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Blogging when you're just plain Sad - 07/28/10 05:51 PM
I know some of you wonder where I disappear to. I'll be really active here at AR and then I won't be around for a week or more. I'm a pretty private person and blogging is already somewhat of a stretch for me. That being said, it's sometimes just hard to share the hard parts of your life. Last week Maude died. Maude was my mother-in-law for 20 years. She had only one child and I am married to him. Maude would have been 97 this October. She still lived in the house that she and Joe bought 59 years ago. (22 comments)
Franklin TN Real Estate - River Landing 2010 Mid-Year Market Report - 07/16/10 11:56 AM
Franklin TN Real Estate - River Landing 2010 Mid-Year Market Report River Landing has had two properties sell this year. That is double the number they had in 2009 in the first half of the year. There are currently 4 homes on the market, 2 of them have inspection contingencies. All of this information leads us to believe that the market is, indeed, picking up in this area.
The homes in the front section of River Landing were built by Drees and Beazer Homes. Those in the rear portion of the neighborhood were either built by them or custom builders. (4 comments)
NEVER Pressure Wash A Deck! - 07/16/10 08:44 AM
I found this incredibly interesting. I was just lining up someone to pressure wash my deck and then restain it. Not anymore. I've printed the info and am looking for these products that Jay reccommends. It's important to inform ourselves about the best way to take care of our homes. They are our largest investment! Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): I tell my neighbors. I tell my clients. I tell everybody who will listen. NEVER pressure wash a deck! When the pressure-wash companies send their college kids to knock on my door to "wash" my deck, I tell them (3 comments)
Raintree Forest is one of the few subdivisions where the prices actually increased over the same period in 2009. 2009 started off slowly with their first closing not happening until May. 2010 wasn't a lot better with only 2 properties closing the first quarter and then 6 in the second.
The sales prices were down considerably in the first 6 months of 2009. One home, in particular, sold for $350,000. This is very low for this neighborhood. This particular home backed up to (2 comments)
Founders Pointe consistantly out performs other neighborhoods in Franklin and Middle Tennessee. The Franklin/Brentwood area saw sales increase of almost 30% over the same time in 2009. Founders Pointe sales are up 260% over the same period.
With 5 Active and one Pending there is just a 2.5 month supply of homes for sale. Compare this to the 7.5 months supply that exists almost everywhere else and it's almost considered a shortage. We've been celebrating that inventory has finally being reduced in most areas! (0 comments)
New FHA loans MORTGAGEE LETTER & Explanations about Credit Scores - Make Your VOICE Heard - 07/15/10 02:45 PM
This post was written back in January of this year, but it provides up-to-date information that ALL Realtors and potential HomeBuyers need to know. It may be a Buyers market out there but purchasing a home can be anything but EASY. Please read Jeff's blog. He can keep you informed with all the information you need to get a mortgage. Then, if you're ready to purchase a home in Middle Tennessee, give me a shout! Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages - USDA loans (Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc): Important Blog Today – FHA loans (2 comments)
Up until recently, when an AR member, or anyone for that matter, emailed me, it came to my Outlook and I knew to log in. When anyone made a comment on one of my posts, it sent me an email. That way I always knew when I had comments that I needed to respond to.
Now, I'm on AR almost every day so I'm catching these things, most of the time. But twice in the past few weeks another AR member tried to send me a REFERRAL! (42 comments)
Copperfield's home sales have really picked up in 2010. From only one in the first half of 2009 to 5 in the first 6 months of 2010. With only one example for 2009 it's hard to say a lot about pricing. From this indication the sales prices are only down 1%. Not terrible in the given market. In Copperfield, there are currently 6 homes on the market with an average asking price of $301,283. It sounds a little high but the actual asking price per square foot is on (4 comments)
Sales were up 8% for the first half of 2010 in Bradford Hills. That's a great number but the Second Quarter numbers were even better. The number of closings between April 1 and June 30th were double 2009. One assumes that most of the sales were due to the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit which expired June 30th.
The Bradford Hills neighborhood sales prices were down 5% overall. This is probably because 4 of the 10 sales were either foreclosures or short sales. Both (2 comments)
The Holt Woods subdivision has struggled to sell in 2010. Normally a very popular place to live with already affordable prices, sales have lagged even during the time of the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit this spring. We recently posted that the Villages of Brentwood sales were up 78% over 2009. Holt Woods, instead are off by 50%.
In Holt Woods, there are currently 6 homes on the market with an average asking price of $217,550. There is one pending with and asking price (3 comments)
Nashville TN Real Estate - Villages of Brentwood First 6 Months of 2010 Sales Report - 07/09/10 04:02 PM
Nashville TN Real Estate - Villages of Brentwood First 6 Months of 2010 Sales Report Villages of Brentwood saw a remarkable increase in sales this spring. With overall sales up 78% over 2009, one would think the recession was a thing of the past! We're sure that the first time homebuyers tax credit helped a lot. The following shows the total transactions for the First 6 Months and then just the 2nd Quarter sales.
The average sales price was down 4% but if you remove the bottom two that were foreclosures, the average would only be down just (5 comments)
Franklin TN Fourth of July Celebration - 07/02/10 05:53 PM
Franklin TN Fourth of July Celebration This year the Franklin on the Fourth will be nothing less than spectacular. Starting at noon the Public Square and Main Street will be bustling with music, children's activities, food, crafts, petting zoo and a million other things to do and see! The Franklin Fourth of July party starts at Noon on Sunday. There will be 3 music stages and roaming street entertainers. The stages will be at Five Points, on 4th Avenue North, and in the Square. The Kid's zone will be filled with things to dazzle the little ones including (11 comments)
Once again Nashvillians can enjoy a free concert by the Nashville Symphony at Riverfront Park on the Forth of July! The weekend festivities start today with $8 tickets for the General Jackson river cruises and a free concert tonight at 8pm by Chuck Wicks at Riverfront Park. There will be fireworks after the concert. Then on Saturday Julianne Hough will be the featured artest at 8 and more fireworks. During the day there will be family activities starting at noon. Finally on Sunday, there will be a petting zoo, inflatables and music (2 comments)
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