Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Jason White Team!

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From all of us here with The Jason White Team and Century 21 Four Seasons Realty, Inc., we want to wish everyone a very happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day today! There are a number of events going on in and around the Great Smoky Mountains region to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and also this coming weekend, as well. Right now, the Gatlinburg area has just started the Smoky Mountain SpringFest, featuring a number of Spring-related events going throughout the season, for people of all ages to enjoy. Also, this weekend, Dollywood will be hosting its annual Festival of Nations event, starting this Saturday, March 19th, and lasting until April 19th, featuring entertainment from around the world, throughout the theme park. Lots of great activities going on in our area, and plenty for people of all ages to get involved with this Spring season.

 

 

With great events going on throughout the area during the Spring season, now is a great time to see what else the Great Smoky Mountains can do for you. Please feel free to browse our many great Featured Properties, and learn more about how The Jason White Team can help you realize your home ownership dreams today!

 

 

Our Featured Properties for Thursday, March 17, 2016: 

 

 

NEW LISTING!

AVery Private, 3 BD/2 BA Log-Style Home, Located Only Mins. to Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. Ideal as a permanent or 2nd home, or as an overnight rental; this includes five lots, incl. the home itself, for approx. 3 acres total, all set in a beautiful, wooded setting w/amazing mtn. & wooded views. Home incl. a large living rm, kitchen/dining rm, master BD w/priv. BA & walk-in closet, a large lower lvl rm with lots of potential, & more. Also includes your own priv. backyard, fire pit, & lots of privacy. Only mins. to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, & the attractions – come see it today! Type: Single-Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $349,900  For more information >

 

 

 

 

NEW LISTING!

APrivate, 2 BD/2 BA Mtn. Chalet Located Only Mins. to Gatlinburg. Has made over $13K in rental income in each of the last 2 yrs.; has great rental potential. Home borders the Great Smoky Mtns. Nat’l Park; located in a beautiful setting, w/lots of privacy. Home incl. a large living rm w/vaulted ceilings, each BD has its own priv. BA & closet, w/the master BD on the 2nd lvl., incl. an in-room W/P & priv. balcony, & much more. Has truly amazing views of the Smokies from this property; also only mins. to dwtn. Gatlinburg & the attractions. A great property & location – come see it today! Type: Single-Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $189,900  For more information >

 

 

 

 

NEW LISTING!

A1 BD/1 BA, Beautiful, Rustic-Style, Log Cabin Located Only Mins. to Gatlinburg. Has made over $16K in rental income for 2014, & then made over $26K in rental income for 2015; has great rental potential. Home incl. a large studio-style great rm, which combines living rm, kitchen, dining rm, & master BD, all into one room, as well as a loft area recreation rm & sauna rm, a partially wraparound deck area, & more. Only mins. to dwtn. Gatlinburg, the Nat’l Park, & the attractions; a great property, value, & location – come see it today! Type: Single-Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, TN Price: $179,900  For more information >

 

 

 

 

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The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty, Inc.
1441 Wiley Oakley Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: (877) 678-2121
Fax: (865) 436-7227
E-mail Address: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: http://gatlinburgrealestateforsale.com

Happy New Year From The Jason White Team!

NEW YEARS EVE

From all of us with The Jason White Team, as well as Century 21 Four Seasons Realty here in Gatlinburg, we want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We hope that 2014 is a great year for everyone!

One of this area’s most featured and celebrated events takes place on New Year’s Eve, right here in Gatlinburg! The 26th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of the Parkway (U.S. 441) and the Historic Nature Trail at the base of Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg is always a well-attended event.

At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2013, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with music choreographed for the show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added sequencing LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display. Leading up to midnight, there will be free music and entertainment in the parking lot adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and much, much more!!! For more information on this event, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=117.

While enjoying the New Year here in the Great Smoky Mountains, why not see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available properties today, and see how we can help make your home ownership dreams a reality!

