5 Hurdles Every Buyer Must Overcome When Buying A Knoxville Home For Sale

Adobe Spark (24)Buying a Knoxville home for sale is a process. It starts when you start looking at Knoxville homes for sale and ends once all of the closing paperwork is signed. The process of buying a home can take a matter of weeks or a matter of months, depending on the buyer.

While the process of buying a home is always a little bit different for every buyer, there are still many similarities for each buyer. Along the way of buying a home, there are 5 hurdles every buyer must overcome when buying a home.

Hurdle #1 – Finding The Right House

Finding the right home can be exciting, but sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge. Some buyers find the right home in matter of days, while others take weeks or even months to find the right home.

There is no tried and true formula as to how long it will take the right home, it just depends. It depends what a buyers search parameters are, how many homes are on the market, and how competitive the market currently is. For buyers that struggle to find a home early on, it can always help to widen the search area  little bit, if the buyer permits. It can also help to have a clear understanding of what you’re searching for. The more your know what you’re looking for, the easier it will be to find it. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Buying A Knoxville Home In A Competitive Market – Why Offers Get Rejected

Adobe Spark-7Buying a Knoxville home in a competitive market can be difficult.

With so many buyers on the market, many buyers will experience rejection in one way or another, which can be heartbreaking when you find the right home.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look why offers get rejected.

Your Offer Is Too Low

Price is everything when it comes to making an offer, particularly when you’re buying a Knoxville home in a competitive market.

When sellers are receiving offers at or above list price, it can be a rookie mistake to make an lowball offer. In the current seller’s market, sellers have the ability to pick and choose among offers, which is why it is essential that you come in with a strong offer from the start. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Sterchi Hills Home For Sale Located At 7006 Cardindale Drive

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Located in the Sterchi Hills subdivision, this home for sale comes with a prime location and tons of upgrades. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a bonus room, and an asking price of $220,000. It is located at 7006 Cardindale Drive.

On the main level of this home there is a family room, dining room, half bath, and kitchen with an eat-in area. The kitchen in this North Knoxville is completely renovated. It includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and tile back-splash. There is also a center island, a bright eat-in area, and plenty of cabinet and counter space. The family room has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, and a ceiling fan. The dining room includes hardwood floors and tons of natural light. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Fabulous Karns Home For Sale In Wyndham Pointe Subdivision

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Located in the Wyndham Pointe subdivision, this Karns home for sale is in like-new condition. This home it comes with a many amenities and a great floor plan.

This home for sale is located at 6953 Wyndham Pointe, just off of Beaver Ridge Road, near Oak Ridge Highway.

The main level of this home offers a family room, formal dining room, and kitchen with eat-in area. The family room features new carpeting, a gas fire place, and lots of natural light. The kitchen includes tile floors, smooth surface counter tops, and tons of cabinet space. It also includes stainless steal appliances including a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The dining room comes complete with hardwood floors and wainscoting. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

Beautiful West Knoxville Home For Sale Located In Eagle Glen

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Located in the Eagle Glen subdivision, and loaded with upgrades, this West Knoxville home for sale offers a unique opportunity. This luxury home is located at 1100 Bald Eagle Boulevard, just off of Westland Drive. With 3,271 square feet spread out over two stories, this West Knoxville home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and large bonus room.

On the main level, this home features a functional floor plan and open layout. The main level has gleaming hardwood floors throughout, which were added to the home in 2015. The main level has a formal dining complete with wainscoting. There is also a living room and an additional room that could function as an office or an additional bedroom. There is also a full bathroom on the main level, with updated tile. In addition, the family room is spacious and comes with a beautiful stacked stone gas fireplace. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

5 Ways To Simplify Buying A West Knoxville Home

crystal ballSearching for the perfect West Knoxville home can be a stressful experience, there are a lot of moving parts.

There’s the financing.

There’s giving notice and squaring away where you currently live.

And, there’s that daunting task of simply finding the perfect home.

With all of these moving parts, you can just about drive yourself crazy if you’re not careful. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered, here are 5 easy ways to simplify buying a West Knoxville home with as little stress as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Kati Smenner Cumberland

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

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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

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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

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