Is it Economical and Feasible to Move as a Senior?

Thinking about moving? You'll need to establish the current value of your existing home, calculate your share of any closing costs, what the financing costs are of the new home, and then calculate all the additional costs of moving, what your bills will be in the new...

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5 Mistakes Sellers Make When Decluttering

5 Mistakes Sellers Make When Decluttering

Is it time for a change? Maybe a new house? Well, that means selling the old one and you know what that means? Staging and prep. It might be a drag to have to put away all the holiday things and start the staging process but don't make these mistakes in the meantime....

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4 Upgrades to Consider When Selling Your Home Now

4 Upgrades to Consider When Selling Your Home Now

  Selling your home now is quite different than it was just six months ago. We are definitely doing things differently and we want to keep ourselves and those we come in contact as safe as possible. But homebuyers are now shifting gears as to what is more...

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Appraisals

How the Coronavirus is Affecting Appraisals

We already know that this coronavirus is changing the face of real estate and the longer we are in lockdown, the more dramatic the change could be but it's also affecting home appraisals. The appraisal is an important process in the mortgage application and its...

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What Matters Most in Your Credit Report?

If you're planning on refinancing your home or looking at a new home loan, pulling up a copy of your credit history should be the first step. You need to know what creditors see when looking at your history and your credit score. The last thing you want is to be...

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Realtor®

Having your own representation when you're buying or selling property is essential because not only can they help navigate the sometimes confusing legal jargon of a real estate transaction, but a licensed and qualified agent can offer tips, advice, suggestions, and...

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Can I Sell My House While Owning Chickens?

Can I Sell My House While Owning Chickens?

A recent question was brought up in our office that we don't get that often but it is a legitimate question so we wanted to answer it in a blog post. "Do I have to get rid of my chickens if I'm going to sell my house?" In today's day and age, backyard chickens are...

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10 Tips for Relocating on the Cheap

10 Tips for Relocating on the Cheap

  Moving can be expensive. If you have to sell a house, buy a house, move across the state or even across the country, those relocation costs can add up quickly. But, there are some tips, hacks, and shortcuts you can take to make your relocation a little easier...

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Hunters Run Homes for Sale

Hunters Run Homes for Sale

Hunters Run is a great subdivision in Antioch, South Nashville, with about 90 single-family homes just off of Una Antioch Pike Road. Most of the homes were built in the mid-1990s and feature about one quarter-acre lots, single and two-story designs, in sizes from...

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5 Places to Keep Clean to Avoid Costly Repairs

5 Places to Keep Clean to Avoid Costly Repairs

We all know the truth, if we maintain our items and personal belongings, there's supposed to last longer. Well, it couldn't be more true with these five places or items in your home. If you want to avoid costly repairs or maintenance issues, keep these areas clean....

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Nashville is One of the Best Cities to Get a Mortgage

A recent MSN Money Magazine article stated that Nashville Tennessee, the center of the country music universe, has come in at #16 is one of the top 25 best places to get a mortgage. And it's easy to. Getting a mortgage in Nashville is relatively easy compared to a lot...

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What to Know About Buying a Home After 50

What to Know About Buying a Home After 50

Buying a home after 50 is not impossible nor is it uncommon but there are some things to know before launching into homeownership, especially if you are over 40 to 45 years old. There are a lot of reasons you may have been putting off homeownership whether it's work,...

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Can and Should You Buy a House After Retirement?

Can and Should You Buy a House After Retirement?

This isn't for everyone but there are a lot of situations where folks decide to buy a home after retirement. One such recent customer decided to sell in a high-priced area while the market was good, rent in a different part of town for a couple of years, and then move...

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iBuyers are the New Cash For Your House Scheme

Have you heard of iBuyers? Maybe not, but you've probably heard of those signs on the side of the road offering to pay cash for your house, right? Essentially, there are about the same thing but of course, it doesn't sound as underhanded, does it? What is an iBuyer?...

