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Is Selling by Owner an option for You?

So, you are thinking about selling your home yourself, before you put that sign in the yard, here are a few points to consider. If you are looking at the “numbers” and want to avoid hiring a professional Realtor to represent you thus avoiding paying commission for their services, there is another number you may... Read more »

Open Houses are not just for Buyers

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) is hosting an “Open House Weekend” on April 22-23, as you may have notice lots of signs and balloons up throughout the region. This annual event was designed years ago to jump start the Spring home selling season and encourage buyers to get out and look around.  While... Read more »

What’s Going On With Schools?

There are a variety of factors that affect home values and one of the largest influencers are schools. Test scores, graduation rates, age of facilities, breath of advanced placement classes, attendance rates, parental involvement, athletics, the list of factors which push a school’s ratings up or down is extensive and constantly growing. Our society has... Read more »

GCAR Members work in both TN and Georgia

The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR) demonstrated their involvement in the North Georgia goes deeper than selling homes and land this past week. GCAR and it’s North Georgia Council of Realtors hosted a luncheon with the heads of Catoosa, Walker and Dade Counties on March 26th. Realtors packed the room at The Colonnade Center... Read more »

A positive turn for home sales

Home Sales rebounded in February after starting the year out with a decline in January 2017. The Greater Chattanooga Market closed 642 Residential units in the month of February, which represents an 8.6% increase when compared to February 2016. This positive result followed a 5% decline in year over year sales in January and brings... Read more »

Yard work returns dividends

Spring has sprung early and that means it’s time to get to work on the yard, because curb appeal is King in residential real estate! A good first impression means everything to a prospective home buyer who is looking at both the appeal as well as how hard it may be to keep up once... Read more »

Inventory shortage drives prices to record highs

The relative shortage of available residential homes for sale has driven home prices to record highs in the Greater Chattanooga region! As was reported in this space last week, the average home sold for $202,894 in January of 2017, which is an all-time record high! This price represented an 11.2% increase over January 2016 and... Read more »

Washington Announcements Affect Local Home Buyers

The housing market and ultimately home buyers have not been left untouched from the unfolding announcements taking place in Washington DC since inauguration day. On January 20th, shortly after President Trump was installed, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that they were suspending indefinitely a planned reduction in the FHA Mortgage... Read more »

“MOS”: Months of Supply Explained

One of the statistics often cited in real sales reports is “Months Supply of Inventory” or “Months of Supply” (MOS). Today we will take a moment to explore and explain this term. Months of supply is one of the easiest real estate statistics to understand. Simply put; at our current rate of sale, if no... Read more »
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