Thanks to All Who Served

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have served our country.

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Time to Turn Back Our Clocks

Yes, it’s that time of year, when we get an extra hour of sleep, or an extra hour of partying, which ever you prefer.  Saturday night, it’s time to turn back our clocks as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end for this year.

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If you are considering buying or selling real estate, give me a call today, at 865-588-3232.

Get An App To Help Your Home Search

Yeah, well, I’ve been using the app for a while and just finally figured out that I can put this thing on my website. How cool is that? Sometimes you just need an afternoon off to get these things figured out so that I can better help you in your home search.

Just go here to the home page and my home search app will be sent to your phone. Or you can text TNHOMES412 to 32323 to have the app sent to your phone.

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Visiting a neighborhood you like, just open the app and look at the listings in that area. Or, if you see a house you would like to know more about, just ask from the app. Cool!

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Considering Curb Appeal

flower-garden-1082258_1280If you’re selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to improve your property’s potential value and appeal.  Creating curb appeal is one of the most effective and easy ways to accomplish this and to increase the interest of potential buyers in your home.  Here are some simple and inexpensive ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal.

 

Use Color Effectively

 

Color is a powerful tool in attracting people to your home.  If the exterior of your home could use a fresh coat of paint or a new door, this is a great opportunity to add some points of interest to your property.  Always remember, however, more is less-choose colors that are similar to other homes in the area.  You can infuse more vibrant and interesting colors through accent features and flowers or plants.

 

Create An Inviting Entrance

 

Making the entrance to your home attractive and inviting will give potential buyers an instant sense of welcome the moment they walk through the door.  Make the door the focal point of the exterior of your home, and think about elements such as lighting and color to make it as attractive as possible.  Also think about details such as including a nice welcome mat on your front step, some flowers in attractive pots or urns flanking the entrance, and even consider adding a chair with a small table if you have a larger porch area.

 

Landscaping Is A Must!

 

Making your lawn and yard attractive, free of clutter and debris, and nicely landscaped can really make all the difference in adding curb appeal.  First remove all weeds, fix any areas on your lawn that need repair, and mow it carefully.  If you have any unsightly items or clutter in the yard, remove it and replace it with well-placed flowers and plants.  If you have a large front yard with no trees, consider planting one or two to add interest and value to the property.

 

These are just a few of the many ways in which, with a little effort and a small amount of money, you can increase interest in your home. If you considering selling your home, call me today!

Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Space

lights-1285893_640Whether it is a romantic dining room or a home office, finding the right lighting for each space in your home is essential to making it functional and inviting.  So what should you consider when choosing lamps or lighting fixtures to ensure they will provide the right kind of light for your space, while still fitting in with the décor of the room?

Function Before Fashion   

Naturally you want your lighting choices to match and complement the décor of your home. If they aren’t the right functional choice for the space they will call home, your initial infatuation with them will likely fade.  For work spaces such as kitchens or offices, be sure your lighting will provide ample brightness while being easy on the eyes.  For rooms such as the living room or dining room, you’ll want to consider lighting sources that are adjustable to allow for relaxation and a romantic atmosphere, as well as the ability to work and play with enough light to see.  It is also important to consider the financial and environmental impact of the lighting you use.  Using energy-efficient bulbs and dimmers can reduce your carbon footprint and your electricity bill.

Size Matters!

If you have a small traditional dining room, choosing that large ballroom-sized chandelier you fell in love with may not be the best idea.  Also, going with recessed lighting for a large foyer, while functional, can make the space feel cold and uninspired.  Making sure that the fixtures or lamps you choose are proportional to the space they will call home will make the room look well designed.

Using Light As Decoration

While choosing lighting for a room requires balancing form and function, lighting can also be a great way to highlight existing features in a room.  Whether it is a great painting over the mantle, a few antiques in the hall, or a unique feature in your space, using lighting to highlight them can add a finished and dramatic look to any room.

 

Lighting can really make all the difference in any room, and can make all the hard work you have put into choosing the other décor elements of your home worth the effort, looking finished and spectacular!

If you’re looking for your Dream Home, call me at 865-588-3232