3660 Neeley hollow Rd. – Home with Land – Columbia, TN

September 17th, 2015

3660 Neeley Hollow Rd. in Columbia TN is a great value with the quiet country settings that you desire.  It is located on a gentle hill side above a pond with wonderful shade and green green lawn.  Just enough concrete patio and driveway to make it great for year round entertaining and so many wonderful features.  Check out all this house has to offer in the wonderful video below.

If you like country living but are on a much higher budget check these listings below.  These are the listings of the entire mls that have acreage and not necessarily the listings of the Kennedy – Nastri Group of Keller Williams Realty.

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A Home with Land – 3660 Neeley Hollow Rd., Columbia, TN

September 14th, 2015

If you are looking for a home with land you’ll find it just a short drive down the winding country road and perched above the pond on the gently sloping 4 acres.  There sits a lovely cape styled house at 3660 Neeley Hollow Rd. in Columbia, TN; landscaped with meticulous stone works and a large paved back patio.

3660 Neeley Hollow RdThe house has a full front porch overlooking the gently sloping hills, covered back patio and larger patio for grand entertaining or simple relaxation.  The master bedroom on the main floor has the houses second fireplace.  The kitchen has granite counters and lots of cabinets with room for a large table and china cabinet.

3660 Neeley Hollow Rd

Upgrades include the professional paint schemes, stainless appliances, 2009 roof with architectural shingles, new bridge by pond, wide crown moldings base and door trims, all new vinyl tilt-out windows, 220 camper outlet off of garage, remarkable rock retainer walls, stained concrete front and back porches.

The finished breezeway between the garage can be office, hobby or sit back and relax room.  The garage is pristine with spotless finished flecked floors and rooms across the entire back for storage or hobby rooms.

It has a fabulous yard (4+ acres), and is a solid house, granite counters, front and back covered porches. a large pond and a second coy pond and water feature, poured concrete patio with plenty of space for fun and entertaining in the large shaded yard for wonderful summer parties.

 

3660 Neeley Hollow Rd

 

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Great Possibility for MTSU Students – 1311 Teakwood Ct., Murfreesboro, TN

August 20th, 2015

What a great opportunity.  1311 Teakwood Ct., Murfreesboro TN is a great house for a permanent residence with a great neighborhood look and feel and an 1311 Teakwood Ct., Murfreesboro, TNopportunity to save room money during the college years at Middle Tennessee State University.

This home is quick to the market so yard work and other touch ups will be coming along but there is some real potential in this house.  Built in 1997 with easy access to shopping, restaurants, schools, the mall and more.  Its 3 bedrooms are all on the main floor and the unfinished upstairs could be a bedroom, study, bonus room or possibly two of the three.  It is just waiting to be framed out and sheet rocked.

Fresh on the market it has already been receiving a lot of attention from buyers wishing to live there and investors.  The price is right and the numbers work for 1311 Teakwood Ct, in Murfreesboro on so many levels.  Whether you’re handy or need professional help it is just a few fix-ups away from being a shining jewel.

 

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The Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, The Land

August 17th, 2015

2113  Dr Robertson Rd

5 acres isn’t exactly Tara but it gives a home owner a bit of land and elbow room.  This charming home comes with a nice chunk of land just on the edge of Spring Hill Tennessee.  It also has some lake rights to the nearby Laura Lake of Lakeview Estates.  It is a wonderful 3 bedrooms with a forth flex room doesn’t exactly make this Tara but this cute little house is nestled on a charming 2.6 acres of land and has a convenient split entry layout.

You can enjoy the lay of this land particularly well from the lovely screened porch which has windows for all season use.  3 bedrooms on the main level with a two car garage and finished basement gives you extra rooms to entertain or have the family spend a little extra recreation time.

A member of the Lakeview Estates community with rights to lake access (large pond) just a short jog down the road.

For additional information or to schedule your private showing call Rodney or Mike (615)787-7118.

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Lots in the subdivision go for $100,000 or better. See below

 

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Space, the Final Frontier – Making the most of a small home’s closets

August 10th, 2015

In a world of McMansions and tiny houses those of us with average homes yet space challenged have very few resources. When I search for articles on how to make the most of your small kitchen, bath, closet, storage space the articles all start with a palatial sized room.  As if  a 24 by 24 kitchen is a small space. Who are they kidding?  For those of us with serious space issues to overcome we need big help for our little spaces.Ironing board Collage

I hope to write a series of how people were faced with and handled these space challenges.  Not in the we will have a man set foot on the moon by the end of the decade space challenge but in the I will fit this whole wardrobe into this tiny closet kind of a challenge.

