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

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.

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.

Good News for Nashville: June 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:


10 Budget Friendly Retirement SpotsMSNMoney

blockquoteWhen scoping out places to retire, general affordability is key. But look beyond how much it will cost to rent or buy a home or order a three-course meal. Take the matter of taxes, for example.

Yes, it’s still a music mecca, but retirees can also find lots of ethnic dining, thanks to a recent influx of immigrants, a large number of parks with 17.8 acres of open space per 1,000 residents and plenty of learning opportunities at the cluster of colleges in Music City.

Housing is varied, ranging from loft condos in downtown to Victorians and Craftsman in East Nashville to brightly painted stucco homes from the ’30s and ’40s in Little Hollywood. Buttressing all these charms, Tennessee has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country.

Nashville and Tennessee rank in Small Business

Tennessee and Nashville continue to be attractive places for small businesses, with the Volunteer State pushing into the Top 10 nationwide, according to a national survey, and Nashville maintained its “A” grade in 2014, the 9th best among 82 cities throughout the U.S.

Strongest Economies for Metropolitan AreasPOLICOM

For the 11th year, POLICOM Corporation, an independent research firm that specializes in analyzing local and state economies, has released its economic strength rankings, which rate 381 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) on factors such as per capita income and wage growth. Nashville ranked fifth.

Most Affordable Cities in

Using data from the Council for Community and Economic Research’s 2013 Annual Report, NerdWallet ranked the most affordable cities in America. Nashville ranked 18th out of 98.

Best Large Cities for Job

Nashville ranked sixth on’s list of the best large cities for job growth in 2014.

Nashville’s Home Sales Show No Signs of Slowing

Home sales in the Nashville area were up 15.9 percent in September compared to a year ago, according to recent figures released by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. This comes as no surprise because Nashville home sales have increased month-by-month for over two years now!

At The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty, our agents have found themselves in multiple-offer situations, due to low inventory. Inventory remains down, but at a healthy market level with a slightly over 6-month supply. Also, a recent report from CoreLogic reveals that foreclosure inventory is also down on a national level.

Nashville Home Sales Average DOM - September 2013

What does all of this mean? Nashville is now in a seller’s market. All signs indicate Nashville’s real estate market is one of the fastest-growing and successful in the country.

If you are thinking about buying or selling your home in Nashville, please let one of our expert realtors at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty assist you. Contact us at 615-463-3333 or stop by our office at 2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite C-104; Nashville 37215.


Nashville Relocation Services from The Lipman Group

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions a person makes – and moving can be very daunting.

At The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty, our Nashville relocation services can make your move to Nashville and Middle Tennessee as smooth as possible.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty Relocation Department assists transferees who are moving away from Nashville and also who are moving to Nashville. Nashville’s positive economic climate continues to make headlines about companies expanding into the area, being one of the best places in the U.S. for business and careers, and more!

If you or someone you know is moving to Nashville from another city, they may be looking for resources to make their transition easier. The real estate options are endless and their picture perfect community just may be located right here in Nashville. Our Where to Live blog posts introduce them to different communities and neighborhoods that span across and beyond our great city. Links to each neighborhood profile are easy to find in the blog sidebar to the right.

Nashville Relocation Guide from The Lipman GroupTransferees moving to Nashville also get to take advantage of our helpful relocation guide created by The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. The relocation guide is an invaluable resource for anyone moving to Nashville.

Looking for some professional guidance about the sale of your current home, or the purchase of your next one? Please let one of our expert realtors at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty assist you.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee Real Estate but can also connect you with properties worldwide. Search homes for sale in Greater Nashville on

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Germantown is a neighborhood of Nashville located just north of downtown.  Founded as the city’s first suburb in the mid-nineteenth century, the eighteen-square block area is bounded by Jefferson Street on the south, Hume Street on the north, Rosa Parks Boulevard on the west and 3rd Avenue N on the east.

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Germantown is located next to the Bicentennial Mall Park and the Nashville Farmers Market, providing an exquisite view of the state capitol. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, Germantown contains a diversity of architecture including buildings erected between 1830 and the present. With a significant concentration of Victorian buildings in the area restored, the neighborhood has an old-world charm. The community takes great pride in the area and features a forum on its website for members’ use.

The center of Germantown is home to several beloved restaurants and hosts the annual Germantown festival and Oktoberfest. Favorite restaurants in the area include Germantown Cafe, Monell’s, Mad Platter, The Cupcake Collection, Silo, and renowned City House.

With a walkability index score of 80, Germantown is considered “very walkable” from

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Germantown also offers another means of transportation through B-Cycle, Nashville’s bike share program. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for

Home styles in Germantown run the gamut and include historic single family homes, new construction homes, as well as condos, lofts, and townhomes. Click here to search for your place to call home in Germantown.

Where to Live in Nashville: Germantown

Historic tree lined streets in Germantown. Photo Credit: Josh Reeder for