Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Greater Chattanooga Realtors Announces 2018 Leadership Team

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Kim Bass and Geoff Ramsey
Kim Bass and Geoff Ramsey

Greater Chattanooga realtors joined together on Jan. 14, to recognize the installation of this year’s officers and directors. A total of 15 realtors were sworn into office, including President Kim Bass.

Ms. Bass has been a realtor for more than 13 years and was elected by her peers to serve the highest office of the Association. She has been an affiliate broker in both Tennessee and Georgia since 2005. She has served as both secretary-treasurer for the association as well as president of Women’s Council of Realtors. She lives in Hixson with her husband, Brent and chihuahua, Alabama.

“The Greater Chattanooga Realtors have been very fortunate over the years to have the right person to lead at the right time,” said Jason Farmer, 2007 President, who installed Kim Bass. “With an industry that is facing changing business models, increased interest rates, and market shifts I feel like we again have the right leaders at this important time. Kim will have the membership’s interest first in her leadership style and decision,” said Mr. Farmer.

Brandi Pearl Thompson was sworn in as president-elect, as well as Joyce Smith as secretary-treasurer, and Darlene Brown as MLS chair. Immediate Past President Geoff Ramsey, Martha Alexander, Beverly Boss, Derek English, Rachael Henderson, Steven LaMar, Denise Murphy, Ben Pitts, Steven Sharpe, Ron Tucker, and Kevin Wamack were installed as directors.


City Council Approves 1 Short Term Vacation Rental In St. Elmo, Denies Another

Ragan-Smith Announces Expansion In Southside

Tennessee Home Sales Dip 7% In January


The City Council on Tuesday night considered two short term vacation rental permits in St. Elmo and there was opposition to both. The council wound up approving one and denying another. - ... (click for more)

Initially opened in 2011, the Southside Chattanooga office of Nashville-based Ragan-Smith Associates announced its partnership with neighbor architecture firm, Artech Design Group, to expand ... (click for more)

During January 2019, there were 4,460 single-family home sales in Tennessee, down seven percent from 4,799 a year earlier; while the median home price was $227,700, up eight percent from $209,500; ... (click for more)


Real Estate

City Council Approves 1 Short Term Vacation Rental In St. Elmo, Denies Another

The City Council on Tuesday night considered two short term vacation rental permits in St. Elmo and there was opposition to both. The council wound up approving one and denying another. - based on the recommendations of district representative Erskine Oglesby. The application by Jennifer Dixon at 4204 Seneca Ave. was approved though several residents expressed opposition. ... (click for more)

Ragan-Smith Announces Expansion In Southside

Initially opened in 2011, the Southside Chattanooga office of Nashville-based Ragan-Smith Associates announced its partnership with neighbor architecture firm, Artech Design Group, to expand and renovate its current location, 1410 Cowart St. The physical expansion will not only double the size of the office, it will also put the company one step closer to its goal of doubling the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Round Of Heavy Rain May Bring Significant Flooding To Chattanooga Area; High Wind Also Expected

A new round of heavy rain may bring significant flooding in the Chattanooga area, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Warning covers Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties. The forecast includes up to two inches of additional rain. High gusts of wind are also expected with the latest storm. Some locations that will experience flooding include Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Lights Out At The Brainerd Tunnel

Will someone please check into why the Brainerd Tunnel lights are off all week? This is the tunnel going from McCallie Avenue to Brainerd Road. The lights have been off all week. I called the city of Chattanooga at 311 and a lady said that was under jurisdiction of TDOT. She transferred me. I left a detailed message with my phone number, date and time. No return phone call ... (click for more)

Rep. Ron Travis: Weekly Wrap

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