TJ Anderson's Blog Posts

Find Stylish Furniture And Home Goods In Nashville With FP Home Design

By TJ AndersonA few years ago, I chatted about the benefits of home staging in Nashville with Anthea Click Of Fresh Perspectives. I’ve turned to Click and her Nashville home staging company

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Color Of The Year Options For 2019 From Various Paint And Color Pros

by TJ AndersonLooking to freshen up your Nashville home in 2019, beyond decluttering the place? Or thinking about putting your home on the market in the coming months, and taking time to prep? Let

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Decluttering Tips For Nashville Homeowners Who Are Not Quite Ready To KonMari

by TJ AndersonAside of Bird Box and the forthcoming final season of Game of Thrones, it feels like all anyone’s talking about lately, on the TV-lover front, is decluttering their home. Netflix’s

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The Best Nashville Neighborhoods For First Time Homebuyers

by TJ AndersonWe’re only a week and change into 2019, but I’ve already met a healthy crop of Nashvillians who plan to make this one the year they become homeowners. And I can’t express how

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Radon Gas Facts For Nashville Homeowners And Homebuyers During Radon Action Month

by TJ AndersonIf you’ve never bought or sold a home in Nashville, you might not already be familiar with radon gas — it’s one of those topics that, while important, doesn’t tend to cross our

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Where To Find Decent Chinese Food In Nashville

by TJ AndersonA few days ago, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece called “Finding Chinese food, and home, in Nashville, Tennessee” — it’s more about how connection to culture brings comfort

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Middle Tennessee Real Estate Data For 2018

by TJ AndersonI’d say there’s more art than science to buying and selling a home in Nashville — so many different factors go into pricing a home to sell, into why a home might sit on the

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New Years Eve Cocktails To Make In Your Nashville Home This Year

by TJ AndersonIt’s been a busy few years here at TJ Anderson Homes — lots of listings, closings, new builds and renovations, consults, even a few nuptials. (A few highlights on the TJ Anderson

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Homes For Sale In Sumner County That Suit A Range Of Lifestyle Needs

by TJ AndersonOur city’s daily definitely seems hot on people buying a home in Sumner County right now. Right before Christmas, we were talking about how cities like Hendersonville and Gallatin

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Buying A Home In A Million Dollar Nashville Neighborhood

by TJ AndersonClick the image (or here) to see Trulia Research's data on million-dollar neighborhoodsBack in those wild, innocent days of 2016, I took a look at “What A Million Dollar Home In

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Millennials And Retirees Alike Are Looking To Buy Homes In Sumner County

by TJ AndersonIf you’re thinking about buying a home in the Nashville area, and you read The Tennessean this week, your mind might be tilting a little northward. Nashville’s daily took a look at

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Winter Can Be The Best Time For Househunting In Nashville

by TJ AndersonTypically, and understandably, the pace of selling and buying homes in Nashville slows down once we get deep into December. Part of it is that we’re all getting wrapped up in the

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Nashville Artist Jessica Saylor Creates Detailed Tiny Towns You Can Hold In Your Hand

by TJ AndersonAll photos: @tiny_towns on InstagramHome design and Nashville real estate are more my professional purview, as a Nashville Realtor. But on a personal front, I love art of almost all

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Cool Custom Tiles Made In Nashville By Red Rock Tile Works

by TJ AndersonAll photos: redrocktileworks.comIn the past handful of years, my team and I have worked on a long list of new home builds and renovation projects in Nashville. My favorite part of

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How Tile Trends Look To Be Shaking Out For Home Design In 2019

by TJ AndersonThis prediction from Dwell magazine, from late last year, just made its way into my Facebook feed: “Step Aside, Subway Tile — Penny Tile Is the New Classic.” It’s kind of

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Hang Your Guitars On Your Nashville Walls With A Little More Style

by TJ AndersonWorking in Nashville real estate for as long as I have, I’ve worked with a couple three guitarists. You run into those occasionally.Funny thing about guitarists and their homes,

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Gingerbread Houses With Style That Suits A Nashville Homeowner Or Homebuyer

by TJ AndersonThere are a lot of reasons I joined the ranks of Nashville Realtors, but first among them: I love homes. Architecture, interior design, construction — it’s all up my alley, and I

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Creating A Fun And Functional Workout Space In Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonTennessee hasn’t tended to score too well on lists of the U.S.'s healthiest states — this one from late 2017 had us sitting at 45 (and if the study is to be believed, we were

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2018 Advent Calendars For Grownups

by TJ AndersonIt’s a cliche, but it’s true: When you have kids in your home, you really do get reacquainted with the magic of Christmas in a profound way. There’s the excitement about

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Get Into The 2018 Holiday Spirit With Music City Winterfest

by TJ AndersonPhotos: Music City Winterfest websiteThis time of year in Nashville, there’s always a glut of festive events — parades, craft classes, holiday markets, visits from Santa and more.

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Late 2018 Is A Great Time To Buy A Condo In Nashville

by TJ AndersonFor the past few years in Nashville, it feels like all prospective homebuyers have heard are warnings: It’s a sellers’ market, home sales move at light speed, there are too few

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Heartstopping Historic Homes For Sale In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIf you’re looking to buy a historic home in Nashville, it feels like a particularly lucky time for it. I can’t point to any reason in particular — aside of the fact that home

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Living In Historic Downtown Franklin Could Look Very Different By 2020

by TJ AndersonDowntown Franklin photo:  EandJsFilmCrewLots of Middle Tennessee homebuyers find themselves drawn to Historic Downtown Franklin, for obvious reasons — a bustling center

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Get Together With The Community In Nashville This Thanksgiving With Gratefull

by TJ AndersonI blogged a few months ago about the Nashville Food Project, their new home in The Nations and the work they do year-round to help feed hungry neighbors here in Nashville.I really

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Adopt A Senior Pet Month Is A Great Time To Bring A New Best Friend Into Your Life

by TJ AndersonHave I mentioned recently that I have a standing offer to sponsor MACC dog adoptions for any of my Nashville neighbors? Just reach out and tell me about your plans, and I’ll cover

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A Fall Nashville Outing For Wine And Foliage Lovers

by TJ AndersonOne of my favorite things about living in Nashville is our proximity to natural beauty — and I think that’s the most true in the fall, as the leaves are changing and our highways

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10th Annual Science Of Beer Coming To Adventure Science Center In Nashville

by TJ AndersonNashville has a slew of craft beer festivals throughout the year — the 12 South Winter Warmer, the East Nashville Beer Festival, and so many others. But if your interest in beer is

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Nashville Neighborhoods Are Some Of The Best Places To Trick Or Treat

by TJ AndersonNashville is friendly and fun and full of creative expression, so I’d assume that we’re one of the best places for kids to go trick-or-treating. But now I know for sure:

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The 2018 Installment Of The Nashville Symphony Free Day Of Music Is Coming Up

by TJ AndersonWith a lot of Nashvillians, there’s still a bit of a disconnect, where the Nashville Symphony is seen as something geared only toward folks who were reared on classical music and in

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Dashwood Vintage And Flora Is A New Nashville Favorite For Vintage Furniture And Home Decor

by TJ AndersonI’m forever on the lookout for places to buy vintage furniture in Nashville. I’m also forever on the lookout for places to buy unique, handmade home decor.So, when Dashwood&

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Celebrate Pups And Pints At Richland Park In Nashville

by TJ AndersonThis month we marked two years since we brought home our rescue pup, Lucy Palmer. In October, I celebrate our rescue dog; all months, I celebrate pet rescue in general.If you’re

