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Multiple Offers in Seller's Markets: Sometimes homebuyers wonder if it's even worth trying to compete against other buyers in a seller's market. It's not unusual for a seller to receive receive two, three, four, or even more offers when there's very little inventory on the market.

It's almost always a good idea to write an offer anyway. Somebody will be the winning offer. Why can't that person be you? 

Write Your Best Offer: Don't hope for negotiation in a seller's market. Offer your highest price, one you can live with if your offer should be rejected. Do your best!

Tim Sharp 865-705-2062  REALTOR “listing agent and buyer’s specialist Realtor”.  He can be reached by phone, email, or even by text messaging. Just Listed Knoxville Real Estate

Sept. 28, 2020

Unable to make house payments

One of the things I'm hearing from a financial standpoint is there will be zero tolerance for “strategic defaults,” where homeowners paid all the other bills and deliberately didn’t pay their mortgage. During the recession, they were able to short sale they're home and got away with an awful lot. This time the lenders aren’t going to make the same mistake again. They will be checking credit reports to see if their mortgage payment is the only thing they are avoiding.

There’s a major potential pitfall lurking in the market, which is the potential for a high number of forbearances. If we get to the second quarter of 2021 and the number of loans in forbearance remains high, we could see homes begin moving onto the market, and foreclosures increase.

Do you know someone who has been unable to make their house payments due to COVID-19 and are in forbearance? If so, they may be facing foreclosure. Contact me regarding options to avoid facing foreclosure.

Tim Sharp(865) 705-2062 | Lindsey Sharp (865)-705-6062 | Steve Albin* (865) 235-1520 | Just Listed Knoxville REALTORS

Posted in Selling
Jan. 1, 2020

Dandridge, Tennessee Is The Perfect Small Town For A Weekend Getaway

Posted in Tennessee December 31, 2019 by 

When folks plan a trip to Tennessee, they’re most likely heading to one of the big cities. Sometimes, it seems like Gatlinburg, Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga seem to attract everyone, but it’s the smaller towns in the state that hold some serious southern charm. Dandridge, Tennessee, is located on the eastern side of the state and remains one of the few places where folks can come and get a real taste of Volunteer State livin’. If you’re looking to drive through, stay in or simply visit a beautiful place, then Dandridge will fit the bill nicely.

If you’re looking for more fun in the heart of Tennessee, then you can find it right here on the longest swinging bridge in the nation. Incredible!

 

Address: Dandridge, TN, USA
Posted in Thing To Do
Jan. 1, 2020

Fair Housing is Everyone's Right!

Stating a discriminatory preference in a housing post is illegal

(Questions? Comments? Check out the fair housing forum)

 


When making any posting, you must comply with section 3604(c) of the Federal Fair Housing Act. This law generally prohibits stating, in any notice or ad for the sale or rental of a dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on any of the following protected categories:

  • Race or Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status (more)
  • Handicap / Disability (more)

The Fair Housing Act provides additional protections, and limited exceptions, that are explained in publications from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and the Department of Justice.

HUD has issued guidance on advertising, including for roommates.

State and local laws often prohibit discrimination based on other factors (e.g. sexual orientation, age, marital status, or source of income).

You may report housing discrimination to HUD at 1-800-669-9777, or to a fair housing advocate near you.

If you encounter a housing posting on craigslist that you believe violates the Fair Housing laws, please flag the posting as "prohibited".

In addition to penalties that may be applied by regulatory agencies, attempts to post discriminatory ads may be blocked and/or subjected to other remedial measures.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the laws for roommates and shared housing?
Are there any exceptions to the advertising laws?
What are the "protected categories" in my area?
What is "familial status"?
Who is exempted from laws prohibiting "familial status" discrimination?
How does the law define "handicap"?
What should I do if I find a discriminatory posting?
Recognizing a discriminatory posting
Examples of Discriminatory Advertisements
Other Resources
Actual examples of discriminatory postings on craigslist


What are the laws for roommates and shared housing?

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Federal Fair Housing laws for roommates and shared housing have two components: advertising and decision-making.

