New Tools To Make Your Home Search Easier

Internet Home SearchReports are coming in Nationally that mortgage interest rates are still at record lows and so is housing inventory. The National Association of REALTORS has said much of the country is experiencing a seller’s market. So far in 2013 the news for Sevier County Tennessee is very similar. We see prices start a gradual climb and an inventory decrease for the first time in years. For sellers, it might be a good time to see what price the market may offer for your home. For buyers, there are still plenty of great mountain properties to choose from at this point and now is the time to take the next step towards owning a mountain home.

Many of you currently use our website to view properties and our team strives to provide superior quality service. Our efforts in providing this type of customer satisfaction has lead us to update our web presence with a new home search site. Here are just a few of the enhanced benefits you will soon experience in your web based home search:        

*Simplified navigation

*Photos are larger/easier to view

*Mobile site enabled

*Same page viewing of properties

*Better map search feature

*Specific and accurate saved searches

The site is not live yet but keep an eye out over the next few weeks for more updates. For those who have a current account on the site with saved searches, favorite homes etc…once the new website is live we will be emailing you detailed information about the new website and believe that you will be pleased with the changes. Haven’t searched for homes on our current website? Send us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to set up a free account for you so you can begin enjoying the benefits of using some of the best search tools available.

We believe these tech upgrades paired with the experience and dedication of our team are the right ingredients to make your home purchase a smooth transaction from the moment you start looking until the moment your purchase is complete. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to launch date.

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 >
Custom Built Home On The River Custom built home on the Pigeon River with year around mountain views in one of Sevierville’s most sought after neighborhoods. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $329,900 Get more information >
Come Be A Happy Bear Great rental potential with $12,270 in rental income just for August – December of 2011. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $259,900 Get more information >

Plenty Of Reasons To Plan A Spring Trip To The Smokies

Spring SmokiesAside from the beauty of the flowers and trees blooming and things turning green in the mountains there are numerous other reasons to plan a visit this Spring. As is customary in the area each season is celebrated with a multitude of festivals and events. Let’s take a look at a few of the upcoming choices for those looking to experience a Smoky Mountain celebration when they visit.

An always anticipated event, the season opening for Dollywood, kicks off in just a few short weeks on the 23rd with Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. This event lasts through April 22nd and this year features The Paper World Show by Mimirichi with entertainers from Ukraine. Many other acts will be performing as well. Take a journey to Ireland with Spirit Of The Dance, enjoy the Zambian Vocal Group bringing us songs from Africa and much more.

Someone in the group love to fish? Enter the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament for a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes! On April 6th & 7th visitors of all ages can enjoy getting in to the outdoors and trout fishing over 20 miles of Smoky Mountain streams. More details may be found at the event website.

Want to take a walk down memory lane? April 19-21 will be the return of the Spring Grand Rod Run. One of the all time favorite events for the region, it is a great time to visit and enjoy a metal and chrome display all the way down the Parkway. With thousands of cars and vendors from all across the nation someone is always on hand to tell the stories about these beautiful machines. There are numerous booths, demonstrations and contests to enjoy making it the perfect time to enjoy a piece of yesteryear.

The Titanic Museum will be hosting numerous events as well including a Children’s Weekend on May 11th & 12th and several events focusing on our Veterans. Things will continue on in to Summer with Dolly Parton’s 28th Annual Homecoming Parade on Friday May 10th. Very similar to other parades, this one features gorgeous floats, marching bands, horses and more. The big difference? Dolly herself leads the festivities through town! You should arrive early to get a great view as the event draws more than 50,000 visitors to the area.

All of these events throughout the year are designed to make the Sevier County region of the Great Smoky Mountains a favorite place to visit. Attracting millions of visitors each year it is also a hot spot for real estate activity. If you have dreamed of letting your mountain vacations pay for themselves why not take a look at some of the available properties and see if a vacation rental investment or maybe even a permanent move might be right for you?

