Farragut (Knoxville, TN)
By Jamie Smith
(Jamie Smith's Knoxville Real Estate Team at Keller Williams )
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Luxury Homes in Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee is one of those places that is difficult to leave once you’ve had a taste of the good life. Ask one of the many alumni from the University of Tennessee Knoxville who stayed in town post-graduation; it’s the perfect place to discover luxury homes and lay down roots! 

 The city is divided into the downtown area, and from there, North Knoxville, South Knoxville, East Knoxville, and West Knoxville. While there aren’t necessarily that many luxury homes in the downtown area, the Old City and Gay Street offer a nice mix of residential and commercial properties. For those specifically searching for luxury homes in Knoxville, there are a variety of great neighborhoods from which buyers can choose in the four areas outside downtown.   

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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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Yes, it's true, the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) famed in song and story is now one of a vanishing species on the American landscape. Well, have you seen many FSBO signs lately? According to the NAR 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, FSBO sales declined to less than 1 in 10 transactions in 2010 (around 9% of all sales), down from 1 in 7 in 2004. AND in almost 50% of the successful transactions the seller knew the buyer beforehand; sort of one of those "If you ever want to sell this house I'll buy it" sort of sales. In the difficult markets of the past few years we've been called on more and more to assist sellers in getting the job done. Resort areas, rural areas, and central cities tended to have the highest percentage of FSBO sales with suburban FSBO sales being only 6% of the marke...
By Steve Gazaway, Bringing Clarity to Real Estate
(Billy Houston Group- Keller Williams)
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Can you handle the truth?  Well too bad here it goes anyway.  There is no PERFECT time to sell your house.  In the end, if you are expecting another child the baby will eventually need his/her own room.  If you have been brought in on Monday morning and told you don’t have a job then the following weekend you may be painting your olive green bedroom with a neutral taupe so the house will show well.  So then for the remainder of this inaugural blog I am going to just ramble in REALTOR® speak and lose my global management experiences and opinions about global economic conditions.  There will be time in future blogs for me to poison you with my diatribes about my unfortunate clientele.  I will do you a favor, however, introduce you to my very impatient side which I hope you come to appreci...
By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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Tennessee is a state with lots of scenic beauty and lots of outdoor recreational activities. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has created an awesome lake and river system for boaters, fishermen, and all sort of water sports. East Tennessee, the part I live in, is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 900 miles of hiking trails, campgrounds, and beautiful mountain scenery. Another little known and used part of Tennessee outdoors is the huge amount of state park, scenic areas, and protected natural areas dotted all over. I visited one I had never been to today; Stinging Fork Falls Natural Area near Spring City which is about 50 miles south of Knoxville. Parking area at Stinging Fork Falls near Knoxville, Tennessee This state natural area is located on top of the Cu...
By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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It’s been listed for 90 days now and not even one showing. What’s the problem? The number 1 reason I see for homes not selling is most often the price (this could also be reasons 2,3,4 and 5). It’s a tough new market out there folks; mortgages are tough to get these days, buyers are taking MUCH longer to make decisions about which house to even make an offer on, and the economy is in a shambles with high unemployment. Even if the recent comparable sales and price points in your area and neighborhood support your asking price your house could still be overpriced relative to the market right now because that’s the market buyers are buying in. Just because you refinanced last year or even 6 months ago, and got an appraisal equal to or higher than your current asking price, the market right...
By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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Started in 1992 by local physician Dr. Charlie Barnett, Flu Shot Saturday has become an annual tradition in the Knoxville area for thousands of local residents to get a free flu shot. Below is the line outside Farragut High School this morning as hundreds lined up for their annual flu shot. While the shots are technically ‘free’, donations to the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Empty Stocking Fund which provides food and Christmas toys to thousands of Knoxville families who might otherwise have an unhappy holiday are encouraged and most flu shot recipients drop a generous donation into the box. BlueCross BlueShield insurance of Tennessee partially funds the event along with the Knoxville News Sentinel. Local Rotary clubs also help support the event with traffic direction, getting paperwork fi...
By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
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Knoxville area homebuyers and sellers both have one thing in common. They all want to make either the house they’re selling or the one they’re buying look as great as possible for as little money as possible. email me for a free, 10% off coupon to any Lower's warehouse store. Good for 10% off any purchases up to $10,000! Knoxville sellers want to ’spiff’ up their house to appeal to buyers so it will sell faster and for more money. Knoxville buyers want to upgrade and personalize their new home so they can enjoy living there more. Here’s 5 tips for both sides: Buy locally. In most cases you will save money by buying things in the greater Knoxville area instead of having them shipped from another location. For big ticket items the savings could amount to several hundred dollars. Use coupo...
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