Official April S & P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Reflect County-Wide Results that Most Gatlinburg Realtors Already Know

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

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

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

Here are a Few of My Current Listings:

2.42 Acre Rocky Creek Frontage!
Level building site with beautiful rocky creek frontage. Only 1.5 miles to downtown Gatlinburg and southern exposure!
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $150,000
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Upscale Neighborhood-Authentic Log Cabin
This authentic log home is located in an upscale neighborhood and is in excellent condition. Bedroom/Bath on each floor for privacy as well as a large gameroom for your enjoyment.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $249,900
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Spectacular Smoky Mountain View!!
Unique opportunity to own a lot like this! Spectacular mountain and city view, with level building site.
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $125,000
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