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9 Ways to Save Money When Moving

9 Ways to Save Money When Moving

Plan on relocating? You probably have already started some sort of a binder or checklist of how to pack, window pack, and what to pack, but you may not have thought of ways to save money while you are relocating. Here's a list of 9 Ways to Save Money When Moving #1....

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal needs to be a priority when listing your home because it's usually the first thing a potential buyer will see. Whether they are driving by or looking at a picture online or on the flyer, the outside of your house should not only be amazing but draw buyers...

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How to Prevent Scratches on Your Hardwood Floors

How to Prevent Scratches on Your Hardwood Floors

One of the most dreaded things amongst homeowners that put in a new hardwood floor is getting a scratch.  Though scratches on any hardwood floor are inevitable, there are a few ways to be proactive to prevent scratches and have fewer of them end up on your floor.  ...

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5 Things Buyers Must Do Before Moving In

Finalizing documents after closing or signing is one of the most exciting and sometimes terrifying things in the buying process. However, there are some things you don't want to miss when buying a home. Before grabbing the keys from your agent you want to make sure...

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How to Tell a Home Will Need Extensive Repairs

Choosing a new home, whether it's brand-new or just new to you can be an exciting and overwhelming process. Sometimes, it's so overwhelming that we overlook huge red flags. You may love the home so much that it doesn't matter what the home inspection report says,...

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Why Did That Home Sell Faster?

When listing property, clients always say things like, "why did that home sell so fast?" Or, "how do I get my home to sell for that much?" These are very common questions because if you're considering selling you've probably done a little bit of research on what...

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Why You Should Never Waive the Home Inspection

Why You Should Never Waive the Home Inspection

A home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Waiving the inspection contingency on a home is being done more and more in very hot housing markets to give buyers an edge over other buyers making an offer on the same home....

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Should We Rent or Sell Our Vacant Home?

Should We Rent or Sell Our Vacant Home?

Are you on the fence about renting or selling a vacant home? There are pros and cons to each so it's important to understand all of the factors involved before making a wise decision. Renting might be a good option if you're prepared for the maintenance that comes...

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Real Estate and Home Buying Advice for Seniors

As much as we don't like it or as little as we feel it, we are all aging. And, we want to make the most of our time here with convenient devices and tips that help us live a more productive and vibrant life. Getting older and becoming a senior citizen is nothing to...

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Issues Young People Face When Buying a Home

Buying your first home is exciting and it should be. You are finally living the American dream but, if you're young or a millennial you may be facing some challenges. I want everyone to have a wonderful experience when they buy a home but being prepared really can put...

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What to Know About Downsizing

What to Know About Downsizing

A lot of people downsize for many different reasons, perhaps your empty-nesters, looking for a little less space, or a change in family status. Whatever the reason for going from a large house to a small house, there are some key points to keep in mind. You want to...

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5 Major Benefits to Using a Buyer’s Agent

Many people new to the real estate industry have no idea that there are usually two agents involved in every transaction. There's the listing agent that originally listed the property and then the age of the brings the buyer, usually called the buyers agent. These...

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Seniors! Downsizing Can Be Easy with the Right Agent

Well, has it come to that time already? Maybe you just can't take care of the large property, landscape everything, and manage a big home. Is it getting harder to walk up and down stairs? Do you just not want to have to mow a couple of acres or even your front lawn...

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3 REAL Keys to Buying a Home

3 REAL Keys to Buying a Home

3 REAL Keys to Buying a Home We’ve all heard it dozens of times; MSN has a feature every other week about what buyers can do, mistakes their making, and tips for home-buyers. Just give us the facts and what we really need to know. Well, the fact is that there are some...

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How Much are Homes in Antioch Tennessee?

How Much are Homes in Antioch Tennessee? Antioch is a small South Nashville neighborhood located along Interstate 24. It's become extremely popular due to its easy accessibility, great neighborhoods, and surrounding parks, shops, restaurants, and recreational centers....

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Easy Cleaning Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

Easy Cleaning Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

The New Year is almost here and many of us begin to think of how we will begin a new chapter in our lives. Of course the biggest and most popular of resolutions has to do with physical health and appearance. Many resolutions for most people include improved quality of...

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