Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice
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
Sunday, 3 November 2013
No one is able to predict the demise of their major appliances, and most people are unprepared when they do go on the fritz. Home appliance and system repairs are about as inconvenient as they are expensive. That’s why I always recommend that my clients be protected by a home warranty. Home warranties ...Read More...
Posted on 11/03/2013 5:01 PM by Jarod
Friday, 18 October 2013
September 2013 home sales results are in, and the Middle Tennessee real estate market continues to thrive! According to the Williamson County Association of Realtors®, September’s residential sales were the best on record since the housing boom of 2006. Actually, total sales for 2013 ...Read More...
Posted on 10/18/2013 12:31 AM by Jarod
Friday, 4 October 2013
Protecting Your Property Purchase
Home closings are known for their endless signatures and sometimes confusing legal documents, but in my professional opinion, title insurance is one of those documents that you need to make sure is in your stack. The title search will remove any doubt about current ...Read More...
Posted on 10/04/2013 6:04 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
You finally found it—the perfect home. You knew it as soon as you walked in the door. If you’re a woman, you’ve started mentally placing furniture around the room. If you’re a man, you’ve made sure the garage will store all your tools. But before you start moving in your ...Read More...
Posted on 09/24/2013 2:00 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Learn how to get the house you want in the Brentwood, Tenn., real estate market!
What happens when there is a high demand for homes and a low supply to choose from? Bidding wars. The Wall Street Journal reports that in June, 69% of homes faced multiple offers. As the Brentwood, Tenn., ...Read More...
Posted on 08/07/2013 4:22 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Finding the Agent Who Works Best for You
Ah. The search for the perfect Realtor has begun. So, how do you know which one is right for your family and your real estate needs? Sure, you want someone with whom you have good rapport, but you should also be looking to hire someone who has the same goals ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2013 3:55 PM by Jarod