Nashville Home Sales up 4.5% From Last August

Nashville Home Sales up 4.5% From Last August

 

Nashville real estate market Fall 2019

Home sales in Middle Tennessee are up 4.5% for the month of August compared to the same period reported last year.

Compared to 3,961 closings reported in August 2018, there were 4,140 home closings reported in August 2019, according to figures provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS®. The data collected represents 9 Middle Tennessee Counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson.

The median price for a residential single-family home was $315,863, compared to last year’s median price of $305,000. And for condos, it was $232,900 this year, compared to $224,900 last year.

The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 32 days.

“Homes are selling fast, and at higher prices. If you are looking to navigate our vibrate, local housing market, it is imperative to use a Realtor.  More than an app, a Realtor knows the market, knows how to negotiate and adheres to a strict code of ethics, thus ensuring, you the consumer is taken care of,” said Andrew Terrell, Greater Nashville REALTORS® president.

See the full report from Greater Nashville REALTORS® here.

 

Local Business Spotlight: Full Moon Cineplex

Local Business Spotlight: Full Moon Cineplex

Local Business Spotlight: Full Moon Cineplex

We usually spotlight our favorite local businesses—places that we love and go back to frequently. We haven’t actually been to this month’s local business, but we’ve been dying to check it out and wanted to go ahead and share it with you since this is the perfect time of year to visit!

Courtyard Cinemas on Lebanon Pike in Hermitage was the first place I watched Hocus Pocus and many of my other childhood favorites in the early 90’s. I still have fond memories of going to the theater with both my daycare at the time (Dodson Chapel UMC) and with my grandmother, who always let me visit the concession stand (making her my obvious favorite).

The theater that once anchored the Jackson’s Courtyard shopping center closed and sat empty for 13 years until new owners Ben and Stacey Dixon moved into the space and opened Full Moon Cineplex, a theater focused on classic and mainstream horror films for customers, like themselves, who can’t get enough of them. I don’t think I’ll be able to talk my grandmother into going with me any more, but my 8 and 13 year old sons can’t wait!

The Dixons offer mom-and-pop service, serving and refilling food and drinks themselves. General admission tickets are just $7 for a movie or $22 for movie and dinner, which also includes endless popcorn and soft drinks. A selection of beer is also available. Dinner customers are asked to order their tickets before 2pm on the day of the movie so they know how many to prepare for. The theater offers both traditional movie theater seating as well as dining tables and chairs.

Movies Showing This Fall

Nashville’s Longest-Running Haunted Attraction

Nashville’s longest-running haunted attraction, Slaughterhouse, is also now owned by the Dixons and shares the building with the theater and we can’t think of a better pairing for the upcoming season than a horror flick and haunted house! Slaughterhouse will open for the 2019 season on Friday, September 20th from 8-11pm and run through the end of October (hours may vary throughout the season so check before you go).

Available for Private Events

Full Moon Cineplex is available for private and corporate events, film screenings, birthday parties, and weddings. Email [email protected] and [email protected] for more information.

Website: www.FullMoonCineplex.com
Address: 3445 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: (615) 321-3111

This Week’s Open Houses

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!

Open House 09/14 at 1PM
$2,249,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,745
SQFT
1027b Battery Lane
Nashville, TN 37220
Battery Cove Subdivision
Open House 09/14 at 2PM
$2,222,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,130
SQFT
1806 Terrabrooke Ct, Lot 7
Brentwood, TN 37027
Terrabrooke Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,024
SQFT
1714 Andrew Crockett Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Crockett Springs Sec 1 Subdivision
Open House 09/14 at 12:30PM
$1,564,925
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,424
SQFT
1414 Newhaven Drive, Lot#142
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
Open House 09/12 at 3:30PM
$1,549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,967
SQFT
1609 Grassmere Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
Westhaven Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,163
SQFT
916 Marengo Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
12 South/Green Hills Subdivision
Open House 09/13 at 11:30AM
$1,379,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
3,843
SQFT
2612 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
Stokes & Marshall Subdivision
Open House 09/11 at 11AM
$1,320,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
10,332
SQFT
7303 Doug Hill Rd
Bon Aqua, TN 37025
n/a Subdivision
Open House 09/11 at 10AM
$1,299,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,754
SQFT
6001 Lookaway Circle -Model Hom
Franklin, TN 37067
Lookaway Farms Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,602
SQFT
2172 Hartland Rd
Franklin, TN 37069
Harts Landmark Subdivision
Open House 09/11 at 11AM
$1,174,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,470
SQFT
309 Hunters Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Leroy Smith Sub Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,155,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,355
SQFT
3300 Trevor St
Nashville, TN 37209
Trevor Homes Subdivision
Open House 09/14 at 10AM
$1,154,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,515
SQFT
1931 Parade Drive #95
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,149,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,018
SQFT
3427 Stokesmont Road
Nashville, TN 37215
Homes At 3425 Stokesmont R Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,149,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,002
SQFT
3423b Stokesmont Road
Nashville, TN 37215
Homes At 3423 Stokesmont R Subdivision
Open House 09/14 at 10AM
$1,119,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,960
SQFT
6010 Blackwell Lane #105
Franklin, TN 37064
Weatherford Estates Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 1PM
$1,098,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,985
SQFT
5649 Cooks Ln
Smyrna, TN 37167
 
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,089,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,503
SQFT
1022 Acklen Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
12 South Subdivision
Open House 09/14 at 1PM
$1,069,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,921
SQFT
3608b West End Ave. (#107)
Nashville, TN 37205
Richland Hall Subdivision
Open House 09/15 at 2PM
$1,050,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,898
SQFT
3410 Benham Ave
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision

Skip the Chains: Try These Local Chicken Sandwiches

Skip the Chains: Try These Local Chicken Sandwiches

Skip the Chains: Try These Local Chicken Sandwiches

While Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A are duking it out over who has the best fast-food chicken sandwich, we wanted to share some of our favorite Middle Tennessee restaurants that are sure to have some of the best local chicken sandwiches.

