REAL ESTATE NEWS
uch has changed since last month on the real estate front…rates are low and inventory is tighter than ever.
I thought I'd take a few minutes to celebrate our tenth anniversary…not with my wife, but with my brother. That’s right, it was February of 2010 when Terry and I joined forces as Stonebrook Realtors. At the time, he had 30+ years of real estate experience and I had 10. In hindsight, it was one of the best career moves that I have ever made. Fortunately for me, Terry has an excellent reputation in the industry, and I have worked with many other agents who have bragged on him, and that has set the stage for me.
Terry and I grew up in the real estate business, as our dad was a broker for many years. While much has changed since then, Terry and I have always shared the philosophy of keeping the focus on our clients. Just as our father taught us when we were kids, we have strived to treat others the way we would want to be treated.
Thanks, Terry, for being an example for me, and setting the bar high … Dad would be proud!
Another Stonebrook Realtor
My daughter, Stacia, recently obtained her real estate license and is working with NextHome Investment, in Cookeville, TN. In addition to residential sales & property management, she is involved with commercial properties as a part of Upper Cumberland Commercial. And she is also still working part-time as a support person for CRU Ministries. Yes, she is a busy young lady! If you have any friends in Cookeville who are thinking about buying or selling, give Stacia a call!
1011 W. Poplar, Suite 8
MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE
30-year fixed rate 2.5%
(Rates provided by Patriot Mortgage on 2/5/21.)
I started a new exercise routine this year. Everyday I do diddly-squats … and I exercise my right to do nothing all day!
2020…The Year of the Book
A year ago, I decided that I wanted to start reading books. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how to read…it was that I never liked it. Other than work-related books, I probably hadn’t read ten books over the past ten years. So I decided I wanted to start reading for fun, which was a totally foreign concept to me. I set a stretch goal to read one book a month in 2020. Once I got started, I couldn’t stop…reading became like a drug and I was addicted. I’d read in the mornings, I’d read at lunch, I’d wake up early to read, and I’d stay up late to read…I loved it! My wife and kids started telling me about books they had read and I read those and we talked about them…it was like I had learned a new language. By the end of the day on December 31st, I read 42 books. And 2021 is off to a great start…I read four in January and have started another one!
5 ACRES + POND
PERFECT HOME SITE FOR COUNTRY LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCE. FIVE ACRES UCKED AWAY IN BEAUTIFUL TWIN LAKES SUBDIVISION IN PIPERTON. NICE LEVEL LOT WITH POND & WOODED AREA IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER. HORSES WELCOME. JUST MINUTES FROM COLLIERVILLE AND THE 385/POPLAR INTERCHANGE.
40 JAY COVE — $179,000.
Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA, home featuring a 21 ft . Greatroom, hardwood in Dining Room. Granite Kitchen Counters and Breakfast Bar, Laundry Room with Wet Sink, Rear Stairs to 4th BR and 3rd bath . 19x14 Covered Patio on half acre lot. Upstairs bedroom with full bath and could be a playroom..
530 BLACK ANKLE — $289,900.
Updated single-story home in prestigious Pidgeon Estates. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint & more. Large rooms throughout. Maintenance free exterior and private backyard with deck…plus a 2 car garage make this one a rare find.
4053 Minden -- $339,900.
Fabulous renovated house 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and 1/2 bath off the Master bedroom, large den off the kitchen w/ fireplace, covered carport, refinished hardwood floors, new paint inside and out, new kitchen appliances, newly plumbed laundry area, designer colors, new light fixtures.
1422 Walton— $209,000.