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So you've decided to list your home and need someone to do the heavy lifting to get it sold? Maybe your family is growing or you're ready to downsize? Looking for the ideal space to call your first home? It's time to call a real estate professional! Choosing the right agent can seem like a daunting task, but we've put together a guide to help keep things simple.

Do I Really Need a Real Estate Agent?

Although you can list and sell your own home, there are many benefits to hiring an agent. A realtor is working in the local market every day, so their knowledge of current pricing trends is invaluable. This can ensure you make the highest profit possible on your home. They know what buyers are looking for and how to stage your home to grab the…

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It has been quite the whirlwind of a real estate market over the last few years here in Chattanooga, TN. We hit all time lows with interest rates as well as all time highs with home value increases. Homes were selling in less than 24 hours and with little to no contingencies. Throughout 2022 and 2023, we started to see that change a bit as the interest rates began to increase which changed a lot of people’s buying power. It has been all over the news and social media lately that interest rates are expected to drop in 2024 which would mean a lower mortgage payment for buyers. While you may be saying to yourself, “I’ll wait to buy a home when the interest rates drop,” we’re here to discuss why that may not be in your best interest. While we can’t…

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It is officially 2024 and we could not be more excited for a new year full of amazing opportunities! As the clock strikes midnight and the calendar turns to a new year, many individuals embark on a journey of self-improvement through New Year's resolutions. Having the right environment and opportunities can significantly impact the success of these resolutions, and Chattanooga has it all! Whether you are looking to improve your health, meet new people, or try new things, Chattanooga is the place to be when it comes to a fresh start. We’ve put together a list of ideas and places you go to help start your resolutions off right.

Looking to try something new this year? Chattanooga has countless opportunities for anybody to learn a new hobby, craft, or…

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As the end of 2023 is almost here, the idea of starting fresh in 2024 has never sounded better! What better way to start the new year than with a new home? With interest rates starting to drop, buyers are getting excited and becoming more and more active in their search. To help your home stand out, prepping your home before you list will make a world of difference to buyers! As a seller, the idea a preparing a home can sometimes feel overwhelming specially coming out of the holiday season. The good news is it doesn't have to be. We are here to help! We've put together a checklist to help you get started now so that you can be ready as we enter the new year!

It is important to note that while this list covers the basics of your home, every house is…

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As the holiday season unfolds, Chattanooga transforms into a festive wonderland filled with joyous activities for residents and visitors alike. If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate the season, we’ve put together a list of where you can find a little holiday cheer around Chattanooga!

Be sure to click on each one to find out how to purchase tickets if required. 

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

As one of out most famous Christmas attractions, walk into a mesmerizing world of lights at Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights. Wander through gardens illuminated by over 30 holiday scenes, featuring thousands of twinkling lights. This annual event promises a magical experience for the whole family. 

Ruby Falls Christmas Underground

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The holiday season is a magical time of year, and there's nothing quite like having friends and family in the comfort of your own home. We have seen so many people purchase their first home in the recent years which creates the perfect opportunity to host holiday gatherings for the first time. Whether you purchased your first home or moved into a new home, we've put together a list of 10 essential tips to help you host an unforgettable gathering and make lasting memories during this special time of year. 

1. Create a Warm Welcome 

Begin with a festive entrance to set the tone for your gathering. Consider placing a wreath on the front door, adding twinkling lights, or placing a seasonal doormat to greet your guests with holiday cheer. 

2.…

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Chattanooga was recently rated the “all-around best city” to retire in the south by Investopedia and Southern Living. Retirement is a time of life that many people eagerly anticipate. It's an opportunity to relax, enjoy your golden years, and make the most of your well-earned time. We’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s no surprise to us that Chattanooga was named the best city to retire in.

Beautiful Outdoors | Chattanooga is nestled in the beautiful Tennessee Valley, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It offers retirees an abundance of opportunities to connect with nature. With stunning hiking trails, pristine lakes, and nearby national parks, you'll have the chance to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Whether it's a leisurely…

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The real estate market in Chattanooga has changed a bit over this last year. We’ve gone from historically low interest rates and houses selling within hours back to what was considered a “normal” market. With interest rates around 6%-7%, getting approved to purchase a home has become a little more expensive which can make it harder for a first time home buyer. One of the best ways for a first time home buyer and even an investor is buying a home that needs updates. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great way to get into the real estate market and potentially build equity while customizing your home to your preferences. However, it's essential to approach this type of investment with mindfulness and a well-thought-out plan. We’ve put together a plan to…

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October is here which means the leaves will be changing colors soon here in Chattanooga! Our town offers some amazing and unique opportunities to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. The city is surrounded by the scenic Appalachian Mountains and offers various locations where you can experience the vibrant colors of autumn. We’ve put together a list of where you can find the best views as the season changes.

Lookout Mountain | Lookout Mountain is one of the most popular spots for fall foliage in Chattanooga. You can visit Rock City Gardens, which offers stunning views of the surrounding forests and valleys including a point where you can see 7 different states. The Lover's Leap trail on Lookout Mountain is another great option for hiking and enjoying…

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You may have heard the term House Hacking over the last several years. The popular investing strategy has become a great tool for those looking to get into real estate investing. During the heavy sellers market over the past few years, it was really difficult (although not impossible) in the Chattanooga area as many competed against larger, all cash investors. As the market shifts, house hacking becomes more accessible if you are purchasing with a home loan. We've broken down what exactly house hacking is and how you can make it work for you.

House hacking is a real estate investment strategy where you purchase a multifamily property (such as a duplex or triplex) and live in one of the units while renting out the others. The main goal of house…

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