All-cash, institutional investor home sales down in Q1- Sullivan Co. sees major drop

The number of all-cash and institutional investor home sale were down during the first three months of the year in most Tri-Cities area counties. Sullivan County had the most dramatic reductions in both categories. That’s likely driven by rental … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities sales tax collections have an up month amid gloomy retail trends reports

Tri-Cities and NE Tenn. sales tax collections scored an up month in February despite a flurry of news reports signaling gathering storm clouds. MTSU's monthly report on seasonally adjusted collections showed Morristown led the region in … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities Q1 new foreclosure activity takes a big tumble from last year

There was a time – and it wasn't that long ago – when the first words a Realtor would hear from prospective buyers was, "What kind of foreclosures are out there." Things have changed since then. There are still foreclosures on the market. But the … [Read more...]

Johnson City MSA private sector wage avg. trends higher; Kingsport-Bristol moves lower

Wages for Tri-Cities private sector workers were a mixed bag in February. The average in the three-county Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) continued an upward trend while Kingsport-Bristol workers saw slimmer pay checks for the … [Read more...]