Nashville, TN Real Estate News

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate - Headlines in the news were that home sales in the Nashville area were down 25 percent in September, but prices were up 2 percent. My guess is that a lot of that was attributed to the extreme heat we had in August and early September. Other factors may have contibuted, but it was tough to show property in 100 degree heat. My guess is that October will be much better based on the traffic that I've seen. This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer of Keller Williams Realty. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Green Hills, Murfreesboro, and the middle Tennessee area
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
I can finally show clients new construction homes without thinking that they may pass out. A lot of Nashville real estate that I show to buyers are 90 percent complete, with walls and windows, but no air conditioning. I usually don't have much luck when the conditions are this tough. Clients can't see themselves in a home that's 100 degrees, no matter how good it looks.  For more information on Nashville Real Estate, Click Here
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By Brian Nelson
(Keller Williams)
Aug. 2007 Considering the overall Nationwide housing slow down, the Nashville market is remaining strong primarily due to Nashville's stong job growth and overall quality of life.  One Nashville market that shines above the rest is Downtown condos.  About 3 years ago less then 100 units existed in the Downtown core, now there are over a thousand units with thousands more being built. Never before has there been as much construction in Downtown Nashville as there is now.  Over six major buildings are being built or starting construction soon inculding the Signature Tower, a 70 story condo tower that will be the tallest building in the U.S. outside of New York and Chicago.  Another developement, called the Icon (a 22 story building), sold out in just 48 hours. The way I see Downtown Nashv...
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By Michael Swift, Buyer Representation
(Keller Williams Realty Franklin)
Have you noticed how many UGLY fliers there are floating around in this industry?  Hard to read, too busy, too bright or too plain fliers may have the OPPOSITE effect than the one you want.  The goal of any print piece is to communicate information effectively.  A bad flier may not ever be read, so don't defeat your own purpose!!  When you pick up any piece of advertising, the first thing that catches your eye should be the main point or focus of the ad.  Once your attention is captured, you are drawn to read and examine the rest of the flier or ad IF it is well designed.  A poorly designed flier may catch attention and be put down because it is difficult to read, or may never be noticed at all.Before you begin writing, take a minute to think about what you want the reader to understand...
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By Michael Swift, Buyer Representation
(Keller Williams Realty Franklin)
Lenox Village is a hot little part of Nashville right now!  Homes in Lenox Village command higher prices than the immediate surrounding area because of the unique aspects of the community.  Home owners that have lived there for 2 1/2 to 3 years are already seeing equity grow in the tens of thousands of dollars and selling their homes at a significant profit.  One of our recent listings sold in just 8 days.  We implemented an aggressive marketing plan including staging and virtual tour, priced the home competitively and the home found it's new owner in just 8 days.  This kind of fast turn around is not a-typical in this area, though not guaranteed by any means.  But anyone looking for a move or an upgrade in Lenox Village is in prime position to sell.  And we are looking to become the go...
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By Jackie Moye, CSP
(Bob Parks Realty)
How about $15,000 in property value. The infinite wisdome (LOL) of the United States Postal Servcie is at work again in Nashville. THe addition of the Cane Ridge community name has brought some relief from the negative connotation of Antioch, however the gerrymandered lines are so silly even our City Officials are befuddled. Within a 1 mile radius we have 3 seperate zip codes...37013, 37027, 37211. Now I know this doesn't sound odd but but the 37013 zip code has 2 different areas that are 5 miles apart. The Postmaster said it has to do with a work contact....The reason for the frustration is two subdivisions adjoin the one where I build and sell 1 has the 37211 zip code, the other the 37027 zip code but we are all in the same school and tax zone!!! Due to the high crime issues in 37013 ...
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By Pam Rumley, Bringing You Home!
(Accent Properties)
The annual "Let Freedom Sing" celebration was so awesome last night.  There's such excitement in Nashville and it makes me proud to be part of it all!  Over 100,000 people were on hand to celebrate the 4th of July at Riverfront Park.  Actually, it's one of the largest fireworks displays in the nation.  The celebration is an all-day event...with activities for children as well as adults.  And since Nashville is known as Music City USA....one would expect lots of music.  And music it was.....with concerts all day long.  The evening's concert featured country music stars such as Taylor Swift, Rodney Adkins and Van Zant.   But the Nashville Symphony was the star of the show...synchronizing with the fireworks display.  What a show!!Thanks Nashville...for being such a fun place to live! Happy...
