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Real Estate Agent vs. FSBO               Dave Ramsey, financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker is a trusted source for many on all matters financial. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions an individual will ever make. Here is what...
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Real Estate Matters | CFPB’s New ‘Qualified Mortgage’ According to the Washington Post, last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new qualified mortgage (also known as the ability-to-repay) rule went into effect. The new rule is about helping borrowers understand the true costs...
01/29/2014
Wood vs. Vinyl vs. Fiberglass     Are you in the process of building, remodeling or simply needing to replace windows in you home?  Today’s construction market offers many window options. So many options it may be difficult to select the right window for your home. Discover the differences betwee...
01/28/2014
Real Estate Scorecard Announces 2014 Bliss Award Winner for Happiest Community of the Year – Tellico Village in Eastern Tennessee   I am honored to call Tellico Village home.  From both a professional perspective and a resident, I agree with the real estate score card. Tellico Villiage is a “Happ...
01/22/2014
If you are like most, you envision yourself living in your dream home, located in your desired neighborhood and loaded with all the amenities you love.  But just how much will that monthly mortgage really be?  Below is a link to one of the best simple loan calculators.  Keep in mind the calculato...
01/20/2014
The word “real” ultimately derives from Latin res ”thing” and was used in Middle English to mean “relating to things, especially real property”. The word mortgage is a French Law term meaning “death pledge”, meaning that the pledge ends (dies) when either the obligation is fulfilled or the prope...
01/16/2014
Do you love historic buildings but prefer to live in a setting with modern amenities? Knoxville boasts some beautiful modern lofts nestled in the city's buildings of old. 1060 World's Fair Park #403 in downtown Knoxville is one of my favorite examples. The five-story brick structure was built ci...
01/16/2014
A house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well maintained. From experience, REALTORS® also know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel mor...
01/14/2014
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales are expected to retain the healthy gains seen this year, while prices will stay on an uptrend in 2014, according to a forecast presentation at a residential forum during the 2013 Realtors® Conference & Expo. Lawrence Yun, chi...
01/09/2014
Have you been looking for an updated home in the country so that you could have your horses and maybe some chickens too?  This property is waiting for you! Located in Lenoir City, Tennessee this updated basement ranch home is located on 7.77 acres of land perfect for your horses, chickens, sheep ...
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