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Properties:

Custom Built Dream Home This is a well built custom one owner home on a 3/4 acre level corner lot with mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Type: Single Family Home Location: Cosby Price: $239,900 Get more information >
Large Lot Borders National Park Residential lot located within Gatlinburg city limits but borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Type: Land Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $55,000 Get more information >
Beautiful Setting On The River Consistently produces almost $40,000 gross annual income!! Once you see it you’ll never want to leave. Directly on the pristine Middle Prong of the Pigeon River, found to be the cleanest river in the state by the Tennessee Resource Defense Council. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $399,900 Get more information >

February Continued The Positive Trend For Smoky Mountain Real Estate

The Road To RecoveryAs we prepare to move in to the Spring market we will take a look and see what the statistics had to show for February in real estate trends. We see positive news in key categories and look forward to this continuing through March and the rest of the year. As recent posts have shown, the National real estate market is experiencing great things as well. On Monday, Freddie Mac reported record breaking profits as they closed out 2012. The mortgage giant showed an $11 billion gain, their largest ever and their first profitable year since 2006. $5.8 billion of this profit must be paid back to the United States Treasury and beginning this year 100% of profits from Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae will be given back as re-payment of the approximately $71 billion in aid they received during the housing crash. We see these gains as more evidence that the housing market has turned a corner.

As we look at the statistics for Sevier County, Tennessee we will start with the Total Number Of Homes Sold. Compared to February of last year we do see a decrease. We feel this is partly due to a lowering of inventory. As we move in to Spring we certainly expect to see this number exceeding last year’s again.

Residences SoldIn the category of Total Volume Sold we also see a slight decline as well which relates to the numbers above.

Volume SoldPositive news for sellers when we look at Average Sold Prices. February shows a gain of 17% over the same period last year. Though less homes sold for the month buyers were willing to pay more for homes which may be related to less homes being on the market to choose from and the presence of a few multiple offer situations.

Average PriceIn the last category, Available Homes On The Market, we see a 9% reduction in inventory. This will continue to help with boosting prices.

Homes For SaleThough there is still plenty of inventory available, as a seller now may be a good time to consider putting your home on the market. We understand that you may be wary as you may have considered it before and not been successful at getting the price you need. However as prices are rising and inventory is shrinking leaving less competition why not treat yourself to a free Market Analysis to see if things have changed? We are excited about the positive news for the area and invite you to spend some time at our website to see what opportunities are available in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Wooded Mountain Get Away Over $20,000 in rental income for 2012! This property is perched in a beautiful wooded location with a stunning view of the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $165,000 Get more information >

Minutes To The Ski Resort Over $20,000 in rental income for 2012! Looking or a great deal in desirable Chalet Village? This is it! Located just minutes to downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $135,000 Get more information >

Stunning Mt. Leconte Views Almost $35,000 in rental income in 2012! Enjoy stunning mountain views from inside or outside. Upon entering the home, you’ll find yourself in the expansive living room, with lots of windows that allow you to enjoy views of Mt. LeConte. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $249,900 Get more information >

Now Could Be The Time To Consider Selling

sellers-marketNext week we will be sharing the February statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain region however,  looking at preliminary numbers we expect to have very positive news to share. As in our area, nationally reports of market improvement continue to come in. Let’s see what our sources have to say.

Last week the National Association Of Realtors said it is becoming a seller’s market. NAR reported that the current inventory of homes on the market represents a 4.2 month supply at the current pace, the lowest we have experienced since April of 2005. This is a 25.3% decrease from the same time last year. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist has concerns that the limited inventory presents challenges for increasing sales volume as buyers are faced with lack of choice. “Buyer traffic is continuing to pick up, while seller traffic is holding steady,” he said. “In fact, buyer traffic is 40 percent above a year ago, so there is plenty of demand but insufficient inventory to improve sales more strongly. We’ve transitioned into a seller’s market in much of the country.” Yun went on to say, “We expect a seasonal rise in inventory this spring but it may be insufficient to avoid more frequent incidences of of multiple bidding and faster than normal price growth.”

