Your Dream Property May Currently Be in Gatlinburg For Sale

East Tennessee Smoky Mountain real estate is a desirable investment for many people.  The variety of properties make this a real cornucopia, with options available to suit just about everyone.  Buyers can choose from; primary residences, secondary/vacation homes, or income properties with various rental income options.  When you combine this blend of real estate, add in the beauty and scenic grandeur, you get an awesome place to purchase a property.  However, the premier asset for the Great Smoky Mountains is their location.  Our area is situated less than 10 hours drive from a majority of the U.S. population.  This gives owners of income property, like rental cabins, a distinct advantage.  If you are looking for a place to buy a fun investment, go on our website and register to receive property listings, and search for property any time that is convenient for you.  Your East Tennessee dream property could be only a mouse click away. 

Regular blog readers know that we like to keep everyone aware of market trends through sources, like the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors.  The following data from GSMAR is for yearly total residential sales through October 31, 2010.

Total residences sold: 2010 leads 2009, with 127 more at 1318 residences sold.  This shows an 11% increase in residences sold year-to-date for our current year. 

Dollar volume sold: 2010 lags 2009 year-to-date by 15%.  The 2009 figures lead by $39,292,611.00 with a total of $259,992,803.00.  

 

Average residence sold:  2009 also leads 2010 by 23%.  The average residence in 2010 is $167,451.00 or $50,847.00 less than 2009 year-to-date. 

 

Active listings:  2010 year-to-date leads last year by 13% with active listing totals of 7,297.

 

Remember, our markets are still in the process of reaching balance after a barrage of serious federal stimulus.  Market improvement is showing mixed results that will take some time to resolve.  However, for the present, many aspects remain favorable for buying real estate in these beautiful East Tennessee Mountains.

Call today to inquire about purchasing your permanent residence, vacation home, or investment property  877-678-2121.

Here are a Couple of My Latest Listings:

Unobstructed Mtn Views/Immaculate!!
Immaculate, custom, well built home with incredible views. Enjoy the sunsets and sunrise from this unobstructed property, owning all the way to the street below. Main floor living on a cul-de-sac and walk to the Owners Club.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $259,900
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Excellent Views /Architectural Icon!
This commanding architectural icon is an award winning design. Fantastic floor plan, quality contruction, outrageous mountain views from all rooms, gas generator, lots or level parking and 5 master suites all with their own screened in porch. Must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $990,000
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Gatlinburg Homes and Residences Across the Nation Showed Gains in September

Gatlinburg in the Fall

Gatlinburg real estate in existing-home sales showed gains in September 2010, like the rest of the U.S.  In previous blogs, we have covered the statistics for existing-home sales.  This category of home sales covers; single family, townhouses, condo’s, and co-ops.  It’s purpose is to track trends in the housing market for the National Association of Realtors and it’s members.  Existing home sales increased 10.0% in September 2010 to 4.53 million, over August’s totals.  The stats remain below the 5.60 million mark set in September 2009.  Readers should note that during this period last year, buyers were rushing to qualify for the deadline of the “home buyer tax credit” that expired in November 2009.

NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun, is anticipating a housing recovery.  However, it could be complicated with the current foreclosure review, now impacting the country’s housing markets.  Low mortgage interest rates and favorable housing affordability are assisting buyers.  However, job creation in the economy and rising inventories of homes for sale, may impact the housing market into the future.  Yun feels that clearing out vacant homes and mortgage delinquent residences is important for a housing recovery.  Reducing home inventories especially in the deeply discounted sector of the market will improve price stability in U.S. housing.  First-time buyers continue to be a force in the current home market.  September revealed that 32% of purchased homes were bought by first time homebuyers.

Today’s residential market offers buyers and sellers good opportunities.  Sellers need to set pricing at realistic levels and stage their property for maximum buyer appeal.  Approved buyers will find attractive low interest rates on mortgages.  There are also plenty of homes to consider in making a selection.  Buyers can get started in their search online.  Our website offers adjustable criteria to limit selection to a buyer’s specific needs.  This saves everyone time and our Smokies’ property team is ready to help you finalize your purchase. Contact us today to get started. 

