6 Fall Lawn and Landscaping Tips

Fall is a gorgeous time of year in Knoxville. The leaves change colors, hot cocoa and apple cider start making regular rotations at local cafés, and every neighborhood looks even more welcoming and beautiful. Still, while the approaching holiday season can leave many homeowners preoccupied with decorating inside and outside of the house, the lawn can be easily neglected. Don’t let your yard go untended and forgotten this season. Follow these lawn and landscaping tips to keep your yard in good … [Read more...]

What Knoxville Home Buyers Love in Their First Home

Are you planning to shop for your first home in the Knoxville area in the near future? How about down the road? When it comes to amenities, location, neighborhoods, and more, there are some unique factors that Knoxville home buyers in particular love to see. Use this post to help you get a better idea of your dream home, especially if it's in Knoxville. This will also help you and your realtor in your search. Who are the buyers? More than a third of Knoxville home buyers and buyers in other … [Read more...]

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...]

7 Home Improvements That Add Resale Value to Your House

Before you break out your wallet for a whole range of expensive home improvements, be sure to think first about what choices will add the most to the resale value of your home, whenever you decide to sell. What to Consider to Add Resale Value Here are some general considerations for picking improvements that add resale value: Not selling right away? Stick with timeless, classic choices so your upgrades won't go out of style before you sell. Selling immediately? Feel free to ride the … [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...]

When to Buy a Home: Which Season Is Best?

When you're trying to decide when to buy a home, hopefully you'll be able to plan around the annual ups and downs of the housing market. Even if you have a limited time frame and need to buy or sell because you’re relocating, understanding the effect of the seasons can help you make the most of your situation. Many real estate agents report that they sell more than 50% of their properties during the summer, but every season has highs and lows in the housing market. Understanding these patterns … [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...]

Boost Appeal for Selling a House in Knoxville This Summer

  The city’s beautiful natural scenery and lower cost of living make it a popular choice for home buyers. If you're planning on selling a house in Knoxville this summer, we recommend taking the opportunity now to boost your home's appeal. New outdoor features, DIY landscaping, and interior renovations are all great ways to give your property an aesthetic edge on the local market. Selling a House in Knoxville Step 1. Improve Curb Appeal Front yard landscaping and touch-ups can be a … [Read more...]

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

As June arrives, summer home maintenance becomes crucial to ensure your family's comfort throughout the heat waves. Taking steps that also make your home more energy efficient will only save you in the long run, so you have more to spend on summer activities — like a few of our favorites in Knoxville. Not sure where to begin when it comes to protecting your home during this season? We've broken it down for you below.  Work on Energy Efficiency Much like winter, summer can be a high point for … [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...]