The Cost of Living in Knoxville, TN

  Relatively low costs of living, compared against national averages, can be found in many of the southeastern states. With interest rates predicted to rise in the coming years, the cost of living in Knoxville, TN might already be on your mind. Knoxville’s cost of living statistics are some of the lowest for major cities in the area, including Nashville, Chattanooga, and Asheville. Combined with Knoxville's popular neighborhoods and unrivaled natural beauty, many homebuyers in today's … [Read more...]

Landscaping That’s Perfect for Knoxville’s Climate

Knoxville's climate can be one of extremes. Hot and humid in the summers with the occasional winter freeze, it makes for fantastic gardening, but isn’t without its challenges. Knowing how best to plant, decorate, and build a thriving garden in Knoxville's climate can be tricky. However, plenty of resources exist to make it a rewarding pursuit (provided you’re wearing enough bug spray). Read on to find out what you can do to turn your backyard or garden into a lush and beautiful getaway right … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Mortgage Approval Process

Mortgage approval can take less than a week or more than a month—mostly due to delays caused by missing or incorrect paperwork. You and the mortgage lender both want a fast approval with no hiccups. After all, you did have to research a lot to get the best mortgage rate. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to speed up the mortgage approval process:#1. Raise Your Credit Score—and Keep It ThereBetter credit generally leads to an easier, faster mortgage approval. Decreasing your debts … [Read more...]

2 Knoxville-Area Open Houses Tomorrow!

The Holloway-Westerling Group is hosting 2 Knoxville-area open houses this weekend, and we’d love to see you there! Both open houses are taking place on Sunday, September 28th, from 2-4 pm. 12235 W. Ashton Court, Knoxville, TN 37934 Build in 1993, this beautifully-updated all-brick home in Farragut has many luxury amenties, including a great room off the updated kitchen, and new granite countertops, cooktop, sinks, and center island. The main living area offers a tiled fireplace, an … [Read more...]

Finding a Realtor You Love in Knoxville

There’s no substitute for the experience of a good realtor. Not only can your realtor guide you through the home-buying process and help you avoid common pitfalls, but he or she is also highly knowledgeable about the market in your area. Debbie Holloway, Nancy Westerling, and all of the realtors on the Holloway-Westerling Group team have an intimate knowledge of Knoxville-area communities, including zoning, traffic, planned construction, average home prices, and market conditions that may … [Read more...]