Here are a Few of My New and Current Listings:

Lots of Upgrades and Convenient Location
Beautiful home w/lots of upgrades and convenient to shopping and restaurants in Gatlinburg. Big spacious decks with level parking and fenced in yard. Perfect home for entertaining!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $189,900
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Nestled Among the Trees w/ Mtn View
This chalet is nestled among the trees with close access to area attractions, ski lodge, shopping and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $239,900
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Fantastic Views of Mt LeConte!!
Enjoy the fantastic views of Mt LeConte and the tram from the spacious decking of this nicely decorated cabin. Each bedroom has in suite baths as well. This is a must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $235,000
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Official August 2010 Pending Home Sales and Housing Affordability is Great for Gatlinburg Real Estate

Sunrise on Mt LeConte

 

The entire spectrum of Smoky Mountain real estate is currently enhanced by NAR’s data for August 2010.  As the country’s largest trade association, the National Association of Realtors uses some of its’ resources to supply members with nation-wide statistics on realty sales.  This data helps individual members better understand cycles in their own local markets.  There are 2 indices for August 2010 that are highlighted for this week’s blog.  The first index for our inspection is the Pending Home Sales Index.  Our blog has often referred to the PHSI.  This index is a future-oriented indicator.  It tracks home sales that are under contract, but not officially closed. Typically contracts on the PHSI officially close within 1-2 months.  New blog readers can trace the links on the specifics of the PHSI.  The NAR statisticians show that July 2010’s figure of 78.9 rose 4.3% to 82.3 in August.  The July and August 2010 index totals have shown increases, but they are below the August 2009 level of 103.0.  All of these need to be viewed in the light of federal government stimulus.  Last year’s figures were massively driven by federal intervention.  The current national real estate market is struggling to find it’s way back to a free market, outside of government stimulus.  This will take time since other related areas of our economy are also undergoing government intervention.   

Another influential index of note is Housing Affordability.  Current data shows that qualified buyers will find suitable factors enhancing their housing purchase.  First and foremost is the influence of low mortgage interest rates.  This along can make a home purchase very affordable.  The second key item in property purchases is the initial property costs.  Prices are certainly off their highs in almost all areas of the nation.  Most markets are seeing prices stabilize.  In prime real estate areas, prices on property may be starting to increase.  NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, cautions everyone that recovery in real estate takes time.  Factors like; job creation, consumer confidence, low inflation, and low interest rates are keys to sustained economic improvement.   

If you are considering a property purchase here in the East Tennessee Smokies, now could be a great time.  It is challenging to predict future events with precise knowing.  However, current conditions are favorable and other investment arenas are potentially more risk-prone than real estate.  Begin your search on our website in the comfort of your own home.  When it is time to finalize your purchase, the experience and expertise of the Jason White Team is available to turn your dream into reality. Contact us to get started today.   

Here are a Few of My Latest and Current Listings:  

Privacy with 5 acres!
If you are looking for privacy with acreage this is it! Covered porch with hot tub overlooking property with large boulders. Open floor plan with master on second floor and walkway leading to covered porch. Great rental history!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $179,900
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Corner Condo with Spectacular Mtn Views!
Ground floor, corner unit with spectacular Great Smoky Mountain views. Wonderful indoor facility w/ pool as well as an outside pool.
Type: Condo
Location:Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $92,500
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Top Floor w/ Best Mountain Views !!
Best views in the county. Really close to the Great Smoky Mountains with direct views of large peaks and city lights of Gatlinburg. This top floor condo is furnished nicely with access to outdoor pool and indoor pool area with amenities.
Type: Condo
Location:Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $117,000
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Is a Gatlinburg Home For Sale, Your Next Purchase?

Today’s blog examines local residential property statistics and the status of Tennessee Smoky Mountain real estate.  The source for this blog comes from the Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors.  GSMAR is a great local association that among many duties, provides it’s members with data on sales in a variety of real estate categories.  This information can often be used to predict market trends, and aid people in buying or selling their property.  As we have mentioned in previous blogs, market trends are best spotted in examining large spans of time.  However, year-to-date comparisons can prove helpful to determine personal timing for selling or buying investments, like real estate.  As we get into these statistics, bear in mind a caveat, that bears repeating.   Today’s financial markets from; real estate to intangibles, are seeking their own balance.  At this stage, many areas like real estate have been artificially manipulated by government and global forces that have distorted their “free market” direction.  When you view current statistics, realize that government intervention brought many first-time home buyers into the residential markets to claim their tax credit.  This acceleration of home buying is bound to create a slack period, once the federal stimulus ends.  This “end of stimulus” period is where we are currently.  Factor this into your personal evaluation of our residential sales figures that compare 2009 to 2010 year-to-date (at the end of September 30th for each year).

