TJ Anderson's Blog Posts

TJ Anderson's Blog Posts

Househunting In The Neighborhood That Could Be Home To The First Light Rail Line In Nashville
by TJ AndersonWith the rapid growth in Nashville, obviously we’ve all seen (and suffered through) a rapid growth in traffic, too. So most of us are looking with a lot of interest...

MACC Honors National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day With A Shelter Pawty And Waived Fees
by TJ AndersonLast year, I rescued a new dog, and moved into a new home. Both have made my life significantly more happy, both complement each other. The house really felt like hom...

Things You Should Do To Help Maintain The Value Of Your Nashville Home
by TJ AndersonA post I just read on HouseLogic was a good reminder of why I encourage homeowners and homebuyers to rely more on Nashville real estate professionals who are in ...

Our Cool Craftsman Style New Listing In Vibrant Nashville Neighborhood The Nations
by TJ Anderson We just listed a really remarkable home in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Nashville, The Nations.The bright, beautiful 6203B New York Avenue is a Craf...

Six Super Stylish Turntables In Honor Of The 10th Record Store Day
by TJ AndersonThis Saturday (April 22, 2017) brings the 10th return of Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music shops across the globe, marked by limited-editi...

Granny Florals Are The Home Design Trend Of Spring 2017
by TJ AndersonI like to keep my eye on home-decor trends for professional information and professional/personal inspiration. But I also have to admit, I don’t always find my...

Nashville Area Schools That Offer The Best Bang For Your Buck According To A Business Journal Study
by TJ AndersonI’ve shared studies before that showed “top” schools in the Middle Tennessee area, but generally, those studies have focused explicitly on test scores.The Nashv...

Nashville Born Company Samplize Aims To Make Choosing The Right Paint Color Easier
by TJ AndersonOver the past few years, we’ve built, designed and sold a growing crop of new Nashville homes. And if you’ve followed along on social media through the process, y...

The Median Home Price In Nashville Breaks A Record Again
by TJ AndersonIt’s the busy spring home-buying and home-selling season in Nashville, but unsurprisingly, it’s already looking busier than ever before.New figures for March 2017...

Renovated Historic Homes In Nashville With Open Houses This Weekend
by TJ AndersonSpring being the season of rebirth, I’ve had that sensibility on my mind this week, watching everyone’s landscaping growing green and vibrant again, seeing neighb...

Slim And Huskys Is One Of The Most Stylish New Spots In Nashville
by TJ AndersonI’ve said before that some of the best home-design inspiration you can get comes from the current crop of Nashville restaurants. (For one, Nashville inter...

Golf Communities In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonWe’ve entered my favorite week of the year: Masters Week, when some of the best golfers in the world converge at one of our country’s most beautiful courses, Augu...

Nashville Homes For Sale That Offer Spectacular City Views
by TJ AndersonWe’re getting ready to list a property I’m really excited about: a historic cottage in the Love Circle area. More news on that soon.But if you know anything about...

The Nations As A Symbol Of Growth In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIf you’ve been in Nashville over the past few years, the city’s “rapid growth” isn’t news to you — in the years between 2006 and 2015, Davidson County alo...

Planting A Nashville Herb Garden That Mosquitoes Wont Like
by TJ AndersonWhen it comes to investing in my home in Nashville, I’m a fan of squeezing as much benefit as possible from every dollar, and every hour of sweat.If I’m going to ...

Open Houses In The Nashville Area That Offer Waterfront Living
by TJ AndersonIt’s been an OK week, and I’ve been enjoying some pretty decent views during a much-needed breather. See above.I'd like to share the sentiment, so this week...

Nashville Area Homes That Could Suit The 9 Tennessee Billionaires
by TJ AndersonYou’ve probably noticed over the past few years, but: Nashville’s economic health is strong — a quick snapshot from Forbes shows that unemployment rates are wel...

Unique Pet Resorts And Hotels In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonEarlier this month, I wrote a little about how pets play a role in our househunting process — a report from the National Association of Realtors found that more tha...

Nashville Area Open Houses That Lean Green For Saint Patricks Day Weekend
by TJ AndersonIt’s Friday, March 17, 2017 — St. Patrick’s Day — and I’m looking at this weekend’s Open House listings in the Nashville area to see what I should point y...

My 2017 March Madness Brackets
by TJ AndersonI’m more of a football and golf guy, so the whole March Madness thing doesn’t necessarily get me as much as other major sports events. Chances I’ll get a bracke...

Farmhouse Sinks Are Among The Most Popular Kitchen Remodel Ideas In America Right Now
by TJ AndersonWhile we’ve been working on our new Nashville home builds and remodeling projects, I’ve been doing a lot of research and giving a lot of thought to the most impor...

Nashville Area Homes With Great Fenced Yards For Your Furry Friends
by TJ AndersonThe weather gurus say it’s going to turn cold again this weekend, but I’m fully in spring mode, and I’m not looking back.This weekend, I’m planning to spend s...

Hosting A One Day EBTH Drop Off At 2510 Foster In Woodbine
by TJ AndersonCan I have the attention of my vintage hounds, thrift shoppers, antique gatherers, trinket collectors, home-decor obsessives and all-around stuff maintainers: I’ve ...

HGTV Is Bringing Hit Show Flip Or Flop To Nashville
by TJ AndersonDid you hear the latest Nashville-related TV news? HGTV is looking Music City’s way once again, it seems, as they bring the concept behind their hit show Flip or Fl...

Looking For Outdoor Entertaining Space With Weekend Open Houses In Nashville
by TJ AndersonMost of what I wrote about here earlier this week focused on gardening — from foodscaping to more traditional landscaping in Nashville. Bottom line: It’s been nic...

Tips On What To Plant For Your Nashville Landscaping Projects
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a new homeowner in Nashville — or are about to be one — you may be moving into your first spring as an amateur gardener. There’s a lot of power ther...

Get To Know Edible Gardening In Nashville With Nashville Foodscapes
by TJ Anderson Since we wrapped the landscaping on our latest build, 2510 Foster Avenue in Woodbine, I’ve had plants, shrubs and trees on my mind. I do a lot of my own lands...

Our New Woodbine Build And Other Nashville Open Houses
by TJ AndersonIn case you missed it: Our big news of the moment is 2510 Foster Ave. (pictured above), our just-listed new build in Woodbine. It’s stocked with classic Crafts...

Quartz Is Now The Top Choice For Countertops
by TJ AndersonHome-focused site Apartment Therapy always has worthwhile insights on home-design trends. Like this one, from this week, pointing out the rise of quartz as the counte...

Our Beautiful New Nashville Construction In Woodbine Is Officially On The Market
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1802487}2510 Foster AveNashville, TN 37210$389,900Today’s a happy day at TJ Anderson Homes: Our newest new construction project in Woodbine, 2510 Foster Avenu...

Open Houses In The Nashville Area With Landscaping That Wows
by TJ AndersonUp above, you can see the finishing touches that have gone on our red schoolhouse at 2510 Foster Avenue in Woodbine — the weather’s finally cooperating, so some b...

Home Decor Inspiration From Copper Bronze And Brass
by TJ AndersonI’m really passionate about home design and decor, so I’m always keeping my eyes open for inspiration, whether that’s tracking trends or just watching for mater...

Murfreesboro Tennessee Among The Fastest Growing Suburbs In The Country
by TJ AndersonOver the past few years, it’s been just about impossible to ignore all the talk about Nashville’s rapidly rising cultural cachet. But in 2017, it might be Murfree...

Nashville Open Houses For Homebuyers Hoping To Explore Downpayment Assistance Program
by TJ AndersonYesterday, I shared some details about the Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance (HHF-DPA) program, aimed at giving T...

Downpayment Assistance Program Could Make Buying A Home In Nashville More Approachable
by TJ AndersonBuying your first home is a huge accomplishment, investment and decision, and in some parts of Nashville, it’s about to get more approachable, thanks to an expanded...

August Moon Drive In Theater The Latest Attraction To Nashville East Bank
by TJ AndersonAs a Nashville real estate agent, I try to keep my eye on parts of town that are experiencing — or soon will experience — a renaissance. And I think it’s safe t...

Record Number Of Visitors Came To Nashville In 2016
by TJ AndersonThis week, I saw a post from the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp with some big Nashville tourism news: Last year, a record 13.9 million visitors came to our city...

Home Staging In Nashville With Anthea Click Of Fresh Perspectives
by TJ AndersonOver more than a dozen years as a real estate agent in Nashville, I’ve learned a few prevailing truths about getting a home ready to sell. The steps you can take to...

Nashville Real Estate Market Resources To Help You Stay Informed About Buying Or Selling Here
by TJ AndersonOne of the useful tools on TJAndersonHomes.com that I don’t call out often enough: You can pull up thorough home-market stats on lots of neighborhoods in the Nashvi...

Nashville Area Homes That Beam Style Right From The Front Door
by TJ AndersonI’m a home-design fanatic — if you follow TJ Anderson Homes on Instagram, that much is probably clear, since I’m constantly posting everything from kitchen cabi...

3 Hidden Gems For Affordable Furniture In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonBack in 2015, I collected nine of my favorite places to find affordable furniture in Nashville — and I still love all those suggestions, though a few of the places ...

Where To Find Reclaimed Wood For Your Walls In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonA few weeks ago, I took a look at Pinterest’s predictions for the home design trends of 2017. Among those predictions: some stuff I’m not super bullish on, and pl...

A Huge Opryland Waterpark Might Be On The Way
by TJ AndersonNormally as we inch toward February, I’d be thinking about homes with cozy fireplaces. But as I step outside in a T-shirt, right now I’m thinking a little more ab...

A New Fortune 500 Auto Company HQ Could Be A Big Boost For Antioch
by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, the Nashville Business Journal reported on a Fortune 500 auto company, LKQ Corp., and its big plans for the Nashville area — an expanded regional...

Nashville Based Visual Artists Worth Checking Out
by TJ AndersonSomething I really enjoy: supporting the work of my neighbors in Nashville, from Nashville furniture designers to Nashville music-makers. Another thing I really enjoy...

Nashville Area Open Houses For Fixer Upper Fans
by TJ AndersonThere’s a lot going on at TJ Anderson Homes right now — lots of listings, lots of closings (congrats to the Rosses this week, on their first new home). Our brand ...

Nashville Real Estate Will Likely Continue To Be Hot Into 2020
by TJ AndersonIf you spent any part of 2016 in a state even resembling consciousness, this is no news you to: It was a very busy year for Nashville real estate.We can credit any nu...

Cool Custom Wallpaper From New Hat Is A New Nashville Style Secret
by TJ AndersonQuestion for my design-centric friends: How many times have you walked into a business in Nashville and found yourself unable to stop taking mental notes about the fi...

A New Place To Park Your Snowy Car In Nashville
by TJ AndersonShow of hands: Who started off their day Friday with frozen fingers, feverishly scraping ice off a windshield so they could get off to work?Sure, our little baby bliz...

Ogling The 2017 HGTV Dream Home And Some Real Life Dream Homes Around Nashville
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a hard-wired house admirer like I am, you probably also await the unveiling of HGTV’s Dream Home every year like it’s Christmas morning. The build/des...

Madison Tennessee Is In The Middle Of A Creative Bloom
by TJ AndersonNashville-area artists who are searching for a welcoming place to land might want to set their eyes a little bit north. Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts...

Open Houses For The New Years Weekend Househunters
by TJ AndersonThis weekend, we welcome a New Year, and probably for more than a few of us, do so while nursing a cocktail flu. Since celebrating New Year’s Eve is front of mind f...

The Home Design Trends Of 2017 According To The Pinterest 100
by TJ AndersonLike Google, Pinterest offers a really deep, borderline creepy look inside our hive-mind, regularly compiling the search and share trends that go through their digita...

Clarksville Was Among The Top Google Topic Searches In Nashville In 2016
by TJ AndersonWhat’s been on your mind this year, Nashville?I can make a few guesses, but fortunately/unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, we all have a mind reader at...

Single Women Are An Increasingly Powerful Force In The Homebuying Market
by TJ AndersonNashville’s a diverse place to live, and our clients have represented all kinds of homeowners — young couples starting families, empty nesters downsizing, parents...

Last Minute Nashville Christmas Gifts That Give Something Back To You Too
by TJ AndersonIf you haven’t already torn through your Christmas gift list, no judgment — procrastination happens to the best of us. But we’re past the spate of Nashville mak...

Williamson County Leads The Nation In Job Growth
by TJ AndersonYou’ve probably seen the census data tracking the population boom in Middle Tennessee over the past few years — over our 14-county area, we’ve had more than dou...

Bring New Joy Into Your Family This Holiday Season During MACCs Operation Silent Night
by TJ AndersonWe all have our own ways of making the holiday season bright — Christmas music, Christmas parties, indulging in a lot of red and green around the house… For me, t...

New Nashville Connected Christmas Music For 2016
by TJ AndersonThe more humbugged among us might argue that we could get through the rest of civilization without another Christmas song ever getting released — the canon is deep,...

Coloring East Nashville In Our Nashville Coloring Book
by TJ AndersonLast week, the Nashville Coloring Books we helped fund on Kickstarter arrived, via Franklin’s own Made South. I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of the...

Mix And Mingle At Riverwood Mansion In Inglewood For The Holidays
by TJ AndersonEast Nashville and Inglewood are stocked with arrestingly beautiful historic homes, but maybe the most impressive — and also one of its oldest and largest — is Ri...

5 Nashville Homes That Would Make Santa And Mrs Claus Proud
by TJ AndersonNashville continues to be a steady relocation/second-home draw for successful people, and I’ve had my share of well-known clients. But sadly, there’s no indi...

Househunting In The Newest Destination Neighborhood In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIt’s always enlightening to see the view of our city from an outside perspective. According to The Wall Street Journal this week, Nashville’s “Newest Destinatio...

Painted Concrete Tile Is My Current Home Design Obsession
by TJ AndersonThe finishes are already chosen and going into our latest new build in Woodbine — a little-red-schoolhouse inspired home that might be our favorite project yet.It w...

Home Renovations That Tend To Score Low On The ROI Scale
by TJ AndersonAs we get into winter every year, home listings tend to slow down a little, as families focus on the holidays and on hunkering down for the cold months. I find that a...

Nashville Area Open Houses With Beautiful Fireplaces Ready For Stockings To Be Hung
by TJ AndersonI hope everyone got to spend a restful Thanksgiving with loved ones, overdoing it on pie (and maybe medium-doing it on wine). Now with that holiday down, we’ve...

Developers Aiming To Make Franklin Homeownership More Attainable
by TJ AndersonIt’s no secret that Williamson County, and Franklin specifically,  are a big draw for homeowners. Beautiful countryside, a bustling and fun downtown, high...

2017 Might Be The Year Nashville Becomes A Full On Pizza Destination
by TJ AndersonLet’s rewind about 10 years. When newcomers from pizza paradises like New York and Chicago came to Nashville, I had a tough time directing them to local places that...

Exploring Hendersonville And The Home Of Johnny And June Carter Cash
by TJ Anderson {mls: 1781907}Outside of the Nashville area, most of the people who know of our beautiful neighboring city to the north, Hendersonville, know it because of its ...

Good And Not So Good Nontraditional Christmas Tree Ideas
by TJ AndersonThis year, I for one am really looking forward to immersing myself in holiday tidings, and heaping love on my family, friends, clients and coworkers. But this year wi...

Getting To Know Historic Bluefields In Nashville
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1780398}2716 Bluefield AveNashville, TN 37214A few days ago, we got the honor of listing a rare treasure here in Nashville: Mon Petit Tara, a 1943 Cape Cod in t...

Hunting For Historic Homes In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonWe’re getting ready to list a rare Nashville-area treasure — a classic 1940s Cape Cod with original charm, in (justifiably) much-desired Historic Bluefields ...

Nashville Area Wines To Pair With Your Thanksgiving Dinner
by TJ AndersonOK, now that Election Day is over, bring on the wine.Middle Tennessee is still a good ways off from being considered a winery hotspot, but, like I wrote last year, th...

Proven Ways To Get Rid Of Your Election Stress
by TJ AndersonIt’s been a season of lots (and LOTS) of disagreement, but one thing almost all of us can probably agree on: This election season has been seriously stressful.Today...

Open Houses For Nashville Area Househunters Who Are Not Afraid Of Bold Colors
by TJ AndersonI’ve written a lot on our blog about my love of Woodbine — it’s one of my favorite neighborhoods in Nashville, and I’m definitely not alone. It’s been growi...

