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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.