emily lowe: What To Know About Homeowners Associations Before You Buy Your Nashville Condo - 09/10/13 04:03 AM
 
What To Know About Homeowners Associations
  Before You Buy Your Nashville Condo

When you purchase a townhome, condominium, or any home in Nashville that is a part of a planned community it is mandatory that you join that community’s Homeowner’s Association (HOA) which is responsible for maintaining the common areas and the building. The HOA charges you either a monthly or annual fee of which is used to upkeep the community. If you are considering purchasing a property that falls within these parameters here are some things you need to be aware of before you decide to submit an offer.
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emily lowe: Budget Friendly Interior Design Tricks: Creating Luxurious Looking Spaces - 08/14/13 05:48 AM
Budget Friendly Interior Design Tricks
~ Creating Luxurious Looking Spaces ~
The popularity of master-planned home developments throughout the country has become widespread. More and more new neighborhoods are being built to keep floor plans and aesthetics consistent with each other. It is likely that these particular homeowners feel the need to “customize” their homes as much as they can in an attempt to stand out from their mirrored neighbors. However, customizing your interior can have a heavy bearing financially. So here are some design tricks that professional interior designers utilize that are budget friendly.
 

 
Crown Molding … (1 comments)

emily lowe: History of the Spanish-Style Home - 08/09/13 04:41 AM
History of the Spanish-Style Home
 
Although Spanish-Style homes are not very common in the Nashville area, I have always been an admirer of these particular designs. Spanish-style homes are mainly popular in the western region of the country, most prevalent in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. They are also revered in Florida and Texas. The architectural design originated in the elaborate buildings of 17th and 18th century Spain. 
 
When people refer to Spanish-Style homes they usually correlate them with several characteristics:
 
·        Flat or gently sloped red or deep brown tiled roofs
·        Eaves that don’t … (1 comments)

emily lowe: How Your Smartphone Can Control Your Home! - 08/07/13 12:53 AM
How Your Smartphone Can Control Your Home
 
We live in a digital world. Technology has advanced astronomically in the past decade, especially within the last 6 years when Apple put out the world’s most superior smartphone, The iPhone. I remember being completely bewildered yet fascinated by the iPhone. It dwarfed every cell phone and its competitors, kicking the Blackberry out of its “Most Advanced Cell Phone” reign. Now, I cannot imagine life without a smartphone and it’s impressive capabilities that make life and our daily routines ridiculously more convenient. Smartphones are just that, “convenient”. And now they have extended their … (1 comments)

emily lowe: Area of Interest: Downtown Nashville - 08/02/13 06:02 AM
Area Of Interest: Downtown Nashville
 
There is no question that Downtown Nashville is one of the most entertaining cities in the Country. In a city that is cloaked with honkeytonks and bars that feature live Country music both night and day, you are bound to have the time of your life on any given day of the week. From Real Estate to entertainment, shopping, sports and leisure, Downtown Nashville is coined for being a fantastic city to live in.
 
Real Estate in Nashville Proper is sheik, convenient, and both trendy and aristocratic. Although you can find condominiums in … (0 comments)

emily lowe: How To Help Move The Sale Of Your Home - 07/31/13 06:23 AM
How To Help Move The Sale Of Your Home
 
There are countless factors that influence the sale of your home; location, condition, square footage, your Realtor, and most importantly price! However, slapping on a fresh coat of paint and handing over all the responsibilities of selling your home over to your Realtor in most cases just won’t cut it. Determined sellers are proactive and truly get involved with marketing their homes. So if you are in preparation of selling your home keep these key factors in mind.
 
45 Seconds
That’s all you get. A potential buyer ascertains whether … (14 comments)

emily lowe: 5 Benefits Of Downsizing Into A Smaller Home - 07/25/13 04:21 AM
5 Benefits of Downsizing Into A Smaller Home

 
Are you considering downsizing your home? Are you one of those homeowners who is seduced by the popularity of smaller, sheik and trendy living? Or perhaps you are realizing that “living large” doesn’t necessarily mean bigger is better? There is some merit behind downsizing your lifestyle in order to make things easier and more functional. Here are some benefits that might persuade you to put that palace on the market and start looking for a more modest way to live.
 