Stylish Stuff For The Discriminating Dog In Your Life
by TJ AndersonMy job means that I play a big role in a time of big change for lots of families — it’s an honor I don’t take lightly, and one that I’m really thankful for.As...

My Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
By TJ AndersonYou might be a little distracted, what with it being shorts-and-T-shirt weather on Halloween, but theoretically, it’s about to get cold. And once you’ve wrapped u...

Heading Back To Arrington For A Dose Of Fall Colors
by TJ AndersonA few months ago, while we were still deep in summer, I wrote about one of my new favorite communities in the Middle Tennessee area: Hideaway at Arrington.I’m big o...

Look East Helps Nashville See Well And Look Good
by TJ AndersonI meet clients from every walk of life as a Nashville Realtor, from executives to musicians to local entrepreneurs. And I try to keep up with as many of those folks a...

Check Out The Paint Color Trends Of 2017 In Nashville
by TJ AndersonFor reasons professional and personal, I love keeping up with home design trends — sure, I have my own tastes, but I think seeking out fresh ideas and new inspirati...

Explore 12 South Without Cars During Open Streets Nashville
by TJ AndersonNashville is a car city, and it’s likely going to take a lot of time and effort to move us to a more walkable/bikeable, mass transit-embracing place. As we keep gro...

506 Lofts Spotlight Nashville Artisans And Help Homeless Neighbors
Earlier this year, I rounded up my picks for the most unique places to stay in Nashville, to give Music City newcomers/visitors a more inspiring — and creatively indicative — p...

Get Ready For The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere At The Nashville Zombie Outbreak
by TJ AndersonSince this weekend brings the long-awaited return of The Walking Dead, and the answer to last season’s pulse-quickening mystery (no spoilers), I can’t think of a ...

Nashville Business Journal Shares List Of High Scoring Schools In Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonWhat constitutes a great school is in the eye of the beholder. Do you prize a strong science and math slant? Prefer a more arts-focused education? Want your children ...

Project 615 Follows Up Outfitting Lady Gaga With Nashvember Celebration
If you weren’t holed up inside a wilderness yurt last week, you probably at least saw some snapshots of pop star Lady Gaga wandering in East Nashville before her tour-kickoff sho...

Surprisingly Valuable Stuff You Might Have Hiding In Your Home
by TJ AndersonMoving into a new home can be a stressful (and fairly expensive) process. As much as I pride myself on doing everything I can to make homebuying as frictionless as po...

Weekend Open Houses In The Donelson Area
by TJ AndersonLast week, I shared a bit about a study that included Donelson among the nation’s Top 20 residential zip codes. It was a little surprising, what with being a nation...

5 Nashville Centric Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016
by TJ AndersonLast year, I pulled together a list of distinctly Nashville Halloween costumes, to offer some inspiration ahead of the holiday. It’s about that time again, so I dug...

Homes In And Near Nashville Fit For Diehard Vols Fans
by TJ AndersonWe showed up for a showing last week, and this key welcomed us in. I don’t know if you believe in signs (I don’t know if I believe in signs), but I’ll go ahead ...

Shop For Home Goods Made In Nashville At Centennial Craft Fest
by TJ AndersonThroughout the year, I try to keep my eyes open for opportunities to find interesting/unique home goods made right here in Nashville. I like to support local business...

Donelson Is Among The 20 Hottest Residential Zip Codes In The US
by TJ AndersonIf you live in Donelson (or have been looking for a home in that Nashville suburb), it probably comes as no surprise to see studies touting the area’s rapidly ...

Nashville Househunting And Touring In Historic Belmont Hillsboro
by TJ AndersonThe historic neighborhoods in Nashville tend to be proud and tight-knit, and I love that — feeling inspired to celebrate the place you call home, its history and it...

Sputnik Chandeliers Are Having A Style Moment Again
by TJ AndersonTouring homes throughout the Nashville area day after day, I can’t help but notice when certain design elements are having a moment. Like shiplap showing up al...

Redeveloped Roxy Theater Could Make Cleveland Park And East Nashville Even Cooler
by TJ AndersonPeople have been talking for years about a revival of the historic Roxy Theater, once a vibrant social center and the centerpiece of a busy East Nashville c...

Celebrate 10 Years Of The Music City Star Connecting Nashville Suburbs To Downtown
by TJ AndersonThis week marks the 10th anniversary of the Music City Star, the commuter train connecting Riverfront Station downtown to a mix of eastern suburbs, including Mount Ju...

DIY Fire Pit Projects That Have Big Style
by TJ AndersonLike many of my clients, I’m still settling into a new home, getting everything set up and homey, inside and out. Since the temperature’s finally going to start t...

The Nashville Gulch SoBro Pedestrian Bridge Moves One Stop Closer To Reality
by TJ AndersonIt’s been a few years now since legislation was introduced to create a Gulch-SoBro Pedestrian Bridge, giving Nashvillians/visitors on foot or on a bike easy access ...

A Peek Inside Spectacularly Tall Nashville High Rise 505 Nashville
by TJ AndersonThis week, we got a virtual look inside developer Tony Giarratana’s 505 Nashville — a 45-story apartment building that, when finished, is set to be the tallest re...

Find Your Perfect Nashville Area Oktoberfest Celebration
by TJ AndersonIt’s only really been over the past decade or so that Nashville’s started to stake a claim as a unique destination for beer lovers — we still have a relatively ...

The Nashville New Years Eve Party Is Moving
by TJ AndersonFor years now, tens of thousands of locals and visitors have piled into downtown Nashville every December 31st for one of the country’s best New Year’s Eve throwd...

Nashville Area Open Houses That Can Deliver On Fall Foliage
by TJ AndersonEvery year around this time I start getting impatient for fall — that wonderfully less-sweaty time when we get to enjoy our fireplaces and watch the Tennessee folia...

Make The Volunteer State Proud By Volunteering For Hands On Nashville Day 2016
by TJ AndersonStory goes that Tennessee earned its nickname, The Volunteer State, back during the War of 1812, with thousands of volunteer soldiers from our state answering our the...

Get To Know The Vinyl Bunker And The Muddy Roots Music Empire
by TJ AndersonWhen it comes to culture, Nashville is a bit of a rare breed that shakes off the larger trends. When independent book shops are disappearing in other cities, they’r...

Nashville Open Houses That Beam The Beauty Of Shiplap
by TJ AndersonDigitally paging through the Nashville Business Journal this week, I came on a little bit of home design love that was right up my alley: this piece on “What you ca...

Celebrate National Dog Day By Bringing An Adoptable MACC Dog Home
by TJ AndersonFrom time to time, I like to remind clients and friend that I have a standing offer out to sponsor your dog adoption through Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control. ...

Live Like Reba McEntire In A Lakefront Lebanon Home
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1757727}175 Cherokee Dock RdLebanon, TN 37087$7,900,000Ever dream of owning a home worthy of one of country music’s biggest, most enduring stars? The Wilson P...

Open Houses Near Our Stunning New Hillwood Listing
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1757308}809 Hillwood Blvd.Nashville, TN 37209$749,900If you’re drawn toward Hollywood Hills style, we just listed a home in Hillwood that’ll make you need t...

Rising Stars To Watch At 2016 AmericanaFest
by TJ AndersonIf there’s one thing we have plenty of in Nashville, it’s excellent music festivals. And I’ll be the last to complain. Whether you’re drawn toward country, ro...

Parkside Homes In Nashville Are Treated Like Oceanfront Property
by TJ AndersonIn our landlocked state, we don’t have the golden property perk of being right on the waves. But a new piece in The Tennessean suggests that we’ve found another a...

East Nashville Open Houses During Tomato Art Fest Week
by TJ AndersonThis week is inarguably the East Nashvillest of the year: Starting today, the annual Tomato Art Fest takes over the neighborhood’s central hub of Five Points, with ...

Hideaway At Arrington Is A Little Known Southern Secret With A World Class Golf Course
by TJ AndersonOver the weekend, I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with the best golf course I’ve ever played, period. And the most beautiful course I’ve ever stepped foo...

Where To Find Sushi Burritos And Tater Tot Nachos And Other Delicious Mashups In Nashville
By TJ AndersonOver the weekend, beloved Nashville food truck Funk Seoul Brother became a non-mobile Nashville fixture, soft-opening at their new Midtown location: 2057 Scarritt Pla...

Design Touches That Can Help A Home Sell At A Higher Price
by TJ AndersonI don’t always love every home design trend that comes into focus. But classics always get me, so I’m all for the fact that timeless touches like shaker cabinets,...

Nashville Is Becoming A New Hotspot For Home Renovation TV Shows
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a big fan of home renovation/househunting television shows, you probably noticed: Turn back time a handful of years, and Nashville wasn’t appearing much...

Musicians Corner Celebrates Five Years Of Awesome Free Music In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIn 2010 — inspired by the historic open-air speaking site “Speaker’s Corner” in London’s Hyde Park — Nashville launched Musicians Corner, celebrating our ...

Holler And Dash Coming To Hill Center Brentwood
by TJ AndersonGood news for everyone in Brentwood who appreciates a good biscuit: By this fall, the Hill Center Brentwood should be getting a local outpost of Holler & Dash, Cracke...

Cape Cod Style Homes Around Nashville That Would Make Betty Crocker Proud
by TJ AndersonFriends who have a soft spot for historic, Cape Cod-style homes — and especially homey kitchens — this ones for you. Boston Magazine just shared details about a f...

What A Million Dollar Home In Nashville Looks Like
by TJ AndersonOver the past few years, we’ve all been doing a lot of talking about the upward thrust of Nashville home prices. We’ve earned more and more attention and appeal, ...

Open Houses Near Hillsboro Village To Celebrate The Belcourt Reopening
by TJ AndersonAs I mentioned earlier this week, today, the beloved Belcourt Theatre reopens after a major (and majorly cool) renovation, bringing us back in to Nashville’s f...

Simple Splurges That Help Make A House Feel Like A Home
by TJ AndersonWalking Nashville-area homeowners through a move into a new place is a major part of my professional life. This year, it’s been personal, too — I called the movin...

The Belcourt Is Reopening This Month With A Bang
by TJ AndersonBack in 1999, our beloved independent Nashville cinema space, the Belcourt Theatre, almost closed. And earlier this year, it did close. That late ‘90s period was ca...

Nashville Open Houses To Help Maximize Your Pokemon GO Time
by TJ AndersonI’m not kidding myself: Three out of four people reading this probably have one main objective for this weekend, and it involves massive amounts of Pokémon GO.I wo...

Living Near Music Venues Like Ascend Amphitheater Can Bring A Higher Home Value
by TJ AndersonHere’s something that might surprise a few of you: A new study found that homes within a mile of certain concert venues — including our own Ascend Amphitheat...

Where To Find Nashville Theme Park Style Thrills Until The Polercoaster Gets Here
by TJ AndersonAccording to a new interview in the Nashville Business Journal, if ThrillCorp CEO David Gust has anything to say about it, the Nashville skyline will soon be home to ...

Exploring Nashville Open Houses In Salemtown And Germantown
by TJ AndersonEarlier this year, I wrote a little about why I was feeling inspired by the Salemtown/Germantown area just north of downtown Nashville. That much hasn’t change...

How To Celebrate July 4th In Nashville
by TJ AndersonLet me be the 998th person to ask you: Have you sorted out your Fourth of July plans yet? I’m still debating, myself — celebrating freedom by enjoying the freedom...

Belatedly Celebrate Log Cabin Day With These Nashville Area Cabins
by TJ AndersonSo, apparently Sunday was Log Cabin Day… who knew? Although I technically missed the opportunity to celebrate on the correct date, I’ll go ahead and give mys...

Cool Down At Nashville Area Open Houses This Weekend
by TJ AndersonListen, I’m trying to think about anything other than the heat right now, but truth is, the fact that Winter is Coming is doing little to soothe the feeling of bein...

First Game Of Thrones Con Is Coming To Nashville
by TJ AndersonGame of Thrones fans had an extra reason to get unreasonably pumped this week, aside of the forthcoming (and extra-long) season finale: At long last, one of the bigge...

Celebs Elisabeth And Tim Hasselbeck Buy A Belle Meade Mansion
by TJ AndersonMore high-profile Nashvillians to add to the list: Nashville Business Journal shared news that The View/Fox & Friends personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her former ...

Nashville Area Open Houses With A Fathers Day Twist
by TJ AndersonSunday being Father’s Day and all, the focus of this week’s Nashville-area Open House roundup seemed pretty obvious: homes with a domain for Dad.Man cave, worksho...

You Can Own The Father Of The Bride House
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a ‘90s kid who’s always had a thing for cool houses, I’d put good money on the fact that you fell in teenage puppy love while watching 1991’s Fath...

Nashville Greenway Spaces With Something Special To Offer
by TJ AndersonIf a federal grant comes through, a stretch of about seven miles of Interstate 440 in Nashville could become home to a new elevated greenway, which’d be another coo...

Nashville Open Houses That Are Close To All The Action
by TJ AndersonOne week a year, Middle Tennessee becomes music festival fan central, with small (large?) armies of fans driving and flying in from all over the country and the world...

What To Do In The Nashville Area If You Plan To Skip CMA And Bonnaroo
by TJ AndersonWe’re now into what’s probably safe to call the busiest week of every year in Middle Tennessee — the week the CMA Music Festival in Nashville and the Bonnaroo M...

Learn To Cook With Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan
by TJ AndersonOver the past few years, as Nashville’s dining scene has grown, we’ve welcomed a host of new restaurants from local chefs and, along with those, new spots from mo...

Get Attached To These Nashville Open Houses
by TJ AndersonWhen you approach the process of house hunting, you have a lot of initial decisions to make that hinge on how you spend your time, and how you want to spend your...

Reading And Storytelling Events In Well Read Nashville
by TJ AndersonYet another accolade to be proud of: Nashville just landed at No. 16 on Amazon’s annual list of the top 20 most well-read cities.There are plenty of Prime members a...

The Best Nashville Food Artisans
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a meat eater in Nashville, it probably won’t surprise you that Food & Wine magazine’s list of America's Best Food Artisans includes our own Porter Roa...

Nashville Area Open Houses With A Little Something Special
by TJ AndersonThere’s a little bit of a science to finding home listings that appeal to my clients — I’m given a wish list with practical points, like bedrooms and bathrooms ...

Buying And Selling A Home Is A Team Effort
by TJ AndersonThe experience of buying your first home will probably surprise you in a lot of ways — just how many moving pieces are involved, how many key details need wrangling...

Nashville Craft Distillery Joins The Vibrant And Growing Wedgewood Houston Food And Drink Scene
by TJ AndersonTuesday, May 24 brings the official introduction of a new face on the Nashville distillery scene: Nashville Craft, a craft spirits company that focuses on local and r...

Nashville Area Open Houses That Are Full Of Luxury
by TJ AndersonIf there’s an overarching truth about the real estate landscape in the Nashville area, it’s that it’s impossibly — and excitingly — broad.Week in, week out,...

DIY Pet Projects That You And Your Dog Will Both Love
by TJ AndersonI’ve been working in real estate for a long time, but even this far in, I still learn something just about every day. My most recent lesson grew out of buying and m...

A Look At Nashville And Nicaragua Based Furniture Brand Masaya And Company
by TJ AndersonI buy as much random stuff as the next guy, but there are two things that tend to really make me a vocal advocate/purposeful consumer of a company or brand: bein...

Nashville Area Open Houses That Kill It On Curb Appeal
by TJ AndersonThis past week, both of our new Woodbine/Flatrock listings went under contract with lightning speed. I expected as much, since we picked a great location, were priced...

Metro Nashville Animal Care And Control Needs Our Help
by TJ AndersonFellow dog lovers: Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control needs our help.The shelter is again at capacity, which means they can’t continue helping other animals th...

A Nashville Street Food Month Spotlight On Nashville Food Trucks On TV
by TJ AndersonMay 2016 (i.e. this month) brought the fourth annual Nashville Street Food Month, celebrating our city’s bounty of road-worthy food providers. There’s a lot ...

Our Beautiful New Construction Homes In Woodbine Flatrock Are On The Market
by TJ AndersonThey’re finally here, and I couldn’t be more proud and excited to share: 304 Wheeler Avenue (above, left) and 308 Wheeler Avenue (right) in Woodbine/Flatrock, my ...

James Beard Honorees Are All Around The Nashville Food Scene
By TJ AndersonOn Monday night, Nashville’s own Tandy Wilson — chef at City House in Germantown — earned one of the food industry’s highest honors, taking home a James ...

