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Take a look at this one-of-a-kind Mediterranean masterpiece in Franklin! This custom-designed home is meticulously maintained and perfect for entertaining. Enjoy the oversized rooms, infinity-edge pool, and hot tub with views of the Tennessee hills and a distant view of the Nashville skyline. The home has high-quality architectural details throughout and additional sq footage that could easily be finished as a fourth bedroom. This property is a sight to see!

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

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing team from our Smyrna office, The Wilsons! This team is comprised of wife and husband, Natalie and Phil Wilson.

The Wilsons joined Parks for two simple reasons – the reputation of Parks in the local community and the company’s commitment to excellence. After being with Parks for a year, they decided to start their real estate team together. Natalie and Phil’s three core values are service, impact, and excellence. Their background experience prior to real estate, coupled with their desire to serve their community, made becoming a husband-and-wife team the right choice for them. Today, The Wilsons specialize in the application of digital marketing when helping their buyers and sellers. They use a unique digital

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When you move into your first home, electricity may be far down your list of things to keep track of and understand. As long as the lights and outlets work, you’re probably good to go at the beginning. However, if you’re going to be an informed homeowner, it’s smart to have a rough idea of how the electrical power grid works in Middle Tennessee, how to manage your home’s breakers, and what constitutes a warning sign of an electrical issue. 

Middle Tennessee’s Power Grid

Depending on your home’s location, you’ll most likely be pulling your power from either Nashville Electric Service or Middle Tennessee Electric. Unlike the stressed and overtaxed electrical grids powering California and Texas, our power grids are stable, modern, and prepared to

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Curb appeal is likely part of what first drew you to your home, so it makes sense to keep your property’s exterior at least as beautiful as it was then. A damaged and neglected driveway would naturally detract from the overall impression one would get upon arriving at your home. Today, we’re sharing the best ways to help your driveway look good and last longer than you might have hoped. By following the tips below, your valuable driveway will be the envy of your block in the coming years.

Regular driveway maintenance prevents difficult and costly issues, so make prevention a priority this summer and all year long! Your driveway’s lifespan will depend on routine maintenance and the care you take to protect it.

Tips for Maintenance: An Ounce of

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Designed by Jack Herr and built by Grove Park Construction, this breathtaking custom home sits on a flat 1-acre private lot in the highly desirable Annandale neighborhood! This gorgeous estate was renovated this year to include an extensive amount of luxury designer upgrades. The home also features NanaWalls that allow indoor/outdoor living, a Belgian wet plaster primary shower, an indoor basketball court, imported Italian Calcutta marble, and so much more.

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 located both in Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, although you wouldn’t know it given the large number of lush green parks and nature areas the

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One of the perks of a mortgage is the "mortgage interest deduction." Read on to learn what a mortgage deduction is, how much you can reduce from your taxable income, and how you can take advantage of this tax incentive.

About Mortgage Interest Deduction

The mortgage interest deduction is part of your itemized tax deductions, and it subtracts any interest you've paid on loans used to build, purchase or renovate a property. This means that you can subtract a portion of the mortgage interest for primary and secondary homes every year when you do your taxes. This, in turn, reduces the amount you owe Uncle Sam. 

To be clear, this perk does not include payments you've made to your homeowner's and private mortgage insurance (PMI). Here's a list of

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Veterans have benefits awarded exclusively to them for their dedication and service, including disability and education compensation, career training, health care, and even home loans. However, with federally-funded home loans, there is more than one option. When it comes down to it, what is the best – FHA loans or VA loans? This article will help you understand and make an informed decision on which loan is best for you. 

FHA Loans

An FHA loan is a US Federal Housing Administration mortgage insured by the government and provided by an FHA-approved lender. The requirements for FHA loans are not that hard to obtain, especially when it comes to the credit score. For example, some of the requirements for FHA are: 

  • A credit score of 580 or
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Resting in Oak Hill, one of Nashville's last "large-yard" neighborhoods, this 1950's brick home has been totally renovated and expanded! The home features a unique family-gathering area, a sunroom, an open concept kitchen, a gorgeous master suite with a cathedral ceiling and 100-year-old church beams, and an amazing backyard ready for a pool. This home's charm is unmatched!

Oak Hill and Forest Hills are exclusive neighborhoods in Davidson County. Settled south of Nashville and just in between Green Hills and Brentwood, these communities are some of the most popular choices to live for upscale suburban living. Oak Hill and Forest Hills neighbor places like the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, and Percy Warner Park.

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If you are considering purchasing a property to rent through Airbnb or are debating converting a current long-term rental into a short-term rental, you're likely weighing the pros and cons of running an Airbnb in Middle Tennessee. 

You’ve probably heard that renting properties through Airbnb, VRBO, or can be far more lucrative than long-term renting, which can be true but isn’t always so. Furthermore, even a successful Airbnb host may decide that the gig isn’t a good fit for their personality, lifestyle, and location.

So, let’s dive right in: what are the pros and cons of becoming an Airbnb host?

The Pros

1.) Higher Income Potential

The first, most obvious benefit to choosing short-term rentals is that they bring in

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In the past 50 years, the popularity of Japanese cuisine has exploded across the United States. Today, there are nearly 4,000 sushi restaurants in the country, making it one of our most beloved international cuisines. 

As the oppressive, humid summer heat settles over Middle Tennessee, many of us want to avoid standing over a hot stove, so we turn to takeout, fast food, and restaurant dining. If you’re seeking a healthy—but still delectable—alternative to many of these options, look no further! Whether you enjoy your sushi with sake, wine, or a virgin cocktail, you’ll fall in love with the outstanding offerings from the following list of the best sushi places in Middle Tennessee. 

Nashville, TN

Virago opened in 2000, making it one of

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