Team Andrews's Blog Posts

Five Retro Styles Making A Comeback

In fashion, you can expect what’s old to be new again every 20 years or so. It’s just the right amount of time for use to dust off our nostalgia, polish what we liked about a thing, and

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Nashville Welcomes Those Displaced By Hurricanes

Late in the summer of 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast and displaced 400,000 people. While the nation banded together to donate their time and money, the recovery and rebuilding

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Common Pitfalls When Buying A New Build

Buying a home is emotionally and financially stressful. Building a home? Now that’s a whole different animal. There’s a big difference in buying an existing home on which you will imprint

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Great Nashville Events To Keep You Busy All Fall

We’re out of the high-90’s, low 100’s of August and quickly dipping into the cool winds of Fall. Nashville isn’t known for slowing down, and this season is no exception. We’ve gone

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The Best Places To Grab A Drink Around Nashville

Nashville is home to so many great bars and restaurants, it can be overwhelming when you just want a good spot and a great drink. We’ve put together our easy guide to some of Nashville’s best

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5 Keys To Great Showings

You’ve cleaned parts of the house you didn’t even realize existed, you’ve erased any evidence of your kid’s destructive tendencies, and scrubbed all pet smells into oblivion.You home is

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Best And Worst Upgrades When Selling Your Home

Fun fact – did you know there’s a group that monitors the average cost of major remodeling projects and does all the math on what you should expect to get back when you sell your home,

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Antioch On The Rise

Antioch has had a rough decade when it comes to retaining retailers.The slow decline of Hickory Hollow Mall, with anchor stores liquidating and packing up, was the first sign. Next was Best Buy,

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Eight Styles Of Home You Need To Know

This may come as a shock to you, but in real estate, we see a lot of houses.Crazy, right?Despite that, I see my fellow agents misusing terms and misidentifying homes all the time. Who can blame

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Five Secrets To Grilling Success

Summer is in full swing, and there's no better way to celebrate that inviting people over and firing up the grill. Everyone has their own method and technique - maybe even a secret sauce or two -

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Top 5 Most Expensive Listings In Nashville

5129 AnneswayThis house has so much to offer, with massive closets, entertaining space, and saltwater pool. You're right on a golf course, so no chance you'll get bored. All the nicest touches -

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Mind The Gap

A big issue affecting Nashville and major cities all over America is the "affordability gap." And boy, do we struggle with it daily.We have a client, they've worked hard and done their due

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Five Ways To Renovate On A Budget

As much as we may hunt for it, few homes are the perfect when we find them. Most need a little work and TLC to make them fit your personal style and needs.If you've just bought a home, you're likely

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Your HOA Explained

If you buy a condo, town-home or any home in a planned development, you'll likely be required to join an HOA, or homeowner's association. HOA's vary drastically in what the do, how much they cost,

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Nashville Landmarks Worth Visiting

With the age and history of Nashville, you're never far from a landmark or spot rich with history. From the city's many monuments to the wealth of historic districts and buildings, it can almost be

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Building Up Nashville

It feels cliche at this point to write about how fast Nashville it's growing - it's been a constant topic and something I've been writing about in one way or another for the last ten years. The

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Three Easy Ways To Brighten Your Backyard

For me, Spring means more time spent in the yard enjoying the sun. Sure, Nashville has been a little heavy on the rain and light on sunshine lately, but what's that saying? Something about April

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Five Little Things To Watch For In Your New Home

When you're looking for a home, there are so many things to consider. Is it in the right area? Will you have enough space to grow? When it's time, will the resale value be good?Aside from the

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Getting Started Owning Rental Property

In our business, we talk to investors every day - people looking to buy rental properties, develop land, or fix and flip homes. While many already have a stable of properties generating income, the

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Five Easy Tips To Freshen Your Home For Spring

Spring is mostly here for Tennessee. We still have a few unseasonably cold days, but by in large the sun is shining, the grass is green and the house is... well, it still needs the winter blues

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The Right Strategy To Price Your Home

So let's set the stage - Beth and Jim are looking to sell their home, and they keep seeing news stories about rising prices in Nashville, soaring property taxes, and 80 people a day moving into

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Six Simple Ways To Better Secure Your Home

There is no place more precious and more personal than your home, and there are few things more terrifying that the idea of someone invading that space. It falls to us, the homeowners, to do what we

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Five Great Middle Tennessee Parks You Need To Visit

Sure, it's still February, but it certainly doesn't feel that way. In Tennessee, we don't let little things like "seasons" dictate the weather, and when I walked outside yesterday to an

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Music City Events You Need On Your Calendar

Living in the middle of it everyday, it's easy to forget that we live in a bustling, vibrant city. There's always something to do. You can't miss the big events like CMA Fest, Bonnaroo, or the Music

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The Most Expensive Homes Selling In Nashville

