App helps potential home buyers navigate real estate market

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Schools, crime and price are the top three factors potential homebuyers look for when shopping for real estate.

However, it can be tricky to track in a fast-changing market like Middle Tennessee.

Using the Realtor.com app, you can filter the homes you see by checking different options.

For example, you can change the setting to show you which homes are available within certain school zones. You can also check school ratings and see how many students attend there.

You can also draw a circle around the area you're interested in and see home prices in real time.

Cheatham County has seen the biggest average home value spike since last year, but the most expensive county to live in is Williamson County. The most affordable county to move to in Middle Tennessee is Dickson County.

Representatives at Greater Nashville Realtors broke down the latest housing trends and noted how they've changed since this time last year.

Last year, Wilson County saw the highest increase in sales, followed by Davidson and then Robertson County.

Houses in Cheatham County have seen the biggest spike in prices since this time last year. Prices spiked by $40,000, making the average home there nearly $225,000. Williamson County and Davidson County were in second and third place.

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Rebecca Cardenas is a Murrow-award winning journalist who joined News4 as a reporter in September 2017.

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