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...]

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...]

4 Resolutions That Will Help Sell Your Home in 2019

Deciding to sell a house can be an exciting decision. It can also quickly become a nerve-racking process. To help keep you motivated, we’ve made a list of simple resolutions to help you sell your home in 2019. Start your new year off right by minimizing stress while making your home more attractive to potential buyers. 4 Resolutions That Will Help Sell Your Home in 2019 This short, simple list will help you get your house in shape for the local real estate market. 1. Find a Great … [Read more...]

Starting the Home Selling Process in 2019

It may still be early in the year, but here’s no time like the present to start the home selling process for 2019. Knoxville’s real estate market has been growing steadily, but predictions for this year include slowly rising mortgage rates and the possibility of economic downturn. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the coming months, you may expect picky buyers with many other homes to choose from. Starting early will ensure that you get the most out of your property in a … [Read more...]

Decorating with 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Following Ultra Violet, 2018’s rich jewel-tone, the latest on-trend color is a bright and vivacious hue perfect for livening up your home in the new year. Say hello to 2019’s Pantone of the Year: Living Coral. Below, we’ve got some easy tips on decorating with this stylish shade that won’t require a lot of time, money, or effort. Set the Theme This year’s Pantone shade evokes the image of warm, sandy beaches and tropical drinks by the pool. You can create soothing vacation vibes all year long … [Read more...]

2019 Real Estate Predictions

In today's steadily growing economy, home buyers and sellers in Knoxville and across the country are eagerly looking to the future and wondering what new or recurring trends are around the proverbial corner. For locals, 2019 real estate predictions may play an important part in the decision making process. In the new year, you can expect the continuing of today's seller's market and further increases in mortgage rates, despite a growing demand for homes, especially from young, new buyers. Learn … [Read more...]