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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]