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Coldwell Banker Premier announced a merger with Coldwell Banker Professional Real Estate Services along with all of its sales associates, which further expands Coldwell Banker Premier’s office footprint into Cumberland, Maryland, and surrounding markets. This is the sixth merger by Coldwell Banker Premier since the beginning of 2022.
Coldwell Banker Premier was named a 2023 RealTrends GameChanger for its 76% transaction side percentage growth over five years (2018-2022.) The company’s COO, Stephen Meadows, was honored as a 2022 RealTrends Emerging Leader, now called Rising Stars.
The former Coldwell Banker Professional Real Estate Services office in Cumberland, Maryland will become Coldwell Banker Premier’s 18th office and largest by agent count in the company’s Mid-Atlantic footprint, which spans Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington D.C.
“I am proud of our team for enabling us to continue our expansion efforts,” said Steve DuBrueler, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier, in a statement. “In this age of uncertainty in real estate, many brokers and owners are unsure of what their future holds. At the end of the day, we are here to build better lives for our agents and staff and having a strong foundation and expansive footprint is a key component of that”.
Coldwell Banker Premier Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Meadows said, in a statement, “Our company is committed to creating stability and continuing opportunities for our agents and to be a safe haven for companies and individuals looking to shift their business in this turbulent market.”
Welcome to the dynamic city of Nashville, where lively music, Southern charm, and a world of experiences await. From iconic attractions to hidden treasures, this Nashville bucket list will keep you busy. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a newcomer searching for Nashville homes for sale, these top 10 must-do activities will ensure you fully immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Music City. So let’s dive into the Nashville Bucket List and make the most of everything this dynamic city has to offer.
1. Visit the Grand Ole Opry
If you live in Nashville, you have to experience the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Steeped in tradition, this iconic venue has hosted countless country music legends over the years. Attending a live performance allows you to witness the magic of the Opry firsthand. From classic country to contemporary acts, the Opry showcases a diverse range of talented musicians, creating an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment. The sense of history and reverence within the hallowed walls of the Grand Ole Opry make it a truly special experience for any music lover.
2. Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame
Immerse yourself in the world of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. This sprawling museum is filled with memorabilia, artifacts, and exhibits that celebrate the genre’s rich heritage. From the legendary instruments and costumes of iconic musicians to interactive displays that showcase the evolution of country music, the museum offers a comprehensive and immersive experience into the heart and soul of Nashville’s musical legacy.
3. Experience live music on Broadway
Broadway, the Honky Tonk Highway, is the pulsating heart of Nashville’s live music scene. The neon lights, vibrant energy, and infectious melodies spill out from the honky tonks and bars that line the street. As you venture from one venue to another, you’ll be treated to a kaleidoscope of live performances, ranging from traditional country tunes to energetic rock and blues. The talented musicians, both seasoned professionals and rising stars, pour their hearts into each performance, creating an electrifying ambiance that is unique to Nashville. Whether you’re dancing, singing along, or simply soaking up the atmosphere, the experience of live music on Broadway is a quintessential Nashville adventure.
4. Tour the Ryman Auditorium
Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium is steeped in history and has witnessed countless performances. A guided tour of this iconic venue provides a glimpse into the past, showcasing the intricate architecture, intimate atmosphere, and reverberating acoustics that have made it a favorite among artists and fans alike. Stand on the hallowed stage where music legends have stood, hear stories of iconic moments, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage that has earned the Ryman its revered status.
5. Indulge in hot chicken
Nashville’s hot chicken is a fiery local specialty that has gained worldwide recognition. This deliciously spicy dish features succulent fried chicken coated in a fiery blend of spices, creating a mouthwatering combination of heat and flavor. From mild to extra-hot, there’s a heat level to suit every palate. Local eateries and restaurants throughout the city offer their own unique variations of hot chicken, allowing you to savor this Nashville delicacy in various forms.
