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.



This Weeks Featured Property! Gorgeous 5 Bedroom brick Home

3033 Community Cir. Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom brick Home with a great floor plan. Master downstairs, open Kitchen, Formal Dining Area, 4 Beds & Bonus Room upstairs. Side Entry Garage, Great Yard with Fence along the back. Offering RWS warranty!

This Home is priced Perfectly! The living room is open to the kitchen. The living room has a fireplace. The Kitchen has lots of cabinet space. The dinning area is set off from the kitchen with beautiful hardwoods. The Master Bath has a separate tub and shower combo. There is a half bath located conveniently off the living room. The bedrooms have walk in and extra large closet space. Upstairs bath has double vanities. This home is a must see!

Scales Elementary School
Rockvale Elementary School
Rockvale Middle School
Riverdale High School

This home is in a great neighborhood and close to shopping and restaurants.

Contact me to look at this beautiful home.

This Weeks Featured Property

3317 Geneva (42 of 44)

This is an Amazing custom built brick home on a beautifully landscaped lot.

It has a fenced in back yard with a sprinkler system.

As you walk into the grand foyer it takes your breath away by it’s elaborate moldings and trim work and gorgeous hard wood floors!

The living room and kitchen are open with tons of windows and natural light. The kitchen is a work of art with it’s many cabinets and counter space. It is perfect for entertaining! The great room has a beautiful fireplace. The formal separate dinning room is wonderful with it’s crown molding, chandelier and a huge window for lots of light. The master bed room on the main floor is simply amazing with lots of windows, trey ceilings and separate walk in closets. The master bath has more than plenty of space with all it’s cabinets, the double vanities and the separate big shower and whirlpool tub. If your looking for a home with a big utility room with a separate deep sink this one has it! There is a second bedroom and full bath located on the main level that makes it accommodating for guests. 

The third bedroom upstairs has a walk in closet. The full bath upstairs has a double vanity as well. The Fourth bedroom has a large closet and adjoining door to the bathroom. It’s spacious bonus room has a large storage closet and it comes with a full wet bar with cabinets and a mini fridge.

All of this and there is more the house has a community pool and dog park!

The local schools are:

Scales Elementary School
Rockvale Elementary School
Rockvale Middle School
Riverdale High School

This home is close to the interstate, close to tons of shopping and restaurants!

Plenty of things to do near by, such as golf, the Green way trail for bicycling and walking, shopping, restaurants, putt putt golf, go karts, driving range, batting cages, fitness centers, parks and so much more!

The city of Murfreesboro has events in the square and in Cannonsburgh Village such as music venues, movies in the square and art festivals.

This home is a must see!

Check out my web site and virtual tours on this wonderful home!

3317 Geneva Dr. Murfreesboro, TN. 37128
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Murfreesboro Tennis Association Junior Tennis…


We will be having a JTT meeting this Sun., Aug. 14 at 3:00. We will meet under the old pavillion at the new courts. This is informational and a brain storming meeting. Our desire it to grow this program to meet your players needs. Without your input we can not accomplish that. Parents and players are welcome. It will be short. Please make an efforft to attend if you have a player between the ages of 6-18.

Here is a link to their website for more info:

Open House Sunday 1-3p at 1752 Breckenridge Dr Murfreesboro

In-ground pool

Dive Right In-Pool in the Backyard!

I will be hosting an open house this Sunday at this great home with a pool.  Please stop by and see if this is the right home for you.