First up in this series will be closets. Specifically the space in closets that goes largely unused. Those places behind doors where we defer to bi-fold doors when we might want a solid hinged door.  Bi-fold doors may require less room to swing open and closed but they do waste a lot of storage space that can be utilized on the backs of doors. That back of the door space is where we will focus today. Here are a few ways to make good use of that otherwise wasted space.  If you are space challenged you will appreciate these options.

This includes closets, pantries, laundry rooms, utility rooms and such.  You won’t see photos of walk-in closets and fancy ways to arrange the bench to make additional room for another dresser.  These are truly small spaces we are talking about.

The option in the photo above could be in a bedroom closet or laundry room.  The fold up ironing board in addition to being a great space saver it is a huge time saver.  This is so easy to open and close the ironing board  and put away an iron.  How many times do you leave the board set up simply because it is a pain in the neck to lug out and put away.  You also have to adjust the height.  This over the door fold up iron (with iron storage – separate item) is perfect. It takes up no room, it folds up and close the door to place it out of sight.  No fuss, just pure convenience and handy. If it happens to be set up on your closet door simply hang your ironed shirts immediately away when you’re finished.

closetThe next suggestion involves a bit of improvising.  This is the smallest closet I’ve ever seen.  It may have room for about 20 shirts and a half dozen pair of shoes.  But take a closer look at the photo.  Using the back of the door again, the space is used to hang slacks.  It is not as convenient as the drop down iron because you have to juggle a bit to get to a back pair of pants but you can easily find any pair you need and they fit nicely on the back of the tiny closet’s door.  Because this closet is so small you’ll have a limited wardrobe and probably room for only one season’s worth of clothes.  This gives us is another opportunity to get creative.  Home improvement shops sell the “under the bed” storage containers.  With a few of those containers you can pack away winter/summer clothes to make room for the opposite season.  You’ll be surprised on how much you can stuff beneath the bed and out of site.  there is also less space left to dust under the bed.  You will also have the opportunity each season to review what you wore and didn’t wear and pass the unused items to the thrift store.

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Finally we have homes with very limited pantry space.  The backs of closet or cupboard doors will help organize and create additional storage space.  In the cupboards you can put (back of the door) spice racks, they may not give additional space you will be able to find all of your spices when you’re cooking. Check out the back of the door wire shelves for those small broom closets to expand the space in an existing pantry. The racks you get at the home improvement store will make great storage for boxed and canned goods.

I hope you can make use of these suggestions in this introductory article into small space challenges.  There are so many possibilities that won’t evermake the pages of house beautiful or home and garden because this just isn’t glamorous.  I’m sure you’ve thought of a few.  If you want to share your suggestions and ideas of coping with small spaces, please feel free to comment here or drop us an email and we may include it in the next post.

 

 

 

205 Claybrook Ln. – Sorry, This One is Sold

June 26th, 2015

But there are others, Scroll to the map at the bottom to see what else is available.

205 Claybrook L205 Claybrook (3)n in the Mill Run neighborhood of Cane Ridge has the best of all things.  It is in an established neighborhood with an all new interior (hardwoods, carpets, paint, etc.).  It is in a cozy neighborhood with the expanse of Mill Creek Greenway in the back yard.  It is open and airy with a traditional feel.  It has plenty of living space on the main floor with a large bonus room upstairs.

If you are out and about this Sunday (or most Sundays) stop by and visit the open house.

If you need a special appointment call Mike or Rodney 615-787-7118 for your own showing,  or simply call with questions.

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If you’ve been looking in this area you would already know what a bargain this Mill Run home is and add to that its hardwood floors throughout the main floor, new carpeting upstairs and freshly painted.  Then you have the large area the back yard that opens up to walking paths, play areas, bridges and streams (Mill Creek). Don’t miss the  wonderful opportunity you have to make this house your home.

 

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Much to Say about Our Williamson County Tennessee

June 16th, 2015

There is So Much to Say about Our Williamson County Tennessee and I could say it all here or let the folks at MyLivability do it for me.  This video by MyLivability captures much about what we love about Franklin, Brentwood, Thompson’s Station, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Leiper’s Fork, College Grove, Arrington and Fairview Tennessee.
This is where my family relocated more than 20 years ago and where my children and grandchildren will continue to call our home.  If there is a better community to live, work, and enjoy, feel free to tell us your opinion.  But for now please indulge me in this great video production that boasts about our Williamson County.

 

See all the land, lots, and homes currently for sale in Williamson County.

Check out these Williamson County towns for great homes:

Arrington
Brentwood
College Grove
Fairview
Franklin
Leipers Fork
Nolensville
Spring Hill
Thompson’s Station

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Location -v- More House for the $$Money

June 11th, 2015

Location -v- More House for the $$Money

It always seem to come down to this.  Whether up-sizing/down-sizing or relocating to a new area buyers are caught in the cross-hairs of seeking the location they love or the more affordable home with the more spacious floor plan away from where they most want to be.

