April 16th, 2014 categories: Sellers
Prior to putting your West Knoxville home on the market, it can be difficult to decide what needs to be done to your home. The determination of how much you want to improve your home so it sells fast can largely depend on your budget and your timeline. If you’re planning on putting your West Knoxville home up for sale this spring, here are a few improvements that will help your West Knoxville home sell fast, but won’t break the bank.
Get Carpets Cleaned
Replacing all of the carpeting in your West Knoxville home can be pricey. In many cases, a simple cleaning can go a long way on carpets. It can help get rid of lingering odors, particularly, if you have pets. It can also get out some of the day to day grime carpets can collect over time.
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way when it comes to selling your West Knoxville home. Bright colors can be distracting to buyers, so a new, neutral paint job can be helpful to help sell your home fast. As you paint, fill in any holes and cracks and walls will look brand new. If you don’t want to repaint the entire house, a touch up job can go a long way as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Selling your West Knoxville home is much more than just hiring an agent and sticking a sign in your front yard. (If only it were that easy!) A great West Knoxville Realtor may do much more than you realize to sell your West Knoxville home for sale. If you’re still on the fence about hiring an Realtor or about the importance of hiring the right Realtor, here is why you need a great (not just a good or okay) agent to sell your West Knoxville home for sale.
First, a great West Knoxville Realtor is armed with all sorts of valuable information about the Knoxville real estate market. A Realtor will know the current market in your area, be familiar with comparable West Knoxville homes that have sold, and be familiar with current mortgage requirements. So, why does this matter so much? Price is a huge factor when it comes to selling your West Knoxville home. An experienced agent will help you price your home so that it sells at the best price possible in the quickest amount of time.
A great West Knoxville Realtor will also help you prepare your home to get it ready to sell. For those sellers that are unsure about what needs to be done to get their home ready to sell, a Realtor can offer tried and true advice. Realtors are in the Knoxville real estate market day in and day out, so they know what buyers are looking for. Having a market ready home can make your West Knoxville home sell fast. Read the rest of this entry »
In this edition of “West Knoxville House Hunters,” we look at 3 homes for sale in Smithfield, a neighborhood located in Farragut. The Smithfield subdivision is located right in the heart of Farragut, making it close to everything. This Farragut neighborhood has a community pool and club house. If you’re looking for homes for sale in Farragut, be sure to check out these Smithfield homes for sale.
List Price: $589,900
MLS Number: 871159
Details: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Bonus Room
Square Feet: 4,194
Year Built: 1997
Features: This Farragut home for sale has so much to offer buyers. This home for sale has been kept in like new condition and has many upgrades. The main level has a two story foyer, beautiful hardwood floors, and an open floor plan. The family room is two stories as well and is full of natural light. It also has a gas fire place. The kitchen has tile backs splash, smooth surface counter top, stainless steel appliances and a gas cook top. There is also a center island and eat-in area. The master suite is located on the main level. It has a large attached bath with double sinks, a jetted tub, and separate shower. There are 3 more remaining bedrooms, a large bonus room, and 3 full baths. This home also has a private wooded backyard and a great patio. Read the rest of this entry »
With spring like weather finally coming to Knoxville after a historically cold and snowy winter, it’s that time of year when many homeowners think about completing some spring cleaning, particularly those who are thinking about putting their Knoxville home up for sale. If tackling some spring cleaning has been on your list of things to do, here are some tips of how to clean your Knoxville home like a pro.
Knoxville Spring Cleaning Tip #1 – Stop Neglecting Your Baseboards
Baseboards are a often neglected cleaning task in every Knoxville home, mostly due to the fact the can be a real pain to clean. To do a good clean on your baseboards, vacuum your baseboards using the brush attachment. Then, wipe down with a damp rag covered in water and a little dish soap. To nix any scuff or tough dirt marks, utilize the magic of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. If you really hate the bending that comes with cleaning the baseboards in your Knoxville home, consider investing in a Baseboard Buddy. Or, to rig one up yourself take a Swiffer and a sheet of fabric softener. The fabric softener will attract dirt.
Knoxville Spring Cleaning Tip #2 – Clean Those Dusty Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can be another much neglected item in many Knoxville homes. Fans can collect tons of dust, making them a real pain to clean. To clean ceiling fans in your home, cover the area below with an old sheet to catch stray dust. Then, make use of an old pillow case to collect all the dust. Lightly spray the pillow case with some water and vinegar (use a spray bottle with filled with water and two tablespoons of vinegar). Put the pillow case over each blade of the fan to collect the dust, then wipe each blade with a damp cloth covered in the vinegar and water mixture. For those not wanting to climb up on a later, utilize a Swiffer Duster of ceiling fan duster to knock the dust off the fan. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to buying or selling a Knoxville home, there is a great deal of advice out there. Everywhere from friends to family members to the guy serving you your morning coffee seems to have real estate advice for you. While some advice can be good, other nuggets of wisdom can be altogether bad. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a Knoxville home this year, here are 5 pieces of real estate advice that you shouldn’t take.
