the lipman group sothebys international realty: Pinterest and the Sale of Your Nashville Home - 12/10/12 12:55 AM
Pinterest and the Sale of Your Nashville Home

I am hugely in love [read: obsessed] with Pinterest.  As a visual learner, I love looking at all of the pictures of beautiful and interesting things.
 
One thing I have come to realize, though, is that it’s really the “quirky” or “custom” items that I am drawn to.  You know, that wiener dog that looks like Chewbacca, or that gorgeous French blue and gold wedding cake.
Then there are the super cool house features, like the subterranean wine room done in a unique way or a café inspired wet bar.
And, … (16 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Vote in the Presidential Election 2012! - 11/06/12 07:05 AM

Vote in the Presidential Election 2012!
For those of you who know me, you know that I vote as an "Independent".  In Presidential Elections and other elections, I vote for whomever I feel is going to best lead this country, state, county or city.
In today's Presidential Election, I voted for Romney.  Four years ago I voted for Obama.
I have heard a LOT of opinions on my [non] stance.  I truly would vote as a Libertarian if I thought that a Libertarian could win a Presidential Election.  But we seem stuck with the two party system.  I believe in … (0 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: 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)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: 5 Scenarios to Help You Decide if it's Time to Sell Your 12th South Home in Nashville, TN - 02/01/12 08:10 AM
5 Scenarios to Help you Decide if You should Sell Your 12th South Home in Nashville, TN

 
I'm NOT going to state the obvious here.  If you are having to relocate for a job or for personal reasons, then this is a no-brainer.  But for those of you who live in Nashville's 12th South area, here are 5 scenarios in which you may want to consider upgrading to a new home.
 
Your Home is Worth More than You Paid for it.  If you bought your current home before 2007, then you will really need to take a good look at … (0 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: First-Time-Home-Buyers: Want to Be on HGTV? - 05/10/11 08:28 AM
First-Time-Home-Buyers:  Want to Be on HGTV?

 
Here's the opportunity:
If you are a first-time home buyer and you don't mind your home shopping/purchasing experience being public, then please call Emily Lowe at 615.509.1753 as soon as possible!
This show will air on "My First Place" on the network HGTV.
So, again, if you want to be on HGTV as a first-time-home-buyer, then give me a call!
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the lipman group sothebys international realty: 3 Cosmetic Improvements to Make to Your Home Before Selling - 03/11/11 06:42 AM
3 Cosmetic Improvements to Make to Your Home Before Selling

1.  Kitchen
Ah the kitchen.  The central hub of any home.  And the kitchen is the best room to improve.  Re-paint or replace those old cabinets, put in a granite countertop, change out the old tile or vinyl for new tile or vinyl.  A fresh coat of paint will also go a long way.  Replace old knobs for newer ones, splurge on a new faucet and don't forget those light fixtures as well!  To go all out on improving the kitchen, replace the old appliances with new stainless steel appliances.  These are the #1 … (2 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: February 2011 Home Sales Decrease, Median Prices Increase - 03/11/11 06:09 AM
February 2011 Home Sales Decrease, Median Prices Increase
According to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) there was a 13.3% decrease in home sales in February (in comparison to last year's February home sales).
There was a glimmer of hope for median home sale prices:  the median price for a single family residence in the greater Nashville area increased $10,000 when compared to February 2010. 
Not such good news for condos, which declined by $17,950 when compared to February 2010.
To me this is fatiguing news.  It's really rough out there in the real estate market for sellers. 
On the … (1 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville's Green Hills Area Condo Sales: November and December 2010 Market Report - 03/10/11 08:36 AM
 Nashville's Green Hills Area Condo Sales:  November and December 2010 Market Report

 Green Hills Condo Sales are way down from my last market report:

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the lipman group sothebys international realty: Downtown Nashville Condo Sales: November and December 2010 Market Report - 03/10/11 08:03 AM
 Downtown Nashville Condo Sales:  November and December 2010 Market Report
 I did not include 16 sales in the Icon (selling for $199k-$413k), but here are the other downtown Nashville condo sales for November and December of 2010:

You can check out my last downtown Nashville condo market report if you like. : )
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the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville's 12th South Area Home Sales: November and December 2010 Market Report - 03/10/11 07:50 AM
 Nashville's 12th South Area Home Sales:  November and December 2010 Market Report
 Here are 12th South's Home Sales for November and December of 2010.  Home Sales are up from the last market report.

