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• Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Green Hills Real Estate and Community Info

Parks Properties is a division of Bob Parks Realty.  Located in the heart of beautiful Green Hills, it is perfectly situated to serve the real estate needs of those living in and around the area.  Green Hills is known as a high end real estate market. Although Parks Properties agents have the expertise sell luxury real estate, we sell in all areas and price ranges of Davidson and the surrounding Tennessee real estate markets and counties. As you explore www.jackie.BobParks.com to search for Green Hills homes or Green Hills real estate agents, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  For your convenience, we’ve provided the links below to better connect you to the Green Hills community!

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Green Hills, Tennessee is located in Davidson county, just southwest of downtown Nashville, TN. Green Hills contains the Belle Meade real estate, Oak Hill real estate and Forest Hills real estate markets, and has grown beyond a private residence region to house several shops. The Mall at Green Hills is a local and tourist stop for up-scale shopping. It is also the closest mall to downtown Nashville.

Green Hills is home to many high-end properties, and houses many downtown Nashville workers that want to escape the city. Green Hills also houses many college students, thanks to local universities Lipscomb, Vanderbilt and Belmont. Only five miles from Nashville and 10 miles from the Nashville airport, Green Hills is conveniently located.

Green Hills has no exact census data because it’s considered a non-census-designated place, but its associated zip code is 37215. The surrounding region of 37215 has just over 22,000 residents and a median household income of just over $86,000. Using the same area, Green Hills has a median home price of $382,500, and over 67 percent of Green Hills homes are owned, while about 22 percent of Green Hills homes are rented.

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Find all the Green Hills, Tennessee home and real estate information you’re looking for on Bob Parks Realty’s Nashville real estate website, www.jackie.BobParks.com.

At Jackie.BobParks.com, you can search all Green Hills homes for sale, view Green Hills open houses, find Green Hills real estate information, view all details of homes in Green Hills, follow news and information on the Green Hills real estate market, create an account to save your favorite Green Hills homes for sale, communicate with a Green Hills real estate agent, search all Green Hills homes and real estate by map, and more!

Bob Parks Realty has more than 400 real estate agents that work throughout Green Hills and surrounding Nashville real estate markets, and can help with all your Green Hills real estate needs. Search our real estate agents and offices, submit questions on homes in Green Hills, schedule a showing for a Green Hills home, or communicate with a Green Hills real estate agent directly – all online!

We have built BobParks.com to be the premier tool to help you find all Green Hills home and real estate information, easily search Green Hills homes for sale, and cater to all your Green Hills real estate needs. Please let us know any way we can help you buy or sell your Green Hills home, or assist in any of your Green Hills real estate needs, or Nashville real estate market needs.

Green Hills Real Estate Agents

Bob Parks Realty has over 400 real estate agents ready to serve your Green Hills real estate needs. Upon searching my Green Hills  website, click on any of their pictures to view their Green Hills real estate website, search Green Hills homes for sale, or ask them a question about your real estate needs.

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• Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Brentwood Real Estate

About the Brentwood, Tennessee Real Estate Market

Brentwood, Tennessee is in Williamson County, with part of the city located in Davidson County, Tennessee. A suburb of Nashville (view Nashville homes for sale), Brentwood had about 23,000 residents at the time of the 2000 census, and more than 35,000 residents, according to 2007 census results. Brentwood holds the zip codes of 37024 and 37027, and has a 615 area code. Brentwood’s residents include several popular names, including musicians and athletes.

Brentwood, Tennessee is one of the wealthiest suburban areas in the state, and houses upscale stores and businesses. Tractor Supply Company and Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc. are just a couple of the large corporations headquartered in Brentwood.

Williamson County, Brentwood’s home, is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Williamson was listed as the 11th wealthiest county in the country in 2006, but ranked as the wealthiest county in the country by the Council for Community and Economic Research when cost of living was calculated in with median household income.

Brentwood consists of nearly 60 residential subdivisions, for which Bob Parks Realty has created a convenient Brentwood Real Estate Subdivision page. View Brentwood subdivisions here

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The following pages on BobParks.com have been built to aid your Brentwood information, Brentwood real estate and Brentwood home searches.

