January 2020

Found 14 blog entries for January 2020.

Foreclosed homes are some of the best home purchase deals you can find but that doesn’t mean that you should through caution to the wind when considering purchasing a foreclosed home. 

In fact, some foreclosed homes can end up costing you more money (or headaches) than they’re worth. Here’s what you need to know about purchasing a foreclosed home. 

Foreclosed Homes are a Diamond in the Rough 

The first thing to understand is that foreclosed homes are often in a rough state. This may be partly due to the fact that the previous owner was unable to make their mortgage payments, and therefore, couldn’t afford the upkeep either.

Or it could be that the previous owner was imbittered about their home being foreclosed on and abandoned the home,

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Resting on 19 acres just outside of Leipers Fork, this beautifully renovated farmhouse offers gorgeous views from every direction! This property features tons of privacy, a new kitchen, high-end finishes throughout, a metal barn, a pasture with a stable, an indoor storm shelter, a long list of updates, and plenty of space.

Columbia offers the best of both worlds - a historic, small-town feel with all the modern convenience of its larger, neighboring communities.

Columbia, affectionately known as Mule Town, is a picturesque, classically southern small town located in Maury County, Tennessee, about 45 minutes south of Nashville. Proud of its status as "Mule Capital of the World", the town's historic industry can be seen in business names, stuck

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Let the month of love and, most importantly, the Super Bowl, begin! Wine in Winter is back, as are other local favorites like Murfreesboro's 3rd Annual Handmade Market and Lightning 100's Chocolate Affair. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

February 1st: Chinese New Year Celebration
Vanderbilt University Corner Park | Nashville

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is teaming up with many partners to host the Chinese New Year! There will be professional jugglers, the Nashville Public Library's Puppet Truck, Chinese dance, music and songs, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese naming, arts and crafts for children, bamboo dance, Chinese language students’ presentations, and the

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February is a mixed bag for most of us, right? Even when we’re madly in love and excited to head out on the town with our main squeeze, there can be a lot of pressure to find The Best Date Night Ideas of 2020. This year, though, you’re off the hook! Whether you’re new in town, or just visiting us here in Middle Tennessee for a Valentine’s Day vacay, we’ve got our top picks for date night destinations. 

We’ve narrowed it down by category, so scroll down to find the perfect spot for you and your honey. Elevated, rustic, or even DIY—we've got you covered in Nashville and beyond.

Best Elegant Date Night

Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nashville, TN
nashvillesymphony.org

Just a short three-minute walk away from the Country Music Hall of Fame,

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This massive home feels like it rests on an acre with it's common areas to the side and back yard area! With its fabulous Turnberry's Stonehaven floorplan, this property features tons of living space, high-end finishes throughout, bonus areas perfect for multiple uses, a private treed lot, great outdoor living, plenty of storage, community amenities, and a location in walking distance to award-winning Clovercroft Elementary.

There is just something about the charm of Franklin that sets it apart. It's a vibrant and alive city that embraces its historic appeal while continuing to look to the future.

Located 30 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce January'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 January's gifts to you!

Sugar Drop: Bakery and Shop

Williamson County

Sugar Drop Bakery and Shop serves the greater Nashville area from Brentwood, Tennesse, and they have for almost 50 years!

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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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Located in the gated community of The Vale of Avalon, this fabulous Trace Construction built home has everything you could need! This property features tons of living space, great views from the three front porches, all of the luxury elements you would expect, a screened-in back porch with a fireplace, a second-floor library, various bonus areas, and a layout that offers great flow through the home.

There is just something about the charm of Franklin that sets it apart. It's a vibrant and alive city that embraces its historic appeal while continuing to look to the future.

Located 30 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music scene, an abundance of

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Americans spent $72.5 billion on their pets’ care and keeping in 2018 alone, and nearly two out of three households are also home to a pet. If you are bringing a pet home, moving into a new home with your current pet, or refurnishing your home to better accommodate your furry or feathered friend, our Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home will have you picturing a den that is both durable and stylish.

1.) Protect Your Floors and Furniture

Whether this means laying down skid-proof rugs on hardwood, stain-proofing your carpet, or spreading a blanket down where your pooch naps, it’s the same principle: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you’re choosing a new carpet, opt for low-pile, which holds on to less hair. Patterns hide fur well,

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We pour so much love and care into helping our home take care of us - it’s about time for our homes to help us out a little, right? (Mostly joking - but hey, we take what we can get with our homes, right?). All jokes aside, it’s an amazing world we’re in that we can have switches, appliances, security - you name it - as part of our  “smart home” set up. This means that things that would normally be manual are either automated, activated by voice, synchronized, connected, etc. 

A recent study by a major real estate firm showed that ⅔ of agents agree that buyers are more interested in homes with smart home features than just two to five years ago. Just like any new home feature - while smart home features aren’t yet expected by homebuyers, they are

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