6. Take a walk in Centennial Park
Centennial Park is a serene oasis nestled within the bustling cityscape of Nashville. This expansive park offers a peaceful retreat where you can take leisurely strolls along winding paths, enjoy a picnic on the lush lawns, or simply relax and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. The highlight of the park is the full-scale replica of the Parthenon, a majestic structure that pays homage to the ancient Greek civilization. Step inside the Parthenon to marvel at the towering statue of Athena and explore the fascinating art gallery housed within its walls. Centennial Park provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and recreational opportunities, making it a beloved destination for both locals and visitors.
7. Discover the Gulch neighborhood
The Gulch is a vibrant and trendy Nashville neighborhood that showcases the city’s modern and cosmopolitan side. Known for its sleek architecture, upscale boutiques, and trendy restaurants, this revitalized district offers a unique blend of urban charm and contemporary style. The streets are adorned with colorful murals, creating an ever-evolving outdoor art gallery. Explore the boutiques to discover fashionable clothing, unique home decor, and local artisanal products.
When hunger strikes, indulge in a culinary adventure as the Gulch boasts a wide array of eateries, ranging from upscale dining establishments to trendy cafes and cocktail bars. Whether you’re seeking the latest fashion trends, an artistic experience, or a memorable meal, the Gulch neighborhood is a hotspot that captures the essence of Nashville’s modern flair.
8. Visit the Belle Meade Plantation
Immerse yourself in the captivating history of the antebellum South at Nashville’s must-visit destination, the renowned Belle Meade Plantation. Step back in time and explore this meticulously preserved estate, where you can take a guided tour of the opulent Greek Revival mansion and wander through its beautifully landscaped grounds. As you marvel at the grandeur of the plantation, it’s important to acknowledge the challenging legacy of slavery associated with Belle Meade. This historic site serves as a reminder of the enslaved individuals who played a vital role in its development and invites us to gain a deeper understanding of Nashville’s past and the ongoing pursuit of racial justice. Belle Meade Plantation is not just a glimpse into the past but also a cultural hub, offering events, educational programs, and wine tastings that allow visitors to further connect with its captivating heritage.
9. Enjoy outdoor activities at Percy Warner Park
Nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers will find solace in the sprawling beauty of Percy Warner Park. With its extensive trail system, rolling hills, and tranquil picnic areas, this park provides an idyllic setting for outdoor activities. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the numerous trails that wind through lush forests and offer breathtaking views. Cyclists can enjoy the scenic paths, while equestrians can take advantage of the dedicated horse trails. The park also hosts various events, including cross-country races and concerts, adding to its vibrant atmosphere. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, a place to exercise, or a spot to connect with nature, Percy Warner Park offers an abundance of recreational opportunities for all to enjoy.
10. Attend a Predators or Titans game
Nashville’s sports culture is alive and thriving, and attending a game of the local professional teams is an experience not to be missed. Cheer on the Nashville Predators, the city’s beloved NHL hockey team, at Bridgestone Arena, as they dazzle with their skill, passion, and electric atmosphere. Alternatively, catch an exhilarating NFL football game with the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium, where the energy of the crowd is palpable. Immerse yourself in the fervor of the game, witness incredible displays of athleticism, and feel the camaraderie among fellow fans.
After extraordinary home value growth characterized a frenzied housing market in 2017 and 2018, this year’s slowdown felt like a welcome return to normalcy for many in the industry. And Zillow is predicting more of the same in 2020, with the market set to stabilize near historic norms.
tastes as millennials make up a growing share of home buyers will
impact the market. Homes will get smaller, bold colors and prints
will return to home designs and demand will stay high as more and
more people reach typical home buying age.
Here’s Zillow’s predictions for housing in 2020:
Homes will continue to shrink
The sprawling, suburban homes that Baby Boomers coveted will increasingly become a relic of the past in 2020 and into the next decade as the median square footage of newly built, single-family homes will fall for the fourth time in five years. The typical U.S. home has shrunk by more than 80 square feet since 2015i. Millennials, the largest group of buyers in 2020, are proving to be have much different tastes and lifestyles than their parents’ generation. Many prefer homes in urban areas with an abundance of amenities within walking distance over the mansions in the exurbs that boomers are vacating.
