MTSU Business Center Reports

Tennessee Housing Market: Business and Economic Research Center, MTSU

Every quarter Middle Tennessee State University publishes the Tennessee Housing Market report. It offers an overview of the state's economy as it relates to the housing market. It includes data on employment, housing construction, real estate transactions and mortgages, home sales and prices, delinquencies, and foreclosures.


Tennessee Housing Market: 1st Quarter 2020

As stated in the introduction, with regards to Covid-19, "this report represents the calm before the storm." Ten of the 12 economic indicators used in this report show positive results for Tennessee's economy, with the glaring exception being unemployment claims, which began to skyrocket mid-March. Otherwise, indicators like mortgage and real estate transfer tax collections were more than 30 percent higher during Q1 of 2020 than they had been during Q1 of 2019. The economic ramifications of Covid-19 will begin to be reflected in earnest in the Q2 2020 report.

[June 2020]

Tennessee Housing Market: 4th Quarter 2019

Nine of the 12 quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 4th quarter of 2019, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, homeowner and rental vacancy rates have trended upward over the past 12 months, although the 4th quarter of 2019 saw them fall once again. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[March 2020]

Tennessee Housing Market: 3rd Quarter 2019

Eight of the 12 quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 3rd quarter of 2019, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, building permits remain down from the prior year, while unemployment claims, and homeowner and rental vacancy rates trended upward. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[December 2019]

Tennessee Housing Market: 2nd Quarter 2019

Nine of the 12 quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 2nd quarter of 2019, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, building permits were down from the prior year, while rental vacancy rates trended upward. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[September 2019]

Tennessee Housing Market: 1st Quarter 2019

Eight of the 12 quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 1st quarter of 2019, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, both mortgage tax collections and single family building permits were down from the prior year, while vacancy rates trended upward. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[June 2019]

Tennessee Housing Market: 4th Quarter 2018

Eight of the 12 quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 4th quarter of 2018, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, mortgage tax collections and single family building permits were down from the prior year, while vacancy rates trended upward. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[March 2019]

Tennessee Housing Market: 3rd Quarter 2018

Most of the quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, building permits, home prices, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 3rd quarter of 2018, as has been the trend in prior quarters. However, mortgage tax collections were down from the prior year, while vacancy rates trended upward. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[December 2018]

Tennessee Housing Market: 2nd Quarter 2018

Most of the quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, homeowner/rental vacancy, building permits, etc.) show strong economic performance in the state of Tennessee during the 2nd quarter of 2018, as has been the trend in prior quarters. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[August 2018]

Tennessee Housing Market: 1st Quarter 2018

Most of the quarterly indicators used in this report (unemployment claims, homeowner/rental vacancy, building permits, etc.) show a sustained economic growth in the state of Tennessee during the 1st quarter of 2018, as has been the trend in prior quarters. For information and graphics on the aforementioned indicators, as well as information on mortgage performance, home prices, and real estate tax collections, click the above link to view the full report.

[June 2018]


Quarter 4 2017 Report


Quarter 3 2017 Report


Quarter 2 2017 Report


Quarter 1 2017 Report





Reports from 2012-2016

4th Quarter 2016

4th Quarter 2015

4th Quarter 2014

4th Quarter 2013

4th Quarter 2012

3rd Quarter 2016

3rd Quarter 2015

3rd Quarter 2014

3rd Quarter 2013

3rd Quarter 2012

2nd Quarter 2016

2nd Quarter 2015

2nd Quarter 2014

2nd Quarter 2013

2nd Quarter 2012

1st Quarter 2016

1st Quarter 2015

1st Quarter 2014

1st Quarter 2013

1st Quarter 2012