All About Tennessee Real Estate

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Should You Tint Your Home's Windows?   Window tinting, or filming, can be a budget-friendly way to take your home’s windows to a higher level of energy efficiency, especially if it is not in the budget to upgrade all the windows in your home. Learn more about this alternative to new window installation:   Window film comes in three types: decorative, privacy, and solar.   Decorative films are just that--for aesthetics. They are not necessarily energy efficient. Film in the privacy/security category is made of a thicker material than decorative, and its purpose is to keep prying eyes out of your home, as well as help keep glass together in case of breakage.   Solar film is made in different ways, but the sole reason homeowners have it installed is to reflect or absorb UV rays. Some mor...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  How to Take the Mess Out of Clean Ceiling Fans Ceiling fans create cooling breezes that can make a stuffy room feel pleasantly comfortable. But as they rotate through the air, the blades can collect a ton of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles. Depending on where it's located, your fan might also gather greasy or sticky buildup over time, which can cause dust to cling even more. Not only does a dirty ceiling fan run less efficiently than a clean one, but it can even scatter clumps of particles throughout the room. To keep your home's air cool and free of dust, it's important to know how to clean a ceiling fan effectively. The trick is to remove the dust and grime without making it rain down on your floors and furniture. Learn how to clean ceiling fans without making a mess u...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Installing Heated Floors in Your BathroomThere is nothing worse than a cold tile floor under your feet, especially in the winter. Many homeowners today are fighting back by installing radiant heating under the floors of their bathrooms. Have you considered this option for your home? Here are a few things to consider if you want a heated floor:Choose your productThere are several types of radiant floor heaters available, so be sure to talk to your local hardware store or a supplier to learn more. Most are simple metal grids that will be placed below the flooring you choose.Electrical helpYou may be able to hook up your radiant floor heater yourself, but it is always best to consult an expert when doing work with electricity. Your electrician can get everything installed safely and make ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate for sale  and September 2021 market report - Nashville is in a remarkable sellers market that hasn't let up for many months now. With an inventory level that's over 38% lower than the same period last year in a lot of cases new listings start bidding wars. Here are a few of the highlights for Nashville real estate 3479 homes sold in Nashville during August compared to 3638 for the same month last year the median sales price for Nashville homes was $415,000 up from $346,172 last year, an increase of 19.8% the number of available homes for sale dropped 38% to 3321 the absorption rate based on August home sales is less than 1 month 550 Nashville condos sold during the month compared to 493 for the same month last year, an increase of 11.5% the median sales price of Na...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 DECORATIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE FOR YOUR HOME IN 2021You can bring a natural look to your home in a stylish modern chic way. Decorating your home with nature’s theme is timeless and satisfying. It may come in many forms. The most common thing is putting a live plant inside and outside of your home. Put this plant in stylish-painted wood. You can add prints on your walls too.You can have plenty of ideas if you are thinking of home decorations. Choose to have a light-colored wooden frame and natural fabrics in your bedrooms. Keep the color scheme simple so you can go on with crazy designs with green prints and textures. You can also add embroidery to your pillows. A wooden floor also is perfect if you put a faux fur rug together with your cozy bedding. Combine various types of woods A mod...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 What is an Electrostatic Filter?Air filters serve a wide range of purposes in your home. They remove dust and dander from the air, eliminate other allergens, keep some odors under control, and even reduce the wear and tear that your HVAC system experiences throughout the year. Depending on the filters you use, you may even be able to remove some viruses and bacteria from the air to keep the people in your house healthier. With all of the benefits that good air filters provide, the only real downside is that you have to replace them every few months to keep your home’s filtration system filtering at its best.There are a few other options available when it comes to filter types, however. One air filter that’s increasingly popular with homeowners is the electrostatic filter, which not onl...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Spring Hill homes are in a sellers market - With most homes getting multiple offers the first day on market. 77 homes sold in August and only 30 homes are currently available for purchase The average price of homes sold in Spring Hill during August increased 22% to $511,549 compared to the same month last year The list price to sales price ratio of sold homes was 103.9% for the month 30 Spring Hill TN homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase, but most are still under construction 119 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 August was $207 compared to $157 for the same period last year, an increase of 32% The average days on ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Why the Fall Is the Best Time for PlantingSpring is often thought of as the best time for planting, but do you know that plating in fall offers some significant advantages for your garden? In fact, marketing ploys aside, fall is the best time for planting and starting a garden!Below are some reasons why fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs in your garden: The Weather is Perfect for Planting The cooler weather in fall is easier for the plants and gardeners alike. The ground isn’t semi frozen and not too dry and the weather isn’t too warm or cold. The plants won’t get too stressed because they won’t be subjected to extremes in weather and hence can recover faster after planting. You Won’t Have to Plant Right After Buying Plants There is no need to plant right ...
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By Elizabeth Leanza, "Helping Your Dreams Come Home"
(Elizabeth Leanza Realty One Group - Realtor)
 You only get one chance to make a first impression so make sure your home is staged so it leaves buyers impressed. When selling your home, the first impression is everything! Some simple ways to get it market-ready are staging and de-personalizing. This means removing personal items like photos of family members or aunt Edna's 100 piece doll collection that might turn off potential buyers (or just creep them out). While you may love these things, they make it difficult for buyers to see them themselves in their potential new home and will distract them from all of your homes features. When you decide to put your home on the market, it will no longer feel like "your" home. You must detach emotionally from your belongings and make sure they don't distract buyers by allowing them to imagi...
