Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nashville is for foodies

2nd Course: Mussel Salad
Do you love food? Nashville is home to a wide array of restaurants that feature foods like gourmet pancakes, bacon-infused mussels, kale salads and lots more.

A new website has launched to help keep you up-to-date on all the best local eateries here in Music City. Eater Nashville has now joined their other family sites in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Austin, Portland, Dallas and more!

Matt Rogers is heading the website and he's a Tennessean by birth and by choice. Rogers has been living here in Nashville since he graduated from college and has found his true calling in, you guessed it, food!

Eater Nashville's latest posts include the best greasiest foods here in town and where to eat hot chicken. This website is one you'll want to bookmark and keep coming back if you're interested in all the delicious food Nashville has to offer.

Just another reason to love Music City.

What are your favorite Nashville restaurants? Let us know in the comment section below.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Nashville 4th of July events

Nashville Fireworks
Just a few short days and we will be once again celebrating the independence of our great country. In the spirit of the 4th of July, we've compiled a list of events happening in and around Nashville to help you celebrate the right way.

The 2013 Music City July 4th celebration in Nashville will include 10 hours of music, fireworks and a Family Fun Zone that is free of charge. The Band Perry, Keb' Mo', Nashville Symphony and more will be helping you celebrate our independence with music. Find out more about the event at the Visit Music City website. 

The Adventure Science Center is also allowing guests to view the fireworks right from their location as part of Red, White & Boom! You can even park for free if you buy a ticket to the event! Find out more about the event at the Adventure Science Center website. 

Nashville's Lipscomb University is also hosting a family-friendly event featuring music and fireworks.

Crockett Park, located in Brentwood, will have a 4th of July concert followed by fireworks in Eddy Arnold Amphitheater. Find out more here.

Historic Franklin, Tennessee is also getting in on the Independence Day action with a Franklin on the Fourth celebration. Find out more here.

The 2013 Music City Hot Chicken Festival is a unique way to celebrate your holiday. They'll have a Yazoo Beer Garden, inflatables for the kids and of course, hot chicken. Find out more here. 

Did we miss an event? Leave a comment and we'll add it to the list! Happy 4th of July, Nashville! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Benefits of buying a previously owned home


We've already discussed the benefits of building your own home, but what about the benefits of buying a previously owned home? There are plenty and maybe, depending on your situation, buying a home that was once owned by someone else may be perfect for you.


Buying a previously owned home is cheaper than building from the ground up and customizing every detail of your new home. According to bankrate.com, "existing homes are usually less expensive per square foot, in part because of escalating land costs in new subdivisions." For more information on why the cost can be a factor in your advantage for a previously owned home, read the Bankrate article here.

It's move-in ready!

With a home you're building, you'll be waiting until every last detail is perfect until you can move in. This can take months, sometimes even years, if you're really trying to perfect your new home. With a previously owned home, the wait is already over. Your new home is more than likely very close to being ready to move in. 

The yard

With a new home, you'll be working your tail off to get the grass green, the flowers blooming and the trees to bud. With a previously owned home, these are usually already done for you. To sell a house, the owner has to make sure the yard looks like it is in tip-top shape. You'll be able to move in and relax, instead of working all weekend on the yard.


If you're buying a pre-owned home, you'll be able to negotiate with the previous owners and agents to possibly get an extended warranty on some parts of the home, or all parts of the home. This can certainly work to your advantage.

Save on appliances

When you buy a new home, you're usually dropping a pretty penny to get all the appliances you want for your kitchen. That sleek black refrigerator and matching stove can put a dent in your budget. If you decide to buy a pre-owned home, though, your appliances are already installed and working. Your wallet thanks you.

What do you think are some of the benefits of buying a pre-owned home? Let us know in the comment section below. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Murfreesboro New Home and Remodeling Show all set for August

Construction Engineering Drawing-Yantram
The Murfreesboro New Home & Remodeling Show has been announced for August 24-25 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

The show will showcase what's hot in construction as well as tips for your upcoming remodeling project.

You can chat with experts in both fields one-on-one to get tips for your specialized projects. You'll also be able to find local businesses and contractors so you can find the right one for your  next job.

There's more than just expert chit chat, though. You can also take advantage of classes and demonstrations to answer all of your questions.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and kids 12 and under are free. On Saturday (August 24), the show lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday (August 25), the show opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. All day parking at the event is free of charge. For more information on the Murfreesboro New Home & Remodeling Show, visit their website.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Johnny Cash Museum celebrated grand opening Thursday in Nashville

Yesterday (May 30), Nashville celebrated the grand opening of the Johnny Cash Museum to honor the Man in Black.

Hundreds of people came from all over to pay their respects to the legendary musician who passed away in 2003 in Nashville.

The museum is located on Third Avenue South and has a stone wall that was originally at Johnny and June's Hendersonville house on the lake, according to the Johnny Cash Museum website. It also has some of the famous clothing Cash wore in performances, Cash's records, guitars and photos.

Next to the museum, a Johnny Cash Museum gift shop is also open to allow Cash fans to purchase their own Man in Black memorabilia.

This is just another reason to love Nashville (as if you needed one).

For more information on the Johnny Cash Museum, visit the website.

Maybe this will inspire you to move to Music City and have the opportunity to visit the JCM any time you want, visit The Sold Sisters website and call us today. We'll help you find your very own home here in Nashville. 

Here are some Tweets from the event yesterday:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Music City Sports Festival to hit Nashville this weekend

It's that time of year again! The Music City Sports Festival starts Friday (May 31) and runs through Saturday (June 1). The event allows fans to "get up close and personal" with athletes and sports personalities from the area and beyond.

There will be keynote speakers and appearances from various athletic personalities. The weekend is hosted by George Plaster, a sports radio host on 102.5 "The Game."

On Friday, the doors for Music City Sports Festival open at 3 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the event is held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marshall Molar 5k begins on Saturday at 7 a.m. and you can register for the event here.

This summer's Music City Sports Festival is only $5 to enter and is being held at the brand new Music City Center!

Chipper JonesThe biggest speaker at this year's event is no doubt former Atlanta Braves third baseman, Chipper Jones. He's scheduled for Saturday at 12:40 p.m.

Other highlights will include: James Franklin, Kirby Smart, Predators alumni, Jimmy Sexton, Anthony Munoz, Becky Burleigh and Chance Warmack.

For more information on the Music City Sports Festival this weekend in Nashville, visit the event website.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Benefits of building your own home

House Building

It's a problem faced time and time again when clients are ready to relocate. To build your own home or to buy a previously owned one? That is the tough question.

There are advantages and disadvantages of both, and we're here to point out a few benefits of building a home from the ground up.


When you build your own home, you can customize everything which includes the electricity and energy options. Your electricity bill is sure to be cheaper than purchasing a home built decades ago. Interested in green options? When you customize everything in your house, you can add that energy options that are environmentally friendly.

Less Repairs 

The fact that you're building a brand spankin' new home is sure to cut down on repairs in the first few years of living in your home. Why not buy a new plasma TV with the money you'll save?

Customize, Customize, Customize

Building your own home equals total freedom to choose everything from carpet colors to tile patterns and even built-in bookcase options. You can design everything as you choose, just make sure to mind your budget. Pick the options that are the most important to you and your family and get creative! 

If you're inspired by this list to build your very own Nashville home, we have some lots that may be perfect to build the house of your dreams. Call The Sold Sisters today and visit our website to see our listings