Independent Book Stores In Nashville
by TJ AndersonI’ve been a bit preoccupied with my new Woodbine properties (you’ll hear from me about them soon), and I’m bummed to have just missed celebrating Independent Bo...

Lovely And Leafy Open Houses In Middle Tennessee To Celebrate Arbor Day
by TJ AndersonHappy Arbor Day, Middle Tennessee. Every year, we take a little time to celebrate the importance of our green, leafy friends, which feels like a worthwhile thing to d...

Highrise Living In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIf you pay attention to development in Nashville, you’ve probably seen the Nashville Business Journal’s Crane Watch, an interactive map of building projects all a...

Nashville Area Homes That Let Purple Reign
by TJ AndersonLast month, I was pondering the power of simple black and white when it comes to color choices for a home. But right now — like most everyone else in the world — ...

Weekend Open Houses And A Quick Look At Woodbine
by TJ AndersonWe’re just days away from properly introducing you to two new properties that I’ve been pouring my heart into for months now: Our understated yet chic farmhouse (...

Classic Furniture Pieces You Still See Everywhere Today
by TJ AndersonEven if you’re not a furniture design expert, if you spend a lot of time admiring home design blogs/Instagram feeds, you’ll get to know certain iconic pieces — ...

Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Ahead Of Earth Day
by TJ AndersonThis coming Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, marking the 46th year of an effort to put a focus on doing better for the planet. It’s a worthwhile effort, inarguably, ...

Open Houses At Totally Renovated Nashville Homes
by TJ AndersonLast week, I shared some Open House options that’d be perfect for a homebuyer who was ready for a renovation. This week, let’s go in the other direction — homes...

Some Elegant April Showers On The Market In Nashville
by TJ AndersonI did this last year, and as a person who really appreciates timeless, tasteful tile work, I’m inclined to do it again.We’re in the middle of April, and that’s ...

Great Barbecue In Nashville Neighborhood By Neighborhood
by TJ AndersonAnother day, another national publication praising Nashville’s culture. This week, we have Conde Nast Traveler breaking down the Best BBQ in America, and there we a...

Weekend Open Houses For Buyers Ready For A Renovation
by TJ AndersonDeep in the middle of (and making great progress on) renovations at my own place, I’m feeling fired up about the beauty in untapped potential. A fixer-upper (or eve...

Shuttered Nashville Music Venues That We Miss
by TJ AndersonAnyone who spent a good share of time in East Nashville around the turnover to the aughts probably read “The untold story of East Nashville's Slow Bar” from 12th ...

Making A Big Statement Easy With Removable Wallpaper
by TJ AndersonNot just the president/also a client at TJ Anderson Homes: Right after moving into my new place, we just embarked on some big, serious renovations — tearing walls d...

Nashville Open Houses And Homes With The Perfect Pool
by TJ AndersonI may be jumping the gun just a little bit, but when the weather starts to warm up consistently, I can’t help it… I do a little dreaming about owning the perfect ...

The Best Places To Buy A Bike In Nashville
by TJ AndersonTraditionally, Nashville hasn’t been seen as the most walk- or bike-friendly mid-sized city in the country, and that’s fair. We have room to grow there. But thing...

Tips For Home Buyers In A Hot Housing Market
by TJ AndersonIf you’re house-hunting in Nashville, I don’t need to tell you: Things are still moving very, very fast. We routinely list properties and have them go under contr...

Celebrate National Puppy Day By Bringing A MACC Pup Home
by TJ AndersonSo, I don’t really need an excuse to encourage you to look at puppy pictures. But Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control says today is National Puppy Day, so… th...

Where To Find The Best Macarons In Nashville
by TJ AndersonHey look: According to the French corners of the Internet, National Macaron Day just passed. Kinda bummed we missed the chance to celebrate, since those things are de...

Open Houses That Let You Go Big When You Go Home
by TJ AndersonThis week, I took off to admire architecture in a place that’s just as rhinestone-y but a lot less humid: Vegas. There’s no shortage of interior and exterior wond...

Verticity And Other Great Places To Get On A Bike In Nashville
by TJ AndersonGood news, Nashville fitness enthusiasts: We’re about to get a new option for feeling the burn that’s equal parts intense, uplifting and fun.Nashville entrepreneu...

Classic Subway Tile Is The Home Design MVP
by TJ AndersonWhen you spend your days looking at home after home after home, there’s one material you see more than almost any other: classic subway tile.And somehow, there’s ...

Mid Century Ranch Houses Open This Weekend In Nashville
by TJ AndersonFor last week’s Open Houses roundup, I took at look at homes in the area inspired by (or built upon the tenets of) Federal and Georgian architecture, which traces w...

Famous Nashville Foods That Are Not Hot Chicken
by TJ AndersonI think at this point, it’s safe to say that Nashville’s beloved signature food, hot chicken, is having a national moment. KFC and O’Charley’s are servin...

A Chat With Nashville Interior Designer Katie Vance
by TJ AndersonButchertown HallIf you get out much in Nashville, I’d almost put money on the fact that you’ve seen — and fallen in love with — some of local interior designe...

Nashville Open Houses That Draw From Federal And Georgian Architecture
by TJ AndersonYou’ll find a wide variety of home styles in Middle Tennessee, from farmhouses to foursquares to Mediterranean designs to modern homes. It’s part of what I really...

The Power Of Black And White In Home Design
by TJ AndersonI shared some home design tips last week, inspired in part by the two new Woodbine homes I’m putting the finishing touches on now. Pictured above: my crisp white fa...

Homes With Oscar Marathon Worthy Media Spaces
by TJ AndersonSunday night’s Oscars apparently didn’t win any awards in terms of ratings (it was an 8-year low, Deadline says), but I wouldn’t guess that’s because people h...

Open Houses With Farmhouse Or Foursquare Style
by TJ AndersonRight now, we’re hard at work on getting the finishing touches sorted for our new builds in Woodbine — the fun stuff, like finishes and fixtures, tiles and lighti...

Home Design Trends That Are Big In 2016
By TJ AndersonA few days ago, I shared some personal home design tips that I’ve gathered over years of working in and on homes. Those are ideas that I think are worth keeping in ...

5 Of The Most Unique Places To Stay In Nashville
by TJ AndersonAs an additional million or so people come rolling into Nashville by 2035, many will start off their Nashvillian-hood by crashing with friends, or renting. Other...

10 Home Design Tips To Help You Create A Space You Love
by TJ AndersonI’ve gotten a ton of great home design inspiration recently — some of it coming from the featured listings in East Nashville and Salemtown that hit the market cou...

Weekend Open Houses Mixing Old And New
by TJ AndersonWhen it comes to homes, we all have different design preferences, but one of the things I personally love: a mix of old and new. Maybe new construction with a reclaim...

Cool Tricks To Get Your House Sparkling Clean With Less Effort
by TJ AndersonSo I realize that yesterday it was pretty much raining Dippin' Dots (The Ice Cream of the Future) and spring feels a long way off. But really, we’re only about a mo...

Fall In Love With Riverside Village In East Nashville
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1703262}1601 Golf St.Nashville, TN 37216$319,900  This weekend, we’re hosting an Open House at 1601 Golf Street, our newest listing in Inglewoo...

Where To Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix In Nashville
By TJ AndersonHey, remember how on Friday I was talking about wearing a T-shirt and skipping my jacket? Oh, Nashville.Frozen times such as this, I’m reminded of something importa...

Find A Private Tennessee Estate To Rival The One Miranda Lambert Just Bought
by TJ AndersonI’m always intrigued when a megafamous homebuyer snags something new in Middle Tennessee — your home is a pronounced representation of who you are, so a home purc...

Weekend Open Houses In Praise Of A Perfect Porch
by TJ AndersonAs I’m writing this, if you look outside, the Nashville sky is the most perfect shade of cloudless blue imaginable, and I’m debating whether to bother with a jack...

New Featured Listings From Standout Nashville Builder Paragon Group
by TJ AndersonWho among us doesn’t remember where we were the 347th time we heard that joke about Nashville’s official bird being the crane? Get it, ‘cause there’s so much ...

OFF The Wall Turns Bare Blocks On Charlotte Into An Outdoor Nashville Art Gallery
by TJ AndersonComing soon to the Charlotte corridor in West Nashville: A new contemporary art gallery with some of the highest ceilings and largest expanse of wall space you’ve e...

Open Houses In The Second Hottest Neighborhood In The Country
by TJ AndersonSick of seeing Nashville land on national best-this/best-that lists? Sorry to bear the bad news: It doesn’t seem like it’ll be slowing down in the immediate futur...

6 Incredible Nashville Mural Artists
by TJ AndersonIn a creative town like Nashville, we have exceptional representations of just about every art form, from sculpture to (whodathunk) music.Something that’s easy to s...

Treat Her Or Him Or Yourself With Nashville Valentine Gift Picks
by TJ AndersonNow that we’re digging out and getting back to post-Jonas Nashville life, it’s about time to admit it: February’s nearly here, and so is Valentine’s Day.That ...

Weekend Open Houses With Wonderful Walkability
by TJ AndersonCabin fever set in yet?It’s been a while since we’ve had a snow day like this in Nashville, and I’ll guess it has a fair number of us thinking about a) how luck...

Make Your Heart And Home Warmer By Adopting A Dog At MACC
by TJ AndersonWhen the temperatures drop down this low, it really makes me appreciate Ella (above), my longtime best friend and a champion cold-weather snuggler. It also makes me t...

Where To Find A Decent Bagel In Nashville
by TJ AndersonThere are a lot of things we do in Nashville that no one can touch. Hot Chicken. Biscuits. Bonuts. But up until relatively recently, there were a good couple of thing...

Weekend Open Houses And A Look At Salemtown And Germantown
by TJ AndersonLate last week, I introduced some new Salemtown properties that I couldn’t be more in love with, for a variety of reasons — impeccable modern style, environmental...

Energy Efficiency And Sustainable Features In New Nashville Homes
by TJ AndersonThe two new homes we listed in Salemtown last week have a ton going for them: sleek and beautiful, modern design; a location in a vibrant and growing part of town; up...

5 Golden Globes You Can Bring Home Today In Nashville
by TJ AndersonA fun thing about Nashville, as compared to a lot of cities this size: If you’re a local reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve walked the red carpet...

Open Houses That Go Big With Style And Personality
by TJ AndersonThere’s a lot of new construction happening in Nashville now, as our city experiences unprecedented growth and builders and developers strive to create places to pu...

Make Vibrant Salemtown Your New Home In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIt’s no secret that Nashville’s been experiencing unprecedented real estate growth — home values over the past year have rocketed up more than 11 percent, while...

Shiplap Is A Home Design Trend With Staying Power
by TJ AndersonYou can probably blame Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper for the nationwide rise of shiplap as a design element in recent years — while renovating hi...

Nashville Open Houses With New Construction For A New Year
by TJ AndersonLet's take it as a good sign: Middle Tennessee woke up to clear and bright blue skies to welcome the new year. This past year brought a lot of great experiences ...

A 2015 Christmas Music Playlist With A Nashville Twist
by TJ AndersonI know, I know, it’s easy to get Christmas music-ed out by, oh, Halloween these days. But if you’re having a Christmas party or having family over on Christmas Ev...

Weekend Open Houses And Dreaming Of A White Kitchen
by TJ AndersonBack in February, when I rounded up what our team saw as the hot home design trends we’d be seeing in 2015, I made a point of nodding toward light, bright (and ofte...

The Best Christmas Lights Displays In And Around Nashville
by TJ AndersonCertain things just have the undeniable power to make it really feel like Christmas — candy canes, mistletoe, egg nog… and, of course, lights sparkling and twinkl...

Books For The Nashville Food Lover In Your Life
by TJ AndersonWhile food TV is all well and good, when it comes to the pursuit of upping your cooking game, there’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned cookbook. Or, well, go...

Open Houses Set Up For Effortless Entertaining
by TJ AndersonThe holiday weekends are always a little less packed with Open House options, but quantity has no cross-over with quality — there are some really fantastic properti...

First Crop Of Tenants At Hill Center Brentwood Announced
by TJ AndersonBack in June, I talked a little about how the in-the-works Hill Center Brentwood was aiming to be a new “downtown Brentwood.” This week, we get a little bit of a ...

How Far Your Money Goes In The Most Affluent ZIP Code In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonThe Nashville Business Journal ran a piece this week digging into a study that tracked wealth in more than 22,000 ZIP codes and 15,000-plus communities. And in the Na...

Weekend Open Houses With Killer Kitchens
by TJ AndersonWith Thanksgiving under a week away, lots of us are deep into prep for the big day — shopping, menu planning, shooing away a dust bunny or two before the famil...

Wear Your Nashville Pride On Your Walls
by TJ AndersonWhen you move into a new home, it sometimes feels like the hardest thing to nail, as you’re furnishing and decorating the rooms, is the finishing touches. Art, deco...

Open Houses With Acreage In Nashville And Franklin
by TJ AndersonLast week, spurred by a beautiful new listing in the historic Werthan Mills lofts, we focused our weekend Open Houses roundup on condos, townhomes and lofts — space...

Tips For Preparing Your Home To Go On The Market
by TJ AndersonWe’re about to move into the holiday season, when, yes, home buying and selling slows down a bit. But you might be surprised — winter can be a great time for home...

Weekend Open Houses For The Nashville Condo And Townhouse Hunters
by TJ Anderson1400 8th Ave N.Nashville, TN 37208 $219,900We’re still swooning over this fresh-to-market loft in Werthan Mills, full of industrial cool, historic charm, high-...

Why We Love Loft Living In Nashville
by TJ AndersonNew on the market this week: 1400 8th Ave N., in Germantown — a gorgeous 1-bed, 1-bath loft at Werthan Mills, filled with industrial cool and located in a fantastic...

November Is Adopt A Senior Pet Month
by TJ AndersonSomething I want to make sure to spotlight as we roll toward the holiday season: November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are a lot of good reasons to...

Welcoming November With East Nashville Open Houses
by TJ AndersonIf you follow along on our blog or our social media spots (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter), you likely saw what a busy East Nashville week we just had. Three beau...

Growing Trend Of Living Where You Work And Working Where You Live In Nashville And Franklin
by TJ Anderson With all the (understandable) complaining happening about rush-hour traffic in Nashville of late, it makes sense that homeowners and house-hunters would be thin...

Stylish New Listings In White Hot East Nashville
by TJ AndersonUpdate: That's all she wrote — all three East Nashville homes went under contract in a matter of hours. Wow! We love our clients and their beautiful homes, and...

Halloween Haunted Houses And Haunted Woods In The Nashville Area
by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, I tipped Nashville ghost hunters (or just specter-curious) to where the ghosts purportedly hide here in the Nashville area. Some of those places, b...

Where The Ghosts Live In And Near Nashville
by TJ AndersonWith Halloween less than two weeks away, it feels appropriate to shine a flashlight on a different kind of Middle Tennessee property — ones that aren’t on th...

Open Houses And Timeless New Construction
by TJ AndersonThis week, The New York Times took a look our way, addressing Nashville’s rocket-powered growth and the issues surrounding it. “A powerful surge in construct...

Weekend Open Houses In Wonderful Williamson County
by TJ AndersonFor this week’s weekend Open Houses roundup, let’s lean on some alliteration: wonderful Williamson County and Franklin in the fall.There are a lot of reasons why ...

5 Uniquely Nashville Halloween Costumes For 2015
by TJ AndersonHalloween is only three-plus weeks away, so if you don’t already have your costume sorted, you’re running perilously short on time. Sure, you could always just gr...

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month Is Here Again
by TJ AndersonShelter dogs have a special place in my heart, both specifically and broadly. I adopted my dog Ella from a shelter, and she’s been my best friend ever since. That b...

Weekend Open Houses And Fall Nights By The Fire
by TJ AndersonThe cooler weather we’re having brings one thing to mind: fall nights by the fire with friends, family, maybe s’mores, maybe a cup of something warm or glass of s...

Weekend Open Houses And More Stunning Estates
by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, I rounded up some homes that offer exceptional luxury in Middle Tennessee, from a replica of a Scottish castle to an Italian villa-style Northumber...

Looking For Luxury In Nashville
by TJ AndersonWe talk a lot about how much Nashville has changed, how much Nashville has grown, but anecdotes only show so much. Figures, on the other hand, tend to underline thing...

A Farmhouse Cool Franklin Cottage Is Our Featured Listing Of The Week
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1642870}3021 OLD HILLSBORO ROAD FRANKLIN, TN$459,000We don’t do a Featured Listing of the Week every week, but we should — one of the many reasons we l...