Deep down, we're all a little nosy. Sure, for most of us it would take a miracle and a winning lottery ticket to afford these homes, but that doesn't mean we can't be curious. Here are the top 5

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How To Beat The Three Worst Real Estate Scams

Your home doesn't just carry emotional value, but for most people, it's also your single largest financial investment. Buying or selling your home is a massive transaction, and especially in a

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New Years In Nashville

Who needs New York for New Years when you have Nashville? Not everyone realizes how much our city turns it out - and if you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've put together a list

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Qualities Of A Good Agent

Throughout this blog, I’ve mentioned things a “good” agent will do for their clients. It dawned on me that I haven’t done a great job of defining that, and by pointing out what “good”

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Is Real Estate For You

There’s been a lot of talk – both here and elsewhere – about how hot the Nashville market is. If you’ve been looking for a home, you’ve likely had to deal with every house being under

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Five Great Ways To Spend Christmas In Tennessee

I know it's not quite December, but the office is already in the Christmas spirit. Our Murfreesboro team is already rocking jingle bells and preparing for the parade, while Green Hills is scrambling

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5 Real Estate Myths Busted

There are plenty of misconceptions about real estate, and plenty of less than wise conventional wisdom. Most of these are easy enough to overcome, but some just keep sticking with people. We see

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Easy Tips For A Safe Holiday Season

The weather in Middle Tennessee is finally starting to turn cold, and we all know that that means - Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the chaos of visiting relatives and too much food, it's easy

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5 Nashville Homes Of The Stars

Nashville is no stranger to big names and bigger houses. Music City has long been home to legends of country music like Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, and Charlie Daniels, but we're known for more than

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Three Way To Explain Away Your Haunted House

So you've just moved in to your wonderful new home - at least new to you - and you couldn't be happier. Sure, its a little older and has some quirks, but it has space and charm to spare, and it

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6 Real Estate Terms Demystified

When it comes time to buy or sell your home, your agent is going to use a lot of words you're not used to hearing. It's easy to feel overwhelmed if you're not ready, so here's a few of the harder

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5 Easy Way To Spruce Up For Fall

Fall is here, and Nashville is finally leaving the high 90’s behind for even crazier weather. It also means too much good food, trick-or-treating kids, and visiting relatives swarming in. It can

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Three Questions Every Buyer Has And Never Asks

Buying your first home is like riding a roller coaster - exciting, scary, and at some point things will go upside-down and you'll feel sick.You're going to hear a lot of terms - disclosure,

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What A Looming Rate Hike Means For Nashville

The Nashville real estate boom has a lot of factors to thank for it's success - a strong local economy, attractive tax policies, unprecedented levels of interest from out-of-state transplants being

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Prospering In Nashvilles Hot Hot Market

Anyone paying attention to housing in Nashville knows things are booming. With so many people moving in or wanting to upgrade, it's becoming more and more difficult to find homes for all of them.

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Winter Is Coming

Summer days are drawing to a close, so it’s time winterize! While Middle Tennessee doesn’t see much snow every year, it pays to take steps to make your home as energy efficient as possible.

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When Is It Time To Refinance

You’ve probably begun to receive the calls during the dinner hour — mortgage companies’ telemarketers are out in force trying to convince you that now is the time to refinance, as interest

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The Real Deal On Home Warranties

One of the scary things about making the leap from property renter to property owner is the idea of maintenance and upkeep. You’re no mechanic or repairman. You don’t know a socket wrench from a

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Demystifying Closing Costs

Knowing exactly how much money you need to bring to the table is vital when buying a home. Nothing is worse than under-estimating, and ending light for months in a house that might need some of that

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The 4 Biggest Deal Killers For Buyers

Falling in love is exhilarating. It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life with

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Top 5 Hottest Neighborhoods In Nashville

Nashville has been named one of the hottest housing markets in the country. That said, locals know "Nashville" means a lot of things. Whether you're talking about the one of the many neighborhoods

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5 Tips To Get Your Deck Ready For Summer

Summer is here, and few things beat grilling out and relaxing on your deck. While it’s rarely something we think about, a deck needs basic maintenance and upkeep like anything else in your home.

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Pre Qualification Vs Pre Approval

They say don’t put the cart before the horse, and with good reason. Looking for a home can be a stressful, emotional journey for even the most well prepared. However, few things are worse than

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3 Easy Tips For A Higher Home Appraisal

It may seem that homebuyers and sellers don't agree on much, but they share one important concern: that the transaction is successful. This comradery is never more evident than during the

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Understanding The Different Home Types

While the single-family home is still the most common, land scarcity and rising prices are making alternatives more and more appealing. Condominiums, townhomes, PUDs, and co-ops are a good

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Improve Your Curb Appeal Without Going Broke

Getting ready to sell your home? A common mistake is to over-spend on upgrades. While buyers will appreciate a new roof, putting $5000 into those features will not always get you an addition

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