3 Reasons Why Buyers Love West Knoxville

photo 300x225 3 Reasons Why Buyers Love West KnoxvilleThere are a lot of reasons why buyers love the West Knoxville area. It can be hard to choose just one reason why the West Knoxville area attracts a great deal of home buyers, so we choose 3 reasons why buyers love the West Knoxville area.

West Knoxville Is Home To Many Great Neighborhoods

West Knoxville is home to many great neighborhoods. Whether buyers are looking to be a part of a waterfront community or want maintenance free living, the West Knoxville area has something for every buyer. West Knoxville has an array of housing options to satisfy any home buyer. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Knoxville Homes For Sale – How To Beat The Competition In A Bidding War

keys 300x196 Knoxville Homes For Sale   How To Beat The Competition In A Bidding WarIn recent months, the competition has been heating up on the Knoxville real estate market. For those buyers searching for a Knoxville home for sale this summer, this means there is more competition than there has been in recent years. With Knoxville home prices rising and mortgage rates rumored to increase, many Knoxville buyers are hitting the market this summer in hopes of finding the right Knoxville home for sale. If you’re shopping for a home this some, here is how to beat the competition in a bidding war.

Be Ready To Move Fast

One thing that will help you stand out in a bidding war for the perfect Knoxville home is the ability to move fast. It is important that that when your find the perfect Knoxville home for sale, you have done the due diligence and are able to make a respectable offer fast. You will have also done your due diligence to prove that you can secure a mortgage. Sellers want to see that you are a solid buyer and that you can close quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Luxury Northshore Home For Sale With Spectacular Views Of Lake Loudon

FarragutWaterFrontHomeForSale 23 Luxury Northshore Home For Sale With Spectacular Views Of Lake LoudonLocated on a private 2.49 acre lot with spectacular, main channel views of Lake Loudon, this Northshore home for sale offers a rare opportunity. This Northshore home for sale is located at 12106 Choto Marina Way.

With over 2,800 square feet on two stories, this luxury home for sale has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a half bath, and an oversized loft area. The main level features an open family room complete with ceramic tile floors, a gas fireplace, large built in bookshelves, and vaulted ceilings. The dining area opens up into the family room and offers breathtaking views of Lake Loudon. The kitchen has white cabinets, black appliances, tons of cabinet and counter space, and opens up onto the large screened-in porch. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Do You Know The 5 Most Germ-Infested Items In Your Knoxville Home?

5180541517 04641f7fc7 z Do You Know The 5 Most Germ Infested Items In Your Knoxville Home?Regardless of how clean you keep your Knoxville home, germs can linger in some unexpected places. In this Knoxville Home How To, we explore the top 5 most germ-infested items in your Knoxville home and how to remedy them.

Germ-Infested Item #1 – Kitchen Sponges/Dish Rag

The kitchen is one area of every Knoxville home are that people strive to keep clean. As much as you may try to keep your kitchen sponge or dish rag clean, you may not be doing enough. These items can be home to a wide-range of bacteria, including E. coli and staphylococcus. To help keep your Knoxville kitchen clean, be sure that your purge these items of germs on a regular basis. For sponges, be sure to rinse with hot water after each use and allow to dry in a ventilated area. If the sponge has come into contact with any raw meat, be sure to wet the sponge and put it in the microwave for one minute to sanitize. Keep kitchen rags from being germ-infested by running through the laundry regularly and hanging to dry. Be sure to spray down kitchen cabinets with a disinfecting spray on regular basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Knoxville Short Sales and Foreclosures – Why A Bargain Buy May Not Be For You

foreclosure Knoxville Short Sales and Foreclosures   Why A Bargain Buy May Not Be For YouBuying a Knoxville short sale or foreclosure is much more than just getting a great bargain. Buying a Knoxville short sales and foreclosures can be a slightly different process than a traditional home sales and can come with their own slew of problems, making them not for every buyer. If your thinking about buying a Knoxville short sale or foreclosure, here are a few things to consider before putting a bid on the bargain buy.