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By Jackie Moye, CSP
(Bob Parks Realty)
Delvin Downs, just minutes from both Cool Springs and Hickory Hollow, continues in the tradition of Capitol Homes' highly successful Barnes Cove community. This convenient location has proven enormously popular because of its quick access to I-65 and I-24, and because of the area's terrific new schools. This beautiful, rolling and wooded retreat features Capitol Homes' newest value-packed, energy-efficient home designs, now available in one of the area's most sought-after communities. Location and value make Delvin Downs THE neighborhood you absolutely must see. Come visit, and we think you'll see why so many families are making Delvin Downs their new home! Location: From Nashville, take I-65 South to Old Hickory Blvd. East (Exit 74-A), then right on Nolensville Rd, and left on Barnes R...
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By Jackie Moye, CSP
(Bob Parks Realty)
MAY HOME SALES REMAIN STEADY  Year-To-Date Figures on Pace for Second-Best Year Ever There were 3,503 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors®. This represents a decrease of 6.6 percent from the 3,753 closings reported for the same period last year.Year-to-date closings are 14,482. That is a 6.5 percent decrease compared to the 15,486 closings reported through May of 2006. "Home sales are maintaining a very healthy pace this year, and closings in May continue that trend, " said Richard Courtney, 2007 President of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. "Year-to-date numbers are the second best on record. In addition, home prices have continued to rise slightly each month, which shows this market i...
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By Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger
(Crye-Leike, Realtors)
Earlier this year in the Greater Nashville House, Home & Garden Magazine, Crye-Leike, Realtors was selected as one of the top three Nashville real estate companies. When polled, readers of the magazine ranked Crye-Leike one of the top three real estate companies in Nashville, TN. Rankings were based on things like: Overall customer satisfactionKnowledge of the industryExcellence in real estate services In response to Crye-Leike's real estate ranking, owner and CEO Harold Crye, who was named by Realtor magazine as one of "real estate's 25 most influential thought leaders" says, "I always tell people that Crye-Leike has some of the best real estate agents in the business. Our agents care about more than just buying and selling houses, they care about building better communities. We are ho...
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By John Morgan
(InternetFuse.com, Morgan Real Estate Group)
As many of you know Nashville is getting a change to it's skyline. The Signature Tower is set to break ground next month and will be one of the tallest buildings in the world. Nashville is coming up in the world!  Those of you who have not read about it might like to see this little "virtual reality" video of the new Signature Tower to be built here in Nashville....It will be the tallest building outside of New York & Chicago and will dwarf the L&C Tower and the "Bat Building"....Here is what Wikipedia says about it....       The Signature Tower is an approved mixed-use skyscraper to be built in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). When completed, it will contain condominiums, office space, a Hotel Palomar, and retail space. The building will have 70 stories and will stand 1,057 feet (322 m) in ...
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By Pam Rumley, Bringing You Home!
(Accent Properties)
The Country Music Festival (Fan Fair) had a record-breaking attendance this year of almost 200,000 people.  This was 14% over the attendance last year! They reported that sales of 4-day tickets were up 20%.  The Country Music Festival is not only great for country music fans...it's great for Nashville.  It brought over $19 million in revenue  to the local economy this year.Fan Fair is a time for country music stars to show their appreciation to the fans.  It's a time for pictures and autographs of the stars.  And the nightly concerts are awesome! 
