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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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Chattanoogans, you’re in luck! Our area is one of the most beautiful places in the country to see the fall colors thanks to the diversity of trees and broad elevation changes. 

Now that cool weather is finally here, it’s the perfect time to explore all of the prime hiking the Chattanooga area has to offer. It’s hard to predict exactly when fall foliage will be at its peak, but a good rule of thumb is to start at higher elevations earlier in the season in order to see the best color. 

Check out our recommendations for the best fall hikes from now until early November: 

Mid-October

Andrews Bald (Clingmans Dome Area, Smoky Mountains)

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.5 miles round trip

If you want the incredible views of Clingmans Dome

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Our very own Nathan Torgerson was recently recognized as part of the 2015 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction, a prestigious distinction only given to a select group of industry professionals each year. 

Those chosen for the honor must pass a rigorous selection process based on client and/or peer nominations, research and an independent evaluation by the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals. Some of the selection criteria includes: 10/10 in client satisfaction, no negative feedback or complaints of any kind, recognized industry leadership, sales volume and previous awards. 

“One of the most important aspects of being a Realtor is making the process as smooth as possible for the client,” says Torgerson. “It’s an

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 31 to Friday, August 7.

Beginning today!
Fall Book Sale At Hamilton Place Mall

When: July 31 through August 15, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Place Mall (the upper level near the Sears entrance inside the mall across from Massage Envy) at 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Cost: Free

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library is holding its fall book sale beginning today through August 15 at Hamilton Place Mall. Looking for a new read for the summer or to improve a school or classroom library? Thousands of donated books representing many genres including children's books will be available during this sale. Children's books are $1 for hardcover

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Good photography can make the difference between a home selling in weeks or selling in months. Although real estate photographers are skilled in making your home look its best, they’re not miracle workers. The photos representing your home should give potential buyers a true feel for the space—without having to imagine what it could look like without your clutter.

Follow our top five tips below for getting your home real estate photo ready and prepared to sell! 

1. Clean and declutter

One of the most important ways to get your home ready for photos is to clean and declutter. Having too many items filling a room makes your space look small and chaotic. One creative way to declutter is to try your hand at the 12-12-12 Challenge. Every day up

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 24 through Friday, July 31.

Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25

Free Shakespeare Summer Series "The Tempest”


When: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, TN 37412
Cost: Free

For its third summer, Back Alley Productions will bring a free performance of a Shakespearean classic to Chattanooga. This year’s show, “The Tempest” features Prospero, an ousted duke of former political power, who seeks revenge against the conspirators who overthrew him. But his vendetta is complicated by the mercy of his daughter Miranda who has fallen in love with one of the shipwrecked nobles. The show runs 2.5 hours including intermission. All shows

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 17 through Friday, July 24.

Opening tonight!

9 to 5 the Musical

When: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. July 17 - August 2.
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street
Cost: $12.50 - $30

Don’t miss this hilarious musical based on the popular movie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton! After being pushed to the brink by their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even. Together they conspire to take control of their company and discover there's nothing they can't do—even in a man's world. For more information or to purchase

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Just like when meeting new people, when potential buyers are looking at your home, first impression is key.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just want to give it a bit of an update, these simple (and budget-friendly!) curb appeal ideas will take your home from drab to fabulous with just a weekend’s worth of effort.

1. Be your own worst critic

Take a good look at your home with the discerning eye of a potential home buyer. Maybe even drive by to get the full effect. What do you see—missing shingle there, tilted mailbox there? Make a list of the imperfections you find, order them from easiest to the most difficult, and get to work on correcting those issues. Some of the easiest curb appeal improvements to be made are the small

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There’s no question that Chattanooga is full of things to do—but where can you find fun things to do for free? We’ve got you covered with our list of Chattanooga’s 9 best free activities, most of which are perfect for all ages.

1. Go watch a free movie

Gather your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks—every year First Things First, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, hosts this free summertime series during which families gather on the grass in Coolidge Park to watch a film on a giant inflatable screen. The movies, which are shown on Saturdays around 8:30 p.m. or after the sun goes down, are current family favorites perfect for kids or kids at heart. For more information, visit firstthings.org/fm/events/detail/id/438.

2.Go for a walk on

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