If closer is better, but dog walks are more regular, its worth looking a little higher at these brand new options next to campus - less space, but great lifestyle:
Overall, from the breif description above, maybe 510 Acklen Park is one to keep on the list to see:
The area is pretty well protected thanks to folks like yourself making the move close to campus, employees of the largest institutions in Nashville close by, and one of the most convenient, fun areas we have to offer to you today. Its always done well, and continue to be in higher demand than most of the city or surrounding areas.
Love to help with the specifics and your research on market values (firstname.lastname@example.org). Does this help you get started?
There are about 100+ condos presently listed in the three zip codes closest to Vandy. Good news! Be careful however how you choose. For instance, learn how well the condo association is managed, talk to the PAST president of the association....not the one serving now....the reason you talk to the past pres. is that they have less to hide and protect, and will most likely be open and honest with you. Also, review the past 3 years operating statements for the association. It will tell you how well they are being managed. Next drive the 'hood. Is it well kept? Are the roofs in good shape, how about the drive? Does it have a pool and tennis courts....that you may never use, yet must pay for? How about the owner mix? Does there seem to be lots of party people, or folks that like to hang around and garden, or perhaps are never there at all and just crash there occasionally? And finally, when you choose a particular unit...interview the immediate neighbors...after all, they will become your good friends...or will they....I suggest you drop by one afternoon after work, or knock on the door on a mid-Saturday morning. I guarantee you will learn ALOT. Its your money, you might as well enjoy the stay and have a good shot at a profit.....BTW, you may think I did not identify those properties that are most likely to make you a profit when you sell.....but if you identify a property like a just described and do the due dilligence I described, you will!
Keller Williams Realty
There are several options in the price range you've indicated - depending on how close you'd like to be to the campus. Here is a link showing the available units in 37212 and the surrounding zips:
As for value projections, it's hard to say in this market. I can tell you that Metro Nashville area values are down just 2.6% from the same time last year which is much more stable than the national average of over 11%. The Vandy/Belmont area has always been a desireable area. There is absolutely no reason to believe that will ever change.
I specialize in the condo market. You can learn about just about every development on my page below.
I'd love to opportunity to earn your business. Please let me know if i can help at all.
I currently work at Vanderbilt, and I am a surgical resident. I live on West End Ave and I love it. My wife and little girl love it as it is close to some great parks, all the nightlife, and most importantly for me, Vanderbilt. My condo is currently for sale, but you can see all of the residents who are trying to sell their home at the below website. Mine is $239,900, 2BR, 2BA, 1627sq ft, dog friendly, on West End Ave/Acklen park (we walk our dog in Acklen Park 3x daily). Everyone has to live relatively close (Bellevue as the farthest for most), so it is a good place to start. There are quite a few homes in your price range on this list. Best of luck to you, and you will like being in the Vanderbilt system!
All resident homes for sale website:
I attended Grad school at Vandy (2003) and have a 1 bedroom condo for rent. Walking distance to campus (3 blocks) brand news as of Oct 2007.
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From Mass originally. If you want to talk Vandy/Nashville in general, let me know as well.
If you would like a fellow New Englander's perspective of life in the south, feel free to contact me.
Welcome to this side of paradise!
Tina Evans, Broker
Luna Realty Group
Year / Average Sale Price / Average Square Footage
2008 $256,337 920 sq ft
2007 $239,461 885 sq ft
2006 $219,625 950 sq ft
2005 $199,503 869 sq ft
2004 $133,034 937 sq ft
Hillsboro Village area is your buffet of choices; so, it's just a matter of strapping on the feedbag and seeing what fits your tastes best. Welcome to Nashville!
A good thing to do before making a purchase is to go over the comparables of the neighborhood over the last ten years and see how much the value has increased or if it has decreased. In the Hillsboro/West End area, you will definitely find that it has increased in value.
As you can see here, there are plenty of Realtors here anxious to help you - so just add me to the list! :)
Best wishes to you -
Great choice for grad school. The West End area, and all areas are only going to go up in value. I'm pretty confident we could find something under 250K too, it is a buyers market so you are in total control. Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance to you. Best of luck at Vandy,