U.S. Home Sales in February Show Mixed Results

In an earlier blog, I mentioned how late winter and early spring home sales are driven as much by weather as they are by economic conditions.  This theme is repeated as we examine final tallies in February Existing-Home Sales.   My source for this material comes out of the National Association of Realtors, in Washington, D.C.  The March 23rd news flash reports that overall existing-home sales declined slightly in February 2010.  The only regions of small gains were in the Northeast and Midwest.  Existing-home sales include; single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, and condominiums.  February’s figures slipped less than 1% off January’s 5.05 million figure.  The good news is that February 2010 is 7.0% higher than February 2009.  Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, feels that winter storms were the contributing factor for the lower sales.  People are unable to view property and close deals when forces of nature make travel, next to impossible.  Yun feels the market is currently still in recovery and could be fragile.  The chief economist expects that a wave of buyers will jump into the market to beat the April 30th deadline for the homebuyer tax credit.  This activity should drop home inventory levels enough, to stabilize home prices.

The article went on to review other data, but there was also good advice from Vicki Cox Golder, NAR President that could apply to some of my blog readers.  NAR’s President stressed that the April 30th, 2010 deadline is rapidly approaching for the end of tax credit.  With up to $8,000 at stake for qualifying buyers, there is no time to waste.  For most home buyers, the process from looking at homes to inking their signature on a contract takes several months.  This process can naturally be reduced in time duration if various pre-work is out of the way.  First, determine your maximum price limits.  Meet with your financial people and become pre-approved if a mortgage is needed.  Second, determine what type of property you need and what will best serve you some years from now.   Third, determine where in an area you need to be.  Do you require being close to a city’s ammenities or do you prefer to be out in nature away from it all?  Taking the time to sort out these details and requirements saves tons of time for you, and people you rely upon in your property acquisition process. 

Here, at the Jason White Team, we gear our website to assist you in this property decision process.  We make the East Tennessee real estate market only a series of keystrokes away.  We also simplify the refinement process by allowing you to set up a filter of your own parameters.  This only lets in properties that meet your specifications.  Contact us online or by phone (877) 678-2121 to get things started today!

Here are a Few of My Lastest Listings:

Take tram to Gatlinburg from this home!
Walk to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort or Community Pool. Updated, private and mountain views! Great investment property or personal home!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $159,900
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Upscale Neighborhood-Authentic Log Cabin
This authentic log home is located in an upscale neighborhood and is in excellent condition. Bedroom/Bath on each floor for privacy as well as a large gameroom for your enjoyment.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $249,900
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Fantastic Home on Private 4.72 Acres
Amazing home with fantastic floor plan and incredible quality. Office, mud room, bonus room that could be in-law quarters with lots of storage and full bath, playroom, theater room, 3 car heated garage, and lots of composite decking to enjoy the 4.72 acre
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $699,900
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Call us today to view any of these homes! 877-678-2121  Ask for Jason White or Stephanie Huskey!

Piece of Gatlinburg TN Real Estate

Great Smoky Mountain View from Back Deck
Great Smoky Mountain View from Back Deck

A beautiful mountain home in Gatlinburg TN has perfect Great Smoky Mountain views. 

This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home features wonderful wooden details throughout the home creating a very mountain cabin feel. 

A gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops and custom cabinetry, and a huge recreation are this home’s highlights – that is, after the cathedral ceilings and massive glass frame providing magnificent views of the Great Smoky Mountains on the back of the house. 

This wonderful piece of Smoky Mountain real estate also comes complete with luxurious furnishings and of course a hot tub on the back deck. 

For more information on this Great Smoky Mountain home or other Great Smoky Mountain real estate in Gatlinburg TN, please contact Smoky Mountain real estate agent Jason White.

Real Estate in the TN Smokies

Great Smokies, TN
Great Smokies, TN

Imagine a wisp of smoke delicately climbing its way out of the stone chimney of a beautiful wood cabin snuggled in the mountainside of the Great Smokies.  If this sounds like your idea of perfection, than look no further than here for your ideal real estate in the TN Smokies

A beautiful location in our nation, the Great Smoky Mountains rise majestically in the middle of TN.  Of course in all places desirable to live or retire, real estate in the TN Smokies is a fantastic investment of both money and personal well being. 
 
For more information on finding your dream piece of real estate in the TN Smokies or other Smoky Mountain real estate options, please contact Great Smoky Mountain real estate agent, Jason White.

Sevierville TN Homes for Sale

Sevierville TN Overlook
Sevierville TN Overlook

Homes for sale in Sevierville TN range from cabins in the woods of the Great Smoky Mountains to brick homes in town.

The Little Pigeon River flows down from the Great Smoky Mountains through town and splits into the East and Middle Forks providing river views to some lucky residents. 

Sevierville TN has great versatility since the town is situated at the base of the Great Smoky Mountain foothills, thus connecting the Appalachian towns in the south and Knoxville to the north. 

Of course the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located only 10 miles south of Sevierville.  All of these are great reasons to relocate to Sevierville TN to look for homes for sale. 

For more information on Sevierville TN real estate, please contact Great Smoky Mountain real estate agent, Jason White.