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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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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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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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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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Hold a Garage Sale to Declutter Before Listing

Clear Clutter and Make Some Cash with a Garage Sale

Our REALTORS® always recommend doing a good decluttering before putting your home up for sale. If you've been putting it off, now's the time! National Garage Sale Day is the second Saturday in August, and it's a wonderful excuse to declutter your home and get it ready to be one of the next Chattanooga homes for sale.

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Chattanooga Summer Camps for Kids
Many families take summer camps and other after-school activities into account when looking at Chattanooga homes for sale. The local area is home to some of Tennessee's most highly regarded schools – but even the best students can't spend all their time in class.

When warm weather rolls around and it's time to break free for a while, a summer camp is a wonderful decision. Kids get the chance to meet new friends, learn useful skills, and develop their appreciation for the great outdoors.

Let's shed some light on the subject with some of the best summer camps in Chattanooga:

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Moving on a Budget
Moving can be stressful and expensive--especially if you're making a big move across the country. If you're relocating to Chattanooga, these money-saving tips from our experienced real estate agents can help you. 

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