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According to the 2000 census, Brentwood had 7,693 households. Statistically, Brentwood is Tennessee’s best educated city, with 69.4 percent of adult residents having earned an associate degree or higher, and 64.7 percent of Brentwood adults having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

As of 2007, Brentwood’s median home price was $679,000, and Brentwood’s median household income was $133,668. Just over 95 percent of Brentwood residents own their own homes.

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Brentwood is known for its large mansions on tree-lined streets. Brentwood is popularly known as “Hollywood of the MidWest,” and houses several celebrities, including country singers, professional athletes, and more.

Brentwood is a desirable community, with a median home price at nearly $680,000.

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Jackie.BobParks.com was built to help you search Nashville and Brentwood homes for sale, including Brentwood homes, Brentwood condos, Brentwood mansions, Brentwood property, Brentwood land, and all other Nashville and Brentwood real estate.

Use the narrowed Brentwood home search tool below to view homes in Brentwood and Brentwood real estate by price range, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and square footage.

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These helpful links provide more information on Brentwood, Tennessee, including Brentwood regional info, Brentwood real estate facts and stats, and more.

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• Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Nashville Real Estate and Community Info

 

Nashville (Davidson County)  is the capital of Tennessee, and the central area around which Bob Parks Realty’s 11 Tennessee real estate offices area located.

Behind Memphis, Nashville is the second most populated city inTennessee. The 13-county Nashville Metropolitan area had a population of more than 1.55 million, according to 2008 census estimates.

Nashville is surrounded by several popular Tennessee communities–many of which are home to Bob Parks Realty offices. Those include Brentwood, Franklin, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet, Shelbyville, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, and more.

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• Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Smyrna Real Estate & Community Info

 

Smyrna is an ideal location for residents needing easy access to Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro!  Smyrna is located in North Rutherford County; repeatedly voted one of the best counties to live in Middle Tennessee with excellent schools, high employment rate and steady growth.

Smyrna is located in North Rutherford County, and is easily accessed off I24, HWY 70, and many other thoroughfares connecting Davidson, Williamson, and Rutherford counties. It is a truly ideal place for those looking for a small time feel, with big city conveniences and access.

Low taxes, low mortgage rates, and well priced homes make for the perfect time to purchase Middle Tennessee Real Estate.

As you explore jackie.bobparks.com to search for properties please don’t hesitate to contact me.  For your convenience, I’ve provided these links below to connect you to this community!

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• Wednesday, June 02nd, 2010

Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford County) is one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee and is located about 38 miles south of Nashville, TN. This medium-sized community is loaded with everything you need as a family, single professional, or retiree. Homes for sale in Murfreesboro range from $45,000 – $1,000,000 plus. Murfreesboro’s wide-range of diversity includes new construction, garden homes, custom estate homes, farms/land, and historic homes in downtown Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro, TN is loaded with historical significance and homes for sale are near shopping, beautiful parks, a dog park, churches, nature trails, restaurants, Stones River, and some of the best public schools in Middle Tennessee. Home to Middle Tennessee State University and several large employers, locals rate Murfreesboro as one of the best places to raise a family.

The Bob Parks real estate agents are considered the most respected in Middle Tennessee real estate not only because they are committed to excellence, but some of them are Middle Tennessee natives for many generations. I’d be proud to be your Murfreesboro Realtor.

My website  allows you to search for your next dream home regardless of which real estate company has listed it.

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• Tuesday, June 01st, 2010

Frankin Real Estate & Community Info

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Franklin, TN (Williamson County) is known as one of America’s most distinctive destinations by The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Franklin was voted as one of the top ten places to retire by Money magazine. Franklin, Tennessee also made Southern Living’s ”Best Small Town” top ten list.   

Located about 25 miles from downtown Nashville, Franklin, TN offers a unique blend of refined living and chic family suburbs combined with urban lifestyles. In downtown Frankin you’ll find antique shops, historic Franklin homes, trendy shopping, and great places to eat or enjoy a cocktail at The Factory.   

Homes for sale in Franklin, TN include historic Franklin homes, Franklin condos, family-centered neighborhoods, and custom-built Franklin estates. Visit www.jackie.bobparks.com to search for your dream home in Franklin, TN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Franklin, Tennessee offers many beautiful subdivisions full of wonderful Franklin homes for sale and Franklin real estaa

Search Franklin Homes by Subdivision
Want to see all Frankin, TN real estate subdivisions? BobParks.com has assembled a comprehensive list to help with your Franklin home search by subdivision.

