Franklin, TN Real Estate News

By Brian Gary
(Realty Association - Homes That Rock)
The amount of discussion and email I receive to "get out the vote" is almost obscene.  Doesn't matter where you go...somebody will hit you up and ask something with regards to this presidential election.  Who are you voting for?  First of all, it would be none of their business and second...does it matter? The media has done an impressive job of promoting that "our vote counts" and that "we elect our presidents" etc.  But is this true?  NO! It is like nobody was paying attention to when they learned that the United States was a Republic...not a Democracy.  We have an electoral college that elects a president and they are under no obligation to follow the popular vote, and have ignored it before! Does this mean we shouldn't go cast our vote?  I think if it makes you feel better... then g...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Older properties in Franklin, TN can pose challenges to any home inspector in this area. However; with a little common sense, costly repairs can be avoided while rehabbing, especially during the painting process. There is no real good way to remove paint from a contaminated outlet like this once it is filled with paint. The inside contacts form a insulation barrier which might allow enough contact for light amperage uses such as lamps, but could overheat and cause a fire when larger current drawing appliances such as toasters or microwave ovens are plugged in. A strip of tape over the outlet face could have avoided a costly visit from the electrician. Price of a service call from an an electrician $75.00. Price of the outlet $5.00. Look on the owners face when presented with the cost of...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Laurel Cove construction is halted according to the nashville business journal, Problems with the investment banking firm,  Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. last month has halted construction of Laurel Cove, the Greg Normal golf community in Williamson County, Laurel Cove -  is one of the largest active residential projects in Middle Tennessee  at 1120 acres and will be on hold indefinitely after the bankrupt Lehman defaulted on its $121 million construction loan for the project. Laurle Cove's  developers, Tentara Partners and Legacy Properties, say construction will be delayed while they work on assuming the existing loan from Lehman. "We want to assure the public that Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has no ownership in the project," Philip Jones, president of Tentara Partners, says in a s...
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By Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri, It matters to us as much as it matters to you.
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Jamison Station - Franklin TN 37064 - Another Franklin Tennessee Condo Community If you are local to Franklin Tennessee you have surely noticed by now the new condo community sprouting across from the Factory.  If you are not native to Franklin TN, let me tell you a little bit about this great real estate buy.  First of all it is located just a half mile from downtown Franklin (Tennessee's #1 small town).  It is also across for some of the quaintest shops in of the Factory of Franklin.  The styling is reflective of the turn of the century period with all the modern trappings.  These units are high end living, from Viking appliance kitchens to elevators for the 3 story units, they are crammed with real value.  And when it is all said and done you will be living in a community that's se...
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By Maria Holland, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CDPE, SFR
(RE/Max Homes & Estates, ABR,GRI, CDPE, SFR)
I voted Early!  I didn't want to wait until the last minute and something come up.  I encourage anyone reading this email to do the same.  Voting is a privilege.  We should all take advantage of the rights we have been given.  See you at the polls! If you live in Williamson County, you can cast your vote at one of these locations if voting early! County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main St, Franklin Brentwood Public Library ,  8109 Concord Rd. in Brentwood The Factory at Franklin  230 Franklin Rd, in Franklin Fairview Recreation Center, 2714 Fairview Blvd. Old Nolensville Elementary School, 7250 Nolensville Rd Prairie Life Fitness Center, 3000 Shingle Way in Cool Springs Thompson's Station Community Center,  1555 Thompsons Station Rd.  
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Cool Springs tn - Condo sales for the month of September in zip code 37067 were as follows. 8 properties closed at an average price of $224,783 Average size of sold condos in Cool Springs for September was 1530 ft Average days on market for cool springs condos was 98 72 cool springs condos are currently available at an average price of $312,514 1830 square ft is the average size of cool springs condos currently available the average price per sq ft of sold condos was $147, the average price per sq ft of available condos is $171 For more information on Condos in Cool Springs call Larry Brewer at 615-512-7853, or click on the button.     Or Cool Springs tn Real Estate This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer of Keller Williams R...
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By Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri, It matters to us as much as it matters to you.
