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December 2013

Found 15 blog entries for December 2013.

Finding something unique in Nashville isn't hard. From the incredible honky-tonks to the many museums, there's plenty of the odd and unique here. However, when it comes to the most unique attraction in Nashville, the Fontanel Mansion may just be the winner.

Found just minutes from downtown, this place is far from ordinary. It boasts 27,000 square feet of space under a log home roof. Barbara Mandrell and Ken Dudney used to own the home, which has three stories, over 20 rooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens and so much more. It may not seem very unique yet, but throw in the indoor pool, indoor shooting range, 136 acres of land and the many photo and video shoots that happen here very year and you get something far outside the ordinary box.

Along with

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As a Realtor, we work with clients going through so many different major life events. From divorce, death of a loved one, loss of job, relocation, health issues, natural disasters, foreclosure, marriage, baby on the way, empty nesters, upsizing, downsizing, first time home buyers, you name it.

Realtors not only sell homes but become friends, confidants, trusted advisors and compassionate listeners. We help our clients get through these major life events and help them sell their homes or find new homes to live in. In addition, we handle a constantly changing market that brings forth low appraisal challenges or multiple offer situations. The emotional weight at times can be tremendous for all parties involved.

This past year having worked with

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No matter what type of cuisine you're craving, it's probably served in Nashville somewhere. From Mexican to Greek to Southern, you'll find a variety of food options throughout the city. Here are some of the best international choices in Nashville.

Austrian - Viener Fest

Viener Fest is a bit new to the city, but they provide some of the best Austrian food you can find. With spaetzle, worsts, schnitzels, pretzels and many other choices, this is a great place for Austrian cuisine. They also provide a large bier selection and many different flavors of schnapps.

Chinese - Chinatown

If you're looking for authentic Chinese food, Chinatown is the right place for you. From the crispy lobster to the scallion pancakes, the food here is amazing. Peking

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LimousineWhether you're planning to reserve a limousine for New Year's Eve, a wedding, a formal event or for any other reason, it's a good idea to known which services are the best choices in Nashville. Some provide larger and flashier limousines, while others provide a better overall service. Here are the best choices for your luxury transportation needs in Nashville.

Always Precious Cargo

If you're looking for a company offering extra special attention for their guests, this is the right choice for you. They provide many different packages and will even personalize one specifically for your needs.

Broadway Limousine

As one of the top Nashville Limousine Services in the city, Broadway Limousine provides VIP transportation throughout the city. They have

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If you live in Nashville. you'll recognize many of the spots in this parody of Lorde's song "Royals" - which is about the city "us locals lovingly love to poke fun at, and genuinely adore: Nashville, TN."

Lot's of  bars and restaurants are featured in the video as well as references to the "music business" which Nashville is best known for.

The reworking of the song, and the video, was created by Rachel Solomon, who is a musician living in Nashville that recently moved here from Austin, TX. Rachel is a talented singer/songwriter in her own right and is a multi instrumentalist that is making a name for herself in Nashville.

 The music business is definately one of the big attractions for 1,000's of musicians that move to Nashville to network…
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Great news from CNN

"The job market is almost strong enough to stand on its own" That's the message from Federal Reserve officials, who announced today they will start reducing their massive economic stimulus program.

Beginning in January, the Fed will buy $75 billion in bonds each month - that's down from the $85 billion it had been buying since September 2012. The cutbacks in bond buying represent the beginning of a process that Wall Street has nicknamed "tapering." 

The Fed stresses this doesn't mean interest rates will rise. In fact, the Fed said it planned to keep short-term interest rates "exceptionally low" for now.

Lets hope all this good news keeps building on the consumers confidence levels as that will have a direct effect on the housing

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Congrats to all the members of the team for making us the #7 RE/MAX team in the USA and the #1 RE/MAX team in Tennessee.

With a total production of around $130,000,000 in sales The Ashton Real Estate Group has nearly doubled the production for 2012 of $83,000,000

This has helped the team to move up from the #13 spot in 2012 and in March 2014 we will find out if we are still in the top 10 teams with RE/MAX Elite.

Also in 2014, we will find out if we have climbed higher in the Wall Street Journal ranking of the Top 1000 real estate teams in the USA. In 2013 we were at 133 and the #2 team in Tennessee out of all the real estate companies in the state.

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Recently, we introduced four great places you should try if you're new to Nashville. However, there are so many great local eateries in Nashville, we couldn't stop at just four. Here are three more great choices for your next meal out.

Macke's Restaurant/Mack & Kate’s Cafe & Wine Bar

Found about 18 miles from Nashville, this place opened about six years ago. Many of the friends of the owners thought they were crazy, but this has become one of the premier places in the Green Hills neighborhood. With excellent chefs, great wine and plenty of down-home dishes, this is a local's dream. Macke's is found at 2131 Bandywood Drive and the Cafe & Wine Bar is found at 383 North Main Street in Kingston Springs.

Arnold's Country Kitchen

When you arrive at

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Historic Nolensville Feed Mill is not only rich with music, but also with history. This is one of the oldest businesses, if not the oldest, found in Williamson County.

With over a century in business, Nolensville Feed Mill provides something you just don't see every day. The business is currently and antique and an antique store. However, it's not just any antique store.

You don't have to be on the hunt for something old to enjoy this store. This store also carries a number of items from local artisans including paintings, sculptures, handmade jewelry and more.

The History of the Feed Mill

Along with shopping here, you can enjoy the fully restored historic hold feed mill. This is a free exhibit you can visit year-round and provides a great look at

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Mark O'Connell of The Ashton Real estate Group of RE/MAX Elite, also known as TAREG, had an interesting week in Real Estate in nashville TN.

He showed a number of condominiums in the Icon in the Gulch to existing clients looking for the perfect investment property. The Gulch is currently one of the boom areas in nashville attracting a lot of attention forom developers and investors as well as being a destination for a fun time for entertainment and dining out.

He connected with old clients and gained a number of new clients looking to purchase properties in the new year. One client is relocating from New Mexico and is looking for and equestrian  property up to $1 million. An investment client is looking for properties in East  Nashville which he can

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