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Old 05-24-2006, 06:53 AM
 
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Just wanted to "pick some informed brains" about information regarding areas in east Tennesse - either north or south of Knoxville (what is the major difference between the two?). Relocation there is a great possibility so any infomation regarding the area would be a great help. Here are some questions I hope someone can help answer:

1. What would you consider more affordable, purchasing a lot and building a home or purchasing a home out right?

2. What areas should I look at for purchasing a lot? I would like a "nice" area. Maybe even a gated community with large lots. Good school districts -(I undestand that Blount/Alcoa/Maryville are all good).

3. What areas/neighborhoods do you recommend, if I don't want to be too far or too close to the city. Being close (about 20-25 min.) to hospitals and amenities - shopping/movies, etc.. is important to us.

Your input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:42 AM
 
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I'm considering moving to the Knoxville area, and from my research the best schools are in West Knox (Farragut school district) and Oak Ridge. Unfortunately, I can't help you with the land-home question.
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:44 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. I will definitely check that area. If you can offer any other info regarding specific communities, I will certainly appreciate it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:49 PM
 
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Default East Tn

I moved to East Tn last year from Ca and am a Real Estate Agent. Have found West Knoxville to be the nicer area. Towns to look at are Farragut, Concord, Northshore and Oak Ridge. They are all with in minutes of downtown Knoxville. I think that Knoxville has more resturants per capita than any city in the US. Farragut has a good schools as does Oak Ridge.

Building costs have gone up considerably. You can probably get a better value in a pre existing home rather than building.
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Building costs have gone up considerably. You can probably get a better value in a pre existing home rather than building.
Being in the mortgage bussiness, I very much agree with rocky top on this one. Now buying form a builder that has already built, still new, might be something to look at. Just a thought. But definantly easier to obtain a mortgage on somthing already built.



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