Happy New Year to all, and may your 2014 be a great and prosperous year!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Properties:

Contemporary Home w/Mt. LeConte View! Well-built and designed 3BD/2.5BA home with a bonus room and attached 2-car garage, located just minutes from dwtn. Gatlinburg and all of the attractions. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $375,000 Get more information >
Luxurious Log Cabin Mins. to Dollywood! Spacious, luxurious 5 BD/4 BA home located mins. from Dollywood and Pigeon Forge! Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $289,900 Get more information >
Beautiful Log Cabin w/Mtn. Views Brand new log cabin w/ 2 BD/2 BA, located just 2 mi. from the Downtown Gatlinburg Strip, & is w/in walking distance to the Gatlinburg Community Center. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $259,900 Get more information >

The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty

1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.gatlinburgrealestateforsale.com

 

Happy Holidays From The Jason White Team!

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From all of us here at The Jason White Team, as well as Century 21 Four Seasons Realty here in Gatlinburg, we want to wish all of you a very Happy Holidays!

There are plenty of Christmas-related events going on in the area during the holidays, including Gatlinburg Winter Magic, where the City of Gatlinburg lights up every night during the holiday season, featuring millions of lights in all kinds of holiday-themed displays. One look around Gatlinburg at night will show this truly wonderful sight. For more information on this and other holiday-related events in and around the area, please visit http://www.gatlinburg.com.

In addition, there are also other events going on in and around Sevier County, including Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, with events taking place from now through February 28, 2014. For more information on Pigeon Forge-related events, please visit http://www.pigeonforgewinterfest.com. Finally, in the Sevierville area, please visit their website at http://www.visitsevierville.com/winterfest.aspx for more details and information as to Sevierville’s events during this holiday season.

While here in the Smokies during this wonderful holiday season, why not see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available properties today, and see how we can help you realize your dreams of home ownership!

May you and your families, friends, and neighbors have a wonderful holiday season!

Here Are A Few of My Featured Properties:

Unique Chalet Adjacent to Nat’l Park! The enchanting, twinkling lights of Gatlinburg far below and majestic mountain vistas are what you’ll see from this pristine 12 acre estate. Imagine having your own 530,000 acre backyard! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $697,000 Get more information >
Beautiful Cedar Log Home w/Mtn View Beautiful, private, and well-maintained 4 BD/2.5 BA cedar log home located with Amazing Mountain and Natural views! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $589,000 Get more information >
Chalet w/ Amazing Mtn. Views Beautiful 3 BD/3 BA Mountain Contemporary Chalet located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $299,900 Get more information >

The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.gatlinburgrealestateforsale.com

3rd Annual Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk This Weekend in Sevierville!

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One of the many wonderful features of the Great Smoky Mountains deals with the many variety of holiday-related events and activities that go on during the Christmas season, and this weekend is no exception!

On Sunday, December 15th, the 3rd Annual Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk is being held in Sevierville, at the Wilderness Resort, starting at 7:30 AM. This event is growing fast, and has gained considerable attention in the brief time that this event has been held.

As a part of this event, every participant will receive a free Santa hat, beard, and customized Santa shirt to wear while running. In addition, there will be outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and a large after party. People everywhere have fallen in love with the race that encourages its participants to have fun while staying healthy.

Furthermore, the Santa Hustle has received national attention from major media outlets like the Travel Channel, ESPN, and the Rachel Ray Show. The Santa Hustle Race is a part of a major nationwide series during the Christmas season, consisting of 6 races in the cities of Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, Sevierville, TN, Indianapolis, IN, Sandusky, OH, and Galveston, TX. Come and be a part of thousands of Santa’s running across the nation! It’s fun for the whole family!

For more information on this growing event, please visit the event website at http://santahustle.com/smokies, to find out more about the event, how to register, and what is involved in participating in this unique and festive holiday event.

