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...]

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...]

How to Choose a Neighborhood in Knoxville

Moving is a stressful, exhausting event (especially with a family in tow) but knowing how to choose a neighborhood in Knoxville will take much of the pressure off your shoulders.    Marble City, Heart of the Valley, K-Town — no matter what you call it Knoxville, TN, is one of the most popular cities in the Southeast thanks to the incredible assortment of local music, food, and strong economy (not to mention the team spirit). With a rich history, a wide variety of architecture, and a … [Read more...]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling a House in Knoxville

Selling a house in Knoxville can be a long and confusing process. And if it’s your first time, it can seem especially intimidating. With so many considerations to nail down and phone calls to make, new sellers can always use a reminder to take the process one day and one step at a time. To get you started, here are five tips to help prepare your home for sale. Step 1: Hire a Home Inspector Potential buyers will almost always request to have your home inspected before committing to a deal, so … [Read more...]

Exploring Knoxville Neighborhoods: Gettysvue

Home buyers looking for a luxurious, sprawling home with convenient access to some of Knoxville’s most popular attractions should consider beautiful Gettysvue. Nestled next to Cedar Bluff, this West Knox neighborhood offers the quiet streets and relaxed pace you want while maintaining convenient proximity to the city’s best shopping and dining destinations. If Gettysvue sounds like a neighborhood straight out of your daydreams, here are a few reasons why you should consider looking for a house … [Read more...]

Increasing Home Value Without Spending a Fortune

In today's booming real estate market, sellers must compete more than ever for buyers. There are countless options for increasing home value, but some of the most significant often require more time and money than a busy family has to offer. If you’re a homeowner on a limited budget, consider these improvements to boost interest and ROI without spending a fortune. Refresh the Paint With a few basic supplies and a little elbow grease, you can add new life to every room in your home. Freshly … [Read more...]

The Top Knoxville Attractions to Enjoy this Spring

While spring in Knoxville, Tennessee still features a few chilly mornings, there’s no doubt that warmer days are on the way. Now is a great time to begin planning activities that your whole family – including the dog – can enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite attractions for you to check out on the city’s next sunny day. Ijams Nature Center  You have plenty of local options when it comes to beautiful natural scenery, but none can match the 300 acres of walking and biking trails, and river … [Read more...]

8 Mortgage Tips for First-Time Buyers

With interest rates expected to rise in the coming years, now is the best time for new buyers to get into the real estate market and lock down a place. While wading into the unfamiliar home buying experience can be intimidating, a little research and preparation – along with our mortgage tips for first-time buyers – can keep you from drowning in the process. 1. Improve Your Credit Score To help guarantee you’re offered more competitive interest rates and mortgage offers, you should try to … [Read more...]

What Down Payment Assistance Programs Are Available in Tennessee?

We've talked a lot in the past about how much down payment homebuyers should pay and the wisdom of setting aside a strict 20% for the best rate. For some families, however, putting down 20% of a property’s value is too steep a price, even if they’d otherwise have no trouble covering the monthly mortgage payments. For first time homebuyers especially, who may be struggling with student debt or are only starting to build their financial resources, putting together a large down payment can make the … [Read more...]