Visiting The Smoky Mountains

News about real estate in and near the Great Smoky Mountains

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the communities of the Great Smoky Mountains and Greater Knoxville! This is the perfect place to live, work, and play.

With this blog, we want to give you news of the area, provide an introduction to opportunities, and give you information on especially attractive properties.

You have come to the right place to find that perfect home, land, business or investment property! We want to help you find the perfect one!

CENTURY 21 MVP

 

Oct. 28, 2022

A Balanced Market

One thing is for sure: real estate is never boring! That is even more true here in the Great Smoky Mountain market where second homes and investment properties, meaning cabins, mix up what one might think of as a more normal residential market. Even though vacation cabins...

Read More

Posted in Deborah Korlin
Oct. 3, 2022

Should I Invest Right Now

Absolutely you should! The good news is that Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge are in the top five places of the nation to invest your real estate money, month after month!  With all the unsettling financial news, interest rates rising and the powers that ...

 

Read More

Posted in Deborah Korlin
Sept. 1, 2022

Buying In Today's Market

As we discussed last month, the market is shifting to a buyers market. While we are not completely there, you are going to see property for some time priced ...

 

Read More

Posted in Deborah Korlin
Aug. 1, 2022

August 2022 Market Update

There is one big hairy question right now that is top of the mind for our clients!

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING IN THE MARKET?

I am going to answer ...

Read More

Posted in Deborah Korlin
June 29, 2022

Tips On Preparing Your Property For Top Dollar Resale

During the last couple of years of high buyer demand and a low supply of property from sellers, curb appeal was still incredibly important in getting the best offer possible. As we move into a new season with higher interest rates, it’s even more important. Here are a few of the most important steps you can take to make sure your home gets the highest and best offer possible.

READ MORE

Posted in Deborah Korlin
June 8, 2022

How Do I Choose a Great Vacation Home

This is a great question! We are asked this every day by people looking to own vacation rental property in the Smokies. Here are some of the tips we share.

1. Start By Determining Your Goals

READ MORE

Posted in Deborah Korlin
May 3, 2022

Great Smoky Mountain Real Estate

We are living in unusual times; there is no doubt about that! Experts believe that we may have seen the peak of the real estate values in February of this year. However, there may be a bit of a rebound this summer. This is due to...

READ MORE

 

Posted in Deborah Korlin
March 16, 2022

Financing Your Vacation Home

It is very similar to financing your primary residence. But there are some differences; let me share a few. 

The first thing you may notice is that the mortgage rates are a bit higher for investment properties than for the home you live in. Sometimes the rate for your second home will be very close to or even the same as your primary home.  

You will need to work with a lender to see if...

READ MORE

Posted in Deborah Korlin
March 3, 2022

Tips to Maintaining a Rental Cabin

We are often asked, “How hard is it to maintain a rental cabin, and what are the keys to doing it right? Well, that can vary greatly depending on what you purchased.

Let’s address new construction first. New cabins, of course, do not require as much maintenance, but they still need attention. This is especially true for the first year when it is under a builder’s warranty. During this time, you will want to catch any items that might need to be addressed. Tennessee State Law requires that all new construction...

READ MORE

Posted in Deborah Korlin
Jan. 25, 2022

Outfitting Your Investment Cabin

Outfitting a cabin can be one of the most fun things you will do as an investor. There are so many options to choose from, and you can let your creativity shine. However, a few things can help you be the most successful. Here are the top 5 things to remember when outfitting your investment cabin...

READ MORE

Posted in Deborah Korlin