TIMS FORD LAKE
TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 79
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING JULY: 5
TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 106
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING JULY: 6
LAKE HOMES SOLD: 4
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 3
July New Listings
view ALL Tims Ford Lake Properties for sale
MLS #1288193 1240
Damron Road Estill Springs, TN 37330
Very nice cozy cottage
on Tims Ford Lake in Highland Ridge Subdivision. 3 bedroom
2 baths, pier permittable, nice screened in porch with views of
MLS #1284210 315
McKinney Street Estill Springs, TN 37330
3 bedroom 1.5 bath
brick home in Estill Springs with hardwood floors throughout the
house except the kitchen. Has a carport and nice yard.
Tips Before Buying
a Lake Home
property will likely be a major significant decision. Buying
Lake Property is no different, matter of fact it may take more
research and due diligence. What you probably don't know is that
there are many factors that come with purchasing lake property
that makes it more unique than just any regular property.
• Always try to physically see the lake property. No matter how
many photos you see or how detailed the description; nothing can
substitute seeing it in person.
• Hire a licensed Realtor. One who is an expert with Lake Homes
or Lake Property. Some simple research is all that is needed.
Make sure they are in fact an expert and live in the community.
The benefits are overwhelming and it will not cost you a dime!
• Find out how much pricing differs per county or location of
property on the lake. You'll always pay more for full views,
deep water, and flat lake lots.
• Get as much documentation on the Lake Property as possible.
Surveys, Plots, Tax Records, Disclosures, Set Backs, anything
along those lines.
• Determine what type of lake it actually is. Does the lake
fluctuate in water levels? How does that affect your access to
• Check to see if there are any flood plain restrictions. If you
build or buy in a flood zone you may have a tough time getting
• Check to see if there are any covenants or restrictions. You
may want to increase your dock size or add an out building, but
will not be able to due to an association.
• If you are purchasing a resale lake home or are building a new
construction lake house, definitely get it inspected by a
licensed home inspector.
• Get a termite inspection
Top Sun Safety Tips
The sun's ultraviolet
rays can cause skin cancer. Protect yourself and your family
with these 4 simple steps when you are out having fun.
1. Quick tips for a good sunscreen
Ingredients matter - learn if your brand leaves you overexposed
or damaging UVA rays, if it breaks down in the sun, or if it
contains potential hormone-disrupting compounds.
Avoid These Look for these
Vitamin A (retinyl
Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX
Added insect repellent
Powders Broad-spectrum protection
SPF above 50+
Water-resistant for beach, pool
SPF 30+ for beach and pool
2. But first
things first - do these before applying sunscreen.
The best defenses against getting too much harmful UV radiation
are protective clothes, shade and timing. Check out the
• Don't get burned - Red, sore, blistered (then peeling) skin is
a clear sign you've gotten far too much sun. Sunburn increases
skin cancer risk - keep your guard up!
• Wear clothes - Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin
from the sun's UV ras - and don't coat your skin with goop. A
long-sleeved surf shirt is a good start.
• Find shade - or make it - Picnic under a tree, read beneath an
umbrella, take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade
- they lack tanning pigments (melanin) to protect their skin.
• Plan around the sun - If your schedule is flexible, go
outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is
lower in the sky. UV radiation peaks at midday, when the sun is
• Sunglasses are essential - Not just a fashion accessory,
sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation, a cause of
3. Now put on
sunscreen - here are the essentials, beyond the quick tips
Some sunscreens prevent sunburn but not other types of skin
damage. Make sure yours provides broad-spectrum protection and
follow our other tips for better protection.
• Don't be fooled by a label that boasts of high SPF. Anything
higher than "SPF 50+" can temp you to stay in the sun too long,
suppressing sunburn but not other kinds of skin damage. FDA says
these numbers are misleading. Stick to SPF 15-50+, reapply often
and pick a product based on your own skin, time planned outside,
shade and cloud cover.
• News about Vitamin A. Eating a vitamin A-laden vegetables is
good for you, but spreading vitamin A on the skin may not be.
New government data show that tumors and lesions develop sooner
on skin coated with vitamin A-laced creams. Vitamin A, listed as
"retinyl palmitate" on the ingredient label, is in 33 percent of
sunscreens. Avoid them.