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Franklin Tennessee - Tennessee's Number 1 Small Town For me, it is no contest;  Franklin is Tennessee's best little town.   It is no wonder visitors fall in love with the Franklin area when they visit downtown.  It is only 3 blocks long and a town square but a casual stroll and a visit to its great little shops will make anyone a believer. For visitors, it begins at Five Points, the reference point from which most Franklinites give directions.  Yes, even Franklin has a Starbucks, but its real charm comes from the shops which are quaint enough to be called "shoppes" and restaurants and historic store fronts. In three short blocks you have choices of two ice cream shops, eight eateries (last count), dozens of retail for clothing, speciality items, art, and antiques.  If you venture a bl...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
I was having a discussion with a real estate agent in my area as to why a customer who had placed an order for a home inspection later changed their mind and decided forgo this part of the property transaction. It seemed as if the buyer was talking to the on site real estate agent and the project supervisor and they convinced them that everything was cool with the property, that the codes officials had inspected the property several times during construction, and had gone through it with a "fine toothed comb" before issuing the CO (Certificate of Occupancy) as required by local building departments. To me, this is like having the fox look after the chicken coop. To be brutally frank, many builders do not want pesky home inspectors picking their properties apart as some inspectors feel t...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Williamson county early voting - If you want to avoid the expect long lines on the big day, early voting started Wednesday the 15th and continues through the 30th of October. I know that my mind has been made up for a long time now, and to wait just doesn't make any sense to me.  I feel like this is the most important vote I have ever had. The parties are split so far apart that it's not even a hard choice any more. The working class votes for one party, and the non-workers vote for another. One party wants more taxes for people who have money so that they can give it to the people who don't work. I reallly don't think high taxes for entitlement programs is the American dream, and I don't think it's good for the economy. For locations for early voting in Williamson county, click here. h...
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By Jamie Williams, Keller Williams Murfreesboro
(Keller Williams Realty Nashville - Murfreesboro)
Larry Brewer will host his 3rd session of his blogging workshop at the Keller Williams Realty Franklin office. Larry will be covering SEO (search engine optimization).Larry has raised the bar of internet lead generation. Larry has completed 2 blog training sessions at the Keller Williams Realty office in Franklin, TN with success.   All realtors in the area are invited.Where: Keller Williams Realty Franklin             9175 Carothers Parkway, Suite110 Date: October 23, 2008 Time: 11:00am-1:00pmMaterials: Laptop What a great way to add an inexpensive way to lead generate? I hope to see you there! Jamie WilliamsKeller Williams Realty Nashville- FranklinJamieWilliams@kw.comKWFranklin.com615-778-1818
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By Anita Slaven, Real Estate Broker - Nashville TN
(Reliant Realty )
Westhaven is the most unique, expansive, and upscale planned Golf Community in the state of Tennessee, and is built on 1,543 acres and will house 2,596 residential units and over 500k/sq-ft of commercial and retail space. The Gated community is located 2 miles directly west of downtown Historic Franklin on highway 96 and is 16 miles from downtown Nashville.   Westhaven has been designed as a Traditional Neighborhood Development of which represents a return to small-town living and a reawakening of the American hometown spirit.  Modeled after the historic town of Franklin, and situated on 1,543 acres, when completed, Westhaven will consist of five neighborhoods.     A World Class Golf Course! Westhaven's 18-hole golf course, designed by international renowned architects Arthur Hills/Stev...
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By Anita Slaven, Real Estate Broker - Nashville TN
(Reliant Realty )
The Nashville Tennessee area offers some of the premier Equestrian Estates and Horse Farms in the country.  The heart of the Equestrian communities are found in Williamson County south of downtown Nashville. The Franklin and Leipers Fork area located only 20-30 minutes from downtown Nashville has many premier Equestrian communities including.... Beechwood Plantation a timeless community located just 30-minutes south of Nashville in Historic Leiper's Fork, Beechwood Plantation offers 38 luxurious home-sites starting in the $300,000's with homes starting at $1.5M. Saddle Springs located 20-minutes south of Franklin in the rolling countryside off I-65 and Hwy-840. Equestrian amenities second to none, with state of the art equine center.  Building sites starting at $190K, with homes startin...
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By Anita Slaven, Real Estate Broker - Nashville TN
(Reliant Realty )
The Franklin and Leipers Fork Tennessee area offers some of the premier Equestrian Estates and Horse Farms in the country.  The heart of these Equestrian communities are found in Williamson Countysouth of Nashville. The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named. Visitors will find commemorative brick sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, lovely Victorian architecture, and stunning renovated historic buildings - all located in the heart of Franklin. Downtown Franklin offers elegant shopping, restaurants, antique shops, a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, professional services, and more. Franklinis a unique blend of history and pr...
