Rainy Day Activities in Franklin and Nashville TN

It is another rainy day in Franklin, TN.  And in Nashville, and Brentwood, and Columbia.  What to do when it rains so much?  We are all very tired of the excessive rain this year and have had some flooding.  It is March and we are used to having some delightful weather by now.  I am

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609 Boyd Mill Ave. #14 in Franklin TN. Condo for sale in Downtown Franklin TN

Live in Downtown Franklin in Renovated Condo!

Welcome to convenient living in Downtown Franklin!  Fully renovated and updated condo convenient to downtown and to the Jim Warren Park.  2 Bedrooms and a Great Kitchen!  This unit is fully renovated and has upgrades you won’t see in other townhouses.  Plantation Shutters, 2 car carport, granite, double ovens, tankless water heater, farmhouse sink, washer

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Experience the Holiday Spirit – Franklin Style!

There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas in Franklin!  There are lots of fun activities to go to, and the whole place, especially Downtown, is like a scene out of a Christmas movie.  Visit us for a fun-filled Holiday that you will surely remember!  Here are some great spots and festivities to enjoy the Holidays. Christmas Movies

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What to Look for in a New Home: A Guide for Seniors

We have a guest blogger sharing his take on what to look for when buying a new home.  This is an informative topic especially for senior citizens. Making the decision to move into a smaller home is a big one, but for many seniors, it’s necessary after a certain age.  Once retirement rolls around, many people start thinking

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Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival

The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, now on it’s third year, keeps growing and growing! It’s where great music, food, arts and crafts, and people all come together for a fun day! The Pilgrimage Festival is one of this year’s highlights in Franklin, Tennessee. It’s not only the amazing lineup of artists that locals and

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Luxury Listing in Franklin TN at 4646 Peytonsville Road

I see a lot of custom properties.  All are unique.  The original homeowners wanted it that way.  That was why they built on their own lot.  This house was custom built in 2001 to model after an Italian Villa.  The design is very interesting – when you watch the video, look at the shape of

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The Hideaway at Arrington

Welcome to the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee! As a blogger, and Realtor, my situation here is to present things in a good light, but I am not obligated to sell things. Since I don’t work for a builder, I am a consultant to my clients. And with that being said, the hills of Middle

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7 Benefits of Having a Buyer’s Agent when Buying New Construction

The greater Nashville area is in a Seller’s Market. That means that the available inventory is selling quickly. There are usually several offers on each house. It makes for a challenging shopping environment for a buyer who needs a house. New construction can provide a good option for people who want to control their time

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Monica Neubauer featured in The Tennessean

I was privileged to be featured in the Tennessean Newspaper about a month or so ago.  You can read my opinion on a few things here.  I don’t lack for thoughts on issues and was glad to share them.  The writers at the Tennessean call me on occasion to have a little chat.  One never

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Franklin TN PumpkinFest

In the fall of the year, when the princesses and ghouls come out to play, Franklin, TN has an event called the PumpkinFest. It is one of those delightful times when Main Street is closed, vendors sell their grilled food and expensive beer, and the people come out to show off their costumes – or

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CMA Fest in Nashville, TN – a local’s perspective

Imagine thousands of sweaty bodies, hundreds of pairs of cowboy boots, and dozens of bands singing country music to the masses. We certainly have a smaller variation of that going on regularly in downtown Nashville, but for a week in June, downtown belongs to the fans of country music. They come from around the country

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Williamson County Real Estate Statistics June 2015

Well, June of 2015 was one of the busiest months ever in Williamson County.  Lots of sales.  We are getting lots of new neighbors.  Williamson County continues to be a popular place to live. “You cannot overstate the value of a REALTOR® in these conditions. Sellers are juggling multiple offers and buyers are striving to

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Williamson County Real Estate Market Statistics May 2015

Spring 2015 has been kind of busy in Nashville and Franklin this year. There have been more buyers than there have been sellers this year. So many of the house offerings have had multiple offers on them and many buyers and their agents have had a tough journey in their search for a house. There

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Williamson County Market Statistics January 2015

The market continues to shift.  These days, due to Nashville and the surrounding areas being looked at as the “IT” city, more businesses and individual families are moving here. One of the articles that continues to contribute to the Nashville area buzz is in the Wall Street Journal.  These favorite places cause many to want

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Walking in Franklin TN in the Winter

I have a friend who has committed to walking everyday.  He is doing a great job of it and has lost some weight.  He lives on a farm and shares pictures of the animals and barns as he goes out.  Some days, though, it is downright cold here.  It is not as snowy as the

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Historic Sites in Franklin TN

One of the many things Franklin has to offer is the terrific history from the Civil War. In fact many tourists come here to see the historic sites and then are delighted to have landed in such a cute town. The city of Franklin has been diligent to protect the Civil War history in Franklin.

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What is fun at the Williamson County Fair? Everything!

When I say the words, “county fair”, what do you think of? Do you have memories of going to the state fair or a county fair in your town?  Do you have memories of reading books about the whole community participating in the county fair?  What images come to mind? Quilts, cotton candy, live music,

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Where to Listen to Live Music in Franklin TN?

