Bristol, VA Real Estate News

By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
The Residential Market Udate For Bristol VA Area ...2012 Recap! Here's your final Reacap for  The Bristol VA ....City and County Area! 2012 finished strong! And 2013 will continue to get better! Just ask Spud! Spud says ...Check out these year end numbers! Although not as strong as the Tennessee side of Bristol things are definitely moving in the right direction! New Listings (2012) 317 ...(2011) 357...Down 11%!Sold Listings (2012) 194 ...(2011) 191 ...Up 2%!Pending Sales (2012) 106 ...(2011) 94 ...Up 13%!Median Sale Price (2012) $94,850 ...(2011) $101,000 ...Down 6%!List To Sale Ratio (2012) 92% ...(2011) 95% ...Down 3!Avg. Days On Market (2012) 165 ...(2011) 170 ...Down 3%! Even Spud recognizes that things are looking great and that we will bounce back even better in 2013! For more in...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Today in Bristol TN~VA ...1.9.2013 This was early this morning in The Bristol TN~VA Area! We have had beautiful weather for the past few days and there's really no end in sight! For current conditions just click on The Sunrise!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! No matter what the weather it's always a great time to look at property! Click on Waffles to get started! And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Top Selling Agent in Bristol 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® 2011"REALTOR® of The Year" *****    
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Foreclosure Update For Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 ...A 2012 Recap!     Spud is at again with a 2012 Residential foreclosure update for Bristol VA 24201 and 24202!   Two often asked questions when it comes to foreclosures in The Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 area are ....How many are on the market ...and how many have sold this year? Here's some stats that may be of interest!   As of 12.31.12   In Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 we at this time only have 7 residential homes for sale that are foreclosures of which 5 are active and 1 is under contract and 1 is pending ....49 have sold year to date! Other Final 2012 foreclosure stats ... 130 average days on market compared to 126 in 2011 89% list to sell ratio compared to 94% in 2011 New foreclosure listings are down 25% over 2011 Average sell pric...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Friday's Fotos ...1.4.13 Attached And Knot Letting Go!! I have driven by this old tree for months and finally took the time to catch a photo! Looks like this knot has been growing for many, many years! Click on Waffles to see some properties you'll definitely get attached to! And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® 2011"REALTOR® of The Year" ******
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Have You Ever Wondered What Might Have Been? I stopped the other day to take this photo while on a back road in Southwest VA ....The Bristol VA County Area is absolutely beautiful and when you come across scenes like the one below you just have to sit back and wonder ...What might have been!   You see the old Farm House and right behind that you have three other buildings that I'm sure were an integral part of this old Farm ...and the best part is that it's nestled in right at the foot of this wooded area ....I can only imagine the times they had back then! I always leave these places thinking what it might have been like back then and why it didn't last ...I guess that's what makes them so special! Click on Waffles to see some amazing properties that will never go away! And Remember Fo...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Happy New Year from Bristol TN VA!     Here is a Happy New Year wish from The Bristol TN VA area! I hope it is your best ever! There's no better way to start the new year out than looking for property in The Bristol TN VA Area ....Click on Waffles and she'll give you a tour! Happy New Year! And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" ****** 
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
The Last Sunrise of 2012 ...One to Remember! This is the last Sunrise of 2012 in Bristol TN VA and it was one to Remember! I hope you all have a very Happy New Year! Happy New Year!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" ****** 
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
12.30.2012 in Bristol VA ...Just a Dusting, But Still A Snow Day! I have to admit I love snow ...when growing up in the 60's and 70's snow was a common feature year end and year out! In recent years we seem to get less and less ...so when we get some it brings back great memories! How about you? Waffles Loved IT! Happy New Year!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" ****** View Larger Map  
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
It's Magic When A House Becomes A Home! It's Happened 191 Times in VA! Bristol VA That Is! Yes ...That's right so far this year 191 Houses have become HOMES! Have you ever really thought about it ....I do all the time! You look at so many houses during the buying process and it finally hits you that it's just a HOUSE ...till it becomes a ... HOME!  There are so many people that have to make everything fall into place to make it really happen! The right property in the right location!A willing and able buyer!A motivated seller!Competent and easy to work with agents!Inspectors!Appraisers!Banks!Underwriters!Title Companies!Attorneys! Insurance agents ...Etc!  But Oh Boy ...when it all comes together the end result is one you'll remember for a long time ...it's when ...That HOUSE becomes a ...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Merry Christmas To All ...And To All A Good Night! This may be my last chance to once again wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May you day be filled with laughter and your bellies be filled with lots of great food! Merry Christmas!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011"
