Q3 analysis shows Tri-Cities still shedding jobs; October report shows jobless rates drop

By DON FENLEY ETSU Economist Steb Hipple’s Q3 labor market report shows the U.S. economy was creating new jobs at a significant rate while the Tri-Cities region continues to shed jobs.  Ultimately, the strength of the national economy will cause a turnaround in Tri-Cities business conditions.   “The question is when?” According to Dr. Hipple’s analysis,  […]

Kingsport-Bristol construction sees another month of growth, overall Tri-Cities labor market growth spotty

By DON FENLEY Construction saw its second straight month of double-digit growth in October when compared to the same month last year. It was also the eight straight month of strong growth for that sector. But that’s the only shinning labor sector in this month’s heat charts. The charts are produced by the folks at […]

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October a weak month for new single-family home permits in Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSAs

Tri-Cities delinquent mortgages show small increases

Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSA 1-yr FHFA Indices show 2%+ appreciation

Kingsport-Bristol Oct. sales tax collections up 19.7%, JC MSA up 9.6%

Tenn. jobless rate drops to 7.1%

Kingsport-Bristol Oct. foreclosure filings up, Johnson City MSA sees decline

Johnson City MSA retains top 10 spot on Leading Market Index; Kingsport-Bristol almost a national average

Tri-Cities cash home sales continue at brisk pace in Q3

CoreLogic HPI mirrors NETAR data showing softer home prices

Tri-Cities new commercial construction slows in Q3, Sullivan Co. leads region in new permits

Sullivan Co. new home construction edges ahead of Washington Co. as permits decline

Tri-Cities has big Q3 increase in zombie forclosures

Foreclosure, delinquent mortgage rates continue trending lower in Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSAs

Most Tri-Cities areas in Q3 equity rich class

Kingsport-Bristol only state MSA with Sept. sales tax collection decline

Bristol VA  only  local “worse off” housing market  on  election scorecard

Q3 total foreclosure filings down in Tri-Cities, notice of trustee sales increase

Carter Co. top Tri-Cities rental market in Q3, yields in all but Washington Co. higher than national average

Kingsport-Bristol home equity loans down after hitting 2013 high mark

Report shows Tri-Cities, national Aug. home price increases in 6% range

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