Monday, March 29, 2010

Cross Pointe Brentwood TN

Cross Pointe Brentwood TN is a newer neighborhood built in the late 2000’s. This Brentwood community is located off of Split Log Road and Wilson Pike.

This gorgeous neighborhood features oversized level lots and mature trees, which make the neighborhood feel more established. The homes within Cross Pointe are decked out. Most homes include amenities such as Thermador appliances, media rooms, 12 foot ceilings, and incredible trim packages! Although the neighborhood has an established feel, there are still lots available to build. (March, 2010)

The neighborhood is also surrounded by history. Around the corner, is “The Old Fly Place”. This home was built in 1880 and is located at 1752 Wilson Pike. Although the Fly family was not the first to occupy the home, they were one of the first families to move to the southeastern portion of Brentwood. This home is registered with the Brentwood Historic Commission.

One of the greatest perks to Cross Pointe Brentwood TN is the location. Although this neighborhood is in Brentwood, it is still located within Williamson County with easy access to I-65 and the Cool Springs area. For families with children, the location cannot be beat considering that the coveted Ravenwood High School is within walking distance. Ravenwood high school is one of the newest schools in the Nashville area. Built in 2002, this $24 million public school is known for it’s athletics, and high test scores.


Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Montclair Brentwood TN

Montclair Brentwood TN is a prestigious neighborhood located off of Moores Ln. This beautiful neighborhood is less than 5 minutes to I-65 and the Cool Springs area, and right next door to the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club.

Montclair consists of 139 beautiful homes. The HOA dues are only $80 a month, which includes a spectacular clubhouse with a pool. Each home has it’s own unique character. Price ranges vary anywhere from under $600,000 to around $1,000,000. The sizes range from over 3,000 SF to around 6,000sf.

With the golf course on one side and walking trails on the other, this neighborhood cannot be beat! The attention to detail, including the grand entrance and the beautifully landscaped grounds, is something you might notice as you drive through Montclair Brentwood TN. Being in Brentwood yet still within the Williamson County school district will give you access to one of the best school districts in middle TN!

For more information about Montcalir, including homes for sale, give us a call or go to our website below. You may also use the “search” button below to see more homes for sale in Brentwood TN.

Stephen Strickhausen
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cedarmont Farms Franklin TN

Cedarmont Farms Franklin TN is one of those neighborhoods that has character. Located just south of historic Franklin TN between Arno Rd. and S. Carothers, Cedarmont Farms seems to be “tucked away” from everything.

This neighborhood is surrounded by history. In fact, there are several historic sites (including the home of Berry Nolen) around the area dating back to the 19th century.

Surrounded by rolling hills, each house sits on at least one acre of land. Newer homes began construction in the 1980’s and continued up through a few years ago. Most of the homes are over 3,000 square feet and each offers it’s own unique character.

Cedarmont Farms is a tight knit community and has much to offer. If you would like more information about homes available in this amazing neighborhood then please contact us or you can use our Nashville MLS search below.

Stephen Strickhausen
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Crockett Springs Brentwood TN

Crockett Springs is a gated golf community located right off of Moores Ln in Brentwood TN. This neighborhood is less than 5 minutes to I-65 and the Cool Springs area. Most of the homes sit right on the 18 hole Championship Course called “The Nashville Golf and Athletic Club”.

This is a private club and has a 10,000 SF clubhouse, which was originally built by the Crockett family. The course has many water features and plenty of bunkers. It is considered “difficult” by many golfers. The course rating is 76.1 and has a slope rating of 140 on Bermuda grass. Because of the privacy of the course, there is no “hurry up” time that you normally find on many public courses (and even private).

The Crockett Springs neighborhood has many beautiful homes that line the golf course. Price ranges vary on location and type of home. For those that want a more secluded spot on 2 acres or for those who want a patio style home right on the course, this neighborhood has it all!

For more information on Crockett Springs Brentwood TN, give us a call or go to our website. From there you can search the homes for sale in Crocket Springs or all homes for sale in Brentwood TN.


Stephen Strickhausen
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Forrest Crossing Franklin TN


There is a very common misconception out there that it is impossible to find a great home in a gorgeous setting in Franklin without braking the bank.

Yes, there are homes in Franklin and Historic Franklin that carry tremendous price tags. There are Historic homes priced over half a million dollars that only have three bedrooms.

Sometimes it just seems impossible to attain a Franklin home that you can afford.

Well, did you ever think that maybe the people that live in the historic homes or the huge homes with two acres are the same people that lived in a smaller Franklin home that grew in equity just ten years ago. Often times buyers make a great purchase in Franklin and use that home as a launch pad to attain their goal of the large historic home.

If that is something you are looking to do, we have just the thing for you. Forrest Crossing in Franklin TN is a great, beautiful, and desirable neighborhood that offers buyers a great place to live and grow their equity. The homes in Forrest Crossing are mostly brick and built with traditional southern charm. This neighborhood sits off of Royal Oaks blvd about two miles from the historic Franklin square.

As you drive the the neighborhood you are surrounded by beautifully landscaped homes and maintained streets. You will more than likely see a large amount of families outside while the kids are riding bikes. Because of the fact that Forrest Crossing is located within the lines of the top school district in the state there are a lot of young families.

