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WHY HOME OWNERSHIP MATTERS

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® June marks National Homeownership Month, which recognizes the value of homeownership and its positive impact on families, communities, and the nation’s economy. This month allows a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of homeownership and identify the many benefits of owning that roof over … Read more

MAY 2018 HOMES SALES REVIEW

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Just like last year at this time, prospective home buyers should expect a competitive housing market for the next several months. With payrolls trending upward and unemployment trending downward month after month in an extensive string of positive economic news, demand remains quite strong. Given the … Read more

GREATER CHATTANOOGA REALTORS IN NATION’S CAPITAL TO ADVOCATE POLICY ISSUES

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® recently joined more than 9,000 Realtors® in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Realtor Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to discuss and advocate for crucial real estate issues on behalf of current and future home and property owners across the country. We also met … Read more

REALTORS OFFER GUIDANCE FOR FOREIGN BUYERS

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Foreign buyers continue to see the U.S. real estate market as a secure and safe investment as Realtors® are experiencing an increase in the number of international clients over the past five years, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). NAR’s 2018 … Read more

MAJORITY OF RENTERS RECOGNIZE BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Most renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future and they are thinking more about purchasing a home now than in past years. Given that information, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good … Read more

DON’T LET FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM EXPIRE

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Did you know that unless members of Congress take action, authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire July 31? If that happens it would be detrimental for our community. For families living along streams, lakes, rivers, oceans, or just about anywhere snow melts … Read more

IT’S NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga Realtors® May is National Home Remodeling Month, a time of the year when many homeowners may daydream about sprucing up their homes to gain equity, resale value, or simply find more enjoyment from their property. According to the National Association of Realtors®, many homeowners find the idea … Read more

5 MUST-KNOW TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga Realtors® The 2018 housing market in the Chattanooga region is going to continue to be challenging for buyers as the market remains strong and there simply isn’t enough inventory. Fact: it’s a seller’s market. There’s no point in sugar-coating it. Homes are selling on average within three … Read more

WHAT PET OWNERS SHOULD KNOW WHEN SELLING A HOME

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® Recently, I adopted a dog from a local shelter and began thinking of challenges pet owners face when selling a home. We all love our pets whether they be dogs, cats, hamsters, or rabbits – but that doesn’t mean potential buyers want to be greeted by … Read more

MARCH 2018 HOME SALES REVIEW

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By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI President, Greater Chattanooga Realtors® The Greater Chattanooga housing market continues to show strength as we edge into what is arguably the busiest time of year for buyers and sellers. New residential real estate has been relatively slow in the first quarter of 2018, yet housing is resilient in a consistently … Read more

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