March 3, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH At one time or another, I suspect everyone has heard the adage that figuring out the local economy and housing market is simple. All you have to do is watch the events on the national level and wait six months.  If that were true, we could all sit back and take notes from the Wall Street Journal in June and wait for the same thing to happen here in January.
February 24, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH How about the mortgage rate Valentine’s Day gift? Rates fell to their lowest level since early 2018 according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Rate Survey for the week ending Feb. 14.
The 30-year mortgage fixed rate averaged 4.37 percent for the week. This rate is slightly higher than last year –...
February 17, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH Have you ever heard someone say they rent because they do not want to be saddled with a mortgage?
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President
Think about it. Unless you are living rent-free with your parents, it does not make any difference whether you are buying or renting, you are paying for housing. As a homeowner, you can pay your mortgage...
February 10, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH It may only be weather legend, but Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day. Phil has predicted an early spring for us all, but do not get too excited, he is usually wrong. After the bone-chilling temperatures, we have recently experienced, an early spring is good news. It is also a signal for Realtors® and their clients – both buyers and sellers – to put the finishing touches on what they are...
February 3, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH Twenty-eight Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® (NETAR) members were recognized for achieving one of the association’s top honors during a recent meeting in Greeneville. They were individually awarded the 2018 Realtor® of Distinction.
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President
The Realtor® of Distinction award announcements are an...
January 27, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH Wow! The local housing market’s performance last year was one for the records! During a time when many housing markets were reporting lower sales and prices, the local market thrived.   While some data points to a softer market this year, there are also signs of pent-up demand in the Tri-Cities.
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President