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As is typically the case in communities, some Frankin subdivisions are larger and more populated that others. BobParks.com built more thorough information on those subdivisions in Franklin, their real estate, homes for sale, and more.

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• Tuesday, June 01st, 2010

Murfreesboro Real Estate & Community Info

 

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Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford County) is one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee and is located about 38 miles south of Nashville, TN. This medium-sized community is loaded with everything you need as a family, single professional, or retiree. Homes for sale in Murfreesboro range from $45,000 – $1,000,000 plus. Murfreesboro’s wide-range of diversity includes new construction, garden homes, custom estate homes, farms/land, and historic homes in downtown Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro, TN is loaded with historical significance and homes for sale are near shopping, beautiful parks, a dog park, churches, nature trails, restaurants, Stones River, and some of the best public schools in Middle Tennessee. Home to Middle Tennessee State University and several large employers, locals rate Murfreesboro as one of the best places to raise a family.

The Bob Parks real estate agents are considered the most respected in Middle Tennessee real estate not only because they are committed to excellence, but some of them are Middle Tennessee natives for many generations. I’d be proud to be your Murfreesboro Realtor.

My website  allows you to search for your next dream home regardless of which real estate company has listed it.

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• Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Murfreesboro homes range from under 100k to over $2million dollars, and in every pricepoint there are gems, however, the luxury homes we have listed in Murfreesboro are glittering jewels!

Murfreesboro real estate is some of the most beautiful, affordable, and varied you will find in the country. We have it all! Rolling hills, waterfront property, flat farmland, lush forestry, urban chic, and rural elegance…all can be found by your Murfreesboro Realtor.

I, and Bob Parks Realty,  are committed to providing a level of service you expect and deserve. That is why we are proud to be members of the “Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ and “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.”

The Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection is comprised of the very best independent luxury real estate brokerages from all over the world and is the flagship luxury program of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™.

“Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate” is a compendium of the finest residential real estate firms from around the world. Inclusion in this directory is by invitation only.

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• Sunday, May 02nd, 2010

An unexpected super surge in sales in March 2010 has many of us in the industry, and many buyers and sellers jumping for joy. As consumer confidence continues to rise, buyers and sellers continue to become more adapted to the current market, and real estate professionals continue to exude professionalism in our continually correcting market, real estate sales are abounding in a positive and promising way.

According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, it is positively promising to see an expansive home sales rebound in nearly every corner of America. This rebound has two resounding trends: “Sales have been above year-ago levels for nine straight months, and inventory has trended down from year-ago levels for 20 months running,” he said. “The home buyer tax credit has been a resounding success as these underlying trends point to a broad stabilization in home prices. This is preserving perhaps $1 trillion in largely middle class housing wealth that may have been wiped out without the housing stimulus measure.”

This spring time sales surge has birds singing in the Real Estate industry, but behind the sunshine there is a cloud looming. What happens after the tax credit ends? According to NAR Chief Economist Yun:

“With home values stabilizing, a revival in home buying confidence will likely help the housing market get back on its feet even as the tax credit impact disappears,” Yun said.

With any luck, this statement will resonate to be true, and every home owner in even the farthest reaching corners of America will breathe a heavy sigh of relief. When looking at each region of America, the correction is resoundingly positive and numbers across the board have increased, even if only nominally. Here in the South, existing-home sales showed an increase of 7.1% for an annual level of 1.97 million in March 2010 and are 13.9% higher than in 2009. The median home value was $154,800, up 5.2% from March 2009.

With 4 days left to get contracted and benefit from the Home Buyer Tax Credit, I am gearing up for a busy week. If anyone needs help buying or selling, or just needs some positive words of wisdom about real estate…feel free to call me:)

Happy House Hunting!!!

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• Monday, April 26th, 2010

An unexpected super surge in sales in March 2010 has many of us in the industry, and many buyers and sellers jumping for joy. As consumer confidence continues to rise, buyers and sellers continue to become more adapted to the current market, and real estate professionals continue to exude professionalism in our continually correcting market, real estate sales are abounding in a positive and promising way.