Weekend Open Houses And New Google Fiberhoods Near Nashville
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a tech-minded person — or if you ever, say, use the Internet — good chance you were at least intrigued when news broke of super-fast Gigabit Internet ...

6 Nashville Festivals To Help You Welcome In Fall
by TJ AndersonFall arrives, technically, next Wednesday, but we’ve already gotten some early tastes of the crisp, cool weather (and Pumpkin Spice World is in full swing).How do y...

Where To Find Unique Movie Experiences In And Around Nashville
by TJ AndersonThe most recent Nashville Scene cover story focuses on the major remodeling effort that’s about to begin at the historic Belcourt Theatre — a $4.5 million dollar ...

Celebrate The Glory Of Cheese At The Southern Artisan Cheese Festival
by TJ AndersonThere are a lot of experts on a lot of things here in Nashville, but when it comes to devotees of dairy, chieftains of curds, champions of cheese, there's really one ...

Buying A Home With A Built In Bar
by TJ AndersonDid you catch the mumblings last week about Nashville getting a Minus5 Ice Bar some time in the near future? It’ll certainly be a new twist in a city with more...

Weekend Open Houses And A Nashville Room With A View
by TJ AndersonWhen it comes to homes, we all have our closely held preferences. Some of us are laser-focused on what’s inside — our open kitchens and spa bathrooms, maybe a spa...

What You Get For The Money In Middle Tennessee Part 3
by TJ AndersonBack in June I started a What You Get for the Money series, showing the spectrum of homes you’ll find in the Middle Tennessee area based on different budgets. We st...

Open Houses With Much Midcentury Cool
by TJ AndersonEvery week when I look through the weekend’s Open Houses, I try and focus on something that’s timely, like neighborhood news, or pick out something that seems lik...

Get Your Garden Going And Growing In Nashville
by TJ AndersonAs Nashville’s become more of a food destination, we’ve heard the term “farm to table” maybe just a few (kajillion) times. The overall concept — locall...

Enjoy The Flavors Of The Franklin Wine Festival And Help A Great Cause
by TJ AndersonThere are plenty of good reasons for planning to hit the Franklin Wine Festival on Friday, October 16: the 300-plus wines you’ll have the opportunity to taste, the ...

Weekend Open Houses With A Focus On Affordability
by TJ AndersonThe latest issue of the Nashville Ledger delves into the topic of affordable homes in our area, and how Middle Tennessee’s growth is affecting the availability of t...

Germantown And Salemtown Enjoying Their Nashville It Moment
by TJ AndersonAccording to a new story in The Tennessean, “Germantown and its next-door neighbor Salemtown are having an ‘it’ moment after several years of steady growth.” ...

9 Lessons Learned From A Lot Of DIY Projects
Here's a guest post from my friend Nicole Keiper, whose house in Inglewood continues to bring her many excuses to indulge her DIY obsession:I’ll admit it: I have a little bit of ...

Weekend Open Houses And Our New Amphitheater In Thompsons Station
by TJ AndersonAscend Amphitheater soon won’t be our area’s only new outdoor entertainment hub — Nashville Business Journal just shared news about Graystone Quarry Amphitheate...

Where To Get Your Spicy Food Fix In Nashville
by TJ AndersonWe’ve all lived our lives getting bombarded by conflicting info about how our food is slowly killing us. Butter and coffee and bacon and eggs are deadly, and then t...

Open Houses On Tomato Art Fest Weekend
by TJ Anderson This weekend, East Nashville transforms into a massive celebration of the vegetablest fruit around, as the Tomato Art Fest descends on 5 Points, bringing with i...

Middle Tennessee Wineries Worth Checking Out
by TJ AndersonSome fun news via the Nashville Scene Monday: Upscale venue and dining spot City Winery’s Nashville space is now, officially, living up to its name, with new CW-bra...

MACC Mega Adoption Event Runs Through August 8
by TJ AndersonIt’s a new month, and I have a suggestion for how you can start it off with a new love in your life.Once a month or so, I remind friends here on the blog that I’m...

Weekend Open Houses And An Eye On Antioch Growth
by TJ AndersonOn Wednesday, Nashville Business Journal shared some news about moves toward a huge new development in the works in Antioch — developers snagged about half the prop...

What Your Front Door Color Says About You
by TJ AndersonThis story comes from our neighbors in Missouri, but discussion of paint color is locationally universal: “What does your front door say about you?” asked the St....

Choosing Between A Fixer And A Move In Ready Home
by TJ AndersonYou'll make a lot of decisions when you're hunting for a new home, from the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need to the preferred school district and the size of...

Sheryl Crow Snags A Forest Hills Home
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1462957}According to the Nashville Post, longtime Middle Tennessean (and longtime rock success story) Sheryl Crow just snagged a new home in Forest Hills, with ...

7 Nashville Brunches You Might Not Have Tried Yet
by TJ AndersonAnother Broken Egg Cafe — a growing, Louisiana-bred breakfast, brunch and lunch chain — is opening its first Nashville location on August 3. And they have a fun a...

Vote For TJ Anderson In The Toast Of Music City Awards
by TJ AndersonThe Tennessean’s Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards ballots are out and about, and voting is under way, with categories ranging from Best Art Gallery to B...

Weekend Open Houses With A Spotlight On Nolensville
by TJ AndersonWe talk a lot about the incredible growth we’ve been experiencing in Nashville, and it’s a topic that locals are certainly split on — some of us are excited to ...

Live In A Vibrant Victorian Home In Nashville Or Franklin
by TJ AndersonWord’s been getting around this week about Brooklyn’s Urban Cowboy B&B coming to Nashville, taking over the former Top O’ Woodland, a beautiful and historic Que...

Laundrocafe Madeline Nashville Is A Cleveland Park Gem
by TJ AndersonNashville is a city with a healthy concentration of remote workers, something that becomes plenty evident whenever you set foot in a coffee shop in the middle of the ...

The George Jones Estate And Other Beautiful Williamson County Homes
by TJ Anderson This week, The Tennessean reported that late country icon George Jones’ remarkable Franklin estate sold for just under $2 million. The sale was a long time co...

New Craft Beer Breweries Coming To Nashville
by TJ AndersonWilliamson County should be getting a new craft beer provider this year — the Nashville Business Journal dropped news this week about Mill Creek Brewing Co., which ...

Wonderful Waterfront Living In And Near Nashville
by TJ AndersonAbout this time every year, I start feeling a nearly nonstop draw toward the waterfront — and although we’re landlocked here in Tennessee, we do have some pretty ...

Open Houses With Red White And Blue Beauty
by TJ AndersonThis weekend is for celebrating — I already shared some suggestions for how and where to enjoy the Fourth of July in and around Nashville, and whether you’re hitt...

What You Get For The Money In Middle Tennessee Part 2
by TJ AndersonIn June, I started a blog post series focused on what you can get for the money, home-wise, in Middle Tennessee, starting with the median residential price for a sing...

Closed Nashville Restaurants That We Really Miss
by TJ AndersonIt’s turning out to be something of a bummer week in Nashville restaurant news — Eater Nashville reports that Bound'ry Restaurant in Midtown is closing for good, ...

Open Houses And Looking At Columbia Tennessee
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1646566}If you’re obsessed with historic homes, I hope you’ve spent some time taking a look at Columbia, Tennessee, about 45 miles away from Nashville to th...

Hill Center Brentwood Aims To Be A New Downtown Brentwood
by TJ AndersonThe Nashville Business Journal shared an update this week about Hill Center Brentwood, a huge mixed-use development that’s slated to open, at least in part, next Oc...

Celebrating July Fourth In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonYou might’ve heard earlier this month that Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration is set to be one for the ages — according to Nashville Convention and Visitors...

A Look At The Final Robin Williams Film Shot In East Nashville
by TJ AndersonThere’ve been a lot of films and TV shows filmed in Nashville in recent years, but maybe one of the most anticipated over the past year: Boulevard, the final film f...

The Origins Of Nashville Neighborhood Names
by TJ AndersonMental Floss magazine shared a cool listicle last month that outlines how Nashville neighborhoods, from Belmont to Woodbine, got their names. It brings out some fun t...

Looking Forward To The First Ascend Amphitheater Season
by TJ AndersonSince Starwood was bulldozed in 2007, Nashville hasn’t had a proper amphitheater, and that likely helped us miss out on some good summer shows. That all changes thi...

Weekend Open Houses And Franklin Love From Garden And Gun
by TJ AndersonIn its latest issue, Garden & Gun magazine takes a look at “Ten sweet and soulful Southern hideaways,” including Franklin, praised among their crop of places that...

7 Great Nashville Pet Shops
by TJ AndersonLast week, I talked a little about my commitment to fostering rescue dogs from MACC — something I’ve done for a while, inspired by my love of rescue pups and...

What You Get For The Money In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonPretty much everyone in Nashville knows just how busy the real estate market here is by now — but let’s put it into numbers perspective. New figures from the...

Weekend Open Houses And Nailing Curb Appeal
by TJ AndersonWhen you’re getting ready to list a home for sale, there are certain bits of advice you’ll hear from pretty much all professionals — among them: take care of yo...

Let TJ Help You Take Home These June Adoptable Dogs
by TJ AndersonI’ve kept a long commitment to supporting pet adoption in Nashville — I regularly sponsor dog adoptions and fostering through Metro Nashville Animal Care and Cont...

9 Of The Best Homegrown Mini Chains In Nashville
by TJ AndersonOver the weekend, upscale coffee house Barista Parlor announced that it’d be opening its third location in the fall, at 1230 4th Ave. N. in Germantown, right near m...

Weekend Open Houses And The Hunt For The Perfect Pool
by TJ AndersonThere’s no getting around it: Along with the storms this past week, we’ve been hit with the beginnings of the annual Tennessee-summer visitor you might call ...

Comedy In Nashville Including Nate Bargatze
by TJ AndersonNashville isn’t recognized as a hotbed for comedy, necessarily, but it should be — aside of being home to the Wild West Comedy Festival — which brought the...

Getting To Know Midtown Nashville With Walk Eat Nashville
by TJ AndersonThere’s something to be said for playing the tourist in your own town, and that’s something many of us overlook when we’ve lived somewhere for years. It’s som...

New Home Sales In Nashville Growing Faster Than Anywhere Else In America
by TJ AndersonThe housing market here in Middle Tennessee remains remarkable: A new report from housing research firm CoreLogic said that new home sales in Nashville “are growing...

Staying Fit In One Of The Least Fit Cities In The Country
by TJ AndersonIn new rankings recently released by the American College of Sports Medicine, Nashville was named one of the least fit cities in America — among the country’s 50 ...

The Music City Food And Wine Festival Celebrates Nashville And National Chefs
by TJ AndersonLast week, Food & Wine magazine echoed an increasingly popular sentiment: “Nashville's Restaurant Scene Goes Boom” — in the positive-noise-heard-around-the-worl...

Open Houses And The Capitol District Street Fair
by TJ AndersonThis time of year, we’re spoiled with excuses to get out and celebrate, between music festivals and food festivals and block parties and beyond. I’m always a fan ...

A Church Turned Custom Home And Recording Studio
Featured Listing of the Weekby TJ Anderson{mls: 1631992}7544 Old Harding PikeNashville, TN 37221$1,350,000We haven’t done a featured listing of the week in a while (quite a few w...

Weekend Open Houses With A Spotlight On 12 South
by TJ AndersonFor this week’s Open Houses roundup, I’m going to shine a spotlight on a part of Nashville that’s shown remarkable growth over the past decade, becoming one of ...

DIY Projects For A Perfect Backyard Hangout
by TJ AndersonI wouldn’t say I’m among the DIY-obsessed (though I do have a Pinterest that I'd love for you to join me on). That said, I am a big fan of patio/deck parties, and...

Celebrate Nashville Street Food Month With Nashvilles Finest Food Trucks
by TJ AndersonThe Nashville Food Truck Association designated the month of May as Nashville Street Food Month, and we’re currently celebrating the third annual observation of tha...

Open Houses With A Spotlight On Beautiful Brentwood
by TJ AndersonFor this week’s roundup of weekend Open Houses in Middle Tennessee, I’m returning to a focus on neighborhoods and towns, pointing a spotlight this time on beautif...

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Spring In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonEvery year come spring, I do my best not to let the season roll by without making the most of it. For me, that usually means golf, kickball, getting out on the water,...

4 Nashville Companies Making Great Products While Doing Good
by TJ Anderson Tuesday, May 5 brings the 2015 installment of The Big Payback, a daylong, community-wide giving challenge wrangled by The Community Foundation of Middle Tenness...

Historic Nashville Homes With Open Houses This Weekend
by TJ AndersonAs I was looking through some of the homes in Nashville hosting Open Houses this weekend, I noticed a particularly strong crop of historic homes, from early-1900s Vic...

Adopt A New Friend For The Dog Days Of Summer
by TJ AndersonPet adoption has been important to me for a long while — I’ve sponsored adoptions and fostering through Metro Animal Care and Control for years, spurred in part b...

Beautiful Baths From Nashville To Franklin
by TJ Anderson If you were in town this past weekend, I don’t need to remind you: We’re well in the midst of April Showers season. The plants certainly don’t mind, and t...

Energy Friendly Open Houses For Earth Day
by TJ AndersonSince Earth Day is this coming week, I thought I’d take a quick breather from spotlighting different Middle Tennessee neighborhoods in my weekly Open Houses roundup...

Nashville Splurges And Savings On Tax Day
by TJ AndersonSince it’s tax time, you’re probably either really stoked about a return, or really bummed about the check you’ve just written. And you may need to either celeb...

5 Recent Movies Made In Nashville
by TJ AndersonThe 2015 Nashville Film Festival kicks off Thursday, with features, shorts and documentaries from independent filmmakers — nearly 300 in total — screening at the ...

Open Houses And A Spotlight On Hip Donelson
by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, the city’s daily heaped praise on a neighborhood that might surprise the longtime Nashvillians who haven’t had their minds trained on emerging ...

5 Great Dining Out For Life Nashville Restaurant Picks
by TJ AndersonWe don’t really need encouragement to take advantage of Nashville’s deservedly praised food scene (TIME magazine notched us at No. 11 in their list of Americ...

Open Houses At Fantastic Franklin Homes
by TJ AndersonSince it’s a holiday weekend, the number of Open Houses isn’t quite as large as it usually is. But that certainly doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you were ...

Nashville Easter Fun For Grownups
by TJ AndersonThis weekend brings Easter Sunday, and while a lot of the celebration part of Easter is geared toward kids — from egg hunts to baskets — those of us without kids ...

Weekend Open Houses With A Spotlight On East Nashville
by TJ AndersonThis week, we’ve been gearing up for a beautiful new home in Inglewood — a new build from Infinium Builders on Maplewood with a wrap-around driveway and deep lot ...

Nashville Among The 10 Best Markets For First Time Homebuyers
by TJ AndersonI can rattle off a lot of great reasons to live in Middle Tennessee, from the vibrant arts culture to the growing jobs market to the great people and broad choices in...

8 Great Choices For Outdoor Dining In Nashville
by TJ AndersonOne of my favorite things to do in Nashville once spring rolls in: take advantage of opportunities for outdoor dining. Spending the winter cooped up (or at least the ...

Weekend Open Houses With A Spotlight On Green Hills
by TJ AndersonWelcome to spring, everyone — today’s the Vernal Equinox, which means we’re officially done with winter. Even if it doesn’t feel particularly spring-y today, ...

A Historic Mansion Fit For Kings Of Leon
by TJ Anderson photo: www.whatwasthere.comThe Nashville Business Journal just reported on the sale of the historic Merritt Mansion in Wedgewood-Houston —...

Pub Sheds Are A Fun New Home Trend
by TJ AndersonI like to keep my eyes peeled for creative home/design/living trends, and this is one of my favorite growing-in-popularity home projects: the creation of pub sheds.Ne...

Open Houses Show The Breadth Of Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonOne of the things I love about Middle Tennessee is that, within a short distance, we have the best in all kinds of living, from country homes with acreage in Williams...

Welcome Our Newest Teammate
by TJ AndersonOur team is growing, and we’re beyond excited to welcome our new Client Coordinator, Laura Scoggins, who brings more Middle Tennessee knowledge and love to TJ Ander...

Open Houses And New To Market Homes
by TJ AndersonGiven the inches of snow still on the ground, your mind probably isn’t on much aside of staying in and staying warm right about now. But that’s bound to change wi...

Shake Off Winter At Westhaven Whiskey Warmer
by TJ AndersonInspired by the past few weeks, on Friday, I shared some homes on the market in Middle Tennessee that have warm fireplaces to cozy up next to. Today, I’ll share a h...

