Nashville Homes for Sale – Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Americans are busy planning feasts to entertain both family and friends. These Nashville homes for sale feature open floor plans, dining rooms that seat 12+, and kitchens large enough for everyone to gather in.

We have our favorite entertaining spaces picked out… Tell us: which is yours?

769 West Meade Drive | West Meade | Listed for $591,500

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

Entertaining a crowd can be easy with an open floor plan and this home in West Meade features just that! Privately tucked away in a park-like setting, this spacious one-level home also features a courtyard with fire pit for outdoor entertaining.

504 Russell Street | East Nashville | Listed for $870,000

Beautifully Updated Home in East Nashville with Downtown Views

This historic East Nashville home has been thoughtfully updated to include a modern and gourmet kitchen. With exposed brick accents in the kitchen that add history and charm to the space, the gourmet features include a multi-burner gas stove, pot filler, and over-sized ovens.

488 Jones Parkway | Brentwood | Listed for $2,995,000

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

This dining room could easily seat 12+ and features a wall of built-ins for china, crystal, and serving platters and more, including wine storage. The room also has unique lantern light fixtures that add captivating visual appeal to the space. Walk through the butler’s pantry into an exquisite kitchen and you will find professional appliances including a 6 burner gas range with convection oven and radiant baking oven, side-by-side oversized refrigerator/freezer, double ovens, warming drawer, coffee maker and dishwasher.

823 Tyne Valley Court | Oak Hill | Listed for $3,500,000

Nashville Homes for Sale - Fit for a Thanksgiving Feast

No expense was spared designing this functional and exquisite gourmet kitchen. Features include granite countertops, stacked stone wall with 6 burner range, top tier appliances and double ovens, island seating, and natural light. Adjoining the kitchen is the breakfast area with its vast, vaulted wood-beam ceiling and wall of windows overlooking the lavish backyard.

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Video: Harbor Island home for sale on Old Hickory Lake

306 Anchor Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Four bedrooms and four full bathrooms on almost one acre

This unbelievable stone clad, lake home located on Harbor Island is completely renovated and built like a fortress. As you enter the home, its grandeur awaits you the second you open the door. In addition to the extraordinary interior, the property offers multiple outdoor living spaces and a thirty five foot boat dock. You’ll be sure to fall in love with this retreat, as it’s everything you ever dreamed a lake home would be.

Video: Harbor Island home for sale on Old Hickory Lake

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Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Chris Mannino, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Chris Mannino
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

4 Home Staging Tips for Fall

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Selling your home in cold weather months doesn’t have to be difficult – these home staging tips for fall should have buyers feeling warm and welcome all winter long!

4 Home Staging Tips for Fall

In addition to turning on all lights, try to schedule showings during the daytime to take advantage of natural light.
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1. The basics of preparing to sell your home still hold true. Curb appeal is still important even though leaves are falling from the trees and grass isn’t as green as it used to be. While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive for showings, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

2. Interiors should be clean, organized, decluttered and ready for showings. Staging should be comfortable and cozy – or even festive. Bring warm elements to each and every room of your house with throw blankets, extra quilts on beds, warm area rugs, and bath mats on tile floors. Festive decor is appropriate in moderation – set the dining table with fine china, hang wreaths on doors, and you can even put up the Christmas tree. Buyers want to envision how they will celebrate and entertain in the home too – just don’t go overboard.

3. As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas. In addition to turning on all lights, try to schedule showings during the daytime to take advantage of natural light. Open all drapes and blinds. Have windows cleaned to allow sunlight to stream in each and every window. Nothing beats the warmth of the sun on a cold day!

4. Extend the gardening season indoors. Just because temperatures are falling doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to gardening! Buyers will feel coziest in a healthy indoor environment that keeps allergies at bay and reduces chances of getting sick. Some indoor plants, like golden pothos and gerbera daisies, are particularly adept at sucking up nasty VOCs — the vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and dry cleaning. And since plants increase humidity levels, they help decrease household dust. Keep it simple and your home will look inviting and fresh – going overboard will distract buyers from your home itself.

Welcome Bettye Morris to The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to welcome Bettye Morris as an affiliate broker.

Bettye Morris, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Bettye Morris, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Bettye is a Nashville native who has been successfully relocating buyers and sellers for three decades! In fact, with her former company for 27 years, Bettye’s strong work ethic, efficient problem solving skills, reliability, and professionalism elevated her into the top 1% of agents nationwide.

Bettye is a highly motivated Realtor® who brings her buying and selling know-how to every home. As a native Nashvillian and real estate veteran, Bettye knows the local market and believes in keeping up with changes in the industry.  More importantly, this reputation has earned Bettye the respect of her numerous clients and fellow realtors alike.

Bettye joined The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty pursuing an opportunity to provide her clients access to the innovative technology, extraordinary advertising and marketing tools, and premier benefits offered by our internationally recognized brand.

Bettye holds the CRP (Certified Relocation Professional), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designations. She is an alumni of Leadership Brentwood, currently serves on the Grievance Committee of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, has served on the Board of Directors for and is former Secretary of Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, now known as Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, and is active in multiple other state and local real estate associations. In addition, Bettye is a recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I will listen to a client’s needs and work hard to fulfill them. A home is a major investment–one that will determine a family’s happiness and quality of life for years to come. I have had the privilege of helping successfully relocate more than 1,000 families–many of them six, seven, eight, even nine times! I’m now selling my clients’ children their first homes. Please give me a call at 615.300.0188. I appreciate your business.”

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Bettye Morris

Affiliate Broker
Mobile: (615) 300-0188
Office: (615) 463-3333

Three Things to Know about Nashville Home Sales

Hoping to buy or sell a home in Nashville or Middle Tennessee? Here are three things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.

Three Things to Know about Nashville Home SalesSales are brisk – At a time of year when home sales typically slow down, the number of houses that traded owners in October surged 22 percent over activity one year ago. Homes that are well-maintained and priced strategically are selling quickly with multiple contracts, often full cash offers. If the homes are priced well – at what the market indicates – the buyers are out there and those homes are going to sell. During October 2013 listings averaged 75 days on market. Now the average number of days on the market for a single-family home is 68 days, according to the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®.

Prices continue to rise in fall months – The median purchase prices rose for single-family homes and also for condos. In October, the median single-family home sold for $205,900, which is 3 percent, or $5,900, more than in October 2013. The median is the point at which half of homes sold for less and half sold for more. The median condo sale was for $165,000 — a jump of 11 percent, or $17,000, from where the median stood in October 2013.

Inventory is still low – Inventory at the end of October was 15,051, compared to 15,957 in October 2013. The current inventory of properties by category, compared to last year, is:

October 2013 October 2014
INVENTORY 15957 15051
 Residential 9935 9609
 Condominium 11191 972
 Multi-Family 194 143
 Farms/Land/Lots 4637 4327

The demand from buyers for well-prepared and aptly priced properties remains strong in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Having two consecutive months of double-digit, year-over-year increases in home sales this late in the year is unexpected, yet welcome news. And there appear to be more increases coming: October ended with 2,730 sales pending, which is 14 percent more than the state of affairs at that time one year ago.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home, give us a call at The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty and let one of our expert realtors help you navigate the exciting and fast paced Nashville real estate market.