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.
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...
December 9, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR If buyers and sellers are stressing out over the housing market noise level then they stand a real chance of losing out on what will likely be a pretty good market next year.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
That doesn’t mean the local market will be status quo either. Make a note of the word local. That’s what anyone serious about the...
December 2, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR A story that popped up just after Thanksgiving heralded a study that said Americans were very generous during the holiday season, but not so much during the rest of the year.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
The might be true of some people in some places. But it’s sure not the case with the Realtor® family.  Like many trade and...
November 23, 2018
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
There’s a real estate rule of thumb that holds during normal market conditions there’s a six-month inventory of homes for sale. Locally, we haven’t seen that on a consistent basis for about two years. So, the new inventory rule of thumb being bantered around is normal equals a four-to-six-month supply....