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Merry Christmas ...From Our Home To Yours ..May it Be Your Best Ever! From Our Home To Yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that it's one of your best ever! Click on Waffles for some last minute gift ideas! Merry Christmas!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" **************
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
What Were They Really Doing Back in 1937 ...Ideas Differ! This is a photo that hangs in our home in Bristol VA. It is a photo of Aimee's grandparents who lived in Chattanooga TN. I have always loved the photo ...Aimee says her grandfather is consoling her Meme because their baby (Aimee's Future Mom) is crying and he's trying to convince her that it will be OK. Me on the other hand think the real story is ...they are on a family picnic with other people and Aimee's Meme gets something stuck in her teeth and being the loving husband that he is he takes the time to help floss it out ...What do you see? I can bet on one thing ...they would have loved seeing the way their family has grown up ...and they would especially like their great granddaughter "Waffles"! Merry Christmas!And Remember F...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Friday's  Fotos ...12.21.12 Art Decor at It's Best!  As you all know I love Art or anything unusual for that matter ...I found this in a great home I showed recently! I call it ...Art Decor at It's Best! It may not be for everybody, but what is? Have a great night! For some really great looking ART just click on Waffles! Merry Christmas!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" **************
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Chicken Chili in Bristol VA! It Doesn't Get Any Better! Yum! When it comes to Chicken Chili in The Bristol TN VA Area it doesn't get any better than what I call ... Aimee's Famous Chicken Chili ....and there's never a better time for it than a cold winters night just a few days away till Christmas! Here's how she makes it ... Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts (cooked with Monterey Chicken seasoning-saute until almost done) shredded 2 T Olive Oil 2 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1 box Swanson chicken broth 2 T parsley 1 t cilantro 48 oz Glass jar Great Northern beans 1 can of green chilis 1 can Cream of Chicken soup 1 large block of Montery Jack Cheese shredded   In large pot saute chopped onion and garlic with oil.  Add chicken broth, parsley, cilantro, northern beans and green chilies.  Let...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
5 Days Till Christmas! It's hard to believe , but it's only 5 days till The Big Day!  Merry Christmas!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" ****************
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Today in Bristol TN VA ...12.20.12 ...High Wind and Light Snow on Way! This was the scene early this morning in The Bristol VA Area ....We are now expecting high winds, rain and even snow later tonight! I guess Red Sky at Morn really does mean WARN! Click on the sunrise to check out the current weather or Click on Waffles to see some amazing properties for sale in our area! Merry Christmas!And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" **************
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause ...Oh What a Quandary I'm In ...Help! What do I do? If I tell Mommy then Santa might not bring me a chew toy, those deer antlers I love, or anything for that matter ... BUT ... If I don't tell my Mommy then I have to live with it the rest of my life! What would you do? In the mean time ...CLICK on ME to see some amazing properties in The Bristol TN VA Area! And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" ******************  
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Foreclosure Update For Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 ...12.12.12     Spud is at again with a foreclosure update for Bristol VA 24201 and 24202!   Two often asked questions when it comes to foreclosures in The Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 area are ....How many are on the market ...and how many have sold this year? Here's some stats that may be of interest!   As of 12.12.12   In Bristol VA 24201 and 24202 we at this time only have 8 residential homes for sale that are foreclosures of which 4 are active and 4 are pending ....40 have sold year to date! Other 2012 foreclosure stats ... 130 average days on market compared to 128 in 2011 89% list to sell ratio compared to 94% in 2011 New foreclosure listings are down 26% over 2011 Average sell price $66,822 Compared to $66,184 in 2011 Median List P...
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
(Not So) Speechless Sunday 12.9.12 ...Fire in The Sky! A recent Bristol VA Sunrise just seemed to scream out "Fire in The Sky"! They just don't get any better! To view some amazing properties just click on Waffles!   And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" *******
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By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Merry Christmas ...From The Bristol TN-VA Property Tracker 2012! Waffles wanted to take this time and wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Click on her for great GIFT IDEAS! And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol TN/VA and Surrounding Area ...GoWithRobThomas.com or Give Me A call at 423-341-6954Recently Awarded ....Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS® "REALTOR® of The Year for 2011" *************** View Larger Map
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