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Knoxville Home Sales at Five-Year High After 2012 Figures

Posted by Kate Spears on January 31, 2013 in No Category
Image via Wikimedia Commons Good news for those thinking of listing homes for sale in Knoxville this spring: Most real estate experts agree 2012 can be labeled as the year the U.S. housing market recovered from the 2006 and 2008 financial crises. The National Association of Realtors stated home sales for 2012 were the highest in the last 5 years with a gain of 9.2% over 2011. Mixed Housing Recovery However the real estate recovery does have issues. The 4.65 million homes sold is still below the 5.5 million number ... read more
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Not Too Late to See Winterfest at Pigeon Forge

Posted by Kate Spears on January 31, 2013 in No Category
Image via Wikimedia Commons With January drawing to a close, families might be starting to get cabin fever and are looking for events in Knoxville to get of the house. If feeling a bit let down by the end of the holidays why not combat the winter blahs by attending Knoxville’s 23rd Annual Winterfest in Pigeon Forge! Festival of Lights The winter beauty of the Smokey Mountains are not to be missed. Take a day to view the scenic beauty of Tennessee in winter or take a quick trip up to the world famous Dollywood... read more
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How Researching Records Can Help With Buying a Home

Posted by Kate Spears on January 30, 2013 in No Category
Image via stock.xchng When buying a home in Knoxville, it’s a good idea to do your homework. Even today most people do not realize how much public information has been moved to the internet. Just over a decade ago home buyers had to visit the various city/county offices to request information, but now most information can be found online. Here are some tips on using the internet to research records which will make buying a home in Knoxville much easier. Know the Seller: See if the sellers are on social media... read more
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Top Reasons People Sell Their Home

Posted by Kate Spears on January 30, 2013 in No Category
Image via Stockbyte on Getty Images Knoxville homeowners sell their homes for a variety of reasons. Studies show Americans move a lot. In fact, most Americans will move once every 5 years. But why do we move? What factors can cause people to move? These are important questions when buying a home because one needs to be looking towards the future when you have to be selling a home in Knoxville. Change in the Family Whether it is a new baby or children growing old enough to need their own room, the size of the home r... read more
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Image via Houzz The last 5 to 7 years have seen unprecedented turmoil in the housing market all over the United States, including the Knoxville area.  For the first time in several years, however, the market has settled such that home buying has a new appeal. First-time buyers in particular are entering the market, many of whom are young adults enjoying the fruits of the recovering economy.  If you are a young adult interested in purchasing a home in Knoxville, there are a few things you should know. First, you hav... read more
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