Summary of Our Search For Lake Real Estate in Dover, TN (Lake Barkley/Barkley Lake)

When we began exploring lake real estate in Tennessee, we started with Dover, TN. Here’s why we ultimately decided NOT to build on Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake. While definitely beautiful lakes — and a great place to visit — we just couldn’t see ourselves living there. Here’s why…

Log Home Lenders… A Few Things We Learned

We learned quickly that getting a loan for a log home is quite different than getting a loan for a traditional ‘stick-built’ home. Odds are, even if you qualify for a traditional home mortgage, you might not qualify right away for a loan to build a log home. When we were trying to obtain a loan to build our log home, these are the banks and mortgage lenders that we personally approached for a construction loan, and highlights from our experiences with each of them.

Which Lake Should We Build Our House On?

We’ve decided to open up our search to include West Tennessee and East Tennessee — in addition to right here in Middle Tennessee. Actually, we’re looking wherever the biggest, nicest lakes are. Here are all the lakes in Tennessee that we are exploring…