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...]

The 5 Best Things About Living in Farragut, TN

More families and new homeowners have realized why living in Farragut, TN, is simply better. Farragut, TN is one of Knoxville’s most popular neighborhoods — and for good reason. With fantastic schools, one of the area’s best shopping destinations, natural spaces perfect for recreation, easy access to downtown, and flexible pricing, Farragut provides everything you need to feel at home. Furthermore, Farragut is a beautiful community. With such high-selling points (at even low prices) families … [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...]

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...]

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...]

What to Know About the Mortgage Approval Process

Taking the first step toward owning a home — especially for the first time — should be nothing but exciting. But with so much unfamiliar terminology, forms to sign, research to do, and financials to get a grip on, it can also be a bit overwhelming. To put your mind a little more at ease, we wanted to cover what you need to know about the mortgage approval process.  Get Approved to Be Approved Wait, what? That's right — the first step of the mortgage approval process is actually "pre-approval." … [Read more...]

Buying a House This Summer? Here Are the Benefits of Using a Realtor

For many people, finding and purchasing their dream home is the achievement of a lifetime. It may take months (or even years) of planning and saving until you finally establish a comfortable budget and nail down the main specs you're looking for. Maybe you want more room to entertain, a bigger yard for your pets or a growing family, or a house in a different neighborhood close to your job or better schools. Whatever your needs may be, buying a house is a big decision — be sure to work with a … [Read more...]

What to Ask During a Home Inspection in 2019

The hard part is over — you finally found a home you can't stop thinking about and are mentally preparing yourself to sign the papers. It's easy to get swept up in the excitement. However, even if you're proactive and tag along for your home inspection, you may miss a vital opportunity to save yourself time, money, and future hassle by not knowing what to ask. To calm your nerves and boost your confidence, we compiled 10 key sets of questions to ask that'll make you feel like an expert. Here's … [Read more...]