Both Sides Now

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

Let’s Go To WeHo

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

Edge and Emerging Neighborhoods

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

Did Your Taxes Go Up?

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?

$12 Billion of Idle Cash

Across the US, there is $12 Billion in savings accounts, money market accounts and other ‘safe’ investments that earn less than 1%, even less than .5%.  Why?  Because people are afraid of the volatility of the stock market. Another Alternative Others are investing elsewhere – in real estate.  You’ve heard the news of investors from…… Continue reading $12 Billion of Idle Cash

Happy New Year!

For many years, my New Year’s eve tradition was to write out two lists – one of all the things I wanted in my life, they could be new things or things I valued and wanted to keep.  And by things I don’t mean objects but things like good health, wonderful relationships, etc.  And the…… Continue reading Happy New Year!