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Friday, 16 August 2013 14:57

Are You A Bit Touchy Today?

At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. It's that ONE Extra Degree that makes all the difference.
 
If you've spent much time around me, you may have noticed that I am "touchy".  I wear 2 arm bands every day of my life and I touch them very often.  
 
One simply says 212º and it reminds me to give that extra degree everyday.  To just push myself to do just a little more.  That one degree of extra effort can sometimes be the difference in winning or losing, success or failure, or getting the job done or falling just a bit short.
 
The second band I wear daily is one of the many that my daughter weaves for me.  They are positive touch points for me.  When I am feeling a little down, or find myself focusing on the negative... one touch of this arm band will pop me right out of it.  It is my motivation and reminder to stay positive... and it's there with me everyday, always.  It reminds me that we move towards and actually become what we think, dream and focus on.  My daughter, being a beautiful "slave to fashion" herself and always wanting her Dad to look good, makes sure that I have one that will color coordinate with almost anything I wear.  I think I'm up to around 20-25 of these now, that she has hand made for me and you rarely catch me without one on my left wrist.
 
I have recently added a third wrist band that simply says "COUNTRY - WoundedWarriorProject.org"  I have been working with the WWP and also with a good friend who is a great American and Wounded Warrior, Josh Ray.  Joshua (his given name) is the inspiration for a song I wrote the lyrics to recently, "Joshua's Dream - A Tribute to Wounded Warriors".  My good friend and partner in a project to write songs for Warriors, Jim Hendricks, worked on the arrangement and wrote the music for the song.  We'll work on playing it for you soon.  Click here to read it... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64875427/%22Joshua's%20Dream%20-%20A%20Tribute%20To%20Wounded%20Warriors%22.pdf
 
We haven't recorded "Joshua's Dream" yet, but I did promise to have some song or video to support each of my "Today's Wisdoms", so here you go, and
 
 "Hey!  Think about being a little bit more "touchy". 
 
It helps you remember what's important in life!  Til next time...
 
 

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Much Obliged, Phil
Make it an exceptional day... It is yours to think, see, believe and make happen!

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 20:16

Just Who Do You Think You Are?!?

"We, as human beings, behave and act not in accordance with the truth as the truth might really be, but we behave and act in accordance with the truth as we think it to be or believe it to be."- Lou Tice
 

"Today's Wisdom" - For Father's Day 2013

For those of your who know me "closely", or are around me regularly, have surely heard me say this, many times.  I believe this and I live this concept.  So, how does this tie into my Father, or your Father, or Father's Day?  Well, I also believe that this "Truth" that Lou Tice's quote above speaks to, is the truth that we allow ourselves to believe... as it relates to "who we are".  It is a primary factor in our self esteem, or really our core belief, as to what the "Truth" is that we believe ourselves to be.  It relates to the person that we are in our mind and subconscious, and who we really believe, is "Who We Are".
 
This is so important in our daily lives because it affects our "self talk".  You know we all talk to ourselves constantly, even when we are listening to someone who is talking to us.  We are talking to ourselves... about like whether or not we "buy" what they are saying, what we may object to, "how much longer is Phil going to talk!", where we have to be in 30 minutes, etc.  Mostly, I believe, we are formulating what we are going to say when they stop talking, lol.  We are constantly thinking and talking to ourselves at an amazingly fast pace, and when they stop talking............................... our rate of self talk increases by about 5-6 times in pace.
 
The "Truth" that I and Lou speak of here is also shaped greatly by who told us "who we are" while we were mostly in our adolescent, teen, and young adult life.  Our parents were primary to that belief, that "Truth", that we felt as to who we were and, in large part, who we are today.  Of course others helped shape that "Truth"... Our school teachers, our friends, the people we "hung with", the bully's on the playground, college professors, and many other people influenced, in part, who we believe we are... IF WE LET THEM.  I put this in caps because it is so important.  Because it is only the ones that WE GIVE SANCTION TO, that we allowed or allow today ourselves to believe, that can affect who we really believe we are and what the real "Truth" is that we believe about who we are.  You may be able to BS those around you, but you cannot BS yourself.  You know "The Truth" deep down inside as to who you really are.
 
