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Nashville Events & Happenings: August 2021

As we look toward one of the last months of summer, we’re ready to soak up the final days and experience as much as we can. From outdoor markets and movies to live music, festivals, pop-ups, and more, this month is jam-packed with local events....

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Deducting Mortgage Interest From Your Taxes

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 Inte...

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Pros & Cons of Running an Airbnb

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 proba...

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Best Sushi Restaurants

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 su...

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Turning Your Home Into an Entertainer’s Dream

If you love to entertain or have visions of entertaining in your dream home, it’s essential that your home allows you to welcome large groups comfortably. Whether you’re searching for a new home, or plan to renovate your current space, the foll...

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Home Bartending Must-Haves

Setting up your first home bar or upgrading to a more sophisticated collection of alcoholic beverages can leave you overwhelmed at all of the options. Perhaps you can’t decide where to begin, what to include, or how much to budget. This is a comm...

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Must-Have Backyard Items

Back yards are each homeowner’s personal slice of nature. When well maintained, thoughtfully arranged, and studded with pops of your personality, your outdoor living space can become a place where you can entertain long into the night.  The fol...

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Agent Highlight: Caroline Keenan

Parks is proud to highlight an amazing agent from our Gulch office, Caroline Keenan! Caroline has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license three years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and business from the Unive...

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Best Places to Kayak

Tennessee’s intricate waterways are some of the most beautiful in the whole of the United States. If you’re looking for a kayaking adventure this summer or fall, Tennessee offers a wide range of scenery and required skill levels.  Choose any ...

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Making Your Guest Room More Inviting

When you invite a friend or family member to come to town and stay in your guest room, what goes through your mind? Underneath the excitement of seeing your guest, do you also feel unease about the state of your guest room? This common challenge ma...

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5 Ways the Housing Market Will Change After the Pandemic

There’s no denying that since the start of the pandemic, cities like Nashville have experienced extreme real estate competition has inventory hits an all-time low and with the number of buyers hitting an all-time high. Below are some of the way...

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Best Plant Nurseries

Spring is here, which means it’s time to delve into gardening once again! Instead of heading to a big box store, try checking out a local plant nursery near you. All the garden centers listed each have a reputation for bountiful, robust plants an...

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First-Time Buyers Must Avoid These Mistakes

There are many common mistakes first-time homebuyers make. While some are minor, others can end up being costly. The good news is several of these mistakes are avoidable! Please read and share this article with other first-time homebuyers to hel...

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Best Spots for Hot Chicken in Nashville

Nashville Hot Chicken has taken the culinary scene by storm in the last decade. Once a flavor that could only be enjoyed hyper-locally, the painfully pleasurable treat can now be found all across the US. However, for the best hot chicken in the wor...

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Tips for Making Your Home Warm & Cozy This Winter

Summer comes with so many things that bring joy - there’s sun and warmth, and outdoor gatherings and longer days. The winter? Well, that’s a different story. But there is one thing that very few people can argue with and that is; winter is a ti...

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Top Tennessee Winter Hikes

Winter’s icy embrace has enveloped Tennessee, kissing the mountaintops with frost and snow. If you’re itching to head out and witness this breathtaking beauty yourself, pack your microspikes, bundle up in warm layers, and get hiking! Today, we...

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Interior Design Trends to Watch for in 2021

During our year of being quarantined at home, Americans have made bold changes to their surroundings. Now that most of us must use our limited living space to work, supervise the education of our children, and conduct distanced social interactions,...

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Resolutions to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet

  We made it to 2021! While most of us are rejoicing at the idea of a new start in 2021 and making this year the best yet, it’s important we plan out how we’ll do that. Resolutions are highly personal, and everyone has their own take...

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Top 10 Holiday Films

How do you get in the holiday spirit? One of our family traditions is to watch Christmas and Holiday movies while making cookies. There's so many different things to do during the holidays season that sometimes it feels like every family has thei...

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Best Local Coffee Shops

Coffee drinkers, gather around! We think you’ll agree that virtually nothing compares to a fresh, piping hot mug of coffee on a cold winter morning, and these local roasters and coffee shops are the best in Middle Tennessee. The shops featured he...