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First Nashville Design Week Event Coming In November 2018

by TJ AndersonHome design is my particular passion, but I’m inspired by all kinds of visual art forms, from mural-making to graphic design. And in a creatively focused city like Nashville,

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns And Inspiration For Nashville Neighbors

by TJ AndersonWhen you have a little one in your Nashville home, the idea of skipping the pumpkin carving around this time of year is a little bit… nope. Luckily, I enjoy the process — it’s a

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Nashville Tacos To Suit Any Mood On National Taco Day

By TJ AndersonThe internet happened to mention that National Taco Day, a fine made-up holiday if there ever was one, comes this week, on Thursday, Oct. 4.Nashville is a pretty decent city to

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Help With Finding The Right Paint Colors For Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonWe work on new-construction and renovation projects in Nashville all the time, so home design concerns — paint colors, tile choices, kitchen finishes — are a big part of my life

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The Favorite Decor Item Of Homeowners And Renters In Tennessee Is Not Too Surprising

by TJ AndersonI’m fascinated by studies that show the most popular stuff in America, broken down state by state. And call it comfort food, but I love how I’m rarely surprised by the most popular

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Taking A Mural Tour Through Nashville

by TJ AndersonThis is an idea whose time has most definitely come: The Nashville Business Journal hipped me to Nashville Mural Tours, a new local business that takes you “to the art at the heart

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Nashville Might Be Becoming An Axe Throwing Hotbed

by TJ AndersonOn the cultural spectrum, Nashville has an astoundingly broad mix to offer — the run of fun honky-tonks on lower Broadway, a world-class Symphony, a top-notch dining scene, a killer

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Finding The Perfect Blend Of Urban And Suburban Living Near Nashville

by TJ AndersonCaveat: I’m not prepared to say this new moniker is apt to catch on outside this Tennessean story. But: Among the rising draws for young and downsizing Nashville-area homebuyers, the

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The Best Way To Ring In Fall In Nashville

by TJ AndersonFall is here! Or, well, sort of, depending on who you ask. Sept. 1, according to meteorologists, is day one of autumn. The autumnal equinox: Sept. 22, 2018.Still, probably the largest

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Mill Ridge Park Set To Bring Hundreds Of Acres Of Green Space To Southeast Nashville

by TJ AndersonThis has been years in the planning, but we finally know a name and an expected start time: In 2019, Nashville should begin work on Mill Ridge Park, a 650-acre public park that's sure

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Classic Kids Show Double Dare Brings Live Tour To Nashville

by TJ AndersonShow of digital hands, fellow ‘80s and ‘90s kids: Who else spent their tender years dreaming of running through a Double Dare obstacle course, getting doused in slime and emerging

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Fun Ways To Pull The Sherwin Williams Color Forecast 2019 Into Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonAs a person who loves home decor, I have one main piece of advice to give when it comes to choosing paint colors for your Nashville home: Skip trends, and do what you love.As a

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Adult Art Classes For The Whole Nashville Community Through Sarratt Art Studios

by TJ AndersonIt’s a funny thing: When you’re young and all kinds of lessons are foisted upon you, learning gets to feeling like a chore. As you get older, and opportunities to learn new skills

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Nashville Food Project Rises In The Nations

by TJ AndersonThere’s a lot to celebrate about the Nashville food scene, and rightly, folks from around the country have been celebrating us more and more, for years now. The New York Times

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Kristin Cavallari Brings Uncommonly Stylish Home Goods And Jewelry To Nashville With Uncommon James

by TJ AndersonIt’s pretty obvious, watching E! series Very Cavallari, that actress/etc. Kristin Cavallari has good taste in home stuff.The Mediterranean-influenced Nashville villa she shares

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Best Of Nashville 2018 Ballot That I Hope Includes Your Favorite Nashville Realtor

by TJ AndersonI do it for the love, not for the accolades, but nevertheless: If we’ve worked together, I hope you’ll give me a vote in the Best Real Estate Agent category on your 2018 Best of

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Nashville Furniture Store Royal Circus Set To Open In Wedgewood Houston

by TJ Anderson“Best way to describe Royal Circus? Imagine if Wes Anderson + Tim Burton decided to open a furniture store together.” Well, Royal Circus, you had me at hello.I’ve been

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Buying A Home In East Nashville AKA One Of The 14 Coolest Hipster Neighborhoods In The USA

by TJ AndersonI can already feel some of my longtime Nashvillian friends and clients cringing. Yep, another list about hipster hotbeds, shining its dubious light toward Nashville.Last week,

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Retiring In Tennessee Could Save You Thousands

by TJ AndersonI’m probably a good distance from retiring — luckily, I love what I do as a Nashville Realtor, so I’m not in a hurry. And, either way, some added convenience: I figure I’ll

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How To Set Up Your Nashville Home To Sell More Quickly

by TJ AndersonThis week, WKRN tackled a topic that I think is really important for anyone who’s thinking about selling a home in Nashville to dig into: “Why some Nashville homes are staying on

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Simple And Practical Reasons Why Selling A Nashville Home With A Realtor Beats FSBO

by TJ AndersonCaveat: I know that my bias is obvious. I’ve been a Nashville Realtor for 15 years, and, obviously, I’m sold on the value of what I and my colleagues do for Nashville homebuyers

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Inspiring Places To Host Nashville Weddings

by TJ AndersonAccording to some, Nashville’s become “One Big Bachelorette Party” — “one of the nation’s leading non-Vegas bachelorette party destinations,” according to Buzzfeed;

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Free Summer Fun For Families In Nashville

by TJ AndersonOutside of Nashville real estate (and sometimes the Preds), the ladies in my life (both two- and four-legged) take up a healthy share of my focus and attention. The little one, in

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Nashville Real Estate Market Finally Sees Some Inventory Relief

by TJ AndersonThere are a lot of different reasons why the Nashville real estate market has boomed over the last handful of years. We’ve seen massive cultural growth here in Nashville, from

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Nashville Homes For Sale That Celebrate The Hues Of Red White And Blue

by TJ AndersonI’m getting ready to catch some Nashville fireworks tonight with the family, but getting in a few hours of searching Nashville home listings today, too. On Independence Day, if I

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The Draw Of Homes For Sale In The Nashville Suburbs

by TJ AndersonFrom the no-surprise department: “Home buyers get more bang for their buck in Nashville's suburbs,” The Tennessean shared late last week.True of most cities; definitely true of

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MACC Best Friends Summer Promotion Lets You Adopt A Dog Or Cat Fee Free

by TJ AndersonI caught some good light this week in our Nashville home, so my best friend Lucy and I had a photo shoot, evidence above. She’s been with us for going on two years, and she’s made

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Paint Color Of The Year Season Has Begun For 2019

by TJ AndersonI already had paint colors on my mind this week — I just finished writing about a study that showed black and charcoal painted doors could raise the selling price of your home.I have

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Data Says Your Nashville Home Could Sell For More With This One Tweak

by TJ AndersonI have a lot of thoughts about the best ways to get your home ready to sell, inspired and fine-tuned by years of working in Nashville real estate.When I work with prospective Nashville

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Why Now Might Be The Perfect Time To Sell Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonFinding the right time to sell and/or buy a Nashville home is a tough juggle — I know that all too well personally and professionally.You’re weighing out your own schedule, the way

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Its An Exciting Time To Live And Buy A Home In Madison Tennessee

by TJ AndersonAfter more than a year of construction, the new Madison Park Community Center, just north of Nashville, opened to the public on May 31, giving Madtown residents another reason to love

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Nashville Dessert Shop NoBaked Cookie Dough Is Another Over The Top Sweets Spot

by TJ AndersonMilkshakes with an entire slice of cheesecake as a garnish. Ice cream cones hiding in giant tufts of cotton candy and candy crunchies. I’m not afraid of an over-the-top Nashville

