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If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Knoxville area you know that there are many highly qualified real estate agents to choose from.  Narrowing down the pool of Knoxville real estate agents is a big task, but there are specific things you should look for. Choose a real estate agent that is: Using a variety of technology applications It’s not just the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) anymore! In today’s market an agent should be comfortable with Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and communicating via ... read more
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Make Memories at the Knoxville Zoo

Posted by Kate Spears on June 15, 2012 in No Category
Do you have memories of visiting the local Zoo, from when you were a child? Gather up a few of the young children in your life and visit the local Knoxville Zoo. And, what better way is there to get to know the animals at the Knoxville Zoo, than to chat with one of the Zookeepers? Zookeepers have regularly scheduled chats with the zoo visitors about turtles, giraffes, and lots of other animals. Check the schedule below from the Knoxville-Zoo.org website to know when to attend each chat: The Saturday & Sunday Zo... read more
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With record setting low mortgage rates, many Knoxville home owners are preparing their homes to list them for sale on the real estate market – strategically evaluating staging options for selling their homes. Knowing that first impressions are very important for home selling, homeowners are stepping out to the curb to see what curb appeal staging work needs to be done, in order to draw in home buyers. Attractive Curb Appeal Helps to Sell Knoxville, TN Homes A recent Realty Times article advises, “If the home looks ... read more
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Short Sales Speed Up With New Federal Guidelines

Posted by Kate Spears on June 11, 2012 in No Category
While many properties on the Knoxville TN, real estate market are available for sale as a short sale, the transaction takes so long that many buyers are reluctant to begin the slow process. For any of our readers who may not know, according to Wikipedia, a short sale in real estate is a situation when “… the lender allows a property to be sold for less than the amount owed on a mortgage and takes a loss. This usually occurs when the market drops and the property is worth less than what the current mortg... read more
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As realtors, we are always on the lookout for staging tips for sellers, and we recently came across this great Realty Times article highlighting the importance of making your front porch really shine prior to selling your home. A few of the most significant factors that influences buyers when they see a home for the first time are: location, pricing, and curb appeal. Curb appeal is the set of important exterior home features that gets buyers off the street and inside your home. Try to picture your home as if you we... read more
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