My Father taught me a lot of things.  He worked from "Can to Can't" each day... so I learned good work ethic.  He taught me that the truth always floats to the top.  He taught to kill others with kindness, especially if you don't agree or like them (drives them crazy!).  He also taught me how to use a screw driver as a chisel... NOT a good idea! (that led to many a bloody knuckle or smashed finger).  He taught me many things, more from what I saw him do, than what he told me.  But the most important thing that he, and my Mother, gave/taught me was... Unconditional Positive Regard and Unconditional Positive Love.  They accepted me for who and what I was, and who and what I am today, unconditionally.  That affected the "Truth" about how I felt about myself, my self talk, my self esteem, more than any other single factor, and it is a huge part of "Who I Am" or at least try to be, today.
 
So that's my message for today.  Your "Take Aways", I hope, are:
 
-- The quote above that I encourage you to read again, slowly, and thoughtfully.
 
-- "Self Talk" and why it is so important for us... to understand that it exists, and that we can control it to reshape our belief in "The Truth as we think it to be or believe it to be".
 
-- That we are only truly affected by what others say about us, if we give it sanction... if we allow them to have this power over us.  Who are they?  Who are they to judge you and tell you who you are!  Only you can allow or disallow them that power.
 
OK, that's it for "Today's Wisdom"... til next time, keep looking up!
 
OH, I almost forgot.  As of this offering of "Today's Wisdom", I will begin to offer a song to support, "give sanction to", or that somehow relates to my offering for your consideration.  Here is a link to today's (Headphones, or a place that will allow cranked up speakers is highly recommended!)
 

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Much Obliged, Phil
Make it an exceptional day... It is yours to think, see, believe and make happen!
 
Phil Dildine, CCIM (What is a CCIM?) 
Head Coach & Team Owner - CLOUD REALTY, LLC(formerly The Morris Companies, LLC)

 

Hello Fellow Seeker,
Because you are an agent with my company, or a client of mine, or a friend, colleague, or other person of importance to me, I am forwarding this link to you for The Chandler Report.  It has extremely informative data broken down by some of the counties in Middle TN (Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson), including home sales data broken down by county on:
-- Overall County Sales Percentage Increases
-- Average Home Sales Price Percentage Increases
-- County Average Home Price YTD and Average Home Sales Price Increases
-- Community with Highest Number of Home Sale and what that Average Sales Price was
-- Community with the Highest Average Sales Prices
-- Percentage Homes Sales Price Increases
-- And lots of other helpful and informative information
 
I think you will find it of interest and helpful to you, your investors and/or your friends and clients (whether they are relocating into the Greater Nashville Area, or selling/relocating within our area).  Click on the link below...
 
http://bitly.com/ChandlerJune2013
 

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Much Obliged, Phil
Make it an exceptional day... It is yours to think, see, believe and make happen!
 
Phil Dildine, CCIM (What is CCIM?) 
Head Coach & Team Owner - CLOUD REALTY, LLC(formerly The Morris Companies, LLC)
Well, I was hangin' with all my other golf pro buddies at "The Vinny" (Vince Gill's Celeb/Pro Charity Golf Tournament) and this guy comes up and says, "Excuse me Mr. Dildine. I'm sorry to bother you, but I would really appreciate having a picture taken with you. Would that be OK?" I said, "Well OK, I''m sorta' busy here Deacon, but I'll take a minute for you." If you all don't know this guy, then you're just not "tuned in" to "Nashville".
 
For those of you who are maybe not "tuned in" to the ABC Series "Nashville" (which just got picked up for its 2nd season next year).  This guy's name is actor Charles "Chip" Esten and he plays "Deacon", one of the primary roles and characters in TV Series "Nashville" (which is, by the way, the first major network TV series to be named by only the name of a city since "Dallas").  For the women who do watch the series and know who he is... take a breath, stop dreaming you were me in the photo, stop drooling and check out the rest of the collection of photos, especially if you are a golf fan.  You may also notice Brandt Snedeker, Craig Stadler, "The Walrus", Dan Tyminski (plays with Allison Krause and sang "Man of Constant Sorrow" from movie "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou", Comedians Gary Mule Deer and Henry Cho, Nashville's Channel 2 WKRN News Celeb (our Celeb for the first round Sunday) Bob Mueller, and many others including Mike Fisher.  Mike was in our group the 2nd Round as our Celeb.  Mike Fisher, of course is a star player of the Nashville Predators Pro Hockey Team, and is also married to Carrie Underwood.  I've been told by Jackie and some lady friends that both Mike and Deacon are "easy on the eyes".
 