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Real Estate Terms Nashville Homebuyers May Not Know Starting With The Kick Out Clause

by TJ AndersonIt’s still largely a seller’s market here in Nashville real estate, and it has been for some time. Which can sometimes make buying a home in Nashville a little more complicated,

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Design Within Reach Opening Nashville Studio

by TJ AndersonA few years ago, I wrote a bit about classic furniture pieces that we still see every day — tulip tables, Eames Lounges, Barcelona chairs and their enduringly popular brethren.Then

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Why Turkish Towels Should Be The Next Splurge For Your Nashville Bath

by TJ AndersonSomething I often recommend to clients who are getting ready to sell a Nashville home: One of the easiest ways to freshen and update bedrooms and bathrooms is buying fresh linens. It

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4th Of July 2018 Rooftop Parties In Nashville Tennessee

by TJ AndersonWe’re about a month away from Independence Day 2018, and it’s not a bad time to start making your plans — especially if you’re thinking about hitting something that requires

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Nashville History Lesson On Prominent East Nashvillian John Shelby

by TJ AndersonEdgefield in East Nashville, 1877, Library of CongressWhen I take potential Nashville homebuyers around East Nashville, one of the names they see pop up repeatedly: Shelby. There’s

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Best Places To Live In Tennessee In 2018

by TJ AndersonI’ve been in Tennessee for a long time, and I have some strong feelings about where the best places to live are. But as much as you may value my opinions, I’m sure some of you

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Build The Perfect Outdoor Movie Theater In Your Nashville Backyard

by TJ AndersonOur first long summer/bbq weekend of 2018 got me thinking about backyard stuff — making better use of our space, and making our Nashville home more of an entertainer’s.

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Adult Learning With Nashville Community Education

by TJ AndersonThere’s a lot I don’t miss about school. Midterms. Homework. Missing the bus. But I still love learning new skills and picking up new bits of wisdom, and I think most adults

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Own The Beauty Of A Historic Nashville Craftsman Or Tudor With The Ease Of New Construction

by TJ AndersonWe’ve worked on a slew of Nashville homes in recent years, both top-to-bottom renovations and foundation-to-roof new builds. Regardless of whether we’re bringing new life to an old

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Getting Your Nashville Home Ready To Sell This Summer

by TJ AndersonIf you’re planning on selling a home in Nashville, there are some tried-and-true, year-round kinds of prep you’ll want to take on, from deep cleaning to decluttering. But beyond

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Legendairy Milkshake Bar And Frisson Soft Serve Take Ice Cream Over The Top In Nashville

by TJ AndersonFrom time to time, I can subscribe to the “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing” axiom. And apparently, so does the new Legendairy Milkshake Bar, opening in June at 171

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Where To Learn More About The Visual Art Scene In Nashville

by TJ AndersonHigh praise from New York’s Observer: They just listed Nashville among “The 5 Best Cities in the World With Up-and-Coming Art Scenes,” alongside Vienna, Austria, Beijing, China,

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What To Do If You Lose That Nashville Dream Home

by TJ AndersonI can’t lie — right now, I’m deep in the throes of disappointment. It was another great Preds season, but Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, I had to plod slowly but assuredly

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Dress Yourself In Nashville Love With The Nash Collection And Others

by TJ AndersonAs my love and admiration of the Nashville Predators has grown, so has my Preds gear collection. Hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks… at this point, even my dog has a Preds-inspired

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Getting Around Nashville With Bird Scooters

by TJ AndersonHere in Nashville, we obviously still have some distance to cover in figuring out how to combat traffic and broaden our transit options. But we’ve had some improvements from both the

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Where To Find Outdoor Movies In The Nashville Area

by TJ AndersonThe Nashville Scene just announced the lineup for the 2018 Movies in the Park, running May 31 and June 21, and for me, it’s the harbinger of one of my favorite things in Nashville:

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Where To Find Free Music In Nashville This Spring And Summer

by TJ AndersonClearly there’s no shortage of live music in Nashville — if anything, there’s been enough enticing stuff on the calendar for a long, long time, that grabbing a second job just to

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Where To Get Mothers Day Flowers In Nashville

by TJ AndersonI’ll admit that I don’t know much about flower arranging, but I've at least picked up one related piece of wisdom: Nothing says “I thought about you the least amount

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Where To Find Unique Custom And Artisan Made Furniture In Nashville

by TJ AndersonPhoto: Kidd Epps Art ShopNashville has plenty of furniture shops, vintage stores and home-goods outlets offering all kinds of familiar, classic-looking pieces. But if you want

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Where To Go In Nashville If You Want To Buy Pro Grade Knives

by TJ AndersonWhen I help new Nashvillians find and buy a home in Nashville, they often ask me where to fuel their passions locally. The best places to outfit their home bar, grab their golf gear in

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Where To Order Catfish In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIf you follow me on Instagram, this is probably already clear to you, but I’m a diehard, devoted, dedicated Nashville Preds fan, and while we’re in the middle of the 2018 Stanley

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Get Inspired By A Historic Nashville Bungalow Owned By A Young Nashville Star

by TJ AndersonLennon Stella's home, photo via People.comI was already impressed by Lennon Stella, who, by starring in TV drama Nashville, managed to build a double-threat career as an actress and

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Nashville History Lesson On Pioneer John Donelson

By TJ AndersonWay back in the winter of 1779, while he was fighting the cold waters of the Cumberland alongside a hundred or so other early Middle Tennessee settlers, one figures John Donelson never

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Stunning Luxury Home For Sale In Franklin Subdivision Hurstbourne Park

by TJ AndersonIf you’re looking to buy a home in Williamson County that gives you space for your family, room to entertain, lots of luxury and easy access to all that makes the area appealing: Let

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Nashville Property For Sale That Lets You Build Your Dream Home In Your Dream Neighborhood

by TJ AndersonAlong with helping people buy and sell homes in Nashville, I’ve been busy over the past handful of years pursuing a related passion, and working with a team on building new homes

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Get Your Nashville Home Organized With Homegrown Company The Home Edit

by TJ AndersonAs a Nashville Realtor, one of the most important things I can do for home sellers is pinpoint things about their home that’ll catch buyers up — issues with deferred maintenance,

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5 Stylish And Unique Places To Spend A Long Weekend Near Nashville

by TJ AndersonCaveat: If I’m going on a trip, I have nothing against a clean, faceless hotel — when you’re traveling, especially to a town you don’t know well, there’s comfort in knowing

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Tax Relief Options For Nashville Homeowners

by TJ AndersonNashville’s growth has brought a lot of positives, from the food scene to the concert scene. But it brings its struggles, too, and Nashville homebuyers and homeowners know that all

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Nashville Area Woman Named HGTV Dream Home 2018 Winner

by TJ AndersonAll photos from HGTV.com, by David A. LandGenerally, I’m the most happy when I get to be the one to help a Nashville homebuyer find their dream home. But I can’t deny how thrilled

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Property Brothers Bring More Than TV To Nashville With Habitat For Humanity

by TJ Anderson We are making good progress in Nashville. Check out some of the photos from the morning construction. #HomeIsTheKey pic.twitter.com/U2vcvBMYPy— Habitat for Humanity (

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Get To Know Stylish The Nations Salon Penningtons On 51st

by TJ AndersonI made a talented Nashville entrepreneur friend not too long ago, and I’ve been massively impressed with the launch of her new business: Pennington’s on 51st, a stylish full

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Why Nashville Is A Top City For Young Homebuyers

by TJ AndersonWorking day in, day out with people looking to buy a home in Nashville, I get a good sense of the human side of the housing market here. For lot of homebuyers coming to Nashville from

