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April 29, 2018
 By AARON TAYLOR A marketing challenge for many local sellers is how to put a fresh appeal on an older home. It's a concern because most Northeast Tennessee homes have some age on them.  Many existing home sales buyers look for homes that are 10 years-old or younger. But the median age in our primary city markets range from a low of 47 years-old in Johnson City to 55 years-old in Elizabethton. The median is the point where half...
April 22, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Northeast Tennessee homebuyers are defying predictions that the market would slow down this year due to higher mortgage rates, less inventory and higher prices. Closings during the first three months of this year totaled 1,352. That's a 10.3% increase from last year and the best first quarter since the Trends Report began tracking local market conditions in 2008.  
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April 15, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR The Census Bureau's population projections are usually a dry topic that gets little public attention. But that wasn't the case last month. It was different because the bureau drew a demographic line in the sand. Its said that in less than two decades, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. History.
AARON TAYLOR 2018 NETAR...
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....

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