Mount Juliet, TN Real Estate News

By The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
(Benchmark Realty)
Providence Homes Sold in September - The community of Providence is located east of Nashville in the town of Mount Juliet. Providence is very convenient to shopping, dining, and quick access to I-40. Providence is just 12 mile from the Nashville international airport, and 19 mile to Vanderbilt University and Medical center in downtown Nashville. 17 Providence homes closed in the month of September 56 Providence homes are current pending 47 Providence homes are listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase average days on market for homes in Providence is 46 absorbtion rate for homes in Providence is 2 months the average sales price for homes sold in Providence was $233,273 average size was 2046 square ft the average price per square ft for homes sold in Providence was $114 Searc...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
Residential Security System Battery Issue So you wake up one night and you hear the security system in your home making a beeping noise.  Since it is intermittent and unusual because it does not stop, you know it is not an intruder.  What can that be all about?  So you go to the control panel and you see what is in the picture below.  HINT:  Most security systems have a backup power source. In the picture above you can see the "TROUBLE" light is illuminated.  But what trouble?  There are no other lights illuminated.  So you remember you have a manual for this system.  Once (if?) you find the manual, you look under troubleshooting to find guidance for these symptoms:  the "TROUBLE" light is ON and the system is beeping intermittently.  The manual has you enter a set of keys to interrogat...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
Nashville Home Inspection - Orange plumbing pipe, what is that for? So you are walking around the new house you bought and you see a panel on the wall in the garage.  You look inside and you see the orange plumbing pipe in the picture below.  What is that?  I thought most plastic plumbing pipe was white.  Like PVC. HINT:  Orange is one of the colors in a flame. ANSWER:  So this orange plumbing pipe is used for a fire suppression sprinkler system.  It should not be accessed by a plumber for any part of the supply system to the potable water for the house.  And the sprinkler heads could look like the white dot in the picture below, mounted on the ceiling throughout the house.  These are "pop-down" devices designed to descend into the area below to allow water to be distributed down. Thank...
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By The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
(Benchmark Realty)
Providence home sales for August - Once again Providence home sales are much stronger than the average community with 15 closings in the month of August. The average price of homes sold in Providence was $237,539 and the average days on market was just 37  days. Providence is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Nashville area. 15 Providence homes closed in the month of August the average price of homes csold in Providence was $237,539 the average size of Providence homes sold was 1927 square ft days on market for Providence homes sold was 37 62 Providence homes are currently pending 56 Providence homes are currently listed and available for purchase Providence is located in Mount Juliet Tennessee, just off interstate 40 east of Nashville. With an easy commute to downtown Nashville, ...
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By Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate
(Pilkerton Realtors)
Lake Providence by Del Webb in the Nashville TN area invites you to the October 2nd HomeRun!   Saturday October 2nd 2010 starting at 8am you can participate in a 5k or 10k run at Del Webb's Lake Providence community in Mt. Juliet. Families are invited and children 12 and under run free with a paid adult.   Lake Providence is an Active Adult Community by Del Webb located just 17 miles from Nashville TN. This gated community offers resort style living and draws retirees from all across the country! The community has Single family homes and villas that are arranged  in configurations similar to duplexes and triplexes.   Life at Lake Providence is centered around the social activities at the 24,000 square foot Clubhouse. The clubhouse has a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascula...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
When is it time to repaint your home?  Depending on many circumstances such as where you live and what kind of paint you use, the need to repaint can vary.  At other times, you can just inspect the paint on your home and make a judgement call.  Look at the picture below of a home front porch.  Take particular note of the roof support posts in the foreground.  From this distance do you think they need to be repainted? HINT:  If you can see what is behind the paint, it is time to repaint. In the view above things look pretty good, right.  So let's move in a little closer.  See the pic below.  Hmmm.  Now something is suspicious.  What are all those cracks? In the pic below we see a closeup of a vertical crack in the paint and some of the many horizontal cracks in the paint.  Clearly water ...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
Chimney Caps are sometimes difficult to see from the ground.  But from rooftop, like we see in a Nashville area home inspection, they are easier to see and a lot can be learned from that view.  Look at the pic below of the missing chimney cap.  What's wrong with this picture?  HINT:  Where is the rain water going to go? The picture below is from the same house, different chimney.  A modified damper has been installed but the concrete chimney cap has broken and some parts have departed.  The pic below is a closeup of the chimney cap above.  See how the concrete is very loose.  Water from rain will easily flow by and down inside the chimney. In both situations the water will run down inside the chimney and damage the fireplace components with rust and weaken the mortar for the brick firep...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Tennessee is an ideal retirement destination for the outdoor enthusiast. There are a number of recreational opportunities to discover including boating, fishing, camping and hiking. For the more adventurous types there is whitewater rafting, cave exploration (also known as spelunking), mountain climbing and hang gliding. Tennessee is home to 54 State Parks, thousands of caves and lakes plus breathtaking waterfalls. Its mild year-round climate and abundant natural amenities makes Tennessee the perfect environment for nature loving active adults. Retirees appreciate the tax benefits of Tennessee including the fact there is no state income tax and very low property taxes. The cost of living in Tennessee has been reported as up to 10% lower than the national average. Aside from the fantasti...
