How a Mortgage Works. A Mortgage Process Infographic.

Is buying a home new to you? Trying to figure out how a mortgage works? This mortgage process infographic should help spell out the steps you can expect.  Have any other questions about the mortgage process or real estate in general? Don’t hesitate to contact me! FIND OUT IN 15 SECONDS WHAT YOUR HOME COULD […]

How Do Today’s Home Costs Compare To Past Decades

Sometimes the best way to know whether your current situation is positive, is to look at the history of that situation. So, I decided to take a look at the history of home costs. In other words mortgage rates and payments, over the last few decades.   Here’s how it looks: What does this mean […]

What Is Equity In A Home? How Does It Help Build Wealth?

So what is equity in a home, and how does it help build wealth? Citing a recent survey by Merrill Lynch, over 80% of the people in the United States believe that homeownership is still “an important part of the American Dream”. One of the biggest reasons it’s seen as so important is that it helps build […]

Renting in Knoxville? Stop Paying Your Landlord’s Mortgage!

Are you renting in Knoxville? It may be time to stop paying your landlord’s mortgage. There are lots of folks out there that haven’t bought a home yet because they don’t feel comfortable taking on the commitment of a mortgage. What everyone needs to realize is that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage […]

Waiting One Year To Buy Could Cost You $100’s Per Month

Recent research shows that first-time homebuyers are buying homes in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Also, renters in Knoxville are now realizing that they are also able to buy a home. If you are tired of seeing your friends and family diving head first into the real estate market, and wondering if […]

VIDEO: How To Know When You Are Ready To Buy A Home

OK. So some of this video by actress Elizabeth Banks is a bit tongue in cheek, but the information is solid. Great information if you are a first time buyer, or a refresher if you are a seasoned buyer. Not only is it informative, but entertaining and funny as well. Give it a watch and […]

You Do Not Need 20% Down or Perfect Credit To Buy A Home

Let me repeat… You do not need a 20% down payment or perfect credit to buy a home! A recent survey found that much of the American public is still misinformed about what is truly necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The two major misconceptions that the study pointed out […]

Summer Knoxville Real Estate Guides Are Now Available!

Hot off the presses! My Summer 2015 Knoxville real estate guides for both buying and selling a home in the current market, are now available.  These are full of great information to arm you with the knowledge to make an educated decision, whether you are considering buying or selling real estate in the Knoxville area. […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Historical Mortgage Rates Over Last 40 Years

The INFOGRAPHIC below charts the historical mortgage rates for 30 year mortgages over the last 40+ years. The 30 year mortgage rate is projected to increase by a full percentage point next year. The mortgage rate currently available is still well below the averages of the last 40 years.  If mortgage rates rise by a […]

Improved Knoxville and Farragut Homes For Sale Updates!

In an effort to make your Knoxville and Farragut home search easier, I’ve upgraded my system that sends you listing updates for Knoxville and Farragut homes for sale via email.  You will now receive email updates the instant a property hits the market as well as have a new updated News Feed (much like Facebook) […]

Knoxville and Farragut TN Real Estate Market Update – April

Here are the most recent (April) statistics for the Knoxville and Farragut TN real estate markets.   Here are the Knoxville TN real estate market stats through April.  The highlighted stats are: Median sold price of Knoxville homes in April = $150,000 Median list price of Knoxville homes in April = $179,900 Median days on the Market for Knoxville homes =  61 […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home in Farragut

Have you been kicking around the idea of buying a home in Farragut or Knoxville?  If you are, I’m sure you are getting lots of advice. Friends and family, who no doubt have your best interests in mind, can be a great resource to bounce ideas off of, but they might not be fully aware […]

Farragut Sneak Peek Open House Scheduled for April 15th

Are you or someone you know looking for a home in Farragut? A shortage of homes here is making it tough. Click here to find out about a sneak peek open house of this gorgeous Farragut home before it hits the market on Friday! Don’t lose out on another one! REALTORS of course are welcome! […]

Pending Home Sales Rise in Farragut TN, Knoxville and Nationally

The National Association of REALTORS® just released their latest Pending Homes Sales Index and it showed that homes going into contract in February increased to their highest level since June 2013. The Pending Home Sales Index is based on pending sales of existing homes and is a great indicator of the current market. A sale is considered pending […]

Home Buying Advice: Buy Your Home Soon To Save Money

So there is plenty of home buying advice I could give you, and if you read my articles regularly you know they span quite a bit of information.  But right now, the most important information I can give you is to buy your Knoxville or Farragut home soon.  You might be asking, Troy, what’s the […]