February 2020

Found 12 blog entries for February 2020.

Tax season isn’t always met with positivity. But when you’re a homeowner, you tend to view tax season differently because of the tax benefits. With tax season soon upon us, we wanted to share some of the lesser-known tax benefits of owning a home. 

Did you miss out on the tax breaks for 2019? Not to worry! You can still benefit in the coming year! Come to think of it, the sooner you purchase a home, the longer you can rake in those benefits! 

Interest Paid on Your mortgage is Deductible (in most cases)

Generally speaking, if your mortgage is not greater than $750,000, then you can deduct the interest paid on the loan. This is the most significant benefit of owning a home and claiming it is relatively simple. At the end of the year, your

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Located just 10 minutes from Providence in Mt. Juliet, this home offers country living on 6 acres within walking distance to Suggs Creek Recreation Area! This property is an entertainer's dream and features spacious indoor and outdoor living, an immaculate kitchen, high-end custom finishes throughout, a heated saltwater pool, and so much more.

Hermitage is a family-friendly neighborhood, particularly suited for outdoor enthusiasts and history lovers. 

Situated just east of downtown Nashville between Percy Priest and Old Hickory Lakes, Hermitage offers an ideal location for people who love boating and watersports. It neighbors and shares a Chamber of Commerce with Donelson which only expands the community-centric feeling of the neighborhood.

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Let the month of International Women's Day, St. Patrick Day celebration, and the first day of the spring season, begin! Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is back, as are other local favorites like Taste of Williamson and the County Sumner Irish Festival. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

March 1st: Nashville Opera Noir Filmfest - Black & White Bash
Noah Liff Opera Center | Nashville

Some of Tennessee’s most innovative filmmakers have been invited to this film festival to create three-minute, black-and-white films inspired by John Hoomes’ new noir staging of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO. Guests will get to see the finalists’ entries, meet the creators, and celebrate the

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Tennessee residents, are you looking for an opportunity to join a local run? Have you seen those exuberant IG posts from your friends who experienced their first Nashville 5k last year? Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner looking for a new challenge, or someone who wants to seize 2020 as your year to leap off your couch and hit the streets running, we have the perfect race for you.

Please note: every run has different rules, requirements, and cutoff dates to enroll. Please visit the website links we’ve included for each run for detailed instructions.

March 15th: Nashville’s St. Paddy’s Day Run (Nashville)

Don the Irish green and begin your 2020 marathon conditioning by walking or running along the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville!

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Resting in a gated community, this Franklin home has it all! With its wonderful main-level living, plenty of living space, extensive hardwood, in-home elevator, finished basement, and tons of storage, this property is a must-see.

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 shopping and plenty of parks and green space. The Downtown Franklin Historic District was named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Preservation Association.

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

High Brow Coffee + Tea

Williamson County

High Brow Coffee + Tea can be found in the Westhaven Town Center, three miles west of downtown Franklin. They pride

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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 Cartwright Close, this truly incredible home offers a sophisticated, rustic design by Trace Construction and Cara Brock! With over 9,400 sq. ft, this property features a well-planned layout, a large kitchen, an inviting great room, a master closet with two levels, an amazing bonus and media room, as well as roll-up door access to a custom Gene Kulas pool with a "lazy river" and rustic pool house. This home is a must-see!

Brentwood, located in scenic Williamson County, is considered one of the most desirable suburban locations in Tennessee. This affluent community is home to country music stars and athletes and some of the most gorgeous homes in the area.

Just a short 10-minute drive from Nashville and access

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Spring’s verdant foliage and fresh, sweet air brings cleansing and refreshing our homes to the forefront of our minds. Often the shift in weather provides just the kind of energy boost we need to get started! Spring isn’t just about cleaning, however; it's also the ideal time of year to give your home a thorough inspection and make sure everything is in good repair. 

This home maintenance checklist targets parts of your home that experience the most wear and tear during the winter. Take care of these tasks now so that you can relax all summer long! 

1.) Check for gaps in your building’s moisture barrier.

Winter can be extreme, wearing down your home’s moisture defenses. Crawl spaces, windows, attics, and anywhere your home meets the ground

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While neighbors might not always show up with freshly baked cookies the second someone new moves in (although we can dream!), it is not a lost art to be a good neighbor in general.

Although it depends on the type of neighborhood as to what the specific social norms are, neighbor nice-ities should be a part of every neighborhood and community. Here is a list of some of our favorite tips, tricks and ideas to being a good neighbor:

Noise 

Oh, noise. The bain of all apartment complexes, college roommates and neighbors in general. Let’s face it - noise transcends walls and property lines whether we intend for it to or not. To keep your neighbors from being bothered, remember these best practices with noise:

  • If you are moving your lawn on a
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