Rayne Price's Blog Posts

Avoiding The ICK

Maybe you've seen The Property Brothers on HGTV. Actually, we should say we know you've seen. Drew and Jonathan Scott have one the hearts of millions of viewers in the HGTV television series, The

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What Happen To Your Credit Score When You Buy A Home

You've become obsessed with your credit score, guarding it carefully, and keeping a close eye on it to have everything in order when you apply for a home loan. That score will will not only affect

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Buy Or Sell First

There are lots of things a real estate professional gets asked when they assist buyers and sellers. If you ask your agent, they can probably rattle off a pretty good list of common things. In our

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1000 Life Hacks

Because we like to share useful things here on The Shields Team blog, today, we want to throw out one of our favorite websites, and know it's going to become one of yours, too! Not sure if you

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What To Know About Buying A For Sale By Owner

For Sale by Owner. You've seen the signs, we're sure. We in the real estate business know these as FSBOs (Fiss-Bo). While some FSBO homes sell successfully, and without any issues, there are some

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More Ways To Prepare Your Youngster For Their Financial Future

In the spirit of consumer education and empowerment, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new program to help you educate and prepare your young ones to head into a secure

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Ever Wonder How Other People Are Financing Their Homes

The National Association of Home Builders (or NAHB) takes a look at census results each year, and can tell us how people are actually financing their homes. In 2015, NAHB reports that the majority

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Bristol Wrapping Up Summer Concert Series

A sure sign that summer is waining and fall is slipping in, is the countdown on area community outdoor music series events. The area is rich in great music talent, and the Tri-Cities gives them some

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Making An Offer 101

Ahh, you found it! THE one. It's in budget, in your school district, and has all the must-haves on your long list. So now, what to do. Well you, my friend, are going to make an offer. The offer and

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Your Pooch Could Have Tax Deductions

Yeah, that caught my eye too. Tax time is a fearful time for some of us, and others, not so much. Whether you have anxiety or not, you are likely looking for all the deductions you can rightfully

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Wow Factor Kitchen Styles For 2016

In a recent Realtor Magazine article,  Melissa Dittmann Tracey discloses two new hot trends in kitchen design according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National Kitchen & Bath

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Elder Finance Exploitation

The FDIC has long been protecting money. You'll be glad to know they also offer advice on how you can protect your money and that of elder loved ones. Today, we look at the FDIC and an educational

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Examining Your Credit Report

One of the best tools you'll ever have is your credit report. It helps you in home buying, obtaining a car, and maybe even landing a job if your score is acceptable for the application you're.

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If You Want A Mortgage Go To College

Yes, you read that headline right. Inspite of the studies on the cost of an education funded with student loans having bearing on being able to afford a mortgage as well, studies are now out that

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Which Mortgage Is Best For A First Time Buyer

If you're a part of the population looking for a new home these days, congratulations! There's never been a better time to buy. Once you've found it, be sure it meets your budget, and be sure it has

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New Habitat ReStore In Johnson City

The Johnson City Press published an article in Monday's edition featuring news of the new Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore coming to Johnson City. The project has many exceptionally qualified

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Three Percent Down Mortgages A Reality

We know that inventory is short, and buyers are plentiful, but can those buyers qualify AND make the down payment on a new home?  Fannie Mae, says yes. Introduce, the HomeReady mortgage

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Choosing A Moving Company

There is a mile long list of things to do when you have made the decision to move. Whether buying or selling, one of the items on your list, will be choosing a moving company. The National

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Farmers Markets In Full Swing In The TriCities

Tuesday August 2nd marked the kick off of the Farmer's Market in downtown Erwin. The town celebrated by having the Unicoi County High School Bluegrass Band, food from Opie’s Pizza Wagon and a good

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Sheet Mulch Gardening

The website TreeHugger.com has some very interesting information on a type of gardening that uses biodegradable materials and is known as "Lasagna Gardening". Just as you would when you prepare the

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If This Then That Helps Your Home Search

We love talking technology here at The Shields Team. We have a favorite app that we'd like to turn you on to today, it's called "If This, Then That" or "IFTTT", and introduce you to how it can help

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Securing Your Identity When Moving

Moving. A word that strikes dread in the hearts of buyers and sellers like a dark, ominous cloud threatening rain. Even if you hire a moving company, the packing and cleaning still must be done.

