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➺ Living In Inglewood

It’s funny how much can change in just a few years. In roughly a decade, East Nashville has gone from a mecca for artists on a budget, to a deal on a first home, to a sought after community. The northern part of East Nashville, with its own zip code, is charming Inglewood. Quieter than East Nashville but with easy access to the same growing list of hot spots, Inglewood is known for its historic cottage style homes, recently peppered with new builds as well, and for several of its own shops and eateries that Nashvillians come from all over the city to enjoy. These are our favorites!

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FOOD
You have not experienced all that Nashville has to offer if you haven’t eaten at Mitchell Deli. You absolutely cannot go wrong with any of their fresh vegetables, local meats, and amazing bread. These are sandwiches you must have in your life. A favorite stop in Inglewood! We also love Village Pub & Beer Garden. They have the most delicious soft pretzels (that you can have made into a sandwich!) plus a patio for this perfect fall weather.

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COFFEE
The original Dose Coffee is in West End, but they recently opened a new location in Inglewood! Stop by this quaint coffee shop for breakfast or come by with friends in the afternoon for a little pick-me-up.

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SHOPPING
Old Made Good has made its mark in the homes of Nashville residents! With refurnished finds and whimsical décor and gifts, this is always a fun shop to browse through. If you live in Inglewood chances are you have a record player at home! Add some new vinyl finds to your collection from Fond Object Records. The Riverside Village Pharmacy has all the soaps, supplements, and sundries you could possibly need!

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THINGS TO SEE
With a Nature Center, a Greenway, a golf course, urban community gardening, a B-Cycle station and more, Shelby Bottoms Park could keep you busy for days! Go for a walk or run, take the dog, play 18 holes, bike for miles, and so much more. Being close to the park is a major perk of living in Inglewood!

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WHERE TO LIVE
Though the competition for homes in Inglewood has been on the rise, there are numerous homes on the market that may perfectly suit your needs! A brand new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house (1,890 square feet) is listed at $369,900. A quintessential Inglewood cottage built in 1938 (updated) has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (2,228 square feet) and is listed at $419,900. Thinking a little smaller? There’s a newly renovated cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1018 square feet) listed at $249,000!

Curious about what else Inglewood has to offer? Connect with us for your own personal tour!

➺ Nashville Market Report: September Review

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Fall seems to be everyone’s favorite time of year. Cozy bonfires, holiday parties, festive decorations, etc. Plenty of Nashvillians are celebrating the change of season in their new homes!

There were 3,474 home closings reported for the month of September, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®.

“The monthly, quarterly and year-to-date numbers are actually very similar, despite only two of the three showing an increase,” said GNAR President Denise Creswell. “Year-over-year sales for the month and the quarter are essentially flat, which is to be expected this time of year. Our region’s ability to remain stable given the inventory shortage is a strong indication of the healthy market we have.”

Stats at a glance:

· There were 3,577 sales pending at the end of September, compared with 3,244 pending sales at this time last year.

· The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 50 days, compared with 56 days for September 2015.

· The median residential price for a single-family home during September was $256,900, and for a condominium, it was $188,495. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $236,866 and $171,325, respectively.

· Inventory at the end of September was 11,886, down from 13,141 in September 2015.

Take the first steps and connect with us about starting your search. What better way to create some amazing memories this fall than in a new home?

➺ Family Style: Where to Dine in Nashville with a Group

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Coming into the holiday season, sharing and celebrating are definitely on the menu! Choosing a place to do so, however, isn’t always so easy. Luckily for us, some of Nashville’s best restaurants are set up for ideal bites sharing, drinks toasting, and special occasion celebrating.

Here’s our guide to go-to places for dinner with friends, including what we like to order.

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Arnold’s Country Kitchen
When you want some southern home cooked comfort food, look no further. From fried chicken to meatloaf to all the fixings you can share, you can’t go wrong.

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Martin’s BBQ
Try the new 13,000 sq ft location on Belmont Blvd for all your BBQ needs. Each friend can get a different meat and sides, and then pass around to share.

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DeSano Pizza Bakery
If you are looking for authentic Italian pizza, this is the spot for you. Order up a couple pizzas and pass them around the table. What better way to enjoy carbs than to have numerous options of toppings on said carbs?

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Here’s a fun idea. Everyone orders a different level of heat on their chicken. Then mix it up and everyone has a piece to represent the different spice levels. Just make sure you note which was in the clucking hot piece!

