April 8, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR When Lawrence Yun begins one of his economic or housing market briefings real estate professionals sit up and take notice. So, do others who sift through all the economic punditry that floods media for solid data and fact-based observations. Mr. Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors®(NAR), is ranked as one of the top economists in the nation and is a...
April 1, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR There was a time, and it wasn't that long ago when a Realtor® and a client could have a frank discussion about what the client liked or disliked during a home tour. Those days are gone.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
Politicians and celebrities are not the only ones who have to be wary of a "hot mic" these days. We live in a world...
March 25, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Tennessee homeowners who want to sell their home are required by law to provide buyers a disclosure of the property’s known defects. Most of the time the disclosure is made on a form offered by the Tennessee Realtors® to help owners meet their legal requirement. It’s a simple enough statement, and most of the time is one more sheet to the growing stack of real estate transaction paperwork....
March 18, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Even though the low inventory of homes for sale and strong consumer demand is driving prices higher, it's still cheaper to buy than rent in the Tri-Cities region – at least for now.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
Reports on rental and ownership affordability from Attom Data Solutions are one way to look at the buy-rent question. Those reports...
March 11, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR This is the time of year when real estate professionals are busy preparing for the housing market's prime buying and selling season. But, it's also when they take time to observe the 1968 anniversary of Fair Housing Act. 
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
This year, Realtor® from Northeast Tennessee will join Realtors® across the nation...
March 4, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR The next time you have a few seconds to burn do a Web search for “what’s my home worth?”  Google told me it found “about” 435 million results last week. Two years ago, the number was 137 million to the same question.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
If you scroll through the links you’ll find page after page promising to show you your...