Live in one, rent the other is how I started | 125 Holston Court

Managing Real Estate Broker with Harb DeSa Realty PA# AB066822 | TN# 344201

I started my residential property investment journey in 2004 by buying a fixer-upper duplex.  I renovated both units.  I lived in one and rented the other.  After three years, I moved out and rented both for the next 14 years.  I learned a lot of great lessons along the way.

In Greater Knoxville, the population is growing steadily.  There is a shortage of housing for renters and buyers.  Low and middle income rentals are in short supply.  We are privileged to present an affordable duplex for sale at 125 Holston Court in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Here is a link to the MLS listing report.

Live in one and rent the other, or add this 2-unit house to your portfolio of rental properties. This upstairs-downstairs duplex features 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom units. Bring your paintbrush and your toolbox to upgrade this home to your desired standard. Roof installed in 2017. The lower level unit is rented for $850 a month with a minimum $25 rent increase planned for August 2023.

The vacant unit's tenant moved out in June 2023. Thomas Strickland Park, Burlington Library, USPS, a laundromat, Kroger supermarket, Walgreens, CVS, and other shops are within walking distance. Property is located on a dead-end street with only local traffic. The home is situated near some small apartment buildings and single-family homes.

Replacement windows installed several years ago. 40-gallon water heaters from 2016 and 2017, respectively. The lower-level unit is partially below grade and features a walk-out entrance/exit in the rear. Paved driveway and parking pads for both units. The half-acre lot features a large backyard that slopes down and away from the home. The home is only a few minutes from I-40, Zoo Knoxville, Muse Knoxville, and Holston Hills Country Club.

Tai and Amira DeSa love Knoxville.  We are with Harb DeSa Realty in Tennessee.  You can call or send a text to us at 865-268-4439 (O) or at 865-385-6781 (M).  Or, feel free to email us at and #diapersandrealestate #knoxville #eastknoxville #investmentproperty

Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Tai - "opportunity" is definitely a component of real estate.  This Knoxville Tennessee investment property for sale seems to define the word.  Good luck finding the right buyer and the right offer.  

Jun 23, 2023 08:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Living in one and renting the other is a great way to get started in real estate!

Jun 24, 2023 05:05 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.
Jun 25, 2023 04:44 AM