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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...]

Tri-Cities sees more home flips, profits down – still above national norm

Record low inventories of homes for sale and new home construction that is lagging demand has upped … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol continues strong sales tax collections; rental market competition heats up

April was a good sales tax collections month for Northeast Tennessee metros areas everywhere except … [Read More...]

Reunification of Tri-Cities region as one MSA hits bump in the road

Reunifying the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol region to one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) … [Read More...]

New home demand high; number of permits down

Builders pulled 40 fewer new residential permits during the first quarter of this year than last … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities birth-death balance gets worse in 2017

Unicoi and Washington counties saw a small increase in births last year, but it wasn't enough to … [Read More...]

April another Tri-Cities full-employment month; Johnson City jobless rate drops to 2.8%

The Tri-Cities recorded another month of full-employment in April. Nonfarm jobs were up 1,200 from … [Read More...]

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