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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]