Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

Are you looking for a stunning home, acreage, an opportunity to keep horses on your property, and live within the Nashville city limits? Then this could be the perfect luxury property for you. Located in Forest Hills on Hillsboro Pike, this conveniently located estate is situated on just over three and a half acres of wooded land.

Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

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The handsome Tudor home has six bedrooms, six full and one half bathrooms on three levels – perfect for a large family or an abundance of guests! Elements of the Tudor style are not only evident on the exterior of the home, but on the interior as well. Finishes including wood beams, large moldings, and coffered and vaulted ceilings add classic style and remain true to the original design of the home that has been beautifully renovated by the current owners.

Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

There are many unique and charming elements to the home that will make you fall in love with it! Step inside and you are greeted with a stunning entry foyer featuring parquet wood floors and a mirrored coffered ceiling in the entry. Stunning oak hardwoods continue throughout the majority of the home.

Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

This is a home built to enjoy the company of others while being surrounded by nature. Multiple living areas throughout the home include formal living and dining rooms, family room, expansive sun room, and other gathering spaces. With large windows in each room, eastern natural light fills each space. The vaulted sun room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the property’s two wooded acres on the west side of Otter Creek, which flows from the esteemed Radnor Lake.

Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

The carefully designed and updated kitchen is simply a dream come true. Professional appliances including double ovens, six-burner professional gas range and oversized refrigerator will make the chef in your household happy! The adjacent vaulted eat-in area includes a fireplace.

Stunning Tudor Home on over 3 Acres in Nashville

It is hard to believe you are in the Nashville city limits on this exquisite property. The beautiful and private land has easy access to Nashville and Franklin’s dining and shopping, providing you with the best of both worlds. The extra property surrounding the home and to the west of Otter Creek even offers the opportunity for custom barn construction and horse ownership.

For more information on this Nashville estate contact:

Taylor Jones, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Taylor Jones, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Taylor Jones
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
615.739.7870­
taylor.jones@sothebysrealty.com

Nashville Homes for Sale – Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Americans are busy planning feasts to entertain both family and friends. These Nashville homes for sale feature open floor plans, dining rooms that seat 12+, and kitchens large enough for everyone to gather in.

We have our favorite entertaining spaces picked out… Tell us: which is yours?

769 West Meade Drive | West Meade | Listed for $591,500

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

Entertaining a crowd can be easy with an open floor plan and this home in West Meade features just that! Privately tucked away in a park-like setting, this spacious one-level home also features a courtyard with fire pit for outdoor entertaining.

504 Russell Street | East Nashville | Listed for $870,000

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

This historic East Nashville home has been thoughtfully updated to include a modern and gourmet kitchen. With exposed brick accents in the kitchen that add history and charm to the space, the gourmet features include a multi-burner gas stove, pot filler, and over-sized ovens.

488 Jones Parkway | Brentwood | Listed for $2,995,000

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

This dining room could easily seat 12+ and features a wall of built-ins for china, crystal, and serving platters and more, including wine storage. The room also has unique lantern light fixtures that add captivating visual appeal to the space. Walk through the butler’s pantry into an exquisite kitchen and you will find professional appliances including a 6 burner gas range with convection oven and radiant baking oven, side-by-side oversized refrigerator/freezer, double ovens, warming drawer, coffee maker and dishwasher.

823 Tyne Valley Court | Oak Hill | Listed for $3,500,000

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

No expense was spared designing this functional and exquisite gourmet kitchen. Features include granite countertops, stacked stone wall with 6 burner range, top tier appliances and double ovens, island seating, and natural light. Adjoining the kitchen is the breakfast area with its vast, vaulted wood-beam ceiling and wall of windows overlooking the lavish backyard.

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Video: Harbor Island home for sale on Old Hickory Lake

306 Anchor Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Four bedrooms and four full bathrooms on almost one acre

This unbelievable stone clad, lake home located on Harbor Island is completely renovated and built like a fortress. As you enter the home, its grandeur awaits you the second you open the door. In addition to the extraordinary interior, the property offers multiple outdoor living spaces and a thirty five foot boat dock. You’ll be sure to fall in love with this retreat, as it’s everything you ever dreamed a lake home would be.

Video: Harbor Island home for sale on Old Hickory Lake

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For more information on this lakefront 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

4 Home Staging Tips for Fall

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Selling your home in cold weather months doesn’t have to be difficult – these home staging tips for fall should have buyers feeling warm and welcome all winter long!

4 Home Staging Tips for Fall

In addition to turning on all lights, try to schedule showings during the daytime to take advantage of natural light.
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1. The basics of preparing to sell your home still hold true. Curb appeal is still important even though leaves are falling from the trees and grass isn’t as green as it used to be. While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive for showings, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

2. Interiors should be clean, organized, decluttered and ready for showings. Staging should be comfortable and cozy – or even festive. Bring warm elements to each and every room of your house with throw blankets, extra quilts on beds, warm area rugs, and bath mats on tile floors. Festive decor is appropriate in moderation – set the dining table with fine china, hang wreaths on doors, and you can even put up the Christmas tree. Buyers want to envision how they will celebrate and entertain in the home too – just don’t go overboard.

