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Making an Offer on a HomeLife is complicated. And at first glance, you may also think that purchasing a home is just as complicated. At least, it may seem that way once you realize that a fully executed real estate contract may have a dozen or more pages.

However, the length and detailed information contained within those pages is a good thing because it helps to fully represent the terms agreed upon by the buyer and seller for the protection of both parties. If you are currently searching for a home to purchase and are somewhat concerned about the wording or length of the purchase offer you will be making, the following information may help you gain helpful insight and feel more confident in your role as a buyer.

What is Usually Included in the Purchase Offer?

Once

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What Home Maintenance Should You Do Every SeasonHome maintenance isn't something that Clarksville homeowners can only remember to do once a year or even once a season. A property of any size will need routine care for it to retain its value, which is why scheduling these tasks are really non-negotiable. As difficult as it can be to find time for everything on this list, homeowners won't regret their efforts. The more time invested in a property, the more pride the owner will feel—even if it feels like drudgery at first. Use this list to jumpstart the process.

Standard Advice

When it comes to standard home maintenance tips, some people may think that the most important things involve basic DIY skills (e.g., replacing the fuses, tightening a railing, etc.). But the real skill is the art of

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Nashville is certainly a growing city, but this statistic is a bit shocking. According to CNN, over 30,000 people moved to Nashville last year. That breaks down to just over 82 people per day. The population is now at about 1.8 million people and the city grew by nearly 2% last year.

What is Causing all the Growth?

Typically, cities grow because of new job opportunities and Nashville is no different. The healthcare industry is thriving throughout the area along with the music industry. However, another reason the city is growing so fast is the start-up scene.

Business start-ups are very popular today and many companies are finding success in the Music City. Typically its businesses found in the music industry, but lately, it has been many

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How to Deal With Multiple Offers for Your Home You have listed your home for sale and have done everything your real estate agent asked you to do to make this the most successful transaction possible. You have followed all the proper home seller etiquette for a fast sale; cleaned up the yard, staged your home, and put the dog away during showings. And now, BAM! you got an offer. But wait! BAM! You got another offer.

You and your agent have obviously done what it takes to sell your house and now - lucky you! You have multiple offers from which to choose. Surely, with such a scenario, you'll come out on top of this deal and might even be able to play the potential buyers against one another, getting the most possible for your lovely home and maybe even a little extra money to spend on your next

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Trick or Treating in NashvilleAutumn is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner. For families with children planning to trick or treat, consider the following neighborhoods for maximum fun and candy hauls. Also take a look at these safety tips to ensure everyone has a happy Halloween.

The Best Nashville Neighborhoods to Trick or Treat In

Halloween is almost here and that has many area families in search of the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. Never fear, we found several locations that will certainly deliver with plenty of treats for those young and old.

Belle Meade Plantation

One location you don't want to miss this Halloween season is the Belle Meade Plantation. This extraordinary estate is a fantastic place to take a mansion tour any time of the

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The Best Halloween Events in Nashville, TNHalloween is a holiday that appeals to people of all ages. The youngest celebrants enjoy choosing a new costume and showing it off to their friends and family during parades, parties and Trick-or-Treating. Those who are young at heart still appreciate having the opportunity to pretend to be someone else for the day, and to have a great night out with their friends.

In Nashville, here are some of the best Halloween events for locals and visitors of all ages:

Halloween at the Mansion

Come to Two Rivers Mansion this year on October 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to participate in the Halloween tradition in luxury! Featuring pumpkin painting, hay rides, a costume contest, and more, Halloween at the Mansion is sure to be a great event for all ages.

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How to Choose the Light Bulbs for a New HomeThe type of light bulb a Brentwood homeowner uses has a lot to do with their utility bills, safety, and comfort. And yet, lighting is not normally something we pay attention to until we absolutely need to. For homeowners to shift focus, they may need to do a little more research. Consider the common bulbs around the home and how they function.

Halogen

A halogen bulb is a type of incandescent bulb that attempts to mimic sunlight as much as possible. This white light is stronger than incandescent and is said to accentuate the colors of everything in the room. However, these bulbs are more expensive than incandescent but only slightly more energy efficient. The heat of the halogen bulb can also be a problem for homeowners if they change the bulbs by

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History of Mortgages Financing a home with a long-term mortgage is the most common way to buy a home in America, but a surprisingly large percentage of homeowners own their homes outright. Interest rates seesaw up and down, and home prices tend to appreciate over time. As long as owners are able to make the required monthly payments, all seems okay. But how has this system evolved over the years?

In decades past, prospective buyers who couldn't pay cash for a home commonly saved for a 50 percent down payment, and then secured a loan for the balance, with a balloon payment due anywhere from one to five years later.

Between 1931 and 1935, during the Great Depression, a quarter of a million people lost their homes each year. Then President Roosevelt stepped in to

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Making an Offer on a HomeIf you're on the hunt for Nashville real estate, the standard practice is to have your real estate agent assist you in negotiations with the seller. However, if you want to have more control over the process, you might decide to make an offer yourself. Here are some tips on how to arrive at an offer that is acceptable for the seller.

What Goes Into a Real Estate Purchase Offer?

The first component of an offer is the dollar amount you are offering the sellers. This should be a price that you reach with the guidance of your real estate agent to be sure it's competitive. After that, it's time to consider contingencies, or the things that could change or terminate your agreement. Common contingencies include the inspection and appraisal of the home

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October Events in Nashville, TNSome of the best festivals and celebrations in Music City take place during the month of October. To simplify the search for the ‘best of the best,' here is a list of five top October events in Nashville, TN.

Nashville Oktoberfest

Put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to soak in the suds and festivities spanning 10 city blocks at the 40th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest from October 10-13th. Not only is this festival sizable, but the attendance annually is estimated at more than a quarter-million people! While delicious German foods and world-class local beers are certainly highlights of Oktoberfest, there's something here to delight everyone—including the kiddos.

Plenty of live music will keep the good times and dancing rolling, and the

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