Tennessee is growing in ways that are difficult to express. Ford is a large part of this, announcing the single largest industrial development in the history of Tennessee. Ford is building Blue Oval City in Stanton,TN - exit 42 on Interstate 40. The 3600 acre mega-site will be a $5.6 billion vehicle and battery manufacturing campus. Ford plans to build their next generation of electric vehicles in Tennessee, and partner with our local communities to create enormous opportunities for west Tennesseans.

 

This new historic manufacturing facility will allow Ford to undergo a transformation into new clean, carbon neutral manufacturing. Ford says, “Aspiring to have 100% renewable energy, zero waste to landfill and reusing water means we can help make sure…

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As the economy continues strengthening, people are looking for new ways to invest. And with interest rates being at all-time lows, borrowing money has never been more favorable. Why not invest in Real Estate? What to buy and where to buy it… Have you considered a vacation home? 

 

We all take annual pilgrimages with our family to various destinations for relaxing getaways. While there, you likely do the same thing we do - question why we haven’t bought something of our own. Whether it be your favorite beach spot in Florida, a gorgeous mountain retreat in the Smokey Mountains, or maybe something closer to home like a river cabin on the Tennessee River - all of these areas have a big demand for rental inventory. So if you found the right place for…

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It’s easy to stop doing exterior maintenance as the colder winter months come upon us. After all, we will be spending less time outdoors, so why worry with landscaping and yard chores?But it’s very important to not neglect your exterior in the Fall. Leaves, weeds, mildew, and poor lighting all cause some negative impacts on how your house appears. Here are a few ideas to consider:

 

As the days get shorter, consider adding landscape lighting to highlight your house as well as walkway lighting to welcome guests into your home during the darker days to come. 

 

Weeds grow in the Fall - don’t stop spraying and weeding your landscaping once summer leaves us (no pun). If you do, your beds will quickly look over run and once Spring rolls around, it…

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As the housing market continues to heat up, buyers are finding themselves competing aggressively over properties. When you find yourself in a multiple offer situation, you always want to figure out creative ways to make your offer stand out. Have you heard of an Escalation Clause? This nifty tool might be your next best friend when it comes to dealing with an aggressive seller’s market.

 

If you know you want a specific property and are willing to pay a premium to ensure you get it, let’s consider adding in an escalation clause. Here’s what that looks like. First off, we need to write the contract with a full set of attractive terms - Strong sales price, solid funding, minimal requests, quick closing timeline, etc… Then it’s time to add the icing to…

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The days of simply writing an offer with the normal inspection, appraisal, and financing contingencies are behind us. Today, if you want to grab the seller’s attention, you have to take risk and be creative. While all situations are different, here are a few key techniques to consider:

  1. Pass or Fail Inspections - most buyers are not willing to buy a house without a professional looking at it. By all means, keep the right to inspect in your offer, but take out the concern for the seller. Let them know the inspection is a pass or fail - meaning you won’t ask them to fix anything. You will simply accept the property as-is if you don't find anything catastrophic during the inspections. You still retain the protection of being able to walk away if…

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