big year in real estate? All signs are pointing to a c...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
The Final Walk-Through, Don't Skip ItBuyers ask why should do a final walk-through? One reason is that state law allows the buyer to right to do this. Most times there have been repairs done to meet the conditions of the contract. The walk-through is the last chance the buyer has to see if these have been done correctly and that the property hasn't been damaged on move-out or had repair issues that have happened since the buyer contracted on the property.  As agents, we need to look after the best interests of our clients and that means to not cut corners and to take the time to do this last and final check. If we explain the purpose the buyer will not want to skip it.The final walk-through's main purpose is to make sure that all contract conditions are met. Damage can happen on move-ou...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Serendipity Sundays - Slow Down and Enjoy the SnowWinter weather has set in and Friday brought a predicted snow. This closed schools in Clarksville/Montgomery County and set children out to play in the snow over the weekend. It hasn't warmed above the high 20's so very little melting has taken place. Schools are out for the Martin Luther King Day on Monday but another snow is expected to come later on Monday. The best advice I have is to have plenty of groceries in the house, put a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the snow. The blanket of snow is especially pretty in Stones Manor, Clarksville, TN. The rolling landscape has a blanket of 3 plus inches of snow and many of the hills make great places for snowboarding and sledding. This neighborhood welcomes growing families and is also an ex...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
In Clarksville TN, Termites are a Real ProblemHow often should you get your home checked? The answer is about once a year. The best practice is to have a licensed pest inspector do annual checks and get on their schedules. A termite inspection is different than regular pest sprayings. You can have quarterly pest control sprayings that will keep the ants, spiders, and roaches away and still have termites. These do not include checking in areas where termites tend to do damage.Clarksville TN has the subterranean type of termite critters and they can tunnel and make their way into the foundation and walls of a home rather quickly.  To kill them very strong, special chemicals must be used eradicate them. These are administered by licensed pest control companies. The chemical leaves a barrie...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
2017 Was a Great Year in Real Estate in ClarksvilleTrends were up throughout the year and inventory continued to decrease. From the first of the year to the 4th quarter active inventory dropped in half. Prices have been going up and a 3-4% price increase has been realized by most sellers throughout the year.Some neighborhoods have seen higher appreciation. Those areas and neighborhoods with correctly priced homes sell within a few days of being listed and are receiving multiple offers. If a home is in market condition and priced right, it will sell fast in Clarksville TN. We are seeing half of the inventory we saw at the beginning of 2017. That is a drop in listing numbers of more than a thousand homes in inventory. Builders are furiously building and many of these homes are selling wel...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Champagne and Chocolate for Customs House MuseumFor the ninth time the Annual Champagne and Chocolate Fundraising Event to benefit Customs House Museum is coming soon. This year's event is happening on January 25th. The festivities will start at 5:30 and continue until 8:00pm at the Customs House Museum. This is being organized by the Museum Guild with the help from food vendors and volunteers. The cost of an event tickets is $50. Buy your tickets online at Eventbrite. Keep in mind this is a fundraiser and plan to come bid during the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Customs House Museum.  The menu includes tasty hors d'ouerves and delectable desserts with of course champagne.  Many gift baskets and other valuable auction items keep things interesting. Bid high as it is for a won...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Just Because It's New It Still May Have Flaws and Problems Though new homes in Clarksville TN come with a warranty, that is not a guarantee that it is built perfectly or will not have flaws or future problems.  All new homes need a home inspection. A smart practice is to have a licensed home inspector check out your home even if it looks perfect.  New never means perfect especially when man-made materials are involved and man is responsible putting the components together. In almost every case, the inspector will find some things that get forgotten or overlooked in the building process. It may not be intentional or even major but should be addressed before you purchase your home. Generally, the builder is not aware of these problems.  In Clarksville, we have a clause in our purchase agr...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Somerset Subdivision, Clarksville TN End of 2017 Market Report Somerset Subdivision is a unique looking community with quaint homes favored by the Craftsman styling. This subdivision is located on Rossview Rd. in Clarksville's St. Bethlehem area. This is an excellent location for convenience to the Interstate, schools, Downtown and shopping and restaurants. Somerset is located in Clarksville's city limits near Warfield Blvd. also known as Hwy 374.The neighborhood has many different styles and they are attractive with pretty front porches and colorful exteriors. Additionally, there are sidewalks, winding streets with a well landscaped front entrance. See all homes for sale in Somerset Subdivision.Somerset Subdivision, Clarksville TN December Market Report for 2017Active Listings- 6Pendin...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
A Chocolate Affair, Treat Yourself or Your SweetiePeople love special events especially when there is great food. One of the favorite foods is chocolate and this event is centered around chocolate.  Every food entry has to have chocolate to qualify in the categories. The attendees will vote and awards will be given. You can make this a special Valentines Day celebration and Have a Chocolate Affair. All kinds of delicious chocolate treats will be there to try and sample.Tickets are available to purchase online. There are no refunds after tickets are purchased. For a $15 ticket price you can be treated by a variety of local food vendors to chocolate creations and delicacies you may never have tried before. The evening session has been selling out each year. The afternoon session is approp...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Though the days are now cold and wintry, there will be good days ahead to enjoy the benefits of the Cumberland River. Many of the City of Clarksville's festivals and yearly events are staged around the river's location at McGregor Park, The Riverwalk or Liberty Park and Marina. We typically have warmer days in the 50's and 60's during the winter. Those are the days it would be great to take a picnic lunch and head to the river. This is also an awesome place to get your walking in with the Trailways that trace the river's banks. If you like cycling you can rent a bike and take a ride for a couple of hours. It is reasonable and even more fun if you bring a friend to enjoy it with you. Watch for a break in the weather and head to the river. It will help clear the cobwebs and brighten your ...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
