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...]

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...]

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. Improve Curb Appeal Front yard landscaping and touch-ups can be a great place to start when trying to make … [Read more...]

Home Buying 101: What Is Home Equity?

Buying or selling a home can be one of life’s most stressful undertakings. You end up with a lovely new house at the end, however, the steps leading toward it can be confusing and intimidating. Even simple terms, without the right help or knowledge, will make understanding the process more difficult than necessary.One phrase that comes up constantly in discussions about real estate is “home equity.” But what does that actually mean? And how does it affect you? We’ll help you understand this … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Painting Your New Home

Painting the interior of your new home can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of us know the basics of painting—taping around light switches and trim, mixing paint thoroughly, and of course being extra-careful on ladders. But what about the little things that can really make or break your paint job, like how the paint works with the lighting, how well you prepare surfaces, and which tools you use? Knowing a few tips for painting your new home can make your DIY job look … [Read more...]