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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman List Their Leiper’s Fork House

It looks like local power couple Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman will find a new place for “Making Memories of Us.” According to The Tennessean, they’ve put their Leiper’s Fork home on the market.

The Williamson County house sits at 2032 Old Hillsboro Road and a virtual tour at French King Fine Properties shows just how impressive it is. The 5,086 square foot home is gated and they’re calling it a “true retreat.” It has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths — but that’s just the beginning! There’s also a barn and trails on the property that’s nestled among the trees.

Urban and Kidman have called the house on over 35 acres theirs since 2007. Now that they’re selling the

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Opryland Owner Plans Huge Donelson Development

Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. is planning something big! They’re expanding and creating offices, housing and even retail space on 130 acres in Donelson. The area is directly across Briley Parkway from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Lincoln Property Co., a Dallas-based real estate firm, is developing the land. Instead of building everything for the multi-use space at once, they’re doing it in waves. The commercial firm will build as the real estate market allows.

According to Metro Councilman Jeff Syracuse, this will be a welcome addition to the area. He tells the Tennessean that “everyone” will like it.

“It will create jobs, housing that supports the hotel and restaurants

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Tips For Staging Your Home During the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time to trim the tree, deck the halls and light your house — but what about if your house is for sale?

There’s one big advantage to selling your home during the holidays. Potential buyers will love picturing themselves in your home. They’ll imagine unwrapping gifts and eating with family. Although that’s true, you can scare them off by going overboard with holiday decorations. Here are a few tips for staging your home during the holiday season.

 

  1. Make sure your home is spick and span. Before you start decking the halls, make sure your house is perfectly clean. Get the windows done, everything dusted, baseboards cleaned and all the little
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Country singer-songwriter, Jake Owen, has listed his Cheatham County home for $1.5 million. The home was previously owned by country legend Loretta Lynn.

According to The Tennessean, the house is 4,918-square feet and it was completely custom made. It’s a single-family home that sits on more than seven wooded acres in Kingston Springs. The beautiful home has three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms but that’s just the beginning. The house also has its own recording studio, a hot tub and its own outdoor tiki bar!

The three-story house immediately welcomes visitors with a bright entranceway. The wooden ceilings are absolutely stunning and truly make this home unique. Owen’s property also boasts a large chef’s kitchen that is truly a cook’s

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USA Today Names Franklin One of the ‘Most Livable’ Cities in the US

USA Today has officially named their 50 Most Livable Cities in the United States for 2017. The list includes cities from all parts of the country from New York to Georgia. Only one of our state’s cities made the list, though. The magazine list included Franklin as the best place to live in Tennessee.

The publication addresses the impact the economy can have on a city, both positively and negatively. They quote Franklin as having “only 3.3% unemployment and an 8.4% uptick in total employment between 2014 and 2016 — more than double comparable U.S. employment growth rate — the economy is a boon.”

The economy hasn’t only improved Franklin but so has education. According to USA

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Nashville Builder Spends $10 Million, Plans Two Housing Communities

David McGowan, a Nashville homebuilder, has purchased over 300 acres in Nashville. The builder has big plans for the property. He hopes to build two housing communities.

According to The Tennessean, McGowan paid $10.58 million dollars for the two properties recently. He bought 331 acres all together and plans to create 1,600 homes. These will be the Burkitt Ridge and Carothers Farms communities, they’ll have houses ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.

“We consider this area to be one of the highest job growth areas in Middle Tennessee,” he said of the areas. Because of that, McGowan plans to create communities with retail and office space as well as live/work areas.

McGowan is

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Five Tips on Upsizing Your Home with No Problems

You may hear the term “downsizing” more often than you hear “upsizing” but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Every day, growing families and successful business people opt to upsize for their expanding needs. Buying a larger home may seem easier than putting all of your things in a smaller house, but there are still tips that can help you do it with little to no problems.

Make a List of Wants and Needs

Sure you want more space but why do you want more space? Does your dog need a bigger yard along with your more spacious home? Do you need a room for each child? Would you like an office space that’s more practical for your job? Think about each thing you need and write them down. It’s also a good

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See Inside Musician John Hiatt’s Former Leipers Fork Horse Farm

Award-winning musician John Hiatt now has a sold sign in front of his impressive Leipers Fork horse farm. The property, better known as Covered Bridge Farm, recently sold for more than $2 million! According to the Tennessean, the land’s new owner is a Williamson County preservationist.

Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer added the 97-acre horse farm to Big East Fork. He already owns the property that is described as a retreat, farm and lodge and he hopes this addition helps him preserve more land.

“This makes it 2,000 acres of preserved area, including streams, lakes, farm and about 15 miles of hiking trails extending from Leipers Fork to Williamson County’s Timberland Park," he told the

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August Proves to be Another Strong Real Estate Month in Nashville

The real estate boom in Nashville is showing no signs of stopping. August was another impressive month with sales increasing from this time last year. Music City condominiums even set their own record in August.

According to theTennessean, more than 3,500 houses swapped owners in August in Nashville. That’s nearly a four percent increase from the previous year and that’s the best August on record in over a decade. Condos also set a record last month, recording the highest average price ever at $207,061.

"As a whole, the first-time buyer price range, which includes many condominiums, is particularly sparse in terms of inventory, so the rise in median price is understandable," Scott

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Four Tips to Know About the 2017 Real Estate Market

This year may be coming to a close but it’s never too late to jump in on this hot market. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, these tips will help guide you on your next move. If you’re looking in Nashville, these tips (and our talented agents) are here to help you. Not in Music City? You can still learn a little about the 2017 real estate market.

1. It’s a seller’s market but you can still improve buyer interest.

Just because it’s a seller’s market doesn’t mean you’ll always have several offers on your home. You can improve your chances by doing a few home improvements. These small fixes can really improve your home.

2. Do your loan research.

So many buyers select a loan without doing

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