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Mar 31, 2021
KAAR recommends members be aware of Cold Check scams by taking the time to verify with financial institutions, before depositing, that checks received for earnest money or other deposits are valid (written on an open account with sufficient funds). Be especially wary of individuals asking that a check be held for an extended period of time before depositing or when a check is received as part of an early occupancy agreement that may be a...
Mar 10, 2021
IMPORTANT SAFETY ALERTS: KAAR has been notified that a man is singling out female REALTORS® in our area. This man is claiming that he has a cash buyer and requests the female agent's presence alone but never produces proof of funds. If you come across messages or phones calls from a similar individual, please make sure to report to the non-emergency line, (865) 215-7000. Stay safe and be vigilant! In another safety alert, Tennessee REALTORS® has...
Mar 09, 2021
  Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Supports TN State SB783 and HB1204 KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors today announced its Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to support state legislation that would create a special tax district surrounding the site of the proposed multi-use stadium in downtown Knoxville, should the project be approved: “We strongly support and urge all members of the 112th...
Mar 02, 2021
Key Highlights Home sales declined in January — down 24.6% from the prior month but up 22% from a year ago. The median home sales price was $239,075 in January — down from December but up 19.5% from one year ago. Total housing inventory is at a historic low with active listings down 46.7% compared to 2020. For the first time in at least two decades, months’ supply fell below one month in January. Half of homes sold in January...
Feb 16, 2021
KAAR has received report of a few agents that have received threatening phone calls/text messages demanding money with a threat of being killed. If you receive a call such as this, please report it to the proper authorities. Additionally, a brokerage has reported that scammers has been spoofing the real estate office's phone number for contract jobs. If you receive any report of a scam call or what you think might be a spoof phone call, we urge...
Feb 12, 2021
Madeline Combs Fields age 78, of LaFollette passed away Thursday February 4, 2021. She was beloved by many as the consummate businesswoman, a born entrepreneur, compassionate friend and family woman, the founder of Fields Real Estate who took great pride in providing outstanding service to her many clients. She was also an icon for many burgeoning female real estate agents in the area. In 1985, Madeline and her husband purchased property that...

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