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As we move towards Labor Day, there is a noticeable difference in the amount of daylight in the evenings and as the temperatures and humidity start to become milder, spending time outside is about to become much more enjoyable! 

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Countless people have told me over the past year that they are thinking of moving and are excited by how much they could make if they sold their home now. A housing market like the current one is great for sellers, after all, selling your home quickly and for top dollar seems like a win to m…

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The prices of homes in Middle Tennessee jumped 40% from 2021 to 2022.   With this drastic rise in home prices, borrowers are having to look at loan options that are outside of the realm of a Conventional fixed rate loan. The Federal National Mortgage Association (also known as Fannie Mae) ra…

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All you need to do is take a quick walk or drive around your neighborhood and you will see the dumpsters popping up all over the place like spring flowers signaling a variety of ongoing home renovation projects. 

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Spring is upon us, and the signs are everywhere!  The payoff for putting up with all the rain of recent weeks is about to be realized with green lawns, blooming flowers and leaves on the trees!  Despite the knowledge of all those little “winters” that exist here in the South before spring “r…

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Following a recent conversation with my parents, I began to understand how much good and bad information and solicitations are bombarding people during TV watching time. They can’t seem to escape "one good deal after another." I normally don’t watch much TV, especially not the newscasts, so …

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By now, your home is probably decorated, most of your shopping is done and you’re just crossing your fingers that the last minute deliveries will appear soon on your doorstep.  What else is left to do?  Well, enjoy the season and celebrate of course!  There are many social events that will t…

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Many of you will be traveling for some part of December during the upcoming school break and holidays and I wanted to give you a few helpful hints to help you get your home ready for your departure. 

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We are swiftly moving through October and this is a good time for the reminder that October is Fire Prevention Month.  If you haven’t done so this calendar year, test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors if you have them.  If you have older models, test and change the batteries…

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The thermometer and the calendar both say it’s almost fall!  The change temperatures bring our attention to preparing for football-watching, chili-eating, sweater-wearing season!  While you haven’t flipped over from air conditioning to the heat just yet, if you have a fireplace, the cooler e…

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Normally by Labor Day in Middle Tennessee your lawn is on the crunchy greenish-yellow side and this would not be the best time to do anything that might cause further damage.

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It is not unusual to see homebuyers cringe when they tour a listing with wallpaper, especially if the home was built in the 1960s or ’70s and it is original to the home. 

Do you ever get your neighbor’s mail or packages or do they get yours?  Sometimes, it may just be an oversight by the mail carrier or delivery person.  However, if it happens often or if visitors seem to have difficulty locating your home you may want to spruce up your house numbers.  After …

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Last year at this time we were in the height of a pandemic lockdown where we spent MUCH of our quality time around the house, apartment or condo for months and months on end. Many used some of this time to get on the decluttering train and regain some order in your space, especially if you s…

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After many decluttering sessions you have decided you no longer want to share your bedroom with a piece of exercise equipment or have laundry drying on a rack in the den.

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Deciding to sell your home – whether you have lived there for a long time or a brief period – is usually an emotional time. Choose an agent that will assist you in the emotional decisions, too. There are many decisions to be made, it is critical that you have complete trust in your agent. Pu…

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Spring is here and your sniffles or runny nose may have announced it even though the official calendar start is still a few days away!  Leaves and flowers are emerging from the long winter and as usual, a change of season often reminds us to do some maintenance around the house. Many people …

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It has been almost a year since many people started working exclusively from home.  Some may have already been working from home on occasion or full-time by choice.  It was a nice balance and enjoyable.  There were already some established routines and it was a nice break from office life bu…

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Whether you're cheering on the Chiefs or the Buccaneers — or just tuning in for the commercials and the halftime show, odds are you're looking forward to the game day spread! Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday marks the second leading food fest of the year (coming in right behind Thanksgivi…

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While you are taking time to get your home back to pre-holiday shape, don’t neglect safety.

You may be ready to settle in to the current season of sweaters, fireplaces and pie, but spring is just around the corner and if you want to welcome it with flowers, you need to think about it now!

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As the summer progresses, homeowners continue to spend a lot of quality time around the house as their regular activities return, but at a slow pace.

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We all know the kitchen pantry can have a tempting voice that beckons you to do bad things.

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It is almost the end of July and we are in the season of those annoying “pop-up” thunderstorms that seem to make their way into every weather forecast we hear on a daily basis.

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Many of you have received your first large electric bill of the season reflecting the temperature change and although you are enjoying the beautiful hot days after being cooped up for months, you aren’t enjoying the high energy bills.

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Since you have been spending so much time around the house doing all sorts of projects and organizing various aspects of your life, you may have decided you would like to do a larger home improvement project for your family’s enjoyment or perhaps in preparation to sell. 

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The weather has finally taken a turn towards the sun and this weekend is the unofficial start of summer!  Many people will be planning gatherings and spending a lot of time outdoors over the next few months so here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to get the summer started! 

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Many of us have spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks outdoors getting landscapes back under control after the dark cold winter months.  After a few visits to the local gardening center, you have chosen some new plants, trimmed emerging shrubs and bushes and fertilized everything…

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In just a week, we can officially say winter is over based on the calendar.  Of course, there are those unofficial "winters" here in the South (ever heard of blackberry or dogwood?) that will continue for a while and seem to vary in name and number depending on who you ask.  But, for the mos…

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February is just about over and it is time to get your home in tip-top shape and ready to list if you plan on moving this year.

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Now that we are well into the new year, many of you may be considering buying a new home. Whether it is your first home-buying experience or not, let me offer you some tips to make the process a little easier!