Weekend Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Labor Day

If you're hoping to have an enjoyable — but productive — Labor Day weekend, perhaps you can tackle a few projects around your home. We found our favorite weekend home improvement projects that you can get done in no time.  Exterior Projects As temperatures begin to cool down in a few weeks, perhaps you're planning to spend some more time enjoying your porch or yard. Not only does tending to your landscaping or curb appeal make your space more livable in the short-term, but it also has … [Read more...]

Knoxville Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

If you're looking for a place to call home in the Knoxville area, it's hard to go wrong — after all, Knoxville is known for having affordable housing rates with upscale amenities. When it comes to the best Knoxville neighborhoods for young professionals, there are a few keys to finding where you'll fit best. Let's discuss your top options.  Old City (South Knox) South Knoxville is called the Old City, however, it has plenty of new points of interest as well as historical charm. The Old City is … [Read more...]

Our Best Tips for Home Security in Summer

Whether you find yourself traveling, giving your older kids more independence with alone time, or are finding creative ways to staycation, home security in summer is crucial. We'll discuss three foolproof ways to address your home security, no matter your budget or technical prowess.  1. Use a Home Security or Smart Lock System The first way to up your home's security in summer is with sophisticated security or smart lock system.   Professional systems Professional systems continue to become … [Read more...]

Best Knoxville Neighborhoods for Buying Your First Home

"Location, location, location," is a common phrase among real-estate professionals — and for good reason. Especially if you're a first-time home buyer, you're likely realizing the importance of not just a good location, but the best location for you. If you're looking for a home in this area, we've compiled our insight on the best Knoxville neighborhoods. General Advice for Buying Your First Home You may experience a ton of emotions prior to buying your first home. Moving is always a big … [Read more...]

How to Feel at Home Living in Knoxville, TN

Even if you've lived in the Knoxville area your whole life, sometimes home can feel less "homey." Or, perhaps you're considering a move to Knoxville or one is already in the works. Regardless, we'll provide some advice on how to feel at home living in Knoxville, TN, no matter your situation.  What Do You Want from Your Home or Community? We'll dive into this in further detail in the following sections. However, in order to select the right area of Knoxville to settle into — or even relocate to … [Read more...]

Up and Coming: Chesney Hills Subdivision in Knoxville

Finding your dream home is one thing. However, if it's not in an equally alluring neighborhood, it probably won't make settling in any easier. If you're looking for easy access to amenities, space to breathe, as well as stunning mountain views, consider this up-and-coming spot: Chesney Hills subdivision in Knoxville. Here's why this may just be the perfect neighborhood for you. Where You'll Find the Chesney Hills Subdivision Chesney Hills is located just south of Middlebrook Pike and close to … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know Before a Home Inspection

Buying a new home is a major investment, and the decision can result in a slew of emotions. Since it's such a major decision, it's important to be sure and to be as in-the-know as possible. Not only does being well-informed help you avoid potential problems, but you’ll be able to rest a little more easily at night. Wondering how you can quell a large bit of this anxiety and gather necessary information? A proper home inspection should do the trick. Consider Your Home of Interest Many homes may … [Read more...]

7 Essential Winter Lawn Care Tips

As temperatures remain lower throughout the day and yards are covered by fallen leaves and the occasional blanket of snow, many Knoxville homeowners may hope for a few months free of lawn care. However, not preparing your lawn properly for the cold can make it harder to revitalize your grass, garden, and other landscaping once spring arrives. If you’re planning to buy or sell a house, an unattractive and barren yard could be discouraging. In order to keep your property grow-ready for the warmer … [Read more...]

Tips for Renovation During Winter

Winter is likely a busy season when considering your social and family life. Maybe you're planning to visit relatives in warmer areas, or maybe you're looking forward to spending time at a ski resort. Or, perhaps you just bought a new home — after all, winter is a great time to buy! That being said, it's understandable if home renovation during winter is one of the last things on your mind. However, planning home renovations during the warmer months, such as the spring and summer, may not have … [Read more...]

Save Money by Winterizing Your Home

This time of year may seem unorthodox to consider home improvements. However, it’s actually the perfect time to get your house or condo in shape for the winter. As the weather changes, cold and damp conditions can wreak havoc on your property and your wallet. While many people expect additional expenses during the holidays, a few cost-effective updates and changes are all it takes to ensure that your home doesn’t tack more on. When winterizing your home, remember the following tips for a house … [Read more...]