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Mon May 8, 2017
Chrisgoodwin3701 asked:
Sat Jan 28, 2017
Aaron Lovett answered:
My favorite thing about Smyrna is that it remains a very friendly place to live and work.

I've lived in Smyrna for over 10 years now. So, I missed out on the pre-Nissan years. Still, it's been growing every year since I've been here. It really is the friendliest town I've ever lived in.

The food and shopping choices have increased. It's still centrally located - Murfreesboro and Nashville are easily accessed. The Avenue is just a couple of exits down I-24, and as long as you avoid rush hour, downtown Nashville isn't much farther away.

Traffic - it's not a huge deal at this point, except at specific bottlenecks at the worst times. Smyrna has 4-lanes both circumnavigating and bisecting the town - good for a town of this size. Rarely is traffic backed up on city streets. The interstate heading to Nashville at rush hour - that's another story.
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Fri Aug 19, 2016
Atxaviermartin answered:
You can contact a loan consultancy, they help you to get a low interest rate mortgage. I know a consultancy VALoansFinance.com helps you very much in this regard.
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Miscellaneous1 answered:
I use to live in Knoxville as a 6th and 7th grader. I went to Cedar Bluff and quickly learned that Farragut was where are all the "cool" kids went to school. It was the "best" school in the area (even amongst my age group). I'm now 40 years old and looking at moving to the Farragut area from San Francisco - so that my son can go to one of the best school districts with a classic southern lifestyle.

Bearden was another area considered highly desirable for raising children.

Obviously this response is well beyond your question but it may help someone else with similar questions.
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Mon Aug 31, 2015
Bailie Rhea Hodges answered:
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Mon Aug 31, 2015
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Sally Summerlin answered:
Rats in Germantown? Really? I live in Germantown and have never heard a complaint about rats.
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Wes Postlethwaite answered:
You would qualify for the Homes for Heroes program. www.homesforheroesnashville.com 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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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Jenny Morehead answered:
There are so many surprises that can arise from a move. This article, 7 Budget Surprises, is really helpful at pointing out the additional fees and other items that can come up during a move. I hope this is helpful: http://www.moveboxer.com/content/pages/7-budget-surprises-during-a-move. ... more
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Jenie43122 answered:
Unfortunately most mistresses don't even get to visit their loved one in the hospital or help take care of him at home or even go to his funeral. You don't have any rights about his care, his burial, or his possessions unless he legally (in writing with a lawyer) gave them to you, and even then the family might fight u in court .My sympathies for our loss. . ... more
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Donna King answered:
What kind of apt. Are you looking for? If you are perhaps interested in a house, We have a very nice 2 bedroom 1 bath house that is about 2 miles from The center of town. It will be available for rent in September. Amenities include fresh paint throughout, security doors, new windows, central heat & air, nice porch, stove, refrigerator, new washer & dryer, off street parking and we take care of the yard maintenance. Rent is $600/ month. 865-898-9797 ... more
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Steve Albin answered:
The price per square foot is the most familiar method of comparison that many people are aware of. It is such a common method of measuring a properties value that it is listed right below the sales price on the sales comparison adjustment grid on the appraisal report according to Tom Horn . What you must realize is that everything about the property is summed up in the price per square foot. It’s size, condition, features and overall appeal is reduced to this one number. Because of this it is very important that if you want to find out what homes in your neighborhood are selling or appraising for per square foot in order to estimate your own home’s value you must only use houses that are very similar to your own.

If you have a home built on a slab, and you are using the price per square foot of a home with a basement, then that is going to reduce the accuracy of your estimate because the price per square of the other home includes the value of the basement. When you multiply what it sold for per square foot by your home’s square footage it will be over estimated. This is also true when you look at a home that is a lot bigger than your own. If everything else is similar, such as features and quality, but the comparable is bigger than yours, that can also be misleading because a larger home will usually sell for less on a square foot basis when everything else is the same. As the size goes up the price per square foot goes down. It is the law of diminishing returns at work, which states that the more square footage you add the less value you get per square foot for the larger size. If you multiply the price per square foot of the larger home by your own square footage then your home will be under estimated.
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
customfret answered:
Lots of noise from the trucks on highway 111 & the gun range across the road.
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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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Sun Oct 7, 2012
LaDonna Davis answered:
Collierville is a great family friendly area. Out near Shelby Drive, a new charming boutique, outdoor style mall went up which still houses many great restaurants and major anchor stores like Macy's and Dillard's. A new high school recently opened and the all the homes on Forest Hill Irene are custom, no cookie cutter subdivisions, sitting on 2 acre+ lots. It's a great family neighborhood right off of Bill Morris Parkway making it convenient too. ... more
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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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