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Most homeowners are on the lookout for simple ways to save a bit of money here and there because even a few cost-cutting measures can really add up over the course of a year.Meanwhile, many Americans also want to reduce their environmental impact for both financial as well as for more altruistic reasons.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to accomplish both of these goals around the home, and they don’t take a lot of expertise. The best part is that most of these investments pay for themselves quickly.

One of the simplest moves homeowners can implement to make their properties more ‘green’ and efficient is to simply replace their outdoor electrical lighting with…

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This home is a beautifully crafted hidden gem nestled atop a hill surrounded by 20 wooded acres just four miles outside Murfreesboro city limits in Rutherford County. Experience a true escape from the city life to this wildlife sanctuary. Nature meets architecture to unite in this custom built home. The uniquely constructed home was designed to resemble the Sportsman Lodge Restaurant.

With breath-taking views of rolling hills and landscape, you will feel like you are situated in Gatlinburg in this secluded oasis. With a number of possible uses, this distinctive property can be enjoyed as a bed and breakfast, corporate retreat, or event space or venue. Truly an entertainer’s delight with an expansive, open floor plan including 30-foot ceilings and…

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What’s better than kicking off the start of summer in Middle Tennessee with a long weekend? Not much other than basking in the endless activities that pop up for those three perfect days at the end of May. As things tend to go here in Nashville, there’s an endless list of possibilities so we’ve tried to narrow it down to some of our favorites.

Try a Little Something Different

First off, if you live close enough to work that you can participate, try something new the Friday of Memorial Day weekend by participating in the annual Bike to Work day. Not only do you get to know your neighbors by riding with your neighborhood, but you’re doing a little extra good for the environment, getting some time outside, and a little exercise. Plus there’s a…

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Whether you’ve been out on the lake all weekend or at work all day, not many people wouldn’t enjoy a nice meal with a waterfront view. We’re lucky to have marinas on multiple lakes and rivers in Middle Tennessee that offer both a fun and beautiful atmosphere for dining. Check out our list of best bets for your next meal overlooking the state’s incredible scenery, then pull the boat (or your car) right up to your local waterfront eatery and enjoy dinner and drinks while the sun sets on another great day at the lake.


Blue Moon Waterfront Grill 
525 Basswood Avenue | Nashville

Closed after the 2010 floods, Blue Moon Waterfront Grill has opened its doors again for an all new waterfront dining experience. It’s currently the only…

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It’s time to dust off those lawn chairs, stock up on sunscreen and get your calendars ready because we’re about to dive into some serious Nashville happenings. June might as well be one long festival here in Middle Tennessee because if you’re up for the challenge (and ready for the best weekends of your life), you can have some serious non-stop entertainment. No list can contain everything June brings to the area, but we’ve attempted to give you the down-low on some of the major happenings!

Brew at the Zoo
June 2nd

Voted best beer event for the past two years by Nashville scene, this “wild” Brew at the Zoo is back for the sixth year in a row. With admission, event-goers receive a tasting glass for unlimited samples of the 100+ beers on tap, as…

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This charming stone cottage in the heart of Inglewood looks out over Jackson Park, a beautiful green space which is owned by the neighborhood’s HOA. The home was fully renovated in 2015 and the kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with an oversized island, gas stove, glass tile backsplash, and a double-sided fireplace. The luxurious master suite features a modern free-standing tub, large shower and a view of the back yard.

Inglewood is an established neighborhood northeast of downtown Nashville. This thriving community boasts lots of local eateries and shops and is conveniently located near East Nashville, Madison, and downtown.

Listed by Amy Gill and Pete Jones.

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.


Homes For Sale
• Up 4.5% compared to the last month
• Down 5.1% compared to the last year

Homes Closed
• Down 4.9% compared to the last month
• Down 5.2% compared to the last year

Homes Placed under Contract
• Up 1.8% compared to the last month
• Down 2.9% compared to the last year


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Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville in Rutherford County and is home to the designated geographical center of the state. Here you will find a thriving town with a touch of Southern nostalgia and the motto “creating a better quality of life”, which is exactly what you will find.

From the historic downtown main street where the community gathers at the town square for annual events, to the abundance of outdoor activities like the Greenway System that includes 12 miles of paved paths with 11 trailheads, and the Richard Siegle Soccer Complex & community park, there truly is something for everyone.

Murfreesboro is also home to the largest public university in the state, Middle Tennessee State University. With an…

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This elegant home in Lebanon, Tennessee features a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and a two-story view looking out to the Five Oaks Golf and Country Club. The home also boasts a full basement with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, exercise room and game room.

Lebanon exudes old-fashioned charm with its quaint historic town square and reputation for delicious comfort food.

Listed by Lisia Tucker.

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While it can be easy to ignore a mess in the moment, continually living in chaos adds a significant amount of stress to your life. If it feels like you have no time to organize your home, think about all of the minutes you’ve spent looking for your keys, your child’s field trip permission slip, or a bill that needed to be paid. You’ll quickly discover that being disorganized is wasting a lot more time than you realized.

With that said, it’s also true that marathon organization sessions tend to backfire. After spending a week attacking your home with fervor and good intentions, you are probably too exhausted to keep up the new look. You deserve a few days off, right? After all, you’ve worked so hard! And thus the chaos begins again.

Instead, commit…

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