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January 20, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH While the terms Realtor® and real estate agent are used interchangeably, there is a big difference. Both words describe someone with a state license.  However, after some education, passing a state examination and background check, the difference widens. 
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President
To legally use the title Realtor®, the agent...
January 13, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH Housing affordability suffered a loss in Sullivan and Washington counties last year. It was a tradeoff to two-and-a-half years of record sales and some solid price appreciation.  Even with the decline, our marketplace has not joined the ranks of communities where the average family cannot afford to buy a home.  
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President...
January 6, 2019
­By KAREN RANDOLPH The single most important thing anyone planning to buy or sell a home this year can do is partner with the right Realtor®.  
Karen Randolph 2019 NETAR President
All the signs point to a market that will be a slightly slower than last year. We’re hoping for more inventory, demand is still high, but increased mortgage rates are expected...
December 30, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Today is the last day of my presidency at the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors®(NETAR).  Karen Randolph picks up the reins tomorrow. She’s fired-up and has an avalanche of new ideas that she will start cascading very shortly. It should be an exciting year.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
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December 23, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR November’s Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors®’ (NETAR) Trends Report again contradicts the chatter about a big housing market decline. But even if the economy and market soften to the range housing economists expect, a little math shows the local effect would not be catastrophic.
AARON TAYLOR 2019 NETAR President
For instance....
December 16, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR The first thing most homeowners who are thinking about selling ask is “what’s my home worth?” 
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
What they should focus on is the accuracy of a current fair market value estimate. The actual fair market value is determined when the property is sold. Fair market value is defined as "the price a buyer will...

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