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...]

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...]

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...]

Buying a Home with Bad Credit: What You Need to Know

As you might expect, complications can arise when buying a home with bad credit. In general, if your credit score dips below 650, mortgage approval is harder to secure and often comes with higher interest rates. While poor credit can certainly make the home-buying process more difficult, it doesn’t make it impossible. You still have a few options for working around your credit score and finding an affordable home that you love. Bad Credit Sometimes Results from Reporting Errors Before you … [Read more...]

2015 Real Estate Predictions

In 2015, the real estate market in Knoxville and around the country will see some new and recurring trends. Young families will feel better positioned to buy their first home. The market is putting the woes of recent years in the rearview mirror. And everybody seems to want a giant house that’s close to everything! We stay tuned into the local and regional housing market. We watch for insights that help our clients buy and sell homes with the best information and highest level of confidence. … [Read more...]

Why Now Is a Great Time to Buy a Home

It’s is one of those things you think about for years, and with the tumultuous economic climate of the last decade, deciding on when the right time to buy a home can be difficult. The good news is that as a nation we’ve weathered the storm and many factors indicate that the right time to buy a home is now. The Real Estate Market Is Back A report by the University of Tennessee projects economic growth and progress into 2014 and 2015 for Tennessee. After the string of losses in the … [Read more...]

HWG’s Holloway, Westerling, Butler, and Hall Receive Gold Key Awards

On February 18th, Gables & Gates Realtors presented their annual Gold Key Awards for 2013 in a Celebration of Excellence luncheon at Fox Den Country Club in Farragut. Debbie Holloway of the Holloway-Westerling Group swept the top honors, taking home the prestigious Associate of the Year award with a spectacular total of $28,498,283 in closed transactions. Debbie also received Gold Key Awards for the Top Residential Listing Associate, Top Residential Sales Associate, and Most … [Read more...]

Search for Homes in Knoxville’s Most Popular Neighborhoods!

Sometimes, when you’re looking for a home, you start out with an ideal neighborhood in mind rather than a zip code or part of town. To help you find your ideal home more quickly, we’ve made it easier to search for homes for sale in Farragut subdivisions and other popular Knoxville neighborhoods. We update the listings daily, so you can trust that you’re getting the most up-to-date information! You can search within neighborhoods like: Fox Den Old Stage Hills Lyon’s … [Read more...]

Real Estate Update – What’s happening in the Housing Market

Recently released reports show that July new home sales were down over 13% month to month, but existing home sales increased a healthy 6.5%.  Why there is such a big difference? The reason is that new home sales are based on signed contracts in July and the existing home sales numbers are based on closings which were contracts signed in May or June.  One factor for this difference is rising mortgage rates which jumped from 3.5% to 4.5% between May and July and made buying a home 15% more … [Read more...]

Debbie Holloway and Partners Receive Top Knoxville Real Estate Honors

In a recent awards ceremony held at Fox Den Country Club, Gables & Gates, REALTORS handed out their top sales awards for 2012.  Fresh on the heels of being awarded her 6th straight Diamond Award of Excellence, the top honor awarded by the Knoxville Association of REALTORS, Debbie Holloway brought home the following awards from Fox Den:   Associate of the Year (5th straight year) Most Transactions (7th straight year) Top Residential Associate (5th straight year) Gold Key Award for … [Read more...]