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If you are considering purchasing a property to rent through Airbnb or are debating converting a current long-term rental into a short-term rental, you're likely weighing the pros and cons of running an Airbnb in Middle Tennessee. 

You’ve probably heard that renting properties through Airbnb, VRBO, or booking.com can be far more lucrative than long-term renting, which can be true but isn’t always so. Furthermore, even a successful Airbnb host may decide that the gig isn’t a good fit for their personality, lifestyle, and location.

So, let’s dive right in: what are the pros and cons of becoming an Airbnb host?

The Pros

1.) Higher Income Potential

The first, most obvious benefit to choosing short-term rentals is that they bring in

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In the past 50 years, the popularity of Japanese cuisine has exploded across the United States. Today, there are nearly 4,000 sushi restaurants in the country, making it one of our most beloved international cuisines. 

As the oppressive, humid summer heat settles over Middle Tennessee, many of us want to avoid standing over a hot stove, so we turn to takeout, fast food, and restaurant dining. If you’re seeking a healthy—but still delectable—alternative to many of these options, look no further! Whether you enjoy your sushi with sake, wine, or a virgin cocktail, you’ll fall in love with the outstanding offerings from the following list of the best sushi places in Middle Tennessee. 

Virago
Nashville, TN

Virago opened in 2000, making it one of

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Located in the popular neighborhood of Cartwright Close and built in 2017 by Trace Construction, this stunning home has been renovated with gorgeous finishes throughout! The home features spacious rooms, an open floor plan, three rooms on the main floor, a large covered porch with a fireplace, a gorgeous saltwater pool, and a luxurious backyard. This one is a showstopper!

Just a short 10-minute drive from Nashville and access to three major interstates, Brentwood’s rolling hills are home to many Fortune 500 companies located both in Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, although you wouldn’t know it given the large number of lush green parks and nature areas the city boasts. Located in Williamson County, one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing

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Parks is proud to highlight a fabulous team from our West Nashville office, The Thomas Twins! Forming in 2018, this team is uniquely comprised of two twin brothers, Elliott and Evan Thomas.

Elliott has been a part of the Parks Family of REALTORS® for 7.5 years and Evan for 2.5 years. After achieving great success early on in his real estate career, Elliott reached a point where he was ready to add a team member. It made the most sense to bring on his twin brother, Evan. How could it get any better than basically a carbon copy of Elliott? Having a business partner that offered the same level of customer service, with a similar personality and skill set, was a no-brainer decision.

When asked what the biggest benefit of being part of a real

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

 

 

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

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

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

Midtown Cafe

Davidson County

Since 1987, many have considered Midtown Cafe THE place for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. They pour 40 wines by the glass and 150 by the

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Built by McKenzie Construction, this new home brings the "wow" factor and rests on one of Nashville's most coveted streets! The home features a fantastic floor plan, tons of living space, a grand two-story living room with a gas fireplace, a formal dining and breakfast area, over $50k in upgrades, a 10 ft. privacy fence, and so much more.

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills is one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods. The area is home to countless high-end stores, many of which can be found in the Green Hills Mall, an anchor in the center of the neighborhood. This, plus its proximity to some of the finest parks, golf courses, and fine dining establishments in town has made Green Hills the place to be for those

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Southern American barbecue is a genuinely unique cuisine. Each region within the South takes pride in its own style of slow barbecue cooking, and Tennessee is no exception. In the east, Tennesseans prefer pork shoulder and chopped whole hogs with a vinegar sauce. In Memphis, dry and wet pork ribs and pulled pork shoulder reign supreme. 

At Parks Realty, we adore every Southern barbecue style! Whichever way you prefer to cook your cuts, we hope you take advantage of these warm summer nights and turn your own back yard into a culinary destination, sending aloft aromas that will make mouths water all around your neighborhood.

If you’re a beginning pitmaster, the following list of backyard barbecue must-haves will equip you to turn out succulent

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Most pet owners count our pets as an important part of the family. Thus, it makes sense to consider their needs when purchasing or remodeling our homes. Today, we’re sharing our top 12 home must-haves for pet owners. If you want your home to be safe, fun, convenient, and durable for your furry companion, the following recommended essentials are a great place to start!

Bathing Station

Bathing your cat or dog is probably not your favorite part of pet ownership. However, by installing (or shopping for a home that includes) a dedicated pet bathing station, you can make this task much more manageable.

Typically, a pet bathing station is located in a mudroom, laundry room, or dedicated grooming room off the kitchen. Pet showers are elevated, usually

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Be a part of one of Nashville’s most sought-after neighborhoods! This nicely renovated cottage has all the vintage charm, plus upgrades and updated hardwood floors. The home also features a spacious custom kitchen, plenty of entertainment and living space, a hidden kids play nook, a large deck that overlooks lush landscaping, a fenced-in yard, a two-car garage, and a treehouse!

Listed by Allen DeCuyper

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