1. Save Energy – I’m very earth conscious so this … (1 comments)

emily lowe: History of the Victorian Style Home - 07/22/13 04:09 AM
History of the Victorian Style Home 

 
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Victorian Style homes is the word “decorative”. They are aesthetically ornamental. Their roofs are typically steeply pitched which contributes to what I think is quite elegant. This deems appropriate being that this style of architecture was introduced in Great Britain during the astute and elegant Queen Victoria’s rein from 1837 to 1901. However, many elements that are better known to be “Victorian” did not become popular until later in Queen Victoria’s reign. The styles often included interpretations and revivals of historic … (1 comments)

emily lowe: 4th of July Home Safety Tips - 07/03/13 01:41 AM
4th of July Home Safety Tips 
 
When I think of the 4th of July I think of backyard BBQs, friends and family, ice cold beer, and streets streaming with fireworks. Celebrating our great nation’s Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. However, with all the fun and celebration we will be doing this weekend we must not forget about the precautions we must take to keep our holiday a safe one. Here are some 4th of July home safety tips to keep your Independence Day celebration free from worry.
 
Move the grill away from the house. No … (3 comments)

emily lowe: 4th of July Events In Nashville, TN! - 07/01/13 12:59 AM
“Let Freedom Sing!”
4th of July Events In Nashville, TN
 
There’s no better city in the country to celebrate the 4th of July then in Nashville, TN! The Live music, the fireworks, the downtown buzz is truly an experience to be had. So if you live here in Nashville or are planning to visit for Independence Day then here is a calendar of main events!
 July 4th, 2013
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th Celebration Location: The Lawn at Riverfront
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: gates open at noon, fireworks show at 9:45 pm
Price: Free
Event Website
The celebration will … (0 comments)

emily lowe: Don't Let "Spot" Leave A Mark! - Advice For Pet Owners Selling Their Homes - 06/28/13 04:45 AM
 
Don’t’ Let “Spot” Leave A Mark!
Advice For Pet Owners Selling Their Homes
                               
We all love our pets! And if you love your dog as much as I love mine then you really consider them a family member. They are a part of our household, our lives, and our hearts. And although you may think that your pet is the most adorable and lovable creature on the planet, they can leave a not-so-cute impression on potential buyers if your home is on the market. … (4 comments)

emily lowe: Greater Nashville Area of Interest: 12 South - 06/26/13 06:06 AM
 
Greater Nashville Area of Interest:  12 South
 

12 South is one of Nashville’s most popular neighborhoods. It has become known as one of the up-and-coming places to live and socialize.
 
Its prime location of being south of downtown and close to Belmont University makes the area attractive to residents of all ages. With a plethora of various shops and boutiques, burger joints and cafes, wine bars, a music store, a tattoo shop and art galleries it's no wonder 12 South has become a hip and trendy eclectic neighborhood attracting many homebuyers in today's market. With over 50 … (0 comments)

emily lowe: Making Your Home More Energy Efficient WITHOUT Burning A Hole In Your Pocket - 06/21/13 03:34 AM
Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
WITHOUT Burning A Hole In Your Pocket
 
You don’t have to take out a second mortgage in order to considerably cut your utility costs . Yes, ET Solar Panels are sweeping roof tops across the country and although they pay for themselves after several years its still a HUGE chunk of dough to cough up. I’m the kind of person who likes to see immediate reductions in my costs rather than wait a few years in order to see a value! So if you aren’t in the position to upgrade to revolutionary green technology … (0 comments)

emily lowe: History of the Tudor Style Home - 06/11/13 02:41 AM
History of theTudor Style Home
 
