Chattanooga Real Estate with Julia Odom

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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 strate...
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 d...
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 occ...
One of the very best-est things about buying a HUD home as an owner occupant is the $100 down payment program available with FHA financing. Since 80/20 mortgages went the way of the dinosaur, there have been only a few options for those who don't have the cash for a traditional 3.5-5% down paymen...
If there's one celebratory thing we Chattanoogans love, it's our fireworks. From the recent Riverbend extravaganza to the upcoming Pops on the River, summer in the Scenic City means POP BOOM & POW! Here's the 411 on an explosive 4th of July: Soddy Daisy: All day extravaganza at Soddy Lake includi...
One of the stranger things about buying a HUD house is that you don't actually get any keys to your new abode. When HUD takes over a property, they come in and have the locks changed. The key that fits your new HUD home, also fits every other HUD home in the area (in the country?). So believe me,...
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but the way I used to process my photos was to upload them to Picnik, crop or resize them, add text to give them a watermark (or just skip that step since it was really too much trouble), then download them back into the right folder. I was pretty sure there had to ...
I'll take back what I said before. has regained my good graces by again naming Chattanooga as one of the most affordable cities in which, not just to buy, but also to continue to own your own home. Using a combination of home prices, job stability, property taxes and expected future pr...
Sounds like a late night infomercial screaming "Buy now!" doesn't it? Usually those things are way too good to be true. In this case though, you might actually be able to buy a Ringgold, GA home with virtually no cash out of pocket.   If you love historic houses but hate the idea of all the work ...
The boundaries I'm using for this report are the river on the north and east, I-24 on the south & Central Avenue to the west. All Downtown & Southside Chattanooga Real Estate Sales through the Chattanooga MLS All active listings: 127 Pending or contingent listings (under contract): 10 Residentia...

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