4 Headaches Sellers Deal With When Selling Their Knoxville Home

Keys 1We would be lying if we told you that selling your home is a breeze. In some cases, it’s anything but that. Still, selling your home can also be a very important and necessary step in order to move on to another house.

Here are 4 headaches sellers deal with when selling their Knoxville home and their solutions.

The Problem: Constant Interruptions

One of the largest annoyances that sellers face when selling their home is the constant interruptions. Showings can be scheduled at the last minute, on the weekends, in the middle of the day, and in the evenings, so it can feel like you’re constantly being interrupted.

The Solution: While the interruptions are a necessary part of selling your home, they can be really annoying to deal with as a seller. First, it’s important to keep the end goal in mind as you get frustrated with showings. Showings are a necessary way to get your house sold and to allow you to get on with your life. To help make the interruptions more bareable, it can be helpful to make use of the time you have to get out of your housing. Go to the gym, have dinner with a friend, or run errands to make the experience more productive and positive. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Luxury West Knoxville Home For Sale With Fabulous Views Of Lake Loudon


Located on a private 2.39 acre lot, with breathtaking, main channel views of Lake Loudon, this West Knoxville home for sale offers a rare opportunity.  This West Knoxville luxury home for sale is located at 2426 Caravel Lane, just off of Choto Road, in the Channel Point Subdivision.

With 4,823 square feet of living space spread out over two stories, this luxury home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and a large walkout basement. The main level of this home features a large great room with two story windows to take in the stunning views of Lake Loudon. The great room also hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Condo For Sale – 1617 Maple View Way, Knoxville, TN 37918


This cozy North Knoxville condo for sale comes has been kept in pristine condition and has neutral paint throughout. It has a convenient location in North Knoxville, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an asking price of $77,900. This home is located at 1617 Maple View Way, Knoxville, TN 37918.

This Condo for sale is located on the ground floor.  It has a spacious living area with a large window, allowing for lots of natural light. The living area opens up into the kitchen. The kitchen has plenty of counter and cabinet space, smooth surface counter tops, laminate tile floors white appliances, and an eat-in area attached to it. The master in this condo for sale has lot of space, an attached bathroom, and a walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is large as well. This condo also has a nice patio that can be accessed through the kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Named 5th Friendliest City To Small Businesses

Downtown KnoxvilleKnoxville has been named the 5th friendliest city to small businesses, according to Thumbtack.com.

This is the fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey conducted by Thumbtack. The website graded each city based on the following items: overall friendliness, ease of starting business, ease of hiring, regulations, health and safety, employment, hiring, tax code, licensing, environment, zoning, and training and networking programs. In order to get the results, Thumbtack surveyed 18,000 small business owners, who provided insights into local business environments across the nation.

Knoxville received A rankings in all of the categories, except for the training and networking programs category, where Knoxville received a D ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Named 2nd Most Affordable City In The U.S.

livinginknoxvilleKnoxville has been named one of the most affordable cities in America by Forbes. In comparison to America’s largest 100 cities, Knoxville ranks #2 on the list of America’s most affordable cities to live in.

In order to determine what cities were most affordable, Forbes took the 100 top metropolitan areas in America. Then, they factored in the Housing Opportunity Index from the National Association of Realtors and Wells Fargo, along with day-to-day costs of living like utilities, food, gas transportation, among other things.

Knoxville ranked extremely well based on the affordability rankings. One of the most notable things that makes Knoxville an extremely affordable city how affordable housing is, particularly that buyers get a lot of bang for their buck when buying. According to the Forbes data, the average home price in Knoxville in the last quarter of 2014 was $144,000. In Knoxville, a buyer is able to afford 3 or 4 bedroom home for that price. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Don’t Fall For These 5 Lies During Your West Knoxville Home Search

Real Estate Rochester NYWhen you start searching for West Knoxville homes for sale, you will receive a lot of different advice from people. Everyone from your family, your friends, and co-workers will want to give their two cents.

