Casey R. Davis, CMRS, REALTOR Your Nashville Real Estate Advisor

By: Casey | October 18, 2017

Some of the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, 

a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and 

circumstances you may not have realized can affect property values.

  1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued.
  2. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.
  3. Mature trees: A big beautiful tree ...

By: Casey | October 12, 2017

The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid:

    Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is extremely     susceptible to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to place a hot pad under a     pan that’s fresh out of the oven and the edges can chip off from repeated exposure     to moisture and heat.

    Flat Paint: A flat or matte finish is great in rooms with lower traffic, but it’s a bad ...