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Sullivan sees more renters, new complexes ramp up competition, area homeownership rates slip

The number of renters in Washington and Sullivan counties increased by almost 5,000 in the six years … [Read More...]

Mid-year wage corrections illustrate bumpy road in Kingsport-Bristol

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) mid-year average private sector wage corrections are complete. … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol continues region’s best sales tax collection performance

Kingsport-Bristol continued seeing the best sales tax collections performance in Northeast Tennessee … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities job growth rate slows; Johnson City MSA continues losing jobs

The annual seasonal labor market slump has arrived in the Tri-Cities, but only one of the region's … [Read More...]

Kingsport new home market brisk despite headwinds

Kingsport new home activity increased during the first half of this year, and unlike what's being … [Read More...]

Sullivan Co. leads region in home sales, new foreclosures; looser lending standards cited in foreclosure flare-up

Looser lending standards are being blamed for an increase in foreclosures in half of the counties in … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol sales tax collection stumble in May – growth rate still leads region

May was a down month for sales tax collections in Tennessee. Only two metro areas managed a … [Read More...]

Keep a weather eye on trade war’s affect on Eastman and Bell Helicopter

Many in the media and pundits have been talking about a trade war, but now it looks like the real … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities foreclosures up 61% in housing market with tight inventory, high demand

The Tri-Cities is one of the local markets bucking the national foreclosure market trend. And … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities job creation flat in May; how recovery stacks up so far

Tri-Cities employers added no new non-farm jobs in May. There were 1,700 fewer people employed, and … [Read More...]

Housing affordability takes a hit in Washington Co.; gets small increase in Sullivan

Home price increases and wages that are not increasing as fast dealt a blow to housing affordability … [Read More...]

Local homeowners lean on HELOCs to tap equity; home purchase loan originations decline

Tri-Cities homeowners – especially those in the Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area … [Read More...]

Almost 13% of Tri-Cities home sales are co-buyer purchases

There was a time when a married couple was the dominant demographic for home buying. But not … [Read More...]

Hawkins, Carter wages led area’s 2017 increases; home prices grew faster than wages in most counties

Hawkins and Carter counties had the largest annual increase in average total sector wages in the … [Read More...]

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