2019 Fireworks Shows in Cookeville, Tennessee (and surrounding area)

Red-White-Blue Celebration June 29th · Historic Granville, Tennessee Celebrate our nation's...

June Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

A Southern Marketplace Barn Sale Acres of Grace Farms · Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee · May 31 -...

May Events in Cookeville (and the Upper Cumberland)

Looking to make some plans and enjoy this gorgeous spring weather? Check out these local events!...

Magnolia Creek Development is Now Available

Open House Sunday, May 5th 1:00 - 4:00PM Magnolia Creek is now available! This new development is...

April Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

Spring is here! The best thing about Tennessee is four distinct seasons, and you really can't beat...

March Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

Warmer weather is just around the corner! Kick those winter blues, drop the parkas and check out...

Local Valentine’s Day Treats in Cookeville, Tennessee

Ah, Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, and by love, we mean delicious smells of sugar, dough and...

How to Forward Mail After Moving

Are you making the move this year? New year, new house, yeah? There's a ton of tasks to be done...

February Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Getting a little stir crazy because of the cold weather? Well you're in luck because there are a...

December & Christmas Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Christmas is a few weeks away! With all the hustle and bustle, everyone is...

10 Questions to Ask When Buying A House

Are you buying a house this upcoming year? If this is your first house, chances are you are...

November Events in the Upper Cumberland

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner!...

Family Friendly Halloween Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Love Halloween? We have the best events happening right here in Cookeville and the surrounding...

Halloween Haunted Houses in Cookeville, Tennessee

Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween? The Upper Cumberland is the place to be! Check...

The Coolest Waterfall in Tennessee: Cummins Falls State Park

If you're from Cookeville, you have probably heard of Cummins Falls State Park. And if...

October Events in Cookeville, Tennessee (and surrounding area)

New to the area or just looking to get out? Well, throw on your favorite sweatshirt and flannel...

September Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

It's fall! Bring on the hay rides, festivals, and barn sales! New to the area? Wondering what's...

Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake

Have you been to Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake yet? The great thing about the Upper Cumberland...

August Events in Cookeville & the Upper Cumberland

Can you believe it's already the end of summer and schools start back soon! Looking to enjoy the...

Highlands Economic Partnership

We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the Highlands Economic Partnership! The...

July 4th Fireworks and Events at Center Hill Lake

The Upper Cumberland region is the best place to celebrate July 4th! Skip the Nashville crowd and...

July 4th Events in the Upper Cumberland

July 4th is just around the corner! From fireworks to bluegrass festivals, the Upper Cumberland is...

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Lightning

It's that time of year again! Summer thunderstorms with tons of lightning are no joke!...

How to Properly Display the American Flag

July 4th and other patriotic holidays inspire Americans to show their patriotism! Are you flying...

Bee Rock Overlook

If you are in the area, you must check out Bee Rock Overlook! This popular spot is a hidden gem...

Summer Home Décor Trends

Summer is a great time to switch up your décor! Which space are you working on this season? Here...

Best Outdoor Games

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend! To many, it's considered the official kickoff of summer....

Seller To-Do List

Are you selling your home this summer? It can seem like an overwhelming task. It's true. Potential...

Homebuyers: 6 Things to Check Before Scheduling a Showing

You have found the one! Or at least you think so. Before you make an appointment to see a home, be...

Most Scenic Places in the Upper Cumberland

Every year, the Upper Cumberland attracts new people and tourists to the area. With all of the...

Easter Events in the Upper Cumberland Region

It's spring! What a beautiful time of year in the Upper Cumberland region! We are dedicated to...

Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee

What is the Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee? It’s official: you get more “bang for your...

The Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee

The Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee is known for its natural beauty. It's been called the...

Tennessee has Lowest State, Local Tax Burden for Average Resident

Tennessee boasts the lowest state tax and local tax of any state for a median income household,...

A Seller’s Moving Guide

Are you selling your home this spring? One tip we always give sellers is 'Don't forget to plan...

Negotiating a Real Estate Offer

Home sellers who have chosen the right Realtor, prepared their home for sale and priced it...

Home Showing: 12 Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression on Buyers

If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most...

4 Things You Need to Know About the Escrow Process

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams and joined the seller in a hearty handshake, there’s...

How to Make an Offer on a Short Sale

How do you make an offer on a short sale? A short sale can be the best option for some home...

