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

Knoxville Sellers – How To Price Your Knoxville Home For Sale

5985974767_78bf56d790_oPrice is an essential part of selling your Knoxville home. A home that is priced competitively will sell fast, while an overpriced Knoxville home for sale will have more difficultly selling. If you’re thinking about selling your Knoxville home this year, here is how to price your Knoxville home for sale so it sells fast.

The best way to determine the best price for your Knoxville home for sale is to contact a Realtor. A Realtor can be an important resource to help you determine what a good price for your home. A Realtor will have useful knowledge of what homes are selling of in your area and have knowledge and expertise of what they current Knoxville market is like. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Farragut Homes For Sale – How To Protect Your Belongings During A Move

file0001683814762Whether you’re buying or selling a Farragut home, moving can be a real pain. It can be stressful packing up a whole house, and ensuring items get packed and moved properly. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a Farragut home this year, here is how to protect your belongings during a move.

Protect High Dollar Items

If you’re hiring a moving company for your Farragut move, it can be important that you protect high dollar items, like china. When you hire a moving company, you can fill out a high-value inventory form to help protect these items. It can also alert movers to what boxes they need to handle with more care. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Homes For Sale – Selling Your Knoxville Home In A Seller’s Market

5985974767_78bf56d790_oSelling your Knoxville home in a seller’s market is every seller’s dream. Unfortunately, just because the Knoxville real estate market has transitioned back into a seller’s market doesn’t necessarily mean will sell quickly. As a seller, you’ve got to play your cards right in a seller’s market. Here is how to take full advantage of selling your Knoxville home in a seller’s market.

Prep Your Home To Be Market Ready

If you want your Knoxville home for sale to be a hot commodity, be sure it is market ready when you put it up for sale. It’ll lessen the number of days on the market and will get you the best price possible. This can mean doing a deep clean of your home, de-cluttering unnecessary items, and making any necessary repairs. Consider doing a neutral paint job and getting carpets cleaned to make your home move0in ready for buyers. Finally, consider investing some money in a home stager. A home stager can help set up your home in a way that is appealing to buyers. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Why You Should Buy A West Knoxville Home For Sale This Summer

Keys 1As the West Knoxville housing market continues to stabilize and show more signs of health and improved conditions, you might be thinking more seriously about purchasing a West Knoxville home, right? Here are some reasons why it’s (still) a good idea to get off the fence — sooner, rather than later and buy a West Knoxville home this year.

Mortgage rates are (still) low

During the recession, the rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate loan averaged 4.32 percent. Now, rates are close to that, and there’s no recession! That means they’ve got nowhere to go but up — particularly because the Federal Reserve is expected to end its bond-buying program, which has been credited with pushing mortgage rates to historic lows. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Knoxville Homes For Sale – Have You Picked The Right Agent To Market Your Home?

Keys 1In this day and age, a majority of Knoxville home searches start online. To be more specific, 90% of home buyer searched online during their home buying process, according to a join study from Google and the National Association of Realtors. With that statistic in mind, it is obviously very important that your Knoxville home gets the proper online exposure. So, how can you ensure this happens?

First, it is important to keep in mind that not all Realtors are created equal. Just because your friend of a friend knows someone who is a Realtor, doesn’t mean you should be tied into using that person. While he or she may be a great Knoxville agent, without further research, there is no guarantees that he or she has a marketing campaign to help give your Knoxville home the online exposure that it needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Market Update for Farragut 37934

crystal ballEveryone always asks me so “How The Real Estate Market?”… I have to say the current market in Farragut has improved greatly in the last 12 months. Let’s compare first quarter stats from 2014-2015 in zip code 37934 which is Farragut.

Here is a chart with side by side numbers then we can break down the numbers and compare

First Quarter 2015-2014 Zip Code 37934 2015 2014
Average List Price $450,795 $424,037
Average Sale Price $327,269 $296,009
Average Days On Market 87 70
Absorption Rate 4.3 5.54

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Written by Rick Smenner

West Knoxville Home Buyers 101 – Market Value Vs. Appraised Value

SONY DSCWhether your buying your first West Knoxville home or your fifth, there is a lot of terminology that comes with buying a West Knoxville. Two common terms that get thrown around when buying a West Knoxville home are market value and appraised value. These two terms are very critical when it comes to pricing a home because it must satisfy all parties involved. Unfortunately, with West Knoxville home prices rising, the market value and appraised value don’t always match. Here is a breakdown of each of the terms and why it is important for you to understand as a West Knoxville  home buyer.

First, it is important to understand what market value is. Market value is the price agreed upon by a ready, willing, and able buyer and seller. In practice, market value for a West Knoxville home goes something like this: you find a home, you write an offer, the seller counters back a slightly higher price, and you accept the seller’s offer. Sometimes, it can be a little more complicated and there can be multiple buyers involved, but when it comes down to it, market value is the agreed upon price by both buyer and seller. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Why It Still Makes Sense To Buy A Knoxville Home In 2015

Vector 2015 Happy New Year backgroundWith spring weather finally upon us you may start considering whether or not this year is a good year to buy a Knoxville home for sale. Here are some reasons why it still makes sense to buy a Knoxville home in 2015.

Mortgage Rates Are Still Low

Mortgage rates are still historically low. It expected, though, that mortgage rates will creep up towards the second half of 2015. You may think that a small increase in interest rate won’t really matter, but it can make a larger impact than you think. If rates go up by just 1%, it can reduce how much home you can afford by 11%. For example if you can afford a $250,000 loan with a four percent interest rate, your buying power would be reduced to $222,500 at a five percent mortgage. While interest rates aren’t expected to creep up a full point this year, even half a point increase can influence you’re buying power. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

3 Common Mistakes West Knoxville First Time Home Buyers Make

11442453873_b86deb213f_bBuying a West Knoxville home for sale can be an overwhelming process, particularly if you are a first time home buyer. If you’re in the process of shopping for your first home, here are 3 common mistakes to avoid as a first time home buyer.

Buying More Than You Can Afford

Buying a West Knoxville home for sale is more than just the mortgage payments, there are property taxes, insurance, mortgage insurance, and maintenance to think about as well. When buying a West Knoxville home, be sure that you take into account all of the costs that come with buying a West Knoxville home for sale. Also, be sure that you have enough money left over each month to stow away into savings as an emergency fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

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