Video: Beautiful Home in Spring Hill Cherry Grove neighborhood

 Wonderful home for sale in coveted Spring Hill Cherry Grove neighborhood

3003 Melville Court
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms

Welcome to your new home in the highly desirable Cherry Grove development of Spring Hill, TN. Your entry foyer boasts a beautiful solid oak door, hardwood flooring and coffer ceiling for an elegant touch. Just off the foyer is the great room which features recessed lighting and a wonderful stone stacked gas fireplace. A great place for kicking back and taking in the game or entertaining friends and family. The gourmet kitchen features a 4 burner gas range, built in stainless steel oven and convection microwave, granite counter tops, under mount sink and a beautiful tiled back splash.

Video: Beautiful Home in Spring Hill Cherry Grove neighborhood

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Located on the second level of the home is this flex room which could make a nice office, hobby room, work out room or a great room for kids to do their homework. In addition, you can take advantage of the 15×15 screened in porch with wood burning fireplace and cable hookups with an adjoining open patio – an absolute must for outdoor living.

For more information on this Spring Hill home for sale, please contact:

Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Chris Mannino
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
chris.mannino@sothebysrealty.com
615.299.7995

Welcome Kimberly Anderson to The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to welcome Kimberly Anderson as an affiliate broker.

Kimberly Anderson, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Kimberly Anderson, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Kimberly Anderson is a graduate of the University Of Northern Colorado. Shortly after college graduation, she and her husband began purchasing rural property in Colorado and developing the properties into residential subdivisions. Through this process the Anderson’s saw the sensibility and security in developing, growing, and holding a real estate portfolio. It was through these endeavors that Kimberly fell in love with all aspects of real estate and began her career helping others make their real estate dreams come true.

In 2003, Kimberly and her family moved to Orlando, FL where she jumped right in to a thriving real estate career. Recognizing the influx of real estate investors in the central Florida market, Kimberly saw the potential for her firm to open a property management division. “We found the investors their income property and were able to begin managing it for them from day one because we already had a trusted relationship with our clients.”

In 2010, Kimberly moved her daughter, Jordan, to Nashville to attend Belmont University and pursue a career in country music. The plan was for Kimberly to get Jordan settled in and head back home. Well… Kimberly was absolutely captivated by Nashville and all it has to offer from its world class music scene, dining options, and culture to its friendly small towns. Nashville became her home back in 2010 and she has never looked back!

Kimberly is extremely honored to join us at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. Providing the highest quality of service for her clients is Kimberly’s primary goal. “Buying and selling a home is the most important transaction in people’s lives. I want to make that process as easy and enjoyable as possible! I can’t hide my enthusiasm when I meet someone just moving to Nashville to pursue their dreams because Nashville is where dreams do come true!”

Kimberly is very involved in the Nashville music scene as well as serving with many Christian ministries around Nashville like The Bridge Ministry, The Next Door, Rescue 1, and Long Hollow Baptist. “One of the beautiful things about Nashville is that people here really care about each other. It is easy to get plugged in and serve others.”

Visit Kimberly’s website and search through all MLS listings that are currently available for sale or lease in Middle Tennessee.

Kimberly Anderson

Affiliate Broker
Mobile: (615) 891-1724­
Office: (615) 463-3333

Five Reasons You Need a Realtor in Nashville

You have reached the point where you have decided to buy or sell a house. Whatever your reason is for moving, the selling and buying process can quickly become a big headache for the inexperienced. Even homeowners who have bought and sold several houses can make costly slip-ups. Luckily for you, real estate agents can help streamline your selling or buying experience.

While some try to go the process alone, real estate agents in Nashville are essential for saving you both time and money. According to the experts at KeepingCurrentMatters, the five top reasons you need a realtor are:

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

A true real estate professional is an expert in the market and can guide people through the stacks of state regulated paperwork necessary to make a transaction a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the same sources, there are more than 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers need an expert to lead the way from start to finish. A seasoned real estate agent should be able to answer your questions about anything from open houses to the inspection process. You will be depending on your real estate agent for their expert knowledge in the industry, so be sure your chosen agent is knowledgeable and able to meet your needs.

