Video of Nashville real estate: Spectacular New Build in Forest Hills

Brand New Brick Traditional on cul-de-sac in Forest Hills

5925 Timothy Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

New build on 1.2 acres in Forest Hills. Over 5000 sq. ft., 4-5 bedroom plan, master suite on main, reclaimed/vintage accents. Unique design, rare location, and gorgeous wooded lot at the end of cul-de-sac.

Video of Nashville real estate: Spectacular New Build in Forest Hills

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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

Nashville Area Home Sales Continue to Rise

2014 has proven to be a great year for the Nashville real estate market. Sales have increased every month this year. June 2014 homes sales are 9% higher than June 2013 and while we always expect June to be higher than January in home sales,  June 2014 has 86% more closings than January 2014. Home sales are booming!

Nashville Area Home Sales Continue to Rise

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The market has seen a $20,000 increase in median home sale prices since the 1st Quarter of 2014 and a decrease of days on the market.  In March the average days on the market for a single family home was 78, by the end of June the average had dropped to 65 days! This is great news for home sellers, but for home buyers it means when you find a home you like you need to act fast.  It is not unusual to hear of a home that has an offer within 24 hours of being listed if it is priced appropriately and is move in ready. Move in ready means it has been decluttered and necessary repairs have been made so the home puts its best face forward.

The only challenge remaining is the lack of homes for sale. The inventory of homes available in many neighborhoods has been low since the beginning of the year.

Another exciting category is pending home sales. In June the Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, was at the highest it has been since 2007 at 3313 pending sales.

Summer may be winding down, but June’s numbers and the trends we have seen for the first half of 2014 certainly make us very optimistic for the remainder of year! 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.

Video: Spring Hill TN Home for Sale in Great Location

This Spring Hill TN home for sale is perfect for easy living!

2808 Masons Court
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms

Great home in a wonderful location. Large one level open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in living and master. Plentiful custom cabinetry in large kitchen. Huge bonus room over 2 car garage. Quiet cul-de-sac with close access to I-65 and 840.

2808 Masons Court - Spring Hill TN Home for Sale

Take a look through the interior of this Spring Hill home, complete with vaulted ceilings in the living room and master. Click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

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

Pete Costanza, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Pete Costanza, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Pete Costanza
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
pete.costanza@sothebysrealty.com
615.756.8777­

Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Sutton Lipman Costanza
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
sutton.lipman@sothebysrealty.com
615.438.6149

Good News for Nashville: July 2014

Throughout this month, Nashville has been in the news for its varied benefits of living. Take a look at the highlights from this month’s top news stories reported for Nashville:

Good News for Nashville: July 2014

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Nashville’s newest record: $1.9B of building permits approvedNashville Business Journal

blockquote$1.87 billion. That is the total value of all the building permits Nashville Metro government issued during its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30.

That whopping sum surpasses the previous record, set during the 2006-07 fiscal year — during the run-up to the Great Recession and related collapse of the real estate market.

Is Nashville the nation’s next $100 billion city?The Tennessean

Nashville’s economy ranks as one of the fastest-growing in the country, joining other booming cities like Austin and San Jose, according to a new report on metro economies released Friday at the United States Conference of Mayors.

America’s Most Creative Cities In 2014Forbes

blockquote Who’s Number 1? San Francisco. Boston was more of a surprise at No. 2, with music-focused city Nashville ranking in at No. 3. Although the Southern city is traditionally a home to country music, boasting venues like the Grand ‘Ole Opry and breeding stars like Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks, over the last decade the city has built a bustling scene in genres including rock, indie, and punk.

Forbes eschewed traditional measures of creativity — such as patent filings and occupational statistics — and instead partnered with Sperling’s Best Places to analyze the number of projects being promoted or managed on websites Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Bandcamp and ReverbNation. In the U.S.’s 50 largest metro areas, the number of projects or artists on the sites was measured against the local population.

What young professionals like, and don’t like, about NashvilleNashville Business Journal

When it comes to attracting a younger workforce, Nashville’s top selling points are professional opportunities and quality of life, according to new research from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, done in conjunction with Young Professionals Nashville.

Video: Nashville Home for Sale Convenient to 12South

824 Kirkwood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204

Four bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms

Handsome and unique floor plan ideal for entertaining. Features two master suites, full finished basement, gated driveway, and fenced backyard offers privacy. Great location convenient to 12 South, Melrose and 100 Oaks.

Video: Nashville Home for Sale Convenient to 12South

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

Angela Wright of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Angela Wright of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Angela Wright

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
angela.wright@sothebysrealty.com
615.406.3212

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville (mansions for sale over $3.5 million in Davidson County)

According to the Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report, when asked what they would consider purchasing next, the top choice for affluent consumers in the United States was a WATERFRONT PROPERTY.

