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Sam Hatfield Realty February 2012 Newsletter


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Sam Hatfield
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4470 Mansford Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day


Featured Home
New Listing


MLS# 1333714

60 Wildwood Circle


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Beautiful lake front home has great views of big water.  This 4 BR, 2.5 BA features large kitchen with dining area, also a formal dining room, living room with fireplace, sunroom, MBR on main level, open deck, and covered floating dock on year round water!







January New Listings

Visit to view ALL Tims Ford Lake Properties for sale


MLS # 1333714 60 Wildwood Circle Winchester, TN $850,000


Beautiful lake front home has great views of big water.  This 4 BR, 2.5 BA features large kitchen with dining area, also a formal dining room, living room with fireplace, sunroom, MBR on main level, open deck, and covered floating dock on year round water!




MLS #1330885 37 Pond Field Court Winchester, TN $229,000


Stately home in Queens Estate Ph II. Very large lot, fantastic location, near hospital and Country Club.  All upgrade tile and hardwoods, as well as stone fireplace, crown molding, open floor plan, granite counters, meticulous landscaping.  Motivated sellers.





MLS #1333248 0 Cooks View Lot 226 Lynchburg, TN $18,900


Very nice lot in Ridgeville s/d, lot located at the end of cul-de-sac, lot is wooded.







MLS #1334950 0 Ridgeview Run Lot 134 Lynchburg, TN $18,900


Very nice building lot in Ridgeville Subdivision. Close to State Park and Tims Ford Marina.

Calendar of Events


February 2 - Groundhog Day

February 14 - Valentines Day

February 20 - Presidents Day




Ten Tips for a Romantic & Memorable Valentine's Day



From its earliest origins, Valentines Day has been associated with love. Centuries ago, the Romans celebrated a feast every February called Lupercalia. The celebration included a ritual for matching young, single men and women. Names were placed in a box, a drawing was held and couples randomly matched together were partners for a year - after that it was up to them.


The Valentine's Day gift you choose for your loved one and how you decide to spend the day says a lot about the quality of your relationship, so give something that has real meaning to you. Gifts from the heart don't have to be expensive. Since the traditional gifts of flowers or chocolates don't last forever, here are ten creative ways to express your love.

1.     Create your own Valentines Day card. Compose a poem or
       an expression of love that expresses your personality.

     Create a "recollection collection" scrapbook filled with
      favorite photographs, love letters, keepsakes from special
      occasions, and cherished mementos.

     Make a CD of your favorite songs as a couple including love
      songs that you both enjoy listening to. Buy some romantic
      CDs, classic videos or DVDs and wrap them all together with
      red ribbon.

4.     Jewelry is always a favorite. For the woman in your life, buy
      a heart-shaped locket and put a picture of yourself in it.
      Personalize the locket with your loved one's initials so she'll
      have something to wear that's hers alone. Package it in a
      heart-shaped box or tied to fresh flowers. For your man, a
      good choice is the classic sterling silver ID bracelet or cuff
      links with his name or initials custom-engraved.

5.     Give silk or glass flowers, which will last forever. If your
      beloved has a green thumb, give a flowering plant to put in
      the garden to enjoy year after year.

6.     Prepare your loved one's favorite dinner and serve it on a
      romantically set table and dine by candlelight on Valentines
      Day. For the sweetheart with a sweet tooth, make a
      decadent dessert such as a chocolate fondue with melted
      chocolate mixed with a touch of heavy cream, and serve it
      with fruit or cookies.

7.     Give the man in your life a personalized gift for his favorite
      hobby such as personalized golf or tennis balls that say, "I
      love you," "You're a hit!" or "Be mine," or a monogrammed
      humidor for cigars.

8.     The gift of togetherness is precious, given today's busy
       lifestyles. Plan a romantic, surprise weekend travel getaway.
      Take lessons together to share in each other's interests like
     dancing, cooking or sailing. Hire a personal trainer to inspire
      you to exercise together, or visit a spa together. Spend a
      night out at the theater and have dinner at a quiet and
      romantic candlelit restaurant.

9.     If you plan to propose on Valentines Day, hide the
      engagement ring in a box of candy or at the bottom of a
      heart shaped flute filled with champagne. Buy a pair of
      monogrammed champagne flutes and make a toast with
      your favorite bubbly.