Batter’d and Fried Boston Seafood House

Chicken Sandwich
Seasoned Grilled Chicken Breast with choice of Plain, Buffalo or BBQ Sauce, Cheddar, on a Toasted Bun

Website / Address: 1008 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Big Bad Wolf Grill

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast
While there’s no description of this sandwich on their lunch menu, this restaurant is one of Middle Tennessee’s best hidden gems and everything we’ve tried here has been delicious. 

Website / Address: 189 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122

The Centennial

Grilled Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken, Pepperjack, lettuce, pickles, and Sriracha aioli 

Website / Address: 5115 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

Dino’s

Chicken Sandwich
Fried or grilled with lettuce, tomato, pickles & house honey mustard

Website / Address: 411 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206

Emmy Squared

Chicken Parm
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil served on a pretzel bun with a pickle

Spicy Chicken
Salsa Pico, pickles, radish, greens, ranch served on a pretzel bun with a pickle

Website / Address: 404 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

HoneyFire Barbeque Co.

Smoked Chicken
Hickory-smoked pulled chicken topped with HoneyFire Original Sauce and served on a toasted bun; plus two sides of your choice

Alabama Slammer
Hickory-smoked pulled chicken plus signature candied bacon, topped with HoneyFire Original Sauce & HoneyFire Alabama White sauce and served on a toasted bun; plus two sides of your choice

Website / Address: 8127 Sawyer Brown Road, Suite 304, Nashville, TN 37221

Hugh-Baby’s

Fried Chicken Sandwich
Crispy, Hand-breaded Fried Chicken topped with Pickles and Comeback Sauce

Website / Locations on Charlotte Ave, West End, and in Berry Hill

Liberty Common

Fried Chicken Sandwich
Mayo, Pickle, Lettuce, Pistou, Briôche, Pommes Frites or Salade

Website / Address: 207 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

M.L. Rose

Fried Chicken Sandwich
Buttermilk brined, topped with buffalo ranch, pickles, shredded romaine

Website / Locations in Melrose, Sylvan Park, and Capitol View

Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven

Tyrone’s Hot Chicken Sandwich
Crispy, hand-dredged Nashville hot chicken, lettuce, tomato, house bleu cheese dressing served on a sesame seed bun

Website / Address: 3410 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

Party Fowl

Hot Chicken Po’ Boy
Hot chicken on a French baguette with tomato, lettuce, pickles, served with fries or piggy chips and white bbq sauce

Hot Chicken Cuban Sandwich
Hot chicken, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, yellow mustard, and chimichurri on buttered and pressed french bread, served with piggy chips or fries

Hot Chicken and Cheddar
Hot chicken, extra sharp cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle on a grilled brioche bun with ranch dressing, served with piggy chips or fries

Website / Locations in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Donelson

Pepperfire

Hot Chicken Sandwich
Tenders, lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese

Tender Royale
Deep-fried “grilled” cheese with Pepperjack and topped with 3 chicken tenders

Apple Jack
A Tender Royale topped with sweet apples

Website / Address: 1000 Gallatin Avenue, Suite C, Nashville, TN 37206

And last but not least…

While it’s not exactly a chicken sandwich, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Biscuit Love’s East Nasty buttermilk biscuit with a fried, boneless chicken thigh, aged cheddar, and sausage gravy since it’s been named the “Best Sandwich in America!”

A Latte A Day Keeps Homeownership Away

A Latte A Day Keeps Homeownership Away

What are those Pumpkin Spice Lattes costing you?

The Pumpkin Spice Latte released earlier this week and you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast!

Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so limiting your extra purchases (like a latte a day from your favorite coffee shop) will help you get there faster.

The 20% Down Payment Myth

Depending on where you live, putting away just a small amount each day will get you to the down payment you may need for homeownership faster than you think. Traditionally speaking, the rule of thumb has been to put 20% down, but in many cases, it’s not necessary. In some instances, buyers may qualify for a 5%, 3.5%, or even a 0% minimum down payment. According to this NAR survey in 2018, first-time homebuyers typically pay about 7% of the sales price.

In the example below, we calculated how much a potential buyer would need to save each day for the next 5 years to make a 5% down payment on a median-priced home in several U.S. cities and how many Grande Pumpkin Spice Lattes (at $4.95/each, plus tax) that equates to.

 

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away

 

Ask a Lender

To find out exactly how much you’d need to save, you’d need to contact a lender and discuss your specific goals and financial circumstances. We know several who would be happy to help!