You’ll Need To Put At Least 20% Down
The mortgage world can be confusing, so when some offers you mortgage advice, take it with a grain of salt. Down payment requirements vary when it comes to buying a Knoxville home for sale. It all depends on income, credit scores, among other things. Buyers are able to buy a home with no money down or with as little as 3.5% down, it all really depends on the buyer. If you have the assets to put money down, you can put as little or as much money down on a Knoxville home as you want. Talk with a trusted loan officer to see what options you qualify for. Read the rest of this entry »
In this edition of “West Knoxville House Hunters,” we look at three homes for sale in the Farragut area. The Farragut area of West Knoxville has a fabulous location, close to shopping and many restaurants. Farragut has a wide variety of housing options, so be sure to check our these West Knoxville homes for sale.
List Price: $349,900
MLS Number: 880639
Details: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Bonus Room
Square Feet: 3,078
Year Built: 2001
Features: This all brick West Knoxville home for sale has a great open floor plan on the main level. The family room has hardwood floors, a gas fire place, and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has tile floors, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. It also has an bar area and eat-in area. The master suite has tons of space, with a large attached walk-in closet and master bath. The master bath has double vanities, a large tub, and separate shower. The remaining 3 bedrooms are spacious as well and there is a large bonus room. This Farragut home has neutral paint throughout and has been kept in great condition. It also has a level, fenced in backyard with a great deck. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone Knoxville homeowner has one room in their home that is small and difficult to decorate. Whether you’re in process of getting your Knoxville home ready to sell or just in the midst of redecorating, here is how to make a small room appear larger in your Knoxville home.
Choose The Right Color Scheme
When it comes to choosing a paint color for a small room in your Knoxville home, choose a light color. Dark colors can make a room look drastically small. Pastels, neutrals, and white are all colors that can help a room look larger.
Using monochromatic colors can help a small room look larger. Utilizing varying shades and patterns of the same color can give variation to a room, without trying to conflict to many colors that can make a room look small.
Take Advantage Of Natural Light
A small room can look significantly larger with the help of some natural light. Be sure to take advantage of any natural light to help open up a small room. Read the rest of this entry »
Living in Knoxville is great. There are no shortage of things to do. It has a solid job market. And, there are no shortage of homes for sale, ranging from cabins in the mountains to waterfront homes to traditional, suburban homes. If you’re thinking about moving to Knoxville area, here are 5 great things you should know about the Knoxville area.
Recently, Knoxville was named one the most affordable cities in America by Forbes. Out of 100 cities, Knoxville ranked #5 of on the list. Knoxville has an extremely affordable housing market. According to the Forbes data, the average home price in Knoxville in the last quarter of 2013 was $140,000. In Knoxville, a buyer is able to afford 3 or 4 bedroom home with good square footage in a great neighborhood. In comparison, in a large city like New York, a buyer could only afford a small one bedroom apartment in Queens with the same budget. Based on Knoxville’s median home price for the end of 2013, roughly 77.4% of homes are affordable to buyers who make the local median income of $60,700. Read the rest of this entry »
In this edition of the blog post series, “West Knoxville House Hunters: Saddle Ridge Edition,” we will look at three different Saddle Ridge homes for sale below $500,000. Saddle Ridge is a Farragut neighborhood, with a prime location, community pool and club house.
List Price: $425,900
MLS Number: 843080
Details: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
Square Feet: 3,855
Year Built: 2000
Features: This all brick Saddle Ridge home for sale has a wonderful private yard and wooded lot. The main level has a large open foyer, a formal dining room, a family room with high ceilings, and a fabulous kitchen. The kitchen has hardwood floors, a large eat in area, white appliances, double ovens, and tons of counter and cabinet space. The master suite has tons of space and natural light. The master bath is huge with double sinks, a huge whirlpool tub, and large separate shower. This home also has 3 more bedrooms, a huge homes room, a large screened in porch, and tons of storage. Read the rest of this entry »
March 26th, 2014 categories: Buyers
Mortgage rates are still low and Knoxville home prices are rising. For many buyers, these signs mean it might be time to buy a Knoxville home. If you’re thinking that this year may be the time to buy a Knoxville home for sale, here are a few signs that you may be ready to buy.
Owning a home is a large financial investment. Before buying a Knoxville home for sale, it is important that you have stable income and employment. It is also important that you have an understanding of how to budget. Owning a Knoxville home can come with unexpected costs, so it is important that you have some reserves just in case the unexpected happens.
Another important way to know that you’re ready to buy a home is that you plan on staying the same place for awhile. It takes at least 3 to 5 years to at least break even from buying a home, so you’ll want to make sure be there that long. In addition, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying a place that will fit your needs for the future. Read the rest of this entry »