Johnson City, TN Real Estate News

By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Contingent on home selling..and it didn't!  This was before the market broke wide open.  Oh, if only we knew what was going to happen in this market.  Lots of wasted days on market. The agent said, this house will sell fast!  I believed him.  We removed our house from the market and wished for the best.  Didn't happen.  We now have this home on the market that has been sitting there collecting days on market.  So, we need to get some buyers through.  This is a great home.  It is beautiful, well maintained, excellent condition.  Passed the home inspection with flying colors.  One repair, minor, DONE.  In the market we are in, this house should SELL quickly.  If you are in the market, 544 Suffolk Road.  Great property. This property has been maintained very well by current owners. It has ...
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By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Mortgage rates edged lower early this week due in part to the Middle east tensions. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell by eight basis points to 3.64% with 0.7 in points and fees. However, rates have inched higher in the past few days. Freddie Mac says that the drop in mortgage rates, combined with the strong labor market, should propel a continued rise in homebuyer demand. Last year this time the rate was 4.45%.The Federal Reserve reports that the value of all U.S. owner-occupied homes increased to a record $29.2 trillion in Q3 2019 in its Flow of Funds Report. It was a 4.2% increase from a year earlier, the slowest annualized gain since 2012. Americans owned $18.7 trillion of their homes, giving them a 64% equity stake, the report said. In addition, the colle...
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Johnson City TN winter weather.  It's going to be a cold one according to the wooley worms!  (solid black, getting their winter coats ready).  According to the farmers almanac, there will be a lot of snow and ice.  The month of December looks to be pretty mild with temperatures staying right around an average of 50 degrees with the lows hanging around 30's until we get to the 26th where we have 3 days of COLD.  (17-18 degree).  January looks like there will be plenty of percipitation, followed closely by March.  February looks like bone chilling cold.  Which is pretty normal in these parts.  February always seems like the coldest month of the year.  The beauty of this area is that spring usually starts early for us.  It is not unusual for us to have some warm spring like temperatures by...
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
The Great Race downtown Johnson City TN   This past weekend a group of friends and Realtors from RE/MAX Checkmate put on the second annual Great Race in downtown Johnson City.  The Great Race is a spin-off on the Amazing Race that we are all familiar with on TV.  It is a race around the world on the Amazing Race, but in our little corner of the world, it was a race around downtown Johnson City solving puzzles and doing fun tasks.   We had 9 teams running this race with 4 people per team.  We started at 10am in a downtown parking lot and had teams running to 12 different stops. The great bonus, all the money raised went to Children's Miracle Network.    We had such an amazing time putting on this race.  Months went into the planning and implementing of all the clues, tasks, and local dow...
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By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index edged lower in June from May though it remains near historically high levels. The index fell to 103.3 from 105.0 in May. The NFIB commented that if economic growth slows, that is not bad in a fully employed economy that can’t find enough workers to fill open job positions. "Job openings and plans to create jobs remain historically very strong, and while it's not as "hot" as May, Main Street is still running strong," said NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg.Job openings remained higher than there are workers to fill those positions across the country as the labor market continues running on all cylinders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job openings fell by 49,000 on the last day of May to 7.32 million from 7.37 million in April in i...
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
SORBA Tri-Cities, what a terrific organization. SORBA stands for Southern off-road biking association.  They have several chapters, Tri-Cities being one of them.  There are several mountain bike trails in the Tri-Cities and they are growing in popularity.  SORBA,  in a nutshell, is a not for profit corporation, formed in December 1998 to promote mountain biking in Northeast Tennessee.  They are raising awareness and helping to build and maintain safe trails.  Enhancement and preservation of trails for the enjoyment of our community.  What a cool Mission!  SORBA does have a website to visit, please follow link.   We visited the Mountain Bike Trail at Wing Deer Park today.  It was really a special place.  Trails all through the upper wooded part of the park. Volunteers and SORBA have had ...