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

In Middle Tennessee when the weather forecast includes more than one day of heat and humidity, our minds start drifting toward pools.

Nashville has some incredible homes listed at over $3.5 million, and many of them have stunning swimming pools. Traditional pools. Waterfall pools. Plunge pools. Rectangular or free-form. Doesn’t matter. It just needs to be cool, and that makes it perfect.

We took a photo tour of all the mansions for sale in that price range, and found the top five most alluring swimming pools out of the group.   We have our favorite swimming pool in Davidson County picked out….which is yours?

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

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

This home is nestled on 2 acres and utilizes the beauty of every single square foot. Surrounded by exquisite gardens, the in-ground pool also features a pool house complete with mahogany doors with custom ironwork, a kitchen, and a full bath. The poolside area has two gas grills, along with burners for outdoor cooking. In addition, you can relax or entertain in the screened in porch.

3540 Trimble Road | Green Hills | Listed for $3,500,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

This contemporary home in Green Hills features a uniquely designed contemporary Infinity pool with the spa in the middle. The private, gated property provides awesome views from every window.

1314 Chickering Road | Belle Meade | Listed for $5,900,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

Sitting on over 5 acres, this home offers total privacy, gorgeous landscaping, and multiple water features. With over 9000 sq ft, the home also includes amenities like a wine cellar, incredible master suite & guest quarters.

2281 Old Hickory Blvd | Forest Hills | Listed for $10,500,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

At 2281 Old Hickory Blvd, you truly have the opportunity of a lifetime! This incredible in-town estate sits on 16 park like acres. The view from the pool overlooks the beautiful grounds which include the 11,000 sq.ft.house, separate 4000 sq.ft. guest house, horse barn, riding ring, and greenhouse.

530 Jackson Blvd | Belle Meade | Listed for $16,300,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

The Jackson estate in Belle Meade is one of Nashville’s ultimate estates. 5.15 level acres provide the perfect setting for this spectacular home complete with tennis court and custom shaped pool. Over 22,000 sq.ft. of perfection – with everything one would expect an estate of this caliber to include.

Video: Beautiful Brick Traditional for sale in Green Hills

203 Wentworth Circle
Nashville, TN 37215

Three bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms

Fantastic location. Quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Iroquois. Updated kitchen with granite transformation. Remodeled master bath with custom walk in closet. Hardwoods, 2 fireplaces, wonderful floor plan and low maintenance lifestyle. Fabulous entertainer’s back deck with privacy.

Video: Beautiful Brick Traditional for sale in Green Hills

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For more information on this Green Hills home for sale, please contact:

Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby

Lawrence Lipman
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
larry.lipman@sothebysrealty.com
615.463.3333

 

Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Sutton Lipman Costanza
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
sutton.lipman@sothebysrealty.com
615.438.6149

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville’s Fast Paced Market

In a fast-paced real estate market, every buyer must be ready to make a decision on a home quickly. In many Nashville neighborhoods and at a variety of price points, the competition for well-priced homes is strong. Buyers and Realtors are walking into a showing with a contract – and with financing and other prep work already locked down so they can move fast.

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville's Fast Paced Market

1700 Kingsbury Drive | Listing agent: Renee Max | Click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

With increased year-over-year sales and rising median home prices for both single-family homes and condominiums, the Nashville real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the May home sales figures from the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS report the following:

  • There were 3,108 sales pending at the end of May, compared with 3,069 sales pending at this time last year
  • The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 70 days.
  • The median residential price in May was $209,900 for a single-family home and $174,000 for a condominium. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $195,000 and $166,900, respectively.

And Nashville isn’t alone. REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 4.0 percent.

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville's Fast Paced Market

Photo credit: National Association of REALTORS®

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Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series

EXTRAORDINARY ART    |     EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTIES

AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLABORATION

We are thrilled to announce that our office will be transformed over the following week as our latest Visiting Artist Series is installed and we invite you to join us as we unveil the works next Tuesday, July 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This is our biggest reception yet, which is free and open to the public, as it will feature two artists on display, two live performers, and catered refreshments including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist SeriesOur first artist on display is photographer Jerry Atnip who has a 36-year career as both a commercial and fine art photographer. He began as Partner and Creative Director of an ad agency in Nashville as well as Director of its’ photography department. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he’s held over 75 exhibitions and been presented with over 90 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror and frequent lecturer. He is on the boards of several Arts & Photography organizations. In 2013, he and Nancy McCrary launched South by Southeast Photoworkshops providing training for photographers at locations worldwide.

His work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors and he is an Exhibiting Member of The National Arts Club in New York. Those who have curated his work include Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, Hossein Farmani, Founder of the Lucie Awards, Cig Harvey, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions, Eli Reed, Magnum photographer, Julian Cox, Curator of deYoung Museum in San Francisco, Peter MacGill, President of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, Joyce Tenneson, photographer and Jane Jackson, Curator of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.