The U.S. will not enter a recession in 2020
As recently as July, half of experts surveyed by Zillow predicted a recession would begin in 2020. However, the U.S. economy has remained resilient to expected headwinds like ongoing trade volatility and the possibility of a stock market retreat. Consumer spending has picked back up – reflecting healthy consumer confidence – job creation is on a steady path and annual wage growth has stayed at or above 3% since October 2018. Economic and home value growth should continue into 2021, although perhaps at a slower pace than in recent years.
Home value and rent growth will be slower and steadier
Home value growth is expected to grow 2.8% from December 2019 to December 2020, according to a survey of more than 100 housing experts and economistsii. That’s down from 4.7% annual growth in October, the latest month for which data is available. Zillow expects rent growth to continue accelerating into the spring, before dipping below 2% by the end of 2020.
Mortgage rates will stay low, keeping housing demand high
Mortgage rates fell markedly in 2019 and are expected to remain low for the bulk of 2020. That will keep demand strong and continue to fuel decent price growth in the nation’s most broadly affordable markets. But low rates don’t help overcome the upfront hurdle of high down payment requirements, pushing buyers in expensive areas to fan out in search of areas they can better afford.
Sales will climb again after a downturn in 2018
For-sale inventory is near historic lows, but that doesn’t mean a dearth of sales. In fact, the low inventory is largely a result of high demand from buyers that snatch up homes as soon as they hit the market. There are more and more potential buyers as the large Millennial generation is reaching peak homebuying age in greater numbers each year, and they are benefiting from low mortgage rates, an increase in new construction permits and technology – such as Zillow Offers and other iBuyers – that is reducing friction in the market.
Color will make a comeback
Goodbye, Hygge. Hello, color! Fun will return to home design in the form of bold prints, lively wallpaper and brightly hued walls. After a decade of Scandinavian modern design that dominated retail and social media feeds as Americans embraced neutrals, minimalism and clutter-free living, expect a shift toward playful, creative design. Look for color to be injected in unexpected ways in kitchen cabinetry and appliances, in lighting fixtures and on interior doors and moldings.
“With the housing market stabilizing from the drama of the price recovery and the slowdown during 2019’s home shopping season, we have a rare moment of calm to reflect on what housing might look like in the year to come,” Zillow’s Director of Economic Research Skylar Olsen said in a statememt. “If current trends hold, then slower means healthier and smaller means more affordable. Yes, we expect a slower market than we’ve become accustomed to the last few years, but don’t mistake this for a buyer-friendly environment – consumers will continue to absorb available inventory and the market will remain competitive in much of the country. But while the national story is a confident one, housing in some manufacturing-heavy markets may see adversity. The struggle could be even more stark, since similarly affordable housing markets with a more balanced job profile may be 2020’s rising stars.”
Need to empower the leadership at your organization? Want to increase efficiency in your mortgage business? Or, seeking guidance for mentoring new employees? Suzy Lindblom will speak to all of these topics when she takes the stage at HW Annual. Register for HW Annual today to catch Lindblom on stage alongside other powerful women of influence.
Serving as chief operating officer at Arc Home, Lindblom is also a HousingWire Vanguard award winner and a two-time Women of Influence Honoree.
Lindblom will be joined on stage by moderator Michelle Kryczkowski, vice president and division performance executive at Cardinal Financial. Tapping into their time in the industry, they will discuss how to navigate your career in a down market. These leaders will also discuss what you should keep in mind when your career takes a turn you didn’t expect. As a leader who has been in charge throughout the highs and lows of the housing market, Lindblom has guided some of the biggest rising stars on how to own your career journey. She has some big ideas for disrupting the pattern of leadership at your mortgage business.
“Make sure you have leaders, not managers, and take care of your staff,” Lindbolm said. This focus on leadership, not management, fosters a community of support and mentorship in any organization. Especially in a tight market, where every mortgage deal earned is a milestone, employees and teams need the right leaders at the helm.
As a C-suite mortgage leader who has an expansive knowledge on the mortgage industry, Lindblom is the best-guiding light to help you set up your business for success in any market. In 2024, Lindblom believes the focus of the housing industry will be on, “purchase activity and first-time homebuyers.” Capitalize on that purchase activity — and set yourself up for success — by strategically planning your business based on Lindblom’s expertise.
