Knoxville, TN Real Estate News

By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Are you looking for a family friendly home in a family friendly neighborhood? Then come join me at an Open House Sunday January 29 at 821 Tully Lane Knoxville TN! Situated in the Iris Glen subdivision, 821 Tully Lane is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with loads of charm. There are some unique storage opportunities in this home that were created with a growing family in mind.But, that's all I'll tell you, you will have to come see for yourself! Join me for the Open House Sunday January 29 at 821 Tully Lane Knoxville TN! Property listed by Gail Finley, CBWW
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Hi Knoxville Weekenders! Can you believe it's already the weekend? You know what that means, its time for some Weekend Fun, Knoxville Style! Let's start off with the Healthy Living Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center on Henley St, on Friday and Saturday (1/20-21).  Seniors get free admission on Friday. Exhibitors will provide information on such topics as Green Living, Nutrition, Fitness, and, of course, health. And there will even be some free or low cost health checks available. Do check thewebsite to see which those will be. One of the weekly events I've neglected to add to our list, is Alive After Five presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art. Billed as a casually elegant atmosphere, Alive After Five is always on Friday nights, has a beer & wine bar, music, and delicious food. D...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Knoxville Weekenders finally saw a bit of winter tonight (1/12), but that winter weather won't be staying around very long, sorry to say! If you are not volunteering for, or a spectator of, the Extreme Makeover house, there are other things to do, this weekend. Being that we are also entering a long weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, let's see what is going on for some Weekend Fun, Knoxville Style! The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Commemorative Commission is hosting numerous events throughout the region. Events started on Wednesday (1/11) and will continue through Monday (1/16). You can check here for a list of events, times and places. The events end with a parade and memorial service on Monday. Saturday (1/14) the YWCA is hosting the annual Race Against Racism. Registration...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Let's visit a stately neighborhood, Kensington Knoxville TN. This is a very family-friendly neighborhood taking great pride in the outward appearance, and one of the more sought after neighborhoods in west Knoxville. Kensington, Knoxville TN is situated along Northshore Road heading west from Rocky Hill. There are two entrances to this upper scale neighborhood. It is also one of the more stable neighborhoods in terms of property turnovers -- the average property turnover rate is over 8.40 years. This means that there is not always a huge choice in properties for sale here. There are 3 active properties on the market in Kensington, and 1 Pending -- Continue to Show. For December 2011, there were 2 closed sales and 1 Pending -- Do Not Show. Average price: $668,450 Median price: $537,000 L...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Crestwood Hills Knoxville TN, is situated just north of Kingston Pike, south of Middlebrook Pike, and between Cedar Bluff Road on the west and Walker Springs/Gallaher View Road to the east, Crestwood Hills provides residents the ease of commuting and shopping, not to mention great schools. Crestwood Hills is an older subdivision, sporting mature trees, and mid-60's to mid70's style homes. You will find a lot of ranchers and split foyers here. For December 2011, there were 6 homes on the market, 4 closed units and 2 homes that expired off the MLS. (note that the average time on market is 126 days, so expiring off the MLS does not mean a bad thing at this time.) Average list price: $188,900 Median list price:  $189,900 Least expensive listing: $157,900 Most expensive listing: $219,900 For...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Hi, Knoxville Weekenders! Welcome back, and welcome to the new year. Have you recuperated from all the festivities? I hope you have, but it seems that many folks have not. So, with not much on tap, we have a short Weekend Fun, Knoxville Style to get the new year started. Tomorrow evening, that's Friday for you early Weekenders, The Arts & Culture Alliance presents "New Group Exhibition in the Balcony" from 5pm - 9pm. Seven local artists and their work will be featured. The event will continue through January 27, 2012.   For those Weekenders that also enjoy some politics, The League of Women Voters is hosting a Breakfast with State Senators on Saturday (1/7), 10 am at Blount Mansion. Come TN Sens. Campfield and Duncan-Massey, and get a chance to ask them the burning questions on your min...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Today, I'd like to visit Sequoyah Hills, Knoxville TN.  This is one of the older and more stately areas, that is soaked in history. It is situated on a peninsula created by the Tennessee River between downtown Knoxville and West Knoxville, and is named for Cherokee Indian Sequoyah who developed the Cherokee alphabet. Sequoyah Hills is bordered on the east, west and south by the Tennessee River and Kingston Pike on the north. Sequoyah Hills was originally developed in the 1920's as an area for the rich to escape city life. Homes sit atop 40-foot bluffs giving residents sweeping views of the Tennessee River. There are a number of historical homes here, and one of the most notable homes currently on the market is a replica of the Washington Rotunda, built in 1928. For December 2011, there ...
