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January 2017

Found 8 blog entries for January 2017.

Mortgage rates have been on the rise since around August of last year.

Rates, which on a 30-year fixed mortgage were at an all-time low of around 3.25% last year, are now not expected to go lower than the 4% mark anytime soon. This seemingly small hike can add hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars to a home buyer’s yearly payments. 

For example, for a $200,000 house at the rate of 3.25%, your monthly mortgage payment would be $870.41. For the same house at the current rate of 4.25%, the monthly payment would be $983.88. Over the course of a 30-year loan, that extra bit a month adds up to $40,000.

"Experts in the field expect that mortgage rates will remain at this plateau for now or will rise in the near future," says Christina Lane, senior mortgage

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 27 to Friday, February 3. 

Saturday, January 28

Closed Door Entertainment’s 2017 Talent Dinner Show

When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Theatre, 3708 Ringgold Road
Cost: $23 for adults; $18 for students; $10 ages 7 and under

Come see some of the talent Closed Door Entertainment theatre company has to offer as you enjoy a delicious dinner catered by La Familia Mexican Restaurant. You'll hear singers and musicians, watch dancing, and maybe even a catch a joke or two. At a cost less than the price of a standard show ticket at other theatres, these tickets include a delicious Mexican buffet. All proceeds go to support the 2017 season of Closed Door

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Chattanooga’s restaurant and retail scene is growing by the day! Here are our top 5 brand new or coming soon businesses to check out.  

Brand New! 

Speed Deluxe

521 Cherokee Blvd #2, Chattanooga, TN 37405
423-760-8475

Somewhere we can talk bicycles and motorcycles while sipping coffee? Speed Deluxe, a collaboration between Speed Deluxe Vintage & Bespoke Motorcycles, Silent Cycles, and Velo Coffee Roasters is a combination we never knew we needed until now. Talk shop with other 2-wheeled adventure buffs over a cup of Velo coffee and browse through gear, apparel and accessories in this community space. Learn more at speeddeluxe.com.

Bread & Butter 

3955 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415
423-803-4446

If you love bread as much as

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 20 to Friday, January 27.

Sunday, January 22

The Art of Breathing

When: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Where: Hunter Museum of Art, 10 Bluff View
Cost: $5

Take a deep breath into the New Year and explore a work of art as a way to meditate and experience the art of breathing. This 45 minute program will be held in the Hunter galleries and will be led by Hunter staff and yoga instructor Jonathan Ellis. A $5 donation for this community program supports the Hunter Museum's educational program. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or meditation cushion for this seated experience

January 19-22

Lookout Wild Film Festival

When: Specific times available on website

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So you’ve finally put your house on the market…and it’s not selling. What’s going wrong? There is usually an easy answer to that question and most likely it’s one of the four things listed below.

1. Price

Of course you feel your home is worth the moon and the stars—it’s your home, and it’s sentimental for you. However, the number you have in your head might not actually match your home’s true value. A good realtor will look into all the comps for an area and guide you to the perfect price for your home. But if you come up with a price and aren’t willing to allow that experienced realtor to help, chances are your home is going to stay put. Today’s buyers are savvy and can sense when a home is priced too high for what it is or the area it’s in.

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 13 to Friday, January 20.

Saturday, January 14

Painting With A Purpose Benefit For Art 120 At Painting With A Twist

When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Painting with a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr #111
Cost: $55, registration required

Painting With A Twist will host its first ever benefit to support the non-profit art education advocate, Art 120, after they lost their facilities due to the fire on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Chattanooga. You can learn more about their programs for youth and community members at http://art120.org. For more information or to register, call 423-892-4228 or visit paintingwithatwist.com/events/.

Saturday, January 14

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Kitchen remodels are known for being really expensive…but they’re also one of the biggest opportunities for return on investment in remodeling a home. You can easily transform your kitchen, no matter how small your budget may be!

> $100

Add pops of color.

Notice one thing in common for most dream kitchens? They’re all light and bright and airy. We gravitate toward things that feel bright, and if you can’t afford to add windows in your kitchen…the best way to bring that light in is by adding colorful accessories. Paint an accent wall. Add a bold window treatment. Paint the inside of an open cabinet with a fun color. Choose colorful cookware. Add color with your own kitchen herb garden. Whichever way you go, this is an easy way to add color

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 6 through Friday, January 13.

January 6-7

Chattanooga ModelCon 2017

When: Friday, Jan. 6 from 2-7 p.m. and Sat, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter Street 
Cost: $5 - $25

The Chattanooga Scale Modelers Association will host its 7th annual scale model convention. Visitors can expect to see museum quality scale models grouped in categories such as aircraft, armor, autos, dioramas, figures, science fiction and ships. Specialist vendors will have booths and be selling various related kits, tools, books, supplies and accessories. In addition Grex Airbrush will be set up doing regular demonstrations. In previous

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