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Remodel or Relocate

You've loved your home for years, and it is truly unbelievable how fast time has flown by since you held the keys in your hand for the first time. If you're like many homeowners, you may start to wonder whether or not this home is your forever home. Should you give it a little love and renovate it to transform it into something new, or should you consider listing it for sale and move to a new home that meets your lifestyle needs more acutely?

Our REALTORS® understand that this is not a decision that you can make overnight. When we check-in with our previous clients that have purchased Chattanooga homes for sale years ago, many of them ask us for advice on whether or not they should sell their home. To help you make the choice that's right for you, we've put together this quick list of pros and cons for remodeling and relocating.

3 Upsides to Remodeling

  1. Create More Space
    If you have children or parents who are getting older and will need more space in your home, remodeling is an excellent way to transform a few lesser-used rooms into their own private spaces.

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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.