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Monday, 2 March 2015
In last week's post about HOA's, I told you the basic premise of what an HOA is and I encouraged you to make sure you understand the fees that are assessed each month or quarter if you buy a home that is governed by an HOA. In this week's post I'd like to explain briefly why it is so important for you ...Read More...
Posted on 03/02/2015 5:11 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 19 February 2015
If you're looking for a home in the Brentwood, Tennessee, area, odds are you're going to become interested in homes that are situated in neighborhoods governed by an HOA, or Homeowners Association. According to Community Associations Institute, one in six Americans live in an HOA neighborhood, and since ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 11:08 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
A few months ago I posted a blog about the inaccuracies in housing values with certain online real estate web sites. This week the LA Times published similar sentiment and even interviewed the CEO of Zillow, the most popular online source for real estate information.
Here is my original post about ...Read More...
Posted on 02/11/2015 11:01 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Many of my clients over the years have expressed stress over the unknowns of closing day. Although there can be unexpected things that come up at the last minute, I always try to coach and prepare my clients before they show up to sign closing documents and hand over big checks. This should be a day ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 11:53 PM by Jarod
Friday, 2 January 2015
Happy New Year, friends!! I hope that 2015 will bring you many blessings!
Winter has settled into Middle Tennessee. This coming Sunday night will usher in a really cold week with temperatures dropping down near single digits by mid-week! As you brace yourself for the cold, you should also consider ...Read More...
Posted on 01/02/2015 4:22 PM by Jarod
Monday, 17 November 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and that means many people in the Brentwood, Tennessee, area will be traveling to see friends and family over the next few weeks. Whether your celebrations are an hour away from home or a whole day's worth of travel, this list will of helpful reminders can help protect ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2014 11:54 PM by Jarod
Friday, 31 October 2014
Happy Halloween!! The Brentwood, Tenn., area is filled with great neighborhoods for goblins and princesses to knock on doors and ask for treats. Although many people might feel relatively safe among their neighbors, there are a few things to remember to make the night enjoyable for everyone.
According ...Read More...
Posted on 10/31/2014 2:38 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Although the temps in October tend to go from warm to chilly in any given hour, those breezes should remind you that colder months are on the way. And if the weather predictions for winter 2014 are correct, Middle Tennessee is expected to experience colder than normal temperatures and higher averages ...Read More...
Posted on 10/16/2014 11:07 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Some people like to use big words to impress or intimidate people in the business world, but as a Realtor, I feel it's my job to help educate and familiarize you with terms often used in real estate so that you feel confident as you walk through the process of buying and/or selling your home. The following ...Read More...
Posted on 09/30/2014 11:11 PM by Jarod
Saturday, 13 September 2014
I've said it before on here, and I'll say it again: I like HGTV as much as the next guy, but they've given some pretty bad advice on some of their shows when it comes to real-life home buying. For instance, I've heard the "experts" advise more than once that home buyers don't need to worry about a home ...Read More...
Posted on 09/13/2014 11:54 PM by Jarod
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Termite damage. Those two words have sent many a homebuyer running for the hills, but some of those fears are exaggerated. Because of the mild climates in Middle Tennessee, subterranean termites are common, but I have yet to see a case of irreversible damage in a well-maintained home. Here are my thoughts:
Prevention ...Read More...
Posted on 06/10/2014 11:39 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Home renovation projects are big business these days, so if you've got a few home projects you'd like to tackle this summer, you need to know who to call. People often ask me for references on handymen and contractors, and I'm always pleased to recommend several in the Brentwood, Tenn., area.
People ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2014 10:26 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Recently I overheard a man say that he was waiting to sell his home until he could spend time transforming his backyard into something nice for whoever lived in it next. He went on to say that he had lived there for 15 years and had never made one upgrade, but he thought this would be the one that would ...Read More...
Posted on 05/28/2014 4:26 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Many times when people want me to help them sell their home, they want to know specifically what I will do to “market” their home to potential buyers. They’ve seen instances where someone was able to sell their home with a “for sale by owner” sign in the yard, or where ...Read More...
Posted on 04/17/2014 5:34 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
1. It is imperative for you to get pre-qualified for a loan. There is no way you can shop for a home if you don’t know the parameters of your budget. You don’t want to fall in love with a house or neighborhood on Realtracs.com, only to discover that you can’t afford it. Plus, being ...Read More...
Posted on 03/12/2014 4:35 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I've been posting about the promising news coming out of the Brentwood, Tenn., real estate market for the past few weeks, so I hope you've been reading. If not, check back through some of my recent posts. To continue on that topic, I've asked Loan Officer Todd Wiggins of First ...Read More...
Posted on 02/26/2014 9:53 PM by Jarod
Monday, 27 January 2014
BRRRRR!! Who’s ready for a tropical vacation? I know one thing, winter is not only hard on our Southern bodies, it’s also hard on our Southern-built homes. In the past few weeks, busted water pipes have kept every local plumber in demand. Here are a few things I’ve learned that will ...Read More...
Posted on 01/27/2014 1:31 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Earlier this week I wrote about taking time in the new year to clean out your house for two reasons: 1) To get a head start if you’re planning on selling your home sometime this year; or, 2) To fall back in love with the home you have.
That post included tips for cleaning, and this post will ...Read More...
Posted on 01/05/2014 5:01 PM by Jarod
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Posted on 01/01/2014 4:42 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 19 December 2013
How will the Nashville, Tenn., housing market look in 2014?
The 2013 housing market was successful in many ways in the Middle Tennessee area. Home prices have been up, and mortgage rates and days on the market have been down, which led to a slew of closings and new, happy homeowners. ...Read More...
Posted on 12/19/2013 11:33 PM by Jarod