July 2018

Found 14 blog entries for July 2018.

Tennessee’s lush, often forested greenways are a system of both natural and maintained trails that connect residents to their jobs, schools, shopping, cultural centers, and entertainment—all without the use of cars or busses. 

A growing body of evidence suggests that communities that are supported by these beautiful walking and biking trails are in higher demand, which bolsters property values. Because the people of Tennessee have had such positive responses to local governments strengthening the greenway system, there has been a boom of trail-oriented development. Available homes near greenways can move quickly, but you don’t have to be directly on a greenway to take advantage of the positive health and environmental benefits they offer!

The

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Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but can be a complicated process. You may be done with the paperwork and have your keys in hand, but if you’re not organized and efficient in your packing and unpacking, your move may not be as smooth as you hoped. Use these tips to be sure the move to your new home is headache free!

MAKE A SUPPLIES LIST

You probably know everything that you’ll need for your move, but take the time to write it down before you head out to shop. During such a highly stressful time, an extra trip to the store can feel like a real inconvenience, so save yourself the aggravation and prepare a list.

Suggested Packing Supplies:

  • Clean, strong boxes (in which case choosing used is okay)
  • Plain packing paper (skip newspaper;
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Enjoy the Franklin lifestyle in this beautiful brick & stone 4 bedroom Home on a cul-de-sac in sought-after Chestnut Bend! Only 1.4 miles to downtown Franklin! Custom closets, plantation shutters, master bedroom & laundry up, convenient mudroom, built-ins & storage! 3-car side entry garage, patio, covered front porch & irrigation system, community pool & walking trails, too!

Known for it is picturesque main street, historical attractions, antique shops and lively music scene, Franklin (fondly known as “Small Town, USA”) was voted the number one small town in Tennessee.

Main Street in downtown Franklin bustles with southern hospitality, historic preservation, and modern sophistication. There, you can catch an outstanding performance or screening at

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As we head into the end of summer, we’re gearing up for a busy month! Live on the Green is back as in other local favorites such as the Williamson County Fair and the Tomato Art Fest! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

August 3-11: Williamson County Fair
Ag Expo Park | Franklin

Enjoy the last days of summer at the Williamson County Fair! From traditional food and attractions to entertainment and competitions, this family-friendly event is beloved by all! This year, they’ve added a number of new attractions including dinosaur exhibits, the Matterhorn ride, and more!

August 9, 16, 23, and 30th- September 1: Live on the Green
Public Square Park | Nashville

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Starter homes are becoming increasingly popular due to the number of young adults moving into the housing market – primarily as first-time homeowners and buyers. Due to their size, such properties typically carry significantly lower price tags than median-priced homes and may be perfect for buyers looking to keep their costs down, according to Trulia. However, with the demand so great, starter homes typically spend very time on the market and often attract multiple bidders.

Digging into the numbers
Research shows the challenges shoppers fixed on lower-priced housing options are likely to encounter. Through the end of the first quarter of the year, starter homes made up just 22.4 percent of listings, down from the previous 22.8 percent on both a

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Usually, by the time you schedule a home inspection, you’re at least halfway in love with a house. You’ve walked through it many times, and you’ve likely made note of any concerns you have regarding the home’s condition. The inspection is the last hurdle separating you from the house of your dreams, so it’s only natural for you to want it to go well.

Ultimately, though, you really don’t want a home that doesn’t pass the most rigorous inspection. Hire an impartial inspector who has no loyalties to anyone involved except you. The most qualified home inspectors do cost more than one you might find by happenstance, but when you compare this cost to the overall investment you’ll be making in this new home, it becomes clear that this is not the moment for

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612 Hillsboro Road is a stunning renovation of a classic Franklin ranch home! Built in 1959, the home was completely renovated and updated in 2017 and now boasts new lighting, flooring, kitchen, baths and more. One realtor who previewed the home said, “this is very Green Hills, something we don’t have enough of in Franklin. Absolutely beautiful!” New sidewalks on Hillsboro Road make the 1/2 mile walk to Five Points/downtown easy and enjoyable. The rare 1 acre in town lot is another special feature of this updated home.

Known for it is picturesque main street, historical attractions, antique shops and lively music scene, Franklin (fondly known as “Small Town, USA”) was voted the number one small town in Tennessee.

Main Street in downtown Franklin

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As we reach the middle of July, we are so excited to announce this month’s LOLO gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful local businesses in Middle Tennessee and we are so ready to celebrate them this month!

 

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 March’s gifts to you!

Fox’s Donut Den

Davidson County

 

Alright Davidson County, bust out your sweet tooth because it’s time for some donuts! Opened in 1973, this historic donut shop is

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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 Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Up 4.9% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 5.6% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Up 2.6% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 6.1% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Down 0.5% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 3% Compared to the Last Year

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Custom home that is nothing short of grand! The stunning entry features a split bridal stairway. You’ll love each magnificent room of this home from the library to the two-story living room. The elevator offers access to all three floors for full accessibility. Plus, the 1,338 sq. ft. pool house is large and has a full kitchen. Last but certainly not least, the saltwater pool measures 24×46 and is made of gunite.

Murfreesboro exhibits a unique blend of Civil War history and thriving 21st-century activity.

Stones River National Battlefield displays the story of those who fought and died at the fierce Battle of Stones River, and Oaklands Historic House Museum reflects both the prosperity of the Antebellum era and the hardships suffered during the

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