December 2018

Found 15 blog entries for December 2018.

 

Winter officially began on Dec. 21, and homeowners should take the time to perform one last check of their properties and houses before cold, snowy, icy weather really sets in for the next few months. Doing so may help keep everyone in the house safe and warm, while also saving money and averting potentially bigger crises. 

Perhaps the biggest financial risk homes face during the winter is if pipes burst, according to Consumer Reports. When that happens, water can spill into the walls and cause a lot of damage long before a problem is even detected, and the issue can get out of hand quickly. To that end, it’s wise for homeowners to assess where they stand with their water pipes.

Pipes that run along the outside of a home or along the ceiling in

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It’s nearly the New Year, which means many of us are deciding what our resolutions should be. Whether you want to earn a promotion, lose weight, or pay off credit card debt, resolutions can feel like making a clear step toward success.

But do resolutions really work? Have they worked for you in years gone by? And if they don’t work for you, why not? Is there any way to get yourself over the hurdle of setting up new habits and routines so that you can reach your goals?

While motivational gurus repeat the mantras of “specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely (SMART) goals,” that’s not to say that there aren’t other paths to success that might be better for different types of people.

After all, repeatedly failing

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The new year is finally here! Let the month of new year’s resolutions, bone-chilling weather, and insane electric bills, begin! Hot Chicken Week is back, as are other local favorites such as Progressive’s Nashville Boat Show and Monster Jam. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

January 1: First Day Hike
Bledsoe Creek State Park | Gallatin

Begin 2019 with a ranger-led hike along the Shoreline Trail. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Bledsoe Creek, while glimpsing some of the many animals that call the park home! The trail is 1.5 miles long and rated easy to traverse. Prepare for cold weather and don’t forget proper footwear and water!

January 5: Twelfth Night

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Located in Green Hills, this stunning new construction has views that are unlike anything you would expect! With its fine details, amazing design, and only the most exceptional quality finishes, this home is the epitome of luxury living.

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 shops you desire in the expansive Mall at Green Hills and will enjoy the movie theater, restaurants and other amenities this area provides. Green Hills is a highly coveted area of residence and offers

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As sad as it is – that perfect pine scent and the cheer that once revolved around your family’s Christmas tree, unfortunately, can’t last forever. (Wouldn’t it be great if it took root in the living room?) However, since it won’t take root, or be staying in your living room, why not consider saving space in landfills and recycling your Christmas tree into mulch? One last feel-good experience with your Christmas tree that over 17,000 in Metro Nashville took advantage of last year, alone! (Just don’t forget to remove all stands, wires, lights, ornaments, etc!) Here’s the rundown on where to recycle:

Metro Nashville

This year, Metro Public Works has teamed up with Metro Parks and Recreation as well as Metro contractor, Living Earth, to offer

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Nashville has always been known for its flavorful, rich cuisine, and this year there were 10 restaurants that joined this tapestry of tastes with a bang. We recommend each of them for their delicious menu offerings, and some for their incredible locations.

House of Cards
119 Third Ave South, Lower Level
Nashville (Broadway)

Perfect for a special occasion, this unique, opulent restaurant (part Twin Peaks, part Vegas) will particularly delight lovers of magic and mystery. Located under the Johnny Cash Museum, the nearly 10,000-square-foot House of Cards invokes the Art Deco period vividly. Be sure to enjoy the extensive art and European antiquities collections and magical memorabilia displays (including a pair of Harry Houdini’s own “Kingbreaker”

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Every year we swear we’ll start our holiday shopping promptly—by September at the latest —and nearly every year we’re scrambling in late December to shop for everyone we care about. This year, we’re here to help you save time with Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas perfect for everyone on your list.

Bath and Body Products

Peppermint Vanilla Lip Scrub
The weather’s freezing and the air inside is dry, so it’s no wonder our lips get dry and rough this time of year. This DIY lip scrub is that rare stocking stuffer that’s both luxurious and practical, leaving scaly lips smooth and moisturized.

Whipped Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
For the rest of the body, this gingerbread sugar scrub smells like dessert and gives dull skin a beautiful polished

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Located on a spacious, level lot in the heart of Green Hills, this picturesque cottage displays a remarkable renovation! Just minutes away from Whole Foods, Julia Green Elementary, and Green Hills Mall, this home offers the finest finishes and a great neighborhood for raising a family.

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 shops you desire in the expansive Mall at Green Hills and will enjoy the movie theater, restaurants and other amenities this area provides. Green Hills is a highly

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December is here and 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 December’s gifts to you!

The Registry

Williamson County

 

Known as the preeminent bridal registry and fine tableware purveyor in Historic Franklin, The Registry was created with the discerning shopper

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

Davidson County Market Update

Homes for Sale
• Down 2.4% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 12.1% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Closed
• Down 6.6% Compared to the Last Month
• Down 6.8% Compared to the Last Year

Homes Placed Under Contract
• Up 0.6% Compared to the Last Month
• Up 3.9% Compared to

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