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Condos For Sale In Nashville That Could Be Your Perfect Match
by TJ Anderson
I've had a big bump lately in prospective Nashville homebuyers asking about condos. Affordability, amenities, location, higher Nashville rent payments — they’re all selling points for condos in Nashville, which is why, toward the end of 2018, WKRN remarked about “Condos selling fast in Middle Tennessee.”
Instead of “fast,” I’d probably pick steady — the market for condos in Nashville for the past year has been consistent, usually with about 400 closings a month. But where we’ve seen the big change is inventory: in January of 2018, the number of condos for sale in Nashville was 549; in December 2018, it was 900. That’s a huge leap that gives buyers more, and often more exciting Nashville condo options.
We should plan on seeing a big contraction in the number of Nashville condos for sale, either — there are a whole lot of developments in the works or in the pipeline. Developers converted an almost-new apartment building in 12 South to condos; a new Midtown condo building on Church Street is expected to break ground early this year; and another mixed-use/condo project is expected to break ground in Wedgewood-Houston in February… And those are just a few of many.
And still, in November, Multi-Housing News said “Nashville Is Thirsty for Condos.”
OK, I hear you, Nashville — in a rapidly growing city with rapidly maturing cultural clout and steadily rising housing costs, condos are a catch.
How to find the right Nashville condo for you
Searching the MLS listings is an obvious place to start if you’re thinking about finding the right condos for sale in Nashville. But that can also be a bit head-spinning, if you’re not completely sure where your ideal Nashville neighborhood might be, what level of amenities and what kind of space you can afford, whether brand new or a little lived-in makes the most sense.
As with all Nashville househunting, a million different factors go into figuring out a fit, and with condo inventory in Nashville that’s as vibrant as we’re seeing right now, there’s a lot to figure out, and a lot to dig through.
Obviously with some bias, I’m going to suggest that you pair up with an experienced, knowledgeable Realtor — even if it’s not me. We can take your vague preferences — “I want to live close to restaurants, and have a workout space, and I like modern design” — and connect those with specifics, in your price range, that don’t waste your time.
We can also walk you through the process of getting an offer accepted on a condo, and getting through closing with all your needs addressed.
Connecting people with the perfect home for their needs is sincerely a passion for me, and I’d love to start digging for the right condo for your needs. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes to tell me a little about what you’re thinking, and what you’re looking for, and I can get to work.
In the meantime, below are some condos for sale in Nashville from the MLS that I think represent the broad options we’re seeing on the market right now:
Historic and industrial in Germantown
1400 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Apt. 320
Nashville, TN 37208
Technically a loft — and the Lofts at Werthan Mills in walkable Germantown are the absolute image of that word, with high ceilings, wide open expanses and cool, industrial details. Germantown in general and Werthan Mills specifically aren’t the lowest-price spots you’ll find in town — this $399-per-square-foot asking price is pretty run-of-the-Mills. But it comes with easy access to great Germantown dining, gorgeous floor-to-high-ceiling windows, rooftop balcony access and a host of community amenities, including two saltwater pools and a fitness center.
Brand new and modern in West Nashville
1640 54th Ave. N., #104
Nashville, TN 37209
It’ll likely be the end of the year before units are finished at Silo House, a new, 103-unit condo building near The Nations. But the renderings show they’re aiming for sleek and modern, and the price points show that they’re looking to appeal to first-time buyers and other folks who are working with a more average Nashville budget — units start in the $100Ks, and peak under $315K. This 2-bed, 2-bath unit is listed in their higher range, and it’ll also bring access to community amenities like a fitness center, pool and grilling area.
Luxury in The Gulch
1212 Laurel St., Apt. 1103
Nashville, TN 37203
If you came to Nashville from a bigger, busier city, The Gulch is probably the most like what you’re used to — tight and tall, walkable, with lots of businesses (from restaurants to grocery shopping) steps outside your building. This is a representative example of what buying a luxury spot in the heart of The Gulch looks like: 2 beds, 2 baths, a little under 1,100 square feet, with high-end finishes, a storage unit and parking space, plus lots of other building amenities, including outdoor lounges, a fitness facility and saltwater pool, plus a 24-hour concierge.
Lots of amenities in 12 South
1900 12th Ave. S., #508
Nashville, TN 37215
Lots of condo developments in Nashville have pools and fitness spaces. Are you looking for a music and yoga room? An onsite dog wash? A sky lounge? Secure bike storage? The Chelsea is a newer, modern and bonus-rich place, with sleek, clean and modern units that perch just down the way from 12 South’s busy business district.
crate digging and craft beer in East Nashville
1077 E Trinity Ln., #301
Nashville, TN 37216
We all have different wants and needs when it comes to where we live. If live/recorded music and craft beer are a big driver, The Edison in Inglewood is tough to beat, just a stone’s throw from the new Grimey’s location and the in-the-works coffee/bear spot Living Waters Brewing, and down the street from East Nashville Beer Works. It’s close to all the other East Side dining and shopping too, a few miles north of 5 Points and right off bustling, business-rich Gallatin Ave.
Anything here catching your eye? Have something else in mind? I’d love to help you find the right space. Check out some more condos for sale in Nashville here, and to talk about your plans and/or get started on househunting, call or email TJ Anderson Homes here.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC, unless noted.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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