I am very pleased to announce that I now hang my license at Benchmark Realty It’s only been a week and I am very pleased with my decision. As an independent contractor, I am free to hang my license with any Brokerage in Middle Tennessee. There are many to choose from but Benchmark made sense…… Continue reading I’ve Moved!
Or is it? Condo/townhome or single family home? Many buyers start their search with this question. Millennials and baby boomers alike wonder which lifestyle will suit them at this time in their lives. Is there a right answer? Personal Experience Over the last 18 years I have lived in 3 single family homes and 3…… Continue reading Highrise Is The Life For Me
It’s hard to believe I have been selling real estate for 5 years now. Sometimes it seems much longer and other times I feel if I’ve just started. There have been occasional clients or potential clients that have driven me crazy, like the one woman that looked for 9 months but could never pull the…… Continue reading Both Sides Now
Many of you but not all of you may have heard of WeHo which is short for Wedgewood Houston, an emerging neighborhood in Nashville. This neighborhoods boundaries are Chestnut on the north, 4th Ave S on the east, 8th Ave on the west and Wedgewood on the south. It’s not a large area and it’s…… Continue reading Let’s Go To WeHo
I love my chosen profession for many reasons but there are times when it’s not so fun. There is a scary side. Sellers Greed It has been a seller’s market for some time now but unfortunately some sellers have gotten greedy. Recently a client put an offer on a house in East Nashville. My buyer…… Continue reading The Scary Side of Real Estate
All the news about hackers and our personal data being stolen is frightening. In some ways I don’t know what to do. I mean how many times can I change my passwords and still keep up with all of them. And after multiple breaches I have so much credit monitoring on my accounts I think…… Continue reading Be Afraid But Be Forewarned
One of the keys to a successful retirement according to the Harvard Business Journal is not the amounts of assets you have but the amount of regular monthly income. Real estate is a great tool to create regular on-going income. That sound great you say, I’d love to buy some investment property but I don’t…… Continue reading Use Your Retirement Account Wisely
Last month I talked about investing through your retirement accounts in rental properties. That as an investment, real estate can produce three things – appreciation, cash flow and tax advantages. Most of Nashville’s and surrounding area real estate will appreciate over the next several years if the expected growth is anywhere near the predictions. But…… Continue reading Edge and Emerging Neighborhoods
As I am out and about involved in the community, people often say to me that I picked a good time to get into real estate, referring to our hot market. And I wholeheartedly agree. And they often ask “when will it end?” Wondering if our market can sustain this growth. There are a lot of reasons why this market will continue growing as it is and it’s simply supply and demand.
On April 28th, the last of the property assessors letters went out to homeowners letting them know what their property was worth. You may have heard that the average increase in value was 37%. But did you know that one area had a 93% increase in value? Not a Tax Assessment One thing the property…… Continue reading Did Your Taxes Go Up?