Decorating with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue

Even if you're not one to follow trends, you may welcome some inspiration from color magnate, Pantone. This year's color, classic blue, may accommodate more tastes and decorating styles than recent years, such as living coral or marsala. It's easy to update both your indoor and outdoor spaces in either a bold or a more subtle way with this blue hue. Read on for more inspiration. Using Classic Blue Indoors Bringing natural — though not neutral — colors indoors can add both a sense of calmness … [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...]

Winter Home Buying: What to Know

Hoping you can give yourself and your family the ultimate gift this winter? That is, a new home? You may want to keep those holiday decorations packed away for now, as the odds are actually in your favor of finding your next home sooner than later. Before you write off this time of year as a poor time to shop for a home, there are some key benefits of winter home buying to consider.  You May See Lower Prices and More Savings That's right — you're more than likely to find lower home prices … [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...]

Exploring Knoxville Neighborhoods: Houses for Sale in Fox Run

Among West Knoxville neighborhoods, the Fox Run subdivision is one of the best. Located in the Town of Farragut, Fox Run is comfortable and quiet yet close to I-40, Turkey Creek's shopping and entertainment, and even outdoor activities. Want to skip right to the listings? Scroll to the button at the bottom! Most of the more than 375 homes in Fox Run were built in the mid-to-late 2000s. Many houses were custom-built, which is one reason that so many homes feature luxury upgrades like master … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving

As you anticipate the kickoff of the holiday season, preparing your home for Thanksgiving may seem daunting. From colder temperatures to awaiting the arrival of new guests or old friends, your mental checklist is likely extensive. But don't worry. We'll lay out everything you need to know to set your home up for Thanksgiving success.  What You Need to Get Done Outside Though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this doesn't mean that all of your in-laws won't judge your home by its … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your House for Halloween Without Ruining Its Value

If you're reading this, it's probably safe to assume you love Halloween. Whether you have young kids, no kids, or are just a kid-at-heart yourself, is it possible to ruin the value of your home with a few too many cobwebs and skeletons? Don't be afraid, that won't happen to you. Follow these tricks on how to decorate your house for Halloween — they're a real treat! Properly Prep Your Home How can you properly prepare your home for fall, as well as the busy holiday season? Set aside time in … [Read more...]

I’ve Bought My First House — Now What?

Holding the keys to your very own — and very first home — is incredibly exciting. No one's journey to homeownership is hardly ever dull. Is it OK to relax for a bit? Sure thing! But whether it's your dream home or just a stepping stone away from the "rent" life, there are probably still a few things on your to-do list. You may be wondering now that you've bought your first house, "What's next?" Well, we're here to help.  Home Maintenance Basics Regardless of whether your home is brand new or … [Read more...]

Our 6 Best Fall Home Maintenance Tips

We all love autumn, with its vibrant leaves, crisp evenings, and pumpkin-flavored coffee. Less charming, however, are the many chores that fall demands to keep your property safe, dry, and warm in the cooler months. While many homeowners might know the basics of fall maintenance, it's far too easy to forget the one task that can cause bigger problems down the road. Make sure your home is prepared with our best fall maintenance tips. … [Read more...]