Read the full interview with the owner of Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Dallas Shaw, below!

How did Hoss’ Loaded Burgers Get Started? 

I was working in the corporate office with a big company in Nashville and I got tired of working for someone else. I got the drive to do something of my own. I was looking into what Nashville was missing and it was a juicy Lucy style, cheese stuffed burger that you find normally up in the Minnesota area or Minneapolis. So, I looked into some recipes and some offerings and found that nobody in town offered that. I started building a business plan and putting things together and from April of 2011 until August we went from concept to on the road.


What Drove You to Open a Food Truck Over a Brick-and-Mortar?

I chose…

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We are officially one month closer to spring! As things start to warm up, festival season is gearing up in Middle Tennessee! This month has a distinctly Irish focus as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to check out all the fun outdoor activities, as well as amazing cultural opportunities at our local theaters. And, when you have a free weekend, Cheekwood is open for visitors to come and enjoy the first blooms of spring. 

March 2-11: Pride and Prejudice

Center for the Arts | Murfreesboro

Allow yourself to be taken back in time to the magical world of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. A tale of pride, romance, and the battle of wits, Pride and Prejudice has delighted since it was written. Make sure to support your local artists by treating…

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Projections for how the national housing market will shift over the course of 2018 are already starting to come to fruition, and real estate professionals will have to keep a close eye on changing data and market conditions in their regions. This may be especially true when it comes to the start of the spring buying season, which is just weeks away for a number of metro areas.

Perhaps the most pressing concern for would-be homeowners at this time of year is how home prices are likely to rise in the months ahead, according to Nerdwallet. Certainly, prices have been rising – for some time now – at well above the rates considered historically normal in the 3 percent range. And while that’s likely to be the case again over the course of 2018,…

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Do you dream of living on the beach in the luxurious Alys Beach neighborhood? The Ridge at Granny White is like a piece of that beach luxury in Nashville. Enjoy a securely fenced and gated luxury community with just four neighbors. Build true bonds with your close-knit community while enjoying a spectacular rooftop, screened in porch, private courtyard, and two bedrooms on the main level. This is a truly unique home that won’t be available long!

Many of Nashville’s most desired and high-end homes are located in the Green Hills community. Music City happenings are not limited to downtown Nashville, as Green Hills contains one of the most popular songwriting and live music venues in all of Tennessee: The Bluebird Cafe.

You can find all the…

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Another month into 2018 and we are continuing in our drive to support local businesses! The Parks Family is partnering with a wonderful company this year to help us do that. LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LOLO helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are February’s gifts to you!

Leon’s Candy Davidson County


In February, Davidson County recipients will get to appease their sweet tooth at Leon’s Candy! Leon began cooking at a very young age, helping make sweet treats at his…

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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, Maury, Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

Davidson County Real Estate Market January 2018

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Down 3.5% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 0.4% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Down 24.4% Compared to the Last Month
• Down 2% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Up 0.3% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 2.8% Compared to the Last Year

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Everything about this Listing of the Week says luxury! 5107 Yale is a custom home built by Hale & Thomas on the desirable west side of Brentwood. This unique lot features complete privacy and is located in the Prince Hills development. With easy access to the interstate, Cool Springs, and downtown Nashville, you really can’t ask for more! When you aren’t bustling around this exciting area, make sure to enjoy the saltwater pool, hot tub, and multiple entertaining areas.

Located in scenic Williamson County, Brentwood, Tennessee is home to abundant recreational amenities, quality schools, and premier suburban and residential living. Because of its exceptional land use, development, easy access to Nashville and small-town feel, Brentwood has…

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We wholeheartedly believe that no matter what your relationship status is, celebrating love on a Wednesday night in the middle of the winter is a win-win for everyone involved. How to celebrate? Let’s be real, this is Nashville and there are more options than we can count! We’ve gone through the lists and highlighted some of our favorites below. Happy Valentine’s Day, Middle Tennessee!

For the Music Lovers 

Nashville never needs an excuse for live music, but for a Wednesday night, a little V-Day lineup certainly never hurts. All our favorite venues will be jammin’ for this mid-week celebration of love all week – here are a few of our favorites; big and small for the shows on the 14th: Kelsea Ballerini at Ryman Auditorium  The…

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It’s no surprise that homeowners continue to see the value in renovating. Putting some money into your home can mean big dollar signs in return. Not all renos are created equal, however, make sure to do your homework before you start your next project! If you’re thinking kitchens or pools are the number one renovation, think again! Remodeling Magazine does an amazing cost-versus-value analysis each year to highlight return-on-investment. Here are the top 10 returns for the Nashville Market.

Nashville Top 10 Numbers: 1. 145%, Garage Door Replacement (Upscale) By “upscale,” the report is referring to a 4 section, heavy-duty galvanized steel track garage door replacement! Oftentimes, buyers are looking for things that make their lives…

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Welcome to your own personal paradise. It’s a wonderland that includes eight acres of gently rolling landscapes, panoramic views and an impeccably designed home that is as luxurious as it is relaxed and comfortable. Your family and friends will love spreading out over three beautifully appointed floors that have been planned for maximum enjoyment. Five large bedrooms, all with attached bathrooms and walk-in closets provide plenty of personal space, but it’s the common areas, including a huge finished basement and exquisite main level living room, where you’ll find yourself gathering with your nearest and dearest. The expansive traditional brick façade provides glimpses of the grandeur and elegance that you’ll find indoors, but it’s the extraordinary…

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