August 2018

Found 15 blog entries for August 2018.

As we close in on the end of summer, it looks likes we’re ending the season with a bang! Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is back, as are other local favorites such as the 31st Annual Greek Festival and the Middle TN Highland Games & Celtic Festival! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

September 7-8: Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage | Nashville

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival is getting ready for the fourth annual gathering! There will be plenty of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors. This year they will also be kicking off the festival with an evening

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This contemporary home in East Nashville includes an open floor plan, hardwood flooring, custom tile, designer lighting, and a musician’s dream with a sound dampened studio. Being just a walk away from delicious local eateries and having been designed by award-winning architect Manuel Zeitlin, this property screams East Nashville living!

East Nashville is one of the hottest up and coming areas. Here you will find newly-renovated craftsman style homes in Historic Edgefield and Lakeland Springs and will be charmed by the hipster vibe which keeps the neighborhood alive. From the local bars and shops to trendy restaurants, you will be sure to enjoy the live music, great food, and craft beer while meeting new friends. East Nashville is historic,

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The American South has a long tradition of hand-crafting small batch wines from local grapes. Today, more wineries than ever have opened their doors right here in Middle Tennessee. The following wineries offer tastings designed to entertain and educate, as well as live music, food truck events, and samples of local fruits and other treats. This spring, summer, or fall, pack a picnic, drink plenty of water, and head out to indulge in a taste of the finest wines in Middle Tennessee.

Arrington Vineyards
6211 Patton Rd. | Arrington

Arrington Vineyards is perfect for pairing a home-packed picnic with an evening wine tasting under peach-pink sunset skies. Arrington’s ample seating and serene views overlooking the hills make this winery a community

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It’s Saturday.
It’s Fall.
It’s the south.

On those glorious fall Saturdays here in the south, when those three essential facts lineup, you might as well guarantee you’ll be in tailgatin’ heaven.

While the hype is all about the football, you have to admit, there is a little (okay, maybe more than a little), friendly competition that comes with a good ol’ tailgate set up.

As we head into tailgating season, here are a few ways you can take your Tailgate to the next level. (Or, just really enjoy your time surrounded by family, friends, food and football!)

1. Keep the essentials packed up, and ready to go for quick prep.

Ex. Spatulas, tongs, bottle & can openers, toothpicks, paper plates and plastic cutlery, trash bags, paper towels, sunscreen,

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With hot weather gripping most of the country, many homeowners are cranking up their home AC units. However, doing so can be costly and expensive. Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which people can bring their cooling costs down as August arrives and keep these expenses at a minimum moving forward. 

Most homeowners are aware to air condition even a single room of their home on a long-term basis is expensive, and can often double the price of a home’s normal power bills, according to Outstanding Air. With that in mind, even a handful of simple steps could help to significantly reduce the amount of power homes use throughout their sweltering summers. Here are just a few:

1. Install ceiling fans

It may seem…
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This East Nashville jewel box home has been meticulously renovated with top-quality materials, upscale detailing, and custom finishes to give a distinct “Restoration Hardware” flair. If the security gated entrance, updated kitchen, or two stone fireplaces don’t catch your eye, then the screened-in porch with a hot tub will.

East Nashville is one of the hottest up and coming areas. Here you will find newly-renovated craftsman style homes in Historic Edgefield and Lakeland Springs and will be charmed by the hipster vibe which keeps the neighborhood alive. From the local bars and shops to trendy restaurants, you will be sure to enjoy the live music, great food, and craft beer while meeting new friends. East Nashville is historic, eclectic, hip and

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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, Sumner, Bedford, and Coffee counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

 

 

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Up 1.5% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 6.9% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Down 9.6% Compared to the Last Month
• Down 6.1% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Down 2.3% Compared to the Last Month
• Down 2.7%

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Downsizing. Known to some as the what comes after becoming an empty nester, known to others as the solution to retiring sooner. (And heck, some people just want an excuse to get rid of all that stuff). Regardless the reason, it’s one of those stages of life that everyone stares down at one point or another.

While adults over the age of 65 actually have the highest home ownership rate of any age group and downsizing is being pushed to an older and older age, it’s still an important process to plan for. And process it is. Downsizing is not something that can happen overnight.

With that process in mind, we’ve decided to pull together some tips to keep in mind with downsizing:

Start the process before you’re ready.  

When you’re desperate to

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As we reach the middle of August, 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 August’s gifts to you!

Midtown Cafe

Davidson County

 

Locally-owned Midtown Cafe has you covered for any occasion with its selection of prime steaks, sustainable seafood, locally grown

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This exclusive Brentwood gated community is located in Hampton Reserve and backs up to common space and a beautiful 65 private acres. It includes an optional Governors Club Membership, giving you access to the pool, clubhouse, and privileges that apply. Finished with exquisite details, this is one you don’t want to miss.

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 quickly grown to become one of the most attractive and desirable communities in Tennessee.

With shopping opportunities including national retailers and

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