Friday, July 31, 2009

The question is SHOULD you sell your home in Nashville...

If you are thinking about selling your home in Nashville then email us at Sstrickhausen@gmail.com. We will tell you exactly what your home is worth (right now) and whether or not you should try to sell. We don't take every single listing that comes our way. We will be honest and let you know any other options.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Nashville Homes for Sale
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A BETTER Nashville listing agent

Let the Strickhausen team prove to you that we can sell your home faster here in Nashville. We do more than put the house on the MLS and pray it sells. In this market we need all the marketing we can get.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nashville homes for sale (Home prices on the rise)

That's right...3 months in a row!! This hasn't happened in over 5 years. On the flip side, interest rates are climbing slowly. Check out our website at www.Sstrickhausen.com
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nashville home insurance

John Harwell wants to protect you and your family. He is a great guy and will save you money on insurance here in Nashville.
Give him a call at 615-339-4689

Also, Check out our Nashville Homes For sale at www.Sstrickhausen.com and click on Home Search!
Have a great Tuesday.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Nashville Financial Advisor Brandon Lunke

Finances and Real Estate go hand in hand. If you need to save for a down payment, buy your first investment, or just pay off your home early, Brandon Lunke is the guy. He will sit down with you and go over all your options. Give him a call today!
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
Nashville MLS search

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nashville RealTracs vs. our MLS search

Our Nashville MLS search is so easy. Go to our website at www.Sstrickhausen.com and click on "Home Search". If you like the old fashioned way of searching then we have that as well. Our database is connected to the same database that ReaTracs uses.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
SStrickhausen@gmail.com
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The housing market isn't that bad. Talk to my investor!



As we wake up on a daily basis and turn on the telly, all we see are signs of a terrible economy and in turn a terrible housing market. I am a Realtor in Nashville TN and I don't know what you are talking about...



Sure, I have seen a slowing market here. I have had my share of picky buyers (because they had their choice of 1000's of homes at THEIR asking price), I have had my share of slowing business, and I have been directly affected by all this mess. On the "flip" side of things, if you were to meet my investor Mark then he would tell you that he could care less what the tv is saying.

There was a time not too long ago that you couldn't turn on the tv without seeing a "Flip this House" show. Everywhere you turned there was some company showing how they buy and sell homes quickly for a massive profit. Where are those shows today? Well, come to Nashville and follow my investor around for a couple months. To this day he has never made less than $22,000 on a "flip". That includes the last 2 years of what everyone else will call a "housing slump". Remember that in order for him to make any money, HE MUST SELL. That 4 letter word haunts Realtors across the nation.

Is this some sort of magic trick? If you asked him he would tell you "It's all in your head".



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.SStrickhausen.com











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Nashville Chamber of Commerce

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Supporting your business and other local Nashville businesses is as easy as joining the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com







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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lockhart speaks to Nashville... Gives us the economic outlook


Dennis Lockhart (Top U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Official) spoke to the Nashville Rotary Club on Monday stating that we will soon emerge from our recession. His speech was a mixed bag of the current negative condition we are in with the hopeful and somewhat confident recovery.

A part of the "somewhat confident recovery" was indication that the interest rates were not going anywhere soon. "Certainly we have low interest rates today" and "I would expect that to continue for some time" Lockhart said at speech held before the Rotary Club of Nashville. He acknowledged that there are many stimulus packages in place and that there was no reason to take those away at the moment. He added that "the economy is stabilizing and recovery will begin in the second half ". He also suggested that the Fed has more tricks up its sleeve in order to give the economy a boost and that they will be unleashed whenever the time is appropriate.

What does this mean for the Nashville housing market?

#1 Interest rates should remain low. This should continue to encourage buying and leveling out the housing market a little more.

#2 Housing prices should remain steady. Sure we may see a few more drops here and there but all in all we should see home prices stay and in the future see some incline.

#3 We MAY see another stimulus like we have with the $8,000 tax credit. I wouldn't hold my breath on anything spectacular but you never know what's to come. For those of us that may be waiting on the "next big thing" it may be like waiting at a Roulette table in Vegas.... Sure, it's been landing on Red pretty consistently but I wouldn't wait until the next turn and throw all my money on black.

With housing prices starting to level out, the next few months may just be the right timing to get the best deals and incredibly low interest rates. November 30th is the golden ticket. First time home buyers must close by then to see the $8,000 tax credit.



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 CAROTHERS PKY SUITE 110
615-778-1818
SStrickhausen@gmail.com











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Monday, July 20, 2009

Nashville get ready for the Food Network


If you think you are up for the challenge, the Food Network is looking for America's best "slow cooker". The network along with top chefs such as Pat and Gina Neely, Alton Brown, Bobbie and Jamie Deen, and more will be at hand including food demonstrations from Gaylord Opryland's top chefs.

The dates of this event will be July 31st- August 2nd. Tickets are available for a variety of packages and vary in price. Rooms are still available so book now.

Another great reason to go is that a portion of the proceeds from the wine tasting will go to benefit "Women Rock for the Cure" which is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping fight breast cancer.

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NASHVILLE!

For more information go to www.gaylordhotels.com



Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
9175 Carotehrs Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Message in a bottle....


Like a lot of Realtors throughout the U.S. I actually LOVE Real Estate. I love almost everything about it. I love looking at homes, hearing stories about unique homes, renovating homes, you name it!

Over the 4th of July I had the opportunity to travel to Maine with some friends. I had actually never been before and the thought of seeing new places excites me more than anything. What makes this even more exciting was that the home we stayed in was RIGHT ON THE BEACH! This was the picture perfect weekend with fog rolling onto the coast, below normal 4th of July temps, several lighthouses within view of the back porch, and a small town with an ice cream shop within walking distance....PERFECT.

This house was such a perfect setting and I was not the first one to think that. This house was THE house where the movie "Message in a Bottle" was filmed. It was the same house that Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and the late Paul Newman had spent weeks in. The house was perfect for a vacation...very rural. For the first time ever on vacation I had no cell phone service (Thanks to Sprint), no internet, and no tv. Waking up in the morning and drinking coffee on the back porch and watching the waves come in was all the entertainment I needed.

Now, to give a brief history of the house (from an investor/Real Estate perspective). Before the home was purchased by the current owner there was another row of homes right in front. These homes at the time had all the views of the ocean...until a Hurricane came through and destroyed the first row, leaving the second row of homes with unobstructed views of the ocean. This is the way it remains today. The house was purchased in the 1960's by the current owner for a whopping $5,000!! It has NEVER been rented out and is worth closer to $1,000,000 in the current market! What an investment!







Stephen Strickhausen
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Pky Suite 110
615-778-1818
Sstrickhausen@gmail.com
www.Sstrickhausen.com











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