According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, it is positively promising to see an expansive home sales rebound in nearly every corner of America. This rebound has two resounding trends: “Sales have been above year-ago levels for nine straight months, and inventory has trended down from year-ago levels for 20 months running,” he said. “The home buyer tax credit has been a resounding success as these underlying trends point to a broad stabilization in home prices. This is preserving perhaps $1 trillion in largely middle class housing wealth that may have been wiped out without the housing stimulus measure.”

This spring time sales surge has birds singing in the Real Estate industry, but behind the sunshine there is a cloud looming. What happens after the tax credit ends? According to NAR Chief Economist Yun:

“With home values stabilizing, a revival in home buying confidence will likely help the housing market get back on its feet even as the tax credit impact disappears,” Yun said.

With any luck, this statement will resonate to be true, and every home owner in even the farthest reaching corners of America will breathe a heavy sigh of relief. When looking at each region of America, the correction is resoundingly positive and numbers across the board have increased, even if only nominally. Here in the South, existing-home sales showed an increase of 7.1% for an annual level of 1.97 million in March 2010 and are 13.9% higher than in 2009. The median home value was $154,800, up 5.2% from March 2009.

With 4 days left to get contracted and benefit from the Home Buyer Tax Credit, I am gearing up for a busy week. If anyone needs help buying or selling, or just needs some positive words of wisdom about real estate…feel free to call me:)

Happy House Hunting!!!

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• Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit:

As the tax credit winds down, we are seeing many people who have not yet committed to a property scrambling to get in under the First Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit deadline. The tax credit is part of the Worker, Homeownership, Business Assistance Act of 2009.

As it stands, the tax credit of $8000 for 1st time home buyers, and $6500 for existing home owners who meet certain guidelines, is set to end on April 30, 2010. In order to receive the credit, there must be a binding contract in place on a property by April 30, and it must be closed on or before June 30.

In order to qualify, a “first time home buyer” must be a person who has never owned a home OR who hasn’t had an interest in a principal residence in the last 3 years, the home that is being purchased must be the purchaser’s principal residence, and there are certain income guidelines that must be met.

A survey of more than 1,500 sales agents  by Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance found a record 48.2 percent of home purchases were first-time home buyers in March. This is an almost 2% increase of over even last October (46.9%), when the original Tax Credit incentive was set to expire in November 2009. This recent almost 50% share of market activity by first time home buyers sets a record. And it’s a record that will trickle up to affect the other price points, markets, and demographics that comprise the modern Real Estate landscape.

The Extension and Expansion of the Tax Credit:

In November of 2009 the Tax Credit was extended, and expanded to encompass and benefit a broader range of home buyers and owners…

In order for a purchaser to qualify for the expanded tax credit designed for  home owners who are selling in the current marketplace, there are also income guidelines, and the home being sold must have been consecutively used for 5 of the last 8 years as the seller’s primary residence.

This expanded aspect of the tax credit will benefit those whose home may be being purchased by the first time home owners,  those who are moving move up, as well as those who may be downsizing. Essentially, if a person has had a significant amount of time in their current home, there is tremendous potential to not only make a profit on the sell, but also get that added incentive, thus creating a balanced and thriving market in varied price points, and driving more money into the economy. It’s a win/win:)

With 10 days left and counting, I have seen an increase in showings, calls, and activity across the board. Looks like I’m not the only procrastinator I know. LOL! The beauty of procrastination in this case is that the winding down of the tax credit in conjunction with the Spring boost in sales, is making for an uplifting and promising selling season! With consumer confidence raised, and happy buyers and sellers, we are currently looking at a correcting market on the upswing:)

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• Sunday, April 04th, 2010

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I can show you any home on the market in Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee! Just  Click here to do an MLS Property Search or give me a call and I’ll do the work for you!

Office Phone: (615) 896-4040 | Cell Phone: (615) 507-9349 | E-mail Jackie

True Real Estate professionalism is an ever-changing art in our correcting Real Estate market. We are truly fortunate to be in a changed but healthy market here in Middle Tennessee, and I pride myself on being on the cutting edge of the technology, trends, and changes that we face in the Real
Estate industry currently.

I am in constant communication with my buyers and sellers, and utilize the many tools at my disposal to effectively market my listings, and search for my buyers. I run my business as a high energy, heavily connected, technology-driven entity that has proven to be remarkably effective even as
our market continues to correct its self.

Though I use technology to market my properties, I market my self primarily through referrals. Referrals are the highest compliment of a job well done.

