What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows

What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows As with any home upgrade, a little research can help ensure a top-quality installation with the best materials on the market. Here are the most important factors to consider before purchasing replacement windows: • Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient windows can keep utility bills in-check while helping manage climate control. Read More

Posted: November 6, 2019

What to Know Before Replacing Your Roof

What to Know Before Replacing Your Roof Not only does your roof need to withstand the elements over the years, it needs to look great while doing it. If it’s time to replace your roof, experts say that there are some important things to consider, particularly when it comes to the materials you select. If Read More

Posted: October 29, 2019

Tips for Seniors to Ensure a Healthy Road Trip

  When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority for 37 percent of older adult respondents in the survey. In fact, more than 30 percent said they take three or more Read More

Posted: October 22, 2019

How Your Family Can Protect Songbirds Around Your House and Garden

Songbirds are not only beautiful, they are a vital component of the ecosystems they inhabit. If you have a garden, you may have observed this in action. Unfortunately, millions of wild birds are killed annually colliding with windows in the U.S. alone. But your family can take action to prevent it from happening on your Read More

Posted: October 15, 2019

10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers. To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, here are definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a down payment and pay back your loan. 1. APR (Annual Percentage Rate): The APR tells you Read More

Posted: October 8, 2019

Foreeee a Great Cause!

    Last weekend the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs hosted their Challenge Golf Four Person Scramble at the Toqua Golf Course in Tellico Village. Lakeside Real Estate Group’s exceptional real estate agents and talented golfers John Webb, Alden Williams, Bill Cooley, and Travis Hardy Jr. took Second Place in the tournament. John, Alden and Bill Read More

Posted: July 29, 2019

Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife

When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property. Here are a few important steps you can take. Plant Native Species By planning native species exclusively in your garden Read More

Posted: May 3, 2019

Your Home is Your Castle: How to Protect it Through the Years

For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance. While homeowners may start out with the right amount when they first purchase their home, Read More

Posted: April 25, 2019

More Buyers in The Market Means Certain Home Upgrades Can Pay Off

Don’t think of Millennials as just the early adopters of Uber. Think of them as the next generation of home buyers. The newly released U.S. home ownership rate rose last year for the first time in just over a dozen years (it’s at 64.2 percent). This is driven mainly by the desire to own versus Read More

Posted: April 6, 2019

These Home Upgrades Are Worth It, and These Aren’t

Next month is the start of the peak home buying season – the four months that generally account for more than 40 percent of annual housing transactions. The reasons are: The weather is (cross your fingers) nicer, the holidays are a but a distant memory and families with kids prefer to relocate before the start Read More

Posted: March 29, 2019

Spring is Here! Lawn Care Tasks You Need to Do Now

The time is now to ready your yard and lawn for spring and summer enjoyment. These days of warming temps are a perfect time to tackle your spring lawn care tasks. Seed the Lawn Before soil temps reach 65 degrees, spread grass seed over any bare or thin spots. The sooner the grass roots, the Read More

Posted: March 15, 2019

Five Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring

Five Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring More than ever, homeowners are appreciating the added value – aesthetic and monetary – that hardwood floors bring to a home. “They also offer what can be an overwhelming variety of possibilities and choices,” says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center, “Here’s a look at five top Read More

Posted: March 1, 2019

TLC Tips for Lawn and Garden Maintenance

TLC Tips for Lawn and Garden Maintenance Whether you’re considering the resale value of your home or are simply resigned to doing maintenance projects to keep your house in good condition, your lawn and garden could certainly benefit from some TLC of the home improvement variety. The exterior of your house commands most first impressions, Read More

Posted: February 22, 2019

Retirement Score In America Hits Historical High

Americans are more financially prepared for retirement than they have been in quite some time – with special kudos to millennials for the amount of money they’ve been putting away. Still, Fidelity Investments’ latest biennial Retirement Savings Assessment study (which is mostly upbeat), states that many of those surveyed remain “at risk” of not being Read More

Posted: February 15, 2019

8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home

8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on Read More

Posted: February 8, 2019

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers. Home buyers concerned about higher rates have other options to consider: an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), which provides an initial lower monthly Read More

Posted: February 1, 2019

Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts

Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away. An easy way to do Read More

Posted: January 25, 2019

The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas Will be Trending in 2019

The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas Will be Trending in 2019 Usher in the new year with a crop of inspiring fresh ideas across home design. To help you keep up with the latest décor trends, celebrity interior designer, Taniya Nayak, has pulled together the top five home design trends for 2019 Read More

Posted: January 18, 2019

Tips to Tackle 2019 With Greater Financial Confidence

Tips to Tackle 2019 With Greater Financial Confidence Many Americans will start the New Year with specific goals or resolutions in mind. While resolutions are often broken where your finances are concerned, they don’t have to be. Use these tips to tackle 2019 with greater financial confidence. • Set a specific goal. Setting goals for Read More

Posted: January 11, 2019

New Ways to Help Protect Your Home and Family

New Ways to Help Protect Your Home and Family When it comes to your home, there is unfortunately no shortage of things that can go wrong and no shortage of culprits, from wicked weather to electrical fires. High winds, plumbing and appliance issues, hail, leaky roofs, frozen pipes and break-ins — these are some of Read More

Posted: January 4, 2019

Happy New Year! Welcome 2019!

