Look around your home. Walk slowly from room to room, whether in your mind’s eye or in person, and tap into your feelings about each space. Is your living room shabby and furnished with oddly mismatched pieces? Are the bathrooms cluttered? Is your kitchen outdated without being quite vintage? Then today’s article is for you!

If your home is bringing your mood down, it may seem like renovation and moving are your two best options. Both are costly, time-consuming, and anything but convenient. The good news is that we can suggest ten steps to help you love your home again! Whether you follow two or ten, we hope you find this upcoming summer season the most enjoyable time you’ve spent at home in recent years.

1.) Declutter

As homeowners, we can…

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One of the benefits of owning your own home is that you can have a pet without first asking a landlord for permission. Still, there are some steps you will want to follow before you bring your new furry companion home. Today, we’re sharing our top ten tips on how you can prepare your home for pets. Whether you’re bringing home a new puppy, kitten, or older adoptee of either species, our guide will help you make sure you’re ready for their adorable escapades you will no doubt experience.

Pet-Proofing Your Home

Just like human babies and children, pets need safe environments in which to live. Before you bring your pet home, go through your rooms from top to bottom looking for hazards and items you do not want them to be able to reach.

First,…

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Talk about curb appeal! Built by Legend Homes, this stunning custom home provides exquisite quality and fabulous finishes throughout.

From its ample living and entertaining space to its three garages and a backyard oasis, this property has it all. This home features primary suites on the main and upper levels, two kitchens, two laundry rooms, a bonus room, a theater room, and a temperature-controlled attic. You'll love the entertaining capabilities of this home with the sliding and bifold doors to the covered back porch that includes a fireplace, full outdoor kitchen, and retractable screens. Outside, you can find a fenced yard with a gorgeous pool to spend your summers in. This home also offers a whole-house water purification system, tankless…

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Homebuyers face a unique set of challenges in today’s real estate market, characterized by elevated mortgage rates and fluctuating conditions. While the temptation to time the market or solely focus on mortgage payments looms, falling into these traps can lead to costly mistakes. 

Let’s look at the ten most common pitfalls and how to steer clear of them.

1.) Trying to time the market: Attempting to wait for the perfect moment can be futile. Market conditions are unpredictable, and delaying a purchase could mean missing out on opportunities to build equity and secure a favorable mortgage rate.

2.) Focusing only on mortgage payments: Homeownership entails various expenses beyond mortgage payments, such as insurance, taxes, and maintenance…

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This Green Hills home is refined living at its finest!

Designer-selected finishes at every turn set this memory-making home apart from the rest. Your kitchen is the crown jewel of the home featuring a spacious island, marble backsplash, Thermador appliances, and two farm sinks. A full wet bar on the main floor lends to effortless entertaining. Step out onto the screened-in back porch with a fireplace and television to overlook your new custom pool. Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout featuring a herringbone entry and upstairs hall add to the grand feel of your new home. The primary bathroom oasis is finished in carrera marble sourced from Italy and includes a walk-in double shower, soaking tub, and custom vanities. The lower level offers 10’…

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When it comes to buying a home, understanding your mortgage options can feel like learning a new language. Let's break down the essentials of "conventional" and "non-conforming" loans and see how they fit into your home-buying plan.

What's a Conventional Loan?

Imagine you're shopping for a mortgage not backed by the government. That's a conventional loan for you. These loans stick to rules set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two big names in the mortgage world. Most home loans out there are conventional and pretty straightforward to get.

Conforming vs. Non-Conforming Loans

Now, within conventional loans, you've got "conforming" and "non-conforming" types. A conforming loan is governed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s rules, especially…

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In 2024, celebrate the beauty of Middle Tennessee's seasons, celebrations, and ceremonies by supporting our local florists. Whether you're marking a special occasion or simply brightening your day, choose locally owned flower shops for the freshest farm-to-table blooms and uniquely artistic arrangements. By shopping locally, you not only support small businesses but also contribute to the vibrancy of the fabric of our community. Discover the creativity, kindness, and personal touches of Middle Tennessee's flower shops, and let their creations breathe fresh, natural beauty into your life.

A Village of Flowers
1712 21st Ave S | Nashville

Founded in 1999 by Mikell Wiggs and George Ridley, A Village of Flowers has been an integral part of…

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An absolute GEM on one of the sweetest streets in Green Hills!

This home just finished a stunning new backyard oasis with new pool and spa, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, hardscape, and landscape. The home features luxurious designer interior finishes at every turn and a wonderful and functional open floor plan with tons of natural light. You can find five bedrooms throughout, with a luxe primary suite upstairs and a large bonus room/flex space. The screened-in porch with a fireplace leads to the gorgeous new pool, offering complete outdoor living and privacy. This home also includes sod, irrigation, a privacy fence, and a sound system. This home checks all the boxes. You don't want to miss this stunner in the heart of Green Hills!

Listed by Maile…

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As spring descends upon our region, gardening enthusiasts are ready to explore every plant shop they can! Our favorite plant shops in Middle Tennessee range from large garden centers to cozy corner shops, but they are all renowned for their impeccable customer service and remarkable bounty of healthy plants. Shop local this spring, and your hard-earned dollars will be funneled right back into Middle Tennessee’s vibrant communities.

Skip the ordinary and expected. Instead, head out to one of the following extraordinary plant shops and level up both your skills and your plant collection.

Rooted from Yarrow Acres
424 Main St A | Franklin
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When you are searching for a unique house plant, a specialty gift for a loved one, or new décor for…

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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, 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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