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Great Housewarming Gifts

Moving! The sheer act of moving is quite stressful - and when paired with buying / selling a home the whole process is that much more of an *event*. So what happens when someone you know moves into a new house? You help make the house a home by an ...

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Emergency Items to Keep in Your Home

In order to prepare your family to stay safe and healthy in case of an emergency, it’s vital that you prepare a kit of necessary emergency items to keep in your home. A fully-prepared home has food, water, and medication—but that’s just the b...

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How To Prep For Thanksgiving

The majesty of autumn in Tennessee is truly unparalleled. Our state’s gorgeous colors and foliage along with dropping temperatures make this the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature, while cool evenings provide the ideal chance to curl ...

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Top Fall Flavors

The majesty of autumn in Tennessee is truly unparalleled. Our state’s gorgeous colors and foliage along with dropping temperatures make this the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature, while cool evenings provide the ideal chance to curl up...

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Fun Halloween Activities

We’ve all seen the posts about how this Halloween is a full moon, a Saturday, and daylight savings - an ultimate setup for THE Halloween. The only thing? COVID. Fear not though (well, aside from Halloween spookiness); Halloween can never be can...

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Davidson County Property Tax Increase

With the news of a property tax increase in Davidson County, I thought it would be helpful to go over what the new tax increases means for you. In Davidson County, there are two primary property tax classifications: Urban Services and General...

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Top Places to See Fall Colors in Tennessee

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Tennessee in the fall, we know you’ll agree that our gorgeous state reaches the pinnacle of its seasonal beauty from mid-October through late November.  With the arrival of autumn in late September,...

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How to Prep Your Home for Fall

Great news for fall-lovers who love the cooler weather! We’re all wondering where the time has gone this summer as temperatures are going to be dropping before we know it. With the impending fall season arriving, I want to remind you of a coupl...

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Best Animal Live Streams

There’s no better time to explore than during this time of social distancing and spending more time at home. I hope this list brings you some of the best animal live streams from across the country! You'll get to see your favorite animals and sea c...

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Tips for Organizing Your Garage

There’s no better time to organize than while staying safe at home. It’s easy to see why the storage area that’s big enough to fit cars, DOES in fact, collect things. There are lots of intimidating tasks when it comes to home ownership, but cl...

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Buying a Home with Low Credit

One of the most important factors in qualifying to purchase a home is your credit score. If you have bad credit, it may seem like buying a house is out of reach but there may not be as many roadblocks as you think! If you have less than ideal cred...

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Tax Savings For Homeowners

There’s no denying that tax season isn’t usually met with positivity. But when you become a homeowner, you can view tax season differently because of the tax benefits. I wanted to share some of the lesser-known tax benefits of owning a home with...

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Tips for a Pet Friendly Home

More than ever, pets are being considered family (I know my dog is!). Nearly two out of three households are home to a pet with Americans spending $72.5 billion on pet care and keeping in 2018 alone. Our Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home will have you br...

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Are You Ready to Buy Your First House?

Congratulations, you’re buying your first homes! It’s exciting to see so many friends and colleges starting to get settled into their first home. If you’re someone who is trying to decide when you’re ready to buy your first house, I have you ...

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Saving For A Down Payment

Saving for a down payment is one of the first steps to buying a home --apart from getting pre-qualified for a mortgage. Starting your savings also requires quite a bit of commitment. It takes discipline to forgo that weekend getaway with friends or r...

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Best Security Cameras For Your Home

Whether it’s for safety, potential theft, or just your furry friend at home, the security camera industry is bursting at the seams with options. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to pick one to fit your needs. To help you out, we’v...

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Cookout Must-Haves

Here in Tennessee, summer isn’t complete without a classic American cookout for many of us. The smell of marinated meat on the grill, the taste of sweet corn on the first bite, and the light sweetness of strawberry shortcake are things we look ...

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Qualifying for a Home Loan with Student Debt

Many of us first took out a school loan to open more opportunities for our future. Unfortunately, having a substantial amount of school debt can bring challenges to home buying opportunities. If you have a significant amount of school debt or ...

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Remodeling Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value

There are two ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major remodels done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you t...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financi...

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