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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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WSMV News in Nashville reported today that the Nashville area is having a difficult time keeping up with the construction demand for housing. The main two areas of concern are the availability of land and the resources to build. The report went on to say that the problem is not just centered around a couple of hot spots in Nashville; it's all over the metro area. This is no surprise to locals as the housing market continues to boom and Nashville's name continues to be added to lists that tout the city's fast rate of growth.
 

One of the positives of this need for expansion is that areas of the city that have been neglected are seeing revitalization as people clamor for homes that will put them closer to work. Areas such as North and East Nashville continue to see new communities spring up on properties that once held homes in disrepair.


And even though the market is hot, the Nashville area is still well within the range of affordability in housing when compared to many other metro areas around the country. That factor combined with many other attractive qualities of livability explains why so many highly educated people are choosing to move here and settle down after college to pursue careers.


Another huge positive, according to Ralph Schulz, CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, is that "People moving to Nashville help bolster the housing market and their spending ripples through the economy, but they also bring their skills and knowledge to the marketplace and that makes companies in Middle Tennessee more productive and broadens the prosperity we all enjoy," he said. The full story can be found in the Tennessean.


The growth around Nashville is exciting to me! The ripple effect in the economy is promising and I would love to help you find your own piece of real estate here! Also, if you're looking to sell, now is a great time to cash in on your great investment. Call me today.

 

Jarod
jarod@realtracs.com
615-669-8265

photo credit: freedigitalphotos.net

 

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Posted on 09/30/2015 10:12 PM by Jarod
Thursday, 24 September 2015
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Fall provides ample opportunities to make your home look more cozy and inviting from the outside, which will increase the buyer traffic if your home is on the market. If you have deciduous trees, you're already ahead of the game when it comes to "decorating" your property, but there are several other things you can do to kick up the welcoming factor a notch and get your home noticed.


- Rake the leaves. This is not just a neat-freak maintenance suggestion; raking up your leaves is good for your lawn. It allows it to "breathe," prevents snow mold in the winter, and gives your grass ample sunlight.


- Clear out all summer annuals and condition the soil. Also add another layer of mulch to keep the soil at an even temperature.


- If your yard lacks mature trees and shrubs, fall is the best time to plant. They take root and start getting used to the cooler climate.


- If you're thinking of waiting until Spring to put your house on the market, right now is the best time to get those spring bulbs in the ground.


- Hang a fall wreath on your front door and you'll add an extra welcoming element as someone enters your home. If you're a little on the crafty side, this Tip Junkie Web site has 51 DIY ideas for making your own wreath.


- There are also many other ways to add natural elements to your front entry with a large variety of leaves, gourds, and plants. Click through these great ideas from Better Homes & Gardens.


Some people give up on their flowerbeds and container arrangements after summer, but fall offers several options of plant life that will make your yard look beautiful right up until the first snowfall. These are just a few favorites:


- Marigolds-These easy-to-grow annuals come in gold, copper, and brass, which are the perfect compliments to fall.

- Mums (Chrysanthemums)-With around 40 species, these colorful flowers have annual and perennial varieties, and they grow well in the ground or in containers.

- Pansies-Perfect for containers, borders, or ground cover, these colorful annuals are extra hardy.

- Asters-Daisy-like in appearance, these perennials bring an extra punch of color and style to fall's more traditional flowers.

- Hydrangeas-These ornamental beauties come in a variety of colors and are a favorite for fall arrangements.

- Juniper-There are several varieties of juniper, but the evergreen ground cover is very hardy, and it changes from blueish-green to purple in the winter.

- Wandering Jew-A staple in the south for flower beds and baskets, this purple-leaf plant is low maintenance and multiplies quickly.

- Dusty Miller-The silvery foliage of this low-maintenance perennial will add a beautiful contrast to other plants in the ground or in planters.


Give people a reason to do a double-take when they see your home!

Jarod
jarod@realtracs.com
615-669-8265

photo credit: freedigitalphotos.net

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Posted on 09/24/2015 9:53 PM by Jarod
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