Good News for Nashville: July 2014

Throughout this month, Nashville has been in the news for its varied benefits of living. Take a look at the highlights from this month’s top news stories reported for Nashville:

Good News for Nashville: July 2014

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Nashville’s newest record: $1.9B of building permits approvedNashville Business Journal

blockquote$1.87 billion. That is the total value of all the building permits Nashville Metro government issued during its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30.

That whopping sum surpasses the previous record, set during the 2006-07 fiscal year — during the run-up to the Great Recession and related collapse of the real estate market.

Is Nashville the nation’s next $100 billion city?The Tennessean

Nashville’s economy ranks as one of the fastest-growing in the country, joining other booming cities like Austin and San Jose, according to a new report on metro economies released Friday at the United States Conference of Mayors.

America’s Most Creative Cities In 2014Forbes

blockquote Who’s Number 1? San Francisco. Boston was more of a surprise at No. 2, with music-focused city Nashville ranking in at No. 3. Although the Southern city is traditionally a home to country music, boasting venues like the Grand ‘Ole Opry and breeding stars like Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks, over the last decade the city has built a bustling scene in genres including rock, indie, and punk.

Forbes eschewed traditional measures of creativity — such as patent filings and occupational statistics — and instead partnered with Sperling’s Best Places to analyze the number of projects being promoted or managed on websites Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Bandcamp and ReverbNation. In the U.S.’s 50 largest metro areas, the number of projects or artists on the sites was measured against the local population.

What young professionals like, and don’t like, about NashvilleNashville Business Journal

When it comes to attracting a younger workforce, Nashville’s top selling points are professional opportunities and quality of life, according to new research from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, done in conjunction with Young Professionals Nashville.

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville (mansions for sale over $3.5 million in Davidson County)

According to the Sotheby’s International Realty® Luxury Lifestyle Report, when asked what they would consider purchasing next, the top choice for affluent consumers in the United States was a WATERFRONT PROPERTY.

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

In Middle Tennessee when the weather forecast includes more than one day of heat and humidity, our minds start drifting toward pools.

Nashville has some incredible homes listed at over $3.5 million, and many of them have stunning swimming pools. Traditional pools. Waterfall pools. Plunge pools. Rectangular or free-form. Doesn’t matter. It just needs to be cool, and that makes it perfect.

We took a photo tour of all the mansions for sale in that price range, and found the top five most alluring swimming pools out of the group.   We have our favorite swimming pool in Davidson County picked out….which is yours?

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

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

This home is nestled on 2 acres and utilizes the beauty of every single square foot. Surrounded by exquisite gardens, the in-ground pool also features a pool house complete with mahogany doors with custom ironwork, a kitchen, and a full bath. The poolside area has two gas grills, along with burners for outdoor cooking. In addition, you can relax or entertain in the screened in porch.

3540 Trimble Road | Green Hills | Listed for $3,500,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

This contemporary home in Green Hills features a uniquely designed contemporary Infinity pool with the spa in the middle. The private, gated property provides awesome views from every window.

1314 Chickering Road | Belle Meade | Listed for $5,900,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

Sitting on over 5 acres, this home offers total privacy, gorgeous landscaping, and multiple water features. With over 9000 sq ft, the home also includes amenities like a wine cellar, incredible master suite & guest quarters.

2281 Old Hickory Blvd | Forest Hills | Listed for $10,500,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

At 2281 Old Hickory Blvd, you truly have the opportunity of a lifetime! This incredible in-town estate sits on 16 park like acres. The view from the pool overlooks the beautiful grounds which include the 11,000, separate 4000 sq.ft. guest house, horse barn, riding ring, and greenhouse.

530 Jackson Blvd | Belle Meade | Listed for $16,300,000

Stunning Swimming Pools in Nashville - Nashville Luxury Real Estate

The Jackson estate in Belle Meade is one of Nashville’s ultimate estates. 5.15 level acres provide the perfect setting for this spectacular home complete with tennis court and custom shaped pool. Over 22,000 sq.ft. of perfection – with everything one would expect an estate of this caliber to include.