Weekend Open Houses With Cozy Fireplaces
by TJ AndersonNow that the ice has finally subsided, it’s starting to feel a little more palatable to get in the car and get out and about. Which is a good thing, if you’ve sta...

Home Design Trends Of 2015
by TJ AndersonSome home design trends have a ton of staying power — open-concept living has been a huge draw for years now, and it shows no sign of falling out of favor anytime s...

15 Home Shades Of Grey In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonSince the movie opened last week (and in the weeks leading up to its premiere), it’s felt like Fifty Shades of Grey was everywhere — ads, late-night TV jokes...

Tiny House Love In Nashville
by TJ AndersonLate last year, there was a lot of talk about a proposed ordinance that would allow “detached accessory dwelling units” — i.e. smaller second houses — in...

Open Houses Made For Romance
by TJ AndersonIt being Valentine’s Day weekend, most of us will probably be busy either celebrating or avoiding the annual spotlight of love. I might be a bit partial, but I thin...

Valentines Day For Singles In Nashville
by TJ AndersonA few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what’d make a fine Nashville/Middle Tennessee-specific Valentine’s Day celebration with that special someone. But I’m no...

Treat Your Valentine In Nashville
by TJ AndersonIt’s easy to be cynical about Valentine’s Day (and sometimes it’s more fun to be cynical about Valentine’s Day). But if you have someone to spend this hearts-...

Open Houses In Most Popular Home Styles
by TJ AndersonThe Huffington Post ran a piece last month outlining the most popular home styles in America, and a fun thing about it: In Middle Tennessee, you really can find any a...

New Traceside Listing In Nashville
by TJ AndersonWe’ve just listed a new home in the Traceside community that a) has lots of gorgeous upgrades b) we think hits a family’s key needs and wants to a T. Take a look ...

Are You Ready To Buy A Home
by TJ AndersonThe folks at Apartment Therapy just shared a really useful quiz about being ready to buy a home that focused on the practical nuts-and-bolts stuff — mortgages,...

End Of January Open Houses
by TJ AndersonShopping for the biggest investment most of us will ever make can be a little stressful, especially in a busy market like Middle Tennessee’s. One of the things I pu...

TJs Adoptable January Dogs
by TJ AndersonWhen I posted about what I was looking toward in 2015 some weeks back, I mentioned my continued commitment to helping rescue dogs in the Nashville area. (For a good w...

Modern Architecture In Nashville
by TJ AndersonWhen I rounded up some of the new high-rise projects coming down the pike that would be changing the Nashville skyline soon enough, there was a big one I neglected to...

Open Houses For Buyers On A Budget
by TJ AndersonLast week when I rounded up some of the weekend’s Open House options, I focused on bigger-budget homes — seemed like a fitting way to bounce off news about Justin...

9 Affordable Furniture Shops In Nashville And Nearby
by TJ AndersonBack in December when we learned that Memphis would be getting an Ikea, but that Nashville wouldn’t be, there was, shall we say, a bit of sour grape juice spilled.&...

Nashville Restaurant Week Is Back Again
by TJ AndersonTwice a year, restaurants in Nashville take part in Restaurant Week, a celebration of independent restaurateurs and chefs and a chance for food lovers to check out ne...

Justin Timberlake Now Has Nashville Area Home In The Family
by TJ AndersonI might’ve mentioned, back when I rounded up 2014’s best Nashville concerts, how much I was looking forward to Justin Timberlake’s stop here. (As expected, the ...

The Changing Nashville Skyline
by TJ AndersonThis past week, The Tennessean reported on what’s expected from the redevelopment project around Broadway and 20th — a corner that’s familiar to anyone who’s ...

Historic Music Row Named National Treasure
by TJ AndersonPreserving Nashville history has been a busy topic of discussion over the past few years, from the buzz about saving historic RCA Studio A to the debate about co...

Open Houses With Great Outdoor Spaces
by TJ AndersonJust about every week, I try to share the weekend’s Open Houses in Davidson County and Williamson County, spanning every price point, size and area, in case you’r...

Shift From The Suburbs To Downtown Nashville
by TJ AndersonIn a piece titled "More Nashville Office Workers Expected Downtown As Demand Shifts From The Suburbs," Nashville Public Radio took a look at the major growth happenin...

Refresh Your Closet On The Cheap At Hear N Wear Event
by TJ AndersonResolving to renew your look and clean out some clutter in 2015? I have a pretty perfect suggestion.On Saturday, Jan. 10 at creative coworking space Deavor ...

Buying Your First Home In Nashville In 2015
by TJ AndersonIf there’s one thing that really underlined 2014 for Nashville, I think it was growth — the continued, far-and-wide talk about our city’s “itness,” our rapi...

Nashville Adoptable Dogs And Other Ways To Help
by TJ AndersonIf you read my post about things I’m looking forward to in 2015, you’ll notice that doing more to help Nashville shelter dogs is on my agenda. A piece of great ne...

Looking Forward To 2015
by TJ AndersonAs we’ve hit the end of 2014, I’m looking ahead to 2015 in Nashville and realizing I have a lot to look forward to. So right before we ring in the New Year, I col...

Unique Homes For Sale In Nashville And Franklin
by TJ  Anderson One of the things we pride ourselves on here is our ability to really get what our clients are looking for in a home, and hunting down that perfect place ...

Best Nashville Concerts Of 2014
by TJ AndersonI’m sitting here, ticket in hand, big-time looking forward to Friday’s visit from Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone Arena — I’d be more than comfortable bettin...

December 13 And 14 Open Houses In Davidson And Williamson Counties
by TJ AndersonSo, who’s looking to start 2015 fresh — maybe in a new neighborhood, definitely in a new home? Just because we’re knee-deep in Christmas shopping season doesn...

12 Things Every New Nashvillian Should Know
by TJ AndersonThis recent piece in The Tennessean about things young Nashville newcomers should know got me thinking: Folks of every age end up with something of a learning cu...

8 Things I Love About Nashville Now
by TJ AndersonForbes magazine just ran a piece focused on “3 Things We Love About Nashville Now,” including downtown’s Union Station hotel and Pinewood Social in Rolling...

December 6 And 7 Open Houses In Davidson And Williamson Counties
by TJ AndersonI’ve mentioned a few times before how great a time fall and winter can be for house-hunting and selling, and fittingly, we have a busy weekend of Open Houses here a...

Christmas Events In Nashville And Nearby
by TJ AndersonFeeling festive yet? Whether your yuletide joy is in full bloom or you need a little help getting in the spirit, there’s lots to do in and around Nashville of a Chr...

November 29 And 30 Open Houses In Davidson And Williamson Counties
by TJ AndersonMost everyone’s focused on holiday shopping this weekend, which, from where I'm standing, makes it a pretty ideal weekend for house shopping. And if you’re f...

Spend Black Friday Finding Your New Best Friend At MACC
by TJ AndersonDid you know that black dogs are far less likely to be adopted than other-colored pups, and that because of that, they’re euthanized at a much higher rate nationwid...

Own A Piece Of Music History Near Nashville
by TJ AndersonNot every area gets to see multiple pieces of serious music history hit the market all at once. Ever think about living or working inside a space that once housed a c...

November 22 Open Houses In Davidson And Williamson Counties
by TJ AndersonIn the middle of house hunting, or getting ready to start? Weekend open houses: always a worthwhile thing to do. The landscape isn’t quite as busy in these col...

TJs Adoptable November Nashville Dogs
By TJ AndersonI’m a huge supporter of pet rescue — my rescue dog Ella has been my best friend for going on 12 years now. So I like to regularly direct folks to the wonderful ad...

Shipping Container Apartments Coming To Nashville
by TJ AndersonWord got around town this week that Nashville will soon be getting its “first shipping container-focused apartment development” in The Nations/Historic West Town....

Nashville Gift Ideas For Guys
In past years as the holiday season’s rolled in, I’ve gathered up some gift guides stocked with stuff you might snag for the guys and ladies in your life. This year, I’m putt...

City Living In Nashville
by TJ AndersonFeels like you can’t trip onto the Internet lately without landing on a national publication praising some aspect of Nashville life. One of the latest: “City Livi...

November 9 Open Houses In Davidson And Williamson Counties
by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, I shared my thoughts on why fall is actually a great time to sell a home and buy a home in Nashville, Williamson County and other parts of Middle T...

Fall Is A Great Time To Sell Your Nashville Home
by TJ AndersonThings that are true about fall in Middle Tennessee:We get a brag-worthy amount of colorful foliageThe air outside starts to consistently smell like s’mores parties...

Find Fall Foliage In And Near Nashville
by TJ AndersonWe’re right around the time of peak fall foliage right now in Nashville, and even though it’s not exactly hard to find places to enjoy the changing leaves, if aut...

Echoing The New York Times And Sharing Our Franklin Favorites
by TJ AndersonNashville’s been getting tons of national press love in recent years, but maybe it’s Franklin’s turn now — The New York Times just threw out a nice opening pi...

Nashville Among The 10 Most Affordable Big Cities In The US
by TJ AndersonA truth we can’t deny: Nashville is growing rapidly, and with that, its place on the affordability scale has been changing. But even while a lot of us are worrying ...

Moving To Mt Juliet
by TJ AndersonNews got around early this month that well-loved sports/athletic apparel company Under Armour had chosen Mt. Juliet for its new, $100 million distribution center, bri...

5 Fine Fall Food Fests In Nashville And Nearby
by TJ AndersonA few weeks ago, I rounded up some great ways to celebrate the onset of autumn in Middle Tennessee. Today, I’d like to focus a little more specifically: on local fa...

Nashville And Franklin Dessert Shops And Sweet Tooth Stops
by TJ AndersonWe’re always glad to see Nashville-area-bred businesses branch out, so the official opening of The Cupcake Collection’s second location in Donelson (very muc...

4 Food Tours From Nashville To Franklin
by TJ AndersonYou really can’t over-praise the growth that’s happened in the Nashville/Middle Tennessee food scene in recent years, and when we have buyers coming here from oth...

Good Wood Nashville Fills Your Reclaimed Lumber Needs
by TJ AndersonNot everyone is drawn to the idiosyncrasies and colorful imperfections in reclaimed lumber, but those of us who are tend to truly love the look, whether it’s on a s...

Sports Adventure And Active Lifestyles In Nashville And Beyond
by TJ AndersonNews just started getting around that Brentwood will soon get a 35,000-square-foot "extreme sports center” called AboveAll Trampoline Park, which, accordi...

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
by TJ AndersonIf you’re new to our blog, here’s a big thing I want you to know about me and TJ Anderson Real Estate Partners: Along with finding perfect homes for our clients, ...

Fall Festivals And Events In Nashville And Nearby
by TJ AndersonHappy October! Living in Middle Tennessee has its positives and negatives, season-wise, but since we’ve moved from the humid heap of summer into the crisp, festive ...

Join Us In Supporting The 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk
by TJ AndersonThere’s an event coming up this week that’s particularly close to my heart and that, coincidentally enough, is focused on literal matters of the heart: The 2014 G...

Where To Find Celebrity Chefs In Nashville
by TJ AndersonLocal bearer of food smarts Jennifer Justus shared news this week, through the Nashville Scene, that celebrity chef Carla Hall — known for a Top Chef almost-win and...

Live Like A Character On ABC Series Nashville
by TJ AndersonThis week, the network TV drama that (you have to admit) drew tons of nationwide eyeballs toward our city, Nashville, returns for its third season. (The season p...

Historic Charm In Brand New Construction
by TJ AndersonSome of us are drawn to historic fixers and the process of bringing back decades-old details with time and elbow grease. Some of us aren’t quite as into the elbow g...

Key Stops For The Best Burgers In Nashville And Franklin
by TJ AndersonNews started floating around this week that Brentwood is getting a new craft beer and burgers stop, Murff's Craft Beers & Burgers, this fall, at 5015 Harpeth Driv...

Nashville Whiskey Festival And Local Distilleries
by TJ AndersonIf you’re a whiskey lover in Middle Tennessee, here’s an event you definitely don’t want to skip: the Nashville Whiskey Festival, a multi-date October celebrati...

Dogs And Dog Lovers Celebrate At Barktoberfest In Franklin
by TJ AndersonIf you’ve taken a look around our blog before, you might’ve noticed that I’m a huge fan of dogs, and a huge fan (and supporter of) Middle Tennessee rescue organ...

8 Great Farmers Markets From Nashville To Franklin
by TJ Andersonphoto: East Nashville Farmers MarketGood chance that little drop into 70s temps this week has your mind on the fact that fall’s coming. Which brings lots of good th...

10 Stately Middle Tennessee Estates
If you’ve never stepped inside the stately Riverwood Mansion in Inglewood (and unless you’ve held a wedding or been invited to one there, good chance that’s the case), you’...

Creativity And Entrepreneurship Bloom In Nashville
By TJ AndersonPhoto: Jim Davenport The New York Times just spent a busy 36 Hours in Nashville, and after visiting spots across the city, from Barista Parlor in East Nashville to Im...

TJs September Ready To Rescue Dogs
Help save a life this month!I’m a huge dog lover and an advocate of rescue, and if there’s anything I can do to help encourage my neighbors to rescue a new family member, I’m...

Coworking Grows In Nashville And Williamson County
by TJ AndersonPhoto: E|SPACESIf you’re not familiar with the concept of coworking, here’s the gist: Entrepreneurs, freelancers and other on-the-go professionals sign up for mem...

Craft Beer Scene In Nashville Is Great And Growing
by TJ AndersonNews that Nashville’s about to get yet another craft brewery — Bearded Iris Brewing Co., set to open a taproom in Germantown, says Nashville Business Journal ...

A Great Time To Buy In Up And Coming Nashville Neighborhoods
by TJ AndersonIf you’ve been renting in the Nashville area for a while, you’ve certainly noticed the changes in the market here — rents are rising, inventory is dwindling and...

Brainstorming A Best Of Nashville Ballot
Every year, the Nashville Scene asks for feedback about the best our city has to offer, from hot chicken to high schools to neighborhoods. Once we all throw our two cents into the ...

Reese Witherspoon Snags A Historic Nashville Area Fixer
by TJ AndersonAccording to Variety, actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth just snagged a historic fixer-upper in the Oak Hill neighborhood for just shy of $2...

Deck Out Your Kitchen Nashville Style
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1497426}Everyone says it: Kitchens sell homes. And I’ve definitely found through the years that it’s true — when someone falls in love with a kitchen, the...

Germantown Food Scene Is Blowing Up
by TJ Anderson{mls: 1457069}Historic Germantown has been showing serious growth for years now, with new businesses, new construction and impressive rehabs popping up all over ...

Waterfront Living In Middle Tennessee
by TJ AndersonYes, we live in a landlocked state, but lovers of waterfront living aren’t exactly out of luck in Middle Tennessee. From riverside views in East Nashville to l...

Backsplash DIY From A Nashville Creative Homeowner
Here's another guest post from my friend Ellen Mallernee Barnes, whose house in East Nashville's Cleveland Park has received another dose of her DIY TLC:22 cents. That'...

Nashville Is Number 2 When It Comes To The 4th
Hey all,Happy 5th of July!If you haven't heard, The American Pyrotechnics Association, the leading trade association for the fireworks industry, just awarded Nashville second place...

This Weeks URGENT Dog Rescue Needs
Hi Again Dog Lovers! Here are Metro Animals most URGENT dogs that are in need of springing from the pen!MACC is at capacity and they need to be out by Sunday, June 8.Please contact...

Save Our Homebuyers June 2014 Public Service Announcement
Hi Nashville. Happy Summer to y'all. For those of you visiting our fine city this week for CMA Fest, we welcome you! Now, for those of you Nashville locals that have been thin...

New Titan Michael Oher Of Blindside Fame Buys Brentwood Home
by T.J. AndersonMichael Oher, the 27-year-old inspiration for The Blind Side book (2006) and movie (2009) about his early life in Memphis and the...

10 Nashville Home Tours On Design Websites
10 Nashville Home Tours On Design Websitesby T.J. AndersonAs our city becomes ever moreso the darling of the national press, home design websites are featuring more Nashv...

10 Nashville Headlines That Every Nashvillian Needs To Read
by T.J. Anderson1.     First and foremost, The East Side Hootenanny starts tomorrow! I’m a sponsor—and a fan.  2.     There's a n...

The Largest Homes In The United States Are In Williamson County
by T.J. AndersonAccording to a new study by a blog called Vizual Statistix, the biggest concentration of large homes in the United States can be found in Tennessee's Williamson Cou...