  • Advertising: Federal Fair Housing laws prohibit discriminatory advertising in all housing, regardless of how large or small the property. However, as discussed below, advertising which expresses a preference based upon sex is allowed in shared living situations where tenants will share a bathroom, kitchen, or other common area.
  • Decision-making: Although the prohibition on discriminatory advertising applies to roommate and shared housing situations, federal Fair Housing laws do not cover the basis of decisions made by landowners who own less than four units, and live in one of the units. This means that in a situation in which a landlord owns less than four rental units, and lives in one of the units, it is legal for the owner to discriminate in the selection process based on the aforementioned categories, but it is illegal for that owner to advertise or otherwise make a statement expressing that discriminatory preference.

Are there any exceptions to the advertising laws?

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Under federal Fair Housing law, the prohibition on discriminatory advertisements applies to all situations except the following:

  • Shared Housing Exemption -- If you are advertising a shared housing unit, in which tenants will be sharing a bathroom, kitchen, or other common area, you may express a preference based upon sex only.
  • Private Club and Religious Exemptions -- A religious community or private club whose membership is not restricted based upon race, color, or national origin may restrict tenancy only to its members in a property that it owns, and may advertise to that effect.
  • Housing for Older Persons Exemption -- As discussed below, certain complexes for elderly persons are exempt from prohibitions on familial status discrimination, including the prohibitions on discriminatory advertising.

What are the "protected categories" in my area?

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The "protected categories" under state and local Fair Housing laws may differ depending on where you reside.

Federal law prohibits discrimination based on the following protected categories:

State and local laws often extend anti-discrimination protections to other categories, such as age, marital status, sexual orientation, or source of income. Click your state below for a brief summary of state Fair Housing laws in your state. Please note that not all states have additional Fair Housing laws.

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What is "familial status"?

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"Familial status" means the presence of children under the age of 18.

Unless otherwise exempted, it is illegal to:

  • discriminate against families with children
  • discourage families with children from renting a unit
  • steer families with children to a particular area of an apartment complex
  • establish rules, regulations, or policies that discriminate or have a disparate impact on families with children
  • discriminate against pregnant women
  • discriminate against anyone in process of securing legal custody of a child under age 18

Who is exempted from laws prohibiting "familial status" discrimination?

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Under federal Fair Housing laws, "housing for older persons" is exempted from the prohibitions on "familial status" discrimination.

"Housing for older persons" is defined as either of the following:

  1. Housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or
  2. Housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements.

This exemption applies only to familial status discrimination; discrimination against all other protected categories, including disability, is still prohibited in housing for older persons.


How does the law define "handicap"?

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Federal law defines "handicap" as any "physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of [a] person's major life activities, a record of having such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment."

Further discussion of the definition of "handicap" can be found in the section 100.201 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (24 C.F.R. 100.201). Your state laws may also have broader definitions of "handicap."


What should I do if I find a discriminatory posting?

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If you encounter a housing posting on craigslist that you believe violates the Fair Housing laws, please flag the posting as "prohibited".

If you are not sure if the posting violates the Fair Housing act, please contact HUD or your local Fair Housing center. If you have made contact with the poster and have been discriminated against based on one of the protected categories, you may file a claim with HUD or your local Fair Housing center as well.


Recognizing a discriminatory posting

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In general, a posting is discriminatory if it expresses a limitation or preference based on one of the protected categories, which may vary depending upon where you reside, but which always include the seven (7) federal categories. State or local laws may protect other categories. Go here for a quick summary of additional laws near you.

A posting is also discriminatory if it uses language that might be discouraging towards a certain protected category. For instance, saying that a particular apartment is "perfect for a single or couple" could be discouraging towards families with children, who do not fit within the stated groups. Please note that unintentionally discriminatory postings are still illegal.

Lastly, a posting is discriminatory if it uses language that might have a disparate, or disproportional, impact on a certain protected category. For instance, an advertisement for a 2 bedroom unit which states a preference for "2 persons only" might have a disparate impact on families with children because, though it does not explicitly state a preference based on familial status, it creates an overly restrictive occupancy limit which would affect families with children to a greater extent than other types of households. (For more information on reasonable occupancy limits, see HUD's guidance on occupancy standards.)


Examples of Discriminatory Advertisements

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Although not an exhaustive list, these examples should give you some idea of what might constitute a discriminatory housing advertisement.

