Enjoy Holiday Festivities In The Smoky Mountains

The holidays are an almost magical time in The Great Smoky Mountains.  As the leaves have passed their peak for the fall color change and we move in to winter months there are numerous opportunities to celebrate the Appalachian way.

As the City of Gatlinburg is sparkling with millions of lights for the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Festival the city trolley has begun their Ride Of Lights. Enjoy the holiday displays from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley. The journey includes a ride through downtown, River Road and then follows the displays along Highway 321. Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased here.

If you are looking for an opportunity to take a little bit of the mountains home for the holidays the artisans of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will be presenting their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The show begins on November 21st and runs through the 25th. You will be able to explore a wide variety of handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts that are unique to the area. This will be followed on the 26th with the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show.

While you are in town to enjoy the presentation of the Arts & Crafts Community make reservations to see the Nutcracker “Sweet”. Presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre shows will be on the 23rd and 24th at 7PM in the W.L. Mills Auditorium.

In the Smoky Mountains holiday cheer is widespread and during your visit as you stroll down the Parkway on a Friday or Saturday night you will be able to meet characters, storytellers and carolers during the fourth annual Winter Magic Tunes and Tales event. Deborah Hicks will direct the carolers with many of the performers being from the Walter State Community College Chorus. This year a barber shop quartet from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School will join the lineup as well.

There are plenty of opportunities to get in the Holiday spirit while you are visiting Gatlinburg. If you would like the chance to make your visits a little less stressful and more frequent it is a great time to consider purchasing your own home away from home in the mountains. There are plenty to choose from and we are happy to help with your search when you come to visit. Take a look here to see what get away opportunities are available.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Add Your Own Touches Here is your opportunity to create a mountain getaway with your own unique style and personality. High quality materials and construction are a great jumping off point to add your finishing touches. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $112,500 Get more information >


Amazing Views & Unique Features This charming home offers a spectacular view and some really unique features. The living room has soaring ceilings, warm wood flooring and a unique see through fireplace with the dining area on the other side. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $208,700 Get more information >


Log Home On Over 3 Acres Charming farmstead Appalachian style log home on over 3 beautiful wooded acres of idyllic Smoky Mountain countryside. Enjoy ridge views along with lots of hardwoods, rhododendron, mountain laurel, hemlock and dogwoods throughout the four seasons. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $159,900 Get more information >



Plan Now For A November Visit To The Smoky Mountains

November is the kick off of many Smoky Mountain events that are sure to add a touch of seasonal dazzle to your trip. With so many activities to choose from now is the time to plan your visit. Let’s take a tour of the many reasons this is such an exciting time to visit the area.

As fall transitions into winter you have the opportunity to get the best of both seasons in early to mid November as it is not unusual for the showy display of fall leaf color to continue in the mountains. Even if your trip misses the autumn display you can still take a peek at the change via the Purchase Knob live web cam by visiting this National Park Service website.

Fall festivities will continue at Ober Gatlinburg through November 4th with Oktoberfest. From there Ober will move onto an early start to snow season around Thanksgiving with the addition of two new snow machines. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Jerry Huskey from Ober says the machines will help them get tubing open earlier and hopefully give them a jump start across the board. See the new machines at work via live web cam and take a look at all of the other activities Ober has to offer by visiting www.obergatlinburg.com.

For an early taste of Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge will kick off Winterfest on November 6th. Enjoy the season’s spirit throughout town with over five million lights on display and a number of special events, shows and activities for everyone. The Pigeon Forge trolley will be operating a tour of lights allowing you to sit back, relax and take it all in. On November 7th, Gatlinburg will follow suit with an impressive fireworks display at dusk to mark the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic and the Annual Chili Cook Off. Over 20 chili vendors will serve up their best recipes and you get to be the judge for the People’s Choice Award. Admission is only $8 and once you have had a sampling of the region’s mouth watering homemade chili there will be the “flip of the switch” on Gatlinburg’s light display with over three million lights.

November is a great time to take in a combination of two of the most beautiful seasons in the Smoky Mountains and you will find no lack of adventures for your trip. With the festivals above, an early opening of Ober Gatlinburg, live entertainment and great shopping opportunities there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. 