Her predictions are solid, after several decades in the mortgage industry, Lindblom has seen several housing market cycles come and go. Her experience includes leadership positions at Planet Home Lending, Stearns Lending and Bank of America.
HW Annual is HousingWire’s capstone mortgage event, connecting leading professionals from the housing economy seeking to grow, innovate and win market share. This is where strategies are formed, deals are inked and lifelong relationships are solidified. Remember, HW+ members receive special perks like 50% off your admission to HW Annual. Go here to become a member. Haven’t received a discount code yet? Reach out to us at [email protected] Join us in Austin, Texas October 10-12 for community, content and commerce.
Symetra Life Insurance Company boasts more than half a century of offering life insurance coverage to valued clients. Over time, this insurer has exceeded $35 billion in assets and 2 million clients throughout the United States.
Symetra has its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, while the company sells its products in all states excluding New York.
Established in 1957, the insurer has made many strides in the insurance and financial industry. For example, in 1976, Symetra pioneered the medical stop-loss product – which today is a key product in the medical insurance marketplace.
In 1987, Symetra started selling its annuity products through the banking channel, and in 1999, exceeded the $30 billion mark of life insurance in force. In 2004, the insurer transitioned into an independent company – Symetra Financial Corporation, and in 2016, it joined Sumitomo Life, a global life insurer.
The products sold by Symetra Life Insurance Company are offered through brokers and financial advisors, banks, and a network of independent insurance agents.
The primary products provided through Symetra include life insurance protection, along with annuities, retirement, employee benefits, and medical stop-loss insurance coverage.
Symetra Life Insurance Company Review
Today, Symetra is owned by parent company Sumitomo Life – which is considered to be one of the most prominent life insurance companies in Japan. The parent company has been in operation for over 100 years. Both Symetra and Sumitomo Life have total assets surpassing $250 billion.
Symetra Life Insurance is currently recognized as a Top 3 seller of fixed deferred and fixed indexed annuities through banks. It is also a Top 40 U.S. life insurance company, based on admitted assets. In 2015, the company brought in roughly $2.2 billion in total revenues and nearly $147 million in net income.
In addition to offering insurance and financial products, Symetra is committed to the community. In 2015, Symetra contributed to nearly 900 charitable organizations, and its employees invested roughly 8,500 hours of volunteer service.
The company also does a great deal of advertising and sponsorship – including its Sports Illustrated Rising Stars campaign, The Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom, and the “I Just Want to Fly,” highlighting the insurer’s commitment to helping people and businesses with reaching higher and flying further to attain their financial goals.
Symetra Life Insurance Company Ratings and Grades
- A (Excellent) from A.M. Best. This is the 3rd highest rating out of a possible 16.
- A (Strong) from Standard & Poor’s. This is the 6th highest rating out of a possible 21.
- A2 (Good) from Moody’s Investor Services. This is the 6th highest rating out of a possible 21 and puts them in good company with Globe Life Insurance.
- A (Strong) from Fitch. This is the 6th highest rating out of a possible 19.
Types of Life Insurance Available
Symetra Life Insurance Company brings a variety of life insurance products to the table.
This can be helpful for clients when fitting coverage to meet their specific protection needs.
The company offers term and permanent life insurance plans.
Term life insurance provides pure death benefit coverage only. Because term does not include cash value, these policies are typically more financially feasible than comparable permanent coverage – all other factors being equal.
Term life insurance policies are purchased for a set period of time, such as ten years, 15 years, 20 years, or even for 30 years. The term plans offered through Symetra Life Insurance Company offer level premiums throughout the initial period. This can make these plans easy to budget for because the premium won’t budge during the initial policy’s term.
With these term policies, the policyholder may also have the option to convert the coverage over to a permanent life insurance policy without the need to prove insurability – or even having to answer any medical questions. Doing so can extend life insurance protection for the remainder of the insured’s lifetime – provided that premiums continue to be paid.
If the insured is diagnosed with a terminal disease, he or she may also be eligible to receive no more than 75% of the death benefit from their policy while still living – up to $500,000. This can allow the insured to pay for medical expenses or other outstanding bills and puts them ahead of Primerica life insurance for an all-encompassing term policy.
