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What to Expect from Distressed Properties in 2012

Posted by Kate Spears on January 06, 2012 in No Category
Foreclosures, bank-owned properties, and short sales played a big part in the national real estate market throughout 2011. So what exactly should we expect from distressed properties in 2012? Andy Firoved, CEO of CounselorDirect, declares that foreclosures are not going away any time soon. Here are his expectations for distressed properties in the 2012 real estate market: The government will create more effective homeowner assistance programs. Initial efforts were somewhat lacking due to lack of promotion and bure... read more
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Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Knoxville

Posted by Kate Spears on January 04, 2012 in No Category
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is on Monday, January 16th, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate and commemorate the occasion in Knoxville. The theme for 2012 is “Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope,” and most of the events and activities are free for the public. Take a look below at some of the events to keep your eye on over the upcoming January 6th through 16th time frame: The opening reception for the week-long celebration will take place at the Bijou Theatre on Friday, January 6th... read more
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Take Advantage of Tax Incentives for Knoxville Homeowners

Posted by Kate Spears on December 30, 2011 in No Category
The government has created several tax incentives for homeowners across the country, and these benefits are another reason why there has never been a better time to buy a home in Knoxville. Easily the biggest tax advantage for homeowners is being able to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage. This applies to any type of home and is good for up to $1 million per year in deductions. You can also deduct interest paid on up to $100,000 of other debt that uses your home as security. When you sell your Knoxville home do... read more
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Prepare Your Credit Before Buying First Knoxville Home

Posted by Kate Spears on December 27, 2011 in No Category
Before meeting with mortgage officers or real estate agents, first-time home buyers need to prepare their credit, both report-wise and score-wise. This process is essential to successfully obtaining a home loan and at the best possible interest rate. How do you go about fixing your credit report? Request a copy of your report from each of the three major credit companies – TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. You should first check for any errors in your report and, if any exist, fix them immediately. Accordin... read more
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Happy Holidays, Knoxville!

Posted by Kate Spears on December 22, 2011 in No Category
From our family here at Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors®, we would like to wish our readers a Happy Holiday season! 2011 was a blast for all of us, and we are sure 2012 holds even better things for everyone! To help put everyone in the holiday spirit, take a look at the following video from the 2011 Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville. We actually had the opportunity to participate in the parade, and it was so much fun! Finally, look back on some of our more popular posts from 2011: Knoxville T... read more
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