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Bartaco
Confession…we could eat tacos every day of the week. We also love the atmosphere bartaco offers. We always make sure to ask about the special taco of the day. But you can’t go wrong with the tortilla soup, plantains, or the chicken tacos! Order some appetizers, and try at least one of every taco on the menu to pass around your group.

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Monell’s
Nashville’s best spot for sharing, Monell’s is a Nashville tradition that’s perfect for a big group celebration or even a holiday when no one wants to do the cooking. Serving soul foods family style, you’ll feel right at home passing the potatoes. Prepare to eat seconds, and maybe even thirds.

Want to live near the best places to eat? Let us show you which neighborhood is right for you… and your appetite!

➺ Nashville Market Report, Fall 2016

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Have you been noticing more and more for sale signs in your neighborhood or perhaps all around town? You aren’t alone. There were 3,741 closings reported for the month of August. Can you imagine? That’s bigger than the town of Washington Depot, CT, which is the real town that the TV series Gilmore Girls was modeled after!

Here are some stats:

  • The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 51.
  • Inventory at the end of August was 12,288, down from 13,511 in August 2015.
  • The median residential price for a single-family home during August was $253,000, and for a condominium, it was $189,900.
  • Last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $235,000 and $169,000, respectively.
  • With the hundreds of people moving to Music City every day, inventory numbers are lower than they were in August 2015. There are roughly 12,288 residential options, 823 condos, 98 multi-family homes and 2,955 farm/land/lots.

There is good news, though! According to GNAR President Denise Creswell: “We have entered the time of year that is typical for the housing market to begin experiencing a slowdown. Despite that, our market still has a strong number of sales pending… it’s a good indicator that we have active buyers and sellers going into the fall.”

Even in a slower market season, there are several benefits to buying in the fall!

  1. Home prices are lower!
    According to realtor.com, October is the best month to get a good deal on a new home. “October buyers may spend as much as 2.6% less than estimated market value.”
  2. There’s less competition.
    With other buyers either having closed on homes over the summer or waiting until next spring, you’ll have less competition taking homes that could be yours off the market, or putting in competing offers.
  3. Sellers are more negotiable.
    Sellers who are willing to list their homes in the fall or keep their home listed through the fall are more eager to sell and will be more willing to negotiate with you to get the deal done.

It looks as though now may be the best time to start looking and purchase that home or condo you’ve been dreaming of! Connect with us to get started.

➺ Fall in Nashville: Our Favoite Events and Activities

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Big sweaters. Boots. Scarves. Football. Changing colors. Cooler temperatures. Pumpkin spice overload. The fall season is just around the corner, and we can’t wait!

In Nashville, fall brings with it some of our favorite local celebrations. From hay rides to beer hops, here’s a breakdown of what should go on your calendar for the coming months.

Gentry Farm
Located right outside of Franklin, this farm should be at the top of your list for all things fall. They are open to the public on weekends in October for only $7 admission. The fun includes a four-acre cornfield maze, hayrides, nature trails, farm animals, and much more! An added bonus: this is their 25th anniversary, so fingers crossed they are doing something special to celebrate! See gentryfarm.com for info!

Sports
One of our favorite things about living in Nashville is our awesome sports teams! Titans Football has begun, and the Predators hockey team will be back in action on October 1st for their first pre-season game. Tickets for the Preds are as low at $9.50. See titansonline.com for ticket information and pricing.

Cheekwood Harvest
Visiting Cheekwood Garden is always a great choice, but especially in the fall. From September 7th to October 30th there will be autumn colored flowers, scarecrows, and pumpkins galore. Put on your best fall look, grab your camera, and go take some family pictures while you enjoy the fun! Admission is $16 for adults and $9 for children.

Nashville Oktoberfest
Local vendors and artisans, food, drinks, live music, and more will take over the streets in Germantown for this favorite fall neighborhood festival. Enjoy this free event with friends from October 7th to October 9th.

Artober Nashville
Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of all things art. Not to brag, but it is one of the largest celebrations of the arts and culture in the South. There will be hundreds of events in theatre, craft, music, film, and more. Venues will be scattered around town and include the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Cumberland Park, TPAC, OZ Arts, Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, Frist Center, Tennessee State Museum, just to name a few! Check out artobernashville.com for more information.

Does the changing season call for a change of scenery for you? Connect with us to begin your search for a new home!