Wednesday, January 2, 2019 / by Sherry Wheeler
If you’re looking to redecorate or renovate your home in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. We searched through Houzz data, browsed hundreds of home design photos, reread past articles and interviewed professional designers to bring you this collection of materials, colors and other home design ideas that you can expect to see a lot more of in 2019. Which will you bring home?
Kat Nelson Designs
Kitchens 1. Full-tile backsplash feature walls. Attention-grabbing backsplash tile is nothing new in well-designed kitchens. We’ve seen colorful geometric and quirky patterns show up in a lot of kitchens for years now. But what many professionals are seeing more of lately is an interest in taking the tile from countertop to ceiling, including behind floating shelves and flanking range hoods, to create a striking feature wall.
Carl Mattison Design
This idea aligns with some broader t ...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 / by Sherry Wheeler
by Judith Harville
The area in West Knoxville commonly referred to as Westmoreland consists of the neighborhood of Old Westmoreland and neighborhoods in close proximity such as Westmoreland Hills, Westmoreland Estates and Westmoreland Court. The orginal Westmoreland or what is referred to as "Old Westmoreland" consists of homes on the main road into the areas of Sherwood Drive and and Stone Mill Road. The homes are older with many built in the early 1900s. The entrance to the east is well know for the old water wheel. This has been a favorite for many local artist to sketch and photograph. The Water Wheel At Westmoreland Heights has been listed in the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES by the United States Department of Interior 1923.
This entire area is very quaint as homesize, style and lot sizes vary greatly. Home prices shift from the $300,000 range to well over $1,000,000. Old Westmoreland has been built out for many years ...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / by Sherry Wheeler
The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago. This startling statistic helped shape this year’s Fire Prevention Week™ theme: "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware - fire can happen anywhere.TM" Fire Prevention Week takes place October 7-13, 2018.
Through three simple calls-to-action, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware - fire can happen anywhere." identifies basic but essential ways people can reduce their risk to fire and be prepared in the event of one:
Look for places fire can start
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
Learn two ways out of each room
These Fire Prevention Week messages apply to virtually all locations, but NFPA is continuing its focus on home fire safety, as the majority of U.S. fire deaths (four out of five) occur in homes each year. In fact, the fire death ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / by Sherry Wheeler
How to be COMPETITIVE in a Competitive Market
Does low inventory have you worried about getting you into your dream home? That’s what I’m here for! Following these guidelines will help strengthen your position in a seller’s market! Educate yourself on the Market. Ask ME! I will research the current market activity in the area where the home is located.
When a new listing is available, set up a showing as soon as possible and write the offer immediately if it is the house for you. If you wait, the property could be gone. Write your highest and best offer. It shortens negotiating time and the chance for other buyers to come in higher. Find out when the Sellers prefer to close and use that closing date. Put down a large Earnest Money deposit to show that you’re serious. Use appropriate deadlines in offers and counter offers. Short deadlines don’t necessarily put you in a good ...
Saturday, April 7, 2018 / by Sherry Wheeler
What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?
The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent is someone who is going to take the time to really educate you on the choices available to you and your ability to buy in today’s market.
As the financial guru Dave Ramsey advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
Do your research. Ask your friends and family for recommendations of professionals they’ve worked with in the past and have had good experiences with.
Look for members of your team who will be honest and trustworthy; after all, you will be trusting t ...