Brandi Pearl Thompson: The 2020 Census And How It Affects Our Community

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - by Brandi Pearl Thompson, president, Greater Chattanooga Realtors

Real estate is still happening, and the government is still happening too. Even though we are in these unprecedented times, we can still do our part to make sure that our community is represented by completing the 2020 U.S Census.

Most people know about the U.S. Census, but did you know that the Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to occur every 10 years? The founders of this country thought it was important, and for good reason. The Census counts everyone in our country, and it determines how resources are allocated. An accurate Census is very important.

By now you should have received your 2020 Census invitation in the mail. If you have completed the 2020 Census, thank you.  If not, we encourage you to complete the Census immediately.

Our community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help the community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

Today more than ever we are witnessing the importance of counting everyone in our community to ensure we receive our fair share of federal funds.  It is important during this difficult time that we continue to support our community now and in the future.  The information collected from the 2020 Census will impact Hamilton County for the next 10 years.

The deadline for completing the Census has been extended from July 31 to Aug. 15. That’s the deadline to fill out the Census, but they have already started hitting mailboxes.  But, did you know that if you buy a new house but aren’t moving in until April 15, then your old address is where you are living for census purposes? That means you need to check your mailbox and make sure that you’re counted.

The Census can also be completed at my2020census.gov. Regardless of how you choose to complete the Census, please take time to complete it today to make a positive impact in our community tomorrow.

Realtors are looking to make sure that our area is counted. That’s Who We R.


Crye-Leike Sets Record Company Sales

Car Wash In East Brainerd Sells For $2,166,667

Mahindra Tractors Facility On Riverside Lane Sells For $4.4 Million


Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces that it has experienced its best year in company history, generating $7.5 billion in sales volume and closing 31,578 transactions in 2020. This resulted ... (click for more)

A car wash in East Brainerd has sold for $2,166,667. Goo Goo Car Wash is at 1833 Gunbarrel Road. The sale was to Mjbk Capital Llc from Imo Us Georgia Llc. (click for more)

The Mahindra Tractor facility at 6 Riverside Lane has sold for $4.4 million. The facility had a grand opening in 2014. The sale was to Jayhawk Properties Llc from Topp Properties Llc. (click for more)



Real Estate

Crye-Leike Sets Record Company Sales

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces that it has experienced its best year in company history, generating $7.5 billion in sales volume and closing 31,578 transactions in 2020. This resulted in a 13 percent and $1 billion increase from 2019. Despite the obstacles that the year presented, record low mortgage rates, new household formation and heavy buyer interest in moving ... (click for more)

Car Wash In East Brainerd Sells For $2,166,667

A car wash in East Brainerd has sold for $2,166,667. Goo Goo Car Wash is at 1833 Gunbarrel Road. The sale was to Mjbk Capital Llc from Imo Us Georgia Llc. (click for more)

Breaking News

Lee Tells General Assembly "It's Time To Intervene For Our Kids

Saying the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions for schools, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee told members of the General Assembly, "It's time to intervene for our kids." The governor spoke at the opening of a joint convention on education that he called. His remarks as prepared for delivery are: Thank you Lt. Governor McNally and Speaker Sexton, Speaker Pro-Tem ... (click for more)

2 Men, 21, 40, Shot In Separate Incidents Monday Evening

Two men were shot in separate incidents on Monday evening and showed up at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 8:41 p.m. Monday, Chattanooga Police were dispatched on a report of shots fired in the area of Olive Street and Roanoke Avenue. While en route, officers were advised that a 40-year-old man had arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Time For Impact Fees

This letter is regarding the potential high density development on Snowhill Road in Ooltewah. Growth is good. But it needs to be responsible growth. It would be instructive to see studies by other communities who have already gone through this so we can understand just what is the taxpayer cost burden of these high density developments. Additional taxes to add infrastructure, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ramp Up

As you know, federal and state employees will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday today (Monday) so it will be tomorrow (Tuesday) when the vaccination efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton County will really begin to ramp up. This week will also mark the start of “Round Two” for our First Responders, our medical providers, and others who were given their ... (click for more)