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    3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

    By Preston Putnam | October 17, 2019

    If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be... Read More

    What’s Going on with Bidding Wars?

    By Ali Robinson | March 14, 2019

                            In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number... Read More

    This Generation is Currently Influencing the Housing Market

    By Preston Putnam | January 3, 2019

    Millennials, for the most part, are a generation of renters. Only 36% of Americans under the age of 35 owned their homes as of 2016, according to a Census Bureau survey. But that 36 percent is significant, because it’s an increase from 34.7 percent a year earlier. The current housing market, to an extent, is... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

    By Preston Putnam | December 12, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.... Read More

    Busting the Myths About Down Payment Requirements

    By Preston Putnam | November 16, 2018

    Despite the growing number of low and no-down-payment mortgage loans, it seems most American renters still think they need at least 20% down to buy a home. According to the recent Borrower Insight Survey from Ellie Mae, a whopping 48.6% of renters think they need to put 20% or more down on a home purchase.... Read More

    Defining Commonly Used Real Estate Lingo

    By Ali Robinson | November 9, 2018

    Whether you are a buyer or a seller, familiarizing yourself with the acronyms, terms and definitions frequently used in the real estate market is a helpful tool when preparing to make your move. Instead of getting bombarded with real estate lingo that sounds like a foreign language to you, we have put together a list... Read More

    5 Reasons Homeownership Makes “Cents”

    By Ali Robinson | November 6, 2018

    If you’re like most potential homebuyers, you have probably sought advice from friends, family and co-workers. However, you may still wonder if buying a home the right thing to do. If you were asking us for advice, this first thing we would tell you is this – Relax. Having reservations is normal. The more you know... Read More

    5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

    By Sarah Brandt | October 24, 2018

    Getting ready to find a new home is an exciting process. It’s easy to get swept up in the thrill of spending hours online looking at listings, but there are several key things you should do before you start viewing properties. In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas... Read More

    Are We Entering a Buyer’s Market?

    By Jay Robinson | October 15, 2018

    Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower rate, and reports are showing purchasing demand is going down. This has some experts thinking we may be entering a buyer’s market. After all, sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market... Read More

    Navigating Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Ali Robinson | October 9, 2018

    There are so many changes this time of year – school is back in session, the leaves are changing, and events around town seem to be slowing down. One thing that’s not slowing down, however, is the real estate market. In Chattanooga, housing inventories are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a decade, which in... Read More