Business

Home Financing Matters: Uninvited Guests

They live among us in what is called an ever shrinking world. Now for many, that shrinking world is because of advanced technology that brings us all closer. For animals in our neck of the woods, that ever shrinking world is the loss of habitats for our wildlife friends and[Read More…]

Sep 30, 2016 Business, Guest, News, Real Estate
Leadership Sevier Experiences Government Day

Leadership Sevier Experiences Government Day

Members of Leadership Sevier met last week to learn about different government entities in Sevier County. On hand for the event were members from law enforcement and representatives of the eight Volunteer Fire Departments in Sevier County. Members of Leadership Sevier learned about the different agencies protecting Sevier County citizens.[Read More…]

Sep 30, 2016 Business, Community, News, Sevier County
Community Remembers 15th Anniversary of Attacks

Community Remembers 15th Anniversary of Attacks

Across the country, many gathered on September 11 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on the United States. Churches remembered the victims and special ceremonies were dedicated to remembrance, as well. Here in Seymour, one business continued their tradition of showing appreciation to Seymour’s Volunteer Fire[Read More…]

Sep 16, 2016 Business, Community, Events, News, Seymour

Home Financing Matters: Start With Your Lender

by Richard Swan Things have changed since the mortgage meltdown in 2008 with regard to qualifying for a home loan. So the best practice when thinking about purchasing a new home is to start with your lender. Most of my business comes from repeat customers and even from friends and[Read More…]

Sep 8, 2016 Business, Community, News, Real Estate

Home Financing Matters: Keeping Your Home Repaired

by Richard Swan On my radio show this week, we talked with Allen Ellison of Mr. Handyman about general home maintenance. Routine maintenance really does help to save you money by reducing problems and preventing additional damage from neglected situations. Many Realtors call this deferred maintenance and they may bring[Read More…]

Jul 29, 2016 Business, Community, News

Home Financing Matters: What is a Termite Letter?

by Richard Swan A termite letter, specifically called a Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Report according to the Tennessee Association of Realtors contract, is a document which outlines any visible sign of bugs. These bugs may be termites, but they may also be carpenter bees. The purpose of the report is[Read More…]

Jul 21, 2016 Business, Community, Real Estate
Mattress Place Offers Quality, Unbeatable Prices

Mattress Place Offers Quality, Unbeatable Prices

Steve Grossbard, owner of the Mattress Place, located at 4939 Chapman Highway has seen a lot of changes in South Knoxville during the fifteen years since the store opened its doors. He said he originally opened the store and has stayed in South Knoxville because of the need for a[Read More…]

Chamber Holds Membership Drive

The Blount County Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘Membership Event’ that is like no other. For two and a half days from July 12-14 at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (136 Harvest Lane, Maryville), more than 300 volunteers will work against the clock and against each other[Read More…]

Jul 8, 2016 Blount County, Business, Community, Events

Home Financing Matters: Improving Rates

Rates are seeing a downward turn this week as the markets react to news from overseas about the European Union. Many investors are seeking safer havens for their investment monies and that will increase the demand for Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) in the short term. Buyers who have been driven[Read More…]

Jun 30, 2016 Business, News, Real Estate

Dott Baker Insurance: 62 Years of Service

With 62 years in business, Dott Baker Insurance Agency, is a South Knoxville institution, known for its friendly service from local folks who have a stake in the community as a whole. Butch Inman, agent and owner of the business, said Baker, his grandfather, knew a lot of the folks[Read More…]

Jun 30, 2016 Business, Knox County, News, South Knox