In total residences sold, 2010 is leading by 119 at 1,158.  This is an 11% increase.

Dollar volume sold year-to-date shows the current year down by 17% or $38,831,402.00.  Sales through September 2009 were $234,825,691.00.

Average residence sold is greater last year at $226,011.00.  2010’s average residence is 25% lower or $56,759.00 less. 

 

The 2010 category for active listings is greater by 833 (13% higher) with a total of 7,024 listings.  These categories reveal that first-time home buyers and discounted foreclosure/short sales are driving forces in the stimulus era, and beyond.

Today’s residential market requires sellers to stage ,and price their property strategically to move them quickly.  Qualified buyers will find ample opportunities to select great real estate.  Mortgage interest rates are very low.  There are numerous selections in property inventory.  Prices appear to be stabilizing, but they are off their highs.  The turbulence in other financial markets with; increased risk and low yields, could make a home in the Smokies, the perfect choice.  Go online or call us today, to get started on an exciting adventure to find your property.

Here are a Few of My Current 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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Mountain Villa w/ Private Pool
Mountain villa with private solar-heated salt water pool and cabana on a peaceful lakefront setting. Chef’s dream kitchen and fantastic mountain views.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $799,000
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Private with Beautiful Mountain View
Plenty of community ammenities, 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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Positive Aspects for Gatlinburg Real Estate in Today’s Economic Uncertainty

Explore the advantages of Smoky Mountain real estate in our current time of unknown outcomes.  In preparing this blog, I drew upon my years of buying and selling East Tennessee Mountain real estate.  I combined this experience with data fresh out of the National Association of Realtors.  Their inspirational article was recently published (Sept 2010) and it explored positive angles in today’s property market.  The NAR research reveals that the economy is finding some stability and there is growth.  Despite the apparent weakness, the private sector is also creating some jobs.  National confidence among consumers is low, but the confidence level has risen off the bottom.  This indicates an improvement.  A highlight in the current market is 30 year mortgage rates. 

 

Qualified buyers will find these 30 year rates at very low levels.  The stimulus plan for home buyers has lessened the huge inventory of homes for sale.  The decrease in homes for sale has led to a stabilizing in median home prices.  NAR research shows that home-price-to-income ratios are at justifiable levels with fundamentals.  The article went on to forecast that NAR economists feel home prices will increase in upcoming years.  The NAR material also states that delinquencies are up.  However, recent loan origination’s with their tighter qualifications are currently performing well.  The data from NAR concluded with the idea that our national recovery could be assisted by long-term gains coming from housing-wealth.

If we take these positive highlights from the September NAR article, they can easily integrate with an investment program to initially purchase or perhaps upgrade a property here in the Tennessee Smokies.  Most stories of successful investing state that the best bargain in any investment portfolio are usually acquired when prices are off their highs and the mass of humanity is uncertain what to do.  Are property prices headed lower?  No one knows for certain.  However, if the government keeps printing money, home prices will most likely rise because new/replacement homes will cost more in materials and labor costs.  This should help drive up existing home costs.  Long term recovery will definitely be linked to job creation from the private sector.  Government job creation is only a temporary fix.  History shows that prolonged government spending without legitimate tax revenues to back that spending, will inevitably harm the nation’s currency.  If current government policies do not change, hard assets like real estate will hold value better than intangible assets.  For some of these reasons, real estate could be a great buy at this time.  As an added bonus, 30 year mortgage rates are quite low.  You could lock in a fine property ranging from a permanent home to a vacation rental.  Location is a key to property value.  It is difficult to find a more convenient, beautiful area, filled with amenities, like the Smokies.  Go online today and get started finding the perfect property investment for you and your family.

Here are a Few of My Current and Latest Listings:

Exceptional View and Location!
Exceptional cabin with exceptional views, amenities, and location. Fully furnished.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $299,900
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Incredible Smoky Mountain Home & Views!
Outstanding workmanship and distinctive design make this gorgeous mountain getaway with five master suites, gourmet kitchen, HUGE rec room and magnificent,unblemished views of the Smokies a one of a kind!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $799,900
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Surrounded by The Great Smoky Mountains!
Enjoy total privacy in one of the most picturesque settings in the area. Located in the prestigious community of Riversong and surrounded by The Great Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park you can hear the relaxing sounds of the Little Pigeon River from the decks.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $769,900
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Mt LeConte View w/Large Open Floor Plan
5 bedrooms all with in suite baths for privacy. Huge great room for those family gatherings and could walk to trolley to take to town or to National Park.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $350,000
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August 2010 Residential Sales for Gatlinburg Homes and Other Tennessee Smoky Mountain Communities

August 2010 figures are available for Gatlinburg properties and other communities that make up the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors.  This data can be helpful in spotting trends.  It can also be good in timing when to list, or purchase property.  The examination of August 2010 residential sales begins with the comparision of residences sold. 