Happy New Year from all of us at Lakeside Real Estate Group. We wish you a most healthy and prosperous 2019.

Posted: December 31, 2018

4 Reasons to Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early

4 Reasons to Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early Chances are, if you’re contemplating a New Year’s resolution, shedding those extra pounds is at the top of your list, according to a Marist Poll. But the best time to make a weight loss commitment is sooner rather than later, according to Dr. Pamela Peeke, chair Read More

Posted: December 28, 2018

Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now

Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase. Interest rates are on the rise and home prices are, too. The good news is that there are still a Read More

Posted: December 21, 2018

Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now

Is Buying a Home Right for You? What to Know Now Many millennials are buying their first homes in a marketplace that is more challenging than the one their parents encountered for their first purchase. Interest rates are on the rise and home prices are, too. The good news is that there are still a Read More

Posted: December 14, 2018

How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter

How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter Suddenly, the kids are all grown up and ready to flee the nest. It’s the start of a new chapter — for them, and for mom and dad, too. While this sudden change in family dynamic is bound to bring a mix of bittersweet emotions, Read More

Posted: December 7, 2018

Considering Relocation?

Considering Relocation? Here are a few things to guide your way. After 50, deciding on a new city to call home is best approached as an informed consumer. You are choosing a community’s offerings of a new lifestyle, which will become your new place in life.   Are you a grandparent who wants to be Read More

Posted: November 30, 2018

Tellico Village: Clubs & Activities

  When you consider where to retire, a community’s lifestyle should be equally as important as its location. East Tennessee’s Tellico Village offers both—beautiful lakeside properties, breathtaking views and seemingly endless activities make it an ideal spot to settle down. With hundreds of clubs and organizations, Tellico Village fosters a strong sense of community for Read More

Posted: February 27, 2018

Springtime in Tellico Village: Tips for Upping Your Curb Appeal This Season

We think the famous Andy Williams holiday song got it wrong. Springtime in Tellico Village may actually be the most wonderful time of the year. Think about it – trees are sprouting their bright green leaves, larkspur and irises are in full bloom and let’s not forget that the lake is beaconing boaters and swimmers Read More

Posted: February 21, 2018

4 Reasons Tellico Village is the Perfect Place to Retire

When it comes to mapping out your golden years and picking a spot for retirement, you have lots of options. If you’re accustomed to the cold winter months of Chicago, you may think about soaking up the sun and heading south. For those living in hot and humid parts of the country, a cooler, more Read More

Posted: February 21, 2018

Selling Your Tellico Lake Property (The Hard Way)

Some people like to do things the hard way. Cutting corners is for other people. And instead of opting for efficiency, they try to manage it all by themselves. Automatic transmission? Nope, they’ll take the manual. Call a handyman? Never. They’re sure they can fix the problem. We all know this approach can backfire. After Read More

Posted: February 16, 2018

How to Know if Lakefront Community Living is Right for Your Retirement

  For you, retirement isn’t a stop sign. It’s a new beginning. This long-awaited (and exciting) change also necessitates some serious decision-making. But mixed in with the serious questions that start to arise about your finances, lifestyle choices, health care service options and how you’ll continue to invest in relationships with friends and family is Read More

Posted: February 13, 2018

Knoxville: Small Town Charm Meets Big City Amenities

Situated in the tranquil Tennessee Valley, Knoxville is an unexpected surprise for many first-time visitors. Along with its breathtaking natural beauty and quintessential small-town charm, the Southern city boasts many amenities often found in larger cities. For anyone who’s looking to escape the fast pace and settle down, there’s no better place to relocate than Read More

Posted: February 1, 2018

5 Details to Pay Attention to When Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a retirement home, eager shoppers often zero in on perks like clubhouse amenities, the size and layout of the home and features they’ve long desired, like fireplaces and granite countertops. After all, you’ve worked hard for this time and your home should be a place of refuge where family and Read More

Posted: January 30, 2018

Six Signs You’re Meant for Lake Life

For some, “living the dream” means a studio apartment on the thirty-second floor of a skyscraper, right in the center of the action. There’s nothing wrong with city life, but it’s definitely not for everyone. If you’d rather commute by boat than subway, and if your ideal morning is spent sipping coffee on your screened-in Read More

Posted: January 22, 2018

Why Buying Tellico Village Real Estate Makes Sense for the Long-Haul

  Doesn’t it feel great to win? Often, big wins come after putting in a sustained effort. Maybe you’ve experienced a serious financial victory in the last few years, or the major investments of time and energy you put into worthwhile causes have finally paid off. Whether you’re wrapping up a long career and making Read More

