Day By Day Autumn Leaves Are Amping Up Their Intensity, Deals On Smoky Mountain Real Estate Are Also Increasing!

 

Mountain homes all over our area could potentially offer you the dream property you always wanted. That Smoky Mountain location could provide one of the best leaf viewing sites in North America. While this may appear to be a boastful statement, there are many leaf viewers who would agree.

 The Smokies have a diversity of plants and trees that rival equatorial rain forests.This tremendous variety of plant life gives a cornucopia of color when fall arrives. Northerly locations like New England have great color. However, you also have the high potential of experiencing cold, wet and snowy weather. The Southern position of the Tennessee Smokies provides leaf peepers with a better chance to experience warmer, sunny weather.

 These old mountains display colors of fall in a fantastic topographical scene. The convolution of the ridges and hollows allow micro climates to exist. These places “march to their own drummer” when it comes to fall colors. Bright colors may appear first at the highest elevations, but some lower level plants begin color change based upon their own circadian rhythms. These rhythms are dictated by that particular plant species. Driving around The Smokies one can see the yellows of; Tulip Poplars, Beech, Walnut and Sassafras. Reds are supplied by; Sourwoods, Maples, Burning Bush and Virginia Creeper. Orange appears on; Poison Ivy, Sugar Maples and others. This leaf color selection is far from being complete. As we mentioned in years past, colors get changed by; hours of sunlight, rainfall, sod minerals, temperature, elevation and micro-climate in addition to plant species.

 If you want to take in phenomenal Autumn leaf color  plan your viewing within the next few weeks. Serious wind and rain are known to strip the color quickly. Likewise, if you want that special Smoky Mountain home, you need to get going if you want to complete the process by year end.

 

Begin your search on our website and our team can help you ink the deal!

Here Are A Few Of My New And Featured Properties:

Panoramic Views & Custom Features!
Rental income from June – October $32,424 with an additional $18,760 on the books! Not a typical cabin, this luxury home features panoramic mountain views, a home theatre, level parking & exposed beams surrounded by amazing custom craftsmanship.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $1,249,900
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Handcrafted Custom Home W/Views!
$35,999.58 Rental Income from June 2011 forward. This custom home overlooks the golf course and has amazing mountain views. All the custom features you are looking for are found right here.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $1,500,000
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Mountain Villa w/ Private Pool
Just Reduced $100,000!!Mountain villa with private solar-heated salt water pool and cabana on a peaceful lake front setting. Chef’s dream kitchen and fantastic mountain views.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $695,000
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Smoky Mountain Real Estate Puts You in Touch with a Universe of Opportunities

Hiking in the Smokies

Owning Gatlinburg property, places your family in the epicenter of a quantum field of possible adventures.  Our Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most diverse locations on this planet for flora and fauna.  In other words, we have more plants and animal species packed into this area than almost anywhere on earth.  There are more than 800 miles of trails throughout this park.  These range from lone, one-person daily adventures, to multi-person tests of stamina that last for long periods like the Appalachian Trail Hike.  This area was so well planned, that even the most severly handicapped individuals can enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Smokies via the benefit of auto tours.  From the longer Cherokee to Gatlinburg view of the park by car, to shorter trips like Roaring Fork Motor Trail, everyone can enjoy the splendor of these mountains in almost any season of the year.

For the more adventurous among us, there are biking adventures that rival the Tour De France.  Outdoor enthusiasts will find ample options for; camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, picnicing, waterfall viewing, white water rafting, and wildflower hikes.  Leaf viewers in fall, wildlife viewers looking for bear and elk, and bird watchers checking out our eagles get such a bonus of things to see and do.  The awesome aspect to all of this Smokies Adventure, is that our region is less than 8 hours car ride from more than 1/2 of the U.S. population.

If you want to be a regular participant in all this scenic natural beauty, consider buying property in the area.  The options are limitless.  You can buy a primary or a vacation home.  You can own a rental property or purchase real estate for investment.  The possibilities truly are infinite.  Once you become a property owner here, you can also tap into the limitless potential of local man-made options.  From arts and crafts to other shopping and amusement pursuits the list of fun is huge.  Hop online and start your search for property with full-time fun today.

