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Here Are the Best Locations for Night LifeFor people who are looking for exciting night life, Nashville, TN has plenty to offer. No matter what types of things people like to do, there are options for them to consider. Country music establishments are wildly popular, of course, along with good barbecue restaurants. But that is not all Nashville offers. There is a strong music scene in other genres, as well, and a number of high quality restaurants that can really be appreciated. Additionally, there are choices for families with children, young people, older visitors, couples, singles, and everyone in between. Here are some of the best places to consider.

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

For anyone who enjoys blues and likes to boogie, this is the place to go in Nashville. You can

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Should I Cash Out a 401k to Buy a Home?When saving up to buy a home, a down payment can be a looming expense that intimidates or turns away buyers. For those who find the task of saving for a down payment insurmountable, pulling money out of a 401k or IRA to make a down payment could make it easier to buy a home. Here's what buyers need to know before they prepare to make a withdrawal.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How 401k Withdrawals Work

People are not really encouraged to withdraw from a retirement plan before they get close to retirement age. However, there are a number of ways that people may be able to do it. Anyone pulling money out of a retirement account may be subject to a

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6 Things to Research Before a Bathroom RemodelThe bathroom is an essential room in any home, though it doesn't have to be utilitarian. Giving a bathroom a much-needed facelift is an ideal way to improve home value and enjoyment of the bathroom, whether its with the addition of a steamy tub or elegant redesign. With these tips, people will have a better idea of what they may need to prepare to go through the process of renovating a bathroom.

Plan Your Bathroom Renovation Before Proceeding

Starting a serious remodel of a home demands careful attention to the order of the process. People might decide to replace a bathtub, and then decide after the fact that they want to reposition it. Getting the upgrades in the wrong order might cause damage to the new equipment and materials just

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5 Best Nashville Vineyards, Wineries and Wine BarsAre you looking to take out some time to wet your palate and explore some of the best wines Nashville has to offer? Music City is home to an eclectic selection of vineyard, wineries and wine bars. Explore popular attractions and enjoy a glass or share a bottle at a Nashville winery or wine bar. Travel just outside of Nashville and walk among the vineyards of Nashville's best vineyards. Nashville residents and visitors have a range of options without having to drive far to find that next great wine.

Music City Vineyards, Wineries and Wine Bars

Visitors are often surprised at the options in and around the Nashville area when it comes to wines. Homegrown varietals and well as more exotic wines are available at Nashville vineyards, wineries and

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How a Short Sale Works for SellersSelling a home for less than the mortgage takes a little more work than a regular home sale. With this information, sellers will understand what distinguishes a short sale, and what they should anticipate during the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is a Short Sale?

Although home prices generally trend upward, there are periods of time when the value of a home may drop. As long as the homeowner can continue making the payments as specified, this situation may correct on its own. However, if someone needs to sell a home that is worth less than the amount they owe, they may have to go through a short sale in order to eliminate the

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How Interest Rates Impact Home BuyingYou may be looking to buy a new home, and, depending on the local market, there may be a variety of available properties suitable for individuals, couples and families. While many potential homebuyers need a mortgage to cover the cost of buying a home, most are initially unaware of the role of interest rates when making a purchase and affording mortgage loan payments. Rising interest rates may mean that homebuyers who have to tighten their purse strings to afford a dream home will struggle to make regular payments. What should potential homebuyers and mortgage loan borrowers know about interest rates?

Is it better to buy a more expensive home with low interest rates or a more affordable home with higher interest rates? What are tax limitations

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Tips to Install a New DeckDeck installation is a high ROI project that can boost property value and help a home sell quickly. Deck installation is also a very affordable project, so that many homeowners will at one time or another consider installing a deck in their back yard. For a homeowner who has never owned a deck, or a homeowner who has never taken on a major remodel project, deck installation can be an overwhelming or intimidating task. These tips can help make the project a success.

Decide on a Material

The type of material that the deck is made from will affect its appearance, functionality and maintenance. Some of the most common materials that decks are made from include pressure treated wood, composite decking and high-end woods like redwood and cedar.

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Good Home Investment Spending an afternoon watching one of the many house flipping shows on cable television can be enough to convince anyone to try their hand at this seemingly quick and easy way to make thousands of dollars of profit.

After all, the process looks easy enough. Just buy a very cheap fixer-upper house, put a little time and money into it, and then resell for thousand more than you paid... right?

But as the old saying goes, nothing is ever as easy as it looks and if you now own a house you are trying to flip, you may have already found that old saying to be absolutely true. Before you panic, read the following tips designed to help avoid rookie mistakes and increase your chances of actually flipping your house for real profits at the closing

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Home Under Construction If costs were the same, 40 percent of Americans would prefer a new construction home over a pre-existing home. That is compared to 21 percent who would opt for an established home and 39 percent with no preference.

However, fewer than half of those who strongly prefer a newly built house are willing to fork over the additional 20 percent that new builds bring on average. Why is that? Although the newness is enticing, it doesn't single-handedly carry the luster during the home-buying experience.

While shiny and new has its allure, what's actually behind these home buyers' preferences? The following points look at some of the pros and cons of purchasing new construction homes in Brentwood and other Nashville area communities.

Pros of New

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All About VA loans for Veteran Home BuyersAs homebuyers approach the mortgage process, the options can become an alphabet soup of industry acronyms and terms: fixed-rate, ARM, 30-year, jumbo, FHA, Fannie Mae, USDA, and the list goes on and on. Each loan product has its unique benefits and qualifications, and some apply to certain individuals but not others. For some individuals planning to purchase a home and who have ever served in the country's armed forces, a loan from the Veterans Administration may be a valid option.

Who Qualifies for a VA Loan?

The Veteran Affairs home loan originated as part of the GI Bill of Rights, passed in 1944 and signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The intention of the law was to provide a series of benefits to returning service members, including

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