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Popular Wood Flooring Species for the HomeMost Goodlettsville homeowners know hardwood is one of the best choices for flooring in the home. It is durable, reasonably simple to maintain, and can last for decades. It is also preferred by home buyers of all ages. Knowing which kind to buy can create some confusion, especially for homeowners who are unfamiliar with wood flooring in general. Considering the most popular types of wood flooring helps homeowners make the best choice.

1. Brazilian Cherry

Homeowners looking for a very hard wood surface with tons of color and character may want to start with Brazilian Cherry. This exotic hardwood comes from Brazil and features a deep red color, which gets darker in the year after installation. People like it because it is easy to sand and re-stain

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Where to Find Hibachi Grills in Nashville, TennesseeOne part entertainment and one part delicious food, hibachi grills are the place to go to have an awesome time and equally amazing meal. And there are many to choose from throughout the greater Nashville area. But which ones offer a chance to enjoy a truly memorable meal? To find out, use this guide on the top hibachi grills in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ninki

At Ninki, they make it their mission to delight the crowds with entertaining cooking techniques and exceptional dishes. Diners can choose between a wide variety of grilled and fresh foods, including:

  • Stone-pot bibimbap
  • Soon tofu jjigae
  • NY steak and salmon
  • Shrimp and scallop combo
  • Tempura

They also have sushi ala carte for those who love fresh fish. Many different

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Top Basement Types for Homes in the United StatesA finished basement not only adds space to a house, but also provides an excellent return on investment. Adding or finishing a basement can provide a return of up to 70 percent, increasing the home's value and function. Not all homes can have a basement added easily, however, so it pays to learn more about the different types before trying to start this project. With this knowledge in hand, homeowners can move forward with their home improvement plans with confidence that all will work out.

Crawlspace

A crawlspace provides limited access to the plumbing and other components beneath the house. Usually accessible through a small door or hatch, this space is often just a couple feet in height. The crawlspace extends out all the way beneath the

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Where to Go in November in NashvilleNashville in November celebrates the city's core influences and welcomes people from all corners of the metropolis to take part in celebrations that will shape the end of the year. (These events just might define the course of next year's events too.) To get a better idea of what's happening in and around town, use these suggestions as a jumping-off point to make this a month no one will soon forget.

TASTE Nashville

At TASTE of Nashville, attendees have a chance to sample the offerings of some of Nasvhille's most notorious chefs and bartenders. Part of Nashville's claim-to-fame is the unique food the city has in store for its locals and visitors alike. From traditional BBQ to experimental fusion, foodies aren't afraid of taking risks. There will

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5 Kitchen Flooring Options You Should ConsiderKitchen floors are important. They have to stand up to drops, spills, breaks, and more. Because of this, East Nashville homeowners need to choose the right material. There are many great materials to choose from that have different advantages, disadvantages, and price points. Homeowners who are looking to replace their current kitchen floor or choose a flooring type for a new construction home should research all the options thoroughly. Here are some of the tried-and-true kitchen flooring options that will always be solid choices for nearly any kitchen.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a popular choice for many rooms including the kitchen due to its durability and affordability. Vinyl is soft, so homeowners can walk barefoot on it and still be

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Everything You Need to Know About Fencing Your HomeFencing can be used for many different things, including home security, beauty, and for keeping pets or children in the yard. Because fencing can serve many purposes, there are different kinds of fences for difference circumstances. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of fence can help East Nashville homeowners decide which fence type is right for them.

Wooden Privacy Fence

Privacy fences are made from thick pickets with no gaps between. The purpose of a privacy fence is in the name: they provide privacy to homeowners. Often, privacy fences are erected around backyard pools. Privacy fences prevent children from wandering onto the property and potentially drowning in the pool. These fences can also block a small amount of noise

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Selling your home in springIf you're thinking about a change of scenery and are wondering when the best time of year is to sell your Nashville home, a common answer you might hear is sometime during the spring season. Like with just about anything life, there are pros and cons to selling your home at just about any point during the year, but since spring is right around the corner, let's take a closer look at why it might make sense to put your home on the market sometime during the next few months.

The Weather Is Warmer

While we don't get the kind of harsh winters many of the northern states endure, temperatures around Nashville during the height of winter can certainly get a little brisk at times, ultimately keeping people from getting out and doing a little house

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Common traffic problems plaguing NashvilleBoth residents of Nashville and its visitors will agree that traffic congestion in the city can get frustrating, particularly throughout rush hour.

Nashville's History of Traffic Congestion

The traffic of Nashville is known in history. To illustrate, the musical black comedy film Nashville by Robert Altman starts off with a typical traffic jam of the city. On the other hand, alternative rock music band The Bellyachers composed a road song entitled "We Blamed Nashville." Another musical group of three female singers hailing from Nashville is called Traffic Jam.

Three major interstates all converge at one point by Cumberland River, in downtown Nashville. A single car crash can already halt almost a third of commuters. Triple that and the entire

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The Best Bike Trails in Nashville, TNThe bustling city of Nashville might not overtly appear to be a bike-friendly city on the surface. However, when it comes to exceptional bike trails, there are quite a few hidden gems quietly hidden behind the tree lines in the form of biking trails throughout the community. Here are a few local favorites that will get the wheels spinning and the heart racing.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area

Amid this nearly 1000-acre community park, there are just over 10 miles of unpaved and paved trails surrounding wetlands, lush forests and gently flowing streams at Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area. It seems to be designed for those who love observing nature while on two wheels. The primary route at Shelby Bottoms meanders along the banks of the

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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?

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