Morristown, TN Real Estate News

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Know if Your Roof Needs to be Repaired or ReplacedWithout fear of contradiction, you will agree that the roof is a fundamental part of your home- the primary layer of protection from anything that would fall from the sky. If your roof is installed properly, and you take good care of it, you might not have to worry for years. However, despite taking good care of it, it will eventually be damaged. When that time comes, the big decision is deciding whether you need to repair the roof or replace it altogether. Notably, you are most likely to choose repair for an instant fix, but that might not be enough in some cases. Here are some invaluable tips on how you can assess what your roof needs- repair or replacement.Telltale Signs of DamageBefore diving into the assessment tips, it’s im...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
3 Crucial Reasons to Clean the Air Ducts in Your HomeToday's homeowners spend anywhere from fifty to eighty percent of a twenty-four-hour period inside their homes. For most of us, the quality of the air once inside our home is not a topic we spend much time thinking about. Most of us feel a sense of comfort and safety after we are inside those exterior walls of our home. Yet there may be health dangers lurking unaware inside the heating and cooling system of our residence. Most are not aware of just how many colonies of microbes can survive inside the air distribution system for our furnace and air conditioners. Unfortunately, the collection of dust, dirt and debris within the ductwork itself often becomes a breeding ground for potentially harmful organisms and other pathogens.1- Impro...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Flickering light bulbs are a common household electrical problem. Addressing the issue is a simple matter, but the approach you take will depend on the exact reasons for the flickering.5 Reasons Why Light Bulbs FlickerIn general, flickering lights are caused by a simple drop or fluctuation in household voltage that causes the lights to dim momentarily. A variety of common issues can cause your lights to flicker, and understanding the specific causes will tell exactly what to do to solve it.Bulb TypeFluorescent light bulbs are more prone to flickering than LED and other bulb types. Low or high temperatures, aging bulbs or tubes, and normal warm-up cycles can all cause fluorescent bulbs to flicker. Small amounts of flickering aren’t a cause for concern, but if constant flickering or dimm...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Not Just For Cuts AnymoreDid you know that hydrogen peroxide has a TON of uses? Literally, you can use this miracle concoction for a natural pesticide, cleaning, whitening your nails and teeth, removing stains – and oh yes, first aid. I mean let’s just face it – most of us remember hydrogen peroxide as that stinging sensation when you scraped your knee and mom or dad or grandmom had to clean that boo boo.So, I wanted to provide you with a list of all the neat ways you can use hydrogen peroxide. Be sure to pass this along to your family and friends!Ear Cleaner – If you haven’t done this before, trust me when I say it works better than most ear drops. Don’t use Q-Tips or anything similar to try to clean wax out of your ears. You’ll run the risk of an ear infection or worse. Instead, drop...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Cheap Decorations that Looks Expensive for your HomeDecorating a home on a budget can be tricky, but there are many ways to add fun and vitality to the decorations without breaking the bank! There are lots of home decor products that are inexpensive, and one can also make them at home. Everyone under the sun can have a fantastic home with easy-to-make DIYs that can be cheap. Small DIYs are inexpensive and easy to make. The best part being they are budget-friendly and make your home stand out as they are affordable.So, here are some cheap but expensive-looking decorations that can add elegance to your home.Wall PaintIt is not that expensive nowadays. Carefully select colors that will match a wide variety of fabric colors and furniture. Avoid too bright shades.WallpapersIf you can't affo...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Three Do--Yourself Seasonal Home Improvement ProjectsOwning a home comes with a lot of joy and responsibility. Many homeowners are looking for improvement projects that they can do themselves. There are a few options that rise to the surface. Take a look at some of the fun projects that most homeowners can do at home!Perform Routine Maintenance on the HVAC SystemOne of the top projects that homeowners can perform involves routine HVAC maintenance. In order to make sure the HVAC system is running appropriately, it is important to service it regularly. Even though there are a few tasks that have to be left to those with the right training, there are other tasks that the homeowners can do themselves. This includes wiping off the breaker, cleaning the exterior, and even cleaning the blower...