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By Kenneth Bargers | Home Buyer in Nashville, TN
  • MarketGraphics Releases June 2014 New Home Permit Reports for Greater Nashville

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville, Home Selling in Nashville  |  July 25, 2014 7:24 AM  |  18 views  |  No comments

    The Greater Nashville Area (12-County) New Home Permit Reports for June 2014
    Courtesy of MarketGraphics Research Group | July 25, 2014

    MarketGraphics Research, located in Franklin, Tennessee, releases June’s New Home Permit Reports for the 12-county Greater Nashville area: County/Builder/Subdivision New Home Permit Report, Permits by County New Home Permit Report, Top 50 Builders New Home Permit Report

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    Source: Paula Charles | MarketGraphics Research Group, Inc.
    (615) 371-2282 | paula@mgresearch.net | http://www.mgresearch.net

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  • GNAR Announces Greater Nashville Home Sales Increase at Mid-Year

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville, Home Selling in Nashville  |  July 8, 2014 11:44 AM  |  70 views  |  No comments

    Greater Nashville Home Sales Increase at Mid-Year
    Press Release by GNAR; July 8, 2014

    GNAR-Logo175x73NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2014) – There were 3,324 homes sold in the month of June, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®. That figure is up 9.4 percent compared to the 3,038 closings reported for June 2013.

    Second-quarter numbers are up, with 9,170 closings reported, a 3.3 percent increase from the 8,879 closings reported through the second quarter of 2013. Year-to-date closings for the Greater Nashville area are up 3.2 percent with 15,336 compared to the 14,859 closings reported through mid-year 2013.

    “The June, second-quarter and year-to-date figures are all up compared to the same periods last year,” said GNAR President Hagan Stone. “Median prices are up nearly $20,000 over last year for single-family residential homes and condominiums. These price increases may encourage some people to sell, which would be helpful since inventory in the Greater Nashville areas remains low.”

    The median residential price for a single-family home during June was $222,000, and for a condominium it was $171,250. Last year’s median residential and condominium prices for June were $205,950 and $159,000, respectively.

    There were 3,313 sales pending at the end of June, compared with 3,091 pending sales at this time last year. The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 65 days.

    Inventory at the end of June was 16,157, down from 16,828 in June 2013.

    “June finished with just over 16,000 properties on the market. Overall, that’s a five-month supply, which is just shy of the six months we’d like to see for a healthy market,” added Stone. “In addition, the number of days homes were on the market decreased to 65 days from 73.

    “These numbers indicate that this is a great time for properly priced, market-ready homes. However, homeowners should remember that curb appeal is key. Buyers are very discerning and opportunities for sales can be missed if sellers do not prepare their properties well.”

    ### The Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS(R) is one of Middle Tennessee’s largest professional trade associations and serves as the primary voice for Nashville-area property owners. REALTOR(R) is a registered trademark that may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors(R) and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. ###

    Source: GNAR Press Release, 070814

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  • Job Relocation: What You Might Expect

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Home Selling, Moving  |  July 5, 2014 7:28 AM  |  95 views  |  No comments

    Job Relocation: What You Might Expect

    So your job asked you to relocate!  A new beginning can be exhilarating; positive and daunting at the same time.  Did you know that many corporations will offer assistance and benefits beyond the direct move?

    Atlas recently published a new info-graphic about corporate relocation.  It answers a lot of questions that people may be uneasy about if asked to move because of a job; including moving with pets, exercise equipment, boats, second vehicles, etc.

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    Source: 2014 Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey
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    Nashville TN & Evansville IN
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  • It's time for some Fireworks!

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Entertainment & Nightlife in Nashville  |  July 1, 2014 8:40 AM  |  92 views  |  No comments

    It’s time for some Fireworks!

    July2014-eblast-imageAs the nation celebrates Independence Day on July 4th, Nashville hosts two popular and nationally-recognized events.  You don’t have to wait for the sun to go down for one of America’s best July 4th celebrations – the heat and the fireworks start early at the annual Music City Hot Chicken festival.

    Food.. Music.. Fireworks.. Fun!  July’s In The News details the day’s activities and schedules for the Music City Hot Chicken Festival and Music City July 4th Celebration.  Also featured this month are Buying and Safety Tips for Grills courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS®, as well as a few new recipes and some southern favorites from the Tennessee Foodie blog to share during the summer months.

