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Days on Market a housing marketing tool and a market indicator

By Kristi Bailey, President / May 3, 2020

The Days on Market (DOM) metric that’s typically at the bottom of the Northeast Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (NETAR) Trends Report is more than just a data point. It’s a…

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Mortgage forbearance – the good and the not so good

By Kristi Bailey, President / April 26, 2020

There are so many housing market hot topics these days that you need a helicopter to say above them. One that’s of interest to homeowners and real estate professionals is…

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How to take the pulse of the housing market

By Kristi Bailey, President / April 19, 2020

The March housing numbers didn’t follow suit with the early coronavirus pandemic drama from other parts of the economy. In fact, sales and prices were pretty much what was expected.…

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A Quarter of Realtors® This Week Report Homes Coming Under Contract Without Buyers First Visiting the Property

By NETAR / April 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2020) – A quarter of Realtors® with clients putting contracts on homes this week had at least one do so without physically seeing the property, according to a…

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March home sales down 8.4%; first-quarter sales up 1.1%

By NETAR / April 14, 2020

Tri-Cities home sales were down 8.4% from March last year and up 1.1% from the first quarter of 2019, according to the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors. There were 568…

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Each April REALTORS® reaffirm their commitment to the Fair Housing Act

By Kristi Bailey, President / April 12, 2020

This year’s observance of Fair Housing Month is not happening as planned. Consumers and real estate professionals are currently preoccupied with making the best of the situation we are in…

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With a Spring Real Estate Slowdown Expected, NAR Survey Finds Many Realtors® Hopeful for Post-Pandemic Market Rebound

By NETAR / April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (April 9, 2020) – With an expected slowdown in spring real estate business activity, many Realtors® remain hopeful for a post-pandemic market rebound, according to a new survey from the…

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Realtors are innovative, redefining how real estate gets done

By Kristi Bailey, President / April 6, 2020

It is definitely not business as usual, but REALTORS® are innovative. They are adapting to representing clients during these upside-down times. With current safer-at-home orders and other COIVID-19 driven situations,…

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Housing market sails into uncharted waters

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 23, 2020

You can depend on COVID-19 pushing the local prime home buying and selling season onto uncharted waters this year.  In the short-term, you can rely on housing and economic data…

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Real estate and the coronavirus – take a deep breath, stay focused

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 23, 2020

Coronavirus is the housing market disrupter that no one could have seen coming.  And it arrived hand-in-hand with the first look at February’s Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® (NETAR) market…

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