The neighborhood also is situated right on a medium length 18 hole golf course. This course features scenic views of the Harpeth River and the clubhouse has a 200 seat grill room. The golf course is just walking distance from many of the homes in the neighborhood, and of course the NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB HOUSE!

Prices in the neighborhood range from the two-hundred, to the five-hundred thousands.

This neighborhood's home value are very steady simply because it is a very desirable area. The location is great. The homes are very beautiful and the amenities are fantastic. This area is a great choice for any buyer that wants a Franklin address but is not quite ready to spend a huge amount of money. Make a great purchase in Forrest Crossing and let your equity contribute to your future purchase.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Buyers frustrated with lack of good deals. Know where to look!


YES, This IS a buyer's market. Yes, there are good deals to be had in Nashville (or just about anywhere in the country).

NO, you CANNOT expect to get anything you want at any price you want.

For the past few years, most of my buyers are looking specifically for a good deal. In fact, I would say that throughout the decades most agents hear the phrase "We are just looking for a good deal". This is regardless of the economy.

I have a client who is currently looking for "a good deal" here in Nashville. We have looked at about 25 homes (10 of which he has "LOVED"). Of those 10, we have now made an offer on 2 of them. On the first offer, we came in at $40,000 under asking price (roughly 8% of asking). The sellers came back at $5,000 under asking and my client walked away. He said that he was insulted that they would not come down. "This is a buyer's market" he said "They should be lucky that I am even making an offer". In his defense, he is a cash buyer and can close within 2 weeks of binding agreement.

We have now moved on to our second offer. Our offer consists of $20,000 price reduction and asking for almost all of the furniture in the house! We were countered with full price and the furniture can be sold separately. (outcome TBD)

I am also under contract with a client of mine who made an offer of $20,000 less than asking price AND to have closing costs covered. This buyer is also a cash buyer and can close right away. The sellers (This is an estate sale so technically the "sellers" didn't even live there) came back with a full price counter and no closing costs covered.

Although we hear the term "Buyer's Market" everyday, I think that some people's perception may be a little off. Most of the good deals out there are from those who have not been able to make their mortgage payments (Nashville short-sales and Nashville foreclosures). Then there are the occasional desperate situations (moving out of state, divorce, etc). For the rest of the home sellers in America though, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THEIR HOME!!! You cannot always search the MLS for that dream home you are looking for, low ball, and have them hand you the keys.

There are a couple ways to find a good deal in this current market;

1) Short-sales, Foreclosures, Auctions, etc. This takes time and negotiations are done with a bank who looks at bottom dollars. Your Realtor can be a shark with the bank.

2) The occasional desperate situation. Sometimes this takes a little research. Ask the listing agent how bad they want to get out of the house and how flexible they are before asking for their first born children. Also, there is still new construction (built within the past few years but never lived in) that seems to be at regular market value. Ask the listing agent if the builder is desperate! I have seen some good deals through even new construction.

If you are looking for that "good deal" in your area then call a TRUSTED local professional. They can help FIND those deals you are looking for. They aren't always the dream house down the street but they are out there.

Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
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Monday, March 15, 2010

nashville foreclosures and short-sales!

There are currently over 600 homes in Nashville (Davidson and Williamson Counties) that are either foreclosures or short-sales. The opportunity for home buying is out there and the market is turning. What does that mean to "Joe Homebuyer"? If you have the time and the patience then it means A GREAT DEAL! Let me give you an example.

I currently have a listing in Lenox Village, Nashville TN. The listing price is $148,000. This is a great deal for this area. It's a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with a full 2 car garage and private views. The average dollar per square foot in that area is around $123 (listed). Mine is around $100 per square foot! This home was originally purchased for around $175,000 just a few years ago. This is almost a $30,000 savings which is roughly 20%. That is the equivalent of having $200,000 taken off a million dollar home.

Of course the BIGGER deals are out there too. I just saw a home today in the highly coveted Laurelbrook neighborhood in Brentwood TN. This home is almost 10,000SF and is being listed at only $1.5 million! Incredible deal.

It's no secret that it's a buyer's market. There are some things that you can do to find these deals in your area.

1) Get Pre-qualified. Some buyers don't even know that they CAN afford a house period. You would be surprised to find out what you CAN afford and how cheap homes can be. I just closed a $90,000 deal in Nashville and am helping another buyer get into a $72,000 home within the next few months (both short-sales in Nashville). *If you are a first time home buyer and are looking for the $8,000 tax credit then a short-sale might not be for you.

2) Find a PROFESSIONAL real estate agent that knows the area you are buying in. This should NEVER cost you a dime. Utilizing a professional agent will help you find the best bang for your buck.

3) Sit back and relax. NO, it is not easy but having the right team (lender, agent, title, etc.) will help the process go smoothly and possibly quicker.

I don't need to say that "now is the time". The numbers speak for themselves. Do your research and find out about your local foreclosures or short-sales. You don't need to pay for a foreclosure site. You need to utilize your resources.

Stephen Strickhausen
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
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