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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.