Franklin, TN Real Estate News

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Franklin tn real estate - Mckays Mill is  one of the larger communites in Franklin. The Real estate prices ranging from $260,000 to $729,000, and in size from 2200 to 3698 square ft. mckays Mill ammenities include a clubhouse with workout room, olympic size pool, walking trails, bike lanes, picnic areas, sidewalks, underground utilities, and landscaped medians. The location of Mckay's Mill in Franklin just off I-65 and highway 96 makes this an easy commute to downtown Nashville. Schools are Trinity elementary, Page middle, and Page high school.   Click on the link to search Mckays Mill Real Estate.  This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer of Benchmark realty. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Sullivan Farms Real Estate - With 9 closings for the month of May, sales seem to be picking up in Sullivan Farms.  The average days on market for sold homes  was 97. The average price for sold homes was $330,805, or $123 per square ft. The Sullivan Farms real estate with the highest sold price was $442,500 The Sullivan Farms real estate with the lowest sold price was $258,750 The average days on market for Sullivan Farms real estate was 97 days The average sales price was $330,738, or $123 per square ft The current average asking price for Sullivan Farms real estate is $381,388, or $127.30 square ft. With 26 current listings, and 9 closings in the last month, I expect the better homes to move quickly during the summer. If you have any questions or would like to see property in Sullivan ...
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By Todd Lewis
(Legacy Development Group, LLC)
Here are the active, pending, and closed listings for the month of May for Westhaven in Franklin, TN.. The results are compiled using data from the Multiple Listings Service (Residential Homes Only) Active Listings:  84Pendings:  29Closed:  23Square Footage (AVG)Active:  3,567Pending: 3,457Closed: 3,250 Price Per Square Foot (AVG)Active:  188.52Pending: 176.37Closed: 187.08 List/Sales Price (AVG)Active: 672,459Pending: 609,700Closed: 607,997 Days on the Market (AVG)Active:  110Pending: 43Closed: 88                                                                                                                                                     Todd LewisLegacy Development Group, LLC1226 16th Avenue SouthNashville, TN 37212http://www.toddlewishomes.net/O 615.712.6701F 615.942.7855C 615.4...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Franklin tn real estate - Polk Place real estate sales for this year have been better than 2007 during the same time period with 8 sales through 6/1. This compares to only 4 sales during the same time period of 2007.  The average sales price this year has been $414,231, compared to the same time period in 2007 of $408,300.   The average days on market for Polk Place real estate this year has been 103 days. Average price of closed homes $414,231 Average price per square ft $128.44 Average days on market 103 lowest price sold $357,000 highest price sold $465,000 Even though sales are still slow in this price range, homes are starting to move. To see all available Polk Place real estate, click on the button. This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opini...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Carronbridge real estate sales for the month of may were relatively strong with 2 closings. This compares favorably to may 2007 with 1 closing. The average closing price was $732,500, with the average price per square ft at $170.47.  The average days on market for Carronbridge real estate in the month of may was 84. Average price of closed CarronBridge real estate was $732,500 Average price per square ft $174.53 Average days on market 84 lowest price sold $700,000 highest price sold $765,000 CarronBridge is an upscale community in Franklin Tn. Even though sales are still slow in this price range, homes are starting to move. To see all available Carronbridge real estate, click on the button. This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Br...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
LaurelBrooke sales for the month of may were relatively weak with 3 closings. This compares favorably to may 2007 with 2 closings. The average closing price was $1,305,000, with the average price per square ft at $181.60.  The average days on market for sold homes in LaurelBrooke in the month of may was 111. Average price of closed LaurelBrooke real estate $1,305,000 Average price per square feet was $181.60 Average days on market 111 lowest price sold $850.000 highest price sold $1,730,750 Even though sales are still slow in this price range, homes are starting to move. To see all available LaurelBrooke real estate, click on the button.