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The dilemma is always greater for those relocating simply because their impression of an area is based on a quick assessment or what their agent, co-workers, friends, or acquaintances advise them.

In most markets, the closer you get to the most desired location, which in these days is the town center, the higher the price. The rush to the suburbs has slowed or even reversed in the past few years and folks are finding themselves more at home in the cozy main street neighborhoods. (Historic Franklin Tennessee)

Convenience, shorter drive times, proximity to work, shopping, community, worship, and play, have all but trumped the extra large bonus room and large building lot.  So much so, that many of the most successful suburban subdivisions are selling well because they’ve successfully recreated that “main street” look and feel.  (Westhaven – Franklin, TN)  (Tollgate – Thompsons Station, TN)

Suburban Brentwood HomeAs to the question, location-v-size, there is no easy or right answer to this. Much of it depends on the personalities, dreams, and lifestyle of the buyers.  If you aren’t comfortable without a lot rooms to get lost in and have a family that craves separation and room to roam you would likely favor a larger home in a more remote location.  If your idea of separation is a short walk to the park, cafe or coffee house then a smaller place in a walking neighborhood would probably suit you better.

Don’t forget the investment factor of owning a home and the resale aspect.  There is a reason why the price is higher closer to town, they simply sell better and faster.  Assuming this is not your last house you’d want to some assurances that when it is time to sell you can get out for at least what you got in it.  

That suburban area appears to be the future but it is hard to argue with a solid established neighborhood for return on investment.  Sometimes it is hard to imagine the landscape 5, 10, or 20 years from now.  Will a down-turn force developers to build smaller and cheaper houses to keep the neighborhood afloat?  

There are no crystal balls and past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.  So while the investment aspect is important, in the end you have to be happy where you live and in the house you are living.

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Land for Sale – 20 Acres – 8963 Highway 100 – Nashville

May 21st, 2015

barn with color cropped8963 Highway 100…  In case you missed it earlier you have to check out this fabulous plot of land for sale in the southern part of Nashville’s Davidson County.

This 2 bedroom house might be a bit of a project but could be as cute as a cupcake with a little attention and  to find 20 acres, house and barn in this area and at this price $267,000 is really quite amazing!  It may be the best find in the Nashville area real estate for this much land.

The property is nestled between Highway 100 and the Nashville end of the Natchez Trace Pkwy.  Just minutes from iconic Nashville hangouts like Loveless Cafe and Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, Natchez Trace Parkway, Percy Warner Nature Park and historic retreats like Belle Meade Plantation and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Did I mention that this is 20 ACRES for $267,000!

Don’t get this wrong, it is not a move in ready palace but it is a livable 2 bedroom 50 year old house with great location and access and a barn.

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Selling Houses Quickly and for More than Sellers Dreamed Possible

April 28th, 2015

Home sales in the Nashville area are booming….

… and when your house is properly prepared and marketed the selling process can be fun and extremely profitable.  We have been selling more houses for list or over list price these days than not.  But that doesn’t come without prep, hard work and marketing.  Just putting a sign in the yard won’t get your houses full potential.  Find yourself an agent that knows or hires people that know, staging, photography, and marketing.  Selling your house at the top of the market isn’t magic, it is hard work and expertise. So hire an expert.

Recently I showed our listing to somebody that had seen it when the prior agent listed it.  She said this is gorgeous, it doesn’t even look like the same house.  And it didn’t.  It isn’t our goal to transform houses.  It is our goal to maximize a homes appeal to as many as possible and sometimes that turns out to be a transformation.

When you interview an agent for the job of selling your house follow these guidelines:

1) Put on your tough skin and don’t get hurt feelings when they tell you to put away a few favorite items, photos and store away some furniture. (we live in a house one way and we have to be a little less comfortable when we sell it)

2) Don’t be fooled if an agent inflates the price to make you believe they can get you some unbelievable amount.  A smart price from the start will trump listing high to simply test the market.  You will find yourself lowering the price and still testing it when the homes around you have sold at higher prices which you passed on the way to the bargain basement.

3) Remember that clenliness counts, neatness counts.  Fresh paint and trimmed landscaping can make a world of difference.  When you leave the house in the morning, make the beds.  Set your alarm 10 minutes early if needed.  Clothes in the hamper and dust off the end tables.  You never know when someone wants to see your house so always have it ready to show. Whenever possible let all the natural light in that you can.

When you are ready to learn how we get you the most for your house…

… give us a call Mike – Rodney 615-787-7118 we’ll show you how we get it done.

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