Live with Shannon – Open House & Live-Stream

Live with Shannon

April 23rd at 2pm to 4pm

3409 QUAIL CHASE CV MURFREESBORO TN 37129

Join Shannon Orrand with Team George Weeks for an Open House and live-stream at this beautiful 4 bedroom brick home located in north Murfreesboro in the Oakleigh community. Beautiful custom millwork, hardwood, fireplace, in-ground pool and more!

Ask Shannon questions on live video or come on down to the Open House and ask in person. This home is in a wonderful location and at a great price!

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Why It Pays to List Your Home in Winter

Daniel Bortz @DanielBortz Oct. 30, 2015

If you’re listing your home now, use these ideas to make a great cold-weather impression.

151030_PLA_WinterSaleSpring may still be peak home-shopping season, since most families want to move when the kids are out of school. Yet it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency: A study by online brokerage Redfin found that average sellers net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November, even in cold-weather cities like Boston and Chicago. And homes listed in winter sold faster than those posted in spring.

Should you put your home on the market now? Unless you need to sell (say, you’ve purchased your next home or are relocating for a job), “timing always depends on supply and demand,” says Indianapolis real estate agent Christine Dossman.

To understand your local climate, check the number of days on the market for current and recently sold listings. If most are sitting for more than 60 days, it’s safer to wait until spring, when more buyers will emerge. Yet “if properties are selling quickly, take that as a green light to list,” says real estate broker Peggy Yee of Vienna, Va.

If you do move forward, these strategies will help make your home a hot seller this winter.

Price It Right

The quieter winter market brings special pricing considerations. Unlike in spring, when there are more shoppers—and it may make sense to price low to try to generate a bidding war—you’re less likely to receive multiple offers.

Winter is also a bad time to test the market and list high. If the house doesn’t sell, you may need to drop below market value to nab a buyer before new properties appear in spring and make yours look stale by comparison.

The upshot: Take a conservative approach and price at market value, Yee advises. Check closing prices of comparable properties sold in the past 30 days, then eye current list prices to make sure your home won’t look overpriced.

Schedule a Tune-Up

Winter buyers are particularly attuned to issues related to heating and maintenance. Get your furnace, HVAC, and roof inspected, and make any necessary repairs. Also on your to-do list: Clean the gutters, change air filters, and weather—strip the windows.

Many cold-weather house hunters will also be thinking about heating costs. Consider low-cost upgrades like insulating the attic or installing energy-efficient windows, which can slash utility bills, says Brendon DeSimone, author of Next Generation Real Estate.

Brighten Your Home

Snow and gray skies make for a gloomy first impression. Warm up curb appeal with basic landscaping, and add inexpensive cool-weather plants like holly to invigorate outdoor space. Fix chipped paint, caulk windows, and repair cracked window seals, which can cause condensation that freezes over and creates an eyesore.

Offset the season’s poor natural light by painting your house off-white throughout—it sets a consistent color palette and makes the space feel larger, says Sacramento interior designer Kerrie Kelly.

And create a sense of warmth throughout the home, starting with the living room, where staging can have the greatest impact, according to a National Association of Realtors report. Items like a throw blanket can set the tone since “people are in winter mode,” says Annette DeCicco, a New Jersey regional sales manager at Berkshire Hathaway. Just don’t tie the space to a specific religion or belief, advises Kelly. To stay neutral, use such seasonal touches as stacked wood by the fireplace rather than holiday decorations.

As always, de-clutter and depersonalize. Put away family photographs so that buyers can see themselves living in the home; instead display pictures that show what the property looks like when the temperature is warmer, like the garden in full bloom or the backyard in the summertime. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean buyers can’t appreciate what your home has to offer year-round.

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Source: Money Magazine

Massive Monster Mansions: America’s Biggest Homes For Sale

by Erin Carlyle

Since World War II, the average size of newly-built American homeshas steadily been growing larger. That changed during the recession, when new homes suddenly began shrinking—but the U-turn was short-lived. After peaking at 2,521 square feet in 2007, the average home size hit a low of 2,392 square feet in 2010, but bounced right back to a record 2,598 square feet in 2013, the Census Bureau reports. That’s about 56.5% greater than the typical home built in 1973, and more than twice the size of the standard 1,100-square-foot home of the 1940s.

As the middle class concept of home has expanded, so too have the abodes of the wealthy. In late 2014 billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene completed his 53,000-square-foot dream home, ‘Palazzo di Amore,’ and put it on the market with a whopping $195 million price tag.

That price too high for your pocketbook? Plenty of other mega-mansions are on the market right now, many being offered for considerably less. The folks at Trulia.com, a San Francisco, Calif.-based real estate listing site, found the 15 biggest single-family homes currently publicly listed on the market.  Each features at least 24,000 square feet of living space and boasts over-the-top amenities and specialty rooms that most private residences would never include.

Many of the mansions are customized dream homes—most completed, though one included in our roundup is still under construction—with owners who, like Greene, have moved on for one reason or another.

Commercial developer Donald Abbey spent 18 years and more than $200 million building two massive residential masterpieces. One of them, the Bradbury Estate in the Golden State, is now priced at $48.8 million in the Multiple Listing Service—a $30 million price chop from its original $78.8 million ask price. Its 47,182 square feet of livable space include a 30,000-square-foot main home with 40-foot vaulted ceilings, six large fireplaces, and a leather-paneled poker room with built-in humidor. A 5,700-square-foot pool house, 6,700-square-foot guesthouse, and 10-car garage make this one of America’s very largest homes for sale.