Good Question! Not so long ago, there were not a lot of places in Franklin to hear live music – despite the fact that we had lots of music people living in the area. I think the arrival of the Tin Roof 2 in Cool Springs was a bit of a game changer in that

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Who has the Best Blog in Franklin TN?

Well, that is certainly a subjective question.  There are a number of excellent blogs about Franklin TN with various areas of interest.  My blog was nominated for the Pick of Williamson as the Best Blog as offered by the Tennessean newspaper recently. Here is the link.  Well, since I didn’t even know I was nominated,

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Market Statistics for May 2013 for Williamson County TN

Real Estate Statistics in Franklin, TN May 2013 The real estate market has been very busy this spring. The market rebound began last November and has continued to be strong through the spring. Single family home sales volume was up 21% from 2012! The condo market was actually down a bit. And I can see

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New Kroger coming on Hwy 96

The Goodwill has been moved and the new Kroger is in process. The face of Highway 96 is changing. Construction along the shopping lanes and also the road at Mack Hatcher will change the whole corridor. http://franklinhomepage.com/krogers-move-to-alexander-plaza-underway-cms-10962#.UcjmyD5ATss  This article has some more news.  The Goodwill has already moved and business is as usual.

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My Franklin Art Scene Experiences, Franklin TN

As downtown Franklin, TN continues to grow in popularity as a place that people just like to go, the Art Scene on the first Friday night of the month is one of the most laid back, interesting and easy events to attend.  There is art from local artists at many of the businesses in downtown

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Brentwood Pointe Community in Franklin and Brentwood TN

Brentwood Pointe is the original “Cool Springs Condo Community”.   Haury and Smith started building units there beginning in about  1982 and are in the process of finishing up the last view units at “The View” right now.   This community is very conveniently located on General George Patton Dr. in Franklin and Brentwood.  As well

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Condo Options Overview in Franklin TN

Condos continue to be a great way to live for people who want a turnkey kind of lifestyle.  Condos do not usually require much, if any, lawn care.  The exterior of the unit is cared for by the Homeowner’s Association.   Often, condos can be found in convenient areas near shopping, restaurants and amenities.  They are

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Spring in Franklin TN – Main Street Festival

Well, it is April 17th. Several months have passed since the most interesting parts of winter, notably Christmas. It has been a long winter here as in most places in the country. Spring appears to have arrived, though we will see a sneak down in temps this weekend. The trees are blooming and the sweet

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Walking in Downtown Franklin in the Winter

  Everytime I go Downtown Franklin in the evening, I just feel happy. I don’t care if I am eating, drinking, walking, going to the movie – whatever. Even just driving through makes me smile. I love the feel of the lights on the poles and the warm lights coming from the businesses. It is

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Christmas Cheer on the Corner

This corner has looked mostly the same as long as I can remember. The Noel sign shines bright every year! Starbucks is there now, but it was a drugstore when I was growing up here. I call it a comfortable Tennessee Christmas. And yes, Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas is my favorite Christmas song. Merry Christmas

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Dickens of a Christmas – Franklin TN

Downtown Franklin TN has a number of wonderful events during the year.  One of them happens in December.  It is called Dickens of a Christmas.  It happens on Main Street.  There are many wonderful folks dressed up like characters from Dickens famous Christmas Story about Ebeneezer Scrooge.  Come and see Marley and Tiny Tim walking

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New Microbrewery in Franklin TN

Yesterday, my friend asks my husband to meet him at a place called Turtle Anarchy. What? Where is that? They called me to join them about 8:30 and my husband was having a great time and going on about how close to our house this new Microbrewery is. The area he is talking about is

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Electric Car Charging Stations in Franklin TN

I don’t own an electric car.  Disclaimer.  However, I am attentive and with all our automobile influences in our area, I watch out for car advances and influences.  And I think they are pretty cool actually – electric cars.  I knew there were a few chargers around.  But one struck me recently as it is

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Real Estate Statistics Update for May 2012 – Franklin TN

Well, the Spring Real Estate Market has been booming.  The houses are selling – volume is up almost 25% from May 2011.  And inventory is way down.  So we have seen many mulitple offer situations on the best houses.  The Median house price is flat from last year, though we have seen price increases in

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Closings and Sunshine

  On May 24, 2012, I had a great day. The weather was beautiful. Lots of phone calls, a few errands, typical real estate stuff. It got really good when I met my clients far a walkthrough in the house they were about to purchase. They are moving to Franklin from a small town in

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Polk Place Subdivision in Franklin, TN

Polk Place is in Franklin, TN.  This neighborhood was built out over 10 years, from 1995 until 2005.  They are all brick homes with small yards that are nicely landscaped.  Many of these homes are built by custom builders so the houses are not all the same.  There is a nice diversity of interior style

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Williamson County Real Estate Market Statistics Dec. 2011

The December 2011 sales numbers for Williamson County showed an increase in volume of houses being sold from December 2010. The number of houses closed in January in Williamson County are already more than January 2011 and we still have a few more days to get them registered as closed in the multiple listing software.