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Find Magic At House Of Cards Nashville

by TJ AndersonAll photos: House of Cards Facebook page, click images for moreWe have a double-wide dive bar run by a guy who looks like a Southern Santa Claus, a parked Volkswagen bus with a

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Nashville History Lesson On Pioneer Timothy Demonbreun

by TJ AndersonA few months ago, I shared a first Nashville History Lesson post, with the intent of shedding a little light on someone whose name will be familiar to most Nashvillians, but whose

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Lofts For Sale In Nashville

by TJ Anderson HomesPhoto: Lonny magazine - click the image to see moreLonny magazine just gave a photo tour of Nashville fashion designer Savannah Yarborough’s downtown loft, and unsurprisingly,

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Where To Buy Midcentury Furniture In Nashville

by TJ AndersonPeople have been predicting for years that the midcentury modern home design trend is nearing its end.I’d say any predictions like that were more than premature — midcentury modern

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Lebanon TN Homes For Sale Show Areas Real Estate Boom

by TJ AndersonLast week, WKRN in Nashville took a little breather from the busy real estate market in Nashville, and focused on the busy real estate market in Lebanon, TN.It’s showing “no signs

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Nashville Real Estate Market Among Fastest Selling Homes In America

by TJ AndersonClicking through Southern Living this week, I came on this report on the fastest-selling homes in America, and how Nashville fits in — nestled at No. 5, sandwiched by two other

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Nashville Condo Market Might Be Breaking Records Again

by TJ AndersonSomething the Nashville Business Journal pointed out last week caught my eye: a new downtown Nashville condo listing, should it sell at the listed price, would set a new record price

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Celebrate St Patricks Day 2018 In Nashville

by TJ AndersonThere are a lot of different ways you might choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nashville — a city with a multi-cultural foundation like ours always spins up a mix, from

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Nashville Tops List Of Hottest Housing Markets Of 2018

by TJ AndersonLast week, financial magazine and website Barron’s dug into what 2018’s Hottest Housing Markets would look like, and although things are showing signs of cooling — “we’re

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Nashville Area Homes For Sale That Beam The Beauty Of Black

by TJ AndersonIf you follow TJ Anderson Homes on Instagram, you get an almost-daily dose of my home-design obsessions, from cool tiles to under-stairs nooks that make me wish I could be a kid again

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Williamson County TN Real Estate Market Brings New Construction With Classic Aesthetics

by TJ AndersonFor a long time in Davidson and Williamson County TN real estate, new construction was, aesthetically speaking, stuck in a bit of a rut — one that was common to a lot of affluent

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On Getting A Pre Listing Inspection For Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonI’ve had a lot of Nashville home sellers ask me this recently: “Is it worth getting my home inspected before we list it?”And it’s a question I like — it falls under my

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Condos For Sale In Franklin TN That Offer Benefits Of Urban Living

by TJ AndersonThe report I was just reading about how Nashville is now a “luxury housing market to watch” had some Williamson County findings, too. For luxury buyers, it said, Williamson is the

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Nashville Is Now A Luxury Home Market To Watch

by TJ AndersonEach year, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program prepares “The Report,” a “comprehensive guide to high-end property buying and selling.” They dig deep into luxury home-sale

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Home Prices In Tennessee At Record High

by TJ AndersonWe all know by now that the real estate market in Nashville is markedly strong, and has been for a good while now. Broader truth: It’s not just here in Middle Tennessee — all of

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The 2018 Home Decor Trend Of Bold Patterned Couches And Seating

by TJ AndersonI’ve made pretty plain my enduring love of bold-patterned painted concrete/encaustic tile, and if you look around home design blogs and magazines, it’s clear how much that decor

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Homes For Sale In Franklin TN That Get You In Or Close To Historic Downtown

by TJ AndersonI’ve been saying this for years, but it only keeps getting more true: Historic Downtown Franklin is a treasure. Historic charm, small-town friendliness, world-class eating and

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Williamson County Homes For Sale That Are Brimming With Luxury

by TJ AndersonIn writing about Brentwood homes for sale the other day, I happened to mention that the Nashville suburb is touted as one of the wealthiest cities in the country, relative to the cost

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Basics About Brentwood Homes For Sale For Newcomers

by TJ AndersonI help homebuyers find new homes all across the Nashville area, from Goodlettsville to Franklin. But if I had to pinpoint buyers’ most frequent pick, it’d probably be Brentwood,

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Multiple Food Halls Coming To Nashville

by TJ AndersonIf you’ve spent any time in New York, I hope you’ve made it to the Chelsea Market, one of the best food haunts in a city obviously full of world-class food haunts. It’s

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Brentwood TN Homes For Sale That Offer A Little Something Different

by TJ AndersonI love looking at homes for sale in Brentwood — well-kept homes in manicured communities leave little to complain about. Given the way Brentwood was developed, though, with

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Williamson County Homes For Sale That Are Ready For Super Bowl Sunday

by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, I dug into some reasons relocating to Williamson County might be right for you. What with it being Super Bowl week, I thought it was worth following up with another

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5 Reasons Relocating To Williamson County Might Be Right For You

by TJ AndersonWhen I was first starting out as a Nashville Realtor, I worked with a lot of post-grads and young couples, buying their first home in neighborhoods close to downtown. Lately, though,

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The Best Neighborhoods To Invest In Nashville In 2018

by TJ AndersonThe real estate market in Nashville isn’t looking like it’ll get too lethargic in 2018 — we’re still among the country’s 10 hottest housing markets. So, understandably,

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Plan A Unique Nashville Staycation At Sweeney Cottage In Leipers Fork

by TJ AndersonA few years ago, I collected what I felt were some of the most unique places to stay in Nashville, from Germantown to East Nashville. I stand by those picks — if you know someone

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Nashville History Lesson On The Famous Granny White

by TJ AndersonAs with any region, Middle Tennessee is full of interesting names that become a part of our daily rituals, but that most of us don’t really think too much about. Davidson..

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Househunting In Brentwood Tennessee

by TJ AndersonI spent part of my day Friday with Brentwood-homebuyer clients, walking through inspection day for their in-progress townhome purchase. Brentwood is viewed as an upscale, often

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Different Wall Trim Treatments And Designs That Put The Extra Something Special In A Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonWhen it comes to home design, every detail is important. When we’re renovating or building a home in Nashville, I spend a ton of time considering how even the smallest finishing

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How To Get The Most Out Of A Kitchen Renovation In Nashville

by TJ AndersonMy personal opinion on all things home renovation: Your home should reflect what you love, and if what you love is bright crazy colors and unusual finishes, no one, including me, needs

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Cozy Homes On The Market In Nashville

by TJ AndersonBy early afternoon on Friday, I’m feeling pretty good about the predicted Nashville snow onslaught being mostly a wash. (Still, being careful tonight with icy roads.)Having prepped

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Bridgestone Arena Was The Fourth Busiest Venue In The United States In 2017

by TJ AndersonWith more than 714,000 attendees in 2017, Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena was knocking at the Top 10 in the list of the world’s busiest venues, hitting No. 12, according to

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Some Golden Globes For Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonI did this a few years ago, and it was a fun exercise: Amid all the post-Golden Globes excitement, which has just about nothing to do with my line of work, I found some golden home

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Homes On The Market In The Nashville Area With Garages To Keep Your Cars Warm During This Cold Spell

by TJ AndersonOne of my teammates had a rough morning: car sputtered in the driveway, stalled and then wouldn’t start again. Such is the way of the deep freeze — all across Nashville (and

