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Relocating to Tennessee

Moving to a new state is an exciting adventure! As you start to consider Chattanooga homes for sale, you may be wondering how you're going to conduct a real estate transaction from so far away smoothly. Worry not — our REALTORS® specialize in helping homeowners buy a home in a different state. Whether you're looking forward to calling Tennessee home or if you have an interest in living elsewhere, we've gathered the following tips for buying a home in a different state.

  • Use All Resources Available
    You don't even need to leave your house to make a substantial impact in the homebuying process. Thanks to the internet, you can access a wealth of information to help you make your decision. Feel free to research everything from school districts and property value changes to which industries are growing and how well the local sports teams play. Within minutes, many of your questions about moving to a specific city can be answered, and you can learn valuable information regarding what it might be like to live there.

  • Hire a Relocation Specialist
    Not all agents can accomplish your real estate goals. Relocation specialists understand that this endeavor involves a lot of plate spinning. Find a trusted REALTOR® that can not only help you secure a home in a new city and handle the many elements of moving to a new state.

  • Visit the City
    If possible, go and spend a few days in the city or town you're interested in living in. Although it's tempting to treat it like a vacation, try to live as if it were everyday life. Stay close to your desired neighborhood and see how traffic is at rush hour. Take note of where schools, hospitals, department stores, and other amenities are in proximity to your desired neighborhood. Talk to locals and let them give you their honest opinion about the area.

  • Obtain Financing From a National Bank
    When it comes to the financial obligations of buying a home, you don't want to take any chances. Make sure you choose a financial institution that will help you secure a loan for an out of state home. Large national banks typically have locations throughout the country so you'll easily be able to conduct elements of the transaction from your current branch.

  • Finalize the Sale of Your Prior Home First
    Even if you're not financing your new home with funding from your previous home, it's still a good idea to sell before you buy. Both transactions have their inherent challenges, and unexpected obstacles can pop up in each. By finalizing the sale of your old home, you take a huge worry off of your plate.

Fletcher Bright Realty is a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE). Whether you're moving across the street or the globe, the LeadingRE team of over 130,000 professionals spanning 70 countries is ready to help you find the home of your dreams anywhere on the map. Each firm within the LeadingRE group is hand-selected for its unparalleled performance and ability to deliver exceptional client experiences in relocations near and far.

Are you ready to move to Chattanooga to live in your dream home? Contact us at Fletcher Bright Realty today and let us make the relocation process as smooth as possible.


3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival Artists

Ladies and gentlemen of Chattanooga — are you ready for two days of bluegrass? The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival heads to Ross' Landing this October for this FREE family-friendly event! Join our REALTORS® Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th as we hang out and listen to fantastic bluegrass bands, including:

  • Mandolin Orange
    Hailing from North Carolina, Andrew Marlin, and Emily Frantz are a talented duo delivering intimate performances even when playing to a packed house. Earlier this year, Mandolin Orange released perhaps their most personal album to date, Tides of a Teardrop. Having traveled the globe, Mandolin Orange is ready to share their craft with Chattanooga.

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Sisters Bluegrass Festival

Thirteen years ago, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival was born of a simple idea, a family effort, and a love of bluegrass. The festival has since grown into one of the country's most popular free bluegrass festivals. This festival now draws some of the biggest names in bluegrass for a full weekend on the Chattanooga Riverfront. This event was founded by the Bright family and is a cause near and dear to our hearts at Fletcher Bright Realty. It's also just plain fun, so we encourage everyone to attend. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's edition of the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival in Chattanooga.

Dates: October 4th and 5th
Location: Ross' Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Admission: Free

  • Music and Fun on the Chattanooga Riverfront
    You're never far from great music when you shop for Chattanooga homes for sale, and the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival is a shining example of why that's the case. Held every year on the Chattanooga Riverfront, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival features big-name acts from around the country. The setting, at scenic Ross' Landing, provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of music, food, drink, and family fun. Best of all, 3 Sisters is free to attend. There's no admission price for any show on the schedule, just as it has always been. Simply bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the bands at this year's festival. 

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Fall Festivals Chattanooga

Calling Chattanooga home means that you'll always have another fun, local festival coming up on the calendar, and the fall season is certainly no exception. There are festivals planned around harvest time, events packed with local culture, and plenty of opportunities to explore all of the excitement that Chattanooga has to offer. Pleasant weather makes fall a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with your favorite people at local events. Our REALTORS® are ready for fall fun, and we've got the details on five great festivals coming to Chattanooga this fall.

  1. Chattanooga Oktoberfest, 1801 Carter St., Chattanooga, TN 37408 - October 13 
    Chattanooga homes for sale 
    make it easy to reach all of the fantastic festivals and events on our list, including Chattanooga Oktoberfest which takes place at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Visit Chattanooga's longest-running Oktoberfest event for a full weekend of great food, local brews, and German traditions. The festival features traditional German dining, more than 99 different craft brews, and live music throughout the weekend. This is a family-friendly Oktoberfest event, with attractions and fun for all ages.

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