Implications of Natural Disasters on the Housing Market

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the impending threat of Hurricane Irma and Jose, Economist Frank Nothaft discusses from an economist’s perspective, the implications of natural disasters on the housing market. The effects are going to be lasting while homeowners wait for aid. Properties in the area that have gone undamaged, could experience a […]

VIDEO: Major Reasons For Todays Current Inventory Shortage

We are dealing, not only locally but nationally, with a serious shortage of inventory in the real estate world. This video explains some of the major reasons we are in this position. Questions? Contact Troy Stavros with Gables & Gates REALTORS. Serving Tennessee home buyers and sellers in the greater Knoxville and Nashville (Franklin) areas. […]

$15,000 for First Time Home Buyers in Knoxville, TN!

$15,000 for FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS in Knoxville!! WATCH AND LEARN. Interested in a link to search in the specific Knoxville zip codes where this program is available? Shoot me your email and I’ll be happy to set you up! Troy Stavros, Gables & Gates, REALTORS 865-777-9191

Knoxville ranks #7 on Zillow’s Hottest Housing Markets for 2017!

Click here to see the Zillow article Have questions? Contact me, Troy Stavros with Gables & Gates, REALTORS at 865-777-9191.

Where Are Home Prices Headed Over The Next 5 Years?

Today, many of my Knoxville real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why I like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five […]

Where Are Home Values Today Compared To The Peak in 2008?

This housing market has many people talking about home values; where they are and where they are headed. It’s also interesting to look back and see how home prices compare to values prior to the housing crisis. Every quarter, Freddie Mac releases their House Price Index. The index usually provides monthly home values for: the […]

Home Sales Are Up In All Price Ranges Above $100,000!

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Homes priced between $100-250K showed a modest increase at 3.4%. This not only points to the lower inventory of homes available for sale in this price range but also […]

Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam According to WSJ

Yesterday, I ran a post quoting major housing experts on the increasing strength of the U.S. housing market. I was pleasantly surprised that, on the same day, the Wall Street Journal decided to run a front page story titled, “Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam” (article available to WSJ subscribers). The first paragraph of the article says […]

VIDEO: Shaping Up To Be A Great Year For Real Estate!

VIDEO: Some of the housing headlines are causing concern for some consumers who are in the process of either buying or selling a home. Pundits are concerned over the lack of new construction or the month-over-month sales numbers. Let’s set the record straight; 2015 was a good year for residential real estate in the United […]

SPRING 2016 Real Estate Guides Ready for Download!

My Spring 2016 Real Estate Guides are done and ready to be downloaded. Feel free to share with your friends and family and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if I can help you in any way.  You know I’m always here for you! CLICK HERE for the guides: […]

Home Sales Up Year Over Year (INFOGRAPHIC)

Some Highlights This is the 48th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist says that, “The main issue continues to be a supply & affordability problem. Finding the right property at an affordable price is burdening many potential buyers.” Inventory is still below historic norms at a 4.4 month supply.

Existing Home Sales Jump in December

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest increase ever recorded as they rebounded 14.7% over November’s numbers and now stand at 7.7% higher than a year ago. While this is great news for the housing market, there is […]

Home Sales Reportedly Dropped Last Month. Is That Accurate?

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report which covered sales in November. The report revealed that sales: “…fell 10.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.76 million in November (lowest since April 2014 at 4.75 million)…” That report gave birth to a series of industry articles, […]

The Fed Rate Hike and What It Means For Home Buyers

Today the Fed raised the key interest rate for the first time in almost a decade. Watch the video below to find out what it means for you as a home buyer in Knoxville.

Buying A Home Does NOT Have To Be Scary

As we enter this spooky time of year, find out how buying a home in Knoxville can be scary, unless you know the facts. Knowing the facts (and not the myths) about buying a home can turn you from scared into fearless. Watch the video above to learn the truth about: Down Payment, Credit Score, […]