Posted: January 19, 2018

3 Ways to Get Your Lakefront Home Ready for a Spring Sale

Selling a lakefront home can be both an exciting and daunting task. From finding a new home to hiring movers, there’s so much to do, so much to plan for, not to mention it’s cold outside! No worries. Warm spring days are just around the corner. But before you decide to settle in and wait Read More

Posted: January 17, 2018

The 6 Financial Benefits of Homeownership

If you believe there is “no place like home,” you are likely among the 68% of Americans who have decided to eschew renting and own their home outright. Homeownership is about much more than having a place to hang your hat and feeling free to make decorating decisions without having your landlord sign off on them, Read More

Posted: January 15, 2018

5 Things to Think About Before Listing Your Home

  Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted in 2014, but has been updated for timeliness and accuracy. Most homeowners believe their home is a good financial investment, in fact, 84% of Americans do, according to a 2017 survey by the National Association of Realtors. A personal residence is generally the largest-single asset most individuals have and it is Read More

Posted: January 5, 2018

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Posted: December 22, 2017

Selling your Home? Consider Staging for a Faster Sale

Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted in 2013, but has been updated for timeliness and accuracy. Your children have grown up and are on their own, and you’ve made the decision to retire.  Now the big home you’ve owned for years no longer suits your new lifestyle. When it comes to selling your home, staging Read More

Posted: December 18, 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Retire at Tellico Village

All throughout our lives, we look for a perfect fit. A neighborhood our young kids will have plenty of friends in, a job you love with great opportunities and work-life balance, a car that not only takes you from “point A-to-B,” but does so with reasonable amounts of style, safety and comfort. Your retirement years Read More

Posted: December 15, 2017

Five Things to Do Before You Start Home Searching

The prospect of finding your dream home always brings about excitement, but the process of finding the property doesn’t come without its share of stress. With so much to consider; e.g. the neighborhood, school zones, price, age of construction and layout, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Before you enter panic mode, follow these steps to Read More

Posted: December 14, 2017

Home for the Holidays: Celebrating the Season in East Tennessee

  When it comes celebrating the holidays, there’s no place that offers more Yuletide cheer than Knoxville, Tennessee. Maybe it’s the Southern hospitality, festive streets of downtown or endless activities, but there’s something about the area that makes this time of the year feel extra special. While the Rocky Mountains and the Big Apple tend Read More

Posted: December 5, 2017

4 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Winter

It’s a commonly-held belief that the winter months aren’t an ideal time to put your home on the market. While it’s true that statistically, spring and summer do enjoy more brisk sales, there’s no iron-clad rule saying it can’t be done. After all, we’re not always anticipating some of the life events that can lead Read More

Posted: December 1, 2017

Five Getaways Under Four Hours from Knoxville

Start planning your next weekend adventure to one of these nearby destinations. Nestled near the Smoky Mountains and in close proximity to several large cities and tourist spots, Knoxville offers residents easy access to a variety of activities. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, ardent foodie or you’re just looking for a relaxing escape to unwind, Read More

Posted: November 26, 2017

Five Trails to Explore in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If outdoor recreation interests you, look no further than East Tennessee. Located within close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville residents have convenient access to hundreds of miles of sprawling trails. Ranging from relaxing nature walks to strenuous uphill climbs, hikers and bikers of all levels can find a scenic route to Read More

Posted: November 14, 2017

Knoxville’s Best Autumnal Cuisine

Get a taste of the season at these local restaurants As temperatures start to cool down, the days of cookouts and potato salad are replaced by cravings for fresh fall produce and nourishing comfort food. Knoxville’s abundance of local farmers and award-winning restaurants make the city ideal for getting a taste of autumn. From fall-inspired Read More

Posted: November 7, 2017

Gatlinburg: A Mountain Town With Fun for All Ages

Just an hour from Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountain town offers activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’s no better place to experience the rich heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains than in Gatlinburg, TN. A top tourist destination in the Southeast, Gatlinburg draws visitors from across the country who are looking to enjoy Read More

Posted: October 23, 2017

Football Time in Tennessee: Our Favorite Volunteer Traditions

From pre-game festivities to an award-winning marching band, you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy game day at the University of Tennessee. Loyal fans and first-time visitors alike would agree that a University of Tennessee Volunteers football game in Knoxville is a one-of-a-kind experience. Hosted in one of the top ten highest Read More

Posted: October 16, 2017

Fall for Knoxville: The Area’s Best Seasonal Activities

Knoxville and its surrounding areas are rich with fun fall activities. Make this fall a memorable one by making the most of autumn in Tennessee. As the days grow shorter and the air gets cooler, East Tennessee’s verdant mountainsides transition into a vibrant carpet of orange, red and yellow. From fall foliage to seasonal festivals, Read More

Posted: October 10, 2017

A Hidden Gem in East Tennessee: The Breathtaking Tellico Village

It’s easy to see why this lakeside community is voted a top retirement destination. Situated near the Great Smoky Mountains, just up the road from the University of Tennessee and surrounded by the beautiful Tellico Lake lies the charming community of Tellico Village. The area is highly regarded among retirees, and with just one visit Read More

Posted: October 5, 2017

Dockable Lakefront Lot in Rarity Bay

Just on the market  – this gorgeous lake front lot in Rarity Bay. Click here to be taken to the information page. Or give Pam Cooley a call at 865.604.8060.      