10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

Your lender won’t put you in an interview room and demand answers, but completing a loan...

What Are the Tax Implications of Selling a House?

Selling your home can be an exciting and challenging experience, particularly if you’re attempting...

Do You Buy or Sell First When You’re Ready to Move?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma. Do You...

Home Appraisal: How to Get Maximum Value

So, you’ve got an offer on your house from a qualified buyer and you’re ready to call the movers....

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Selling

The real estate agent’s role is to smooth the home sale process, from setting the price to closing...

Breaking Down the Buyer’s Offer

After all the preparation and waiting, you finally get the call you’ve been waiting for. A buyer...

How Realtors Help Home Buyers and Sellers

Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting a home, a Realtor is your partner in the process....

What to Expect After Listing a House

What can you expect after listing a house? Selling a house can be a lot like remodeling. It takes...

Staging a Garage

You’re staging a home for sale, and the house is immaculate and welcoming. But what about the...

What the Realtor Code of Ethics Means to You

When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on...

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Real Estate Market

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the...

2019 Fireworks Shows in Cookeville, Tennessee (and surrounding area)

Fireworks shows in Cookeville, Tennessee · July 4th Weekend in the Upper Cumberland

June Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

June Events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland Region.

May Events in Cookeville (and the Upper Cumberland)

Local May events in Cookeville, Tennessee & the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee.

Magnolia Creek Development is Now Available

Magnolia Creek is now available! This new development is located in Cookeville, Tennessee and features homes ranging in various square footage and colors.

April Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

Check out local April events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland!

March Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

Warmer weather is just around the corner! Kick those winter blues, drop the parkas and check out these local events! March Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show Hyder-Burkes Pavilion · March 1-3 · Cookeville, TN Find on...

Local Valentine’s Day Treats in Cookeville, Tennessee

Ah, Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, and by love, we mean delicious smells of sugar, dough and all that's good in the world. Who doesn't love something sweet - especially when it's festive! Forget the New Year's resolution of losing weight! These local businesses...

How to Forward Mail After Moving

Are you making the move this year? New year, new house, yeah? There's a ton of tasks to be done when moving. You don't want to miss that Southern Living magazine or wedding announcement so make sure you update your address with the post office! The easiest way to...

February Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Getting a little stir crazy because of the cold weather? Well you're in luck because there are a ton of fun events happening in February! Check out these local events. February Events in Cookeville, Tennessee Beginners: HandLettering & Modern Calligraphy Class...

December & Christmas Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Christmas is a few weeks away! With all the hustle and bustle, everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays! Check out these local December & Christmas Events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the surrounding area. Christmas Drive-Thru Light...

10 Questions to Ask When Buying A House

Are you buying a house this upcoming year? If this is your first house, chances are you are feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many things to consider and think about! We are here to guide you through the process. Start with these 10 Questions to Ask When...

November Events in the Upper Cumberland

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! With local markets and festivals, there are a ton of fun events happening in Cookeville, Tennessee and the surrounding area. Check out these November Events in the Upper...

Family Friendly Halloween Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Love Halloween? We have the best events happening right here in Cookeville and the surrounding area! Grab the kids, costumes and candy buckets, these fun events are the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with the family! Trunk of Treat Cumberland Auto Center ·...

Halloween Haunted Houses in Cookeville, Tennessee

Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween? The Upper Cumberland is the place to be! Check out these local Halloween Haunted Houses in Cookeville, Tennessee and surrounding area. Fear.Farm Zombie Paintball and Haunted Attraction Cookeville, Tennessee More info...

The Coolest Waterfall in Tennessee: Cummins Falls State Park

If you're from Cookeville, you have probably heard of Cummins Falls State Park. And if you're from anywhere else, you have probably heard about it too! This is one of the most popular spot in the Upper Cumberland! So what's all the buzz about and what can...

October Events in Cookeville, Tennessee (and surrounding area)

New to the area or just looking to get out? Well, throw on your favorite sweatshirt and flannel and check out these October events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the surrounding area! There are a ton of cool events happening! October Events in Cookeville, Tennessee (and...

September Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

It's fall! Bring on the hay rides, festivals, and barn sales! New to the area? Wondering what's going on in the area? We're here to give you the rundown. Check out these September events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland! September Events in Cookeville and the...

Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake

Have you been to Sunset Marina on Dale Hollow Lake yet? The great thing about the Upper Cumberland region is all the attractions! With several lake marinas and state parks, you'll never run out of cool spots to check out in the Upper Cumberland. Sunset Marina is...

August Events in Cookeville & the Upper Cumberland

Can you believe it's already the end of summer and schools start back soon! Looking to enjoy the last bit of summer? Check out these August Events in Cookeville & the Upper Cumberland! August Events Wine, Stein & Shine Cookeville, Tennessee - Every Thursday in...

Highlands Economic Partnership

We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the Highlands Economic Partnership! The Highlands Economic Partnership, which was launched in 2006 by the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce as the Highlands Initiative, is a collaborative,...

July 4th Fireworks and Events at Center Hill Lake

The Upper Cumberland region is the best place to celebrate July 4th! Skip the Nashville crowd and come kick it by the lake with us! You haven't seen fireworks until you have seen fireworks on the lake! Check out these grand fireworks shows hosted at various marinas....

July 4th Events in the Upper Cumberland

July 4th is just around the corner! From fireworks to bluegrass festivals, the Upper Cumberland is the place to be! Check out these July 4th events in the Upper Cumberland. July 4th Events Jake Owen at Fishlipz Fishlipz at Pates Ford Marina - Smithville, Tennessee...

3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Lightning

It's that time of year again! Summer thunderstorms with tons of lightning are no joke! The temperature of lightning is hotter than the Sun's surface (up to 50,000˚F to be exact), and can really cause lot of damage to homes both inside and outside. How can you protect...

How to Properly Display the American Flag

July 4th and other patriotic holidays inspire Americans to show their patriotism! Are you flying the American flag in your yard or at your house? Here's how to do it right! The Flag Code "Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations...

Bee Rock Overlook

If you are in the area, you must check out Bee Rock Overlook! This popular spot is a hidden gem tucked away in Monterey, Tennessee. Scenic Bee Rock Overlook The overlook is located right off the Monterey exit by The Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast at Bee Rock. Parking is...

Summer Home Décor Trends

Summer is a great time to switch up your décor! Which space are you working on this season? Here are a few home décor trends you'll love! Two-Toned Cabinetry Wondering what to do with that big kitchen island? You've heard of homeowners sanding down old oak cabinets...

Best Outdoor Games

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend! To many, it's considered the official kickoff of summer. Having guests over for the weekend? Don't just grill out! Get moving! Here is a list of the best outdoor games: Best Outdoor Games for Summer Corn Hole It's basically a...

Seller To-Do List

Are you selling your home this summer? It can seem like an overwhelming task. It's true. Potential homebuyers will be more critical of your home. Most people don't clean their entire house every week, but that doesn't mean they won't expect yours to be spic and...

Homebuyers: 6 Things to Check Before Scheduling a Showing

You have found the one! Or at least you think so. Before you make an appointment to see a home, be sure to check a few things out! Homebuyers, here are 6 Things to Check Before Scheduling a Showing: Aerial View Are you set on finding a home without neighbors? Google...

Most Scenic Places in the Upper Cumberland

Every year, the Upper Cumberland attracts new people and tourists to the area. With all of the natural waterfalls, state parks and clean lakes, it's easy to see why the Upper Cumberland is one of the most scenic places in the south. Looking to visit the area? Here is...

Easter Events in the Upper Cumberland Region

It's spring! What a beautiful time of year in the Upper Cumberland region! We are dedicated to connecting our clients to the Upper Cumberland community. We want to make sure you feel at home by keeping you up to date on local happenings and events. Looking for all the...

Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee

What is the Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee? It’s official: you get more “bang for your buck” in Cookeville than almost anywhere else in the country. According to the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness Cost of Living Index, Cookeville is ranked...

The Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee

The Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee is known for its natural beauty. It's been called the best kept secret of Tennessee and exemplifies rural, southern living at its finest. From natural waterfalls, the cleanest lakes and home to some of the best state parks, its...

Tennessee has Lowest State, Local Tax Burden for Average Resident

Tennessee boasts the lowest state tax and local tax of any state for a median income household, according to a new study released Tuesday. The financial website Wallet-Hub estimates a median income household in Tennessee paid only $3,667 in state and local taxes in...

A Seller’s Moving Guide

Are you selling your home this spring? One tip we always give sellers is 'Don't forget to plan your move when you list your home!' Even the smallest home contains a lot of furniture, clothes, kitchen equipment, pictures and other items. For a short move, it may be...

