Homes today are bought & sold quickly, and they are often treated like a widget, just another interchangeable product. But each home has a story. And those details - those intangible & personal specifics - are what buyers often want to know the most. Square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms will always be important. But it's not everything. Here is the HOME MOVIE for our newest listing.
10. Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee was named the world's 10th friendliest city in Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Awards 2016. It's known for its southern charm and being the home of country music.
Now is the time for citizens to become engaged, educated and proactive to save their homes.
There is a looming housing challenge that will touch middle-class people in Nashville, and it requires the urgent attention of city leaders, residents and homeowners.
That challenge is Davidson County's quadrennial property reappraisal in 2017, which will lead to substantial property tax increases for homeowners in the parts of town where home values have risen the most.
That growth along with new construction will almost certainly create a windfall for Metro Nashville-Davidson government, where 49 percent of the city's operating budget revenue presently comes from property tax revenue.
However, Nashville's property taxation system is directly tied to home values, which means if a house in a hot area of town has doubled, so will the tax bill.
(Calculate your tax bill using the Assessor's Office tax estimator at www.padctn.org.)
That does not bode well for financially strapped or longtime residents who purchased their homes in the pre-gentrification and pre-boom eras. They may not be able to afford to stay in their homes.
A new wave of neighborhood displacement could ensue, which is ironic in a city whose residents, through the NashvilleNext planning process, and Mayor Megan Barry have declared affordable housing a top concern.