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Sam Hatfield
Owner / Broker
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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

February 2011

 


 

Featured Home
New Listing
 

 

MLS# 1225482

320 Hillwood Drive

$324,000

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Very nice Log home in Estill Springs.  Wooded lot, lakefront with a pier.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nice screened porch and deck to enjoy the views.
 


TIMS FORD LAKE PROPERTIES INFORMATION

TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 70
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING JANUARY: 12

TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 100
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING JANUARY: 12

JANUARY SALES ACTIVITY:

LAKE HOMES SOLD: 2
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 0


January New Listings

 

 

MLS #1242409 36 Chestnut Street Estill Springs, TN 37330
NEW CONSTRUCTION

Lakefront home located in Highland Ridge Subdivision.  Features 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths, a deck on each level to enjoy the views of the lake.  Granite countertops in the kitchen, hardwood and tile floors.  2 car garage and a nice front porch.

 

 

MLS #1242378 0 Chestnut Street, Estill Springs, TN 37330

NEW CONSTRUCTION

4 bedroom 3 bath lakefront home located in Highland Ridge Subdivision.  Sit out on the decks and enjoy the views of Tims Ford Lake.  This house is built very close to the water.

 

 

 

 

MLS #1242419 76 Longview Trail Estill Springs, TN 37330
NEW CONSTRUCTION


New lakefront home, built close to the water, big water views, floating dock, hardwood floors, central vac, security system, crown molding, covered deck.  This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  Lots of room for family and friends.

 

 

 

MLS #1243804 723 Waters Edge Drive Estill Springs, TN 37330
 

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.

 


Calendar of Events

 

February 2 - Groundhog Day


February 12 - Lincolns Birthday
 

February 14 - Valentines Day
 

February 21 -  Washington's Birthday (observed)
 

February 22 - Washington's Birthday

 


 

 

How to Get Your House Ready for Warm Weather by Spring Cleaning

 

 

 

1.     PLAN - Plan your attack. Don't plan on doing it all in one day. Make a list of tasks for each room.  Talk to your family about your plans and get them involved, too. Assign each person an area and a day, so they know in advance.
 

2.     CLEAN - To clean the woodwork and corner, attach a cloth dipped in a mix of water and multipurpose cleaner to a mop head or broom. Run the cloth along the corners and woodwork of each room. Clean the windows inside and out, and clean the drapes (dry clean if needed). Dust lamps, knick knacks, electronics and picture frames. Start tackling your laundry. Enlist family members to help out folding and putting away!


3.     ORGANIZE - Store away all of our winter clothes. Donate any clothes that are in good condition and won't fit next year. Store all your winter boots and jackets too. Make sure everything is clean and dry before storing. Sort through your cabinets and drawers, get rid of or donate anything you haven't used in the last year. Wipe out the bottom of each drawer and cabinet.
 

4.     GO OUTSIDE - Prep your outdoors for the warm weather. Check your patio furniture and clean if needed. Check your lawn mower and weed wacker. Start to clean up your flower bed and enlist your spouse or family member to help clean out the garage.
 

5.     ENJOY - Reward your helpers with a night out for pizza and ice cream. Reward yourself with a pedicure or a new spring outfit. Now sit back in your new capris, flip flops and freshly painted toes, with your glass of lemonade and wait for warm weather to come!
 

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_4806439_ready-warm-weather-spring-cleaning.html

 

 

 

Get the House Ready
 

A house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well-maintained.

 

From experience, REALTORS also know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is maintained, what they can't see is probably maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider:
 

        How much should you spend

        Exterior and curb appeal

        Preparing the interior

 

How much should you spend
 

In preparing your home for the market, spend as little money as possible. Buyers will be impressed by a brand new roof, but they aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive "polishes" and "touch-ups" to your house, such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of natural paint in the living room, and doing extensive and costly renovations, like installing a new kitchen. Your REALTOR , who is familiar with buyers' expectations in your neighborhood, can advise you specifically on what improvements need to be made. Don't hesitate to ask for advise.

 

Maximizing exterior and curb appeal
 

Before putting your house on the market, take as much time as necessary (and as little money as possible) to maximize its exterior and interior appeal. Tips to enhance your home's exterior and curb appeal:
 

        Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly
 

        Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly
 

        Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios for cracks
         and crumbling
 

        Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint
 

        Clean and align gutters
 

        Inspect and clean chimney
 

        Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles
 

        Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking
 

        In Northern winters, keep walks neatly cleared of snow and ice
 

        During Spring and Summer months consider adding a few showy
         annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance
 

        Re-seal an asphalt driveway
 

        Keep your garage door closed
 

        Store RVs or old and beaten up cars elsewhere while the house is on
         the market
 

        Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

 

Maximizing interior appeal
 

Enhance your home's interior by:

 

 Giving every room in the house a thorough cleaning, as well as removing all clutter. This alone will make your house appear bigger and brighter. Some homeowners with crowded rooms have actually rented storage garages and moved half of their furniture out, creating a sleeker, more spacious look.
 

 Hiring a professional cleaning service, once every few weeks while the house is on the market. This may be a good investment for owners who are busy elsewhere.
 

 Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from the kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting. Since you're anticipating a move anyhow, holding a garage sale at this point is a great idea.
 

 If necessary, repainting dingy soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint, such as off-white or beige. The same neutral scheme can be applied to carpets and linoleum.
 

 Checking for cracks, leaks and signs of dampness in the attic or basement.
 

 Repairing cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.
 

 Replacing broken or cracked windowpanes, moldings, and other woodwork. Inspecting and repairing the plumbing, heating, cooling, and alarm systems.
 

 Repairing dripping faucets and showerheads. Buying showy new towels for the bathroom, to be brought out only when prospective buyers are on the way.
 

 Sprucing up a kitchen in need of more major remodeling by investing in new cabinet knobs, new curtains, or a coat of neutral paint.
 

Source: http://www.realtor.com/basics/sell/prephome/getready.asp

 

 



 

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THE LAKE LEVEL FOR TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS OF February  4, 2011:

LAKE LEVEL IS: 876.4

 

For more info go to http://www.tva.gov/