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Use Lighting to Make Your Home More Attractive

If you plan to sell your home, you can make your interiors and exteriors shine by improving the lighting. Here’s how. Drapes and shades: Natural light works best during the day. So make sure to open all drapes and shades to let in the sunlight. ...Read More »

Is that Fixer Upper Worth It?

Deciding whether to purchase a fixer-upper or go with a home in need of fewer repairs isn’t always simple. Supplies, Labor and Time: Whether you do the job yourself or hire outside labor, repairs and renovations are notorious for costing more than yo...Read More »

7867 Steeplechase Lane – New Buyer Incentives

Welcome to 7867 Steeplechase Lane in Nashville, TN.  Priced below appraisal at $469,900, there are some new buyer incentives to sweeten this already great value. With an accepted offer, there is a $3,000 appliance upgrade or decorating allowance offered...Read More »

Homeowner’s Net Worth is Significantly Greater than a Renter’s

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times gre...Read More »

How to Choose the Right Paint Color for your Walls

Finding the right color for your walls can be one of the more difficult decisions you'll make in your home. What seems like such a simple thing to do on the surface can collapse you into confusion and despair when surrounded by thousands of strips of ever...Read More »

Two Ways to Start the New Year Off Right

The New Year is just around the corner. Here are a couple of things you can do to start 2017 off the right way. Do a Yearly Review. Take stock of where you’ve been and appreciate all of the accomplishments you’ve made in the last year.  In a typ...Read More »

Real Estate Resolutions | Tips for Sellers

When a new year starts, many people resolve to lose weight, give up smoking and spend more time with the family. Others add selling the house to their list of resolutions. Following are eight tips to help you decide whether or not to sell, and how to go a...Read More »

Behind the Scenes Work – Key to Selling a Property

Anyone can put a “For Sale” sign on a property, but an experienced real estate agent makes all the difference when it comes to marketing and promoting a property. Following are some examples of what goes on behind the scenes in promoting a property: ...Read More »

Ask the Agent | What is a CMA?

CMA stands for Comparative Market Analysis, and as your real estate agent, we will use this to help you decide on the right price when you’re listing your home. A CMA will compare your home with sold and currently listed properties in your neighborho...Read More »

What Makes a Home Environmentally Friendly?

One of the hottest real estate trends in today’s market is green building, as home builders respond to an increasing demand for energy efficient and environmentally friendlier homes. The focus is generally on energy conservation, the use of environme...Read More »

What You Should Do if your Offer is Rejected

The home buying process can be stressful, particularly for first-time buyers. But even seasoned buyers can be disappointed when their first offer is rejected. Luckily, in real estate, “no” doesn’t usually mean “no.” It simply means “let’s ...Read More »

Buying a Duplex with your Sibling

It’s a wonderful thing that siblings have a great enough relationship to want to purchase a home together. A lot of siblings wouldn’t want to live that close to each other, let alone take on this sort of joint financial responsibility. In order for i...Read More »

Ask the Agent | October Question

Premiere Properties Group is excited to launch a new blog series "Ask the Agent." We will cover all sorts of topics including real estate investment, maintenance tips and buyer & seller questions. If you have any topics you'd like us to cover, ple...Read More »

Renovating? Choose your Roof over Granite

When homeowners hear the words “renovate” or “remodel”, most will have visions of granite countertops and hardwood floors dancing in their heads. But, according to experts, you should be thinking structure over style; the outside of your home ...Read More »

Is that Fixer-Upper Worth Buying?

Deciding whether to purchase a fixer-upper or go with a home in need of fewer repairs isn’t always simple. Supplies, Labor and Time: Whether you do the job yourself or hire outside labor, repairs and renovations are notorious for costing more than ...Read More »

Are you overestimating your home’s value?

Seventy-seven percent of home sellers think their homes are worth more than the agent’s recommended selling price. A recent study published in the Journal of Housing Economics and quoted in RISMedia found that homeowners are overestimating the valu...Read More »

Ready to Relocate? Three Tips to Help Not Break the Bank

Relocating to a new area can be exciting, but it can also be expensive. There are many resources to help, but most cost money. However, if you take your time and plan carefully, you can reduce the expense so you don’t start your new life with new debt. ...Read More »

Moving from the Suburbs to the City

Many people make the decision to move from the suburbs into the heart of the downtown area for a number of reasons, such as to enjoy proximity to work or to enjoy the urban lifestyle. In Nashville, this is happening at a fast pace. Maybe your kids have al...Read More »

Did You Know? Aerial Photos & Videos Can Help Sell Your Home

Today’s homebuyers are savvier about their buying options than ever before. They are able to research prices, browse listings, and investigate other important factors before even making the first call to a real estate agent. So professional photography ...Read More »

Thinking of Buying a Home? Get Pre-approved First.

