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The Chatter Class: Better schools would make better business

Nashville’s public schools have a lot of problems. Just ask anyone today it seems. Schools in close suburbs are nearly always better. That’s the formula thinking anyhow. More

Gateway Corridor spells confusion for business owners

The worn brick building on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Franklin Street in downtown’s SoBro area has been in Fred Allen’s family since his dad built the place in 1958. Between the proposed $635 million downtown Convention Center and the proposal to extend the age-old Gateway Corridor project to Eight Avenue South, odds are Allen is going to become a victim of the city’s gung-ho efforts to redevelop SoBro. More

Giarratana buys SoBro property

Developer Tony Giarratana has bought another SoBro property. More

Marketplace: Bunker not first of Oak Hill’s losses

Before the Bredesen Bunker battle, Oak Hill fought with a real estate developer over a quarter of an acre, a long legal battle that went all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My wife and I have gone from not having two pennies to rub together to making about $90,000 in the last few years. More

Nissan-linked company inks lease in LaVergne

Nashville’s industrial real estate business got sluggish in the last half of 2007 but this year has started with a 300,000-square-foot pop. More

Bell sounds for Bells Bend fight

Ding! The announcement of a $4 billion development at Bells Bend has sounded the bell for yet another round of neighborhoods fighting a developer. More

Community banks weathering the subprime storm

Headline after headline has the banking industry reeling from not only the subprime mortgage mess but also from residential real estate developers having difficulty repaying their loans as newly built houses sit unsold. More

Executive Appointments

McNeely Pigott & Fox adds Hill More Village Real Estate gets husband, wife team Seigenthaler PR adds, promotes staff Terrell named project engineer

Dave Says

Dear Dave, The payments on our new car are $336 a month over four and a half years, and we still owe a total of $12,000. We’ve cleaned up our other debts, so the car is the only thing hanging over our heads. We’ve also managed to put $10,000 away into savings. Should we pay off the car early, sell it or what? — Alicia More

Bells Bend development could rival Cool Springs

Developer Tony Giarratana is working with Nashville’s wealthy May family to develop a town center in Bells Bend, a development they project could bring more than $4 billion in development and rival Cool Springs. More

Credit crunch goes commercial

Credit markets continue to swoon and affect not only the residential mortgage industry but also commercial real estate. More

The Chatter Class: Condo redux

Ask a very public question about whether the condo market is in trouble and you quickly find out some developers fear that buyers’ psyche is so fragile right now that anything remotely negative will prompt them to flee from urban condo purchases. More

Executive Appointments

New CEO for Business Committee for the Arts More Rowe to lead Pinnacle’s equipment leasing services Davis joins Pinnacle as new trust advisor Symbion Healthcare announces changes Boult Cummings names new managing director Haithcoat joins CB Richard Ellis team Blakeford At Home names Smith CEO

Want to invest in apartments? Do it right here

During the National Multi Housing Council’s annual apartment recent convention, an industry researcher ranked Nashville fourth in the country for best places to investment in apartments. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My wife and I are both retired. We’re on Social Security and Medicare, plus I receive a small pension. We still have a mortgage of about $24,000 and a second mortgage of $14,000. We’ve got a nest egg of $40,000 saved up, along with a small annuity that’s worth about $20,000. Should we use our savings to pay off the mortgages? — Bob More

Want to invest in apartments? Do it right here

During the National Multi Housing Council’s annual apartment recent convention, an industry researcher ranked Nashville fourth in the country for best places to investment in apartments. More

In development sometimes you roll snake eyes

The flagellation of Nashville’s urban market for condominiums has become a sport over the past few months. More

Executive Appointments

U.S. Bank announces Tompkins as new staffer More Fritz appointed to nurse executives committee post Goodall Homes appoints online home consultant

Fed cuts interest rate again

The Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by half a point to 3 percent, the second cut in nine days, and indicated its willingness to do so again to prevent a U.S. recession. More