November 2010 Update on Sales of Homes in Gatlinburg and the East Tennessee Smokies

Downtown Gatlinburg all dressed up for the Holidays

Smoky Mountain real estate typically slows down as people begin their cold weather, winter hibernation.  Much of the population’s buying focus, shifts into year-end gift purchases.  Previous blogs have explored the awesome savings that careful “Black Friday” style property purchases can yield.  The November 2010 data reinforces the opportunities available in today’s East Tennessee real estate market.  However, let’s explore the figures and then draw your own conclusions. 

The following material is available to members of the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors.  My bias is to compare year-to-date figures from the previous year with year-to-date numbers of the current year.  This can reveal some present market trends.

Total Residence Sold  through November 30, 2010-  120 sold vs. through November 30, 2009-  139 sold. 2010 less 19 than 2009. Down -14%.

Residential Dollar Volume Sold through November 30, 2010-  $21,105,121.00 vs. Through November 30, 2009-  $22,929,426.00.  Summary: 2010: $1,824,305.00 less or down -8%.


Average Sale Price through November 30, 2010-  $175,876.00 vs. through November 30, 2009-  $164,960.00.  Summary 2010: Increase $10,916.00 or up +7%.

Quantity of Active Listings through November 30, 2010-  3,755 listings vs. through November 30, 2009-  3,295 listings.  Summary 2010: Increase of 460 listings or up +14%.

As my blog readers are advised, today’s real estate markets are anything, but  free market.  Current markets are still seeking equilibrium after massive government intervention.  The homebuyer tax credits skewed data toward the low-end, first-time buyer. What savy real estate buyers know, is the following facts.  Today’s market favors qualified buyers.  Active listings are up, so there is a great selection of properties.  Mortgage interest rates are still quite low to finance.  Prices are off their highs,and there is market price competition from discounted real estate like; foreclosures and short sales.  All of these factors stack the deck in favor of today’s real estate buyer.  If you want the year-end gift that provides a multitude of dividends, go online and start your Smokies property search today.  Our website and our people are geared to provide the results you seek.

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

Fantastic Views With Great Rental Income
This unique one of a kind home is totally updated and is in excellent condition. The fantastic mountain view is enjoyed on the covered or sun decks. The level parking is an absolute bonus!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Cobbly Nob
Price: $289,900
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Spacious- Great For Entertaining!
Spacious with extraordinarily large deck to enjoy the beautiful mountain view. Fully furnished with tasteful furnishings and just around the corner from the Chalet Village Club House to enjoy swimming and tennis.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $199,900
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Great View Of Great Smoky Mountains
Live in the prestigious community of Riversong. With the Little Pigeon River close by to enjoy fishing and swimming. This private 1.26 acre property is a must see with wonderful mountain views and just around the corner from the Great Smoky Mountains.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $359,900
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Enjoy the Late Season Holidays From a Choice of Mountain Homes


Gatlinburg real estate and surrounding communities of the Tennessee Smokies provide visitors with an awesome variety of wonderful places to stay.  Their diverse selection of lodging allows for an intimate participation in the many activities of the area.  Some might dispute me, but the late year festivities really amp up going into November.  There is an excitment akin to dropping the starting flag at a NASCAR race track.  When the autumn colors fade, with the dropping leaves, and cooling temperatures, the magic and tempo build.  Currently, we are through withThanksgiving and the race to the year end holidays is on. 

For those of you coming to the area, and for those still undecided, here is just a fraction of the local events that you could enjoy. Previously, we mentioned that Winter festivals began in early November.  These commence county-wide holiday lighting displays that are awesome.  These lights can be enjoyed independently from your own car tour or they can be viewed communally from trolley rides in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  There is also a fantastic synchronized lighting display almost 1 mile long called “Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium” just off I-40.  Pricing and times can be pulled up online.

Many shopping events occur all over the area.  These events cater to all members of the family.  There are; knife, tool, auto, and outdoor sports locations.  Other stores and festivities cater to; clothing, housewares, interior decorations, and arts and crafts.  There are physical activities such as; small miniature golf courses, huge amusement parks like Dollywood, or ski area like Ober Gatlinburg to name a few.   If you can dream it, this area probably has it.

The events and amenities available in the East Tennessee Smokies are way beyond the scope of this blog.  To find fun activities that appeal to your friends and family, search online.  The options allow you to proceed at your pace and in your timing.  This same approach can apply to finding a great real estate investment in the area.  Go on our website, and set your own property search criteria.  We can tailor everything to your lifestyle, and your convenience.  You save valuable time, looking at only those items, that match your needs.  When it is time to appear in person, our experienced personnel are here to help you seal the deal.  Go online and start today or call us at 877-678-2121!

Here are a Few of My Latest Listings: 

Fantastic Rental Property/Mtn View
Fantastic rental income in 2010- $94,303!! Outstanding view of Mt LeConte in Smokies, with 5 master suites, media room, close to Gatlinburg, ski resort and National Park! Fully furnished!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $699,900
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1.3 Acres in Beautiful Mountain Setting
Well built custom home, with acreage, in a beautiful scenic mountain setting. Open great room with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. On 1.3 acre with garage.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $239,900
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Authentic Log Home w/ Fantastic Mtn View
Top of a mountain ridge, authentic log home, with fantastic Smoky Mountain views. Big decks, hot tub, loft-cat walk with separate sitting room, fireplace, whirlpool tub, pool tqble and high ceilings. Quite the home for entertaining or just relaxing.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $279,900
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Call today to see any of these homes or any others that are of interest to you!  877-678-2121

Come Visit Now to Catch the Last of 2010’s Autumn Color and a Fine Selection of Smoky Mountain Homes

Smoky Mountain Road in Autumn

Time in 2010 to view the beauty of autumn leaf color, or to buy Gatlinburg real estate is almost over.  November’s winds and precipitation will soon strip the remaining foliage off all, but the hardiest of trees.  The countdown to finalize a real estate purchase in calendar year 2010 gets more challenging by the day.   