Events such as these help to make the Great Smoky Mountains such a unique place for people from all over the country. Why not see what else the Smokies can offer you today? Please feel free to browse our available properties, and see how we can help you realize your home ownership dreams today!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Beautiful Cabin in Tranquil Wears Valley Beautiful, private, 2BD/3.5BA, 1,800+ sq ft, contemporary-style cabin located in scenic Wears Valley, w/amazing views of the Smokies! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $289,900 Get more information >
Spacious Riverfront Home in Sevierville Spacious, 3000+ sq ft home located along the beautiful Pigeon River, which is located right behind this home! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $329,900 Get more information >
Fantastic 180 Degree Smoky Mtn. Views Fantastic 180 degree view of Mt. LeConte & the Smokies from every room. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $479,900 Get more information >


The Jason White Team

Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Heading Into December, The Great Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Remains Steady

The Road To Recovery

For much of this year, we have seen both the national and local real estate markets continue to show slow, but steady, growth on the whole. As we look at the statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market through November of this year, we will see that these trends, particularly in this real estate market, are largely holding steady at the present time. Let’s now see what the numbers have to say.

In the category of Residences Sold, we see that in comparing November 2013 to that of November 2012, the number of residences sold held steady with an increase by 1% in terms of homes sold, in that 16 more homes were sold as of November 2013, as opposed to November 2012. This continues a trend of steadiness, and even very slight growth, in the real estate market as a whole, and as we look at the rest of the statistics, we will see that the market does indeed reflect a steady and slowly growing trend on balance, and we see that the market continues to show gradual, but steady, growth on the aggregate.

DECEMBER 2013 RESIDENCES SOLD GRAPH

 

In the category of Residential Dollar Volume for the year, we see an increase of 5% through November of this year, as opposed to through November in 2012. With the steadiness of the numbers as it relates to Residences Sold, the recent local and national trends of increasing home prices still continue to show that a greater dollar volume in homes are being sold, along with still continuing to show a slow and strengthening market reflective of greater confidence on the part of both buyers and sellers.

DECEMBER 2013 TOTAL RESIDENTIAL VOLUME GRAPH

 

There is also continued good news for sellers in the Average Sold Price Category. In line with statistics so far for the year, prices still show a slow, but gradual, rise of 4% in November of this year versus that of November 2012, reflecting the recent local and national trends towards gradually higher home prices. As confidence continues to grow between potential buyers and sellers in the market as a whole, we see that the trend of higher home prices will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

DECEMBER 2013 AVERAGE SOLD PRICE GRAPH

 

In addition, available homes on the market are actually increasing at the moment. Through November 2013, as opposed to November 2012, there is a slight increase by 1% of homes being listed as available on the market, or an increase of 51 available homes on the market, in November 2013, as opposed to November 2012. We see that higher home prices, as well as the very slight increases in homes being sold, may be contributing to more people wanting to place their homes on the market, thereby causing a slight increase in available housing inventory. While it is still too early to tell if the trend will continue, there are more available homes on the market in November 2013, as opposed to one year ago, which could further indicate greater confidence on the part of those wanting to place their homes on the market.

DECEMBER 2013 AVAILABLE INVENTORY GRAPH

 

As markets continue this gradual trend of growth locally and across the nation, home prices will continue their rise and housing inventory will continue to decrease. Mortgage rates still remain at historically low rates, and there are still plenty of housing options to choose from, especially in the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market. Why not start your Great Smoky Mountain home search now by visiting our website, browsing our available properties, and seeing what the Smoky Mountain area has to offer for your and home ownership dreams today?

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Luxurious Condo w/Majestic Mtn. Views! Luxurious, spacious condominium unit located at LeConte Towers in Gatlinburg, w/a majestic view of Mt. LeConte and the Smoky Mtns.! Type: Condo Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $339,000 Get more information >
Multi-Family Duplex w/Amazing Mtn Views! Beautiful, private, 2 acre multi-family duplex with postcard-style views, and literally a majestic view of the Great Smoky Mountains from almost any room on either level! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $398,000 Get more information >
Beautiful Cedar Log Home w/Mtn View Beautiful, private, and well-maintained 4 BD/2.5 BA cedar log home located with Amazing Mountain and Natural views! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $589,000 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Happy Thanksgiving From The Jason White Team!

