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One of the best things someone can say as they enter your home is, “It smells wonderful in here!” We all know how powerfully smells influence our perception of a place, so it feels good to know our home is making a good first impression. Today, we’re sharing ways to keep your home smelling great, from preventive measures to a variety of tips for sending delicious scents wafting through each room. 

Eliminate Sources of Bad Smells

Before you can add pleasant smells to your home, it’s essential that you get rid of anything stinky. Masking bad odors isn’t really possible, so roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started. 

1.) Scrub Out Your Trash Receptacle

We all know we have to empty our trash often in order to avoid a pervasive stench, but

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This Brentwood home is incredible! The home features open living spaces, tons of natural light, an updated kitchen, an updated primary bath, and so much more. And for those needing separate living and work quarters, the terrace level offers a full apartment complete with a kitchen, bedroom, and living area. This home is super flexible!

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 city boasts. Located in Williamson County, one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing counties in the state, Brentwood is home

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When you shop around for a loan, you may encounter the term APR or annual percentage rate. Some people think that interest rates and APRs are the same, but in reality, there are subtle differences between the two.

This article will explain what an APR is and how it's calculated and applied when deciding which loan is best for your goals.

What is APR?

Homebuyers usually look at interest rates attached to loans and pick the ones with the lowest rates. However, the lowest rate doesn't always mean it's the most affordable loan. Relying solely on interest rates to determine affordability ignores other factors like fees attached to the mortgage.

However, when looking at the annual percentage rate, you'll have a more precise and complete

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The popularity of VA loans has soared in recent years, surpassing the 1 million mark in 2020, and is on pace to break that record in 2021. But despite the success of the VA home loan program, there is still some skepticism among prospective homebuyers when it comes to VA loans.

Read the top myths about VA home loans and learn the truth behind them so that you can make the best decision on whether or not a VA home loan is the right option for your specific requirements.  

Myth 1: Certification is a cumbersome process

The first step in the VA home loan application process is getting an official verification from the VA Office. This certification will assert that the veteran, active-duty military member, or spouse has met the basic eligibility

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This wonderfully designed Nashville home is absolutely stunning! The property offers tons of living space, top-of-the-line appliances, a three-car garage, high-end finishes throughout, plenty of room for entertaining, a covered back porch with a fireplace, and much more.

Listed by Debbie Coleman

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Parks is proud to highlight a spectacular agent from our Mt. Juliet office, Kaitlyn Coleman!

Kaitlyn has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license four years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education with a minor in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. When it comes to real estate, Kaitlyn specializes in helping her clients navigate the buying and selling processes, as well as relocation.

Prior to her career in real estate, Kaitlyn spent three years working as a special education teacher at Mt. Juliet Middle School in Wilson County. In this role, she taught inclusion classes in language arts and acted as a case manager for students with exceptional abilities. Kaitlyn eventually chose to pursue a

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As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, many of our community’s more fortunate residents are searching for ways to give back locally in Middle Tennessee. We have dozens of organizations that are based right here, which ensures that your time or donations of goods or services will be put to compassionate use, taking care of the people and animals who live alongside us.

The great news is that it doesn’t take a huge donation of time or money to make an impact! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve organized the following opportunities by category, which we hope will allow you to connect with a cause that’s close to your heart. 

Battling Food Insecurity

Food banks are always in need of canned beans, canned fish, nut and

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As the weather cools throughout autumn and the chill of winter approaches, there’s nothing so comforting as a warm bowl of soup. Now, for many soup lovers, only one kind of hearty, savory, succulent soup reigns supreme: ramen. Savory broth bathes tender noodles, toppings get slurped up with every bite—it's heaven in a bowl! As you know, every ramen house has its own take on the traditional flavors. We’ve been trying ramen all over the region, and today, we’re sharing our Top Ten picks.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed ramen for decades, or perhaps you’re in the mood to try it for the first time. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the following locations we’ve voted in as Middle Tennessee’s Best Ramen Shops!

Otaku Ramen

Nashville, TN


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Fully remodeled by Trace Construction, this amazing home features incredible natural light, an open floor plan, two bedrooms on the main level, and expansive entertainment areas! The property also offers incredible outdoor living including a covered porch with a fireplace, a new roof, new paint, new cabinets, new appliances, and much more. This home is stunning!

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 Neighborhoods by the American Preservation Association. Franklin is also known for its quality

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Parks is proud to highlight a powerhouse agent from our Brentwood office, Susan Gregory!

Susan has been in the real estate business for over 25 years – with 21 of those being with Parks. She graduated from Brentwood High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. When it comes to real estate, Susan specializes in new construction and resale homes.

Prior to her career in real estate, Susan worked for Third National Bank – now known as Truist, a result of the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks. Susan chose to pursue a career in real estate because she enjoyed helping people at the bank and loved all things home design. Marrying the two together, she felt like real estate was the natural path to take next in her career.


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