Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice category.
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Saturday, 2 July 2022
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blog preview image It is now “officially” summer, but we didn’t need the calendar to tell us that!  The temperatures have been in the 90°-100° range for about two weeks now, with no signs of them dropping anytime soon.  Afterall, it is June in Middle Tennessee!  The grass is starting to get crunchy and landscape plants ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2022 4:44 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Tuesday, 7 June 2022
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blog preview image What does your house smell like?  Not after you have cleaned all day or baked cookies, but when you walk in the door after being gone for a while, for example when you have been away for a few days on vacation.   I’ll bet you have noticed the smell of other people’s houses when you first enter.  Have ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2022 8:57 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Monday, 2 May 2022
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blog preview image Countless people have told me over the past year that they are thinking of moving and are excited by how much they could make if they sold their home now.   A housing market like the current one is great for sellers, after all, selling your home quickly and for top dollar seems like a win to me!  However, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/02/2022 9:39 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 15 April 2022
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blog preview image Why Go with a Jumbo? The prices of homes in middle Tennessee jumped 40% from 2021 to 2022.   With this drastic rise in home prices, borrowers are having to look at loan options that are outside of the realm of a Conventional fixed rate loan. The Federal National Mortgage Association (also known as ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2022 11:09 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 31 March 2022
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blog preview image All you need to do is take a quick walk or drive around your neighborhood and you will see the dumpsters popping up all over the place like spring flowers signaling a variety of ongoing home renovation projects.  Some homes are being built from the ground up, but many more are undergoing some level ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2022 8:16 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Monday, 7 March 2022
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blog preview image Spring is upon us, and the signs are everywhere!  The payoff for putting up with all the rain of recent weeks is about to be realized with green lawns, blooming flowers and leaves on the trees!  Despite the knowledge of all those little “winters” that exist here in the South before spring “really” happens, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2022 10:11 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Tuesday, 15 February 2022
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blog preview image Ready to buy your next home? Hearing that it may be difficult? Preparation is the key to increasing your chances. Reduce your stress level by knowing what you need to do to be prepared to write “an offer they can’t refuse”. Your first step should be to align yourself with a licensed and experienced ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2022 10:20 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Tuesday, 18 January 2022
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blog preview image Following a recent conversation with my parents, I began to understand how much good and bad information and solicitations are bombarding people during TV watching time. They can’t seem to escape “one good deal after another’. I normally don’t watch much TV, especially not the newscasts, so I was unaware ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2022 8:55 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 6 January 2022
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blog preview image Happy New Year!  And what a year it has been so far!  During the last 7 days it has been as warm as 75° with tornado sirens blaring and since January 2nd we have had not one, but two snowstorms with temperatures dropping well below freezing and even toward single digits in some places!  The warmer temperatures ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/06/2022 12:54 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 17 December 2021
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blog preview image Caring for Your Other “Home” During the Holiday Season By now, your home is probably decorated, most of your shopping is done and you’re just crossing your fingers that the last minute deliveries will appear SOON on your doorstep.  What else is left to do?  Well, enjoy the season and celebrate of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2021 4:25 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 3 December 2021
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blog preview image Thanksgiving was here and gone and Christmas is on the way!  Many of you will be travelling for some part of December during the upcoming school break and holidays and I wanted to give you a few helpful hints to help you get your home ready for your departure.  If possible, have a family member, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2021 8:00 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 12 November 2021
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blog preview image As they days grow cooler, does the sound of that little click on your thermostat make you a little crazy?  You know, the one that happens just before the heat turns on?  Do you monitor your thermostat like a hawk this time of year?  We have probably all seen at least one news story today about the cost ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2021 8:59 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 28 October 2021
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blog preview image We are swiftly moving through October and this is a good time for the reminder that October is Fire Prevention Month.  If you haven’t done so this calendar year, test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors if you have them.  If you have older models, test and change the batteries.  Many ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/28/2021 3:44 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 15 October 2021
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blog preview image   The days are growing shorter and with more darkness comes the need for more lights, both inside and outside your home.  You will probably notice a burned out light bulb much faster inside your home than one in an outside fixture especially as we are all spending less time outside in the evenings.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2021 10:32 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 15 October 2021
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blog preview image   The days are growing shorter and with more darkness comes the need for more lights, both inside and outside your home.  You will probably notice a burned out light bulb much faster inside your home than one in an outside fixture especially as we are all spending less time outside in the evenings.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2021 10:32 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 7 October 2021
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blog preview image The days are growing shorter and with more darkness comes the need for more lights, both inside and outside your home.  You will probably notice a burned out light bulb much faster inside your home than one in an outside fixture especially as we are all spending less time outside in the evenings.  Before ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2021 10:01 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 23 September 2021
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blog preview image Did the most recent few rainfalls cause drainage issues in your yard or even enter your home?  Lately it seems more like spring than fall with the amount of rain we have had in Middle Tennessee.  Unfortunately, we tend to forget about drainage until it rains like it has over the last few weeks.  Getting ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 2:08 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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blog preview image The thermometer and the calendar both say it’s almost fall!  The change temperatures bring our attention to preparing for football-watching, chili-eating, sweater-wearing season!  While you haven’t flipped over from air conditioning to the heat just yet, if you have a fireplace, the cooler evenings ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 7:49 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Monday, 30 August 2021
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blog preview image Normally by Labor Day in Middle Tennessee your lawn is on the crunchy greenish-yellow side and this would not be the best time to do anything that might cause further damage.  Even if you use a sprinkler system all summer, the grass stays green but may still not be as healthy as it would with regular ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2021 2:38 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Friday, 13 August 2021
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blog preview image Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper It is not unusual to see homebuyers cringe when they tour a listing with wallpaper, especially if the home was built in the 1960’s or 70’s and it is original to the home.  Many of us have had the experience of trying to remove old wallpaper only for it to come off in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/13/2021 9:22 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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