Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: July, 2014

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July 2014

Found 13 blog entries for July 2014.

You might think you've had your fill of touring country music homes. Until you have found a way to fit the Fontanel Mansion & Farm into the list of places you've been, you are hardly finished. The main entry way being a closed off and gated community might be a little off putting.

However, the individuals at Fontanel have keys and they have access to free shuttle serves. These shuttle services will deliver you right to the front door of the mansion. The best part is these services are offered every day of the week.

What is the Fontanel Mansion Anyway?

This is a mansion that was constructed for a woman named Barbara Mandrell and her family in the 1980's. The Mandrell owned the property until the year 2002. At that time, they sold it to Marc Oswald

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Image Credit: you tired of the getting the same thing when it comes to the restaurants in Nashville? If so, then it might delight you to know that there are new and upcoming restaurants in the place that you might want to check out or look forward to visiting next.

City Winery - 609 LaFayette Street

One of the most awaited is the City Winery. This restaurant is huge enough to accommodate 300 occupants where people can enjoy cool and live music, while others can enjoy a spacious 125-seat restaurant with plenty of good food and the best wines that Nashville has to offer. So if you are looking for a place for good food, live music, and great tasting wine, City Winery is the best place for you.

Prima - 700 12th Avenue South

Another soon to open restaurant

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Chances are you have passed by the McCabe Community Center a thousand times and never even gave it a second thought. But this community center is a jewel that sits in the heart of Sylvan Park. For just $30 a month you will get access to this state of the art facility. There is a weight room, an exercise room, personal trainers and much more.

If you don't like to workout on your own you can also attend one of the many exercise classes. They have Zumba, Pilates, yoga, senior strength and even a boot camp for those who are into hardcore fitness. But that's not all this place has to offer. Other great amenities include bike rentals, an adult kickball league and so much more. No matter what you are interested in you are sure to find something you like at

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Car ParkingIf you know anything about downtown Nashville you know it can be very difficult to find parking. Sometimes it seems like it is virtually impossible. Below you will find three great options you have when it comes to finding parking in Downtown Nashville.

Metered Parking Spaces

Metered parking just may be the simplest form of parking there is. Or at least it would seem that way. All you have to do is toss in your money and go. Generally speaking metered parking is only enforced Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. That means any time after 6pm and all day Sunday parking is free. Just be careful as there are a few exceptions to this rule.

Government Parking Lots

All Tennessee government parking lots except for the Metro

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Marilyn Bell of The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite in #Nashville started the #realestate week with morning training/coaching.  That evening was spent celebrating with fellow TAREG agent Laura Graham on her Monday closing.     During the week she showed downtown condos and potential flip properties in Donelson.  On Thursday some of Marilyn's buyer clients closed on a beautiful new construction home at Arbors of Autumn Ridge in Spring Hill.   The rest of the week was spent following up with internet clients from outside the area and finalizing the files for an Antioch listing that should be closing next week.   Busy times for Marilyn and The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX ELite the #1 RE/MAX team in Tennessee and the…
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There are all sorts of obstacles that you have to deal with when you find yourself in the market for purchasing a new home. A number of different studies have been conducted which have all concluded that the most difficult challenge to becoming a homeowner is pulling together enough money for the down payment. The real question is: what exactly is a down payment anyway?

What is a Down Payment?

A down payment is an amount of money that you (as the buyer) pay out of your own pocket towards purchasing the house. The next question a person has is how much money that usually ends up being. The general rule of thumb is that you should always try to pay at least 20 percent. This is a golden standard that has been around for decades of purchasing houses.

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Image Credit: only is Ryman Auditorium about to get a facelift, it is about to get a very expensive facelift. Roughly $14 million is being put into giving this auditorium a new look.


This auditorium is known as the "Mother Church of Country Music". It was originally constructed in 1892. At the time it had a different name, Union Gospel Tabernacle. Unfortunately, the structure was doomed to be destroyed as plans to smash it to pieces with a wrecking ball were put in place in 1970.

Fortunately, country leaders and preservationists in the area had other plans. The only time any renovations have been done to this structure was in 1992. Even then, it was a very small renovation as a lobby was added to the street side of the structure.

What will the

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Image Credit: we are talking about some good old quality Whiskey, only one brand comes to our minds, and that would be Jack Daniels. If you have ever wondered where this whiskey is made and why it has such a reputable name all over the world, a visit to the distillery might answer your questions.

Jack Daniels is a local product that people in Lynchburg, Tennessee are very proud of. The distillery can be found within the community and is a place where both locals and visitors come for enjoyment.

It is said that Whiskey made from Tennessee is the best. Some say that it could be due to its iron free waters and the abundance of hard sugar maple charcoal used during the process of making it. While these are scientifically reasonable, many also believe it’s

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