3. Are you a good negotiator?

From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that sellers will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

According to the National Association of Realtors®, realtor represented properties typically sell for 19% more than the typical For Sale By Owner home. In 2013, the average FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty happens to have a great selection of expert real estate agents on staff. Our agents are the finest in the area with industry knowledge and years of experience. Contact our office to talk with one of our agents, and discover for yourself why our staff is incomparable to the competition.

Five Reasons You Need a Realtor in Nashville

 

Video: Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

Rare Corner Unit Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

900 20th Avenue South #1001
Nashville, TN 37212

It’s here, the very rare downtown facing corner unit in Nashville’s premier high-rise, the Adelicia. This particular unit displays a magnificent 180 degree view of the Nashville skyline. With the ever changing sunset colors, impeccable decor and floor to ceiling glass surrounding the open living area, kitchen and dining room, why would you want to live and entertain anywhere else?

Video: Adelicia Condo for Sale with Coveted Downtown View

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For more information on this Adelicia condo for sale in Nashville, contact listing agent:

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Michelle Maldonado
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
michelle.maldonado@sothebysrealty.com
615.260.4423

Expert Advice: Features that Nashville Home Buyers Want Most in 2015

Do you ever wonder which home improvements will attract Nashville home buyers to your property? Now that the Nashville real estate market has stabilized, we have had many clients and homeowners ask for our advice on this subject. We decided to share the responses from our expert realtors with you!

Margaret Odle, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Margaret Odle, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

I see a desire for greater use of technology within the home. Buyers want a Smart Home. It is more than just programmable thermostats. They want to see technology implemented throughout the home. Examples: Webcams, doors that can be opened/locked remotely and control of the thermostat.pg_smart_homes_0

Renee Max, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty in Nashville, TN

Renee Max, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

My clients love outdoor spaces. They are especially loving the roof-top decks being built in new developments. The more decks, patios, and porches around the home the better!Outdoor Fireplace at Encore in SoBro

Gloria Hougland, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Gloria Hougland, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Kitchens still offer remodeling bang for your buck. In luxury properties and neighborhoods, buyers are willing to pay more for better appliances. A SubZero refrigerator is well worth the additional cost. Produce stays fresh and crisp much longer – up to two weeks or more!Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

With local expertise of each neighborhood and the buyers in today’s market, an expert realtor can help pinpoint which improvements give you the best return on your home improvement dollar while preserving the value of your home. If you’re considering a move in 2015, start a conversation with your realtor today!

Nashville named a Hot Housing Market for 2015

Trulia released their annual report of the hottest housing markets to watch for in the coming year, and we have to say that we are not surprised to see that Nashville picked up the number five spot on their list. Trulia’s Chief Economist Jed Kolko determined which markets made the cut using “fundamentals such as job growth, rising incomes, and more household formation.”

Trulia Markets to Watch in 2015

photo via trulia

blockquote5. Nashville, TN

You don’t have to be a country music fan to love what locals call Music City (but it might not hurt). It’s not only musicians who populate the city, which is also home to prestigious Vanderbilt University and the Scripps Networks company. The Tennessean reported that Nashville ranked seventh in growth among young professionals with college degrees, and the city has seen a 48 percent population hike in the past 12 years.”

The 10 markets to watch in 2015 have strong fundamentals for housing activity. These include solid job growth, which fuels housing demand, and a low vacancy rate, which spurs construction. Trulia gave a few extra points to markets with a higher share of millennials. These young adults are getting back to work and that will drive household formation and rental demand.

Nashville real estate trends to watch in 2015

Though the Greater Nashville real estate market ebbs and flows, 2014 was actually one of the most stable years in recent memory.