While idly shopping for a home may be pleasant, serious homebuyers need to start the process in a lender’s office, not an open house. Potential buyers benefit in several ways by consulting with a lender and obtaining a pre-approval letter. By going t...Read More »

7867 Steeplechase Lane | Nashville

Welcome to Premiere Properties Group's newest listing! This lovely Davidson County home is a situated on over five beautifully lush acres. Just a short drive away from shopping and restaurants, you feel like you're a world away! This 4 bedroom...Read More »

How to make the most of your home’s period details

One of the major selling points of vintage or historic homes is the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship only found in older houses. Learn how to make the most of the period details in your house to reap higher sales prices with these effective stra...Read More »

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

There are few things that can be more stressful than buying or selling a home. When you are buying and selling a home at the same time, your stress level may understandably skyrocket through the roof. There may be financial aspects of both transactions th...Read More »

Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Depending on your location, your experience as a home buyer, and the state of the market (such as the crazy market in the Greater Nashville & Williamson County areas), the home-buying process might feel a bit intimidating. If you’re in the market t...Read More »

How Does Your FICO Score Affect Getting a Mortgage?

Most people have heard the term FICO score, but some remain confused as to what it actually is and if it affects them when they try to obtain a mortgage. A few questions can be answered to help people understand how it can affect the amount of interest yo...Read More »

6 Ways to Create an Attractive Home Office

A home office is on its way to becoming an essential item on a house buyer's wish list. After all, many people work at least part of the time at home — and even if they don't, they still want somewhere to store the computer and their household papers. ...Read More »

Is that Investment Property Priced Right?

When it comes to evaluating the value of a property there are more ways than meet the eye; like beauty, the value of a property is often in the eye of the beholder. Savvy buyers and investors use several of the following methods to determine if the price ...Read More »

55+ Nashville Area Community Highlight

Most people work the majority of their lives so they can enjoy their golden years in style. Once a person reaches the age of 55, they usually will start to think about what the next chapter of their life will bring. Are you looking for a place to live whi...Read More »

Selling this Spring? Time to Clean Out the Closets

One of the things that can make our homes less enjoyable to live in is disorganized closet space. It's quite depressing to look in your closets every morning and not be able to find what you need. And if you are selling your house, having a clutter...Read More »

New Construction vs Resale? Which One is Right for You?

When it comes to buying a home, everyone has their personal preference. With so many different neighborhoods located in the Greater Nashville & Williamson County areas, finding a new or existing home in a fabulous area is not a problem. (Getting ...Read More »

3 Reasons Why It’s Best to Use a Realtor for Home Valuations

The housing market is tough, and the competition is fierce. Being aware of how much a home is worth before putting it on the market can save money, time, and frustration. For this reason, it’s wise to hire a professional real estate agent. Real Estat...Read More »

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

A reverse mortgage is a special type of loan used by senior homeowners to convert part of the equity in their home into cash or tax-free income without having to sell the home, give up title, or take on a new monthly mortgage payment. The money from a rev...Read More »

Weekend Project – Fix Up Your Bathroom Before Selling

MAKE YOUR BATHROOM LOOK SPACIOUS It is no secret that one of the key things people look at when they are buying a house is the bathroom. That is why it is so important to make your bathroom look as big, beautiful and up-to-date as possible. Unfortunate...Read More »

How to Choose the Right Paint Color for Your Walls

Finding the right color for your walls can be one of the more difficult decisions you'll make in your home. What seems like such a simple thing to do on the surface can collapse you into confusion and despair when surrounded by thousands of strips of ever...Read More »

Considering Selling? Now is a Good Time to Get Ready.

