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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

224 Konawa Lane, Lakefront Home, Open House April 2, 2-4 pm

$648,700 224 Konawa Lane, Loudon, TN 37774 MLS #927993 LAKE FRONT, Dock, All New MASTER SUITE ON MAIN. 3 1/2 sides all brick. New Hardwood flooring in Family room, Remodeled kitchen and2nd Master Suite up. Office on main. New walk-in shower In Master Suite. New Laundry adjacent to MBR;2nd laundry up. Great workshop on patio Read More

Posted: March 29, 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 Kiplinger.com. 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

Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

If you believe there is no place like home you are among the 63.8 % of Americans who own their own home according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Tax time is a great time to review why owning your own home makes sense today. Below are six good reasons to own your own home. Home ownership builds Read More

Posted: February 4, 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

Are You Ready to Sell Your Home? 5 Things to Think About

Most homeowners believe their home is a good financial investment, in fact over two thirds of Americans do, according to a 2014 survey by the National Association of Realtors. A personal residence is generally the largest single asset most individuals have and it is an emotionally charged one……all those memories! However, if you are looking for a return on your home Read More

Posted: April 29, 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 Livability.com’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 Realtor.com 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

Homes.com says that the 300 largest areas it tracks had a year-over-year increase. Brian O’Connell of TheStreet.com 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

Market Square First Friday – December 6, 2013

Knoxville merchants, galleries and restaurants located in downtown’s Market Square hold a monthly celebration the first Friday of each month. An informal event, First Friday’s are a great way to enjoy the city’s ambience and take advantage of after hours shopping and monthly specials. Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville artist, Elizabeth Kidder, for Read More

Posted: November 23, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | November Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: October 25, 2013

Preparing Your Yard for Fall

Our East Tennessee days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change their hue. There’s no denying it: fall is just over the horizon. Although it’s tempting to ignore the inevitable and keep living like summer will never end, your lawn needs you now more than ever. Here Read More

Posted: October 17, 2013

Fall is Beautiful on Tellico Lake

This morning the “smoke on the water” was simply beautiful in the morning light.

Posted: October 9, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | October Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: October 1, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | September Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: September 1, 2013

Fresh Local Produce at Lakeside Real Estate Group starting this week!

Beginning this week, Kevin Bane will be showcasing FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE in our front parking lot Monday through Friday from noon – 5 pm, weather permitting. Stop by and enjoy the freshest tomatoes, corn, squash, okra, peaches and cucumbers our area in East Tennessee offers. Lakeside Real Estate Group is excited to have Kevin in Read More

Posted: August 19, 2013

Sweet Corn in the Village – Sweet!

If you are driving by Sloan’s Village Home Center on Tellico Parkway and see a sign for Sweet Corn be sure and turn in. That sign means that Buddy Roy is there with his truck filled with the sweetest corn around. His prices are low low low! but his smile alone is worth the stop! Read More

Posted: August 14, 2013

Tennessee ranked #1 place to retire by Bankrate.com

  A An article by Bankrate.com ranked Tennessee as the best place to retire, in fact, Tennessee ranked #1 out of 50 states using 6 criteria important to those thinking about retirement. Those factors included a relatively low cost of living, low crime rate, low tax rates, easy access to medical care and higher than Read More

Posted: August 8, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | August Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: August 1, 2013

Support Loudon Quarterback Club Cheerleaders at their Bake Sale and Car Wash – TODAY til 1 pm

The Loudon Quarterback Club Cheerleaders are holding a bake sake and carwash at Sloan’s Home Center in Tellico Village. They will be there until 1 pm today, or as one of the cheerleader’s moms told me, “We will be here until the last car is washed.” So stop by today and support this great organization and Read More

Posted: July 20, 2013

Summer Crops abound at Local Farmer’s Markets

Living in East Tennessee we are close to flourishing farm country and thriving farmer’s markets. Recent rains have affected many of the crops and many varieties of produce have been delayed by the lack of sunshine. But sunny days are here again and luscious tomatoes and sweet corn are making a comeback at the markets. Read More

Posted: July 19, 2013

Knoxville area hospitals recognized among best in Tennessee

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list includes five Knoxville area  hospitals. U.S. News and World Report evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals — 56 of them in East Tennessee — to compile its rankings. The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Parkwest Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Read More

Posted: July 19, 2013

Hey, y’all! It’s the July Blue Plate Special! – WDVX 89.9 FM

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the Knoxville Visitor Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It’s free and open to an audience of all ages! Hosted weekdays by Red Hickey, the WDVX Blue Plate Special is broadcast and Read More

Posted: July 19, 2013

A Southern Icon – Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea, as we know, has always been considered a Southern icon. Simply a part of the fabric of Southern way of life that has always been… and is, a touchstone of our culture. Sweet Tea appears at funerals and weddings, christenings and bridge games. It is the ultimate pick me up after a day Read More

Posted: July 18, 2013

How Reading Impacts Your Brain – Visit Your Library!