Posted: May 23, 2017

Why it is Fun to Live Close to Knoxville

One of the reasons the  Knoxville area is so great for retirement, relocation or second home purchase is due to the abundance of things to see and do in this vibrant city, only 30 minutes from Tellico Village. Here is a list of 115 events & festivals taking place in our area between now and December 1st: East Tennessee Festivals Read More

Posted: April 6, 2017

3 Lifestyle Decisions to Make Before Retirement

This article by Jeff Rose, contributor to US News makes some very valid points about 3 key decisions to make before you retire. If you want to retire comfortably, it’s crucial to start saving as early as you can. By investing in your work-sponsored 401(k) account, adding to your savings with an individual retirement account Read More

Posted: March 12, 2017

Looking to get a mortgage in 2017? Here’s what you need to know

  The mortgage industry has gone through some changes in the last three months. If you’re looking to finance a home in 2017, it’s important that you know what the opportunities are and how to capitalize on them. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your financing. Interest rates have spiked Read More

Posted: February 27, 2017

Five Habits to Start Now if You Want to Buy a Home in 2017

It is the end of another year and buying a new home may be on the top of your New Year resolutions. Now is the time to instill 5 new habits to help ensure your home buying process will be smooth for the coming year. Even if you are just tossing around the idea of Read More

Posted: December 30, 2016

Home Maintenance and Repair are Key to Your Home’s Value

 Your car or truck requires routine maintenance to run smoothly, and the same goes for your home. Without service reminders, however, it can be easy to forget to tend to all the systems that keep your house fully functioning. Fortunately, you can create a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home and prevent Read More

Posted: November 28, 2016

Tips to Get the Most Out of the Cooler Weather

The temperatures are dropping and it’s time for cool weather fun. Here are a few ideas for enjoying the season both indoors and out. Outdoor Adventure Bundle up and get outdoors, whether close to home or a drive away. From cross country skiing to skating and hiking, there’s no reason to wait until next spring Read More

Posted: November 7, 2016

Latest Bathroom Trends and Features

According to a recent Houzz & Home survey, homeowners are investing more on bathroom renovations than in previous years, largely due to outdated designs and finishes. What types of upgrades are they spending money on? Here are some of the latest trends and tech updates being used in bathroom design. Aesthetic Additions You don’t have Read More

Posted: October 28, 2016

Can Healthy Habits Contribute to Financial Security?

When it comes to feelings about finances, working Americans are practically split down the middle, according to a recent study. Fifty-five percent of employed Americans feel they are on the right track to achieving financial well-being, while the other 45 percent feel they are not headed in the right direction, according to the 2016 Lincoln Read More

Posted: October 20, 2016

Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference

Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according Read More

Posted: October 18, 2016

Small Steps to Take Today to Improve Your Retirement Tomorrow

While it is never too early or too late to prepare for retirement, today is always the right day to take action. “Saving for retirement can seem overwhelming, but don’t wait to get started,” says Jamie Ohl, president, Retirement Plan Services, Lincoln Financial Group. “The sooner you start making contributions to a retirement account, the Read More

Posted: October 10, 2016

Donate Goods for Louisiana Flood Victims at Lakeside Parking Lot

STAYinTV volunteers will be collecting donations for the Louisiana Flood Relief. They will help load a truck at Lakeside Real Estate Group building on Chota Road (across from Marathon) this Saturday, August 27th, 10 am-12 noon. Volunteers are driving a truck from Manassas Virginia to Baton Rouge and Denham Springs Louisiana. They are stopping in Tellico Village Read More

Posted: August 25, 2016

Golden retreiver Jewel offers compassion to those in need

A local church close to Tellico Village, offers an unusual ministry thourgh its comfort dog Jewel. Three-year-old Jewel is a trained comfort dog owned by Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. The cream-colored dog is one of 130 canines in the national Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. She lives with trainers and handlers, Read More

Posted: July 26, 2016

Does Your Household Need a Generator? What to Consider

With increasingly volatile weather patterns and a growing reliance on technology, more people are becoming familiar with the benefits of having a back-up generator at home. But beyond the importance of immediate back-up power in the event of an outage, a generator can have many other benefits in your life — at home and when you’re Read More

Posted: July 21, 2016

Add These 10 Tennessee Restaurants To Your Dining Summer Bucket List

Summer is a fantastic time to get in touch with your inner foodie. Whether you’re looking to find the best burger and fries or a bit of class and caviar, we’ve found 10 Tennessee spots that are sure to flavor your summer with fun. Don’t believe us? Take a look!  And the best part of Read More

Posted: July 20, 2016

Tips to Eliminate Kitchen Counter Clutter

When cleaning your home, make the kitchen a top priority. In addition to a little extra deep cleaning, it could be time to rethink its organization. With a few inspired solutions, counters can be freed from clutter, allowing more space for food preparation and cooking. Cast Off and Get Creative The easiest way to make Read More

Posted: July 19, 2016

Avid Antiquer? The Blue Ridge Mtn Region Has You Covered

Southeast Discovery has made antiquing in the Blue Ridge Mountains a breeze with their extensive guide to places you want to see and shops you want to step into.  Follow this link to their article and you can print out the list of towns considered to be tops in the antique business.