Negotiating a Real Estate Offer

Home sellers who have chosen the right Realtor, prepared their home for sale and priced it right are strongly positioned for a smooth real estate transaction. Perhaps the most complex moment in the sales process comes when you get an offer for your home. Negotiating a...

Home Showing: 12 Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression on Buyers

If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most important things you can do. Thankfully, it’s not hard. Here are 12 steps you can take; most of them fall under simple maintenance and organization. Some of them could...

4 Things You Need to Know About the Escrow Process

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams and joined the seller in a hearty handshake, there’s still one more step to complete. That final step is the escrow process, also referred to as closing. While your real estate agent, lender, title agent and closing agent will...

How to Make an Offer on a Short Sale

How do you make an offer on a short sale? A short sale can be the best option for some home sellers. If they can sell their property, they’ll avoid foreclosure. If you’re the buyer, your prospective may be different. Making an offer on a short sale is different from...

10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

Your lender won’t put you in an interview room and demand answers, but completing a loan application can feel like an interrogation. But you’ll sweat only if you don’t know the answers. Here are 10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender 1. Where’s your proof of...

What Are the Tax Implications of Selling a House?

Selling your home can be an exciting and challenging experience, particularly if you’re attempting to simultaneous settle on one house and purchase another. Have you thought about taxes? How do taxes and home relate to one another? What are the tax implications of...

Do You Buy or Sell First When You’re Ready to Move?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma. Do You Buy or Sell First When You're Ready to Move? The answer depends on several factors, including your local market conditions, your financing options and your feelings...

Home Appraisal: How to Get Maximum Value

So, you’ve got an offer on your house from a qualified buyer and you’re ready to call the movers. Before you pick up the phone, remember that a few hurdles still have to be overcome before settlement day – in particular, the home appraisal. Here are a few tips to get...

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Selling

The real estate agent’s role is to smooth the home sale process, from setting the price to closing the deal. Before you hire an agent, interview several to determine their suitability for your transaction. There are specific questions to  ask real estate agents when...

Breaking Down the Buyer’s Offer

After all the preparation and waiting, you finally get the call you’ve been waiting for. A buyer is writing an offer. Now it's time to look at the buyer's offer. First, you want to know the price. Don’t get excited or exasperated by the number until you see all the...

How Realtors Help Home Buyers and Sellers

Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting a home, a Realtor is your partner in the process. Realtors are local experts who can help you find the right home, negotiate price and terms, and navigate the reports and contracts to close the deal. These are all strong...

What to Expect After Listing a House

What can you expect after listing a house? Selling a house can be a lot like remodeling. It takes longer, costs more and is more emotionally draining than you thought it would be. However, in the end it was worth doing. Unless you’re the rare home owner who gets...

Staging a Garage

You’re staging a home for sale, and the house is immaculate and welcoming. But what about the garage? Don’t use that space as a dumping ground for all your clutter: Curb appeal should extend all the way up the driveway and into the garage. So why worry about staging a...

What the Realtor Code of Ethics Means to You

When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor is more than a real estate agent. Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The...

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Real Estate Market

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. So how can home...

Buying a Home or Property

4 Things You Need to Know About the Escrow Process

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams and joined the seller in a hearty handshake, there’s still one more step to complete. That final step is the escrow process, also referred to as closing. While your real estate agent, lender, title agent and closing agent will...

How to Make an Offer on a Short Sale

How do you make an offer on a short sale? A short sale can be the best option for some home sellers. If they can sell their property, they’ll avoid foreclosure. If you’re the buyer, your prospective may be different. Making an offer on a short sale is different from...

10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

Your lender won’t put you in an interview room and demand answers, but completing a loan application can feel like an interrogation. But you’ll sweat only if you don’t know the answers. Here are 10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender 1. Where’s your proof of...

Do You Buy or Sell First When You’re Ready to Move?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma. Do You Buy or Sell First When You're Ready to Move? The answer depends on several factors, including your local market conditions, your financing options and your feelings...

Selling Resources

Home Showing: 12 Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression on Buyers

If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most important things you can do. Thankfully, it’s not hard. Here are 12 steps you can take; most of them fall under simple maintenance and organization. Some of them could...