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Nashville Homes On The Market With Attention Grabbing Fireplaces

by TJ AndersonI’m searching the MLS today for new Nashville home listings for a few clients, and while their wish lists are guiding me, I’m finding — for obvious reasons, given the

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Unforgettable 2017 Moments In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIt feels like we haven’t had a sleepy year in Nashville for at least a decade. But even by our rapid-growth, busy-happenings standards, 2017 was an eventful year in Music City, from

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New Construction In The Nashville Area For The New Year

by TJ AndersonFor some Nashville homebuyers, nothing will match the charm and strength of a historic home. Others prefer everything to feel fresh and new, and are more drawn to new construction.We

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Champagne Cocktails For A Southern New Years Eve Party

by TJ AndersonI rarely drink champagne outside of New Year’s Eve — once in a while for a celebration, probably like most people. Still, I’ll admit that now, with a good few New Year’s

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In Case You Want To Buy A Home Close To The New Nashville Major League Soccer Stadium

by TJ AndersonWith good reason, it felt like all anyone was talking about around here this week was the news that Nashville’s getting a Major League Soccer expansion team.It’s another big step

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Live Like A Predators Player In Nashville

by TJ AndersonAccording to a new Nashville Business Journal report, the stunning almost-new Green Hills home pictured above is about to have a new owner: Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias

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Make The Best Ever Hot Chocolate With A Little Help From Nashville

by TJ AndersonIt’s just about time in Nashville to lock down by the fireplace with a big mug of hot chocolate. But, living in a city with an award-winning, red-hot food scene, obviously we’re

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Dreaming Of A White House For Christmas In Middle Tennessee

by TJ AndersonThere’s an outside chance we might get a white Christmas here in Nashville in 2017 — as this post was going up, the weather folks were saying there was a 50 percent

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New HGTV Series Flip Or Flop Nashville Sets 2018 Premiere Date

by TJ AndersonBack in March, I heard some coming-soon news about yet another home-renovation TV show based in Nashville: a Music City offshoot of HGTV’s hit series Flip or Flop.That new show,

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A Franklin Estate Fit For Nashville And Hollywood Royalty

by TJ AndersonA tidbit from Variety magazine that might interest Nashville-area househunters and/or Nashville-area music lovers: The movie-industry mouthpiece recently noted that an expansive

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Benefits Of Shopping For A New Home During The Holiday Season

by TJ AndersonThere are benefits and drawbacks to househunting in Nashville during any season. In the spring, there are lots of options, but lots of competition. In the summer, you get a good sense

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Gifts For The Nashville Cocktail Lover In Your Life

by TJ AndersonI know a lot of wine and whiskey enthusiasts, so when the holidays roll around, a nice bottle of something tends to be my go-to gift. (This year, I had The Ace personal management

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MACC And TJ Want To Help Shelter Dogs Get Home For The Pawlidays

by TJ AndersonA quick caveat: I believe bringing a pet into your home is a major decision, a commitment of time and heart and care, and certainly not a casual Christmas-gift choice. That said, if

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Hunting For Homes In Historic Nashville Area Neighborhoods

by TJ AndersonIn 2017, almost every neighborhood in Nashville is a mix of old and new — our population boom led to a building boom that’s led to changes to the way most corners of our city look

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Tis The Season To Buy A New Bar Cart

By TJ AndersonWe’re all doing a lot of holiday gift buying right now, and it’s understandable to be out of treat-yourself mode. But I can make an argument that, right about now, it's just as

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A 2017 Stocking Stuffer For Nashville Predators Fans And Dog Rescue Supporters

by TJ AndersonProbably a pretty good guess: There are a few Nashville Predators fans on your holiday shopping list.Definitely a good guess: There are some Nashville dog lovers on your holiday

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Nashville Area Homes All Set Up For Holiday Entertaining

by TJ AndersonOn Thanksgiving weekend, I have entertaining on the mind — one of the things that made me completely fall for my Nashville home was that it was set up for family gatherings and

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6 Games To Play On Thanksgiving That Dont Require A Board Or Pieces

by TJ AndersonHeading home to hang out with the family Thursday? I’d put money on the fact that, at some post-turkey point, everyone’s going to get a little bored and in need of entertainment.If

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Househunting In And Near Goodlettsville Tennessee

by TJ AndersonThis past week, our clients closed on one of my favorite homes we’ve walked through this year: the historic Hume House in Goodlettsville, built in 1893, stocked with stories to

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Outsource Your Holiday To Do List To The Ace Personal Management Company In Nashville

by TJ AndersonYou can probably relate: Around this time of year every year, I start to feel a little festive and a little frenzied, as the list of stuff I need to get done before the holidays grows.

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Creative Christmas Gifts For A City In The Middle Of A Building Boom

by TJ AndersonWe all talk a lot about the building boom in Nashville — the Nashville Business Journal even keeps a “Crane Watch,” tracking our big projects.One aspect of that boom that hits

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High Style In High End Homes In The Nashville Area

by TJ AndersonAccording to the Nashville Post, the famous Oak Hill charmer once owned by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, First Lady Acres, just sold again for $3 million, after a

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Fall Cocktail Recipes From Nashville Mixologists And Restaurants

by TJ AndersonJet back to late summer of 2013, and Imbibe magazine — “the ultimate guide to drinks culture” — was nodding to Nashville’s cocktail scene as “burgeoning.” As we dive into

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Skip The Cooking And Order Thanksgiving Dinner From These Nashville Kitchen Captains

by TJ AndersonIf you love to cook, Thanksgiving probably feels kind of like your Super Bowl. If you’re not so into cooking, Thanksgiving's more... a wonderful time with family that comes with

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Brentwood Tennessee Among Best Small Cities In America

by TJ AndersonWalletHub just dropped a new list of “2017’s Best Small Cities in America,” comparing 1200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000, and weighing out “key

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Getting Your Country Music History Education In Nashville

by TJ AndersonThis week, news broke that a new museum honoring a country music legend was in the works for Nashville: The Merle Haggard Museum and Merle's Meat + Three Saloon should be open for

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Nashville Among Top Cities That Have Changed The Most In America

by TJ AndersonA new piece I read in REALTOR Mag digs into the “10 Cities That Have Changed the Most” in the United States over the past decade, and — surprise to exactly zero Nashvillians —

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The Beauty Of Bright White Exterior Paint On A Mix Of Nashville Homes

by TJ AndersonLately I’ve been feeling inspired by darker paint colors when it comes to home exteriors in Nashville. Apparently I’m in good company — Apartment Therapy says all-black and

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An Outdoor Entertaining Paradise In Mount Juliet

by TJ Anderson606 Pemberton CtMount Juliet, TN 37122$374,900Around this time of year, every year, my mind turns toward the outdoors — specifically, entertaining outside. It’s why you might

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ESPN Rightly Calls The Nashville Predators The Best Franchise In Sports

by TJ AndersonAs a diehard Nashville Predators fan, this headline from ESPN hit close to home: “No team delivers fans more value than the Preds.”The piece calls the Preds “the best franchise

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Nashville Area Open Houses With Perfect Porches For Fall

by TJ AndersonThis is shaping up to be a calm, breezy weekend in Nashville — perfect for porch hangs with a seasonal Nashville-made craft beer.Don’t have the perfect Nashville-area porch yet?