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How To Compete With An All Cash Offer

It happens more frequently than you might think. Home buyers find the perfect property, and make an all cash offer that a seller can seldom refuse. There's a reason the other buyer loves it, and you

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PMI It Is Not All Bad

Private Mortgage Insurance is an insurance policy issued by a private company that lowers risk for the lender. Some borrowers try to avoid it, but today, we look at reasons that it's not all bad.

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7 Tips For Senior Proofing A Home

In a recent article on the websitecare2.com, Laura Firszt of Networx offered some tips to help our aging parents to remain securely and comfortably in their home. While our nation

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I Thought CoSigners Were For Cars

You may have had someone sign for you sometime in your past as a co-signer, most likely for an automobile loan. Co-signers can give the needed support as you establish your credit, and give good

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Echoes Of Convenience

Here on The Shields Team blog, we've been bringing you some great innovative items for making your home a smart home. Today, we present The Amazon Echo. A device that ZD Net calls a "Perfect",

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203k Whats It All About

The FHA 203k loan is a specialized renovation or construction loan, backed by the Federal Housing Administration. It is available to both buyers and refinancing households, and combines the

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The Impact Of Building In America

In a recent article by the National Association of Home Builders, some very interesting projections were given on the impact that building just 1,000 average single family new homes would have on

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So You Think Your Remodel Is Big

Remodeling. The word that strikes fear, AND excitement in the hearts of many homeowners. As thrilling and endeared as the thoughts of beautiful new updates and property value addition is, the

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Famous Amityville Horror Home Hits The Market

Last week we posted about the late Jackie Kennedy's Georgetown mansion recently hitting the Washington DC market for a cool 10 million dollars. This home, reported to need some TLC, and a

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Exactly What Is The 100 Percent Guaranteed Loan Program

Maybe you've been hearing about the "USDA-Rural Development" loan program. It offers 100% financing to qualifying buyers who choose a home in rural areas, and sounds like the plan! But what is the

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Rent Vs Buy Definitely BUY

In a recent article published by Realtor Magazine, Florida Atlantic University and Florida International Universities have just released findings from a recent study on the Rent vs. Buy debate, and

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Are We The Right Fit

Whether you are looking for a home of your own or are interested in creating a long term working relationship with a Realtor for the purposes of property investment it is very important that you

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10 Million Dollar Piece Of History

Last week, it was reported that the late Jackie Kennedy's Georgetown mansion recently hit the Washington DC market for a cool 10 million dollars. Jackie Kennedy purchased the home after the 1963;

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Homes For Sale With Pools

After several weeks of frigid temps, we're finally able to enjoy some nice warm weather in the Tri-Cities. During this time of the year, many people are making plans for the summer. For those

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Beauty ISNT Just Skin Deep

Presenting a well-maintained exterior is critical to getting the most money when you sell your home, but you can’t stop there. You still need to “wow” buyers after they step inside. Walk

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Homeowner Tips For Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

Will upgrades to your home help it sell faster? Maybe. Watch this short video to discover a few simple tips to ensure your house is positioned for a quick sale.  Are you in the market to

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The Top 5 Restaurants In Johnson City

Johnson City is a beautiful, friendly city surrounded by picturesque mountain views. It is also home to several fantastic eating establishments. Here's a list of Trip Advisor's top five

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A Few Things You Should Know Before Upgrading Or Purchasing A Home With Wood Floors

I became a huge fan of wood flooring after taking a carpet cleaning course a few years ago. During that course, I learned that carpet actually looks clean until it has absorbed about seven

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17 People Who Took Pumpkin Carving To A Whole New Level

These are horrifyingly perfect!1. The Redditor who says he's found his true calling in pumpkin carving.www.reddit.com2. The person who was watching Simpsons too much.www.reddit.com3. This couple and

