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May
26

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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April
6

Moving with Pets

Moving is a stressful experience, and it's even more so when you have pets. You have the added responsibility of looking out for their well-being, managing their anxiety, and making sure they settle happily into their new home.

Our REALTORS® suggest the following 7 tips for moving with pets:

  1. Check Rules and Regulations for Your New Home
    Counties, cities, and states have rules and regulations that govern pet ownership. You'll need to bring documentation showing that your pet has been vaccinated and check to see whether your pet needs to be licensed in your new home. You'll also need to know about any other applicable laws, such as leash laws, that will apply to your pet.

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January
13

Staging Your Home

Kids can add a hurdle to your home staging and selling goals. They naturally want to play with their toys and can easily make a mess, so you may struggle to keep your home ready to show to prospective buyers at a moment's notice. 

Our real estate agents suggest the following tips for staging and selling your home when you have kids.

  1. Depersonalize
    You'll want prospective buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in your home, but that may not be possible if your kids' photos, drawings, and school papers are displayed throughout the house. Put the majority of these items away so that a buyer – especially one who doesn't have kids – can picture your home as their own.

  2. Prioritize Your Kids' Toys
    If your kids have every toy they own available to them, you'll fight a daily battle to have them put away. Go through their collection and throw out the ones that are broken and donate toys that they've outgrown. Take out just a few favorite toys for your kids to play with and put away the rest. If you need to, rotate them occasionally, but don't have too many out at once.

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December
16

Saving Money During Holidays

The holiday season is often a busy time of the year — especially when you're planning on moving into one of our Chattanooga homes for sale. Whether you're trying to save up for a down payment or tightening up your budget in anticipation of moving, our REALTORS® have gathered money-saving tips that keep your holidays stress-free!

  1. Know Your Finances
    Before you spend or save, you need to be aware of your current financial position. Determine your monthly income and expenditure average, taking into account consistent bills like utilities and grocery expenses. Next, determine how much you'll estimate needing for your down payment or to facilitate relocation. Once you have solid numbers to work with, you can begin planning.

  2. Set a Budget
    A firm budget will be a good friend to you not only during the home buying process but throughout the rest of the year as well. It's especially important to maintain a strict budget when buying a home or moving during the holidays, as it's easy to exceed your budget when purchasing holiday gifts.

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September
11

Garage Sale to Declutter5 Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Do you have too much stuff? You're not alone. Studies suggest most Americans have over 300,000 individual items in their homes!

When you are planning to list your home for sale, you become aware of how many excess items you own. After you've contacted one of our REALTORS® to discuss your listing, it's time to start the decluttering process.

Organizing a garage sale is an excellent way to help your items find a new home and make a few dollars along the way. These five tips will help ensure your sale runs smoothly.

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April
13

Tips for Telling Your Children Moving News

Moving with kids

Moving is a challenging process for a variety of reasons and getting the whole family on board can be one of the most difficult aspects. Our REALTORS® in Chattanooga are committed to making your move easier in every way possible.  These moving tips will help you tell the kids you're moving and hopefully make the transition to your new home a much smoother one.

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February
15

Tips for Getting to Know the People Next Door

How to Meet Your New Neighbors

Moving into a new home is exciting. However whether you're relocating across town or across the country, there comes a time when you start to wonder about your new neighbors.  Getting to know "the people next door" helps you feel more comfortable and at home in your new neighborhood--not to mention gives you the chance to create long-lasting friendship.

Rather than waiting for your neighbors to come knocking on your door, why not go to them? Here are some great ways to reach out and meet your new neighbors after you move in.  

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