Stop Patent Trolls

REALTORS® across the country receive threatening demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of common business tools such as drop down menus or search alert functions on websites and the scanner function on a copier. These patent trolls buy vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into potential lawsuits. Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act to help protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits. 


Free RESPA course

It’s on the horizon: the new integrated disclosure requirement that goes into effect on October 1, 2015. Lenders have the heavy lifting to do to get ready… but real estate salespersons will likely be answering a lot of questions asked by the clients with whom they work. 


Make sure to use the promo code FREERESPA when "purchasing" this class from The CE Shop!


June 2015 Single Family Stats

Here's a quick look at June 2015 Single-Family Housing Market Statistics from KAAR FlexMLS.  The median list price ($165,000) stands at almost exactly what it was in June 2014 ($164,700), and the median sold price ($161,000) has only increased 1% over June 2014 ($159,000).  Interestingly enough, the total sold volume dropped 60% over May 2015 ($692,846,093)!  The average list price for June was $203,332, and the average sold price was $195,690.


 


KAAR CIE Market Summary

Here is the latest Market Summary from KAAR CIE for June 2015.  Currently, there is 3.2M SF of commercial space for sale, and 3.9M SF commercial space for lease in Knox County.  The graphic does not represent listing data for shopping center, hospitality and multi-family, but click here to view the full report.


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What's Going On

Jul 28, 2015
As the largest REALTORS® association in Tennessee, with approximately 3,400 members in 12 counties, the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® is an advocate for the approximately 400,000 households in its area. KAAR’s top priority is to make sure its REALTOR® members are trained and educated to assist the homebuyer and seller with competent and professional services. With one of the strongest member education programs available, KAAR offers a...
Jul 27, 2015
In an effort to better serve all licensees, TREC is in the process of updating many important facets of its database. While they are confident that the upgrades to the system will make it more efficient and user friendly, they are anticipating a delay in processing renewals during the transition, which will take place September 1-15.  In order to minimize the impact on the licensees, they have sent renewal notices (in an envelope) to all...
Jul 21, 2015
Frances Whittaker, an agent with Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallace, passed away Monday, July 20.  Frances' family will receive friends on Thursday, July, 23, 2015 from 6-8 pm, with a service following by Rev. Kent Williams, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912.  Graveside will be Friday, July 24th.  Those details to be announced. ...

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