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Apps that can Help with Home Repairs

6 Favorite Home Improvement Apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod If you’ve jumped on the Apple “i” bandwagon, you’re never far from iPhone, iPod, and iPad apps that help maintain and improve your home — values near and dear to our hearts. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

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Market Statistics for Williamson County TN for August 2011

The statistics for Williamson County are generally looking really good.  Now, before you start thinking you can get 2006 prices again, let’s look at the 3 factors that show we are strengthening our market. Link to Williamson County Association of Realtors Statistics Newsletter for August 2011 July 2011 was a significant jump from last year, which

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Living Green Expo in Franklin TN 2011

I am going to be a vendor at the Living Green Expo in Franklin TN tomorrow, August 27th, 2011. This is a great trade show of local people who are offering services and education to help consumers understand how to make their lives more energy efficient. I went to the show last year and had

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Real Estate Statistics for Williamson County for May 2011

House sales are happening. This is a good thing. The numbers have held fairly strong for the month of May. The number of sales is up a bit from last year and the Median House price is also. Nothing drastic, but a nice continued place of stability for a time and market that is seriously

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Franklin on the Fourth!! Where will you be?

Franklin has a number of terrific festivals.  The Fourth of July celebration ranks among them.  There are events for the whole family through the afternoon and evening, culminating with a beautiful Fireworks display you can see from many places.  Come to downtown Franklin to enjoy Franklin on the Fourth! The evening’s entertainment is the Retro

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What to do with your “stuff” in Franklin TN

We are going through changes in my family on many fronts.  As a result, we are moving around “stuff”.  My mom passed away last year and my dad is making changes.  So I am helping him deal with his stuff, some of which becomes my stuff.  And in my house, I have a child going

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Real Estate Statistics for Williamson County TN for April 2011

I am attaching the link to the Williamson County Association of Realtors where they publish the statistics for the county every month.  Fewer houses sold in Williamson County in April 2011, than in April 2010, but a comparable number to what we have grown accustomed to.  There are still folks buying and selling, just fewer. 

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Franklin Rodeo Time in Franklin TN

It is Rodeo Time!  And that means horses, cowboys, and parades!  The Parade is May 14th , at 12 noon on Main Street, and the Rodeo dates are May 19-21. I grew up in Franklin, TN.  I cannot recall how many parades I participated in – mostly with the marching band, but also with the

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Whole Foods in Franklin TN Sponsors Beer Tastings

I had visited the Whole Foods in Green Hills and thought, “Wow, what a cool store!” Why I didn’t have expectations that our new Franklin TN Whole Foods would also be a cool store, I have no idea.  But it is very cool!  It is a fun and interesting shopping experience. My husband, Mark, and I

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Main Street Festival in Franklin TN 2011

Friends, Have you ever been to the Main Street Festival in Franklin TN? It is a wonderful event! It is best when the sun shines, but there is adventure to be had at all times. It takes place all down Main Street and around the Square in Downtown Franklin TN. There are juried artists in

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2010 Census results are in and, Guess What!, We Grew!!

Franklin TN has been growing ever since I can remember and that goes back a way, to 1972 when we moved here. I guess the growth was slower in the 80’s. During my years in school, we only added 2 high schools – Page and Brentwood. Since then, there are now 8 with a plan for

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Dallas Downs in Franklin TN

So, what is happening in the Dallas Downs Subdivision?  Dallas Downs is a subdivision on the south side of Franklin TN.  It has all brick homes, one and two level.  Most of the homes are from 1900 to 2600 sq. ft, though there is a small estate section with larger homes.  These homes were built

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Do You Want a Lease with Option to Buy?

In these challenging real estate markets, lots of people are talking about leasing a house with an option to buy – because their house hasn’t sold, or their credit is not good and they are looking for a way to have more permanence and a better investment.  What does a lease purchase agreement look like? 

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McKays Mill in Franklin TN offers diverse options

McKay’s Mill in Franklin TN has a terrific location.  It is very convenient to Cool Springs and I-65 and an easy drive to downtown Franklin.  The neighborhood is very attractive with wide streets and sidewalks.  There is a shopping area in the middle of neighborhood with a Publix grocery store and some restaurants, dry cleaners,

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Westhaven in Franklin TN has Many Options for Sale

Westhaven continues to be one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Franklin.  Like the rest of the market, it has seen its ups and downs.  It is still a very desireable area to live and people are buying houses there – 21 houses have closed in the last 3 month and 14 are pending (most

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Moores Landing Subdivision in Franklin TN

Moores Landing Subdivision in Franklin TN is relatively new and convenient to most of where you need to get to in Franklin.  Houses were built from 2004 to 2006 by Newmark Homes.  They are all brick.  Most homes in this subdivision have granite countertops and attractive solid wood cabinets in the kitchen.  Most homes have

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Franklin PumpkinFest on October 30, 2010

The PumpkinFest is tomorrow!  Franklin has a number of fun events in Downtown Franklin and the PumpkinFest is one of the best.  Come out for music and the Kids Area.  BBQ contest and Chili cookoff!  Perfect weather on the way.  Take a drive through Franklin TN and enjoy the leaves turning and falling.  Go to

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