October 22, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Sometimes the pace of business is as significant as the highs and lows that get so much attention. The third quarter Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors®' (NETAR) Trends Report offers a prime example.
There's no question that 2017 has been a good year for the local housing market.  For the first time in...
October 15, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Attom Data Solution's Q3 Home Affordability Index is all about Sullivan County when you look at the data for monitored Tennessee Counties.  Only two Tri-Cities counties were included – Sullivan and Washington. Sullivan was one of two counties where the affordability index was better than it was during Q3 last year. It was also the most affordable county when the percentage of income to buy a median-priced home is...
October 8, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Applying national housing market predictions to Northeast Tennessee is dicey at best. But there're a couple indicators worthy of closer comparison to put things in perspective. And just for the record, while some local indicators are similar to national conditions the outlook is a little brighter. Economists predict that an uptick in housing starts will be the primary driver of sales in 2018 and moderate...
October 1, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Several weeks ago, this space was devoted to the annual winterization chores minus the biggie - gutter cleaning. We haven't reached the peak leaf fall yet, but it won't be long so it's prime time to begin some planning. Industry expert Robert Lenney says, "at its best, gutter cleaning is a tedious task. At worst, it can be downright dangerous."  Lenney is the inventor and co-founder of Gutterglove Gutter...
September 24, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Commercial real estate – like its residential cousin – is on the upswing in Northeast Tennessee.  This increase is not at record-breaking levels like the residential resale market, but there are signs some commercial inventory segments are tightening.  
Data gleaned from Northeast Tennessee's Association of...
September 17, 2017
By ERIC KISTNER Did you hear the news? If you wait to buy a home in the fall, you'll get a better price and face less competition than shopping during the peak spring and summer seasons. Some of that is true, but don't bank on all of it.
  The truth is every real estate transaction has a different set of priorities based on the...