Professional Organizations:
Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

Accredidations/Awards:
2007 Rookie of the Year Award
2007 Silver Award in Sales

Education/Licensing:
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Graphic Communications, as well as my affiliate broker’s license in Real Estate.

Community Involvement:
* Coach Indoor Soccer, Basketball, JR Pro Cheerleading for all age groups 
* Donate a percentage of each transaction to the Make-A-Wish Foundation
* Active in charitable walks/runs benefiting AIDS, Cancer, and Child Advocacy
* Member of the Chamber of Commerce in Rutherford County

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• Friday, March 26th, 2010

Alright…so in a down market everyone in the real estate industry turns into a creative marketing machine. Volume down, guard up, value added service in check, and creative marketing implementation on lock! So…what are incentives and how do they affect buyers, sellers, and home sales? Incentives are the way in which some agents are electing to get their listings noticed, some sellers are offering to entice scarce buyers, and buyers are reaping the benefits due to all of the above…

Point blank, incentives are enticements for 1 property to be chosen over another. The examples are endless: Closing Costs Paid, Furniture Provided, Discount Points Bought, Landscaping Packages, Outside Living Area Upgrades, Appliance Upgrades…the sky is the limit and the offers can get as benign or as outlandish as you can imagine.

The best incentives seem to be those attached to dollar signs for many buyers. They wanna know how much they can save, how much they can have, and what they can do with it… Buying real estate at this point can be as lucrative as a full-time job if you do it right! Obama’s gonna give ya $8k if you’ve never done it before, your closing costs can be paid which could be as much as 4.5% of the purchase price, you can go from LG to Kenmore Professional Series at no cost to you, and hell- How bout a plasma to mount over the fireplace?


The downside to incentives is that sometimes, appropriating that money to be a reduction in list price coulda been much more effective in luring buyers to the property when the listings are plentiful and the buyers are scarce. Aesthetics are key in this theory as well. A lower priced home with proper staging can lure a buyer just as effectively as a home with tons of freebies and enticements…

So, the money for the incentives might keep a listing at the bottom of the price pond, where it can be overlooked by those skimming the surface of the pond.

I’ve never had a buyer that bought a house just because they were gonna get a plasma tv thrown in…I have had many buyers buy homes that they thought were gonna build equity quickly and were great deals…and yes, I’ve even had buyers who wrote offers on the great deals and asked for the plasma to be thrown into the mix…lol. I suppose at this point in the game, the thing to bear in mind is that each and every real estate transaction will have an enticement afforded- aesthetic, monetary, geographic…but incentives can sweeten the pot. The question is, what is more effective for agents- Fire sales or incentives? What is more lucrative for buyers- lower prices or incentives? And what makes seller’s feel more enticing- bottom line pricing or built-in incentives that require higher pricing?  I need a creative marketing consensus…

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• Friday, March 26th, 2010

So, today was disheartening. Awesome client, awesome house, awesomely excited…and the dreaded home inspection day came.
Hands down, when I talk to clients before, during, and after transactions the home inspection is the most dreaded, nerve racking, grueling experience of all when making a home purchase… and selling a home!

So here’s my wise phrase that I use: EVERYONE involved feels the same way. The agents, the seller, the buyer, heck, even the mortgage person handling the loan! Every house has something wrong with it. Even brand spankin new construction will have a flaw- human beings build homes and there is room for human error, there are cosmetics that will be affected by a house being marketed/viewed, there are hidden elements that any upstanding and competent home owner can accidentally overlook.

There are certain things that will be deal breakers for different people. Home inspections are all different. There are good inspectors and bad inspectors. There are little things and big things. There are certain things that are found that would be nothing to one buyer, and everything to another. They are SUBJECTIVE in all rights of the word.


That said, there are ways to avoid the dreaded home inspection’s potential devastation…

For sellers of existing homes, have it pre-inspected by someone you know, like, and trust. If you don’t know any inspectors, handy men, or other home professionals, call an agent and get some recommendations.

For buyer’s, don’t get too excited about things that turn up on the inspection until you have done some research, talked to your agent, and/or talked to a professional who can explain things to you.

