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Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon Open Houses for Sale

This Week’s Open Houses

Here are the upcoming Open Houses for residential real estate in Nashville and surrounding areas! If you would like to customize this search to meet your needs, click on “See All Results” at the bottom of this page and modify the search fields on the next page. Please let us know if you would like information about these, or any other properties. Please let the hosting agents know that we sent you!  

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Living Local Nashville’s Guide to Downsizing and Minimizing

Over the last several years, our families have moved into homes with significantly less storage than our previous homes. In 2012, Ron and Pam downsized to a condo less than half the size of their former house, and just last year, Stephanie’s family moved into a 1970’s ranch home with lower ceilings, smaller closets, and no garage. During our experiences, we picked up a few tips that helped us have a smoother transition and would like to share them with…

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2019 Is the Year to Meet Your Real Estate Goals!

‘Tis the season for making resolutions and setting goals.  If you have a particular real estate goal in mind this year, our Living Local Nashville team is here to help you make it happen. First-Time Home Buyer? For those of you who would like to make 2019 the year you buy your first home, we love working with first-time buyers to help make their dreams come true and would love to help you.  Typically, the first step is to get…

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Living Local Nashville’s Guide to Lighting Your Home

We look at hundreds of real estate listings each week and one of the greatest differences we see in photos and while showing homes to our clients is the lighting. Good lighting sets the stage for great listing photos, first impressions as buyers enter your home, and a more enjoyable home for you and your family to live. We cannot express how important good lighting is to set the ambience of an entire space, so we’ve compiled a few tips…

First day hikes at Tennessee State Parks and other things to do this January

Things to Do in Nashville this January

Has the week between Christmas and New Year’s left you feeling dazed and confused? Whether you’re ready to walk off those holiday calories or just need to cure your cabin fever, there is plenty for everyone to do this January! Pajama Cruise at Shipwreck Cove (1/1) First Day Hikes at Tennessee State Parks (1/1) Old Hickory Winter Market (1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31) Marshmallow Hike sat Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (1/4-1/5) Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston (1/5) First Saturday Art…

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10 Best Coffee Shops East of Nashville

Several years ago, it wasn’t unheard of to have to venture out to East Nashville for a handcrafted latte. Smaller communities were lucky if we had a single mom and pop coffee shop, much less locally roasted coffee or healthy companions such as organic ingredients, dairy alternatives, or naturally infused sweeteners. East Nashville may still be known for some of the best coffee in Middle Tennessee, but the suburbs have come a long way and it’s no longer necessary to…

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in…

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life of your loan. Any additional payments to the principal amount (the original sum of money borrowed in a loan), helps to cut down the amount of interest that you will…

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the market is hot, homeowners attempt to set their listing price higher. Their hope is that a motivated buyer will be willing to pay any price for a house in their desired neighborhood! Sellers must remember, though,…

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, however, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long-term cost’ of the home. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae all project that…