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Safety tips for sellers

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 6, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Real estate can be a rewarding and enjoyable career, but it is a high-risk profession. Many real estate professionals find themselves in situations that put them in…

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July was the strongest month for pending sales in 5 years

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 30, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Low-interest rates and high consumer demand sent Northeast Tennessee home sales soaring in June and July, and a forward-looking indicator says it is not over yet. July…

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How has record low inventory affected housing affordability

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 23, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY “The only thing holding back the local housing market is inventory.” Sound familiar? The issue crept into housing market reports about two years ago. Back in 2016,…

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What’s the biggest threat to your home?

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 16, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Last weeks tremors from the earthquake centered in North Carolina got me thinking about things that threaten our homes. With earthquakes happening only a couple time a…

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NE Tenn. home sales continue robust pace in July

By Don Fenley / August 14, 2020

Northeast Tennessee home sales increased 11% in July, and the average sales price was up 7.5%. There were 818 resale closings in July, 81 more than July last year. The…

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Would you make an offer without seeing the home? It’s happening

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 9, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Five months ago, getting a sign-unseen offer for an existing home listing was a rarity. So were buyers waiving contingencies to sweeten their offers.  And what about…

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COVID-19 added to what buyers want in a new home

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 2, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY There’s no such thing as the lazy, hazy days of summer in real estate. At least not this year, thanks to COVID-19.  Shelter-at-home curbed the traditional spring…

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It’s a great time to be a seller, but…

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 26, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY It’s a fabulous time to be a seller. Interest rates have never been lower. That balances some of the price increases because lower mortgage rates mean a…

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A home buyer tool kit for today’s hot housing market

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 19, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY The housing market pivot from the brief coronavirus sales lull arrived with a bang in June. It was the best single month for closings, and the average…

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Price per sq. ft. is tricky home value territory

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 12, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY There is no arguing that navigating today’s real estate market is complicated. So, it’s easy to see why buyers and sellers are always looking for solutions that…

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