Half the battle has been fought by the time we get to the home inspection. The rest of the battlefield is the half that leads to HOME!…so put down your bludgeoning tool and take a deep breath! Short of a sink hole, tectonic plate movement, or dead bodies int he basement, almost everything is fixable Even if a deal falls apart due to a home inspection for one buyer, repairs can be made, and the next buyer may have a completely different outlook:)

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• Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Alright…so in a down market everyone in the real estate industry turns into a creative marketing machine. Volume down, guard up, value added service in check, and creative marketing implementation on lock! So…what are incentives and how do they affect buyers, sellers, and home sales? Incentives are the way in which some agents are electing to get their listings noticed, some sellers are offering to entice scarce buyers, and buyers are reaping the benefits due to all of the above…

Point blank, incentives are enticements for 1 property to be chosen over another. The examples are endless: Closing Costs Paid, Furniture Provided, Discount Points Bought, Landscaping Packages, Outside Living Area Upgrades, Appliance Upgrades…the sky is the limit and the offers can get as benign or as outlandish as you can imagine.

The best incentives seem to be those attached to dollar signs for many buyers. They wanna know how much they can save, how much they can have, and what they can do with it… Buying real estate at this point can be as lucrative as a full-time job if you do it right! Obama’s gonna give ya $8k if you’ve never done it before, your closing costs can be paid which could be as much as 4.5% of the purchase price, you can go from LG to Kenmore Professional Series at no cost to you, and hell- How bout a plasma to mount over the fireplace?

The downside to incentives is that sometimes, appropriating that money to be a reduction in list price coulda been much more effective in luring buyers to the property when the listings are plentiful and the buyers are scarce. Aesthetics are key in this theory as well. A lower priced home with proper staging can lure a buyer just as effectively as a home with tons of freebies and enticements…

So, the money for the incentives might keep a listing at the bottom of the price pond, where it can be overlooked by those skimming the surface of the pond.

I’ve never had a buyer that bought a house just because they were gonna get a plasma tv thrown in…I have had many buyers buy homes that they thought were gonna build equity quickly and were great deals…and yes, I’ve even had buyers who wrote offers on the great deals and asked for the plasma to be thrown into the mix…lol. I suppose at this point in the game, the thing to bear in mind is that each and every real estate transaction will have an enticement afforded- aesthetic, monetary, geographic…but incentives can sweeten the pot. The question is, what is more effective for agents- Fire sales or incentives? What is more lucrative for buyers- lower prices or incentives? And what makes seller’s feel more enticing- bottom line pricing or built-in incentives that require higher pricing?  I need a creative marketing consensus…

 

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• Saturday, January 16th, 2010

So, today was disheartening. Awesome client, awesome house, awesomely excited…and the dreaded home inspection day came.
Hands down, when I talk to clients before, during, and after transactions the home inspection is the most dreaded, nerve racking, grueling experience of all when making a home purchase… and selling a home!

So here’s my wise phrase that I use: EVERYONE involved feels the same way. The agents, the seller, the buyer, heck, even the mortgage person handling the loan! Every house has something wrong with it. Even brand spankin new construction will have a flaw- human beings build homes and there is room for human error, there are cosmetics that will be affected by a house being marketed/viewed, there are hidden elements that any upstanding and competent home owner can accidentally overlook.

There are certain things that will be deal breakers for different people. Home inspections are all different. There are good inspectors and bad inspectors. There are little things and big things. There are certain things that are found that would be nothing to one buyer, and everything to another. They are SUBJECTIVE in all rights of the word.

That said, there are ways to avoid the dreaded home inspection’s potential devastation…
For sellers of existing homes, have it pre-inspected by someone you know, like, and trust. If you don’t know any inspectors, handy men, or other home professionals, call an agent and get some recommendations.
For buyer’s, don’t get too excited about things that turn up on the inspection until you have done some research, talked to your agent, and/or talked to a professional who can explain things to you.

Half the battle has been fought by the time we get to the home inspection. The rest of the battlefield is the half that leads to HOME!…so put down your bludgeoning tool and take a deep breath! Short of a sink hole, tectonic plate movement, or dead bodies int he basement, almost everything is fixable :) Even if a deal falls apart due to a home inspection for one buyer, repairs can be made, and the next buyer may have a completely different outlook:)

But…for now…looks like me, the buyer, and the seller all get to go back to the drawing bored. Yippee. LOL!