Here's the whole collection of photos of Jackie and me experiencing "The Vinny" (OK, it was really hot and humid and "Wisconsin Girl Jackie" only went the first day, Sunday... plus she had to work on 2nd day, Monday, so we'll give here a pass that doesn't relate to the heat and humidity).  The "LoudMouthGolf.com" clothed couple are Joshua Ray, my personally sponsored "Wounded Warrior", and his fiancee, Alexis.  Her parents were down to volunteer working and come each year to work "The Vinny".  They fell in love with Nashville (which everyone who comes here does), and they are both moving to Nashville from Madison, WI too.  Josh and Alexis have been living in Nashville since January.
 
My company is already aligned with "The Wounded Warrior Project", but Joshua's story as a "Wounded Warrior" and his sacrifices for our country, motivated me to write an epic-length song/poem.  Wrote it on Memorial Day in about an hour.  May pare it down to a song soon, but it, in full length, is here... http://bitly.com/HeKnewWhat   If you would like to read it.  It will download as a Word Document to your computer and you can read, print it, or save it and read it later.
 

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Much Obliged, Phil
Make it an exceptional day... It is yours to think, see, believe and make happen!
 
Phil Dildine, CCIM (What is CCIM?) 
Head Coach & Team Owner - CLOUD REALTY, LLC(formerly The Morris Companies, LLC)
 
Monday, 10 June 2013 15:00

#1 Job Growth in 2012

May 03, 2013

 
The country music capital led the nation in job growth last year, according to revised data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and reported by The City Paper. Between 2011 and 2012, the Nashville metro area experienced job growth of 3.9 percent, more than any other metro area with a population of more than 1 million.
 
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Builders say time to buy is now

 
 
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Costs for building materials are going up and that, combined with the rising cost of building lots, means higher prices for new homes.
 
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For The Tennessean

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It may seem contradictory, but as new home prices continue to go up across Middle Tennessee, builders have this advice for customers — there may never be a better time to buy than today.

The reason: Prices will only be higher tomorrow.

“If you’ve been waiting for a deal, you’ve missed your chance,” said Chad Ramsey, director of sales and marketing for the Pulte Group. “That doesn’t mean you’re not going to get a great new home at a good price, but not below cost.”

Home prices were stable for several years or even fell during the recession. They have been going up this year as builders pass along the rising cost of building lots and materials such as lumber and drywall. In addition, there aren’t enough homes on the market to satisfy demand, at least in the most desirable neighborhoods. The result is the perfect recipe for prices that seem to go up day to day.

Regent Homes President David McGowan said he recently offered some advice to a customer who was hesitating on the purchase of a $400,000 home.

“If you want to pay $10,000 more for the house you’re looking at, wait two months,” McGowan said.

Beth and Ryan LaBelle, who recently bought a house built by Celebration Homes in Mt. Juliet, are glad they didn’t delay.

“If we built the same house today, we would have probably added

10 percent,” Beth said.

The LaBelles discovered a silver lining in the dark cloud of rising prices. When they had their home appraised, its value had increased $6,000 over the purchase price, giving them instant equity.

Despite rising prices, Beth believes home ownership is a smart decision. Their mortgage payment isn’t much more than rent for the apartment where they briefly lived after moving to Mt. Juliet from Indiana.

“Prices are great, as are interest rates. And you can buy a really nice home for what you pay in rent,” Beth said.

The price of drywall and lumber has gone up as much as 25 percent this year, said McGowan. Concrete has gone up

6 percent. The price of those materials could come down as supplies increase. But building lots are scarce, and no one is making more land. That means higher prices.

A building lot in Murfreesboro that cost $45,000 two years ago costs $65,000 today. In Nolensville, lots that were $65,000 cost $80,000 now, he said.

Sometimes even finding a spot to build a house can be a challenge.

“Builders are fighting for lots,” McGowan said. “A few years ago we had lots left over from the recession. Not now. You go down to Franklin, you can’t even buy a lot.”