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By Heather Glatz, Dedicated Full Time Realtor 423-943-5430
(Coldwell Banker Security Real Estate)
  We hope this quick snapshot of the Johnson City Single Family Home Market gives you an idea of the current market conditions. We’re always happy to talk about the market in more detail though. So if you or anyone you know is thinking of selling or is interested in purchasing Real Estate in Johnson City or the surrounding East Tennessee area, We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our approach to ensure a seamless process from beginning to closing. Please give us a call at 423.943.5430 or Contact us HERE!
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By Heather Glatz, Dedicated Full Time Realtor 423-943-5430
(Coldwell Banker Security Real Estate)
There are many fab things to do for singles, family, and people of all ages in the Tri-Cities. Check out our top picks for events in the area.       Sunday, March 20Spring Fling Rock AF feat. Cage the ElephantFreedom Hall Civic CenterSunday, March 207:00pm - 9:00pmWebsite       Tuesday, March 22Harlem Globetrotters World TourFreedom Hall Civic CenterTuesday, March 227:00pm - 9:00pmWebsite          Friday, March 25Dino Egg HuntHands On! Regional MuseumFriday, March 259:30am - 12:30pmWebsite        Friday, March 25Easter Egg Hunt at the Bowman Bogart CabinBowman Bogart CabinFriday, March 251:00pm - 3:00pm
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By Heather Glatz, Dedicated Full Time Realtor 423-943-5430
(Coldwell Banker Security Real Estate)
 We hope this quick snapshot of the Johnson City Single Family Home Market gives you an idea of the current market conditions. We’re always happy to talk about the market in more detail though. So if you or anyone you know is thinking of selling or is interested in purchasing Real Estate in Johnson City or the surrounding East Tennessee area, We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our approach to ensure a seamless process from beginning to closing. Please give us a call at 423.943.5430 or Contact us HERE! 
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Day 5 and we are out and about.  The snow in Johnson City TN has haulted and we were able to get off out mountain.  (Jake got the day off and is home relaxing in front of the fire) By the end of the day today, our driveway was melting quickly.  It's not that we can't go out and shovel (which we will do today) but due to the steep, long nature of the driveway, and the elevation, it's better to let nature finish her job before we take on ours.  I think our break is over!
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Day 4 is another dog day for us here in Northeast Tennessee. (and no that would not mean hot summer days) We are really enjoying our snow time.  Recording this epic winter and spending some great snow time with Jake!  He is truly enjoying the white fluffy stuff!  Enjoy this fun video.  Enjoy this winter!!!
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
First snow of the year, Johnson City TN.  Yesterday shut our town down.  Schools closed, stores closed, businesses closed.  Many roads were a mess!  We got out, but my car ended up staying at RE/MAX and we had to park the truck 1/2 mile from house.  It's okay, we had a great time with our snow day.  Tomorrow we have a winter storm coming at 4:45pm Friday that is suppose to last until 4:00am Sunday.  Break out the sleds!
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Johnson City Farmer's Market Pavilion has been a long awaited project.  It is located downtown, across from the old open air parking lot that served as Johnson City's Farmers Market for years.  This new project catapolts this city's market into the "cool" sector!  This project is part of the revitalization project in the downtown area.  The venue will also be available to rent for special events.  It's going to be a huge hit for this area.The Grand opening should take place sometime in late January.  I look forward to following the continuation of this exciting project in Johnson City.  Video for sure, coming soon!!   
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Recently, around the town of Johnson City, statues of Buffalos have been popping up everywhere.  At first, with just one in my sight, I though it was just a cool statue, but as the week-end turned to Monday, I saw these buffaloes turning up everywhere.  Well, I must explore.  Milligan College, here is Elizabethton Tennessee, has the mascot of Brutus the Buffalo.   He was named due to the college being located at the base of the Buffalo Creek, shadowed by Buffalo Mountain.  (It truly is a lovely area).    Well I have learned , these buffaloes are part of the 150 year anniversary for Milligan College.  As part of the Buffalo Stampede City Art Project. Milligan College has commissioned six life sized , artistically decorated buffaloes for display in the community.  Yes it is, A buffalo sta...
