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September 28, 2010

Upcoming Events in Downtown Franklin TN

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Upcoming Events in Downtown Franklin TN

Each year there are various events held along Main Street in Downtown Franklin and surrounding areas.  Here is summary of the upcoming events (Fall 2010 through Summer 2011) along with the cost for each.  Some of the events are free to visit and many are family friendly!

Wine Down Main Street – Friday, November 5, 2010
Wine Tasting in the shops along Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin on Main Street – 3rd Ave to 5th Ave
Tickets are $75 in advance (until 10/29/10), then $85 the week of the event and include all food and wine tastings
Pumpkinfest – Saturday, October 30, 2010
The City’s  annual fall festival, Pumpkinfest, attracts crowds for a full day of food, children’s activities, music, storytelling, hayrides, a chili cook-off, a costume contest, All Things Pumpkin! and outstanding arts and crafts from 50 vendors. The family oriented street festival held around the public square runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dickens of a Christmas -Saturday & Sunday, December 11-12, 2010

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3 Blind Vines – Friday, February 25, 2011
Three Blind Vines is an annual wine tasting event presented by The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. This party, benefiting the Franklin Theatre, is held at Jamison Hall in the Factory.   The event gives all wine lovers the opportunity to taste different brands of Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec. Cost is $25.00 per person plus 3 bottles of wine (1 Sauvignon Blanc, 1 Malbec and 1 repeat of either of these wines). Admission includes entertainment, food from your favorite local restaurants & chefs, and the wine of course!
Main Street Brew Fest – Saturday, March 12, 2011
Historic Downtown Franklin celebrates St. Patrick’s Day early with the Franklin Main Street Brew Fest! Tickets are $35 and include tastings of more than 50 beers and a sampling of Irish whiskey in the Main Street shops from 6 to 9 p.m. Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic but free and open to pedestrian traffic with most shops and restaurants open throughout the event.
Main Street Festival – Saturday & Sunday, April 30 – May 1, 2011
Franklin’s annual Main Street Festival brings more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages, two carnivals and two food courts to the historic Public Square and Downtown District. Hours for the free street festival are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, with the Fourth Avenue Street Dance continuing until 10 p.m., and all activities re-opening noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Arts and crafts booths line Main Street from First to Fifth Avenue.
Tour of Homes – Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5, 2011
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County will host its annual Town & Country Tour of Homes.  Typically eight homes are open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at any of the homes on the days of the tour.

For more information about any of these events visit www.historicfranklin.com/events

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Looking to move to Franklin TN and take part in events like these all the time?  Please  call Tiffany White with Keller Williams Realty at 615-260-5858 or visit www.TiffanyWhite.com

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Historic Homes for Sale in Downtown Franklin TN

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Historic Homes for Sale in Downtown Franklin TN

If you want to own a piece of history in Downtown Franklin, there are several historic homes on the market.  Available properties range from homes that have been completely renovated to more affordable homes that can take you back to times past.   One of the more picturesque streets within walking distance to downtown is Fair Street (shown below).

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The Heritage Foundation and Williamson County host a Downtown Franklin Tour of Homes in June of each year.  Upcoming Events in Downtown Franklin TN

Want to know more about available homes in Downtown Franklin TN? Call Tiffany White with Keller Williams Realty at 615-260-5858 or visit www.TiffanyWhite.com

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September 27, 2010

The Brownstones in Downtown Franklin TN

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The Brownstones in Downtown Franklin TN

I attended a broker open house Friday at the Brownstones in Historic Downtown Franklin TN.  The Brownstones are located between 1st Avenue South and 2nd Avenue South and bordered by Church Street in Franklin. I toured 3 homes I had not seen before.  Each home was quite different in terms of the layout and finishes.  All are well appointed and each possess a unique style and character.  

 

There are six existing Brownstones available ranging from approximately 4,100 to 9,100 heated and cooled square feet.  There are also two homes currently under construction and another two to be built by Ford Custom Classic Homes.  This new construction is along 1st Avenue.   The new homes contain around 3,300 to 4,100 square feet.  Each Brownstone includes either three or four floors and an elevator. 

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Please contact Tiffany White at 615-260-5858 or email TiffanyWhite@kw.com if you would like to find out more about the Brownstones in Downtown Franklin.  Looking to buy or sell a home or invest in real estate in the Nashville or Franklin TN area?  I would be happy to help!

September 24, 2010

7 Reasons to Buy a Home Now!

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7 Reasons to Buy a Home Now!

Home affordability is at an all-time high. The median mortgage payment on the median priced home as a percentage of the median household income is lower than it’s been in a generation.Buyers Edge

For individual home buyers, there are only a  few facts that really matter:

• Can I afford this home?

• Is it a good investment?

• Does it meet my family’s needs?

So it’s a bit surprising that the most important housing statistic has gone largely unreported: homes have never been more affordableAffordability clip

Mortgage rates are at rock bottom. It’s hard to imagine interest rates going much lower, and when they start to inch back upwards, monthly payments and total loan costs will spike upwards.Rate Increase Example1

Home prices are back on the rise. After declining for 30 months, home prices are trending back upward. The time get in to the market is NOW!

Sellers CompeteSellers are motivated. This means that buyers have the upper hand! From banks looking to dispose of foreclosed properties to homeowners who are fiercely competing among an excess of housing inventory, buyers have untold choices and negotiating power.

Financing is readily available! Banks are back in the game and ready to lend to well-qualified buyers.

Owning vs. renting is increasingly favorable. Since 2009, the average principal and interest payment has fallen below the average rental rates, and the gap is now wider than it’s been in the past 22 years.

Homeownership is still at the core of the American Dream! Owning a home is critical to financial stability and wealth building. It’s a forced savings account, a place to live and a fabulous tax deduction.

This is a summary of a recent Keller Williams Realty publication 7 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Buy a Home.

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Spring Hill TN real estatePlease contact Tiffany White at 615-260-5858 or email TiffanyWhite@kw.com if you would like to receive a copy of the full report.  Looking to buy or sell a home or invest in real estate in the Nashville or Franklin TN area?  I would be happy to help!

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