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Franklin tn real estate - Fieldstone Farms real estate sales for the month of may were relatively strong with 21 closings. This compares favorably to may 2007 with 18 closings. The average closing price was $305,159, with the average price per square ft at $132.  The average days on market for sold homes in Fieldstone Farms in the month of may was 74. Average price of closed homes $305,159 Average price per square ft $132 Average days on market 74 lowest price sold $200,000 highest price sold $475,000 My opinion is that the lower end of the market is starting to move, and the higher priced houses will be next. Fieldstone Farms is one of the more affordable communities in Franklin. To see all available homes in Fieldstone Farms, click on the button. This posting and the contents written ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Westhaven real estate sales for May based on MLS information as of 6/1, were outstanding with 22 closings,  beating the 19 sales for May of 2007, and the 13 sales in April 2008. With 26 properties currently pending, it seems as if the sales for summer will be better than ever. Prices for Westhaven have risen from an average of $560,611 last may to $610,656 for may of 2008. The average size of homes sold in Westhaven have increased from 3028 square ft in 2007 to 3271 square ft in 2008. The average price per square ft has increased slightly from $185.14 to $186.69. Westhaven sales for may (19) in 2007, (22) in 2008 Westhaven sales by average price ($560,611) in 2007, ($610,656) in 2008 Westhaven average price per square ft ($185.14) in 2007, ($186.69) in 2008 Search for Westhaven Homes fo...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
It never ceases to amaze me the workmanship that I see in some of the houses that I see built today. This menagerie was used to support a support column for a set of arched load bearing walls in a high end house in Brentwood. The sellers did not get a home inspection when they purchased the house a few years back and now they are having to bear the expense of the builders error.  Have you joined my birthday alarm? It is fast painless and the best part of all, you will be helping me out. Because I need your help, subscribe to my blog. Thanks, Michael Copyright © 2008 by Michael Thornton of Complete Home Inspections, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Westhaven water park is now open and ready for fun. If you haven't seen the clubhouse and pool at Westhaven, you are in for a surprise. This is a perfect summer playground for children of all ages. The large pool with water slide has everything you could ask for in a water park. Another pool with deeper water is available for adult swimming, as well as a pool for the little people. The pool areas in Westhaven surround a 15,000 square ft, state of the art clubhouse. with a basketball court, craft room, fitness room, great room, meetings/event area, Movement studio, 40-seat movie theater, playground, snack bar, supervised kid's corner, and teen game room. If you are interesting purchasing Westhaven real estate, please allow me to assist you. To see available properties, click on the Westh...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
The other day I was inspecting a $1.2M, 5 year old property in a gated community in Franklin, TN where most of the properties range from $850K - $3M. I told the man I was training to be a home inspector, that structurally, there was something dreadfully wrong with the property. A 5 year old property should not have large diagonal cracks in the walls and all the doors should operate smoothly. This was not the case. An inspection of the crawl space revealed that some of the girders were not resting on the foundation piers and the ends of some girders were not properly supported. The buyers walked stating, "That there were this many structural issues, we wonder what else the builder missed." I talked with the agent a few days later and she told the builder, whom she knew if he wanted to se...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Franklin real estate - Estate homes in a gated Franklin neighborhood. With homes averaging 5500 square feet, and the average price well over a million dollars, LaurelBrooke is only for the most descriminating of homeowners. The custom homes are built by the best in Tennessee, and the neighborhood is a Southern Land development. Known for their tree lined roads and beautiful landscaping. LaurelBrooke is all about privacy and seclusion. it has 2 gated guarded entrances, a 4000 square ft clubhouse including a fitness center, a gourmet kitchen, and media room. The swimming Pavilion has a heated pool for extending the season. A playground area with a picnic pavilion, basketball courts, 2 lighted tennis courts, miles of paved walking trails, stocked fish ponds with fountains and waterfalls. P...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate - My wife Elizabeth has a rose bush that was originally owned by her grandmother. When she moves, the Rose bush is moved also. We don't know exactly how old the bush is, but Elizabeth thinks it's a least 50 years old.  When we moved to out new home in Spring Hill 2 years ago, she planted her 50 year old bush and bought a new one to plant of the other side of the porch to make the landscaping symmetrical.  The roses on the new bush cannot compare to the old one in number of blooms, or fragrance of the flowers.
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate - Why do government officials project record growth every year when they are budgeting? If businesses were run this way, more would fail than succeed. In a quote from State Representative Glen Casada, "Tennessee  Governor Bredesen noted that revenue collections continue to worsen for the State. Tennessee could be facing a $500 million shortfall on projected revenue collections which would result in substantial cuts to projected spending to the 2008-09 State Budget. I think it is important to note that the State will collect more than what it did last year, thus the "cuts" we hear about are cuts on projected growth. Their may be some actual cuts in some departmental spending, but this will be due to increased spending in other departments." It's nice to have some g...