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Inaugural Nashville Beefsteak Set For New Germantown Eatery Von Elrods Beer Garden

by TJ AndersonA few weeks ago, in my roundup of Nashville beer gardens and beer halls, I mentioned my eagerness to try out Germantown’s brand new Von Elrod's Beer Garden and Sausage House. If I

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Division Street Extension Bridge May Make Downtown Nashville More Walkable

by TJ AndersonWith the continued influx of new Nashvillians from more traditionally walkable cities — New York, Chicago, D.C. — we’ve seen more and more support here for moves that make Music

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Finding A Magnificent Midcentury Ranch In Nashville

by TJ AndersonI have a thing for Nashville’s classic ranchers — cozy vibes, easy living, midcentury charm. And if there ever was an indication that I’m far from alone, it was our experience

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Gallatin Tennessee Named Nicest Place In America 2017 By Readers Digest

by TJ AndersonThe winner of Reader’s Digest’s Nicest Place in America 2017 contest is out, and it’s yet another point of pride for Middle Tennessee: Gallatin, Tennessee beat out nine other top

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Househunting In The Lovely Leafy Inglewood Corner Of East Nashville

by TJ Anderson816 Gwynn DrNashville, TN 37216$399,900We recently listed a classic mid-century stone cottage in Inglewood, and if you’re looking for East Nashville life with enough room inside and

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Take A Peek Inside The Nashville Barn Tish Cyrus Designed For Daughter Miley Cyrus

by TJ AndersonLast week, the Cyrus family — of Billy Ray/Miley/etc. fame — invited Architectural Digest to check out their new Nashville home, a 1940s Tudor they renovated and expanded under the

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The Coolest Nashville Designed Cornhole Boards You Can Buy

by TJ AndersonI’ve long been a fan of Nashville’s Anderson Design Group — along with doing everything from product packaging to marketing materials, their team creates some of the coolest

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What You Get For The Money Across Nashville Area Real Estate

by TJ AndersonI’m fan of home TV shows — probably a function of working in real estate — and I always liked watching that HGTV show What You Get for the Money. It’s been a good source

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Nashville Beer Gardens And Beer Halls That Are Perfect For Fall 2017

by TJ AndersonPretty recently, I shared a rundown of seasonal fall beers from Nashville craft breweries, at least partly inspired by Oktoberfest being nearly here.The other thing Oktoberfest season

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Condos For Sale At The 505 In Downtown Nashville Could Help Ease Tight Housing Supply

by TJ AndersonVery good news for Nashville homebuyers who are hoping to find a perfect place downtown: The Tennessean reported recently that 193 units on the upper 16 floors of The 505 — touted as

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Finding A New Home In Nashville With A Kitchen That Stuns

by TJ AndersonWe’re just about to cross the finish line with our Glencoe Acres renovation project at 3310 Marcus Drive (stay tuned to our Facebook/Instagram for a listing announcement). I’m

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Heading Outside Nashville To Find Historic Homes To Restore

by TJ AndersonI think this recent WKRN piece on Nashville Flipped’s Troy Shafer will interest a lot of Nashville homeowners and homebuyers. The focus, essentially, is on an oft-discussed

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Uniquely Nashville Halloween Costumes For 2017

by TJ AndersonIt’s just about that time again: For the past few years, ahead of Halloween, I’ve collected a few ideas that I thought would make distinctly, uniquely and (hopefully) hilariously

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Chip And Joanna Gaines Launch Hearth And Hand With Magnolia Line For Target

by TJ AndersonI’m starting to sense a little bit of Fixer Upper backlash in the wind lately. I can’t say I didn’t expect it — stars Chip and (especially) Joanna Gaines almost singlehandedly

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Fall Seasonal Beer Releases From Nashville Craft Breweries

by TJ AndersonTo every season, there is a seasonal craft beer. But fall, in particular, seems to draw my attention back to Nashville craft breweries and their seasonal creations. Probably has a lot

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Some Of The Coolest Corn Mazes Near Nashville For 2017

by TJ AndersonBack in the day, the idea behind the corn maze wasn’t terribly complicated — a few acres of corn, some twists and turns and a fun fall day on the farm with the family.These days,

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Hunting For Renovated Historic Homes Across Nashville

by TJ AndersonWe’re entering the home stretch of our major Glencoe Acres renovation project — soon, we’ll be able to show off a top-to-bottom re-imagination of the 1960s brick ranch above, and

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Decor And Design Experts Are Sweet On East Nashville Shop Lemon Laine

by TJ AndersonNew East Nashville natural beauty shop Lemon Laine only opened in May, but in the short time since, it feels like there’s been a nonstop flow of oohs and ahhs over the space’s,

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Rise In Franklin Home Prices Is Outpacing Nashville And Other Nearby Cities

by TJ AndersonThis new piece in The Tennessean probably came as no surprise to anyone who’s been searching for a new home in Williamson County: “Franklin home prices outpace neighboring”

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2017 Is Proving To Be A Big Year For Nashville International Airport

by TJ AndersonOur small-but-mighty Nashville International Airport has been getting significantly more mighty lately.First, there was the the addition of non-stop service to London, via British

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A Peter Millar Retail Shop Just Opened At Hill Center Brentwood

by TJ AndersonNow that the four Major Championships are over, and the FedEx Cup playoffs are upon us, you’ve probably seen a lot of golf in the news. And if you hadn't paid that much attention;

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How Nashville Can Help Texas Recover From Hurricane Harvey

by TJ AndersonAcross the country and the world, eyes are on south Texas right now, as Hurricane Harvey’s damage continues. In Houston and the surrounding region, the rain is expected to keep,

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Google Fiber Finally Arrives In A Nashville Neighborhood

by TJ AndersonIt’s been so long now, seemingly, that a lot of us probably forgot it was happening. But this week, at long last, the folks at Google made an announcement: Google Fiber was finally

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Nashville Homebuyers Are Hunting For Greenway Access

by TJ AndersonI can’t disagree with the idea behind this new piece from The Tennessean, “Greenways attract Nashville home buyers, developers.”Working every day with people looking to buy a

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Find The Modern Farmhouse Look That Miley Cyrus Grabbed In Franklin

by TJ AndersonWhatever your opinion on her musical prowess, pop powerhouse Miley Cyrus certainly has impeccable taste in Middle Tennessee real estate. Outlets from USA Today to Variety have been

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Hunting For Homes In Nashville Right In The Thick Of Things

by TJ Anderson415 Church St Apt 2912Nashville, TN 37219$525,000This week, we listed a downtown Nashville dream home that homebuyers hoping to be right in the thick of things need to see. In the

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With A Pro Team And Potential Stadium Nashville Might Be On Its Way To Becoming A Soccer Town

by TJ AndersonNashville’s place as a multi-faceted sports town just keeps growing — the Predators’ incredible season this year certainly cemented that as fact.Is soccer the next Nashville

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A Closer Look At What A Nashville Light Rail Could Look Like

by TJ AndersonWhen the news came through in April that East Nashville would be the first location for a potential light rail transit system here, the response was mixed. Some locals celebrated

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Hunting For Cool Condos And Townhomes In The Nashville Area

by TJ AndersonFor me, personally, you can’t beat a home with property — room to do some landscaping and foodscaping, build a fire pit, maybe set up a shipping container pool.But after

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What To Expect From A Home Inspection In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIf you’re about to embark on your first home-buying experience, you’ll have a lot to get acquainted with, from the emotional back-and-forth of putting in an offer to the hand

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August Is An Excellent Month For Shelter Dog Adoption In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIt’s been a little while since I shared one of my regular odes to shelter-dog adoption, but it feels like a good time to circle back, since there’s a lot going on in August at 

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Historic Nashville Homes Hosting Open Houses This Weekend

by TJ AndersonFor last week’s Open House roundup, I focused on new construction all across Nashville, inspired by the brand-new Woodbine build we’d just listed. (More about that one, 400 McIver

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Tackle Your Home Maintenance Needs With Nashville Bred App Takl

by TJ AndersonAs a small-business person, I’m pretty much always busy, and I know I’m far from alone there. You’d think that with robots that can vacuum and refrigerators that can re-order OJ,

