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.


Things to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home

Things to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home

Kids all over the country are preparing for a new school year, and while the thought of another season of homework doesn’t sound very fun, there’s no doubt that the most prepared students are usually the most successful. The same can be said about home buyers and sellers. Being prepared when buying or selling real estate can save you money and help you make more logical decisions instead of acting on emotional impulse.

Before You Buy

If you’re thinking about buying a home or investment property, your first step should be to give us a call so we can walk you through the process from the very start.  There are some other steps you should take to ensure a smooth transaction:

  • Save up.  It’s never too early to start saving money for a down payment, as the larger your savings, the more options you will have.
  • Determine your needs.  How much space do you need? How far are you willing to commute to and from work?  Is a particular school district important to you?  Does your family have any restrictions, such as avoiding flights of stairs?  Once you have a general idea of your criteria, we can help you fine-tune your goals and even set up an automated home search which will notify you by email as soon as potential properties that fit your parameters are listed.  We will tour as many homes and neighborhoods as you need to compare your top contenders and make a well-informed decision about your dream home.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage.  If you do not already have a lender, we can recommend some to you.  During the pre-approval process, your credit score will be checked and your house purchase budget will become clearer. You should also refer to our Tips For A Smooth Mortgage Process early on in this journey.

Making an Offer

Once we find your dream home, we’ll walk you through all the steps of making and negotiating an offer and getting through the appraisal, inspections and repairs stages, as well as the final walk-through and closing, and all the details and deadlines in between.

Before You Sell

Again, your first step should be to call us if you own real estate that you’d like to sell.  We will meet at your property during a time that is convenient for you, so we can discuss your goals and timeframe.  At that time, we’ll explain to you our proven marketing strategy to get the best possible results from the sale of your property.  Some other steps you can take are:

  • Clean, clean, and clean some more.  Your property should look clean, smell clean and feel clean to prospective buyers as soon as they walk in.  To help you get your property ready to be listed, refer to our Preparing Your Listing checklist.
  • To update or not update?  Many clients feel that major improvements or updates need to be made before listing their property for sale, in order to be competitive. We can discuss these projects with you and help you prioritize which improvements are likely to net the best returns for your money.  We also have a long list of trusted vendors we can recommend for any recommended improvements.
  • Stay calm.  We’ve compiled a couple of checklists to help you during your listing period and to prepare for showings to potential buyers, which will help keep you focused and organized.

Navigating Negotiations

Of course, we will review any offers with you and negotiate the price, conditions, contingencies and other terms that best suit your goals, and we’ll be acting in your best interest at all times.

We’re here to help make the process as simple and stress-free as you would like it to be. Whether you’re ready to list tomorrow or if you think you might buy or sell next year, we’re always happy to help you prepare and answer questions you may have.

Local Business Spotlight: Air Trust HVAC

Local Business Spotlight: Air Trust HVAC

Trusted HVAC Specialists for Over 25 Years

For more than a quarter of a century, Air Trust HVAC has been heating and cooling homes and businesses in the Nashville area.  Whether your needs involve seasonal maintenance, repairs to existing units or installation of new systems, no job is too small or too large for Air Trust.  Their team can cover it all, from central air conditioning to heat pumps to gas and electric furnaces and more.

AirTrust HVAC Air Conditioning Service Nashville TN

Reliable Vendors Are a Must for Our Clients

In our line of work, having reliable vendors is absolutely critical, as it helps us to meet our deadlines and thus ensures our clients will have a smooth buying or selling process.  As a locally owned and operated business, Air Trust takes care of its customers with quick response times, quality work, and fair prices.  Owner Mark Nichols is especially known for his friendly service and willingness to help others.  Give Air Trust a call for your heating and cooling needs, and you’ll experience their above-and-beyond way of doing business that we’ve come to rely on for our own homes, as well as our clients’ homes.

P.S. And as Mark always says, “don’t forget to change those filters monthly!”

