Analysis: Buying a home more affordable than renting in both Sullivan and Washington counties

There's a lot of news about how rising home prices are torpedoing today's buyers. While that's certainly the case in some markets, it's not what an analysis of Sullivan and Washington counties shows. Attom Data Solutions Q1 Home Affordability … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities rents show new signs of softening, area remains attractive for rental investments

Although several Tri-Cities markets showed new signs of a softening rental market, a new analysis shows most local markets remain attractive for rental properties. Three of the major cities in the Tri-Cities region are almost at the 50% renter … [Read more...]

Washington Co. TN and Hawkins Co. lead Tri-Cities 2016 population growth

A county-level drill down on Census Bureau current population change estimated adds some dimension and a surprise or two. Earlier this week I did a report on the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) 2015-2016 population changes that showed a … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol only NE Tenn. region showing 2016 population loss

The latest Census population data is out with good news for Northeast Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with one exception. Kingsport-Bristol posted a loss from 2015. It’s a small loss, but a continuation of a trend that Kingsport city … [Read more...]