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May home prices inch up to new record, sales increase 

By Michelle Davis / June 22, 2024

Home sales picked up in May with a slight inventory improvement and an equally slight shift in sellers’ adjustment to a moderating market and the current mortgage rate.  So far…

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MARKET PULSE – Bristol, VA nets region’s 27th $1 million plus sale

By Don Fenley / June 17, 2024

Eleven $1 million plus home sales closed in May, bringing the region’s total to 27 this year. A 10,412 sq. ft. home with a 22-ft. ceiling and marble floors in…

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Energy efficiency is marketing muscle  

By Michelle Davis / June 15, 2024

Despite this year’s unseasonably mild early June temperatures, those weather reports from out West are a heads up. Here’s hoping there won’t be a local heat dome that drives temps…

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NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes

By NETAR / June 12, 2024

WASHINGTON (June 11, 2024) – National Association of Realtors® President Kevin Sears issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement of a “Buyer-Broker Agent Temporary…

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Volunteer Days showcases how Realtors® are good neighbors 

By Michelle Davis / June 8, 2024

It’s fitting that the Realtor’s® celebration of Volunteer Days comes in concert with Homeownership Month. It’s fitting because what Realtor’s® demonstrate during Volunteer Days dovetails with the social sidebars that…

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Homeownership has critical community, economic and social benefits 

By Michelle Davis / June 1, 2024

June is Homeownership Month, and this year’s observance is very different. We’re still coming out of the fury of the hottest housing market in recent history. It’s a slow process…

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MARKET PULSE – Region sees 12th million plus home sale this year

By Don Fenley / May 26, 2024

A $2.1 million Johnson City sale topped April’s top of the market list. The five bedrooms, five bath Park Place Community home has all the style, and extras that hallmark…

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There’s more to housing demand than newcomers

By Michelle Davis / May 25, 2024

By MICHELLE DAVIS   Most focus on who’s buying homes is on newcomers, and the just-released Census population estimates affirm that more are on the way. There might not be quite…

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Market Balance Is More Than Months Of Inventory  

By Michelle Davis / May 18, 2024

Real estate professionals and the media talk a lot about balance, but to get a good handle on it, look beyond the most cited metric – months of inventory. It’s…

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Realtors® are a big part of small business community 

By Michelle Davis / May 11, 2024

May is the only time the most important piece of the local and U.S. and economies is formally recognized. Small Business Month’s goal is to honor the entrepreneurs who bring…

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