November 30, 2023
My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Tucker Blakely, a deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Blakely has made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of justice, and our prayers for comfort and strength are with his loved ones and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office during this difficult time. We will continue to support and honor our law enforcement colleagues every day.
1,323 documents were recorded during the last week of September. Trust Deeds (loans) made up 338 of the total and had a value of $99.77 million. The highest value loan was funded by Wells Fargo Bank NA for $9.2 million, with the second highest coming in at $7.54 million and backed by ORNL Federal Credit Union. Three others made the list of million-dollar-plus loans: Hearthside Bank loaned $1.17 million, ORNL FCU had another one for $1.32 million, and Mountain Commerce funded the last which was for $3.21 million.
Warranty Deeds were 235 of the total documents last week. The combined sales value was $105.39 million including five properties with price tags over $1 million.
The last on the list – Eagle Bend Development LLC sold 38 lots in the Dorchester subdivision on Carpenter Road to D.R. Horton Inc. for $2.11 million.
The month of September ended on Friday; here are the updated three-year comparison numbers:
If you oversee the scheduling of guest speakers for your HOA or other group meeting, I have a few dates left on my calendar for this year. It would be an honor to visit with your group to answer any questions you might have regarding what we do in the Register’s office, talk about real estate transfers, and discuss the FREE Property Fraud Alert program that is now available to property owners in Knox County. I have plenty of good information that you may find helpful. Give me a call at the office 865-215-2330 to schedule a time. Visit our revamped website here: https://rod.knoxcounty.org/
Have a great week! – Nick
Nick McBride is register of deeds for Knox County.