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Middle Tennessee is famous for our year-round festivals and celebrations, and the holiday season is certainly our crowning achievement in this regard. We have created a list of our top ten activity-packed experiences, including light displays, shows, family-friendly festivals, and concerts. Happy Holidays are here once again!

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive | Nashville

Gaylord Opryland creates a fully immersive winter wonderland experience each holiday season, including a massive 3 million light display that is free to the public. The resort’s activities and entertainment could keep your family enthralled for at least a week, and include the following: 

  • ICE carved wonderland, created from two million pounds of vibrantly
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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, Coffee, Dekalb, Robertson, and Montgomery counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

 

 

See the Previous Month's Stats!

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This home is a perfect 10! Overlooking a golf course and walking trail, this home is located in The Grove – an award-winning, gated, private-club luxury community in Williamson County.

Built by Pat Hatcliff, this home features wide plank floors, designer lighting, built-in bookcases, marble countertops, and three fireplaces. The dream kitchen includes a massive island, Thermador stainless appliances, a hidden walk-in pantry with two ovens, and a Sub-Zero wine tower and refrigerator. The primary suite opens to a screened porch and offers a fabulous bathroom with vanities, a dressing vanity, a soaking tub and shower, and two closets with built-ins. And don't forget about the large bonus room that opens to the second-floor deck or the workout room.

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Watching a movie in your back yard with your family and friends is a fun, memorable way to make the most of your outdoor space. We’re fortunate to live in Middle Tennessee, where the beautiful weather makes it ideal for cuddling up beneath the stars throughout many months of the year.

Whether you plan to keep it simple with just the essentials or go all-in making the ultimate home theater setup, we’ll walk you through your options and make recommendations to help you achieve success. 

Essentials

While there are projectors that play sound, their onboard speakers offer poor projection and lack any richness of tone. Instead, we recommend that you purchase speakers along with your projector and screen. You can use your existing digital media

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This alluring home is the one you've been waiting for!

The open floor plan was designed with entertaining in mind with a cozy nook, custom marble waterfall island, formal dining room, bar, formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and two covered porches. Gourmet meals await in the stunning kitchen which offers Frigidaire Professional appliances, a Fisher Paykel refrigerator, and a spacious pantry. On the second level, you will find an inviting family room with abundant natural light, high ceilings, and built-ins. The primary bedroom enjoys two walk-in closets and an impressive bath. On the exterior, you will find a fully fenced yard with ample parking and a two-car detached garage. You won't want to leave this lovely home, but should you

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Eco-friendly flooring is a more popular flooring choice now than at any time previously—particularly within this century. Homeowners like you are increasingly motivated to ensure that their renovations and upgrades are as green as possible, with building materials and appliances remaining the most common starting points. Today, we’re sharing our top ten eco-friendly flooring options, so be sure to read through to the end before you spring for your upcoming flooring remodel.

What makes flooring material eco-friendly?

The main factors that determine how green a flooring material is are:

  • Whether or not it is made from recycled, renewable, or sustainably sourced materials
  • The nature of the chemicals required for production, maintenance,
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Being a part of a military family means you may not have a permanent address for some time. It’s common to receive orders to move to another station even if you’ve just settled into a house and neighborhood you love.

To make the experience easier, we share some tips on buying and selling your home as a military family.

Should you buy a house or not?

When you’re an active service member, you’ll receive a BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing), whether renting or buying. The amount depends on your pay grade, where you’re living, and your dependency status.

Buying a home is a good option if you want lower monthly payments than renting, but if you think you’ll get transferred in a short time, you’ll probably want to hold off a bit. The reason is

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Welcome to 1021 Julian Way—where sophistication + luxury collide with comfort and convenience!

This stunning home features a dreamy chef's kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, Sub-Zero + Thermador appliances, and a walk-in pantry + wine cellar. The primary bedroom shines with vaulted ceilings, gorgeous tile work, and a steam shower. This home also offers a media room, an enormous exercise/flex space, and an upstairs bedroom with a two-story loft + hidden room. Don't forget about the geothermal heating/cooling, surround sound, $20K in custom shades, and tons of storage– and that’s just inside! On the exterior, you can find a covered patio with an infrared heater and fireplace, a saltwater pool, a custom outdoor kitchen, and a two-story terrace

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Purchasing your own home may be the largest purchase you can make. The median monthly mortgage payment in the U.S. is $1,100, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau — and this doesn’t include other costs related to homeowners insurance and property taxes. 

If you want to save thousands on your home purchase, there are multiple ways to reduce your total cost. Read on and discover four ways to save money on your home purchase.

Expand Your Search Area & Criteria

If you’re searching for a house in the city center or a specific area, but you now realize it’s very much out of your budget, you may want to try broadening your search area. By re-prioritizing, the items on your wish list can give you opportunities you didn’t even think about, which

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The holidays are around the corner, and we’ve heard from members of our homeowner community who are searching for ways to give back. Today, our recommendations for ten top volunteer opportunities in Middle TN spotlight organizations that serve those in need year-round yet organize special efforts around Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Whether you plan to donate your time, goods, services, or contribute financially, we appreciate each of you. Your generosity and desire to help are emblematic of the beautiful community spirit here in Middle TN. 

If you’re not a resident but will be visiting this holiday season and wish to incorporate philanthropy into your vacation, contact any of the following organizations ahead of your visit. After you’ve gone

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