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breaking a lease in tennessee

A Tennessee lease agreement is a legally binding contract between a landlord and a tenant over a rental property. It binds the two parties for a certain period of time, usually one year. During this time, both parties have a responsibility to adhere to its terms and conditions. 

But while most tenants who sign a lease intend to stay for the entire period, some leave the rental unit before it is up, and they break the lease. After all, life happens. Your tenant may have found a new job and needs to move closer to it. They may also have bought a home. Or perhaps, your tenant may be in the military and has received a change of station orders. 

Normally, breaking a lease can lead to several consequences. As a landlord, you can sue your tenant for…

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tn security deposits

The state of Tennessee, just like other states, has pretty straightforward security deposit laws. These laws define important things, such as where a landlord stores the deposit, reasons to keep a tenant’s deposit, when to return it after a tenant moves out, and more. 

As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to ensure your actions align with the provisions of the law when handling a tenant’s security deposit. 

Here are answers to common questions regarding security deposits in Tennessee: 

Question #1: Is there a security deposit limit in Tennessee?

Some states limit how much a landlord can charge their tenants as a security deposit. This is, however, not the case in Tennessee. As a landlord, you’re free to charge any reasonable amount. 

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Here’s what to consider if you’re deciding between renting and selling.

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So you have to move and are trying to decide whether to sell your home or rent it out and become a first-time real estate investor. Which is the better option in your case? There are several factors to consider before making a decision.

If you’re leaning toward selling, make sure the price you can list your home at makes sense. In other words, know whether you’ll be making money on the sale or not. To determine this for our clients, we provide them a comparative market analysis (CMA) that looks at the recent sales of other nearby…

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These five tips will help you win in a multiple-offer situation.

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How do you make a winning offer in this seller’s market? Here in Clarksville, the real estate market is hot; we’re seeing multiple offers at or above list price on homes within days or even hours of them being listed. You want to make your highest and best offer because when sellers receive multiple offers, they can either disclose that to all the interested buyers, or just work with the ones they prefer. So here’s what you can do as a buyer to make your offer more attractive to win the home in a multiple-offer situation:

1. Sales price.

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Here are tips for buyers and sellers in multiple-offer situations.

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Right now, our clients are dealing with a lot of multiple-offer situations. This includes buyers and sellers, who need to handle the situation differently.

If you’re a seller who has multiple offers on your home, there are two common courses of action. The first is to simply work with the offer that you like best by either accepting the offer or countering. The second is to submit a multiple-offer disclosure to each buyer, requesting their highest and best offer and giving them a timeline.

For buyers, there are some different ways…

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As a first-time buyer, here’s what to expect from the home buying process.

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What does the home purchasing process look like for first-time buyers? Today I’ll take you through the whole transaction step by step so you’re fully prepared when it’s time for you to make the leap into homeownership. There are six key points to focus on: strategy, financing, showings, offers and negotiation, protection, and closing.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your…

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I’m covering the basics veterans need to know about VA loans. 

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We work with many veterans and active-duty service members who have a lot of questions about the VA loan, so today, I’m explaining all the basics. I’ll be discussing what the VA loan is, who’s eligible, the funding fee, and how to obtain pre-qualification and your certificate of eligibility. First, the VA loan is issued by a private lender and is guaranteed by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. However, the VA itself doesn’t issue the loan. To learn more about VA loans, watch the short video above.

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Buying and renting out property to build wealth is one of the most trusted real estate investment strategies there is. Here’s why. 

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How do you begin investing in real estate? There are many different approaches you can take when starting out as an investor including flipping, wholesaling, and buy-and-hold. In today’s message, we’ll be focusing on the buy-and-hold route, which is simply when you buy a property and rent it out to build your wealth over time through appreciation, cash flow, and the reduction of the principal owed on your mortgage. To learn tips on the best way to secure a buy-and-hold…

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There are a few guidelines you must follow to show your home during the coronavirus. 

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If you’re a seller, I have good news: Despite the coronavirus pandemic, you can still show your home, and today I’ll tell you how. There are a few simple guidelines you must follow. First, screen the people entering your home. Ask them if they’ve been sick, have any symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19.

To learn what else you must do, watch the video above in its entirety. If you have questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.…

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We’re living through an extraordinary time right now with the coronavirus pandemic.

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We’re living through an extraordinary time right now with the coronavirus pandemic. We still aren’t sure how things will play out in the following weeks and months, but we do know that people are still buying and selling homes. The processes have changed slightly, so today we have some helpful information to share about how the home selling process will look and how you can proceed with a transaction safely and effectively.

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