Citizens Homes President David Hughes predicted that consumers will experience “sticker shock” as scarcity drives up the price of lots.

“Lots that are in locations where people want to live will probably become a bidding war in the near future,” Hughes said.

Goodall Homes, which builds houses in Williamson, Wilson, Sumner and Davidson counties, has raised prices by 10 percent in some communities.

“You combine all that, that’s why prices are going up so significantly in the Nashville area,” Vice President Chris O’Neal said.

Rising prices are not discouraging buyers. For example, the Pulte Group expects to have well over 300 closings in the region this year.

“We sold out of some areas a little quicker than anticipated. That’s a good problem to have,” Ramsey said.

Goodall expects to build more than 300 homes this year, a record. Regent recently began work on 185 new condominiums at Lenox Village, its “smart growth” community on Nolensville Pike south of Old Hickory Boulevard. Citizens Homes is building in Antioch, Hermitage, Nolensville and Wilson County.

Prices are rising, but they are still recovering from the effects of the recession, Ramsey said.

“It may look like a price increase but they’re just getting back to where they were,” he said.

Hughes, the president of Citizens Homes, believes people who buy a home will profit from that decision. People who wait will have regrets.

“The people who have purchased a home in the last year and probably for the remainder of this year will probably see their investment grow dramatically,” Hughes said. “If interest rates start to jump up, then those fence sitters will be saying, ‘Man I sure missed an opportunity.’ ”

Contact Bill Lewis at 615-262-5862 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jun. 6, 2013   

 

FILE / Associated Press

Written by

Duane Marsteller

The Tennessean

 

Middle Tennessee home sales continued their torrid growth pace in May, according to figures just released by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

Realtors closed 3,061 sales of existing homes during the month, 22.4 percent higher than the 2,500 closings in May 2012. It’s the 23rd consecutive month that sales exceeded year-ago figures by at least 15 percent, with year-to-date sales up 24 percent from last year.

May also was the first time that closings topped 3,000 in a single month in nearly six years. The last time it happened: August 2007, just before the housing slump took root.

“That’s a major milestone for our region,” said Price Lechleiter, the group’s president, in a statement.

But he again struck a cautionary chord, saying “while the signs are encouraging, they are far from solid.” He cited uncertainty about the availability of federal financing, the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the potential changes to the mortgage interest deduction.

Another, more-pressing concern: Tight inventory. The number of homes for sales barely moved from April to May, and remained 14 percent below year-ago levels.

As a result, homes are selling faster and for more.

The median single-family sales price jumped $10,000 to $195,000 from April to May and by 9 percent in the past year, and homes sold in May were on the market an average of 73 days — more than a week shorter than earlier this year. A year ago, the median price was $179,000.

Condominium prices have risen even faster: From $160,000 per unit in May 2012 to $179,000 last month, a 12-percent jump.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:37

GRATITUDE, PATRIOTISM AND SACRIFICE

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
 
This on will be a short one.  (hmm, your self talk is saying... yeah, Phil writing or saying anything that's "short" will probably only happen if he has a heart attack, mid-sentence!  Don't you just love it when you make fun of yourself the first this in the morning?!!? 
 
Well, let just say today's offering is a short or as long as you'd like to make it.  I wrote lyrics to a song about Gratitude, Patriotism, Sacrifice, Honor, Duty, Service and putting you interests and life behind others, unconditionally.  "Now there's the "old Phil" your self talk is saying.  Yep, even my email blast title was shorter than what I really wanted to write (see I'm getting better... sorta', maybe? .  OK enough with those cute little emoticons, jeez the can get irritating and distracting.
 
I wrote this song in about an hour.  Words were flowing, pretty good for a Monday... but wait... why was it different, like most weekend mornings are different, it was Memorial Day and I was inspired.  I was struck by how focus, attitude and self talk can change a day.  It happens every weekend day morning.  My entire day was changed because of my perspective and expectations.  The birds didn't know it was Memorial Day, my side-kick "Lucky LaRue" didn't really know it was Memorial Day.  She just knew it was one of those days where she get's to roam around our huge backyard, chase birds, rabbits and squirrels, get her feet muddy and the get treats when she comes and sits on her perch next to me as I stream Pandora, write stuff and watch all the clueless wonderment that goes on each morning, that I miss, because I am not out there.  I am on a work day instead of a weekend day, but all this goes on without me.  It's all about your expectations, focus and attitude.  Amazing, I'm going to start trying to start more "work week mornings" that way.
 
