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Sellers market vs. a home buyers strike

By Jan Stapleton / January 29, 2023

If the market wasn’t confusing enough, there’s new jargon elbowing into the space normally reserved for is it a buyers’ or a sellers’ market. Consumers’ fear of missing out is…

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The slow train to more inventory 

By Don Fenley / January 22, 2023

Location, location, location is still dominant in real estate jargon. But inventory, inventory, inventory is right up there with it.  Tri-Cities home sales declined for the first time in a…

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VA loans backed Tri-Cities highest avg. home sales price last year 

By Jan Stapleton / January 22, 2023

Conventional loans dominated existing home sales in the core seven NE Tenn. Tri-Cities counties serviced by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors© (NETAR) last year. But they didn’t have the…

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Housing market primed for more normalization 

By Jan Stapleton / January 18, 2023

Some forecasts are all about a turbulent market this year. Others are calling it a nobody’s market and focus on frothy sales and price conditions. There will likely be some…

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How well does your home stand up to energy efficiency marketing?  

By Jan Stapleton / January 8, 2023

At the risk of straining to put a silver lining on the recent cold weather, consider this: It was a real estate marketing lesson for owners of older properties who…

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Navigating the 2023 ‘Nobody’s Market’ 

By Jan Stapleton / January 1, 2023

Thinking about buying or selling a home in 2023? Here are a few basics to help guide you through some confusion and media myths.  NOW IS NOT A BAD TIME…

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NETAR teamwork made 2022 accomplishments possible 

By Rick Chantry / December 24, 2022

It’s been three years since Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have experienced anything like normal economic conditions. In fact, the so-called new normal is evolving faster than some experts can…

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Getting ready for the 2023 home-buying season 

By Rick Chantry / December 18, 2022

Given current conditions, home buyers will have a little more bargaining power during the upcoming prime buying and selling season. There should be a little more inventory, which will ratchet…

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 November’s Tri-Cities area housing market in context 

By Rick Chantry / December 11, 2022

Tracking today’s housing market is like trying to take a drink from a fire hydrant. There’s a geyser of information. And putting context to all that data can be as…

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Home inspections are becoming less of a negotiations issue  

By Rick Chantry / December 4, 2022

One sign that home buyers are regaining bargaining strength is the number of home inspections is increasing. They were one of the things buyers sacrificed during the hypercompetitive market years. …

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