Tri-Cities GDP shows some stirrings of growth, but recovery is a tedious thing

Ask anyone you meet on the street if they think we're on the road to recovery or still in recession, Chances are about half will say we're still in recession. Currently, a little more than … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities Fair Market Rents for 3-bedroom units decline in 2017

HUD's fair market rents (FMR) for the Tri-Cities reflect the same thing we've seen in other metrics for rents – a slight decline in rates for three-bedroom units. One and two-bedroom rents are … [Read More...]

Sullivan, Washington Co. average rents down, gross rental yields up in Q3

Average rents for three-bedroom homes in Sullivan and Washington Counties single-family were down during the third quarter this year, while average annual gross rental yield were up. Institutional … [Read More...]

Washington Co. sees lion’s share of major NE Tenn. foreclosure filing increase

Foreclosures are poised to make a rebound on the local housing market.  In stark contrast to the national distressed property situation, new foreclosure filings in the Tri-Cities region increased … [Read More...]


Sullivan, Washington counties see small home affordability increase; home prices increased faster than wages

Homes in Sullivan and Washington counties were slightly more affordable during Q3 than they were during the same period last year according to a RealtyTrac market analysis that shows wages didn't keep … [Read More...]


Kingsport-Bristol claims increasing share of Tri-Cities sales tax collections, rural areas command lion’s share of Q2 retail sales

Tri-Cities retail sales were mixed in Q2 as were the August sales tax collections. Most of the media attention from ETSU economist Steb Hipple's Q2 report when to the horse race question of which … [Read More...]

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Benchmarking the Great Restructuring

The term “The Great Recession” is burned deep into the lives of almost everyone. It was a huge event in everyone’s daily life. But what about The Great Restructuring? It’s having an effect that just as big – maybe bigger, but it generates less public attention. Check out some of these benchmarking data points that […]

Washington, Carter only counties in Tri-Cities showing growth in latest Census projection

Washington and Carter counties were the only two counties in the Tri-Cities area showing population growth in the Census Bureau projections released today. Washington County saw an increase of 440 people from July 1 last year while Carter County added 128. Hawkins and Johnson counties each saw a decrease of 87 people. Unicoi was down […]

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Tri-Cities metro area real GDP

Here’s a graphic snapshot of how the Tri-Cities’ metro area economies are performing as measured by real GDP compliments of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Q1 3-bedroom home rents up in half of NE Tenn zip codes, down in other half

Here’s how the first quarter average rents on three-bedroom homes looked during Q1 this year compared to the first quarter in previous years. The were up in 10 zip codes, down in another 10 and flat in one. The full story on the rents, gross yields from those rents and more of the data deep […]