"Home staging" was coined by Barb Schwarz back in the early '70s, and the concept has become well known as "house fluffing," "dressing to sell," and "home presentation". The focus of staging is to make a home more marketable by creating the most ap...Read More »

Maximize Rental Revenue On Your Investment Property

Whether you're buying a ski-in/ski-out condo at your favorite resort or you're thinking of picking up a small home in a busy tourist area, buying a property for short-term rental purposes can be an excellent investment that quickly begins to provide add...Read More »

How to Reopen Offer Negotiations with a Potential Home Buyer

The real estate market is in a state of constant flux, and if your home has been for sale a little while you may feel vulnerable if you’ve recently rejected an offer. If you’re starting to change your mind on what you want and you’re wondering how y...Read More »

5 Reasons Why Hardwood Floors Should Be on Your Renovation List

Whether you’re planning on selling your home soon or you want to do a few minor renovations for your own enjoyment, an ailing hardwood floor may be on your list of things to tackle. While this can be a more difficult renovation to complete than many oth...Read More »

Assessing Your Finances to Ensure You Can Afford a Second Home

The decision to buy a second home may be made for a number of reasons. For example, you may have a destination where you and your family love to spend free time in, and you may be ready to settle into your own space in this location. You may want be consi...Read More »

Giving a Relative a Gift of Cash for a Mortgage Down Payment

[caption id="attachment_1099" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy of Money.com[/caption] A new house is a major investment. Even if you have a mortgage, the bank and the seller will still expect a sizeable down payment. That’s why lots of people ...Read More »

Downsizing? What You Need to Know About Life in a Condo

The shift from home living to condo life may seem like a minor one, but there are plenty of things that will differentiate your lifestyle other than size when it comes to making a condominium purchase. If you’re contemplating this move and wondering abo...Read More »

Real Estate Investing: Why Buying a Condo in a Ski Resort Area Can Be a Great Investment

The decision to invest in real estate can be one rife with risk, but if you’re ready to take this type of step into the investment market, you might be wondering where to begin. While upcoming neighborhoods and university areas may always be a place whe...Read More »

Safety Tip: 5 Ways to Prepare for a House Fire

No one likes to think it can happen to them, but house fires can break out for a wide range of reasons. They can happen at anytime and the causes can range from grease fires while cooking in the kitchen to lightning striking the home. And with the Christ...Read More »

Seven Fall Home Maintenance Tips

It's almost fall, which means shorter days and colder weather ahead. To ensure you your home is ready for the winter, do some preventative maintenance now while it's still nice outside. Here are some easy DIY fall home improvement projects to keep you saf...Read More »

Three Ways to Win a Bidding War or Multiple Offer Situation

Bidding wars, or multiple offer situations, can be tense and stressful - but with the right tactics, you can come out a winner without having to increase your offer too much. Welcome to basic training – today, you’ll learn how to navigate the obstacl...Read More »

Stage Your Home to Attract Millennial Buyers

Millennials are finally starting to enter the real estate market, but as is expected with a generation as different as Gen Y, they’re buying homes in a completely different way. Millennial buyers intend to own for shorter periods of time and want to liv...Read More »

How to Arrange Art

Organizing your favorite art and photos might seem like an impossible task, but it’s easier than you think. Here are some tips for displaying art easily and beautifully every time. Begin with Prepping Take stock of your art and photos, and be...Read More »

Stage Your Bedroom to Wow Buyers

To potential homebuyers, a bedroom is more than just a place to lay your head at night. It’s a place to relax, retreat, and recover, a place where the demands of the busy world are locked out. And with a properly staged bedroom, you can tap into potenti...Read More »

Multi-generational Living: Buying a Home That Suits Your Whole Family

It was very common decades ago for several generations of a family to live together, and this may have included kids, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents in some cases. Today's modern homes are generally designed to accommodate a more tr...Read More »

Taking an Extended Vacation? Rent your Home Long-term

Taking an extended vacation can seem like a dream come true. You may have plans to spend your summer in Europe, your winter in the Caribbean or even a full year or longer exploring a different region. If you have the luxury of taking an extended vacation...Read More »

How to Market Your Home as the Perfect Rental or Investment Property

When a homeowner is preparing to sell a home, it can be beneficial to determine the target audience that is most likely to be interested in the property as an important initial step. In some cases, it is advantageous for a homeowner to position a home as ...Read More »

Hardwood Floors Can Boost Your Home’s Value

When a homeowner makes the decision to upgrade flooring in one area of the home or throughout the entire space, there are numerous materials that may be considered. While each material option has its unique benefits and advantages, many are drawn to hardw...Read More »

Factors that Determine Your Home’s Resale Value

There are several factors that will help you determine the value of your home when you want to sell it. Location, condition, layout, upgrades, and events relating to your home are all important when determining the resale value before selling your home. ...Read More »

Real Estate Investing – Should You Buy Raw Land?

