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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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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.


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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6 Reasons Why Chattanooga is One of America's Best Places to Live

Chattanooga America's Great Cities

Chattanooga is gaining a reputation as one of America's great up-and-coming cities, and it's not hard to see why. With an agreeable climate, low cost of living, and an abundance of outdoor recreation right in your backyard, it has a lot going for it. But before you make the leap, our REALTORS® want to make sure you have all the facts.

There are certain steps you should take before moving to any new city, and Chattanooga is no exception. Be sure to follow this Chattanooga relocation guide as you prepare to move to one of our country's hidden gems and don't browse our listing of Chattanooga homes for sale

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Chattanooga  City Aerial
Chattanooga is a city that is welcoming to all with a relaxed vibe, a healthy economy, and fun activities for residents of all ages. The Scenic City attracts a diverse group of residents while quickly becoming one of the most popular spots in the South for Millennials in their 20s and 30s to settle down long-term. So many residents visit the city first on a trip or simply while passing through, and quickly decide that there's no place else they'd rather live. Our REALTORS® have all the details on why Chattanooga has become a Millennial Magnet, and what it means for life in the city.

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Chattanooga Families Celebrate Christmas with a Train Ride on the North Pole Limited

Chattanooga North Pole Limited Train
It's almost time for another Tennessee Christmas and local Chattanoogans are preparing for a holiday season filled with festivals, delicious dining, visits with Santa, shopping and live music and entertainment.

However, if this is your first holiday season living in Chattanooga, you may not know which attractions to take in first. So, our REALTORS® have made a list—and, yes we've checked it twice—of all those things that make a Chattanooga Christmas so very nice.  Let's get started with a magical journey to the North Pole.

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Chattanooga Fall Festivals
Homes in Chattanooga
have easy access to art galleries, parks, unique shopping experiences, and seasonal celebrations. As real estate agents in Chattanooga, we know that the excitement stretches beyond the city limits.  Rock City Rocktoberfest and Blowing Springs Farm Fall Festival are two local favorites. Both offer a renewed sense of excitement as the seasons change. 

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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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