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We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! There are many, many great events currently going on during the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend here in the Great Smoky Mountains, especially right here in Sevier County!

In Gatlinburg, you have the Festival of Trees, which lasts until Saturday, November 30th, where the local area stores and shops are lined with Christmas trees, as well as the many, many twinkling lights, for people coming to visit and shop in the Gatlinburg area. There is also the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, which lasts until Sunday, December 1st, and many, many great events celebrating the holiday season! For more information, please visit http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/fall.aspx.

In addition, there are also a myriad of events planned for the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, as well as other surrounding areas, including, but not excluded to, the 2nd Annual Titanic Attraction Thanksgiving Fireworks Display, at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, on November 28th at 7:30 PM. For more information on this display, please visit http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com. For more on Pigeon Forge events, please go to http://www.pigeonforge.com/Events-Calendar. For more on Sevierville-area events during the holidays, please go to http://www.visitsevierville.com/vsevents.aspx.

All of these great events during the holidays bring thousands of people to our area every year, and in doing so, people see the wonder and majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains during a wonderful time of the year. Why not also see what else the Smokies can offer you during this season while here? There are many great properties still available, so please feel free to browse our available properties, and see how we can help you realize your home ownership dreams today! Have a Great Thanksgiving, and enjoy your time with friends and family!

 

Here Are a Few of My Featured Listings:

Contemporary Home w/Mt. LeConte View! Well-built and designed 3BD/2.5BA home with a bonus room and attached 2-car garage, located just minutes from dwtn. Gatlinburg and all of the attractions. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $375,000 Get more information >
Spacious Riverfront Home in Sevierville Spacious, 3000+ sq ft home located along the beautiful Pigeon River, which is located right behind this home! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $329,900 Get more information >
Unique Contemporary Home w/Mtn Views Come & enjoy this one of a kind, unique, contemporary home! This 5000+ sq ft, 4 BD/3 BA home is located just off the Parkway in Sevierville in a beautiful, private neighborhood! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $325,000 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Winterfest Kicks Into High Gear in Sevier County From Now Through Christmas and New Year’s!

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With the first dusting of snow in the Great Smoky Mountains this week, now is a great time to see the Smokies in all of its late fall and early winter glory! The Annual Winterfest is just starting up throughout Sevier County, and many events are about to begin, which will showcase the Great Smoky Mountain area in all of its wonder and glory.

One event about to begin in Gatlinburg itself is the Annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley of Lights, which actually starts this week, and goes through until January 25, 2014. Visitors can soak up the spirit of the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits are part of the program.  Trolley times in Gatlinburg are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 each evening, respectively. For more information, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=13.

Other Gatlinburg-area events during this season include the Festival of Trees, which is scheduled during the Thanksgiving holiday week, as well as the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Winter Magic, which starts on December 1 and lasts through February, and much, much more! For more information, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/winter.aspx.

There are also many great events in and around Sevier County, especially in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, which also feature well-known light displays and events centered around the upcoming holiday season. For more information on Pigeon Forge Winterfest events, please go to http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest. For more information on Sevierville’s events during the holidays, please go to http://www.visitsevierville.com/winterfest.aspx.

