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Jan 15, 2021
"Realtor.com’s top 10 housing markets for 2021 have substantial momentum from 2020 which they will carry into 2021. Still low mortgage rates throughout most of the year help these markets see price and sales growth on top of 2020’s high levels. Economic momentum from the thriving tech industry, coupled with healthier levels of supply, will position these markets for growth in 2021. This past year, we’ve all become more reliant on technology to...
Dec 29, 2020
Key Highlights Home sales decreased in November — down 6% from the prior month, but up 22% from one year ago. The median home sales price was $242,500 in November — 17.4% more than in November 2019. Total housing inventory declined for the eighth consecutive month, down 16% from the prior month, enough to last 1.28 months at the current sales pace. More than 6 in 10 homes sold in November were on the market for less than one...
Dec 11, 2020
KAAR Member Jackie Prater's husband, Ed Prater, passed away on 11/29/2020 from Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). GBM is the most aggressive type of cancer that begins within the brain. He was diagnosed in August of 2019. At this time, his wife Jackie Prater of 33 years is in dire need of our help with living expenses that include, rent, utilities, food, etc. Jackie Prater was a full time caregiver for her husband and was...
Dec 09, 2020
Committees, including task forces and presidential advisory groups are the backbone of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS®. The participation of member volunteers on these is critical to the success of the association.  2021 President Shannon Foster-Boline will work with her leadership team and committee chairs to match the scope of each committee’s work with the strengths and relevant experience of all interested volunteers in...
Dec 03, 2020
Questions About Realtor Code of Ethics Standard of Practice 10-5 Approved Recently by the NAR Board of Directors What recommendations were presented by the Professional Standards Committee at the recent NAR Convention to the NAR Board of Directors? The Committee presented a package of recommendations concerning, broadly, the Code of Ethics’ applicability to discriminatory speech and conduct. At its...
Nov 30, 2020
Kelly Baker Henderson (of Kelly Baker Properties) lost her 13-year-old son, Campbell Henderson, on Wednesday, November 25. There will be a funeral on Tuesday at 11:00 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Defur officiating, and the services will be live streamed on Cokesbury’s Facebook Page and on their website starting at approximately 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 1. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Campbell's name may be made...

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