Federal Reserve’s Latest Message May Encourage Greater Short-Term Housing Affordability

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In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve voted last Wednesday to continue its stimulus through the buying of securities, including the continuation of purchases ofagency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $40 billion per month, as well as longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $45 billion per month. This went against the expected and anticipated notion that the Fed was considering tapering, or slowing down, of its stimulus efforts.

In its decision, the Fed cited concerns regarding the rate of growth in the economy as a whole, as well as concerns about the recent trend of rising mortgage rates at a time when the housing market is starting to recover from the Great Recession of 2008.

At a press conference last Wednesday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that the Fed, by its decision, is “avoiding a tightening until we can be comfortable that the economy is in fact growing the way that we want it to be growing.”

One of the significant impacts of this decision was that The Fed’s bond purchases benefit borrowers by pushing down long-term interest rates. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped sharply after the Fed announcement. Rates on mortgages and many other consumer and business loans tend to parallel the 10-year Treasury’s yield, and also saw declines in rates following the Fed announcement.

According to Gus Faucher, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group, “It helps people who are looking to buy a house in the near term.” In addition, Mr. Faucher also stated that “it makes housing more affordable. That’s one reason the Fed decided not to act — to make sure the recovery in the housing market continues.”

What does this all mean? Essentially, the Fed decided not to discontinue the buyback of asset-backed securities, at least for now, due in part to concerns about rising mortgage rates and their impact on the housing market, which has been gradually improving throughout this year. Therefore, the expectation is that there will be no tapering by the Fed, and any efforts to decrease the Fed’s stimulus will not occur in the short term, thereby keeping mortgage rates lower, at least for now.

Why not consider buying a new home in the Great Smoky Mountains today? We have many great properties available, and with still historically low mortgage rates, today is the day for you to realize your dreams of home ownership! Please feel free to browse our available inventory of homes today, and then contact one of our buyer specialists today to how we can help you find a new home! Take the first step today in finding the home of your dreams, right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

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 >
3.84 Acres & On The River Beautiful river frontage along the middle prong of the Pigeon River, known and verified to be the cleanest in the state. Beautiful, 30′ deep pool and huge boulders create a scenic park like setting. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $259,900 Get more information >
Wears Valley Luxury You’ll notice the unusually high quality construction from the moment you pull in the driveway. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $575,000 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

The 14th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival Comes to Sevier County This Weekend!

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One of the greatest and most unique features of the Great Smoky Mountain region is its tradition of music, including bluegrass music. This weekend, starting Thursday, September 19th, and going until Saturday, September 21st, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held in the Kodak, TN area, featuring a wide array of bluegrass artists and wonderful music.

The Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is an annual event in its 14th year for 2013. Featured artists/bands are world-class, award winning musicians who travel worldwide entertaining bluegrass lovers. The event is geared for all ages and is held Swaggerty’s Farm, in the Kodak area, which also incorporates an RV Park.

Featured bluegrass artists will include groups like Flatt Lonesome, Rhonda Vincent and the Range, Bridging the Gap, the Lonesome River Band, and many, many more well-known bluegrass artists. Tickets start at $21 on Thursday (if bought in advance), or $27 at the gate, and then on Friday and Saturday, tickets are $27 for each single day (in advance), and $30 at the gate. You can also buy an advance weekend pass for $75 for all three days, or you can get the same pass for $80 at the gate. However, children 12 years old or younger will be admitted for free. The Festival is located at 525 East Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, TN 37764, which is off of Exit #407 on I-40. You can call for more information at (865) 397-7942, or you can also visit their website at www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com.

Events like this make the Great Smoky Mountain region a unique place that is rich in culture, history and tradition. Festivals like this one create a unique sense of community for people in this area, and further add to the diversity of what the Smokies can offer to people, whether you are visiting for the first time, or have been here your whole life. Why not also take this opportunity to also look around and see what else this wonderful region has to offer for you? Please feel free to browse our inventory of available homes, and see what this area can offer you in helping realize your dreams!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Private, Log Home Near Dwtn. Gatlinburg! Private, 2 BD/2 BA log-style home located within walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $219,900 Get more information >
3.84 Acres & On The River Beautiful river frontage along the middle prong of the Pigeon River, known and verified to be the cleanest in the state. Beautiful, 30′ deep pool and huge boulders create a scenic park like setting. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $259,900 Get more information >
Wears Valley Luxury You’ll notice the unusually high quality construction from the moment you pull in the driveway. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $575,000 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

Recent Public Perception of Real Estate Industry Trending More Positive, and Shows Increasing Consumer Confidence

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Based on a recent poll conducted by Gallup, the American public’s perception of the real estate industry is beginning to improve to levels not seen since 2007, before the onset of the economic downturn in 2008. The improvements in ratings of the real estate industry likely are due to the recent recovery of the housing market from the depths of the housing crisis.