Air Trust HVAC can be reached at (615) 582-6565 or online at


Local Business Spotlight: Blind and Shutter Lady

Local Business Spotlight: Blind and Shutter Lady

The Dilemma with a Great View

Donelson sunrise over the Cumberland River and Neelys Bend

When my wife and I (Ron) moved into our current home around a year ago, it was the amazing view from the back of the house that cinched our decision.  However, it didn’t take long to realize that those large windows across the back of the house had one small disadvantage… the blazing morning sun.  The sunrises from the master bedroom bay window are breathtaking, but if we’re being honest, we don’t often wake up in time for those sunrises.  And while the sun’s heat is very welcome in the winter months, it can be brutal in the summertime.  Luckily, we found the Blind and Shutter Lady (Pam Smith) to help us find the perfect window covering to block the heat and light when needed without blocking any more of the view than necessary at other times.  She also helped us with our bathroom window treatments, as well.

The Solution

From the initial in-home consultation through the installation of our blinds and shutters, Pam and her team made the process hassle-free.  She brought a huge selection of samples to the first meeting, and we noticed right away that she had a great deal of experience in her line of work.  We felt confident that she would not steer us wrong, and we were right.  We’re just as happy now as we were then with our window solutions.  We’re not the only ones either, as the clients we’ve referred to Pam have all been satisfied as well.

Bottom Line

If you’re in need of blinds, shutters or shades for your home or business, give the Blind and Shutter Lady a call.  She or another designer on her team will oversee the entire project, and as her website says, they “don’t rest until you’re delighted.”

Blind and Shutter Lady
Phone: (615) 288-2117

UNDER CONTRACT: Beautiful Nolensville Home with Stunning Views & Community Pool!

UNDER CONTRACT: Beautiful Nolensville Home with Stunning Views & Community Pool!

Gorgeous Home Surrounded by Stunning Views and Wooded Common Area in Nolensville, TN

1806 Turner Drive, Nolensville, TN 37135
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2726 Square Feet
MLS #:  2057781   |  $384,900

Living Local Nashville is proud to present this beautiful, all brick, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Nolensville, TN with stunning views in the front and backing up to wooded common area! The bonus room can serve as a 5th bedroom if needed. There’s a beautiful master suite on the main level with a bay window, master bathroom with double vanities and a walk-in closet. Cook your favorite meals and entertain all of your friends and family in the gorgeous open kitchen anchored around an island with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Enjoy your coffee in the breakfast nook and gather in the formal dining room for larger meals. Looking for office space or a home library? Look no further! This home has it all. Hardwoods, tons of trim, a backyard you’ll never want to leave… an established community with an active homeowners association, community swimming pool, and zoned for Rock Springs and Stewarts Creek schools!

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With stunning views east and south of this all-brick home, life will feel like it slows down a little each time you pull into the driveway. 

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Welcome guests in this beautiful foyer with soaring ceilings and beautiful hardwoods and trim.

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Bring your house plants! Natural light floods into every room of this home.

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The room directly off the foyer can be used as an office, a formal sitting room, music room, library, or even a craft room. The possibilities are endless.

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Beautiful, formal dining room with wainscoting and distant views overlooking the city of La Vergne in the east. Watch the lights twinkle in the distance while you enjoy dinner.

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Curl up in front of this gas fireplace and enjoy a private view of the wooded common area behind this home.

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This beautiful kitchen boasts tons of cabinets in addition to a pantry, lots of granite counter space, stainless appliances (double ovens!) and a garbage disposal.

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Open views into the living room

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Cozy breakfast nook for your morning coffee and newspaper!

The main-level master suite is one of our favorite features of this home!

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Gorgeous views of the back yard and tons of trim with a double-tiered tray ceiling!

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The master bathroom features double vanities, a large, tiled shower, garden tub, private water closet, and a huge walk-in closet.

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There are three additional bedrooms upstairs, plus a bonus room that can serve as a playroom, media room, or even a 5th bedroom. One of the bedrooms (not photographed) was being used for storage at the time of photos and has a walk-in closet.

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So many possibilities in the bonus room!

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There is floored attic space behind three small doors in the bonus room as well as a large walk-in, floored attic off the hall and overhead storage as well. Tons of storage!

