Owning a home is still very much a part of the American dream. However, did you know that non-U.S. citizens can also enjoy this? While there are challenges to homeownership if you are not a citizen, know that lenders are open to extending credit to non-citizen homebuyers.

Let's look at how you can qualify for a home loan even when you are a foreigner residing in the U.S.

Residency Status

Permanent residents with green cards have a better chance of getting a loan since they represent less risk for lenders due to their immigration status, which indicates they are in the country for the long haul.

Nonpermanent residents may encounter more challenges getting approved since their ability to work in the U.S. is tied to their visa. However,…

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Tennessee has a special connection to Ireland through the early waves of newcomers to this region, most of whom were English and Scots-Irish. Nashville itself was founded by two Irishmen, and recent census reports reveal that more than 10% of Tennessee residents claim Irish or Scots-Irish ancestry.

Our music and our cuisine reflect and celebrate our Irish influence, perhaps never more so than during the festivities around St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we’re bringing you our guide to the top St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Middle TN, Memphis, and one special event located six miles outside Chattanooga. 

May you have a merry week of celebration full of shamrocks, green beer, and excellent company. Sláinte!

1.) St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
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Located in the heart of Sylvan Park, this luxury home is a rare opportunity in an unbeatable location! This three-story home spared no expense and features a private workout room, an elevator, a chef's kitchen, a private plunge pool, an immaculate primary bedroom, a third-floor entertainment room with a full bar, and large outdoor spaces off of every room in the house. Soaring ceilings with upgraded lighting and trim complement the designer finishes throughout and create a truly magnificent turn-key property. You can't beat being in walking distance to all things Sylvan Park, Richland Creek Greenway, and McCabe Golf Course.

Listed by Trevor Mitchell

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Tennessee’s history, cuisine, architecture, and hospitality are all on full display at the best historic hotels and inns in the Nashville region. Whether you’re headed to our fine state on vacation, coming to visit family, or are a local looking for a getaway not too far from home, you’re sure to love any one of the following top 10 recommendations.

The Hermitage Hotel
231 6th Ave N | Nashville

The Hermitage is a world-famous, five-star luxury destination and historic landmark. Since 1910, Nashvillians and globetrotters alike have gathered here to celebrate, discuss business, and make memories.

Today, The Hermitage blends the preservation of history seamlessly with the most luxurious, modern amenities. The guest accommodations are expansive,…

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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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This renovated mid-century home offers the luxury of a short commute to downtown Nashville with no HOA! The home features refinished hardwood floors, high-end finishes throughout, a spectacular kitchen with a waterfall edge island, a long list of exterior upgrades, and a private tree-lined backyard.

Listed by Erica Stevens

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Given the option, you would most likely choose not to stage your home while you’re still living in it. However, it’s not uncommon to have to prepare to show your home before you’ve closed on your new home. Don’t despair; while it is definitely more challenging to keep a home show-ready while it’s occupied, it’s certainly doable. 

First, let’s look at why staging a home is so important. According to recent research conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR),  31% of realtors reported that home staging greatly reduced the amount of time a home remained on the market. 23% of both sellers and agents reported netting up to 5% more than the asking price, while 18% of sellers’ agents said they closed for up to 10% over asking. 

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Buying a home is an exciting, yet complicated process. You will have many decisions to make along the way, including your ideal neighborhoods, budget, and timing for your move. Whether you are buying your first home or purchasing a home in a new location, you should know: one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing your real estate agent.

In today’s article, we’re sharing our tips for selecting the right agent for you. While there are hundreds of qualified, personable, hard-working agents in Middle Tennessee, the following tips will help you narrow the field.

1.) Invest Your Time

Some buyers spend more time choosing a hotel for their vacation than they do researching their real estate agent. Yet for most homeowners, their…

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The Powell floor plan by Patterson Company offers so much flexibility! This is an open plan with tons of windows and the great room, kitchen, and dining room seamlessly merge together for an amazing entertaining space. The study on the first floor is tucked away for privacy and convenience. The second floor offers a spacious primary suite with an oversized closet, a loft, three generous additional bedrooms, and a laundry room. Don't miss out on this one!

Listed by Lisa Culp Taylor - LCT Team

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All right, men, gather ‘round. Let’s talk about man caves! Creating your perfect man cave will require comfortable furniture, high-tech features, nostalgic touches, cozy lighting, drinks, and space to entertain. Whether you’re here for ideas for your first man cave or are preparing to refresh the one you’ve enjoyed for years, we’re here to help. We have listed our 12 man cave must-haves below. From hidden doors and space-saving bars to home theater setups, these products and ideas should definitely be on your wish list!

1.) Hidden Door Bookcase

Is there any home feature more intriguing than a hidden door? Make your man cave’s entrance a secret with one of these hidden door bookcases, while simultaneously adding a useful feature to the…

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