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The Labor Day weekend tends to bring the summer break to a close as kids are back in school and the weather starts to cool off a bit. Here in Chattanooga, we keep the outdoor fun going! From music festivals to whiskey tastings, your days are sure to be filled with fun, unforgettable experiences! We’ve put together a list of some of the top events happening around Chattanooga to keep the fun going and help you fill up your calendar this month.

Noontunes | Every Friday, 11am -1pm | 211 Broad Street | Click here for the website

Noontunes, a free lunchtime concert series, will enliven Broad Street every Friday with artist vendors, food trucks, live music and themed activities.

National Treasures: Party at the Park | September 7, 5:30-8:30pm |…

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Buying a home is a significant financial investment, and a home inspection is a crucial step in the process. A home inspection provides valuable insights into the condition of the property, helping you make an informed decision about your purchase. We’re here to guide you through what to expect during your inspection period so you can approach the process confidently.

Once a buyer is under contract to purchase a home, their inspection period begins. An inspection period (or “due diligence” period) is a specific number of days that has been agreed upon by the buyer and seller allowing the buyer to examine the condition of the home and still obtain their earnest money in the event the contract is terminated. 

Buyers typically hire a professional…

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Summer break is coming to a close for many here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As we gear up for an upcoming season change, sending our growing kiddos back to school, or simply just looking for a fun day out with our friends, Chattanooga has plenty of options when it comes to shopping! If you are new to this wonderful city or maybe looking to venture out from your usual stores, we’ve got you covered. We put together a list of great places around town to shop that is sure to have something for everybody!

Hamilton Place Mall

Hamilton Place Mall is Chattanooga’s largest shopping mall. With over 200 stores inside the mall or in surrounding plazas, it is definitely your one stop shop for everybody! Hamilton Place Mall is home to several large department…

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It’s crazy to think we are already half way through 2023! While the real estate market has been ever changing, it has still been a busy year so far. The most common question people ask is– how’s the market going? So let’s talk about how the first half of 2023 has been.

How is the current market?

It is still a seller’s market. WAIT! Don’t leave! It may still be a seller’s market, but it is not the same type of seller’s market that we saw in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Interest rates, inventory, days on market all look very different from this time last year. So what does that mean?

Interest rates are higher than they have been in the previous years. A significant amount of people either bought or refinanced within the last few years to take…

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We’ve hit the month of July which also means we are halfway through the summer school break. While summer time is full of vacations, camps, and extra times with friends and family, finding activities to fill the gaps can be a lot. Don’t fret! We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of ways you can keep your children entertained that also won’t break the bank. Make the most of the summer season and create lasting memories with your kids in Chattanooga!

1. Cool off at local splash pads

We are reaching high temperatures, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. Chattanooga has several splash pads scattered throughout the city, providing a perfect opportunity for kids to cool down and have a blast. Take them to places like Coolidge…

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Real estate investment has long been recognized as a lucrative venture for those seeking financial growth and passive income. However, navigating the complex world of real estate requires knowledge of effective investment strategies. One such strategy that has gained significant popularity among investors is the BRRRR method. We've broken down its core principles, and how it can help you build a successful real estate portfolio.

What is the BRRRR Method?

BRRRR stands for Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat. It allows investors to buy properties, improve their value through renovations or repairs, rent them out to generate cash flow, refinance to recover the money spent, and then repeat the process to continue to build their portfolio.

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Chattanooga is a haven for water lovers, with numerous access points that cater to a variety of interests and activities. Whether you prefer the calm waters of the Tennessee River, the excitement of whitewater rapids, or the serenity of mountain streams, Chattanooga has something to offer. Since the summer time temperatures have arrived, we've put together a list for you explore ten fantastic locations where you can enjoy the water and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Chattanooga.

Coolidge Park

Situated on the north shore of the Tennessee River, Coolidge Park provides a fantastic water access point. Here, you can dip your toes in the river, enjoy the peaceful views, or even rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the calm waters.

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In the competitive world of real estate, it's essential to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. One highly effective method to achieve this is through home staging. We've put together a few reasons of the importance of home staging in the real estate market and how it can significantly impact the selling process.

Enhances visual appeal

Home staging involves arranging and decorating a property to showcase its best features and create an inviting atmosphere. By decluttering, organizing furniture, adding tasteful décor, and maximizing natural light, staging helps enhance the visual appeal of a home. A well-staged property captures the attention of buyers, making it more memorable and increasing the likelihood of a sale.

Highlights the…

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The weather is warming up which could only mean that it is time to get outside! Known for our stunning natural scenery and outdoor activities, Chattanooga is a mecca for both adventure seekers and nature lovers. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or just looking for a relaxing day out in the sun, Chattanooga has something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities that Chattanooga has to offer.

Hiking

Chattanooga is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country. From easy, family-friendly hikes to challenging, steep climbs, there's a trail for every skill level. One of the most popular hikes in Chattanooga is Point Park & Sunset Rock, both located on beautiful Lookout Mountain. This trails offer stunning…

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If you’ve kept up with the real estate market over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed it has been anything but what we would consider “normal.” Historically low interest rates, property values increasing exponentially, and houses selling within hours! In the last half of 2022, we saw an increase in interest rates which caused the market to shift a bit. 

We are currently still in a sellers market as there are still many buyers looking for a home and not enough sellers. While it is incredibly unlikely that we will see interest rates drop to 2% and 3% again, those low interest rates seem to still have an effect on our current market. Many people who purchased or refinanced in the last several years locked in the lower rates and now they…

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