The national median price for existing homes of all types was up in January by 12.3% from January of 2012. In the Smoky Mountains, single family homes remained even with last year and we expect to see them starting to rise as we are experiencing a decrease in inventory as well. As buyer activity continues and inventory shrinks prices will show gains.

We are also seeing properties spending less time on the market as buyers are not hesitating to move forward with offers once a property has been identified. Mortgage rates remain low and buyers are taking advantage of available opportunities. With all of these positive changes happening now is a great time to get a free market analysis of your property and see if now may be the prime time to get your property on the market. Email me or give me a call at 877-678-2121 and I am happy to prepare a detailed report for you.

If you are considering a purchase, there are still plenty of great homes at this time but as we expect prices to begin a rise now is the time to start searching. It is very important with the current market conditions to work with an experienced Buyer’s Agent who will help you to balance between moving quickly on the perfect home and protecting your interests. We also strongly encourage speaking to a mortgage lender to begin the process of getting pre-qualified prior to viewing homes to make your negotiation position stronger once you have identified a property. We are here and ready to help with all the details.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Creek Front Charmer Pull up a chair and enjoy the soothing sounds of the mountain stream. This 2BD/2.5BA chalet is on a large creekside lot but just a 5 minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $189,900 Get more information >
Money To Be Made!!! Income potential with consistent rental history. $25,737 in 2009, $26,127 in 2010 & $20,352 in 2011. Don’t miss out on all these features! Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $149,900 Get more information >
Hot Buy On Authentic Log Cabin Right at $30k in rental income for both 2010, 2011 & 2012!! Soaring ceilings and three walls of glass create a dramatic feel and bring the expansive views into the living space of this modern day cabin. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $149,900 Get more information >

 

Inventory Decreases & Foreclosure Discount Prices Begin To Narrow

Home Prices RiseIn statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain region posted to our website on February 14th we noted that prices were nearly even and inventory was down by 10% in a year over year comparison. Today, Bloomberg reports that nationally sales of previously owned homes increased by .4% with available properties dropping to the lowest level since 1999. Carl Riccadonna, senior U.S. economist at Deutsch Bank Securities said “Incomes continue to rise, interest rates are low and inventory is lean. The outlook is improving.”

Along with this we are seeing major changes in the foreclosure and distressed inventory and how it is affecting the real estate market. It is reported that foreclosure filings fell 28% in January from the previous year and are now at the lowest level since April 2007. As overall inventory continues to decrease prices will level and start to rise with distressed properties being no exception. In an article on Housing Wire, Dr. Yangling Mayer, FNC Senior Research Economist said “The fact that we are seeing a combination of rising home prices and a bottoming out of foreclosure prices is a very good sign the housing recovery is taking hold. This is the very first time in the long housing recession that the two are happening at the same time.” By the fourth quarter of 2012 the average foreclosure discount had dropped to 12.2%, a huge drop from the average 25% discounts we were seeing during the peak of the downturn. During that quarter foreclosures only accounted for 18.1% of the single family sales, down from 26.5% in the first quarter of 2012.

This all adds up to great news for the real estate market. If you own a property in the Smoky Mountain area and have been waiting for the right time to put it on the market now is the time to get a free market analysis. It is a comprehensive report showing current market statistics and what prices buyers are currently paying for homes similar to yours. If you would like to see what kind of price the market may bring for your home just click here to send me a request.

If you are thinking of buying a second home or investment property in the Smoky Mountain market, now is the time to start looking as there are still several great deals available but we do expect prices to begin to rise and to see more multiple offer situations as inventory continues to tighten. Spend some time at our website to get a feel for all the region has to offer. When the time is right we are happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment to show you homes.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Enjoy A Mountain Lodge Feeling Produced $58,000 in gross rental income just from March – December of 2012! From the minute you walk through the custom bear carved door you know you are stepping in to luxury. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $325,000 Get more information >
Live Your Smoky Mountain Dream Almost $20,000 in rental income for 2012! Enjoy stress free ownership with this true log cabin located in a gated resort community. Enjoy amazing views with the Great Smoky Mountains right at your door step… Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $225,000 Get more information >
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 >

The Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Is Taking Off In 2013

The Road To RecoveryThe first month of 2013 has started with positive numbers and great news. As we look at the statistical numbers we see a whirlwind of activity and gains toward improvement that are bigger than we have seen in quite some time. Let’s take a look.  

