Real Estate Blog

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Downsizing . . .  Yes or No??? 

Things in your life are calming down now that the kids are grown, established in their careers and out of the house.  You’ve left the corporate world behind and now it has become apparent that some things need to change for you to live a peaceful, healthy lifestyle long past retirement age.

These basic questions now swirl in your mind as you try to decide what your next step will be as you move into the next stage of your life.  Do you need a smaller house?  Do you want a smaller yard to maintain?  Should you be closer to your kids and grandkids?

And then there are these questions which go beyond the basics to lifestyle questions.  Do you dream of pursuing new hobbies or even a new career?  How about resort or condo living?  Do you want to share a home with a family member or friend?  Depending on your age and activity level, perhaps moving into a “lifestyle” community or towards an assisted living community might be an option?

The list is endless and each situation is different.  Only you can decide what the best scenario is for the rest of your life.  Take time to consider your options and decide what is best for you and your family.

As you begin to ponder your options, one word keeps popping up in discussions on television, the Internet, and in newspapers and magazines.  This often used and ugly word is PURGE!

If the thought of going through your belongings and sorting them into piles doesn’t appeal to you, there are companies that will do it for you.  Estate sales are more popular than ever!  Donations to local charities will make good use of the things that you cannot use or no longer want.  Keep the things that mean the most to YOU, get rid of the rest and enjoy the feeling of a calmer, clutter-free existence.

Be sure to tour senior living options in your area if that makes your short list.  New builds in this category are appearing all the time.  Drive around and see what’s going on during the day and night. 

Most communities will periodically host an open house of model homes and offer tours of amenities for your convenience.  Don’t be afraid to talk to the current residents about their favorite things in the communities as well as their least favorite aspects since moving.

Emotions of uncertainty are involved in this decision-making process and may include fear of the unknown future residence and lifestyle, and even dread of the physical challenges involved in long distance moves.  You may also be faced with making new friends, navigating a different medical community, new church group or finding new shopping areas for the necessities.  Keep in mind that all of these things took time to establish in your previous area so be patient as you enter a new phase!

Be sure to choose vendors carefully as you create your plan.  Movers, organizers, and estate sale companies should be prepared to assist in making your new destination a reality.  If you decide to sell your home, your real estate Broker is an excellent choice to make referrals of those people you may need to help you get the process started.

 As always, “You've got a Friend in Real Estate” that will consult with you and share ideas as you transition to your next “adventure”.


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 (more blogs and featured listings)

Brentview Realty  615.373.2814


Posted on 08/08/2019 8:19 AM by Jarod Tanksley
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Rates are still low…. Buy now before the kids head back to school.


I recently spent some time with Brittany Campbell of Citizens One Bank, we discussed the changing rates and real estate markert.  The school year is approaching faster than interest rates are dropping! While you shuffle through back-to-school sales take advantage of other major savings as we step into the third quarter with the lowest rates of the year thus far.

The Nashville market is still in the top 10 markets for home buyers due to the inventory surplus in some areas. What’s new? You can secure a rate now, prior to shopping for a new house.  Meaning you can lock in a rate before you find your dream home! This allows you to take advantage of these low rates NOW to avoid any uptick in the near future.

We have entered a buyer’s market which is a trend we have not seen in the past few years.  Average sales prices grew only 6.8% in March compared to 11.7% in March of 2017.  The market is holding steady and rates are staying low.

Whether you’re looking for your forever home or you’re building a new construction you don’t have to wait till you’ve signed on the dotted line to lock. Call myself to help guide you in the right direction and call Brittney to secure your rate today for a lower monthly payment tomorrow.. Together we will help you find exactly what you need with a rate you can be happy with.

Brittney Cambell Loan Originator MNLS# 184975  615.491.4744

Citizens One  6100 Tower Circle Suite 600  615.778.2664


Do you know Jarod?.... "You've Got A Friend in Real Estate".... 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 (featured listings)

Tips4RealEstate (follow me on Twitter)

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 07/17/2019 3:05 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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