Just a Little Note About Where I Have Been…

2014 was a wonderful year.  Thank you to all of you for being a part of it. I am so very grateful for each of my family, friends and clients. As the year came to an end and I looked forward to 2015, I did what I do each year: I made priorities and set goals.

In addition to my work priorities, I have one new very big priority in my personal life – my husband and I are expecting our first child this month! We are over the moon about what is just a few short weeks away! 

I have enjoyed working on my blog and sharing information about Nashville events and the real estate market with you over the past several years, but I just do not feel like I will be able to give it the time it deserves as my pregnancy ends and our little one arrives. I will keep the blog up and you will be able to search for previous articles and find up-to-date information on how to contact me. This is not a permanent goodbye, but it is a break that I am not putting a definitive end date on. I am looking forward to being a mom and getting to know the little bundle of joy coming soon and I am thankful to not have to rush that!

My husband, Pete Costanza,and I are both Realtors and work together. We will still be working as full- time agents and we would love the opportunity to help with any real estate needs.  I am just shifting my energy away from the blog for now.

Thank you again for all of your support. Please contact us about buying or selling your home.

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Happy Holidays

merry christmas 2014

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Nashville Real Estate Stats for November

Are you wondering how the Nashville real estate market is doing in 4th quarter? The numbers are in from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and the market is still performing higher than it has in years.  

Nashville Market stats November

 

 

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December Listings around Nashville

The year is coming to a close and what a spectacular year it has been in Nashville real estate! These are my current listings. There truly is something for everyone! A 3 bedroom, 2 bath located in Hermitage to an estate on 10 acres in Fairview. Which will you choose?

 

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Christmas Lights Displays in and around Nashville

Christmas lights

I simply love this time of year! There are so many wonderful opportunities to spend time with family and friends. One of my favorite things to do is to look at Christmas lights. The transformation of houses, parks and businesses makes running errands and coming home from work beautiful. It is also a great reason to gather a group of those you love in the car for the evening!

This week on the The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International blog we shared a list of some of our favorite places to see Christmas lights. Some are indoors and some are outdoors. There is a venue for everyone to enjoy.  Be sure to click on the link above to plan your adventure!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving art

Picture from bestlifemistake.blogspot.com

I wanted to stop in before the long holiday weekend to wish you all a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Whether you are with family or friends or both over the next several days I hope this is one of your best Thanksgivings yet!

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Nashville Home Sales for October

up arrowsThe Nashville real estate market has seen a wonderful year. Typically we see a slow down in October, but that is not the case this year!

Homes sells were up an astonishing 22% over last October. There are only a few less buyers than there were in September. The good news is that these buyers are highly motivated and when they see a well-priced home they act quickly. The average days on the market is also down from this time a year ago. Current listings across the metro are on the market an average of 68 days prior to selling. 

Median home prices are up 3% over a year ago and the condo market has truly seen a surge. Condo sales prices are up 11%!

This is a great time to be a buyer or a seller. Sellers just need to price their home at the true market value and a quick sell is almost guaranteed. For buyers, sellers know they have to have a well-maintained, well-priced home to attract you. This is the time to find your perfect home!

Call me today to let me help you make your real estate dreams come true!

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Fall Home Decor

Are you excited about Thanksgiving? I am and have been looking at decor magazines and Pinterest (of course) to find some special decorations to welcome guests into our home over Thanksgiving weekend. I wanted to share a few of the ideas I have found around the web!

country living

A beautiful centerpiece that mixes candles, greenery and gourds make for a festive center piece. From Country Living

deocrating your small space

Succulents are mixed with blooms in a rustic box for natural earthy feel. From DecoratingYourSmallSpace.com

porch decor 1

Looking for something to decorate you front porch planters with, these are low maintenance.

Thankful Tree

For something everyone young and old will enjoy, try a Thankful Tree. Picture from SimplyVintageGirl.com

 

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Gorgeous Home in Hermitage, TN

I have a beautiful new listing I want to show you today! This stunning three bedroom, two bath home is located at 5005 John Hager Road in Hermitage. It has an open floor plan and nice yard and patio in the back. 

Watch this video tour then call me to come see it in person!

 

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Fall Decorating

October is here and cooler temperatures are on the way next week. It all has me thinking about fall decorating. There are so many thing we can do at home as the season transitions from summer to fall.

Door wreaths have come a long way over the years and everything from burlap, flowers, corn husks, gourds and ribbons can be hung on your front door in a beautifully unique arrangement to represent the season.

burlap wreath

I found this one on Etsy.

If door wreaths are not for you, an arrangement of hay, mums, pumpkins and other gourds can brighten up your porch or yard.

fall pumpkin arrangement

This great idea is from bhg.com. Click on the picture for more ideas.

Hanging mums with their vibrant yellow, orange and rust colors always make people think of this time of the year. 

Mums come in so many colors. Choose your favorite at a local garden store to make your arrangement unique.

Mums come in so many colors. Choose your favorite at a local garden store to make your arrangement unique.

Take some time this weekend to put away the summer items on your porch and welcome the cooler temperatures with something that makes you think of fall!

 

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