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SAM HATFIELD REALTY, INC.

4470 Mansford Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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REAL ESTATE SALES, LAKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LAKE VACATION RENTALS

Happy Memorial Day from Sam Hatfield Realty

May 2017

visit www.samhatfield.com for information on ALL lake listings, Tims Ford Lake Levels, and even the weather forecast!

 

 

 FEATURED LISTING

MLS #1813929
658 Shasteen Bend Drive Winchester, TN $1,339,000

 
Big Water/Views! Renovated in 2014, like new lakefront home situated on the shores of Tims Ford Lake w/in-ground pool. Conveniences of being in city limits of Winchester. Prestigious home offers 6 Bdr's, (4 are en suites), 7 f/ba's, private covered dock.

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TIMS FORD LAKE PROPERTIES INFORMATION

TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 74
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING April: 8
TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 58  
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING April: 7

 

APRIL SALES ACTIVITY:

LAKE HOMES SOLD: 2
SHR was involved in: 2
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 2

SHR was involved in: 1



NEW LISTING

MLS #1816957
Ridgefield Dr. Lot 78 Winchester, TN $159,000

 

Very Affordable Lakefront lot. Great lot to build your home w/fabulous view of Tims Ford Lake. Dock Permittable.

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NEW LISTING

MLS #1817675
Flower Lane Estill Springs, TN $230,000

 
Great Lakefront building lot. Approximately  143 ft. of water frontage w/deep water and dock permit available. Very convenient to Winchester, Tullahoma, and Manchester. City water, electric, gas, cable and internet at the street.

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NEW LISTING

MLS #1815543
626 Bluff Drive Winchester, TN $749,000

 
Wonderful Log home on Tims Ford Lake. Located in Hopkins Point Subdivision this rustic lake home features 4 BR, 4 BA, large great room w/ a gorgeous view of lake. 2 car garage w/ tons of storage, covered floating dock, screened-in porch & deck.

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NEW LISTING

MLS #1813929
658 Shasteen Bend Drive Winchester, TN $1,339,000

 
Big Water/Views! Renovated in 2014, like new lakefront home situated on the shores of Tims Ford Lake w/in-ground pool. Conveniences of being in city limits of Winchester. Prestigious home offers 6 Bdr's, (4 are en suites), 7 f/ba's, private covered dock.

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If you would like more information on this property or to schedule a showing, please call our office at 931-968-0500 or Sam Hatfield at 931-580-6207. Please visit our website at www.samhatfield.com for all of our listings.


NEW LISTING

MLS #1813536
1414 Cline Ridge Rd Winchester, TN $349700

 
Gorgeous weekend get-away. Customize Southland Log Home w/TOUCH-LESS BOAT COVER, 300 YARDS FROM BOAT RAMP. 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, all appliances stay, covered screened porch. Basement is 24x38 ruff-in plumbing & electric. Home includes extra lot # 30

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If you would like more information on this property or to schedule a showing, please call our office at 931-968-0500 or Sam Hatfield at 931-580-6207. Please visit our website at www.samhatfield.com for all of our listings.


NEW LISTING

MLS #1813549
Lot 45 Longview Trail Estill Springs, TN $399000

 
One of the last great point lots left, over 200 ft of shoreline almost a 360 degree view of the water, this lot is located almost in the middle of the lake, minutes from Tims Ford Marina and minutes from Holiday Marina. Dock Permittable.

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NEW LISTING

MLS #1813554
Lot 193 Rigsbys Ridge Lynchburg, TN $99000

 
Great Lakefront lot on year-round water and is dock permittable.

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Dakota's Corner



Happy Mother’s Day from your furry pets on Tims Ford Lake!!  As the weather turns warm, don’t forget to treat your furry friend with flea and tick medicine.  We also need current rabies shots and heartworm meds!  We hope to see you on the lake soon – look for me on the front bow!! 

Calendar of Events

  • May 5th Cinco De Mayo

  • May 14th Mother’s Day

  • May 20th Armed Forces Day

  • May 29th Memorial Day

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It’s Boating Season: How to Buy a Boat and Not Sink Your Budget

 

Are you eyeballing a vessel to get you out on the water this summer? If so, you’re in good company. Since the end of the Great Recession, recreational boat ownership has been surging. In 2016, boat sales grew about 5 percent over the previous year (based on partial data from states) continuing a five-year trend, according to Trade Only Today, a publication for the marine industry.

As it turns out, you don’t have to be rich to own a boat. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) says 72 percent of American boat owners have household incomes of less than $100,000 each.

