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By Audra Hicks

Happy 1st Day of Fall Y'all here in Tennessee!!!!

Posted Sep 22, 2022 | Updated Sep 23, 2022 - 2 minute read

I absolutely love this time of year where the days a cooler and you get to break out the flannel shirts, Ugg Boots of many colors and styles, lol, and shawls.  It's a time to enjoy the outdoors and take walks and hikes with your family and fur babies.  Yesterday was scortching hot outside, but today the temps are cooler and its breezy out... More

Tennessee Brokers License

Posted Sep 20, 2022 | Updated Sep 20, 2022 - 2 minute read

I did a thing......well I have worked hard to get my Brokers License and I am almost there!  Last Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 is when I took the National exam portion of my brokers license in Real Estate and passed it....yay!  I had completed the Prelicensing Class and all those tests leading up to the National portion the week before.&... More

Cities in Sumner County, TN!

Posted Sep 6, 2022 | Updated Sep 6, 2022 - 6 minute read

Sumner county is made up of quite a few cities, including Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Millersville, Mitchellville, Portland, Bethpage, Westmoreland, Cottontown, Castalian Springs and White House. Sumner County is 25 miles northeast of Nashville, Tennessee, so it is where a lot of people want to live due to being so close to the inter... More

Just Sold ~ 6.9 Acres at 1500 Old Gallatin Rd, Portland, TN 37148

Posted Aug 29, 2022 | Updated Aug 29, 2022 - 1 minute read

Just Sold!!!!! I'm so happy for my sellers and the new buyers of this beautiful property located at 1500 Old Gallatin Rd in Portland, TN!  We closed last Friday ~ Woo Hoo!!!!!   Audra Hicks Homes Link Welcome home to this Beautiful 6.9 acres with 2 ponds (lots of fishing) and a creek that flows through property. Lots of road frontage! Ow... More

Market is Normalizing!

Posted Aug 26, 2022 | Updated Aug 29, 2022 - 3 minute read

Things are happening all over the country right now and especially in Real Estate!  If you are looking to buy a home or investment property this is a great time & I don't think there is ever a "bad" time to buy.  We have more inventory than we have had in a long time, so homes are sitting longer or days on market are longer before the... More

Why Move to White House, TN?

Posted Aug 25, 2022 | Updated Aug 26, 2022 - 3 minute read

If you are thinking of making the move to White House, TN here is some things for you to know.  It's an amazing town with so much growth over the past 10 yrs, but still has that small town feel.  I can remember saying to my parents as we drove through there growing up "I would never want to live here when I grow up"......Oh those famous w... More

Moving and Living in Tennessee

Posted Aug 24, 2022 | Updated Aug 24, 2022 - 3 minute read

  When you think about Tennesse, you think of mountains, lakes, streams, bears, outdoor adventures, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, playing, Southern hospitality and the fact we have 4 seasons.  We have been known to have all 4 seasons in one day....lol!  But, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else and it shows because my family a... More

Why move to Portland, TN?

Posted Aug 23, 2022 | Updated Aug 26, 2022 - 3 minute read

The city of Portland is known for being the strawberry capital of Tennessee.  Portland has always been known for excellent agricultural soils, a great wildlife environment and just an all around wonderful climate.   My family & I live in Portland, on the Sumner County side. But, we say we live on the Gallatin side of Portland bec... More

Marry the House & Date the Rate!

Posted Aug 19, 2022 | Updated Aug 19, 2022 - 3 minute read

Picture above is meant to be humerous......it usually takes 1 month or less for buying, but could take longer depending on the situation and type of loan.  Although, on the listing side now it could take this long from start to finish.....but in the end it will all be worth it!   What do I mean by, "Marry the House & Date the Ra... More

Knowledge and Education is Power!

Posted Aug 11, 2022 | Updated Aug 11, 2022 - 3 minute read

I have always said that Knowledge and Education is power.....and that's so in Real Estate!  I was talking to clients yesterday and said I have the best of both worlds as I am a listing agent and a buyers agent, so I understand both sides.  I also go to CE Class after CE Class to gain more knowledge and educated myself to better help my cl... More

Preparing your Home for the Market & Things that Convey with Sale of Home!

Posted Aug 9, 2022 | Updated Aug 9, 2022 - 7 minute read

When you are thinking of selling your home call me to set up a listing appointment.  I like to do a prelisting walk through of your home and let you know the things to do and not to do before we list it.  While getting it ready for market, you will need to take down things that may be attached to the house that you are wanting to keep ahe... More

Places to Dine in Hendersonville, TN & the best app is Mealinvy!

Posted Aug 5, 2022 | Updated Aug 5, 2022 - 3 minute read

If you are wanting to eat out for dinner in Hendersonville, TN then you have some amazing choices.  Some just local eateries, mom and pop places, diners and the chain restaurants.  All can be great choices so its just what your family is in the mood for!  Our family is a member of Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville so... More

Housing Market is normalizing or cooling off in Middle TN!

Posted Aug 4, 2022 | Updated Aug 4, 2022 - 3 minute read

Since the interest rates have went up it has made the market cool off a little bit, but that doesn't mean its going to crash.  We are not living in the 2008 - 2009 housing market crash as that was to do with people getting bad loans during that time that came back to bite them and we are not experiencing the same type of market now.  The... More

Tennessee is a great place to live, work and play!

Posted Aug 3, 2022 | Updated Aug 3, 2022 - 5 minute read

I'm kind of partial to Tennessee since I was born and lived here my whole life.  We owned and operated a high end floor care business for over 24 years before retiring and going into full time Real Estate in 2016.  My Hubby, Son, Labradoodle and I are all native to this area and when we travel it is to our favorite place.....the Great Smo... More

What NOT to do when Buying a home!

Posted Aug 2, 2022 | Updated Aug 2, 2022 - 5 minute read

First thing to do when you are wanting to buy a home is "Call Me!" LOL Then, I always schedule a time to sit down with you if you are local to the area or I schedule a virtual buyers consultation if you are relocating and out of the area or in another state so we can go over the process of buying a home!  I always take pride in having this val... More

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