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Do-it-Yourself Repairs for Your Knoxville Home

Posted by Kate Spears on December 15, 2011 in No Category
As a Knoxville homeowner, you are responsible for the upkeep of your property. This can be a daunting challenge for many new homeowners, but there are many easy projects that you can handle without the help of a professional. You are likely to have issues with your toilet, so you need to be comfortable with it. One that does not flush properly usually has the holes under the rim clogged, so all you need is a mirror and some pipe cleaner. A toilet that continues to run may need a new flapper valve, which is very ine... read more
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When you make improvements to your Knoxville home, you should focus on projects that earn you the most money when you sell your home in the future. Here are five renovations that earn top dollar when you move to sell, according to CNN Money: A new steel entry door will recoup an average of 102 percent of its cost during a home sale. Replace your garage door to maintain your home’s functionality, and earn 84 percent of its cost back when you sell your home. A minor kitchen remodel will net about 73 percent of... read more
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City of Knoxville Offers Green Building Incentive Program

Posted by Kate Spears on December 07, 2011 in No Category
This Winter, the City of Knoxville has funds to help qualified homeowners and businesses make ‘green’ improvements to their homes and buildings. The Green Building Incentive Program helps pay for all kinds of improvements – from weather stripping to installing solar technology – in hopes of encouraging the Knoxville population to take a more environmentally-friendly approach to the way they live and work. The $270,000 federally-funded program was launched in September and has already helped ... read more
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Can My Knoxville Home Purchase Fall Through?

Posted by Kate Spears on December 01, 2011 in No Category
Image via Stock.xchng Even if both parties feel confident as they sign a real estate purchase agreement, there are ways for the deal to fall through. Knoxville home buyers should keep this in mind and know in which cases they are entitled to having their earnest money deposit returned in full. The status of your earnest money deposit in the event of a “fall out” depends on the contingencies within the contract. For example, home appraisals, inspections, and the buyer’s ability to obtain financing ... read more
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Image via Stock.xchng Are you planning on buying a home in East Tennessee? Congratulations! Now that you have made the decision to enter the real estate market, you need to evaluate which mortgage is the right one for you. There are two categories of mortgages: Governmental loans are sponsored and guaranteed by the government and are ideal for low- and moderate-income homes because they offer low down payments and less strict qualifications. Conventional loans are not guaranteed by the government and subject to th... read more
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