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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Jan. 3, 2022

Winning In This Market

This is the number one question we answer each week. As you know, real estate cycles. You may find yourself employing a strategy that was just right three years ago, or even last year, but is not appropriate for the next season. The key is to remain flexible and adaptable ...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Hot Colors For 2022

Our preferred color palette for home and cabin interiors is constantly changing. For some, the good news is it changes less frequently than clothing fashion! For others, who are chomping at the bite for a change, change has come!

Sherwin Williams has announced its color choice for 2022 to be ...

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Nov. 2, 2021

What Size Cabin Should I Buy?

One question that I am asked quite often is, “What size cabin should I buy?” This is definitely not a one size fits all answer.

Let me give you some insights and then some questions you should ask yourself.

I am often asked, “What rents the best?” It’s ...

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Sept. 30, 2021

Keys to Successful Rental Cabins

Rental cabins have been popular among tourists visiting the Smoky Mountains for the past 30 years. However, some things have changed. What tourists were looking for 30 years ago is not what they want today. If you are going to do well in this investment market, you must stay current ...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Sequoia Heights Resort

This resort is all about location. It's for the extroverts who have children who want to feel like they're staying in the middle of Dollywood theme park. Each cabin will be an entertainment center in and of itself. There will be two bedrooms - one on the main floor ...

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Aug. 5, 2021

5 Keys to Getting the Highest Price

Selling a home

Five keys in this market to get the highest price when selling!

1) Be patient – get ready and don’t jump the gun with a low offer “I’ll buy your house for cash” …statistics show that you will get considerably more money if you put your property on the open ...

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