Looking to put a home on the market in Williamson County? Depending upon where you live, the process might be an easy one.
Spring Hill and Franklin were recently ranked sixth and eighth on a list of the 10 easiest places in Tennessee to sell a home, according to SmartAsset, a national financial advice company and website.
According to the study, five factors comprised the "ease of sale" index, including average years living in home, average homes with negative equity, percentage of homes sold at a loss, average number of days on the market and home costs as a percentage of income.
Williamson County Association of Realtors Chip Kerr said quality of life, as well as the county’s renowned education system, are a strong draw for families looking to locate to the area.
"Franklin and Spring Hill are known for their focus on quality community life," Kerr wrote in an email. "Schools play a large part in the success of home sales in these areas. So do the plethora of youth sports organizations and recreational facilities. These are places for families to plant roots, and home sales are the evidence."
This year, 1,231 homes have been sold in Franklin, which Kerr referred to as a "booming" town for real estate.
"It is the hottest selling city in the market and boasted a median price of $443,678 in July," Kerr wrote. "Franklin’s downtown life plays a large role in establishing a vibrant culture for the city in addition to the academic achievements of the school systems."
Spring Hill has seen 470 homes sold this year, and Kerr said the town is another area in Williamson County that is becoming a magnet for families.
"Spring Hill, with a median price in July of $274,450, is becoming a hot spot as people find a mix of quality schools, affordability and interstate access," Kerr wrote. "It’s an attractive area for young families looking to enter Williamson County and work in the surrounding cities."
According to the study, Memphis tops the list of easiest places to sell a home in the state. Memphis was followed by Middle Tennessee towns La Vergne, Smyrna, Murfreesboro and Goodlettsville on the ranking.
Other Middle Tennessee states also made an appearance on the list including Hendersonville (seventh), Lebanon (ninth) and Mt. Juliet (10th).
The study also listed nearby Brentwood and Fairview among the top healthiest housing markets in the state, with Brentwood ranked fifth and Fairview ranked eighth.
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