But you do want to chart a sensible course for your money — by choosing a boat that you can afford to buy and afford to maintain.

(And, then, if it looks like boating may punch too many holes in your budget, don’t worry. There are some great ways you can tap into the experience without actually owning the boat. Check out: “Buy the Fun, Not the Yacht.”)

The array of possible vessels is mind-boggling, including things as different as ski/wakeboard boats, pontoon boats, aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass runabouts and sailboats designed for ocean cruising. But how do you know what’s right for you? Take into account your activities first, then look at preferences such as passengers, propulsion and transportability.

Before you start shopping, ask yourself these seven questions:

1. What will you use your boat for?

That should be your first question, experts say.

Fishing is the No. 1 answer, followed by tubing and water skiing, the NMMA says. Other top reasons include cruising and sailing. Buy the simplest, cheapest boat for your use, Money Talks News financial expert and Florida boat owner Stacy Johnson advises. Discoverboating.com offers a handy interactive guide that starts with your expected activities.

2. Do you really have time to enjoy your boat?

Stacy’s 30-foot cabin cruiser sits on the water just 20 feet behind his office, but he has said he only gets out on it about once a month. “I try to use it once a week, but it usually doesn’t work out that way. If it was in a marina, I’d probably be too busy to ever use it.”

And this is a common story.

“If you take a ride down the Intracoastal Waterway here in Fort Lauderdale, within 5 miles you’ll pass more than a $100 million in largely unused boats,” he writes.

If you love boating, but really don’t have much time for it, consider renting.

3. Think you need a bigger boat?

Ninety-five percent of U.S. boats on the water are 26 feet or less, NMMA says. Consider how many passengers you want to carry. Do you need room for cocktail hour with friends, a kitchen, sleeping quarters? Or just a place to sit alone as you drop a fishing line into a lake? The bigger the boat, generally, the more expensive it is to operate.

Your annual expenses can easily top $10,000. Start with registration and insurance that can run about $700 annually for that average-priced boat. Fuel is running around $2.00 to $3.00 a gallon for gasoline, typically a bit less for diesel, according to this Active Captain guide that reports on prices at marinas across the country. Your 150-horsepower engine would burn about 15 gallons per hour at full throttle, less for cruising — so the cost of the proverbial three-hour cruise could still top $100 (that’s $2,600 a year if you take it out the average 26 times).

Don’t forget about moorage, which typically varies from $1.50 to $15 per foot per day depending where you stay; plus dry docking in the offseason, launch and lift-out fees, hull cleaning and treatment, engine maintenance, sail and line replacements for sailboats, equipment that ranges from fire extinguishers to life jackets, and stocking your boat with goodies, water skis, dinghies and more.

4. Where will you keep it?

Some people want to tote their boats on trailers and explore a variety of waterways; others dock at home port marinas. Typical trailerable maximums run up to 30 feet long (most are less) and 8.5 feet wide. The bigger the boat, the larger and stronger the trailer and car or truck you’ll need to pull it. As size increases, you may need permits or professionals to move your boat. Also consider the cost of storage options when you’re not using your boat for long periods.

5. What should propel your boat?

Looking for a powerboat? That includes outboard, sterndrive, inboard and jet boats.

Maybe you prefer paddles so you can quietly explore along a coast or race down a river. And then are sailboats — propelled with skillful use of wind power — although most sailboats come with small engines for getting in and out of harbor and for when the wind dies.

6. New or used?

Americans bought an estimated 955,300 pre-owned boats (power, personal watercraft and sail) in 2013, NMMA says. They are far less expensive than new boats because they have already depreciated. New boat depreciation is at its highest during the first season of use. Depreciation on a used boat kept in good condition should level out with proper maintenance and equipment improvements. Before buying used, Stacy says, have the boat checked out by a professional, who may be found through the National Association of Marine Surveyors, to determine its condition and value.

7. Where do I get started?

Online. Most brands have owner’s clubs where you can chat with people who have been there, done that. They might also offer tips on boats for sale. Among online forums are iboats.com, Boater Ed and The Hull Truth, or for specific brands such as Sea Ray or Bay liner. Also, visit a boat show where you can examine each model in person and discuss your wants and needs with dealers and experts. Although many are held over the winter, this Boatshows.com calendar still has plenty to choose from in coming months. Happy shopping!

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/7-tips-for-buying-boat-without-sinking-your-finances/

 

 

 

 

 

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THE LAKE LEVEL

FOR

TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS of May. 1, 2017:

LAKE LEVEL IS: 888.57

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