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In the US, 60% of people say they play video games at least once per day, and 70% of gamers are over the age of 18. The average gamer is now 34 years old, meaning that millennial homeowners are statistically very likely to be invested in gaming on at least one of the popular platforms. Today’s blog post is all about creating the ultimate gaming room here in Middle TN!

Spring for High-Speed Internet

While 5 Mbps may be sufficient when you’re streaming HD content online, it’s the bare minimum for online gaming. We recommend that avid online gamers (especially those who share their internet connection with other family members who game or stream content at the same time) invest in the best internet speeds available.

Pro Tip: Make sure the

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Built by Hidden Valley and recognized as "Best of Show" during the 2014 Fall Festival of Homes, this stunning custom home in The Grove offers a long list of upgrades with unparalleled views of the golf course and horse pastures! The main level features a great room, dining room, an oversized kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an office, a wet bar, a wine cellar, and a detached "Casita" with a full bath and breakfast bar. The grand staircase leads to the second floor which includes one bedroom with a private terrace and full bath, and also a large bonus room with a covered porch area that overlooks the 6th hole and hillside. Enjoy your morning coffee on the garden terrace or the covered back patio area with a fireplace and a summer outdoor kitchen!

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Many homeowners are busy preparing their homes for sale. Are you among them? Selling now certainly makes sense. The housing market continues to favor sellers, with most listings pulling in plenty of competing offers.

Even with the persisting seller’s market, in order to maximize the sale price of your home, you’ll want to eliminate or fix anything that could potentially hurt your home appraisal. A high appraisal will ensure that you can earn top dollar for your home, while a low appraisal can cost you tens of thousands at closing.

Keep in mind that not all home renovation projects will yield a healthy ROI. It’s vital that you consult with your real estate agent to learn more about which recommended upgrades and repairs will be most likely to net

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Are you a single parent who dreams of owning a home but nervous that you’ll encounter too many challenges? We’ve got good news for you!  There are home buying assistance programs that can help you purchase a home.

If you’re a single mom or dad who wants to buy a house, we’re here to list some loan programs that might work best for you.

Best Loan Programs for Single Moms and Dads

Single parenthood often means having a tighter budget, so a loan program with looser eligibility requirements is typically your best bet. 

Fortunately, various loan programs are designed for lower-income homebuyers –many of which offer low down-payment options.

Here are some of the best loans programs to help fund single parents’ home-buying journey:

FHA

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Located in Historic Edgefield, this truly awe-inspiring 1870s Italianate masterpiece has unparalleled proximity to all Nashville has to offer!

The home features soaring 14' ceilings, refined craftsmanship, a rare projected entry that leads into a stunning foyer, tons of natural light, and original and reclaimed hardwood floors. You can find two majestic primary bedrooms with the upstairs primary opening up to a huge rooftop patio with downtown views. This home also includes a wet bar with an antiqued mirror, preserved original wallpaper, a chef's kitchen with high-end appliances, a guest house, a detached two-car garage, and much more. The property is OO short-term rental eligible and zoned for Lockeland Elementary and East Nashville High School!

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Many homebuyers across the U.S. wonder how to save for a down payment with a tight budget. With rent rates climbing, inflation rising, and house prices still high, saving money for a down payment has become more tricky.

The good news is that you can use several tips and tricks to save money and cut expenses. Let's explore some ways you can save money for a down payment.

Commit To Cut Unnecessary Spending

Cutting out on unnecessary spending can help your savings grow. Even though cutting out on extra spending is unpleasant, it can help you save money for the down payment. We're going to list down some places you can consider cutting:

  • Spend less on take-out. Even coffees or too many ice cream runs add up quickly.
  • Skip the vacation
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Nashville is experiencing a vibrant resurgence of restaurant openings, which we more than welcome after two of the most challenging years endured by the service industry. It has been exciting for our team to visit new spots, though they've been opening so quickly that it has definitely been a challenge to keep up!

Today, we're sharing our picks for the ten best new restaurants in Nashville—so far. Each restaurant listed has opened in 2022, garnered enthusiastic reception, and will therefore be best enjoyed with reservations—especially on weekends.

Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges
231 6th Ave N, Nashville

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a world-famous Michelin-starred chef whose impeccable farm-to-table modern American cuisine showcases fresh,

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Built by Keith Schumacher, this exquisite custom home sits on one of the best lots in Witherspoon! The transitional architecture on 3.5 acres offers a stunning 180-degree view of Brentwood hillsides. Privacy abounds on this quiet street of only five estate homes. On the exterior, this home features a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and fenced yard. On the inside, Marie-Joe Bouffard’s interior design is captivating with the soaring ceilings and oversized windows bringing the outside in. The home also offers a spectacular home gym, a gourmet kitchen, a prep kitchen, a wine tasting room, an elevator, and ample walk-in storage. Don't miss your opportunity to experience all this home has to offer!

Listed by Jack Miller

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Although they’ve always been the audiophile’s standard, vinyl records have made a triumphant return to the mainstream. Despite having been declared dead when CDs emerged in the 1980s, vinyl records now account for one-quarter of all physical albums sold, with sales totaling in the tens of millions each year. While sales of other physical formats are dwindling, it seems that LPs are here to stay.

Here in Middle Tennessee, we have an impressive number of top-notch record shops, each with its own unique charm. It wasn’t easy to choose, but we put our heads together and voted on Parks Realty’s picks for the best record shops in the region! If your summer plans include browsing milk crates for gems, these shops should be at the top of your agenda.

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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, the 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.

 

 

See the Previous Month's Stats!

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