    CLICK LINK: IN THE NEWS

    Wishing each of you a terrific month of July! As always, thank you for your continued support, feedback and referrals.

    All the best – Kenneth

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  • New Home Sales Surge Nearly 19%

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville, Home Selling in Nashville  |  June 26, 2014 7:58 AM  |  108 views  |  No comments

    New-Home Sales Surge Nearly 19%
    Daily Real Estate News | June 25, 2014

    Builders-Confidence-June201After a sluggish start to 2014, new-home sales posted a strong rebound in May. Sales of newly built single-family homes soared to the highest rate since May 2008, jumping 18.6 percent last month, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    “This increase is a welcome sign after a slow start to 2014,” says David Crowe, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders. “As job creation continues, we can expect further release of pent-up demand and continued gradual growth in the housing recovery.”

    Across the country, regions posted big gains in new-home sales, with the Northeast leading the pack. Sales of new-homes jumped 54.5 percent in the Northeast, 34 percent in the West, 14.2 percent in the South, and 1.4 percent in the Midwest.

    Inventory levels mostly stayed flat, as builders continue to be cautious about overbuilding. The inventory of new homes for sale held steady at 189,000 units in May, representing a 4.5-month supply at the current sales pace.

    Source: National Association of Home Builders; Daily Real Estate News (062514)

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  • Greater Nashville: May Home Sales Increase Slightly, Inventory Up Over April

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville, Home Selling in Nashville  |  June 5, 2014 12:02 PM  |  138 views  |  No comments

    May Home Sales Increase Slightly, Inventory Up Over April
    Press Release by GNAR | June 5, 2014

    GNAR-LOGO-175wNASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2014) – There were 3,079 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®. This represents a .6 percent increase from the 3,061closings reported for May 2013.

    Year-to-date closings are 12,012. That total is up 1.6 percent from the 11,821 closings reported through the same period last year.

    “Year-over-year sales are up slightly. Median home prices for both single-family homes and condominiums have increased while remaining affordable, and there are more than 3,000 sales currently pending,” said GNAR President Hagan Stone. “Combined, these numbers are a sign that our market is stabilizing. This is welcome news.

    “In both 2012 and 2013 our region witnessed vast gains in home sales. Continuing that trend is not sustainable. It is more important to have a stable market, whether we’re up or down by a small percentage.”

    There were 3,108 sales pending at the end of the month, compared with 3,069 sales pending at this time last year. The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 70 days.

    The median residential price in May was $209,900 for a single-family home and $174,000 for a condominium. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $195,000 and $166,900, respectively.

    Inventory at the end of May was 15,962, down from the 16,760 reported in May of 2013.

    “As expected, inventory is down from last year but up from last month,” added Stone. “Competition for the purchase of good properties is increasing significantly. Buyers should be prepared to act quickly in order to purchase the home they want.”

    For those considering putting their home on the market, be sure it is market-ready and properly priced. Your Realtor can help you address those, and other issues, to make your home attractive to today’s buyers.”

    ### The Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® is one of Middle Tennessee’s largest professional trade associations and serves as the primary voice for Nashville-area property owners. REALTOR is a registered trademark that may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. ###

    Source: GNAR Press Release 060514

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  • Backyard Water Fountains Add Relaxing Style!

    Posted Under: Curb Appeal in Nashville, Design & Decor in Nashville, Home Ownership in Nashville  |  June 2, 2014 5:01 PM  |  201 views  |  No comments

    Backyard Water Fountains Add Relaxing Style!

    June2014EblastImageWe love our backyards!  Tennesseans enjoy the outdoors of Middle Tennessee year round and take advantage of relaxing and entertaining during the summer months with family and friends.  Backyard water fountains are a great way to add interest to your backyard design.  Like fire, water has a mesmerizing effect on us.  Listening to the sound of water gently splashing in a fountain can put you in a relaxed mood quickly.

    This month’s In The News features informative tips from Mike Faulkenberry of Backyard-Design-Ideas with his article contribution Backyard Water Fountains Add Relaxing Style to Any Backyard Design.  Also included is a DIY instructional video from Eric Triplett, The Pond Digger.

    CLICK LINK: IN THE NEWS, JUNE 2014

    As always, thank you for your continued feedback, support and referrals.  Wishing each of you an enjoyable month of June!

    All the best – Kenneth Bargers

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