Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Whether you are rejoicing (inside, of course) or sad that school is just around the corner, it never hurts to be well prepared for a new school year if you have kiddos headed off to one our fabulous schools in the area. For the purposes of this post, I will focus on info for our award-winning public ...Read More...
Posted on 07/27/2016 2:28 PM by Jarod
Friday, 6 May 2016
I'm seeing SOLD signs all over the Middle Tennessee area, so that means many of you are about to start the process of moving! Even if you haven't listed or sold your house yet, but you've got the bug to do it soon, a little planning and organizing can make your moving day go much more smoothly.
Start ...Read More...
Posted on 05/06/2016 5:17 PM by Jarod
Monday, 7 March 2016
If your kitchen is starting to show its age, you don't necessarily have to get out a sledgehammer or empty your wallet to give your kitchen the facelift you're looking for. Spring is a great time to open the windows and get to work on bringing the heart of your home into the look of this decade.
Here ...Read More...
Posted on 03/07/2016 2:42 PM by Jarod
Monday, 29 February 2016
As everyone and everything begins to thaw out in Middle Tennessee, you are sure to see many people outdoors, eager to soak up the sun. Those who've been shut up inside all winter may also be looking forward to warmer weather so they can stay on top of home maintenance that is more difficult to take ...Read More...
Posted on 02/29/2016 3:50 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Buying a home is a big deal and a big investment, so please take my word for it when I say that investing in a thorough home inspection is one of the most important parts of the home-buying process.
Jerry Black from Pillar to Post Home Inspectors services many homes in the Middle Tennessee real estate ...Read More...
Posted on 02/16/2016 10:28 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 31 January 2016
The countdown has begun to the biggest football game of the year. Next Sunday the Super Bowl will celebrate 50 years, and the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will take the field for an epic battle for the coveted title of Super Bowl champions. Last year 114.4 million Americans tuned in to watch ...Read More...
Posted on 01/31/2016 11:49 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Middle Tennessee has experienced a mild winter so far, but as temperatures drop below freezing this week, it's always a good idea to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to protecting your home from frozen water pipes, which can lead to busted water pipes if not handled correctly. Here are ...Read More...
Posted on 01/05/2016 9:00 PM by Jarod
Monday, 28 December 2015
As 2015 is wrapping up, I hope that you are able to look back on the year and be thankful for all of your blessings! I know I am! I am also excited to move forward into 2016 because I believe it will be a great year filled with new opportunities. The Nashville area continues to grow by leaps and bounds ...Read More...
Posted on 12/28/2015 6:20 PM by Jarod
Monday, 9 November 2015
You've found the perfect house, and now you just need the sellers to get out, already! You've got furniture to arrange and memories to be made. But before you kick the previous owners to the curb, keep in mind that they hold a wealth of knowledge about your home-to-be. They know its fabulous hidden ...Read More...
Posted on 11/09/2015 11:35 PM by Jarod
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Home remodeling is back to being big business in the United States this year with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University suggesting that it could easily exceed the $300 billion spent last year as the housing industry continues to improve. Many Baby Boomers are contributing to these ...Read More...
Posted on 10/31/2015 11:53 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Building your dream home can be a rewarding experience, but as many who have gone before you can tell you, it can also be overwhelming if you don't know what to expect. In booming areas of the country such as the Nashville area, there are a lot of new construction communities to choose from, so get ...Read More...
Posted on 09/15/2015 10:41 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Opinions and options abound in today's social media society when it comes to deciding the best way to sell your home. Some people hire a Realtor to handle all of their selling affairs, while others seek various ways to sell by owner.
Most proponents of FSBO will tell you that with the evolution ...Read More...
Posted on 07/19/2015 11:30 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 12 July 2015
Taking out a mortgage is a big deal, so choosing the professional who will handle your mortgage should also be a big deal. If several thousand of your dollars will be paid out in interest to a company for the next 10 to 30 years, then you deserve to be treated well during the course of your business ...Read More...
Posted on 07/12/2015 11:40 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
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