Murfreesboro is a great town in all areas. Downtown is especially engaging as the old city streets and sidewalks lead past historic houses to the old city square with the courthouse. Downtown has the downtown community to go with it. The downtown area never died out like other towns. Like other modern cities many of the homes for sale are in the suburbs. North Murfreesboro is the quietest part of town and the south is part of the faster pace and shopping. Comparison shop for mortgages is the best advice we have found. Starting early in the year and giving yourself more time is important. It's an important decision so make a list of the things that are most important to you. 1. The type of house. In this area some houses have a crwal space and some are built on a concrete slab. Learn the difference. 2. Energy. Estimate the size of those air conditioners and be sure the house fits your energy budget. 3. Location Location Location. Locate the schools and you'll often locate the hot property. Unless you are looking at a custom-built house on an individual lot, most new homes are built in developments with a unified style. These developments can be as small as a cul-de-sac, or as massive as a former farm field filled with dozens, if not hundreds of homes. Built to the latest codes and standards, they tend to be contemporary styled, energy efficient and often are more expensive than resale homes of a similar size. Sometimes, these types of developments can represent a savings over established developments with existing homes. Either way, the decision about whether to forgo an establish community is worth taking time to consider. Specific details vary, of course, but consider the pros and cons.......Zillow It's usually unrealistic to go below 5% of the list price unless it’s been on the market for a long time.