Want to make your visit to the Smokies stress free no matter what season it is? Take a look at all of the available properties on the market and you will see how easy it can be to find a perfect “home away from home”. Purchasing an investment in the Smoky Mountains will give you the chance to have a personal retreat and generate income with a rental program when you aren’t using it. Let us help you along the path to putting together your Smoky Mountain dreams.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

12 Acre Mountain Retreat 12 pristine acres bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with direct view of downtown Gatlinburg and surrounding mountains. Cove Mountain Trail literally touches the property line. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $799,900 Get more information >


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 Get more information >


Worry Free Home In The Mountains Best views anywhere in the county. Really close to Great Smoky Mountain Nat’l park with direct views of all the big peaks plus the ski resort and the city lights of Gatlinburg. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $94,900 Get more information >


Big Plans For Sevier County Make Now The Time To Invest In Real Estate

In July we talked about the potential new sports complex for Gatlinburg and the opening of the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge that is scheduled for 2013. Recent news shows that the sports complex project is moving full speed ahead and Pigeon Forge is already lining up events for the LeConte Center. The county expects to see huge tourism and revenue gains from both projects. So how are they stacking up and what kind of impact will the Smoky Mountain real estate market see?

On Monday night the County Commissioners were all in agreement with a resolution to partner with the City of Gatlinburg on the sports complex project. This 70/30 partnership will assist with the funding of the project and keep things moving forward to completion. The city and county will be entering into an agreement with the school system to include use of their existing sports facilities when the complex is hosting events. The facility will draw more visitors to the area as families come for tournaments. The Sports Facility Advisory Founder, Dev Pathik, said “I believe people will want to come here and have unique experiences. That’s a rare opportunity.” Vacation lodging will feel the effect of the increase in visitors as well as a potential lengthening of the tourist season in the area.

The LeConte Center, slated to open in September of 2013 is a huge event complex that is expected to generate more than thirty four million dollars to the area. They have already drawn the attention of The National Quartet Convention, previously held in Louisville, KY. After 20 years in Louisville the convention has committed to at least 2 years in Pigeon Forge to give the area a try. They are interested in the diversity of attractions and lodging available for the more than 40,000 people it expects to bring to the area. The Louisville Courier Journal says that this is the world’s largest gathering of southern gospel musicians and fans and has an economic impact of an estimated $8 million. Phil Campbell of the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association expects the relationship to last much longer than the currently contracted two years. Campbell says “If they come here and find it suitable and if attendance is good, they’ll stay a lot longer.” Starting in 2014, this annual event is sure to increase rental revenues.

Other reports show that the area is outperforming both Branson and Myrtle Beach in tourism for 2012 with Branson actually seeing a 1.1% drop from their numbers of 2011. Steven Morse, an economist from The University of Tennessee says “I think Sevier County has done well because of the strong brand image the entire county represented. That strong brand image is ‘value family vacations.’

With all of these pushes that will increase the already large amount of visitors to the area the value of investment property is sure to increase. Sevier County is already seeing an improved real estate market from last year. As rental income increases for investment homes in the area it will keep the trend moving upward. There are numerous opportunities to own a vacation rental property in the area and we encourage you to take a look at our website and begin exploring what is available. Now is the time to start thinking about the future impact of these projects on the Smoky Mountain real estate market.

Here Are A Few Of My New And Featured Investment Properties:

Mount LeConte Views Over $30,000 in rental income for 2011!! Beautiful views of Mt. LeConte & the smokies from all three levels of this chalet in sought after Chalet Village North. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $299,900 Get more information >


Ready To Make You $$$ There is $$$ to be made – produced almost $33,000 in rental income for 2011!! Excellent views of the the Smokies along with year around sun rises from both floors of this 5 bedroom 5 bath chalet. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $299,900 Get more information >


Consistent $$$ Maker At A Great Price!! CONSISTENTLY RENTED OVER 200 DAYS PER YEAR FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WITH REVENUE RANGING FROM $38,000-$41,000! Wonderful and spacious 3-level cabin tucked away in Gatlinburg and only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $250,000 Get more information >


What If It Isn’t Perfect? Should You Buy That House?

As we watch prices rising in some areas, mortgage rates staying low and foreclosures being liquidated from the market it is a perfect environment for purchasing real estate. But what if you can’t find your dream home? Let’s take a look at a few things to consider if you are torn between buying now or waiting for the perfect property to come along.

