Morristown, TN Real Estate News

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 Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Picking a Peck of Nursery PlantsSpring and Summer is a great time to get things done around the home, and this includes revamping your landscaping. Maybe you’ve always wanted to add flowers and other plants but have never had the time, or you just want to expand on what’s already growing around your home. Regardless of why you’re shopping for new plants, knowing what to look for to find the best new plants will save you a lot of frustration and wasted effort in the long run. Here are some things to keep in mind the next time you hit the nursery. Check the Leaves, Stems, and Roots A lot of people buy plants based on the early appearance of flowers and buds, but that can be misleading. If you want a better idea of how healthy a plant is, there are much better places to look. Some of the ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 10 Common Kitchen Problems to Fix ASAPWhether your fridge isn’t keeping things cool or your oven doesn’t heat things up, kitchen appliances can cause all kinds of problems. Find out what’s causing the issue and whether it needs to be repaired or replaced.Knowing the average life expectancy of major appliances and small kitchen appliances can help prevent surprises. But, if the problem is beyond your skill to troubleshoot and fix, you can always call a professional to tackle one or multiple appliance repairs.Warm Fridge or FreezerIf your refrigerator or freezer is not staying cool, check that the doors are closing completely and that the seal is snug. Be sure to pay attention to warning lights. Note any unusual heat, drips, or noises. An operating refrigerator condenser generates heat, ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  5 Factors To Consider Before Hiring A Construction Company Before taking on a construction project, you must consider certain factors. Construction work is not one that you give to amateurs as they won't handle your job well. You need to sort out many planning, continuity, and completion issues from the beginning of the project.An essential aspect of achieving a successful construction project is choosing the best construction company to hire. There are five major factors to consider before hiring a construction company, and we'll address those factors in this article.The construction company you hire determines how your project will look as well as its durability. Before hiring a construction company, ensure you access different concrete contractors midland tx, and choose only the b...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 What Your Taste in Art Says About Your Decor Style, According to DesignersWhatever your preference, it should be cohesive with the room designThe artwork a person chooses to hang on their walls can actually reveal quite a bit about their home decor style as a whole. This is key as art pieces should complement the furnishings in a room, or, as interior stylist McCall Dulkys says, they should “feel cohesive with the rest of the design.” Dulkys explained that “artwork can invoke emotion and tell stories so if it’s not supporting the overall feel or mood that we’re trying to convey, it may be necessary to reselect.”Art is so personal and is something that designers pay significant attention to when working with homeowners who have an existing gallery of pieces. “We often take cues from our...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Landscape your Garden?Garden landscaping is an art, and it is not only for persons who have green thumbs. It makes our personal exterior space pleasing and refreshing in the eyes. Plus, having greeneries in our front yard or back yard produces fresh air that cools our place, and at the same time, it filters pollutants around us.It's not hard to put up a landscape design that will fit your yard as long as you are willing to lay effort, time, and budget to attain your dream garden.To help you create and layout your very own design, here are five tips on how to start landscaping your garden: Tip # 1 - Know the size of your yard It is essential for you to know your lot's size, especially if you have plans on placing a decorative stone or boulder in your yard. Learning the size of yo...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Discovering Trends: Trying Multi-Functional FurnituresMultifunctional furniture can transform from one piece of furniture to another. It is an excellent way of saving space. You can hide several functions in the same piece of furniture.SOFA AND TABLE IN ONEThis one is not precisely a transforming piece of furniture, but it is very much multifunctional. The Caramella is a combined sofa and table in one. You have an excellent desk for reading, studying, writing, drawing, etc., and on the front of the tabletop, there's a sofa. It's simple and elegant. I love how the tabletop and the couch are made from one piece of wood. It's just beautiful, and it makes a lot of sense for a room where you want to place the sofa in the center of the room. This is great for watching TV.POP-UP SOFA BUNK BED...