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Getting mortgage pre-approval is one of the first steps toward buying your dream home. Pre-approval boosts the likelihood that the seller will accept your offer and gives you a detailed quote for your homebuying budget. 

But homebuyers often hesitate because they think that pre-approval hurts their credit score. Will it? 

The truth is that it will temporarily lower your score, as is true whenever a creditor pulls your credit report. But the benefits of getting pre-approved outshine the slight dip in your score.

Does a Pre-approval Impact My Credit Score?

A pre-approval usually requires a hard credit inquiry, although a soft inquiry is all that is needed for a pre-qualification. A hard inquiry can lower a borrower's FICO score by about

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If you’re searching for incomparably delicious offerings in Nashville, but you don’t want to fight the throngs to find the front door and be forced to holler over the neighboring table’s bachelorette party to be heard, today’s list is for you.

Despite their legendary reputation, the experience of dining in the Top Cozy Restaurants in Middle TN won’t feel like more work than your Monday – Friday grind. Make reservations where possible, plan to park earlier than you think you ought to, and you’re going to have a beautiful experience.

Margot Cafe
1017 Woodland St | East Nashville

Margot Cafe is a French and Southern fusion, farm-to-table experience. Their menu changes daily to reflect the produce and proteins that are top-notch early that

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This stunning, gated, 12-acre estate features an idyllic home overlooking a pond, barn, and the rolling hills of Tennessee! 

This home has the perfect live/work setup with a detached professional recording studio. Enjoy a sunrise on the rocking chair front porch or evenings on the back screened deck in the brand-new hot tub. The home is well-appointed with an open concept including a large kitchen island, a spacious living room with a fireplace, and a breakfast nook. The main level owner's suite includes a renovated bath with double vanities and a custom walk-in rain shower. Upstairs you can find three bedrooms, a huge bonus room, a flex space, and tons of storage. With an incredible location that has easy access to local hotspots, you'll wish you

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We at Parks believe that the best comfort dessert has to be the donut, and that got us talking: what are the top ten best donut shops in Middle Tennessee? Every shop that made our list is independent and friendly, offers only the best confections, and has proven themselves in the difficult times we’ve recently seen.

The selections we made are each equally deserving, so be sure to read through our descriptions if you’re looking for a specific type of shop or donut to make your day just that much better. No matter where you go, we are glad you’re avoiding the chain offerings and snagging far better products from locally-owned businesses!

Fox's Donut Den
3900 Hillsboro Pike Ste 2 | Nashville
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Since 1973, Fox’s Donut Den has served Nashville

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, Coffee, Dekalb, Robertson, and Montgomery counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

 

 

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The most sought-after two-bedroom + den floor plan at Broadwest is now available! This is truly a wonderful place to call home.

This light-filled corner unit has a balcony to enjoy the spectacular views and no direct neighbors. The den is ideal for a home office, playroom, or formal dining space. Entertain easily in the open floor plan featuring an extended Alabama marble island and a bar area with a wine fridge. Rejuvenate in the master bedroom suite; complete with two rain head showers and a one-of-a-kind bathtub enclave. The upgraded light fixtures and custom closets make this space wonderful. This unit also includes two parking spaces, plus an EV charger. The 34th-floor amenities, spanning 360-degree views, include a bar area, private dining

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Follow these tips and expert insight to help you get your budget in order and get yourself ready to buy your first home.

1.) Organize Your Finances

You may know how much you have in your bank accounts, but do you know how much you spend on household expenses and luxuries each month? Or which credit card has the highest interest or balance? 

Getting a good handle on your money starts with a clear idea of where your money is going. This info will also help you determine what you can afford and your homebuying timeline. Start by breaking down your finances into the following categories:

  • Start with creating a basic budget for items like housing, groceries, and gas.
  • Account for an emergency saving --In case of an accident or other
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Baby, it’s cold outside! For many of us, it’s a habit to abandon our outdoor space during the winter months. But, with the right setup, you can enjoy your back yard all year round! Once your yard has been made winter-ready, invite your friends and family to gather ‘round and enjoy cozy days and evenings outdoors with you. You’ll no doubt find that your house becomes a popular winter retreat for those you love.

Set up a Free-Standing Heater

If you’ve ever experienced the warmth and comfort a free-standing heater brings to an outdoor dining table at a restaurant, you already know why we’re recommending one for your place. Most outdoor heaters are powered by propane. They are available in a range of prices and sizes, so you’re sure to find the

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Nestled in the lovely Hardeman Springs community, this gorgeous brick beauty offers incredible features, timeless fixtures, and polished finishes throughout!

Built by StoneBridge Homes, this home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms. The sophisticated study offers beautiful floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving that elevates the space, while also offering functionality and privacy. The kitchen features stunning quartz countertops, modern lighting fixtures, a large center island, and upgraded appliances. The detached accessory unit features a private 5th bedroom and its own full bathroom; space could be used as you see fit, whether it be a studio, office, exercise room, media room, or guest suite. Don't miss out on this wonderful

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If summer is all about updating and expanding our outdoor living spaces, winter is surely the time for heading indoors and reveling in our home’s interior comforts. Winter conjures up images of curling up on the couch in front of a roaring fire with family, sipping hot cocoa and cider, lighting scented candles, and decking every hall with boughs of holly.

When you step back and take a look, does it feel as if your home is lacking a certain something? Not to worry—we’re here to help you have the coziest winter season yet! Today we’re sharing our top ten recommendations for fun and luxurious winter home must-haves!

KitchenAid Electric Kettle
$79.99 - $99.99 from Amazon

Perfect for tea, pour-over coffee, and filling hot water bottles, this

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