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Top Qualities to Look For in a Mortgage Lender in Knoxville

Posted by Kate Spears on December 15, 2012 in No Category
Image via Flickr The area most people are going to be weakest in when it comes to buying a new home is in the area of financing. With changing mortgage rates, state and local laws and incentive programs as well as all the city/county fees, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Like a realtor, a good loan officer is there for you with their professional experience to get you through all the potential financial pitfalls. Here’s what to look for when in a loan officer when buying a home in Knoxville. Experienced While differ... read more
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Image via Flickr As the holiday season gets into full swing, the snowbirds are coming down South to roost in the nicer climate. However while Knoxville’s weather may not be as cold as say Minneapolis, it still gets cold enough that heating costs can take a big bite out of your budget. You can still keep your home warm without using up a lot of energy with these smart tips: Inspect Your Home Energy efficiency is the smart way to keep warm. Improperly set heating or leading door/window frames make your HVAC system wo... read more
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The best part of remodeling a bathroom is shopping for the sinks, shower options, hardware, tiles and all the cool things you can incorporate into your design. However, when it’s time to figure out exactly what you can do, the whole project can become overwhelming. Keep these guidelines in mind when designing your space. Clear floor space More floor space in a bathroom goes a long way, especially when you share the space with a loved one. Designers recommend a 30-inch clearance between the front edge of a fixture a... read more
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A beautiful swimming pool can be a great luxury for some home buyers. A pool is the top priority for some Knoxville home buyers, something to avoid for others and an option other buyers maybe never even thought about. It’s important to know what factors to consider before diving into the deep end. The positives of owning a pool: Many believe pools increase the aesthetics of your yard. Kids love pools and so do home owners who host a lot of parties. Some people use swimming pools for in-water exercises and say pool... read more
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