The Biggest Home Store In Nashville You May Not Know About
Southeastern Salvage:The Biggest Home Store In Nashville You May Not Know Aboutby T.J. AndersonThe first time I walked into Southeastern Salvage it felt like a revelation. How had ...

A Midcentury Time Capsule Is For Sale In Nashville
Featured Listing: A Midcentury Time Capsule For Sale In Donelsonby T.J. Anderson2001 June Drive Nashville, TN 37214$549,900{mls: 1530817}*Click on the photo to see all ph...

The Best New Booth At The Downtown Nashville Antique Mall
The Best New Booth at the Downtown Antique Mall  by T.J. Anderson   I'm proud to report that my big sister Devon Spencer has just opened her own booth at N...

Featured Community Thompsons Station
by T.J. Anderson   Situated between Franklin and Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station is a beautiful and sleepy small town in Williamson County with a populatio...

DIY Subway Tile Backsplash
Here's another guest post from my friend Ellen Mallernee Barnes, whose house in East Nashville's Cleveland Park has received another dose of her DIY TLC:22 cents. That's ...

Your Local ML MESS Volume 4
After some considerable down time, the ML MESS IS BACK..Hey, we've been busy slinging houses with no time to come up with these amazing photos and the quips that come with, cut us ...

Take A Turn Around The Trisha Yearwood House In Brentwood
Take A Turn Around Trisha Yearwood's Brentwood House9324 Concord RoadBrentwood, TN Listing price: $2.2 million by T.J. Anderson{mls: 1527578}*Click this photo to see all the photos...

10 Cant Miss Nashville Headlines
10 Can’t Miss Nashville Headlines  by T.J. Anderson   1) Michelle Obama will make a cameo appearance on Nashville during its May 7 episode.2) Speaking of ...

Nashville Home Inventory Increasing
Nashville Home Inventory Increasingby T.J. AndersonAll I can say is: oh, thank God. After a pretty abysmal season of not being able to find much of anything to show my clients who ...

Cool New Listing In Inglewood Hits The Market
by T.J. Anderson1216 Preston Drive Nashville, TN 37206$227,900{mls: 1531805}I'm proud to show you guys around my newest listing. Located on Preston Drive, near where it inters...

The End Of The Suburbs And Franklin TN
By T.J. Anderson When Fortune writer Leigh Gallagher published her book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving, last year, it struck a chord (a nerve?) w...

The 15 Million Dollar Belle Meade Villa That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
625 Westview AvenueNashville, TN 37205$14.9 millionThe Tennessean just featured this $14.9 million dollar home for sale in Belle Meade. It's a photo gallery that quickly made the r...

5 Paint Color Trends For 2014
5 Paint Color Trends For 2014 by T.J. AndersonGray Goes On. First off, gray will continue to reign supreme. I've seen this trend in spades in the flipped N...

4 Homes In 37206 For Under 350K
4 Homes In 37206 For Under 350K by T.J. AndersonIt’s not easy these days to snag property in Nashville’s 37206 zip that’s under $350K. Even though it seems like yesterda...

10 Nashville Headlines In The National News
1. We’re the 7th fastest growing city in the U.S. Part of the reason for our popularity: Our booming healthcare industry. “About half of all the for-profit hospital beds in t...

5 Non Cheesy Ideas For Bachelor Pad Decor
by T.J. AndersonSingle dudes tend not to do much about home decor. To say the least. That's not only because the act of "decorating" can seem intrinsically womanly, but b...

Is Franklin TN The Greatest Southern Town
Is Franklin, TN The Greatest Southern Town?Franklin, Tennessee, has moved into round 3 of Garden & Gun's Greatest Southern Town competition. Franklin is currently going he...

Seraphine Design At Peter Nappi And Nashville Fashion Week
Featured Nashville Artist: Brooke Seraphine of Seraphine Designby T.J. AndersonNashville jewelry designer Brooke Seraphine, who I'm proud to call a friend of mine, has be...

3 Franklin Homes Under 350K
by T.J. AndersonIt's no secret that Franklin, TN, is a wonderful place to live. The trend toward Williamson County living can be chalked up to all the spaaaaaaace in the Brent...

D Luxe Home In Marathon Village
Featured Nashville Home Store of the Week:D. Luxe Home at Marathon VillageEveryone and their mother (at least in Nashville) loves Marathon Village, the one-time derelict ...

TJs Ready To Rescue 5 Dogs This Week
Ok Nashville, we really need your help this week! TJ is ready to sponsor the rescue of 5 dogs! We can do it with your help!MACC is jam packed with awesome dogs that need your assis...

Found Architectural Salvage In Berry Hill
Featured Nashville Home Store: Found Architectural Salvageby T.J. AndersonContinuing on with our featured local home shop series, we want to introduce you this week to Found: Archi...

This Weeks Nashville Rescue Dogs
Hi Nashville, meet Lulu & Jessie!Both are up for adoption at MACC and have a review date of 3.21 LuLu is a 10 month old, 35lbs Siberian Husky mix. Jessie is 1year old, 55lbs ...

What I Learned From Painting My Kitchen Cabinets
My friend Ellen, who runs the blog Black and White and Loved All Over, is back with another guest post--this time about painting her kitchen cabinets in East Nashville. Let's talk ...

Gilchrist Gilchrist
by T.J. AndersonFeatured Nashville Home Store: Gilchrist GilchristThis is the first installment of our "Featured Nashville Home Store" posts, which will introduce you guys (assumin...

10 Great Real Estate Headlines
 In no particular order...1.     One Nashville condo owner is accepting digital currency Bitcoin as payment. The two-bedroom condo, located on Charlot...

What 400K Buys You In Nashville
by T.J. Anderson   What will $400,000 buy you in this fine city? Here’s what it will fetch you in four of the most popular neighborhoods in Davidson County.  ...

How Even Small Homes Can Be Luxury Homes
By T.J. Anderson   See ya, McMansions!   I’ve noticed something interesting in Nashville lately that reflects a larger trend nationwide: We’re starting ...

Home Renovation Casting Call For Major Cable Network
Hey Nashville Home Renovator Teams, Listen Up..Who's ready for their TV debut?We are looking for teams of two – couples, family members, best friends, etc.  –  who ha...

The Nashville Population Explosion
by T.J. Anderson   Housing in Nashville is so scarce that I’ve taken to pleading current homeowners to put their houses on the market with a PSA of my own creation.&...

This Weeks Save The Nashville Homebuyer February 24th
Hi Nashville. How are you this week?Did you enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend? We sincerely hope you spent time enjoying your backyards and gardens. Sadly, there a...

3 Questions I Hear Most Often From Nashville Home Buyers
by T.J. AndersonThere are certain questions I hear from almost every buyer I work with. Depending on the year, the month, the day, my answers can vary quite a bit. But here’s t...

Brick Cottage In Inglewood For 210K
1519 Corder Dr, Nashville, TN 37206$210,000{mls: 1518169}This sunny, well-cared for cottage on Corder Drive is fresh on the market in Inglewood's Dugger Heights, which is a stone's...

A Painted On Porch Rug
Easy Spring Project: Refresh Your Deck with a Painted-On RugWe welcome another guest post by my friend Ellen Mallernee Barnes, who is sharing a post today on how to paint a "rug" d...

Happy Homeowners The Sansings
This month's "happy homeowners" (defined as people who have bought a home using T.J. Anderson Real Estate Partners and were satisfied with the process and the home they got) are Ma...

Top 10 Sales In Nashville So Far In 2014
Want to see which properties the wealthiest Nashvillians are buying up? Me, too. It's always fun to take a walk on the rich side. Come along with me as we take a quick-click t...

Save The Nashville Homebuyer Public Service Announcement
Hi Nashville. How are you? Staying warm in your wonderful homes and comforted by the heat of Nashville's incredible seller's market? We sincerely hope you are. We en...

URGENT These Dogs Need Rescue
Hi Again Dog Lovers! Here are Metro Animals most URGENT dogs that are in need of springing from the pen!Mercy is an energetic, playful girl with a bulldog muzzle! She's been some...

5 New Buyer Need To Knows In Nashville
by T.J. Anderson   I sometimes equate the Nashville real estate market to Kroger’s shelves just before a snow day; supply is so low right now, and demand is so high ...

This Weeks Rescue Dog Need You Nashville
Hi Nashville! It's that time again, as another great dog needs your assistance through fostering, adoption, social media sharing, and general word spreading!Meet Lady:Lady is a 2-3...

A Cape Cod Cottage In Green Hills
by T.J. Anderson{mls: 1514819}3704 Auburn Lane, Nashville, TN 37215$485,000Well, this listing surely won't last long. In Green Hills, not far from Woodmont Boulevard, this thr...

A Renovated Franklin Cottage
Featured Listing of the Week328 11th Ave North Franklin, TN 37064$349,900{mls: 1503577}I'm a sucker for Franklin, Tennessee. Several times a year I flirt with the id...

Your Local ML MESS Volume 3
What time is it? It's time for the best of the worst in real estate photography.We affectionately refer to these gems as "ML Messes." We take the best of the worst photos we have...

5 Tips For Getting Out Of Debt
by Ellen Mallernee Barnes   We are happy to bring back the occasional guest post from blogger Ellen Mallernee Barnes. Today’s looks at how she and her husband manage...

Your Local ML MESS Volume 2
Welcome folks!We had some great response to our first "ML Messes." What were some of your favorites from the previous post? We take the best of the worst photos we have encounter...

From Burial Grounds To Ballparks 10 Noteworthy Nashville Headlines
The following is our by-no-means-comprehensive and by-no-means authoritative Nashville news roundup, with a focus on real estate and all the continued love Nashville is fetching ...

See You In 7 Months Football
No secret we here at TJ Anderson Real Estate Partners are HUGE football fans. College Football In particular. Take a look at this montage of the best of the college season...See yo...

YOU Let The Dogs Out
RESCUED!1.27.14Thank you Nashville! We got these 2 sweet guys rescued in record time! Stay tuned for more dogs that need your help soon! Enjoy your freedom guys!...

A Farmhouse Inspired Flip In Cleveland Park
by T.J. Anderson{mls: 1507926}1013 N 6th Street, Nashville, TN, 37207$232,615The before and after on this little farmhouse-style flip in East Nashville's Cleveland Park&n...

This Weeks Rescue Dogs Need You
OK, Great job last week Nashville!With your help through social media, word of mouth, and genuine love and concern, WE rescued BOTH Augustus and Tiger!Now, we have just a few days ...

Why Pinewood Social Rocks
by T.J. AndersonI was a little dubious about Pinewood Social at first. It seemed almost too good to be true--coffee shop! bar! restaurant! karaoke! bowling alley with vintage lanes...

Your Local ML MESS
Welcome folks!Today will kick off what we here at TJ Anderson Real Estate Partners refer to as "ML Messes." We take the best of the worst photos we have encountered on our searches...

URGENT Foster Or Adoption Dogs Need Rescue
Hi Nashville,TJ Anderson Real Estate Partners and Vik's Hideout need your help once again! You all did so great spreading the word last time, that we got Lilly Rescued!!NOW, we nee...

The Death Of The Dining Room
by T.J. AndersonHave you noticed? The dining room is ceasing to exist. It's a trend I've become very aware of in the past few years. People who do have a dedicated dining...

Happy Homeowners The Hagan Diers
Homeowners' Names: Jennifer Hagan-Dier, Zach Dier, and Whitman Hagan Dier   Home Address: 681 Brick Church Lane, Whites Creek, TN   Tell me about your new h...

A Colonial In Franklin
by T.J. AndersonFavorite Home of the Week{mls: 1483038} (click on photo for more photos)6037 Saddleview Drive, Franklin, TN$724,999 (price recently cut by $25K)I am a huuuuge fan o...

Minimalist Living In A Condo
 by T.J. Anderson   “Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind; large ones weaken it.” —Leonardo Da Vinci   Earlier this week I wrote abou...

How To Accomplish Your Home Resolutions In The New Year
by T.J. Anderson   When it comes to New Year’s resolutions for your home, we’re willing to bet you made—if any—one of the three following: to stay more organiz...

MACC Pack Run And Walk This Saturday
Happy New Year - time to work on your fitness and help some pups from Metro Animal Control to fulfill their resolution of working out.MACC PACK aims to introduce the dogs needing u...

Our First Dog Rescue Of 2014
Meet Lilly!This year, we made a commitment to the stray and rescue dogs of Nashville, to sponsor at least one adoption a month. As we mentioned in the previous blog, we are working...

Favorite Home Of The Week A Wedgewood Houston Haven Under 300K
540c Moore Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203$282,900This 1,559-square-foot new construction home is smack dab in the middle of what is arguably Nashville’s hottest neighborhood, Wed...

Help Us Save Our First Dog Of 2014
 Hi Nashville!As we mentioned in previous blogs, We at TJ Anderson Real Estate Partners are committed to helping foster dogs find a forever home this year. We will be working ...

Nashville New Year Reflections 2014
All total, T.J. Anderson | Real Estate Partners helped make 57 wonderful people and couples in 2013. These great folks either moved up, moved on (and we are sad to see them lea...

The State Of Property And Casualty Insurance
By Guest Blogger and Nashville Home and Auto Insurance Broker, Will Montgomery In the past 5 or so years the property and casualty insurance market has chang...

Everyone Keeps Talking About Health Insurance Reforms
By Guest Blogger & Health Insurance Expert, Eric JansWhy does everyone keep talking about healthcare reform?You probably have heard it thrown around for the last couple of year...

Fantasy Real Estate League
As we approach the end of the first month of football, Americans have had almost 4 weeks of feeling normal again. We sat through long summer weekends, where the highlight of the sp...

The Layering Of Rugs
With fall around the corner, there will be lots of clothes-layering, but what about layering rugs? I'm not talking about sliding a no-slip pad under your throw rug, but, rath...

Guest Bedroom Decor Ideas
This past spring, after years and years of having the same roommate, my roommate moved out of my basement and in with his lady friend. The time was right for me to rethink thin...

How To Do Golf Themed Home Decor Right
by T.J. AndersonI'm a bachelor who's trying with all his might not to have a straight-up "bachelor pad." Still, I'm a dude, and I like things like golf and football, so I'd l...

Suze Orman Tells You How To Sell Your House
by T.J. AndersonSince we already shared with you Dave Ramsey's tips on how to sell a house, we have to give the stage now to the other personal financial guru/motivational speake...

Arrington Retreat By Riverbirch Homes
by T.J. Anderson{mls: 1472355}We are so proud to announce that we'll be working with Riverbirch Homes to sell some of the gorgeous homes going up now in the Arrington Retreat Devel...

10 Tomato Facts You Had No Idea About
by T.J. AndersonNot only is the Tomato Festival happening soon (August 10), but on vines all around Nashville tomatoes are ripening to perfection. Enigmatic as it is succu...

3 Nashville Homes With Pools
by T.J. AndersonIf you're house hunting in Nashville now, the dog days of summer are probably making you want to dive right into real estate that has "pool" listed among the am...

5 Dream Tee Times
by T.J. AndersonIf you know me, you know I love golf. I'm not completely obsessed, but definitely ... semi-obsessed. And, in my fantasy world, I would wrap all of my vacations ...

Country Superstars Selling Amazing Property
Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are looking to unload 753 acres and their 3,300-square-foot Antebellum-style mansion--once belonging to Hank Williams, Sr.--for ...

Nashville Real Estate Roundup
by T.J. AndersonAs always, there's a lot going on in the Nashville real estate realm. Here are just a handful of related headlines:The gardens and greenhouse at Ronnie Dunn's new h...

New Restaurant Happenings In East Nashville Now
by T.J. Anderson All you have to do is blink, and you'll find a new eatery opening on the east side of town. Now that we count The Pharmacy, Lockeland Table, Mas Tacos, and Sil...

Ketchup With The Tomato Fest In East Nashville
by T.J. AndersonNext month will mark the 10th anniversary of East Nashville's Tomato Art Festival, to be held Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in East Nashville's ...

Great Tips For A Tidy Home
by T.J. Anderson  This Apartment Therapy post yesterday got me thinking about the best ways to keep a house picked up. It seems like an impossible task; as soon as you get...

3 Sweet New Listings In 37206
Because 37206 is still my most requested ZIP code, here are 4 fresh-to-market listings in East Nashville's hottest ZIP: PRINT NOTE: ALL OF THESE HOMES ARE UNDER CONTRACT AT TIME OF...