OK, this is getting too long already so I will give you some options.
 
THE SONG
You can click on the link below and you can read my offering of all those things I mentioned above in an epic novel (disguised as a song... OK, it's really not that long).  The song, "He Knew What He Was Doing... Do You Remember What He Did?" was inspired by my "personal Wounded Warrior", Joshua Ray, who IS playing in "The Vinny" June 1-3 next week (more on that later).  You can click on the link, the song will download as a Word Document and you can read it now, save it to your computer, or print it out to read later.
 
LUCKY LARUE  You can Click Here to see here after a hard day of playing, chasing rabbits and having fun getting dirty... http://bitly.com/DirtyLuckyLaRue  OK, in all fairness, see her in her normal amazingly cute state... http://bitly.com/LuckyLaRue
 
HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING... DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT HE DID? - Words by Phil "Delta" Dildine (Music to follow later and if I don't chop this sucker down a bit it will be a patriotic equivalent of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" Iron Butterfly's 1968 hit, just over 17 minute, lol)  Click Here It will download and you can read it now or print it out and read it later... http://bitly.com/HeKnewWhat
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve" - Albert Schweitzer
 
How can I write this week's "Today's Wisdom" without addressing the unbelievable and devastating Oklahoma tragedy and the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack that have killed, injured irreparably and affected so many innocent Americans, many of them children.  How can I ignore these sad and unexplainable events that have happened recently?  I must.  We must.  I recently wrote in March a "Today's Wisdom" that addressed the confusing subject of why bad things sometime happen to good people.  As I count my personal blessing, and how fortunate I am, I have to tell you of some bright spots in my life that happened recently.  Monday, the day of the tornadoes in Oklahoma, my amazing daughter who's 20 and home for the summer from college and who had decided to set a goal to move up the "food chain of restaurants" in our area from the very small but cute and cozy little restaurant that she's been working at for 4 years (her first job) and go ambitiously to the top "fine dining" restaurant in our area, Carrabba's in Hendersonville.  Well what a giant leap this was and a tough challenge. Jeez, I've gotten corporate jobs with less structured processes.  But, after 3 interviews and taking a really hard test of 100 questions of which you need to get 90 correct (dealing primarily with their, not only difficult, but difficult to pronounce menu... which she resourcefully used a language translation app on her computer to learn how to speak many of their Italian named dishes).  She passed with a 92!!  Many other great things happened recently, but Goal + Determination + Action/Service to the Challenge = Success!
 
Another highlight recently was my commitment and honor to get involved with Wounded Warriors.  It was actually a fluke that brought me to one of them.  Faye Ellis, IREM Chapter Adminstrator and great friend, called me up and said she wanted me to be at an IREM (Institute of RE Management) upcoming meeting for several reasons.  I am not a member of IREM, but she invites me occasionally as a representative for another organization I was fortunate enough to be a part of over the years, The Middle TN CCIM Chapter.  This luncheon had a special connection though... my lifetime friend and business partner Harold Morris was getting a very prestigious and the most high IREM Award given.  But there was another connection, unbeknownst to me, that I was there for.  I believe strongly in the Law of Attraction and that all things happen for a reason, and it was at that meeting, that after hearing Adam Widner, a Wounded Warrior Project Representative, speak... I decided to take action and do something completely spontaneous.  I was truly moved by Adam's short talk on The Wounded Warrior Project.  I physically moved over to the other side of the table to sit next to him and whispered in his ear that I would like to talk with him soon and try to help in some way with this amazing project.  It was at that moment that I decided, immediately, to align my company with the WWP and try to help make a difference, if only in some small way, in some of our local Warriors lives.  I had no idea of what I would do, how I would do it, nor how I would fund the idea.  But that is true goal setting... committing to something that you have no idea how you can do achieve, and then re-commit to it daily, and let your Reticular Activation System (OK, Google that in a minute, lol) take over!
 
