VIDEO: Homeowner NET WORTH averages 40X Higher than Renters

Did you know a homeowner’s NET WORTH is on average over 40X greater than a renters? Watch the video to learn why. Questions? Contact Troy Stavros with Gables & Gates REALTORS. Serving Tennessee home buyers and sellers in the greater Knoxville and Nashville (Franklin) areas. Contact Troy at 865-236-1333.

$15,000 for First Time Home Buyers in Knoxville, TN!

$15,000 for FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS in Knoxville!! WATCH AND LEARN. Interested in a link to search in the specific Knoxville zip codes where this program is available? Shoot me your email and I’ll be happy to set you up! Troy Stavros, Gables & Gates, REALTORS 865-777-9191

2 Mortgage Myths That Are Effecting Home Buyers

Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Fannie Mae’s survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. […]

3 Questions Every Home Buyer Should Know The Answer To

VIDEO: There are 3 questions every potential home buyer should know the answer to. I give you the questions…and the answers. There are many potential home buyers still renting because they believe they can’t qualify for a mortgage. This information could be a game changer for them, as their is a lot of misinformation out […]

Did You Know There Are 1% Down Home Loans Available?

Did you know there are 1% down payment home loans available? Many home buyers think they need 20% down to buy a home and that is stopping them from buying. That is simply not true. There are loans starting at 0% for veterans, then 1%, 3%, and 5%. There is an option that will work […]

Affordability May Not Be This Good For Too Long. It’s Time To Buy!

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates have stayed near historic lows. Sellers should realize that waiting to make the move when mortgage rates are projected […]

VIDEO: Shaping Up To Be A Great Year For Real Estate!

VIDEO: Some of the housing headlines are causing concern for some consumers who are in the process of either buying or selling a home. Pundits are concerned over the lack of new construction or the month-over-month sales numbers. Let’s set the record straight; 2015 was a good year for residential real estate in the United […]

SPRING 2016 Real Estate Guides Ready for Download!

My Spring 2016 Real Estate Guides are done and ready to be downloaded. Feel free to share with your friends and family and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if I can help you in any way.  You know I’m always here for you! CLICK HERE for the guides: […]

Saving For A Down Payment. How Long Does It Take?

In a recent study conducted by, researchers determined that nationwide it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home. Depending on where you live, median rents, incomes and home prices all vary. By determining the percentage a renter spends on housing in […]

The Fed Rate Hike and What It Means For Home Buyers

Today the Fed raised the key interest rate for the first time in almost a decade. Watch the video below to find out what it means for you as a home buyer in Knoxville.

Buying a home in Knoxville? Price vs. Cost. What’s the Difference?

When selling a home in Knoxville, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where are home values headed over the next six months. When buying a home in Knoxville, you must be concerned less about price but instead about the ‘long term cost’ of the home. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the National […]

Buying A Home Does NOT Have To Be Scary

As we enter this spooky time of year, find out how buying a home in Knoxville can be scary, unless you know the facts. Knowing the facts (and not the myths) about buying a home can turn you from scared into fearless. Watch the video above to learn the truth about: Down Payment, Credit Score, […]

FALL 2015 Real Estate Guides are done! Get them here!

Hi, it’s Troy! I just finished up publishing my FALL 2015 Real Estate Selling and Buying Guides. Just click below to download them.  Don’t hesitate to contact me at any time with questions. Feel free to share these with anyone you know who is thinking of buying or selling soon. If there is anyway I can […]

VIDEO: The Mortgage Process. How To Qualify For A Mortgage

If you are planning on buying a home and you aren’t going to pay cash, you are going to need a mortgage. Here is what you need to know about the Mortgage Process and how to qualify for a mortgage along with the steps to take to get approved. Have more questions or interested in starting […]

5 Reasons To Hire a Knoxville Real Estate Professional

Some Highlights: Hiring a Knoxville Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make! A Knoxville Real Estate Professional has the experience needed to help you through the entire process. Make sure that you hire someone who knows current market conditions […]