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By Todd Lewis
(Legacy Development Group, LLC)
Here is a look at what is active, and what was pending, and closed in Fieldstone Farms for March 2008: (this information was complied using data from the local Multiple Listing Service)Residential PropertyComparative Market Analysis  ActiveMLS #AreaAddressSubdivisionBRBathsYr BltGarSq FtLP/SFList PriceDOMSubjectProperty 959498101032 WALESWORTH DR FIELDSTONE FARMS SEC K-132 / 1 199411,293$162.34$209,9004496488710701 WAYSIDE CT FIELDSTONE FARMS SEC K-232 / 0 199611,251$171.78$214,900279685641038 PRESCOTT PL Fieldstone Farms32 / 0 199911,280$171.80$219,9001696020410417 Newbary Court Fieldstone Farms32 / 1 199411,591$141.11$224,5004396067510810 BRANDYLEIGH CT FIELDSTONE FARMS SEC K-232 / 1 199511,575$142.79$224,9004196343110102 MERIDIAN CT FIELDSTONE FARMS SEC J32 / 1 19901,612$139.52$224,9...
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By Todd Lewis
(Legacy Development Group, LLC)
Here is the latest with what was active, pending, and closed during the month of March 2008.  This information was compiled using local MLS data:Residential PropertyComparative Market Analysis  ActiveMLS #AreaAddressSubdivisionBRBathsYr BltGarSq FtLP/SFList PriceDOMSubjectProperty 97010210626 WATERMARK WAY WESTHAVEN SEC 1422 / 1 200612,470$153.85$380,00013972410101307 Eliot Rd. #838 WESTHAVEN22 / 0 200821,765$218.13$385,0006961077101309 Eliot Rd. #839 WESTHAVEN22 / 0 200821,798$216.35$389,0004096742610440 WIREGRASS LANE WESTHAVEN SEC 1132 / 1 200522,001$199.40$399,0002096800610603 CHELTENHAM AVE WESTHAVEN SEC 1332 / 1 200622,030$200.49$407,0001895444310508 Ardmore Place Westhaven22 / 1 200622,335$182.01$425,00061954583101341 Eliot Road Lot # 910 Westhaven32 / 1 200822,285$187.75$429,000...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Not all home inspectors are created equal. The truth to that statement became really apparent yesterday while inspecting a relatively new property in the Franklin Tennessee area. The owner agent for this property confidently told me that he had just had this property inspected by HIS inspector a few months ago for their 11 month warranty inspection and, I probably won't find anything. Ouch! I hate it when people tell me that. I thanked him and went on about my business of inspecting this property for my client. Now, just because the property has been inspected by someone else doesn't mean that I go out of my way just to dig up bones and show the client that I am "Earning my Money". That is asinine and unprofessional. If the property is clean, I say so. Overall, I thought that the build...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
St. Jude Dream Home   Nashville real estate - The ST. Jude Dream Home raffle is in it's sixth year. The home up for grabs in Westhaven, a planned community in Franklin. The value of the home is approximately $550,000.  Raffle tickets cost $100 and can be purchased online at https://www.stjude.org/sjdreamhome/jsp/dream_home_choose_format.jsp?event=EEH08010, or call 1-800-746-6713. Discoveries at St. Jude have completely changed how doctors treat children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Since St. Jude was established, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, has increased from 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today. St. Jude has treated children from across the United States and from more than 70 countries. Doctors across t...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
About a mile East from the square in Historic Down Town going out Lewisburg pike, sets Carnton Plantation. The original plantation was built circa 1815 Carnton was built by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock the 11th mayor of Nashville. All that remains of the original hose is the foundation. The current house was built in 1826. As Nashville was one of the leading political centers for this developing nation, many important figures visited Carton plantation a wealthy plantation on the outskirts of Franklin, TN. Guests to the plantation included American Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson. Carton was an important gathering place for the community and the first Williamson County Fair was held here in 1855. The name Carton is derived from the McGavock’s ancestral home in Count...
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By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
There is a right way and a wrong way to do things especially when it comes to installing a roof covering. The pictures in this post are a pictorial representation of how NOT to install rolled roofing or shingles for that matter. While inspecting a property in Franklin, TN, this 3 year old installation definitely had some problems that will cost the seller some bucks. Picture one illustrates a bad tear (red arrow) in the rolled roofing which had not been overlapped and sealed properly. The white arrows show questionable sealing where the tabs adjoin the rolled roofing. Picture 2 is a classic illustration on how not to terminate the valley seam. The asphalt shingles need to be installed over the rolled roofing. It will be just a matter of time before this whole thing leaks like a sieve. A...
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