Chattanooga, TN Real Estate News

By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, For Home Buyers, Mortgage and Finance2008 Mar 13th By Kacey Sides, Realtor, Buyer Specialist with Andy Hodes & The Scenic City Team Need a home loan?  Not long ago, that was the easy part of the home buying process.  It seemed if you had a pulse, you were approved for a home loan . . . Not anymore! After the recent surge of foreclosures, alot has recently changed in the morgtage industry.  Thus making who you choose as your lender that much more important!A lender, educated in their constantly-changing industry, will keep more money in your pocket.  There are still tons of great programs available for people with qualifying jobs and/or income.  A lender that is aware of all the various programs for which you qualify can potentially save you thou...
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 4th week of February in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 18Number of homes on Market: 358Number of homes with New Contracts: 45Number of homes Closing (sold): 8Average Days on Market: 129To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison "Spouses Selling Houses" - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell ...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, Flavors of Chattanooga, Things to Do in Chattanooga 2008 Mar 9th By David Israel, Business Manager - Andy Hodes & The Scenic City Team  When I first came to visit Andy in Chattanooga, one of the first places our families visited was the Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion.  We were so enamored with the open air market (that is actually under shelter), and the variety of artists, produce vendors and other great activities that were going on.  I will be honest, back in 2003 it was pretty small, but the past couple years have been incredible.  All this enthusiasm was almost dead and buried when it was announced last week that the Chattanooga Market was not going to re open for 2008 because it was not turning a big enough profit.  The...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Chattanooga Market Conditions, Chattanooga Market Statistics, Chattanooga Real Estate News 2008 Mar 10th By Andy Hodes, Realtor, Andy Hodes & The Scenic City Team Recent statistics from the Chattanooga Multiple Listing Service (MLS) continues to show weaker sales and median home values clearly pointing to the fact that we continue to operate in a “buyer’s market” where pricing and terms are much more favorable to buyers than sellers. A buyer’s market is typically defined as having more than seven months of inventory available. In February 468 housing units closed, a 15.2% decline from the 552 units that closed in February 2007. In the last six months (September 2007 thru February 2008) we averaged 481 closed units a month, a 21% decline from the average of 609 monthly closed...
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By Realtor Ryan, Realtor Ryan
(Realtor Ryan)
I had actually previously blogged about Chattanooga's only UFO being up for sale.  Well, now the sellers have decided to take a more "Worldly" approach and auction the extraterrestrial house off.  I have actually seen it advertised recently on CNN and various places on the web like MSN.com.  The auction will take place on March 15 and should be an out-of-body experience.  Click on the link to see pictures and learn more about what Trekkie's around the globe are talking about.   http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=403897&feed=1 Realtor Ryan, Broker 
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 3rd week of February in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 24Number of homes on Market: 362Number of homes with New Contracts: 46Number of homes Closing (sold): 8Average Days on Market: 128To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison "Spouses Selling Houses" - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell ...
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By Tucker Pennington
(ReMax Renaissance Realtors)
Moving from one part of the south to another really shouldn't be too earthshaking an experience.  A move from Huntsville to Charlottesville probably requires an additional pair of long johns and that's about it.  However, moving from Naples, Florida back to Chattanooga, Tennessee is not moving from one part of the south to another.  Naples has little in common with Chattanooga.  Naples is more like a different country altogether.My wife and I moved from Chattanooga where we met, married and completed undergraduate degrees to Naples in 1986.  We started our family there and have many warm memories.  After 16 years in the sub-tropics, Becky was offered a position at our alma mater, Covenant College, located just outside of Chattanooga on top of scenic Lookout Mountain.  With the prospects...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, Flavors of ChattanoogaBy David Israel, Business Manager - Andy Hodes and The Scenic City TeamToday there seems to be so many blogs out in the cyber world, why would Andy Hodes & The Scenic Team start a new real estate blog? A blog site is an incredible interactive tool in which a Realtor can share information, and invite others to participate through comments. The site is also not dependent upon a third party to make all the changes to a website, plus the information is updated daily, with valuable and useful information."Blogging is the new frontier" and Andy Hodes & The Scenic City Team feel that we need to be in front of the pack as leaders of this new technology, and not followers trying to catch up.This technology tool is a wonderful way to...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, For Home Sellers, Home Maintenance 2008 Jan 18th Staging your home in Chattanooga is key to find a buyer to purchase your home. You will only get a chance for a first impression once. There are tons of things you can do and even more that you should not do to attract a buyer to your home. 4 Great Tips on Staging your Home 1. Pick up recent issues of home Decorating Magazines like Country Living or Better Homes and Garden for ideas on making your home look the best it can look. 2. Stage a Home Office, it is not a trend, it is a reality in today’s market. Many Chattanooga buyers are looking to be able to run their businesses out of their homes. If you are not using a spare bedroom, stage it like an Office. Today’s buyers are looking at homes with...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
A Home Warranty - Insurance for the Unexpected Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, First Time Buyers, For Home Buyers, Home Maintenance 2008 Jan 31st By David Israel, Business Manager - Andy Hodes and the Scenic City Team In today’s Chattanooga Real Estate Market, whether you’re selling, buying, or plan to stay in your home, a home warranty protection policy gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your home appliances and mechanical systems are covered should there be any unexpected breakdowns. You can’t prevent system failures or breakdowns, but you can reduce the cost and aggravation with a good home warranty. There are several home warranty companies serving the Chattanooga area. HSA Home Warranty is the one that we recommend to our buyers and sellers. They have great custo...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Publix - "Where Shopping is a Pleasure" - Not just a slogan!Categories: Chattanooga Real Estate News, Flavors of Chattanooga, Things to Do in Chattanooga2008 Feb 20th By David Israel, Business Manager - Andy Hodes and The Scenic City TeamSeveral months ago Publix Supermarkets came to East Brainerd, TN, and they certainly have made a mark in the Chattanooga market.Growing up in South Florida, Publix was the norm for my family. I can remember getting my driver's license and volunteering to go to Publix to pick up items for my mom. I am old enough to even remember when Publix was closed on Sundays. There was a Publix in every town, sometimes several locations in one city. There were other supermarkets, but none that trained their employees to take ownership of their jobs.When my family mov...
