The Perfect Storm

A look at the conditions that made the Knoxville housing market leap to new levels  Laura Slyman has been playing the real estate game for the last 22 years. A second-generation real estate agent who swore she’d never get into the
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Painting With Water

John Adams builds magic into outdoor aquascapes His palette consists of browns and golds, aquas and blues, grays from charcoal to ash, and every shade of green. His medium is what the Earth provides: rocks, water, plants, trees, fish,
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Fix & Flip

Buying and Selling in a Changing Real Estate Market Suppose you are the handy sort and have done a little remodeling. You have a friend who flipped a house and made $50,000 in profit. Sounds like easy money. So you start searching for a
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Black Mountain

A mystical peak that offers hiking for all levels An hour west of Knoxville rises a place lost in the folds of geographic time. Lightly boot-kissed paths disappear maze-like, labyrinthine, into thinning air. Sandstone spires jut
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(Tax) Power to the people?

A local look at America's most hated tax Of all taxes, Americans hate the property tax the most. The property tax’s unpopularity—and knowing that in Knoxville it takes only five of nine members of city council to increase it—helps to
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Chasing Waterfalls

Follow the path to a Tennessee state of mind Why is it that we feel so good while listening to the sound of rushing water? Ongoing studies are trying to understand the science behind it. What we do know is that being in the presence of
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