The first thing to consider when you are thinking of entering the market is financing. It is crucially important to have your financial “ducks in a row” and a mortgage pre-approval in hand before starting to look at homes. In a previous article we explain in depth why this is so important but an additional reason is that you want to be able to make a move if you do find your dream home. As the market continues to improve houses are spending less time on the market and you will not want financing to be the only thing standing between you and your new home.

Next, make a list of your “must haves”, the things that will make a home perfect for you. From there narrow the list down. Explore why each item is a must have and decide if it is really just a want that can be worked around if the other terms outweigh not having that criteria met. Place the biggest concern on items that cannot be changed like location or in some cases square footage. When you are finished with this process you will have a list of “absolute must haves” and will be opening yourself to a wider range of possible homes to consider. Once you have found a home that meets the criteria you absolutely must have you will be able to determine if there are inexpensive ways to add the other items over time. When you visit homes remember things like furniture, appliances and decor can usually be changed inexpensively to better suit your tastes. Try to look beyond these things to the condition of the property, the potential future value and if it meets the criteria you have set on your list.

When you have found a property that is suitable for your current needs we will help you in determining the financial value of the purchase. When you combine your must haves with the financial value of a particular home you will many times find that it makes sense to move forward with an offer while rates are still low and prices have not completely recovered. Make a sound investment now and it will put you one step closer to owning a home that is perfect in every way in the future.

There are so many homes to choose from in the Smoky Mountain region at this time that we are confident once you are armed with your “absolute must have” list and your pre-approval letter you will have no trouble finding a home that is so close to perfect you will know it is time to purchase. Please take some time at our website to explore some of the many options available.

Here Are A Few Of My New Listings:

Smoky Mountain Charm Has produced right around $15,000 in gross rental income for each of the last two years! Three level chalet with a bedroom and bathroom on each floor for maximum privacy. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $189,900 Get more information >


Breathtaking Mountain Views Gorgeous home in Cobbly Nob with an equally gorgeous Smoky Mountain view. Enjoy a spacious floor plan, currently configured with three bedrooms, level parking, a four seasons room and a two car garage with an attached car port. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $298,500 Get more information >


Totally Updated & Great Views Almost $30,000 in rental income for 2010 & 2011! High quality construction and a great view combined with tasteful updates should put this one on your short list. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $229,900 Get more information >


Smoky Mountain Real Estate Continues To Gain Ground In July

The year has been positive so far for the Smoky Mountain real estate market. Looking at the market statistics through July we see continued improvement in most categories for single family homes in Sevier County with some areas showing huge gains over last year. Buyers are very active and properties are moving. Let’s see what the numbers have to tell us.

The category of Total Residences Sold shows that buyer activity remains strong with a 15% increase from 2011.

Total Dollar Volume Sold goes hand in hand with the last category and reports $5,203,117 more real estate sold than last year. We are also seeing homes in higher price ranges selling this year which will continue to push the increases in volume.

The Average Sold Price still lags behind 2011 but continues to improve every month. With the balancing of inventory occurring as distressed sales leave the market and homes in higher price ranges are selling we believe this category will continue moving towards being stabilized.

The Average Days On Market lets us know that sellers are ready to sell and buyers are ready, willing and able. From last year homes are spending 6% less time on the market and the number has shown gains from 2011 each month.

The Smoky Mountain region is a hive of real estate activity and opportunities. If you have been dreaming of owning a home near the National Park now is a great time to take a look at the inventory and find your perfect get away. Our team is ready to help you every step of the way.

Here Are A Few Of My New Listings:

Fantastic Rental Income!! Fantastic rental income! Produced over $26,000 in rental income in both 2010 & 2011! Lots of features you want in a Smoky Mountin retreat. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $185,000 Get more information >


Quality Features & Mountain Views If you are looking for your own home away from home you must see this quality three bedroom. Fantastic Smoky Mountain Views, attached garage, workshop & much more. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $349,900 Get more information >


Great Price On A Gatlinburg Home Cute vintage chalet practically walking distance to Gatlinburg. Always used as a second home and perfectly suited for a weekend family get-away. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $89,900 Get more information >


Is A Condo The Key To Your Smoky Mountain Dream?

