September 16, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Have you noticed it?  A sweater or light jacket sure feels good early in the morning or if you're out at night. The kids are back at school, and it's football time in Tennessee.  All are unmistakable sighs that fall – our most colorful season – is rapidly approaching. If you think about it, September is the prime time to get your home ready for winter. The weather is good enough to work outside, and those who...
September 9, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR It’s been a decade since the Great Recession, and the housing market has healed and changed. Annual average home prices here in Northeast Tennessee have improved by 8.5 percent. All local major city markets are well above prerecession levels. And while state and U.S. sales numbers point to a market that has swooned, they are still at a record pace here.
September 2, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR July's housing market report offered some surprises that warrant a closer look.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
Mainstream media was full of reports from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) that existing home sales declined for the fourth straight month to their slowest pace in two years.  Unadjusted sales were 1.5 percent...
August 26, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR One of the most frequent questions real estate professional hear these days is, "Where are the market hot spots?"
Aaron Taylor 2018 NTAR President
Although it may sound like I'm hedging, the truth of the matter is there are multiple answers to that question. Are we talking about total sales, growth rates, the point of sale, price...
August 19, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Since the number of households with pets now outnumber those without it shouldn't come as a surprise that accommodations from furry family members have become an issue for buyers, sellers and land lords.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
A couple months ago Universal Development & Construction Principal Shane Abraham shared some pet-related...
August 12, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Here's a puzzle that has some housing market watchers scratching their heads.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
What's driving the housing demand that has seen two-and-a-half years of record-setting sales, pushed the average sales price of a single-family home to a nine-year high and created a market where 3.9 months of inventory has...