While all of this advice comes with the best intentions, there is a lot of very bad advice out there. Here are 5 common lies to avoid during your West Knoxville home search.

Spring Is The Best Time To Buy

There is some truth to this West Knoxville home search myth. Spring and summer tend to be some of the busiest times to buy a West Knoxville home. The weather is warmer so more people want to consider moving.

Still, this doesn’t mean that spring and summer are the only good times of the year to buy a house. In some cases, spring and summer can be tougher to buy a house. With more buyers out on the market, there can be more competition for buyers.

If it works best for you to buy a house and spring and summer, there is nothing wrong with that. But, if you need to buy at another time of year, there’s nothing wrong with that. People buy and sell homes 365 days a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Why Hasn’t My West Knoxville Home Sold?

West Knoxville Homes For SaleYou put your West Knoxville home on the market awhile back. You’ve gotten a few showings here and there and even some second looks.

Still, your West Knoxville home still hasn’t sold. For many sellers, this can be a great cause for frustration. If you’re in a similar situation, here area a few common reasons that your home hasn’t sold.


Overpriced homes have difficultly selling. It’s that simple. If your West Knoxville home for sale is overpriced, it will most likely have a difficult time selling.

For many sellers, price can be a difficult thing to come to terms with. Many sellers believe that their home should be worth more based on the location, upgrades, or other special features.

While those things can help increase a home’s price, it may not be the increase in price that a seller is hoping for. To help set the most competitive price for your home, consult with a Realtor. He or she can provide you with comparable homes that have sold in your area. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

How To Save On Electricity In Your Farragut Home

IMG_4987Saving electricity in your Farragut home is good for your wallet, and equally is good for the environment.

So, when it comes to cutting costs and saving electricity in your Farragut home, where exactly should you start? Read on to find out how to save on your Farragut energy bill.

-An easy but often forgotten way to save on your Farragut energy  is turning off lights. Leave only lights on in rooms that you’re in and be sure to turn off lights when you leave your house or go to bed. Also, consider investing in energy efficient light bulbs, they can be costly, but can help save on your Farragut energy bill.

-Another way to save on your Farragut energy bill is to be efficient with your dishwasher. Learn how to load your dishwasher in to get as much in as possible and only run when your dishwasher is full. If time allows, turn off the heated dry and allow your dishes to air dry. Don’t run a dishwasher that is only half way full unless you have to. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Buying A Knoxville Home This Year? 3 Essential Secrets For Success

skd273191sdcWith Knoxville home prices rebounding and mortgage interest rates rising, 2015 has already proven to be a great year for the Knoxville real estate market. With many buyers waiting on the sidelines for the right time to buy, this year will likely be a big year for many buyers to finally make a move.

If you’re looking to buy a Knoxville home for sale this year, here are 3 essential secrets for success.

Get Your Ducks In A Row First

Before starting to look at Knoxville homes for sale, it is very important to get your ducks in a row in a manner of speaking.

This means sitting down and talking with a loan officer to see how much home you can afford. It is also helpful to find a Realtor who can help you find a Knoxville home for sale that meets your buying needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Home For Sale – 4415 Avery Village Way, Knoxville, TN 37921

KnoxvilleHomeForSaleThis 2 bedroom, 2 bath Knoxville condo is in immaculate condition – with upgraded appliances, laminate hardwood floors, and neutral paint colors throughout. This Knoxville home for sale is located at 4415 Avery Village Way.

This Knoxville condo for sale has a great open floor plan. The family room has a gas fireplace, laminate hardwood floors, high ceilings,  and tons of natural light. The kitchen is spacious, with tons of cabinet and counter space. The kitchen also has upgraded stainless steel appliances, smooth surface counter tops, and tile floors.

This Knoxville condo also has two spacious bedrooms. The master is large with a connected master bath and walk-in closet. This Knoxville condo for sale is an end unit, offering a lot of privacy. It also has a great deck. In addition, it also has a two car garage. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

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