Last August (2009) there were 136 residences sold.  Residential sales include; single family, townhouses, condo’s, and co-ops.  August of 2010 dropped 14, to 122 residences sold or 10% off the 2009 August Figures.

In the category of dollar volume sold, August 2010 came in at $22,275,984.00.  This compares to August of 2009 at $22,662,581.00 or less by 2% (down $386,597.00). 

Comparison of average cost of residence sold, favors August of 2010.  August 2010 comes in at $182,590.00 vs $166,637.00 for August of 2009.  This year’s August is up by $15,953.00 or 10% higher.

Active listings sees August of 2010 also leading at 4,083 or 596 more (17% increase).

Long term analysis is needed for accurately determining market trends.  However, some of this market data can be helpful.  Total residences sold, dollar volume sold, and average price per residence sold, may all be sorting out , after the impact of the federal stimulus ended.  Intervention by congress tends to muddy up the waters of the market.  It can take some time for true market trends to clearly reveal themselves, after an artificial stimulus ends.  Data suggests that the first-time homebuyer tax credit certainly fired up the lower-priced entry level of the residential market.  Number of homes sold, total dollar volume, and average residential price were all influenced by the stimulus.  An accurate assessment may not be possible in these categories for some time.  It does appear, that even with the decrease in overall residences sold (off 10% in August 2009 vs 2010), the average residence sale price is increasing and total dollar volume sold is almost even.  Currently the high end of the residential market is not as active as the entry level.  Buyers appear to be more selective and not as frenzied, as they were before the market peak.  With mortgage interest  rates low, and active lisings up, this is a great time to find a dream property.  Prices appear to be stabilizing, yet they are off their peak.  You can test the market, searching out properties in your own free time 24/7. Simply go to our website, search.smokymountainhomesnow.com. You can set up search criteria that exclusively pinpoints your own real estate needs.  This saves you time by providing only those properties that match what you desire.  It only takes a little investment of time to get started on your search.  Start today to find your Smokies dream property.

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

Authentic Log Cabin/Great Rental Income
Authentic log cabin with fantastic rental history. 2 bedroom & bathroom suites each with total privacy.Amenities include game room,outdoor hot tub,on site pool and is located in the desirable Arts and Craft District to name a few.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee
Price: $159,900
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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: $329,900
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11 Bedroom- Smoky Mountain Stunner!
This 11BD/11.5BA mountain top home is designed with hardwood floors, high quality furnishings and antique decor throughout. A stunning handcrafted cedar staircase, sunroom w/large swim spa, sauna, media room, over 2500 sq ft of decking to enjoy the view!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $1,475,000
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Adjustment to the July 2010 Sales of Smoky Mountain Homes

 

An apology to my blog readers on my report about July 2010’s Gatlinburg real estate and other area property sales.  I pulled data from our Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors to put in the blog.  The July 2010 residential sales figures looked rather robust in several catagories. However, I put the figures into my 8/4/10 newsletter/blog.  A short time later, I learned that the data included some large commercial transactions in those residential numbers.  Obviously, this corrupted the stats, so here are the corrected figures. 

July 2010 “Total Residences” sold was 121 vs July 2009 at 145.  This was a decrease of 24 residences or 17% less over July of last year.  These residential figures include; single family homes, condos, townhomes, and co-ops. 

“Total dollar volume” sold and the “average residential sale” were the 2 categories most impacted by the inclusion of the commercial properties.  July 2010 “Dollar Volume Sold” was $18,941,603.  The July 2009 Dollar Volume Sold was $25,725,551.  This July was off by $6,783,948 for a decrease of 26% from July 2009.

All of these numbers lead us to an”Average Residence Sold” at $156,542 in July 2010.  This is less than July 2009’s average sale at $177,418.  The average sale is down $20,876 or a 12% decrease from July of 2009.