4 Things You Need to Know About the Escrow Process

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams and joined the seller in a hearty handshake, there’s still one more step to complete. That final step is the escrow process, also referred to as closing. While your real estate agent, lender, title agent and closing agent will...

What Are the Tax Implications of Selling a House?

Selling your home can be an exciting and challenging experience, particularly if you’re attempting to simultaneous settle on one house and purchase another. Have you thought about taxes? How do taxes and home relate to one another? What are the tax implications of...

Do You Buy or Sell First When You’re Ready to Move?

Homeowners who decide they’re ready to become move-up buyers face a chicken-or-egg dilemma. Do You Buy or Sell First When You're Ready to Move? The answer depends on several factors, including your local market conditions, your financing options and your feelings...

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DIY & Home Improvement

Staging a Garage

You’re staging a home for sale, and the house is immaculate and welcoming. But what about the garage? Don’t use that space as a dumping ground for all your clutter: Curb appeal should extend all the way up the driveway and into the garage. So why worry about staging a...

Why It’s Best to Remodel a Home

Are you looking for a home in the Upper Cumberland? If so, you probably know by now it's impossible to find the perfect house with absolutely everything you want. Most homeowners remodel spaces to create their dream home! And that's how it should be! Don't be afraid...

5 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Are you remodeling or sprucing up your kitchen? Spring tends to be one of the most popular times to renovate and remodel interior spaces. Need a few ideas? We have compiled a list of the latest kitchen remodeling trends! Check out these kitchen trends for...

Real Estate Industry Info

Home Showing: 12 Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression on Buyers

If your home is for sale, or soon will be, creating a positive first impression is one of the most important things you can do. Thankfully, it’s not hard. Here are 12 steps you can take; most of them fall under simple maintenance and organization. Some of them could...

4 Things You Need to Know About the Escrow Process

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams and joined the seller in a hearty handshake, there’s still one more step to complete. That final step is the escrow process, also referred to as closing. While your real estate agent, lender, title agent and closing agent will...

How to Make an Offer on a Short Sale

How do you make an offer on a short sale? A short sale can be the best option for some home sellers. If they can sell their property, they’ll avoid foreclosure. If you’re the buyer, your prospective may be different. Making an offer on a short sale is different from...

Local & Lifestyle

March Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland

Warmer weather is just around the corner! Kick those winter blues, drop the parkas and check out these local events! March Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show Hyder-Burkes Pavilion · March 1-3 · Cookeville, TN Find on...

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Why It’s Best to Remodel a Home

Are you looking for a home in the Upper Cumberland? If so, you probably know by now it's impossible to find the perfect house with absolutely everything you want. Most homeowners remodel spaces to create their dream home! And that's how it should be! Don't be afraid...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a weekday. Looking to celebrate at home rather than a night out on the town? Check out these 5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at home.   Cook a Valentine's Day themed meal Heart-shaped cookies, heart-shaped...

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5 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Are you remodeling or sprucing up your kitchen? Spring tends to be one of the most popular times to renovate and remodel interior spaces. Need a few ideas? We have compiled a list of the latest kitchen remodeling trends! Check out these kitchen trends for...

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5 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Are you remodeling your bathroom? Spring tends to be one of the most popular times to renovate and remodel interior spaces. Need a few ideas? We have compiled a list of the latest bathroom remodeling trends. Check out these bathroom trends for 2018!...

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5 Seller Mistakes that can Ruin a Sale

Are you selling a home? Seems pretty simple right? You clean up, have homebuyers over to check it out and someone buys it. If only it were that simple! Actually, the process is more complicated, with legal and other considerations you may not know about. Sometimes,...

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8 Reasons to List your House in the Winter

Are you wanting to sell your home or maybe just slightly considering the idea this month? Here are 8 reasons to list your house in the winter. There is less competition. During the spring and summer, the market is flooded with a ton of houses. Listing your home in the...

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Southern Holiday Hosting Tips

In the South, hosting is a form of art! From the fine silver to the absolutely fabulous 2 for 1 linen table napkins, hosting a holiday get-together can be a total event. Not to say it's easy to pull off, but there is no better hostess than a southern hostess. If you...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Instead of Rent

We have all been there...you're renting an apartment or house and you're trying to decide whether it's time to buy a home or continue to rent. Not sure what to do? Not to worry! We are here to give you the rundown of why owning a home makes more sense! You can paint...