Posted: July 18, 2016

Great Affordable Retirement Locations – and Knoxville is tops

Many people retire in the homes they have lived in for years. But for many the choice is to move somewhere they have dreamed about. But if Florida is too far away, and Arizona is too hot, there are many places that as “in-beweens” may be just right for you. USAToday has a great article about retirement locations Read More

Posted: July 17, 2016

4 Steps to Buying a Second Home

Owning a second home may be something you dream about. Buying a second home that you may use in retirement takes much more thought. This article from Zillow has great tips for you to consider when charting that second home course. Read the article here.

Posted: July 17, 2016

13 Tips for Finding Work in Retirement

Many boomers and older Americans are interested in continuing to work after leaving, or retiring from, the field in which they’ve worked most of their lives. Some need the income, while others wish to continue to be challenged and feel they need to continue to work to be happy. This article from NextAvenue and MarketWatch provides Read More

Posted: July 16, 2016

Tips to Make Summer Trips Better

Hitting the road for an outdoor adventure or just headed to a local park or pool? Get prepared. Before summer fun, comes summer safety. These tips can help ensure you have the tools you need to enjoy your summer days safely. Be Prepared Whenever you hit the road for an outdoor adventure in warm temperatures, Read More

Posted: July 15, 2016

The Key to Better Mosquito Control? Take Control of Your Own Backyard

Warmer weather is a cue from Mother Nature to start thinking about mosquitoes. Their bites can potentially leave more than an annoying itch; and this year many Americans are taking notice. In fact, nearly seven out of ten (68 percent) want to go a step beyond “just spraying their body,” including treating their deck areas Read More

Posted: July 14, 2016

Tips to Make House Cleaning Safer and Easier

Tips to Make House Cleaning Safer and Easier If you love the results of cleaning your home, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be. To get your to-dos done with less effort, consider Read More

Posted: July 13, 2016

3 Home Upgrades that Offer Bang for Your Buck

3 Home Upgrades that Offer Bang for Your Buck Putting dollars into a home remodeling project should be done with care. After all, your decisions could affect your home’s value if you sell it in the future. Here are three upgrades to consider. Attic Insulation For an affordable home project with a superb return on Read More

Posted: July 12, 2016

Highways for Heroes coming to Tellico Village

The State of Tennessee offers a unique opportunity for Veterans called the “Highways for Heroes Program.” Through this program, Tennesseans are able to take advantage of various identification services right in the comfort of their own community. No traveling to a nearby town to wait in line at the DMV. On Thursday and Friday, July Read More

Posted: July 5, 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

Posted: June 30, 2016

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

Posted: June 29, 2016

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

Posted: June 27, 2016

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

Posted: June 27, 2016

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

Posted: June 26, 2016

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

Posted: June 25, 2016

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

Posted: June 24, 2016

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

Posted: June 23, 2016

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 Read the article here.

Posted: June 23, 2016

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

Posted: June 22, 2016

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

Posted: June 21, 2016

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

Posted: June 15, 2016

It’s Palindrome Week

Posted: June 13, 2016

The Great Smoky Mountains

One of the delightful views from Tellico Village is that of the Great Smoky Mountains. Only an hour away by car, the National Park is truly a wonderland to claim as your own by simply going. Garden and Gun Magazine has some tips for those who want to discover the quiet backroads that help get the Read More

Posted: May 16, 2016

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smokies, April 19-23, 2016

The 66th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage offers 144 programs over four days during the peak of the spring flowering season in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offering professionally guided programs which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, Read More

Posted: March 13, 2016

Winter Arrives in Tellico Village with Crisp Blue Skies

East Tennessee has enjoyed a balmy Christmas season, but winter has arrived with crisp temperatures and beautiful blue skies!

Posted: January 10, 2016

Merry Christmas from Lakeside Real Estate Group

Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays and the Merriest Christmas ever, from all of us at Lakeside Real Estate Group.

Posted: December 22, 2015

Fall Colors are Here!

Fall colors are starting to shine brightly across Tellico Lake and its numerous communities. It is a change that happens every autumn when the leaves turn from greens to red, orange and yellow. Together with cooler temperatures, fall is a perfect time to be in the great outdoors – and a perfect time to take a hike! Read More

Posted: October 20, 2015

Tellico Parkway Greenway Planned

  Exciting news for those living in and near Tellico Village in East Tennessee. Plans to construct a walking trail that flows along the 11 miles of the Tellico Parkway are in the early stages. Please visit the link here for the full article that appeared in the Loudon News Herald.