                                Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is a complex, challenging novel read by millions. And now a recent collaboration between Stanford neurobiologists and English Postdoctorate Natalie Phillips suggests that complex novels such as Mansfield Park can activate key brain areas. Casual Read More

Posted: July 4, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | July Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: July 1, 2013

Knoxville’s Festival on the 4th – Thursday July 4th

The City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth presented by OneMain Financial 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. The free festival begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 10 p.m. at the conclusion of the Read More

Posted: June 28, 2013

Rocking the Docks, Lenoir City, July 6

Rockin’ the Docks is an all day festival that takes place each year on Fort Loudon Lake. Each summer, thousands of people gather at Lenoir City park to enjoy live bands, food, fireworks, rock climbing wall and much more. This year there will be some of the  best performers ever. Food vendors will be providing Read More

Posted: June 28, 2013

Home prices up 12.1% in April

Julie Schmit of USA Today writes that home prices rose a record 12.1% in the year ending in April, the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday. For the complete story click here.

Posted: June 28, 2013

KSO & Pilot 29th Annual Free Independence Day Concert – July 4th at 8 pm

  Lucas Richman and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra invite you to the World’s Fair Park on July 4th to celebrate with us. Sponsored by Pilot Flying J and presented in conjunction with the City of Knoxville and WBIR-TV, the KSO is excited to return to the lawn on World’s Fair Park for this exciting concert. Read More

Posted: June 24, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | June Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: June 1, 2013

Existing home sales highest in almost three-and-a-half years

Good news for those selling their homes, states an article that appeared May 22, 2013 on Reuters.com. Staffer Lucia Mutlkani writes, “Home resales rose in April to the highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years and prices surged, offering the economy a buffer from the stiff headwinds posed by belt-tightening by Washington.” The National Association of Realtors said Read More

Posted: May 24, 2013

Good News for the Housing Market in Knoxville

  An article in USA Today lists Knoxville, Tennessee as one of the cities reaching its previous  peak in the housing market.  In the past year, national home prices rose faster than many had expected. Click here for the rest of the story.

Posted: May 4, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | May Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: May 1, 2013

Where to Eat & Drink in Knoxville

Garden and Gun’s Allison Glock wrote a very soulful city portrait of Knoxville last summer, and included a list of places to eat and drink in Knoxville that are of the homegrown variety and not restaurant chains. It is a great overview of things you should experience in Tennessee’s third largest city. Below are links Read More

Posted: April 30, 2013

Eat, Drink, Shop, Repeat – Bearden Arts District in May!

With May almost here, check out all the wonderful galleries, shops and restaurants that comprise the “Bearden District.”  Located between Farragut and Knoxville and easy to access from the Northshore exit on I-75. Click here to see the May-nificent opportunities.

Posted: April 26, 2013

Tellico Village on YouTube – A Fun Way to See the Village

If you like to see what is up and running on YouTube, check out this video about Tellico Village produced by the Tellico Village POA. An informative video using actual residents of Tellico talking about the reasons Tellico Village is their perfect community. Click here for the video.

Posted: April 26, 2013

Are You Alive After Five? The Knoxville Museum of Art Is!

If you find yourself downtown next Friday, stop by the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) to watch its seasonal Alive After Five musical concerts. Nearing its 20th anniversary, Alive After Five brings up-and-coming and well-known musical artists to the stage. Such names include Boys Night Out (April 26) and Christabel & The Jons (May 17), Read More

Posted: April 23, 2013

What is an Age Friendly Community?

An age-friendly community is “a community or a city where all ages can grow in an environment that is comfortable and safe for all of them,” said Los Angeles-based aging advocate Barbara Meltzer. Check out this article in HuffPost50, a website that is dedicated to the topics and conversations of the post 50 crowd.

