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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!

➺ How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

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How many decisions do you think the average person makes in a day? 50? 100? 1000? Sometimes the decisions are as simple as where to have dinner (link to family style post or new restaurant openings post). Other times the decisions are much more life changing, like “what’s our budget for a new home?” or “where should we live?” As important as it is, choosing a neighborhood to buy your next home in should not be a stressful decision. We’ve made a list of factors to consider to help guide you in how to choose your next community.

SAFETY
Is the neighborhood safe? Is it a high crime area? Do you value a gated community? Is it a higher traffic area with commercial properties or more residential? See which Nashville neighborhoods are safest!

LOCATION
How close is it to where you work? Is it a remote location or is it relatively close to the grocery store, bank, gym, and places you visit on a regular basis?

SCHOOL DISTRICT
A very important factor for many! Will your kids have to change schools? Or if you don’t have kids yet, is this a school zone you would want to send your children to? Find out more about Nashville area school districts.

COUNTY
Are you in the same county as your currently live or will you be in a new county? Is there a benefit to staying in your county or will you receive more benefits from changing counties? Remember different counties may have different tax rates. Something else you may want to be aware of is who your local government district council members and representatives are and what kind of work they’re doing for your new community.

PRICE
Are you getting the most bang for your buck? Could this be the next potential “it” neighborhood where you can sell your property for significantly more than what you bought it for? Or are you planning to stick around for the long haul no matter what happens?

Connect with us for extra help in figuring out which Nashville neighborhood is right for you!

➺ 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?

➺ How to Become a Savvy Homebuyer in Nashville’s Market

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Hindsight may be 20/20 for many people who had a hard first time buying experience this year, but we believe the process should be better! We want to empower Nashvillians to take the plunge into homeownership intelligently! Be prepared. Be educated. Know what your options are. Most of all, take advantage of these insanely low interest rates while they last.

Nashville is still growing by 91 people a day, and with that many people looking for homes, you want to be as educated and prepared to buy the right place for you as possible.

Join us at class on How to Become a Savvy Homebuyer in Nashville on Saturday, September 17th, and learn all of our team’s secrets to winning the best home for your budget in a hot market, including:

  • Who you need on your team of experts
  • How to win in multiple offer scenarios
  • How to find homes before they hit the market
  • Hot spots to invest in NOW
  • How much home can you afford?
  • When is the right time to buy?
  • How to sell and buy simultaneously

This is the perfect course for first time homebuyers AND experienced homebuyers. We will have a free lunch catered, lenders present to answer any financing quesitons you have, and plenty of Q&A time for your to ask all of your burning real estate questions to our team of experts!

WHEN
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE
30 Burton Hills Blvd – 30 Burton Hills Boulevard Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37215

RSVP
Register here so we know you’re coming!

➺ Living in The Gulch

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If you’ve noticed the influx of cranes above our Nashville skyline then you probably know where The Gulch is. The city’s center of chic urban living, The Gulch has a growing number of luxury condo buildings as well as everything residents could want or need for an upscale walkable lifestyle right in the heart of the city.

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SHOPPING
Some of our favorite local shops are located in the Gulch. Two Old Hippies is a favorite as well as e. Allen boutique. Loft, Urban Outfitters, and Blush also have homes in The Gulch. Nashville market Turnip Truck has a Gulch location, offering local produce and healthy groceries as well as natural home and beauty products and freshly made smoothies and juices.

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DINING
The Gulch is home to Nashville favorites Biscuit Love, Burger Republic, Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, and so many more. Seriously. The Gulch is FULL of restaurants. Biscuit Love started as a food truck, which turned into a storefront in 2015, making the Gulch a breakfast lover’s dream. (Or dessert lover – try the bonuts pictured above!) Up – a Rooftop Lounge has the best view in the city along with a menu full of great cocktails and snacks like flatbread. M Street alone has several of our favorites. Virago is a sushi lover’s dream, Moto is a beautiful restaurant space with a unique pasta menu, and Saint Anejo has the best sangria we’ve ever had. All of this is only a taste of what The Gulch’s food scene has to offer!

CAFFEINATING
Coffee gets its own category in The Gulch! Barista Parlor opened up their second location, Barista Parlor Golden Sound, in a repurposed building behind popular condos The Icon. Looking for something a little more low-key? Bond Coffee Company and Zollikoffee are both in The Gulch as well.

LOCATION
We have now established that there are a TON to do right at home in The Gulch, but the Gulch is also centrally located if you want to walk to Downtown Nashville or Midtown, and is a quick drive or Uber ride to other Nashville neighborhoods like Germantown or Wedgewood-Houston.

LIVING
Thinking this sounds like the lifestyle you want to live? Here are some homes currently on the market in The Gulch!

This is luxury condo living at its finest. If you don’t need a ton of space, there are several one bedroom/one bathroom properties on the market right now, ranging from 891 square feet listed at $349,900 built in 2009 to a brand new unit with 703 square feet listed at $405,000. Thinking bigger? There’s a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with 1,104 square feet listed at $589,900 and another with 1,221 square feet listed at $769,000. If the penthouse lifestyle suits you (we can dream!), there are three properties available: a 2 bedroom/2.5 bath with 1,400 square feet listed at $995,000; a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with a sprawling 1,750 square feet listed at $1,349,000; and an impressive two story penthouse with 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms and 3,334 square feet listed at $2,950,000.

Connect with us for more info on these properties, or to schedule your own private tour of The Gulch! (Bonuts on us.)