All indicators suggest that this trend will continue in 2015, and that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

Here are three real estate indicators we will be watching throughout the new year.

Nashville real estate trends to watch in 2015

Thinking about making a move in 2015? Contact one of our expert realtors now to schedule a January appointment to discuss your home buying — or selling — options.

• First time homebuyers

When it comes to the housing market, 2015 may be the year first-time homebuyers make a comeback. With rents rising faster than incomes, many Millennials are expected to start looking to buy homes of their own.

The National Association of Realtors reported that first-time buyers currently comprise only 33 percent of buyers. That represents their lowest market share since 1987, when first-time buyers made up only 30 percent of the market, largely because mortgage interest rates were double what they are now.

But there is some great news. The recent announcements of new 3 percent down payment programs by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should put purchasing a house within the reach of more buyers, especially those who have good credit and steady employment but have not been able to save enough for a 10 percent or 20 percent down payment.

With these new programs, we’re optimistic that 2015 will be noticeably easier on many first-time homebuyers.

• Inventory

For the past few years, the lack of houses for sale has significantly impacted our local real estate market. But we’re seeing more and more signs that inventory will be on the rise in 2015.

Forecasts predict a boost in 2015 on groundbreakings of new single-family homes, as well as new home sales. Following a record year in commercial real estate for Nashville, multi-family developments should bring more condominiums to the Nashville area.

• Interest rates

According to predictions released by realtor.com, mortgage rates will head back up in 2015.

blockquoteThe flip side of the improving economy is that mortgage rates will inevitably head up again. We’ve had a great run, but the honeymoon is over, and it’s time to settle in for a relationship that balances job growth with higher-but-still-reasonable interest rates. The Federal Reserve has indicated it will increase the federal funds rate–which has an indirect but significant effect on mortgage rates–next year. The rate has remained near zero since December 2008.

Although the Fed might wait as late as early 2016, realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke suggested the increase will come in mid-2015, and mortgage rates will increase ahead of the Fed’s move.

“Our forecast for housing assumes the 30-year fixed rate will reach 5% by the end of 2015,” Smoke said. “The one-year adjustable rate will likely rise less if much at all, and accordingly, we are likely to see a shift into more adjustable and hybrid mortgages over fixed.”

If you think 2015 will be your year to make a move in Middle Tennessee, we suggest contacting an expert realtor now to schedule a January appointment to discuss your home buying — or selling — options. The Nashville real estate market remains vibrant and it will be your advantage to get a head start as we move into another active spring buying and selling season!

 

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin (Now Under Contract)

Truly out of a storybook is the only way to describe 214 Battle Avenue. Quaint and luxurious go hand-in-hand in this three bedroom, three and one half bath home, located mere minutes from downtown Franklin.

The entire home is breathtaking. Washed in a well-coordinated sea of rich, warm browns, tans and antique finishes with touches of metallic the home exudes elegance through color and architectural details. A stone fireplace is a focal point of the front room and oversized dark moldings frame the majority of the amazing rooms throughout the home.

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin

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The home is a well-thought out one story layout. A formal dining room, large living room, breakfast area, three spacious bedrooms and more are versatile and perfect for just you or a gathering of friends and family.

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin

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The kitchen has a wrap-around raised bar that separates your food preparation area from a breakfast area and living room. Double ovens, French door refrigerator with bottom freezer and copious granite topped counters allow for even the most elaborate meals to be prepared all while chatting with those you love in the open space.

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin

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The master suite has a decadent master bath with sunken jetted tub surrounded by tumbled tile and columns. The separate shower has a frameless glass door and multiple shower heads including a rain shower.

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin

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The exterior is just as lovely as the interior. A custom iron fence, accented with stone columns, complements the home’s stone exterior. French doors from the interior lead to several outdoor entertaining areas, including a wonderful covered and open patio for enjoying the spacious yard and the beautiful surroundings.

