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Did you know that you could save thousands of dollars if you prepare your credit before applying for a mortgage? Your credit score is one of the most critical factors that determine your mortgage interest rate and which home loan program you qualify for.

This article will show you how you can get your credit in top shape for your upcoming mortgage.

1.) Learn where your credit scores stand.

First off, know that your credit score doesn’t have to be perfect to buy a home. Several loan programs allow buyers with credit scores in the low 500s to purchase a home. However, you should be aware that with low credit scores typically come paying higher interest rates.

Because of this, we recommend you begin by checking your credit scores so that

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Surrounded by lush greens, this custom home is perfect for entertaining and offers luxury, style, and more! The home features custom finishes, new carpet, fresh paint, a spacious gourmet kitchen with two islands, an open living room with exposed beams, a charming stone fireplace, a private level backyard, two patio spaces with a second fireplace, access to community amenities, and a great location.

Listed by Pamela Fisher

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If you think that buying a house with bad credit is impossible, we have good news! It may be more complex, but it can be done!

But before you go house hunting, it's essential that you review your financial situation. Homeownership involves unexpected expenses that may be hard to cover if you're financially unstable. 

Let's look at how lenders understand a bad credit score, the loan options available for struggling credit, and the average credit requirements for getting approved for a loan.

What Is Considered A Bad Credit Score?

When it comes to conventional home loans, mortgage lenders can set their own credit score requirements. Because credit scores are used to determine risk, they essentially set the maximum risk they are willing to

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For more than a decade, Tennesseans have enthusiastically embraced the farm-to-table movement. Our abundance of local agriculture means that no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you’re likely no more than a quick drive from an independent farm. Today, we’re spotlighting the Top Ten U-Pick Farms in Middle TN.

U-Pick farms invite members of the community to visit and pick their own produce. This experience is a great way to connect with the people who grow our food, with nature, and with each other. Children are often especially enchanted with the idea of picking their own food, which makes this an ideal method for encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption.

Tennessee’s Growing Seasons

While some of our favorite farms focus on one

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Located on a charming and highly sought-after Downtown Franklin corridor, this home displays a modern, open floorplan with classic and timeless finishes! Wrapped within a historical architectural style, this residence blends in with the existing homes perfectly in this adorable area. Each room of the home showcases luxury amenities, including custom lighting, designer finishes, and a beautiful aesthetic that is sure to impress. With a convenient location, it is just a quick walk to all the shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Franklin and is only a quick drive to the interstate and Cool Springs shopping district.

Listed by Lisa Culp Taylor - LCT Team

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As Tennesseans, we love the gorgeous natural landscapes our state is famous for. Greenways offer residents and visitors flat, usually paved paths that wind through verdant trees, lush meadows, alongside rivers or creeks, and often link these beautiful spaces with neighborhoods, parks, schools, and more extensive hiking trails. Whether you’re searching for a place to ride your bike, push your baby in a stroller, train for a marathon, or do some bird watching, our picks for the best greenways in Middle TN have the path that’s perfect for your needs.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway
1900 Davidson St | Nashville

Shelby Bottoms Greenway extends through 950 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows, and streams nestled against the Cumberland River. Located just

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, Coffee, Dekalb, Robertson, and Montgomery counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.



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This gorgeous and tranquil Franklin home offers everything you could want! The home features newly refinished white oak hardwood flooring, an inviting open concept living area with a fireplace and built-in cabinetry, an expansive kitchen with a dining area, a main floor guest bedroom, an office, and a long list of upgrades. Don't forget about the covered front and back porches!

Listed by Susan Parker

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One of the greatest aspects of being a homeowner is the freedom to upgrade and remodel your home as you please. While renters are usually limited to personalizing their homes with potted plants and artwork, homeowners can rearrange the very walls of their properties.

Still, as you begin your search for a home to purchase, keep in mind that not all remodeling undertakings will repay your investments equally. The worst time to discover that you’ve chosen the wrong projects is when you’re ready to put your home up for sale. To help you avoid common cash-consuming mistakes, our team did the math, read the statistics, and we’re ready to share our top ten projects that could lower your home value.

1.) DIY Projects (Above Your Ability)


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Custom built by Carbine & Associates, this home is magazine-worthy and was featured in the Parade of Homes in the desirable Kings Chapel gated community in Arrington! You will enjoy high-end finishes, on-trend designs, and a level premium lot on a cul de sac with room for a pool that backs to a private view of beautiful trees. The home also includes front and back courtyards, exposed brick, a bi-fold glass wall leading to an enclosed back porch, plantation shutters, superior craftsmanship throughout, and an in-law/teen suite. For an additional membership, you will also have access to a community pool with a private clubhouse and fitness amenities. Don't miss out on this one!

Listed by Linda Smith

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