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The 6 Steps of Flipping Houses

Thinking of flipping houses? Not sure where to start? Check out these 6 steps of flipping houses: Find – Finding the right house to flip may take some time. Find a house that has equity and is priced low. When it comes to investing, you make the money when you buy....

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Don’t Be Afraid of These Real Estate Terms

From buying a home to selling your own, real estate, in general, can seem like an overwhelming process. Don't worry! As your community real estate firm, we are dedicated to educating our clients on the entire real estate process so each transaction feels more like a...

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Money Tips for First Time Home Buyers

So you are tired of renting an apartment and are ready to become a homeowner. When it comes to buying a home, the learning curve can be steep but no worries! We are here to help! Start by preparing financially. To help out, we have put together a few money tips for...

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10 Hiking Trails in the Upper Cumberland

With the weather cooling down (or at least at some points during the day), now is a perfect time to get out and explore the Upper Cumberland! Are you the outdoorsy type? It's hard not to be when you are surrounded by gorgeous waterfalls and some pretty amazing state...

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What Happens During the Closing Process?

Congratulations! You have found the perfect house, and you are now ready to make it your home. You have the finances secured, viewed several houses, decided on the one, but you are not done yet! What’s next? It’s now time to seal the deal. What happens during the...

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9 Waterfalls in the Upper Cumberland

The Upper Cumberland is known for its natural beauty. With all the natural waterfalls in the Upper Cumberland, hiking trails and scenic overlooks, locals never run out of things to see and do! Before you know it, the leaves will be changing and the air will be cool...

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DIY Projects for Backyard Spaces

Autumn is finally here and that means cooler temperatures, football and fall festivities with family and friends! Are you looking for a cool space to entertain and host some fun get-togethers? Check out these super easy DIY projects for backyard spaces! Fire pit So I...

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Items Needed for the Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

Are you thinking of purchasing a home in the near future? It's best to get pre-approved before beginning your search so you have an idea of what your budget is. There's no need to waste time looking at houses not in your price range. Pre-approval is also important...

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Paint Sheens for Each Room

The change of seasons always inspires new DIY projects or a change of décor in the home. Are you thinking about sprucing up a space with some fresh paint? Make sure you choose the right paint sheens! Kitchen For this space, use a high gloss or semi-gloss finish. This...

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10 Things to Do After You Sell

You’ve sold your house! Escrow has closed, and you’ve handed your keys to the new owners. While the deal is done, you have a few more things to do. In “House Selling for Dummies,” authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown lay out things you can do to save money and increase...

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11 Reasons Why You Should Move to Cookeville, Tennessee

Heard of Cookeville, Tennessee? It's one of the most affordable place to live in the United States with some of the best places to hang out including natural waterfalls, three lakes, local restaurants, rural back roads, southern charm and some amazing farms! Did we...

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What is a Home Appraisal?

Another step in the process of buying or selling a house is a home appraisal. What is it? How can you prepare? Why does it matter? We are here to cover the basics. An appraisal is completed by a professional appraiser who will inspect the size, condition, function and...

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Why For Sale by Owner Sales Sometimes Fail

Homeowners obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salespersons for their properties. Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers’...

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When Do You Need a Quitclaim Deed?

Buying and selling real estate involves a variety of financial and legal transactions. It is so important to involve a team of professionals who understand the implications of transferring ownership. The legal document that transfers ownership can be a warranty deed...

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Is a Home Warranty Worth the Cost?

Whether you are buying your first home or selling a home and moving into another, a home warranty could be a valuable protection for your finances and your peace of mind. Many buyers opt to purchase home warranties, which average $350 to $500 for a basic warranty and...

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Repair and Update Your Home Before an Open House

Prospective buyers won’t ignore even minor problems in a house, from broken light switches to leaky faucets, so you’ll want to have your home in tip-top shape before holding an open house. To get the best results, allocate about a month’s worth of time and enlist...

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7 Tips for Staging Your House

The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your home is to impress them with its appearance so they begin to envision themselves living there. A great way to do that is by staging your house! Here are seven tips for making your home look bigger, brighter,...

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8 Benefits of Buying a House at the End of the Year

Summer may be real estate’s busy season, but winter offers great opportunities for home buyers, especially for renters looking to become homeowners, growing families trading up to larger houses and baby boomers seeking homes to fit their evolving lifestyles. Generally...