Video: Beautiful Brick Traditional for sale in Green Hills

203 Wentworth Circle
Nashville, TN 37215

Three bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms

Fantastic location. Quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Iroquois. Updated kitchen with granite transformation. Remodeled master bath with custom walk in closet. Hardwoods, 2 fireplaces, wonderful floor plan and low maintenance lifestyle. Fabulous entertainer’s back deck with privacy.

Video: Beautiful Brick Traditional for sale in Green Hills

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

Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Lawrence Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby

Lawrence Lipman
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty


Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Sutton Lipman, The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

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The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville’s Fast Paced Market

In a fast-paced real estate market, every buyer must be ready to make a decision on a home quickly. In many Nashville neighborhoods and at a variety of price points, the competition for well-priced homes is strong. Buyers and Realtors are walking into a showing with a contract – and with financing and other prep work already locked down so they can move fast.

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville's Fast Paced Market

1700 Kingsbury Drive | Listing agent: Renee Max | Click on the image for more photos and information from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

With increased year-over-year sales and rising median home prices for both single-family homes and condominiums, the Nashville real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the May home sales figures from the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS report the following:

  • There were 3,108 sales pending at the end of May, compared with 3,069 sales pending at this time last year
  • The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 70 days.
  • The median residential price in May was $209,900 for a single-family home and $174,000 for a condominium. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $195,000 and $166,900, respectively.

And Nashville isn’t alone. REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 4.0 percent.

What Home Buyers Should Know in Nashville's Fast Paced Market

Photo credit: National Association of REALTORS®

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Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series



We are thrilled to announce that our office will be transformed over the following week as our latest Visiting Artist Series is installed and we invite you to join us as we unveil the works next Tuesday, July 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This is our biggest reception yet, which is free and open to the public, as it will feature two artists on display, two live performers, and catered refreshments including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist SeriesOur first artist on display is photographer Jerry Atnip who has a 36-year career as both a commercial and fine art photographer. He began as Partner and Creative Director of an ad agency in Nashville as well as Director of its’ photography department. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he’s held over 75 exhibitions and been presented with over 90 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror and frequent lecturer. He is on the boards of several Arts & Photography organizations. In 2013, he and Nancy McCrary launched South by Southeast Photoworkshops providing training for photographers at locations worldwide.

His work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors and he is an Exhibiting Member of The National Arts Club in New York. Those who have curated his work include Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, Hossein Farmani, Founder of the Lucie Awards, Cig Harvey, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions, Eli Reed, Magnum photographer, Julian Cox, Curator of deYoung Museum in San Francisco, Peter MacGill, President of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, Joyce Tenneson, photographer and Jane Jackson, Curator of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.

Corporate collectors include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Vanderbilt University, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Shepherd Center-Atlanta, Georgia, Music City Center, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Avenue Bank, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Vanderbilt Hospital, Tennessee Bank & Trust, DIGIfoto- Czech Republic and ABC’s Nashville television series.

In addition, we will have Vincent Peach Jewelry on display. Vincent Peach combines pearls with other natural, organic elements to create a collection featuring the highest quality pavé diamonds, rhodium chains, Vermeil, sterling silver and hand woven leather. Inspired by his Nashville roots and intertwined with the romance of luxury travel, the Vincent Peach jewelry collection is uniquely handcrafted and one of a kind. Combining the casual elegance of leather and the extraordinary beauty of fresh water and black Tahitian pearls, the bohemian chic collection is artistically crafted to create a feeling of comfort and ease.

Join us Tuesday, July 8 for our Visiting Artist Series

Sponsors of the Visiting Artist Series include Nashville Arts magazine, Windmill Title, FirstBank Mortgage Partners – Green Hills, and American Home Shield. A portion of proceeds from all art sales will benefit Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is known for artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives and this special event will unite extraordinary local artists with Nashville homeowners.