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3 Great Tax Breaks for Homeowners in Knoxville

Posted by Kate Spears on March 29, 2013 in No Category
Image via Pinterest There are many benefits to owning a home, from building equity to having freedom over your home design choices.  Another benefit that homeowners can enjoy is the ability to take advantage of certain tax breaks that aren’t available to renters.  Whether you currently own a home and have yet to file taxes or you are looking at real estate in Knoxville this year, here are a few tax breaks you should be aware of for tax season. Home office- If you use a portion of your home for work, then you... read more
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Celebrate Spring in Knoxville Throughout April

Posted by Kate Spears on March 27, 2013 in No Category
Image via Flickr Spring is just around the corner and, although there are lots of things to do in Knoxville, one thing that you simply cannot miss is the Dogwood Arts Festival. The festival is a celebration of the culture and beauty of Knoxville and the gathering of the city’s residents to transform their home into a gorgeous haven in response to an article criticizing the appearance of the city.  Now the festival, currently celebrating its 53rd year, draws huge crowds from all around. This year, you can expe... read more
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Is Now the Right Time For You to Buy a Home?

Posted by Kate Spears on March 26, 2013 in No Category
Image via Wallace & Wallace There are few things as satisfying and fulfilling as owning your own home. However, before deciding to buy a home in Knoxville, you should figure out if now is the right time for you to buy or if you should wait and prepare a little more. The following are a few ways that you can tell if it’s the right time for you. Money – You need to have money saved up. Expect to pay between three and five percent of the purchase price as a down payment, and keep in mind that there are plenty of ... read more
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Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Knoxville Home

Posted by Kate Spears on March 25, 2013 in No Category
Image via stock.xchng If you are planning to sell a home in Knoxville, then taking care of it is of utmost importance in order to attract potential buyers. This includes conducting spring maintenance around your home; after all, spring is an important time for real estate. The following are a few things that should be done around the home this spring to ensure it looks its best before going on the market. Maintain Your Home’s Curb Appeal – An attractive curb appeal can be maintained by keeping the yard tidy,... read more
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Image via Houzz If you’re selling a home in Knoxville, then you need to make sure that the outdoor area is attractive to potential buyers. Outdoor design is becoming a more prevalent item on buyer wishlists, and the outside of your house is the first part of the home your potential buyers will see.  One way to improve the appeal of your outdoor environment is to implement a few of the outdoor design trends popular among homeowners this year. Not only will this increase your home’s curb appeal, it will increase your... read more
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