In addition, this recent public opinion reversal is largely attributed, based on the Gallup survey, to broader improvement in the economy, as well as increased consumer confidence, resulting in a more positive view on the part of the public related to the real estate industry as a whole.

Furthermore, a recent report from Fannie Mae shows that, despite recent rises in mortgage rates, consumers do expect home prices to continue their recent steady rise. One additional trend worth noting is the month of July also saw where consumer credit increased $10.4 billion (or 4.4% annualized), as non-revolving credit increased 7.4% and revolving credit fell 2.6%, continuing a trend where consumer credit has increased every month since August of 2011. This indicates that credit is becoming easier to obtain, which could help in increasing consumption and economic growth. As such, this potentially bodes well for homebuilders, who have also seen recent gains, in line with increasing home prices.

What does all of this mean? We see that these trends, as well as the public’s perceptions, are continuing to show a gradual growth in real estate nationally. However, while mortgage rates have been on the rise, such rates are also still at all-time historically low levels. Therefore, why not consider looking for a new home in the Great Smoky Mountains area today, with many great homes still available to choose from? Please feel free to browse our available properties today, and see what the Smoky Mountains have to offer for you. There are many great homes still available for you to take advantage of, and you can realize your dreams of owning a home today in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Spacious Home w/Great Mtn Views Spacious home full of character & detail. A vintage door from the 1890’s welcomes you inside where you will find vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and lots of unique spaces. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $359,200 Get more information >
Privacy & Mountain Views Enjoy privacy, mountain views and great outdoor spaces in this Sevierville log home. Inviting and comfortable it features soaring ceilings, a breakfast bar, tile counters in the kitchen and much more! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $359,900 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

Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale in Pigeon Forge This Weekend!

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This weekend, Pigeon Forge will be the host for the 4th annual Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale, located at 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Convention Center). This unique event will be like a step back in time over 150 years, to one of the most significant periods in American history – the Civil War.

Featured at this event will include authentic Civil War era muskets, rifles, pistols, photographs, and uniforms, along with other relics, artifacts, and other collectibles. Collectors from all over the country will come to buy, sell, and talk about these varied and valuable artifacts.

In addition to over a hundred tables filled with relics, the Civil War event will include exciting historical reenactments and artillery demonstrations. Actors portraying famous military figures from the Civil War such as General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant will interact with attendees and answer their questions about the war. People who come to the event will also have the chance to investigate their ancestors’ participation in Pigeon Forge history, with help from onsite genealogy researchers.

This year’s show will feature authentic Civil War era songs performed by multi-instrumentalist Mike Scott, out of Hendersonville, TN, who recently released an album of wartime music, Home Sweet Home: Instrumental Tribute to the Civil War Era of Songs. Also, there will be an appearance Gerald Augustus, who is the author of the book The Loudon County Area of East Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, and will  speak about the importance of preserving the land where Civil War battles were fought.

Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday only cost $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 12 and under. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please go to http://www.smokymountaincivilwarshow.com, or http://www.visitmysmokies.com, to find out more.

Unique events like the Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale make the Great Smoky Mountain area a great place for education, history, culture, the arts, music, and so much more. Why not consider looking at what the Smoky Mountain area can offer you today? We have many featured properties still available for those coming to the area, and are looking for a home to call their own. Please feel free to browse our available properties today, and see why the Great Smoky Mountains are such a great and unique place.