First, it is important to consider the role financing will play in purchasing a bargain buy. Some loans are a better option than others when buying a Knoxville short sale or foreclosure. Prior to buying a Knoxville short sale or foreclosure, be sure to talk with a loan officer about what options you may have to buy a short sale or foreclosure. The reason that it can be critical is some loans do better for these purchases than others. There can be certain requirements about the condition of the home or about when repairs can be done. Before putting a bid on a property, it is best to know what sort of requirements your loan program may have. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Things To Do In Knoxville To Celebrate The 4th of July

festivalfourthlogo280 Things To Do In Knoxville To Celebrate The 4th of JulyThe 4th of July holiday is almost upon us. The Knoxville area a plentiful array of things to do to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. If you haven’t decided how to spend your 4th of July holiday this year, here are a few different ways to celebrate this year.

Knoxville’s Festival On The Fourth

This year, the Festival on the 4th, takes place on July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m in Worlds’ Fair Park. The festival is a family friendly event with live entertainment, activities, a live performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and fireworks which start at 9:35 p.m.

Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

Pigoeon Forge will host their 24th annual Patriot Festival starting on July 4th at 1 p.m. The Patriot festival includes live music, a carnival for kids, and live fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. Most notably, this year’s Patriot festival is hosting the country band Lonestar.

Farragut’s Annual 4th Of July Parade.

Farragut will host its 27th annual 4th of July Parade on July 4th, 2014, starting at 9:30 a.m. During this 4th of July event, areas of Kingston Pike in Farragut will be blocked off. A wide range of businesses, schools, and church groups participate in the parade. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Knoxville’s Annual Duck Race 2014

Rubber Duck Race of Knoxville Knoxvilles Annual Duck Race 2014Knoxville’s Annual Duck Race will take place this year on July 4th in World’s Fair Park. The duck race helps raise money for the Boy’s & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

This year’s race will take place on Friday, July 4th. The race begins at 2:02 p.m. when thousands of the participating ducks are launched into the World’s Fair Pond. Fire hoses help propel the participants to the finish line, where the top three participants are eligible for prizes.

Prizes for the 2014 Knoxville Duck Race include $10,000 grand prize for for the winner. Second place gets $5,000 cash. Third place gets a $3,080 3 carat diamond bracelet. Fourth place gets a $2,500 gas card to Pilot. And, fifth place gets a $2,000 marina packaged. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

Farragut Featured Home For Sale – 313 Windham Hill, Knoxville, TN 37934

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This Farragut featured home for sale is located in the Wentworth subdivision in Farragut. It has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, a large basement rec room, and an asking price of $499,000. If you’re looking at homes for sale in Farragut, be sure to check out what this home has to offer.

This Farragut home for sale has a great open floor plan and comes with many updates. The main level has a large two story foyer. There is also a formal dining room with trey ceilings and a living room with a bay window. The family room is spacious as well and opens up into the kitchen, making it perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has dark cabinets, granite counter tops, a center island, and tons of cabinet and counter space. On the second floor, there are four bedrooms. The master suite is large with lots of natural light and trey ceilings. It also has a large attached bath with granite counter tops, dual sinks, and a large jetted tub. This home also has a large basement rec room. This Farragut home for sale also has a great private backyard and deck. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

How To Protect Your West Knoxville Home During Showings

8391945539 842dc60145 z How To Protect Your West Knoxville Home During ShowingsFor any West Knoxville seller, it can be a little nerve-wracking knowing complete strangers are constantly parading through your home for showings. Here are a few basic precautions to take when your West Knoxville home is for sale to help protect your home during showings.

One obvious concern that sellers have is protecting their West Knoxville homes from theft during showings. While every buyer is escorted by a Realtor when they view your home and a vast majority of buyers are well-meaning, honest people, there is still the reality that there are valuables in your West Knoxville home. It is much better to err on the side of caution and protect valuables, than to come home only to find that a valuable item is no longer there. Be sure that items like jewelery, checks, bank account information, social security cards, certain prescription drugs, among other things are safely stowed away during showings. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

3 Secrets To Finding The Perfect West Knoxville Neighborhood

Kensington 10 3 Secrets To Finding The Perfect West Knoxville NeighborhoodFinding the right West Knoxville neighborhood isn’t always easy. There are a lot of different things to consider and not every neighborhood suits every buyer. Here are 3 secrets to finding the perfect West Knoxville neighborhood for you.

One of the most helpful things to do when searching for the perfect West Knoxville neighborhood is to narrow down the search area. There are tons of great West Knoxville neighborhoods. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you’re searching all over the place. Start our by pinpointing the section of West Knoxville that puts you where you want to be. How close do you want to be to work? To schools? To downtown? By finding an area you want to be in, you’ll make your search significantly easier. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner

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