Just a few miles from the Virginia border in the northeastern corner of Tennessee lies the burgeoning city of Kingsport. Initially chartered in 1822, Kingsport garnered its name from an early boat yard on the Holston River known as William King's Port. The city has enjoyed steady residential and industrial growth for many years. Kingsport's top-notch police department, parks and schools - combined with its excellent reputation and outstanding government performance - helped to earn the tri-city region an "All-American City" designation in 1999. In addition, large corporations such as Eastman Chemical Company and AFG Industries have chosen Kingsport as their home.
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Kingsport offers a multitude of attractions and recreational opportunities. Residents have access to 100 square miles of water, 1,500 miles of shoreline and numerous caverns and hiking trails to explore. Golfers can tee off on one of Kingsport's four 18-hole golf courses. Racing fans will want to visit Bristol Motor Speedway, home of two major NASCAR events.
Kingsport's rich past is celebrated at historic sites such as the Exchange Place, a farm complex dating from the early 1800s. The Netherland Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and reminds visitors of the city's pivotal role in the saga of the early American frontier. With a prestigious reputation and a wide range of high-quality attractions, it is not surprising that Kingsport is known as "Tennessee's bright spot."
Mary Anne Farmen, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker/Owner
Mary Anne Farmen, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker/Owner
: If you seek a people-oriented real estate professional who will go the extra mile to ensure that your next transaction goes smoothly, Mary Anne Farmen is the agent for you. This Kingsport native maintains close ties to her community. She has been committed to excellence throughout her life and has always enjoyed serving, helping and educating others. She graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee Technological University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Mary Anne then worked as a graduate assistant at Tennessee Technological University and taught middle and high school. She now enjoys educating her clients about the local real estate market, providing them with all the information they need in order to make informed decisions.
Also committed to continuing her own professional education, Mary Anne has her ABR, GRI, SRES designation. She is a highly qualified Broker/Owner of 1 Stop Property Shop and receives many word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied clients. Mary Anne especially enjoys providing her top-notch service to buyers but happily assists sellers as well. A Notary Public, she also has experience closing loans.
When she's not busy assisting clients, Mary Anne enjoys participating in the community in which she was reared. She is active in her church and sings in the choir. In addition, she loves gardening, landscaping, interior decorating and needlework, and a good mystery book.
For the professional service you expect and the personal attention you deserve, call Mary Anne Farmen today. Testimonials
Kingsport Real Estate Market: Price Range of Kingsport Real Estate
The real estate market of Kingsport is varied. Condominiums and townhouses are available from under $100,000 to more than $200,000. Some units include amenities such as fireplaces, two-car garages, carports and swimming pools. Single-family detached homes are available from well under $100,000 to more than $625,000 for large estate properties.
Attractive Kingsport homes are available in a variety of styles - including ranch, colonial, contemporary, traditional, Cape Cod , split foyers, farmhouses, log homes and Victorians. Well-planned subdivisions are available in a broad spectrum of prices both inside the city and on the perimeters. Many homes are located on lots with outstanding views and well-manicured lawns, while others boast large wooded lots. Some homes in Kingsport include all the extras like fireplaces, swimming pools, Jacuzzis and whirlpool tubs. Lakeside and riverfront properties offer scenic water views and accessible docks. Land for custom building is readily available in Kingsport from $15,000 to more than $475,000.
Kingsport Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 21st, 2014: homes priced around $144,383 compared to $144,209 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Thursday, April 24th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.28%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.30%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.68%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.13%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Kingsport TN. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Kingsport to help you find the best home!