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Stress-Relieving Plants for Home and OfficeStress is stress. And it has nothing to do with whether it is in 2020 or 2021 or any year it is. When it comes to stress, a cause is a cause. And it needs to be handled the way that particular reason needs to be solved. Studies show that almost 40% of people experience extreme stress at home and work. And this number only seems to be going up by the day. Anxiety at home and work-related stress can have adverse effects on one’s physical and mental health, from migraines and fever to fatigue and irritability. Because pressure is frequent and often unavoidable, it is crucial to find healthy and effective coping strategies to reduce and manage it better.Let’s Go GreenPlants not only improve air quality but also boost moods and help reduce stress. ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Easily Clean Shower GlassA glass shower door is no doubt aesthetically pleasing. However, it can be a pain to keep clean. Hard water stains, mould, mildew, and soap stains can mean having to spend hours cleaning glass shower doors; no wonder a lot of homeowners have opted to use shower curtains instead of having to clean frequently. If you have your heart set on a glass shower door but not looking forward to the drudgery of cleaning it, then you might be interested to read our cleaning hacks for glass shower doors below. But First, Why Is There a Need to Clean Frequently? Do you know that soap and hard water build-up can damage glass shower surfaces over time? These types of build-up not only give your glass shower door a cloudy look but can cause permanent etching of the glass ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Choose a Glass Standing Desk for Your Home OfficeEvery home needs a home office, especially if you have tasks that need you to focus completely.With the coronavirus pandemic, working from home is fast becoming the new normal and we are turning to home offices.Amongst other furnishing needs, getting a desk for your home office is a prerequisite. You need a comfortable desk that maintains your posture, prevents stress, and improves your productivity as you work.One of the best desk options to consider for your home office is a glass-standing desk. It`s strong point is its ability to reduce the time you spend sitting, alongside other benefits.What are the advantages of buying a glass standing desk for your home office?Versatile FeaturesGlass standing desks come in so many types tha...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 What Are the Do’s and Don’ts of Ceiling Repair?The ceiling is one of the most important parts of your home or building. If it gets damaged or broken, you must carry out the repairing process effectively and carefully. However, if you show negligence during the ceiling repair, you might end up wasting a lot of your time and money. So, it is better if you know all the do’s and don’ts of ceiling repair to make the task easier and smoother for you. Moreover, you should know the right tricks and techniques to make your repair successful without facing too much trouble.Here are a few do’s and don’ts of ceiling repair mentioned to help you.Do’s:-Let’s talk about all the do’s of ceiling repair first.Root CauseThe most important thing to do is to pinpoint the root cause of the issue that needs ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Game Rooms are In! Research the Perfect One Before You RenovateFrom fashion to entertainment, from the foods we eat to the electronics we use, what’s ‘on trend’ is a dynamic concept. Likewise, every few years there is a major shift in the features that home buyer’s are looking for; carpeting is out – plank tile is in, formica is out – stone surfaces are in. As lifestyles evolve, we can’t all keep up with every developing trend, but it’s good to know when we’re selling a home, what qualities are most likely to appeal to today’s home buyer.The Family Room has long been established as a necessity, so much so that Family Rooms are no longer requested, but assumed. Game Rooms and Theater Rooms have moved into vogue more recently and are fast replacing formal living and dining rooms as conte...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Painter's tape sizes, colors, and adhesive qualities So, you have a painting project. As many of us have discovered the hard way, the outcome is all in the prep! The painting is the easy part. It's getting the room ready for your brush that's the issue. Choosing a painter's tape seems to be one of the more confusing decisions a DIY painter has to cope with. With so many choices and variables, choosing the right tape can be almost as confusing as picking the right paint color. Painter's Tape Color: Painter's tape comes in several colors. I think there is some confusion about this. A lot of people seem to think that the tape is somehow color-coded. In fact, there are quite a few searches "for painter's tape colors". But actually, the color is a function of branding, not specific qualiti...