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By Andy Hodes
(Keller Williams - The Scenic City Team)
Categories: Ask Andy, Chattanooga Real Estate News, For Home Sellers2008 Jan 29th By Andy Hodes, Realtor, Andy Hodes & The Scenic City TeamWhile most real estate transactions glide to a successful and on-time closing, there are instances when a closing is delayed by a couple of days, or worse gets cancelled all-together. Even though our closing team does everything possible to keep things on track, delayed or cancelled closings are a fact of life.Because of the possibility of a delay or cancellation, we advise our Sellers to wait until the day of closing to notify the electric, gas and water utilities to discontinue their service.Many Sellers, attempting to stay on top of every detail, have their utilities shut off on the day of closing. If closing is delayed, Sellers risk having their ...
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By Patrice & Jeff Wishmyer, Your Realtors®
("Your" Chattanooga Home Finder)
One day in the middle of the summer of 2005, Patrice and I were driving back to Maryland from visiting our son Josh in the Air Force. Somehow we knew that we would make a move south. Little did we know that Chattanooga and more specifically Signal Mountain would be our destination. Because I moved here first while our home in Maryland went on the market, most of our time was spent going back and forth. Before our home search began, we found an older home that we fell in love with. The possibilities we were now faced with became a hobby. Red Oak floors, plaster walls and ceilings, mountain stone and craftsmanship that was unique to the time period.  With each demolition we started we uncovered surprises ...some good, some challenging. We will add from time to time...feel free to share yo...
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By Karen Riede
(Realty Executives Chattanooga)
Karen Riede and Elwynn Schwartz, daughter and mother team, have been awarded the Accredited Consultant in Real Estate (ACRE) accreditation. Fewer than one percent of Realtors nationally have earned this elite real estate consulting recognition. What this means to consumers is that we are now offering choices in the real estate services you receive and choices in payment of these services. To find out more about the advantages of using real estate consulting click on the consulting link to the right.
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 2nd week of February in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 24Number of homes on Market: 362Number of homes with New Contracts: 52Number of homes Closing (sold): 10Average Days on Market: 127To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison "Spouses Selling Houses" - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell...
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 1st week of February in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 10Number of homes on Market: 352Number of homes with New Contracts: 49Number of homes Closing (sold): 4Average Days on Market: 132To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison "Spouses Selling Houses" - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell ...
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By Realtor Ryan, Realtor Ryan
(Realtor Ryan)
Yes folks, I am blazing a new path in the area of Chattanooga Real Estate.  I have just received my Eco-Broker Designation and I am the first one out of over 1,500 agents to obtain such an honor.  The closest other Eco-Broker would be in Atlanta.    The Eco-Broker Class has taught me many things about Green Building practices and how to cut your energy almost in half by using passive solar power (basically the direction your house sits).  I also have learned how we can all make better choices when buying appliances, HVAC units, water heaters and many other items for our homes.  I truly feel that one day, Americans will have to find alternative fuel sources and we will also HAVE to be educated consumers in the Energy Efficiency category.  The Eco-Broker designation will put me ahead of t...
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 5th week of January in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 18Number of homes on Market: 355Number of homes with New Contracts: 44Number of homes Closing (sold): 6Average Days on Market: 130To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell 423-991-2525 · Toll Free 8...
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By Sheila Shipley
(ERA Blue Key Properties LLC)
CHATTANOOGA REAL ESTATE (Brainerd & East Brainerd Areas)The local real estate statistics are continuously monitored by Morrison Team. Our goal is to keep our clients informed and ahead of the Chattanooga real estate trends.  Below are the real estate statistics for the 4th week of January in Chattanooga.New homes on the Market: 16Number of homes on Market: 359Number of homes with New Contracts: 36Number of homes Closing (sold): 8Average Days on Market: 127To search the Chattanooga MLS without having to provide personal information, or if you would like more information about homes for sale in Chattanooga, visit us at http://www.DebbieandGerald.com/ or feel free to give me a call.Debbie & Gerald Morrison - Morrison Team - Chattanooga Real Estate ConsultantsCell 423-991-2525 · Toll Free 8...
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By Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger
(Crye-Leike, Realtors)
Are you interested in a career in real estate and need to find a Chattanooga real estate company to work with? Or are you already working in real estate and interested in learning why so many Chattanooga real estate agents choose Crye-Leike? There is an upcoming Chattanooga real estate career event at Crye-Leike's Chattanooga Headquarters - East Brainerd Office .(Map to East Brainerd office with Mapquest)We invite you to find out more about a real estate career and services for Crye-Leike sales associates. Date: Thursday, Feb. 21st at 6:00 PMRegister for this real estate career event in Chattanooga. Crye-Leike, Realtors is 4th in the nation and has real estate offices throughout the area providing Chattanooga real estate. We started in 1977 and have since been building a reputation as a...
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