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By Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN
(HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC )
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! From HOME STYLE AND STAGING Wishing everyone a Blessed Holiday Season. May your New Year bring good health, good friends and family !!!   One of the many trees done by Home Style and Staging this year. Now to take them all down !! Good Cheer to everyone !!!
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Good morning Knoxville Weekenders! I know we are just a few short days away from Christmas, but there are still a number events around the area to pass on to you. So, get ready for some Weekend Fun, Knoxville Style! If you have been a regular reader of this series, you will have already guessed that I am a big fan of the Knoxville Zoo. This past Monday (12/12) Penguin Discount Days started and will go through February 29, 2012. What is Penguin Discount Days, you ask. Knoxville Zoo admission is 1/2 off every day, except Christmas Day from December 12, 2011 through February 29, 2012! Starting tonight the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with the Knoxville Choral Society presents the 25th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert. There are 4 performances to choose from, and who wouldn't want to sit and ...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Let's visit a lovely subdivision in the Hardin Valley area, Campbell Creek Knoxville TN. Situated off Campbell Station Road, just 2 miles from I-40, Campell Creek offers a "home town feel" on the outside, with modern features inside. The idea was to build a community within a community. While away from the traffic noises, you are still close enough to commuting, shopping, dining and entertainment at Turkey Creek. There are 14 active properties on the market, 4 Pending -- Continue to Show and 3 Closed sales in November*.   Average list price: $247,045 Median list price: $239,400 Least expensive listing: $219,900 Most expensive listing: $279,900   The most interesting tidbit of information that I can pass on to you, is that TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) built three experimental houses ...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
From time to time we will find a subdivision that has both condos and single family residences. Today I would like to bring you to Waynesboro, Knoxville TN. Situated along Middlebrook Pike, just west of the N. Gallaher Rd intersection, Waynesboro is a quiet little neighborhood. It is very convenient to shopping, downtown Knoxville, and commuting. The first part of Waynesboro is the condos, and a short drive down Overton Road brings you to the single family homes. Currently, there are two properties on the market, 1 a condo and 1 house. For November, there were two sales, also 1 condo and 1 house. Here's a nice colorful pie chart: There are 35 houses in the subdivision, with an average square feet of 1280. There are 43 condos, with an average square feet of 1127. Residents in Waynesboro ...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Knoxville Weekenders, it's Thursday night already, where does the time go, I wonder? So, here we are with someWeekend Fun, Knoxville Style! for your pleasure. First is a plea. If you are in Sevier County, the Sevier County Angel Tree program is in desperate need. The Salvation Army has an urgent plea for the Sevier County community to help provide Christmas toys and clothing for nearly 800 children this year. I know you Knoxville Weekenders will pull together and help out. How fun will it be for a needy child to be able to open a gift or two on Christmas morning?  Ivan Racheff House & Gardens hosts "The Joys of Christmas," on Friday from noon-3pm. On Saturday (12/10) is the North Hills Holiday Tour of Homes. 10 homes in this area of Historic Knoxville will be open to the public. One hom...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
It looks as if we have a new scam here in Knoxville, TN. It's always best to check things out first, Beware the Scam! KUB (for those that do not already live here, that is Knoxville Utilities Board) has issued a warning that their employees will not call and ask you for you credit card information! KUB is advising customers that its representatives do not call asking for credit card or other personal information following reports Tuesday that someone posing as a KUB worker was seeking payment on delinquent bills by credit card. All KUB employees and contractors carry KUB Identification badges. If you did NOT ask KUB to come check out a problem at your house KUB asks that you call to verify the visit at  865-524-2911. Please folks, stay safe out there, and Beware the Scam! cross-posted f...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Today, I visited Atlee Fields Knoxville TN. I'm here to tell you that home sales are hopping in Atlee Fields.   But, first a bit about the community. Situated off Middlebrook Pike just west of Cedar Bluff Road, Atlee Fields is set back off the road. There are amenities, such as a pool, as well as mountain views. At the only entrance, you will drive along a lovely boulevard, with a tree-lined medium. Sidewalks are found throughout the community, so it is very family friendly.   There are 8 Active properties on the market, and during November, there were 4 closed sales.   Let's take a look at home sales during the past three years   This is a lovely neighborhood, that is near to shopping, schools, work and play. If you would like to view any of the properties on the market, just let me kn...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