Symetra Life Insurance Company’s term life insurance policies also offer some additional riders that may be added to better meet an insured’s protection needs.
These riders are:
- Insured Children’s Benefit
- Additional Term Rider
- Waiver of Premium
- Accidental Death Benefit
The permanent life insurance policies offered through Symetra Life Insurance Company provide an insured with a guaranteed death benefit, in addition to a cash value element. In other words, loved ones will be protected, while at the same time allowing tax-deferred build-up of savings within the policy.
There are a number of different permanent policies offered by Symetra:
Symetra UL-G Universal Life Insurance – The UL-G policy is a universal life plan. In other words, the policyholder has some flexibility when it comes to how much of the premium payment will go toward the death benefit, and how much will go toward the cash value component. Individuals who are between the age of 16 and 85 can apply for this plan, and it has a minimum death benefit of $50,000. There are also a number of optional riders available that may be added to fit the insured’s protection needs. Also, the amount of the premium may be reduced if the insured is between the age of 20 and 70, and he or she qualifies for Symetra’s GoodLife Rewards program.
Symetra SUL-G Survivorship Universal Life Insurance – The SUL-G is also a universal insurance policy that offers a guaranteed death benefit, in addition to ensuring that legacy planning goals are being met. This policy can also be a good option for estate planning and wealth transfer, as well as for business protection needs. It includes a lapse protection benefit so the policyholder can ensure the policy will be in force for as long as he or she would like.
Symetra CAUL Universal Life Insurance – This type of policy offers lifetime protection that can be tailored to an insured’s objectives, no matter if it is lifetime insurance protection or primarily cash value accumulation. This policy offers flexible premium payments and death benefit options, including the ability to use cash value as a future financial cushion for things like retirement income and/or paying off debts.
Symetra Universal Life Insurance (2008) – With Symetra Life Insurance (2008), an insured will get lifetime insurance coverage at a fixed cost. As a result, loved ones are now financially secure. This policy also offers several additional riders that can help with further customizing the insurance policy. It also offers an initial interest rate guarantee for 12 months from the date that the premium is received. In addition, this rate is guaranteed to be no less than 3%.
Symetra Successor Single Premium Life Insurance – With this form of coverage, the policyholder can designate a certain amount of money to his or her beneficiary exempt from federal income taxation. Plus, the financial worth of the insured’s estate will essentially go up the minute they purchase the insurance policy. With this plan, there is no need to worry about the policy expiring in the future. This is because it has a guaranteed death benefit that won’t terminate before the first policy anniversary following the insured’s 120th birthday. This policy also allows free annual withdrawals of no more than 10% of the accumulation value each policy year without a surrender charge.
Other Products Sold
In addition to just life insurance coverage, Symetra offers other products, too.
Symetra offers a number of different annuity products. These can help individuals with saving for retirement, as well as ensuring they have an ongoing income that will last them throughout their retirement years.
Annuities offered by Symetra include the following:
- Fixed Deferred Annuities
- Fixed Indexed Annuities
- Variable Deferred Annuities
- Income Annuities
Symetra also offers employee benefits. The company’s knowledge of the marketplace, as well as its flexible policy designs, can help companies develop an employee benefit plan that best fits their business.
Stop Loss Insurance
Symetra is a pioneer in the stop-loss insurance arena. The company introduced the product to the market back in 1976, and it has worked to build one of the very best and largest medical stop-loss entities in the United States.
TO QUOTE BON JOVI, “Whoa, we’re halfway there!” The last six months in the housing market were tough. 2023 has been a year that started off with some renewed optimism thanks to an uptick in housing activity but quickly took a turn as events, like the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, threw a wrench into a lot of forecasts for the year. Over the next 6 months, the housing market winners will be the people who are forging opportunities despite what’s happening. For many in this industry, that’s going back to their roots, building relationships and working twice as hard for less.
But, much like two other lines from Bon Jovi’s hit song, “We’ve gotta hold on, ready or not,” so “Take my hand, we’ll make it, I swear.” Now is the time to lean in on those connections you’ve been making in housing, whether for advice, to sell or buy or even to partner.
