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July 7, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH Last month mainstream media turned its attention to a housing inventory and affordability issue that has been percolating for years.
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
The annual Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard’s “The State of the Nation’s Housing” report and Attom Data Solutions’ Second Quarter U.S. Home Affordability Report came down in the same...
June 30, 2019
By KAREN RANDLOPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NEAR President
The Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® (NETAR) and Realtor Property Resource (RPR) is reporting 958 new approved contracts – pending home sales - in May bringing the total active number of deals to 1,350. Don’t expect all of them to close. NETAR’s Pending Sales Index shows an 8 percent...
June 23, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
Closings on home sales were down for the third time this year in May.  That decline is one more year-over-year compared to 2018 in the 11-county market monitored by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® (NETAR).  So, if sales are slowing down, why are my Realtor® colleagues at NETAR saying...
June 16, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH There is an old Russian Proverb that is good advice for anyone thinking about buying a flipped home.
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
The advice is: “Trust but Verify.” Ronald Regan used the dictum - without attribution - to make a political point, which interjected into the U.S. narrative. That great story is one for the history...
June 9, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
There is debate in a corner of the policymaking world about re-evaluating the role of homeownership in the American Dream.  It’s an extension of the loss of about $7 trillion in home equity during the Great Recession, which made some ask if policymakers put too much faith in the benefits of...
June 2, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
There’s a lot of discussion, confusion, and misinformation about something of big concern to homeowners who are selling this year. Buyers have a similar concern but from a different perspective.  What we are talking about is the varied calculations to the question: “What’s this home worth?”  Instead...

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