Morristown, TN Real Estate News

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 4 Things to Look for in a New Backyard When Wanting to GardenWhat is it about a new home that makes us want to get out and do a little gardening? Whether you want to plant a few flowers or get a garden growing in the backyard, there is something about a new home that makes us crave a little dirt therapy. One reason many crave planting a garden is that it is quite rewarding, and, although it might seem paradoxical, gardening can be relaxing. However, there are some things one should consider before planting a garden, especially in a new backyard. 1. Location, location, location It is highly important that you choose a good location for your garden. Sure, aesthetically, you're probably going to want to put it in a certain place in the yard, but if you choose a location that doesn't drain...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 6 Maintenance Tips for Caring for an Asphalt DrivewayHaving an asphalt driveway is a great way to dress up your home's exterior, but these types of driveways require some upkeep. Asphalt driveways are fairly low-maintenance, but there are a few tips to keep your driveway looking its best for as long as possible. 1- Keep Debris from Clogging Your Gutters and Pipes Asphalt driveways are extremely porous, meaning that water can drain through them quite easily. Keeping debris from clogging the pores will help the asphalt stay porous and drained, which means fewer cracks to fill for you! 2- Avoid Driving or Parking on Sensitive Areas When asphalt contracts in extreme cold, the surface becomes very brittle, making it more susceptible to cracking when vehicles are driven over it. Be sure to a...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Gardening for Your Small Deck or PatioHaving limited outdoor space is no reason to curb your love of gardening or to settle for less than a thriving green space. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees, and shrubs, container gardening is a great way to enhance your small deck or patio, say gardening editors at HGTV.Test your green thumb with these:Dwarf Citrus Trees – If your space provides a little sunlight, dwarf lemon or lime trees will typically do well when planted in terracotta pots.Strawberries – Try planting them in a hanging basket that gets lots of sunlight and get a season’s worth of sweet, ripe berries.Red, Ripe Tomatoes – You can grow smaller varieties in pots. Start with young plants or establish seed plantings indoors first, then transfer them in pots to...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Why Professionals Choose Cordless Power ToolsToday, it is impossible to imagine repairs without high-quality and functional power tools. Some of the defining selection criteria are convenience, lightness, and comfort of power tools.Thanks to the level of technological progress today, the selection of cordless power tools becomes wider every day. Find information that you might need for proper selection and successful purchase right in the article below.We will convince you that battery-powered tools are the best choice Convenience The obvious advantage of such power tools is energy autonomy. Battery tools are mobile since they are not tied to a definite workplace and are completely safe. When you work with battery tools, you are not limited by area and place of work. You can work on con...
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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)
  4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment. Here are four simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall. 1. Price It Right One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s why it’s important to price it right. Your goal in pricing your house is to draw attention from competing buyers and let bidding wars push the final sales price up. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from making an offer. Your trusted real e...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Which Water Heater is Right for Your Home?The variety of water heaters on the market today gives homeowners more choices as to which type of water heater best suits their needs. Saving water and energy are keys to lowering energy bills. So how do you know how best to heat water for your home?The traditional water heater (storage tank) is the most cost effective model of water heater available. These can be gas or electric, but aren't always the most energy efficient. There are ways to manage a water heater to lower energy usage by adding a timer so water is not heated when it's not needed.In Arizona, traditional water heaters can last anywhere from 8 - 12 years, depending on usage and maintenance. It's often recommended that they be drained twice a year to clear minerals and calcium bui...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  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 many others. ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Curtain Ideas - How to Make Curtains the Easy WayYou're looking for curtain ideas to give you some inspiration. So how can you get fantastic looking modern curtains made to fit your windows for just a few dollars.1. You know your room needs redecorating and bringing up to date.2. You have windows that are the wrong size for ready made curtains.3. Or you simply can't find the right color or design.So you keep putting it off because it's going to cost big money to get them custom made.Well it doesn't have to break the bank to turn your curtain ideas into reality. So what kind of window treatments am I talking about that are made to measure and don't cost a fortune. Well they are called "Wave curtains" because they hang into pleats that fold in to a wave shape.They are a really modern and...