1. race / color

  • postings stating a preference for the race of a desired applicant (eg. "no blacks," "whites only," etc)
  • postings describing the race of current occupants of the complex or neighborhood (eg. "African-American neighborhood," "most residents are Asian," "lots of Hispanic families," etc)

2. religion

  • postings stating a preference for the religion of a desired applicant (eg. "Christians only," "no Muslims," etc)
  • postings describing the religion of current occupants of the complex or neighborhood (eg. "nice, Christian neighborhood," "Jewish family seeks roommate," etc)

3. national origin

  • postings stating a preference for a certain national origin (eg. "no immigrants," "no foreigners," "Irish preferred," etc)
  • postings posted only in a language other than English
  • postings describing the national origin of current occupants of the complex or neighborhood (eg. "predominately Latino neighborhood," "mostly Asian residents," etc)

4. handicap / disability

  • postings stating a preference for able-bodied tenants (eg. "no wheelchairs," "must be able to live independently," etc)
  • postings describing the complex as unable to accomodate people with disabilities (eg. "units are not accessible", "no pets, even seeing eye dogs", etc)

5. familial status

  • postings stating a clear preference for families without children (eg. "no children," "no kids and no pets," "single occupancy only," etc)
  • postings that could discourage families with children (eg. "ideal for working professionals," "perfect for single or couple," "nice, quiet, mature, neighborhood," etc)

6. sex / gender *

  • postings stating a preference for one sex over another (eg. "no young men," "female preferred," etc)

* as discussed above, the prohibitions on advertising a preference based upon sex do not apply to shared housing situations.


Other Resources

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National Fair Housing Alliance -- a national organization dedicated to ending discrimination in housing

National Fair Housing Advocate -- an online resource for fair housing advocates and public on issues relating to housing discrimination

Housing.org -- the official site of Project Sentinel, one of the country's largest fair housing centers

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -- the federal agency charged with investigating claims of housing discrimination

Guidance on advertising - published by HUD

Guidance on advertising - published by the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission

Guidance on Advertising - published by the Equal Rights Center


Please refer to the actual laws or your local Fair Housing center for more information of local laws.

If you have any questions about any of the information on this page, or if you believe any of the information is incorrect or out of date, please give us feedback on our fair housing forum.

craigslist would like to thank the folks at Project Sentinel Fair Housing for their invaluable assistance in creating this page.

 

Posted in Buying
Dec. 20, 2019

Set out on a Tennessee winter adventure

Winter has mildly settled in here in our state. Frost hugs the mountaintops and trees, and turns the purest water ice cold. Bundle up and let your eyes behold the winterized beauty in our state parks and natural areas. While visiting, make sure you remain hydrated and stay on paths properly marked by Tennessee's official state parks and wildlife management teams. Here are just eight places you should explore during the cold months:

Frozen Head State Park – Wartburg 

Frozen Head State Park, Wartburg
Hike through Frozen Head State Park for these views.
Photo Credit Tennessee State Parks

Explore 24,000 acres of wilderness made of hiking, biking and horse riding trails. The peak of the Cumberland Mountains at 3,324 ft. is covered in ice and snow in the winter months. Perfect for that always-coveted Tennessee Instagram photo-op.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Sevier County 

Winter in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
See this winter wonderland in Gatlinburg
Photo Credit Gatlinburg CVB

The nation's most visited park also has a wealth of hiking opportunities. Get out in nature and discover what wildlife roams this time of year. With waterfalls, forests, panorama views, and caves, the most difficult part of your trip will be choosing which trail to explore.

Posted in Thing To Do
Dec. 20, 2019

43% of Renters Saw Fake Listings During Their Home Search

NEWS & MEDIA

 

A Better Business Bureau study finds that rental fraud saturates the market, with the copying of legitimate listing info the most common. The FBI found more than $37M in losses so far this year associated with fraud complaints that include the word “rent.”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The place seems like a dream come true: the right space, the right location, the right price. But is it really for rent? Or will the renter or traveler arrive to find their money gone with nowhere to stay?

An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraud is widespread in the online rental home and vacation rental market, with 43% of online shoppers encountering a fake listing and more than 5 million consumers losing money to such scams.

The investigative study – Is That Rental Listing Real? A BBB Study of Rental Scams Involving Apartments, Houses and Vacation Properties – notes that 85% of consumers encountering fake rental listings do not fall for them. However, these figures suggest that the volume of rental scams lurking on the internet is staggering.

According to the study, rental scams can take several forms, but perhaps most commonly, fraudsters simply copy the photo and description of a property, post it online with their own contact information, and try to get a deposit and first month’s rent from the victim. The fraudster may communicate only by email or text message and may claim to be out of the country and unavailable to show the property. Once the victim sends money, the fraudster disappears.