Dave Ramseys 8 Tips For How To Sell Your House
by T.J. AndersonEarlier this week I published a post citing Dave Ramsey's advice on how to buy a house. Ramsey, who is one of this country's leading financial advisors, talks...

Things To Do In Nashville On The 4th Of July
by T.J. AndersonIf you live in Nashville, you probably already know that Music City knows how to do July 4th the right way. This year The Band Perry, Keb' Mo', the Nashv...

Unicorns And Other Ways To Describe A Home
by T.J. AndersonSo, there's a real estate listing on a townhome currently for sale in Donelson that is written so well and so hilariously and honestly that I actually read the ...

Why You MUST Hit Up The Thirth Party
by T.J. AndersonWhat are you up to the day before July 4th? I'm hoping you're gonna say without any hesitation, "Attending the 10th annual 3rth of July party in East Nashville." Yo...

Jaw Dropping Historic Williamson County Home For Sale
by T.J. AndersonI try not to overuse hyperbole. It can be easy to do with real-estate, when everything is "custom" and "gourmet" and when drainage ditches double as "burbling...

Gearing Up For The Final Eastside Hoot
by T.J. Anderson It's only Monday. This means that the East Side Hootenanny is still five long weekdays away. But already we're feeling bummed that the next Hootenanny (set for t...

Happy Clients Matt and Christine
Homeowners' Names: Matt, Christine & Max Pulle Home Address: 3919 Ivy Drive Tell me about your new home: It's a post-war brick ranch in Inglewood. Our new home features th...

Sheryl Crows Farm For Sale Outside Nashville
by T.J. Anderson{mls: 1371664}If you haven't already, have a look at Sheryl Crow's College Grove, TN, "solar farm" and equestrian property of approximately 150 acres. It incl...

7 Nashville Headlines Not To Miss
by T.J. AndersonOur golden city just keeps getting sparklier! Nashville is still having its day in the sun, and we sure are enjoying our turn in the national spotlight. Espec...

East Side Hootenannys Artists for June 8
by T.J. Anderson Have you been to the East Side Hootenanny yet? Two of the free concerts were unfortunately rained out, but two more went on as a scheduled and totally, complete...

Juliette Barnes Modern "Nashville" Mansion for Sale
by T.J. Anderson 917 Overton Lea Road, Nashville, TN 37220, $2,240,000 Another of the houses that appears in the hit TV series Nashville is for sale! This one--which is the def...

Featured Neighborhood Sylvan Heights In West Nashville
by T.J. AndersonFlanked by I-40 and 440, Sylvan Heights is close to just about everything in Nashville, or so it seems; Charlotte Avenue, Murphy Road, and West End Avenue are a...

The Nashville Shotgun Style Home
by T.J. Anderson House Style: The Shotgun House Also Known As: Shotgun shack, shotgun hut, shotgun cottage, railroad apartment, camelback house, humpback house Defin...

Cool Down With These Awesome Cooler Ideas
With cook-out season upon us, I am thinking lots about outdoor parties. The perfect complement to a great outdoor party is a cold beverage, and it turns out that there are some ver...

East Side Hootenanny A Success
Did you guys make it to the East Side Hootenanny this past weekend? The first week got cancelled, thanks (or no thanks?) to pouring rain, but this week went on as scheduled, and it...

4 Houses For Sale In East Nashville Now
Here are four houses we're loving that are for sale in East Nashville's 37206 zip right now: Four houses now for sale in the 37206 zip. Get the deets below (clockwise). 1) 1...

How To Digitize Your CD and DVD Collection
by T.J. Anderson The advent of iTunes, iPods, iPads, all those iThings--it’s changed the way we listen to music and watch movies. Most of us don't listen to CDs much anymo...

The Porch Makeover Continues A Haint Blue Ceiling
Ellen here. I'm back with more porch talk. At the beginning of spring, I took over T.J.'s blog to share my front porch inspiration board, and I've been steadily taking on differe...

Welcome To The Eastside Edleys
by T.J. Anderson Ever since we heard the news that 12South BBQ haven Edley's would be opening up an East Nashville outpost, we have been stoked to welcome Edley's East to Gallat...

How To Buy A Home In This Sellers Market
by T.J. Anderson Nashville real estate is either a dream come true or a nightmare right now, depending upon who you ask. Ask a seller, and they're going to be over the moon abou...

Nashville 2013 Property Reappraisals
by T.J. Anderson East Nashville house for sale now (but not for long) If you own a home in Nashville, you probably found a property reappraisal in your mailbox recently. This was...

May 11th Eastside Hoot Performers
by T.J. Anderson This is the first in a series of posts profiling artists who will be performing at the East Side Hootenanny, the free six-week concert series to be held in East N...

East Side Hootenanny A New Free Concert Series In East Nash
by T.J. Anderson Have you heard about the East Side Hootenanny, East Nashville's free six-week music festival that will be held, beginning this Saturday, in East Park on Wood...

Gunner Sweeney A Nashville Visionary
by T.J. Anderson With Earth Day this past Monday in Nashville, we thought we would spotlight this cool kid: This is Gunner Sweeney. He's like the modern version of the paperboy...

Home Trends That Have to Go Away
by T.J. Anderson I guess the very nature of home "trends" is that they get overdone. That everyone and their mother does them and then they're not remotely cool anymore. Exhibit ...

Nashville: A Tech Start Up Lauch Pad
by T.J. Anderson Nashville is the seventh fastest growing city in America. Tennessee is the fourth best state for business. And there's a high percentage of young people who live ...

Rayna's Jaymes's "Nashville" House for Sale
by T.J. Anderson Where: 1358 Page Road, Nashville, TN 37205 How Much: $19,500,000 The home of Nashville's lead character, country-music star Rayna Jaymes, is for sale in...

Buying A Home On A Golf Course
Watching the Masters? Love Golf? Want to live near it every day? Every golfer aspires to live on a golf course, right? My obsession with the game dictates that I would LOVE to liv...

All About The Nashville Ranch Home
by T.J. Anderson House Style: THE RANCH Also Known As: American ranch, California ranch, rambler or rancher Defining Characteristics:  The ranch...

Know Your Capital Gains Tax Exemption
  Meet Bill and Mary. A married couple, they sold their house last year and made a profit. Capital gains are subject to a federal tax. However, the profits Bill and Mary earn...

Fun Salvage Yards In Nashville
by T.J. Anderson You haven't lived until you've ventured to Hailey's Salvage yard on Dickerson Pike. It's quiet as a graveyard and located on the end of Dickerson Pike near down...

Our Favorite Artist Eric Church
Oh Nashville, we love you! We get to live and work with people in the most fun city in the country. This was our favorite performance at the Acadamy of Country Music Awards las...

Happy Homeowners Matt And Meredith
Homeowner's Name: Matt and Meredith Suits Home Address: 1136 Sunnymeade Dr., Nashville Tell me about your new home: It's a 1950s cottage in East Nashville. What were you ...

219 Haverford Ave in Hillwood is GORGEOUS
The place: 219 Haverford Ave, Nashville, TN 37205 The going rate: $650,000 So, I can't decide what's more amazing about this West Meade house. Is it this sun room, which is so ho...

Cleveland Park in East Nashville
by T.J. Anderson Nowadays the buzz is all good, but East Nashville's Cleveland Park hasn't always had the best reputation. Dogged as it has been over the years by crime and locate...

Desperately Seeking Nashville Sellers
by T.J. Anderson Last week, I posted the following on our Facebook page: And, for real, home inventory in Nashville is very low right now. But demand is sky high. I've bee...

A Laurelbrooke Masterpiece In Franklin TN
by T.J. Anderson What: 1612 Whispering Hills Dr, Franklin, TN 37069 Located in private, gated community LaurelBrooke, home to spectacular properties, amenities, and stree...

4 Locally Owned Nashville Childrens Shops
by T.J. Anderson custom poster from InkWell Design Studio, bonnet from Owlette I don't have kids, but I have a niece, a nephew, and a god daughter who all live in Nashville and w...

We Love This Porter Road Bungalow East Nashville
by T.J. Anderson {mls:1436388} 1111 Porter Road, Nashville, TN 37206 $269,962 This great-looking bungalow (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,536 square feet) on Porter Road in East Nas...

A Nashville Striped Porch
Here's this week's guest post from blogger Ellen Barnes, who striped the front porch of her East Nashville bungalow.  On Sunday morning our porch still looked like this, with...

Pricing And Toothpaste Free Sinks
by T.J. Anderson How about a little real estate truth smacking you in the face, shall we? Yes, your house is AMAZING! The colors are perfect, and you have used your Pinterest ski...

Nashville Homes SELLING Like Hotcakes
by T.J. Anderson Do you have a home in Nashville that you're pondering putting on the market? You probably won't have a hard time doing it if you put a for sale sign in your yar...

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe On Vacation
by T.J. Anderson Planning to get out of Nashville for a bit and take a spring or summer vacation? You’ll also want to consider how to keep your home (and your possessions) s...

5 Spring Flowers to Plant Now
by T.J. Anderson Nashville is back on daylight saving time, and the first day of spring is coming up soon--March 20. You've likely seen the first daffodils, crocuses, and tulips, ...

Quilts, Color Flow, Boots All in a Row
Here's another guest post from Ellen Barnes of the blog Black and White and Loved All Over. In this one she's started a vintage quilt collection and is pondering color flow in her ...

St. Patricks Festival East Nashville
My friends are the best friends Loyal, willing and able. Now let’s get to drinking! All glasses off the table! T.J. Anderson Real Estate Services is a proud spon...

Wall Treatments With Stencils And Stamps
by T.J. Anderson This post introduces a new feature to the blog called "Would You Ever? ..." It'll profile various home trends and beg the question, "Would you ever do this in you...

12 South Stunner!
by T.J. Anderson Our Pick of the week for 12 South! 1) 1500 Gale Lane, Nashville, TN 37212, $1,790,000 The deets: 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 4,135 square feet of sheer perfect ...

5 New Things For Spring
by T.J. Anderson Don't know about you, but even moreso than the start of the New Year, Spring feels full of possibility. I want to get organized and upgrade, freshen things up and...

Tips for Starting a Vinyl Collection in Nashville
by T.J. Anderson My buddy Nekos Barnes lights up when he talks about records. Collecting them, playing them, sharing them with other people--even alphabetizing and organizing...

My Spring Home To Do List
by T.J. Anderson How freaky is this lint boulder, excavated during a routine dryer vent cleaning? Photo c/o Ashbusters. I have lots of not so fun stuff on my spring home to do li...

Ideas for a Fresh Spring Porch
We welcome another guest post from Nashville blogger Ellen Barnes ...  Entertaining is one of our family's very favorite things to do. We like to throw dinner parties an...

Ten Real Estate Descriptions That Make Us Cringe
by T.J. Anderson Real estate jargon is known for being pretty heinous. I get it. Most of us realtors aren't exactly poets. And I don't think we need to be either. Instead, when re...

Nashville Greek Revival Home Style
by T.J. Anderson Nashville was dubbed the Athens of the south as early as the mid-1850s; that's because we have colleges enough to make us comprable to the ancient city of learnin...

Nashville Homes That You Will Want To See
by T.J. Anderson Here are three Nashville properties, newly to market, that I think are especially fantastic. If you'd like to see any of these live and in person, contact us! 1)...

Real Estate Photo Fails
by T.J. Anderson Real estate photo fail c/o AOL So, it's against the law for realtors to bash local listings. I'll have to refrain from that here, even though it was one such lis...

The Dish On The Southern Restaurant
by T.J. Anderson My lady and I finally got the chance to chow down at The Southern recently. It's a steak and oyster hotspot on 3rd Avenue in downtown Nashville (on the bottom f...

3 Historic Nashville Homes For Sale
by T.J. Anderson We have to share these seriously amazing old houses that went to market this week--one in Cherokee Park, one in Eastwood, and one in the West End area of Nashvill...

An Easy, Breezy Kitchen Transformation
Another post from guest blogger Ellen Mallernee Barnes, who recently blogged here about her aspirations to paint her kitchen mint. She finally settled on the right shade--Benjamin ...

House Style Series: All About the Bungalow
by T.J. AndersonHouse Style: THE BUNGALOWOtherwise known as: (depending on style) American Bungalow, Craftsman-style Bungalow, Prairie-style Bungalow, California BungalowDefining c...

His and Her Style: The Home Office
  by T.J. Anderson The home office doesn’t get enough attention, even though so many more of us are working from home these days. The bedroom, living room, and kitchen ...

Something from Nothing: 5 of the Best Uses for a Pallet
by T.J. AndersonTalk about an affordable home decor trend ... This one literally costs nothing, as a pallet or two can usually be found leaning against a dumpster, stacked along th...

A 'Mini Movie' to Help Sell Your House?
by T.J. AndersonMove over virtual video tours. There's a new real estate video in town, and it means business.Would you consider making a mini movie to help sell your house? Not un...

How to Protect Your Home from Your Pet
by T.J. AndersonI’m pretty sure that lots of the animals that end up in rescue organizations have landed there because of fed-up homeowners whose carpets have been peed on one to...

House Style Series: All About the Victorian.
by T.J. AndersonHouse Style: THE VICTORIANOtherwise known as: (depending on style) Second Empire, Queen Anne, Stick, Shingle, and Richardsonian RomanesqueDefining characterist...

Need Art? 4 Local Artists with Affordable, Amazing Prints
by T.J. Anderson Artists (clockwise): Emily Marlow of 400 Moons, Emily Leonard, Chelsea Petaja of Oh My Deer, and Rebekka Seale[/caption]Need something fresh for your walls? Please...

Edgefield Luxury: An East Nashville Mansion Built in 1867!
by T.J. Anderson209 S. 5th Nashville, TN 37206$2,950,000This jaw-dropping estate is certainly one of the most opulent homes in East Nashville, as well as one of the oldest. Built i...

Guest Post: Mint Condition Kitchens
Our guest blogger, Ellen Barnes, is dreaming of getting minty fresh in her East Nashville kitchen. Read on, and let us know: Would you paint your kitchen mint?Not sure when I woul...

My Style Monday: 3 Pieces for a Timeless Look
by T.J. AndersonThe best clothes are the ones that you'll still have in your closet a decade from now. The same goes for watches, ties, and belts--even good leather shoes. Sunglass...

Check 'Em Out: Southern Lights Electric
Have you heard of Nashville's own Southern Lights Electric? If not, I need to give you a heads up.Specializing in bombdiggity custom and vintage-style reproduction lighting, the ...

Affordable Luxury: Craftsman's Cottage in Leipers Fork
By T.j. Anderson5519 Joseph Street Nashville, TN 37064$399,900This 1,5500-square foot Leipers Fork cottage has served as a rental home for vacationers for the past two years. Adver...

Guest Post: Ellen's Painted and Distressed Mantle
My good friend and one-time client Ellen Barnes, who writes the blog Black and White and Loved All Over, took inspiration from my post last week about how to make use of a non-func...

House Style Series: All About the Tudor Cottage
By T.j. AndersonIntroducing the first in our House Style series ... These posts will moon over various architecture styles found around Nashville and break them down by their defin...

Happy Homeowner: Michael Skaggs
By T.J. AndersonHomeowner's Name: Michael SkaggsHome Address: 2621 S Highlands Drive, Nashville (Bellevue)Tell me about your new home: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Recently remode...

Affordable Luxury: Stunningly Renovated Inglewood Cottage
1067 Horseshoe Drive, Nashville, TN 37216 $199,500 Before I get too deep into the details of this darling cottage in Inglewood, please peep the before picture of this pla...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Historic in Lockeland Springs
1108 Forrest Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37206$529,900Whatever you do, please make sure you click through the photos of this East Nashville home (built in 1900) and stop to moon over th...

5 Ways to Decorate Your Non-Functional Fireplace
By T.J. AndersonAt a Christmas party a few weeks ago, a friend of mine put an old cast iron log rack to great use, filling it with a couple dozen plain white candles and lighting t...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Dream House in Hillsboro Village
By T.J. Anderson2610 Westwood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212$489,000Yeah, so the title of this blog post may show a little personal bias and all, but this house just really does it fo...

What's Happening to Home Values?
By T.J. AndersonI've been doing a lot of blogging about how home sales in Nashville and around the United States are up and continuing to climb. Happy times! And now there's word t...

Affordable Luxury: Home Sweet Home in Germantown-Hope Gardens
911 Phillips Street, Nashville, TN, 37208$265,000This sweet house in the popular Germantown/Hope Gardens neighborhood is a great pick for someone who wants to eschew condo or apart...

10 Great Things to Click
In no particular order, some worthwhile stuff to click around while on the 'Net:1) This painting technique is so cool.2) Two Nashville churches are collecting coats and hats and o...

