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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 TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. 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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Southern Living Predicts 2020 Home Decor Trends

It’s hard to believe. Another year has come and gone and 2020 is just a few weeks away. With the help of Houzz, Southern Living is predicting a few of 2020’s home decor trends.

Here are three of the predicted trends we’ll see in the new year:

White Kitchens are Out

White kitchens have been a trend for years and years and years and it’s easy to understand why. They brighten up a room and always look classic. Unfortunately, that trend will go out in 2020. Houzz says we’ll see more light colors like gray pop up in previously all-white kitchens. Get inspired here.

Formal Dining Rooms

Let’s be honest. Formal dining rooms are rarely used but that could change next year. Instead of just using your

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Five Things to Look For in a Home for Entertaining

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, entertaining is on a lot of people’s minds. Entertaining friends and family for Turkey Day (or any day for that matter) is easier when your house allows it. Here are a few things to look for in a home for entertaining.

A Warm Entryway

The entryway is the very first thing your guests see when they come to your home. If yours is warm and inviting, they’ll instantly feel at home. Make sure the space is neat and tidy but also include a coat rack or coat closet to give them space for their jackets and cold-weather accessories.

Spacious Living Room

Do your family get-togethers involve 10 or more people? It’s much easier to accommodate a lot of guests

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SYNERGY’S NEW TECH TOOL:  WIN-WIN FOR ALL!

Synergy Realty Network (Brentwood, TN), under the independent ownership of visionaries Dwane and Michelle Crews, is launching the Buyer Graph initiative, a tech tool powered by RealScout, a private, agent-branded collaborative search platform which is rapidly transforming how consumers work with agents.  This platform enables brokerages to share powerful anonymized buyer data that allows buyers, sellers and their agents to fiercely compete at every level of moving real estate … pricing strategies, inventory availability (even if not yet on the market), unprecedented searching techniques, getting the best deals for consumers. 

Nashville is the latest market to get a Buyer Graph, following Denver, northern

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Hayley Williams of Paramore Lists Historic Franklin Home

Hayley Williams, lead singer of the rock band Paramore, has put her historic Franklin home up for sale. Although Williams is a Mississippi native, she’s been in Franklin for 15 years and even started the band right here in Williamson County. Now, she’s ready to move on from the 1935 stone cottage. 

According to the listing, she renovated and restored the three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. It’s currently listed for $1 million and has 2,374 square feet. From the outside, the house looks quaint with gorgeous stone and dark shutters. It’s deceivingly spacious, though. The historic house is three stories with a fully finished basement. 

A bright entryway welcomes visitors before they reach a

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Five Ways to Get Your Porch Ready for Fall

Fall is underway here in Middle Tennessee and it’s time to get your porch on the same page. Whether you want to add just a few fall touches or completely revamp your porch for the season, we have a few ideas to inspire you! 

Add Mums

Chrysanthemums (better known as mums) are the perfect porch plant for fall. According to Spring Green, “this is because mums tend to continue blooming long after many other flowering plants have ceased for the season.” Add some potted mums to your porch, or along the steps to your porch, and you’ll have an autumnal feel to your entryway in no time.

Get a Fall Wreath

This is one of the easiest ways to bring a little fall to your front door. Just get a fall wreath and

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Nashville Could See Its First ‘Innovation District’ in Antioch

Changes are coming to dead space in Antioch and it could happen relatively soon, as soon as early next year. An “innovation district” is being proposed to the former Global Mall, according to The Tennessean, and the district would be designed for startups and tech companies.

Ben Freeland is the man behind the plan for the dead space just south of Nashville proper. He’s the owner of a car dealership and he wants to change the dead mall into something useful. He’s now under contract to purchase the space, which is 600,000 square feet.

The early plans for the former Global Mall include offices for businesses and startups and residential buildings. These plans also include space for

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Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler Reduce Their Nashville Mansion Drastically

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s gorgeous Nashville mansion is still on the market. They listed their home for sale over a year ago and, now, they’ve drastically dropped the price. According to Observer.com, the reality star and her former football player husband reduced the listing price from $7.9 million to $5.75 million — a $2.15 million drop.

The couple’s home is 19,983 square feet of absolute beauty. The exterior looks like a castle with a spacious driveway and stone accents. It’s a Mediterranean style mansion and, despite the price drop, they’ll still profit if the home sells at this current price. They purchased the home for $5.3 million seven years ago.

Fans of

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