September News + STRP Buildings + Watermelon Juice

Market Data for the Greater Nashville Area, (includes Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties) is HERE. Prices continue to rise, and currently we are seeing a 7% increase in the residential median sales price over 2017. Condominium median sales prices are up nearly 10% over last year.


So what’s going on in Nashville these days?

Have you heard of Niido? It’s an apartment building designed to be short term rental friendly. With municipalities banning short term rentals around the world, airbnb has simply created their own building. This week, VILLAGE is announcing Contralto Central City, which will be another such building. Pre-sales will begin soon. Contact me for more details.

The Tennessee State Fair kicked off this weekend and will continue through next weekend. We haven’t been in a few years, so it may be time to go again?

The Music City Food + Wine Festival is also this month, but for the first time in many years we are not going. There were not enough new guest chefs to warrant excitement for us this year. We’ve seen Jonathan Waxman, Tim Love etc.. every year, and hope maybe next year they’ll recruit some more fresh faces to the circuit. BUT, if you’ve never been – go! There’s tastings from many of the city’s top restaurants, and it’s a fun day out.

As things cool off (we hope) it’s not too late for free yoga on Tuesdays in Elmington Park benefitting Thistle Farms.

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I’m honored to have been appointed to the Planning Commission for the City of Oak Hill by our Mayor Heidi Campbell. I look forward to learning from the other commissioners, and working with them to preserve Oak Hill’s character in a time of growth and progress.

Thinking about moving to Oak Hill? Check my Numbers for Neighbors page regarding Oak Hill market data.

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You can still get good watermelon at the farmer’s market! It’s good for you, and so refreshing. I’ve been on a juicing craze lately, and one of my favorite treats is a watermelon ginger juice. You don’t have to have a juicer to make this one. You could whizz it in the blender and strain it. If you do have a juicer – don’t forget to use some of the rind – there’s tons of nutrients in there! The color won’t be as vibrant, but you’ll get a lot of goodness packed into one glass. How much ginger you use is entirely personal preference. I’d say a piece that’s about 1 inch long and 2 inches wide would be plenty, per 5 cups of chopped melon. I use about 4 inches because I’m a ginger-head.

Until next time!