Sam Hatfield Realty February 2014 Newsletter

 

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Sam Hatfield
Owner / Broker
931-580-6207

 

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 2014
 
Happy Valentine’s Day from Sam Hatfield Realty, INC.


 

Featured Home
 

MLS# 1505161

423 Shasteen St
$749,900

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Very nice lakefront home with no steps to the water. 3 bedrooms 3 baths with oversized garage, 30ft deep with 8ft doors perfect for boat storage. Double decker dock, 3 fireplaces, huge screened-in porch, wet bar, all on a quiet cul-de-sac.
 


*NOTE*
Even though it is February,  Spring is right around the corner! If you are a lake property management customer and would like your house “spring” cleaned,  please give us a call early so we can get you on the list.  Also if you have friends or relatives wishing to own Tims Ford Lake property,  please have them give Sam Hatfield a call!!


TIMS FORD LAKE PROPERTIES INFORMATION

TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 59
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING JANUARY:  3

TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE:  73
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING JANUARY:  1

JANUARY SALES ACTIVITY:

LAKE HOMES SOLD:  0
LAKE LOTS SOLD:  0


January New Listings

MLS #1495889
Custom Built Lakefront Home!!

21 Whataview Circle Winchester, TN $849,000

250 Murray Lake Drive Winchester, TN 37398 Very nice 3BR lakefront home in Murray Lake Estates. This home features the feel of the outdoors indoors. Beautiful views of the lake from master bedroom and living room, studio upstairs, nice bonus room downstairs with sauna, must see!!

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Visit www.samhatfield.com to view ALL Tims Ford Lake Properties for sale


Dakota’s Corner

February is the month for “love” – although I get loved all 12 months!!!  What better way to show your Valentine “love” than a long weekend on Tims Ford Lake?  Check out “vacation rentals” on our website and the rest will be history.  And, if you see a property you might like to own, call Sam and he and I will show it to you!  I love to get out of the office and ride around the lake!! 




Calendar of Events
  • February 2 – Groundhog Day, Super Bowl
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • February 17 – President’s Day

HOME IMPROVEMENT: DIY DO’s and DON’Ts
Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts when Doing Yourself

The ability to “Do-It-Yourself” has inspired people through the generations to pick up a hammer and saw. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with the ability to use the hammer and saw effectively. Before deciding if you want to become a “DIY’er,” here are five do’s and don’ts to keep in mind:

DO

1.     Be honest with yourself about what you can and can’t do. This has saved more than one person from getting in over their head. Television shows abound with the “unhandy man or woman” scenario of stating “ I-can-do-that-myself” then proceeds to destroy the house.

 

2.     Check with local code offices to see if the work you’re planning needs a permit or inspections before you start. You’ll save money by not incurring fines or having to have the work torn out and redone by licensed professionals. If an inspection is needed before work can be completed as in a bedroom wall, wait until everything passes and then finish the job.

 

3.     Set your budget and your final plans before you start working. Master Contractor Tom Silva, one of the hosts of the PBS series “This Old House,” once stated “The four most expensive words in home improvement are: “While you are at it…” Boy, he wasn’t kidding. Adding something or changing something in the middle of a project will blow the budget every time.

 

4.     Get qualified help when you need it. I can do most anything, but when it comes to soldering pipes in my old house I prefer the work of a professional. The same goes for maintaining the heater and a/c main units.

5.     When friends turn into construction/demolition help, reward them promptly and amply with plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages while working, and showers and a nice party afterwards. If you promised to help them with their projects, do so. You never know when you might need their help/tools again.

 

    DON’T

1.     Assume you can do anything just because you read about it or saw it in a movie. If you’ve never done something before, study how to do it correctly first. Get a recognized home improvement book, and then go to a website where advise is written by contractors or volunteer time and labor with Habitat for Humanity projects in your city. The training is free.

 

2.     After a storm passes through and hail has torn up most of the roofs in the area, don’t hire the cheapest guys to show up. When the job was done haphazardly and the roof leaked, their phone number was disconnected.

 

3.     Never tear out a wall until you find out if it’s a load-bearing wall first. That means it’s one of the walls that holds up the roof. Special construction may have to be done to accomplish what you want first. Having a skylight the hard way may be more expensive than your budget or homeowner’s insurance policy can tolerate.

 

4.     Never assume a contractor has applied for the necessary permits for your project. Some local laws state they have to while others may require the homeowner to obtain them first. Find out before you find yourself in hot water up to your financial neck.

 

5.     When hiring a “professional” to make a repair or remodel job, don’t leave the person(s) alone if at all possible – if you can’t be there, have a friend on site. This will prevent “work by the hour” scam artists from sitting around watching your TV, fooling with your computer, running up your phone bill, etc. then charging you for the hours they don’t work.

 

Paying attention to these do’s and don’ts will save you time and money. Perhaps they’ll save frustration and injury as well.

Source: http://voices.yahoo.com/home-improvement-diy-dos-donts-5878668.html

 

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THE LAKE LEVEL

FOR

TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2014:

LAKE LEVEL IS: 875.2

 

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