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Quality of Life in Nashville : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Wes Postlethwaite answered:
You would qualify for the Homes for Heroes program. It offers discounted Realtor fees towards your closing costs, discounted closing fees from the mortgage company, and waived title costs.

We are a approved vendor for Vanderbilt begining January 2014, but you can still use us in 2013.
This costs you nothing and there is no red tape.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Prentiss Holt answered:
This is an old question, but for those wondering the same thing in 2013, the best places for a young family depend very much on that family's interests. Sylvan Park is an affordable up-and-coming area which may represent a smart equity investment, while those who want proximity to downtown, schools and the interstate may want to consider a home in Hillsboro Village, West End, or Belmont. In particular, Hillsboro Village and Belmont are safe and family-oriented neighborhoods, with close proximity to shopping, child-friendly parks, plenty of local shopping, restaurants, and cafes, and a close-knit sense of community. ... more
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Prentiss Holt answered:
Agreeing with Markus! Read down on the page linked below to see all the accolades Nashville has been getting lately in the media. It's also been drawing some of the largest major employers-- like Amazon and Dell, as well as auto companies-- and unemployment here is one of the lowest in the nation. On top of that, Nashville has several universities for you to finish your degree. You may want to check out Vanderbilt or Belmont. ... more
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Rebecca Holland answered:
Good Afternoon rama31,

How many beds/baths are you on the market for?

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Rebecca Holland
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
webacre asked:
how do i know whether the school system is valid here?
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Fri Jul 11, 2008
Megan Manly answered:
Yes, Boone Trace has access to all those items. I have the listing on Farmington. Check out the link below.
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Sun Jan 20, 2008
Steve Chaisson answered:
This can be a difficult and frustrating situation. The first thing you need to do is to thoroughly read the master deed and by-laws for your association to understand precisely what the responsibilities of the association will be in your situation. These documents will provide details regarding board meetings, accounting, and reporting of financial data to association members. They will also provide you with the means by which grievances are addressed through the association.

Often times we see association boards that either usurp powers or neglect responsibilities. In this case you will have to take an active role in producing a change. You may need to gain the support of other members of the community and petition the board to meet to address your situation. The by-laws will provide you with information on quorums and proxy votes for any such meeting.

Unfortunately, if you are still unable to get a response from your board you may need to procure the services of an attorney. I do not recommend this as it is usually not necessary if you do enough follow-up work to get some positive traction with your situation.

If you do not have a copy of your master deed and by-laws, you can get one from the assessors office. There will be a nominal charge for producing the copies. You can order these documents online at If you have a friend in the title business, they can simply pull the information from the courthouse retrieval system in your county.
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Mon Nov 12, 2007
balh blah answered:
As Brian said, the closest place is the Music Row area which is close to downtown Nashville. There are several studios, record labels, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. The area is also ungoing a lot of renovations with new places to eat, shop, and just hang out in.

There are several places to live in the music row area depending on what you are looking for. There are several condo/townhomes, renovated historic homes, and rentals in the area.

In regards to existing homes (no new construction) they are averaging around $188.00 P/SQFT with an average of about 2,600 square feet.

When looking at Townhomes, there a lot of new developments and existing properties. The new developments, such as Bristol on Broadway, The xisting townhomes and condos are averaging about $220 P/SQFT with an average of around 750 SQFT. The majority of those are 1 bedroom, 1 bath units built in the mid to late 1900's. The newer developments such as The Bristol West End, 1101 Eighteenth, Adelicia, and the Enclave, as well as a few others. They were built in the early 2000's to the present. They range from 1-3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 baths. The majority are 1 & 2 bedrooms though. They average around $290 P/SQFT with an average of around 865 square feet.

When looking at the rental market, there are several places. Many of the older homes in the Music Row area are for rent, apartment buildings, and new and old townhomes/condos. The rents range from the low 1,000's on up to around 3,000 for the newer developments and larger proeprties.

This area is great for nite-life, dining, and general entertainment. There are two college campuses nearby, Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Vanderbilt is a lot larger than Belmont and both campuses are near Music Row.

If you're looking for open mic nites, there are a lot of those. However, they are somewhat spread out throughout the Nashville area. Here are a few:
23RD PSALM CAFÉ: 2203 Buena Vista Pk., (615) 259-2323 (about 6-7 miles from Music Row)
Open Mic hosted by Ben Houston: Saturday, 7 pm, Sign-up at 6:30 pm.

BAILEY'S PUB & GRILLE: 408 Broadway, (615) 254-5452 (about 2 miles from Music Row)
Writer's Night Open Mic hosted by Mary Sue Englund: Tuesday, 9 pm - 1 am.

BLUEBIRD CAFE: 4104 Hillsboro Road, (615) 383-1461 (about 3-4 miles from Music Row)
Open Mic hosted by Barbara Cloyd: Monday, 6 - 9 pm, Sign-up at 5:30 pm.

THE DOUGLAS CORNER CAFÉ: 2106-A 8th Ave. S., (615) 298-1688 (about 1-2 miles from Music Row)
Open Mic Writer's Night hosted by Rick Campbell: Tuesday, 8 pm. Call (615) 292-2530 on Tuesday between 2 - 6 pm to sign-up.

Hope this info helps!
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Wed Oct 10, 2007
Jan Wood answered:
When are you relocating? and how soon do you need to make a decision? Have you visited the City yet? Many questions...and why Mt. Juliet? There are many communities in and around Nashville... Hendersonville, Gallatin, Franklin, Brentwood... ... more
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