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VOL. 43 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 19, 2019
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE/HOME REMODELING

Remodel, add on or start over

Like the location but hate the house? Buy anyway and make it yours

Christian and Wendy Seem loved the home they found in a quiet Brentwood neighborhood. It was larger than the house where they were living nearby, the yard was almost twice as big and it had a full basement.

Affordable housing options still available in Davidson County

People in the real estate industry have an expression that explains why Middle Tennessee commutes are getting longer and the main arteries more crowded.

The amenities of downtown in laid-back Nolensville

When she’s in the mood for a casual meal, Nathalie Burack can step out the door of her new townhome and stroll down the street for a gourmet hamburger. A shop selling spirits, wine and craft beer is opening nearby, along with a popular Mexican restaurant and a nail bar.

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EVENTS

Full Moon Hike. See Timberland Park as it is rarely seen. Hike will be approximately 1 mile. Friday, 7:45 p.m. Pre-registration is strictly required. Activity number #14258. Timberland Park, Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2. Information

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RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Market sees higher prices, more inventory, fewer sales

The law of supply and demand is taking a beating in the Nashville real estate market. Inventory is on the rise, with 11,276 properties on the market compared with 8,521 at this time last year. Yet the price of a single-family home has increased from $297,915 to $305,000 during that same period. Condos have followed the trend, rising from $218,600 to $223,000.

REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for March 2019

Top commercial real estate sales, March 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

US mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year at 4.17%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates increased this week, though they remain lower than a year ago in a positive sign for home sales.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Do we really have to welcome all to our state parks?

The South prides itself on being welcoming, my native Mississippi going so far as to officially bill itself as “the Hospitality State.” In general, it serves us well.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Details shift in state’s Medicaid block grant plan

The latest legislative iteration in the move to receive billions in federal TennCare funds as a block grant would curb new federal mandates, add flexibility for the state to control pharmacy costs, set a floor for federal funding and remove previous requirements for state legislators to approve any TennCare deal that Gov. Bill Lee negotiates.

TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

NFL Draft a gold (aluminum, actually) mine for King David

After smiling at the white-haired stranger, King David lowers the top half of his body into a dark-green dumpster a few feet outside Nissan Stadium – the ultimate field of dreams for those whose egos are being massaged by single-minded politicians during the three-day NFL Draft rodeo and bacchanalia.

Music City’s big weekend

What’s happening, when and where:

TENNESSEE TITANS

Draft hosting overshadows draft talk for Titans fans

As Nashville prepares to host its first NFL Draft, talk of who the Tennessee Titans will take with the 19th pick in that draft has taken a backseat to lost cherry trees, fear of downtown gridlock, how to get up front for the Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans and Dierks Bentley concerts and what celebrities will be spotted around town.

Titans could use Iowa tight end

The Tennesseee Titans could go any number of ways in the first round of the draft this year and are certainly not in control of their own fate at No. 19.

PREDATORS

Preds lean on ‘consistent’ Johansen for deep run

In a Predators season plagued by inconsistency, Ryan Johansen remained steady. Never injured, always reliable. Productive the whole way.

Predators’ power play woes continue in playoffs

The Predators finished the regular season with the league’s worst power play, converting just 12.9 percent. Things didn’t improve in the first three games of the playoffs as Nashville went 0 for 8.

NEWSMAKERS

Cumberland Trust adds trust administrator

Nashville-based Cumberland Trust recently added David Liles to its estate administration team as a trust administrator. In his role, Liles supports the administration of post-mortem estates and helps clients and beneficiaries understand the steps of the estate settlement process.

BRIEFS

Bradley wins Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has won the 2018 Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($50 to $100 million) Award from M&A Advisor for the firm’s role in the Chapter 11 case of Vanguard Healthcare and its 17 subsidiaries.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How new Jeep Gladiator compares with Colorado, Tacoma

The midsize truck segment has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Now there’s a new player in the segment to further stoke a truck lover’s desire: the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

PERSONAL FINANCE

New to travel rewards? Here are 5 myths to overcome

Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards that I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler program. Those lost points and miles still haunt me.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Don’t be shy about asking your parents for financial advice

Parents are often more than happy to offer financial advice to their children. They like to feel needed and want to make sure you’re on solid financial ground. But it’s important to turn the tables and ask about their financial plans, too.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Protesters arrested after 30-hour long sit-in at Capitol

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee troopers arrested five protesters at the state Capitol after a 30-hour long sit-in outside Gov. Bill Lee's office.

Tennessee advances measure stating God as source of liberty

NASHVILLE (AP) — A resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution to say God is the source of liberty for the state's citizens has cleared the House.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top court said Thursday it has rejected an appeal by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers against his extended detention after his fourth arrest on allegations of financial misconduct.

TECHNOLOGY

Google: Android users get browser, search options in EU case

LONDON (AP) — Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ruling.

Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US retail sales soared 1.6% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, as spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing jumped.

US claims for unemployment aid hit lowest level since '69

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

America about to see Mueller report; Barr gets in first word

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is getting some Trump-Russia answers straight from Robert Mueller. But first: Another declaration of "no collusion" by President Donald Trump's attorney general.

The Latest: Report says officials blocked Trump's efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller says President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the Russia investigation "were mostly unsuccessful," but that was because the people surrounding the president "declined to carry out orders to accede to his requests."

What you won't see in the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it.

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally.

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