Here are a Few of My Current and Sold Listings:

 
Huge Four Level Chalet/Nice Ridge View
Very large 4 level chalet that sleeps 16. Big open space in all rooms and 4 levels of decks. Nice mountain views and walking distance to owners club and pools.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $299,900
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Fantastic Creekside/View/Private Home
Fantastic creekside location on 1.84 acres in beautiful Pittman Center. Enjoy the ridge top views and private mountain stream from this log cabin. If privacy is what you want this is it. Even a level driveway and easy parking. Comm swimming pool access.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $299,900
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Sold- Contract in 8 Days!!!!!!
Great construction quality and prime location in Gatlinburg. Mostly level lot w/nice yard, gourmet kitchen,high end bathrooms and large 4×6 whirlpool. Fantastic outdoor space w/wrap around decking.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $235,000
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Private with Beautiful Mountain View
Plenty of community amenities, private, yet close to town. Enjoy nature and wildlife at this tastefully furnished log cabin from three covered decks, all with mountain views. Spacious for family gatherings, with two game rooms as well as a living room.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $325,000
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Call today to view any of our listings!  877-678-2121

 
 

Many History Buffs Would Love a Gatlinburg Home

Gatlinburg properties tend to be a hot market for investors and for history enthusiasts.  Gatlinburg tends to showcase its’ past and culture more prominently then most parts of this great nation.  The State of Tennessee developed a Heritage Trail that highlights; historic locations, arts and crafts, music, and the transportation networks of an earlier era.  Historians credit Martha Jane Huskey Ogle for being the first settler in Gatlinburg.  This middle aged widow came to the area in 1807, with a number of family members.  The town name at that time was White Oak Flats, named for the predominant tree species of that location.  Other families soon settled this part of the Smokies including- McCarters, Reagans, Whaleys, and Trenthams.  However, in 1854 Radford C. Gatlin moved in, and opened the second general store in the village.  He was a controversial individual, who ended up being banished from the community. Despite all this, the city is named after him.  In the first century of existance, Gatlinburg changed very little as a relatively independent, self-sufficient community.  The Civil War brought challenges with most mountain people trying to remain neutral.  One small military action was fought here, but life was tough once the war was over.  In 1912, some relief came through public schooling created by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity.  This school spread education and helped to rekindle Appalachian arts and crafts, which grew in the community.  The largest boost to Gatlinburg came with the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  After World War II, the tourism propelled this small community into an all-year-around destination for conventions and tourists.

Go online and you will find a multitude of links to quench your thirst for historical fulfuillment.  Better yet, go on our website and find a Gatlinburg property to fit your personal criteria.  Once you lock in your own Gatlinburg domain, you can explore all that history provides in this area, and throughout the rest of the Smokies.  Begin Today!

Here Are A Few of My Current and Sold Listings:

Log Home w/ Great Rental History!
True log home with lots of charm and modern comfort. Only five minutes to Gatlinburg, ski resort and Great Smoky Mountains. Totally updated top to bottom with new appliances, first rate oak floors, fixtures, granite bath counter and much more.Must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $139,988
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Using Correct Marketing-Sold in 15 Days!
Wow!! The Mountain Views! This cabin is loaded with decks so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Fully furnished with den/media room, plus recreation room for entertaining. Sit by the fire on a cool evening. This is a must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $229,900
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Fully Furnished and Ready for Rental
Great deal on a three level home that is fully furnished. Large bonus room that could be a theatre/bonus room.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $169,900
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Gatlinburg Homes Enjoy a Unique Firefly Display

Our Smoky Mountain real estate enjoys some phenomenal benefits from Mother Nature.  People flock to these wonderous mountains to view the natural splendor that permeates the area.  The biodiversity of this region rivals some of the equatorial rain forests. Our changes in elevation allow for plant and animal life that are normally found in other areas.  These climatic niches provide the perfect environment to nurture a multitude of flora and fauna.   

Among the wonders of the Smokies are synchronous fireflies. Many people have seen fireflies. However, the Smokies are one of a few locations on earth where the fireflies flash in unison.  This natural phenomenon occurs when all of the male individuals of one species synchronize their flashing light sequence.  This light flashing is part of the lightning bug mating display.  There are about 14 species of fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountain Park.  Each species has a unique light pattern.  It helps each type to identify its own kind.  The males fly and flash while females remain grounded and flash back.  Light color and flash patterns vary by species.  Lighting activity seems to peak in a 2 week time frame around mid June.  Flashing is not always together.  Sometimes it is in waves or at random. 

To celebrate this phenomenon, the National Park will close the Elkmont entrance road to motor vehicles from 5-12 pm, June 4-12th to allow Gatlinburg trolleys to bring in viewers.  Cost is $1.00/person round trip.  Flashlights can interfere with people’s night vision and disrupt the firefly beetles.  Cover your light with red or blue cellophane.  Use your light minimally only when moving to or from a viewing spot.  Point the light down and turn it off when you reach your destination.

If you are considering a trip to this area, schedule some firefly viewing.  Go online and view synchronous fireflies for more details. If you are thinking about real estate in the Smokies, contact the Jason White Team.  Begin your quest online and get pre-approved to know what financing options are available.  When it is time to finalize your search, call on our team of experts.  Begin at your convenience anytime.

