Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice
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
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
As the cooler temps move into Tennessee this fall, there are a few steps you can take now that will keep your home nice and cozy for this upcoming winter weather.
This is a loaded one, because there are many areas of your home that could have been neglected when your home was built. ...Read More...
Posted on 10/21/2015 3:18 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
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Many people have confessed to me over the years that the terms used in real estate are not necessarily self-explanatory, and therefore they become intimidating. I always reassure my clients that I have been "schooled" in the terms, and I try my best to explain each and every one they bring to me. This ...Read More...
Posted on 08/25/2015 11:35 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
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