Knoxville Trick-Or-Treat Events 2014

5126356624 32dd28ba6c z 300x218 Knoxville Trick Or Treat Events 2014 Halloween is almost upon us. If you’re not sure where you’ll be trick-or-treating this year, here are a few trick-or-treat events happening around Knoxville this year.

Grace Lutheran Church Trunk-Or-Treat

On Halloween night, Grace Lutheran Church hosts its annual trunk-or-treat. This is the second year that that Grace Lutheran church will be hosting its trunk-or-treat. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran. Free food is provided, along with free candy, games, and other Halloween related activities.

Knoxville Center Mall Wide Trick-Or-Treating

Knoxville Center Mall will be hosting its annual mall wide trick-or-treating event this Friday night with registration starting at 5 p.m. Hot 104.5 will also be hosting their Hot-O-Ween Costume Contest, starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to any children under 12 years of age or younger. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

How To Increase The Value Of Your West Knoxville Home

5985974767 78bf56d790 o 300x300 How To Increase The Value Of Your West Knoxville HomePrior to putting their West Knoxville home up for sale, many sellers consider doing some renovating. Unfortunately, not all renovations automatically increase your West Knoxville home’s value. Here are 5 renovation projects that can help increase your West Knoxville home’s value.

Update Your Kitchen

An updated kitchen can be a major selling point in a West Knoxville home. It can be helpful to update appliances, countertops, light fixtures, and even knobs and drawer handles. Depending on how much money you want to invest, even just a few updates can go a long way. Outdated cabinets can often be spruced up with a quick refinish and some new counter tops. The one thing to remember to keep things simple and classic. Renovations that are too trendy aren’t always wise.

Update A Bathroom

Bathrooms are another area that when updated can increase your West Knoxville home’s value. Updating a bathroom vanity, light fixtures, toilet, and flooring can go a long way. Instead of replacing a bathtub, it can also be helpful to just have the tub reglazed. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Eagle Glen Home For Sale – 10512 Eagles View Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922

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This Eagle Glen home for sale has tons of upgrades, a fabulous floor plan, and massive, private backyard. It is located at 10512 Eagles View Drive, in the Northshore area of West Knoxville. This Eagle Glen home for sale has been kept in great condition, making it a must see in the West Knoxville area. It has a list price of $329,900.

on the main level, this Eagle Glen home for sale has an open two story foyer. The main level has a spacious living room and dinning room. There is also a spacious office area on the main level, with a large built in desk and cabinets. The kitchen has also been recently renovated and comes complete with stainless steel appliances, tile back splash, updated tile floors, and tons of cabinet and counter space. There is also a spacious eat-in area. The kitchen opens up into the family room and has tons of natural light and a gas fire place. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

8 Excellent Tips To Help Organize Your West Knoxville Home

245846499 bdeadabf9e o 300x205 8 Excellent Tips To Help Organize Your West Knoxville HomeOrganizing your West Knoxville home isn’t always easy. Here are 8 excellent tips to help organize your West Knoxville home.

1. Day to day clutter in your West Knoxville home can be difficult to contain when you let it pile up. Instead of letting your clutter take over your home, designate an area to contain it and don’t let it overtake any more than its designated space. Pick a drawer or a shelf and designate it as your junk drawer or shelf.  Storage bins can help keep things organized and easy to find.

2. Are you struggling to find enough drawer space in a specific area of your West Knoxville home? If so, you can double your drawer space with two-tier drawer organizers.

3. Mail is a common source of clutter. It can help to change up your mail routine. When you go check you mail, immediately take care of sorting it. Throw out junk mail, put bills in a letter sorter, and mark any important events on your calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

3 Realities Every Knoxville Home Buyer Must Know When Shopping For A Home

keys 300x196 3 Realities Every  Knoxville Home Buyer Must Know When Shopping For A HomeBuying a Knoxville home for sale is an exciting time for every buyer. Unfortunately, buying a Knoxville home isn’t all sparkles and sunshine, there are certain realities that every must buyer must understand. Here are 3 realities every  Knoxville home buyer must know when shopping for a home.

Be Realistic About Your Knoxville Home Search

Searching for a Knoxville home for sale is exciting, but it isn’t always perfect. Short of building your own home, it is important to understand that you might not find absolutely everything you want in a home. It is important that as a buyer you have a good understanding of your buying wants and needs. In addition, it is important to have talked to a loan officer prior to starting your home search. It can be extremely helpful to have an idea of your price range prior to starting to look at homes. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Is The Fall and Winter A Good Time To Buy A West Knoxville Home?

