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REALTORS® strive to keep their skills on the cutting edge

By Kristi Bailey, President / October 4, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY Industries are always changing. That makes continuing education essential for workers to stay current with the latest technologies, development, and skills required for their fields. Some professions…

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Do home winterization chores early, then enjoy the fall season

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 26, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY The first signs of fall are here. It is noticeably cooler in the evenings and early mornings. The forecast for peak fall colors has been made. It…

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Our housing market seems to have limitless energy

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 19, 2020

BY KRISTI BAILEY Our housing market is a lot like the Energizer Bunny. You have seen the commercials. They feature a pink drum-beating bunny with limitless energy.  Homes sales –…

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Tri-Cities commercial real estate has best month so far this year

By Don Fenley / September 14, 2020

  August was the best month for Tri-Cities area commercial real estate (CRE) so far this year. The transactions total equaled last August’s performance, and listing traffic was at its…

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Six reasons why now is a good time to sell

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 13, 2020

By KRISTI BAILEY It is ironic that during a pandemic and when the economy is in a recession, it’s one of the best times in years to sell a home.…

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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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