New home near downtown Sevierville, Gatlinburg

This immaculate new home in Sevierville is our featured “House of the Month.”

If you are looking for a home near the Smokies to move into, you won’t want to miss seeing this 3-bedroom, 2-bath all brick new home built new homejust last year!
This new home has all the latest upgrades and is move in ready! Outside, the lot’s landscaping is decorated with plants native to Tennessee! Inside, the meticulously maintained with dark wood look laminate floors throughout home, the gorgeous granite counter tops, and stainless appliances in kitchen create the perfect “at-home” feeling. The home’s high ceilings and open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining family and friends.
The downstairs area provides for the perfect man cave, at home gym, second den, or room for your next large project! The large over-sized 2 car garage and work space perfect for all your tools!
Best of all, this home is close to downtown Sevierville and just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg!
You can view more details about this home here.

To learn more, or to schedule a visit at this new home, call me at 865-765-6157 or my support line at 865-654-2111.

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Country home is ‘House of the Month’

This month’s featured “House of the Month” is a country home just 10 miles northeast of Pigeon Forge.

With lots of privacy, a super gardening space, fantastic perennials flowers, and an amazing waterfall, the more than 2 acres of scenic setting will have you loving the outside of this country home as much as the inside!
This home in Meadow View subdivision is located in the country, but it’s less than 10 minutes from town! The spacious, more than 3,600 square foot 3-bedroom, 2-bath country home offers plenty of living space. The kitchen opens to a large great room, cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace and airy dining room. It has granite counters with butcher block breakfast bar, stainless appliances including Jenn-Aire Dual Fuel range and a reverse osmosis system for drinking water. The home’s full-size office includes large windows on two sides and built-in bookshelves. The master bedroom has 2 closets, a gas fireplace and gorgeous mantle. The entire house, except the tiled bathrooms, has hardwood floors. The home has a deck in the back, facing the forest and a very large deck in the front overlooking the landscaped area. The front deck overlooks the six-foot waterfall. There is a workshop and another generous room for storage with easy access and built-in shelves. Beneath the house is a huge expanse of storage space. It is high enough to walk in and the floor is covered with a heavy white plastic membrane which keeps it clean and dry. The HVAC unit, water heater, the water treatment unit, and the kitchen appliances are new.
And that’s not all… A guest suite attached to the main house has its own separate entrance. It has a large living area with vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace. It opens to the large kitchen with stainless sink and reverse osmosis system for drinking water. This additional 2-bedroom, 2-bath space comes equipped with its own laundry area and garage. All doors are 36 inches wide. The large covered porch is perfect for rocking chairs. There is so much to love! The property is perfect for any gardener: blueberry bushes, grape vines, fig trees, an apple tree and a cherry tree. There is a fenced enclosure around the garden that produces a bounty of fruits and vegetables each year.
To learn more about this country home, click here.

If you would like to schedule a showing at this country home, call me at 865-765-6157 or my support line at 865-654-2111.

New ‘Mountain Mile’ center coming to Pigeon Forge

For the last few months, I’ve been sharing all the fantastic opportunities that are coming for people who want to own newly constructed rental cabins, both in areas with already established resorts as well as areas where no resorts have existed before. We are working with developers and builders to build new cabins in Sherwood Forest, Black Bear Ridge, Hibernation Station, and Mountain Shadows. I’m very excited to see all the new building coming back to the area after the downturn of the market in 2008 when construction all but stopped.

In our area, there are so many great reasons to own a rental cabin in the Smokies, and I’ve talked about many of those before. But above all else what makes this area such a great place to own vacation rental property is the tourist appeal. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States, surpassing the second most visited national park by an almost 2 to 1 ratio! In 2015, nearly 12 million people visited the Smoky Mountains – and that doesn’t include the number of people who just come to visit the tourist attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Between Dollywood, the number of specialty shops, musical shows, and other activities, our region is one of the most popular tourist sites!

‘The Mountain Mile’

What’s more, the number of opportunities for things to do and see in our area is increasing all the time. One of the most exciting new developments is “The Mountain Mile,” a 1,000,000 square foot stretch of retail and restaurant space spread over more than 174 acres. The new endeavor will include about a mile of frontage along Teaster Lane and is located next to the Cal Ripken baseball complex. The Island and LeConte Center are also close by to the new development. If you haven’t been to The Island recently you owe it to yourself. It is really delightful! The Cal Rip-ken baseball complex and The Rocky Top sports complex have been big hits with our visitors as well. “The Mountain Mile” will be a fantastic addition to that area!

