Parks is proud to highlight an amazing team from our Green Hills office, Happy Tara Homes! Formed in 2017, this real estate duo is comprised of agents Happy Fulk and Tara McGuire.

Happy and Tara decided to start their real estate team because of their past work experience together. Prior to their career in real estate, they were both working in advertising and marketing at Nashville’s WSMV-TV Channel 4. During their time in this role, Happy and Tara realized they worked extremely well together – which made their transition into real estate a no-brainer! They chose to join Parks because joining a firm that had great tools and resources for marketing was high on their list. Happy and Tara knew the marketing support they received from Parks would…

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A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a type of mortgage loan that acts similar to a credit card, except the line of available credit is tied to your home's equity. So instead of using funds advanced to you by a creditor, you use the cash from the value of your home.

HELOC Benefits

  • Lower Interest Rates  HELOC interest rates tend to be lower than personal loans or credit cards. 
  • You Only Pay For What You Use - You're charged interest only if you withdraw funds. 
  • No Closing Costs - HELOCs often have low or no closing costs, making them an attractive alternative for small loan amounts. 

Applying For a HELOC 

Similar to applying for a mortgage, there will be a credit review and a home appraisal. However, some lenders may only…

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In Middle Tennessee, there is a growing consumer desire to patronize environmentally friendly businesses. As a result, local entrepreneurs are establishing eco-friendly businesses, while existing businesses have invested in converting their operations to comply with “green” guidelines.

Today, we’re sharing Middle Tennessee shops, companies, services, a hotel, and one entire shopping center that will enable you to live more sustainably in your daily life. Given the impact our individual shopping dollars have on our local environment (take the Tennessee River as an example), it’s clear that we can improve our beloved region by making conscious choices about which businesses to support.

"The chemicals you find in the river is a mirror of our…

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This property is an incredible opportunity to wake up every day surrounded by nature and all its beauty! With spectacular views, privacy, and acreage for horses, cattle, or gardening, this home has it all. This house was custom designed with no detail overlooked and features an open floor plan, a gourmet kitchen, home automation, speakers throughout, spacious bedrooms, and so much more. And let's not overlook the exterior with outdoor living at each level including over 2,100 sq ft of decks and porches!

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…

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Middle Tennessee offers a bounty of independent boutiques for the discerning shopper. Whether you’re shopping for home goods, clothing, items for baby, birthday gifts, jewelry, or just a delicious bar of small-batch chocolate, there’s a boutique near you that has just what you’re looking for. 

Today, the team at Parks is sharing our top picks for Middle Tennessee’s best local boutiques. Each shop mentioned below is locally-owned, independent, and beloved by locals and visitors alike. Grab your bags and your wallet, and let’s go shopping!

Apple & Oak
Nashville, TN
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In addition to their generous philanthropic efforts in Tennessee, Apple & Oak is known for being Nashville’s destination for impeccable, vintage Turkish rugs.…

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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, Coffee, Dekalb, Robertson, and Montgomery counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

 

 

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Resting on a private and flat 1.5-acre lot, this home is an oasis in the city! With a stunning mix of southern charm and contemporary cool, this property underwent a recent major renovation with the addition of a massive cook's kitchen and curated design selections by Lindsay Rhodes. The home also features tons of space, plenty of rooms and bathrooms, high-end finishes throughout, and an outdoor entertaining space that boasts a saltwater gunite pool and a pool house. This property is absolute perfection!

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

Chaatable

Davidson County

When stepping through the doors of Chaatable, you'll feel like you’re experiencing an Indian bazaar at its finest. A complete sensory overload full…

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Back yards are each homeowner’s personal slice of nature. When well maintained, thoughtfully arranged, and studded with pops of your personality, your outdoor living space can become a place where you can entertain long into the night. 

The following must-have backyard items are a blueprint meant for personalization. Only you can picture your perfect paradise, but we hope this list gets your creative mind whirling with possibilities.

1.) Lush Landscaping

If you have the means to have lavish landscaping installed all at once, congratulations! If not, visit one of the best locally-owned plant nurseries for assistance in choosing the best botanicals for your yard, planting them properly, and maintaining them throughout each season. 

As your…

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Spectacular views, impeccable craftsmanship, and luxurious amenities await you in this incredible custom-built home! You will be wowed from the moment you pull up and see the slate roof, copper gutters, and striking elevation. Upon entering, your eye is immediately drawn to the almost 180-degree view off the back of this home. It would be difficult to find a room in the house that didn't offer breathtaking views. This property has been professionally decorated and will be sold fully furnished – all ready to move in!

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…

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