Considering a purchase in the Smoky Mountains but feel that owning a single family home will require too much upkeep or is out of your budget? A condo may be a great ownership solution. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of owning a condo.

Most condos require very little maintenance, making it a convenient choice for many buyers. Yard work, snow removal and building upkeep are usually included in your association fees and managed by the owner’s association. This is a great perk if you are looking for a Smoky Mountain get away and are worried about who will take care of things while you are away. Many condo communities also offer a pool, clubhouse, workout facility and sometimes a barbecue area for your use. When you come to relax at your Smoky Mountain home these extra amenities can go a long way to giving your vacation a resort like feeling.

In the Gatlinburg area many condo units come with a huge benefit – astounding Smoky Mountain views. Imagine coming to visit your private mountain oasis and knowing that it will be an entirely stress free vacation surrounded with amenities and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Your yard is already well manicured, perhaps a balcony overlooking the mountains awaits and later you can enjoy a dip in the pool.

As we can see there are many benefits that purchasing a condo may offer but there are also several things to consider prior to a purchase. These are some important questions that our team will assist you with when you have identified a potential property:

How much are the condo fees and how often are they billed? This is an important factor when you are calculating your purchasing budget.

What do the condo fees include? It will be important to know what amenities and services are included as you are trying to identify a community that will fit your needs. Some associations also include certain utility costs which will be helpful information when determining the cost of owning.

What are the restrictions of the community? Many associations have by-laws that must be followed by all unit owners. These can include a number of things pertaining to pets, renting out your unit and more. These will factor in to your choice of locations to purchase.

Does the association collect reserve funds for big repairs and improvements? If so how & when are they collected?

There are  many different condo options available in the area and we are happy to answer any questions you may have as you determine if one of them may be a fit for you. Why not start by browsing our website to see all of the opportunities that are available for purchase? If you are ready for a Smoky Mountain home that will provide you with the luxuries of a true vacation it may be time to look more closely at how a condo purchase could benefit you.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Condo Listings:

Worry Free Home In The Mountains Best views anywhere in the county. Really close to Great Smoky Mountain Nat’l park with direct views of all the big peaks plus the ski resort and the city lights of Gatlinburg. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $94,900 Get more information >


Affordable Mountain Get Away Perfect affordable family mountain get-away in this first level studio unit at the Gatlinburg Summit Condominiums. Cozy fireplace, private balcony and great view. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $45,900 Get more information >


Affordable Studio Unit In The Mountains Perfect affordable family mountain get-away in this totally refurbished studio unit at the Gatlinburg Summit Condominiums. Type: Condo Location:
Price: $39,900 Get more information >


A Step Back In Time At Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Gatlinburg’s seventh annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins on June 15th and goes on through August 11th. This summer long event features musical performances, storytelling and artisans portraying characters from the 1800’s forward. It is an interactive event that is educational and fun for the whole family. As you walk through downtown Gatlinburg after 6:00 PM you will be drawn in to as many as 12 nightly acts along the streets of Gatlinburg.

Enjoy many acts including clogging groups that will perform seven nights a week for the duration of the event. Musical performances will include the older Appalachian sounds of acts like Rattlesnake Holler & the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys to traditional bluegrass of Flicker Tail Holler and the Holloway Sisters.

You will be able to take advantage of educational opportunities such as how mountain and lap dulcimers and gourd banjos are made by local craftsmen like Denton Bragg and Mark Edelman. You can even learn a few fun moves and steps from the Back Porch Cloggers. Appalachian characters like Miss Nan and Quiltin’ Annie also teach the young and old about their old-time Smoky Mountain ways. After enjoying music and learning about a few Smoky Mountain trades, you can settle in and enjoy stories of the Great Smoky Mountains from characters like Ol’ Rowdy and Whitlin’ Joe.

Gatlinburg is truly a unique mountain town rich with Appalachian history and unique events. Special Events Manager, George Hawkins, said of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales, “Our intent is to take what we feel is one of Gatlinburg’s greatest assets – the walkability of the community – and provide something that is fun and somewhat different than what most places are doing.”