 

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• Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Well as expected last Friday, in the face of wonderful employment statistics indicating a continued economic improvement, mortgage rates rose. I’m still in shock that some people are up in arms about it! They went from 4.71% on a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage to 4.81%. On a 15-yr fixed-rate mortgage the rates went from 4.27% to 4.32%. So, yes, they rose, but are still at historic lows and still lower than a year ago in the same month…

If the Federal Reserve stops buying mortgage-backed securities next March rates will rise, but it won’t be anything Earth shattering. If and when it occurs, rates will go up, however, reknowned financial observers state that it is most likely they will nominally increase, not rise exponentially. Keith Gumbinger, VP of HSH Associates, predicts that when the FED discontinues it’s intervention, it will bolster rates approximately 3/4 of a point for a 30-year conforming loan. He also predicts that at the end of 2010 rates will be somewhere around 6%.

Several real estate experts as well as financial experts contend that the Fed will more than likely continue it’s intervention as long as the housing market’s recovery is teetering…

That said, this is all conjecture. With rates at a record low, continued rate increases projected, home prices incredibly low, absorption rates improving, the extension and expansion of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, and Builder/Seller incentive offers more creative and lucrative for buyers than ever, it truly is the best time to buy!

The continual correction and improvement of real estate trends will continue to fuel consumer confidence, and along with all of the above mentioned motivators, I think that a huge surge in real estate purchases will soon be upon us, and Middle Tennessee will continue to be an amazingly healthy and corrected market. The vast majority of homes that are continuing to sell with a lower absorption rate in Middle Tennessee are under $200k, with the majority of that price point subset that is selling being actually under $150k. It is going to be very interesting to see in mid-2010 how these lower price point absorption rates compiled with the extension and expansion of the Tax Credit to include those who are not first-timers will affect the broader spectrum and all of the price points.

For now though, let’s all take a deep breath and sigh…mortgage rates rose a whole tenth of a percent, but are still under 5%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing. Ok, call me and buy a house now :) lol.

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• Thursday, December 03rd, 2009

The expansion of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit and the Expansion of the Tax Credit to include people who have lived in their primary residence for 5 consecutive years of the last 8 is a blessing that we all will benefit from.

Real estate agents all over were cringing as the November 30, 2009 deadline for the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit loomed. Sure, we all got a nice surge of activity as people scurried to get in under the umbrella, but what was to happen after the fervor died down? Agents go back to throwing darts at a wall in hopes that something sticks? Sellers go back to frantically keeping their homes clean and show-ready in hopes that a buyer would come from the sky? Buyers go back to kicking tires and climbing fences?

Obama said nope Not only did he say “Nope” but he made the impact of the tax credit on America’s real estate market more pronounced by adding/expanding the original incentive to include people who have been homeowner’s in the past.

Now, first timers, second timers, third timers whatever have until April 30, 2010 to be in a binding contract and until June 30, 2010 to close to be able to benefit from the tax credit. I love the 60 day window to close! For agents it will mean not just a last minute surge, but a steady stream for a few months of closings, improved absorption rates, and active clients And for buyers and sellers it means less time-constraint stress and smoother transactions…

The beauty of the expansion is also that where the first time home buyer tax credit heavily benefited the lower price points and mid-range pricepoints (as first timers by starter homes, those sellers move up to mid-range pricepoint homes), the expansion will have the capability to trickle up to the upper echelon pricepoints as well as movement across the board is affected. Everyone wants free money, and movement in any pricepoint at this point in slow absorption will benefit the big picture.

What I’m curious to see is how this will the correction of the market time wise. Will it make the upswing of the U-Curve more noticably pronounced? Or will it make only a slight swing? Will the confidence instilled in the players in the real estate market be contagious, and if so, how will the confidence level rising in agents, builders, professionals, and buyers and sellers affect the bigger picture?

So many questions, so many benefits, and so much excitement attached to this extension and expansion…

I suppose only time will tell the answers, but for now let’s just all ride the wave

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• Thursday, December 03rd, 2009

We are in a day and time where there is an actual service for Social Media Management for Busy Professionals. Seriously. If you are too busy to manage your own social media site, you can pay people to do it for you. Which kinda cracks me up, because isn’t one of the points of social media to be “in touch ” with our friends, family, and sphere of influence?