After some meetings with the WWP I am proud to announce that I am sponsoring "my Personal Wounded Warrior", Josh Ray, in his next golf tournament.  I also will be speaking at a luncheon meeting in August on the subjects of Home Ownership, Dealing with Distressed RE Situations (that are sometimes brought on by special circumstances caused my these men and women serving our country), and several other subjects, including how, despite their challenges, these amazingly determined and strong Warriors may even have a future in some form of the real estate industry.  I have a goal and a vision of playing some small role in facilitating "Warriors helping Warriors".  I am excited about the opportunity to try and give back.  We have already set up a link on our company website to donate to this amazing project.
 
But what a "connection" these two events, the Oklahoma Tornadoes and The Boston Attack, must have to these Warriors and other service people.  Connections of the horror of seeing friends, comrades, loved ones, family, innocent bystanders' lives being destroyed or altered, indelibly, for life.  Death, limbs being blown off, landscapes that once were beautiful being destroyed in the blink of an eye... connections that are physical, mental and emotional.  But with this horror and carnage come the hallmarks of the human mind and spirit... Faith, Will, Determination, Dedication, Courage, Strength, Empowerment and the overall drive and spirit to SERVE.  To serve... putting all others' interests above your own.
 
As usual, I have written too long this morning, so I will end this one today with the quote that I wrote, and how I ended that "Today's Wisdom" in March on rationalizing why bad things sometime happen to good people...
 
"Maybe Bad Things Happen To Good People, So That The Rest Of Us Will Appreciate Our Own Lives More, Count Our Blessings More, and Share More Goodness With One Another Today." - Phil Dildine
 
Maybe it will help you realize your good fortune with an analogy (that I use often) that if we were all setting in a circle with our troubles piled up in front of us and pushed them towards the middle... most of us would be quick to pull back our pile of troubles and be more thankful for what we have.  If you don't have a tragic situation going on in your life right now, then maybe it will make you stop and count your blessings, spread more joy and smiles today, make someone laugh today, or just do some random act of kindness.  For you my friend, you are indeed blessed... and the best way you can show your appreciation for the good things in your live is to "pay them forward".
Inside a lobby of Music City Center.

Nathan Morgan | Nashville Business Journal

Inside a lobby of Music City Center.

Staff Writer- Nashville Business Journal
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Seven things I learned today on my last sneak peek of Music City Center:

  1. 1. WiFi will be free for visitors.
  2. 2. Music can be played anywhere in the building, including at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, where visitors can listen to song catalogs of Nashville's acclaimed songwriters.
  3. 3. If convention organizers want to hang a car from the ceiling of the 350,000 square foot exhibit hall or drive one onto the stage of the Grand Ballroom, they can.
  4. 4. Music City Center includes seven outdoor locations for guests to look out over the city.Karl Dean also recommends the roosts as potential places to watch Fourth of July festivities.
  5. 5. Music City Center's kitchen, ledMax Knoepfel, can make 20,000 meals a day, if necessary.
  6. 6. Artwork inside includes "Euphony," by Ball-Nogues Studio, about 28 miles of yellow, red and blue beading that hangs about 117 feet long; and "Composition,"Aaron Stephan, which consists of a grid of more than 100 white musical instruments and hangs in front of the Demonbreun Street view.
  7. 7. The average size group at the existing convention center is 1,500, compared to 6,500 at the new center.

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. has reported that 829,574 room nights tied to the center have been booked, short of its 1,000,000 room nights goal that had been set for its opening. Dean hinted there may be more to add.

"I can't think of convention centers that have opened with the numbers of conventions we have booked, the number of hotel rooms we have booked," Dean said on the tour today. "We'll have an announcement next week about exactly where we are. We are ahead of schedule. We'll be fine. It's going to be a big success."

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52 Places to Go in 2014

Witness a city in transformation, glimpse exotic animals, explore the past and enjoy that beach before the crowds.   15. Nashville, Tenn.   Leather jackets and skinny jeans join cowboy boots.   Country music lovers have long made the pilgrimage to Nashville, but now the city has... Read more

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Surging Nashville home market sets sales…

Nevin Batiwalla Staff Reporter-Nashville Business Journal For the first time ever, the median sales price for a single-family home in Nashville surpassed $200,000 in June, the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors announced today. The median price for a single-family home sold in Nashville last month... Read more

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