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By Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate
(Pilkerton Realtors)
Active Adult Communities in Nashville TN - Del Webb, Lake Providence     Active Adult Communities by Del Webb are one of the most sought after living places for those adults age 55 years and older seeking to retire, usually in a southern state. Del Webb built the first ever retirement community in 1960 called Sun City, just west of Phoenix, AZ. In 2007 Del Webb came to middle Tennessee and began building in the back of the Providence neighborhood in Mt. Juliet. To date, over 500 homes have been built at Lake Providence by Del Webb. This gated community, is just that, a community with opportunities for homeowners to get involved, continue learning and spend time with one another. The homes are typically 2 or 3 bedrooms from the low 1200s to over 2500 square feet and almost all are one le...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
Nashville Home Inspection - Roof Material - What's Wrong With This Picture?  7/24/10 HINT:  Compare the slope of the roof to the fence line in the distance. ANSWER:  The lowest slope for a roof with composite shingles is 2:12.  This roof is almost flat.  When measured, the slope was slightly less than 1:12.  So it should have been covered with a rolled roofing material.  Water can back up and go under shingles on roofs with less than 2:12 inches slope. Thank you, Richard Acree Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, and contributing members of the Active Rain Real Estate network, and are intended to educate and otherwise assist home owners, sellers and buyers, building owners, seller...
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By MARK and Tammy EDWARDS, YOUR HOME IS WHERE OUR HEART IS!!!
(Mark and Tammy Edwards real estate - Regal Realty Group)
      There has never been a better time to purchase a homein Nashville than right now! For the life of me , I don’t understand why those who are renting now are not breaking down the doors to try to buy a Home or Condo right now! If you can afford to, and if you have the credit, money, income and desire, this is a good time to buy real estate. In the Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Nashville, Mt Juliet and other area Communities there homes that are ripe for the picking! From the price ranges of $90,000 to $250,000 there are deals to be had.     People have been waiting on the sidelines for the prices to stop dropping. Although they may not be totally done dropping, I think we are nearing the point where it will stabilize and if any more drops happen, they will be less painful than w...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Providence Home Sales for 2010 are as follows - 141 Providence homes have sold in the first half of 2010 The average price of Providence homes sold was $235,275 The average size of homes sold in Providence is 2026 square ft The average days on market for Providence homes was 51 days 48 Providence homes are currently pending 67 Providence homes are currently available for purchase Providence is a communtiy in Mt Juliet Tennessee with homes priced between $130,000 and $400,000. with easy access to Nashville and the Nashville international airport via Interstate 40, It's an easy commute for people who work on the east side of Nashville or downtown.
