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Who doesn’t love a great backside?

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It’s National Backwards day!

We are a sucker for a good #hashtagholiday around here and any reason to offer you some home tips in the cheesiest way possible. So without further ado, here are some simple key features you can add to boost your home’s backside, the backyard.

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LANDSCAPE: Possibly the best improvement for those looking at a cost to benefit ratio, doing a bit of landscaping. You would be amazed by what you can do yourself with a good pair of shears and a few trips down to the local nursery. Adding plants that provide the space with color and cleaning up old growth can work wonders on a yard that’s otherwise quite unimpressive. If your budget is larger, there’s no shame in hiring a professional!

LIGHTING: This doesn’t mean shining a spotlight on your backyard, but rather adding subtle lights that can help you get more out of your space when the lights go down. This kind of solution is usually fairly wallet friendly, but it can pay off in a similar way to landscaping your yard. A great option is to invest in solar lighting, which makes this even more budget conscious.

OUTDOOR ROOMS: By defining the space of your deck or patio, you are creating a feel like you’re expanding the footprint of your home. Decide how the space is most valuable to your family – outdoor cooking, outdoor living room, outdoor play area. Define your space and think of it as an extension of your home.

FENCING: This one is not as easy on the wallet, but truly does add overall appeal to your home. A fenced-in backyard feels more like an addition to a home, becoming a safe place for kids and animals to play while offering a bit of privacy. A good fence is a sign that your home can be a sanctuary away from a busy world, one in which even the neighbors cannot intrude.




Big, Bold & Quick…

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If a big, bold and breathtaking house is what you have always wanted, a 5 bedroom house plan design is sure to please. Whether your growing family needs more sleeping space or you want the versatility to host multiple guests during the holidays, a house plan with lots of bedrooms makes it all possible. Our stunning two-story homes featured here have been expertly designed for today’s lifestyles. Each home has been finished with luxurious details including a beautiful kitchen, comfortable great room and a private owner’s suite. The best part about these options, they are all ready for quick move in!

112 Summerfield:

5 bedrooms – 2.5 bathrooms – 2697 Square Feet. Owner’s suite with 2 Walk in Closets. Tiled Shower. Kitchen Pantry. Covered Patio. Currently offered at $244,900.

Check it out:


50 Wellington Fields:

5 bedrooms – 2.5 bathrooms – 2697 Square Feet. Oversized Granite Kitchen Island. Flex Room with Custom Barn Doors. Hardwood throughout the main level. Covered Porch. Currently offered at $299,900. Check it out:


27 Eagles Landing:

5 bedrooms – 205 bathrooms – 2480 Square Feet. Stone Fireplace. Open Kitchen. First Floor Owners Suite. Tiled Shower. Spacious Bonus Room. Currently offered at: $259,900.

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SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Celebration

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We wanted to take a few minutes to reach out to the fantastic Realtors, Bankers, & Vendors we do business with and invite them to our upcoming holiday celebration. We hope each one of you will join us in toasting to our mutual successes both this year and in the year to come! December 1st… be there or be square!

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Prep your Home for Cooler Weather

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Now that Daylight Savings is coming to an end and our clocks are about to change, its a good cue to make a few adjustments around the house to prepare for the cooler months ahead.

1. Close crawl space or any other vents that may have been opened during warmer weather.
2. Check weather stripping on your doors to prevent any drafts.
3. Disconnect hoses from outside faucets to prevent water freezing.
4. As the leaves finish falling, clean your gutters and downspouts to prevent future clogs.
5. Change your HVAC filter and have the unit serviced.


Can’t Miss Fall Festivities in the area

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The weather may not be showing signs of the changing season but it won’t dampen the festive fun in the air! Check out some of the local activities & events happening here in TN & KY.


Clarksville, TN:

GHOSTBUSTERS at the Roxy Regional Theater
Sunday, October 7 @ 2:00pm

FRANKENWEENIE at the Roxy Regional Theater
Sunday, October 21 @ 2:00pm

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA at the Roxy Regional Theater
Sunday, October 28 @ 2:00pm

$5 Tickets for each film go on sale one week prior to the show and are available at the box office between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. Any remaining tickets are available at the door one hour prior to show time. Popcorn, assorted candy and bottled water are available as concessions. For more information, please visit: Roxy Film Series

SPIRIT: The Authentic Bell Witch Experience

Each Fall since 2002, David Alford’s play, Spirit: The Authentic History of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, has been produced on the grounds of the Bell School in Adams, the very land settled by John Bell and where the hauntings took place. The play is performed by professional actors from Nashville as well as local talent. This series runs October 18, 19, 20 and October 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m For tickets and info visit: Bell Witch Fall Festival

Pumpkin Party at Dunbar Cave State Park
Sunday, October 21 @ 2:00pm

Have fun painting your very own pumpkin to take home (ages 2-4) or carving a jack-o-lantern (ages 5 and older with parental supervision). Paint and carving tools will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own. Pre-registration is required by 4:30pm on October 19th. More info can be found here: TN State Parks

Trunk or Treat with Holiday Movie at Daymar College
Friday, October 26 @ 5:00pm

The festivities start at 5 p.m. with trick-or-treating, games and prizes. The Daymar team will serve food starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by an outdoor, holiday themed movie at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. All guests are encouraged to wear costumes and bring folding chairs to enjoy the outdoor movie. Trunk or Treat will be held rain or shine. A prize will be awarded for Best Costume.

