Washington County, 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)
Imagine my surprise!  I love clients, and when they call me to come list their home, you can bet I'm excited to visit them.  Not only did I get a welcome to our hug, but I got, "would you like a cup of coffee," why yes I would.  The coffee mug served to me was the Children's Miracle Network Mug I had given them last Christmas.  How fun!    RE/MAX and Children's Miracle Network team up to support local Children's hospitals.  Our team, SELLabrate Team has taken this cause to heart and give donations from each of our closings.  We have donated over $5000.00 this year alone. Imagine my surprise when I was served coffee in this very special mug.  Thank you Pat and Becky!    On another note, we have a fabulous new listing hitting the market. December 26, 2019, 1121 Peaceful Drive Jonesborough...
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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)
I recently wrote about this fabulous place and just scratched the surface.  It is just Heaven in our little part of this world.  Serenity Knolls Farm is a place you can visit to forget the rest of the world and just focus on wellness, happiness and self.  It's entertaining, fun, social and inexpensive.   There are so many layers to this venue.  I love there quote on web page: At Serenity Knoll Farm, we are all about doing what we can to foster community and promote local farming, food, dance, non-profits, and more.  "And more" - that is their key phrase.  As I mentioned in my last blog post about this wonderful venue, they offer Yoga and brunch the last Sunday of every month in the summer, and Contra dances the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month.  (I'm going to a Friday special dance ...
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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 Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
1164 Hidden Valley Johnson City TN, you cannot beat this address.  What a great value here!  This is a really great floor plan. We have a Tri-level here, no serious steps anywhere, gentle levels. Location is very convenient to Johnson City, ETSU and the VA. The foyer is very open and welcoming. The dining room and living room lead out to French doors and a deck leading down to lovely fenced in back yard. (Great yard, mature trees give privacy and shade). (Dining room table will convey at no extra cost to buyer-if wanted) The kitchen has a dining nook with natural light flowing in window. It's a perfect area for breakfast. All stainless steel appliances, all convey. Master bedroom and private balcony off it. Nice suite with walk in closets and bath.Two other bedrooms on same level with w...
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By Heather Glatz, Dedicated Full Time Realtor 423-943-5430
(Coldwell Banker Security Real Estate)
  If you are planning a visit or have friends or family coming into town, this is a list for you! Here are some places to stay around town. Holiday Inn Johnson City - 3 Stars101 W Springbrook Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 282-4611Website DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johnson City - 3 Stars211 Mockingbird Ln, Johnson City, TN 37604(423) 929-2000Website Carnegie Hotel - 3 Stars1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604(423) 979-6400Website Courtyard Johnson City - 3 Stars4025 Hamilton Pl Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604(423) 262-0275Website Hampton Inn by Hilton Johnson City - 3 Stars508 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604(423) 929-8000Website Best Western Johnson City Hotel & Conference Center - 3 Stars2406 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601(423) 282-2161Website Comfort Suit...
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Love the mountain views in Northeast Tennesee  We all have reasons we live where we live, and love the area we live in.  Mine is the mountains.  I am so in love with my morning coffee view and the lovely commute I make to the office, or anywhere in the Tri Cities.  Our mountains stand proud and tall and envelope this area with peace and tranquility.I grew up in Michigan, which also holds a place in my heart, but we did not have mountains in Ann Arbor.  We had lots of other great features, but no mountains. (Go Blue)!  I've learned to appreciate my surroundings so much.  I'm not sure if that comes with age, or I've just slowed down enough to notice.Either way, I love our mountains!
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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
Welcome spring 2016!  We are about a week into this fabulous time of year and the trees are out in full bloom, the flowers are popping up everywhere and the tshirsts and shorts have taken over the hiking trails.  We just love this time of year.  Not only is Real Estate at it's peak here in Johnson City Tennessee, But the weather is perfect and there is a spring in everyones step.  We are here to help you  in the purchase or sale of your home.  Please visit us on the web or call us for your Spring update on your home.  Welcome Spring!
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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)
  We hope this quick snapshot of the Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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)
 The price on this beautiful, Jonesborough home has been reduced $14,100!   Beautiful mountain views with amazing sunsets from the back deck! Bright and airy with high vaulted ceilings letting in lots of natural light. Open kitchen with island feature that will convey. Master bedroom has a view of Roan Mtn. Over-sized bedrooms with an abundance of closet space. Convenient Location between Johnson City and Kingsport. Just minutes off I-26.  This home is a must see! 115 Gray Rd, Jonesborough TN 37659, Listed at $199,900! - To learn more information about his home click here.  To schedule your private showing of this home, please give Heather a call at (423) 943-5430 or email her at heatherglatz@movetricities.com
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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)
  If you have had your home on the market for several months and haven’t seen much activity or any offers, chances are that one or more of the reasons below are to blame. Your price is too highYour home could be perfect in and out but none of that matters if the price is not right. Setting the right price for your home is important because it will either make or break your chance of a successful sale. The condition of your homeYou have to make your home look as appealing as it is on the outside. Remember, you want your buyers to visualize themselves living in your house. Depersonalize your home and remove all personal decorations like family picture or personal items. Location, location, locationIt’s the oldest cliché in the world, but it’s true. When it comes to real estate, it’s all a...
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By Heather Glatz, Dedicated Full Time Realtor 423-943-5430
(Coldwell Banker Security Real Estate)
 This beautiful home in Johnson City sold in just 8 short days and for only $3,000 under the listing price!!   Are you looking to sell your home fast?  Contact Heather Glatz for your free market analysis today!   
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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 Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough 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)
 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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