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Image via Stock.xchng Are you planning on buying a home in East Tennessee? Congratulations! Now that you have made the decision to enter the real estate market, you need to evaluate which mortgage is the right one for you. There are two categories of mortgages: Governmental loans are sponsored and guaranteed by the government and are ideal for low- and moderate-income homes because they offer low down payments and less strict qualifications. Conventional loans are not guaranteed by the government and subject to th... read more
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Boost Your Home’s Appraisal to Seal the Deal

Posted by Kate Spears on November 21, 2011 in No Category
Image via Stock.xchng Your home appraisal is very important process and one of the deciding factors for a buyer when selling your East Tennessee home. In order to seal the deal, follow these five steps to ensure that your home appraisal comes out on top. Spruce up your home so that it passes a visual inspection with the appraiser. Marks on the wall, stained carpets, and more can all negatively affect your assessment. Focus on curb appeal. Mow the lawn, touch up your exterior paint job, etc. Keep a list of all the ... read more
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Home Prices Continue Rising Through August 2011

Posted by Kate Spears on November 17, 2011 in No Category
Image via CNN Money The most recent national real estate market report shows that home prices continued their increase through August 2011. This makes five straight months of increases although home prices are still below the level at which they were at the same time last year. The CNN Money report states that home prices edged up 0.2 percent for the month of August while they were down 3.8 percent from the same point last year. Even so, the year-over-year rate is improving greatly as the market continues to recove... read more
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Visit 2011 Fantasy of Trees November 23rd-27th

Posted by Kate Spears on November 14, 2011 in No Category
Image via Fantasy of Trees November 23rd through 27th sees the return of the Fantasy of Trees, one of East Tennessee’s biggest and best holiday celebrations that is held at the Knoxville Convention Center. All proceeds from the event benefit the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Now in its 27th year, the 2011 edition of the Fantasy of Trees celebrates decorations, designs, and the simple pleasures of the 1950s. Expect plenty of nostalgia along with equal parts sights, sounds, and colors. How can you p... read more
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