Social Media has introduced a greater level of transparency for real estate professionals. We are not the keepers of the information, and we are no longer insulated. In the same way that the internet has offered the consumer  your own outlet for real estate information and research, Social Media is offering you a true glance at your real estate professional…and a vast avenue for word of mouth reviews on the services that we provide…

It is not uncommon for consumers to look, gather info, and begin to form their own strategy for their home purchase before you ever even find us nowadays. Consumers come to professionals pre approved, informed, and prepared, and it is a product of the fallout, the crash of the market, the wake of the subprime market… Be the reason a lack of trust, an easier access to info, or just a heightened consumer awareness in scary economic times our service capabilities, demand, and needs have changed considerably…and your expectations of us have as well.

All of these windows into our professional, our personal lives, and the Real Estate Market as a whole is also changing how we sell to you. The entire methodology of real estate sales has done an about-face and is in the process of being reinvented…and by and large you the consumer are the author of the new sales methodology guide. LOL!

What we do and who we know is right there for you to see, and you are online tracking our info and forming your opinions.  And we are paying attention to how you follow us, come to us, and react to us. The “call to action” sale is not for today, the “trusted professional” sale seems to be what you are after, and you don’t trust easily. Cold calls are dead, mass marketing is inefficient, inciting a sense of urgency is ineffective…making online connections, instilling trust in our professionalism and knowledge, and giving you the information is our reaction to social media and real estate transparency in today’s market…

So, where we used to brand our name and ourselves, we now brand our tech savvy, our knowledge, our relevance to you because of our expertise and professionalism not our ability to hand you information. Now that you have the knowledge, our relevance to you is our guidance, our ability to interpret the information that you have and apply it to your personal transaction, and our real life applications and experiences of the information that you have when you come to us.

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• Monday, November 30th, 2009

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$319,900.00
est: $1,373.83 prin & int/month
Assuming 20% down and 30 year mortgage at 5.000% interest rate (APR: %)
 
2 BDRMS DOWN, 2 UP. LARGE BONUS RM. IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. ON A CUL-DE-SAC. BEAUTIFUL AND EFFICIENT FLOOR PLAN WITH DESIGN POTENTIAL GALORE! HOBBY RM IS A WIRED LOFT! PRIVACY FENCED YARD & 2″ FAUXWOOD BLINDS THROUGHOUT!

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Location
Address:
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3030 RINCON CT
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

Bedrooms:  4
Bathrooms:  3 full
Square Feet:  2985
Type:  Contemporary
Subdivision:  SAVANNAH RIDGE
Area:  23-Rutherford
MLS ID:  1121090
Status:  Active
Rooms
Bedroom 1: 13X24
Bedroom 2: 14X11
Bedroom 3: 12X12
Bedroom 4: 15X12
Living Room: 30X15
Kitchen: 16X13
Dining Room: 12X12
Hobby Room: 11X12
Rec Room: 17X20
Breakfast Room: 11X13
Utility Room: 6X8
    

School Information
High School: Riverdale
Middle School: Christiana
Elementary School: Barfield
Features
Garage: 2 car attached
Taxes: $1
Formal Dining: Yes
Exterior: All Brick with Vinyl Trim
Lot Size: 0.33 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 14.433
Heating: Dual
Fuel Type: GS/EL
Cooling: Central
Year Built: 2007
Fireplaces: 1
Water: City Water
Sewer: Sewer
Stories: 2.0
Appliance Description: Disposal, Microwave, Dishwasher
Association Fee: 21
Basement Description: Crawl
Community Amenities: Pool, Underground Utilities
Dining Description: Formal
Driveway Description: Concrete
Flooring Description: Carpet, Finished Wood, Tile
Garage Description: Attached – SIDE
Interior Features: Ceiling Fan, Smoke Alarm, Storage, Walk-In Closets
Lot Description: Level
Main Level Bathrooms: 2(Full)
Main Level Bedrooms: 2
Master Bathroom Description: Master Bedroom
Miscellaneous Features: Cable TV
Oven Description: Single Oven, Electric
Patio/Deck Description: Deck
Property Sub-Type: Site Built
Range Description: Stove
Square Footage (Per Level): 1971 (Main), 1014 (Second Floor)
Total Rooms: 10

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  Agent Name: Jackie Hogencamp
  Agent Phone: 615-507-9349

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