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 to see if things have changed? We are excited about the positive news for the area and invite you to spend some time at to see what opportunities are available in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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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 >