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Draw your dream home and enter to win an iPad mini!

Kids, if you could have any home in the world, what would it look like? Would it have a full basketball court, a swimming pool or a backyard full of horses? Would the house be lime green? How many bedrooms would it have?

For the month of October, The Torgerson Team is hosting its first "Draw Your Dream Home" contest and the sky's the limit on what you can imagine! Draw us your ultimate dream home for a chance to win a brand new iPad!

Here's how it works:

1. Children ages 18 and under may draw their dream home and mail it in to us at:
The Torgerson Team
202 Manufacturers Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405

2. With the submission, be sure to include the child's name and age, parent(s) name, phone

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 28 to Friday, October 5. 

Saturday, September 29

Yoga & Brunch in West Village

When: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Where: West Village, area between ML King Blvd. and 7th Street on Chestnut and Pine Streets 
Cost: Free

Join your fellow yogis for a free all levels intro vinyasa yoga class with prana vinyasa teacher Beth Keene. Class starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Westin. Bring your mat and a friend, and then enjoy brunch in West Village starting at 11 a.m.

September 21 - October 14 

Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Newsies 

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. 
Cost: $11-30

Disney's Newsies

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There has never been a better time than now to list your home! The home inventory in Chattanooga and North Georgia is so low that homes are selling in just hours of being on the market. 

Choosing a Realtor is the most important step in the process, so if you’re thinking of listing your home, here are just a few questions to get you started: 

1. How many clients do you have right now? 

This question is worthwhile for two reasons. First of all, you want to know how much business your potential Realtor is doing. If they only have a couple couple of clients, you have to wonder why. But also if they are a mega agent with more clients than they can handle, will your home get the attention and effort that it needs? Make sure that there is a good balance

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 21 to Friday, September 28. 

Friday, September 21

Free Family Movie At Heritage Park 

When: 7:30-9:45 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road
Cost: Free

Bridge Christian Church will conclude its seventh annual family movie series, Movies in the Park at Dark, with a musical inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The movie will be shown on a large inflatable screen, and popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. The movie will be cancelled for inclement weather. Heritage Park is located at 1428 Jenkins Road in

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 7 to Friday, September 14. 

Friday, September 14

Fit4Mom 2 Year Anniversary Party!

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
Where: Coolidge Park, 150 River Street
Cost: Free

Celebrate Fit4Mom’s second birthday with a workout and after party complete with throwback jams, iced coffee, snacks, braid bar and more. Bring your friends to class the week leading up to the party and be entered to win a free year membership. 

September 14-15

St. Jude Rodeo 

When: 6-10 p.m. 
Where: Doug Yates Farm, 11738 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold, GA 30736
Cost: $10-20 

The annual St. Jude Rodeo is a PCA sanctioned rodeo hosted by the Yates family to raise money for St. Jude

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Buying your first house is a huge step into adulthood. And as most of us know, it’s an expensive one! In fact, a 2017 Zillow survey of 13,000 adults found that only 39 percent of millennials are able to make the standard down payment on a home, and just one in five can pay the minimum to secure a home loan. Ouch. 

The good news is, there are definitely ways to cut down on the cost of buying your first home. Here are 7 of our best tips:

1. Choose an experienced Realtor

This is first on our list because it’s the most important! And it’s not just because we’re biased. You might be amazing at searching sites like Trulia and Zillow for potential homes, but what you probably don’t know is sometimes that information is totally incorrect. So you can find

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 7 to Friday, September 14. 

Friday, September 7

Two Piano Journey

When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga State Humanities Theater, 4501 Amnicola Highway
Cost: $50-100

Two Piano Journey is the critically acclaimed mother and son piano duo, Michelle and Christopher Kuo. Michelle Kuo, a child prodigy who played sold out concert halls in Taiwan, gave up her promising career and dream to tour the world to raise her two sons. She continued to hone her talent as a teacher, helping many of her students get accepted into conservatories. When her son, Christopher, learned about the opportunities she left behind as a young pianist, he convinced her to perform

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If you’ve gotten to the point of thinking about your home inspection, the odds are good that you’ve got a contract on your home—congrats! 

The last thing you want is to get caught with surprises in the home inspection that could delay the closing or cause the buyer to walk. If you prepare a bit in advance, you can help alleviate some of the potential issues and help the process along. 

1. Clear access 

The home inspector has to look under every rock, so make it easier by making said rocks freely accessible! Think about your electrical box, furnace, hot water heater, air conditioning units, attic door and any other possible locked spaces. For example, if the attic is in a closet, be sure to move clothes and items underneath that might be in

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 24 to Friday, August 31.

Friday, August 24

Jam and Bread 

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut Street
Cost: $3-5

Looking for a lively night of kid-friendly music and fun? Look no further. It's time for Jam and Bread featuring The Party Truck! Jam and Bread is a spirited music concert series for families and children that features live entertainment, pizza, and the chance to play in the Creative Discovery Museum after-hours. Dinner and dancing and music will be everywhere as local band The Party Truck, takes the stage to perform traditional and original songs for children. Music begins at 6:45 and will last approximately 40

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We only have about a month left of summer, so it’s your last chance to soak up the season! Here is a list of some local fun and free activities to round out your summer.

1. Walk or bike the riverwalk 

Take in the summer sun on the Chattanooga riverwalk. There are lots of sculptures to enjoy  and parks along the way for the kids to play. If you don’t feel like walking and have a few dollars to spare, you can rent a bike from one of the Bike Chattanooga kiosks and pedal your way around town!

2. Cool off at the North Chick Blue Hole

For only a 20 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga to Soddy Daisy area (297 Montlake Rd, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379), the North Chick Blue Hole feels like a serious oasis. North Chickamauga Creek is nestled between

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