On Friday, October 23rd, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel about innovative real estate trends at 12th & Broad’s Punctuate: Innovate You conference. The audience was very engaged and particularly interested about national real estate innovations and how those can be adopted in Nashville. Below are three small videos that capture the panel discussion around Nashville home prices, yard space, and the tiny home trend.
Nashville home prices
In this short video, I discuss the rising prices of Nashville real estate and how they compare to the national average. I also examine prices in four major Nashville neighborhoods including East Nashville, Germantown, Sylvan Park, 12 South, and The Gulch.
Yard Space & Urban Farming
There is hope for those people who want to grow some of their own food but are not ready to move to the country. You can have a nice garden wherever you live in Nashville. Many people grow tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and even green beans in their edible garden. Aside from vegetables, urban farmers can also obtain their own eggs from chicken in their backyard! In February 2012, it became legal for most residents of Metro Nashville to keep up to six hens in their backyards (dependent on the size of the lot). No roosters and you must obtain a permit. To obtain more details visit the Nashville Health Department page for all the rules and regulations.
The Tiny Home Movement
The tiny home movement has gained popularity worldwide. It spread so quickly as a response to three factors. The first is the declining affordability of homes. Tiny homes also allow residents to simplify their lives. Lastly, a tiny home has much less of a carbon footprint than a regular home and the low environmental impact appeals to all generations.