Here are a Few of My Latest Listing:

Prime Location in Gatlinburg-Quality !
Great construction quality and prime location in Gatlinburg. Mostly level lot w/nice yard, gourmet kitchen,high end bathrooms and large 4×6 whirlpool. Fantastic outdoor space w/wrap around decking.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $235,000
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Newly Remodeled w/ Mountain View!
Beautiful home high up in Gatlinburg. Freshly remodeled and includes furniture. Come and enjoy the mountain view from your covered porch or hot tub deck.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $199,900
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$58,000 Gross Income in 2010-Short Sale!
Short Sale Income Producing Opportunity!! $58,000 gross income in 2010. Four level, 7bed/5bath log home, fully furnished with fine electronics and furnishings. Great view, and even has a media room and level parking.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village, TN
Price: $350,000
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Mountain Home Purchasing and Safety While Hiking

A purchase of Gatlinburg property or other Smoky Mountain real estate opens the door for new forms of recreational pastimes.  One of this region’s popular outdoor activities, is hiking.  It truly allows people to get up close and personal, with the awesome beauty of this area.  However, there are always potential dangers in any activity.  Especially, if you are a novice to hiking.  With any activity, accurately assess your level of fitness, and your competence.  For new hikers, you should always hike with a partner.  It helps to get out with someone who knows the area and is experienced.  Read up on where you choose to go, and stick to established trails, until you gain expertise in outdoor skills.  Alert others of your hike route, and expected return time.  Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, for the terrain and weather conditions.  Begin with short routes, and work up to more challenging hikes.  Depending on the length of your intended trail, bring along a pack to carry essential supplies.  The following might be considered essential items.  A reliable flashlight with fresh batteries, a pocket knife, drinking water, a coat, hat, or rain gear, snacks, a compass/GPS, and first aid items can be valuable in the appropriate situations.  It is always wise to check weather conditions, and be alert for sudden changes that could adversely impact your adventure.

Hiking trips here in the southern Appalachians require an awareness of local wildlife.  It is important to avoid reaching, or stepping into blind locations.  With poisonous spiders, scorpions, and snakes widely available, be certain you are not coming into contact with these creatures accidentally.  At the other end of the animal kingdom, hikers should be aware of their proximity to larger animals like; bears, wild boar, big cats, etc.  Be observant of your distance, and their reactions to you.  Bears in particular can be extremely defensive in protecting their young.  Often bears are attracted to your food.  Feeding them only sets up later problems.  Maintain distance, but do not attempt to run away.  Noise, appearing large, or in numbers, is often a deterrent to curious bears.  The best approach is to be aware, make noise, and do not allow a close encounter to occur.  For greater details on hiking safety go to your; library, bookstore, or go online.

The last word on safety is to protect the Great Smoky National Park for future generations.  All aspects of the park are protected. Rocks, soil, mosses, plants, trees, and animals are protected by fines and possible imprisonment for violations.  The only exceptions is fishing, but regulations are strict.  Understand the laws and obey them.

An activity, like hiking in the Smokies, requires knowledge and preparation. So does purchasing real estate in the area.  Go with a proven leader who has a track record.  The Jason White Team allows you to proceed at your own pace, during the search process.  When needed, our team of professionals is there to provide the expertise to help you “ink the deal”.  Check us out online, to begin today.

Here are a Few of My Latest Listings:

2.57 Acres on Little Pigeon River !!
Once in a lifetime do you find property like this. Located in desirable Riversong Estates. You can build your dream home right on the river with 250 ft of river frontage,or further up the hill with road access to both. Prestine water out of the Smokies.
Type: Land
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $199,900
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Unique and Artistic Log Home
A very unique and artistic log home. Very private yet within walking distance to the arts and crafts community in Pittman Center. Beautiful mountain view from the stone patio,covered front porch w/hot tub, and lots of stained glass throughout.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $189,900
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Mountain Top Home w/ Incredible Mtn View
Luxurious top of the mountain home which maximizes the enjoyment of the view from this house. All master suites,stone patio w/gazebo & hot tub that has been used for weddings due to it’s beautiful setting. Even level parking for lots of family gatherings.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $599,900
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Log Home w/ Rental History!
True log home with lots of charm and modern comfort. Only five minutes to Gatlinburg, ski resort and Great Smoky Mountains. Totally updated top to bottom with new appliances, first rate oak floors, fixtures, granite bath counter and much more. Must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $139,988
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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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Chalet Village Vacation Properties

Chalet Village in Gatlinburg TN (thanks to ubin_malla on flickr.com)
Chalet Village in Gatlinburg TN (thanks to ubin_malla on flickr.com)

Nestled in the hills of Gatlinburg, TN lies Chalet Village.  This beautiful area offers fully furnished cabins and chalets to house your next corporate retreat, family vacation or reunion, or even a romantic getaway in the Smoky Mountains. 