In the category of Total Residences Sold we have started 2013 with an overall increase of 8%. January is typically a busy month in the area for real estate but we see a trend towards increased buyer activity from recent years.

Total Homes Sold

Total Volume of real estate sold in the area was also up with an increase over the same period last year of over $1,000,000 or 8%.

Total Volume

Prices have actually remained nearly even with last year. The numbers show only a $707 difference in the Average Sold Price. This is very positive news for sellers.

Sold Price

Inventory of available homes has dropped by 10%. As buyers are more active and the above numbers improve we expect to see this number continue to decrease helping prices to remain even and start to rise.

Available Homes

As supply and demand continue to balance out we believe now is the time to consider a Smoky Mountain Purchase. Take a look at our website to view all of the available homes and get started on the road to making a great investment. We are here to help when the time is right for you.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

87 Gently Rolling Acres Await 87 gently rolling mountain top acres with outstanding 270 degree uninterrupted panoramic views of the major peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including Mt. Cameror, Geyot, Webb, Greenbriar, and LeConte. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $1,750,000 Get more information >
Relax By The Water Waterfront living at its finest on 7.92 acres with 365′ fronting the Holston River in Grainger County! Offering a custom home featuring many updates, privacy, scenic views, wildlife, private boat ramp & more! Type: Single Family Home Location: Grainger County Price: $667,000 Get more information >
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 >

Discover More Wonders Of The Mountains At Wilderness Wildlife Week™

Mt. LeConte Llama TrainThis weekend in the Smokies boasts a weather forecast with temps near seventy degrees. It will be a beautiful weekend for Pigeon Forge to kick off it’s 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™. Slated to begin on Saturday the 12th at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center, the week long event offers a wide range of learning opportunities with many workshops, hikes and demonstrations. The event is designed to offer activities for every age level and interest. Let’s take a look at a few of the topics and excursions that will be available.

The Keynote Program will be held on Saturday at 7:45 PM. Presented by Sam Venable, a humor columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel it is titled “How to Tawlk and Rite Good: An Introduction to the Native Tongue of Southern Appalachia.” Mr. Venable is the author of 10 books and holds more than three dozen writing awards. If you are looking for a bit of Southern humor you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Each day is packed with a wide choice of events. Sunday at 12:30 the Lost Mill String Band will perform Kids’ Track! Kiddin’ Around: A Concert For Kids of All Ages. At 1:00 Steve Garrett will present Smoky Mountain Llama Treks: Hiking With Llamas In The Smokies. Llamas are used to take supplies to LeConte Lodge and they love eating pancakes when they get to the top – you can find a great video here.

If you wish to spend part of the week in the outdoors the event offers numerous hikes and field trips throughout the week. For the early risers, Sunday at 6:00 AM begins a bus trip titled Cades Cove Photo Trek. If you enjoyed the llama video above why not take a hike with them? Wednesday from 10:00-4:00 and Friday from 10:00-5:00 will be a llama hike. Spaces for hikes and field trips fill up fast, all hike sign ups will be held at Holiday Inn Express, located directly across the street from Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. Hiking rules and the sign up procedure may be found here.

This is just a small listing of the many things this annual event offers. Take a look around the event website, you may find something that has to go on your “must do” list. If you participate in the event we are confident that you will find even more reasons to fall in love with the Smoky Mountain region. Want to make it easy to spend time in the mountains? A Smoky Mountain home away from home may be the answer. You can browse all of the homes for sale in the area at our website. If you decide it may be time for your mountain home purchase, let us know. We are happy to schedule an appointment to begin your search process.

