Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice
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
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
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Home renovation projects are big business these days, so if you've got a few home projects you'd like to tackle this summer, you need to know who to call. People often ask me for references on handymen and contractors, and I'm always pleased to recommend several in the Brentwood, Tenn., area.
People ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2014 10:26 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Recently I overheard a man say that he was waiting to sell his home until he could spend time transforming his backyard into something nice for whoever lived in it next. He went on to say that he had lived there for 15 years and had never made one upgrade, but he thought this would be the one that would ...Read More...
Posted on 05/28/2014 4:26 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Many times when people want me to help them sell their home, they want to know specifically what I will do to “market” their home to potential buyers. They’ve seen instances where someone was able to sell their home with a “for sale by owner” sign in the yard, or where ...Read More...
Posted on 04/17/2014 5:34 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Hear me out. I like watching HGTV in my down time just like the next guy, but I’ve had some people come to me with some pretty unrealistic expectations about the home-buying process that can usually be attributed to one or both of the homebuyer’s penchants for watching lots of ...Read More...
Posted on 03/26/2014 11:58 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
1. It is imperative for you to get pre-qualified for a loan. There is no way you can shop for a home if you don’t know the parameters of your budget. You don’t want to fall in love with a house or neighborhood on Realtracs.com, only to discover that you can’t afford it. Plus, being ...Read More...
Posted on 03/12/2014 4:35 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I've been posting about the promising news coming out of the Brentwood, Tenn., real estate market for the past few weeks, so I hope you've been reading. If not, check back through some of my recent posts. To continue on that topic, I've asked Loan Officer Todd Wiggins of First ...Read More...
Posted on 02/26/2014 9:53 PM by Jarod
Monday, 27 January 2014
BRRRRR!! Who’s ready for a tropical vacation? I know one thing, winter is not only hard on our Southern bodies, it’s also hard on our Southern-built homes. In the past few weeks, busted water pipes have kept every local plumber in demand. Here are a few things I’ve learned that will ...Read More...
Posted on 01/27/2014 1:31 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Earlier this week I wrote about taking time in the new year to clean out your house for two reasons: 1) To get a head start if you’re planning on selling your home sometime this year; or, 2) To fall back in love with the home you have.
That post included tips for cleaning, and this post will ...Read More...
Posted on 01/05/2014 5:01 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Posted on 01/01/2014 4:42 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 19 December 2013
How will the Nashville, Tenn., housing market look in 2014?
The 2013 housing market was successful in many ways in the Middle Tennessee area. Home prices have been up, and mortgage rates and days on the market have been down, which led to a slew of closings and new, happy homeowners. ...Read More...
Posted on 12/19/2013 11:33 PM by Jarod
Friday, 6 December 2013
Earlier this week I started the conversation about how the location of your home is important to your overall happiness with your home. If you find a house that has everything on your must-have list, BUT you end up in a neighborhood that creates a much longer commute than you expected or you can hear ...Read More...
Posted on 12/06/2013 4:49 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Looking for a three-bedroom, two-bath home with hardwood floors and a fireplace? Need a place that fits into the $400,000 price range? Those descriptors can easily be entered into a real estate search engine and found without too much effort. But what about your must-have list for a neighborhood? Sometimes ...Read More...
Posted on 12/03/2013 3:49 PM by Jarod
Monday, 25 November 2013
If you’re headed to a home closing in the near future, you’ll be pleased to know that thanks to The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), you’re less likely to be blindsided by your total closing costs and fees. According to The US Department of Housing and Urban ...Read More...
Posted on 11/25/2013 11:08 PM by Jarod
Friday, 15 November 2013
Sales reports are in for October 2013, and according to the Williamson County Association of Realtors, compared to October 2012, days on the market are down, and closings are up 11.6%. Residential sales are the best they have been since before the market started ...Read More...
Posted on 11/15/2013 11:24 PM by Jarod