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How to Recognize a Lemon Home When You See One

Posted by Kate Spears on November 30, 2012 in No Category
A home is usually the most single expensive purchase anyone does in their life. So making a good choice is critical since buying a lemon of a house has a lot more downsides than a lemon of a car. There is a lot of good advice out there to avoid buying a home with problems but some of that advice doesn’t go far enough. Here are some tips to use when buying a home in Knoxville to protect your investment: Proper Inspection 33 states require a pre-sale home inspection and such an inspection is one of the single most im... read more
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New Volkswagen Dealership Coming to Knoxville Area

Posted by Kate Spears on November 29, 2012 in No Category
Over the years many foreign automakers have been steadily building up their production here in the States. So much so that many of them are starting to feel less foreign and almost domestic. Volkswagen, for example, has been expanding production in Tennessee for many years. Now more of that expansion is coming to Knoxville in the form of a new VW dealership owned by former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace. This new dealership will create more options for auto shopping in Knoxville. The Rusty Wallace Auto Group already h... read more
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Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Home Without the Help of an Agent

Posted by Kate Spears on November 28, 2012 in No Category
The availability of online tools often give people a false sense that they can do everything themselves. However when it comes to buying a home in Knoxville, it still pays to go with a realtor looking out for your interests. With all the volatility in today’s real estate market, you can’t afford to make mistakes given the amount of money involved. What Agents Do When looking for an agent, the best bet is to go with one who is a realtor. This means they are a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and so ar... read more
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Why Would I Want to Buy a Home in Knoxville During the Fall?

Posted by Kate Spears on November 28, 2012 in No Category
With the coming of fall, most people feel the 2012 housing market has closed up for the year. The truth is fall is often a very good time to look for that new home. With demand for new homes outpacing supply nationally, buyers have been coming up against a lot of competition resulting in bidding wars for the few homes on the market. With the colder months upon us, the smart buyer is the one to brave the weather in order to get that fall deal. A recent survey by ERA Real Estate showed 40% of respondents felt the end... read more
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The dogwood tree has long been associated with the South. It is the state tree of Virginia as well as North Carolina. However over the years many of Knoxville’s beloved dogwoods have died due neglect or disease. Hundreds of healthy dogwoods have fallen to the developer’s chainsaw leaving Knoxville without the benefit of this important part of the ecology. However citizens are fighting back and joining together in the Bazillion Bloomsevent to restore Knoxville’s dogwoods. While it may seem odd to be planting trees o... read more
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