7 Excellent Reasons to Buy a Condo in 2018 Rather than a Single-Family HomeCondos and townhomes are highly popular now and the low inventory in Clarksville is proof. Home buyers are spreading the word about the benefits of buying a condo. Condo ownership is a nice transition from apartment living. Over the last several years, we have gone from dozens on the market at one time to just a handful. Sale prices are increasing and if a condo is priced right it will sell within a few days of going on the market. Last year, I sold many townhomes and condos and the buyers were thrilled. We have a good selection of condos communities across town. Prices range from the low $100,000's to $300,000. Amenities, sizes, and location of the units will deterine the pricing. Condos are scarce right now and...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
 Should I Rent or Should I Buy?Not everyone should buy a home.  Not all qualify nor does it fit into the plans of others. It all depends. Many people moving to Clarksville, TN ask this question and don't know which direction to go in. Clarksville is a military town with thousands of military personnel and civilian workers that support the Army. The length of their residency can be very unpredictable. Military orders can come very unexpectedly. Prospective home buyers are wary about purchasing a home will be smart. When the future is uncertain it can be scary.Let's look at several things to consider. If you know for sure that you will not be staying long term and don't want the responsibility of turning your home into a rental property in the event you cannot sell and come out clean, the...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Wilson Green, Has New and Older HomesThis is one of my favorite Sango neighborhoods. So many people have already discovered the many wonderful benefits of living in this community. It has a variety of types of homes and a wide range of price ranges. Wilson Green has townhomes, villas, duplexes and single-family homes. I have sold all of these styles and they meet the needs of many buyers.  This is a very hot neighborhood with homes not staying on the market long and selling at or near list prices.Search homes for sale in Wilson Green. There are a few new homes going up in the neighborhood and new townhomes being built. The townhomes are a good value and priced under $150,000. Amenities like granite and laminate floors are included in the homes by the builders. The latest color schemes t...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Learn More About Clarksville Neighborhoods It is not uncommon for a newcomer to Clarksville to ask about the safe neighborhoods in town and the areas they should stay away from.  As Realtors® we are committed to following the Code of Ethics which includes adhering to Fair Housing Practices. We have to avoid steering clients to our favored areas or away from the areas we agents might find less appealing. It is Federal Law.We should not render our opinions about what is safe or what is not. We can deliver facts as long as we are not violating any Fair Housing Laws. Safety issues may be as simple as a buyer wanting to know about traffic count and whether it is quiet and uncongested. It could be deeper than that where their concerns may lie in wanting to know where the sex offenders are in ...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Take Special Care of Your Plumbing Pipes to Prevent FreezingWe have had temperatures below freezing for several days now with nights dipping and wind chills into the low single digits. Our advice to tenants and homeowners is to keep their faucets running at a slow trickle to keep the pipes open and flowing. We also recommend keeping thermostats turned up and not closing off any rooms in a home. Opening vanity or cabinet doors under the sinks can help get warmer air to pipes and help prevent freezing pipes. Water pipes on exterior walls should be insulated during the building process but with severe cold and winds, even these can freeze if preventative measures are not taken.A further precaution is to run supplemental heating in areas where plumbing pipes may not get the normal amount of...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
We Make It Look Easy and All FunAnd it is, sometimes! What most people don't know is that it is real work and lots of behind the scenes actions working in the best interests of our clients. Do we get paid well when we have success? Yes, we do, but the long hours and preparation that go into getting the job done may not be known by the clients or the general public. Take a look at the following video and see how glamorous our jobs really are. When you are ready for a hardworking agent in Clarksville TN that is willing to get the job done no matter how hard and unpleasant it may be,  contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Last Closing of 2017This completed another fine year in real estate in Clarksville TN. 633 Winding Bluff Way in Aspen Grove is now closed. It was my final closing of the year and being bought as an investment home. This neighborhood is located 5 minutes from I-24 near Exit 1 where you will find lots of restaurants, theaters, shopping. Aspen Grove has family size homes ranging in prices from the high $100's to the high-$300's. This home is priced very moderately and will make a good executive type home.633 Winding Bluff Way has 3 bedrooms and a huge bonus room. On the main floor is a formal dining plus an eat-in kitchen and fireplace in the living room. The backyard is fenced with a custom in-ground swimming pool.Schools are Glen Ellen Elementary, Northeast Middle and Northeast High. The...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
Will 2018 Be a Gangbuster Year for Real Estate?There is much uncertainty as to the direction real estate sales will take in 2018. We escaped a bullet with the recent tax cut by retaining a good amount of the deductions brought by home ownership. Interest rates are still holding and buyers are still showing lots of interest in buying homes. This year exceeded many of our expectations and was a record-setting year for many areas. Clarksville TN fared very well with sales. So will 2018 be a Gangbuster year in 2018?  The signs are pointing to real estate continuing to be strong though maybe not as strong as in 2017. Prices have continued to climb and as this happens the buyers' buying power is diminished.  Interest rates are low and likely to start rising into 2018. With the passing of the ...
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By Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
(Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)
When Can Fireworks Be Discharged in Clarksville TN? New Year's Eve is upon us and that means many will want to celebrate by discharging fireworks at midnight and beyond. Fireworks stands are up and selling fireworks around Clarksville. But if you are new to Clarksville, you need to know you cannot set off fireworks anytime you want within the city limits even though they are selling them openly and freely. The City of Clarksville has a specific ordinance about the discharging of fireworks in the city limits.The City Council put in place an Official Code for the City of Clarksville addressing fireworks. To see what is said in the ordinance read the minutes of the meeting.  At no time of day, any time of the year are fireworks allowed in any City Park. The mere possession of fireworks the...
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