Sales tax

Kingsport-Bristol Oct. sales tax collections lead area’s MSAs, second best in E. TN

Kingsport-Bristol retail sales tax collections took another plunge in Oct. but no one is complaining.   After a steep slide from September’s … [Read More...]

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Homes in Kingsport, Erwin, Greeneville school zones get best buy ranking

A current RealtyTrac analysis of 27,000 elementary schools in more than 7,2000 zip codes, along with home price affordability in those zip codes found … [Read More...]

Johnson City MSA

Johnson City MSA home sales tracking toward record year; Carter Co. posts solid growth

Johnson City MSA homes sales continued outperforming the rest of the Tri-Cities market in October. So far this year Johnson City sales are up 11.5% … [Read More...]


Kingsport-Bristol home sales up 9% so far this year, Kingsport driving much of the increase

Kingsport-Bristol is seeing solid home sales gains so far this year. The October pace cooled as the market entered the fall season but that doesn’t … [Read More...]

Q3 Tri-Cities labor market performance best since recession

ETSU economist Dr. Steb Hipple said the second and third quarters showed the best labor market conditions since the Great Recession. His third … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities foreclosure filings up 43%; repossessions ease, trending higher

Tri-Cities foreclosure starts increased 43% from September. Nationwide they increased 12% - the largest monthly increase since August 2011 according … [Read More...]


Tri-Cities HPIs break pattern, score same y-y Sept. change

CoreLogic’s current Home Price Index and Forecast report shows Kingsport-Bristol and the Johnson City MSA market saw identical year-to-year … [Read More...]

high end homes

Washington Co. TN dominating Tri-Cities high-end home market

Permits for high-end Tri-Cities homes blasted past last year’s total during the first nine months of this year. It’s the only region in E. Tennessee … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities new home

Tri-Cities new home permits up 17.5% so far this year

New Tri-Cities home construction - as measured by residential permits – was up 17.4% during the first nine months of this year placing it comfortably … [Read More...]

Kingsport isn’t the only place in the Tri-Cities with a wicked commute pattern

One of the many points emphasized during the “One Kingsport” conference was Kingsport has 30,000 people who work in the city but don’t live in … [Read More...]

Tri commercial

Tri-Cities commercial permits up in Q3, growth rate leads E. Tenn.

Tri-Cities new commercial construction permits are showing a steady improvement from a disappointing performance last year with a growth rate that has … [Read More...]

Sept. sees Tri-Cities jobs gains; softer employment performance

Employment showed some year-to-year softness in the Tri-Cities in September while year-to-year nonfarm job creation was up. Overall it was a positive … [Read More...]


Johnson City sees Sept. wage gains; softer pay performance in Kingsport-Bristol

Private sector wages in the Tri-Cities’ two MSA continued headed in opposite directions in September. The current Bureau of Labor Statistics report … [Read More...]

Heat charts map Tri-Cities job sector gains and losses

September was a pretty good month for the Tri-Cities’ labor market and a good way to get a handle on it is with MTSU’s employment heat … [Read More...]

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