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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...
Nov 23, 2020
With Knox County adding hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 over the past few days and with no signs of slowing infection in the immediate future, for the health and safety of the KAAR employees and their families, all staff will return to working remotely beginning Tuesday morning, November 24.  Although the association's physical office will be closed, staff will continue to deliver extraordinary member service from their...
Nov 23, 2020
Key Highlights Home sales grew for the third consecutive month in October — up 0.5% from the prior month and 18% from one year ago. The median home sales price was $249,000 in October—up 5.5% from the prior month and almost 24.5% from one year ago. Total housing inventory declined in October — down 4% from the prior month and 48% from one year ago. Months of inventory fell to 1.31 and the absorption rate rose to 76%. More than 6 in 10 homes...

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