However, the good news is that the Smoky Mountains winter festivals are just beginning, and they will replace leaf viewing.  In addition, real estate purchases can be enhanced by a minimal amount of foliage.  Without the covering of leaves, more becomes visible.  Buyers can easily see the proximity of neighboring homes and structures.  Noise transmits better without the deadening buffer of leaves.  Long range views become available and the phrase “winter views” reveals itself.  Property searches that occur after leaves fall, reveal more details in the topography and give buyers a better “lay of the land”.  If you are motivated to find your East Tennessee real estate before 2011, you need to scramble.  Beginning your search online and getting pre-qualified for financing will greatly accelerate your purchase.  Our website is geared to assist in this search process.  If you are ready to view in person, and finalize on a property, be sure to call ahead well in advance of your arrival.  This allows your realtor to reserve a block of time necessary to accommodate your needs.   

The interesting part of visiting the Smokies after leaves fall, is that other activities ramp up as the year winds down.  Winter festivals increase as you proceed through November.  The Winter Festival begins November 8th in Sevierville with; free food, entertainment, fireworks, and the switch flip to begin Sevier County’s Holiday lighting.  Pigeon Forge follows on November 9th with their lighting displays, and Gatlinburg follows on November 10th with Winter Magic and a chili cook off.  These dates mark only the beginning of a lengthy holiday lighting season.  The food, entertainment, fireworks, and fun, add to the festive season.  This blog has only scratched the surface of a season filled with activities.  Go online and search out the perfect activities for you and your family and time your visit to coincide with these events.  

Here are a Couple of My Current Listings: 

Foreclosure!! Walk to Gatlinburg!
Newest and nicest condominiums in Gatlinburg. Listen to the creek while enjoying the pool and hot tub area. Elevator, covered parking, and walking distance to Gatlinburg shopping and restaurants. Foreclosure-priced to sell!
Type: Condo
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $199,900
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Fantastic View with Level Lawn Area
Lower floor condo unit with a fantastic view and level lawn area. The deck overlooks Mt LeConte and the ski slopes.
Type: Condo
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $76,900
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Time to Buy a Gatlinburg Home for Sale? Check out events for July!

4th of July Activities In SmokiesIf you have been viewing Gatlinburg homes for sale, now could be a great time to buy.  I recommend that buyers begin their property search online.  In the quiet, undisturbed peace of your own environment, you can set up personalized selection parameters.  This allows you to view a great variety of properties.  The awesome aspect of the online search is personal convenience.  You can take as much time as you want. Your search becomes personalized, catering to your desires.  There are no time constraints except the possible sale of a desireable house or property.  However, when you reach that point where you must view the real estate in person, our team of professionals are ready to assist you.  We suggest that your property search should coincide with our area’s local events.  Either time your visit to hit on an activity of interest or avoid activities that you have no interest.  This maximizes your time spent in the East Tennessee Smokies.  Moments spent outside the quest for property can offer you fun entertainment.  This mix of business with pleasure can help balance the overall decision-making process. 

In keeping with this concept, we hope to give you a brief taste of a few of the area’s many upcoming festivities.  This is a tall order because of the multitude of activities and events this area offers.  Hopefully, our blog will motivate you to check online sites at; Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and surrounding areas for more details and other activities too numerous to list here.  At least this will help get you started to plan your trip to the Smokies.

The July 4th holiday is a good time to travel, because of most people’s vacation schedules.  There is much happening in the Smokies.  Gatlinburg kicks off the July 4th celebrations with their 35th consecutive year of a midnight Independence Day Parade,  beginning at midnight on July 3rd.  In past years, close to 100,000 spectators have watched a mile long parade salute the courageous men and women who helped win our independence.  The parade will include; floats, marching bands, equestrians, military personnel, and much more.  Outdoor food, concerts, and fireworks will highlight the festivities.  For history buffs, you can start on Friday July 2nd in Gatlinburg as the Southern Guard Brigade returns to reinact the “Battle of Burg Hill” on the field near Mills Park.  The actual reenactment is on Saturday and Sunday, July 3rd and 4th.  Pigeon Forge kicks off Independence Day celebrations on July 2nd with Music on the Square at Old Mill Square, followed by their 20th Annual Patriot Festival on July 3rd with outdoor food, shopping and fireworks as the holiday progresses.  Events continue to unfold as July counts down with a Girls Slowpitch Softball World Series, Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, Girl’s Fastpitch Softball World Series, Musical Concerts, and Vintage Open Car Shows. 

Plan ahead to be part of the fun and contact the Jason White Team to find real estate in the area to keep you coming back.

Here are a Couple of My Latest Listings:

Location, Location, Location/ Great View
Great location on top floor and corner unit! The mountain views are breathtaking. Amenities include pool, hot tubs, and sauna.
Type: Condo
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $99,500
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Private Acreage with Creek Frontage/View
Private acreage with beautiful mountain view and creek frontage and waterfall. Panoramic view with easy road access. Truly a dream come true for just the right person.
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $179,900
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Call today for more information on these or any other properties 877-678-2121