It’s the context of this very challenging year that make the professionals we honor in the 2023 Housing Finance Leaders and Rising Stars even more impressive. These industry leaders are fidning a way through for themselves, for consumers and for their companies — that’s why we look to them as sources, and feature them in podcasts and events. Over the years, these award winners always make one thing clear: the key to success is the people you surround yourself with. Read more about these honorees beginning on pages 22 and 32.
Arlington, Virginia is a city of harmonious contradictions. Much of Arlington is small, quiet suburbia steeped in history and tradition. However, sprinkled throughout you’ll find bustling metropolises, eclectic shopping districts, and a thoroughly modern feel.
All of this is set on the backdrop of the city’s location bordering the District of Columbia. Arlington capitalizes on D.C.’s energy while offering a respite from the never-ending pace of the capital city.
This dichotomy gives Arlington its character. The juxtaposition between small town and big city has led people to call Arlington neighborhoods “urban villages.” All of the city’s urban villages have this mix of old and new to varying degrees, and understanding those nuances can help you find the best fit. Here’s a quick guide to give you an idea of which neighborhood in the city is right for you:
Located close enough to D.C. to commute but far enough away to unwind, Westover is a great location for those looking to have more of a small-town feel at home.
Arlington’s Farmers Market is located in Westover, and the neighborhood is full of locally-owned stores and restaurants. It’s utterly walkable, full of shady trees and benches to encourage people to stroll, and easily accessed via bus or Metro.
This urban village is younger than some of the other neighborhoods in Arlington, which means it’s still developing its culture and personality. However, it’s already a popular location for young professionals. Near the Washington-Old Dominion bike trail, it’s a great location for runners, cyclists, and anyone else who might enjoy the scenic path.
Shirlington Village is a restaurant and shopping district right in the center of the neighborhood that is easily reached by foot from anywhere in Shirlington.
Aesthetically speaking, this neighborhood’s old roots and new businesses have brought Ballston to a crossroads. Because the city is becoming a more popular location for companies, it’s in a transitional stage between the past and the present.
Walking around the block, you can go from a booming metropolis to an adorable suburb. Ballston is a prime example of the idea of an “urban village,” a place that’s both modern and steeped in tradition.
Pentagon City is the perfect location for someone who wants to be close to D.C. and is prepared to pay the price.
A shopper’s dream, this neighborhood is home to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a shopping center with over 150 shops and restaurants. There are plenty of other shops and retailers in this area as well, so this is a great place to be if you like to stay on top of the newest fashions and trends.
The urban village of Clarendon is one of the rising stars of Arlington, Virginia. This was originally Arlington’s downtown area– at one point it even attempted to incorporate as its own town– but it eventually fell out of popularity.
However, in 2003 the area blossomed once again, thanks in large part to new retail, office, and restaurant development at Market Common. Now the area is known for its exciting nightlife and regular neighborhood events.
A village named after a chandelier is bound to sparkle, and that’s definitely the case here. Crystal City is one of the largest downtown areas in Arlington and is a great location for people who want to be in the thick of things.
The neighborhood is going through a state of transition, after having recently lost its significant military population due to base reorganization. However, the future looks as bright as the name: with Amazon building a headquarters nearby, Crystal City hopes to become an energetic place in the near future.
Although Virginia Square still has that characteristic Arlington blend, it’s definitely more village than urban. Mostly residential, Virginia Square is a hub for arts, culture, and education.
It’s the location of the Arlington Public Library and is full of parks and playgrounds. Like Westover, you can consider Virginia Square a small town in the middle of a big city: close enough to be connected, but far enough to get a chance to disconnect.
More than a fourth of Arlington’s population lives in this urban village. This is due in part to its linear shape, stretching from the western border of Arlington all the way to Arlington Cemetery.
Although this area doesn’t have a Metro stop, it is serviced by a number of buses, so public transportation is still easy to find. There are a number of parks scattered through the neighborhood, giving residents a chance to connect with nature. It’s also home to the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, a great place to catch a movie or grab a meal.
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