10.   If you want to propose at home, sprinkle rose petals around
        the house. Place heart-shaped candles around your home
        to create the right mood. Then, enjoy a quiet, romantic
        evening. Create a banner that says, "Will you marry me?"
        and hang it outside her home.






15 Secrets of Home Staging



Highlight your homes strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers with these home-staging tips.

By Leah Hennen


1.     Bye Bye Clutter

     The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owners furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.


            2.  Furniture Groupings

     There's a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn't the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this make the space more user-friendly, but it will open up the room and make it seem larger.


3. Musical Furniture

    Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. Just because you bought that armchair for the living room doesn't mean it won't look great anchoring a sitting area in your bedroom. And try perching a little-used dining-room table in front of a pretty window, top it off with buffet lamps and other accessories, and press it into service as a beautiful writing desk or library table.


4. Room Transformations

    If you have a room that serves only to gather junk, repurpose it into something that will add to the value of your home. The simple addition of a comfortable armchair, a small table and a lamp in a stairwell will transform it into a cozy reading spot. Or drape fabric on the walls of your basement, lay inexpensive rubber padding or a carpet remnant on the floor and toss in a few cushy pillows. Voila - a new meditation room or yoga studio.


5. Home Lighting

    One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. To remedy the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet. Don't depend on just one or two fixtures for room, either. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).


6. Make it Bigger

    To make a room appear to be bigger that it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. And make a sunporch look bigger and more inviting by painting it green to reflect the color of nature. Another design trick: If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look.


7. Neutral and Appealing

    Painting a living room a fresh neutral color helps tone down any dated finishes in the space. Even if you weaned on off-white walls, take a chance and test a quart of paint in a warm, neutral hue. These days, the definition of neutral extends way beyond beige, from warm tans and honeys to soft blue-greens. As for bold colors, they have a way of reducing offers, so go with neutrals in large spaces.


8. Color Experiment

    Don't be afraid to use dark paint in a powder room, dining room or bedroom. A deep tone on the walls can make the space more intimate, dramatic and cozy. And you don't have to go whole hog - you can have built-in bookcases or niches, experiment with painting the insides a color that will make them pop - say, a soft sage green to set off the white pottery displayed within.


9. Vary Wall Hangings

    If your home is like most, the art is hung in a high line encircling each room. Big mistake. Placing your pictures, paintings and prints in such stereotypical spots can render them almost invisible. Art displayed creatively makes it stand out and shows off your space. So break up that line and vary the patterning and grouping.


10. Three's Company

      Mixing the right accessories can make a room more inviting. When it comes to eye-pleasing accessorizing, odd numbers are preferable, especially three. Rather than lining up a trio of accessories in a row, imagine a triangle and place one object at each point. Scale is important, too, so in your group of three be sure to vary height and width, with the largest item at the back and the smallest in the front. For maximum effect, group accessories by color, shape, texture or some other unifying element, staggers suggest.


11. Raid your yard

      Staged homes are almost always graced with fresh flowers and pricey orchid arrangements, but you can get a similar effect simply by raiding your yard. Budding magnolia clippings or unfurling fern warms up your décor on chilly autumn days and holly branches heavy with berries look smashing in winter.


12. Serene and Inviting

      Create a relaxing bedroom setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential home buyer want to hand out. Bedroom staging trick: If you don't have the money to buy a new bed, just get the frame, buy an inexpensive air mattress and dress it up with neutral-patterned bedding. And remember to declutter. By cleaning out your closets, your showing off your storage space, which sells houses - it always ranks high on buyers priority list.


13. New Faces

      If you cant afford new cabinets, just get new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint everything to match and add new hardware. And instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel. Check with the manufacturer to see if replacements are available for your model. If not, laminate paper, which goes on like contact paper, can be used to re-cover the existing panel.


14. Repaired Wood

      Unfinished projects can scare off potential buyers, so finish them. Missing floorboards and large cracks in the sidewalk on the way to the door tend to be a red flag, for example, and they cost you less to fix than buyers might deduct from the asking price.


15. Prim and Polished

      Having tile professionally painted can make a bedroom look brand new. And accessorizing can make buyers feel like they are in a spa. Put out items like rolled-up towels, decorative baskets and candles. It's a great way to create a polished look, and it doesn't cost much to do.





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