Fun Facts and Inspiration for June 5


For real estate information for the Greater Nashville market



Inspiration . . .

“Rough waters are truer tests of leadership.  In calm water every ship has a good captain.”

Swedish Proverb


Did you know that . . .

The book, ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the first American novel to sell one million copies?

The ancient Greeks were the first to use bed springs?  They fashioned them out of braided leather thongs and hung them between opposite sides of the bed.  When they would stretch, they simply tightened the braided leather – hence the term, “sleep tight.”

In the Hungarian language the stress always falls on the first syllable?

The naval rank of ‘admiral’ is derived from the Arabic phrase “amir al bahr”, which means “lord of the sea.”

The expression “a three dog night” originated with the Eskimos and refers to a very cold night?  So cold that you would have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.

The ship, Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be abbreviated as QE2?  QEII refers to the actual queen.

In real estate it is critical that buyers understand the workings of the market.  Mortgage interest rates are still extremely low and can make a difference in what you buy.  For example: A home that sells for $250,000 with a 30 year fixed rate of 4.5% will have a monthly payment of $1,772.  Should that interest rate increase to 5.5% the monthly payment will increase to $1,925 a month and ultimately cost the buyer over $55,000 in additional payments over the life of the loan.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a REALTOR who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 615 417-8182 or email me at




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