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Friday, 27 March 2020


Happy Spring!  Leaves are emerging, flowers are blooming and grass is growing in leaps and bounds all over neighborhoods in Middle Tennessee.  This season has started the same as it always has where nature and the calendar are concerned, but quite differently for humans as we are all in the process of washing our hands more than ever before and practicing a new thing called “social distancing.”  With so much content available regarding the Corona virus and current financial situations of our country and communities, I would like to thank you for taking some time to check in here for some valuable real estate information.

Just a few short weeks ago, financial markets were climbing, unemployment was low and businesses in our area and across the country were thriving.  Today, through no fault of our own, we are being forced to make different decisions based on current financial and social situations.  I believe it is important to remember that although this is the current status in our communities, it is temporary.  This market decline is different from that of 2008 when the cause of losses were financially-based.  Keep in mind, real estate is the safest investment, it will not drop in value over night.  Financial experts agree that our economy is stronger than it has ever been and businesses and markets will rebound once the virus and our social distancing ends and people can re-enter the workforce and marketplace.

In the meantime, if you were thinking of buying, selling or refinancing, now is still a good time to take some action!  As you practice social distancing, this time can be used to work as a family unit to declutter, paint and tidy up around your home.  If your neighbors are doing the same, imagine how nice the neighborhood and homes will look to potential buyers!  Newly introduced lower interest rates and other mortgage incentives will be around for a few months as the economy returns to previous levels of productivity.  Many were already working on tax preparation so if you want to refinance much of the paperwork needed may still be close at hand!

First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during this time.  If you have any questions regarding current market conditions in your area or other real estate issues that may be affecting you, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific needs and possible solutions!...


..."You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley  615.403.8265 (more Blogs and Featured Listings)

Brentview Realty  615.373.2814




Posted on 03/27/2020 9:04 AM by jarod tanksley
Friday, 13 March 2020

In just a week, we can officially say winter is over based on the calendar.  Of course, there are those unofficial "winters" here in the South (ever heard of blackberry or dogwood?) that will continue for a while and seem to vary in name and number depending on who you ask.  But, for the most part, we can call it over and start enjoying some extra time outdoors in the evening and on the weekends now that the time has changed and the warmer weather is becoming more the norm.

This is a perfect time to spruce up the front of your home, especially if you are getting ready to list it for sale.  Since we have had so much rain, the weeds seem a little extra green right now, and with the ground being moist, they can be pulled without much effort and certainly without breaking a  sweat!  The softer soil will also allow you to easily do some cleanup on the edges of your flowerbeds and sidewalks before putting in some new plants for the season.  You want all your visitors to be greeted by the best possible view of your home!

As you stroll through your local garden center, be sure to choose a variety of plants to dress up the front of your home and highlight your home and yard's best attributes.  Consider the color of your home and choose flowers that will compliment it and each other.  You can add some perennial shrubs which will provide a nice green backdrop most of the year and even through the winter to be enjoyed again next year.  Rose bushes, azaleas, hydrangeas or other flowering bushes are also nice additions for some color throughout the spring and summer, just be sure you check their light, moisture and soil requirements before choosing a planting site for them.  The final addition to brighten your space can be some annuals which usually provide quite a bit of color for a relatively small financial investment.  Just be sure you check the planting instructions and heed warnings regarding required temperatures for planting or you may end up having to cover your new plants off and on until the risk of frost has passed.

Weeding your beds along with adding some new colorful plants is an easy and affordable way to give your home a fresh new first impression and celebrate the sunshine!

...."You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"....


Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 (more Blogs and featured Listings)

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 03/13/2020 7:29 AM by jarod tanksley
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