With these types of events throughout the year in a unique town like Gatlinburg it is no wonder that this is such a top vacation destination. Gatlinburg is not only a great place to visit but also a unique and charming place to live sitting against the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The real estate market is moving, there is plenty of inventory to choose from and we believe Gatlinburg is a great choice of locations to consider for purchasing a second home or investment. You can see the wide variety of choices the area has to offer by visiting our website and browsing available homes for sale. It is a great time to plan a visit, enjoy an evening stroll through Gatlinburg to enjoy the performances of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales and schedule a time to visit a few homes in the mountains.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

View City Lights Against The Mountains Absolutely amazing views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Incredible close up night lights view, you can actually see people on the sidewalks with a dramatic mountain backdrop. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $359,900 Get more information >


Close Up City & Mountain Views Over $40,000 rental income for 2010 & 2011! This is designed to be a year around home or an income producing rental. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $459,900 Get more information >


Your Key To Prestigious Riversong Own this lot in a premium neighborhood for 25 cents on the dollar! Over an acre with Mountain Views, river access and more! Type: Land Location: Pittman Center Price: $15,000 Get more information >


The Forecast Calls For An Improving Housing Market

As we have mentioned in previous articles, this year has remained steadily busy and we are seeing higher home sales prices than have been evident in quite some time. We see the Gatlinburg and Sevier County markets moving steadily and economists are pointing to improvement in the national real estate market as well. We would like to apologize for not providing the monthly market statistics for March. Our local MLS system is experiencing technical difficulties and is not reporting accurate numbers. We hope this issue can be remedied soon. In the meantime we would like to share a little bit about what is going on overall in the real estate market.

In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, said the recovery is in the process of settling into a higher level of home sales. Existing home sales were slightly down in March but are still 5.2% above the same period in 2011. The National Association of REALTORS reports that inventory has tightened and home prices continue to show signs of stabilizing. Mr. Yun stated, “The recovery is happening though not at a breakout pace, but we have seen nine consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases. He went on to say, “Existing home sales are moving up and down in a fairly narrow range that is well above the level of activity during the first half of last year. With job growth, low interest rates, bargain home prices and an improving economy, the pent-up demand is coming to market and we expect housing to be notably better this year.”

Nationally, the median existing home price for all housing types was just under $164,000 in March. Short sales and foreclosures made up 29% of March sales compared with 40% in March of 2011. In the South, existing home sales are reported at 3.6 percent higher than one year ago.

Freddie Mac reports that the national average commitment rate for a 30 year, conventional, fixed rate mortgage was 3.95 percent in March, down from 4.84 percent in March of 2011. This makes financing very attractive for homebuyers and is opening up options for many.

All of this points to a steady move towards a positive outcome for the 2012 real estate market. Locally we are seeing a shift in buying patterns with more buyers present in the market and able to procure financing. Now is the time to enter the market, take advantage of extremely low mortgage rates and great housing deals available in inventory. With many financing options it may be a prime time to speak with a lender, see what is available and get pre-approved. Having a pre-approval in hand will put you in a great position when you find your “Smoky Mountain Dream”. There is a lot to choose from, start at our website and view all that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Heirloom Quality Throughout Not often does a living piece of history come available for sale, perhaps once a generation. Such a time is this. Heirloom quality throughout this solidly built stone cottage boasts quality not often seen in homes built today. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $395,000 Get more information >


Private Mountain Retreat Private three bedroom, three bath Log Cabin with great mountain views from three decks. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $320,000 Get more information >


Character, Details & Views! Pictures do not do justice to the view! Picturesque home with tons of space and lots of windows. Wine cellar/tasting room are just one of the many unique features you will enjoy. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $384,200 Get more information >


You’re Pre-Approved To Purchase A Home:What Happens Next?

In a previous article we went in-depth about pre-approval, what it is, how to get it and why it is a very important first step to buying a home. So you have gathered your financial documents, talked with a lender and have your pre-approval in hand, now what? Let’s talk a little bit about a few things you can do to prepare further for your home purchase and a few things you can expect along the way.

We believe that with a large amount of inventory to choose from in the Smoky Mountain region it is important for you to start by making a list of your needs/wants in your future home. This list should include number of bedrooms, location, type of view and any other items that are important to you. Will the home be a second home or investment? If so will you be using it as a vacation rental? This will play a factor when your agent is helping you to locate a home and needs to help you analyze rental income history of prospective property.

Once you have narrowed down your criteria let us know the most important characteristics your future home needs to have. This will assist us in setting you up to automatically receive listings that may be of interest, letting you know as soon as we come across a home that may fit the bill and also in preparing for your first meeting to view homes.

