The Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Keeps Climbing

As we take a look back at the first 11 months of 2012 we see signs that 2012 will be a year marked as the time when things began a steady turn around for the real estate market. With positive news from economists, various markets throughout the country and improving statistics it is hard to ignore that real estate is climbing towards a recovery. Let’s take a look at the year to date numbers for Sevier County.

In the category of Total Residences Sold Through November we see an improvement of 14% versus the same period of 2011. As mortgage rates are staying low and the cost of rent rises we expect to see more first time buyers enter the market with Trulia reporting that almost 80% of renters surveyed said they plan to buy a home.

Total Dollar Volume Sold maintains it’s pace with an 8% increase from last year.

The Average Sold Price is still slightly down but shows an improvement from last month. New home construction is slow and is helping to push prices up. The presence of foreclosures as competition also continues to decrease as many owners have been able to take advantage of new programs to stay in their homes.

Average Time On The Market stays steady at 3% less time than last year. Properties in the area are spending just at six months on the market as an average.

According to CoreLogic National home prices have been moving up for eight consecutive months with the largest increase since June 2006. The National Association of REALTORS reported in October that theĀ  inventory of available homes was down 22% from last year and at the lowest inventory since February 2006. As the numbers continue to improve it could be time to request a free price analysis to determine what price the current market will bear for your property, you may be pleasantly surprised. If you are considering a purchase now is the time to take advantage of still low interest rates as NAR predicts that mortgage rates will stay low in 2013 but will rise to an average of 4%. Ready to browse? Visit our website for access to all Smoky Mountain area properties that are available.

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Build Your Dreams
Great opportunity to make your Smoky Mountain Dreams come true. 1.8 acre residential lot located centrally to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $69,900
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Impressive Remodel
The effective year built on this cabin is basically 2009. A very impressive top to bottom remodel has totally transformed it into one the nicest and most up to date you’ll find.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $488,000
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Custom Built Home On The River
Custom built home on the Pigeon River with year around mountain views in one of Sevierville’s most sought after neighborhoods.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Sevierville,TN
Price: $379,700
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