Buyers Credit Under Extra Scrutiny

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Buyer Tip: If you are a buyer hoping to close on a Nashville home purchase before the November 30th tax credit deadline I have a quick tip. Lately lenders are placing extra scrutiny on credit scores right before closing. It is not recommended that you buy new furniture, cars, computers or anything else on credit […]

Rolling Mill Hill: the future of the development

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Many of you may already know that the Rolling Mill Hill condominium development at the site of the old Nashville General Hospital has been through several phases of disaster in the last few years. Locally MDHA has invested more than $10 million into the mixed-use redevelopment project. Back in 2005 pre-construction contracts at about $300 […]

FHA Interest Rates Fall Below 5% – lock in now!

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If you are currently negotiating an contract to purchase a home using an FHA loan you are in luck. It is possible to lock-in your rate in the high-4%-range today. That’s excellent news! In case you’re not familiar with the process, you must have a valid, binded purchase contract in order to lock-in an interest […]

Free Predator Tix!

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So my company offers us “top-producers” a choice of club-level Predator’s tickets to split among agents and clients. I don’t personally follow hockey, but if you do I might be able to get you a couple of tickets to see your favorite team. This offer is available to others at my company and tickets are […]

Interest Rates Down Slightly

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Home-loan rates remained near three-month lows this week and dipped even closer to the 5 percent threshold, Freddie Mac reported in its survey this past week. According to the firm, average interest on 30-year fixed loans fell to 5.04 percent from 5.07 percent a week earlier; while 15-year mortgages averaged 4.47 percent, down from 4.5 […]

Tennessee drawing first-time home buyers says IRS

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Tennessee has the 13th highest rate of residents taking advantage of the first-time homebuyer credit, the Internal Revenue Service said. About 36,000 Americans have so far taken advantage of the credit, out of 1.4 million Americans total. The tax credit of up $8,000 expires Dec. 1. Eligible home purchases must be closed on or before […]

Study Finds Connection Between Neighborhood Walkability and Home Values

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Here’s an interesting story I recently stumbled upon at the National Realtor Blog. Nashville isn’t well-known to be a walkable city, however www.WalkScore.com ranked Nashville the 39th most walkable city earlier this year. If you are interest in a walkable lifestyle there are several neighborhoods you might consider, including: The Gulch, 12 South, Hillsboro Village, […]

Big Draw: 12 South

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What’s The Big Draw? The Big Draw is an annual event comprised of activities centered on drawing. Initiated in 2000 by the wildly successful UK Campaign for Drawing, The Big Draw promotes John Ruskin’s belief that drawing is a key to understanding and knowledge. Drawing America believes that The Big Draw is a natural way […]

Online Marketing: Welcome to the new reality

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I wanted to give Darrin Freedman of CB Blog Estate a shout out for his  video blog post on new media marketing for today’s social networks. I keep promising myself that I am going to start a video blog but the thought of seeing myself on “tape” is still a little unnerving.

Nesting In Nashville: Real Estate News, September

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In this issue: Terrazzo FTHB tax credit Energy Efficiency tax credit the 2009 Nashville Downtown Residential Report new listings Nashville events calendar