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1x2 diagonal pattern wall

This picture was taken at a model home in Franklin TN.  When my husband and I walked in, there were several people in there and they were oooohing and ahhhhing. They were touching and feeling this wall!!! As a new home selections coordinator, realtor and DIY gal, I thought this was worthy of sharing. 

What I love about this design is that it doesn't have to be expensive. This wall was created by using 1x2 lumber in a cross diagonal pattern.  I LOVE the 3D effect in the monochromatic color scheme. These pieces of wood are about $4.00 each for an 8 foot section. I am guessing that this wall cost between $60 and $80 to create, depending on the retail store from which the lumber was purchased.  The key is to finding the center of the room, and then

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Four Reasons to Always Use a Real Estate Agent

We know you’ve heard that you should use a realtor when buying or selling a home time and time again. You see commercials about real estate, you see ads for realtors in public restrooms and you can’t watch an episode of Modern Family without being reminded of Phil’s job. But why? Why is it important to use a realtor when buying or selling a house?

They’re experienced

The knowledge and experience a realtor has is invaluable for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is because a licensed real estate agent knows the language of the industry — and the MLS. They can help you break down those tricky little acronyms but they also know the terms on your important documents, contracts and so much more.

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'Southern Living' Puts Nashville in South's Best Cities List for 2017

 Those of us lucky enough to already call Nashville home know that it’s one of the best cities in the south but Southern Living agrees. The southern-style magazine revealed their list of the South’s Best Cities 2017 list and Music City has an impressive spot.

 Southern Living is doing what they do best, celebrating the south. They say the its “never been a hotter place to live, and we’re not just talking about the weather.” Although the weather in this part of the US is hot, there are a lot of reasons it’s hot (and we don't mean the temperature). The magazine lists Nashville on the 10 city list and, although we aren’t no. 1, we’re near the top. The magazine put Nashville at No. 4

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If you’re in Nashville, or even if you aren’t, you’ve probably noticed townhouse living is on the rise. Townhouses aren’t a new concept but they have gained popularity in the last few years and there’s a few reasons why.

According to Realtor.com, townhouses gained popularity in the 1960s in big cities but they’re more popular than ever today with both builders and homebuyers. In fact, they’ve gotten so popular that the US Census Bureau showed townhouses accounted for 12.4% of “all new construction in the single-family home market last year.”

Here's why more people are buying townhouses:

They’re less expensive

When it comes to townhouses, they cost 12% less than detached homes, according to Realtor.com. The low cost makes them especially

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Kelly Clarkson’s Hendersonville Lake House is For Sale

If waterfront luxury living is what you’re after, Kelly Clarkson’s Hendersonville home may be what you’ve been waiting for. The “Since U Been Gone” singer recently listed her lakefront mansion for sale and it is truly magnificent. 

The singer’s gated 7-bedroom 8-bathroom mansion sits on four acres in a quiet cul-de-sac and is listed at $8.75 million. The home has its own private dock that’s perfect for fishers or just a family that wants to cruise around Old Hickory Lake on their boat. If the lake isn’t your thing, there's also a saltwater pool. 

While the outdoor amenities are one draw to this Hendersonville mansion, the house itself is exquisite. The entire home is well lit and bright

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‘Thrillist’ Names Nashville the No. 1 Place to Spend a Weekend

Nashville’s popularity is rising and it’s now considered the best place you could spend a weekend. Thrillistrecently announced their list of the 25 Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend and Nashville came in at the top spot.

The publication raves about Music City and says visitors just can’t leave without sampling hot chicken (something we already know). They also recommend grabbing a delicious, and refreshing, bushwhacker from Edley’s and attending a show at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Thrillist raves about Nashville’s food and how we’re currently attracting a plethora of celebrity chefs. They mention not only our hot chicken but also our delicious BBQ. Of course if you’re eating as

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Nashville’s real estate market is continuing to be hot this year. February showed yet another increase in home sales for the Tennessee capitol.

According to Greater Nashville Realtors data, there were 2,507 closings in February. That’s nearly 100 more closings than Nashville saw in January and, according to Nashville Business Journal, that’s a 9.3 percent increase from last year at this time. That’s a great thing for Music City — and we could have the weather to thank.

“Spring is in the air and in the real estate market. A few days of warmer temperatures helped our region finish strong in February, closing over 2,500 units,” the Greater Nashville Realtors president Scott Troxel explained.

February’s closings included 2,038 residential sales, 286

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Twenty micro homes are coming to south Nashville's Glencliff United Methodist Church for the homeless. 

Open Table Nashville, a non-profit organization, is behind the real estate plans. Open Table Nashville is a "community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness" and they're calling this initiative the Village at Glencliff. 

 "Too many of our friends have died on the streets," Open Table Nashville Executive Director Rev. Ingrid McIntyre told The Tennessean before adding that 87 homeless people died last year alone in the area. "Hopefully, this place will help lower that number by providing community and programs that will get the most vulnerable into permanent housing."

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Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr have put their Hickman county home, Blackjack Ridge, up for sale.

The 4,032 square foot home is currently for sale and it’s listed at $4.6 million. The gorgeous property sits on 1,400 acres in Centerville and the home’s website describes it as a “prestigious hunting property, luxury lodge and upscale retreat.”

 The rugged home is perfect for an outdoors lover that wants to be outside the city limits. The Hickman county land is suited for someone who wants to make it their own private hunting and fishing lot. It has high game fences, a large storage area and sparkling streams among its other outdoor amenities. There’s also a large gentlemen’s lodge that fits the outdoorsy theme.

 The home itself has six

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Ronnie Dunn Pays $2.5 Million for Davidson County Property

Ronnie Dunn, one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, has invested $2.5 million in Forest Hills.

Dunn and his wife, Janine, purchased the Davidson County property from a local businessman, according to the Nashville Post. They bought the six-acre property from Thomas F. Frist III and his wife, Julie D. Frist, in southwest Nashville. That’s a big investment for the “Boot Scootin’ Boggie” singer! 

The Nashville Post quotes the Davidson County Register of Deeds records as saying the land at 1900 Chickering Road became Dunn’s for exactly $2.25 million! There’s no home on the property, it’s just six-acres of beautiful land. More than likely, Dunn will build some type of home or

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