3. As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas. In addition to turning on all lights, try to schedule showings during the daytime to take advantage of natural light. Open all drapes and blinds. Have windows cleaned to allow sunlight to stream in each and every window. Nothing beats the warmth of the sun on a cold day!

4. Extend the gardening season indoors. Just because temperatures are falling doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to gardening! Buyers will feel coziest in a healthy indoor environment that keeps allergies at bay and reduces chances of getting sick. Some indoor plants, like golden pothos and gerbera daisies, are particularly adept at sucking up nasty VOCs — the vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and dry cleaning. And since plants increase humidity levels, they help decrease household dust. Keep it simple and your home will look inviting and fresh – going overboard will distract buyers from your home itself.

Welcome Bettye Morris to The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

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

Bettye Morris, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Bettye Morris, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Bettye is a Nashville native who has been successfully relocating buyers and sellers for three decades! In fact, with her former company for 27 years, Bettye’s strong work ethic, efficient problem solving skills, reliability, and professionalism elevated her into the top 1% of agents nationwide.

Bettye is a highly motivated Realtor® who brings her buying and selling know-how to every home. As a native Nashvillian and real estate veteran, Bettye knows the local market and believes in keeping up with changes in the industry.  More importantly, this reputation has earned Bettye the respect of her numerous clients and fellow realtors alike.

Bettye joined The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty pursuing an opportunity to provide her clients access to the innovative technology, extraordinary advertising and marketing tools, and premier benefits offered by our internationally recognized brand.

Bettye holds the CRP (Certified Relocation Professional), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designations. She is an alumni of Leadership Brentwood, currently serves on the Grievance Committee of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, has served on the Board of Directors for and is former Secretary of Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, now known as Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, and is active in multiple other state and local real estate associations. In addition, Bettye is a recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I will listen to a client’s needs and work hard to fulfill them. A home is a major investment–one that will determine a family’s happiness and quality of life for years to come. I have had the privilege of helping successfully relocate more than 1,000 families–many of them six, seven, eight, even nine times! I’m now selling my clients’ children their first homes. Please give me a call at 615.300.0188. I appreciate your business.”

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

Bettye Morris

Affiliate Broker
Mobile: (615) 300-0188
Office: (615) 463-3333

Three Things to Know about Nashville Home Sales

Hoping to buy or sell a home in Nashville or Middle Tennessee? Here are three things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.

Three Things to Know about Nashville Home SalesSales are brisk – At a time of year when home sales typically slow down, the number of houses that traded owners in October surged 22 percent over activity one year ago. Homes that are well-maintained and priced strategically are selling quickly with multiple contracts, often full cash offers. If the homes are priced well – at what the market indicates – the buyers are out there and those homes are going to sell. During October 2013 listings averaged 75 days on market. Now the average number of days on the market for a single-family home is 68 days, according to the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®.

Prices continue to rise in fall months – The median purchase prices rose for single-family homes and also for condos. In October, the median single-family home sold for $205,900, which is 3 percent, or $5,900, more than in October 2013. The median is the point at which half of homes sold for less and half sold for more. The median condo sale was for $165,000 — a jump of 11 percent, or $17,000, from where the median stood in October 2013.

Inventory is still low – Inventory at the end of October was 15,051, compared to 15,957 in October 2013. The current inventory of properties by category, compared to last year, is:

October 2013 October 2014
INVENTORY 15957 15051
 Residential 9935 9609
 Condominium 11191 972
 Multi-Family 194 143
 Farms/Land/Lots 4637 4327

The demand from buyers for well-prepared and aptly priced properties remains strong in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Having two consecutive months of double-digit, year-over-year increases in home sales this late in the year is unexpected, yet welcome news. And there appear to be more increases coming: October ended with 2,730 sales pending, which is 14 percent more than the state of affairs at that time one year ago.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home, give us a call at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty and let one of our expert realtors help you navigate the exciting and fast paced Nashville real estate market.

Good News for Nashville: October 2014

Throughout October, Nashville was in the news for its varied benefits of living. Take a look at the highlights from the top news stories reported for Nashville during October:

Good News for Nashville: October 2014

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Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S.Kiplinger

Kiplinger ranks Nashville at No. 4 on their list of the most affordable big cities in America. The ranking is based on household incomes, home values, unemployment and overall cost of living for the 10 U.S. cities with populations above 250,000.

Nashville among top 5 giving cities in U.S. – Nashville Post

A new Journal of Philanthropy study shows Nashville is among the top five giving cities in the U.S. Nashville is one of four Southern cities at the top of the list, along with Memphis, Birmingham and Atlanta.