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Bath or Shower? The best bathroom for your budgetWhen remodeling your house, the bathroom is one area that often is a priority, up there with the kitchen. As a result, homeowners can find it challenging to choose between having a bath, installing showers or both. This guide outlines five factors you should consider before deciding on having a bath or showers in your bathroom.CostsYou may have the space for a bathtub in your bathroom, but can you cover the cost? When comparing the monetary prices of both options without using your budget as a reference point, it may be hard to tell if one option is more expensive than the other. For example, small shower enclosures cost between $50-$300, while bathtubs cost between $200-$1000. Therefore, the option you pick is dependent on how much mone...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Alternatives to Granite CountertopsWouldn’t it be nice to have a dollar for every real estate listing that touts “granite countertops” as the end-all, be-all of kitchen work surfaces?The truth is, the popularity of granite kitchen countertops is ebbing, shifting toward materials that are sturdy yet stylish.While we hesitate to pile on yet another decision for you to have to make during the remodeling or purchasing of a home, here are a few of the most in-demand countertop finishes.QuartzQuartz countertops are perhaps the most popular alternative to granite. Durable and attractive, quartz is glossy and easy to clean. It doesn’t require sealing, which is a big reason so many homeowners are turning to it.Quartz comes in a range of colors too, but your biggest concern may end up being whet...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 8 Things You Should Do During the First Week in a New HouseYou’ve just purchased a new home and your head is spinning with ideas. Interior design, remodeling dreams and entertaining plans are all running through your mind. But before you get ahead of yourself, you have to handle the basics. Here’s what you need to do to settle in during the first week in your new home.1. Set Up UtilitiesBefore moving in, contact power, water and gas companies to establish service at your new address. The last thing you want is to unpack in a dark home. Although less urgent, you’ll also want to arrange Internet, cable and phone service within the first couple of days.2. Update Your AddressIt’s easy to change your mailing address with the U.S. Postal Service using their online form. You’ll also want to u...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Digging Dos and Don'tsBefore planting a tree, building a deck, or even replacing or relocating your mailbox post, think about what could lurk below. The regional utility company Eversource is partnering with electrical, gas, telecommunications, and public water suppliers across the nation reminding weekend warriors and contractors that power digging equipment, and even small hand tools such as spades, axes, and picks, can damage underground utility lines, resulting in serious personal injury and disrupted services.That means anyone planning an outdoor project involving digging should call 811 beforehand so operators can notify applicable local utilities of an intent to dig. Then, professional locators can respond to mark utility-owned underground lines with flags, spray paint, or both ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 See The BeautyWatch 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 m...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
A Checklist to Help You Ready Your Lawn for WinterAs the weather cools off, autumn lawn care is a combination of clean-up and encouraging new growth. It's also a good time to help your grass recover from being trampled during your backyard games of catch or maybe bocce ball this summer. Pave the way for lush, healthy grass next spring with these timely chores.Fall Lawn Care ChecklistTurf grass won't tolerate thick layers of leaves well. If you don't have a lot of leaves, skip raking and mow over them to chop them into smaller pieces that will add nutrients to the soil.Seed or lay sodCool temperatures combined with late fall rain make for ideal conditions in most regions for establishing new lawns or making repairs.Aerate your lawnPlan to aerate high traffic areas annually to loosen comp...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Why You Should Clean Out Your Garage Before WinterDeep cleaning happens year-round, not just in the spring. Before winter, you should prepare your home against all sorts of weather hazards, whether they’re a threat to you or your home. Your garage might become a safety hazard if it isn’t properly sealed and shielded from the winter weather, but you could also run into several other issues that need your action.A clean garage means that you’ll notice quickly when something is amiss. Suppose your garage is filled with clutter and boxes from when you moved. In that case, you won’t be able to see if pests invade your space or where a pesky draft is coming from. Cleaning out your garage is the first step to preparing your home for winter. 5 Reasons You Should Tidy Your Garage Today Your gar...
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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 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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