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Soften Your Dining Room With Curtains or DrapesWhen most of us think of dining rooms, we think of tables, buffets, chairs, and chandeliers. But equally as important―provided there's a window in the dining room―are the curtains and drapes.Amidst all of the hard furniture that tends to fill this room, it's wonderful to have some fabric and add a touch of softness. So even if you don't normally include flowing curtains and drapes, it's worth considering adding some to the dining room.Choosing Curtains and Drapes for the Dining RoomThink about the style of your room and what will work. If you like big flowing curtains that puddle on the floor, go for it. If you prefer a more tailored look, choose something a bit more streamlined. The point is to use an expanse of fabric to add softness, so...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Creating a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen What do you like to cook when you're outside in the summer? From barbecues to wood-fired pizza ovens, outdoor cooking is a big trend for backyards. Whether you're cooking for your family or a block party, here are some things you should consider for your outdoor kitchen: Gas grill One of the most valuable tools you can have outside is your gas grill. Sure, you can roll your grill into your yard, but why do that when you can build a usable workspace by surrounding your grill with counters? Adding outdoor prep space can help make your grilling experience even better. Smoker If you want to get into the art of making good southern barbecue, you'll need a smoker. It works by cooking your meat low and slow over wood chips that impart flavor. There are doze...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 CLOSET AND WARDROBES IMPROVEMENTThey say that a person's clothes project a message about what kind of people they are. So it's a good thing that people have control of what message their clothes will project.But a person's wardrobe full of disorganized clothes can be a hindrance to that. It's challenging to pick the right clothes to wear if there are many clothes to choose from.To help everyone declutter everything from their closet, here is the list of strategies to help them.RainbowEvery day for a week, one should make sure their chosen clothes have a specific color. Follow the rainbow color if they must. This will encourage the person to look through their unused and old clothes hidden in the closet.JournalMake a journal of clothes used every single day and what they think about tha...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Pros and Cons of Converting Your Attic SpaceYour attic can serve many different roles in your home. Families often place boxes of old clothing, books and holiday decorations in the attic and rarely go up there. But, in some cases, an attic can be so much more than just storage space. If you need additional living space, converting the attic might be the solution, but there are potential problems to consider. Explore the pros and cons of converting your attic space before taking on your next home renovation project.Pros for Converting Your AtticConverting the attic to add another bedroom, or for creating a home office, would most likely cost less than building an addition or buying a larger home. Depending on the size of the attic, you may even be able to add two new bedrooms for your g...
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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)
How soon can Mold attack fruits and vegetables?This was the client of mine who just got this orange from a grocery store some two days before and the attack has already started. Imagine that. Grocery stores should move the produce around regularly at the grocery store. If they do not do this, the product will be attacked, like the above. I suggest to grocery stores that not only keep the produced moved around regularly but also wipe the produce as well.Something that I do that is helpful is to: put all fruits and vegetables in the sink and let them soak in a mixture of water, vinegar, soap, and baking soda. Watch the interaction with the soap and vinegar and baking soda. You will see a foaming action. Do not be frightened. This is normal and let things work for about 30 minutes and let ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Just Enjoy Life! 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 an...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
  Get The Great Look of a Modern Dining Chair A dining room is not merely a place to feel the sensational tastes of special foods you have made from your kitchen. It becomes the great and perfect spot to play with creativity and explore the interior design properly. Not only you can decorate the wall and floor, but also the dining sets. One of the examples is modern dining chairs. Can you find the best one? You will find the answer below. Many people are recently interested to buy modern furniture for its simple design. However, the traditional style is still adorable for other people too. The simple design will be great for small dining room. If you have limited space, this is the good choice to consider. Various online stores offer their unlimited selections and let you to finally tak...
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