Posted: October 5, 2015

Lakeside Real Estate Group – Your Hometown Favorite!

Lakeside Real Estate Group is honored to have been voted the Favorite Real Estate Agency in the Business section of the Loudon News Herald’s Hometown Favorites! And to make that award even sweeter, our real estate agent Bill Cooley was voted the Favorite Real Estate Agent! Lakeside Real Estate Group has been introducing families to the leisure living of theTellico Lake area Read More

Posted: September 28, 2015

The Smoky Mountains – Beauty in our Own Back Yard!

Garden and Gun writer Elizabeth Hutchinson pens a beautiful essay about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the G & G blog. Read what she has to say about the natural beauty that is in the “back yard” of Tellico Village! Click here for the article.  

Posted: August 18, 2015

Smoky Mountain Field School | June 2015 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Posted: June 11, 2015

6 Trends in Baby Boomer Housing

Most of today’s retirees are from the Baby Boomer Generation, born during the baby boom years 1946-1964 following World War II. When looking at retirement plans, many boomers want to go to Sunny Florida, some stay closer to home, but most will sell their old suburban family home and move to newer, more age appropriate Read More

Posted: June 11, 2015

Bald Eagle Nest near Tellico Dam

Please enjoy these beautiful photographs of a bald eagle nest near Tellico Dam taken in February 2015 by Bill Barthel. Winter is the optimum season for viewing bald eagles because that’s when the birds migrate from Canada and the Great Lakes in search of their favorite food, fish. Tennessee’s overwintering bald eagle population peaks from January Read More

Posted: March 21, 2015

To Remodel or Not to Remodel – Is that Your Question?

Do Home Improvements Really Pay Off? First impressions go a long way in attracting buyers to your home. So if you are thinking of investing in some home improvements to help sell your home, make sure you put your money where it will pay off. Not all improvements will be worth it in the long Read More

Posted: March 19, 2015

Knoxville Restaurant Week – March 1 – 6, 2015

This Sunday marks the beginning of the 5th annual Knoxville Restaurant Week! March 1st through March 6th you can enjoy great food at local restaurants and support the work of Second Harvest Food Bank at the same time. Proceeds from participating restaurants will help provide meals to the hungry in East Tennessee. “This is the Read More

Posted: March 1, 2015

Listing Your Home with Pets

We love our pets, but not everyone does, and when it comes to putting your house on the market, you should not know that they were there. Give some thought and consideration to the pet issue when you are in the planning stages of listing your home, says Vickie Scofield, principal broker at Lakeside Real Read More

Posted: February 23, 2015

Smoky Mountain Field School | March 2015 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Posted: February 1, 2015

UT Knoxville Continuing Education Courses – Jump in!

There are many advantages to retirement close to a college town and the #1 perk is the proximity to continuing education classes. The University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Personal Development courses can help you learn a new skill or hobby or are simply fun to take with friends for personal enjoyment. The topics range from art and music Read More

Posted: January 22, 2015

Knoxville Ranks #2 in Best Paces to Retire

Tennessee ranks as one of the best places to retire for the second year in a row, but this time Knoxville, TN, has moved up. The city ranked seventh in’s  Best Places to Retire 2013 list, but after considering more data this time around, the city looks even better for retirees. For young whipper snappers, Knoxville isn’t just Read More

Posted: November 19, 2014

5 Things to Consider Before Relocating in Retirement

Retirement is the perfect time to relocate for many of us. Not being tied down to a particular location anymore makes relocation a real possibility. There are however, a few things to consider. Writer Joe Udo discovers that where you vacation may or may not be where you should retire. He has a list of 5 things Read More

Posted: November 15, 2014

In Real Estate your personality makes you predictable, in Tennessee we are agreeable

A new study suggests that a person’s personality traits are predictive of his or her real estate decisions. Are you efficient, organized, thorough, diligent and detail oriented? Then you’re a good candidate for a fixed-rate mortgage. Researchers gave more than 1,100 respondents a personality-assessment test, asking them to rate themselves on several personality traits, such as Read More

Posted: November 3, 2014

Smoky Mountain Field School | November 2014 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Posted: October 25, 2014

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Most real estate agents will tell you that there are certain seasons that are better for putting your home on the market. Spring is usually considered the best with fall a close second. Depending on where you live, fall can be just as favorable for home sales as spring and summer.  Remember that when you Read More

Posted: October 20, 2014

Smoky Mountain Field School | October 2014 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Posted: October 1, 2014

Smoky Mountain Field School | September 2014 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Posted: September 19, 2014

Lakeside Real Estate Group: Giving Back to our Community

Beyond the exceptional service given to Buyers and Sellers, Lakeside Real Estate Group has not forgotten the people who have made them so successful for over 25 years, the residents of Tellico Village. Community involvement is a cornerstone of our company. The majority of our agents live and play in Tellico Village and surrounding neighborhoods, Read More

