All About Tennessee Real Estate

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Westhaven Homes are still in a hot sellers market  - 32 homes sold during the month of June 2021 and only 10 homes are currently listed and not under contract. The average list price to sales price ratio for June was 105% $327 - the average price per square foot of homes sold during June compared to $239 last year an increase of 37% $977,500 - the median price of homes sold during the month compared to $693,584 last year 105% - the list price to sales price ratio of homes sold during the month 6 - Average days on market for homes sold during the month 44 - Westhaven homes are currently pending sale most are under construction 10 -  Westhaven homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS but some are under construction Westhaven homes in Franklin TN have been the one of the most popula...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Creating a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen What do you like to cook when you're outside in the summer? From barbecues to wood-fired pizza ovens, outdoor cooking is a big trend for backyards. Whether you're cooking for your family or a block party, here are some things you should consider for your outdoor kitchen: Gas grill One of the most valuable tools you can have outside is your gas grill. Sure, you can roll your grill into your yard, but why do that when you can build a usable workspace by surrounding your grill with counters? Adding outdoor prep space can help make your grilling experience even better. Smoker If you want to get into the art of making good southern barbecue, you'll need a smoker. It works by cooking your meat low and slow over wood chips that impart flavor. There are doze...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 CLOSET AND WARDROBES IMPROVEMENTThey say that a person's clothes project a message about what kind of people they are. So it's a good thing that people have control of what message their clothes will project.But a person's wardrobe full of disorganized clothes can be a hindrance to that. It's challenging to pick the right clothes to wear if there are many clothes to choose from.To help everyone declutter everything from their closet, here is the list of strategies to help them.RainbowEvery day for a week, one should make sure their chosen clothes have a specific color. Follow the rainbow color if they must. This will encourage the person to look through their unused and old clothes hidden in the closet.JournalMake a journal of clothes used every single day and what they think about tha...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Pros and Cons of Converting Your Attic SpaceYour attic can serve many different roles in your home. Families often place boxes of old clothing, books and holiday decorations in the attic and rarely go up there. But, in some cases, an attic can be so much more than just storage space. If you need additional living space, converting the attic might be the solution, but there are potential problems to consider. Explore the pros and cons of converting your attic space before taking on your next home renovation project.Pros for Converting Your AtticConverting the attic to add another bedroom, or for creating a home office, would most likely cost less than building an addition or buying a larger home. Depending on the size of the attic, you may even be able to add two new bedrooms for your g...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
How soon can Mold attack fruits and vegetables?This was the client of mine who just got this orange from a grocery store some two days before and the attack has already started. Imagine that. Grocery stores should move the produce around regularly at the grocery store. If they do not do this, the product will be attacked, like the above. I suggest to grocery stores that not only keep the produced moved around regularly but also wipe the produce as well.Something that I do that is helpful is to: put all fruits and vegetables in the sink and let them soak in a mixture of water, vinegar, soap, and baking soda. Watch the interaction with the soap and vinegar and baking soda. You will see a foaming action. Do not be frightened. This is normal and let things work for about 30 minutes and let ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Just Enjoy Life! Watch our Facebook Live Show every Wednesday at 12p.m. est. Elite Realty Group 423-307-8566 Licensed in TN Equal Housing Opportunity The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com an...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Get The Great Look of a Modern Dining Chair A dining room is not merely a place to feel the sensational tastes of special foods you have made from your kitchen. It becomes the great and perfect spot to play with creativity and explore the interior design properly. Not only you can decorate the wall and floor, but also the dining sets. One of the examples is modern dining chairs. Can you find the best one? You will find the answer below. Many people are recently interested to buy modern furniture for its simple design. However, the traditional style is still adorable for other people too. The simple design will be great for small dining room. If you have limited space, this is the good choice to consider. Various online stores offer their unlimited selections and let you to finally tak...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Impact of Kitchen Cabinets in Your Family LifeModern kitchens are places where homeowners have a keen interest in making them appear beautiful. This is because people spend more time in the kitchen nowadays than they did in the past. So, having an aesthetically appealing kitchen is a desire that most homeowners share. Installing the right kitchen cabinets can be the first solution to achieving this shared dream.Factors to consider when choosing kitchen cabinetsSince you want to make your kitchen beautiful, you need to consider a wide range of factors before you settle on the kind of kitchen cabinets.Type of the cabinetsThere are many types from which you can choose. You need to be very careful when deciding the type as it influences the final look of your kitchen cabinets. For exam...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Clever Uses for Useless SpacesThere are a lot of areas around the home that may seem kind of useless or wasted. Partial dividing walls, areas below (or even above) a staircase, or little nooks or alcoves that were created by the house’s unique design are all common examples. You might not think much about these areas, but if you consider them for a moment, you might see how they could be some serious missed opportunities. With a little bit of creativity, though, you can change all of that for the better.That blank wall around a doorway doesn’t have to stay empty, and the space under the stairs isn’t just for boy wizards anymore. There are a number of ways that you can revamp these empty and otherwise useless spaces and make your home more functional and fun in the process. Here are jus...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Brentwood TN Homes for sale - we are currently in a sellers market for Brentwood homes with an absorption rate of less than one month. The median sales price of homes sold during May increased to was $1,408,556. The average price per square foot is now $288 compared to $209 for the same month last year an increase of 38%. 75 Brentwood homes sold during the month of May 2021 compared to 48 for the same month last year 123 homes are currently under contract waiting to close 58 Brentwood homes are listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase almost all are under construction. the median size of homes sold was 4594 square feet The average price per square foot of homes sold was $288 compared to $209 for the same period last year, an increase of 38% the average days on market for ho...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