Events such as these are among the many reasons why the Smokies are a wonderful place to come during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays. Why not also see what else the Smokies can offer you during this late fall and early winter season? There are many great properties still available in the area, so please feel free to browse our available properties, and see what is possible for your home ownership dreams today, right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Log-Style Home Mins. to Gatlinburg! Well-constructed, log-style, wood frame home with spectacular views of the Smokies, and only minutes to downtown Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $359,900 Get more information >
Charming, Log Chalet w/Amazing Views! Charming, log chalet with amazing views of Great Smoky Mountains, especially of Mt. LeConte and Clingman’s Dome, within minutes to downtown Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $259,900 Get more information >
Luxurious Chalet Near Ober Gatlinburg! Luxurious, 3000+ sq. ft. log chalet located in Chalet Village, and only minutes to downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $499,900 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Fall Festivals Are in Full Swing Throughout Sevier County This Weekend!

Gatlinburg Fall Leaves

The fall season is a special time for visitors and residents of Sevier County, and this fall is no exception. With the changing of the leaves, there are many great activities currently underway and ongoing that brings in people from hundreds of miles away in our area. This week’s blog features at least three of the major fall festivals currently going on as we speak, and help to create a wonderful time of year here in the Great Smoky Mountains.

One festival currently going right here in Gatlinburg is the 38th Annual Fall Craftsmen’s Fair, which last until this Sunday, October 27th, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg. Each day of the fair is from 10 AM-6 PM, except for Sundays, when it will run from 10AM- 5 PM. This fair is held twice a year, in the summer and the fall seasons, and attracts lots of visitors and artists to the Gatlinburg area. For more information, please visit http://www.craftsmenfair.com/fall-fair.php or http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=10.

Another festival taking place right now at Ober Gatlinburg is the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which actually started on September 27th and goes through until November 3rd at Ober Gatlinburg resort. People wanting to go can take the 120-passenger Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg, and also see the Wildlife Encounter at Ober Gatlinburg, including the Municipal Black Bear Habitat and Birds of Prey exhibits, among other attractions. For more information on this festival, as well as information about Ober Gatlinburg itself, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=80, or to http://www.obergatlinburg.com/event/86/.

At Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration is currently underway, starting on October 2nd, and lasting until November 2nd, at Dollywood. This celebration brings lots of singers and groups to the area, and is set amidst the backdrop of the world-famous Dollywood. All concerts are included with Dollywood admission. For more information on this festival being held at Dollywood, as well as Dollywood itself, please go to http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/National-Southern-Gospel-Harvest-Celebration.aspx.

These are just a few of the festivals and activities being held in the Great Smoky Mountains region right now. With the recently re-opened National Park, as well as numerous other venues and events throughout Sevier County, fall is a very active time for our area, bringing people from all over to see the greatness and uniqueness of the Smokies.

While enjoying these great activities and festivals, why not also see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available inventory of properties, and see what is available for you if you are thinking about buying a new home in the area. Let our team help you realize your home ownership dreams today, as we have many great properties still available!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Private Home w/Spectacular Mtn. Views! Private, wood frame home located off Wiley Oakley Drive with spectacular Mountain views! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $139,900 Get more information >
Spacious Sevierville Home w/Great Views! Spacious brick, frame home w/front and back yards located in great subdivision in Sevierville, and minutes from Pigeon Forge and Dollywood! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $249,900 Get more information >
Fantastic 180 Degree Smoky Mtn. Views Fantastic 180 degree view of Mt. LeConte & the Smokies from every room. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $479,900 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is Once Again Open!

November In The Smokies

On Wednesday morning, roads and trails into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were finally re-opened, 15 days after being closed due to the recent government shutdown. Traffic was lined up outside the Townsend entrance to the park before it opened as tourists waited to enter. A ceremony celebrating the reopening had to be moved to the Tremont campground because of the traffic.

“We had traffic backed up at the Sugarlands and we also had traffic backed up from here at the “Y”  all the way into Townsend,” said Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell. “That gives you an idea of what we were missing on a daily basis by this park being shut.”

Due a recent deal between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, as well as support from county leaders in Sevier and Blount Counties, the park was temporarily re-opened from Wednesday, October 16th, until this Sunday, October 20th, at 11:59 P.M. However, the recent ending of the government shutdown as of last evening by the federal government further means that the National Park will remain open for the foreseeable future, past this Sunday at 11:59 P.M.

