Nashville Lifestyle Living | Monique Flores

5 Types of Value-Adding Home Additions

A person's home is their castle, but sometimes that castle isn't big enough to accommodate all its occupants. Maybe you've got a baby on the way or an older parent is moving in with you. Maybe you need a workshop to keep up with your hobbies. Whatever the reason, it's normal to outgrow your space. When it happens, you've got two choices—move to a larger home or build an addition to your current home. Read the full article

How Can You Use Home Equity?

Many homeowners have heard that homeownership is a great investment; however, knowing why and how is a different story. This is especially pertinent when it comes to home equity. Read the full article

Convertible Furniture for Your Growing Kids

Active kids require bedroom and playroom furniture that is tough enough, and adaptable enough, to offer years of fun and flexibility throughout a child's toddler and early school years—and manufacturers are meeting those needs with a growing number of choices. Read the full article

5 Researching Tips for Homebuyers

Being a first-time homebuyer can be an intimidating prospect; it seems like there's so much to learn! The process doesn't get less challenging the second or third time around. Here are five tips to help you research and prepare for your next home-buying experience. Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway tops 30A sales in 2016

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida recently announced it has finished at the top of the 30A market with more than $360 million in residential real estate sales volume across 376.5 transaction sides. Read the full article

Is the First Offer the Best Offer?

Sellers can be surprised to see an offer in the first day or two on the market, and may not be prepared mentally, physically, or emotionally to sell their house. There is temptation to wait for the two in the bush — and it almost always goes that route, even when a full-price offer is presented. Read the full article

Nashville Development: The Downtown Ripple Effect

I was recently privy to a question a longtime Nashville resident asked of our 2016 association president, Denise Creswell. The gentleman and his wife have lived for 40 years in the Belmont/Hillsboro area and asked what has led to the current changes he is seeing in his own neighborhood. Read the full article

Outdoor Living Has New Home Buyers in Nashville Looking Up

Front porches are "making a big comeback" as a gathering place for friends and families, said Michael Katsaitis, director of planning and design. In the new Durham Farms subdivision in Hendersonville, the company is building homes with alley-loaded garages that make more room for a porch at the front of the home and a courtyard. Read the full article

Nashville Neighborhoods Preserve Wide Open Spaces

In many neighborhoods, developers are setting aside as much as half of the land as open space that will never be developed. It's a way of preserving some of the countryside as the county becomes more densely populated. It also adds to the quality of life and home values. Read the full article

Gulch-SoBro Bridge Nearing Reality

A newly completed real estate deal clears the way for Nashville to build a pedestrian bridge linking two of its hottest neighborhoods — and potentially spark mixed-use development on one side of that crossing. Read the full article

Home Search Like Santa - Make a List, Check it Twice

It's no secret that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions in life. That doesn't mean it has to be the most stressful, and you certainly don't have to settle. While it's important to have an experienced team behind you, we believe that knowing exactly what you want can also help the process. Finding your dream home should be fun! Read the full article

Pros and Cons of Selling a Home As Is

What are the pros and cons of selling a home as-is? This is a question you may have thought about if you're planning on selling a home. Sometimes when you are selling a house that has some issues, selling it "as is" may seem like the easiest course of action. Read the full article

Quick Question - What's an HOA?

When it comes to buying a new home, your brain can be put on overdrive with infinite details and questions. What part of town, how many bedrooms/bathrooms, how to choose an inspector, etc. Not that we want to add to that list, but a common question we see is, what is a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Today, we're happy to check one question off your list! Read the full article