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Moving to a New State

There are plenty of things to think about when you are buying Chattanooga homes for sale. Especially, if you are planning a move from a different state! From the logistics of the move to setting up new utilities when you arrive, the following are some considerations you will want to stay on top of when moving across state lines.

  1. Cost of Living
    Make sure you know how much it costs to live in your new community so you can budget accordingly. If possible, make a trip to the grocery store, take a look at gas prices, and investigate state, local, and federal tax rates. 
  2. Access and Quality of Healthcare 
    Are there good hospitals, physicians, and dentists in the area? While you may not need a doctor today, you want to make sure one's available tomorrow if you do. Make sure to do your research online. 
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Dream Home

You've done your homework. You've been pre-approved. Now, you want to be one of this year's 5 million homebuyers. Finding your dream home takes patience, research, and a little luck. Whether you buy the first or 50th home you view, use the list below crafted by our REALTORS® to help determine that the search is over, and you've found the home of your dreams.

  1. The House Matches Your Checklist
    Before starting your search, you probably made a personal checklist of your dream home. Depending on your lifestyle, the list may include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen area, home office, and backyard space. The house matches everything (or almost everything) that is on your list.
  2. An Instant Feeling of Home
    After viewing numerous houses, you realize this is the only one that embraces the feeling of being home. Using your intuition is essential in finding the right home for you. Do you get the overall sense you are home? Then, the house is the one for you. 
  3. Fits Your Budget
    Remember to stay within your budget! No matter the number of other listings in your budget, you keep returning to one particular home that stands out. 
  4. Right Location
    The location of the house is perfect for you. When looking at homes, the community is always a priority. The house matches your needs for commutes, public transportation, or neighborhood activities.
  5. You Are Already Decorating Inside and Out
    Before placing an offer, you are already decorating the home. The empty walls are calling for new paint and customized décor. Each room comes alive in your mind with the arrangement of furniture and other details. Starting with the interior design to the outdoor landscape, you can view the home's entire appearance.
  6. You Find the Minor Flaws Endearing
    Is the second bathroom smaller than you wanted? Or does the kitchen need upgrading? Every house on the market will have its own set of minor flaws. If you are willing to overlook the little imperfections and instead are thinking of opportunities for improvement, the home is a match. 
  7. You Share Your Excitement for the House
    The excitement you have cannot be contained! You immediately begin sharing all the amenities of the home with your family and friends.
  8. You Cannot Wait to Entertain
    When you stand in the middle of the house, you immediately envision future events. You can easily see birthday parties, holidays, or family gatherings in the home. The idea of bringing friends and family into this particular house is a good sign.
  9. You No Longer Want to Look at Other Houses
    When the desire to look at other houses is gone, it's a pretty good sign the search is over!

The ongoing search for your dream home can be both exciting and frustrating. Need some help with your search? Our team can tell you more about Chattanooga homes for sale! Contact us today.  


Kids Activities

"There's nothing to do!" How many times a day do you hear that refrain from your kids? TV and online activities are fine in small doses, but they shouldn't be a constant source of entertainment.

Our real estate agents share some of their favorite screen-free ways to entertain their kids. You might even find a new activity you enjoy!

  1. Solve Puzzles
    The word "puzzles" covers a wide variety of formats. Jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, and sudoku are just a few of the available types, offering something for everyone's particular interests. As a bonus, puzzles are great tools for teaching logic and problem-solving skills.

  2. Learn to Cook
    Now that families have more opportunities to share mealtimes, why not go the next step and prepare the meals together? Start by having the kids assist with basic tasks like measuring ingredients and work your way up based on their aptitude.

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Foster a Pet Chattanooga

A random act of kindness has the power to change lives, and our real estate agents believe that kindness is a gift that we can give no matter the time or place. Now more than ever, it's important that we all take a moment to share kindness with our families, friends, and neighbors. Here are five easy ways you can spread kindness in Chattanooga right now!

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