Where Young College Graduates are Choosing to LiveThe New York Times

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published by City Observatory, a new think tank.

Top U.S. Business ClimatesSiteSelection.com

Site Selection magazine ranked all 50 U.S. states based on the strength of their business climates. Tennessee ranked seventh. For the ranking, site selectors’ most important criteria included transportation and utility infrastructure, ease of permitting and regulatory procedures, existing workforce base, state and local taxes and availability of incentives.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

Absolutely amazing home located in East Nashville with easy access every where you want to be!

504 Russell Street has a wonderful combination of old world charm and modern touches. It is perfectly designed and thoughtfully updated for living a modern life in a historic home. With amazing interiors designed by Landy Garner, the home also features smart technology.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

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The home’s handsome exterior is brick with wood trim and a breathtaking decorative finish on the porch. Step inside the entry hall and the walls are appointed with metallic wallpaper and the floors are reclaimed wood.  A home office is located off the hall to the right. The room has a fireplace on one wall and a built-in bookcase on another. There is ample room for a sitting area, making this a perfect library.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

The kitchen and butler’s pantry have wood cabinetry and both solid surface and wood countertops. There are exposed brick accents in the kitchen that add history and charm to the gourmet space. Gourmet features include a multi-burner gas stove, pot filler, and over-sized ovens. With room for stools at the island, this is a great place for a special someone to sit and chat with you while you prepare a meal or hors d’oeuvres.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

The home has two exquisite master suites, one on each level. The master on the main has custom wood floors with inlays, French doors to exterior of the home and a fireplace. The master bath has separate vanity areas and a delightful sunken tub. This is a retreat fit for luxurious living. The second bedroom is also on this main level.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

On the second level of the house is another expansive master suite. This upper level master suite has French doors that lead to a 31 x 20 foot deck for entertaining. This deck provides amazing views of Downtown Nashville!

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

The back of the house has a brick and stone walkway that opens to the beautifully landscaped back yard. The backyard features several areas perfect for entertaining including a courtyard with seating and a firepit and a built-in hot tub with surrounding deck and fire feature.

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

The two car garage has a carriage house apartment that is great for guests, a home office, or an in law suite. It would also be a great fitness area if you prefer a home gym. With a washer/dryer connection, this area could serve as a completely separate space.

504 Russell Street is gorgeous inside and out. Great design features throughout the home include high ceilings, fine finishes and details, and beautifully preserved historic elements such as transoms, oversized moldings and so much more!

For more information, contact listing agent:

Jackie Karr, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Jackie Karr, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Jackie Karr

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
jackie.karr@sothebysrealty.com
615.330.9779

Video: Custom Built Nashville Home for Sale in Forest Hills

1125 Ridgeview Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

Five bedrooms and six full bathrooms on 1.7 acres in Forest Hills

New and stunning luxury build by Vintage South Development. “Low Country” living at its best. Great interior volume, huge covered porches, thoughtful layout & design. All on a wooded, serene 1.7 acres off Overton Lea. A perfect and private Forest Hills family home. Two separate two-car garages, great unfinished basement storage space. Top tier finishes, master on main with his and her suites. Catering kitchen, incredible indoor/outdoor living. Just a one of a kind project. MUST SEE!

Video: Custom Built Nashville Home for Sale in Forest Hills

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For more information on this spectacular Nashville home for sale in Forest Hills, please 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
ryan.miller@sothebysrealty.com
615.517.0232

Quite a third quarter: Real estate investors spend $571M in Nashville

Strong population growth and job gains are enticing real estate investors of all sizes, from all over the country, to Nashville. Their interest is causing the value of land and buildings to surge.

Quite a third quarter: Real estate investors spend $571M in Nashville

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In fact, investors spent $571 million buying commercial properties in Davidson County during the third quarter, according to an analysis released Tuesday.

That cumulative price tag is the biggest for a third quarter since at least 2006. That is the year Stephen Prather, who is senior vice president of brokerage at Chas. Hawkins Co. Inc., began tracking these statistics.

The third-quarter dollar volume is 23 percent greater than the previous record for that time. That benchmark was set in 2013’s third quarter, at $464 million. The results from this year are $107 million greater.

As we monitor the news in commercial real estate, we continue to see plans filed by investors for developments that will bring more than additional office space to Nashville. In fact, many of the developments include residential components, making them mixed-use developments. These developments hope to bring urban, walkable spaces that allow one to live, work, and enjoy life in the heart of the city.

Why do we keep an eye on figures for both commercial and residential real estate? Because the two go together like a hand and glove. Continued improvements and success in both sectors are good for Nashville’s economy. Not that we need to worry: PNC Bank’s chief economist says he expects Nashville’s economy to continue to outpace the national economy.