In less common types of fraud, victims may be enticed to buy an online directory of homes supposedly for rent, or they may be tricked into signing up for credit monitoring that comes with recurring monthly charges.

“While an advertised rental that meets your needs at a great price might be tempting, it may just be a scam,” said Tim Mansicalo, BBB Central Indiana president and CEO. “Consumers shouldn’t rush into paying upfront fees for renting housing sight-unseen. Instead, take time to verify the details of listings.”

BBB Scam Tracker has received more than 1,300 reports of rental fraud from 2016 to 2019, while the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports more than $37 million from January 1, 2019, through October 20, 2019, in losses associated with complaints that mention the word “rent.”

Many consumers look for rental listings on free classified listing sites like Craigslist in the U.S. and Kijiji in Canada, as well as Facebook Marketplace. They also check websites such as Apartments.com, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and Homes.com. Fake listings turn up frequently on these sites, despite the companies’ efforts to keep scam listings off their sites and warn consumers about potential fraud. The study finds that while the most fraud reports come from the largest metropolitan areas, no geographic area in North America appears to be safe from it.

One Indianapolis woman lost more than $1,000 to a scammer that posed as an actual property management company. The scammer duplicated the company’s rental listing and took advantage of how large property management companies show rentals. By using a website called Rently, a self-showing solution for residential rental vacancies, the scammer was able to intercept the process and provide the woman with a lockbox code to view the property. The property manager contacted her after she visited a property, but the scammer acted quickly before anyone caught on by pressuring her to make a deposit via money order.

Scams also frequently appear on vacation rental websites such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.com. They follow the same pattern, preying on vacationers’ inability to check out a listing before paying money for it. Cases also have been noted of scammers luring a renter away from Airbnb to deal with the “landlord” directly or spoofing Airbnb’s site to impersonate the landlord and the company’s payment portal. These companies likewise have warned consumers about potential fraud and taken steps against fake listings.

Rental fraud often is committed by Nigerian criminal gangs that participate in other types of fraud. Law enforcement efforts have targeted perpetrators of a variety of rental fraud. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action against a company that fraudulently sold credit monitoring that allegedly was required before a consumer could tour a rental property, while another company selling a fake directory of “pre-foreclosure” homes was successfully prosecuted in federal court.

In addition to warning consumers of red flags that may signal apartment or vacation rental scams, the report recommends:

  • Rental unit owners should watermark photos used for rental postings, which will make it more difficult for scammers to copy photos of other properties posted online.
  • Website platforms that list houses, apartments and vacation properties should make extra efforts to screen for bogus listings, and they should explore ways to allow consumers to easily report scam listings.
  • Police should encourage victims to report not only to the rental platform, but also to the FTC, BBB, and IC3.
  • https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2019/12/43-renters-saw-fake-listings-during-their-home-search
Posted in Market Updates
Dec. 20, 2019

Take A Winter Zip Line Tour To Marvel Over Tennessee’s Majestic Snow Covered Landscape From Above

Posted in Tennessee December 18, 2019 by 

There’s nothing more beautiful than a snowy landscape on the east side of Tennessee. Small mountain towns dot the Great Smoky Mountains, and there’s nothing cozier then swirling ribbons of smoke that rise from brick chimneys. Of course, it can be hard to see the whole of a snowy landscape without getting high above it, and the affordable Zip Gatlinburg is here to help. If you’re looking to experience Gatlinburg, Tennessee in a whole new way this season, then you may want to go airborne. Check out the neat wintertime experience below!

If you want, you can book your own adventure right here. Get in while you can, folks. This magical experience is bound to disappear as tickets are bought up.

If you’re looking for more fun in Tennessee this winter season, then you should cozy up on a rooftop igloo in Nashville!

 

Address: Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Posted in Thing To Do
Dec. 15, 2019

Outdated Mortgage Advice You Should Ignore Right Now

Mortgage loan requirements, down payment rules, tax laws, and the overall financial climate can change from year to year. It may be tempting to seek advice from parents or others who have purchased homes before, but their guidance could be outdated and inaccurate. Beware!

With mortgage rates at an all-time low, it may be a great time to buy. Just be sure to have a firm understanding of what you can afford and your overall financial situation, and stay up to date with the current mortgage requirements. 

Ok, so how do I get my dream home? See how much home I can afford. Get pre-approval by a lender. View current mortgage rates.

Our partners that work with us are all experienced professionals and will make your purchase or sale a smooth one.