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Things to Know About Property Lines Including How to Find ThemNeighbor disputes can happen if you add to your home, build a fence, or even do some planting in the wrong place. While you might think you know where your lot begins and ends, you could be wrong.One of the most asked questions real estate agents get is how to find your property lines. It is not uncommon for a prospective buyer to ask an agent to point out the location of a property line. Doing so, however, is foolish and an easy way to get sued when you're wrong.Of course, knowing where your property lines are located becomes vital when making any improvement. It also makes for better relationships with your neighbors.You can avoid angering your neighbors if you understand where the property lines when you first move into a...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 3 House Renovation Tools and Tips for 2021In 2021, our house has elevated to something more than just a home base. Following a global pandemic and after sticking out prolonged lockdowns, the relationship we share with our home has dramatically changed for us in the process.Not surprisingly, a lot of us realized how important our homes are for us after spending so much time at home. As a result, wishing to touch it up a little or to give it a more modern look came naturally to many of us. However, the only thing holding us back is the lack of funds to actually turn it into reality.Look no further for we have you covered. Here is a list of simple, low-cost and easy-to-do remodeling ideas that is sure to give your house a new look.But first things first, you need to make sure you have the...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Stage Your Home for the Spring MarketBefore you go listing your home, you’ll want to make sure that it’s looking its best and a few upgrades may be in order, especially after a long winter. If you’re planning to take advantage of the spring market, here are several tips to help your home stand out this season. Start With a Spring Cleaning A deep clean is always a good place to start before putting your home on the market and you may even want to work with a professional organizer to properly declutter your living space. Be prepared to pack up all of those heavy winter throws and flannel sheets, as well as all that extra “stuff” that tends to pile up around the house. Remember, a “spring aesthetic” should feel light and airy, and removing clutter is the first step to achieving th...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Choose the Right Plants for Homes with Pets Plants can enhance the look and feel of your home, and some can even improve your indoor air quality. But if you have pets, you need to be selective about the plants you bring into your home. Choosing the right plants allows you to enjoy a lush indoor herb garden or a striking bowl of succulents without worrying about your pet's health. Choose one of the plants below to ensure you can beautify your space risk and worry-free. Pet Friendly Indoor Plants Spider Plants: Lush, full and capable of spawning dozens of offspring at a time, spider plants add a delightful splash of green to any location in your home. Long a favorite of veterinarians, spider plants are safe, easy to grow and can even help improve the air quality in your home, according...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Trending Types of Awning Shades 2021 Awnings are set to become even more popular for 2021. With a history as far back as 1624, the word awnings are thought to come from the French word 'Auvants,' meaning sloping roof. Traditionally a sloping cover to protect a window or door from the sun, the awning is set to somewhat revive for 2021, with specific styles and colors being in high demand.Modern awnings come in a variety of styles, shapes, and colors. They can be made from aluminum, polyester vinyl composite, acrylic-coated polyester, PVC coated woven polyester and other natural materials.Going into 2021, the trending types of awning shades consist of the following designs and features.Pergola AwningsPergola awnings are holding steady in the market thanks to their flexibility for a wid...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  A Regional Guide to Staging Your Outdoor Space Indoor-outdoor living is a concept that's becoming ever more important to homebuyers. And no matter where in the US you live or when you want to sell, you can stage your outdoor space to show buyers how they can make the most of it year-round.SouthwestWith so many gorgeous days on the calendar, a great outdoor space is a must on most homebuyers' wish lists in this part of the country. But the region - which ranges from Arizona to parts of Louisiana - is challenged by extreme heat. To help buyers imagine how to beat that heat, be sure your outdoor space includes umbrellas, sail shades or another form of cover from the blazing sun. Use outdoor rugs to soften the effect of foot-searing stone surfaces underfoot, and add pops of bright color-...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  How To Remodel Your Home Using These Green Architecture Ideas Home-the sweet home needs timely maintenance and care. So how will you like the new appearance of your building? Is it something very similar to the past designs? Make a choice to adapt your needs and comfort. So pick the fresh green choice where there will be less negative environmental impact of buildings. If you believe in efficiency and moderation, you would choose sustainable green architecture. The new form of living is a way to transform the traditional lines of survival.No longer there remains the effort of building new homes from scratch. There you have the smart alternative where the architects can make use of sustainable energy resources. Here, the green design addresses the notion of promotion of sustainable co...