When the time is right we will make an appointment to view property. You will want to bring along the list you have created as well as a notepad or electronic device to use for jotting down notes about homes you see. This will come in handy at the end of the day when houses seem to be blending together. You will know when you step in to the perfect home. When this happens be prepared to write an offer. The Smoky Mountain market is moving pretty steadily with a large number of buyers in the market. Remember, if you are rating a house at an 8, 9 or 10 someone else probably will too. This is where your pre-approval letter comes in to play because:

*Being pre-approved may expedite the acceptance of your offer to purchase. Many sellers will not respond to an offer to purchase without a pre-approval letter. In the meantime, they can continue to consider other offers.  

 *You will be in a much better negotiating position with a pre-approval in hand especially in the case of multiple offers on the same property.

Once you have identified that perfect Smoky Mountain home and are ready to make an offer we will assist you in preparing the offer by providing current market data to detail what the pricing trend for similar homes is indicating, thoroughly going through the required documents for your offer then preparing it and presenting it to the seller’s agent to begin your negotiations.

With a little bit of preparation and the guidance of our dedicated real estate team the journey from pre-approval to accepted offer will be much easier to navigate. As you are working on your list take a look at our website and get a feel for all that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Here are a few of my featured properties:

Wears Valley Dream Come True You’ll notice the unusually high quality construction from the moment you pull in the driveway. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $597,000 Get more information >


Unbelievable Price On A Mountain Home Opportunity knocks with this can’t be beat price on a Smoky Mountain home. Just minutes from Ober Gatlinburg & tucked away on a wooded lot with level parking. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $129,900 Get more information >


Pigeon River Right Outside Your Door! This remodeled riverfront home is a sure to please. With the calming sounds of the Pigeon River right outside your door this completely remodeled home complete with sauna and hot tub are sure to take the stress away! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $289,900 Get more information >


Pigeon Forge Welcomes Spring With The Grand Spring Rod Run

Sevier County real estate is moving and so are these cars. If you love cars this is a must attend event. Featuring thousands of cars and vendors from all across the nation, this is one of the biggest shows in the Southeast. Starting at traffic light number three in Pigeon Forge and going all the way down the Parkway metal and chrome is on display in every available parking space. Car owners are on hand to tell the story of these beautiful machines. You can enjoy all of the sights including J.R. Drake’s 1932 one of a kind custom state prison bus, vendor booths and numerous demonstrations. You will find professionals all up and down the strip ready to answer questions and show off their vintage and unique vehicles. There are several contests as well at The Grand Resort. This year will include a new category for “Rat Rods”. These vehicles focus on function not form and are meant to be driven. They are often shown stripped down or unfinished and are bound to display raw power.

After dark, watching the cars cruise up and down the strip is like a visit to yesteryear. It is a great time to visit the area and see yet one more reason Sevier County is a top vacation pick. This is the first of three very large car show events each year in the area. It is followed in September with the Shades of The Past and Fall Grand Rod Run, as well as numerous smaller car shows throughout the year. It is truly an auto enthusiast’s paradise.

Events like these throughout the year bring huge amounts of people to visit the area. This mixed with the over 9 million annual visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park not only make it a hot spot to visit but also a great place to consider purchasing a vacation rental investment. With year round events offering something for everyone it is a prime destination.

The Sevier County real estate market is very active this year and there are numerous investment opportunities to be had. We are ready to help you in picking the perfect Smoky Mountain investment and will be with you each step of the way. From helping you identify properties that produce high rental income, negotiating a purchase price to navigating your way to the right rental management company, we will assist with every detail. You can take a look at the wide range of properties that are available at our website or give us a call to set up a consultation.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Investment Properties:

Chalet Village Show Stopper
Over $80,000 in rental income for 2011. Prepare to be awe-struck!!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $697,000
Get more information >


Picture Perfect Country Cabin
Over $20,000 rental income for 2009, 2010 & 2011. Well built high quality cabin in the country with all the modern conveniences.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $189,900
Get more information >


Charming & Authentic Log Cabin
Did $22,907 in rental income from April – December of 2011. Charming and authentic log cabin located in desirable Sky Harbor community between tourist centers of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $179,900
Get more information >