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
(Welcome to the HABITEC Blog at Activerain.  If you are looking for the HABITEC website please click on http://habitecinspections.com.  Thank you!)   ................................................................................................................................. Now onto the blog:  HABITEC Conducts Continuing Education Class at EMTAR! Richard Acree, President of HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, conducted a class for Continuing Education for REALTORS licensed in Tennessee at the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee today, June 17, 2010.  Twenty-four REALTORS attended the class at the EMTAR office.  The class is TREC approved for 6 credits of Continuing Education for licensed renewal as a REALTOR.  Classes covered topics per...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
(Welcome to the HABITEC Blog at Activerain.  If you are looking for the HABITEC website please click on http://habitecinspections.com.  Thank you!)   ................................................................................................................................. Now onto the blog:  Nashville Home Inspection - Surface Culvert Drain - What's Wrong With This Picture?  Actually two pictures.  See below. HINT:  Big Pipe versus Little Pipe.                   ANSWER:  Think of plumbing.  Remember, never connect a big diameter pipe to a smaller diameter pipe when the flow is towards the smaller pipe.  If you do, the big pipe can overwhelm the little pipe and the flow can back up.  Same thing here.  The large culvert flows into the small culvert.  If the large culvert is even ju...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Lake Providence by Del Webb is ideally located just 17 miles from lively downtown Nashville, TN. This gated 55+ community features just under 1,100 homes designed around a fantastic clubhouse overlooking a natural lake of some 15-acres. Mt. Juliet, TN is an ideal retirement location for those wanting to stay close to friends and family in the greater Nashville area of Tennessee. The mild climate is wonderful for those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities and then of course there is the world-renowned music scene and exciting nightlife just minutes away in downtown Nashville! Del Webb’s Lake Providence entices potential residents with the fact that the state of TN has no state income tax and very low property taxes as well. The cost of living in the state of Tennessee is 10 percent ...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
(Welcome to the HABITEC Blog at Activerain.  If you are looking for the HABITEC website please click on http://habitecinspections.com.  Thank you!)   ................................................................................................................................. Now onto the article!  Nashville Tennessee Home Inspection - Crawl Space Ductwork - Confined Spaces - When is Tight Too Tight? Recently I had a REALTOR ask if there were circumstances when an Inspector would not crawl through the entire crawl space.  I explained that sometimes we don't go everywhere in the crawl space because it simply is not possible or safe.  I went on to explain that access to some areas of the crawl space may be blocked by debris, HVAC ductwork and/or tight spacing.  That did not seem to be ...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
(Welcome to the HABITEC Blog at Activerain.  If you are looking for the HABITEC website please click on http://habitecinspections.com.  Thank you!) .................................................................................................................................................. Have you noticed an increase in radon gas measurements and/or radon tests failures this winter?  Don't feel alone, everybody has.  At HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, providing home inspections and radon tests in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, we have seen the same thing.  Why is that? Simply put, the weather this past winter created a perfect storm for elevated radon measurement results.  The EPA recommends testing for radon in the winter anyway, because it is the time of the year whe...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
(Welcome to the HABITEC Blog at Activerain.  If you are looking for the HABITEC website please click on http://habitecinspections.com.  Thank you!) .................................................................................................................................................. Now on the post:  Nashville Home Inspection - Asbestos Duct Tape - What Wrong With this Picture? HINT:  What's that white stuff on the old ductwork?  And, the house is over 70 years old. ANSWER:  Probably asbestos.  And it is loose and frayed.  This should be removed or covered in such a way that it cannot disperse into the air. Thank you, Richard Acree Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, ...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, is pleased to report that we have joined EMTAR, Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, as an Affiliate Member.  MTAR is one of the largest REALTOR Associations in Tennessee with approximately 800 members and affiliates.  The organization is based in Mt. Juliet, TN in Wilson County and was formerly named the Wilson County Association of REALTORS.  According to the EMTAR website, the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS will be the catalyst for their member's continued success throughout the 21st Century!  HABITEC is pleased to be associated with such an outstanding group of real estate professionals serving the Nashville and surrounding metro area. Thank you, Richard Acree Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted...
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By Robert Dirienzo, Home Inspections - Nashville TN
(HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC)
Bill Haslam, Candidate for Governor in Tennessee, met today with members of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (EMTAR), to discuss issues of concern to REALTORS in EMTAR.  Fortunately, as an Affiliate Member of EMTAR, I was able to attend the meeting. I must say that Mr. Haslam is a very impressive figure in person as well as on telelvision.  He is knowledgeable, well spoken, and he cares about the state of Tennessee and real estate issues.  He spent as much time listening as he did talking.  His top three priorities are jobs, education and the state budget.  All of which affect the real estate transaction.  He has a great track record in the private sector as a business manager and in the public sector as the former Mayor of Knoxville.  I think he would make a great G...
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