Seller’s Guide to Buyer Contigencies

Seller’s Guide to Buyer Contigencies

Every news article talks about the fact that it’s a “seller’s market.” This means that if you are selling your home, you’ve probably gotten a few offers from which to choose. While sales price is important, so are the contingencies attached to the offer. Understanding 

5 Things to Know before Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Property

5 Things to Know before Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Property

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have become very popular over the past few years. Often called “Granny Flats,” these units have often been used to provide for multi-generational housing needs, but they can also become a great source of secondary income. ADUs can also make great 

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

A well-equipped home tool kit is not just for weekend warriors and do-it-yourself types. Hanging a picture, tightening a cabinet door, or assembling a Swedish-built cabinet are all moments when one might reach for a tool kit. If your toolbox consists of duct tape and 

4 Things Sellers Need to Know about Backup Offers

4 Things Sellers Need to Know about Backup Offers

It’s no secret that most of the country is currently experiencing a strong seller’s market. Yet even in this competitive environment, almost 25% of all escrows fall through before closing. Home inspections, appraisal surprises, and loan approvals are just a few of the issues which 

Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market

Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market

Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market Real estate markets across the country are experiencing a strong seller’s market right now. For potential sellers, this may be a golden opportunity to get top value for their property. While it may be tempting to aim for the 

DIY Failures

DIY Failures

The pandemic has had one unexpected result, a huge increase in home projects. From complete remodels to deferred maintenance projects, and everything in between, homeowners have taken advantage of their time at home by improving their property. Unfortunately, not all projects went as planned. Many 

Save On Housing Costs in Retirement

Save On Housing Costs in Retirement

Retirement is a time of freedom; it’s something people look forward to most of their lives. As you prepare for retirement, it’s natural to consider ways to reduce your housing costs. Fortunately, there are some great ways to enhance your lifestyle while reducing costs. 6 

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

A somewhat unexpected trend this past year has been an increased interest in owning houseplants. Decades ago, our parents’ homes were filled with pots of ferns, flowers, and even trees. This décor element is back! No longer are plants relegated to the herb pot in 

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 

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