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Nashville Lands on Southern Living’s List of The South’s Best Food Cities

We know Nashville’s real estate market is hot but that’s not all that's heating up. We’re also a hot city for food and foodies alike. Southern Living just listed named The South’s Best Food Cities for 2019 and Nashville landed a prime spot!

According to the magazine, the competition was fierce. While some of the cities were surprising, we’re not that surprised that Music City landed the No. 4 spot. In the city list description, SL notes Nashville’s ability to bring in “more women-helmed kitchens from Henrietta Red to Cafe Roze and Chaatable.”

Those are just a few of the recommendations the magazine suggests for local, and tourist, foodies. They also suggest Bolton’s Chicken

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This $1.8 Million House in Brentwood Feels Like a Grown Up's Treehouse

Remember when you were a kid and you loved nothing more than climbing into your treehouse with friends? This Brentwood house feels just like that but on a much nicer scale!

This gorgeous treehouse-type retreat is located at 6314 Panorama Drive in Brentwood. It feels like its own private sanctuary but it’s still close to the city (it’s the best of both worlds!). It sits on 11 acres and, according to The Tennessean, it was custom built for its current owner.

The three-story house is completely covered by windows by the front door and it’s nestled in the hills — that’s what makes it feel like a treehouse! According to Zillow, it’s got four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and is a

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How to Protect Your House Before Possible Flooding

Wet weather is in the forecast for Middle Tennessee — all week long. We’re expected to get several inches of rain this week so it’s important to protect your home. If you live in an area where flooding is a concern, here are a few tips to protect your house from floodwater.

Evaluate the Possibility of Flooding

The first step in protecting your home and belongings from flooding is to evaluate the risk. The FEMA Map Service Center is a great place to start. Search for your address and find out your area’s flood zones. Value Penguin lays out a simple way to read this map on their website.

Check Your Levels

Things like switches and sockets should be approximately a foot about the flood level

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Johnny Cash’s Former Estate Appraises for $3.95 Million

Johnny Cash’s former estate is on the market once again. This time, the Old Hickory Lake home has had a huge price increase. It’s now listed for $3.95 million after a new appraisal, according to The Tennessean.

This estate, which sits at 200 Caudill Drive in Hendersonville, was the spot where Cash and June Carter Cash lived for 35 years. It’s a special space with “four separate parcels of an acre or more.” That’s right, this is prime lakefront property with 4.5 acres on it. It's got the possibility for a buyer looking to separate the parcels or someone looking to keep them together and build a large home.

Aside from the vast property right on the lake, there’s also a 546-square-foot log

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Nashville Named the 3rd Hottest Real Estate Market

A new year is upon us which means statistics from the previous year are rolling in! The 2018 real estate numbers are finally here and Nashville is, once again, a hot market.

 Homes.com just released their 2018 list, concluding that the real estate market nationwide saw great progress. According to the website, that’s because of low interest rates. Although that’s true, Nashville did better than most other places. In fact, our market is the third hottest in the country.

It’s no surprise that Nashville is a rapidly growing city — and we grew exponentially in 2018. According to WKRN, we welcome approximately 66 people to Music City every single day. There are a lot of reasons we’re an “it” city

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Get Next Year’s Home Maintenance Checklist Ready as You Clean After Christmas

The gifts are open. The stockings are empty. The food is eaten. Now that family and friends are making their way home, it’s time for the mass cleanup following Christmas. As you take down the trimmings and the tree, get your house ready for 2019 by creating a maintenance checklist.

RealEstate.com recommends creating this checklist while removing decorations — it just makes things easier. Although you may not start marking things off the list for a few months, you’ll know what needs to be done way ahead of time. They break down the list into five parts: roof, entryway, fireplace, banisters and electrical maintenance.

The Roof

If you’re one of the many homes that

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Creative Ways to Add Holiday’s Hottest Decor Trend to Your Staging

Plaid is all the rage this holiday season. If your house is on the market or going on the market soon, it’s still possible to incorporate this holiday trend into your decor. Here are a few creative ways to add holiday’s hottest decor trend to your staging.

This year’s plaid trend isn’t just your typical red and black checkered print. Although that look never goes out of style around the holidays, black and white gingham print is gaining popularity. This year, it’s about whichever matches your own personal style.

If you’re opting for the black and white look, Realtor.com has a great idea to make it farmhouse chic. Mix the pattern with “some burlap, greenery and the warm, yellow

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What does Amazon mean for Nashville’s housing market?

Although Amazon decided not to bring their HQ2 to Nashville, they did decide to bring a new operations hub to Music City. With it, they’re expected to employ 5,000 people right here in our city. So what does the influx of people mean for Nashville’s housing market?

Experts spoke with The Tennesseanabout what 5,000 jobs with a median salary of $150K actually means for our housing market. Unfortunately, this means prices could go up. Some areas and some types of homes may more be in demand than others, though. The experts do say that this will let up over time, it won’t last forever.

Amazon hasn’t said exactly which positions will be coming to Nashville. That means there’s no way to tell just

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Black Friday is Not the Best Time to Buy a House

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. People line up for hours to get crazy deals on electronics, toys and more. Although it’s a big day for retail stores, Black Friday is not the best day to buy a house.

According to an article on Realtors.com, researchers found the day after Thanksgiving is a great day for retail deals. They've discovered that home shoppers should actually wait until Dec. 26 to get the best deal on a house. Closing on Dec. 26 can mean really great things for your bank account. Statistically speaking, on that day, you’ll spend approximately $2,500 less. This number comes from a report from ATTOM Data Solutions.

As a whole, December is the best time of the year to

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First-Time Home Buyer? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Everyone knows how overwhelming buying your first house can be. It’s a long process full of paperwork, new information, shopping and sometimes even some problems. You can avoid making any major mistakes by keeping a few things in mind.

Location Matters

Location is so important when it comes to buying your first house. You may find the perfect house but it’s 25 miles from your work. Is that a big deal? Just think about commuting in rush hour traffic. That could potentially be a 50 minute drive! Is that really worth it?

If you have kids, you should also keep school districts in mind when thinking about your location. Moving to a smaller house in a better school district may be worth it to you and

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