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If You're Selling a Home in Winter, Here's What to KnowThe best time of year to sell a Clarksville home is generally in the summer or spring, when the grass is green, flowers are blooming, and ample sunshine makes homes look bright on the inside. Unfortunately, not all home sellers have the option of selling their home in summer. If you're listing your home for sale this winter, here's what you need to know about making your home more desirable to buyers.

Make Your Home Warm and Inviting

Home buyers want to feel warm and comfortable in homes they're thinking about buying. Sellers can make their homes more welcoming to buyers by keeping the temperature comfortable and by making their home seem cozy. For example:

  • Keep the fire on in the fireplace during showings.
  • Turn up the heat in the home
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An Overview of Nashville Commute TimesAs Nashville has grown in popularity over the years, it has become the most populous city in Tennessee. To accommodate the population growth, leaders in this region have continually upgraded the infrastructure. Residents have their choice of taking the train, riding the bus, riding a bike, or driving their personal vehicle for their commutes. Knowing what to expect from each option can help everyone choose their best routes to and from work. Here's what people need to know.

Train

With railroad tracks crisscrossing across the region, trains have become a popular way to commute to and from work. People commuting from Nashville to Lebanon, or anywhere in between, can take the Music City Star to their destination. Even the longest trips only take

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Home showings are one of the most important parts of the selling process. This is where Brentwood buyers finally get to come into the home to see it in person for the first time. However, some buyers come to the home with ill intentions and end up taking a souvenir or two. Homeowners should be proactive when preparing their home for showings, and that means taking precautions. Here are some ways homeowners can protect their home and possessions during home showings.

Put Valuables Away

One of the most common sense strategies is also one of the most effective. The easiest way to prevent someone from walking away with valuables is simply to put those valuables somewhere they won’t be seen. Valuables homeowners hide include things such as:

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What You Need to Know About Federal Fair Housing LawsFederal fair housing laws are important for everyone to know, whether they’re buying, selling, or even renting out a property. Fair housing laws protect buyers and tenants from being discriminated against. Buyers and renters need to know these laws to protect themselves, and sellers and landlords need to know them to keep from accidentally violating federal law. Here is what everyone needs to know about federal fair housing laws.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is Fair Housing?

The Fair Housing Act was passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. These new fair housing laws were put in place to protect home buyers and renters

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Events Happening in Nashville this Holiday SeasonNashville is a magical place during the holidays. Whether it's lights, music or shopping that interests you, Nashville has it all. Often the best events require you to buy tickets, so plan your holidays in advance to get the best spots or time slots at these noteworthy events.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Bridgestone Arena

No holiday is complete without the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This year, they'll be playing at the Bridgestone Arena. Perfect for a date or a night with your spouse, you'll love the sights and sounds of this exciting concert. Get your fix of holiday music with the wild and wonderful Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Date: December 4

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: 501 Broadway, Nashville

Amy Grant & Vince Gill

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4 Must-See Nashville Events Happening This JanuaryNashville is host to a number of fantastic events and interesting things to do. Below is a short list of unique events taking place this month, from post-apocalyptic Shakespeare to a restaurant festival with food trucks.

Winter Shakespeare: "Macbeth"

Dates: January 9–12, 14–19, and 21–26

Address: Theater Complex, 2112 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival features interesting modern twists on Shakespeare classics, and this year's Winter Shakespeare: "Macbeth" is no exception. Performing at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre, director David Wilkerson has reimagined the Scottish Play for a bleak post-apocalyptic setting, with dark and weathered costumes to match. Come watch this new take on the classic tragedy

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Senior-Friendly Age-in-Place Home Improvements to Keep You in Your HomeAs people get older, their health begins to decline. Poor balance, weak muscles, and joint issues are just a few of the problems that creep up on people as they transition into being a senior. However, there's no need to move into a smaller house or assisted living just yet—if Spring Hill homeowners take proactive measures, they can renovate their home to allow them to age in place. Here are a few tips to get started.

Exterior Renovations

Exterior renovations to the home won't be as major as many interior renovations, but planning ahead with exterior design can make it that much easier for your home to age with you. When designing an age-in-place home exterior, remove anything that could be difficult to navigate for someone with mobility issues,

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How to Proceed When the Mortgage Payment Will Be LateWhen the money is just not there for the mortgage payment, it is often quite tempting to simply duck down and hope for the best. Unfortunately, that is the worst thing a Murfreesboro homeowner can do as they fall behind in their house payments. Foreclosure can follow fairly quickly after the payments stop coming in, so immediate action is warranted. Use the following steps to get out of this mess and prevent the lender from taking the property.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Notify the Lender Before the Due Date

All lenders are different in how many payments they will allow to be missed before starting the foreclosure

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How to Pick the Right Internet Service for YouInternet service is becoming a utility on par with that of electrical and gas. People need it to do everything from pay bills to watch TV to working from their home office. Deciding on the right internet service for a home depends on everything from the speed residents need to overall monthly budget. Here are a few options to keep in mind before deciding on a provider.

The Four Common Options

Here's a brief run-down of the common types of services in an area:

  • Cable: A cable provider offers stable service for a relatively affordable price tag.
  • DSL: DSL is run through the phone company. It's slower than cable but also less expensive.
  • Satellite: Satellite is available in even the most rural of areas, but it can be both slow and costly.
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What Kind of Carpeting Is Best For Your Home?Carpeting only lasts for so long, but some types of carpeting will last longer than others. The type of carpet Gallatin homeowners install in their homes will have a lasting effect on the appearance of their home as well as their home's functionality and value. Knowing the difference between the types of carpeting can help you decide which type of carpeting is right for your property.

Pile Length

Pile is the yarn that makes carpet feel soft and squishy. The length of the pile will change just how soft and squishy the carpet feels. Carpeting with short pile will feel a little rougher and slightly less luxurious, but at the same time, is easier to clean.

Long pile provides buoyancy to the person walking through the room. Walking on long-pile

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