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Home Insurance Check Up, Part 1:

October 16, 2018

 Assess your liabilities this fallJean McLean >>> TwitterIt’s fall, y’all. That might mean…… Gabrielle just moved into her freshman dorm room.… Anthony is excited about participating in his first fall travel ball season.… Aunt Annie just bought a trampoline to keep the kids and their friends busy during football gatherings.Sam ...

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Cades Cove, Tennessee. A “must see.”

October 16, 2018

                Most people will have heard of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border between eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Established in 1934, it covers approximately 816 sq. miles. The park was visited by an estimated 11+ million people last year. ...

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6 Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget

October 16, 2018

Match your MetalsGive your bathroom continuity by matching the cabinet knobs to the shower head and water faucets. And don’t be afraid to explore new options. Hint: brass is back! ReGlaze that old tubRetro colors in old bathrooms can be quirky and fun. Usually, though, they just don’t work. Rather than replacing that green tub ...

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Destructive Termites in North Carolina

October 16, 2018

Destructive Termites in North CarolinaArticle information from www.termite.com/termites/north-carolina.html Submitted by Paula Fields, My Favorite Realty Inc. PFields2@triad.com 336-543-8683 It is critical to identify the species of destructive termites to formulate an appropriate control program. There are two main species of destructive termites in North Carolina. Eastern subterranean termites constantly search for new food ...

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Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

October 16, 2018

For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame?Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject:Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer than previous ...

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Top 10 Myths about Realtors

October 15, 2018

1) Real Estate Agents are Always Late for AppointmentsFalse. There is no excuse for habitual tardiness among professionals. None. I don’t care if it’s your doctor, your cable TV installer or your Realtor.Every person deserves respect, and respect is earned by providing what is promised and being on time.2) The More You Pay for ...

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

October 15, 2018

By: HouseLogicPublished: February 27, 2018It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with those “come hither” ...

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Mortgage Rates Jump to 7-Year High

October 15, 2018

The following is an article from REALTOR Magazine.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hasn’t averaged this high since 2011, as it inches closer to the 5 percent threshold.“Rising rates paired with high and escalating home prices is putting downward pressure on purchase demand,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While the monthly payment ...

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Alabama outdoor destinations and day trips.

October 15, 2018

Also known as the highest point in Alabama, Cheaha State Park is located in Delta, AL. This state park provides the best views along with recreational activities. If you are searching for views from the highest point in Alabama, The Doug Ghee Accessible Trail leads you along an elevated boardwalk all the way to Bald Rock. Desoto State Park, ...

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Tips to Decorate Your Home for Fall

October 15, 2018

DIY Home Decorating Tips for FallYou don't have to paint your walls or buy new furniture to get your home ready for fall. Instead, you can use some simple seasonal tricks to welcome autumn leaves and pumpkin spices into your home, and impress your visitors in the process.1. Bring Out the Cinnamon- and Pumpkin-Scented CandlesThe smell of ...

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Simple Steps To Insure Your HUD Home Purchase Goes Smoothly

October 15, 2018

Simple Steps to Insure your HUD Home Purchase Goes Smoothly By Sandra C Brown, Broker Dream Catcher Realty  Sevierville TN A) Your Realtor1) Make sure they have a NAID Number2) Make sure they have prior experience with HUD homesB) Your Title Company1) Make sure your title co is HUD approved C) Your Lender1) Insure your lender does FHA, FHA ...

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Do's by most lenders for getting a home mortgage

October 14, 2018

Do's by most lenders for getting a home mortgage:Plan to have all W2s to balance with total income on taxes, regardless if used for qualified income.Discuss with your loan officer any changes in financial position, purchases, accounts, increasing balances, etc.Enjoy your vacation after all documents are complete 100%   Make me aware of the dates of ...

