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    It’s a Shake-Up! These 10 Drastically Different Design Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2021—and Beyond

    By Barry Evans | December 19, 2020

    Interior Obsession/Houzz We’re finally closing the book on 2020, and many of us have never felt more desperate for a fresh start and a new beginning. And since it’s not like we’re leaving the house anytime soon, it makes perfect sense that the first place to start anew would be at home. (Plus, decorating and... Read More

    Chattanooga Restaurant Spotlight – State of Confusion

    By Barry Evans | December 16, 2020

    “AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NOTHING ELSE” OUR PASSION FOR AUTHENTIC, MADE FROM SCRATCH COOKING IS OUR REASON FOR BEING AT STATE OF CONFUSION. WE TRAVELED TO REMOTE REGIONS, LEARNED FROM THE LOCALS, AND CRAFTED A MENU WE FEEL SHARES OUR INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AND COMMITMENT TO SERVING GENUINE CULTURAL CUISINE. FROM FRESH PERUVIAN CEVICHE BOWLS TO WOOD-FIRE... Read More

    Buyers and Sellers Connected at a Record Pace on Thanksgiving Week

    By Barry Evans | December 13, 2020

    Housing Market Recovery Index Highlights – Week Ending November 28 The realtor.com Housing Market Recovery Index remained steady at 112.8 nationwide for the week ending November 28th,  up 2.2 points over the prior week. The ‘housing demand’ component – which tracks growth in online home searches – increased to 122.9, up 4.0 points over last... Read More

    These Pandemic-Related Housing and Design Trends Aren’t Going Away

    By Barry Evans | December 10, 2020

    Hispanolistic/Getty Images Home trends come and go, but social distancing and staying at home have ushered in a new way of life—and some of those changes have spurred home trends that are likely to stick around well past the COVID-19 era. “The idea of what is necessary is changing,” says Camille Thomas, a real estate matchmaker and lifestyle... Read More

    5 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Never, Ever Say When Closing on a Home

    By Barry Evans | December 7, 2020

    g-stockstudio/iStock By the time a first-time home buyer makes it to the closing, it’s smooth sailing, right? Wrong. For home buyers, the adage “loose lips sink ships” is pretty darn spot-on as a best strategy at settlement. In fact, “there are things that home buyers could say that could stop the closing entirely,” warns Jennifer Baxter, associate broker at ReMax... Read More

    What role does dog ownership play when clients are determining a place to live?

    By Barry Evans | November 30, 2020

    Q: “What role does dog ownership play when clients are determining a place to live?”   ANSWER 1: A dog can play a huge role in a buyer’s home purchasing decision. I’ve had clients move from a condo into a house with a yard specifically for their fur babies. While city-dwellers are usually accustomed to... Read More

    A Little History of the Day after Thanksgiving

    By Barry Evans | November 27, 2020

    Celebrated on the last Friday in November in the United States, The Day after Thanksgiving is not a federal holiday but is a holiday in almost half the states in the U.S. and is given as a day off by most employers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 39% of private-sector workers get a... Read More

    Trucking Firms Can Cut Risks By Hiring More Women Drivers

    By Barry Evans | November 25, 2020

      Trucking companies are facing a critical shortage of qualified drivers. American Trucking Associations notes the industry has struggled with a persistent driver shortage, which reached more than 60,000 at the end of 2018. ATA predicts that, by 2028, that number will exceed 160,000. A large labor shortage carries heavy financial risks, but the trucking industry can... Read More

    Chattanooga Restaurant Spotlight – Hillbilly Willy’s Bar-B-Q

    By Barry Evans | November 19, 2020

    Hillbilly Willy’s Unique TASTE Folks have compared our barbecue to other styles but no other barbecue compares to our taste.  Maybe it’s the unique design of our smoker that brings out the natural flavor of our “fall-off-the-bone” meat.  Maybe it’s our homemade sauce that makes you forget your table manners because it’s so finger-licking-good!  Maybe it’s... Read More

    5 Ways to Boost Your Chance of Mortgage Preapproval

    By Barry Evans | November 17, 2020

    Let’s be real: Rejection hurts. It’s particularly hard if you’re denied for a mortgage preapproval, which is one of the biggest hurdles in the home-buying process. Mike and Brittany Delgado know the feeling all too well. In 2013, the couple tried to get a mortgage preapproval and were denied. Why? Mike’s credit report showed no... Read More

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