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I was talking to someone this afternoon who is trying to sell their home by themselves without an agent. She said that her main reason for doing this was that they couldn't afford any extra fees for Realtors. They owed too much on the home and were already behind on their payments.This is a sad s...
07/08/2008
I was talking with a contractor yesterday who was telling me how bad the housing market was affecting him and how everything was tanking.  I had the temptation to feel a little depressed. Then I talked to another contractor who was looking for help because his business was busting at the seams!  ...
06/25/2008
Fans of East Nashville are diverse, but a couple traits seem to be a common thread: Love of Local Food- When people begin bragging about their life in East Nashville, you are sure to hear glowing descriptions of the local flavors from the highly-acclaimed Margot to coffee addictions at Bongo Java...
06/19/2008
I've been reading articles from leading minds in the real estate market who are attempting to forecast the beginning of a recovery. Here's an interesting one from the Wall Street Journal entitled, "The Housing Crisis Is Over". In it, the author, Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, says that we've hit bottom a...
06/19/2008
In comparing Jan.-Apr. 2007 to 2008, the average home sales price in Inglewood has risen 15.04% compared to only 9.98% in East Nashville. Of course, both increases are amazing considering the bad economic news that we hear daily from the media. East Nashville is still the winner when looking at g...
06/18/2008
Whenever I hear the phrase "housing crisis" I'm thankful to live and work in Nashville where the panic is much more subdued. For most neighborhoods, the average home prices are holding steady or continuing to increase. The market has changed, but has proved to be quite resilient so far. I know so...
06/18/2008
With 2008 I'm making an attempt to stay within the law and file my estimated taxes every quarter- except that I found out this morning they are NOT QUARTERLY.  Aaargh!  I wanted to write this note, for those of you who also assumed they were due every three months. Nope.  Due today.  I wouldn't h...
06/16/2008
I was having breakfast with a friend this morning at my favorite greasy breakfast spot, the Hermitage Cafe. We were talking about business and were probably too boisterous when another gentleman joined in with our conversations. I'll call him the 'Mystery Man' because he didn't introduce himself ...
06/13/2008
With the tightening of loan qualifications with most lenders, the 100% financing of yesteryear is all but gone. However, there is a way with FHA. In fact, I had some clients close last week who bought a home with nothing to pay except a little earnest money. FHA loans are quite mystifying until y...
06/12/2008
Today I had a client tell me: "It takes a d*** village to buy a house!"Man, is she right. There are a lot of people involved in a transaction to purchase a home and everyone plays an important role. In her case we have been frantically getting all the ducks in row for a closing that was supposed ...
05/28/2008
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