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Buying a Home that was Once a Rental Property

A home that used to house tenants can be a great deal for a home buyer—they often sell for less than owner-occupied homes. But there are reasons why these homes may command less than top dollar. There are several things to weigh when considering buying a home that was...

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Home Buyers: My Offer was Accepted…Now What Do I Do?

Having your offer accepted feels great—but for most home buyers, it’s just the beginning. There is still a lot more to be done before you’re over the front threshold. Here’s a rundown of what comes next. Apply for a loan Unless you’re paying in cash, you’ll need to...

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What You Need to Know if You’re Buying a Foreclosure

You’ve probably seen the stories and ads—foreclosed houses and condos selling for pennies on the dollar—and there’s no question banks are willing to sell their REOs (real estate owned properties) at sizable discounts. But foreclosures almost always come with...

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How To Make An Offer On a House

A buyer should always be clear on how to make the best possible offer for a home. When a home is listed, attention is always drawn to the listing price. But when a buyer makes a proper offer to buy a home, matching the seller’s list price isn’t the only concern. Let's...

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What Is a Half-Bath, Quarter Bath and Three-Quarter Bath?

Next to the number of bedrooms, the number of bathrooms in a house is a huge selling point. But when perusing home listings, you’ll quickly realize that bathroom math isn’t so simple. For example, you may see that a particular place may be listed as having two full...

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What Not to Do When You’re Closing on a Home

The loan is approved, the contract is signed, the title is clean, the closing date is set, and everything seems on track to get that home. And then some people do the unthinkable that costs them their dream home. I’ve had clients call me and say they’ve quit their...

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Clear the Clutter and Sell your Home

You don’t have to live like a minimalist, but when it’s time to sell your home, rigorously editing your decor will help make the sale. Potential buyers want to picture themselves living there, and they can’t do that if your stuff is spilling out all over. Even if your...

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What Square Footage Do I Use When Listing my Home?

Are you selling your home? Listing your home can be daunting when filling out all the paperwork and collecting the information needed. What square footage should you use for the listing? When listing my house, do I use the square footage from the original builder or...

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How to Best Prepare a House to Sell

You hear questions like “We are putting our home up for sale, but there is a lot of work to be done. What are the most important things to get done prior to having a real estate agent come and look at our property?" We are here to guide you through the process! Let's...

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What do Appraisers Do?

When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where appraisers steps in. What is the job of an appraiser? An appraiser’s job is to determine the current...

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6 Things Sellers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate

When you’re selling your home, you usually have your eye on two prizes: Getting it sold fast and getting a sweet price. And who knows how to sell the awesomeness of your home better than you? After all, you’re familiar with all of its best features—even...

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Selling Your Home: Tips for Home Showings

Are you selling your home? If so, you're probably expecting a few potential buyers that are interested in scoping out the place. When it comes to showing your home, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Take into consideration these tips. Tips for...

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9 Reasons For Sale by Owner is a Really Bad Idea

Are you ready to sell your home? Considering selling your home yourself? As real estate consultants we are here to guide you through every process. Consider working with an agent or firm when it comes to selling! Here are 9 Reasons Why For Sale by Owner...

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10 Things to Do When Buying Your First House

Buying your first home can be overwhelming. Feeling clueless? We are here to help! We have made a list of 10 Things to Do When Buying Your First House. 10 Things to Do When Buying Your First House Benefits of working with a real estate agent are endless....

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Home Décor Tips on a Budget

Ready for a change or new look? When it comes to shopping for new home décor, there are inexpensive ways to make a big impression. Here are a few things you can add to any space to create a new look and personal touch. Home décor tips on a budget:...

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Buying vs. Building

What is the difference between Buying vs. Building? Home ownership is a big deal. There are a number of really important decisions to be made including whether to buy an existing house or build. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a look...

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6 Signs It May be Time to Sell Your Home

  Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. So when is it time to sell your home? Sometimes life changes force the...

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Being a Minority Business Owner

All the marching and women's right protesting over the last few weeks has hit home for this female and minority business owner. Targeted by a larger real estate company and paid unfair wages helped educate me on the hardships a minority business owner...

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Tips: Selling a House with Pets at Home

Selling a House with Pets at Home Almost everybody loves pets except the home buyer who is buying your house. Don't ask me why, but that's often how it works out. Home sellers who adore their pets have a hard time imagining the negative attitudes others...

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