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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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Located in the highly desirable Westhaven community, this two-story charmer features 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms!

Gorgeous fixtures and finishes throughout add vibrant touches to this skillfully crafted brick beauty. Upon entry, you are welcomed into a spacious dining room which is positioned across from a bright and airy sitting room. The living room features trayed ceilings, a lovely chandelier, a gas fireplace, and plenty of space for entertaining. A large center island, intricate tile backsplash, and upgraded appliances bring sophisticated and timeless features to the noteworthy kitchen. The large recreation room on the second floor offers limitless entertainment potential. This home is one you don't want to miss!

Listed by Amy Pappas

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The 2022 holiday shopping season has begun, so today we’re bringing you all the details about the top ten best holiday markets in Middle TN! Throughout November and early December, independent artisans and farmers will bring their premium holiday goods, produce, and handmade delicious eats to indoor and outdoor shopping extravaganzas near you.

Christmas Village
500 Wedgewood Avenue | Nashville
November 11-13

Christmas Village is one of Nashville’s longest-running charitable events, having generated a total of $13.5 million since its opening in 1961. This year, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will bring together over 260 vendors to serve 30,000 shoppers across four full days of holiday shopping and fun.

Visit this nationally famous consumer show

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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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Built by Trace Construction, this stunning new build is situated in Brentwood’s lovely Brenthaven neighborhood!

With a contemporary interior to match its exterior, this home beams with modern style, remarkable craftsmanship, and sublime practicality. The incredible kitchen allows for sophisticated functionality with the dual-toned quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling tiled backsplash, ultramodern butler’s pantry, and extra spacious pantry. An oasis awaits in the primary suite with its beautiful wooden beams, spa-like bathroom, and sizeable dual closets. The abundance of oversized windows throughout leaves no shortage of natural light while the soaring ceilings help to accentuate the open-concept floorplan that really makes this home a dream. To top

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Power outages are an unpredictable (thankfully rare) challenge that most of us have experienced at least once. The degree of inconvenience you will experience during a power outage is determined by how prepared you are when it occurs. For this reason, we strongly recommend that every homeowner learn about how to prepare for a power outage, and then stay prepared at all times.

The type of preparations you’ll want to undertake to prepare for a power loss in the peak of summer will be different from one that arrives on the winds of a winter storm. Our suggestions will include helpful tips for each season.

Stock an Emergency Preparedness Kit

An emergency preparedness kit is an essential safety step for all homeowners. While the items your

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Enjoy the lifestyle and views in this custom-built hallmark home in The Grove – an award-winning, gated, private-club luxury community in Williamson County!

Built by Stonegate, this craftsman-style home features five bedrooms, four baths, a bonus room, an office, two bedrooms on the main level, and a backyard with a lush private view. The home also offers custom built-ins, high-end finishes, and incredible storage! Life in The Grove provides a Greg Norman signature golf course, a full-service spa, fitness facilities, pools, tennis courts, pickleball, trails, parks, equestrian, the Manor House, fine and casual dining, a general store, and more. You have to see this home in person!

Listed by Linda Smith

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With energy prices on the rise and the number of dangerously hot days increasing each summer, we’re all looking for ways to keep our homes cooler. Today, in our guide to home window tinting, we’re doing a deep dive on this affordable, energy-saving, privacy-boosting approach to preventing summer from scorching your home’s interior.

Why Window Tinting?

Window tinting is installed as an adhesive layer. We recommend it to enhance curb appeal, protect artwork and home furnishings from damaging UV rays, reduce your need for sunscreen indoors, improve your view of your home’s surroundings, reduce your AC costs, and shield your family and belongings from prying eyes.

Window Tinting Will Not Make your Home Colder in the Winter

In Middle

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As a renter, you weren’t responsible for performing routine home maintenance, let alone dealing with repairs and emergencies. As a homeowner, however, it’s essential that you are financially prepared to handle each of these unavoidable events. While facing repairs and emergency expenses will still be stressful, being prepared for them will ensure that your financial position isn’t threatened by the unexpected.

As you read through our recommendations, keep in mind that they are developed with the average expenses faced by a homeowner in the US. If you have purchased a new home, your repair fund will not need to be as large. If you’ve purchased a home that is over 30 years old, plan for roof, plumbing, window, HVAC, and electrical issues that are

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