Many of these cabins and chalets offer guest fantastic view of the area and amenities such as outdoor pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, and access to up to 3 different club houses. 

Of course you and your guests will want to take full advantage of Chalet Village’s great location near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, numerous hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, and the fantastic fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. 

Let’s not forget about the many golf courses that can challenge the golf aficionado in your family. 

Jason White, a local Gatlinburg real estate agent, can provide more information to any Chalet Village vacation inquiries.  Please contact him by email here or at 877-678-2121.

Smoky Mountain TN May Events

Springtime in the Smokies is a great time of year to look at Smoky Mountain TN property.  This springtime is extra special because the entire year is the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, so throughout the year community and park events are offered to the locals and tourists.  The following are the park and surrounding Smoky Mountain TN community May activities:

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade in Pigeon Forge 5/8/2009


Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Fontana Dam 5/9/2009, 5/10/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Lakeshore Campsite 90 to Campsite 77 in Fontana Dam 5/9/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Hazel Creek to Bone Valley in Fontana Dam 5/10/2009


Pi Beta Phi Elementary School’s Heritage Celebration in honor of the Park’s 75th Anniversary in Gatlinburg 5/14/2009, 5/15/2009


Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass in Sevierville 5/15/2009, 5/16/2009


TROUTFEST in Townsend 5/15/2009, 5/16/2009, 5/17/2009


Bear Awareness Day in Knoxville 5/16/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Ace Gap/Beard Cane/Cooper Road/Wet Bottom in Fontana Dam 5/16/2009


Cosby in the Park05/16/2009


DLIA Springtail Saturday in Lake Junaluska 5/16/2009


Caldwell Fork Loop Hike with Carolina Mountain Club in Cataloochee Valley 5/17/2009


Heritage Fest in Bryson City 5/22/2009, 5/23/2009


Fading Voices in Robbinsville 5/23/2009


Appalachian Dumplin’ Festival in Winfield 5/23/2009


Take a Walk on the River Walk in Townsend 5/23/2009, 9/5/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Noland Creek to Campsite 66 in Fontana Dam 5/23/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Tunnel Bypass/Goldmine Loop/Lakeshore in Fontana Dam 5/23/2009


Fern Foray5/23/2009


 

75 on the 75th Hike: Hemphill Bald/Caldwell Fork/Rough Fork in Fontana Dam 5/24/2009


Spring for the Smokies in Waynesville 5/28/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Forney Ridge/Springhouse Branch/Forney Creek to Campsite 70/Forney C./Whiteoak Branch/Lakeshore in Fontana Dam 5/30/2009


75 on the 75th Hike: Meigs Creek/Meigs Mountain/Jakes Creek in Fontana Dam 5/31/2009

For more information on these Smoky Mountain TN community events or Smoky Mountain TN property, please contact Jason White, the local Smoky Mountain TN real estate agent.

Gatlinburg TN Real Estate History

Gatlinburg TN Historical Cabin (Tweaker73 on Flickr)
Gatlinburg TN Historical Cabin (Tweaker73 on Flickr)

Gatlinburg TN real estate has a long and interesting history behind the area. 

First settled in 1807 by Martha Jane Huskey Ogle and her family, they choose the Gatlinburg TN area in East Tennessee in order to honor the wish of her recently deceased husband Willam’s desire to settle in the “land of paradise” he found for them before his death. 

This area was first called White Oak Flats for the abundant native white oak trees in the area.  Today this area is known as Gatlinburg and is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park. 

Millions of people flock towards the “land of paradise” today to see this national treasure, but Gatlinburg TN real estate is available to purchase and enjoy year round. 

For more information on this “land of paradise” of Gatlinburg TN real estate, please contact Jason White, a Gatlinburg TN real estate agent.

Smoky Mountain Attractions, Part 2

17th Annual Townsend Spring Festival
17th Annual Townsend Spring Festival

An upcoming Smoky Mountain attraction that will attract Smoky Mountain homeowners and tourists alike is the 17th Annual Townsend Spring Festival. 

This celebration of bluegrass music, arts & crafts, BBQ, Appalachian skills, and the Great Smoky National Park springtime will be held May 1-2. 

Throughout the weekend Smoky Mountain residents and tourists can look forward to garden tours, clogging demonstrations, nature hikes, concerts, great food, art, and of course, lots of community fun. 

These types of festivals are just part of the Smoky Mountain attractions that bring tourists and residents together. 

For other information on Smoky Mountain real estate and the Smoky Mountain lifestyle, please contact Smoky Mountain real estate agent, Jason White.