A Perfect Time To Buy That Gatlinburg Home For Sale?

Gatlinburg properties, like other areas of the Smokies are flashing a potential time to purchase signal.  Data from the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors is revealing possible buy indicators.  We will take a look at their figures which compare residential sales for April 2011 vs April 2010.  Remember residential numbers include; single family homes, condos, townhouses, and co-ops.  Another important item to remember is that last year’s marketplace was impacted in a major way by the government stimulus for housing. 

In Total Residences Sold, April 2011 had 108 vs. April 2010 with 151.  Last year with the stimulus it was 28% better or 43 units more .

In Dollar Volume Sold, April 2011 has $16,742,437 compared to April 2010 with $25,818,457.  Last April was $9,076,020 higher or 35% more.

In Average Price Per Residence Sold, April 2011 was $155,023.  April 2010 was $170,983.  Again 2010 was greater by 9% or $15,960.

In Active Listings, April 2011 is at 3,474, while April of 2010 was at 3,148.  Our current April is up 326 listings or 10% more.

With an interpretation of data, it is critical to factor in government or other outside interference in the market.  In addition to serious government stimulation, we must also consider our weather.  We spoke about this in earlier blogs, but it merits repeating.  Most of the east coast including our Tennessee mountains had an exceptionally long, cold, and snowy winter.  Most potential property buyers are not inclined to go driving around looking for real estate when the weather turns nasty.

However, this past April is definitely down from April of 2010 in all categories except active listings.  The current market seems to favor property buyers.  Prices and sold homes are down along with the average price.  Active listings are up.  These factors tend to help buyers over sellers. When you view this, along with the reasonable price of mortgage rates, now could be a great time to buy.

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Here are a Few of My Latest and Current Listings:

Custom Log/Incredible Rental Income
Wow!! The rental income of $40,262 in 2010 for this 1 bedroom/1bath makes this custom built log home a fantastic opportunity for someone. 3 levels w/fantastic Smoky Mountain views, private on top of a mountain, but only 5 mins to the center of Gatlinburg.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $199,900
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Log w/ Amazing Views of the Smokies
This log home has a fantastic rental history of $43,270 gross income in 2010 as well as a fantastic view of Mt LeConte and the Smokies. Privacy is a bonus while enjoying the covered wrap around decks. Great floor plan w/2 bedrooms and 2 baths on each flr.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $339,900
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Furnished w/ Strong Rental Income!
This property is generating a strong rental income in 2010 of $47,313! Massive open floor plan with cathedral ceilings. Features include movie projector,bar w/fridge,hardwood floors,gourmet kitchen and much more.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $299,900
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