Tudor Homes are a modern-day revival of the homes built in the 1500’s during the Tudor Dynasty in England. Also known as Tudor Revival or Medieval Revival. They originally made their appearance in the United States between 1890 to 1940. In fact in Washington D.C., Tudor Homes along with Colonial Revival homes made up the largest portion of homes built during the 1920’s and 1930’s. European architects brought the eclectic and asymmetrical Tudor design to the U.S. to initially build for the wealthy. During this era the Tudor Style Home took forms of elaborate mansions to more modest … (1 comments)

emily lowe: Catch Up With The Joneses: 8 Must Do Upgrades To Get Your Home Out Of The 80's - 06/07/13 03:56 AM
Catch Up With The Joneses
 
8 Must Do Upgrades To Get Your Home Out Of The 80’s 
 
 We update our wardrobe to keep up with the latest fashions and we prefer to drive new or late model cars. So why not instill the same philosophy when it comes to your home? Don’t get me wrong the 80’s was a great era for big hair and acid wash jeans but not so much for interior design. Keeping your home updated is vital if you ever plan on putting your house on the market.  So if you’ve been putting it … (48 comments)

emily lowe: Greater Nashville Area Point of Interest: Welcome to Sylvan Park! - 06/05/13 02:49 AM

Greater Nashville Area Point of Interest:
Sylvan Park 

 
One thing Nashville is known for is being trendy and up-and-coming, not only in image, lifestyle and music but also in real estate. In fact Nashville is synonymous for old-style home preservation. Many neighborhoods surrounding downtown Nashville are slowly being renovated while savoring the circa 1940’s natural charm. Neighborhoods like these have been increasing investor appeal as well as value. So if you are a Nashville home buyer and a close-knit and trendy area is the style of neighborhood you are looking for, then welcome to Sylvan Park!
 
 
Sylvan Park is … (11 comments)

emily lowe: What's Going On In Nashville? - 05/29/13 02:05 AM
What’s Going on In Nashville?
June 2013 Calendar of Events
 
June is a great time of year to be in Nashville! The weather has warmed up and Music City goes into event overload with nothing but fun in the sun! Here is a quick list of upcoming events next month that’ll surely get your adrenalin pumping!
 
06/06 – 06/09
2013 CMA Music Festival – 42nd Fan Fair!
Get a load of this AMAZING line up of this year’s performers…
Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, … (0 comments)

emily lowe: Buying Your First Investment Property - 05/22/13 02:19 AM

Buying Your First Investment Property
The 5 “Knows” You Must Know
 
Purchasing your first investment property is a brave commitment yet a commendable one when executed shrewdly. When one invests wisely he or she can reap fulfilling rewards that can be lucrative throughout retirement. However, for those who don’t thoroughly educate themselves about the potential risks and ramifications that are involved with an investment property they become prone to a bad debt. Here are some reliable guidelines that can help steer you towards a profitable investment rather than into a money pit. 
 
 
KNOW How Much You Are … (1 comments)

emily lowe: Home Tips For Post-Winter Weather - 05/15/13 12:42 AM
5 Quick Home Tips For Post-Winter Weather 
 
 Ahhh, it’s spring again! The winter chill has finally given mercy and we’ve all come out of hibernation. So with the harsh weather gone it’s important to give our homes a little TLC from the beating of the freezing cold. Here are some quick post-winter home tips that are a must-do before you start heading outside to enjoy glorious days at the park, fishing at the lake and backyard BBQs!
 
1. Let It Breathe! – Pull back your drapes and blinds, open up all of your windows and sliding glass doors and … (1 comments)

emily lowe: How To Stage Your Home On A Tight Budget - 10/09/12 11:12 PM
Selling Your Nashville Home? 7 Steps To Staging On A Tight Budget
 
Home staging is generally the process of making your home appear like a "Model Home". It’s extremely effective and it can definitely expedite selling your Nashville home. However, many homeowners are apprehensive when it comes to staging out of fear that it will cost them an arm and a leg to hire a professional. Rightfully so, a professional home stager can cost anywhere from $100 for just basic recommendations up to $3000 + for in-depth staging services. If you don’t have that cash to spend, you can easily and … (3 comments)

 
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