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the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville Area Oak Hill Home Sales: November and December 2010 Market Report - 03/10/11 07:40 AM
 Nashville Area Oak Hill Home Sales:  November and December 2010 Market Report
In Nashville's Oak Hill area, 6 homes sold during November and December of 2010.  Here they are: 

My last Oak Hill Market Report showed the same number of homes sold.  At least Oak Hill is consistent!
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the lipman group sothebys international realty: I Got a Laugh from Zillow Today - 02/17/11 06:00 AM
I Got a Laugh from Zillow Today

Today I had an email in my inbox from Zillow.  It read "Your Zestimate has increased 1.1%".  I opened up the email and immediately started laughing out loud - yes, folks, I was lol-ing all over the place!
Zillow proclaimed to me that my house was now worth $190k. 
Now, being a very realistic real estate agent, I know what the value of my home is worth. 
I did not buy a beautiful house in a new neighborhood.  I followed the rule of real estate and bought the "worst house on the best street … (9 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Oak Hill to Provide Recycling Pick-Up - 02/04/11 03:12 AM
Oak Hill to Provide Recycling Pick-Up

It has finally happened!  Oak Hill has partnered with Earth Savers to pick up trash and recycling.
Having moved from Green Hills to Oak Hill, I was shocked to learn that there was no option for recycling in Oak Hill.  In Green Hills, Metro had provided as many containers as someone wanted in order to be able to recycle.  They would not recycle glass, but everything else was a go.
For the past four years since I moved into Oak Hill, I have been hauling my recycling (which is a substantial amount as I … (1 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Mobile Application to Search for Homes for Sale in Nashville - 01/17/11 05:49 AM
Mobile App to Search for Homes for Sale in Nashville

One of the reasons that I decided to affiliate with The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty in Nashville, TN was because I knew that with a brand like Sotheby's you can't go wrong. 
There is a level of service provided by a Sotheby's affiliate which is "like no other", as our branding goes.
And now there is a mobile application to search for homes for sale in Nashville which is driven by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.
What will it do?
Anywhere you are in the greater Nashville area, … (1 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Selling Your Luxury Home in the Greater Nashville Area? What to Expect - 01/14/11 06:58 AM
Selling Your Luxury Home in the Greater Nashville Area?  What to Expect

If you currently have your luxury home on the market in the greater Nashville area, then you know all too well how frustrating that can be.  The inventory is high right now, so you need to be prepared for a wait. 
How long of a wait?  Well, that all depends on the absorption rate for your particular price range.  This can be viewed here:  http://exton.biz/High%20Priced%20Sales%20Rates.htm 
This data is all from 1/10/2011, so it's very current.  If you are in the $1M-$1.9M range, you have the advantage here - … (1 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville Statistics: Average Sales Price Versus Average List Price - 01/14/11 06:31 AM
Nashville Statistics:  Average Sales Price Versus Average List Price

If you are like me, then you want to know how best to spend your money all of the time.  When it comes to one of the largest purchases (your home), then it's time to run numbers and look at spreadsheets. 
Richard Exton does a great job of running the numbers in Nashville.  He recently put out a new spreadsheet on the Average Sales Price Versus the Average List Price in Nashville. 
So take a look at this spreadsheet for the numbers.
I think that this is a good tool for … (0 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville Area Oak Hill Home Sales: September and October 2010 Market Report - 01/14/11 06:01 AM
 Nashville Area Oak Hill Home Sales:  September and October 2010 Market Report
I take a special interest in the Oak Hill Home Sales because I grew up in Oak Hill and now reside in Oak Hill.  I'm happy to say that the home sales increased in September and October by 2 sales, versus the last market report from July and August 2010.  Here are the sales for September and October 2010:

If you are moving to Nashville and you would like a great area to live in, try out Oak Hill - our large yards and charming homes will certainly … (0 comments)

the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville's 12th South Area Home Sales for September and October 2010: A Market Report - 01/14/11 05:52 AM
 Nashville's 12th South Area Home Sales for September and October 2010:  A Market Report
Home sales in the 12th South area of Nashville were up during the months of September and October 2010 versus the July and August 2010 months. 

The 12th South Area grows groovier every day - if you aren't familiar with this area of Nashville, you should definitely familiarize yourself!
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the lipman group sothebys international realty: Downtown Nashville Condo Sales: September and October 2010 Market Report - 01/14/11 05:40 AM
 Downtown Nashville Condo Sales:  September and October 2010 Market Report
Wow!  41 Downtown Nashville Condo Sales in September and October 2010!  Downtown Nashville is truly becoming a popular place to live!  Check it out, and if you like, compare it against the last two months of downtown Nashville condo sales:

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the lipman group sothebys international realty: Nashville's Green Hills Area Condo Sales: September and October 2010 Market Report - 01/14/11 05:25 AM
 Nashville's Green Hills Area Condo Sales:  September and October 2010 Market Report

Just like the last report, this one shows a healthy amount of Green Hills Area Condo Sales.  Arden Place did seem to dominate the sales, with 6 sales. 

Nashville's Green Hills area continues to be one of the most desirable areas of Nashville in which to reside, so check out all of the condos that are for sale in the 37215 zip code!
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Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty)

Emily Lowe

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