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October’s area housing market in context 

By Jan Stapleton / November 25, 2023

Tracking today’s housing economy is like trying to drink from a fire hydrant. And putting context to the flood of data can be as much an art as a science.…

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US Existing-Home Sales Receded 4.1% in October

By NETAR / November 21, 2023

Key Local Highlights -Local existing home sales declined 2.6% from Sept. and are 13% higher than last year. -The median existing single-family sales price of $260.000 was unchanged from Sept.…

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Real estate investment focus rivals stocks as wealth builder 

By Jan Stapleton / November 18, 2023

There was a time when homeowners – and those who wanted to be owners – were told to first think of their property as shelter and then as an investment.…

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Veterans have earned extra housing support, benefits

By Jan Stapleton / November 11, 2023

Today, Saturday, Nov. 11, is set aside to honor veterans, past and present. Veterans are an important part of the local population and of the local housing economy.  So, the…

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October county – community markets

By Don Fenley / November 6, 2023
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Realtors® upgrade skills to match changing market needs 

By Jan Stapleton / November 4, 2023

There’s no arguing that technology and a raft of other changes have complicated real estate transactions. Technology and media hype have armed consumers with a lot more information, and the…

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How to lock out creepy, crawler things look for a new home 

By Jan Stapleton / October 28, 2023

It’s that time of the year when football is king, local residents – both little and big – are prepped for Halloween. Nights have turned cooler. And last, but not…

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Local housing market gets another strong national ranking

By NETAR / October 25, 2023

GRAY, TN – The Tri-Cities housing market kept a strong national rating in the Wall Street Journal – Emerging Housing Market Third Quarter Index. The Johnson City three-county metro area…

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Is Now a Good Time To Sell?     

By Jan Stapleton / October 21, 2023

Sellers in today’s complex housing market face a big pricing decision because we are in two separate seller markets.   One is the newcomers moving here to embrace a better quality…

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Home buyers gaining a little more bargaining power 

By Jan Stapleton / October 14, 2023

The region’s housing market is still a strong sellers’ market. But buyers are beginning to get more negotiating power. The dynamics are slowly shifting in their favor and, for some;…

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