The National Park costs $60,100 to operate per day, according to the National Park Service. Prior to the resolution of the shutdown last evening, it would take $300,500 to keep the park open for the five days called for in the state-to-state brokered deal. All national parks were closed October 1 when Congress failed to pass a funding bill, leading to a partial government shutdown. However, the federal government agreed last week to allow states to re-open national parks if they paid for the operating costs. In addition, bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would reimburse states within 90 days for any costs associated with reopening the parks during the shutdown. Now that there is a resolution to the shutdown by the federal government as of last evening, the National Park is on track to remain open for the foreseeable future.

What does this all mean? For now and into the foreseeable future, it appears that the National Park will be open, and will remain open, to the public, following the last evening’s resolution to the recent government shutdown by the federal government. This comes during the middle of the changing of the leaves in the fall season here in the Smokies, which attracts many people to the area every year and is expected to do so again this year.

While enjoying the wonder and splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as the now re-opened National Park, why not see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available properties, and see what is available for you if you are thinking about buying a new home in the area. Let our team help you realize your home ownership dreams today, as we have many great properties available!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Unique Contemporary Home w/Mtn Views Come & enjoy this one of a kind, unique, contemporary home! This 5000+ sq ft, 4 BD/3 BA home is located just off the Parkway in Sevierville in a beautiful, private neighborhood! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $325,000 Get more information >
Chalet w/ Amazing Mtn. Views Beautiful 3 BD/3 BA Mountain Contemporary Chalet located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $299,900 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 >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Heading Into October, The Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Remains Steady in Terms of Slow, Gradual Growth

The Road To Recovery

For much of this year, we have seen both the national and local real estate markets continue to show slow, but steady, growth on the whole. As we look at the statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market through September of this year, we will see that these trends, particularly in this real estate market, do continue. Let’s now see what the numbers have to say.

In the category of Residences Sold, we see that in comparing September 2013 to that of September 2012, the number of residences sold is relatively unchanged, showing only a one (1) home decrease from September 2012 to September 2013. This shows and reflects a general steadiness in the real estate market, and as we look at the rest of the statistics, we will see that the market is still quite steady at the moment, and we expect this to continue and improve.

RESIDENCES SOLD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2013

In the category of Residential Dollar Volume for the year, we actually see an increase of 5% through September of this year, as opposed to through September in 2012. With the steadiness of the numbers as it relates to Residences Sold, the recent local and national trends of increasing home prices continue to show that a greater dollar volume in homes is being sold, along with continuing to show a slow and strengthening market reflective of greater confidence on the part of both buyers and sellers.

TOTAL RESIDENTIAL VOLUME THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2013

There is also continued good news for sellers in the Average Sold Price Category. In line with statistics so far for the year, prices still show a slow, but gradual, rise of 5% in September of this year versus that of September 2012, reflecting the recent local and national trends towards higher home prices. As inventory continues to decrease, we expect prices to continue their slow and gradual increase, in line with both national and local trends.

AVERAGE SOLD PRICE THROUGH SEPTEMBER

In addition, available homes on the market are actually holding relatively steady at the moment. Through September 2013, as opposed to September 2012, the percentages are relatively unchanged (0%), and actually show a two (2) home increase in housing inventory. As activity continues to remain steady, we expect to see a steadiness, and possibly a decline, in the available housing inventory in the near future.

AVAILABLE HOME INVENTORY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

As markets continue this gradual trend of growth across the nation, home prices will continue their rise and housing inventory will continue to decrease. Mortgage rates still remain at historically low rates, and there are still plenty of housing options to choose from, especially in the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market. Why not start your Great Smoky Mountain home search now by visiting our website, browsing our available properties, and seeing what the Smoky Mountain area has to offer?

 

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