Here Are A Few Of My New & Reduced Listings:

Perfect Cabin – Perfect Location Almost $20,000 rental income for 2012! Here is a perfect log cabin with all the amenities! Gorgeous yet rustic decor with a perfect location in the private & exclusive Riversong area. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $199,900 Get more information >
Stress Free Mountain Living Panoramic Mt. Leconte view and the stress free living that only a condo can offer. Sprawling three bedroom unit offers high ceilings, two spacious master suites and much more. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $344,900 Get more information >
Private Chalet Minutes To Downtown Produced $23,207 rental income for 2010 & right at $20,000 for 2011! Great location only a mile from the 441 Parkway and about 1.5 miles to downtown Gatlinburg. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $169,900 Get more information >

A Summary Of The 2012 Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market

The Road To Recovery

 

We hope each of you had a great New Year! As we move in to 2013 we would like to look at the final statistical numbers for 2012 that the Great Smoky Mountain Association Of REALTORS has released. If we go all the way back to the statistics early in the year we know 2012 started with a whirlwind of activity and the trend continued all year. Let’s take a look.

In the category of Total Residences Sold we finished out 2012 with an overall increase of 12%. Buyers were very active throughout the year and took advantage of all time low mortgage rates.

Total Smoky Mountain Homes Sold

In conjunction with the above category Total Volume of real estate sold in the area was also up with an increase over last year of over $11,000,000.

Total Volume Sold

Prices were still down at the close of the year but have continued to show improvement. As supply continues to dwindle prices will keep pushing towards positive numbers.

Average Sold Price

The amount of time homes spent on the market showed a decrease of 2.5%. As market factors continue to stabilize we expect to see this number continue to improve.

Time On Market

We would also like to note that 2012 finished with only a 3% increase in inventory vs. 2011. This is an improvement from the 2011 vs. 2010 number which showed a 9% increase. If financing continues to stay at low rates, which we expect it to, inventory will continue to decrease resulting in a balancing of supply and demand in the Great Smoky Mountain region.

It’s a fresh new year and we expect 2013 to continue the upward trend for real estate. It may be the right time to consider an investment or second home purchase in the mountains. Take a look at what the market has to offer by visiting our website. We are happy to help with making your Smoky Mountain real estate dream become a reality!

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Properties:

Old Time Charm On 6 Acres!! Charming vintage log cabin updated with modern conveniences but with old time charm sitting on 6 beautiful wooded acres. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $179,900 Get more information >
Beautiful Mountain Sunsets Incredible large diameter log construction creates a special, solid, and timeless appeal. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $450,000 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: $169,900 Get more information >

Economists Continue To Report Good News For Real Estate

© 2012 WDeanBrown.com No use allowed without photographer's permissionIn a news release on December 20th the National Association of Realtors shows that market conditions continued to improve in November, with lowering inventory and rising prices. The article states that total existing home sales including single family homes, town-homes, condos and co-ops rose 5.9% in November which reflects a 14.5% increase from November of 2011. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, said “Momentum continues to build in the housing market from growing jobs and a bursting out of household formation”. Let’s take a more in depth look at the breakdown of the numbers.

One of the big factors contributing to the market recovery is the lowered inventory of distressed homes on the market. Foreclosures and short sales only made up 22% of the sales in November, down from 24% the previous month and 29% in November of 2011. These properties were only showing average discounts of 16-20% from market value, a sign of increased demand. Yun said “The market share of distressed property sales will fall into the teens next year based on a diminishing number of seriously delinquent mortgages”. The current low interest rates and availability of programs to assist home owners will continue to contribute to the reduction of this type of home inventory.

Total housing inventory at the end of November represented a 4.8 month supply with sales at their current pace. This is the lowest supply the market has witnessed since September of 2005. We are also seeing time on the market decrease both nationally and locally with the national stats showing a 28.6% decrease from the same month last year.

