May 20, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR The economic environment we're now enjoying here in Northeast Tennessee is favorable for more home sales than what we're seeing. The housing market, which led the region out of the Great Recession and remains a leading part of the economy, is still expanding but that expansion is throttled by lack of inventory.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
May 13, 2018
Aaron Taylor 2018 NETAR President
By AARON TAYLOR A recent article by MarketWatch gained widespread attention earlier this month when it examined existing home listing prices in 10 metro areas. Prices were flat compared to last year, and the article's headlined asked if the housing boom is finally cooling? If you closely read the story, you'll get a...
May 6, 2018
By AARON TAYLOR Anyone watching real estate issues on Facebook has seen one of the posts heralding a home sale in less than a week. Behind the post is a Realtor® doing a happy dance. But the truth of the matter is those type deals are the exception - not the rule.
Aaron Taylor 2018 NTAR President
The Northeast Tennessee Assocaition of Realtors® (NETAR) Trends...
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.  
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.