How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

With winter's high energy demands just around the corner, now is an excellent time to make your home more energy-efficient. Practicing smart conservation in your home is always worth the effort and a number of key home improvements – from simply changing lightbulbs to shopping for energy-savvy smart devices – can also trim down your monthly utility bills. Saving energy leaves more money in your pocket each month and can make your home more attractive to future buyers. Change Your … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Neighborhood in Knoxville

Moving is a stressful, exhausting event (especially with a family in tow) but knowing how to choose a neighborhood in Knoxville will take much of the pressure off your shoulders.    Marble City, Heart of the Valley, K-Town — no matter what you call it Knoxville, TN, is one of the most popular cities in the Southeast thanks to the incredible assortment of local music, food, and strong economy (not to mention the team spirit). With a rich history, a wide variety of architecture, and a … [Read more...]

Best Home Automation Products for 2019

In the past, homeowners had no choice but to spend considerable hours each week making sure their homes were well-maintained and secure, from vacuuming by hand to driving home to check if the garage is locked. But artificial intelligence and other automation technologies have made such strides in the last decade that they’ve reshaped every aspect of life, including home care. In 2019, these things can all happen with a voice command, remote use of an app, or even fully automatically. You can … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Home Inspection (that You Can Take Care of Now)

Getting ready for a home inspection to sell a home is a big deal. The decision itself is an important one, and the process can be daunting. But with a little help, selling a home in Knoxville, TN can be simple and straightforward. A home seller's worst nightmare is discovering after the inspection that their home needs a long list of repairs and updating before it will draw the best possible offer from a buyer. Naturally, home inspections can feel invasive for some home sellers, as the … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Fallen Tree Damage

This post was originally published on May 4, 2012 and has since been updated. Any homeowner with an ounce of green space knows how valuable trees can be. One tree can provide shade, improve air quality, and cut energy costs. There’s a lot to love until one day - crack! Down it goes, and you have a mess. Who’s responsible? Could it have been prevented? Whether it’s yours or a neighbor’s, fallen branches and toppled trees can be expensive ordeals for homeowners, but here’s how to prevent and … [Read more...]

Energy Saving Home Improvement Projects that Also Help the Environment

Making your home more eco-friendly doesn't require a huge overhaul. While some energy saving home improvement projects can be costly, not all are. You can also take up a few jobs around the house that pay off with relatively little effort or expense. Help the planet, reduce your monthly utilities, and save money in the long run? It's an easy choice. Even better, when you're ready to sell, potential buyers will love the energy-efficient features.  Energy Saving Home Improvement … [Read more...]

DIY Curb Appeal: How Landscaping Can Help Sell Your Home

Buying or selling a home can involve a lot of dry, uninspiring paperwork. In contrast, the act of house-hunting itself actually involves a lot of emotion and gut reaction. How the outside of your home looks can have a profound effect on how quickly it sells. Curb appeal is the first thing a buyer will notice when coming to view your house. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of tips you can use to make your home more memorable without spending a lot. Why You Should Care About Curb Appeal Simple, … [Read more...]

The Better Way to Buy a Home in Knoxville

Buying a house can be tough. There are a lot of unfamiliar processes to complete and hoops to jump through before you can move in and unpack. For first-time buyers or those new to the area, the prospect can be even more intimidating. Rather than trying to go it alone, find an experienced, trusted real estate agent that understands the local market. It’s the better way to buy a home in Knoxville. If you’re looking for a realtor that will help you find properties that best suit your lifestyle, … [Read more...]

Making the Most of an Open House

In a competitive real estate market, like Knoxville’s, you want your home to stand out. Getting your house ready for viewing can be as important as neighborhood property values and competitive pricing. Before your open house, you can make a few changes that will help your home appear more updated and welcoming, creating a positive impact on potential buyers. Here are a few of our best tips on making the most of an open house. Make Smart Upgrades Before an open house is the best time to make … [Read more...]

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

Homeowners face a real juggling act when it comes to figuring out how to buy and sell a home at the same time. It’s not always the ideal situation to be in, especially, if your budget can’t handle the cost of two mortgage payments for more than a few months. It can be difficult, but financially and logistically, it can be done. First, it’s important to know your options. Then with close planning and a good realtor, you’ll be able to determine what steps to take. How to Buy and Sell a Home at … [Read more...]