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Absolutely Adorable One Level Brick Ranch

Absolutely Adorable One Level Brick Ranch in Johnson City!2 Bristol Ct, Johnson City TN 37604MLS #367134 - $144,900Absolutely adorable one level brick ranch! The living room is beautiful with a huge

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FULL LIST Entertainment Lineup Announced For Appalachian Fair

GRAY, TN (WJHL) – This year's Appalachian Fair will be August 24th -29th on the fairgrounds in Gray. Tuesday, organizers announced this year's lineup for County Nights and Carnival Lights. As

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Three Bedroom Three Bathroom Home In Mt Carmel

Welcome to 172 Nicole Drive! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this pretty split foyer has been meticulously maintained and is in like-new condition. The great details in this home begin at the front

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Single Level Home With Amazing View Of The Mountains From Every Window

133 Homestead Drive, Unicoi TN 37692MLS# 359320Very well maintained, single level home with amazing view of the mountains from every window! 133 Homestead Drive in Unicoi delivers on so many must

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Immaculate Ranch In Glen Haven Subdivision In Bluff City

First time in the MLS! Immaculate ranch in Glen Haven subdivision in Bluff City. Very well-maintained home in a great neighborhood, centrally located in the TriCities. Current owner enjoys

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Immaculate Split Foyer Now Available In Jonesborough

167 Meadowlark Drive, Jonesborough TN 37659MLS #358087Listing Price:  $139,900Immaculate split foyer now available in Jonesborough. 167 Meadowlark Drive was built by Wolfe Development in 2005

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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes And What You Can Do With Them

More than just a minor inconvenience, frozen pipes are destructive and disruptive. That’s because the frozen water doesn’t just stop flowing through pipes – it actually expands and can

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Check Out This 4 Bedroom Home In Limestone

JUST LISTED!4 Bedroom Home in Limestone287 Hugh Story Rd, Limestone TN 37681MLS # 356170Great doublewide home in a quiet neighborhood convenient to both Greeneville and Johnson City. This 1995 home

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This 4 Bedroom 35 Bath Home Features Over 4000 Sf Of Finished Living Space

This 4 Bed/3.5 Bath Home Features over 4000 Sq Ft! Great home in a great neighborhood. This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home features over 4000 sf of finished living space, a three car attached garage,

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A Beautiful Cape Cod Home In A Serene And Tranquil Setting

A Beautiful Cape Cod Home in a Serene and Tranquil Setting A beautiful Cape Cod home in a serene and tranquil setting, this 2002 built home offers a quiet and relaxing space to call home. The

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Build Your Own Home In Glen Oaks Of Johnson City Tn

Don't wait!  These lots are moving fast!Level Building Lots are available in one of the hottest neighborhoods in North Johnson City.  Why buy a home filled with the colors and finishes

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A Fantastic Value On This Home With Over 5000 Square Ft

Convenience is a great description for this home.  The location of this home is perfect for all the features of North Johnson City:  easy access to Interstate 26, minutes from People

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703 Sharon Dr

This house is conveniently located in North Johnson City.  Also, the house is in the desirable Town Acres Elementary zone.  This home features over 5000 sq ft.  This doesn't even

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Recent Price Reduction 699 May Drive Jonesborough TN 37659

699 May Drive, Jonesborough TN 37659$205,000Completely remodeled three bedroom, two bath, one level home with a mile of charming downtown Jonesborough. This home offers an open floor plan with new

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3 Bedroom Brick Ranch In Bristol TN Just Minutes From Shopping And Entertainment

103 Broad View Circle, Bristol TN 37620MLS #350011$129,900Charming brick ranch in an established neighborhood just minutes from shopping and entertainment. This 3 bedroom all brick ranch home has

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162 Greyland Drive Johnson City TN 37615 JUST LISTED

JUST LISTED!!162 Greyland Drive, Johnson City, TN 37615MLS #351015$216,900This immaculate Johnson City, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was originally built by Carl Little and boasts some signature

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