In Nashville at least 68 residents have been evicted since January. That’s despite the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium and a local housing court working to keep people in their homes.
“Creative and lenient.” That’s what Nashville’s Metro Council is encouraging landlords, banks and mortgage companies to be during the pandemic as many residents confront unemployment and dramatic income loss.
According to the Greater Nashville Realtors, 2017 was the best year on record for the Middle Tennessee housing market. The group says nearly 41,000 homes sold last year, about a 4 percent increase from 2016. That broke the previous record, which had been set in 2006, before the Great Recession.
Home sales in Nashville have surged in recent years. The median price for a single family home is up by nearly half since 2012. Most realtors and…