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By Elizabeth Leanza, "Helping Your Dreams Come Home"
(Elizabeth Leanza Realty One Group - Realtor)
The Importance of Professional Real Estate PhotographyProfessional real estate photography is an excellent way to stand out among other agents. Real estate photos, when taken by a professional photographer, can significantly help sell listings faster and at higher prices for the agent. With so many properties on market each day it's important that you give potential homebuyers a good first impression with appealing pictures of your listing online so it will stand out in a sea of listings. Professional real estate photography is guaranteed to grab the attention of buyers and generate an emotional response. using lighting, angles, and other tricks to capture each home's unique beauty so that it appeals more directly towards potential buyers. When it comes to real estate photography for re...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Light Bulbs Can Reduce Your Energy BillLight Bulbs Can Reduce Your Energy Bill. Light bulbs can help to reduce your energy bill and don't cost as much as other products. Consider that light bulbs are readily available and prices have reduced significantly since they were first introduced.Lighting a room has often taken a backseat when consumers consider energy efficient ideas. After all, how often do you change a light bulb? And incandescent bulbs use more energy than CFL's and LEDs, which bridges the gap between cost and energy efficiency.LED bulbs can last up to 10 years and cost less to produce more light versus regular incandescent and CFL bulbs. According to a blog by the Salt River Project (SRP) in 2019, LED lightbulbs cost 75% less to operate and have MANY benefits. An interesti...
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By Barbara Ely, Broker- Resort Lifestyle Specialist in Fairfield Glade & Lake Tansi, Serving you is My Goal
(Weichert Realtors,The Webb Agency)
Well the hurrican drop a few inches of rain here in Tennessee in a very short period of time. But it did cool down our 90 degree temperatures.  So now we are ready  for our fall to start. So if now is the tme for you to sell or buy, call me now and let's get moving to the next chapter of your life. Have a great Wedensday.
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Be Good Enough! 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 and...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Re-Upholstery vs. Buying New Something people forget when updating the look of a home is buying new furniture is not the only option. Think about reupholstery. If the fabric pattern is a bit outdated or well-loved and well-used for many years, it may look a bit worse for wear. Buying new may seem more cost-effective than reupholstering because having every furniture piece reupholstered can be expensive. Most furniture on the market today is mass-produced. The construction and materials leave something to be desired regarding the quality. You can spend less on a piece of furniture from a mass-produced, large furniture store. In a few years, it will begin to fall apart and wither. You will need to replace it. Reupholstering sturdy, older furniture can save money in the long run. After r...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  4 Smart Money Habits That Will Help You Save up a Down Payment Faster Are you ready for home ownership? The prospect of owning your own house or apartment is an exciting one, but with any financial transaction this large there are some things to consider. The first is your down payment – that is, the initial payment you’ll put against the cost of the house to reduce the amount that you’re borrowing in a mortgage. Let’s have a look at four habits that will help you to get your down payment saved up faster. Build (And Stick To!) A Reasonable Budget The first and most obvious tip is to stick to a reasonable budget. Determine how much you have coming in and going out of your bank accounts and credit cards each month. Group everything into areas like ‘food,’ ‘utilities,’ ‘dining out,’ ‘ent...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Fast Growing Tree Varieties for Mature Trees in Less TimeAs a homeowner, you will likely want to plant some trees in your lawn for visual interest, especially if you have a new home and have just established the grass of choice. Trees add a sense of height to any lot and beautify your landscape. You can choose from some varieties of fast-growing trees that will not only mature quickly so you can have tall and beautiful trees with interest quickly.Tulip TreesThis fantastic, fast-growing tree has visual interest from spring to fall. It proliferates in almost all climates and adapts to soil types while being disease and pest-resistant. In summer, the bright green leaves stand out. They stand upright, like a tulip flower on the branches, and then the blooms develop into a bright and cheerf...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Make Someone Smile Today! 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, trul...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Signs You Need to Redo Your DrivewayYour driveway provides you with a convenient place to park your cars. However, if yours is outdated, it could become a safety concern if not properly repaired. It can also decrease your home’s curb appeal, making it harder to sell your house. Here are some common signs it’s time to repave your driveway. 1. Cracks These commonly occur in concrete and asphalt driveways over time. Age, along with natural elements, causes these fissures to form. During the winter, water that seeped into the cracks freezes and expands, which causes the gaps to widen. Other substances, such as oil, gas and salt, can also leak into the openings and make them worse. Additional factors, such as tree roots and heavy vehicles, can create pressure on your driveway. That’s why it...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 4 Professional Tips to Keeping Your Plumbing Drains ClearDrains are the most common spot for plumbing problems, but that doesn't mean your system is doomed. Instead, a thorough action plan will keep your drains free and clear of trouble spots.Here are some signs of trouble; if you can hear your drain gurgling, the chances are good that something is clogging it. Unfortunately, you won't be able to predict the size or source of the problem easily. For example, a loud noise could simply mean the hair has collected in a pipe; it could also signal a tree root growing within inches from your foundation and slowly cracking the main sewer line under pressure.There are, however, likely culprits for drain blockages, such as grease from cooking. If you have a garbage disposal, clean it regularly;...
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By Jeff Shipwash, Home Buyer/House Flipper
(Shipwash Properties LLC)
The concept of real estate marketing is always evolving. From billboards, direct mail, to word of mouth, to SEO. I feel like many real east professionals get so caught up in driving traffic to their business, that they leave out the most important thing of all, credibility. Why should you shift your focus to this? Shouldn't the thousands you spend in marketing drive the correct traffic to your business and take care of itself? Of course you want traffic, but what good is that traffic if it never converts. It's identical to having a store in the perfect location, but when you go in, stuff is just everywhere and you have no idea if they have the product you are looking for or not. Lets explore the importance of credibility. Why It MattersWithout credibility, the traffic you send to your b...
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