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‘I Want to Buy a House’: A Guide to Taking the Real Estate Plunge

‘I Want to Buy a House’: A Guide to Taking the Real Estate Plunge

  Maybe youre renting in an overpriced neighborhood and aresick of writing a huge rent check. Maybe youre living in a yurt and miss having normalwalls. Wherever you wake up, the same thought runs through your head every morning: I want to buy a house! […]

Nashville’s ‘It City’ Status Brings In Things Other Cities Want!

Nashville’s ‘It City’ Status Brings In Things Other Cities Want!

    We have so many things in Nashville that people in other cities would love to have, and with all the growth we’re experiencing, you can expect a lot more soon. More parks, more events and more businesses are just a few of the […]

The Double-Sided Housing Recovery in Nashville

The Double-Sided Housing Recovery in Nashville

 

While Nashville managed to stay afloat throughout the finance crisis despite similar metros across the country crashing, a new report from Pro Teck Valuation Services spotlights Nashville’s current recovery, highlighting that the city is falling into an affordability crisis.

Pro Teck’s latest Home Value Forecast report is built using housing and economic data sources, which includes data on the top 750 CBSAs down to the ZIP code level for approximately 18,000 ZIPs.

The city thrives thanks to its music/tourism, health care, education and fashion industries. In return for the growing economy, Pro Teck stated that Nashville metro area’s population grew by 9.2% from 2010 to 2015.

And now, from a price-per-square foot of living space perspective, home prices are 50% above pre-crash highs.

But Nashville is struggling to keep pace with the growth. According to the data, Nashville has a severe shortage of housing inventory. So while the city managed to come out the financial crisis barely scathed, it now mirrors most of the country in its inventory problems.

 

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Music’s Hottest Neighborhoods (And Where to Go When You’re in Music City)

Music’s Hottest Neighborhoods (And Where to Go When You’re in Music City)

  As real estate prices and bucolic settings continue to lure musicians, artists and designers from city centers to artsy suburbs, a new crop of hip nabes is emerging in the music-biz hubs of New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Billboard tracks the cool spots in […]

Best January On Record for Middle Tennessee Housing Market

Best January On Record for Middle Tennessee Housing Market

    There were 2,411 home closings reported for the month of January, according to figures provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS®. This figure is up 11.2 percent from the 2,167 closings reported for the same period last year. “   There were 2,755 sales pending […]

How a Small Nashville Print Shop Forever Changed the Look of Advertising

How a Small Nashville Print Shop Forever Changed the Look of Advertising

 

The 1.2 million people who visit Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum each year have plenty to gawk at Taylor Swifts rhinestone guitar, Elvis gold-plated Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, 26 Grammy Awards, a wall of gold records and enough stage costumes to fill a department store. There’s so much to take in, in fact, that visitors can easily miss the glassed-in space on the first floor just off the Fifth Avenue entrance.

But that would be a shame, since this 5,800-square-foot enclosure is the Hatch Show Print shop. If your pulse just quickened at that mention, it means you might have majored in graphic designer you really know your marketing history. Hatch posters haven’t just announced the concerts of some of the most famous music acts in history Johnny Cash and Led Zeppelin, and more recently, Pearl Jam and Mumford and Sons he shops work has influenced the face of advertising itself.

Hatch’s signature style has been so widely imitated that its probably familiar to millions who never even heard the places name. But as manager Celene Aubry explains, the shop whose 140th anniversary is just two years off never set out to change the world of typography and graphic design. Its mission, yesterday and today, has simply been to get peoples attention.

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Country Music Singers Share Best Places in Nashville

Country Music Singers Share Best Places in Nashville

  Who better to show you around Music City? Its no secret Nashville has been making its way to the top of travelers’ bucket lists. Spots like the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with globally-recognized restaurants and shops, make […]

Steps to Buy a Home: How Long Do They Take?

Steps to Buy a Home: How Long Do They Take?

With the shrinking inventory of homes coming on the market, buyers are turning to Realtors to help find and navigate the home buying process. There is a great article on Realtor.com that answers many questions the potential home buyer face.   Homes are not impulse […]

Airport Authority Breaks Ground on BNA Vision

Airport Authority Breaks Ground on BNA Vision

 

NASHVILLE With an event featuring Mayor Megan Barry, top officials of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today broke ground on a new Parking and Transportation Center at Nashville International Airport (BNA), the first major project comprising BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s comprehensive growth and expansion plan. The six-level, 2,000 space parking structure will be located directly south of the current Short Term Garage. The first floor will be a dedicated Ground Transportation Center for commercial vehicles such as taxis, limos, shuttles and ride-sharing. Other new features include a parking space guidance system, green-screen vegetation wall, capacity for 20,000 gallons of rain water harvesting for landscape irrigation and a 50-kilowatt solar array on the top level.The Parking and Transportation Center is set to open summer 2018. “Nashville International Airport is the gateway to our city for so many of our visitors, and it is important that we leave a great first impression,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “BNA Vision will create an even more enjoyable experience for travelers, while promoting sustainability and generating economic revenue in the process.””Breaking ground today heralds the first phase of construction of BNA Vision, our dynamic plan to meet the needs of our rapidly growing region,” said Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO. “This state-of-the-art Parking and Transportation Center is step one in our continued effort to maintain Nashville International Airport as a world-class facility for our passengers.”Activity at Nashville International Airport has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, making BNA one the fastest growing airports in North America. In 2016, 12,979,803 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, an increase of more than 1.3 million passengers representing a robust 11 percent increase over the previous year, and setting a new all-time passenger record for the fourth consecutive calendar year. Current projections indicate passenger traffic at BNA will surpass 20 million by 2035. “Our growth and expansion planBNA Vision is exactly what we need: a smart and innovative undertaking designed to accommodate our region’s booming growth and our airport’s record-breaking passenger numbers,” said Bobby Joslin, MNAA Board of Commissioners chair. “This is an exciting time, and we’re on an aggressive schedule to accomplish our objectives. Together, the future of the airport, like Nashville itself, is limitless.” In July 2016, MNAA announced BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport. To learn more about BNA Vision and to watch a video overview of the plans, visit https://www.flynashville.com/about/Pages/BNAVision.aspx. The Parking and Transportation Center design is by Akins and will be constructed by JE Dunn Construction.BNA is currently served by 12 airlines and offers 440 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

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Nashville Tops the List of Hottest Housing Markets for 2017

Nashville Tops the List of Hottest Housing Markets for 2017

Bring your banjo and a thirst for strong home value growth. Music City has moved beyond its country roots to become a fast-growing economy with employment by the healthcare industry and big corporate names including Nissan, Randstad and Kroger — plus the popular chain of […]