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Amazing Mount LeConte Views Over $28,000 in rental income for 2012! Nicely decorated cabin with fantastic views of Mt LeConte. Enjoy the views from the spacious decking this cabin has to offer. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $219,900 Get more information >
Mount LeConte Views $24,486 in rental income for 2012!! Beautiful views of Mt. LeConte & the smokies from all three levels of this chalet in sought after Chalet Village North. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $269,900 Get more information >
Ready To Make You $$$ There is $$$ to be made – produced just under $30,000 in rental income for 2012!! Excellent views of the the Smokies along with year around sun rises from both floors of this 5 bedroom 5 bath chalet. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $289,900 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 August The Smoky Mountain Real Estate Market Continues Its Gradual, Steady Growth

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For much of this year, we have seen both the national and local real estate markets steadily grow and show a steady climb to positive numbers. As we look at the statistics for the Great Smoky Mountain real estate market through July of this year, we will see that this gradual trend continues. Let’s now see what the numbers have to say.

In the category of Residences Sold, we see a slight decrease versus last year of 3%. This represents 21 less homes sold in comparison to the same period in 2012. Even with the decrease in this number, as we look at the rest of the statistics, we will see that the market is still fairly stable and we expect this to continue and improve.

GRAPH 1 - RESIDENCES SOLD

 

In the category of Residential Dollar Volume for the year, we actually see a very slight increase through July of this year, as opposed to through July in 2012. This indicates that there is a slight increase while the number of homes shows a slight decrease, the recent trend of increasing home prices shows that a greater dollar volume in homes is being sold, showing a gradual and strengthening market reflective of greater confidence on the part of both buyers and sellers.

GRAPH 2 - TOTAL RESIDENTIAL VOLUME

 

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 gradual rise versus 2012, reflecting the recent national trend towards higher home prices. As inventory continues to decrease, we expect prices to continue their gradual increase, in line with both national and local trends.

GRAPH 3 - AVERAGE PRICE

 

In addition, available homes on the market continue to decline. Through July, we see a slight decrease of 1%, or 43 less homes on the market. As activity continues to stabilize, along with the national and local trends of rising home prices, this number will continue to dwindle.

GRAPH 4 - AVAILABLE INVENTORY

 

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?

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Spacious Home w/Great Mtn Views Spacious home full of character & detail. A vintage door from the 1890’s welcomes you inside where you will find vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and lots of unique spaces. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $359,200 Get more information >
Great Views & Privacy This three level cabin has consistently produced right at $30k a year in rental income every year since 2007! Located on a private lot it features a great view and a lot of windows and deck space for enjoying the scenery Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $279,900 Get more information >
A View Second To None Over $40,000 in rental income for 2012! Aptly named A View Second To None, this chalet has breathtaking views of Mt. LeConte. Located just minutes to downtown Gatlinburg & Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village 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.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Come Enjoy the 38th Annual Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen’s Fair from July 19-28, 2013!

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From July 19-28, 2013, Gatlinburg is home one of the Southeast’s most popular events – the 38th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, which will be held starting Friday, July 19th, and goes until Sunday, July 28th, at the Gatlinburg Convention  Center, located in downtown Gatlinburg.

 

The 38th annual fair features 200 booths from artisans and craftsmen all over the United States, featuring the most unique and top quality arts and crafts. There also will be free live country and bluegrass music at the event, including Dennis Lee and Band, along with Tim Watson, “The Fiddle Man,” who will perform at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day of the fair.

 

The 38th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair in Gatlinburg will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $6, and children 12 and under are admitted free. The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg. For more information, please visit http://www.craftsmenfair.com, or call (865) 436-7479.

 

Gatlinburg is home to a very unique arts and crafts community, and fairs such as the Craftsmen’s Fair, held every Summer and Fall, are highly popular and draw considerable interest to the area. In addition, these unique events are one of many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are a great place to live or purchase an investment property. Studies continue to show that first-time homebuyers, along with looking for available properties, are also looking for a sense of place and for activities that create a greater sense of community for them. As people come to Gatlinburg to enjoy this unique event, people will also have the opportunity to explore the many properties available in the area for those looking to become a part of the many unique and special communities in and around the Great Smoky Mountains, including Gatlinburg. There are numerous home choices available, and we are here to help you through every step of your journey towards being a homeowner.

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

3 BD/2 BA Home w/Rolling Hills This recently built 3 BD/2 BA contemporary home is located only minutes from downtown Sevierville and Dollywood in a growing subdivision. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $149,900 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 Private Cabin w/City View Beautiful, private 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home located just below Ober Gatlinburg. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $195,000 Get more information >

 

 

The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty

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

A Brand New Event Comes To Gatlinburg

One of the many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are such a great place to visit and a great place to invest are the wide variety of special events hosted in the area. There is a broad spectrum of events throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of interests. This month Gatlinburg will host a new event; the First Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. The event will be held from August 23rd – August 25th and like many events in the area will spread out over multiple venues.

