Middle Tennessee Beauty… a place to call home!

03_TNHometour--2_mlsMiddle Tennessee Beauty
a place to call home

207 Thoma Lane, Manchester TN
MLS 1915634  |  $1,295,000

Just listed and back on the market for spring this impressive luxury custom home with 25-acres surrounded by 250-acres of TVA land.
Built 2009 | 7,267 s.f. | 25-acres | 5 bed | 4/1 bath | 5-car garage

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Exclusively Marketed by
Kenneth Bargers, REALTOR® | Pilkerton Realtors
(615) 512-9836 cellular | (615) 371-2474 office
kb@bargers-solutions.com email | bargers-solutions.com web
2 Cadillac Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 address

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Beautiful Renovated Ranch Just Listed in Kensington Park of Priest Lake

3821Hillshire WPimagesRenovated Ranch in
Popular Neighborhood

3821 Hillshire Drive
Antioch, Tennessee 37013

MLS 1911684 | Area 8
Kensington Park of Priest Lake
offered at $319,900
Built 1986 | .43 Acre | 2,274 s.f.
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2-Car Garage

Terrific home, renovation and neighborhood. Wonderful floor plan – entry leads to Great Room flowing into Dining Room, Kitchen, Sun Room. All bedrooms and main hallway on right side of home. Outdoor entertaining includes expansive deck, hot tub and above ground pool. Deep 2-car garage. Fenced back yard. A must see! Please view Property MLS Listing Sheet for details.

Owner Enhancements
Numerous upgrades in the home and lot completed by the current owners. Please view 3821Hillshire OwnerEnhancements for details.

Exclusively marketed by
Kenneth Bargers, REALTOR® Lic 318311
Pilkerton Realtors Lic 256352
(615) 512-9836 cellular
(615) 371-2474 office
kb@bargers-solutions.com email
http://www.bargers-solutions.com web
2 Cadillac Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 office

Selling Your Home – Tips and Guidelines for Prepping Closets

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Prepping the Closets
Kenneth Bargers | March 2018 Newsletter

Closet March2018 Image 1The closet — out-of-sight, out-of-mind in our every day living but for the house hunter you can be assured the doors will be opened and reviewed as available space is key to the next homeowner.

If you are selling your home, remember these guidelines to give the appearance of adequate space.

Editing – take this opportunity to remove items that are no longer wearable or in-style. If those bell-bottoms have not come back yet since the ’70’s – it is not going to happen! Consider donating to local charities to help those in need.

Organizing clothing racks – place shirts, pants, dresses/skirts on separate hanging racks.

Seasonal items – place in boxes/baskets and keep on top shelves

Floor – remove all items from the floor

Shoes – if you must have shoes on the floor – consider investing in shoe racks

Lighting – if you have closet lighting make sure the fixture is cleaned inside/out and lights are working properly

Space – the most import guideline is to show additional space for future use – regardless of clothing racks, shoe racks, shelving – give the appearance that the closet,, no matter how big or small, is more than adequate for storage.

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Welcome Home – the importance of an appealing front door

Welcome Home – the importance of an appealing front door

You see it several times a day as you come and go from your daily routine – it’s your front door – but do you really see it? How does it look? Your curb appeal includes the front door and maintaining the inviting appearance says more than you may imagine.

DoorWood Bargers1001Your real estate professional visits hundreds of homes a year and can immediately determine the strength or challenge of each aspect of the property. It’s a quirky habit but a REALTOR® automatically goes into punch-list-mode as soon as entering the neighborhood. The general evaluation begins by the surroundings, gradually narrowing the focus as they approach the property – the visual curb appeal and then walking to the front door. Is the front door an indication of the owner’s proper maintenance of the home? More than DoorFiberSteel Bargers1002an inviting entry is the condition of the door – the homeowner must be aware of the condition of the door-sill, threshold, door hardware, paint or stain, door-jamb and kick-plate. Will the front door do justice to the beautiful interior and pictures seen online?

Whether you are in the market of buying or selling your home take the time this month to step back and truly look at your front door. A DIY weekend either staining your wood door or painting your fiberglass/steel (difference between fiberglass and steel door) door will not only give you added pride in your home’s appearance but can add marketing value to the home.

It’s the little things!!!  All the best – Kenneth Bargers

Greater Nashville Housing Market Remains Strong; Market Strength Brings Challenges

Greater Nashville Housing Market Remains Strong
Market Strength Brings Challenges
by Kenneth Bargers, REALTOR® | January 27, 2018

Photo by Hatcher & FellThe Greater Nashville area continues to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the United States. A continued strong economy pushed momentum in 2016, the values and home sales continued to increase throughout 2017 and ended the second half of 2017 as a consistent monthly housing market in the nation. Several industry and data tracking entities named Nashville among their Top 20 housing markets for 2017.

Due to the reputation of the “It City”, relocation is heavy to Middle Tennessee and with this popularity comes shortages in housing inventory. Existing-home and new construction inventory struggle to keep pace with the number of buyers. Housing inventory remained a concern throughout 2017 and forecasted to be a challenge for 2018. Corporate and company expansion of new facilities are in place for 2018 bringing employment additions to Middle Tennessee – adding additional pressure for housing availability to the already strong Greater Nashville destination. Addressing the housing inventory will be one of 2018’s priorities with the current popularity of Greater Nashville and Partnership 2020’s continued aggressive pursuit of future business placements and attractions.

Demand for housing also adds as an influence factor on the value of home prices. Increased home values in 2017 will continue in 2018 per current indicators. With increased home values also comes the challenge of home ownership affordability within segments of our population. Of course, the success of national economic guidelines and policies will contribute as a factor in the local up or downturn of our housing market.

Overall, a strong economy, attractive mortgage rates, appeal of Middle Tennessee, along with the desire of home ownership as part of the American Dream should bring another impressive year of housing market production.


Mortgage Rates Up Slightly This Week

Mortgage Rates Up Slightly This Week
Freddie Mac   article by Daily Real Estate News | December 22, 2017


Average mortgage rates inched up, but the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remains below 4 percent and continues to offer home buyers and refinancers historically low rates.

“Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates have been bouncing around in a narrow 10 basis points range since October,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The U.S. average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased 1 basis point to 3.94 percent in this week’s survey. The majority of our survey was completed prior to the surge in long-term interest rates that followed the passage of the tax bill. If those rate increases stick, we’ll likely see higher mortgage rates in next week’s survey. But even with yesterday’s increase, the 10-year Treasury yield is down from a year ago, and 30-year fixed mortgage rates are 36 basis points below the level we saw in our survey last year at this time. Mortgage rates are low.”

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending Dec. 21:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.94 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.93 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year-rates averaged 4.30 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.38 percent, with an average 0.5 point, increasing from last week’s 3.36 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.52 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.39 percent, with an average 0.3 point, increasing from last week’s 3.36 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.32 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac; REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 122217

NAR: Homes Selling Faster Than Ever

NAR: Homes Selling Faster Than Ever
National Association of REALTORS®   article by Daily Real Estate News | December 22, 2017

The time homes spent on the market hit an all-time low in 2017 at just three weeks, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. A low inventory of homes for sale mixed with strong buyer demand has helped to keep market times low from 2014 to 2017.

During the height of the housing boom from 2001 to 2005, homes sold within a month of being listed. But as the housing market began to slow in 2006, the median time jumped to six weeks, and then to 10 weeks by 2009.

Tight inventories and a lack of construction of homes has helped to keep homes selling faster in recent years, NAR notes.


Source: “Drop in Time on Market to Sell a Home,” National Association of REALTORS® Economists’ Outlook blog (Dec. 21, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 122217