Staying Warm and Celebrating the Great Indoors

With more cold weather and snow hitting Middle Tennessee today, we want to stay warm and celebrate the great indoors. From farm and ranch properties to metropolitan condominiums, these homes in Middle Tennessee provide cozy spaces perfect to escape the winter weather.

823 Tyne Valley Court | Nashville, TN

This sophisticated luxury home in Oak Hill features fireplaces throughout the whole house. In fact, you will find a hearth in the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and screened porch. Take a look at the warm and welcoming master suite:

Staying Warm and Celebrating the Great Indoors

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And once warm weather makes its return, the property’s 2-acre grounds offer exquisite outdoor entertaining areas including the lush, professionally landscaped yard, in-ground pool, pool house with mahogany doors with custom ironwork, and a kitchen with full bath. The poolside area features two gas grills, along with burners for outdoor cooking.

8990 Manchester Pike | Christiana, TN

If you are looking for a farm and ranch escape convenient to Nashville, look no further than this majestic, lodge-like home in Christiana, TN. The lofty, open spaces include two stacked stone fireplaces surrounded by warm wood, and this home’s soaring 30 ft ceilings will leave you in awe.

Staying Warm and Celebrating the Great Indoors

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Situated on over 12 acres, this property can be enjoyed during all seasons. You will be amazed and swept away by its stunning nature.

700 12th Avenue S #1402 | Nashville, TN

If metropolitan is more your style, then this Terrazzo penthouse might be your perfect home. With views spanning from The Gulch to Downtown, this penthouse provides over 2400 sq ft with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms perched on the 14th floor.

Staying Warm and Celebrating the Great Indoors

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Enjoy your view from one of your three private terraces or from this warm and inviting spot in your living room.

Video of Nashville real estate: Beautiful Forest Hills Home for Sale

23 Park Meadows
Nashville, TN 37215

Five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms

23 Park Meadows is defined by its many open flow living areas. With a family room, living room and a bonus room, each one needed to be unique, yet connected. Built-in shelving, custom molding, arched detailing and heavy white molding combined with vibrant accent colors creates style that is both rare and traditional. Gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters, wainscoting, recessed lighting, granite and marble encased fireplaces, decorative windows and a feeling of openness, creates a general distinction between each living space. This abode has the personality to fit anyone, with any style.

This custom kitchen features all the space, amenities and aesthetics you would expect in an easy-to-use style. Plentiful cabinet space, warm-toned colors, tumble backsplash, under counter lighting, stainless appliances, center island, hardwood floors and granite countertops highlight this classic kitchen.

23 Park Meadows - Exquisite Nashville Home for Sale in Forest Hills

In addition to the spacious interior, this home rests on over 1 acre of beautiful, gently sloping land. With a gorgeous hill top view from the front and a serene garden-like back patio space, this dwelling is set up for indoor, as well as outdoor entertaining. On the main level this space features a covered porch with ceiling fans, beadboard ceiling detail and a second large balcony off two bedrooms. Matching interior and exterior ambiance can be a challenge, but in this home it is perfectly balanced.

For more information on this Forest Hills home for sale, please contact:

Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Lawrence Lipman
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
larry.lipman@sothebysrealty.com
615.364.3333

3 Tips for First Time Home Sellers

Real estate forecasts for 2015 have been all over the board but there is one thing most agree on. 2015 will be the year of millennials entering the market as first-time home buyers.

This is great news for sellers, particularly first-time home sellers most likely to have the kind of starter homes these buyers want. Putting your house on the market isn’t intimidating if you plan ahead and enlist the right help.

Take a look at our tips for first time home sellers in Nashville:

1. Prepare for your own purchase

Jackie Karr, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Jackie Karr, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Before selling your home, give some careful thought about where you will live next.

If your plan is to buy another home and finance it, Nashville agent Jackie Karr recommends meeting with a lender. This meeting can provide education and you can get preapproved for a mortgage. That way, you’ll know what you will be able to afford—and can eliminate surprises. Also, you might determine in this meeting to purchase a home contingent on the sale of your existing one.

