Real Estate Blog

Monday, 09 January 2017

Don't get stuck inside on cold winter days! There are plenty of reasons to get out and about and enjoy all that the Middle Tennessee region has to offer. This is just a small sampling of fun on the horizon for kids, but there are plenty of other things to do around town to get us happily through the winter!


Brick Fest LIVE Lego Event
Sat. Jan. 21st  9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22nd 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Ag Expo Center, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin
$24.50-49.50;  2 and under FREE
Join Lego fans for building activities, demos, and games!


Paw Patrol LIVE!
Sat. Jan. 21st, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22nd, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
TPAC's Jackson Hall, 505 Deadrick St., Nashville
Your kids will squeal with delight to see their favorite Paw Patrol friends live on stage!


Scott Hamilton's Learn to Skate Program
Saturdays beginning Jan. 21st, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Smashville Outdoor Rink, 121 Fourth Ave. South, Nashville
$75 per lesson
Expert instructors will lace up to teach children and adults how to skate like a pro. Regular skating hours without lessons are Mon. Fri., 4-10 p.m; Sat. Sun. 12-2 p.m. through Feb. 20th. Cost with skate rental is $15 for adults and $10 for children.


Zoo Run @ the Nashville Zoo
Sat. Jan. 21st, 3-5 p.m.
Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
$40-50 for adults and $20-25 for kids 5-12
Join other runners for a fun run through places around the zoo that are not usually open to guests!


Healthy Family Expo
Sat. Jan. 28th, 1 4 p.m.
Rivergate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy, Goodlettsville
Kids can meet super heroes, jump on inflatables, and play games while parents visit healthy vendor booths.


Father/Daughter Dances @ Williamson County Rec Centers
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 28th, Longview Rec Center, Spring Hill
Feb. 4th, Franklin Rec Center
Feb. 11th, Nolensville Rec Center
Feb. 25th, Fairview Rec Center
$18 per couple, girls ages 4-12
Daddies and daughters can dress up and dance the night away with a DJ and snacks!


21st Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair
Sat. Feb. 4th, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Cool Springs Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin
Come check out more than 75 summer camps and programs to keep those summer days filled with fun and learning.


"You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty  615.373.2814


photo credit: by Radnatt



Posted on 01/09/2017 2:19 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 04 January 2017

I love being a part of closing day with my real estate clients. It's the day we get to celebrate all the work we've put into looking for the perfect new place each family gets to call home. Some of my clients get nervous because they're not sure what to expect, so it's my job to help calm their nerves, to prepare them thoroughly, and to point them toward the exciting part of this day. With so many homes selling in the Middle Tennessee area right now, I know there must be several of you who could use a refresher on what to expect on closing day so you can look forward to celebrating too!

  1. Call your Agent and Lender well before the closing date to make sure everything is nailed down to secure your funding. Most delays at closings happen because a bank is missing documents they need from the buyer.
  2. DO NOT. I repeat, DO NOT open up any new lines of credit for cars or credit cards or make large charges to existing lines of credit before your closing day. This can delay or cancel your closing. Use cash if you must make a large purchase not credit.
  3. Complete your final walk-through with your agent and make sure the seller has completed all agreed-upon repairs. If something has not been done, make sure to point it out to your agent so he or she can contact the seller and get everything squared away before closing day.
  4. Ask to see your HUD-1 Settlement Statement and compare it to your Good Faith Estimate to make sure there are no major discrepancies in the list of fees that you will be expected to pay at your closing. Ask questions BEFORE closing day.
  5. Review the entire process with your lender, attorney, and/or agent so you are informed and ready to sign papers. The entire process takes 1-1.5 hours, but it will go quickly and smoothly if you already have an idea of what you're signing.
  6. The day before your closing, compile everything you need to bring with you so you are not running around last-minute. Important things to remember are: IDs for each buyer, proof of homeowners insurance, inspection reports, your good faith estimate, and a cashier's check made out to the settlement company for all closing costs. (Wire funds are also permitted, but personal checks are generally not.)
  7. Last but not least, make sure everyone who needs to be there to represent you and your interests (agent, lender, closing agent, title company representative, and attorney if applicable) knows the time and place of this important meeting!
  8. Please make sure you have made arrangements for Utilities to be transferred into or out of your name the day of closing, unless transfer dates have been agreed upon by both parties in writing.


Closing day should be a fun day! I have years of experience in real estate closings, and I'd love to walk you through the entire process and celebrate with you as you take your keys!

"You've got a friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley


Brentview Realty 615.373.2814


Photo credit: fantasista at

Posted on 01/04/2017 8:22 AM by Jarod
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