I was recently meeting with a buyer to talk about buying a home in West Knoxville. While we were talking about the type of housing they were wanting to 545653437 5a1b7b17c0 z 300x225 Is The Fall and Winter A Good Time To Buy A West Knoxville Home?buy. They asked me is now a good time to buy or should we wait until Spring?

I told them in my opinion the Fall and Winter are the BEST Time to buy!! They looked at me in a confused look and asked how could that be we thought the Spring was a better time.

I told them that is what everyone thinks but let me share 3 reasons why now is the BEST Time to buy.

1. Since most buyers think the Spring Market is the best time there is less competitions  for you. Less competitions means fewer buyers competing for houses. Which mean less chance of competing offers on really good houses. Which means better pricing and terms for you as a buyer.

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Written by Rick Smenner

3 Things To Do If Your Knoxville Home For Sale Hasn’t Sold

sold 3 Things To Do If Your Knoxville Home For Sale Hasnt SoldIf you Knoxville home for sale has spent a month or two on the market, chances are you’re probably frustrated. Here are 3 things to do if your Knoxville home for sale hasn’t sold after a few months on the market.

Do A Reality Check

When it comes to selling a Knoxville home for sale, price is a big deal. Some buyers will not even be willing to look at a home that they feel is overpriced, let alone consider making an offer on it. If you have had little or no showings on your Knoxville home for sale, it may be time to consider doing a reality check on the price of your home. Consider sitting down again with your agent and see what homes are currently for sale in your price range and what has recently sold in the area. This can give you a realistic idea of what the competition is and you can set a realistic price from there. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

West Knoxville First Time Buyers: How To Save Money For Your First Home

11442453873 b86deb213f b 300x225 West Knoxville First Time Buyers: How To Save Money For Your First HomeFor many West Knoxville first time buyers, one of the biggest concerns is finding the money to buy a home. Luckily, there are options for first time home buyers to buy a home with no money down. Regardless of whether you are saving for a down payment or saving for the expenses that come with owning a home, here are a few ways to save up some extra money before buying a West Knoxville home.

Cut The Little Extras

One easy way to help save money for a West Knoxville home is to cut the small daily extras that can quickly add up. If you go on a daily coffee run, that can add up on a daily basis, so consider brewing your own. Also, when you dine out, consider cutting the dessert or alcohol. Those little items can quickly add to a bill. If you commit to cutting the extras, it can quickly add up and before you know it, you’ll have the money saved for a West Knoxville home.

Get Rid of Cable

With the help of Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime, having cable is no longer as essential as it used to be. If you’re able to live without it, getting rid of cable all together can be an easy way to save on a monthly basis for a West Knoxville home. And, don’t forget about investing in some old school bunny ears for your TV, you can get many local channels in HD quality. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Why You Need Owner’s Title Insurance When Buying A Knoxville Home

14534661443 e4b21372e6 z 300x200 Why You Need Owners Title Insurance When Buying A Knoxville HomeBuying a Knoxville home is one of the largest investments you will ever make. Most buyers do not hesitate to get a home inspection or to carry homeowner’s insurance to protect their investment. But, what about protecting your ownership interest? Strangely, many buyers do not understand the importance of owner’s title insurance. Here is why you need to get owner’s title insurance when buying a Knoxville home for sale.

Unfortunately, many buyers do not understand what owner’s title insurance really is, which is why many people opt not to get it. Simply put, an owner’s policy helps protect your ownership interest in your home, should any problems arise in the future. It is a one time fee at closing that protects your ownership interest for as long as your or your heirs live in the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

What Do The Changes To The THDA Loan Program Mean For Knoxville Buyers?

THDA Logo 1024x603 What Do The Changes To The THDA Loan Program Mean For Knoxville Buyers?For many Knoxville first time home buyers, it can be stressful to find the money to put down on a Knoxville home. In the past, with the help of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), first time home buyers were able to buy a home with no money down. While that is still possible, with the help of THDA, the program to buy a home with no money down has changed. Read on to find out more about what has changed.

In October of last year, THDA announced a new program called the Great Choice Program. Instead of offering grants as they did in the past to cover closing costs or a down payment, the Great Choice Program offers a second mortgage to cover any closing costs or a down payment. The second mortgage loan is 4% of the sales price and is paid back over ten years with a 0% interest rate. If the home is sold before the 10 years is up, the remaining balance can be paid off with the sale of the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

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