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By Anita Slaven, Real Estate Broker - Nashville TN
(Reliant Realty )
Westhaven Golf Club is a private, championship 18-hole golf course, in Franklin, Tennessee, from land developer Southern Land Company. The name derives from the adjacent upscale community, Westhaven, from which the 200 acres best suited to golf were chosen from its original 1,500. As a "core" course, none of the Westhaven homes will line the course; this allows members to enjoy a true golfing experience.   A World Class Golf Course! Westhaven's 18-hole golf course, designed by international renowned architects Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates will be unique in its core design and feature an extensive array of fairways. The golf club is planned to feature a clubhouse with a dining room and banquet hall facilities, golf pro shop, members swimming pool, and four lighted tournamen...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
These are really trying times for the real estate industry. With so many real estate agents putting their licenses in retirement, throwing in the towel and calling it quits or working part-time jobs just to make ends meet. Not to mention the other ancillary markets that have been taking it on the chin as well such as the mortgage, title and home inspection industries. With new construction starts at a minimum, project managers are have now replace superintendents on several of the larger developments. One thing that is not down though, is theft on construction sites. With times being tough, there are some elements of our society that think that it is far easier to steal than it is to go out and earn a honest day's wages. It is really sad when $6,000.00 worth of heating and air condition...
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By The 1410 Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC
(Benchmark Realty)
Who would have thought that midseason of 2008 the rankings would look more like those of the mid '70s? Old School powerhouses are back in the mix (with the exception of Texas being a recent National Champion) while recent powerhouses like LSU, Tennessee, Ohio State, Auburn, Miami, and even USC (as loaded as they are) have all seemed to lost their swagger. Sure, some of these schools like Ohio State are still in the mix but who really wants to see Ohio State get embarrassed by another SEC school (which by the way, they have never beaten an SEC school) ? This has turned out to be another interesting college football season. Any guesses on who will be in the Title Game this year? Alabama and Texas both has a rough schedule ahead of them and let's face it, ITS COLLEGE FOOTBALL....anything c...
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By Ross Rylance, ABR e-Pro REALTOR
(Keller Williams - Franklin Market Center)
Today we are learning the basics of blogging for market share.  This class is the wonders of working with Keller Williams where one agent will teach another the in's and out's of the business! Larry Brewer is teaching this class to us as students.   Please stay tuned as I learn the value of blogging.
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By Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri, It matters to us as much as it matters to you.
(Keller Williams Realty)
New condos coming in Franklin Tn.   Don't you love downtown Franklin?  You are going to love the 11th Off Main Town homes. New town homes in the Historic Franklin District with the design and feel of the Historic Period that makes Franklin Tennessee so special.  Colonial style, brick, granite counter-tops in the gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, great landscaping, private patios and gazebo. Check out this new condo community in Franklin Tn. Modern convenience in Franklin - the best little city in Tennessee. Franklin TN - Area and Market Report Index        Preview Listings for 11th Off Main           Franklin TN - Area and Market Report Index  The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinion...
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By Maria Holland, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CDPE, SFR
(RE/Max Homes & Estates, ABR,GRI, CDPE, SFR)
Franklin, Tn is full of quaint and charming places with bustling activities that are happening weekly.  The Factory at Franklin is no exception. This Friday, October 24th, one day before the downtown Franklin Pumpkinfest. the Factory will be hosting for the third consecutive year, the Franklin Wine Festival.  This event is to benefit the Big Brothers and Sisters of Nashville.            The event is being presented by Cool Springs Wine and Spririts and will be sponsored by Nissan North America  as well as many other sponsors this year.  For Wine Connoisseurs and gourmets this event is quite impressive.  Some of Nashville and Middle Tennessee's best chefs will be coupled with more than 300 excellent wines from around the world.  Chefs and Vintners plan the menus together, ensuring outsta...
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By Maria Holland, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CDPE, SFR
(RE/Max Homes & Estates, ABR,GRI, CDPE, SFR)
Saturday, October 25th visit Historic Downtown Franklin's 22nd Annual Pumpkinfest fills Main Street from 2nd -5th Avenues with everything from fall harvest, pumpkins, Halloween activities and costumes, crafts and hands on activities for children, entertainment, a chili cookoff, hayrides and more.  These activities are listed as part of the fare: The Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cookoff on Fourth Avenue North- The public gets to decide who makes the best chili.  The giant tent will be at the intersection of Fourth Ave and Main Street and will be offering samplings from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Free and Fun Activities in the People's Church children's area on Third Avenue South. Here you will find free face painting, fashion nails, thumbprint art, and most importantly...candy! Public Square ...
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