The category of “Active Listings” in residences comes in as a winner in July 2010.  This July’s active listings was 4,119 vs. 3,523 for July of 2009.  This leaves last month with 596 more residences listed or a 17% increase. 

Behind these figures, the property market is revealing itself.  Without the huge commercial properties in the mix, the real estate market looks different than my August 4th blog reported.  Smokies real estate is in transition.  The market place is still searching for balance after the end of the federal stimulus. The revised figures do not currently show a pronounced shift toward higher priced homes. Recent activity appears to be focused on the lower priced properties.  However, with active listings on the increase there is a great selection for buyers.  This combined with low mortgage rates, could make this an ideal time to purchase your property in the Smokies.  Click on our website today to get started on your search with the Jason White Team.

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

1.3 acre w/ Spectacular Mountain Views
Quiet living on 1.3 acres with phenomenal MT Leconte and Smoky Mountain views and lots of level parking. 5 Private suites, with loft and game room located on cul-de-sac. Plus two huge decks to enjoy the incredible views of the mountains.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $449,000
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Overlooking Stream in Gatlinburg Condo
This conveniently located condo is only 1.5m from downtown Gatlinburg’s shopping and dining. Even has a woodburning fireplace and balcony to enjoy the beautiful mountain stream.
Type: Condo
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $83,500
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Exquisite Lofty Mountain Retreat!!
Detail and excellent craftsmanship throughout this lofty mountain home will please even the most discriminating buyer. Complete with an outdoor living space with fireplace that overlooks Mt. LeConte views.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $495,000
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Smoky Mountain Real Estate and Gatlinburg Home Sales Mirror the U.S. Housing Market

 

 Our country’s housing market, like our Smoky Mountain real estate, is still adjusting to life without stimulus money.  My news sources at the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C. are confirming widely predicted results for the country’s property sales.  “Pending Home Sales” tracks homes under contract, but not officially closed.  July 2010’s pending home sales index moved lower by 2.6% from June 2010.  NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun had predicted this pullback in housing activity, earlier in the year.   Yun felt that the congressional extension of the homebuyer tax credit would amplify the normal spring homebuyer surge.  The stimulus incentives did bring hesitant buyers into the market.  It worked well at accelerating home purchases across the nation.  In the short term, home prices have stabilized in most areas, as inventories of homes for sale have dropped.

However, it was expected among real estate economists that this artificial acceleration of buyers into homes, would lead to a period of lower home sales, when the federal stimulus ended.  What we are seeing in the current real estate market, is the lull as the market re-adjusts.  NAR’s Yun anticipates some months of reduced home sales during this re-adjustment period.  The chief economist expects a pick-up in home sales later in the year, as long as the U.S. job market continues to improve.  In the short term, inventory of homes for sale may increase, but Yun feels pricing on homes has reached justifiable levels where they should not change meaningfully from today’s levels.  He sees some local markets across the country showing price improvement.  Mortgage interest rates are also expected to remain at these historically low levels for most of this year.  The critical factor in a strengthening U.S. housing market lies in serious job creation across the nation.  NAR’s chief economist feels employment growth is paramount to lasting improvement in the U.S. housing and real estate markets. 

It seems as though most of today’s national real estate news was expected and not surprising at all.  The current real estate environment is still favorable for investment in the East Tennessee Smokies.  Prices are off their highs.  Inventory of properties for sale offer a great selection.  Qualified buyers can obtain historically low mortgage interest rates.  The Smokies provide; a beautiful , centrally-located destination, with great climate, and a reasonable cost of living.  If you are considering a real estate investment, we have everything from; rental cabins to primary and secondary homes.  Jump on our website today and see how the Jason White Team can help you find the property you always wanted.

OPPS!! Our latest figures for the month of July are incorrect. Unfortunately, the figures included commercial and there was a very large sale in the commercial side of real estate which threw off my figures. I usually have figures for residential only. I will have the correct figures in next weeks blog.  My apologies!