We are your top rated #1 real estate agents from Just Listed Knoxville Real Estate: Contact personally: Tim Sharp | Direct: (865) 705-2062 | JustListedKnoxville.com | REALTORS

Contact personally: Steve Albin | Direct: (865) 235-1520 - Contact personally: David Hohman | Direct: (865) 227-1631

Posted in Buying
Dec. 15, 2019

The Best Real Estate Advice of 2020

JustListedKnoxville.com 5 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize Are a Big deal if you're looking to buy a home, you're probably eager and excited. That's fine, but just keep in mind that in this heightened emotional state, it's easy to get swept up in the moment and behave, well, not perfectly.

This can lead to trouble since, just like anything else, buying a home comes with its own set of rules. Some may be fairly obvious since they're outlined in all that real estate paperwork you'll soon be signing. But some of these rules are the unwritten, etiquette-based kind. And if you break 'em, it could still stop a real estate deal in its tracks.

Worried you might not be aware of all the things you might do that could inadvertently rub home sellers or real estate agents the wrong way? Then heed these five etiquette rules that many homebuyers might all too easily overlook.

Rule 1: See a house online you love? Don't call the listing agent.

You're not going to get a better deal by going directly to the listing agent, they represent the seller and are just trying to get the seller the best price.

Rule 2: Don't ask your agent to show you homes until you sign a buyer broker agreement.

A buyer-broker agreement is a contract that defines the relationship between the buyer (that's you) and your real estate agent. The agreement is good for both parties since it outlines exactly what services the broker is going to provide.  Remember that buyer's agents are only paid if they close a deal—they aren't paid for their time. 

Rule 3: Don't make an offer without mortgage pre-approval

A mortgage pre-approval is a letter from a lender saying it will provide you with financing to buy a home up to a certain loan amount. It makes everyone's lives easier since it provides proof of how much home you can afford to buyers and agents—and that you can put your money where your mouth is with an offer. Without it, your offer is an empty promise.

Rule 4: Don't be late to home showings—or bail entirely

If you have an appointment with your agent to view a home, treat it like a priority. If you're going to be late or can't make it, call your agent and let him know.

Rule 5: Don't pretend you're ready to buy if you know you're really not

This one might sound like a no-brainer, but it's such a big part of real estate etiquette it's worth driving home: Don't pretend that you're ready to buy if you aren't.

We are your top rated #1 real estate agents from Just Listed Knoxville Real Estate: Contact personally: Tim Sharp | Direct: (865) 705-2062 | JustListedKnoxville.com | Just Listed Knoxville Real Estate

Posted in Buying
Dec. 13, 2019

TVA River Neighbors - December 2019

 
Season’s greetings!
Once again we’re having a rainy winter. While everyone was enjoying their leftovers, our team at the River Forecast Center was working hard to manage the rain we received early this month. In one week’s period, rainfall was about 300% of normal. As a result, we were spilling at quite a few dams. We’ve been coordinating releases from Kentucky and Barkley Dams with the US Army Corps of Engineers to reduce flooding along the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
 
But it’s all in a week’s work for us. We have 80+ years of experience managing the Tennessee River system. We’re keeping an eye on the forecast, and there are employees in the River Forecast Center 24/7/365. (Shout out to all TVA employees who are on the job while others enjoy holiday time with their families. We appreciate you!)
 
No matter what the weather might do, this is a wonderful time of year for those who enjoy the brisk air and the solemn beauty of the landscape when it’s cold and quiet outside. We invite you to take a stroll or a boat ride while watching for winter wildlife—you might even spot a bald eagle. And just because it’s chilly doesn’t mean you can’t go fishing. Check out our stories below.
 
Whatever your favorite outdoor activity might be, you can be sure that we continue to care all year round for the lands and waters entrusted to us. Have a wonderful holiday season and you’ll hear from us again in February.   

David Bowling
Vice President, River & Resources Stewardship

Late fall: a great time to do some fishing

Looking to catch monster crappie? There's no time like the present! Here, fishing guides from around the Valley share their top tips for reeling in the three-pounders.
 

Now that’s a chonky catfish

Check this out! Our fishery biologist John Justice hauled in this giant Blue Catfish while conducting TVA’s annual fish survey on Wheeler Lake. The big cat was too large for our onboard scale, but John estimated it weighed between 80 and 100 pounds! As with all species caught during our fish surveys, it was examined and released.
 


