Sunday, 28 December 2014
Nashville Housing Market Predictions for 2015

Another year of real estate recovery is coming to an end in the United States. predicts that 2015 will look similar to 2014 nationwide, but the housing market is becoming more stable for buyers, sellers, and renters.

The slow and steady process has been good overall for the Nashville area. Trulia ranked Nashville as the #5 market to watch in 2015 because of solid job growth, a high share of Millennials living in and around the city, and increased construction.

Those factors have also led to a 3.8% increase in rentals from the existing inventory, which is why you have probably noticed construction of apartment and condo high rises in several metro areas. The Tennessean reports that Nashville ranks #1 in rental inventory nationwide.

According to the Nashville Post, Nashville-area home prices will likely rise in 2015 simply because of supply factors, and they report that November home sales in Nashville were the strongest they had been in eight years.

For those looking to settle outside of the high rises and night life of downtown, Williamson County offers green space, great schools, and plenty of new construction. The Williamson County Association of Realtors reports that land closings were up 140% over 2013 during the month of November, with many more lots slated for 2015 all over the county.

Thank you for helping make 2014 a great year for me in real estate! This area of the country has always been my home, and I'm here to make sure that you feel at home too. Give me a call if you or someone you know is ready to make a housing change in 2015.

Jarod Tanksley



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Posted on 12/28/2014 10:58 PM by Jarod
Monday, 8 December 2014
2014 Holiday Events in Williamson County, Tennessee

You don't have to travel far to find some festive activities this holiday season, because Williamson County has a lot to offer in Middle Tennessee!

Brentwood Luminaries

Saturday, Dec. 13th

Each year on the second Saturday of December, Brentwood neighborhoods "light up" for a special night of Brentwood Luminaries. Citizens join together and line their neighborhood streets with candles in paper bags to create a beautiful glow for those driving through viewing Christmas lights and decorations.

Some participating subdivisions planning to decorate with lights and luminaries include: Woodway, Heathrow Hills, Brentwood Country Club, Lansdowne, Brentmeade, Foxboro, Chenoweth, Liberty Downs, Raintree Forest, Green Hills Boulevard, McGavock Farms, Belle Rive and Carondelet.

Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 14th

30th Annual Dickens of a Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 13th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 14th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Franklin transforms into a Dickens-era Christmas festival, complete with elaborately dressed characters, horse-drawn carriages, a craft bazaar, music, and delicious food. Shops and restaurants will also be open along the 15 blocks for those who are out to see the sights in this FREE event. For more information, visit here.


Leiper's Fork Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2:00 p.m.

Head to historic Leiper's Fork for a unique Christmas parade experience. This year's Grand Marshall will be "American Picker" Mike Wolfe, and the route is from Southall Road through the heart of town on Hillsboro Road. For more information, visit here.

Rain date: Saturday, Dec. 20th


Parade of Homes at Kings' Chapel
Dec. 6-21, 10 a.m. to 8p.m.
Hosted by the Middle Tennessee Association of Home Builders, the holiday Parade of Homes will be open in the Kings' Chapel community in Arrington December 6-21.

Gather ideas for building and decorating as you tour these beautiful homes. Other special events will be going on in conjunction with the parade of homes. For a complete list of events and to order tickets, click here

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.


42nd Annual Carter House Candlelight Tour
Dec. 16-20, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This year the tour theme will be "The Christmas That Never Was" in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Stops include the Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House. For more information and to order tickets, visit here.


If you don't mind making a short drive into Green Hills, this live nativity always gets great reviews:

Walk Thru Bethlehem Live Nativity
Woodmont Christian Church
Sunday, Dec. 14th, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers dress in character and transform their church grounds into "the village and outskirts of what Bethlehem may have been like on a smaller scale on the night of the birth of Jesus."

The best place for more information is on their Facebook page.


Happy Holidays!

Jarod Tanksley



Posted on 12/08/2014 5:11 PM by Jarod