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9 Scary Things Real Estate Agents Fear Hearing

October 13, 2018

When you’re in the business of helping people buy and sell homes — arguably the largest investment of their lives — it goes without saying that there’s a lot at stake. While real estate agents are typically unflappable pros who, in many cases, have experienced just about every scenario you can imagine, there are still some things ...

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Fall is here..

October 12, 2018

  Fall is here, at least according to the calendar. Some of us here in the south have not yet seen the cooler comfortable temperatures that Autumn brings. If you are anything like me, a nice warm fire in the fireplace makes home a cozy and comfortable place to be when the weather breaks. Before using the fireplace for ...

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Take professional photos of your property listings like a pro using your handy smartphone!

October 12, 2018

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Advice on Financing Your First Home

October 11, 2018

Buying your first house is very exciting. But financing your home purchase can be a daunting experience. In both cases, do your research and shop carefully to ensure you find exactly what you want and need. Deciding how much to spend on your home and which type of mortgage will work best for you — as well ...

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Age Affects Home Values

October 11, 2018

This may sound like an odd statement but it is true.  According to Trulia, the majority age of the population that work is from 20 to 64.  This age group must follow the jobs.  As small towns lose industry, this age group is moving to high-industry areas.  As people relocate to these areas the housing ...

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Interesting article on Shifting Winds

October 11, 2018

Changes in real estate markets. Anticipating the changes and preparing are always key.https://magazine.realtor/for-brokers/network/article/2018/09/shifting-winds-are-changing-housing-markets  ...

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Fall Home Maintenance

October 10, 2018

Here are the top 10 items consistently recommended by real estate experts that you should put on your fall home maintenance checklist, regardless of where you live:Landscape the yard, and prune as neededPressure wash and treat the exteriorSeal the deck, fix gates, and store or cover outdoor furniture and equipmentClean gutters and downspoutsInspect windows, doors, weather-stripping, and trimCheck the ...

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Home Remodel Savings

October 10, 2018

Planning a home remodel is exciting the fantasy only lasts as long as your first majorpurchase. The cost of materials and labor creeps up quickly, and the money thatseemed to be “free-flowing” slows way down as reality sets in.There are ways to avoid this money drain, it just takes a little bit of planning on the frontend. ...

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What is a Grantee, What does it mean

October 09, 2018

A grantee is an entity receiving title to a piece of real estate. The grantee is the buyer. When the grantee sells the property, the grantee becomes the grantor. Simply put, the grantee is the recipient. You can be a grantee even without receiving a property deed. For example, a land contract features both a grantor and a grantee. ...

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Outlook: What Will the U.S. Real Estate Market Do in 2019?

October 09, 2018

By Brandon Cornett | July 6, 2018 | © HBI, all rights reservedWe’ve passed the midpoint of 2018, which means some home buyers are starting to look ahead to next year. And a lot of them share the same questions: What will the real estate market be like in 2019? Will home prices keep rising, level off, ...

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The Future of Real Estate – With Fewer Agents?

October 09, 2018

The Future of Real Estate – With Fewer Agents? Here's a look at potential changes to how consumers shop for a home and close a deal.By Devon Thorsby, Staff Writer |Sept. 28, 2018, at 4:04 p.m. https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/articles/the-future-of-real-estate-with-fewer-agentsThe Future of Real Estate – With Fewer Agents? Homebuyers today have a vast amount of information at ...

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Make Moving a Snap with a Moving Checklist

October 09, 2018

Moving is a time for excitement and change, but keeping track of all the details related to your move can be overwhelming. When should you change your address? What should you pack last? What should you do with important documents? Luckily, Farm Bureau Financial Services can help! Discover how you should be organizing your move using this moving checklist ...

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October 2018 Middle Tennessee Market Update

October 08, 2018

In the Middle Tennessee area of Manchester, TN; the number of home sales is up 10.5% from last year to date. Even with limited inventory, not only the number of sales, but the sales price is increasing. Average home prices for 2018 are up 9.5% vs. 2017 year to date.  Thinking of purchasing a home or ...

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