2. Get the home move-in ready

Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Agent Chris Mannino points out that many of us tend to think of first time home sellers as young and ready to “move up” but that’s not always the case. Chris has had clients well into their 50’s whom have lived happily in their first home up until now.

Regardless of age and stage of life, curb appeal is of the utmost of importance. If the home doesn’t look inviting from the outside, buyers will most likely not even go through your listing photos to view the interior photos.

Inside the home, do whatever you can to make your home move-in ready. Depersonalizing and minimizing needs to be a number one priority. Chris also recommends a pre-inspection before the home goes on the market in order to make needed repairs.

He says, “Put your best foot forward right out of the gate, price your home correctly and always be show-ready.”

3. Enlist the help of an expert realtor

Many people choose real estate agents based on referrals from family and friends, but look beyond that to make sure you’re working with someone who does a lot of business in your particular neighborhood. At The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty, our agents are the finest in the area with industry knowledge and years of experience. Contact our office to talk with one of our agents, and discover for yourself why our staff is incomparable to the competition.

Sotheby’s Auction Preview Video – Around A World Of Art In 80 Days

Since 1744, Sotheby’s has distinguished itself as a leader in the auction world. Committed to the very highest level of quality, Sotheby’s sales continue to capture the world’s attention, with the very best fine and decorative arts and jewelry offered at each Sotheby’s location.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network extends this legacy by representing extraordinary real estate throughout the world and in turn, extending our listings to the high profile clientele of the Sotheby’s Auction house. This is just one way we provide true international exposure to our listings.

Enjoy this spring auction preview video via sothebys.com:

Around a World of Art in 80 Days explores a seminal moment in each country or continent’s art history through the inspiration, influence and history of key objects and paintings, all to be auctioned at Sotheby’s London this season. As each of the sales shown here takes place, works by some of the world’s greatest artists from the United States, Europe, Asia to the Middle East and China will be exhibited.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee Real Estate but can also connect you with properties worldwide. Search homes for sale in Greater Nashville on TheLipmanGroup.com.

5 Things Home Buyers Want in New Homes for Sale

Recent surveys by the National Association of Home Builders and homebuilder PulteGroup discovered what new-home buyers really want and revealed the top five trends attracting buyers now.

1. Walk-in closets: Large closets, particularly in the master bedroom, is among one of home shoppers’ top priorities, according to the NAHB survey of builders and remodelers. Indeed, 31 percent of 1,000 home owners recently surveyed by PulteGroup said they’d sacrifice another household feature in order to have his-and-hers closets in the master bedroom.

5 Things Home Buyers Want in New Homes for Sale

The Terrazzo #613 | Nashville, TN | $679,000

2. Luxurious laundry rooms: Buyers are looking for more than just a place to stick their washer and dryer. They want upgraded laundry rooms – complete with skylights, built-in ironing boards, space for folding clothes, extra storage, and upgraded appliances, according to the NAHB survey.

5 Things Home Buyers Want in New Homes for Sale

3003 Melville Court | Spring Hill, TN | $424,900 

3. Energy efficiency: Home buyers are looking to cut utility costs, and energy efficiency appliances and products can be one way to do that. Low e-windows, Energy Star appliances, and programmable thermostats are more in demand among home shoppers.

4. Great rooms: These large open spaces that often merge dining rooms, living rooms, and kitchens continue to be in high-demand among home shoppers, according to NAHB’s poll of builders. “Great rooms are wonderful places where everyone in the family can sit around, or where the kids can do their homework while you get dinner ready,” Stephen Melman of NAHB told MainStreet. “Today’s great rooms are large, bright and just make you feel good being there.”

5 Things Home Buyers Want in New Homes for Sale

5. Taller first-floor ceilings: More home buyers want the first floor to stretch beyond the typical eight-foot ceiling. They’re asking builders for nine-foot ceiling heights. The taller ceilings can open up living rooms, dining rooms, and other spaces on the first floor. But home shoppers say they can do without the cathedral ceiling in the family room, which can be too costly to heat and cool. Also, they aren’t preferring the higher ceilings on the second floor, which many home buyers say they want to feel more cozy, Melman says.

Whether you are looking for new construction or an existing home, connect with an expert realtor now who can keep you updated on the newest listings in your preferred Nashville neighborhood.