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Whether you are buying a home or are refinancing, there are fees required to finalize the loan. We lump all these together and call them closing costs. With refinance loans, the closing costs are a bit less because certain elements are missing (such as title fees, home appraisal fees, and other sale-related fees).

This article will focus on the closing costs that you can expect to pay when you buy a property.

How much can you expect to pay in closing costs? 

Closing costs are about 2% to 5% of your loan amount. So if your loan is for $250k, you can expect to pay about $5,000 and $12,500 in closing costs. Admittedly, this is a fairly large range but we’ll break down the costs so you can have a better understanding of why it varies so much. 

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Built by Baird Graham, this luxury home offers stunning craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind touches that you won't see elsewhere! This property features formal dining and living rooms, a gas fireplace, a butler's pantry, an open living concept, high-end finishes throughout, a screened-in porch, a fenced private back yard, and much more.

Belle Meade is one of Nashville's most luxurious neighborhoods. Home to football players, entertainers, and politicians alike, this area has a rich history marked by beautiful sprawling estates. With easy access to the city, Belle Meade is central to Nashville but seems removed from the city atmosphere.

Belle Meade, which means beautiful meadow, is a small city between Hillsboro and Harding Pike and bordered by

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It’s unfortunate, but familiar - crisis makes people more vulnerable to scams. And with this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, scammers are sure to be lurking close by.

Five Potential COVID-19 Scams to be Aware of

Phone Scams

Fraudsters may call pretending to be from an official public health agency stating they have urgent COVID-19 test results. They may ask for you to share personal and financial information to “authenticate” your identity before they share the results. They may also say that the person has tested positive, and they need financial information so that you can pay for a prescription.

Stay safe tip: It’ is best not to answer calls from unknown numbers. But if you do, don’t share nor confirm any personal or banking

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There’s no denying that this is a rough time for most of us; even if we are not being directly affected by Covid-19, having to stay home is still difficult for all but the most introverted. The good news is that the United States National Parks has released an exciting new feature whereby we can all visit our parks virtually, right from the safety of our homes!

Simply follow the links below to visit each one of these national treasures and virtually “walk” along some of the most beautiful natural trails in the world. We hope this allows you to escape the four walls of your home, even if just in your imagination, even if for just an hour or two.

Arches National Park
Utah, U.S.
Bit.ly/nationalparkarches

Just five miles north of Moab in Utah,

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Resting in a gated neighborhood, this magnificent home offers luxury living, tons of living and entertainment space, and professional landscaping. This property also features an open floor plan, a huge laundry room, bonus space, a chef's kitchen, a screened porch with a fireplace, and a private backyard.

Arrington is an unincorporated city in Williamson County with beautiful rolling hills and budding luxury home communities. Residents of Arrington get to enjoy a quiet life and are able to take advantage of all the best nature has to offer.

Located on the eastern side of Williamson County, Arrington is a fast-growing community with a lot to offer. Always a beautiful community, Arrington really began to shine with the opening of Arrington

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

Mojo’s Tacos

Williamson County

Mojo's is a fresh and innovative taco shop with a Tennessee twist! The menu is constantly evolving, but it is all about the tacos, fresh

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Resting on a 2+ acre estate, this custom Brentwood home overlooks waterfalls and offers stunning sunset views! This property features a chef's kitchen, high-end finishes throughout, tons of living and bonus space, a theater room, a finished basement, and immaculate outdoor living. Outdoors you can find a pool, a hot tub, a fire pit, a koi pond, and a sanctuary! 

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 to three major interstates, Brentwood’s rolling hills are home to many Fortune 500 companies

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The home you own now will likely always remain special to you. After all, you selected it from dozens of others on the market. You’ll always remember the jitters of shopping for such a big-ticket item, the triumph of moving in after signing, and perhaps the first time you had the extended family over to your own home for the holidays. 

Whether this is your starter home or the home in which you raised your family, it’s natural that you’ve gone back and forth trying to decide whether you really need to sell and move on. For most homeowners, though, the day does ultimately arrive when it’s time to upgrade from a starter home to a home that’s better suited for their long-term lifestyle goals. 

If you’re considering whether this is your year to make

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When it comes to gardening, there are a few (if not many) end goals. There is the goal of planting gardens to be pretty for the landscaping aspect of it, as well as planting things to eat. Then there is planting to create a diverse, local habitat. That last one, while maybe newer in gardening trends, is one that is truly taking gardening back to its roots.

What exactly is bio-diverse gardening? It is essentially nature conservation in your own backyard. It means intentionally planting and creating a habitat for all our local small creatures to come find a home in. Some call it a “productive” garden. It may sound like a daunting task, but surprisingly, there are many simple things you can do to make your garden more bio-diverse in no time. Here's

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