Sullivan Brothers Team

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hi, we're the Sullivan Bothers!

Jerry and Danny Sullivan are natives of Sumner County and the Middle Tennessee area. Jerry has over 17 years of real estate experience and Danny is a retired Teacher and Principal with 30 years in the education field. We have knowledge of the real estate market and can assist you in areas of the best locations based on school zone criteria. We try to serve as a hub for our clients. A one stop shop if you will, assisting you in the sell or purchase of a home while providing our clients with any and all contacts to prepare your home for re-sale or in the purchase of a new home. Need a plumber, electrician, painter, landscaper or assistance with window repair or replacement. We are here to help make the experience of selling our purchasing your home as stress free as possible for you. Put your trust in the Sullivan Brothers Team of RE/MAX Choice Properties.

Danny and Jerry Sullivan, Real Estate Agents

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Jerry and Danny made the experience of buying/building and selling of my mother’s home that she and my father built 37 years ago an absolute joy. They are honest, courteous, on time with schedules and always a phone call or text message away to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We highly recommend anyone to choose their buying/building or selling experience with the Sullivan Brothers Team."

Thelma Kane, Mike and Jackie Conner

Both Jerry and his new partner, Danny, were extremely helpful in guiding my efforts toward selling the property.  Their expertise, advice, and efforts were greatly appreciated at every step in the process.  I highly recommend their services.

Jerry was never to busy to answer my questions and never considered any question to trivial. I was nervous about selling my home of 41 years and he walked me through it step by step with straight forward, honest answers. (He even checked in with me during his vacation.) Because of Jerry, the sale of my home was a positive experience and I would highly recommend him.

Jerry listened to our needs, offered good advice throughout the process of selling our home. Very easy to work with. We would highly recommend him.

FAQ

If you want to do the math on your own, the quickest way to estimate a reasonable range for your home purchase is to multiply your annual salary by 3 on the low end and 4 on the high end. So, if you make $80,000 a year, you should be looking at homes priced between $240,000 to $320,000.

You can further limit this range by figuring out a comfortable monthly mortgage payment. To do this, take your monthly after-tax income, subtract all current debt payments and then multiply that number by 25%. For someone making $80,000 a year, that will come out to $1200 a month or less, depending on where you live and your debt load. That number may seem low at first, but it's the only way to guarantee you can afford your home while also balancing other priorities like saving for retirement or your child's education. Let alone taking family vacations each year.
New Home PROS
  • Built to the latest codes and standards, new homes are generally energy efficient.
  • Appliances are under warranty, and all the surfaces are fresh, clean and new.
  • No major maintenance should be required for several years.
  • If you are building a custom home, you can choose the style, the layout and the surfaces you like.
  • Even in a tract home, if you buy early enough in the building process, you may be able to choose your siding and roof color and select flooring and countertops.
  • Layouts are typically modern, with open floor plans designed for casual living. For some buyers, this might be a con.
  • Builders may offer surface upgrades and closing cost incentives to encourage sales. (These incentives may only be available if the buyer agrees to use a builder-designated lender and/or title company).
New Home CONS
  • Cost per square foot may be higher than for an existing home.
  • Builders have set a specific price point for their homes, so there is limited negotiating room on price.
  • Buying new likely means that you'll have the expense of new window treatments.
  • You may be required to pay for landscaping and/or sod or seeding.
  • Because most new homes are built in subdivisions on the outskirts of a city, a new home may also mean a longer commute.
  • Most new homes are part of a development. These developments can be as small as a handful of homes on a cul-de-sac or as large as several hundred family homes. Your neighbors' home may look much like yours, with similar floor plans and facades. For some buyers, that neat homogeneity is a plus, for others, a con.
  • Lots in a new development are often smaller than those in established areas and are cut in a similar size and shape. Mature trees are often few and far between.
  • All builders are not alike. Some build quality products that they warranty for a designated period of time and others do not. Check with the Better Business Bureau and snoop around online before purchasing from any builder, and ask other homeowners in the development whether they are pleased with their purchase.
Ready for a new kitchen? Anxious to redo the bathroom? The easy part is knowing what you want to remodel and why — whether you're trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, or increase your home's value. But figuring out how to renovate without breaking the bank can be tricky. Here are five key steps in planning your home renovation project.

Estimate costs: As a general rule of thumb, you should spend no more on each room than the value of that room as a percentage of your overall house value.
How big of a house can you afford and how many bathrooms do you need so that everyone can get ready in the morning. If it's just you and a wife, one would probably suffice unless you both absolutely HAVE to be showering at the exact same time.

Once you start having kids, 1.5 to 2 baths is better. A family of 4? 2 baths should be sufficient. If you start looking at more people that need to get ready for work and school, maybe 2.5 or three or a 3/4 bath.

Not everyone needs to get ready at the same time. Have some people shower at night and others shower in the morning. The ones that shower at night just need to wet their hair and brush their teeth and off you go.

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