Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Keeping your home in tip-top shape sometimes requires more exstensive work than you can manage. Sure, you can watch a YouTube video to learn how to unclog a toilet, but some projects extend the reach of your skills, patience, and any YouTube instructional video. When you know your home project is out ...Read More...
Posted on 06/30/2015 11:24 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 25 June 2015
After months of record-low rates in the world of home mortgages, several reliable sources have been reporting that a rate increase is on the way for the 30-year-fixed mortgage. According to Bankrate.com, "Mortgage rates floated higher this week after the Federal Reserve signaled that at least one interest ...Read More...
Posted on 06/25/2015 11:55 PM by jarod
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Thanks to 24-hour cable channels that focus on home improvements, it should be no surprise that Americans reportedly spent $130 billion in upgrades on their homes last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While there are plenty of upgrades that will make your home stand out and more appealing, ...Read More...
Posted on 06/18/2015 11:55 PM by Jarod
Monday, 8 June 2015
Closing day should be a time to celebrate the purchase of your new home, but before you sign papers and take ownership, you have one more chance to make sure there are no ugly surprises. At least 24 hours before your closing, you have the chance to do a walk-through inspection. I highly recommend doing ...Read More...
Posted on 06/08/2015 11:42 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
When you hire a Realtor, you're inviting that person into a very personal time of buying and/or selling your home. You will be in close contact with that person as they assist you in every detail. It's important to get to know the real estate expert you are working with.
I would be honored to be ...Read More...
Posted on 05/27/2015 10:04 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Real estate bidding wars have been on the rise for the past few months in Brentwood, Tenn., and in the surrouding Middle Tennessee area. With a high demand for homes and a low supply to choose from, multiple offers are being made as soon as homes go on the market. Although this might sound intimidating, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/13/2015 11:25 PM by jarod
Thursday, 30 April 2015
You've already accomplished the big hurdles of moving out of your old place and into your new home, so give yourself a pat on the back! Now it's time to get familiar with the ins and outs of your new place so you can start making new memories. Here are seven things you should become familiar with quickly.
1. ...Read More...
Posted on 04/30/2015 11:31 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 9 April 2015
It's true that moving from one home to another can be a stressful event, but there are ways to reduce that stress with a little planning.
The best thing you can do is to start your planning several weeks in advance if possible with these tips:
- If you're renting your own truck or hiring movers, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/09/2015 11:56 PM by Jarod
Monday, 2 March 2015
In last week's post about HOA's, I told you the basic premise of what an HOA is and I encouraged you to make sure you understand the fees that are assessed each month or quarter if you buy a home that is governed by an HOA. In this week's post I'd like to explain briefly why it is so important for you ...Read More...
Posted on 03/02/2015 5:11 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 19 February 2015
If you're looking for a home in the Brentwood, Tennessee, area, odds are you're going to become interested in homes that are situated in neighborhoods governed by an HOA, or Homeowners Association. According to Community Associations Institute, one in six Americans live in an HOA neighborhood, and since ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 11:08 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
A few months ago I posted a blog about the inaccuracies in housing values with certain online real estate web sites. This week the LA Times published similar sentiment and even interviewed the CEO of Zillow, the most popular online source for real estate information.
Here is my original post about ...Read More...
Posted on 02/11/2015 11:01 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Many of my clients over the years have expressed stress over the unknowns of closing day. Although there can be unexpected things that come up at the last minute, I always try to coach and prepare my clients before they show up to sign closing documents and hand over big checks. This should be a day ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 11:53 PM by Jarod
Friday, 2 January 2015
Happy New Year, friends!! I hope that 2015 will bring you many blessings!
Winter has settled into Middle Tennessee. This coming Sunday night will usher in a really cold week with temperatures dropping down near single digits by mid-week! As you brace yourself for the cold, you should also consider ...Read More...
Posted on 01/02/2015 4:22 PM by Jarod
Monday, 17 November 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and that means many people in the Brentwood, Tennessee, area will be traveling to see friends and family over the next few weeks. Whether your celebrations are an hour away from home or a whole day's worth of travel, this list will of helpful reminders can help protect ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2014 11:54 PM by Jarod
Friday, 31 October 2014
Happy Halloween!! The Brentwood, Tenn., area is filled with great neighborhoods for goblins and princesses to knock on doors and ask for treats. Although many people might feel relatively safe among their neighbors, there are a few things to remember to make the night enjoyable for everyone.
According ...Read More...
Posted on 10/31/2014 2:38 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Although the temps in October tend to go from warm to chilly in any given hour, those breezes should remind you that colder months are on the way. And if the weather predictions for winter 2014 are correct, Middle Tennessee is expected to experience colder than normal temperatures and higher averages ...Read More...
Posted on 10/16/2014 11:07 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Some people like to use big words to impress or intimidate people in the business world, but as a Realtor, I feel it's my job to help educate and familiarize you with terms often used in real estate so that you feel confident as you walk through the process of buying and/or selling your home. The following ...Read More...
Posted on 09/30/2014 11:11 PM by Jarod
Saturday, 13 September 2014
I've said it before on here, and I'll say it again: I like HGTV as much as the next guy, but they've given some pretty bad advice on some of their shows when it comes to real-life home buying. For instance, I've heard the "experts" advise more than once that home buyers don't need to worry about a home ...Read More...
Posted on 09/13/2014 11:54 PM by Jarod
Saturday, 19 July 2014
I hear it all the time: "But Zillow (or Trulia, etc.) says my home is worth $(fill in the blank), but you're telling me it's worth this?" These nationwide real estate databases are a great starting point, but you need to know the facts before you put all your stock in a "zestimate."
Websites like ...Read More...
Posted on 07/19/2014 2:37 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Termite damage. Those two words have sent many a homebuyer running for the hills, but some of those fears are exaggerated. Because of the mild climates in Middle Tennessee, subterranean termites are common, but I have yet to see a case of irreversible damage in a well-maintained home. Here are my thoughts:
Prevention ...Read More...
Posted on 06/10/2014 11:39 PM by Jarod