For Buyers

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy a House!

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According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a […]

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

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There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is […]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day! Spring is Time to Buy A Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day   Some Highlights: Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018. Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home! Buying now will allow you to start earning equity today!

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7 Things Not to Do After Applying for a Mortgage [VIDEO]

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  Below is a list of 7 Things Not to Do After Applying for a Mortgage!  1. Don’t change jobs or the way you are paid at your job!  If possible, you’ll want to avoid changing from salary to commission or becoming self-employed during this time as well. 2. Don’t deposit cash into your bank […]

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Moving to Nashville? Why You Should Not Use Zillow! [VIDEO]

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 Why You Should Not Use Zillow to find a house in Nashville In this video, I’m going to talk about why you should not be using Zillow to look for a house in Nashville. Hey, I’m Rhonda Burgess, Nashville real estate broker here in Nashville with Southern Living Realty and I’m a native Nashvillian. […]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in Nashville this Spring

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Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home in Nashville! Here are four reasons to consider buying TODAY instead of waiting.   1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts […]

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Spring Forward This Weekend [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST. (That’s 1:00 AM for Nashville on the central time zone CST) Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could […]

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Needed!! – Homes for Sale in Nashville TN

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Heading into the Nashville spring buying market, the Nashville housing market is following the strong national trends that are starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation in Nashville grew 7% in 2017 – the latest year we have […]

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The Nashville Housing Market is Still Strong.

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Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the Nashville housing market will soon “spring forward!” The Nashville housing market is still in a relative slump when it comes to the available inventory. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been […]

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Home Prices Up 7% in Tennessee! [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to Nashville, waiting to move may end up costing you more! #movingtonashville

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