Deborah Korlin

Feb. 19, 2024

Sevier County STRU Permits

   

 

In January, Sevier County implemented new Fire and Life Safety Codes, and established an

inspection program to enforce those codes. We have been expecting this for some time, but it

has been unclear as to the timing and exactly what would be covered...Read More..

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Jan. 23, 2024

HELP! I NEED A HOUSE AND I HAVE NO MONEY TO PUT DOWN!

 

...Help is on its way! You will be pleased to know that there are several options for you. The lending world is always changing. The good news right now is there are several loans that will give you the opportunity to purchase a residence with little or no money ...

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Aug. 2, 2023

Buying vs Building

As an investor, should I build or should I buy something already built? This is a great question and one I have been asked frequently over the years! As we move through the current season of real estate, buyers I speak with continue to ask me whether building a new ...

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July 6, 2023

Reasons for Great Smoky Mountain Rental Performance

There are a number of state and local government factors that contribute to how well cabins perform as rentals.  These are just wonderful for Tennesseans!  But they are also fantastic for our friends and family outside of our state that come to invest...

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June 5, 2023

Tips for Successfully Selling a Property in this Market

“May you live in interesting times.” It’s one of those famous quotes that no one really knows for sure who said it, but we all know what it means. And for sure, the market is most interesting this year. These are challenging times, no doubt! So, all this affects ...

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May 5, 2023

Accelerated Depreciation

I am excited to share with you one of my favorite tax benefits on our Smoky Mountain rental properties. It is called "Accelerated Depreciation." This accelerated depreciation has been allowed by the IRS for....

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April 4, 2023

How To Get A Good Deal In This Market

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The best way to get a good deal in this market is to purchase a property that is underperforming. Of course, you must understand and analyze correctly why it has a lackluster performance. But once you analyze that, you will be able to troubleshoot the issues and correct...

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Feb. 28, 2023

2023 - A Good Year to Invest

In the last few years, the Great Smoky Mountain area has been rated by VRBO, Trip Advisor and others who track short term rental revenues as one of the top 10 places in the United States to invest. One month we were thrilled to find...

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Jan. 31, 2023

Why Buy Real Estate Instead of Stocks and Bonds

Recently I read a Forbes article that said those who have considerable wealth entering 2023 will favor purchasing real estate investments, particularly “legacy” properties – second homes that will diversify their portfolio and allow...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Expectations for Rentals in 2023

Many of us are excited to bring in the new year of 2023. One of the biggest questions we get from our second home owners and our investment cabin community is what does it look like for rental proceeds this next year? This is a great question! Of course, predicting ...

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