Posted: April 22, 2013

7 Fun Travel Trends for Retirees

Mark Chimsky, the editor of 65 Things to do When you Retire and blogger for The Huffington Post, discovered through the essays he compiled for his book several travel trends retirees have been enjoying. Ever see yourself as a “glamper” or taking a “golden gap year?” Check out Mark’s list  of  7 Fun Travel Trends Read More

Posted: April 17, 2013

Dogwood Art DeTour – April 20 & 21

DOGWOOD ART DETOUR April 20 & 21, 2013 When it comes to art, the creative process can be just as interesting as the finished product.  Dogwood Art DeTour provides an intimate look into local artists’ working studios. Visitors are invited to watch as the artists produce some of East Tennessee’s spectacular works of art. Take Read More

Posted: April 15, 2013

EarthFest 2013 – April 20 at Pellissippi State Community College

Mark your calendars for EarthFest 2013! This year’s event will take place on Saturday • April 20th • 10-5 at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.   2013 THEME “ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY” ACTIVITIES: Every year EarthFest chooses a theme. This year’s theme, Rooted in Sustainability, is meant to showcase green technologies used today that Read More

Posted: April 14, 2013

Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival – Bikes and Blooms 4/20-21

Go green and enjoy Knoxville’s beautiful Dogwood Trails from the seat of your bike. Bikes and Blooms is a partnership between the Dogwood Arts Festival and  Outdoor KnoxFest. Download your favorite Dogwood Trail and pedal your way to  a great afternoon. Bike route maps for five of the Dogwood Trails are available below! Farragut Trail Read More

Posted: April 14, 2013

Take an April Hike with the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Smoky Mountain Hiking Club will host the following group hikes for the second half of April. For more info, visit www.smhclub.org April 20: Frozen Head State Park: Panther Branch and North Old Mac trails, 6 miles, rated moderate. Leave from Oak Ridge Books-A-Million, 9:30 a.m. Leader: Tim Ryan, timr51@comcast.net April 20: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Read More

Posted: April 14, 2013

Dogwood Arts Festival – Market Square Art Fair – April 12-14!

Celebrate the arts in downtown Knoxville during the Market Square Art Fair as several city blocks are transformed into a lively street fair! Fine arts and crafts, live entertainment on three stages, a culinary arts demonstration and tasting area, A Children’s Creation Station, Blooming Boulevard and festive food characterize this fan-favorite featured event of the Read More

Posted: April 11, 2013

Local Farmer’s Markets to Open this month

Local farmer’s markets in our area are preparing to open for the season. The Knoxville News Sentinel has collected all the information you need to  find the market closest to you. Spring has arrived so enjoy its bounty and give your family meals a healthy dose of locally grown produce while supporting our East Tennessee Read More

Posted: April 11, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | April Course Schedule

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 offers 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 on the course name to Read More

Posted: April 1, 2013

A Well Read Weekend is Just 100 Miles Away | April 18-20

A GOOD READ in Chattanooga The Southeast produces many of America’s finest writers, and what could be more mentally stimulating then planning a weekend jaunt  to the Celebration of Southern Literature (April 18–20), a biennial conclave recently described by the esteemed literary critic Louis D. Rubin, Jr., as “the leading literary event in the South.” The event Read More

Posted: April 1, 2013

10 Things to Do in Retirement

Saving enough money to fund your retirement is uppermost when thoughts turn to retiring, but there is more to consider than just leisure time. Taking the time to relax after years of work is great, but after a few weeks most people want more stimulating and productive activities    Here are some activities other U.S. Read More

Posted: March 24, 2013

East Lakeshore Hiking Trail | Shoreline of Tellico Lake

Residents in the Tellico Lake area have the perfect place to take a short walk or a longer hike in the beautiful area we call home. The scenic East Lakeshore Trail System skirts the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake and was built as a joint venture between the Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir (WATeR) Read More

Posted: March 20, 2013

Selling your Home? Consider Staging for a Faster Sale

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. What’s the best way to sell it so you can ride off happily into the sunset? Consider staging. “There’s a big difference between decorating Read More

Posted: March 20, 2013

Community Supported Agriculture | Buy Your Shares NOW!

Three Rivers Market Co-op, 1100 N Central St in Knoxville., recently held its annual Community Supported Agriculture Fair. Sixteen farmers were on site, 14 of them offering CSAs featuring everything from vegetables and fruits to beef, raw milk, and eggs. Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before Read More

Posted: March 13, 2013

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Mary Poppins March 5-10

MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has The New York Daily News calling it “a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Read More

Posted: March 4, 2013

Smoky Mountain Field School | March Course Schedule

  The Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities. This month the Smoky Mountain Field School, a division of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville,  begins its 2013 season with a variety of courses. The Smoky Mountain Field School offers high-quality workshops, hikes, Read More

Posted: March 1, 2013