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Everyone is being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak differently. Learn what's happening in the Chattanooga area real estate market since we've impacted and how we are helping our locals!

Real Estate and COVID-19 Effects in Chattanooga

First of all, we hope you and your families are doing wellsafe, and healthy!

During this strange and difficult time, we wanted to reach out and let you know that The Torgerson Team is here to help however we can! Below are a few ways that can help you, your families, and your friends during this unknown time.

 

#1 REFINANCING— You may want to look into refinancing your home! The federal government cut their rates to 0%. This doesn't mean interest rates for mortgages are at 0%, but what it does mean is that

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Looking for the best places in Chattanooga to visit for the holidays? We’ve scoped out all of the best Chattanooga has to offer for holiday fun this year and have brought it all together for you! Here are our favorite local destinations to enjoy your holiday season in Chattanooga: 

December 14-23 

Gingerbread Workshops at the Creative Discovery Museum

When: Saturday, December 14 - Sunday, December 22
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Cost: $30 for members; $55 for nonmembers

Kick off the holiday season with this sweet tradition. The whole family will enjoy creating sweet and sticky houses from gingerbread, icing, candy and other sugary confections. The workshop includes hot chocolate, cookies,

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, October 25 to Friday, November 1. 

October 25-27

Columbus Ships - The Nina and the Pinta in Chattanooga

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Pier, 200 Riverfront Parkway
Cost: Free to $8.50

The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus' Ships, are open for tours in Chattanooga. The Nina, a caravel ship, was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The Pinta, also a caravel, is considered by historians to be the space shuttle of the 15th century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the

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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! 

Anastasia's Old World Delicatessen
841 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 541-5923

This European-style deli opened just last month in West Village in downtown Chattanooga offering sandwiches, salads and delicious breakfast options. After helping launch the Marketplace in the Westin hotel, Nashville native Anastasia Burton is now managing her namesake restaurant. Check it out for lunch and try a specialty sandwich like the Tennessee Smoked T.N.T. with cajun turkey, 3 pepper colby jack cheese, chipotle aioli, mixed greens, roma tomatoes and red onion on pumpernickel bread. Or start your day off

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, October 11 to Friday, October 18. 

Friday, Oct. 11

Whiskey, Wine and Shine 

When: 7-10 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Whiskey, 890 Riverfront Parkway 
Cost: $50 

The Chattanooga Sertoma Club presents our 7th annual charity event with Chattanooga Whiskey, wine, moonshine, beer, and food with live music plus dancing, a clogging demonstration and a silent auction. All proceeds go to local charities with emphasis on speech and hearing problems in children.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit wineandshinesertoma.com.

October 11-13

“Matilda”

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street 
Cost:

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Good photography can make the difference between a home selling in weeks or selling in months. We’ve all seen the weird real estate listings circulating on the internet and made fun of the rooms full of porcelain dolls and weird tchotchkes. Don’t let that be your house! 

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.

Here are a few things home sellers do that mess up their real estate photos!

1. Leave the home dirty and cluttered

One of the most important ways to get your home ready for photos is to clean and

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, October 4 to Friday, October 11. 

October 4-5 

4th Annual Morris Hill Craft Market and Quilt Show

When: Friday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Rd. 
Cost: Free

If you are into buying local, supporting local artists and makers (including young entrepreneurs!), and even supporting our local veterans, check out this event. Thousands attend each year to enjoy handmade crafts and baked goods for sale. For more information, visit morrishillbaptist.org/craftmarket.

Thursday, Oct. 10 

City Sweat: SWAT In The City

When: 6-7 p.m. 
Where: Miller Park, 928 Market St. 

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 27 to Friday, October 4.

Opening tonight! 

“Matilda”

When: Sept. 27-29; Oct. 3-6 and 10-13
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street 
Cost: $11-30 

It's not easy being a kid. Especially when your parents are crude, TV-addicted, book-bashing scoundrels and your heartless headmistress has a fondness for torturing children. Such is the plight – and plot – of the mischievous and magical "Matilda," a Tony Award-winning musical which opens the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's 2019-2020 season on Friday, September 20. For tickets, call the CTC box office at 423-267-8534 or visit TheatreCentre.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 

Wine Over Water – Sip & Step

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Nathan Torgerson of The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty was was recently featured in “The Next Wave of Influence in Real Estate: The Best Marketing, Sales, and Industry Secrets Shared by the Top Millennial Real Estate Agents in the Country” a newly released book by top producing realtor Jimmy Rex.

The top 100 millennial realtors in the nation were each interviewed and given the opportunity to share some of what they would consider their most valuable advice for being successful.

“It’s an honor to be among the top young realtors in the country, and even more so to have real estate leaders like Jimmy Rex noticing and asking how we got here,” says Torgerson. “I’m happy to be part of the book and to share some of what I’ve learned in my years working

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

Friday, Sept. 20

Chattanooga Song Circle

When: 7-9 p.m. 
Where: Bluegrass Grill, 55 East Main Street 
Cost: Free to $5

Chattanooga Song Circle, an intimate and fun evening with local songwriters, will kick off its inaugural concert at The Bluegrass Grill. Held in partnership with SoundCorps, this event provides a true listening room experience to hear top local artists perform original songs.Chattanooga songwriters Butch Ross and Emily Kate Boyd will join regular host Richard Daigle for the first event. "We have a wealth of excellent songwriters in our town and Chattanooga Song Circle will provide a special venue for

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