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  5 Tips to Keep Your Home Ant-Free Ants are among the most common pests found in homes across the U.S., climbing up walls or marching across kitchen counters. During the spring and summer, ants might try to invade your home, and fighting an infestation can be an uphill battle.However, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), there are five simple steps homeowners can take to prevent unwelcome ants from moving in.1. Know the Popular HangoutsIt’s probably not surprising to hear that ants most frequently infest kitchens. After all, kitchens are full of food and water–everything ants need to survive. Other common ant hangouts include bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, basements, inside walls, and in or around air conditioning and heating units.2. Eliminate Water Sourc...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
How to choose the perfect dining table set for your home!A dining table is arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in a home. It is the place where we get to sit together with our family, over a nice meal, and bond with one another. There is a reason why almost every movie scene depicting some sort of family interaction and bonding moments take place at a dining table. So, choosing the perfect Dining table set for your home is something that needs a bit more thought than, “Yeah, this will fit.” Here are two tips to help you find the best dining set for your home.Pick a design:Dining table sets come in a variety of shapes and designs, and you need to know which one you want before your go looking. Otherwise, the hundreds of available options will just end up intimidating y...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Staging Your Bedroom Closets For A WOW Factor You have created great curb appeal for your home, refreshed the interior, neutralized the decor decluttered and done a deep clean to prepare your house for the market. But give your home some extra sizzle by staging your closets! If you are truly wanting top dollar for your home don't forget to stage areas like closets, garages and basements. This can be the cherry on top of an already well-presented home. If every area is perfect watch the offers roll in! What Organizing And Staging Your Closets Does For Your Buyers Any closet in your home can benefit from staging, especially a bedroom closet. There is going to be a thought process that goes on in your buyer's heads as they view your home. Sure the clothes fit in the closet above but it i...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Does Adding A Gym In Your Home Add Any Value?It's that time of year again. Seemingly everyone is dedicating the next few days, weeks, and months to getting in better shape. That being said, traditional gyms are absurdly crowded right now and will most likely be for the next few months.So how about just building one in your home? Sounds expensive and it probably will be as exercise equipment is both pricey and difficult to move. That being said, as a society we are very unhealthy and many of us are overweight. To combat this there has been a plethora of movements to help prevent obesity. One such movement has been the increase in home gym ownership.So we have to ask ourselves, "Does having a home gym truly increase the value of my home?" The short answer is absolutely not! In spite of t...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Why people are refusing dining roomsMore and more, we see families on the go. Dinners have evolved and formal dining is becoming a way of the past - or is reserved just for special occasions. With that in mind, we see more and more often that dining rooms are left untouched a mass majority of the year. Many people still have fully furnished dining rooms, for a few reasons. They may have been told they can’t sell their home without one, or they already have a dining set, or it just hadn’t occurred to them to not have one.If you’re willing to think outside the box and you’re looking for ways to have more room without financing a home addition, take a second to think about what you really need and don’t need in your home. There’s a good chance that maybe, you don’t really need a dining roo...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How To Make Big Changes To Your Home In A Short TimeIf you have been looking to give your home a bit of pizzaz, you may be worried about the cost or the time investment. The good news is that you don’t need to put in a huge amount of work or money in order to make a big difference in your home. Below, you’ll find some of the easiest projects that you can complete in a hurry. You’ll be enjoying a new view of your home in no time!Change Up The MantelWe often grow comfortable with the decor in our homes. It’s a good idea to change those pictures and displays that you have along the top of your fireplace from time to time. For a more dramatic change, you can replace the entire mantel.Bring Out The Front EntrywayThe entry to your home is all a part of the curb appeal. You can easily paint t...
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