Corporate collectors include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Vanderbilt University, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Shepherd Center-Atlanta, Georgia, Music City Center, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Avenue Bank, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Vanderbilt Hospital, Tennessee Bank & Trust, DIGIfoto- Czech Republic and ABC’s Nashville television series.

In addition, we will have Vincent Peach Jewelry on display. Vincent Peach combines pearls with other natural, organic elements to create a collection featuring the highest quality pavé diamonds, rhodium chains, Vermeil, sterling silver and hand woven leather. Inspired by his Nashville roots and intertwined with the romance of luxury travel, the Vincent Peach jewelry collection is uniquely handcrafted and one of a kind. Combining the casual elegance of leather and the extraordinary beauty of fresh water and black Tahitian pearls, the bohemian chic collection is artistically crafted to create a feeling of comfort and ease.

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series

Sponsors of the Visiting Artist Series include Nashville Arts magazine, Windmill Title, FirstBank Mortgage Partners – Green Hills, and American Home Shield. A portion of proceeds from all art sales will benefit Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is known for artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives and this special event will unite extraordinary local artists with Nashville homeowners.

How will you celebrate July 4th in Nashville?

Celebrate July 4th in Nashville with an annual staple or a unique exhibit!

Nashville holiday celebrations typically include music, good food, and a great time but Independence Day truly brings out the best of Music City. While most Americans look forward to escaping the daily grind, Nashvillians typically want to stay put and enjoy the local events for July 4th in Nashville. This year’s Fourth of July celebrations include annual favorites and special events that you won’t want to miss!

How will you celebrate July 4th in Nashville?

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SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Many of Nashville’s unique events take place before July 4th this year, allowing everyone to be free for the main event on Friday, July 4, 2014.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture: A Star Spangled Evening

Beat the heat and celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center! It’s an evening of all-American classics by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and more, along with some of your favorite patriotic tunes featuring the 101st Airborne Division Band. We’ll go out with a bang — literally! — when the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Family Night Out at Cheekwood

It’s time to break out your blankets and picnic baskets because Cheekwood is, once again, welcoming back Family Night Out! Every Thursday evening in June and July come gather in Middle Tennessee’s most magnificent botanical gardens and take in a magic show! The performance begins promptly at 6:30 and lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.

Nashville Dancin’ at Riverfront Park

Those in attendance can expect to taste true Nashville as the city’s favorite food trucks line up on First Avenue (“Food Truck Row”) to showcase the unique culinary scene in Music City while East Tennessee distiller, Ole Smoky Moonshine, will be on site to mix up specialty summer cocktails. This week’s lineup includes The Apache Relay, Steelism, Promised Land Sound, and ELEL. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the music starts at 6:00.

ANNUAL EVENTS

How will you celebrate July 4th in Nashville?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Music City Hot Chicken Festival

The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival celebrates an original Nashville culinary tradition! The event begins at 11:00 am with a parade of fire trucks and free Hot Chicken samples to the first 500 people in line. Visitors can enjoy Hot Chicken from Nashville’s best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from Yazoo and other delicious edibles from local vendors.

Live music from local bands keeps the “Nashville” vibe going all day long and visitors can look on while six teams try their hand at cooking up their version of Hot Chicken in the Amateur Cooking Competition.

The event ends at 3:00 pm, when visitors can make their way downtown for the annual fireworks display.

Let Freedom Sing

Located in Downtown Nashville, Let Freedom Sing has been named one of the Best Fourth of July Fireworks in the USA. This year, an all-star lineup of Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe, and Striking Matches are among the musical acts to perform leading up to the incredible fireworks display accompanied to music from our GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony. It’s one of the biggest parties Nashville throws all year and it’s all free!

Red White and Boom at Adventure Science Center

Join the Adventure Science Center in celebrating the 4th of July with an unobstructed view of Nashville’s downtown fireworks from the rooftop or lawn. Don’t worry about parking and don’t fight the downtown traffic! Just bring your family to Adventure Science Center and enjoy this exclusive nighttime event.

Franklin on the Fourth

Franklin on the Fourth will be held on the Square in Downtown Franklin beginning at 10:00 am. The annual celebration, coordinated by the Franklin Lions Club, TN Events, and the City of Franklin, will include music, crafts, food, antique cars and a kids’ zone. Franklin on the Fourth ends at 8:00 pm to give attendees time to get to the Fireworks Display at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The fireworks display, put on by the City of Franklin and sponsored by Hyundai of Cool Springs, will begin at approximately 9:00 pm.

Independence Day Celebration at Brentwood’s Crockett Park

Each year, the City of Brentwood sponsors a July 4th Celebration at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park. From 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, entertainment will be provided by The Kadillacs. Admission is free to the community.