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By Audra Hicks

Home Renovations by Darci Hanson with Hanson Home Solutions

Posted Jan 14, 2023 | Updated Jan 14, 2023 - 8 minute read

Hello! My name is Darci Hanson. My husband and I own the Hendersonville based design-renovation firm Hanson Home Solutions. I serve as our firm’s lead interior designer while my husband utilizes his extensive background as our architectural designer and project manager. We handle projects of all sizes, from handyman services to stand alone de... More

Buying Now versus waiting

Posted Dec 16, 2022 | Updated Dec 16, 2022 - 2 minute read

Unsure which path to take? Let me help. With rent on the rise, its time to take control of your future…..I can lead you in the right direction!  I have heard many people say you don't need to buy now with the interest rates higher.  Well, they aren't going down to those 2.5-3% interest rates anytime soon and if you want to continue... More

Buying & Selling Land

Posted Nov 28, 2022 | Updated Nov 28, 2022 - 3 minute read

  When you want to invest in real estate, but don't have enough extra money to buy a home then you can start with land.  They sure aren't making anymore of it.....lol!  Land is valuable and even if you buy it and don't do anything with raw land it will still appreciate in value over time.  Of course, the more improvements you d... More

Just Celebrated 6 years in Real Estate! Woo Hoo!!!!

Posted Oct 17, 2022 | Updated Nov 28, 2022 - 2 minute read

These pictures above are from earlier this year when I had received my Platinum Level Award, Life Member Award and others at the Sumner Association of Realtors Awards night!  October 10th, 2022 marks 6 years since getting my Real Estate license and I am so happy that we as a family made the decision to change careers and retire from our fam... More

Welcome Home to 1007 Alameda Dr in Portland TN!

Posted Oct 17, 2022 | Updated Jan 31, 2023 - 1 minute read

  NEW PRICE ~ $799,000   Welcome Home to this Custom Built Luxury Home in a desirable neighborhood on the Gallatin Side of Portland!  YouTube Video NO HOA!!!!!!!! Brick/Stone Exterior w/ Large Partially Covered Deck 24x24 Finished workshop/Art Room 21x20 In Law Suite Downstairs with Own Entrance Media Rm Workout Rm Kitchenette Laun... More

Types of Ownership when buying property in Tennessee

Posted Sep 27, 2022 | Updated Nov 28, 2022 - 2 minute read

It's important to know when purchasing property in Tennesse how you will take title, whether you are married, single or joint tenants.  If you need help figuring this out, then call a title company or your Realtor can help you with this and usually has a preferred title company they can recommend you to.  You really need to make sure just... More

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

Posted Sep 22, 2022 | Updated Nov 28, 2022 - 1 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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 Nov 28, 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

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