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
Since I have lived in numerous neighborhoods around the city, I thought I would write a little bit now and then about the different areas where I have owned homes. My first choice is Cleveland Park in East Nashville for several reasons: first, it’s a great neighborhood; two, I have owned two houses in the…… Continue reading Insight into Cleveland Park
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?
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
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!
It’s hard to believe that I have been helping people with their real estate needs for two and a half years already. Time flies, and I have been having fun. When my position was eliminated at Vanderbilt, I wasn’t sure what I would do. But after a few interviews I realized, I did not want…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving