December 2019

Found 13 blog entries for December 2019.

This is not a time of year typically associated with a lot of home sales, but real estate experts advise that owners can actually tap this unique market. All it takes is a different type of prep work and a positive attitude. 

While highlighting bright, sunny days coupled with warm weather and green grass can seem like the best way to market a home, some industry insiders actually prefer to market a home in winter, according to the Realty Times. Homes tend to be more brightly lit, and - in certain cases - even festively decorated in a way that makes a listing look a lot more "home-y" in photos and videos, as well as in person. 

Everyone is motivated 

Another huge benefit that comes with putting a home up for sale in the winter

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2020 is here and it's the start of a new decade! Let this month of resolutions, motivation, and new beginnings commence. The Nashville Boat Show is back, as are other local favorites such as Brentwood's Marshmallow Hike and Nashville Restaurant Week. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

January 1st: 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield | Murfreesboro

Take a trip back in time and learn about the quiet, yet critical, events of New Year's Day that shaped the outcome of the Battle of Stones River! Visitors will also learn about how the Battle of Stones River provided a victory to support the Emancipation Proclamation and how it

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Resting on a golf course, this gorgeous fully remodeled home is the perfect home for people who love to entertain! This property features a brand new roof, new HVAC systems, all new paint and carpeting, a marble bathroom with heated floors, high-end finishes throughout, and tons of other upgrades. You will have to see this immaculate home in person to truly understand all it has to offer!

Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located about 40 minutes southeast of Nashville in Rutherford County. Home to Middle Tennessee State University and listed as one of Tennessee's fastest-growing major cities, Murfreesboro is one of the most up-and-coming places to reside in Middle Tennessee.

Murfreesboro is the geographic center of the state of Tennessee and

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Across the country, music festivals are normally relegated to the warmest summer months. However, in Tennessee, that is definitely not the case! Here in the birthplace of country music and the home of Honky Tonk, festivals are part of our year-round celebration of song. After all, music is arguably the heart of our great state. Whether you’re here for a visit or recently moved to the area, a world-famous festival is likely in your near future.

In 2020, the following events are expected to be the hottest tickets of the year, so as we welcome this new year, be sure to mark your calendar early with every festival you can.

Big Ears Festival
March 26 - 29, 2020 | Knoxville, TN
bigearsfestival.org

Even against the backdrop of Tennessee’s rich

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce December's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time 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!

Tin Cottage

Williamson County

Tin Cottage can be found on Main Street in Franklin offering local, unique gifts and apparel inspired by the community- some even

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Surrounded by the fairways of the Temple Hills Country Club, this exquisite estate home has a prime location with easy access to Nashville, Cool Springs, and historic Franklin, yet nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Williamson County! This property features a spectacular gourmet kitchen, a spa-quality master suite opening to screened porch, tons of versatile living space, and a huge fenced-in backyard.

Known for its 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

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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.

See the Previous Month's Stats! 

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In 2018, the US enacted significant tax reforms. Homeowners like you are among those who will have taken note of these changes, and may be wondering: under the new code, what are the tax breaks for second homeowners? Does it matter whether the second home is going to be a rental or a vacation getaway, or whether it’s a boat or a chalet?

When comparing the new tax code to the pre-2018 rules, there are four key ways the new tax code affects second homeowners. If you’re considering buying a second home or want to know how the new rules will impact your plans for an Airbnb income stream, read on! Our team at Parks has the information to help you second homeowners make the most of each potential tax break in 2020.

1.) Tax Breaks on Second Homes

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This gorgeous home has undergone a spectacular renovation! This property features soaring ceilings, a chef's kitchen, new appliances, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, and tons of living space perfect for any occasion. With its lake access, short drive to shopping and downtown Nashville, and location near excellent schools, this home has it all.

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 Allyson Woosley

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Ready or not, here winter comes! While it’s easy to think about the holiday lists, and social schedule coming up - it’s easy to forget (err, ignore?), the demands of winter on our homes. While not as fun, it is certainly worth your future heating bills, and repairs-not-needed to take some time and go through what you need to do to prepare your home for the winter season! 

We’ve rounded up some of the most commonly recommended winterizing tips for you:

One Last A/C Look

Maybe counterintuitive, but before you say goodbye to the A/C, doing just a little bit of cleaning and prep for the winter will be worth your time. By cleaning the fan blades and condensing coils, and covering your unit with a weatherproof cover, you will extend the life of

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