Posted: September 3, 2014

Knoxville Hosts Nation’s Largest Fireworks Show at Boomsday

The Nation’s LARGEST Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show Knoxville’s Boomsday Festival will take place on SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th and feature live performances by Rodney Atkins, Fairview Union, Sweetwater Rain, Native Run and a host of entertainers. On the water, you’ll witness the water stunts of Ben Merrell from Fly Life Xtreme Productions. Rain or shine, BE HERE Read More

Posted: August 26, 2014

Beat the Heat in the Great Smoky Mountains

Walk behind a waterfall to cool off in the refreshing spray at Grotto Falls. A 2.6 mile round-trip hike will get you to this popular summertime destination in the Roaring Fork area. The hike to the waterfall is considered moderate in difficulty.To reach the trailhead, turn at traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg and head up Read More

Posted: August 17, 2014

These Boomers Run Their Whole Town

Volunteer power gives residents service and saves their village money! There’s just one rule for volunteers in the 200 or so clubs and organizations at Tellico Village in east Tennessee:  Do your job! A great article on Next Avenue highlights the hundreds of volunteers that help Tellico Village run smoothly. The payoff for those volunteer hours? Community involvement that benefits everyone…read the Read More

Posted: August 5, 2014

Retire Here, Not There: Tennessee

The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch article suggests that people looking to retire in the near future should take a look at Tennessee. Low taxes and natural beauty are boosting the state’s image among today’s retirees. Click here to follow the link to the article.

Posted: July 8, 2014

To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist

Posted: July 3, 2014

Knoxville’s Festival on the 4th

The City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth promises once again to deliver a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville’s Fourth of July celebration. This year marks the 30 Anniversary of the event..The free festival begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 10 p.m. at Read More

Posted: June 30, 2014

Retire to Tennessee – The Volunteer State

Heading South for retirement? Don’t forget to look at Tennessee. Southeast Discovery has posted an interesting article which you might find helpful when considering a new location for your retirement plans. The East Tennessee area has much to offer with 4 mild seasons, outstanding health care and a great tax rate. Follow this link to read the article.

Posted: June 26, 2014

Beat the Heat Underground at The Lost Sea

There are plenty of places in East Tennessee to take boat rides. The river and lake system around the Knoxville area has several marinas. Paddle boards and kayaks abound on Tellico Lake. There’s even white water rafting on several of the rivers if you like a more thrilling type of “boating.” But underground boat rides? What’s up Read More

Posted: June 23, 2014

Get in the Swing of Things

Think swinging beds are just for a vacation home? Think again! Designers are using this free spirited design element in homes across the country to bring a smile to homeowners and house guests. What a way to transport you back to the joys and carefree days of childhood. Follow this link for the complete story on Read More

Posted: June 19, 2014

Summer Music in East Tennessee

Are you traveling to East Tennessee this summer to discover communities where you might relocate for retirement or buy a second home? The mountains and lakes in this area offer a break from relentless heat with cool waters and misty mountain mornings as well as championship golf courses. Summertime in East Tennessee brings with it Read More

Posted: June 15, 2014

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Zoo Adventure! Sunday June 15

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Zoo Adventure! In honor of Father’s Day, Knoxville Zoo is offering free admission to all dads with a paid child’s admission this Sunday, June 15, 2014.  If your grandchildren are visiting this weekend, be sure and take them to the Knoxville Zoo, after all….grandfathers are grand-dads! Currently, the zoo is Read More

Posted: June 14, 2014

Americans’ Perspectives on New Retirement Realities and the Longevity Bonus

Last year Merrill Lynch Wealth Management partnered with Age Wave to study the change baby boomers have brought to today’s retirement  With people living and often working longer than any preceding generation, this study examines their perspectives about preparing for retirement and living the best life that they can during their later years.  The study Read More

Posted: June 13, 2014

Rethinking the Traditional Retirement Community

Retirement lifestyles of today differ greatly from those of our parents 30 years ago. Today developers are gearing retirement communities to active older adults as well as including features designed for an aging population. Many houses have only one floor so residents will not have to climb steps. In two-story houses, the master bedrooms are on the first Read More

Posted: June 12, 2014

Tellico Village – The Happiest Community of the Year

  Real Estate Score Card has named Tellico Village as the 2014 Bliss Award Winner and The Happiest Community of the Year in Eastern Tennessee. Follow this link to read the full story.

Posted: June 3, 2014

Grand Opening of Tellico Village Pickleball Courts – June 4

It’s the Grand Opening of Tellico Village Pickleball Courts and the TVPOA Recreation Department is celebrating with an Open House! Join the fun on Wednesday, June 4th! Wellness Center Classes begin at 8:30 am and the Ribbon Cutting will take place at 11 am. The Pickleball Club will have exhibition games and beginner instruction as Read More

Posted: June 2, 2014

11 Ways to Make your Entrance More Welcoming

Your front entrance is important in home sales…….that initial encounter can decide how a buyer views the home and can set the stage for a  positive result. HouseLogic shares 11 ways to to make your home more welcoming.