The Lipstick Lounge is for Sale!
1400 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206$1,300,000You heard it here first: East Nashville institution The Lipstick Lounge is for sale. The historic building is just a short walk&n...

Something from Nothing: 5 DIY Headboards
If you're a human being and you're on the internet ever, you've seen a do-it-yourself headboard project somewhere online. They're one of the best and most popular uses for scrap bu...

Affordable Luxury: An Ashland City Escape (with a Pond!)
By T.J. Anderson3325 Petway Road, Ashland City, TN 37015$299,975This awesome Ashland City property was featured this week in The Tennessean's What You Get For... feature so I doubt...

Bye, 2012. You Rocked.
All total, T.J. Anderson Real Estate Services helped make 40 wonderful people happy this year. I'm proud to announce eight and a half million dollars in sales in 2012. Thankfully, ...

Your Place Deserves Better: 5 Resolutions for the Home
By T.J. AndersonLose weight, schmoozweight. You say that every year. How about resolving instead to make your house more of a home this year? Here are five ideas to get you started...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Belle Meade Tudor on 2 Acres
By T.J. Anderson266 Ensworth Place, Nashville, TN, 37205$1,395,000This beautiful house in the middle of Belle Meade has been on the market for a little over two weeks.With decorati...

Affordable Luxury: A Historic Sylvan Park Cottage
By T.j. Anderson4509 Elkins Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209$329,000For plenty of Nashvillians, a home in Sylvan Park is the ultimate. But it's also all too often an ultimate pipe dream...

10 of the Best Nashville-Based Blogs
By T.j. AndersonEspecially lately it seems that big, huge, awesome things just keep happening to Nashville. Right along with all of our popular restaurants and shops, events and pe...

Nashville Real Estate News Round-up: Johnny Depp, Rayna Jaymes, and Crazy Home Sales.
Here's the latest news on real estate in Nashville. Luckily, the news is all good. The New York Times profiled the owner of the $19.5 million dollar mansion that's been featured as...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Beautiful East Nashville Bungalow
1112 Gartland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206$449,900So let's just say you were looking for an immaculate East Nashville bungalow to move into, and let's say that you didn't want to fo...

My Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Locally Made Goods.
When considering options for my locally made gift guide, I got overwhelmed. Anyone who's been to any of our local crafts markets (hello, Porter Flea and The Stone Fox Holiday Mark...

Affordable Luxury Home of the Day: A Lockeland Springs Victorian.
1111 Calvin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206$314,615This Victorian in East Nashville's Lockeland Springs neighborhood has been on the market for two weeks already, but I don't think we'...

My Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Cool Presents for the Ladies
I don't profess to be an expert in giving gifts to women, but I don't think I'm half bad at it. Still, I enlisted some girl friends to help put together and approve of this list of...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: An Interior Designer’s Personal Retreat
717 Brook Hollow Road, Nashville, TN 37205$469,000Yowza, this home is seriously special. After all, who better to buy a house from than an interior designer who has invested seriou...

My Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Cool Presents for Guys
Just because guys are notoriously difficult to shop for doesn't mean they don't need awesome Christmas presents, too. Save yourself the hand wringing this year and just refer to my...

Today's Favorite: Urban Treehouse
400 Valley Trace Drive, Nashville, TN, 37221$322,900On the market for just over a week, I doubt this dream house will be for sale long.Priced to sell and with three bedrooms and th...

Happy Home Sellers: Pinky Gonzales and Laura Jansen
This is the first in a series that will feature happy home buyers and sellers who have worked with  T.J. Anderson's Real Estate Services. This post celebrates our success selling ...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy for Visiting Guests
I'm no expert in hospitality, but I do like to think I know how to make my overnight guests feel comfortable and welcomed. And I've picked up a lot of my tips on how to make guests...

Why Now Is The Time To Buy In Nashville
The "Nashville" estate where Rayna James lives is for sale for $19.5 millionYou have turkey and travel on the brain, I know. But let me tell you why you might want to have Nashvill...

True Blue Victorian In McFerrin Park
706 McFerrin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206$315,000On the market for just over a week, this pretty Victorian is one of the sweetest homes for sale in East Nashville at the moment. A n...

Urban Luxury Home Of The Day
3518 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN 37209 $575,000For a lot of Nashvillians and wannabe Nashvillians, owning a bungalow in picturesque Sylvan Park is the ultimate dream. The neigh...

Saddlecreek Design: Fully Awesome Custom Furniture in Franklin
“Building antiques for the 22nd century.”That’s what Franklin, TN, custom furniture company Saddlecreek Design reports that it’s doing, so sure are they that their pieces w...

Cafe Fundamental: The Most Necessary New Eatery in Nashville
There's a new brunch and lunch spot in East Nashville! Cafe Fundamental. The bright little cafe is situated across the street from The Family Wash in the space that once held the ...

Refer Us and We'll Donate to Urban Green Lab on Your Behalf!
Referrals mean everything to our business, just like participating in our East Nashville community means everything to us as citizens.That's why us here at T.J. Anderson Real Estat...

Something from Nothing: Lighting.
Welcome to a new series on the Nashville Luxury Team blog--Something from Nothing. In a city rich with antiques and rustic conversation pieces, it's only fitting to cover the best ...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Sweet Living on Sugar Tree Road
2866 Sugar Tree Road, Nashville, TN, 37215$975,000Sugar Tree Road is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the hustle and bustle of Nashville's Green Hills commercial district, but it ...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: An Eastland Ave. Bungalow
1306 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206$429,000If you already live in East Nashville, or even if you just roll down the neighborhood's historic Eastland Avenue from time to time,...

Man Cave Must Have: The Dog's Bed.
To know me is to know that my dog Ella is my right-hand woman. She's been a part of my life longer than most people, and she stays faithful to me even though I sometimes shut her i...

DIY Home Staging: 10 Tips for Getting Your Home to Sell
 It's crucial to know the difference between staging and decorating. Staging isn't about infusing your personal design preferences into a space; it's about stripping it away, ...

Before and After: A Cedar Shake Transformation
The outside of a house I own had been bothering me for a while (read: years). Even though it's along one of East Nashville's most beautiful and beloved roads--Eastland Ave.--I didn...

An Ode to Cedar Shake Siding.
Who doesn't love a house done up in cedar shake siding? Well, there are probably some of you out there, but I'm not one them. In fact, I've had a lot of cedar siding in my life rec...

How to Find Your Next Home Online
Browsing real estate online can be addictive, whether you're looking at properties in your budget or in your wildest dreams. It can also be completely bewildering. How to know what...

Man Cave Must-Have: Fire Pits
Taking the man cave concept outdoors, this post centers around the great American ideal of fireside conversation, s’mores, and beverages spiked with whiskey. Let’s please ignor...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Perfectly Secluded in Forest Hills
1706 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37207$575,000Deep set off of Old Hickory Boulevard, this stately home can be found at the end of a long gravel driveway flanked by beautif...

T.J.'s Treasures, Also Known As: Wicked Cool Stuff I Want Real Bad
Have you guys heard of Uncrate? It's kind of like Pinterest for guys. Not that I have anything against guys on Pinterest. I'm on there, too. But this site is my favorite because it...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Modern Tudor in Green Hills
305 Chateau Glen Place, Nashville, TN 37215 $1,225,000   For the Green Hills lovers out there, this stunning three-bed, five-bath Tudor-style house was bui...

Go, Nashville, Go!
More good news for Music City!On the real estate front, The Tennessean reports that we had 2,266 home closings in Nashville in September. That means closings this year were up...

5 of Nashville's Most Expensive Luxury Homes
When I came across a Nashville home listed for $19.5 million last week, it got me thinking about other, shall we say, pricey real estate that's currently on the market in Nashville...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Super Beautiful and Spacious in Franklin
901 Evans St, Franklin, TN 37064This brand-new, 2,943 square-foot home within walking distance of historic downtown Franklin, TN, is one of the most captivating homes to go up for ...

The Attached Home | Myths Revealed
[caption id="attachment_879" align="aligncenter" width="593"] For sale in Green Hills: 1624 S Observatory Dr, Nashville TN, 37215[/caption]More than a few of the new luxury homes t...

A Vintage Comet Sled. Now Show Us Your PICK!
[caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="600"] my vintage Comet sled[/caption]I hit the jackpot at an East Nashville yard sale recently when I scored this vintage Co...

Oak Haven Farm: Unrivaled Southern Living
Oak Haven Farm, 1202 Highway 41A S Eagleville, TN 37060A red silo and a horse barn. Cows grazing in four fields. A 20 X 40 heated swimming pool, a cedar sauna, a 3-person hot ...

What Does LEED Certified Mean Exactly?
[caption id="attachment_796" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A LEED certified home to be built in exclusive Nashville neighborhood The Reserve at Temple Hills[/caption]There's lot...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: Simply Chic on Tyne Blvd.
1468 Tyne Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37215I'm hard-pressed to find anything I don't love about this 2,790-square-foot two-story brick home along one of Nashville's finest streets.&nb...

Curb Appeal: Fall Planting
Fall is not just harvest time in Nashville.Did you know it's also the best time of the year for planting shrubs?And ... that if you missed your chance to put a vegetable garden in ...

Man-Cave Must Have: Light It Up
[caption id="attachment_741" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Restoration Hardware 1940s Hollywood Studio Floor Lamp[/caption]If you're looking to Home Depot and Lowe's to outfit y...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Belle Meade Haven.
111 Blackburn Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205A new edition to the Nashville real estate market, this home on Belle Meade's tree-lined Blackburn Avenue sits absurdly close to the B...

Nashville Gets Lucky No. 13 on List of Best Cities
Ranking cities with lists is one of the oldest tricks in the book for publications looking to garner clicks. That's why you see so many seemingly arbitrary lists: Best Cities to Ge...

A New Hot Spot for Antiques in Nashville.
It's safe to say that any Nashvillian who loves antiques or just weird, cool, crazy stuff knows about Gas Lamp Antiques & Decorating Mall. Not far from Home Depot in Berry Hill...

Curb Appeal: The Front Door.
[caption id="attachment_672" align="aligncenter" width="573"] Benjamin Moore Peacock Blue[/caption]I get lots of questions from clients putting their house on the market about how ...

Luxury Home Trends: Home Theaters Are Out, Mudrooms Are In
Traditional Entry design by Chicago Architect Mandy BrownA new Home Design Trends survey from the American Institute of Architects is backing up what I've already been seeing take ...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Reader's Dream on 5 Acres.
7404 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209Oh, to live on River Road. The long winding road joins the more rural Ashland City with Nashville, giving many residents a country retreat ...

French Country Dining on the East Side.
You ever have one of those nights where you didn't travel far from home, but felt miles, even much farther away? Where the atmosphere  was unique but the company made it feel righ...

Fat Bottom Brewing Taps East Nashville.
I'm not much of a beer guy. Hardly ever touch the stuff really. Give me some vodka, however, and I can mix it six ways to Sunday. Still, I am always a big fan of new ventures setti...

Meet Ali! You're Gonna Love Her.
With this post, we introduce the newest member of the Nashville Luxury Team: the lovely and awesome Ali Vandiver Jensen. She and I (T.J.) recently joined forces so that we can give...

Football Time in My Backyard.
I blogged already about my epic new deck, and over the weekend I got to put it to good use. I had friends over to watch the UT-Florida game and to celebrate my birthday (a few days...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Woodmont Blvd. Estate
2205 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN, 37215In the market for one of Nashville's finest homes?New to market, this perfectly luxurious in-town estate is nestled along Nashville&rsq...

Man Cave Must-Have: Nashville Art
What to hang on the walls of a Nashville man cave?I'd like to find some vintage golf clubs to display in honor of my favorite hobby, but in the meantime I'm definitely going to han...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: When Your Backyard is the Cumberland River
[idx-listing mlsnumber="1389079" showall="true"]Through a wrought iron gate and at the end of a long blacktop drive, you’ll find 4434 Brush Hill Road—one of the finest properti...

Nashville in the News: Lady Antebellum Moves to Brentwood, fEASTival, Gwyneth Loves City House, Musi
You've noticed, surely, that the media--local, national, and otherwise--won't shut their trap about how off the chain Nashville, Tennessee, is? Here's some of the most recent flatt...

A Man and His Deck.
Decks may not always add dollar value to a home, but they definitely add curb appeal and overall appeal, helping potential home buyers to picture themselves hosting barbecues or wa...

Eclectic Design + Home Boutique: East Nashville's New Home Goods Destination
The best things come in small packages, right?Packaged in a very tiny space in the East Nashville shopping center on Porter Road that also houses Italian restaurant Pomodoro East, ...

The Outlook on Luxury Home Sales in Nashville and Beyond
Traditional Living Room design by Nashville Architect Norris Architecture While I’m passionate about selling and showing houses across all price points, it’s been great to...

Urban Luxury Home of the Day: A Craftsman-Style Paradise in 12th South
Where do I even begin with this home?Located at 1110 Halcyon Avenue, it’s brand spanking new, nestled in Nashville's 12th South neighborhood, built in the Craftsman tradition, an...

Coffee, Lunch: The New Best Steak Sandwich in Nashville.
Remember when Man v. Food's Adam Richman visited Nashville for the purpose of including the supremely delicious flank steak sandwich at Mitchell Deli among his "Best Sandwich in Am...

Mid Century Modern: 109 Clydelan Ct.
[idx-listing mlsnumber="1375230" showall="true"]Our pick for the home of the day brings us to Cheekwood Estates. This gorgeous, mid century, modern home offers over 5,000 square fe...

Introducing Man Cave Monday: Leather Chairs
When I lead clients through properties, I find that women invariably focus on bathrooms, kitchens and closets while men almost never leave a home without mentioning the existence--...

Nashville Luxury Home Of The Day
[idx-listing mlsnumber="1389079" showall="true"]This is our pick for the Luxury Home of the day. This home is in Brush Hill, in the Inglewood area of Nashville, 37216.An outstandin...

1010 Montrose Ave. | New, Luxury home just listed
[idx-listing mlsnumber="1388173" showall="true"]Certified 5 Star Energy Rating | Stone & Cedar Shake | Open floor plan w/ 2 living rooms & office | security with video | Ar...

Home Of The Day: 405 Jackson Blvd. Nashville, TN 37205
Gorgeous 1948 home in Belle Meade in Nashville, TN 37205[idx-listing mlsnumber="1258390" showall="true"]...

Lockeland Table: East Nashville's Newest and Best
[caption id="attachment_228" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The Lockeland Table | East Nashville restaurant"][/caption] I had the opportunity to enjoy East Nashville's...

New Lockeland Springs Home For Sale
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Home Of The Day : 23 Wynstone
Home Of the Day![idx-listing mlsnumber="1382196" showall="true"]...

East Nashville Luxury
Fresh to market today in Lockeland Springs, East Nashvillehttp://dwellagent.com/listings/1903-1506-gartland-ave[dsyoutube v="4-m73AUW0w0" h="315" w="420"]...

Sneak Peek Wednesday
Coming tomorrow fresh to the market! Lockeland Springs Charmer![gallery]...

Selling a Nashville Home in the Fall
When you think fall, what do you think of? Crisp air Football Falling Leaves Apple Cider, pie, etc.. Bonfires HOUSE SELLING??Yes, house selling can be added to the list. Am I crazy...

Nashville is Nowville
hip: adj. : Cooler than cool, the pinnacle of what is "it". Beyond all trends and conventional coolness.Everyone wants to be liked in some form or fashion, right? Well, it seems th...

Feature Neighborhood: Windstone in Brentwood, TN
[idx-listings tract="Windstone" orderby="DateAdded" orderdir="DESC" showlargerphotos="true"]I had the pleasure of attending a Wedding Shower in the Windstone Community last night. ...

Now This Is Luxury!
 The 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom Miami home that once belonged to Gianni Versace is with an asking price of $125 million. Versace was walking up the steps of the house, known as ...

Outdoor Kitchens
Traditional Patio design by Philadelphia Architect Wyant ArchitectureTrue, the idea of spending time outside the last few weeks is more masochist than culinary. However, if one put...

Golf Course Living
 Every golfer aspires to live on a golf course, right? My obsession with the game dictates that I would LOVE to live on a gorgeous country club. This week I played in South Fl...

Nashville June 2012 Home Sales
 **Reprinted from GNAR website GREATER NASHVILLE HOME SALES INCREASE AT MID-YEARNASHVILLE, Tenn (July 3, 2012) - There were 2,453 homes sold in the month of June, accordi...


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