Sam Hatfield Realty July 2013 Newsletter


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Sam Hatfield
Owner / Broker




4470 Mansford Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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July 2013
Happy 4th of July


Featured Home


MLS# 1459334

90 Grandview Lake Road  


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Gorgeous home on Tims Ford Lake, in a private subdivision. Boat slip in community dock, covered porch with amazing views of the lake, granite counter tops, 2 fireplaces, storage galore, lots of extras!! Must See!!







June New Listings

Visit to view ALL Tims Ford Lake Properties for sale

MLS #1456938 979 Wildwood Trace Winchester, TN $699,000

Beautiful lakefront home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, huge front and back yard. House features 2 two car garages, nice bonus room over front garage. Gorgeous big water views.



MLS #1456954 0 Chestnut Ridge Road Winchester, TN $649,000

New construction on Tims Ford Lake, 4900+ sq ft per seller, great views of the lake, has half interest in double slip dock located on property. Large covered deck and patio across rear of house, granite counter tops, hardwood floors.



MLS #1459380 491 Shasteen Bend Drive Winchester, TN $629,000

Very nice lakefront home in Lee Ford Estates with level walk to water. House features 3 bedrooms 2 baths, plus a 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment over garage with separate entrance, 2 car attached garage, beautiful views of the lake.


MLS #1459334 90 Grandview Lake Road Estill Springs, TN $574,400

Gorgeous home on Tims Ford Lake, in a private subdivision. Boat slip in community dock, covered porch with amazing views of the lake, granite counter tops, 2 fireplaces, storage galore, lots of extras!! Must See!!



MLS #1460590 0 Jills Landing Lot 6 Winchester, TN $189,400

Great lakefront lot close to town, minutes from Wal-Mart, gentle slope to water, dock permittable.


MLS #1453589 1509 Lockmiller Road Estill Springs, TN $169,900

Very nice home in Estill Springs. Features 3 bedrooms 2 baths, back privacy fence, 2 car garage, bonus room upstairs, hardwood flooring, storage building perfect for lawn equipment.



Dakota’s Corner

“What is up with all this High Water and all this Rain?” We are having a hard time generating sales with all this inclimate weather. However the lake is beautiful when it is full. Hope to see everyone out and enjoying the lake! Come see Sam for all your Tims Ford Lake Real Estate needs!


Calendar of Events


·        July 4 – Thunder by the Lake – firework show @ Winchester Park

·        July 13 – Take a Kid Fishing Rodeo



Summer Safety Tips – Sun and Water Safety

Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

FUN in the SUN

Babies under 6 months:

·     The two main recommendations from the AAP to prevent sunburn are to avoid sun exposure, and to dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However, when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to small areas, such as the infant’s face and the back of the hands. If an infant gets sunburn, apply cool compresses to the affected area.

For All Other Children

·     The first, and best, line of defense against harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that provide 97-100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave.

·     Stay in the shade whenever possible, and limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

·     On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

·     Be sure to apply enough sunscreen – about one once per sitting for a young adult.

·     Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.

·     Use extra caution near water and sand (and even snow!) as they reflect UV rays and many result in sunburn more quickly.


Heat Stress in Exercising Children

·     The intensity of activities that last 15 minutes or more should be reduced whenever the heat and humidity reach critical levels.

·     At the beginning of a strenuous exercise program or after traveling to a warmer climate, the intensity and duration of exercise should be limited initially and then gradually increased during a period of 7 to 14 days to acclimatize to the heat, particularly if it is very humid.

·     Before prolonged physical activity, children should be well-hydrated and should not feel thirsty. For the first hour of exercise, water alone can be used. Kids should have water or a sports drink always available and drink every 20 minutes while exercising in the heat.

·     Clothing should be light-colored and lightweight and limited to one layer of absorbent material to facilitate evaporation of sweat. Sweat-saturated shirts should be replaced by dry clothing.

·     Practices and games played in the heat should be shortened and more frequent water/hydration breaks should be instituted. Children should seek cooler environments if they feel dizzy, lightheaded or nauseaus.


Pool Safety

·     Never leave children alone in or near the pool or spa, even for a moment.

·     Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult – preferable one who knows how to swim and perform CPR – should be within arm’s length, providing “touch supervision.”

·     Install a fence at least 4 feet high around all four sides of the pool. The fence should not have openings or protrusions that a young child could use to get over, under or through.

·     Make sure pool gates open from the pool, and self-close and self-latch at a height children cant reach. Consider alarms on the gate to alert you when someone opens the gate.

·     If the house serves as the fourth side of a fence surrounding a pool, install an alarm on the exit door to the yard and the pool, install an alarm on the exit door to the yard and the pool. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing the pool. Drowning victims have also used pet doors to gain access to pools. Keep all your barriers and alarms in good repair with fresh batteries.

·     Keep rescue equipment (a shepherd’s hook – a long pole with a hook on the end – and life preserver) and a portable telephone near the pool. Choose a shepherds hook and other rescue equipment made of fiberglass or other materials that do not conduct electricity.

·     Avoid inflatable swimming aids such as “floaties.” They are not substitute approved life vests and can give children and parents a false sense of security.

·     Children ages 1 to 4 may be a lower risk of drowning if they had some formal swimming instruction. However, there is no evidence that swimming lessons or water survival skills courses can prevent drowning in babies younger than 1 year of age.

·     The decision to enroll a 1- to 4- year old child in swimming lessons should be made by the parent based on the child’s development readiness, but swim programs should never be seen as “drown proofing” a child of any age.

·     Avoid entrapment: Suction from pool and spa drains can trap a swimmer underwater. Do not use a pool or spa if there are broken or missing drain covers. Ask your pool operator if your pool or spa’s drains are compliant with the Pool and Spa Safety Act. If you have a swimming pool or spa, ask your pool service representative to update your drains and other suction fitting with anti-entrapment drain covers and other devices or systems.

·     Large, inflatable, above-ground pools have become increasingly popular for backyard use. Children may fall in if they lean against the soft side of an inflatable pool. Although such pools are often exempt from local pool fencing requirements, it is essential that they be surrounded by an appropriate fence just as a permanent pool would be so that children cannot gain unsupervised access.

·     If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first.

·     Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors.


Boating Safety

·     Children should wear life jackets at all times when on boats or near bodies of water.

·     Make sure the life jacket is the right size for your child. The jacket should not be loose. It should always be worn as instructed with all straps belted.

·     Blow-up water wings, toys, rafts and air mattresses should not be used as life jackets or personal floatation devices. Adults should wear life jackets for their own protection, and to set a good example.

·     Adolescents and adults should be warned of the dangers of boating when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and even some prescription medications.


Open Water Swimming

·     Never swim alone. Even good swimmers need buddies!

·     A lifeguard (or another adult who knows about water rescue) needs to be watching children whenever they are in or near the water. Younger children should be closely supervised while in or near the water – use “touch supervision,” keeping no more than an arm’s length away.

·     Make sure your child knows never to dive into water except when permitted by an adult who knows the depth of the water and who has checked for underwater objects.

·     Never let your child swim in canals or any fast moving water.

·     Ocean swimming should only be allowed when a lifeguard is on duty

·     Teach children about rip tides. If caught un a rip tide, swim parallel to shore until you escape the current, and then swim back to shore.









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