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Any homeowner who loves to spend time outdoors, grill, picnic, and socialize with friends and family should consider adding an outdoor kitchen to their back yard. When executed well, an outdoor kitchen will boost your home’s value, and give you brand-new ways to enjoy your outside living area.

Outdoor kitchens in the US cost an average of $13k. The lowest end of the price range is $3k, while the high end can reach $40k. When you’re making this kind of investment into your home, it’s essential to nail both the design and the execution. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a space-hogging feature you aren’t excited to use. 

Today, we’re sharing tips for building an amazing outdoor kitchen. From initial plans to finishing touches, we have thoughts on

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Hardly a day goes by without news outlets throughout the world reporting the effects of climate change. Now, even regions previously thought to be decades away from any impactful fallout have been rocked by events like floods, wildfires, and hurricanes.

The science surrounding climate change is complex and often overwhelming for a layperson to analyze. What we do know is that the only way to prevent catastrophic eventualities is for humanity around the world, from billionaires to hard-working blue-collar folks to pull together and keep Earth’s temperature increase under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Today, we’d like to share seven ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Overall, an individual’s carbon footprint is nearly impossible to accurately

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Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind Franklin gem! This historic beauty was renovated in 2019 with top-of-the-line features and details. The home features soundproof front windows, tall ceilings, high-end finishes throughout, a newly gated driveway, and a beautifully manicured 5+ acres with a creek. The property also includes a separate structure that would make a great office or studio space, a covered back porch with remote-controlled screens, an extra large backyard, and a fantastic location close to local hotspots. If you are looking for acreage and proximity, this is the one!

Listed by Matt Ligon & Jessica Ligon

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Many homebuyers don't know they can take a second mortgage on their homes. The first loan, the primary mortgage, is taken while purchasing a property. A second mortgage is a type of mortgage that lets you borrow against the value of the same property while your first loan is not fully paid. 

Knowing how second mortgages work can be beneficial in the future, especially when you need quick cash for an emergency, school fees, debt, and more. In this article, we’re going to break down how second mortgages work and when you might consider getting one.

What is a Second Mortgage?

A second mortgage is a type of subordinate mortgage obtained while a primary mortgage is still in effect. In cases of default, the proceeds from the home’s liquidation

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If you want to purchase a house for the first time but don’t have enough money for a down payment, getting a state or local down payment assistance program might be the best option.

We’re going to look at what down payment assistance programs are all about and how you could qualify for one.

What is Down Payment Assistance? 

Down payment assistance is any funding option or program that makes it easier for homebuyers to get the money they need for a down payment. Both public and government agencies offer these programs, usually as grants. They typically work by either providing the buyer the funds to cover the down payment or waiving the down payment requirements. 

Most of the time, you need to meet some specific income requirements to

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Offering a serene atmosphere and a sanctuary away from the hustle, this skillfully-composed home rests on almost an acre and was carefully crafted by a Nashville native! The home features five or six bedrooms depending on your needs with a primary bedroom downstairs with vaulted ceilings, a soaking tub, and immense storage in the closet. The chef's kitchen has a serving pantry, soapstone countertops, and a gas range. You'll also love the three-car garage, office, bonus room, media room, screened-in porch, and fireplace. Don't miss out on this one!

Listed by Scott Cornett & Keith Dowd

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Nashville is world-famous for its music and cuisine, but our murals are undeniably among the most beautiful in the nation. Unlike graffiti-driven, disruptive street art that has formed the foundation of the movements in cities like New York, Chicago, Bristol, and Berlin, Nashville’s street art began as a way to celebrate the solidarity, warmth, and positivity that sets Tennessee apart. Murals here are marked by vibrant colors, sweeping lines, cultural celebration, and mind-bending geometric patterns.

As each new, innovative mural goes viral on Instagram, tourists and locals alike gather to indulge in the visual feast and take their own shots for the ‘Gram. Because our street art scene has continued to soar, artists from around the world have leapt at

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Nashville and the surrounding areas are home to many of the most renowned bars and restaurants anywhere in the South, but if you take a closer look, you’ll find some hidden gems sprinkled throughout the region. Today, we’re sharing the locations and access tips for the best speakeasies in Middle TN, each of which will make your night one to remember—but keep everything just between us.

Prohibition arrived in Tennessee more than a decade before it became national law in 1920. Beginning in 1909, moonshine and liquor headed underground to avoid being prosecuted under the state’s no-sell rule. While prohibition was eventually repealed, moonshine wasn’t made legal until 2010.

With a history like this, it’s little wonder the speakeasy scene is still

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Located in the heart of Brentwood, this beautiful contemporary, architecturally-planned home rests on over 2.5 acres! This home's interior features a fully finished basement that's perfect for an in-law suite, HEOS Surround Sound, remote-controlled ceiling-to-floor blinds, a primary suite with a spa-like bath, tons of space, high-end finishes throughout, and much more. The exterior offers an extensive patio, a wonderful backyard with full irrigation, and amazing views!

Listed by Lisa Davis

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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.

 

 

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