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The smart money favors buying instead of renting – even in the current market

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 4, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Have you ever heard someone say they rent because they don’t want to be saddled with a mortgage in these uncertain economic times? Step back and think…

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Home sales, homeownership play major role in local economy

By Kristi Bailey, President / June 27, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY It’s almost time to tie a bow on June’s observance of Homeownership Month. Throughout the month, local and national real estate professionals have focused volunteer and information…

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Local home sales pivoting to a recovery phase

By Kristi Bailey, President / June 20, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Northeast Tennessee’s home sales continued to struggle in May, but indicators point toward a pivot to a recovery phase. There were more closing than there were in…

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June is National Home Ownership Month

By NETAR / June 18, 2020
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NE TN home sales beginning to bounce back

By Kristi Bailey, President / June 14, 2020

It looks like NE Tennessee housing sales are already beginning to bounce back from its COVID-19 slowdown. Nationwide, applications for purchase mortgages gained for the seventh straight week, according to…

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2019 Award Recipients

By NETAR / June 11, 2020

REALTOR® of the Year The REALTOR® of the Year must meet all of the qualifications of the REALTOR® of Distinction plus have a high level of involvement with Tennessee REALTORS®…

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Owning a home is cornerstone of the American Dream

By Kristi Bailey, President / June 7, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY There is an ongoing debate in one corner of the policymaking world about re-evaluating the role of homeownership in the American Dream. It is an extension of…

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Peak buying selling season pushed from spring to summer

By Kristi Bailey, President / May 31, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY The buzz in the real estate industry is Coronavirus has shifted this year’s peak spring buying and selling season to the summer. Local indicators are pointing that…

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New pending home sales softening

By Don Fenley / May 26, 2020

New pending sales declined in April as the local market reacted to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. There were 688 new contracts (pending sales) at the end of…

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How to make the best purchase offer in a seller’s market

By Kristi Bailey, President / May 24, 2020

You’ve worked with a REALTOR® to scour the listings, toured what feels like a million listings, and finally found it: the house you want to call home. The next step is…

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