Here are a Couple of My Latest Listings:

Ridgetop Property/Heart of Pigeon Forge
If you want peace and quite on top of a ridgetop with phenomenal mountain views, then this is the property for you. Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $159,900
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Pristine Mountain Views!
Located in heart of Pigeon Forge with all the amenities this property offers a pristine mountain view as well!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $189,900
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Call today to view these properties or any others!  877-678-2121

A Look at June 2010 Gatlinburg Homes For Sale

Gatlinburg homes sales and real estate transactions from nearby areas are reported monthly to members of the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors.  The June 2010 results are out, and the comparisons to June of 2009 are complete.  This data can be useful in spotting trends and identifying local pockets of amplified sales activity. The June 2010 analysis reveals a mixed bag of results with some areas up and others down in sales.  There certainly appears to be evidence of the tax credit stimulus having an influence on residential sales.  June 2010 was the final month where qualifying homes had to close for the tax credit. The total residential results for all areas seem to indicate this stimulus influence.  Number of residences sold in June 2010 vs June 2009 is up 7% to 123.  However, total residential volume sold is down 4% to $20,619,568 for this June.  In addition, the average sale for a residence is down 9% to $167,639 for June of 2010.  All this data indicates that last minute, first time homebuyers were scrambling to qualify for the tax credit.  Their activity was the driving influence for this June’s residential sales.  Another item of interest is that the quantity of active listings is up 17% to 4,067 for June of 2010.

This material can be helpful for finding your Smoky Mountain dream property.  Current interest rates are quite low for qualified buyers.  These Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtor results show active listings are up.  That gives today’s buyers a great selection and good mortgage interest rates which is a great combination.  You can start your Smoky Mountains property search with no commitment to go further than you want.  Simply go on our website and avail yourself to our real estate resources.  When you decide to buy that special home or property, contact us and use our expertise to purchase that special piece of Smoky Mountains real estate.

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

Fantastic Views of Mt LeConte!!
Enjoy the fantastic views of Mt LeConte and the tram from the spacious decking of this nicely decorated cabin. Each bedroom has in suite baths as well. This is a must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $249,900
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Outstanding Mtn Views, family retreat!!
This classic mountain chalet has spectacular mountian views and used previously as a private family retreat. High ceilings, lots of glass and 2 beautiful mountain stone fireplaces, plus lots of level parking and walking distance to community club house.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $269,900
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Incredible Smoky Mountain/Valley Views!
This home is truly Above and Beyond. Even has an elevator! The mountain and valley views are worth viewing this home! Incredible log details throughout.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Wears Valley
Price: $669,000
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Official April S & P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Reflect County-Wide Results that Most Gatlinburg Realtors Already Know

Gatlinburg real estate results follow general U.S. property trends.  Long term realtors of the Smokies have watched our housing market follow the broad American property market.  In this blog, let us first examine the S & P/Case-Shiller April data in greater detail.  This specific index was started in 2006 to track U.S. home prices.  It began with 10 metropolitan population areas and expanded to 20.  Figures are compiled as “seasonally adjusted” and non-seasonally adjusted.  For you serious analysts, you can go to links online to view the home price indices model.  Click on the S & P/Case-Shiller April data link above.   However, in the interest of time for most blog readers here is the “cliff notes” version of the April results.  April 2010 was an improvement over March of 2010.  Similar improvement was observed in the 10 and 20 city composites of April 2009 over April 2010.  Given that April 2010 was the final month for the “homebuyer tax credit”, this was widely expected.  This general home price improvement does not indicate that a robust home price recovery is currently under way.  However, some intriguing details are revealed in the data from the indices. 

In sifting through the data you can see that favorite places with beauty and great climate have not radically declined like some metro areas.  Noteable examples are San Diego and San Francisco.  These locations of beauty and great climate have continued to attract homebuyers.  This contrasts with neighboring areas like Las Vegas.  Las Vegas was a skyrocket performer in the recent price bubble, that is currently struggling to rebound.

Over the years, we realtor/residents of the East Tennessee Smokies saw our area grow like much of the national real estate market.  However, our area never experienced insane price spikes like some areas.  Smoky Mountains homes enjoy great climate and awesome natural beauty.  The ease of access for over 1/2 the U.S. population is a bonus.  The multiple man-made activities are a draw that amps up the area’s tourist attraction.  In a time of economic uncertainty, the Smokies offer the real estate investor multiple options from houses, to rental properties.  Start looking on our website to begin your search.

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

2.42 Acre Rocky Creek Frontage!
Level building site with beautiful rocky creek frontage. Only 1.5 miles to downtown Gatlinburg and southern exposure!
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $150,000
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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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Spectacular Smoky Mountain View!!
Unique opportunity to own a lot like this! Spectacular mountain and city view, with level building site.
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $125,000
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