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January 2016

Found 6 blog entries for January 2016.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, January 29 to Friday, February 5.

Friday, January 29 - Sunday, February 7

A Bear Called Paddington Live on Stage

When: Specific times available online
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street
Cost: $10

Anyone familiar with Paddington—who was found in Paddington Station by the Browns and adopted by them—will welcome this play. These stories have been favorites with children for years and this series of "playlet" versions of some of his most notorious adventures have been woven together to make a play that will delight young audiences everywhere. A delightful introduction to theater for Kindergarten through 3rd grade, but it will be enjoyed by all

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Most home buyers don’t realize that one of the best tools for staying organized while finding the perfect home is right in their back pocket—their smartphone. Here are five of our favorite apps for the home search process and beyond: 

AroundMe

Platform: iOS, Android
Cost: Free

You found a house that has good potential…but is it within walking distance to places you need? The AroundMe app quickly identifies where you are to show you a complete list of nearby businesses and attractions, including the distance from your current location. Search for the nearest grocery store, restaurant bank/ATM, bar, coffee shop, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theater, restaurant, etc. and view every listing on a map.

Keller-Williams Realty Home Search

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Chattanooga is amazing for so many reasons, but one of our personal favorites is the city’s friendliness to our four-legged friends. Oliver, our little 5-pound ball of fluff, is like family to us—which means we love to take him with us while we explore the city! If you’re looking for places that are dog friendly, we’ve got you covered.

Shopping

Nooga Paws
313 Manufacturers Rd., Suite 111

This is our favorite local stop for all of our dog’s needs from homemade treats and specialized food to bowties and new toys. The best part of this shop, beyond it being dog-friendly, is that it specializes in natural dog care. If you’re like us, you want the best for your pup, and we love that NoogaPaws offers all-natural choices so we know exactly what kind

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, January 22 to Friday, January 29.

Saturday, January 23

The Chattery Presents: Introduction to Improv Comedy!

When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Jazzanooga Arts SPACE, 431 E MLK Blvd.
Cost: $5 - $10

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improv is more than just making it up on the spot, however—there are a set of rules and guidelines to adhere to. Participants will learn the basic rules through practicing games and simple scenes. This class is open to anyone aged 13 or older. For more information, visit thechattery.org.

Tuesday, January 26

YOUR Yoga Body

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You may have lived in Chattanooga your whole life, but do you know everything about your city? Here are a few Chattanooga facts that most visitors, and maybe even some locals, might not know: 

1. Chattanooga was home to first patented miniature golf course, Tom Thumb Golf on Lookout Mountain. It was created in 1927 by Rock City Gardens founder Garnet Carter to attract traffic to the creator’s hotel.

2. The Lookout Mountain Flight Park and Training School is world renowned for training hang gliding pilot hopefuls. People from all over the world come to learn there, and the school graduates more pilots than any other school in the world. 

3. The city is home to Tennessee’s largest mall—Hamilton Place Mall.

4. The Glen Miller Orchestra won

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Mortgage Rates Increase in Chattanooga

For the first time in nearly a decade, America’s interest rates have seen an increase. 

The rate hike is a small one—with the Federal Reserve raising rates on December 17, 2015 from a range of 0% to 0.25% to a range of 0.25% to 0.5%—but will have an impact on many new home buyers. 

Although the increase isn’t a welcomed change for investors and home buyers, it’s a good indicator of the economy healing and becoming stronger since the Great Recession. Thankfully the unemployment rate is now at 5%, as opposed to 10% in 2009 during the worst of the job crisis. Now that more than 12 million jobs have been added since the recession and wages are finally beginning to creep upward, the economy is looking much better than it has the last few years. 

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