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Sam Hatfield Realty December 2009 Newsletter

 

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Sam Hatfield
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NEWSLETTER OF

SAM HATFIELD REALTY, INC.

4470 Mansford Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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REAL ESTATE SALES, LAKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. LAKE VACATION RENTALS

December 2009
The staff of Sam Hatfield Realty wishes you and your family
a safe and happy holiday season.
  


Featured Home

MLS#1131113

723 Waters Edge Drive

$649,000

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Wonderful lakefront home that sells furnished.  4 bedrooms 2 being master suites on main level, 3 baths, level walk to water.  2 car garage, big water views of Tims Ford Lake.


TIMS FORD LAKE PROPERTIES INFORMATION

TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 69
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING NOVEMBER: 3

TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 113
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING DECEMBER: 6

NOVEMBER SALES ACTIVITY:

LAKE HOMES SOLD: 1
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 1

November New Listings

723 Waters Edge Drive MLS #1131113 $649,000

Wonderful lakefront home that sells furnished.  4 bedrooms 2 being master suites on main level, 3 baths, level walk to water.  2 car garage, big water views of Tims Ford Lake.
 


 

21 Bell Memorial MLS #1135137 $275,000

Custom built home in Highland Ridge Subdivision on 2.5 acres. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautiful views of the water from the deck.  Already has dock.  Sale includes lots 19, 20, 21, and 22. Lot 22 is appraised at $220,000.  Best value on the water.

 



Calendar of Events

 

6 - St. Nicholas Day (International)

 

7 - Pearl Harbor Day (United States)

 

12 - Hanukkah* (Jewish)

 

13 - Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)

 

22 - Winter Solstice (Dec 22-Mar 20)

 

25 - Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)

 

26 - Kwanzaa (African-American - Dec. 26, 2009 - Jan 1, 2010)

 

31 - New Year's Eve

 

 


Getting Your House Ready for Christmas

Every year itís the same thing. You think you have plenty of time to get the house ready for Christmas and before you know it, Christmas is here and the house just isnít ready.  This year it can be different.  There is still time to get everything done before Santa makes a visit to your home.

Making your house Christmas ready means a lot more than cleaning up and getting the decoration hung in the right places.  For a lot of us itís going to mean clearing out specific pieces of furniture to make room for the tree, as well as other tasks that need to be done, even before the decorations are taken out of storage.

The place to start is by removing the clutter that from the main rooms in your home.  Before you do anything else start, you really want to try to throw away and pack away what ever you wonít need during the Christmas season.  Box up extra knick-knacks that will just get in the way as soon as the Christmas decorations start going up.

Next, clean out the cupboards and the fridge.  That will give you a good look at what you may need for Christmas.  Count your glasses and your coffee mugs to make sure that youíll have enough for the number of guests that you are expecting this year.  Letís face it, nothing is more embarrassing than serving wine in a coffee mug.

The next thing to do is put extra furniture like end tables and ottomans into storage so that there is plenty of room for the Christmas tree and other decorations that are going to take up a lot of space.  Also think about how the rooms in your house need to be set up to accommodate the guests you will receive during the holiday season.

When all thatís done, itís time to get out the decorations.  Of course, this is the fun part.  When all the other work is done, you can enjoy putting up your Christmas decorations and making your home the perfect holiday destination for your friends and family.

Getting your home ready for Christmas doesnít have to be stressful.  If you start early there will be plenty of time to get everything done so that your house is just the way you want it when the holiday begins.  Get going now, and youíll be ready when the festivities begin.


 

Christmas Tips

Christmas is one of the most inspiring celebrations of the year, a time of hope, joy and love for the whole family to share.  The Christmas tips section gives you some great suggestions for making your Christmas extra special.  The tips are a complete bundle starting from decorations to safety.  It has all the necessary flavors to make your Christmas a beautiful memory that lingers all year long.

1.       When decorating the holiday tree, distribute lights from top to bottom and add strands as necessary.  Make sure to test the lights before putting them on the tree.

2.       Simple decorating can provide dramatic results.  For subtle outdoor effects, consider using colored floodlights directed toward the house or trees.  Easy to install and requiring little maintenance, these lamps can provide a festive look year-round.

3.       Store extension cords in a toilet or paper towel tube.  Label its length for easy identification.

4.       To store tiny lights tangle-free, cut a scrap of ľ-inch plywood or heavy duty cardboard into the shape of a capital ďIĒ.  Wrap the lights around this and they will be ready for action next year.

5.       Candles are a traditional and beautiful part of the season.  But they are still a direct source of fire in your home.  Keep candles a safe distance from other things.  And remember that a flickering flame is a thing of fascination to little children.  Keep candles out of their reach.

6.       Avoid any decorations that tend to break easily or have sharp edges.  Keep tree trimmings that are small or have removable parts out of reach of your child.  These pieces may be swallowed.

7.       Hang cheap plastic Christmas ornaments by thin ribbon in a window you want decorated.  Hang with tape and hang at different heights.  By using plastic ornaments they wonít break if they hit the window.

8.       Recycle your Christmas cards by using them as gift tags next year!  Cut individual pictures out, or use the whole front picture.  They are beautiful against plain wrapping paper, and itís better than then throwing those beautiful cards in the trash!

9.       If you happen to run out of tags for your presents, you can use a piece of the wrapping paper folded in half with the white side inward.  Cut the edges with decorative scissors and label on the inside the To: and From: parts.  Tape to gift.

10.   Bring a little extra romance into the holidays by leaving a single rose in surprising places for your mate.  You can even attach a small love note to them.

11.   Freeze your candles before inserting them into the candle holders, you will eliminate wax droppings.

12.   Tree ornaments that are missing hoods or caps can be put together in a glass bowl and used as a centerpiece.

13.   Try to make a list before shopping; it will help you stay more focused once you get to the stores to shop.

14.   Always turn off the lights on the tree before going to bed at night.

15.   Perk up old frayed crocheted ornaments with a few pumps of hairspray.

16.   Have a large gift to wrap?  Rather than struggle with regular gift wrapping paper, use a paper tablecloth to wrap your large gift.  You usually can find one with a holiday pattern.

17.   Use decorative gift bags (or brightly colored shopping bags) filled with a few sheets of tissue with sparkling confetti.

18.   On Display Ė Hang Christmas cards in the shape of a tree on a wall or bulletin board.

19.   Dress up existing throw pillows:  Use scrap fabrics on hand or purchase a yard of holiday themed or holiday color fabric.  Get the fabric that is on sale or get the remnants.  Wrap your tossed pillow.  Secure with safety pins, then wrap a strip of wired ribbon around the pillow and make into a nice bow.  You could also dress up small pillows with large bandannas in red, green & gold.

20.   If you are looking to do a toy land theme for your Christmas decorating this year, try searching out teddy bears and dolls at your local thrift stores.  Wash them in a pillowcase and put them in your dryer for at least 20 minutes, then dress them up the ribbons and holiday fabrics.  Group them under your tree, on mantels, and on windowsills.  Stack small squares of cardboard together and wrap as a tiny present, then tuck them under a teddyís arm, or wrap an empty box and use it as teddyís seat by the front door.

21.   Pack several small gifts into a basket, ceramic bowl, or fabric stocking.

22.   Place childrenís gifts in a lunch box, plastic pail, or cardboard mailing tube.

 

 


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THE LAKE LEVEL FOR TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS OF December  1, 2009:

LAKE LEVEL IS: 877.5

 

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