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Murfreesboro single-family permits rise in 2014

Murfreesboro single-family permits rose in 2014, a reflection of continued regional recovery in housing. City officials expect the trend to continue in 2015.

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$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna
$6.25 million seniors housing complex under construction in Smyrna

Construction continues on Smyrna Housing Authority’s new $6.25 million complex for senior housing known as Stewarts Creek Manor at 11263 Old Nashville Highway.

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La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state
La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state

Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.

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First batch of mortgage settlement checks distributed

Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the national mortgage settlement should have received a check in June for approximately $1,480, officials recently announced.

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Report: Home values improving across midstate
Report: Home values improving across midstate
Approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent analysis by CoreLogic.
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Midstate closings mark 2007 levels
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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Planning Commission reaches deal on sprinkler plan
The Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission approved regulations that could put sprinklers in some area home at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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Veteran mortgage expert joins First National Bank
A veteran of almost 20 years in mortgage loans and more than 30 years in finance has joined the staff of FNB Mortgage, manager Bill Fuson announced.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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Homeowners receive $161M in mortgage relief
Last year, Tennessee homeowners received more than $161 million in relief under the national mortgage settlement, according to a progress report released in late February by an independent state monitor.
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Murfreesboro awarded grant to help homeless population
Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded the city of Murfreesboro with an Emergency Solutions Grant of $220,868.
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MTSU sponsoring lecture series on economic issues
Middle Tennessee State University is hosting a series of three guest lectures in the coming weeks focusing on economics, starting Tuesday, March 5, starting this week.
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Consider various factors before selling at auction
As an auctioneer and real estate agent, the question I hear on a regular basis at listing appointments is, “Should we try an auction?”
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Housing market shows double-digit growth
Housing market shows double-digit growth
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
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Signs point to good year for housing market
Rutherford County’s 32 percent increase from January 2012 to January 2013 is a good sign that this year will be another good year of positive growth in the local real-estate industry.
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Report: Mortgage rates climb to 4-month high
Mortgage rates have reached the highest level since September 2012, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 3.67 percent last week, according to analysts.
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National mortgage settlement deadline nears
Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.
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Real estate ends 2012 on positive note
With a 28 percent increase in local home sales volume, 2012 turned out to be the year that the real estate market turned the corner.
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Various factors determine price at auction
People always want to know what how much their home will sell for at auction. There are many factors that can affect selling price of a home at auction.
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Housing market shows steady improvement
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
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Median home prices rising
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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Local home sales take unexpected turn
Home sales in Rutherford County took an unexpected turn for the better last month.
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Surprising growth seen in home sales
Sales did go down in September, but they unexpectedly went back up in October.
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Auctions offer sellers a multitude of perks
Selling your home is a major life decision, but figuring out how to sell it is even more important. One important method most homeowners overlook is the real estate auction method.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: New waxing salon to open
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
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Home sales remain strong despite seasonal dip
Rutherford County finally experienced a dip in home sales last month – a seasonal decrease that is to be expected during cooler months.
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Rising home sales signal changes in future supply
Many in the real estate industry feel that within about eight months the reasonably good lot sites will be substantially gone.
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Property assessor settles hundreds of appeals
Rutherford County’s new property assessor announced Monday the office has settled more than 400 outstanding appeals cases.
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Experts: Uncertainty preventing stronger economic recovery
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
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Housing sector shows signs of recovery
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
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Experts: There's no better time to buy
Experts: There's no better time to buy
With mortgage rates so low.
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Expert: ‘We have officially turned corner’
Steven Dotson couldn’t hide his enthusiasm when discussing the latest home sales data.
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Area foreclosure rates down in February
Area foreclosure rates down in February
Struggling homeowners find hope in NeighborWorks
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All signs point to improving economy
Slowly but surely, the economy is heading toward overall improvement, various indicators show.
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Home sales show continued improvement
Home sales show continued improvement
February, third quarter sales show steady growth
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Experts: student loan debt weighing down housing market
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
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Home sales up in 2012
Home sales up in 2012
Area home prices decreased slightly last year when compared to 2010, but home sales have kicked off the New Year with a bang.
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Housing News - top 11 trends from 2011
The National Association of Realtors surveys homebuyers and sellers each year to uncover housing trends and monitor changes taking place in the industry.
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Rentals boom amid weak housing market
With foreclosures still looming over the housing market and continued lack of job security on the horizon, many residents have opted for a more temporary means of housing – rentals.
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Shadow inventory good for homebuyers, bad for market
Shadow inventory good for homebuyers, bad for market
Fannie Mae offers HomePath lending initiative to spur sales
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New HARP can help underwater mortgages refinance
Homeowners who are upside-down in their mortgages may now have a chance to refinance under a newly announced program.
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City surveys newly annexed Blackman homes
A special census is underway over a 283-acre annexed area on the city’s west side to find out how many new city customers there are to provide the City of Murfreesboro’s many services for.
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Real estate sales continue to improve
Real estate sales continue to improve
As closings increase, prices remain erratic
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Creative thinking pays off for local realtor
About six years ago when she was faced with a unique property that needed to sell fast, Barbara Nelson decided to hold a garage sale at the same time as the open house.
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Improving traffic flow through the 'Boro
City plans to study red-light timing on some of its busiest roads.
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Public hearing set for baby boomer mixed-use development
Neighboring residents of a proposed commercial and residential development along Franklin Road expressed concerns over increased traffic and distance of the new homes from their backyards at a recent community meeting.
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