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Five Interior Design Trends for Fall 2019

Fall is right around the corner. Before the seasons change and the leaves start to turn, start thinking about ways you can update your home’s interior design. These are a few interior design trends that will be popular in the fall of 2019.

Bouclé

Elle Decor says bouclé will be a hot trend for the living room this fall. According to Google, that is a fabric that is made from a looped yarn. It creates extra texture in living room furniture like couches and chairs, making the area feel extra cozy.

Fancy Bathtubs

Does a gorgeous (and functional) claw-foot tub ever go out of style? Showpiece bathtubs, like the claw-foot, are going to be even more of a trend this fall. Want something a little more modern?

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Four Cheap Remodeling Hacks for Your Home

Remodeling is expensive. Whether you’re adding new appliances to a kitchen, new flooring to a bedroom or revamping your bathroom completely, the costs add up quickly. If you’re tight on cash, there are a few things you can do that won’t break the bank. Here are four remodeling tricks to give your home a small facelift.

Replace Cabinet Hardware

Replacing knobs and pulls is a quick and easy way to update your home. Get fancy rhinestone knobs for your kitchen or plain silver that matches your appliances. Minimal, sleek knobs and pulls are great for the bathroom. There's even a website that specializes in affordable knobs.

Add a Light Tube

Does your home not get enough natural light? Instead of breaking

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Five Colors to Use in Your Home for Ultimate Relaxation

After a long day at work, it’s so nice to unwind in a house that’s soothing. Does your home give you relaxing vibes or is it a source of stress? You can make your house relaxing by adding a few touches of certain colors. These are the colors to use for ultimate relaxation.

Tan 

This color is the epitome of warmth! This will make anyone feel all snug and cozy and it’s great for a living room. Don’t go overboard though (you don’t want your space to look like a khaki catalog). These are some of the most popular tan color schemes that may inspire you and your casa.

White

Believe it or not, white is a calm color. Although it may seem bland, there’s a reason that this color soothes us when

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Country Singer Randy Houser Lists Christiana Home

Country singer, Randy Houser, is ready for a change. The singer (known for “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “Goodnight Kiss” and more) recently listed his Christiana, Tennessee home, according to The Tennessean.

The 43-year-old’s gorgeous home sits on 13.25 acres in the Rutherford County town. It’s surrounded by lush greenery and has a large driveway and plenty of space for cars in what looks like five garage spaces. There’s also water on the property, which adds to its tranquility.

Houser’s home is light and bright throughout. The kitchen is predominantly white with rustic brown wood accents on places like the island. There’s no shortage of spaces to cook with a large island,

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Home Bidding Wars: How to Get an Edge on the Competition

As we all know, the housing market is always changing. According to a report from CNBC, the market could be shifting sooner than we thought. With less inventory, bidding wars are more likely to occur. 

Synergy Realty Networks wants to help you get an edge on the competition. Here are a few tips to make the very best bid.

Gauge the Market

A great first step in the bidding war is to gauge the local housing market, according to Bankrate. Talk to your realtor and find out if the market is hot or cold at that particular time. That could determine where to come in with your bid. Your agent will also pull comps to see what nearby, similar homes are selling — and at what price.

Get Personal

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Nashville’s Real Estate Market is as Hot as the Summer Temperatures

Summer is here and so are hot temperatures in Middle Tennessee. The temperatures aren’t the only thing that’s hot in Nashville, though. The real estate market is also pretty hot, with home sales up 3.4%, according to Nashville Business Journal.

Data from the Greater Nashville Realtors back these findings. This year in June there were 4,172 closings in the Nashville area compared to 4,036 this time last year. The Greater Nashville Realtors’ President, Andrew Terrell, attributes these numbers to mortgage rates.

“Falling mortgage rates are boosting customer confidence when it comes to buying and selling homes, which is evident in the 2.3% increase in sales year-to-date compared to

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Nashville Predators Goalie Pekka Rinne Lists West Meade Home for $1.7 Million

Pekka Rinne, our prized Nashville Predators goalie, is moving on up (but not out of West Meade). He’s selling his home for $1.7 million and moving into a custom home nearby, according to Realtor.com. 

The gorgeous home is over 5,100 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and four and a half baths. There’s a beautiful, rectangular pool that sits in the backyard among the one-acre lot. The backyard is perfect for entertaining with the pool, hot tub, fire pit and sauna. If it gets cool outside, the future owner can bring their guests into the rec room that’s fit for a party. It has built-in surround sound, a wet bar and even a keg on tap! 

If that wasn’t enough, Rinne’s home

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CapStar Investor Gaylon Lawrence Spends $2.65M on Belle Meade House

Gaylon Lawrence, the billionaire who owns banks and a portion of CapStar Bank, just purchased a Belle Meade mansion. According to The Tennessean, he purchased the home at 307 Jackson Boulevard for $2.65 million. 

The home has a gorgeous white exterior with a turnaround driveway. The two-story, 6,973-square foot home is surrounded by lush greenery and was built in 1996. When you walk into the home, you’re greeted by a split foyer and tons of natural light. There are plenty of high ceilings and gorgeous light fixtures but our favorite wall is comprised of all mirrors. A formal sitting room looks outside on the home’s property and a smaller living area is cozy and features wooden beams

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Its no secret that the Nashville real estate market is on fire. With the good sometimes comes the bad. If you are an agent working with a buyer or if you are a buyer winging it on your own considering new construction, please thoroughly research the builder/developer in question.

We have seen an influx of new builders/developers in the market and some are in over their head. Don’t rely on a high-octane agent’s sales pitch who are sometimes not forthright in their relationship with the builder/developer. A lack of investigation could cost buyers and agents lots of money, time and heartache.

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Four Ways to Get More Privacy on Your Porch

Warm weather is here which means it’s time for cookouts and family dinners outside! Whether you’re having an evening cocktail or a game night on the porch, a little extra privacy isn’t a bad thing. RealEstate.com says, “There’s an entirely different level of comfort when you feel like you’re free from the prying eyes of neighbors and random passersby. A porch that is in full view of the neighborhood is a porch you can really use when you’re dressed and ready to go out. A porch that is private is a comfortable place no matter how ‘presentable’ you feel at the moment.”

If you’ve got neighbors that can see your every move when you’re enjoying your outdoor space, we have some ideas for you.

Build a Privacy

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