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Capital Gains and Real Estate We hear a lot about “capital gains” and capital gains taxes. To some, this is a complex world fit only for CPA’s and tax attorneys. However, it is really not that bad. In this post I will go over what is and what is not a capital gain, how capital gains apply to real...
11/10/2014
FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS Fall is here! Are you ready?  Here are some helpful tips for getting your home ready for fall/winter: CAULK – Caulking around doors and windows during the fall is an easy and inexpensive way to prepare your home to cooler weather. Time spent caulking now will save $$$ ...
10/16/2014
     Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value     OVER IMPROVING – It may seem hard to believe that one could actually over improve a home but it is possible. Investing more into a home than what the neighborhood will support is a common mistake. Example: If $100,000 is the average home price fo...
09/25/2014
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HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM CATRINA FOSTER REAL ESTATE GROUP                     Here is a fun little history lesson on Labor Day: La·bor Day noun Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated ...
08/29/2014
Technology is ever changing. It seems daily there is a new app or trendy site. Some are quick to catch on, others take a while. Pinterest is a site that took no time at all to catch on. For those who may not know, Pinterest is a company that provides an internet service that they describe as “a ...
08/25/2014
Traveling to Knoxville, TN or a happy resident? Here are just a few of the wonderful things to do in Knoxville and must visit places:   1. TENNESSEE THEATRE - Opened in 1928. The theatre was renovated from 2003-2005 and still maintains it’s original beauty and charm.  A true historic landmark. V...
08/15/2014
SCHOOLS IN KNOXVILLE, TN New to the area? Or perhaps just in a new school zone? Get to know the many schools of Knoxville, TN. The charts below list all of the public elementary, middle and high schools in Knox County.  The chart provides the physical address and contact information for each scho...
08/07/2014
FINAL DAYS OF SUMMER TO SELL It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close.  Just a few short days/weeks until school is back in full swing. And then football time in TN. There’s no better time than the present to get your home under contract! Make sure your home is show ready with these...
07/30/2014
Home Inspection Report – Do the Sellers Need to Fix Everything? Whether this is your first home purchase or your 5th, a home inspection is recommended. States do vary on their regulations and laws concerning “licensed” inspectors and a REALTORS® ability to give their recommendation for an inspec...
07/17/2014
WILL SHOPPING MORTGAGE RATES AFFECT MY CREDIT?   You have probably heard that having your credit pulled too many times in a short period of time will lower your score, right?  But you are wanting to shop mortgage rates?  No worries. According to FICO, they account for and do not penalize consumer...
07/09/2014
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