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BootHill Blades Kitchen Knives Are Middle Tennessee Made Works Of Art

by TJ AndersonThere’s a reason why the Top Chef producers chose “pack your knives and go” as their contestant kiss-off line — for people who love to cook, professionally or just as a,

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New Construction Homes In Every Corner Of Nashville

by TJ AndersonA brand new TJ Anderson Homes listing just went live: 400 McIver Street in Woodbine, a 3-bed, 2 1/2-bath new build with Crafstman details and big style. I couldn’t be more proud of

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Ridiculous Pool Accessories For A Ridiculously Hot Nashville Summer

by TJ AndersonIt’s been so brutally hot the past few weeks, it’s hard to think about doing much of anything — I really love high ceilings until we get stretches like this, when even a finely

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Where To Find Replacement Door Knobs For Historic Homes

by TJ AndersonLast week, I pointed out a small home-design detail that can make a big impact: stylish house numbers. In the same vein, a detail that almost always catches my attention in a big

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Searching For A New Home Close To Downtown Nashville

by TJ AndersonThere’s no denying this simple fact: Nashville’s traffic has gotten… let’s call it intense, and the increase in daily travelers is showing in the condition of some of

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6 Super Stylish Stereo Speakers For Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonAround Record Store Day this year, I did a little shopping for stylish turntables. I totally grasp the importance of performance, but since I have a bit of a professional focus on

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Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Is Coming Home To Nashville

by TJ AndersonThe trend of celebrity chef-connected restaurants in Nashville is now years into its run. Since I wrote about it in 2014 — inspired by news of Nashville native-turned-celebrity Carla

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Nashville Homes For Sale That Look Like A Million Bucks

by TJ AndersonAlmost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post titled “What a million-dollar home in Nashville looks like,” and found a few beautiful properties on the market to share. Take a spin

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Freshen Curb Appeal On Your Nashville Home With New House Numbers

by TJ Anderson Getting your Nashville home ready to sell can be a multi-level process — there’s catching up on deferred maintenance, decluttering, maybe staging. A lot of time-consuming

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Major Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Planned In Nashville

by TJ AndersonUnless you’re 99 or so, this year should mark the first time you’ve had the opportunity to catch a total solar eclipse here in the United States. Seeing one in Nashville before —

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Nashville Homes On The Market That Let The Sunshine In

by TJ AndersonLast week I was accentuating the positives of our run of rainy days in Nashville. But I won’t lie — I’ve had my moments lately where I could really, really use a little more sun

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Take A Chance On A Dark Exterior Paint Color In Nashville

by TJ AndersonIf you drive around looking at Nashville homes, you’ll notice a consistent look in most neighborhoods: outside of pops of red brick and a little stone, there’s lots and lots of

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Hemingways Bar And Hideaway Takes Its Place As One Of The Best New Restaurants In Nashville

by TJ AndersonWith how quickly the restaurant scene in Nashville is expanding, it’s almost impossible to keep up with how many must-go spots have just opened. But I’m game to keep trying if you

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Nashville Area Homes In Bloom

by TJ AndersonIt’s been a particularly rainy spring and early summer, which I know doesn’t thrill everyone. But it’s made the landscaping at my Nashville home happy and healthy, and I’m

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Why A Shipping Container Pool Could Be The Perfect Addition To Your Nashville Home

by TJ AndersonTwo home things have always kind of fought in my mind. One, I love, love pools (not an unusual opinion for anyone who’s lived through a Southern summer). Two, since I work in

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Where To Watch Nashville 4th Of July Fireworks For Free

by TJ AndersonAmong the many things we do well in Nashville: Our 4th of July fireworks display is among the biggest and best in the country, with more than 35,000 pounds of colorful booms synched up

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Hunting For Homes In Gorgeous Green Hills

by TJ AndersonThis week, we have another beautiful historic Nashville home hitting the market: 3613 General Bate Drive in Green Hills, a 1952 brick charmer with lots of original details, on a

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Nashville Area Butcher Shops

by TJ AndersonCool news this week for home cooks in The Nations: That Nashville neighborhood is set to get a new butcher shop, Bare Bones Butcher, some time later this year.Nashville being a pretty

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6 Fascinatingly Ugly Pieces Of Home Decor

by TJ AndersonAs we’re finishing out homes we’re building and renovating in Nashville, I spend a lot of time looking at finishes and furniture, sometimes to buy, sometimes for home-staging

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Shopping For Tudor Homes In Nashville

by TJ AndersonI’m intensely excited about our new Inglewood home listing — that neighborhood has a fantastic stock of classic Tudor homes, and 922 Burchwood Avenue is one of the most

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A Love Circle Home Tailor Made For Nashville Musicians And Artists

by TJ AndersonIt’s news to no one that Nashville is overflowing with creative people — we lead the country in music-industry folks per capita alone, and by a large margin.What isn’t old news

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Game Of Thrones Cocktails To Prep For The Upcoming Nashville Convention And Bar Crawl

by TJ AndersonRemember a while back when I mentioned that a Game of Thrones convention was coming to Nashville? Two follow-up notes:1) It’s almost here — the Con of Thrones is set to go

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Helping You Stay Away From Downtown Nashville This Weekend

by TJ AndersonIf I’m to be completely honest, this week, I’m struggling to think about anything other than the Nashville Predators. Related, I’m struggling to think of a time when downtown

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Hilariously Manly 2017 Fathers Day Gifts

by TJ AndersonCelebrating Moms on Mother’s Day, in the gift sense, isn’t usually that hard — moms tend to be forthcoming about what they like, and worst-case scenario, there are the old

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The Tennessee Whiskey Trail Launches This Month

by TJ Anderson Most Nashville-area whiskey lovers are probably already aware of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a spirits excursion you can go on just up the way in the Bluegrass State,

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Nashville Area Homes On The Market With Cool Pools

by TJ AndersonI do this post pretty much every year as summer is rolling in, for obvious reasons: By July/August in Middle Tennessee, we’ll all be braising in the Southern heat, at least most of

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Hunting For Historic Homes In Downtown Franklin

by TJ AndersonI have a lot of favorite parts of Middle Tennessee, and they always seem to be shifting and changing. It probably comes with the territory of spending most of my time driving around in

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The Wallpaper Trends Of 2017

by TJ AndersonI’m pretty obsessed with every inch of our new Nashville home listing at 3429 Love Circle, but one of the design touches that grabbed me most: the playful and peaceful wallpaper in

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All Eyes On Antioch With The Nashville IKEA News

by TJ AndersonThere’s been a solid trend of good news around here lately. First, the Preds made their way to the Stanley Cup playoffs, then we found out, at long last, that IKEA is coming to

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Paint Your Nashville Home With Preds Pride

by TJ AndersonHey, did you know that house paint in official team colors exists? Including NHL teams? Including our own unstoppable Nashville Predators?PPG — the company that makes Glidden and

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Adding A Nashville Backyard Oasis With A Stock Tank Pool

by TJ AndersonThis probably won’t wow kids that grew up in the country, but the latest wave in swimming-pool innovation: the unabashedly old-school, low-tech stock tank pool.Country Living says

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Gorgeous Renovated Historic Home Hitting The Market In Love Circle

by TJ Anderson3429 Love CircleNashville, TN 37212  $799,900Our latest Nashville home listing is a once-in-a-rare-while chance to plant yourself at the top in Music City, very literally.The

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Bunches Of Beard Care Brands Born In Nashville

by TJ AndersonNashville isn’t in danger of losing the Music City moniker any time soon, but if a reboot was on the horizon, I’d put Artisanal Beard Care Product City on the short list.Over the

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Open Houses In Up And Coming Nashville Neighborhoods

by TJ AndersonEarlier this week, I rounded up some neighborhoods in and near Nashville that I believe are still poised for big growth in the coming years.We all have different needs, desires and

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Nashville MLS Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Volume 1

by TJ AndersonA statistic worth knowing if you’re getting ready to sell your home in Nashville: In 2016, 51 percent of home buyers found the property they purchased through online listings, i.e.

