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Here’s What Your New Construction Builder Warranty Covers

If you’re buying a new construction home, you need to be familiar with your warranty. The builder warranty is very important but it covers things you may not realize — and leaves out some you may not realize.

First, it’s important to understand the difference between a builder warranty and a home warranty. To sum it up, a builder warranty covers new construction or possibly a remodel by a builder. On the other hand, a home warranty comes to homes that aren’t newly built. These usually cover appliances and systems like electric, plumbing, etc.

Now that you understand the difference between these two warranties, you should get to know your builder warranty. According to Realtor.com, a

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Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari’s Nashville Home is For Sale

Former pro football player, Jay Cutler, and TV personality/fashion designer, Kristin Cavallari, have listed their Nashville home. The Bancroft community house is listed at $7.9 million.

The couple bought the home at 39 Bancroft Place back in 2012. It’s a huge house at 19,983-square feet with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The home sits on eight acres inside the gated community. It’s a stunning house but the property is also breathtaking. Cutler opened up to The Tennessean about his favorite part of the house, the location.

“I think one of the most appealing things is the location… We loved the privacy of the neighborhood, but being so close to town,” he told the newspaper.

If

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Here’s How to Do Organic Lawn Care the Right Way

It seems the whole world is going organic these days. Whether it be organic produce or all-natural dog food, the trend is here to stay.

Organic lawn care is becoming increasingly popular, with families trying to protect their children and pets. Although it seems like organic lawn care is easy, there are a few things to know. Here are a few tips, and things to avoid in your all-natural lawn care, from Realtor.com.

Start with the Grass

Picking the right type of grass for your yard is a key step to successful lawn maintenance. You may be having difficulty because you’re actually growing the wrong type of grass. Take note of how much sun your yard gets, how much wear and tear it’s getting and any

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These are the Hot Home Trends in Nashville

Nashville’s real estate market continues to be hot and we don’t see it slowing down any time soon. In this hot market, there are a lot of prominent homebuilding trends. The Tennessean recently pointed out some of the biggest ones and Synergy Realty Network is here to share them.  

Covered Upper Decks

According to our city newspaper, this is a recent trend in Nashville real estate. It wasn’t long ago that second level covered decks were nonexistent in Music City, but not anymore. Now it’s much easier to find your dream house with a second story deck that’s perfect for nighttime reading, morning tea or an afternoon cocktail. If this is something you want in your next house, your Synergy Realty Network

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This is the Perfect Paint Color for a Southern Front Porch

The front porch is the first thing that welcomes visitors. Even before potential buyers, friends or families step inside your house, your porch is their first impression. Now,Southern Living has found the perfect paint color for the most inviting southern front porch.

The color? Haint blue. Never heard of it? We hadn't either. According toToday, the term “haint” is a southern take on the word “haunt.” Benjamin Moore’s Ellen O’Neill says it all goes back to water. “Blue represented water and apparently spirits can’t traverse water. People would paint the ceilings, the window trim and sometimes to the doors” in an effort to keep the spirits away. In the south, that trend stuck. Now, it’s

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Avoid These Interior Design Trends if Your House is For Sale

When it comes to selling your house, there’s a lot you have to prepare. The interior of your home has to look good but not deter potential buyers. When your house is on the market, your home's decorations are no longer for you. They’re for the buyer.

Basically, when your home is for sale it’s time to focus on what most buyers want. A pink nursery may not appeal to an older couple looking at your house. A cluttered kitchen may deter a home chef from making an offer. Old appliances in retro colors will make young, hip couples walk out your door before they’ve even seen it all.

If you’re looking to sell your house in the near future and want to get the most money, these are some interior

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Four Tips to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Space

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are rising which means it’s time for outdoor BBQs and parties. But what’s a summer party without the perfect outdoor space?

Do you have a backyard but just aren’t happy with it? Want to spruce it up before having any parties? We’ve got some tips to help you create your perfect outdoor space.

Brainstorm What You Want

The first step to getting your perfect backyard is to think of what matters to you. Do you want a vegetable garden? Would you like the perfect space to grill and chill? Do you want an area for outdoor activities like cornhole? List the most important things to you and use that as a starting point.

Take Inventory of Your Area

Next,

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Homeowners Can Save Money By Buying These Items in May

 Spring is in the air and the savings should be too! Being a homeowner can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Synergy Realty Network has rounded up a list of the best items to buy in May to save you money.

 Mattresses

 May is the best month to replace the mattresses in your home, according to DealNews. While they recommend checking out the deals at places like Sears, it’s always a good idea to price check. Try checking out various websites to get the very best deal this month.

 Refrigerators

 Refrigerators are one of the only kitchen appliances that are the cheapest in May. Money Crashers says that this is because the new models are rolling out and stores need to get rid of last

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Believe It or Not You Can Save For a Home When You’re Self-Employed

Many people who are self-employed, freelancers or that don’t have a steady paycheck just give up on saving to buy a home. Believe it or not, it is possible to save for your first home even if you’re in one of these categories.

As realtors, we know how hard it can be to save when money is a little tight, but it is doable. We rounded up a few tips on how to put money aside for a house down payment even when it’s not easy. (If you need a little more information on what a down payment is and how much money you can expect to put down, check out this informative article from Architectural Digest.)

Set Goals

If you don’t set goals for saving, how will you ever know what you’re doing?

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