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Saturday, 04 May 2013

Davidson Co, Franklin & Murfreesboro, TN named in top 12 boomtowns!

Natives & newcomers alike to this area already know how incredible middle Tennessee is.  From our amazing music venues, rich civil war & country music history residents in Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, & Murfreesboro, TN experience award winning schools, amazing local parks, libraries and museums. Throw in a country music star sighting at the local eatery, and a Titans game on Sunday and you’ve got our wonderful cities!   Now America knows this too! 

Bloomberg online magazine recently named our area in the top 12 boom towns.  The data was compiled with U.S. Census data from metropolitan areas with the greatest population growth. From 2007, to 2011 the areas named experienced a 6.29 % growth. The article highlighted the recent move of Nissan headquarters to Cool Springs, as well as pointing out that middle Tennessee is also home to various healthcare industries as well as major Bible publisher, Thomas Nelson. Middle Tennessee can also be proud of our relatively low unemployment rate, 6.4% and as of 2012 the population had grown to over 1.7 million.

If you have been considering a move to Brentwood, TN; choosing a realtor with expertise in these great cities will lend valuable time saving guidance. I am here to help you pinpoint the exact areas that meet your priorities in searching for a home. As a Nashville native with a great appreciation for this city, I have over 14 years real estate experience and look forward to exceeding your expectations in finding your next home in Brentwood, TN.

Posted on 05/04/2013 6:34 PM by Jarod
Monday, 29 April 2013

Buying a home in Brentwood, TN?  Regret -free hints and tips so you don’t miss your dream home.

The Brentwood, TN buyers market is cranking into full gear, and as the school year comes to an end, more and more listings go on the market each and every day. Time is of the essence, and if you do sit around too long, here in Brentwood, well…. that house will be gone!  There are a few common mistakes buyers here in the middle Tennessee area frequently make that can reduce your chances of getting your dream home.


Don’t wait until you are signing the contract to decide to contact your lender. These are critical decisions that should be made well in advance of driving up to the perfect open house. Most buyers come to regret not having a larger down payment.  If you plan out your home purchase, this can lead to being better prepared financially; lower financing costs and even better- lower monthly payments.   Also allotting proper funding to spruce up your current home that will be on the market can increase your potential down payment as well.

Ask lots of questions, and then ask a few more.

Very few buyers attend the home inspection.  This is a critical time to ask follow up questions and discuss with the inspector who found the potential concerns.  Investigate the homeowners association thoroughly. Read any pertinent reports and documents.  Regrettably, many homeowners find out too late just how “strict” the codes and guidelines are for their neighborhood.  Also do online research of the neighborhood, visit at various times of day, and during the week.  The homeowner with the 1970’s travel trailer that parks in the front yard, might not return until Sunday; and the open house you attended was on Saturday.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

This isn’t just a job interview question; it’s a home interview question as well.  Jumping into a  rash decision based on an unbelievable sales price or knowledge of a great property before its listed doesn't’t always make it the perfect purchase for you.  Does the home fit your needs for the next 5 to 10 years? Does it have enough or too much space? Will it be a burden on your commute, and are the schools where you would want your children to attend now?

Don’t waste time.

If you have done your homework; including lender pre-approval and thorough research of the property & neighborhood - then be aggressive! If it’s truly the perfect home, be realistic about the fact that here in the Brentwood, TN real estate market, sometimes offering more than the asking price, sets you aside as a serious buyer, especially when multiple offers are in play.  Also having patience going into the home buying search knowing that you might lose one or two to arrive at the perfect home, will be worth it.

Posted on 04/29/2013 7:20 PM by Jarod
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