Finding the Right home


 

Finding the Right Home

[Murfreesboro, TN] — With all the choices in today’s market, how do you go about finding the right home? It seems the more research you do, the more alternatives you discover.

It’s important to visualize your needs and plan ahead. “Know what you want in a home, what’s important to you, and what you can live without,” Kim Reynolds, Realtor of Keller Williams Murfreesboro says. “Many of us start out with a champagne taste and a beer pocketbook, so it’s important to be realistic,” she adds.

Where and what you buy will affect you for as long as you live in the house. “Get your priorities in order before you start looking or even talk to a real estate broker or sales associate,” Reynolds says.

For first-time home buyers this is a new experience, so it’s especially important to do your homework. If you currently own a home, you know exactly what’s lacking. You may need another bedroom or bathroom, or a good school nearby.

First, decide where you want to live. A big part of the answer hinges on where and how you earn a living. If your job requires a lot of reading or is quite stressful, public transportation may offer valuable time to sit quietly. “Regardless, you should practice the commute in rush hour before you make a commitment. A seemingly quiet road can transform into gridlock during peak hours,” Reynolds cautions.

People with children have other major considerations: school and safety. If you plan to send your children to private schools, you can live where you want assuming you can easily arrange transportation. On the other hand, a lavish public school system may indicate high local real estate taxes. Check them out.

Obviously, lifestyle is an important consideration. People who frequently dine out, go dancing and attend the theater probably belong in the city or a close-in suburb. “In other words, make sure you’re in close proximity to the things that matter most,” Reynolds says.

It used to be that homes came in a limited variety, but today, you have many choices. In addition to the traditional single-family home, you can buy a townhouse, condominium or apartment condominium or co-op.

In planned unit developments (PUDs), you can find almost any combination. In condos and other such communities, make sure the rules and regulations, as well as the by-laws, match your lifestyle. This type of housing is great for people who want to own their own space without being responsible for mowing the lawn or repairing the roof; a management company handles that.

On the other hand, you’ll pay fees for these services. “In addition to checking the documents and financial soundness of the homeowner’s association, you must determine if the monthly fees are worth the services and additional amenities such as a swimming pool or exercise room,” Reynolds explains.

Affordability can be a factor not only in the type of housing, but whether it’s new or an existing home. Old houses often have fine woodwork or interesting nooks and crannies not normally found in new homes. They generally sit on landscaped lots with mature trees and grown bushes.

New homes may cost more, but you can make many more decisions on amenities, colors, carpeting and fixtures. “Make sure you’re dealing with a reputable builder, and have an attorney review all documents, Reynolds says.

Selecting a real estate professional is an important first step in beginning your search. “Ask for personal recommendations to find an individual who is knowledgeable about the neighborhood and has access to the local Multiple Listing Service,” Reynolds says. Make sure you feel confident about his or her knowledge and skills, and understand the business relationship that you have established between you.

Reynolds is one of more than 40,000 members of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, who have attained the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation. As the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer, REBAC is “The Voice for Buyer Representation,” with more than 40,000 active real estate professional members of the organization throughout the world.

To get started on finding the right home call Kim Reynolds, Realtor today at 615-556-1511 direct or 615-895-8000 office.

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Helpful Utility Service Provider List for Murfreesboro Rutherford County, TN Sellers and Buyers


If you are looking to either buy or sell a home in Murfreesboro Rutherford County, TN in the near future, here is a list of utility service providers. You will want to schedule turn on/off a few days prior to your move.If I can be of help to you in buying or selling a home you can reach me at 615-556-1511 direct or 615-895-8000 and ask for Kim Reynolds. Have a great week! Service Provider List

Join over 2400 others and take a look at this fabulous home in Murfreesboro, TN


Four bedrooms under $190k in Siegel Middle/High school area.  This home has a great layout with a formal dining room, formal living room, den area and kitchen on the main floor.  There is a huge deck off the back of the home and the entire backyard is fenced and VERY private!  Call Kim Reynolds at 615-556-1511 to schedule a time to see this amazing home before it is SOLD!

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The Benefits of Properly Pricing your Home


BENEFITS OF PROPER PRICING

• FASTER SALE: The proper price gets a faster sale, which means you save on mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, and other carrying costs.

• LESS INCONVENIENCE: As you may know, it takes a lot of time and energy to prepare your home for showings, keep the property clean, make arrangements for children and pets, and generally alter your lifestyle. Proper pricing shortens market time.

• INCREASED SALESPERSON RESPONSE: When salespeople are excited about a property and its price, they make special efforts to contact all their potential buyers and show the property whenever possible.

• EXPOSURE TO MORE PROSPECTS: Pricing at market value will open your home up to more people who can afford it.

• BETTER RESPONSE FROM ADVERTISING: Buyer inquiry calls are more readily converted into showing appointments when the price is not a deterrent.

• HIGHER OFFERS: When a property is priced right, buyers are much less likely to make a low offer, for fear of losing out on a great value.

• MORE MONEY TO SELLERS: When a property is priced right, the excitement of the market produces a higher sales price in less time. You NET more due to the higher sales price and lower carrying costs.

Call or text 615-556-1511 to learn how to get your home sold in 90 days or less.IMG_7877

Top Reasons to Buy 1519 Bradberry Dr, Murfreesboro TN


  • Outdoor living area: 24×26 Pavillion features wood burning brick fireplace w/gas starter, built in Fire Majic grill, warming drawer and small fridge.
  • Grand pergola located outside between the library and the pavilion area!
  • 4 Bedrooms-Two down stairs including master bedroom.
  • 5 Baths-Every bedrooms has its own bath.
  • Formal entry, living room and dining room.
  • Kitchen has breakfast room and keeping room.
  • Upstairs bonus area and two large floored attic spaces.
  • Three car garage with 12 ft ceilings.
  • Extensive landscaping(Tiff-Sport Bermuda lawn) and lighting in front and back of home.
  • Large lot with irrigation system fed by a well.
  • New 30 year heavy duty roof installed in 2012.
  • Stainless steel appliances including double convection ovens, warming drawer, separate ice machine, 6 burner gas cooktop, combo microwave/convection oven, dish washer(all appliances less than 4 years old).
  • Great room and library showcase a pass-through ventless gas log fireplace.
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3BR/2.5BA Brick Ranch home on one acre lot in Murfreesboro


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CHARACTER ABOUNDS IN THIS RENOVATED 1950’S BRICK HOME ON ALMOST AN ACRE LOCATED CLOSE TO TOWN. HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEW PAINT & WINDOWS, GRANITE IN THE KITCHEN. TWO LIVING ROOMS PLUS A CONVERTED GARAGE OFFERS LOTS OF SPACE. SCREENED PORCH & FENCED BACKYARD.

IF I CAN HELP YOU SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THIS HOME OR ANY OTHER HOME YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN PLEASE CALL 615-556-1511 DIRECT OR 615-893-1130 OFFICE AND ASK FOR KIM. VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT WWW.KIMREYNOLDS.NET