How to Spot Pest Problems Before the Home Inspection There is nothing like a Tennessee springtime. One day, it is winter. The next, it is sunny and 70 degrees. Overnight, tulips erupt from the ground, and birds can be heard singing in the mornings again. Tennessee boasts a vibrant green, especially after heavy rainfall. This spring has been a wet one. And while we all love the spring buds and sprawling green fields, the moisture reminds us of one of the biggest nemesis to our homes, pests. The most destructive pests in your home love moisture and warm, humid climates. We’re going to talk about the most dangerous pests to your home in Tennessee and how you can spot the signs of infestation before a home inspection. Your Biggest Pest Threats All pests are unwanted in your home, but some ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Prevent MoldMold inside a house can cause serious health problems, including sinus irritation, congestion, headaches and respiratory difficulties. The health effects of mold are more serious in children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with respiratory problems.Mold can grow in any moist environment, which makes a home a perfect breeding ground. Mold spores can accumulate on surfaces and travel through the air in a house. Here are some strategies to control the level of moisture in your home and prevent mold from taking hold. Reduce Moisture Levels in Your House Walk through your house and look for areas where moisture tends to accumulate. The bathroom is an obvious one, but moisture is also often found in the kitchen, laundry room, basement and around windows. Remove...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Upgrade The Floor: Signs that You Need to Change the FlooringNothing lasts forever. It’s the inevitable truth, even for commercial flooring. No matter how much effort is put into caring for your flooring, eventually, it will need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your flooring? Well, the timing depends on your floors. Tile, hardwood, and carpet, and the different types under each of those, come with other shelf lives. The exact time to replace your flooring hinges on several factors, but here are some ways to know when your flooring has seen better days.CARPETCarpet has a broad range of life expectancy. Lower quality carpets (like those in your college apartment) typically last one to five years, while the highest quality carpet averages 15 to 25 years. The ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Give Your Home Old World AppealIt can be difficult to escape technology in our fast-paced, modern lives. Perhaps that’s why so many luxury homeowners appreciate a residence that turns back the clock with a distinctly Old World feel. If you want a home that exudes the inimitable craftsmanship of yesteryear, here are several tips to help capture the ambiance.Utilize Natural MaterialsAn abundance of natural materials, such as wood and stone, can certainly contribute to this aesthetic. For example, a living room that boasts a grand stone fireplace and wood-beamed ceilings will instantly recall the splendor of a bygone era as soon as one enters the room. These details can continue throughout, with stone floors, wood-paneled walls and much more.Work With ArtisansOf course, to truly re...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  What is in, our pillows and bed mattress, we sleep on? Did you know the human body loses over 1 million skin cells a day? Did you know that the human body, sheds its skin? Many spend some one third of there life sleeping but, what many people do not know, is that the dead skin they shed, goes some where. Where do you think or believe it goes? Our dead skin from our body is food for roaches, spiders, mites and more. Did you know that the human body produces over 10 to 12 pounds of dead skin per year? Can you imagine, all that dead skin, making its wa, down into the mattress and making the mattress, heavier and heavier, with each passing day and each passing year? Just think of the feast made available to these kind of insects. Also, think of bed bugs and bacteria that our body creates...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro homes are very popular and selling fast.  The average days on market is down to 6 days and the list price to sales price ratio is 102%. Most homes have multiple offers the first day on market. 425 Murfreesboro homes sold during the month of May compared to 422 for the same month of 2020 1203 homes are currently pending sale most are new construction homes waiting to be finished 126 Murfreesboro homes are listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase the average size of homes sold during the month of May was 2273 square feet the list price to sale price ratio of homes sold was 102% the absorption rate is currently less than 1 week The average price of Murfreesboro homes sold during the month was $374,567 compared to $304,910 last year an increase of 22.8% The average...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Spring Hill TN real estate for sale and May 2021 Market Report -   With most homes getting multiple offers the first day on market. 139 homes sold in May and only 33 homes are currently available for purchase The average price of homes sold in Spring Hill during May increased 29% to $482,814 compared to $373,655  last year The list price to sales price ratio of sold homes was 104.1% for the month 33 Spring Hill TN homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase, but most are still under construction 319 homes are currently under contract pending sale, most are new homes waiting for completion the average price per square foot for Spring Hill homes sold during the month of May was $180 compared to $154 for the same period last year, an increase of 16.8% The aver...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Wades Grove- 2048 Keene Circle is sold.The original owner raised 4 children in this Williamson county home and after the youngest one moved away he said it was time for a change. With all brick John Maher builders construction the home required very little maintenance over the years, and the home inspection came back with no repairs after 15 years of ownership. The home had many offers and closed at $550,000. If you are looking to move to Spring Hill, give me a call I help buyers and sellers get the most out of this quickly changing environment.Search for Spring Hill homes for sale here This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer of Benchmark Realty. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spr...
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