Franklin, TN Real Estate News

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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By Jamie Williams, Keller Williams Murfreesboro
(Keller Williams Realty Nashville - Murfreesboro)
Keller Williams Realty and Wolfnet Technologies have partnered up to provide a lead generation tool for your website to help generate leads. Wolfnet is a back office tool that Wolfnet provides to you in order to manage leads, adjust the display of your eAgentC IDX, and allow visitors to view all active MLS listings. Most importantly, the leads are directed to your website to view the listings. If you are currently a Keller Williams Realty Franklin TN associate,please check out my blog post, How Do Set Up My Wolfnet?, for detailed instructions on how to set up your Wolfnet IDX. Can't access the blog post, How Do Set Up My Wolfnet? Contact me today to take advantage of this amazing tool!Do you have more questions regarding your Wolfnet? Please feel free to contact me anytime.Make it a Gre...
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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)
  Carriage Park Townhouses - Real Estate - in Franklin TN 37064 Carriage Park is a great condo community in  Franklin TN.  The 102 Victorian style units are two to building. Though it is an overused expression, but this little community is Franklin Tennessee's best kept secret.  Unlike most condo/townhouse communities, Carriage Park townhouses are surrounded by an abundance of land.  Many people find they have larger yards here than are in most single family neighborhoods.  The only difference is the HOA association takes care of the yard work.   The amenities are pool and tennis courts, with lights for evening play.  The community is great for walking and only a couple miles from downtown Franklin.  It is located off Mack Hatcher and adjacent to Polk Place.  The HOA fees are $130 per m...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Real Estate sales in Franklin for the month of September were down 28 percent compared to the same month last year. with 108 closings in 2008 compared to 139 in 2007. The average price of Franklin real estate dropped from $473,964 in 2007 to $395,417 in 2008 The average size of Franklin real estate sold in September decreased from 3116 square ft to 2871 square ft. The average days on market for Franklin real estate sold in the month of September was 75 days in 2008 compared to 69 days in 2007 The most expensive Franklin real estate home sold in September of 2008 was $1,344,000 compared to $2,988,000 in 2007 This report points out that the higher priced homes are moving slower than last year, and at a reduced price. It's no surprise considering the stock market decline, and the reduced a...
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By Tiffany White, Franklin TN Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Franklin TN)
Franklin Green is located on the west side of Franklin approximately 2 miles from the historic downtown square. The community includes more than 55% undeveloped common areas including open, grassy fields and walking trails in the wooded sections.  Other community amenities include a large pool, a wading pool and a playground.  Many of the Franklin Green home sites back up to wooded common area.  Franklin Green streetscape includes underground utilities, street trees, sidewalks and a mix of architectural styles.  Home sizes range from approximately 1,250 to 3,100 heated square feet.  The homes were built between 1997 and 2004.  Franklin Green is within walking distance of Jim Warren Park which includes baseball fields, football fields, tennis courts, pavilions and the new 16,000 square f...
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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)
Located southeast of Franklin, Sullivan Farms is a 750 home subdivision with amenities such as community pool, playground, walking trails.  It is zoned for Winstead Elementary, Page Middle and Centennial High.  The HOA fees are $325 annually.  It is conveniently located to shopping, golf courses, malls and restaurants. Search Homes in Sulivan Farms Visit Sullivan Farms HOA Website     Sullivan Farms Active Pending Sold in Sept. Number of Listings 19 1 4 Average Price 377,731 479,900 351,075 Price / Sq. Ft. $124.84 $123.94 $117.14 Avg. Days on Market 66 78 56 Above market data is accurate as of date posted 10-8-2008   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 refl...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Older houses pose a challenge when it comes to heating and cooling systems. Today's methodologies which incorporate zoned systems or separate heating and cooling systems to climatize each level of the property are common place. Older properties follow the guidelines of "accepted" trade practices at the the time the property was built and upgrading ductwork and units to properly condition a property can get quite expensive. When encountering conditions such as this, "seasoned" home inspectors follow rules-of-thumb and common sense to determine if a property needs to be further evaluated by a specialist. Generally speaking, the first rule-of-thumb is compressor sizing. Every 650 sq. ft of house needs approximately a ton of cooling as it takes more energy to cool a house. A 2500 sq. ft. pr...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Bob Corker's interview on CNBC this morning has a lot of good information about the package that the Senate is planning to put to vote today. Bob is a senator from east Tennessee, and the votes from his house counterparts in east Tennessee were all nay. I believe that he would not vote for this bill unless he thought it was good for the general population. Given his background as a very successful business leader, I believe that he knows what he's talking about. www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=874208429
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
As appliances age, it is not unusual for the male terminals to work loose from the molded plugs, and occasionally when they fail, the prongs become embedded in the outlet. Judging by the burn marks on the end of the terminal, it looks as if this appliance had gotten the terminals quite hot from time to time. But what is even hotter is the now bare prong that is left in the "hot" side of the outlet. As this is in a bathroom with metal faucets and connection lines, can we say that overall, this could be a real eye-opener and an electrifying situation should a person brush the terminal and be touching the faucet. No! Thankfully it is in a working GFCI outlet. What I can't understand, is why the home owner left the outlet in this condition... I guess that I'll have to send Bubba over there ...
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By Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor
(RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group)
Any time I get the chance, I love to head to the suburbs of Williamson County's Cool Springs and eat at Buca di Beppo.  I know it's a chain restaurant, but I think it is one of the better ones.  It's one of those places where you can order either a huge meal and eat on it for days, or just get a single portion serving and only eat on it for a couple of days!    Last night my bf and I were celebrating yet another closing (we both love helping people with their home purchases) and went to eat there.  He had the penne arrabiata (spicy sausage with penne and marinara sauce) and I had the chicken parmagiana (Sp?)  We both enjoyed our dishes - I like the way they did the chicken, with just a little bit of prosciutto on the top.  And I LOVE the marinara sauce they serve here.  It seems so fres...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Why is nashville having gas problems? According to the news, here is what I've read.  AAA Middle Tennessee district manager Jim Blott says we should be back to normal by the end of the week, maybe. The Hurricanes disrupted our supply he says. But the rest of the story is more important, and why we are the only ones with this problem. Complicating local supply matters is an Environmental Protection Agency mandate that a five-county Mid-State region that includes Davidson County use specially-blended, low-emission "boutique" gasoline. The reason is to improve on the region's poor air quality, Blott says, adding the requirement is the same as one in California where poor air quality is an issue. Back-to-back Gulf Coast hurricanes - Gustav, which made landfall Sept. 1 near Cocodrie, La., an...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Does it make sense for homeowners to invest in solar power? The Nashville newspaper had an article yesterday that shows the interest that some homeowners have in generating electricity by installing solar panels on the roof of their homes. Also mentioned was the fact that the return on investment is very poor. In Nashville, It would take at least 15 years of savings to pay for the expense. For Nashville real estate, it's not the best way to spend your money.  I would really like to find a cheap way to conserve energy, and I think those days are coming. But I don't think solar panels on a home are the right answer. For a very small percentage of the cost of solar panels, you could invest in better insulation,  better windows and doors (only if you have single pane windows), a high effici...
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