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Four Home Projects to Try During Quarantine

The coronavirus is worldwide now and it has people home for most hours of the day. Whether you’re able to work or not, you’ll probably get bored at some point during this quarantine. Here are a few home projects that are either free or affordable. Try these to improve your home and stay entertained while practicing social distancing.

Spring Cleaning

Get a head start on spring cleaning! As we’ve mentioned before, you can do this room by room. Sort items by things you can donate, throw out or recycle. It wasn’t that many weeks ago that Nashville was hit by the tornado and people still need donations. Consider donating what you can to those organizations that are helping those impacted by the tornado. Do

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These are Real Estate Trends to Watch

Real estate trends, like any trend, are constantly changing. While we all try to stay on top of them, it can be hard. To help, Better Homes & Gardens surveyed home buyers and real estate pros to get a sense of trends you should be watching right now.

 Millennial Buyers Buy for Long-Term.

Millennial buyers, those born in the early 80s to the mid-90s, are a unique group of home buyers. According to those that were surveyed by BH&G, these buyers purchase a home with plans to stay there. In fact, they plan to stay for 10 years or more. If you think this trend doesn’t matter, you should know that (according to the National Association of Realtors), millennials still make up the “largest share of home buyers at

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Change This One Thing in Your Bedroom and You Could Sleep Better

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary in your home. You should feel relaxed and at ease when you’re in your bedroom. You should also get a great night’s sleep but that doesn't always happen. Did you know that just by changing your bedroom’s lighting you can sleep better?

According to an article done by Better Homes and Gardens with tips from the American Lighting Association, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right lighting, especially at night. They suggest using lights that are dim and warm (like an amber-colored bulb). An easy way to do this is to get dimmable LED lights that also change colors. The New York Times did an article about this a few years ago and found that

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There’s a Bathroom Paint Color That Could Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you’re probably talking to your Synergy Realty Network agent about small updates and fixes. One update may be painting rooms that have off-putting colors (think bright pink or black). Did you know that it’s also possible that some colors could improve your sales price?

Zillow did a study on paint colors and how they affect the home. In that study, they found that one color, in particular, could actually improve your profit on a home sale. That color is periwinkle blue. That doesn’t mean you should go out and paint your entire home periwinkle blue (in fact, we hope you don’t do that). Instead, paint your bathroom that shade of blue and you

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Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash’s Former Hendersonville Home Sells

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s former Hendersonville home is no longer for sale. The property has again been sold, this time to a local couple. According to the Hendersonville Standard, the Man in Black’s property sold for $3.2 million.

The property, which sits on 4.5 acres, was purchased on Jan. 7 by Cristan and Tina Blackman. Apparently, the couple plans to build a house and live on the property. They want to create a home that will make memories for their children and grandchildren, who live nearby.

Cristian told the Hendersonville Standard, “It’s such a majestic piece of property. My wife and I are honored to own it.”

In case you’re not familiar with the property, it’s

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Lighting Does Matter: Lighting Tips for Your Home

Lighting is one of the most important things in your home. Whether you’re trying to set a mood, accent your decor or just get the best lighting possible, these are some tips for your home.

Kitchen Lighting

Let’s start with our favorite room in any home — the kitchen. Kitchen lighting is so important, especially because adequate lighting is necessary for cooking. Better Homes & Gardenssuggests getting “a ceiling fixture or recessed can lights that evenly distribute light around the space.” Don’t forget to add lighting under cabinets in areas that you use for meal prepping.

Southern Living has great ideas for different light fixtures that you can use in your kitchen.

Living Room Lighting

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There’s a New Lifestyle Community in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee’s newest master-planned community, according to the Tennessean. Shelton Square is the community and its future is bright. They’re expecting to build more than 700 homes and a range of amenities for the residents.

Shelton Square is in a convenient location in Murfreesboro with easy access to both 840 and I-24. It’s near Blackman Road on a space that used to be a large farm. According to the newspaper, they expect to build 700+ homes from various builders including Celebration, Davidson, Harmon, Homes by Design and Sam Anderson Construction.

There are a lot of bonuses to living in a lifestyle community such as Shelton Square. Usually, a homeowner’s

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Realtor.Com® Data Suggests January is a Good Time to Buy

It’s a new year and you’ve probably set some resolutions (or home resolutions maybe) for 2020. Is one of your new year’s goals to get into a new house? According to data, January is a great time to start that search for your dream home.

There are several reasons that the first month of the year is the time to start searching. Realtor® Magazine says low mortgage rates are a great reason to start the home buying process. Housing Wire backs up that claim, saying the rates are much lower than last year at this time. According to the website, the “average U.S. fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage averaged 3.72%.” You can read more about mortgage rates here.

January is also a time for very low

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Four New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

With a new year comes New Year's Resolutions. If you’re anything like us, we’re not the best at keeping our resolutions past January so this year we’re trying something different. We’re making resolutions for our home. 

Here are four examples of New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home:

Get Rid of Clutter

This is the first resolution and it’s the easiest. You can work on this early in the year and you’ll feel more at home and less stressed in your house once you start clearing the clutter. Do it one room at a time and organize the “junk” into piles. Make one pile for donations, one pile for trash and recyclables and one for things you can sell. Make this task manageable by working on one room per month.

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Kelly Clarkson Reduces Price of Hendersonville Home

“Miss Independent” Kelly Clarkson just reduced the price of her Hendersonville home. Her gorgeous lakeside property is now available for $7.5 million, according to It was originally listed for $8.75 million, back in the summer of 2018. 

The beautiful, light-colored home inspires relaxation with the waterfront view and circular water fountain in the driveway. The mansion has seven bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms in its 20,121 square feet. According to The Tennessean, Clarkson custom-designed the home that was built in 2007. 

This is the perfect house for entertaining. The grand foyer will welcome visitors into the home and the double staircases make it the

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