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Nashville Area Neighborhoods That Are Poised For Growth In 2017

by TJ AndersonBack in 2014, I put together a rundown of what I considered to be Nashville’s up-and-coming neighborhoods.Spoiler alert: A whole lot has changed in Nashville real estate over that

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Weekend Open Houses In West Nashville Neighborhoods

by TJ AndersonLast week, after the news of a possible light rail line on the way, I focused our weekly Open House roundup on East Nashville.This week, seems logical to go west, young man (and woman)

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Easy Moving And Packing Tips For National Moving Month

by TJ AndersonApparently May is National Moving Month. Who knew?On the list of things I know a pretty decent amount about: Nashville real estate, home design, the Vols, golf, and, even if I'm new to

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Some Of The Most Unique Homes On The Market In Nashville Right Now

by TJ AndersonWith few exceptions, I spend all day, every day looking at homes for sale in and near Nashville, both for buyers looking for a new home, and for inspiration as we work on new builds

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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 toward the city

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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 home once Lucy here,

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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 the mix every day,

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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 Craftsman-style,

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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-edition releases,

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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 myself intensely

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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 Nashville Business

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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, you’ve probably

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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: Closings rose

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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 neighbors start to dig

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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 interior designer Katie

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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, Augusta National Golf

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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 Love Circle, it

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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 alone added more than

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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 take on home

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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’s Open House

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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 well under the

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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 than 80 percent of

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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 you toward. Seems

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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 bracket filled out

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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 important room in the

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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 some time grabbing

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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 partnered with one

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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 Flop into new cities

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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 nice, and I’d like

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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 there, and, of course,

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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 landscape design, and

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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 Craftsman charm and an

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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 countertop material of

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Our Beautiful New Nashville Construction In Woodbine Is Officially On The Market

by TJ Anderson2510 Foster AveNashville, TN 37210$389,900Today’s a happy day at TJ Anderson Homes: Our newest new construction project in Woodbine, 2510 Foster Avenue, is on the market, and ready

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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 beautiful

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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 materials or looks that

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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 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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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 Tennessee

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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 program from the

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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 to say that the

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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, besting 2015’s

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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 make sure you get

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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 Nashville area. Within

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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 cabinets and tiles to

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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 have moved (Nest

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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 plenty of stuff I

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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 about a place with a

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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 headquarters is

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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: home design. I

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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 new construction

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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 number of things for

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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 fixtures or

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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 blizzard here in

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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/design/agent team

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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 announced an $85

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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 for many here in

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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 digital hands. Pinterest

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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 our disposal:

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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 buying condos for

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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 makers’ markets and

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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 double the national

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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, this year, it’s

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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, and sprawling,

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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 books, and

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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 Riverwood Mansion on

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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 indication that old

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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 Destination Neighborhood,”

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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 won’t be the last

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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 also often

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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 officially moved

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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-rated schools,

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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 would

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Exploring Hendersonville And The Home Of Johnny And June Carter Cash

by TJ Anderson 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 most famous residents: Johnny

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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 will also be our

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Getting To Know Historic Bluefields In Nashville

by TJ Anderson2716 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 the highly desired Historic

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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 part of Donelson.

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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, there’s a growing

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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’s the day that

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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 growing quickly and

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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 it happens,,

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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 up with trick or

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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 on golf, and it has

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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 as I can, to see

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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 inspiration keeps you from

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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 growing, though,

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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 — place to crash here

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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 better way to end

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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 immersed in

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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 show, greeting fans

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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 possible, that’s

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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 national rundown, but

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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 around in my

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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 and take it as a

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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 businesses, myself, but

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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 rising stock. I

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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 its future, that

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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 all over the place,

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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 commercial district

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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 Juliet, Lebanon and

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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 to drop, I’m

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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 to bounce between

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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 residential building

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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 small number of

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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 throwdowns, with massive

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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 foliage turn.

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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 then-Governor’s

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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’re getting more

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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 can learn from

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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. Supporting pet

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Live Like Reba McEntire In A Lakefront Lebanon Home

by TJ Anderson175 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 Post hipped us to the fact that

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Open Houses Near Our Stunning New Hillwood Listing

by TJ Anderson809 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 the fainting couch. Every inch of

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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, rock, pop, bluegrass

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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 attribute that gets

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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 live music, food,

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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 foot on, period.

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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 Place, right by

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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, farmhouse sinks

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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 on HGTV, the DIY

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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 city’s most

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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, Cracker Barrel’s fast

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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 fresh-to-market

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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, so homes here have

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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 favorite stop for

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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 moving trucks for

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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 cause for concern;

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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 won't try to

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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 Amphitheater — led to a

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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 a sky-scraping

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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 changed half a year

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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 to be indecisive.

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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 myself permission to

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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 being in a giant

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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 biggest and best

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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 NFL quarterback

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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, workshop, den, fortress

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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 Father of the Bride…

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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 cool, unique addition

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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 to raise fists

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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 Music & Arts

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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 more than a few

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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 time. Sometimes

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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 among us, I’m,

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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 Road Butcher, whose

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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 and area and

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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, how profound the

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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 regional

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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, I show new home

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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 moving into my own

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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: being based here in

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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 right and were

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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 that need a place to

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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 to celebrate, too,

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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 classic foursquare

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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 Beard Award as the

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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 Bookstore Day, which

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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 do. In the

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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 around town. It’s

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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 — I’m thinking

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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 (above) and era

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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 — chairs that keep

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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, since most of us

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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 that have already

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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 April Showers

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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 are in the mix.

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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 even an update-ready

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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 & Broad/The

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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 down and the like.

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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 pool. Some day,

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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 things are changing for

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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 contract within days,

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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… that sounds like a

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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 delicious — and

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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 wonders to nerd out on

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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 entrepreneurs Lindsay Brooker

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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 one material you

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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 way, way back —

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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 serving it at their

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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 designer Katie Vance’s

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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 love about being

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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 farmhouse, and

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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 have stopped being

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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 lighting. The vision for

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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 your pocket year,

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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. Others will visit,

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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 courtesy of Paragon

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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 reclaimed shiplap

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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 month away from

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Fall In Love With Riverside Village In East Nashville

by TJ Anderson1601 Golf St.Nashville, TN 37216$319,900  This weekend, we’re hosting an Open House at 1601 Golf Street, our newest listing in Inglewood. It's a thoroughly cute

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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 important: Next to a good

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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 purchase is a kind of

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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 jacket. Sure, a

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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 building happening

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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 ever seen.Dreamed

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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 future.The latest—

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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 see even if you

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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 holiday’s a

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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 lucky we are to live

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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 think about the

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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 things that we… let

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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, environmentally friendly 

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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; upscale finishes;

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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 at more than a

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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 put all the.

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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 the U.S. as a

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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 historic Texas,

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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 for me and my

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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 Eve/Christmas Day,

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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 often white) kitchens.

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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 twinkling on your

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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, good new-fashioned

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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 properties hosting Open

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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 closer look at how

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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 Nashville area, that

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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 family arrives. 

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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, decor, knick-knacks.

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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 — spaces that don’t

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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 sellers, since

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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-end finishes and

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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 fantastically vibrant

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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 let that inspire

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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 beautiful listings,

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