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Downstairs you will find a guest bathroom off the foyer in addition to the master bathroom. The bedrooms upstairs share two full bathrooms; this one has a double vanity and private water closet.

Large fenced back yard with privacy in Nolensville, TN

Bring your hammock and enjoy watching the birds and fireflies in the wooded common area behind you… you’ll probably even see a deer or two!

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Nolensville home for sale with plenty of parking
Plenty of parking with a two-car garage and oversized parking area, and a fenced yard for Fido!

Splash into the community pool and enjoy over 5 acres of green space owned by the homeowners association!

Enjoy the convenience of McFarlin Pointe, centrally located between Smyrna/LaVergne and Nolensville with easy access to Nashville and Murfreesboro via I-24.

McFarlin Pointe is an equal 5 miles distance from Target, Publix, and Stonecrest Hospital in Smyrna and the historic town center of Nolensville and only 3 miles from I-24. Those wanting to live in Nolensville without paying Williamson County prices will find the best of both worlds in this beautiful neighborhood tucked away behind Rock Springs Elementary School in Rutherford County. Enjoy the backroads to Nolensville’s historic district (as long as you don’t mind slowing down for tractors and wildlife) or hop on Waldron Road to cut over to Smyrna and LaVergne or I-24 to Nashville and Murfreesboro.

Nearest groceries: Publix in Smyrna or Nolensville, Kroger in Smyrna in Nolensville, ALDI in Smyrna, Nolensville Farmers Market, Nolensville Feed Mill (Amish Country Market), and rumors of a health food store coming soon to Nolensville

Nearest hospital: TriStar Stonecrest Hospital in Smyrna

Nearest restaurants: Margarita House, Hickory Falls Wood-Fired Grille & Bar, Bella Vista Coffee Shop, Thida Thai, Chipotle, First Watch, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Amico’s New York Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Mama’s Java, Burger Shack, Outlanders Southern Chicken, Yuno Sushi, Pork Belly Farmhouse, Southern Hospitality Diner, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Southside Grill, and much more

Nearest shopping: Target, Staples, Academy Sports & Outdoors, PetSmart, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Lowes, Ulta Beauty, Nolensville Toy Shop, Nature’s Best Nursery, Three French Hens, Small Town Charm, Peacock Lane, and many more independent boutiques, antique stores, and much more in both Nolensville and Smyrna

Nearest parks and recreation: Paul Johns Neighborhood Park (known to locals as Rock Springs Park), Lee Victory Recreation Park, Gregory Mill Park & Splash Pad, Sharp Springs Park, Bark Park & Fishing Piers, Nolensville Park, Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, North Rutherford YMCA, Osburn Park Soccer Complex


Public: Rock Springs Elementary, Rock Springs Middle, Stewarts Creek High

Private: Smyrna Christian School, Lancaster Christian Academy

Magnet: Thurman Francis Arts Academy, McFadden School of Excellence, Central Magnet School

For more information about local schools, visit Rutherford County Schools or


See MLS for a complete Property Condition Disclosure or call us to request a copy to be emailed to you.



I-24 East from Nashville, take exit 64 for Waldron Road, turn left on Waldron Road, straight through the first stop sign, turn right on Lake Road, turn left on Ben Hill Blvd, turn left on Turner Drive, 1806 Turner Drive is on the right.

Nolensville Road south from Nashville, turn left on Kidd Road (white farmhouse and dairy farm on the corner), turn right on McFarlin Road, turn right on Ben Hill Blvd, turn left on Turner Drive, 1806 Turner Drive is on the right.

McFarlin Pointe subdivision between Nolensville, Smyrna and LaVergne, convenient commute to Nashville and Murfreesboro

Ready to make this your home?

For more information or to request a private tour, please contact Stephanie Miller at 615-785-6402 or [email protected].

This property is listed by Ron Rice and Stephanie Miller of Living Local Nashville of Benchmark Realty.

Ron Rice and Stephanie Miller are a father and daughter team specializing in Middle Tennessee real estate. Both are native to Nashville, Tennessee and have a passion for serving others at any stage in life.