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Expert Insights: Where Can I Find Foreclosure Properties?

Expert Insights: Where Can I Find Foreclosure Properties?

Look in the legal notices section of your local newspaper and online. A notice is also usually posted on the property itself and somewhere in the city where the sale will take place. However, agents are the best source for information about foreclosures before they […]

How to Design a Calming Bedroom

How to Design a Calming Bedroom

When the day is done, nothing is more relaxing than retiring to your bedroom. Unless, of course, your bedroom isn’t a calming space. Below are several tips for designing a sleeping space that brings calm and comfort. Cool colors. There is nothing calming about a blood […]

6 Reasons to Use Real Estate Professionals

6 Reasons to Use Real Estate Professionals

People use real estate professionals for the same reasons they hire lawyers, wedding planners, maids and auto mechanics—they need someone with the expertise they don’t have themselves, or someone who can at least help make their lives easier. What do real estate agents offer that […]

A Background on Credit Scoring Models

A Background on Credit Scoring Models

Homebuyers who have a better credit history over a longer stretch of time than a shorter one may benefit by a change to the credit-scoring model used by Experian. Up until about 2016, mortgage lenders didn’t use trended credit data and didn’t differentiate between types […]

3 Things to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

3 Things to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

Home-sharing services such as Airbnb, HomeAway and FlipKey can make turning your home into a money-making vacation rental easy. The sites hold payments from guests who are renting private rooms or entire homes. All the host has to do is provide a key and then […]

Moving in the Middle of the School Year – A Good Idea?

Moving in the Middle of the School Year – A Good Idea?

When you want to move, there is no guarantee that things will happen quickly. You might find your dream house in a few days, secure a mortgage and be able to move in right away. On the other hand, it might take months to find […]

Clearing Out the Pet Smell in Your New Home

Clearing Out the Pet Smell in Your New Home

Let’s say you’ve found the perfect house for you and your family at the right price, but there’s one problem. The previous owners had dogs or cats, and that pet scent can be detected throughout the house. This can be a serious concern for families […]

Inventory Up! Home Prices Up Too!

Inventory Up! Home Prices Up Too!

There were 3,216 closings reported for the month of October, according to figures provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS®. This represents a 1.6 percent decrease from the 3,267 closings reported for October 2017. Year-to-date closings total 33,679 a 1.1 percent decrease compared to the 34,059 closings reported through October  2017. “Closings in October show […]

Paying Off Your Mortgage in 15 Years vs. 30

Paying Off Your Mortgage in 15 Years vs. 30

Paying off your mortgage early and living mortgage-free so you can use the money for other things—such as travel and an early retirement—can sound like a pipe-dream that’s impossible to get to, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a 30-year mortgage, there […]

Setting Up Your Moving Day Playlist

Setting Up Your Moving Day Playlist

If you’re leaving your current home for a new one, expect one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. But listening to your favorite tunes as you pack and move into your new home is a great way to lighten the mood and […]