Category: Franklin Living

October 19, 2016

Do I need a Realtor when I buy a New Construction Home?

A common misconception when purchasing a new construction home is that you don’t need to have your own agent. Do you know that the friendly and helpful onsite salesperson works for (and represents) the builder’s interest and the builder’s interest only? A buyer’s agent costs you nothing as the builder has allocated a sales commission […]

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February 10, 2016

Budget Brakes – Thumbs UP

Quick shout out to the great guys at Budget Brakes – here’s my experience yesterday. We have an older “kid car” that’s probably worth $3,000 and has always been serviced at Toyota of Cool Springs) – when they told us that it needed new brakes and shoes at a cost of close to $400 I […]

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September 28, 2015

Is Franklin an Uber town?

I’ve often wondered if the highly contentious, always in the news, rideshare company Uber operates in our town of Franklin, TN.  I decided to experiment and find out for myself and the only way to do that was to experience Uber first hand. The quick answer is that the whole thing is so brilliantly simple […]

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July 28, 2015

How safe is Franklin?

According to a recent report Franklin ranks #2 in the state of the top 10 safest places to live in Tennessee.  (FYI neighboring Spring Hill ranked #1). Overall Franklin had the fifth fewest total crimes per person in Tennessee but breaking it down there 1,105 total crimes as follows: 0 murders 873 thefts 90 burglaries […]

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July 23, 2015

Is it too hard to buy a house in Franklin?

It’s another day of frustration for many Franklin home buyers.  New listings came along in hot Franklin neighborhoods like Fieldstone Farms and  were under contract by the time they hit the MLS.  A lot of homes sell “pre-market” and perhaps you wonder how somebody knew about them before you did?  Professional agents are constantly alerting one another […]

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July 10, 2015

Top Selling Franklin Neighborhoods Q2 2015

Ever wondered which subdivisions in Franklin sell the most real estate? Well here are the top 5 Franklin neighborhoods from Q2 2015: Westhaven 62 closings – Price Range $348,740 – $1,082,986 Ladd Park (all sections) 41 closings – Price Range  $377,000 –  $661,000 McKays Mill 32 closings – Price Range $305,350 – $555,000 Fieldstone Farms 28 closings – $295,000 […]

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