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A DE-Luxe Apartment in the Sky-High-High - 07/30/10 08:50 PM
That's kinda what The Pinnacle is. Except these are DE-Luxe apartments you can own. The Pinnacle sits right around Stringer's Ridge between North Chattanooga & Red Bank. It's a high rise building that used to be rented apartments. A few years ago the owner decided to renovate and sell. And they went all out, turning The Pinnacle into, well, the pinnacle of hip urban style. Granite counter tops in both kitchens and baths, stainless steel appliances, real wood floors, tiled balconies, and did I mention the view? Most units have either a mountain or downtown Chattanooga city view. A new parking garage (2 comments)
This is why we get proofs... - 07/27/10 05:20 PM
...and also why I always ask advertising vendors not to cut any of the verbiage from my ads. What I said: Looking for a home with historic charm but without the historic headaches? You've found it in this beautifully remodeled 1920's farmhouse. Granite countertops, stainless appliances, fireplace, & tri-level deck including a balcony from your owner's suite. Lots of space inside and out with large fenced back yard. Just past the state line on Ooltewah Ringgold Rd, this Georgia home is in the country but close to the city. $199,900 Buy this lovely old home with $0 down & $1,063.73/mo. Possible (5 comments)
Valley of the Dolls - 07/27/10 03:44 PM
Click to embiggen any of these photos to get the full horror a closer look. Please people, for the love of all that is holy, if you are trying to sell your house, you have to burn pack up things like this. I mean, I understand that your Aunt Millie meant the world to you and she gave you a creepy doll lovely memento on each of life's milestones. However, people under seventy the average buyer has a hard time overlooking this particular fright show decor choice. Especially when (supposedly!) inanimate objects are looking through the glass front door at you...angrily. (12 comments)
The Reunion - 07/25/10 08:08 PM
I showed a home in The Reunion to an out of town couple this weekend. I've always been a fan of Pratt Homes but I hadn't ever been to The Reunion before. The homes have a similar feel to other Pratt developments which often have larger homes on the periphery of the subdivision and smaller, back loading garage homes in the center. Having many of the garages in the back, homes being close together and sited near the street, give The Reunion the feeling of a close-knit community. Wide sidewalks invite you to stroll around and meet the neighbors. Of course (3 comments)
I completely agree with Jeff, and I don't often completely agree with anyone. I posted something similar when they first started talking about this: How 3% Can Make All the Difference For those working (and buying!) in markets with median prices north of $300k this really won't make any difference. For us working stiffs in the trenches of the under $150k market, our buyers, and by extension, our sellers, will get the shaft if the reduction in seller concessions goes through. Scroll to the bottom of Jeff's post to find the link. Make a comment and make your voice heard! (2 comments)
Crimes against paint - 07/04/10 05:05 PM
I found the evidence of this particular crime while pre-viewing a 5,000 sq foot house in Windstone. Just goes to show you that money can't buy taste! And honestly, y'all, the picture doesn't do it justice, it looked far worse in person. I just love the way the grotesque peachy-coral color really makes the putrescent green pop.
Offering over the asking price? A cautionary tale for HUD buyers - 07/02/10 01:10 PM
HUD homes are often a great value. When you add in the incredible financing available, well, you can imagine that they might move like the proverbial flour based breakfast food. When you see a great deal in the 'real world' (i.e. the one where you can't get $100 down payments any more) one strategy is to offer over the asking price. SLOW DOWN THERE, PARDNER! If you offer over the appraised value (which, not coincidentally, is also the initial asking price), and you are planning on using that great FHA financing, you're going to have to come up with the additional (4 comments)
Closing costs for HUD buyers - 07/02/10 10:44 AM
The closing costs for your HUD home are going to be pretty much the same as they would be on any other home purchase. The way you get those closing costs paid is a little different. In most home buying situations, you can ask for the seller to pay part or all of your closing costs. Whether they do or not is part of the negotiations. FHA will only allow the seller to pay a maximum of 6% of the sales price. If your closing costs exceed this max, you are going to have to shell out for them yourself. With (0 comments)
Going, going, gone! - 07/01/10 04:01 PM
Bid periods are yet another point of confusion in the ongoing quest to buy a HUD home in Chattanooga. New HUD listings are posted on Tuesday's & Friday's each week with a 10 day bid period. During the bid period offers are submitted online by authorized HUD agents and can be from either owner occupants or investors. At the end of the bid period, all owner occupant (OO) offers are considered first. If there are one or more acceptable offers from OO's, the highest of these will be accepted. If there is NO acceptable offer from an OO, investor bids will (1 comments)
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