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
We had our annual fall customer appreciation this past weekend and it was a huge hit!  Thank you to Laurels Pumpkin Barn for helping us out in our event to say thank you to all our loyal clients and customers.  We had perfect weather and a great turn out of happy faces show up to pick their own pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch.  A big thank you to United Capital Lending for their participation and help as well.  We have such a terrific partnership with great people in the community.  See you next year!!!Laurel's Pumpking Barn is located at 303 Laurel's Road Johnson City Tennessee. This new Pumpkin barn has opened it's doors September 13, 2014  It's wonderful. They have hundreds of pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes.  I'm a little spoiled because I live just up the road and get to ...
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By Mary Sheridan, Creative Marketing, Buyer Agency 423-943-7655
(Keller Willliams - 1033 Hamilton Place,Johnson City TN 37604)
 PET PEEVES - I have a specific property in mind today and don't have time for a long post but the presentation of this property reminded me of several pet peeves, so please excuse me while I complain.    #1 - Comments for agents and public.  Some agents do very minimal comments in MLS for the agents and then have very detailed, attractive comments for the public.    I consider that my job is to make the property as attractive as possible for both the public and the agents, to get the seller as much exposure as possible.    I realize the agent makes much more if buyers see it through the listing agent, but out main job is to serve the clients by full exposure.    Even if I do notice that there's a better description for the public, this still means that if I'm interested in showing, I n...
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By Wes Shields
(Keller Williams Realty)
 MLS #363445 | 219 Payne Loop, Johnson City | 2BR/1BA | .95 AcresOh the Luck! This adorable home has just come back on the market! This sweet home offers great single level living in Johnson City! Easy-care vinyl exterior ranch on a part wooded, level lot. Pretty home with natural light-filled, comfortable living spaces, including eat-in kitchen with plentiful cabinets and laminate countertops. New carpet throughout! Laundry room. Front porch with ramp, rear deck, storage shed, energy efficient double pane windows. Gravel drive. 
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By Wes Shields
(Keller Williams Realty)
  MLS #360869 | 1503 Virginia Street, Johnson City | 3BR/2.5BA | 1 Acre Timeless traditional that's a must see! Entry into this stately, all-brick home really makes an impression with hardwood floors, a large, light-filled living area, corner gas fireplace, and a grand front staircase! There are lots of architectural details that include crown molding, wide baseboards, and detailed doorways that really make this home special. You will also find a formal dining area, cozy kitchen with tile flooring, and a half bath on the main level. Upstairs, this home has 3 bedrooms and 2 additional full baths. All of the bedrooms have carpet, and the baths are updated too! There is also a great laundry room with tons of storage space! Outside you will find a covered back patio for entertaining, a wide...
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Investors review properties everyday. Contracts and negotiations can be very distracting. Well! Incase you missed this one, the golden opportunity of this lifetime has just become available!   MLS #351934 | 1304 Edgewood Street, Johnson City TN | 3BR/1BA | List: $86,900Near ETSU and Med Tech Medical Corridor! Charming 3 bedroom home that is perfect for first time home buyers or investors. This home has been maintained very well, is move in ready, and has great floor plan. The living room is large with lots of natural light, out back you will find a covered back deck and a storage building. Easy living in the convenience of the city! Perfect property to add to your rental portfolio. CALL US TODAY to Explore the possibility! (423) 896-1232  
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 MLS #360869 | 1503 Virginia Street, Johnson City TN | 3BR/2.5BA | 2258 SqFtEver drive by one of those fantahhhstic looking older houses and wonder if it sits in it's original state, or if someone has lovingly preserved and lightly restored it's interior? The Shields Team invites you to STOP next time you drive by this gorgeous period home at 1503 Virginia Street, Johnson City and SEE for yourself that this home meets the latter description!This timeless traditional really is a must see! Entry into this stately, all-brick home really makes an impression with hardwood floors, a large, light-filled living area, corner gas fireplace, and a grand front staircase! There are lots of architectural details that include crown molding, wide baseboards, and detailed doorways that really make this ...
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