October 2017

Found 13 blog entries for October 2017.

ABOUT BRENTWOOD

The area between Davidson and Williamson counties is home to some of the prettiest communities in Middle Tennessee. Brentwood, Tennessee sits just minutes from downtown Nashville and features pristine parks, some of the best schools in the state, and homes that look like they’ve come out of a Southern Living magazine.

Brentwood is located about 10 minutes south of Nashville in scenic Williamson County, and because of its easy access to Nashville and small-town feel, Brentwood has quickly grown to become one of the most attractive and desirable communities in Tennessee.

The town is home to an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities such as 11 public parks, the Brentwood Library, which is a must visit if you have

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With winter just a few months away, it’s time vital to prioritize any lingering home improvement do-it-yourself projects owners have been meaning to get around to. Colder weather often means that outdoor jobs, in particular, become difficult or even impossible to start, let alone complete. Moreover, many of the DIY jobs homeowners may want to get around to have to do with winterizing their houses or properties in some way, so getting those efforts underway as soon as possible is crucial. 

One of the biggest goals homeowners are likely to have as they look to winterize their homes is trying to save money on their heating bills, according to the Family Handyman. The good news is this is not as intensive as most may expect.

Start Simple 

One very

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This Listing of the Week is a beautiful custom-built home sitting on 9.5 acres in Christiana. The home has four main level bedrooms, a professionally designed kitchen, and hardwood floors. Both the open floor plan and the outdoor entertaining space offer incredible expansive views.

Christiana is a part of Rutherford County and offers a great school system. It is convenient to Murfreesboro, but offers the space and privacy of rural life.

Listed by Lea Anne Bedsole.

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Among the list of very important to-dos when you are contemplating buying your first (or next) home is the somewhat daunting concept of making sure you are able to fund this adventure. Writing out your “must-haves” and picking out features you’d really love in a home is the fun part. Unfortunately, without the proper finances, your “must-haves” will quickly disappear into “never-wills.” 

Before you even start setting money aside, there are a few things you should do to ensure that your money-saving plan is as effective as possible:

Check Your Credit Score 

Knowing your credit score and what your credit report looks like will give you a better idea of the kind of financing you’ll be able to qualify for. Checking your credit early in the process

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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 that 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.

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Up 4% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 2.2% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Down 11.4% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 5.5% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Down 9.2% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 6.7% Compared to the Last Year

Rutherford

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Formerly owned by musician Roy Orbison, this stately Listing of the Week is an entertainer’s delight and boasts lake views. Newly landscaped and featuring remodeled bathrooms and kitchen, this home sits on one acre next to the Johnny Cash Wildlife Preserve. The home features three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and an immaculate three car garage. 

Just northeast of Nashville, Hendersonville is a quiet community with a unique blend of city living and spacious, scenic surroundings. This community features parks, Old Hickory Lake, and top-ranked school systems.

Listed by Beverly Cannon Jones.

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Home is where the heart is. But if we’re being honest, the kitchen is really where the heart is. The kitchen is where the family gathers, guests linger and delicious meals are created and enjoyed. Over the years kitchens have gone from a place hidden in the back of the house to a centerpiece of both function and style. While style is always a matter of personal preference, we’ve rounded up a few of the latest kitchen appliance trends for you to check out…juuuust in case there’s a little remodeling in your future. (Or of course, just want to stay up on the latest trends).  

Retro Appliances

Dear Pastels, Americans are not done with you. Thanks to companies like “Big Chill” and “Smeg” you can get the best retro styles of the past … new again! Gone

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There are a lot of great pumpkin patches around Middle Tennessee, and each one offers something a little different. We spent a day at Lucky Ladd Farm and spoke to their staff to bring you the best tips for visiting your local pumpkin patch. 

Things to Do

  • Pick a Pumpkin
  • Visit the Petting Zoo
  • Go Through the Corn Maze
  • Go on a Hayride/Train ride
  • Play on the Playground
  • Grab Something from the Concessions
  • Mine for Gems

Each farm has a unique list of things to do. Visit their website or grab a map when you arrive to plan your day!

Elements of the Perfect Pumpkin

  • No mushy/soft spots
  • No brown spots
  • No discoloration (could mean it is frostbitten)
  • Has a strong, sturdy stem that is dark green or black
  • Symmetrically shaped
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November is a great time to enjoy time with your family and friends, eat a great meal or two (or more!), and gear up for the holiday season. There’s a lot going on this November to keep you busy, but many events have the wonderful opportunity of also letting you give back to your community. Take some time this month to reflect on what you’re grateful for and give back when you can! 

November 3-4: Gallatin Ghost Walk
Gallatin City Hall | Gallatin

Storytellers in period dress tell chilling tales of Sumner County’s history and folklore. This tradition has been apart of Gallatin’s community calendar since 2005 and is a family-friendly event. This will be a great event for those who didn’t get enough ghost stories at Halloween.

November 4: Wine

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Enjoy the 1920’s charm of Historic Richland-West End without lifting a finger in this meticulously updated Listing of the Week. The three-story home features dual master suites, a driveway off Central Ave, a two-car garage with cooking porch, a professionally landscaped and level lot, and a corner screened cedar paneled porch all in a convenient location.

Just southwest of downtown Nashville, Historic Richland-West End offers a lot of character, but also convenience. The area is area is wonderful for families of all types, or for singles who want to live in a more residential area.

Listed by Scott Evans and Zach Goodyear.

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