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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce April's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are April's gifts to you!

Honest Coffee Roasters

Williamson & Davidson County

Honest Coffee Roasters is a local favorite! They are a specialty coffee roasting company located in Franklin,

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Designed by Preston Shea, this home is an entertainer's dream! The property features an amazing design for functional living, an open concept, fantastic natural light, elevated finishes, a convenient location, over 800 sq ft of outdoor porches and patio, and breathtaking landscaping. The outdoor spaces of this home must be seen to be fully appreciated!

There is just something about the charm of Franklin that sets it apart. It's a vibrant and alive city that embraces its historic appeal while continuing to look to the future.

Located 30 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music scene, an abundance of shopping and plenty of parks and green space. The

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing agent from our Sumner office, Barry McKeever!

Barry has been a part of the Parks family for over two years and a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and specializes in working with relocating buyers – as he recently was one.

Barry started his career doing mortgages and working as a real estate agent in California. He managed his own branch before starting his own real estate and mortgage company. In 2010, Barry transitioned to working exclusively on his own as a real estate agent. Fast forward to 2018, he and his family packed up and moved to Tennessee where he started at Parks and knew no one.

“In just two years, Barry has gotten plugged

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Spring is a glorious season in Middle Tennessee. The days are warm, the nights are cool, and gardening is at its peak. For many suburban homeowners with a green thumb, garden tool organization is a breeze: stash your stuff in your garage or massive garden shed, and you’re finished. But what about townhome residents, apartment dwellers, and those who share their home with roommates? Fear not, Tennesseans, we have you covered! 

Today, we’re sharing our top 12 tips for organizing and storing your garden tools—even if you don’t have a garage, shed, or large storage space. In fact, some of the following suggestions will work in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens! With the helpful tips below, you’ll no longer have to let your living situation keep you

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Before the pandemic, many of us worked outside our homes. Now, more than a year has gone by since the first lockdown, and a large percentage of people are still teleworking. If you’re one of the many workers in Middle Tennessee who have been informed that they’ll be working from home on a permanent basis, or at least will be expected to remain at home for an indefinite period of time, some home office must-haves are essential for creating a comfortable space that supports you in wellness and productivity alike. 

We’ve assumed that anyone working from home already uses a computer, has high-speed internet, and has a cell phone. However, we submit that this bare-bones setup needs a few additional items to be sustainable in the months—or years—to come.

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Located in the heart of Green Hills, this 110-year-old historic foursquare offers an estate-like setting on a double lot! The home features a thoughtful and meticulous restoration by an experienced local contractor and interior decorator, unique fixtures and finishes throughout, tons of space, a great layout, and a gorgeous front and back yard. This property is truly one of a kind!

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills is one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods. The area is home to countless high-end stores, many of which can be found in the Green Hills Mall, an anchor in the center of the neighborhood. This, plus its proximity to some of the finest parks, golf courses, and fine dining establishments in town has made

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Congratulations on your first home purchase! During this exciting time, you are likely to encounter new responsibilities, not least of which will be tending to your home’s yard. This landscape is all yours. With the proper tools, methods, and approaches, your yard has the potential to add beauty and value to your property. The reverse is also true - if your yard suffers from neglect, your property’s curb appeal will likewise decline. 

Today, we’re sharing our recommendations for the top ten must-have lawn equipment purchases you’ll make as a new homeowner. Our list is suitable for suburban yards and small rural properties, while homes on large rural plots will require additional purchases, including a riding mower in place of a standard mower.

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Renovations make your home more enjoyable. Plus, if you do them right, they may even increase your home's value. This comes in handy if you plan on selling your home in the future. But watch out! While some remodeling projects add value to your home, others do little to increase it and may even make your home less desirable to potential homebuyers.

Find out which renovations are the best and which are the worst.

Remember that Legacy Home Loans can help you get the funds to finance home renovations. With options like cash-out refinancing, FHA 203(k) rehab loan, a home equity loan, and HELOC, they can match you with a low-rate home loan to fund all your home repairs and upgrades. 

Best Home Projects to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

Spruce

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Built by Shaffer Homes and designed by Pfeffer Torode, this Green Hills custom home is absolutely stunning! The property features a sophisticated and flexible floorplan, vaulted ceilings up and down, a main floor master, bonus space with a wet bar and full bath, a screened porch, a stoned courtyard, an immaculate kitchen, three wood-burning fireplaces, and much more.

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills is one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods. The area is home to countless high-end stores, many of which can be found in the Green Hills Mall, an anchor in the center of the neighborhood. This, plus its proximity to some of the finest parks, golf courses, and fine dining establishments in town has made Green Hills the

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While the housing market remains vibrant for buying and selling, the supply continues to be an issue in these past years.

Low supply happens when there's an abundance of buyers but not enough houses for all of them. Many call it a "seller's market," which often results in a bidding war as multiple buyers compete for the same property. Here is how you can still get your dream home despite high competition. 

The Anatomy of a Bidding War

A bidding war in real estate happens when two or more parties compete for the seller's acceptance of their offer. This stressful situation can be intensified if the owner or listing agent knows there's a lot of interest and propose that everyone submit another higher and better offer.

Thus, you have now

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