Like Abbey, Michael Jordan constructed a massive dream home, a 56,000-square-foot Contemporary in Chicago’s Highland Park suburb. It features a full basketball court, and a gym outfitted with treadmills, elliptical trainers, Stairmasters, Precor bike, Cybex arc trainer and free weights. For the right buyer, Jordan’s highly personalized home could make the ultimate bachelor fun-pad, thanks to these features plus its 14-car garage, billiard parlor, full wet bar, and original doors from the Playboy Mansion in Chicago. The only problem is that the pool of potential buyers for such a home seems quite slim—at least at the price points Jordan has been seeking. The basketball legend first listed the house with a price tag of $29 million in February 2010. After failing to hit the $13 million reserve price in a December 2013 auction, the home is now listed for $16 million. (Note: our list of very large homes also includes the dream home of another famed athlete, baseball’s Randy Johnson.)

Not to be left out, Florida has a handful of mega mansions currently on the market, the most notable of them the $139 million ‘Le Palais Royal.’ Located in Hillsboro Beach (halfway between Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton), this 60,000-square-foot under-construction palace is the pet project of a very wealthy owner who decided to abandon his dream home and sail around the world on his yacht. The Beaux Artsmonster home boasts an entrance gate plated with 22-karat gold leaf.

As noted earlier, our roundup of mega-mansions on the market does not include homes not publicly listed for sale, so properties like Los Angeles’ The Manor, at 56,500 square feet, and Dallas’ 42,500-square-foot Crespi-Hicks Estate,  a “pocket” listing not publicly viewable on the MLS.

Other properties that did make our list are a Southampton Village inn encompassing 30,000 square feet (and 67 guest rooms) with the potential to become a private family compound, as well a 30,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style manor in Preston Hollow that comes in at the relative bargain ask price of just $8 million—the lowest of any property on our list.

Shared from Forbes Life.

New York City’s most expensive rental costs $500,000 a month

Sky-high residential buildings and billionaire bidding wars. When it comes to New York’s real estate market, it seems like everything is over-the-top.

Now, even rents are reaching new heights — to the tune of $500,000 a month.

Or at least that’s what one tenant is paying for a six-bedroom suite that occupies the entire 39th floor of Manhattan’s posh Pierre Hotel.

The renter is not only renting the suite for the entire month of December, but also the separate one-bedroom Getty Suite for $150,000 a month, according to Therese Bateman and Andres Perea-Gurzon, the Town Residential agents who represented the listing.

The agents wouldn’t disclose the tenant’s name, but one thing is clear: The half-million-dollar a month rent is not only a record for Manhattan. “It blows everything else out of the water,” said Jonathan Miller, head of the appraisal firm Miller Samuel. “It’s the highest rent I’ve ever seen. Nothing comes close.”

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The bedrooms are large and luxurious.

The 4,786 square-foot main dwelling of the rental includes the hotel’s lavish presidential suite.

Many international visitors traveling with large families or entourages rent the Pierre Residences. But some locals are also in the mix, including some Upper East Siders doing extensive renovations on their own luxury homes.

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The living room offers plush seating, soft carpets and beautiful views.

Elizabeth Taylor, Yves Saint-Laurent, Dashiell Hammett, Mohamed Al-Fayed and Francis Ford Coppola are just some of the famous residents who have lived at the Pierre.

Opened in 1930,the Pierre went through a $100 million renovation a few years ago in which public spaces, such as the lobby and grand ballroom, were redecorated and the guest rooms updated with new technology.

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The master bath is bigger than some NYC apartments.

Its views are panoramic, with Central Park, the Upper East Side and Midtown Manhattan within easy sight. The George Washington Bridge, five miles north, is even visible on a clear day.

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The guest suite comes with a deep terrace with park views.

The location is a big part of the property’s attraction, said Bateman, who, with Perea-Gurzon, also represents nine other luxury suites at The Pierre that start at $75,000 a month.

“Living at the Pierre rental suites gives residents great flexibility,” she said.

Tiffany, Cartier and Harry Winston Jewelers, FAO Schwartz, and Madison Avenue boutiques are all nearby, as are the Theater District, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

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The elegant Pierre Hotel lobby and its attentive staff.

Beyond the apartment’s comfort, location and views, what really makes the Pierre special is the numerous services and benefits that are included. There’s a private elevator, butler and maid service, 24/7 concierge, and a chauffeur driven Jaguar.

Shared from CNN Money.

Home of the Day!

415 Lester St

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AMAZINGLY CHARMING HOME W/ COVERED FRONT PORCH. ORIGINAL HARDWOODS FOUND THROUGHOUT! LARGE BEDROOMS WITH SOME BUILT INS! TONS OF LARGE WINDOWS TO ALLOW NATURAL LIGHT IN! NICE SCREENED BACK PORCH WITH A NICE YARD AND PLENTY OF PARKING!

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms
Square Feet: 2050
Price: $122,900

For more information about this property, please contact George Weeks at 6159484098 or gweeks2010@gmail.com. You can also text 1896162 to 67299.

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FANTASTIC 2 BED/1.5 BATH IN GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! LOW UTILITIES, ALL APPLIANCES REMAIN INCLUDING WASHER/DRYER! NEW CARPET, LAMINATE FLOORING, & BATHS WITH NEW VANITIES & NEW FLOORING! UPDATED LIGHTING! LOTS OF STORAGE! PRIVATE, FENCED PATIO!

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3655 Murfreesboro Pike

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9.58 ACRES OF LEVEL LAND CLOSE TO OLD HICKORY BLVD INTERSECTION. 2 APPROVED SEWER TAPS. 329FT OF ROAD FRONTAGE. SURVEYED COMMERCIAL. 4-BEDROOM HOME ON PROPERTY TOTALING 1650 SQFT. BARN AND STORAGE BLDG ON SITE