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It is officially football season, which means most of your weekends for the next few months will likely consist of wearing your team's apparel, gathering together for some delicious food and drinks, and tailgating games, followed by screaming from the stands or at the TV as if the players and referees can hear you. 

One tradition that is not to be taken lightly is the food. The typical spread usually includes burgers, hot dogs, and wings. But let's be honest, the dips, appetizers, and sides are just as delicious and are there for us to munch on the entire game! Whether you are hosting or maybe you were asked to bring a dish to contribute, we’re here to help you get that touchdown reactions when guests take a bite! We’ve put together 25 recipes…

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It’s that time of year again when the summer break has come to an end and families are gearing up for the beginning of the school year. Whether your children will be attending school in person, online, or home school, preparing your house is one of the best ways to set your child up for success. Here are our top 6 favorite ways to prepare your home for your students to have the best school year yet!

1. Message board/family calendar

Between your work schedule, appointments, sports, and after-school activities keeping up with everybody’s schedule can be chaotic and overwhelming. The best way to organize your week is with a family message center. Keeping a family calendar will help keep up with everybody’s events and also make sure you don’t have…

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In the recent months, the real estate market has begun to shift. What does that mean for you as a buyer? Should you wait for rates to go back down? Should you wait for house prices to drop? Here is what we are seeing in this market shift and why it is a good time to buy. 

1. Housing prices are starting to balance

You may have noticed some homes sitting on the market longer than 48 hours or sellers are dropping their prices in order to sell. This does not mean that the value of the home is decreasing. It means that we have reached the peak of this crazy, rapidly climbing market. Over the past few years, housing prices have increased faster than we've ever seen before. House values were increasing tens of thousands of dollars if not more in just a…

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The hot summer days are in full swing in Chattanooga! With the high temperatures and rainy summer days, Chattanooga has a lot of options to stay busy! Check out our top 25 indoor things to do around town to beat the heat and stay dry!

  1. NOOGA Splash - Take your average day at the lake and kick it up a notch with a fun, inflatable obstacle course directly on the water! Located at Chester Frost Park, this aqua park will keep your family entertained for hours.

  2. SOAKYA Water Park - SOAKYA Water Park is the perfect way to stay cool while having a blast! As an extension of the well-known Lake Winnepesaukah, SOAKYA offers rides and attractions for all ages. 

  3. Chattanooga Selfie Museum - Located in the heart of the city, the Chattanooga…

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We are half way through the year 2022 and it has already proven to be one for the books in real estate. We have continued to see multiple offers with competitive bids including above asking prices and little to no contingencies. However, is all of that about to change? 

Based on the market statistics from Greater Chattanooga Realtors, the average from the first half of this year are as follows,

  • Median sales price=$295,625
  • Days on market=19
  • Inventory=850
  • Closed transactions per month=912

If we take a look at the end of 2021, the median sales price was $265,000, days on market was 22 days, and inventory ended with 903 properties for sale. In just 6 months, the average median price has increased by $30,000. What this means…

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Mother’s Day is a special day where we get to show our moms just how much they mean to us. Finding the perfect gift can sometimes prove to be difficult. Giving her a beautifully drawn, crayon colored card doesn’t quite do the trick as an adult like it did when you were six. Thankfully, we live in a city full of local shops and experiences that can help! From a traditional bouquet of flowers to a special day of shopping, Chattanooga offers something for every mom to make sure her day is truly the best.

For the traditional mom:

Put a bit of a spin on the flowers you give your mom this year! Jodi Jardin’s Flower Shop is not your average flower shop. It is truly an experience to enter under an archway of beautiful blooms and into a garden filled…

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COVID-19

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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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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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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