BCycle Downtown Ghost Tours
Friday, October 12 & 19 @ 6:00pm

These ghost tours will guide participants through downtown, stopping at locations with dark pasts. Interpreters will be at stops along the two-mile route to share stories of ghostly incidents or documented occurrences. The cost is $20 per person. Sign up here: Clarksville Parks & Rec

APSU G.H.O.S.T Trick or Treating Event 
Sunday, October 28 @ 4:00pm

Austin Peay State University will once again host Greater Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating (G.H.O.S.T.) on Sunday, October 28. The APSU student government association is inviting children in Clarksville and surrounding areas to join the Halloween fun at Fortera Stadium. Groups on campus and in the community will be dressed up and handing out candy from 4-7 p.m. The event is free.

Saturday, October 27 @ 3:00pm

Fright on Franklin is a free, family-friendly event featuring safe trick-or-treating, a hayride, costume contests, and more in historic downtown Clarksville. Follow the screams (of delight) to an afternoon and evening of fun Halloween-themed activities. More info: Fright on Franklin

Bowling Green, KY:

Every weekend in October

Bowling Green’s very own ghostly adventure highlighting the spookiest in downtown BG! The tour discloses the dark and mysterious history rooted around Fountain Square Park, an eerie cemetery and even a secret haunted location that has been closed to the public for nearly 100 years. Unseen Bowling Green considers this tour family friendly but it is up to the parents’ discretion whether the tour is appropriate for their child. Visit their website: Unseen Bowling Green

Every weekend in October

It’s the Scariest Haunted Attraction in Kentucky according to and you don’t want to miss it. 10 acres of spooktacular, interactive scenes in the Haunted Woods with live actors guiding, or should we say, chasing you in the right direction. Other attractions include Gold City Ghost Ride haunted hayride, Skeletal Visions 3D Zone, Doomsday Doll Factory Haunted House, and the brand new 3 Minute Escape Room! Skeleton’s Lair

September 29 – October 31

This colorful and exciting fall event will bring enjoyment to the entire community. Stretch your legs as you walk the Valley trails to see the homemade scarecrows on display decorated by area businesses, organizations and clubs.

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” – L.M. Montgomery


It’s hard to believe 2018 is 3/4 over, but here we are! Bittersweet October: the mellow, messy, leaf kicking, perfect pause between the opposing summer and winter. The days will soon be shorter and will set the mood for snuggling on the couch with the family. Set your DVR to catch Freeform’s 31 Days of Halloween holiday movie specials, your favorites are sure to be there! The fun starts today!

See the complete schedule here:  31 Days of Halloween TV Schedule

Here we Grow again…

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Here we grow again… the cat is out the bag… and all those other “punny” sayings we so often use to announce something exciting….  WE ARE BUILDING IN A NEW MARKET CENTER! {AGAIN.}

Lexington, Kentucky: Here we come!

Our team has been scoping out subdivisions, land, lots & housing trends in the Lexington market for quite a while. {Side note: Who doesn’t love a good office field trip?!} Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known around the globe as the “Horse Capital of the World”.  The city is surrounded by green rolling hills and perfectly manicured pastures. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed our time becoming acquainted with the area and all it has to offer.

With any new venture there will be challenges, obstacles and new barriers to push through. We are confident in what we have to offer and know have a wonderful team ready to tackle everything this growth opportunity has to offer. Clarksville, Tennessee has been our comfort zone for many years, but we can’t wait to feel right at home in Lexington too!

We hope you are just as excited about this new chapter and can’t wait to “WOW” the Lexington real estate market with our quality home construction, swift build time and outstanding home warranty program. We hope to be breaking ground on our first build sometime this fall!


A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.-2


Nothing beats a good book…

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We are suckers for a good made up, “hashtag holiday” around here. With it being back to school season, today’s is perfect timing. Drum roll… it’s National Book Lovers Day!

To “celebrate” we compiled a list of our favorites to share! Check them out, then share your must reads with us!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott-Fitzgerald



The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin



Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance



The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick McManus



Legends & Lies series by Bill O’Reilly



Midshipman’s Hope by David Teintuch

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Needful Things by Stephen King



The O’Malley sees by Dee Henderson



Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer



The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon



The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F@*! by Mark Manson



Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas



The Wilde Women by Paula Wall



Handbags speak louder than words

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We sponsored, we ate, we shopped!

A few days ago we attended one of our favorite local charity events of the year; The Clarksville Association of Realtors’ fifth annual Handbags For Hope!

This event featured over 200 handbags, wallets, and tote bags in a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Ministry’s SafeHouse for Women. Urban Ministry’s SafeHouse for Women is fully staffed 24 hours a day to provide safety, peace, and comfort to local women and children in need.

It truly was a wonderful evening spent with our friends and colleagues who all looked AMAZING! We are so excited to hear the numbers come in showing how much money was raised! Enjoy a few pictures of our night out!








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