Don’t let a little cold weather keep you from enjoying plenty of things to do on TVA public lands. Here are five ways to do just that.
 

Count the Birds This Christmas

Not just calling birds, French hens and turtledoves—you can count all the birds you see when you join the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. You can be a valuable part of it, even in your own back yard. And this year may be a crucial one for your help.
 

They Walk the Lines

In the winter chill, you might see TVA staffers walking the land, conducting annual land assessments. Most effective when the leaves are off the trees, these surveys help the team discourage illegal and destructive behavior while planning positive actions to improve the environment for you to enjoy.
 

Cold outside? You can still go camping

Chilly weather is made for camping—sitting around a campfire toasting marshmallows, watching for winter birds, perhaps spotting a nesting bald eagle. TVA’s six dam reservation campgrounds will open again on March 15, but fans of cold-weather camping can still enjoy their hobby at various developed or undeveloped areas across the Valley. Find everything you need to know here.
 

Salamander Surprise

When TVA zoologist Liz Hamrick and her team crawled into a cave at Boone Dam, they were looking for evidence of bats that might be roosting there. Instead, they found a colorful surprise—spotted salamanders in the cavern. This is very good news for these species.
 

Facelifts for TVA’s historic plaques

Using a painstaking process allowed TVA to restore the unique metal maps and other plaques installed at TVA dam reservations decades ago. Now their information is available for future generations. See how it was done, here.
 

Recycle that Christmas Tree the right way

It’s a great idea to recycle your live Christmas tree, but don’t just chuck it into one of our reservoirs! There’s a right way and a wrong way to safely and effectively dispose of it.
 

New Year Hiking

If you made a resolution to get more exercise, what better day to start than January 1? Here’s how to have fun and stay safe while starting off 2020 with a walk in the woods.
 

Have you met these TVA River Neighbors?

Hey, river neighbors and friends – have you met the folks at TVA who help watch over the land and waters that you love? Among the many different groups at TVA, there are teams that spend their days dedicated to taking care of river flows, the public land and the wildlife that populates it. Visit our page, “Powered by People You Know”, and look for these names: Kelvin Young, Kim Pilarski-Hall, Damien Simbeck, Keri Chartrand, Adam Dattilo, Erin Pritchard, Heather Hamilton, Liz Hamrick, Hill Henry, Tom Mayes, Daniel Saint (and many more!)
 

The Wayback Machine

Quiet, chilly winter days are great for spotting wildlife going about their lives. Here, a deer pauses for the camera at Land Between the Lakes in 1980.
 

Binge-watch Season 5 of Tennessee Valley Uncharted

Fishing, hiking, exploring caves, sampling tasty treats, hiking with llamas and more—it’s all here in Tennessee Valley Uncharted. Take a journey through the Valley as hosts Erick Baker and Ariel Nicole explore its unique natural wonders, urban secrets, recreation destinations and hidden gems. The TVA-sponsored series has five seasons available. Check your local station for listings, check Amazon Prime, or click here to play episodes
 

Explore with the Tennessee River Valley MapGuide

Looking for new places to explore by foot, car or boat? Check out the Tennessee River Valley MapGuide. There are plenty of things to see and do close to home.
 

Got a question? Ask the PLIC

TVA’s Public Land Information Center (PLIC) is your single source for answers to questions about a variety of public land topics including recreational opportunities and shoreline permits.
Call (800) 882-5263 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or submit your question online.
 
 
 
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We publish this newsletter to keep TVA's stakeholders informed about the programs and projects associated with TVA’s environmental stewardship, recreation and river management efforts.

Our mailing address is:
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

 

Posted in Community News
Dec. 10, 2019

The Longest Suspension Bridge In The Country, Tennessee’s Skybridge, Looks Absolutely Magical At Christmastime

Tennessee is known for a whole lot of wonderful things, like whiskey and barbecue and heaps of fried chicken and catfish, but most folks don’t know that the state boasts the longest suspension bridge in the nation. It’s true. You can walk high above the mountains on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge in east Tennessee. It’s a neat experience in itself, but the holiday season just ups the ante on this neat local experience. Come with a coat and take in the view this season, Tennessee. This is one holiday event you won’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for more information, you can find it on the official Tennessee Skybridge website.

Indulge in a bit more wintery beauty with a visit to a chilly Fall Creek Falls this season.

Address: 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Posted in Thing To Do