Posted: May 28, 2014

Dam Bridge Traffic Flow Changes May 8

TDOT and the contractors working on the new bridge at the Fort Loudoun Dam will implement a new traffic flow beginning on or about Thursday, May 8. These changes will improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the site. The new traffic pattern will be very similar to the original pattern before construction began.   Read More

Posted: April 29, 2014

Blessing of the Fleet – Tellico Lake – April 26th

  The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The practice is predominantly Catholic and a blessing from the local priest was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. However, both the ancient Greeks and Romans held elaborate ceremonies when their ships were christened, not much Read More

Posted: April 14, 2014

Your April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Shake off the winter blues and spring into action to get your home in the spirit of the new season. Houzz online contributor Laura Gaskill has 11 tips to get your house ready to enjoy this spring. Read the article here.

Posted: April 4, 2014

Spring is Here – Visit One of Tennessee’s Beautiful State Parks

Mary Hance, who writes for the Tennesseean Magazine as Ms. Cheap,  is ready to head outside and enjoy some of the beautiful State Parks that the Great State of Tennessee has to offer. Always one to get the best bang for her dollar, Mary knows what a value our parks are as mini -vacations. Read Read More

Posted: March 16, 2014

College Towns are a Great Fit for Retirees

Today retirees are looking closely at college towns as places to retire. Colleges and universities offer  leaning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Southern Living has an engaging  article about the top college towns, perfect places to retire near, and The University of Tennessee in Knoxville is on that list. With many nearby Read More

Posted: March 11, 2014

5 Retirement Moves Boomers Should Make in 2014

Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes years of hard work, savings dedication, planning and discipline. After all, Social Security benefits alone will not support you entirely in your golden years. Fox Business reporter Casey Dowd writes an informative article that anyone thinking about retirement should read. Read the article here.

Posted: March 7, 2014

Spring Looks Like a Great Time for Home Buyers

This spring my be one of the best times for home buyers in the real estate market. Inventories have increases as home value growth has slowed, a change  reflected in Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Home buyers should expect to have more bargaining power in the coming months as more inventory comes on the market Read More

Posted: February 27, 2014

Things to Do Now to Sell Your Home in the Spring

We are at the end of winter and not quite into spring, which is a perfect time to get your home ready to sell when the weather brings buyers out. The Board of Realtors has some great suggestions to take advantage of this transition time and make your home ready to list when the weather Read More

Posted: February 20, 2014

AWE Hospitality is Now at The Yacht Club

                                                  The Tellico Village POA  has announced that AWE Hospitality of Ohio is the new contractor for the Tellico Village Yacht Club. AWE Hospitality began operations Tuesday, February 4 to rave Read More

Posted: February 15, 2014

How to Protect Your Home from Severe Cold

The right tools and pre-winter maintenance will ensure that your home and your family are safe from cold-weather threats. Read more here.

Posted: February 13, 2014

Dallas Firm Buys Tennessee National

. Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Josh Flory reports that a Dallas group has acquired Tennessee National, the waterfront golf development in Loudon County. Read the complete story here.

Posted: February 9, 2014

Lakeside Welcomes New Agent Donna Derrick

Lakeside Real Estate Group is excited to welcome Donna Derrick, Broker, to our seasoned team of real estate professionals.  Donna and her husband are residents of Tellico Village  and she has been active in real estate in our area since 2004. If you are considering buying or selling or simply have a real estate question, Read More

Posted: February 4, 2014

Remember Your Real Estate Deductions

As the calendar turns to the new year, it is a good time to begin preparing your 2013 taxes. This article on offers suggestions for tax relief and lists the Top Ten Real Estate Deductions for Homeowners. Follow this link.  

Posted: January 15, 2014

300 Markets see Home-Price Gains says that the 300 largest areas it tracks had a year-over-year increase. Brian O’Connell of writes that although the housing market for 2014 will face challenges lower inventories and increasing interest rates, home prices are also increasing, a bonus for sellers. Given that in most cases, homes are American’s biggest investment – that’s Read More

Posted: January 10, 2014

Christmas Open House Today at Lakeside

Drop in and join us for our Christmas Open House today, 10 am – 4 pm. We have hot coffee and wassail, tasty treats and great company. See you soon!

Posted: December 12, 2013

Magical Holiday Happenings

For many, December is a time to not only celebrate the season with family and friends, but also a time of the year to take in holiday celebrations.  This Christmas season, we thought we’d provide you with  links you can use as you travel through the East Tennessee Mountains to enjoy an array of holiday Read More

Posted: December 4, 2013

Trending Now in Home Design

Lifestyle and design trends drive the real estate market for what homebuyers are looking for in a home, now and in the years to come. During the real estate boom years, home-building trends featured tech-intense media rooms and wine cellars. Post recession design dollars are being directed toward more useful rooms such as master baths, Read More

Posted: December 3, 2013

How to Use a Programmable Thermostat to See Real Savings

A programmable thermostat can help you rake in the energy savings, but there’s a hitch: You’ve got to pick one you’ll actually use.

Posted: December 3, 2013