All Blog Entries by Dwane Crews

Found 113 blog entries published by Dwane Crews.

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 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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