TIMS FORD LAKE
TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 77
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING MAY: 7
TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 97
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING MAY: 1
LAKE HOMES SOLD: 2
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 0
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MLS # 1358360 798 Magnolia Drive Winchester, TN
3 bedroom 2.5 bath lakefront log home with big
water views. Sit out on the back porch and enjoy the views. Easy
walk to water.
MLS #1362798 155 Damron Lane Winchester, TN
Promising farm, complete with farm house (being
sold as is) barns, silo, and a beautiful creek running thru
property, fenced and cross fenced, perfect for horses, cattle
and farming-located near Tims Ford Lake.
MLS #1363360 0 Damron Road Lot 62 Estill Springs,
Nice building lot in a lakefront subdivision.
This subdivision has the best private boat launch area on the
6 Must-Have Characteristics
to Look for When Buying a Residential Home
With home prices down,
foreclosures up, there's an influx of great homes on the market
with less competition vying for them. The next year or so
may present some prime buying opportunities for those willing to
do some homework, and who meet the prerequisites of home
ownership. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, one
of the most important things to ask yourself when you start
looking for a house is: "How easy will it be to sell this
Sound personal-finance decisions usually
involve thinking one step ahead. You should not be content
just to get into a house that you emotionally fall in love with;
rather, you should be looking to buy a house that you can get
out of quickly, easily, and at a profit should life happen to
throw you a curveball that will force you to move.
What characteristics lead to a house
being highly "marketable"? Granted, there's not an exact
set of criteria that will be ideal for all people in all
situations and markets, but the more factors you have working in
your favor the better. We're no talking about buying a
house for the purpose of flipping it. We're simply talking
about buying a house that you can live in, put some sweat equity
into over time, and then sell for a profit.
As you shop for a home, keep in mind
these characteristics that not only make it appealing to
live in now, but will make it have greater equity in the future
(thus making it easier to sell).
The right size
You need to not only look for a house
that fits for you, but also that fits for the majority of the
population. There's what the majority of households are
looking for or are able to adapt to:
Look for a minimum of three bedrooms and
maximum of four. Two bedroom homes mostly cater to single
people or couples that do not or will not have children (and
aren't concerned with selling their house). At the same
time, homes with five bedrooms or more cater to those who have a
healthy number of children, or plan on having them in the
future. That makes three- and four- bedroom homes the
perfect size for the majority of the population, with three
bedrooms being ideal. If you haven't noticed, large
suburban homes that are energy drainers are quickly going out of
In terms of number of baths, 1 1/2 or 2
will make the home more desirable than just one. If you're
looking at a house that could cheaply add another half or full
bath, you might have a good find.
Square footage is important, but not
quite as the number of bedrooms. Typically, you'll want
more than 1,000 (with room to expand) and less than 2,000 for a
home to be comfortable and efficient for the majority of the
Curb appeal that is ripe
When it comes to selling a house, the
biggest challenge is getting people in it. The key is to
find an attractive home from an architectural perspective that
needs aesthetic upgrades. Consider yourself lucky to find
a home with an ugly paint color and really poor landscaping.
These are two things that you can spruce up on the cheap side
with a little sweat equity.
If you're willing to get up on the roof,
a home with a poor roof may present an opportunity to get a
credit during the bidding process (with a recommendation from an
inspector) that is worth the price of a profession doing the
job. You can then turn around and buy the materials and do
it yourself, while pocketing the remainder of the money to apply
towards your loan or other projects.
Here are some other cheap ways to
improve an home's curb appeal before you sell it:
Paint the shutters
Power wash everything
Refinish the porch
Add landscaping that looks great
Water the grass until it is the
greenest on the block
Add a nice new mailbox and address
When it comes to buying a home, you want
to avoid major structural issues that will cost you big money to
fix or will diminish your leverage when it's time to sell if you
haven't fixed them. Here are a few of the biggest
Do not buy a house that has issues with
the foundation. If you see large cracks in the foundation
outside or on the basement walls, or the walls look like they
are caving in some spots, kindly leave the house and look
Termite or carpenter ant damage is
common in some locales, and it may be hard to find an older home
that hasn't had a little damage at one point or another.
The key here is to find a home that does not have a major
structural damage and has no signs of current issues. Some
home inspectors will actually insure for a year or more that
there are no current signs of infestation, and if they appear,
they will cover the costs to terminate.
Have you ever walked through a house
that makes you fell claustrophobic or just didn't feel right?
Odd s are that other people feel that way in the same homes.
Don't buy them. This may be remedied by knocking down a
wall or two in some homes, but that can be an expensive project
and you may be risking structural damage.
Avoid buying a house that has signs of
mold or water damage. They can be very expensive to fix
and usually are signs of a larger foundation or roof issues.
Here again, a good home inspector will be a able to test or look
Beware of problems with the electrical
and plumbing systems. These are a home's lifeblood, and
replacements are costly.
If you buy a home with an ancient
furnace, you may want tot have checked out beforehand. Any
home with steam radiant heating may cost you a pretty penny to
heat or replace.
As with structure, making major changes
to the interior of a home can be costly, but there are some
cheap projects that can really change the perceived value and
quality of a home. One summer's worth of weekends spent on
the following projects can not only improve the marketability of
your home, but make it much more enjoyable for you to live in.
Look for a house that will allow you to do most of the
following, as one with all of them done already will probably be
selling for a premium:
Add nice, modern-looking light
Add fresh earth-tone paint
Replace beat-up light switch covers
Refinish hardwood floors
Replace linoleum with tile
Add a backsplash in the kitchen
Here are some of the features most
people want, but won't be cost effective for you to add:
Central air conditioning
Nice kitchen cabinets (or cabinets
that will be nice when refinished)
An under-priced location
It seems that more people are looking to
purchase in nice urban areas that are close to work versus
suburban McMansions. Not only to these homes save
commuting time and money, they almost have a lot more character
and are much more structurally sound. Another bonus to
purchasing a home in a more densely populated area is foot and
car traffic. Highly desirable locales are going to cost
you a premium, but you may be able to sell a home quicker.
Good school district
Even if you never plan on having
children, it is important to look within areas that have a
reputation for having good schools. Do it for the kids.
If not yours, for the kids of the people buying your house from
The more desirable characteristics
you're able to find or add to through inexpensive sweat equity
will improve your changes of not only selling your home, but
selling it quickly and for a premium.
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