Morristown, TN Real Estate News

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)
*original article by Miriam Odegard on ActiveRainIs Your House Haunted?You’ve bought a new house – new to you, anyway. It’s a big rambling country estate with many rooms and three floors. Your dream house! You and your family move in and it’s paradise – for three days. But then, unexplained things begin happening...First, even though you’re deliriously happy at moving in to your dream home, you all unaccountably become depressed, listless, without energy, and none of you can explain why. One day you’re in the living room, and you hear scraping directly overhead, as if someone is upstairs moving the furniture from one end of the room to the other. This is impossible! Your husband’s at work and the kids are at school. You go upstairs to investigate only to find everything in its place and...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Is It Time to Cut Down Your Tree?Autumn is a good time to do a number of things around the house. You’ve likely already started preparing for winter, trimming back some of your plants, and doing other maintenance tasks that are perfectly suited for brisk fall days. There may be at least one big task that needs to be done that you haven’t even considered, though: cutting down that tree that you’ve been worried about for ages.It may seem strange to think of a project as major as cutting down a tree as especially well-suited for autumn, but there are actually a few reasons why this is the perfect time of year to bring that tree down. If you’re on the fence, here’s some advice on how to tell whether the tree really needs to come down and how to make sure that you bring it down safely. Why ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Year-Round Savings With Ceiling FansIn general, people tend to think about air conditioners as a way to keep a home cool and heating units as a way to keep it warm. There’s nothing wrong with this line of thinking, of course. If you’re only relying on heaters and air conditioners to maintain the temperature, though, then you may be spending way more than you need to keep your home comfortable.One key part of controlling your home’s heating and cooling costs that you might be ignoring is the humble ceiling fan. By using ceiling fans effectively, you can keep your home at more consistent temperatures throughout the year while spending a lot less on heating and cooling. If you like the thought of staying comfortable while spending less, here’s what you need to know about using your ceilin...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 A-door-able Updates!It goes without saying that your doors are an important part of your home. They provide security, help to control the temperature, and even play a big part in the overall look of your home. Your front door is one of the first things that people notice when coming to your home, and the state that your door is in can have a noticeable impact on the impression that people have of your house and property. Stop and think about it for a moment: What sort of a message is your front door sending?If you don’t like what your door is saying or aren’t really sure how others view it, you might consider getting an upgrade. There are a few different types of updates you can give to your door depending on what you want and the sort of budget you’re dealing with, so you definitely h...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Could Your Mailbox Use a Facelift?Your mailbox likely isn’t a feature of your home that you think about very often, but it can actually have a big impact on how people view your home. This is especially true if your mailbox is rusty, damaged, or otherwise has obviously seen better days. Giving your mailbox a facelift can make a big difference in how your home looks, even if your mailbox is a standalone unit that sits up by the road.How much work should you put into a mailbox refresh, though? This depends entirely on the condition your mailbox is in and what sort of revamp you’d like to give it. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some ideas that cover everything from basic retouches to your mailbox to entire rebuilds of your mailbox mounting to create a unique new look on your ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Installing a Freestanding Stove? Safety First!A woodburning stove can be a great addition to your home. Not only do they provide non-electric sources of heat during the winter, but many people enjoy the dry heat provided by woodburning stoves and similar heaters and they aren’t limited to the old-school cast iron stoves. Modern woodburning stoves come in a number of styles and forms, including pellet stoves that use small wooden pellets for a more controlled burn and more manageable heat options.While there are certainly advantages to freestanding wood stoves, it’s important that they’re installed and used safely. It should go without saying that an improperly installed or operated wood stove can be very dangerous. To keep you, your family, and your home safe, here are some things that...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  House Hacks to Keep Cold Air at Bay As summer slowly shifts to autumn, cooler days and chilly nights are just around the corner. While this can be a relief after the summer heat, it won’t be as much of a relief when your heating costs start stacking up. Fortunately, it’s possible to prepare in advance to avoid some of the extra costs of winter while still keeping your home comfortable throughout the season. Though there are countless ways to do so and the right options for you will largely depend on your specific home, here are some little things you can do now that will have a big impact on how well your home keeps out the cold air this winter. Prep for the Cold The first thing that you should do when trying to get ready for the coming cold is to make sure you’ve blocked off many of ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Spice Up Your Cook Place Using Cherry Kitchen CabinetsWood is one of the most preferred materials in the kitchen. Many homeowners prefer using wood because of the numerous benefits that they get from them.On top of the list of the best cabinetry types are cherry kitchen cabinets. Cherry is an expensive type of wood that works well to improve the appearance of the kitchen. We’ll explore its characteristics and the benefits it has in the kitchen.Features of cherry woodThis type of wood is not new; it has been around for ages. It is a traditional wood type that carpenters have been using for two main reasons i.e. quality and color.The reddish-brown color of cherry wood is admirable in the kitchen.Another unique feature of cherry wood is that it changes its color. This might sound a...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Clean Stubborn Stains and Molds on Your WallMold on your interior walls is not just unsightly; it may also pose a health risk to your family. Depending on the amount and location, its presence may indicate a more significant problem in your home, such as water penetration. You can't wait to cover up that dingy beige on your walls, but as you examine all of the spots you'll need to prepare, you see a lot of filth, muck, and things that appear to be too resistant for your regular vinegar wash. Any cleaning novice can wipe off dust and cobwebs. However, removing grease stains, watermarks, and children's crayon and ink wall art requires the expertise of cleaning experts.How to Remove Mold from WallsPrepare the AreaMold in your basement may be identified by its appearance, often blac...
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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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