Discover Home | Top 5 Dog Parks in Middle Tennessee

Here in Tennessee, we’re typical Americans in many ways – one of which is that we love our dogs! Public interest in dog parks is as high as it’s ever been, with residents clamoring for dog parks to be opened in towns that don’t yet have them.

This guide to the best dog parks in Middle Tennessee features our top 5 favorite pup-friendly destinations. However, if these locations aren’t central to you, it’s well worth your time to research dog parks in your area. Sometimes there’s a hidden gem just around the corner from you. We hope you and your adorable companion can get out and enjoy some off-leash playtime at one of Tennessee’s gorgeous bark parks!  Continue reading

Listing of the Week

Unique and beautiful, this 1940’s Cape Cod home located near 12th S, Belmont, and Lipscomb is a wonderful new listing on the market! Renovated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, gas range, beautiful hardwoods throughout, 10ft ceilings, 2 wood burning stoves, great full walk-out basement, privacy gate and sanctuary-like backyard with a stream, koi pond, and beautiful landscaping are just some of its long list of features! The home is perfectly suited for the Nashville-lover to move in and be close to everything!

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Recipes for Picked Fruits and Veggies

Tennessee’s fertile soil, warm climate, and dedicated farmers have made our state a culinary destination. Our restaurants feature special dishes showcasing each chef’s ability to delight diners with produce grown locally and sustainably to such an impressive degree that Tennessee cuisine has long since influenced food trends in surrounding states.

This collection of recipes will allow you, at-home chefs, to do the same. Each recipe focuses on one local produce item that you can grow yourself, find at the farmers market, or pick at U-Pick farms throughout the area. Eating fruits and vegetables is always healthy, of course, but we didn’t limit this collection to perfectly healthy meals. There are salads and baked fries, but there are also desserts and indulgent temptations.

We hope these recipes inspire you to go gather local produce; when you do, you’re supporting the local farms and farmers who are such a vital part of our community in Tennessee all while feeding yourself the very best foods for your health and overall sense of wellbeing.

One last suggestion: try some of these cold recipes for breakfast. You can prepare them the night before, then start your day with a heaping helping of fruits or vegetables rather than grabbing a breakfast sandwich, bagel, or large latte on the way to work. Little healthy tweaks like this will be a great way to add an extra serving or three of produce to your day! Continue reading

Local’s Guide to 12 South, Belmont, and Edgehill


Nashville is a network of unique neighborhoods, with some spread to the edges of the county and some nearly overlapping. One of the most popular areas of town includes three such communities – 12 South, Belmont, and Edgehill.
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12 South is a bustling community known for its walkability. Murals dress up the walls of local businesses like Draper James. Some of the restaurants that helped set the Nashville foodie scene on the map started here, including the original Edley’s Barbecue and Five Daughters Bakery, the home of the 100 layer doughnut. The neighborhood is also home to Sevier Park which hosts a weekly farmers market, music festivals, and other family-friendly events each year.

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Knowing When You’re Ready to Buy a Home

When preparing to buy a home, it’s important for buyers to work with a real estate professional who can advise the best possible strategies for getting a mortgage and finding an affordable home. This partnership can make the real estate sales process go a lot more smoothly.

Perhaps the most important part of getting into the housing market – especially if it’s for the first time – is to do as much homework as possible before diving in, according to Bankrate. That means first determining what homes in a given area are selling for, and what that would mean to the would-be buyer in terms of monthly costs, incorporating charges like mortgage payments, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, property taxes and so on. Closing costs must also be considered at this time.

Once that number has been determined, the real estate sales process becomes a lot easier to navigate.

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May | Local’s Supporting Locals

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat to see what LOLO gifts are coming this month! Juice to baked goods to candles, we are celebrating so many amazing local businesses across Middle Tennessee throughout May!


LOLO, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks realtor to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

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The Local’s Guide to Thompson’s Station


With a population of a little more than 5,100 and its close proximity to Nashville, Thompsons Station is a wonderful place to call home. With a focus on consistent town improvement and a noticeable sense of community, it’s quickly becoming known as the place to be for residents seeking their own piece of Tennessee’s beautiful countryside. Continue reading

How’s the Nashville Market?

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, Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

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Listing of the Week

For a bit of a change, the listing of the week is a spectacular property for city living! This 12th-floor corner unit features a full wall of windows giving 270-degree views of Nashville. A wrap-around balcony, Italian cabinets, a soaking tub in the master bath, 2 garage parking spaces, and much more add to the appeal of this property. Located in the  Terrazzo building in the Gulch, which is LEED Certified, you’ll be in the heart of all of Nashville’s happenings. Plus, the building features 24/7 concierge, a pool, dog walk, and fitness center! It’s all ready for you to move in and start living the luxury life.

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Renovations to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Renovations to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck
It’s no surprise that homeowners continue to see the value in renovating. Putting some money into your home can mean big dollar signs in return. Not all renos are created equal, however, make sure to do your homework before you start your next project! If you’re thinking kitchens or pools are the number one renovation, think again! Remodeling Magazine does an amazing cost-versus-value analysis each year to highlight return-on-investment. Here are the top 10 returns for the Nashville Market.

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