Sullivan Co. household incomes up 9.8%, Washington Co. up 5.9%; area self-employment down

Tri-Cities households posted their strongest income gains since the Great Recession in the latest Census data, and a county-level drill down shows even stronger progress – especially in Sullivan … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSA median household incomes see strong 2015 increases

Tri-Cities 2015 household incomes almost saw the same increase reported earlier this week on the national level. U.S. median household income -  the point where half are above and half are below – … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities single male-female homeownership numbers a study of telling contrasts

Almost every real estate ad focuses on a family or couple and their new home. But that's only part of the story. The ranks of single homeowners have steadily increased as people marry later or choose … [Read More...]

Peeling back the covers on NE Tenn’s housing market for a look at investor rental vacancy rates

Residential property vacancy rates are a data set that usually fly under the public radar. It's sort of wonky, they're several ways to slice and dice it. But it's also a good resource to get a peek … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities’ region virtually free of housing market zombies

The Tri-Cities area housing market is not a good place for zombies – at least not those of the foreclosure ilk. RealtyTrac's Q3 Residential Property Vacancy and Zombie Foreclosure Report there were … [Read More...]


Tri-Cities home prices post moderate July increases, lag U.S. and state markets

Tri-Cities home prices posted moderate year-over-year increases in the Tri-Cities two Metropolitan Statistical Areas in July.CoreLogic's Home Price Index put the Kingsport-Bristol increase at 3.7%, … [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 […]