Elegant Home only minutes from Downtown Franklin

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With a fantastic yard, upscale finishes and idyllic location you do not want to miss the opportunity to own your dream home because that is certainly what this is!

For more information on this elegant Nashville home for sale, contact:

Ryan Miller, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Ryan Miller, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Ryan Miller
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
615.517.0232­
ryan.miller@sothebysrealty.com

2014: Year in Review

Here at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty, we are excited about all that the new year will bring. As we plan for 2015, we wanted to know what our blog readers enjoyed the most from 2014.

Above all else, we found that you like taking a look inside the homes and condos listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty via property videos. Take a look back at 2014 with our most popular blog posts from 2014.

1. Video: Spacious One Level Home for Sale in West Meade

Originally posted to the blog in September, this privately tucked away and updated home in West Meade was the most popular blog post with 2,303 views! It is also the ninth most popular video on our YouTube channel for the year.

2. Video: Custom Built Nashville Home for Sale in Forest Hills

This new and stunning luxury build had 1,685 blog post views since it was posted in October and is the sixth most popular video on our YouTube channel.

3. Video: Elegant Franklin Home for Sale in LaurelBrooke

Timelessness and elegance unite in this extraordinary Franklin home for sale in LaurelBrooke. Posted in early December, this exquisite listing has accumulated 1,043 views in a matter of weeks!

4. Countryside Estate like None Other in Bethpage, TN

If you are looking for privacy, luxury and a peaceful retreat in Middle Tennessee, you may have read this blog post from September. With 913 views, this awe-inspiring property includes the main house, an attached guest house and a barn. Located less than an hour from Music Row in the community of Bethpage, TN this Middle Tennessee retreat is like none other.

Countryside Estate like None Other in Bethpage, TN

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5. Video: Relaxing Retreat on Center Hill Lake

With 765 views since it was posted in September, this idyllic property on Center Hill Lake features two cottages with six bedrooms, five full and one half baths. Escape to the lake with this stunning video!

Proudly serving all property types and price points, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. No matter which lifestyle you’re looking for, we can help you live it in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

A Home for the Holidays: Ronald McDonald House Nashville

More than at any other time of year, the holidays are when we offer thanks for the blessings of life. This year has been an exceptional one for the The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty family. We have been privileged to participate in unprecedented expansion in our area—not just as real estate professionals but as neighbors and friends grateful for the many opportunities to serve in the communities where we live, work and play.

Throughout 2014, participating agents at The Lipman Group have donated funds from their closings in order to give to a worthy Nashville charity, the Ronald McDonald House Nashville. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.

A Home for the Holidays: Ronald McDonald House Nashville

The Nashville Ronald McDonald House serves families from across the country and around the world.  Since its doors opened in 1991, they have served families from all 95 counties in Tennessee, 65 counties in Kentucky, 38 other states and 13 foreign countries.  In 2013, they served 689 families in the House with an average length of stay of nearly 30 nights and a daily waiting list of 6-8 families.

During the week prior to Thanksgiving, The Lipman Group was happy to prepare and provide breakfast for almost 35 people currently calling the Ronald McDonald house home. We would like to give a special thanks to our agents who volunteered in order to serve a hearty, Southern style home cooked meal for the families. We would also like to thank Lynsey Culwell (photographer) and Ross Caroland (videographer) with Sq Ft Photography for documenting the events that morning.

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In addition to breakfast, we were also thrilled to provide a one week stay and a one month stay to the house manager. The Ronald McDonald House Nashville requests a $15 per night donation from families to stay in the house, but more than 95% of families cannot afford to pay and the Nashville Ronald McDonald House has never turned a family away because of their inability to pay.

A Home for the Holidays: Ronald McDonald House Nashville

If you are especially thankful during this holiday season and would like to give, join us and show your support ‪#‎forRMHC‬ families. The Nashville House has a wish list that includes holiday items and house supplies.