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The real estate sales process can be a tedious and challenging process for first-time buyers. With this in mind, the following is a checklist recommended by agents, which may serve as a guide during the process.

Talk to a Real Estate Professional

Perhaps the most important step to buying a home is figuring out if you’re truly ready, according to the National Association of Realtors. While few would try to enter the process without a good credit score and the ability to make a down payment potentially in the tens of thousands of dollars, an experienced agent will let them know everything they may need to start the real estate sales process.

Get Your Finances in Order

In addition to having the money for a sizable down payment – even the

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Paying off debt as soon as possible is always is a good thing, but does that rule also apply to mortgage debt? Is making an extra payment each month to pay off the mortgage early worth it? Explore the pros and cons of paying off the mortgage early.

Pro: Save On Interest

Making an extra payment to the principal balance of your mortgage helps save you money by lowering the amount of interest you pay. Although you can make an additional payment towards your principle at any time, this method is most effective when you first get your loan. This is because the principle is higher at the beginning of the loan. Hence, you are paying more in interest. Making an extra payment will result in saving in interest over time.

Con: Miss Out On Other Investment

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With home prices sharply on the rise, millions of people across the country may be considering selling once spring rolls around. However, this isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly and it requires preparation that should begin as early as possible.

What are the Basics?

The first thing that should go into any home sale prep work is a careful assessment of the structure of the home itself. Is there any chipped paint, worn-out carpet, or other things that homeowners might choose to live with but would be a potential turnoff to a would-be buyer? If so, the room should be cleaned thoroughly and/or replace anything that needs replacing. This applies to both the interior and exterior of the house and where the latter is concerned, this is

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When you’re in the market to purchase a home, the location, cost, and associated schools or services are probably top factors in your decision-making process. They should be, of course, because these factors will impact your day-to-day experience for as long as you choose to remain in your home.

However, if the neighborhood you choose is governed by a homeowners association (HOA), you’ll want to weigh a few more factors. There are HOA dues, additional regulations, and an additional layer of legal considerations involved with homeownership.

First, let’s take a look at what a homeowners association is and how it functions on behalf of the community it governs.

A homeowners association consists of all the homeowners whose properties are located

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Midtown and Music Row, neighboring communities just west of downtown Nashville, each celebrate a rich legacy in tradition, diversity, and creativity. Watch our Local’s Guide to Midtown & Music Row video to take a look at these wonderful neighborhoods!

Known for its nightlife, Midtown is a favorite for locals looking for some non-touristy attractions. This area also encompasses some fantastic green spaces, music venues, and hospitals so residents really have everything they could want or need!

Locals love the vibrant nightlife, bar options, and live music venues. This neighborhood is perfect for an active and social lifestyle. Residents also have their pick of restaurants to choose from including the swanky Catbird

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New year, New Home Projects! (That’s how the saying goes, right?) With a new year ahead and plenty of inspiration and motivation to get your home looking juuuust how you want it, we’ve gathered some of the top trends in interiors for you to get those design ideas flowing. (We wholeheartedly think that your home should be a product of exactly what YOU envision for your home, but as always, a little outside inspiration is always a nice little kick start).

Moody Kitchens

Gone are the days of whitewashed kitchens, with the white-est white being the state of perfection that everyone is striving for. In are the days of moody, dark colored kitchen cabinets. Lucky for parents and pet parents, these darker kitchens don’t show every speck

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, and Coffee counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Down 13.2% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 11.6% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Down 3.8% Compared to the Last Month
• Down 6.1% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Down 6.2% Compared to the Last Month

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Located in the wonderful city of Franklin, this gorgeous southern traditional elevation features double front porches with a beautiful view! With its highly sought after floor plan, perfect amount of living space, and great outdoor space, this home has everything you need.

Known for its picturesque main street, historical attractions, antique shops, and lively music scene, Franklin (fondly known as “Small Town, USA”) was voted the number one small town in Tennessee.

Main Street in downtown Franklin bustles with southern hospitality, historic preservation, and modern sophistication. There, you can catch an outstanding performance or screening at the historic Franklin Theater, enjoy a craft cocktail at one of the many bars, indulge

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Every New Year, you make resolutions for your life: you might decide to lose weight, get organized, or spend less time on your phone. If you are a new home owner or just feel a little lost by the pile of responsibilities that come with home ownership, make this the year that you make New Years Resolutions for Your Home.

Our list will walk you through six steps that will transform your home this year. Choose just one per month to tackle, and you’ll be ready to throw beautiful, memorable summer parties right on time.

1.) Reduce Clutter

One of the quickest, least expensive ways to give your home a face lift is to clear out as much clutter as you can. If you’re like most of us, your closets, drawers, and cabinets are almost too

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Most tips for buying a home start with figuring out how much you can afford and applying for a home loan (which are great tips and we recommend you do both of those things when shopping for a new home).

But what else is there? Are there lesser known tips for buying a home that can make a big impact? Yes!

From both our experience and that of our real estate colleagues, these are the top little-known secrets for buying a home you’ll love.

Know Your Borders

There have been situations where the previous owners of the property “blurred” the legal property lines, taking a bit more space than is actually theirs. Rather than discover that you need to move your fence three feet inward or possibly have to remodel your garage

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