Monthly Archives: June 2016

Home Design Tips for Baby Boomers

Home Design Tips for Baby Boomers There are about 76.4 million Baby Boomers in the US, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As this population ages, it will become important that features on their houses promote safety, are easy-to-maintain, and last a long time. Whether building from the ground up or remodeling a current home, Read More

Home Safety Month: New Ways to Protect Your Family

Home Safety Month: New Ways to Protect Your Family (StatePoint) While you may think of smart home technology as a convenience — something to save you a few steps of walking between the couch and the nearest light switch, smart home offerings also include important preventative measures that can help you protect not only your Read More

3 Ways to Transform Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces

3 Ways to Transform Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces With a bit of creative energy, you can transform your standard yard into a versatile area to relax and entertain, extending your living space outdoors and adding value to your home. Here are three improvements to consider. Full-Fledged Bar Anyone who has hosted a party outdoors knows Read More

We Have a New Baby in the House! Our Lakeside Family Grows!

We Have a New Baby in the House! The Lakeside family expands as Broker Jan Tucker welcomes a new member to her family. Tucker is a Miniature Schnauzer, and at 4 months old he is cute as a button. When you stop by Lakeside Real Estate Group you may just see Tucker!  Sometimes he gets Read More

Sophisticated Upgrades to Give Your House Wow Factor

Sophisticated Upgrades to Give Your House Wow Factor Want to give your house a touch of sophistication that makes it stand apart? This summer, consider making some modern upgrades. Up-to-Date Lighting If you are still living with your home’s original light fixtures, it may be time for an upgrade. Even the most contemporary home design Read More

Tricks to Simplify Outdoor Entertaining

Tricks to Simplify Outdoor Entertaining Some of summer’s favorite moments happen right in your backyard: the sounds of children running around, the smells of fresh-cut grass and newly planted flowers, and the gathering of family and friends. Here are a few simple tricks to make your next soiree the best one yet: Build Atmosphere Your Read More

What to Know Before Renovating or Building a Home

What to Know Before Renovating or Building a Home Building a home or making upgrades? One of the most important factors to consider is the material used. While “all-natural” may be an appealing quality on your plate, in construction, man-made products often provide more options and value. Seek out materials offering durability, energy-efficiency and resistance Read More

A Guide to Saving Water and Your Lawn

A Guide to Saving Water and Your Lawn No longer must you choose between your lawn and saving water. Experts say there are ways to save both water and money that won’t hurt your turf. “We often see sprinklers watering sidewalks and drives, running during rain, or sending water down the drain from leaky heads,” Read More

Ready to retire? Tennessee is one of the nation’s best states for seniors looking to relocate

Tennessee is one of the nation’s best states for seniors looking to relocate Retiring baby boomers should consider the Volunteer State when deciding where to spend their golden years, says personal finance website Kiplinger.com. Read the article here.

More Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of Today’s Low Mortgage Rates

More Home Buyers are Taking Advantage of Today’s Low Mortgage Rates If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s historically low average mortgage rates are something to celebrate. Mortgage rates play a significant role in how much home you can afford — and when rates are low, a home that was once unaffordable Read More

Summer Home Updates to Enhance Your Space

Is your house in need of a seasonal overhaul? Get your home in shape with these easy tasks and upgrades, and enjoy the warmer months. • Top-to-bottom cleaning: In each room, start at the top and work your way to the bottom. Crumbs will inevitably fall from kitchen counters and dust will fly from fixtures, Read More

Move in Now or Fix It Up?

Shows like HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” have made popular the idea of buying and renovating the worst house in the best block. Homes that need major remodeling are not for everyone. Sometimes a move-in ready house is a better option for you and your family. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, it’s important to understand Read More