A large tract of land was purchased the other day near Cedar Bluff Road. The Nebraska company plans on developing a 128-unit independent living community for seniors.   Matt Maude, Cameron's chief financial officer, said the $24 million project will include a three-story residential facility plus three smaller buildings with garage units. Maude said the company will not directly provide health care, but that home health-care agencies will be available to provide services. He said the facility will include meal service, a 150-seat theater, a workout room and weekly housekeeping.   While there are places for seniors living independently in Knoxville, it can be hard "getting in". Quite frankly there are many reasons Tennessee, and Knoxville in particular, is a great place to retire, starti...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Let's visit magnificent upper-scale living on one of the most prestigious private golf courses in the Bluegrass/Concord area, Gettysvue Polo Golf and Country Club, Knoxville, TN. Situated along Westland Drive and Ebenezer Road, Gettysvue Country Club has activities for every member of your family. From golf on an 18-hole championship course, tennis (lighted of course), swimming or entertaining at the full service club house, you are sure to call Gettysvue more than just a lifestyle. For October, there were 23 active properties on the market, and one closed sale. A few additional statistics for you: Average list price: $1,141,486 Median list price: $968,500 Least expensive listing: $449,500 Most expensive listing: $2,798,000 During the year (2011) through October, there have been a total...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
There are many reasons people choose a smaller home. The kids have all moved out and have homes of their own, you've retired and want a smaller home to take care of, or first time home buyers are watching their costs. A smaller home is simply less costly. So, what are some of the ways a smaller home is less costly? Energy costs come to mind. Who can argue that a 2000 square foot home will cost less to heat or cool than a 5000 square foot house? But, more importantly, you save on the purchase price, as well as your property taxes, and lets throw into the mix home insurance which will also lower. I was reading an article in Realty Times today that states there is a trend towards people buying smaller homes. According to this article, the standard home is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house with a...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Let's take a look at a unique upper-scale neighborhood that is 8 neighborhoods within 1 community, Whittington Creek, Knoxville, TN.This is a 300-acre community that prides itself on creating a family-friendly atmosphere. Each individual neighborhood, within the community, has it's own private entrance. Situated along Northshore Road just east of Ebeneezer Road, Whittington Creek has two entrances, for your convenience, depending on which neighborhood you wish to reach. There is a lovely wide boulevard, with a tree lined medium through Whittington Creek, as well as sidewalks on both sides of the boulevard, to get about. Whittington Creek offers residents a club house, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball courts, and an olympic sized swimming pool, as well as many other activities...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Wow! It's almost Friday, and I'm sitting here wondering where the week went? Did it seem to go by extra fast for you too? So, let's get to this weeks edition of Weekend Fun, Knoxville Style! under way. If you haven't started your Christmas shopping, I have a treat for you! Friday through Sunday (11/18-20) is the Fine Craft Fair, presented by the Foothills Craft Guild. Swing by Chilhowee Park to see more than 150 artisans, and maybe get a jump start on that gift list! The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center hosts a Holiday Homecoming on Saturday (11/19). This is a free (there's that 4-letter word!) event for the family. Find out more, here.   Saturday night the UT Vols kick off against Vandy at 7 pm. Will the Vols pulls this one off and bring us fans a win? Have you ever wondered about ...
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By Chiara Petro, Broker, Commercial Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty, LLC)
Last month during the Parade of Homes, I brought you to Harrison Springs subdivision. Wow! But things are hopping over there, selling like hotcakes hopping!   Seriously, though, Harrison Springs is a highly desirable subdivision starting with location, location, location! That is followed up by family friendly, and more location, location, location: convenient to work, play, shopping, schools, and most anything you can think of to do.   For October*, there were:   6 Active properties 5 Pending properties 3 Closed sales   Let's see this on a nice colorful pie chart:   Woohoo! There's almost as many Pending sales as there are Active properties for sale, and those 3 closed properties are just great. It makes that chart look like a peace sign.   The Average listing price is $277,166   The A...
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