When many people think about investing in property, they think about purchasing income-producing real estate such as a residential property or an office building with tenants. There are indeed many benefits associated with investing in income-producing pr...Read More »

Security Technology to Keep Your Home Safe

Securing your home is a top priority, and you will need to make periodic updates and upgrades to your efforts from time to time. Today's criminals are highly intelligent, and they often use superior techniques to break into homes criminals from past years...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World – Hydra, Greece

Has Greece got a deal for you? With the recent economic turmoil that’s plagued Greece, many brave foreign investors are hoping that the crumbling economy will boost their bargaining power. Now might be the perfect time for you to take a look at the beau...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World Wednesday – Majorca, Spain

Stunning view…check. Bedrooms for all your friends…check. Personal helipad…check. Garage for 30 cars…check. I think I’ve just found my perfect home away from home. This week’s Luxury Home of the World comes to you from the lovely seaside to...Read More »

Tennessee Performing Arts Center – Fundraising Gala

One of the many things I enjoy about being a member of the Premiere Properties Group team is the passion each of us has to be a part of our community. Whether it’s volunteering at a local animal shelter, providing guidance to children in need or support...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World Wednesday – Phuket, Thailand

Who wouldn’t like to live on their very own extraordinary piece of paradise? If that is high on your list of things to do in this lifetime, then this week’s Luxury Home of the World will exceed all of your expectations. Whether it’s spectacular scen...Read More »

Six Common Pricing Mistakes when Selling Your Home

Putting your home on the market is a big step. After all, your home most likely represents the bulk of your net worth. You want to get the most out of it, and you want to sell it fast so that you can move forward. So your pricing strategy can mak...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is by far the most glamorous of Brazil’s cities and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Its pristine beaches and natural beauty, as well as its lively culture and annual festivities also make it a leading destination f...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World – Lake Maggiore, Italy

Owning an Italian villa has long been a dream of mine. And not just any old Italian villa but one on a magnificent lake with views so majestic that you have to pinch yourself to remember you’re still among the living and have not died and gone to Heaven...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World – Île-de-France

Living the dream of owning a large, spectacular and historic building in many countries can often be somewhat difficult to realize. Not so in France. Almost every department (an area comprising of districts, townships, and municipalities) has its share of...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World Wednesday – Paris

This week’s Luxury Home of the World comes to you from Paris, also known as the City of Light. Private Mansion @ 140 Rue de Grenelle $51,610,008 On the south bank of the River Seine is the illustrious Faubourg St. Germain of the 7th arrondis...Read More »

4th of July Celebrations in and around Nashville

Summer has officially started and what better way to celebrate it than the upcoming 4th of July holiday. So if you are looking for something fun to do, we’ve got you covered. We have compiled a list of family-friendly fun in and around Nashville. So bre...Read More »

Luxury Homes of the World Wednesday – London

One Hyde Park $115,000,000 One of the most renowned addresses of the rich and famous in London is out to woo property hunters with the most expensive apartment currently on the market. This exceptional property in London's exclusive One Hyde Park...Read More »

Summer’s Here…Time to Protect your Outdoor Furniture

There are few pieces that take more punishment than outdoor furniture. They take a beating from the elements whether it’s sun, rain or snow. That’s why it’s good to give your outdoor furnishings some special care. Today’s outdoor fabrics and finis...Read More »

Nashville Area + Music Festivals = A Match Made in Heaven

Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. It’s no wonder that music festival promoters flock to Nashville and surrounding areas to put on some of the biggest festiva...Read More »

Buying a Home in 2015 – Get These Tax Breaks

Buying a Home in 2015 - Get These Tax Breaks If you didn’t buy a house last year, don’t worry. You can still capitalize on low mortgage rates and a spring inventory. And as an added benefit, there are some great tax breaks you can take advantage of i...Read More »

Here’s What You’ll Need to Ensure You Have a Proper Home Inspection

Buying Your First Home? Here's What You'll Need to Ensure You Have a Proper Home Inspection There’s a whole lot to learn when buying one’s first home, an investment that can bring joy, but sometimes, grief. A competent real estate agent can assist in...Read More »

It’s Summer. Time to get your pool in swim-ready condition!

It’s Summer. Time to get your pool in swim-ready condition! Now that summer is here, it is time you got your pool ready for splashing about. But getting it ready is not just about uncovering it. You will need to clean the water, wash the various pool s...Read More »

Need a Vacation? Try Fountainbleau Miami Beach.

Need a Vacation? Try the newly renovated luxury suites at Fountainbleau Miami Beach. Fountainbleau Miami Beach, an iconic landmark since its debut in 1954, has just redesigned four of their most luxurious suites. This comes on the heels of a $1 billi...Read More »