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Video: Let’s Talk About Capital Gains Taxes

https://youtu.be/pq4jmq_wzW8 VIDEO DIALOGUE Hey, how’s it going? We’re gonna talk for just a minute about capital gains taxes. Seriously, just a minute. Before I start, something needs to be said. I am not a tax professional. I’m a REALTOR. Everything from this point on is for general knowledge only, and not to be considered tax advice. For that reason, any seasoned real estate investors may want to skip to another video. Or maybe not. I’m funny sometimes, so [...]

By |2021-02-12T15:42:19-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Updates, Videos|

VIDEO: Investing in Real Estate Is Smarter Than Gold and Stocks

https://youtu.be/siiHSDsMIME VIDEO DIALOGUE Okay, I’m going to start this conversation with words I never, ever thought I’d say: Reddit users have exposed some pretty big weaknesses in stock investing. Seriously. Never once did I think those words would ever be put together in the same sentence, but here we are, watching the fallout from a hedge fund’s attempt at shorting GameStop stock and Reddit users pulling the rug right out from under them. I don’t even know what [...]

By |2021-02-12T15:11:28-06:00February 15th, 2021|Updates, Videos|

January 2021 Market Update, Greater Nashville Area

Home Sales Remain Strong in New Year NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2021) – According to Greater Nashville Realtors, home sales closed out at 2,745 closings reported for the month of January. This figure is up 4 percent from the 2,632 closings reported for the same period last year. “January’s numbers show the power of the Greater Nashville market. Many of these homes went under contract during the holiday season which is stereotyped as a subprime time to sell. As Realtors continue to remind their [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:00:09-06:00February 11th, 2021|Market Trends, Updates|

VIDEO: How a Real Estate Agent Earns a Commission (and Why They USUALLY Deserve It)

https://youtu.be/m9CnJok-RoQ   VIDEO DIALOGUE Hey, there. If I look a little sheepish, it’s because I’m planning to cover a topic that makes some people a little uncomfy: money. Specifically, a real estate agent’s commission. The topic itself comes with a whole host of questions, each of which I’ll try to answer, at least as well as I can, here in this video. We’ll take these things one at a time, nice and slow, because the answers are important [...]

By |2021-02-01T13:59:55-06:00February 8th, 2021|Updates|

Video: Can Millennials Buy a Home?

https://youtu.be/Lsiz7ynBjN0   VIDEO DIALOGUE I don’t know about you, but all those articles that came out a few years ago about how Millennials are ruining everything, well…that hurt a little bit. I’m a Millennial. Yep, that’s me: a Millennial Realtor. But who likes titles, anyway? So, anyway, everyone was writing articles about how Millennials are killing the diamond industry, restaurants, grocery stores, fashion…and, of course, real estate. No one was buying real estate. I mean, what’s a Millennial [...]

By |2021-01-29T15:01:31-06:00February 1st, 2021|Updates, Videos|

VIDEO: Home Equity Loan / Heloc / What is Home Equity?

https://youtu.be/MD17B5zwwBc   When I work with buyers, they often don’t understand what home equity is. And sellers sometimes don’t realize there are ways their equity can help them sell.  So let’s talk about what it is and what you can do with it.  To put it simply, home equity is the difference between the amount you owe on your property, and its current value. Now, value can be hard to define because there are many applications for it [...]

By |2021-01-21T16:40:11-06:00January 25th, 2021|Updates, Videos|

VIDEO: Worst Things About Living In Nashville

https://youtu.be/3xet3emMRoQ In other videos, I like to talk about the things that make living in Nashville great.  After all, I’m a real estate agent, I’m supposed to be sitting here discussing all the best things about living where I am selling, right?  Well today I’m going to talk about all the bad stuff, and try my best to talk you out of moving to Tennessee.  Why would I do this?  Because if you’re still wanting to move here [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:08:39-06:00January 18th, 2021|Updates, Videos|

January 2021 Market Update, Greater Nashville Area

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2021) – Final numbers for 2020 indicate there were 44,850 homes sold in the region, compared to the 42,356 closings in 2019, the total sales for 2020 were up 6 percent. (information provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS Association) Home sales hit 4,252 closings for December, according to data provided by Greater Nashville REALTORS®. This figure is up 22 percent from the 3,482 closings reported for the same period last year. Fourth quarter closings were 12,310 for the Middle Tennessee area. That total is [...]

By |2021-01-14T10:05:27-06:00January 14th, 2021|Market Trends, Videos|

VIDEO: When Is The Best Time To Sell A House?

https://youtu.be/0Z4PhMvPlbA   Welcome to 2021!  It’s that time of the year when I start seeing people looking for the best ways and times they should sell.  Well let’s answer these questions, and talk about what steps you should take to begin the journey. There’s a sweet spot, typically in the springtime, when it’s perfect to list.  Zillow will tell you it’s May 1st to May 15th. However, in Nashville it’s right around now - or in January, after [...]

By |2021-01-11T13:18:49-06:00January 11th, 2021|Updates, Videos|

VIDEO: Moving to Nashville 2021 | What You Need To Know

https://youtu.be/Y_eBPeguMXk   VIDEO DIALOGUE I want to offer a quick glimpse into the real estate market in Tennessee in 2021, specifically in Greater Nashville, for folks that may be looking to move here and would like to know more about life here and what types of things you should look for in a new home. My name is Joshua Smith with Home Agent Group of Benchmark Realty in Tennessee and today we’re going to cover a few different topics [...]

By |2021-01-07T15:20:20-06:00January 4th, 2021|Market Trends, Updates, Videos|
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