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    Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

    By Keeley Ryan | January 17, 2019

    A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we purchase. The reason we can still afford to... Read More


    By John Jones | January 10, 2019

    A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dress up your yard.... Read More

    3 mistakes that can kill a home sale

    By John Jones | April 11, 2018

    Over the last 25 years as a Realtor, I have had the good fortune to be involved in close to 5,000 home sales. I have walked through just about every home in this county at one time or another. I have seen it all: nude self-portraits, 16 pet snakes, and mold growing on dirty plates... Read More

    5 reason to love rental properties (& why rentals make sense)

    By John Jones | April 11, 2018

    I have never had much luck with the stock market, although my stockbroker always makes me feel like my retirement plan is doing well. I have averaged 6% to 7% over the last 20 years and that has just recently gone up due to the latest record-breaking years on Wall Street. My rental properties, however,... Read More

    Before and after the crash: Rutherford County’s new housing market

    By John Jones | April 11, 2018

    I had a very spirited discussion with a colleague last week about the differences between our real estate markets today versus the pre-housing market downturn. I have been a realtor and developer in Rutherford County since 1993 and have noticed many changes in our local residential market today compared to 10 years ago. I have included,... Read More

    55 And Older Communities In Murfreesboro

    By John Jones | April 11, 2018

    There are several communities in Murfreesboro that are perfect for the 55 and older homeowner who is ready to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. There are only two, however, that are legally designated 55+ Communities. This requires that 80% of the residents must be 55 and older. Those two are River Rock Crossing and The Cottages... Read More

    3 Things You Need To Know Before You Sell Your Home in Rutherford County

    By John Jones | September 26, 2017

    After 24 years of selling real estate in Rutherford County, I’ve learned the hard way what you need to think through before selling your home. Here are the 3 things every seller should know before they put their home on the market:   1.What’s the market like? Is it a buyer’s market?  Is it a seller’s market? ... Read More


    By Rob Janson | October 1, 2008

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