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Nashville Ranks Third for Home Price Appreciation in 2017

There’s no better time than now to own a home in Nashville and the numbers prove it. Last year’s numbers from ATTOM Data Solutions’ have been tallied and it's proof that the housing market in Nashville is still hot.

According to The Tennessean, the real estate company released their 2017 statistics and Music City fared very well. Our state’s capital was ranked third in the U.S. as far as price appreciation. According to their numbers, home sellers also made their biggest profit in 17 years.

“One of the reasons for this skyrocketing home price appreciation in Nashville is 'migration' from other high-cost markets. People are moving because the jobs are moving, and they're better-paying jobs.

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Five Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction

Purchasing a home is exciting. Purchasing a home that’s never been lived can be even more exciting. When people buy new construction, they have some customizable options and the opportunity to plan every step of the way.

Buying new construction seems easier to some home buyers because they’re starting from the ground up. Although it can be fun and exciting, there are still questions you should be asking during the process. Here are five questions to ask when buying new construction.

Do the builders have completed projects in the area?

When looking at a new construction, it’s a great idea to check out other projects from the same builder. Drive around and see what they look like, get an idea of

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These Three Small Flaws Can Deter Potential Homebuyers

When your house is on the market, it can seem like a neverending to-do list of improvements. From exterior fixes to interior improvements, there's a lot to consider. It’s easy to just focus on major improvements like paint jobs and broken appliances, but small problems also need to be fixed. In fact, there are a few small home flaws that can deter potential homebuyers from choosing your house out of the lot.

Torn Window Screens

A tear in your window screens can be something that’s really easy to overlook, but not for buyers. Window screens are a pain to replace and homebuyers definitely don’t want to make this improvement themselves. Save them the hassle and impress them with new, shiny

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Four Ways to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

Temperatures are dropping in Nashville and snow is in the forecast. With these weather conditions, it’s very important to protect your home’s pipes. Here are four tips to keep your pipes from freezing this winter.

Let Your Faucets Drip.

This is a big one and it’s so easy to do. If the temperatures are 32 degrees or below, you should let your faucets drip. Target faucets both inside and outside of your home to keep your pipes flowing nicely. You don’t have to waste a ton of water to do this, just make sure you have a decent drip going.

Close Your Garage.

This may seem like a no-brainer but some people don’t realize what closing your garage can do. If you have water lines in the garage,

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Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2018

The real estate market will change in the new year and so will interior design. With a new year comes new trendy decor ideas, some of which may be a perfect match for your home. In 2018, you’ll see more colors in homes. Bathrooms will feel more like a weekend getaway at the spa and a floor pattern from the 1970s makes a comeback. Here are some interior design trends to watch in the new year.

Stylish Ceilings

What’s the first thing visitors see when they walk into your home? Your ceiling — if it makes a statement. According to Elle Decor, stylish ceilings will be all the rage in 2018. Make your ceiling pop with wallpaper, vivid paint or complex patterns. House Beautiful has a ton of picture examples to

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Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

We’re down to the last few days of 2017 and we’re starting to look towards the new year. With a new year comes new real estate trends. We scoured several of the top real estate publications to pinpoint real estate trends for 2018.

The supply will increase.

Out of all of the possible trends for 2018, this one should make you breathe a sigh of relief. According to Realtor.com’s chief economist, Danielle Hale, the housing supply will finally start to catch up to the housing demand. “The majority of the year should be challenging for most buyers, but we do expect growth in inventory starting in the fall,” she tells the website. This is very good news for the end of 2018.

There will be a Shortage of Starter

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman List Their Leiper’s Fork House

It looks like local power couple Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman will find a new place for “Making Memories of Us.” According to The Tennessean, they’ve put their Leiper’s Fork home on the market.

The Williamson County house sits at 2032 Old Hillsboro Road and a virtual tour at French King Fine Properties shows just how impressive it is. The 5,086 square foot home is gated and they’re calling it a “true retreat.” It has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths — but that’s just the beginning! There’s also a barn and trails on the property that’s nestled among the trees.

Urban and Kidman have called the house on over 35 acres theirs since 2007. Now that they’re selling the

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Opryland Owner Plans Huge Donelson Development

Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. is planning something big! They’re expanding and creating offices, housing and even retail space on 130 acres in Donelson. The area is directly across Briley Parkway from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Lincoln Property Co., a Dallas-based real estate firm, is developing the land. Instead of building everything for the multi-use space at once, they’re doing it in waves. The commercial firm will build as the real estate market allows.

According to Metro Councilman Jeff Syracuse, this will be a welcome addition to the area. He tells the Tennessean that “everyone” will like it.

“It will create jobs, housing that supports the hotel and restaurants

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Tips For Staging Your Home During the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time to trim the tree, deck the halls and light your house — but what about if your house is for sale?

There’s one big advantage to selling your home during the holidays. Potential buyers will love picturing themselves in your home. They’ll imagine unwrapping gifts and eating with family. Although that’s true, you can scare them off by going overboard with holiday decorations. Here are a few tips for staging your home during the holiday season.

 

  1. Make sure your home is spick and span. Before you start decking the halls, make sure your house is perfectly clean. Get the windows done, everything dusted, baseboards cleaned and all the little
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Country singer-songwriter, Jake Owen, has listed his Cheatham County home for $1.5 million. The home was previously owned by country legend Loretta Lynn.

According to The Tennessean, the house is 4,918-square feet and it was completely custom made. It’s a single-family home that sits on more than seven wooded acres in Kingston Springs. The beautiful home has three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms but that’s just the beginning. The house also has its own recording studio, a hot tub and its own outdoor tiki bar!

The three-story house immediately welcomes visitors with a bright entranceway. The wooden ceilings are absolutely stunning and truly make this home unique. Owen’s property also boasts a large chef’s kitchen that is truly a cook’s

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