Debt is either "good debt" or "bad debt." --or so we've been told. "Good" debt is that money owed for things that may assist in building wealth, such as student loans or mortgages. "Bad" debt would be things like credit cards. This is an oversimplification as the differences between "good" and "bad" debt can be better defined, thereby giving us a clearer picture of debt and how to tell what is helpful. 

Here's the rundown on debt: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Student Loans

Student loans are often necessary, as it's often the only way college education is possible for many Americans. But not all degree programs are equal when considering the debt one acquires and the income potential from that particular degree. A good rule of thumb is…

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Summer is drawing to a close, and soon it will be time to plant our fall selections. Fall’s riotous colors are a delightful addition to the yard and garden, provided one has a green thumb, right? Not so, at least not anymore! Gardening success is mainly contingent upon one main thing: learning and implementing the best information about caring for the already-healthy plants you decide to purchase. That’s precisely why the garden center you choose matters so much. Today, let’s talk about the best local garden centers in Middle Tennessee!

When the Parks team sat down to discuss this list, we knew exactly what kind of experience we wanted you to have. In short, the garden centers below were selected because they offer a specially curated selection of…

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Located in the heart of Lockeland Springs, this modern craftsman home was designed by Van Pond and offers modern finishes and sophisticated design! The property features a two-car detached garage with alley access, a spacious driveway to accommodate 4+ cars, a private master suite with vaulted ceilings and an oversized walk-in closet, bonus room on the second floor, and a covered back patio with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.

East Nashville is one of the largest of Nashville’s communities, made up of over 20 smaller neighborhoods within its three zip codes. It is such a diverse area with something for everyone.

East Nashville is a large neighborhood encompassing many communities on a swath of land to the east and north of the Cumberland…

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Once nearly a lost art in Tennessee, grape growing has resurged as the demand for tobacco crops has fallen since the 1980s. Though the hot and humid climate here has presented challenges, vintners have adapted, allowing grapes to become a major source of revenue once again. Now, Tennessee is proud of the many wineries that have sprung up to meet the community’s desire for local, well-made wines. 

This summer, we’ve been touring wineries throughout the region, and today we’re sharing our picks for the Best Vineyards in Middle Tennessee! 

Whether you head out now to take advantage of the last weeks of summer or visit the wineries during this fall’s crush, our local wineries are sure to appreciate your support more than ever due to this season’s…

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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 long-established Oak Hill neighborhood, this astonishing home will amaze you with its impeccable renovations! The property features high-end finishes throughout, tons of space, a newly created five-star cook's kitchen, a new exquisite master suite, a basement that has been made into an entertainer’s dream, and a pool and cabana that is surrounded by distinguished trees. The Gucci wallpaper will have you asking where do I sign?

Oak Hill and Forest Hills are located about 20 minutes south of Nashville in Davidson County. Home to Radnor Lake State Park and listed as two of the best places to live in Tennessee, Oak Hill and Forest Hills are some of the most sought-after, exclusive places to live in the greater Nashville area.

Oak…

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

The Perch

Davidson County & Williamson County

Who doesn't love a good brunch? The Perch is Nashville's most beloved local cafe! They serve specialty coffees, sweet and…

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For the fall-lovers; great news. For the can’t-get-enough-of-summer-type; sorry about the title, summer isn’t over just yet!

Either way, we’re all wondering where the time has gone this summer! It is, once again, going to be dropping in temperatures before we know it. With the impending drop in temperatures, we want to remind you of the quick things you can do to help keep your home in tip-top shape as we approach fall: 

Check for those Future Drafts 

Little cracks and crannies can go all summer without being noticed - but leave it to that first cold day and you’ll be wishing you took care of them earlier!

To prevent losing the heat you’re working (and spending!) to try to identify any small openings to the outside. You can use your hand…

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Nestled among the rolling hills of College Grove, this private 10+ acre oasis is just a short drive away from upscale shopping and dining! This home features a downstairs master bedroom, a gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms upstairs, a huge unfinished walkout basement, and a screened-in porch anchored by a stone wood-burning fireplace. The chance to own this picturesque property is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

College Grove is located about 38 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County. Home to the Bluegrass & Harvest Festival, College Grove is a small unincorporated community undergoing new growth.

College Grove is a small community on the southeastern edge of Williamson County. Settled south of Davidson county and just outside of…

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Parks Realty is proud to announce that Tennessee's #1 local real estate company has a total of 10 individual agents and teams on the prestigious 2020 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list! This list recognizes the best of the best for their exceptional residential sales production in 2019.

The Parks agents recognized include:

Best Individual Agents by Sales Volume & Transaction Sides

  • Susan Gregory (Brentwood) – #1 in Sales Volume with $71,345,951.00 and #9 in Transaction Sides with 120.50
  • Jack Miller (Brentwood) – #7 in Sales Volume with $36,852,533.00 and #3 in Transaction Sides with 185.00
  • Ivy Arnold (Gulch) – #11 in Sales Volume with $29,967,139.00
  • Hannah Dills (Brentwood) – #18 in Sales Volume…

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