There are many things to consider when buying a home warranty, which is different from homeowners insurance. A home warranty is a policy that covers major appliances and some systems, such as the HVAC, inside the house. Some policies can be tailored to fit your needs and cover additional things such as electronics, septic systems, and hot tubs. Although homeowners insurance will be required for many real estate purchases, a home warranty is entirely optional.Continue reading
Leaving the nest and moving for the first time can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the common issues and mistakes that come with finding a place to live, choosing essential furniture, and arranging your new space. It is an exciting and scary time! Use the tips and information in this guide to help with everything from packing your stuff to finding the perfect place. With the right advice, moving into your own place can be a seamless experience.Continue reading
As daylight hours are short and the temperatures drop, it’s time to break out the comforting cold weather recipes. Whether you’re looking for something warm and rich or an easy meal that will keep your family full, there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from. From hearty soups and stews that come together in minutes to seasonal drinks, these winter recipes will be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. So grab a blanket, turn up the heat, and get ready for some delicious wintertime cooking!Continue reading
Everyone wants to make their home feel more luxurious and comfortable, but it can sometimes be expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are many small appliances that can help you achieve an opulent feel in your home without breaking the bank. From kitchen gadgets to bathroom amenities, living room furniture to outdoor spaces, these small appliances provide comfort and convenience at an affordable price. Read on to discover ways to spruce up your space and create the perfect atmosphere in your home with small appliances.Continue reading
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place where people come together to share meals, stories, and laughter. This year, people are looking for ways to update and remodel their kitchens to make them more comfortable and inviting. Those looking to refresh their space will bring a mix of modern and vintage styles in everything from lighting fixtures to countertop materials. We’ve rounded up just a few of the top kitchen trends for 2023 to keep your eyes on to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.Continue reading
Having a big and beautiful property is a dream that many people have. However, few people stop to consider the upkeep required for that dream to become a reality. Smaller properties or homes with a simplified design can be just as gorgeous!
There are many benefits to living in a low-maintenance home, including spending less time and money on the property. Whether you are looking to invest in a house or a condo, consider these eight tips for designing a low-maintenance home.Continue reading
In 2022, the state of Tennessee saw numerous opportunities for growth and development. Recognizing this, Julia Hurley of the Just Homes Group with Realty Executives Associates decided to start a podcast called Connect the Knox. Her goal was to connect Knoxville to the rest of the nation.Continue reading
The 50-year mortgage first appeared in southern California, where housing was becoming increasingly costly, and people were looking for new ways to reduce their monthly mortgage payments. Except for the extra two decades to pay off the loan, it works the same as a 30-year fixed mortgage.
The advantage of a 50-year mortgage is the lower payment, but the significantly higher long-term costs may outweigh this advantage. Let’s see if you should go down that long road.Continue reading