Morristown, TN Real Estate News

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Impact of Kitchen Cabinets in Your Family LifeModern kitchens are places where homeowners have a keen interest in making them appear beautiful. This is because people spend more time in the kitchen nowadays than they did in the past. So, having an aesthetically appealing kitchen is a desire that most homeowners share. Installing the right kitchen cabinets can be the first solution to achieving this shared dream.Factors to consider when choosing kitchen cabinetsSince you want to make your kitchen beautiful, you need to consider a wide range of factors before you settle on the kind of kitchen cabinets.Type of the cabinetsThere are many types from which you can choose. You need to be very careful when deciding the type as it influences the final look of your kitchen cabinets. For exam...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Clever Uses for Useless SpacesThere are a lot of areas around the home that may seem kind of useless or wasted. Partial dividing walls, areas below (or even above) a staircase, or little nooks or alcoves that were created by the house’s unique design are all common examples. You might not think much about these areas, but if you consider them for a moment, you might see how they could be some serious missed opportunities. With a little bit of creativity, though, you can change all of that for the better.That blank wall around a doorway doesn’t have to stay empty, and the space under the stairs isn’t just for boy wizards anymore. There are a number of ways that you can revamp these empty and otherwise useless spaces and make your home more functional and fun in the process. Here are jus...
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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 to Spot Pest Problems Before the Home Inspection There is nothing like a Tennessee springtime. One day, it is winter. The next, it is sunny and 70 degrees. Overnight, tulips erupt from the ground, and birds can be heard singing in the mornings again. Tennessee boasts a vibrant green, especially after heavy rainfall. This spring has been a wet one. And while we all love the spring buds and sprawling green fields, the moisture reminds us of one of the biggest nemesis to our homes, pests. The most destructive pests in your home love moisture and warm, humid climates. We’re going to talk about the most dangerous pests to your home in Tennessee and how you can spot the signs of infestation before a home inspection. Your Biggest Pest Threats All pests are unwanted in your home, but some ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Prevent MoldMold inside a house can cause serious health problems, including sinus irritation, congestion, headaches and respiratory difficulties. The health effects of mold are more serious in children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with respiratory problems.Mold can grow in any moist environment, which makes a home a perfect breeding ground. Mold spores can accumulate on surfaces and travel through the air in a house. Here are some strategies to control the level of moisture in your home and prevent mold from taking hold. Reduce Moisture Levels in Your House Walk through your house and look for areas where moisture tends to accumulate. The bathroom is an obvious one, but moisture is also often found in the kitchen, laundry room, basement and around windows. Remove...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Upgrade The Floor: Signs that You Need to Change the FlooringNothing lasts forever. It’s the inevitable truth, even for commercial flooring. No matter how much effort is put into caring for your flooring, eventually, it will need to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your flooring? Well, the timing depends on your floors. Tile, hardwood, and carpet, and the different types under each of those, come with other shelf lives. The exact time to replace your flooring hinges on several factors, but here are some ways to know when your flooring has seen better days.CARPETCarpet has a broad range of life expectancy. Lower quality carpets (like those in your college apartment) typically last one to five years, while the highest quality carpet averages 15 to 25 years. The ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 How to Give Your Home Old World AppealIt can be difficult to escape technology in our fast-paced, modern lives. Perhaps that’s why so many luxury homeowners appreciate a residence that turns back the clock with a distinctly Old World feel. If you want a home that exudes the inimitable craftsmanship of yesteryear, here are several tips to help capture the ambiance.Utilize Natural MaterialsAn abundance of natural materials, such as wood and stone, can certainly contribute to this aesthetic. For example, a living room that boasts a grand stone fireplace and wood-beamed ceilings will instantly recall the splendor of a bygone era as soon as one enters the room. These details can continue throughout, with stone floors, wood-paneled walls and much more.Work With ArtisansOf course, to truly re...
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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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