As demand increases prices are expected to continue their steady rise. The national median price for existing homes was $180,600 last month. This is not only the ninth consecutive month of year over year gains but also represents a 10.1% increase in price from last November. The last time we were able to see price increases sustained for this many months in a row was from September of 2005 through May of 2006.

We believe that this positive trend will continue through the end of the year and in to 2013. Next week we will take a look at how 2012 finished out for the Smoky Mountain real estate market. The following months of January and February are traditionally a flurry of activity for our area when a large number of buyers visit to view homes. If you have been thinking of coming to explore the market give us a call or email, we are happy to schedule an appointment. If you have a home to sale, now may be the time to ask for a market analysis, you may find that now is the time to list.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Homes:

Relax & Enjoy The View A true opportunity to own a relaxing and stress free home away from home in the mountains. This is a very attractive unit with stunning mountain views from it’s top floor location. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $92,500 Get more information >
Custom Built Home On The River Custom built home on the Pigeon River with year around mountain views in one of Sevierville’s most sought after neighborhoods. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $349,000 Get more information >
Tucked Away Above It All What a great deal on a nice, clean & spacious mountain get away. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $112,000 Get more information

Why Purchase In The Smoky Mountains?

Whether you are considering a permanent move, looking for an investment or a second home there are numerous reasons why the Great Smoky Mountain area is a great choice to consider. With a variety of locations, year round beauty and the inspiring mountain backdrop it is a wonderful place to call home.

Gatlinburg is a rare gem. This tiny city may very well have been lost such as many remote southern rural towns. However, the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park changed the destiny of this city immediately. Restaurants and hotels sprang up rapidly to accommodate the influx of tourists coming to see the “Nation’s Most Visited National Park”. Hemmed in by mountains on all sides, Gatlinburg is never at a loss for magnificent views. Clean, rocky, boulder-strewn creeks and rivers run through the city with a beautiful zen-like quality. Wildlife such as; deer, black bear and turkey roam the area even into the city. Ober Gatlinburg gives the city the allure of being a ski resort/winter sports center. Year-round activities and festivities keep this tiny burg hopping. The topography of this location makes it easy to access the city amenities and within minutes you can escape to the seclusion of your own private cabin, chalet or condo.

The greatest appeal of Pigeon Forge is the natural surroundings that boast four distinct and mild seasons to satisfy the lifestyles of all residents and visitors alike. It is close to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Entrance and a short drive to Cades Cove. Homes for sale in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee are reasonably priced and exceptional in value. Buyers looking to relocate or invest in a second home, will find the real estate market in Pigeon Forge to be varied in styles and amenities, offering mountain charm and modern conveniences, surrounded by the tranquility and hanging blue mist of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Wears Valley is a peaceful and secluded setting surrounded by breathtaking mountains and within reach of the Great Smoky National Park by way of Metcalf Bottoms, its own entrance to the National Park and one of only five. Wears Valley is a prime location for investment properties, second homes for peaceful vacations, or single family homes for full-time residents. The low crime and tax rates of Sevier County, along with excellent public schools run by the Sevier County School District, are what make Wears Valley a fabulous location to own property.

These are just a few of the distinctive locations to consider in the Great Smoky Mountain region. Looking at just these three locations leaves no doubt that Sevier County is a prime location to consider a real estate purchase. All of this coupled with an improving real estate market make now a great time to start looking. We invite you to begin at our website to search out the right opportunity for you.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Gone With The Wind Almost $22k in rental for the first 10 months of 2012!! If you have dreamed of having a luxury chalet on top of the mountain with sweeping views of the valley, city and mountains then you have to look at this one. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $299,900 Get more information >

 

Walk To The Parkway Three level log cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge that is walking distance to the action packed Parkway and the trolley stop. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $199,900 Get more information >

 

87 Gently Rolling Acres Await 87 gently rolling mountain top acres with outstanding 270 degree uninterrupted panoramic views of the major peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including Mt. Cameror, Geyot, Webb, Greenbriar, and LeConte. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $1,750,000 Get more information >