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It’s cheaper to rent than buy in Washington Co.; rents increasing in other counties

Looking for a three-bedroom home in the Tri-Cities. It’s cheaper to buy than rent in Sullivan, … [Read More...]

Older workers a big part of Tri-Cities workforce and their ranks are growing

The next time you shop for groceries, pick up something at Walmart or grab lunch at almost any … [Read More...]

Supply-demand index points to a soft-landing local housing market cool-down

Realtor.com’s December housing market hotness index is a mixed bag for the Tri-Cities but points to … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol sales tax collection performance slows, still best in the region so far this year

Kingsport-Bristol’s November sales tax collections were the best in the state when compared to … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities jobs flirt with pre-recession benchmark; Nov. jobless rate drops to 3.5%

The Tri-Cities’ economy added 800 nonfarm in November, employment increased by 672 people and the … [Read More...]

Home affordability drops to 11 and 9-year lows in Sullivan and Washington counties

Housing affordability dropped to an 11-year low in Sullivan County and a nine-year low Washington … [Read More...]

Johnson City sales tax collections led the region in Oct; Kingsport-Bristol continues strong market share position

The Johnson City metro area had the best retail sales collection performance in Northeast Tennessee … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities federal workers have highest avg. weekly wage of major labor market subgroups

Tri-Cities federal workers have the highest average weekly wage for major labor market subgroups. … [Read More...]

Perfect storm crimps Tri-Cities new home permits; builders say there’s still room for growth

The Tri-Cities new residential permits report was slammed by a perfect storm of bad consequences … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities Q3 home flips outperform national benchmarks; signal a cooling housing market

If you think the sales of flipped homes are a canary in the coal mine for the single-family resale … [Read More...]

Get ready for some sticker shock at cost of Tri-Cities elder care

Remember the numbers recently used to illustrate the contrast between the emergence of GenZ and the … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities employers add 1,000 jobs, unemployment rate down, private sector wages up

Tri-Cities employers added 1,000 nonfarm jobs in October, the unemployment was unchanged at 3.8%, … [Read More...]

Here comes Gen Z, but what about the 68,000 Tri-Cities residents on the front porch of old age

There’s a new generational group grabbing the fancy of writers who offer advice to employers and … [Read More...]

Local equity-rich properties decline, seriously underwater count see a big increase

Tri-Cities properties with mortgages have fallen behind the national equity rich benchmark for the … [Read More...]

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