• Ingredients matter. Avoid the sunscreen chemical oxybenzone, a
synthetic estrogen that penetrates the skin and contaminates the
body. Look for active ingredients zinc, titanium, avobenzone or
Mexoryl SX. These substances protect skin from harmful UVA
radiation and remain on the skin, with little if any penetrating
in the body. Also, skip sunscreens with insect repellent - if
you need bug spray, buy separately and apply it first.
• Pick a good sunscreen. EWG's sunscreen database rates the
safety and efficiency of about 1,700 products with SPF,
including about 600 sunscreens for beach and sports. We give
high ratings to brands that provide broad-spectrum, long-lasting
protection with ingredients that pose fewer health concerns with
the body absorbs them.
• Cream, spray or powder - and how often? Sprays and powders
cloud the air with tiny particles of sunscreen that may not be
safe to breathe. Choose creams instead. Reapply them often,
because sunscreen chemicals break apart in the sun, wash off and
rub off on towels and clothing.
• Message for men: Wear Sunscreen. Surveys show that 34% of men
wear sunscreen, compared to 78% of women. Start using it now to
reduce your cumulative lifetime exposure to damaging UV
• Got your Vitamin D? Many people don't get enough vitamin D,
which skin manufactures in the presence of sunlight. Your doctor
can test your level and recommend supplements or a few minutes
of sun daily on your bare skin (without sunscreen).
4. Sun Safety
Tips for Kids
Kids are more vulnerable to sun damage. A few blistering
sunburns in childhood can double a person's lifetime chances of
developing serious forms of skin cancer. The best sunscreen is a
hat and shirt. After that, protect kids with a sunscreen that's
effective and safe. Take these special precautions with infants
Infants under 6 months should be kept out of direct sun as much
as possible. Their skin is not yet protected by melanin. So when
you take your baby outside:
• Cover up - Wear protective clothing, tightly woven but
loose-fitting, and a sun hat.
• Make shade - Use the stroller's canopy or hood. If you can't
sit in a shady spot, put up an umbrella.
• Avoid midday sun - Take walks in the early morning or late
• Follow product warnings for sunscreen on infants under 6
months old - Most manufactures advise against using sunscreens
on infants or urge parents and caregivers to consult a doctor
first. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that small
amounts of sunscreen can be used on infants as a last resort
when shade can't be found.
Sunscreen plays an essential part of any day in the sun.
However, young children's skin is especially sensitive to
chemical allergens as well as the sun's UV rays. When choosing a
sunscreen, keep these tips in mind:
• Test the sunscreen by applying a small amount on the inside of
your child's wrist the day before you plan to use it. If an
irritation or rash develops, try another product. Ask your
child's doctor to suggest a product less likely to irritate a
• Slop on sunscreen and reapply often, especially if your child
is playing in the water or sweating a lot.
• Choose your own sunscreen for daycare and school. Some
childcare facilities provide sunscreen for the kids, but you can
bring your own if you prefer a safer, more effective brand.
Share EWG's safe sunscreen tips and product suggestions with
your child's caregiver.
Sun Safety at
Sometimes school and daycare policies interfere with children's
sun safety. Many schools treat sunscreen as a medicine and
require the child to have a written permission to use it. Some
insist that the school nurse apply it. Other schools ban hats
and sunglasses on campus. Here are a few questions to ask your
• What is the policy on sun safety?
• Is there shade on the playground?
• Are outdoor activities scheduled to avoid midday sun?
Teenagers conveying bronzed skin are likely to sunbathe,
patronize tanning salons or buy self-tanning products. Not good
ideas. Researchers believe increasing UV exposure may have
caused the marked increase in melanoma incidence among women
born after 1965. Tanning parlors expose the skin to as much as
15 times the UV radiation of the sun and likely contributed to
melanoma increases. Many chemicals in self-tanning products have
not been tested for safety; the major self-tanning chemical,
dihydroxyacetone, is not approved by FDA for use in cosmetics
around the eyes.
Tan does not mean
healthy. Here are a few more tips for teens:
• Make sunscreen a habit for every outdoor sport and activity
• Find sun-protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses that you
like to wear.
• To parents of teens: Be good role models - let your teen see
you protecting yourself from the sun.
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