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October 9, 2016
By MASHA STOWELL The next time you’re at your computer, or screen of choice, and have a few seconds to burn do an Internet search for “what’s my home worth?”  Google said it found “about” 592,000,000 items matching that question when I asked. Scroll through the items and you’ll find ads promising to show you home’s value if you sign up for a service and agents who will get you the best price. There are calculators to guide you...
October 9, 2016
  By MARSHA STOWELL Beginning a new year with a 26% increase in sales and a 6.9% improvement in the average sales price is awesome. That’s what the January year-to-year Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors’ Trends Report said about last month’s closing. It was also the ninth straight month sales have increased. If you take a closer look at the data you can see sales increased in all but two of the 11 counties monitored by...
October 9, 2016
By MARSHA STOWELL Earlier this month the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors held a membership meeting at the Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center. A big part of that meeting was devoted to recognizing members for education and professional service achievements.   That’s a big deal for Realtors because the profession places great emphasis on members keeping up with the ever-changing rules, regulations,...
October 9, 2016
By MARSHA STOWELL           It’s Valentine’s Day so it’s perfectly understandable that prepping your lawn for spring is not a priority today. However, that won’t be the case in the coming weeks. Although the first day of spring and the annual turning back of the clocks are weeks away it’s time for homeowners especially those marketing their homes this year to dust off the lawn tools.  Keep a close weather watch to ensure you...
October 9, 2016
By MARSHA STOWELL January’s stock market reports were not only a bumpy start to the New Year, but spawned concern about whether or not the stage is being set for another housing market bust. The best advice for anyone thinking of buying or selling a home this year is to step back, take a deep breath and prioritize. While some media and pundits see dark clouds gathering, most analysts are not that concerned. There are good...
October 9, 2016
By MARSHA STOWELL If memories of last week’s snow and cold are lingering I have some good news. The first day of spring is only six weeks away. Of course, the Spring Equinox doesn’t guarantee good weather. We’ve seen some wicked March snows in the past, but hopefully that won’t be the case this year. What you can depend on between now and then is the days will get progressively longer and warmer. As soon as the soil temperature...

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