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As we start the new year, you may be considering freshening up your home. Whether you are looking to update your home in order to sell or you’re just looking to spruce up your surroundings, one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to do so is with paint. Painting a room or accent wall can change your entire space! 

Every year, companies come out with what is called “Color of the Year,” which is a color trend predicted for the year. This can impact anything from consumer products like clothes to your home decor. Depending on the space you are looking to change, the Color of the Year can be applied to all of your walls, an accent wall, or even be the perfect colored accents placed around your room to complement the current decor. While The…

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As 2022 comes to an end, so does this historical time in real estate. As the market shifts, it’s important to talk about where we have been, where the market is headed, and what that looks like for you. There is a good chance you’ve seen something come across your TV, phone, or computer screen that can make you feel a little nervous about what is to come. Let’s break it down into facts and see what it actually means for you.

Where we have been

Even if you were not interested in buying or selling real estate over the past few years, you might have seen segments on the news, read an article, laughed at jokes on the internet, or screamed in frustration over the real estate market. To sum it all up, the market was crazy! We were in an incredibly…

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The past few years have been something else when it comes to selling your home. In a heavily weighted market, sellers were getting top dollar and then some for their homes with very few negotiations happening. As 2022 comes to an end, we have shifted away from a seller’s market and things have balanced out between buyers and sellers. What this means is there are more options for buyers and longer days on the market for sellers. This is what most would consider “normal” when it comes to buying and selling real estate.

Now that buyers have more options, pricing your home correctly is key when it comes to selling your home. Here are our top 6 ways to help you find the right price to list your home.

1. Consider the current market

Knowing what…

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Colder temperatures have officially hit Chattanooga and the North Georgia area. While you may or may not have been prepared since the temperatures have been back and forth, there is no time like the present to prepare your home for the temperature drop. 

Colder weather means higher risks for your home and potentially higher costs. As we are turning on heaters and dealing with freezing temperatures, the risk of fires or water damage increases significantly.  We've put together a list of ways to help you protect your home and wallet throughout the fall and winter seasons. 

1. Cover spigots & drain the hoses 

Now that the temperature has dropped, you won’t be needing much accessible water outside the home. Be sure to cover all of your spigots on…

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We are just a few days away from the first day of fall which starts Thursday, September 22nd! While the temperature won’t immediately change, we have begun to feel some cooler mornings lately which makes now prime time to prepare your house for the new season. Regular home maintenance is important not only to help prevent damage which can potentially cause major home expenses, but also creates far less projects for you if/when you decide to sell your home. 

We put together a fall home maintenance list to get started on to help keep your home in tip top shape!

1. Clean gutters

The leaves haven’t quite started to fall just yet, but it seems like once they start they just don’t stop! Keeping your gutters clean and clear is very important as…

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Summer time is the perfect time to plant a beautiful garden, entertain family and friends, or just relax outside. Our front porch is the first thing we see when we home and truly sets the tone for guests entering our house. Updating your curb appeal with a few simple fixes can make all of the difference to your house. Here are our top 5 tips for updating your front porch. 

1. Define Your Focal Point

Chattanooga is lucky enough to have a lot of unique styles of houses throughout. From historic to modern homes, the exterior of each home will have a different focal point. For example, if you have a beautiful staircase leading directly up to your front door, your focal point will most likely be your stairs or front door. Or maybe your front porch…

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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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Getting your house ready for summer doesn't just mean uncovering the pool and prepping the grill. It also means checking off a few to do items to make sure your home is ready for the summer season. By keeping up with regular maintenance, it helps to protect your home and can prevent costly repairs down the road. Here are our top 10 items for you to check off your summer to do list.

1. Service & repair your HVAC

As the temperature rises, it is incredibly important to make sure your air conditioner is ready to take on the hot days of summer. While it is recommended that you service your HVAC annually, the weather changes can take its toll on your unit. Having a licensed technician inspect your HVAC can help you beat the heat this year!

2.…

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Spring cleaning is an annual ritual that many perform—some more enthusiastically than others—to clear out the winter debris and achieve a more comfortable environment for everyone in our households. But performing spring cleaning and annual home maintenance tasks isn’t only good for our homes. According to medical science, it’s actually good for our mental and physical health too. In fact, increasing numbers of people have begun to view spring cleaning as an act of self-care because of its benefits to mind and body health. This year, don’t skip this ritual; luxuriate in its healthful benefits, and enhance your living space with improved maintenance at the same time.

Spring Cleaning Benefits Your Mental and Physical Health

Ever walk into a…

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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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