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In many regions of Tennessee, residents definitely need a vehicle to get around. Sprawling cities, patchy sidewalks, limited public transportation, and a lack of proper pedestrian infrastructures can make walking a challenge and a potential safety hazard. However, given the personal and environmental benefits of walking daily, it’s well worth it to dedicate some extra time when house hunting to find a home in a walkable neighborhood.

Why walk when you can drive?

Walking often reduces body weight, elevates the mood, improves balance, strengthens muscles, improves bone density, and develops coordination over time. Walking can fend off heart disease, reduce high blood pressure, and improve our body’s response to insulin, which, along with lowered

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Custom designed and crafted by Trace Construction, this home is an absolute showstopper! Some of the features this home offers are an incredible open floor plan, the highest quality of finishes throughout, all furnishings and accessories included, plus so much more. There are too many spectacular interior features, design choices, and amenities to mention them all! Just wait until you see the outdoor living areas. This home is simply magnificent!

Just a short 10-minute drive from Nashville and access to three major interstates, Brentwood’s rolling hills are home to many Fortune 500 companies located both in Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, although you wouldn’t know it given the large number of lush green parks and nature areas the city boasts.

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If there’s one single homeowner’s challenge that can ruin a dream home, it has to be rude, toxic, obnoxious, or just plain awful neighbors. Whether your once-perfect situation has been spoiled by new neighbors, or you’ve just found out that your new home is next to the block’s worst occupant, we have some peaceful, lawful advice to help you deal with your bad neighbors. 

1.) Open a Friendly Dialog

While it may seem like your neighbor absolutely has to be aware that their booming bass is an outrageous breach at 2 a.m., people frequently do not understand how their choices are affecting those around them. Once inside the safety and privacy of their four walls, homeowners can retreat into a mindset that leaves them feeling isolated and removed

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If you’re planning to adopt your first kitten or puppy, you likely have many questions regarding pet-proofing your home. In addition to the training, love, and attention your pet will definitely need, creating a safe home environment is important – both for the safety of your new furry friend and all of the beloved items in your home. Today, we’re sharing a comprehensive guide to pet-proofing for the first-time pet owner.

1.) Create a Safe Space

When your pet first arrives home, they will likely feel stressed and overwhelmed by the sudden change of environment. This rule is doubly true for a pet that has been through any sort of trauma prior to adoption. To help them settle in, arrange a secluded, safe space within a bathroom, laundry room,

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This is a rare gem of a house! Located on a desirable quiet street, this home features finishes you will adore, a serene setting, a fenced front and back yard, a master on the main level, an excellent kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and a location just minutes from local hotspots.

Listed by Amy Shaffer

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing agent from our Gulch office, Caroline Reeves!

Caroline has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license three years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and business from the University of Tennessee. When it comes to real estate, Caroline specializes in first-time homebuyers and relocation.

Prior to real estate, Caroline was the Nashville Event Director for iHeartMedia where she was responsible for planning and executing special events, media partnerships, and sponsorships for 10+ annual events. She also handled all marketing, advertising, and graphic design for their events and sponsorships. Right before Caroline got her real estate license, she was the Social & Leisure Sales

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A home inspection alerts you to any immediate repair concerns plus gives you an idea of what it may cost to maintain the home in good condition. 

Let's take a closer look at the home inspection process so you know what to expect, and what the inspection does and does not include. 

What to Expect During A Home Inspection

Before finalizing your offer to purchase a property, your real estate agent can arrange for a home inspection. The home inspector’s job is to look for any potential problems with the home and document their findings in a report. 

A home inspection isn't the same as an appraisal. 

An appraisal estimates your property's value, whereas a home inspection looks for problems in the home. Another difference is that lenders

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A condo refi is similar to refinancing any other home. The lender will look at your income, assets, and credit to ascertain your qualification. Plus, the condo will also be appraised to determine the property value.

However, since there are more variables when refinancing a condo, such as shared amenities, lenders usually conduct a condo review. 

It's worth noting that not every condo will require a review. A conventional loan refi of a detached condo typically won't need one since they're considered a single-family residence. The same goes for condo projects with four units or less.

Otherwise, it's safe to assume that you will need a review to refi your condo. Here's what that might look like. 

Condo Review For Government-Backed Loans

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Don’t miss your chance to call this dazzling home your own! This pristine home has everything you’ve been searching for like a chef's kitchen, tons of natural light, plenty of space for entertaining, high-end finishes throughout, a gorgeous covered back porch with a wood-burning fireplace, and enough space to add a pool. You also get to enjoy The Grove's luxury amenities!

College Grove is located about 38 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County. Home to the Bluegrass & Harvest Festival, College Grove is a small unincorporated community undergoing new growth.

Settled south of Davidson county and just outside of Eagleville, it's a great choice for locals looking for true simple, country living. As College Grove undergoes new growth,

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Parks is proud to highlight the managing broker of our Gulch office, Scott Cornett!

Scott has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, with eight of them as part of the Parks family. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama where he majored in music business and minored in business administration. When it comes to real estate, Scott specializes in building community in the urban core.

Prior to his career in real estate, Scott spent 11 years in various positions in the music business. Those roles included song publishing, pitching to television and films, licensing, art direction, and field sales. “I hopped around a lot trying to soak it all up. When I resigned, I was head of marketing and sales for an indie

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