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Middle Tennessee offers a bounty of independent boutiques for the discerning shopper. Whether you’re shopping for home goods, clothing, items for baby, birthday gifts, jewelry, or just a delicious bar of small-batch chocolate, there’s a boutique near you that has just what you’re looking for. 

Today, the team at Parks is sharing our top picks for Middle Tennessee’s best local boutiques. Each shop mentioned below is locally-owned, independent, and beloved by locals and visitors alike. Grab your bags and your wallet, and let’s go shopping!

Apple & Oak
Nashville, TN

In addition to their generous philanthropic efforts in Tennessee, Apple & Oak is known for being Nashville’s destination for impeccable, vintage Turkish rugs.

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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.



See the Previous Month's Stats!

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Resting on a private and flat 1.5-acre lot, this home is an oasis in the city! With a stunning mix of southern charm and contemporary cool, this property underwent a recent major renovation with the addition of a massive cook's kitchen and curated design selections by Lindsay Rhodes. The home also features tons of space, plenty of rooms and bathrooms, high-end finishes throughout, and an outdoor entertaining space that boasts a saltwater gunite pool and a pool house. This property is absolute perfection!

Listed by Happy Tara Homes

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce June's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are June's gifts to you!


Davidson County

When stepping through the doors of Chaatable, you'll feel like you’re experiencing an Indian bazaar at its finest. A complete sensory overload full

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Back yards are each homeowner’s personal slice of nature. When well maintained, thoughtfully arranged, and studded with pops of your personality, your outdoor living space can become a place where you can entertain long into the night. 

The following must-have backyard items are a blueprint meant for personalization. Only you can picture your perfect paradise, but we hope this list gets your creative mind whirling with possibilities.

1.) Lush Landscaping

If you have the means to have lavish landscaping installed all at once, congratulations! If not, visit one of the best locally-owned plant nurseries for assistance in choosing the best botanicals for your yard, planting them properly, and maintaining them throughout each season. 

As your

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Spectacular views, impeccable craftsmanship, and luxurious amenities await you in this incredible custom-built home! You will be wowed from the moment you pull up and see the slate roof, copper gutters, and striking elevation. Upon entering, your eye is immediately drawn to the almost 180-degree view off the back of this home. It would be difficult to find a room in the house that didn't offer breathtaking views. This property has been professionally decorated and will be sold fully furnished – all ready to move in!

Located 30 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music scene, an abundance of shopping, and plenty of parks and green space. The Downtown

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Setting up your first home bar or upgrading to a more sophisticated collection of alcoholic beverages can leave you overwhelmed at all of the options. Perhaps you can’t decide where to begin, what to include, or how much to budget. This is a common conundrum many homeowners face when deciding to establish their home’s first official wet bar, so you’re not alone! Today, we’re sharing our list of home bartending must-haves. 

Just the Basics

If you don’t drink often, or have simply never mixed alcoholic beverages before, you may still want to have the supplies on hand for guests who would enjoy a drink when they visit. Follow the below (EASY) five steps to set up a basic at-home bar cart and add to it each month as you learn to make new drinks

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If you love to entertain or have visions of entertaining in your dream home, it’s essential that your home allows you to welcome large groups comfortably. Whether you’re searching for a new home, or plan to renovate your current space, the following 14 features will help you turn your home into an entertainer’s dream!

1.) Driveway Parking

If you’re planning to have more than a few friends over at a time, parking will quickly become an issue. In order to maintain peace with your neighbors, your guests must avoid illegal and inconsiderate parking strategies.

Ideally, an entertainer’s home will have a long drive that accommodates 6 cars or more. Alternatively, a home located on a wide street, or near a wide lane, can work nicely.


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Located across the street from the former homes of the Foggy Mountain Boys' Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, this historic estate was built in 1868 and sits on a picturesque 1.16-acre corner lot with a detached guest house! The stunning primary home features a unique blend of old-world charm and updates, two floors, heart pine flooring, gorgeous beams in the living room, updated bathrooms, and a partially finished basement.

Listed by The Thomas Twins (Evan & Elliot Thomas)

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Click Here to Learn More About This Home!

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A title company's role is to verify that the current owner can legally transfer ownership to the home buyer – essentially, making sure the seller has the right to sell the property.

In this blog, we'll go over how a title company determines legal ownership and the process of transferring the title.

The Title vs. The Deed: Understanding the Difference

Although they may sound like the same document, a deed and title are very different. A deed is a legal document used to transfer the property from the current owner to the new owner. It's signed on the day of closing.

On the other hand, the title is a document stating who owns the property and whether there are any roadblocks to transferring the deed. When you're buying a new property, it's

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