Dec. jobless rate in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City down; so was number of people with jobs

Unemployment rates in Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City declined in December.  So did the number of people who had jobs and the labor force. During the past year Bristol is the only major city in the Tri-Cities that has not recorded a constant … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities sees another increase in “high end” homes; Sullivan Co. leads the pack

File this as a footnote to the Tri-Cities annual building permit story. We covered the part about the number of new homes that are bigger than the new bigger national average HERE. But there’s another version of big. The Market Edge calls … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities home flips up in 2013; Kingsport-Bristol leads in sales, gross profit

 Home flipping increased in the Tri-Cities last year, but that was the only constant in a comparison of the Kingsport-Bristol and Johnson City MSA markets. According to RealtyTrac’s annual report on this segment of the housing industry the most … [Read more...]

Washington, Sullivan counties new home construction continues slowly improving

New home construction in Sullivan and Washington counties continued improving in 2013, but at a snail’s pace when compared to other housing market sectors. According to the Market Edge’s Q4 Residential Building Permit Trend Report, Washington … [Read more...]