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
Another Awesome House by Capitol Homes of Tennessee. One of Nashville's premiere builders has another house in Barnes Cove you really must see!The Logstreet "Elevation B"  MLS #853107 Stunning 2 Story Foyer w/ Wrought- Iron Spindles,  Beautiful H/W on most of main, 9' Ceilings w/ extra Trim, Moldings, Architectural Half Wall & Columns. Map Cabs, Mid-Level 18x19 Vaulted Bonus,Private Backyard. $3000 Closing Help* & $840 towards a FRIG!Come see why Barnes Cove and Capitol Homes of Tennesse are where the quality houses are located. See this listing any many more at www.paulmoye.com or www.middletnrealty.com 
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
Come see the HUGE house on a quiet cul-de-sac with a wonderful tree lined lot! Built by Capitol Homes of TN this 5 Bedroom 2.5 Bath has a full mechanically finished basemet. MacArthur "Elevation C" 5BR/3BA, includes sep. Bonus Room & @1200 s.f mechanically finished basement. Kenmore SS Appls, 5' Island, under cabinet Ltg. Hardwood floors in the Breakfast Room Kitchen & Formal Dining Room. The14x16 Deck looks over to a tree lined seclude  area of the community, PRIVACY!  9' ceilings . $3000 Closing Help!* Come see more homes like these at http://www.middletnrealty.com/
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By Gary Ashton, #1 RE/MAX Team in the World
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 If you are new to finding real estate in the Nashville market then the site www.NashvillesMLS.com will hekp you navigate your way around the more than 18,000 homes currentyly available.The interactive map lets your virtually narrow down the area you are interested in and the aid of the minimum and maximum price range will help you define the areas which suit your pocket. You can refine the search even further by creating a bsic search profile that will narrow down the homes that you see to the ones that would appeal to you the most.You can also use the preset search for areas if you are already familiar with the Nashville area. For example if you know you'll be working in Brentwood but want to commute from Franklin just select the preset Franklin intereractive map and create your searc...
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By Pam Rumley, Bringing You Home!
(Accent Properties)
Country music singer Rodney Atkins, along with Taylor Swift and Van Zant will be performing at the July 4th Celebration in Nashville this year.  The Nashville Symphony, as always, will accompany the fireworks display.The celebration is held at downtown Nashville's Riverfront Park and is an all-day event.  Festivities will start at noon and continue with pre-show line-up that will include rising country-rock performer Chris Janson.The official concert starts at 8:00 p.m., and will be a live broadcast on the Great American Country Network.  It will also air locally on NewsChannel 5.The mayor promises the best fireworks display ever...which is saying a lot.  Because the July 4th celebration in Nashville is already one of the best in the nation.  It's a wonderful celebration and I'm really ...
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By Pam Rumley, Bringing You Home!
(Accent Properties)
It's a star-studded line-up for this year's CMAfest.  Formerly known an Fan Fair, it's the largest country music celebration in the nation.  The expected turnout is estimated at over 40,000 people.  The event is always held the 2nd week in June. In addition to non-stop concerts, there's something for everyone in the family.  Building a house for Habitat for Humanity leads the wide variety of charity functions for the event.  They plan to frame the home and have it finished (along with 14 others)....in time for a dedication ceremony prior to the CMA Awards in November.The CMA will actually donate half of the net proceeds to fund music education in Metro Nashville's public schools.  This is through a partnership with the Nashville Alliance for Public Education called, "Keep the Music Play...
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
This is one of the most popular floorplans offered by Capitol Homes of Tennessee. Come see this house in the Barnes Cove Community in Nashville Tennessee. This 3 sides brick home is offerd by one of Nashville's Premiere Builders Capitol Homes of Tennessee.The "Gregg" w/ walk-out BASMENT is family friendly! Backs up to 1.2 ACRE common ground. VAULTED BONUS RM seperates MBR from 3 spacious BR's. FRONT PORCH is ready for rocking chairs! Ask about our $ 840 Refrigerator Coupon and Closing Incentives!* View this listing and more at www.middletnrealty.com MLS #868276
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
Come see this awesome house in the Barnes Cove community of Nashville, Tn. This 3 sides brick home is offered by one of Nashville's Premiere Builders, Capitol Homes of Tennessee. The "LEE" Beautiful 3 Bdr/ 2.5 Bath. Contemporary meets Cozy! Home includes ALOT of H/W on main, BAY WINDOW in DR, Huge deck, INCREDIBLE MOUNTAIN VIEW,  2-story foyer & WROUGHT IRON spindles, KENMORE SS APPL w/ MAPLE CABS, also $840 Refrigerater Coupon!*Come see this listing and more at www.middletnrealty.com  MLS # 868182
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
AWESOME House in Barnes Cove has almost 4000 square feet! CLICK HERE for a VisualTour of this listing. Large open floor plan offers you a world of possibilities! Oversizedbedrooms, a large den, a huge bonus room on the main level, spacious formal living & dining room and an unbelievable kitchen and breakfast room all make for a terrific house. 4 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / 3890 square feet !!!
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