Home Maintenance Tips

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A home inspection alerts you to any immediate repair concerns plus gives you an idea of what it may cost to maintain the home in good condition. 

Let's take a closer look at the home inspection process so you know what to expect, and what the inspection does and does not include. 

What to Expect During A Home Inspection

Before finalizing your offer to purchase a property, your real estate agent can arrange for a home inspection. The home inspector’s job is to look for any potential problems with the home and document their findings in a report. 

A home inspection isn't the same as an appraisal. 

An appraisal estimates your property's value, whereas a home inspection looks for problems in the home. Another difference is that lenders

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Spring is a glorious season in Middle Tennessee. The days are warm, the nights are cool, and gardening is at its peak. For many suburban homeowners with a green thumb, garden tool organization is a breeze: stash your stuff in your garage or massive garden shed, and you’re finished. But what about townhome residents, apartment dwellers, and those who share their home with roommates? Fear not, Tennesseans, we have you covered! 

Today, we’re sharing our top 12 tips for organizing and storing your garden tools—even if you don’t have a garage, shed, or large storage space. In fact, some of the following suggestions will work in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens! With the helpful tips below, you’ll no longer have to let your living situation keep you

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Congratulations on your first home purchase! During this exciting time, you are likely to encounter new responsibilities, not least of which will be tending to your home’s yard. This landscape is all yours. With the proper tools, methods, and approaches, your yard has the potential to add beauty and value to your property. The reverse is also true - if your yard suffers from neglect, your property’s curb appeal will likewise decline. 

Today, we’re sharing our recommendations for the top ten must-have lawn equipment purchases you’ll make as a new homeowner. Our list is suitable for suburban yards and small rural properties, while homes on large rural plots will require additional purchases, including a riding mower in place of a standard mower.

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Renovations make your home more enjoyable. Plus, if you do them right, they may even increase your home's value. This comes in handy if you plan on selling your home in the future. But watch out! While some remodeling projects add value to your home, others do little to increase it and may even make your home less desirable to potential homebuyers.

Find out which renovations are the best and which are the worst.

Remember that Legacy Home Loans can help you get the funds to finance home renovations. With options like cash-out refinancing, FHA 203(k) rehab loan, a home equity loan, and HELOC, they can match you with a low-rate home loan to fund all your home repairs and upgrades. 

Best Home Projects to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

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As vaccines are being rolled out and the nation begins to reopen, more homeowners are finally preparing to welcome contract workers back into their homes. If you are looking for workers in Middle Tennessee to assist you with home services like landscaping, gutter cleaning, home organization, packing and/or unpacking boxes, assembling flat-pack furniture, painting services, changing recessed lights 15 feet above your head, cleaning your home, running home-related errands, or home decoration, then the following independent contracting apps may have just the leads you need!

1.) TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit matches freelance workers with local homeowners, which means you can download the free app, search for help with cleaning, handy work, moving house,

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It’s no secret that most New Year’s resolutions are tossed out about a month after the tree is taken down, but this year, dear homeowner, things will be different. In 2021, you have the opportunity to make resolutions on behalf of your home rather than your waistline or still-blank journal pages, and we believe you’ll enjoy the sense of pride and wellbeing that you’ll gain as a result of sticking to them.

As homeowners, we must stay focused on saving money, maintaining and improving our homes, and keeping interior spaces organized and gleaming. Sound daunting? By following Parks' Top New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners, you’ll have a handy guide to keep you on-track from now on.

1.) Budget for Emergencies

The average homeowner would be wise

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Fall has swept in once again, and soon homeowners will be faced with the challenge of managing the piles of leaves Middle Tennessee’s beautiful trees are dropping into their yards and across rooftops. Today, we’ve got our top tips for leaf removal primed and ready to share with our dedicated readers. We’ll also discuss the ongoing gardener’s debate over whether we should be removing leaves at all.

In the United States, over 25% of household refuse consists of yard waste, so clearly gathering up leaves and discarding them is the tactic preferred by most Americans. However, many master gardeners encourage homeowners to consider what else they can do with the bounty that descends on their yards every year. If you’re interested in finding an earth-friendly

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Resting in Green Hills, this new state-of-the-art designer home is a cut above perfection and will "wow" your friends and family! The property features a bright open floor plan, an oversized gleaming kitchen with five-star appliances, lustrous and stylish lighting, a sprawling yard with a full custom privacy fence, and a location just steps away from some of Nashville's top shopping, restaurants, parks, and bars.

Just minutes from downtown Nashville, Green Hills is one of the most affluent areas in Nashville. Home of the legendary Bluebird Cafe and posh Mall at Green Hills, it’s the perfect place to shop, dine, and enjoy life. Just keep your eyes open – you never know who you’ll bump into!

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green

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For the fall-lovers; great news. For the can’t-get-enough-of-summer-type; sorry about the title, summer isn’t over just yet!

Either way, we’re all wondering where the time has gone this summer! It is, once again, going to be dropping in temperatures before we know it. With the impending drop in temperatures, we want to remind you of the quick things you can do to help keep your home in tip-top shape as we approach fall: 

Check for those Future Drafts 

Little cracks and crannies can go all summer without being noticed - but leave it to that first cold day and you’ll be wishing you took care of them earlier!

To prevent losing the heat you’re working (and spending!) to try to identify any small openings to the outside. You can use your hand

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You sign what feels like hundreds of papers to agree to a thirty-year relationship with a house … it may feel like signing your life away, but that’s just how buying a home feels - it’s not reality! In reality, you can sell. You can rent. You can move. However, what doesn’t change - is that for the time you do own your home, it is your very own. That means the maintenance and upkeep are all on you. Thankfully, you are not alone, and many of the problems new homeowners face are common - which means well-known solutions! Here is a round-up of some of the most common problems and solutions:

HVAC Issues 

If you’re a new homeowner you may think that the HVAC system takes care of itself. After all, it’s expensive, and more or less out of sight.

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