So, what’s it all about? The event is designed to “Celebrate Our Appalachian Musical Roots” and allows songwriters to perform their original songs, attend workshops and get guidance on how to get their songs published. It is no secret that many top singers, songwriters and other musical performers have blossomed out of the Tennessee region and this event centers around promoting new talent. Slated as “one of the most entertaining shows you will ever see”, many of the venues that are hosting the performers are free. Many songs are easily recognized as “hits” and the artists will not only be performing their songs but also telling you the stories behind the music.

Things will kick off at Ober Gatlinburg at 4:00 PM on the 23rd with a special meet and greet with the performers. Tickets for this VIP event are $25.00. Throughout the event there are numerous shows and workshops. On the 25th, Jimbo Whaley & The Greenbrier will be performing at Mills Auditorium. Tickets are $20.00 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gatlinburg Garden Club’s Lucinda Ogle Oakley Log Cabin Restoration Fund. A full schedule of events may be found at the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival website.

Whether you are an aspiring songwriter looking for information to help you along, just interested in Appalachian musical history or looking for a great reason to visit the Smokies this event is sure to please. 

These types of events add to the growing number of annual visitors to the Gatlinburg region and help to keep it as a top vacation destination. There are plenty of reasons to visit the National Park and they add to the reasons to invest in real estate in the area. Imagine owning a beautiful vacation rental home in the Smoky Mountains that not only puts money in your wallet but also provides you with the chance to visit the area more often. There are plenty of investment opportunities available on the market. Take a look at our website to explore the options then plan a visit, take in this brand new event and give us a call to start looking at homes.

Here Are A Few Of My New Listings:

Close To The National Park Did right at $18,000 in rental income for both 2010 & 2011! Three level chalet only 2.5 miles to Gatlinburg, 2 miles to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 7.5 Miles to Pigeon Forge. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $149,900 Get more information >

 

Value Priced Investment Did almost $20,000 in rental income for 2011! Value priced three level home fully furnished and ready for rental. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $159,900 Get more information >

 

Peace & Serenity Await Produced almost $24,000 gross rental income in just 11 months of 2011! This recently updated cabin is only minutes to Gatlinburg but offers the peace and serenity that you expect from your mountain get away. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $179,900 Get more information >

 

 

Gatlinburg Homes Enjoy a Unique Firefly Display

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

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

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

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

Here are a Few of My Latest Listing:

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

Gatlinburg TN Home for Sale – 522 Otter Run

522 Otter Run, Gatlinburg TN
522 Otter Run, Gatlinburg TN

If you are looking for serene privacy and a low maintenance home to enjoy your next visit from family, then 520 Otter Run in Gatlinburg TN is the home for you.  

This unique, custom built home is in the exclusive gated estates of Norton Creek has all the quality and beauty you would expect from a Gatlinburg TN home for sale nestled into the Smoky Mountains. 

This new home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths throughout its 3212 square foot layout.  Spectacular 180 degree mountain views highlight the daily sunrises, and the rushing trout stream will lull you asleep at night. 

This house is soundly built with maintenance free timber tech decking, a 50 year roof, Masonite siding,and custom oak flooring.  The attention to detail in this Gatlinburg TN home for sale is truly worth seeing. 

To set up a viewing of this house or other Gatlinburg TN properties for sale, please contact Jason White, a Gatlinburg TN real estate agent,  at 877-678-2121 or by email.

Gatlinburg TN 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

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A great festival for people visiting the Smoky Mountains this year is the Gatlinburg TN 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales from June 12th – August 8th. 

This summer long festival inspires the past culture of the Smoky Mountains. 

All through downtown Gatlinburg, Appalachian history will be on display such as clogging, historical mountain melodies, and even the sound of a dulcimer. 

Also keep an eye open around 5:30 in the evening for a horse-drawn wagon which will be carrying artists to their performance areas. 

For more information on this Gatlinburg community events or Gatlinburg real estate, please contact Jason White, a Gatlinburg TN real estate agent by email or 877-678-2121.