We're almost halfway through the year, but the April home sales numbers are just now out for us to take a gander at, and boy howdy, do they tell a mighty interesting story! Let's all gather round Grandma Trotta while she tells the tale of the KAAR Greater Knoxville Area home sales numbers from April 2017!Read More
Chris and his wife chose to relocate to East Tennessee from San Diego in 2008 because of its four distinct seasons, numerous recreational opportunities, and the overall quality of life.
With a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA as well as a teaching credential and certificates in cabinetry and furniture construction, Chris has worked as a university administrator, elementary school teacher, cabinet maker, and a stay at home dad before becoming a Realtor. Working on his own home and rental property has given him a greater appreciation of those details that can make a house a home, give it character, and make it unique. He believes that while houses are bought and sold, homes are created through vision and hard work. Chris is dedicated to helping his clients meet their real estate needs, whatever they may be.
When not working for you he can be found remodeling his own properties, coaching his sons in soccer, and enjoying life here in East Tennessee.
Laurel was born and raised in Knoxville. She has lived, worked, and played in many of its unique neighborhoods and green spaces, making her an excellent choice for helping you plant your roots in the area or to attract buyers for your home. After graduating from Maryville College with a B.A. in International Studies, she worked as an English Professor at the National Agricultural University in Honduras for two years. Since returning to Knoxville, she has worked as a Spanish medical interpreter in early childhood development, obstetrics, and dentistry. After buying her first house, Laurel developed a passion for real estate and now owns several rental properties. Her goal is to help Knoxvillians achieve their homeownership dreams, especially Spanish speakers.
Laurel enjoys reading, playing tennis, cuddling with her two cats, and has a seriously impressive house plant collection.
It's only April, but it's hotter than July outside...maybe the Knoxville housing market is heating things up? Yep, these numbers are pretty spicy, so grab some sunscreen and protective gear as we break down the greater Knoxville area home sale report numbers from the Knoxville Association of Reators (all the cool kids call them KAAR). To the charts!Read More
With credit due for decisions made by the City Council of 1929 and 1930, this Sixth District building, on the corner of E. Magnolia Avenue and Chestnut Street, was completed as the new Park City Branch of the Lawson McGhee Library in the Summer of 1931. Construction costs were $28,500 then, about $427,379 in 2017 dollars.Read More
Nothing cooled down this winter, including the Greater Knoxville Area real estate market. The year ended on a great note in December, but let's take a look at how we're starting off 2017! Please to enjoy the following beautiful charts with data from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (nom de plume, KAAR). To the charts!Read More
Hey, girl, hey! Hey. Yeah, so... I'm a little behind on this here home sales stuff. And yeah, I'm kind of embarrassed about it. But the good news is this: I'm gonna catch you up in a jiffy! First let's take a look at the charts (with info courtesy of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, secret service code name, "KAAR." Ready? Set. Go!Read More
Am I behind in breaking down these home sales numbers? Yes. Do we have time to waste with chit chat? Nope. Without further ado, here are the July and August 2016 Home Sales Report numbers from the Knoxville Association of Realtors (just say KAAR, it's faster).Read More
It's almost time to go back to school, but that doesn't mean that I'm finished schooling you on the Summer Selling Season. We're almost through July, so that means the June numbers are out, and they are HOT. How hot? Well, join me as we explore the Knoxville Home Sales Report numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (aka KAAR), won't you?Read More
Whew, lawd! I'm not entirely sure what happened to the last two months, because all I've been doing is slingin' houses down in the real estate mine. And let me tell you, that mine is drying up, folks (can a mine dry up, I'm going to say yes). So to get caught up, let's cut the jibber jabber and take a jaunt through the April & May home sales numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (miner nickname, KAAR). To the charts!Read More
I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause any pain. I wanted one time was to see you laughing. I only want to see you laughing about the dotted purple line on these charts for the March 2016 Home Sales Numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (the real estate board formerly known as KAAR).Read More
Local artist, Lloyd Branson, ationally known, especially for his portraits of Southern politicians and depictions of East Tennessee history, made his home in Knoxville, at 1423 Branson Avenue, in 1922, until he died suddenly in 1925.Read More
Spring has sprung, and apparently those little buds were already hiding way back in February. Let's take a look back at the month that was to see what the home sales report numbers from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (pen name: KAAR) have in store for us. Come on!Read More
Location: West Hills is located in West Knoxville just north of Kingston Pike and south of Middlebrooke near West Town Mall. It is a walkable neighborhood with sidewalks on main roads. West Hills Elementary is located within West Hills, as are churches, West Hills Park, greenways, and the West Side YMCA.Read More
Hellooooo, 2016! My, you're looking fine! Inventory's low, sales are....well, you need to take a look a these charts for yourself and then read the breakdown of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (the artist formerly known as KAAR) January 2016 sales numbers for the greater Knoxville area. Go!Read More
Perched on the high side of Kingston Pike, between the campus area and Sequoyah Hills, is this elegant Neoclassical home with an elaborate history, from a private residence to a hospital to a motel to a nursing home.Read More
The Sterchi Hills Community is situated in the heart of beautiful area north of Knoxville. Surrounded by a serene landscape of hills and foliage, Sterchi Hills is only minutes from shopping and convenient to the interstate. Family friendly with walk-able areas and nearby parks and community events.Read More
From time to time we receive responses on our Local Lore segments and with the authors' permission, we will be posting them, along with our reponses, on the TroMo blog. Enjoy this interesting info about 826 Bluff Drive in Sequoyah Hills!Read More
Emoriland Park began with the development of Fairmont & Emoriland Blvd. during the 1920's. Charles M. Emory converted his father's farm, the family farm, Arlington Gardens, then in the community of Arlington, into the neighborhood.Read More
Welcome to our new agent, Stephanie Bushore!Read More