You can learn more about the plans for “The Mountain Mile” here.

The continuing addition of quality entertainment, shopping and sports venues increases the value of your property as well as produces renters for you! I love that when these national companies have done market studies it has led them to us! We knew that we were a wonderful and special place. It’s affirming that their numbers and research agree with us!

We are looking forward to the development of “The Mountain Mile” and all it is going to add to our region!

My pick of great buys in the Great Smoky Mountains region

Pick No. 1

Great Cabin 4 Bedroom 3 Baths— Very good mountain views in a great resort…The Summit – 10 minute drive down to all the attractions,

Middle Creek Log Cabin
Middle Creek Log Cabin

shopping and dining in Pigeon Forge—it is going to cash flow well on a rental program… list price is $239,900    I would try to get it for $200,000—  It is only 2 years old and looks to be in great shape, tongue and groove throughout, large spacious master suites…game room—decks— current tax appraisal on it is $368,000

Pick No. 2

I love this Short Sale… Well built custom log home, built in 2003, 5 bedroom, 5 bath—over 2674 sq.ft.  beautiful setting- private- Smoky mtn. wonderland… on the end of a culdesac with a waterfall and stream–  it is very close to being an approved short sale- offered for $225,000.

Pick No. 3

Here is another one of my picks!  Over 4115 sqft. Built in 2008 on .75 of an acre  listed at $269,900.—probably can get for $240,000- I’d try!  Has a home theatre and a pool! 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1 half bath—gleaming hardwoods, glass, unique design log home on flat wooded easy to drive to lot

Pick No. 4

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath only $99,900.  over 2088 sqft. Close into Sevierville—has a view of Douglas lake, one block to the Marina- open and airy- bring the boat – you can not go wrong with this property… great for residence, second home, rental—flip and sell…

Contact me for more details about these properties.

Telephone 865-765-6157 or email me.

Blessings Always,

Deborah Korlin

Century 21 MVP

Owner, Broker

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About foreclosures in the Great Smoky Mountains region

Hi –

Many have asked about foreclosures in our area.

I will first start off by saying we don’t have massive amounts of foreclosures, but we do have some very interesting ones.  Are you interested in Sevier County, Knox County or the surrounding areas?  Are you looking for a residence for yourself, or a residence that you could rent or flip or are you perhaps looking for an second home in the Smoky Mountains or an investment cabin to put on a rental program?  We have all of these!

Right now I am helping someone buy a log home for $115,000 and it will appraise for about $200,000. It has a very small list of items that will cost about $3,000 to repair.  So we are excited!

The way to get started is to give me a phone call or write me an email describing what your dream property is and all the particulars that you think are important.  There is no charge to have me as your guide and real estate coach as the sellers, the bank, pays my commission, so it is a win – win.

While you are waiting for just the right property to come on the market, we go ahead and help you get pre-approved with a lender; unless you are planning to pay cash.  If you are planning to pay cash; prepare to have a proof of funds, so that when the property presents itself you are ready.  All foreclosure offers require that you submit the offer with proof of how you are going to pay for it. We have found that there is still a lot of money available for loans to buy property; you just have to be persistent and know who to ask.  We help you with this.  A cash offer does gives you a negotiating advantage.

After I receive your communication concerning your perfect property, I will

Good buys in foreclosed cabins are becoming available in the Great Smokies Mountain region.
Good buys in foreclosed cabins are becoming available in the Great Smokies Mountain region.

begin to send you specific foreclosures that meet your criteria.  Properties are coming on the market, as illustrated here with the picture of a Great Smokies cabin.  I will also watch for the ones that are up and coming, so that the moment they come on the market we are positioned to take advantage of something amazing.  If you are in town, we will go out immediately and make an assessment.  If you are out of town, I will go and photograph it for you, so we can decide whether it is worth your while to make a trip.  If you are coming in for a visit, I will arrange a tour of your top picks.

Once we find our property, then we write the offer.  We make the offer contingent upon you getting the financing that you want, and we make it contingent upon a professional inspection.  This way you are not taking a risk losing your earnest money should the inspection of the property turn up something we are uncomfortable with.   This gives you a safety net, ties the property up, so no one can offer a higher price while you are pursuing the details.  It takes about 4-6 weeks to actually complete the purchase once the bank accepts your offer.  Sometimes the bank will counter you and sometimes there will be multiple offers on the same property.  This can be complicated, but that is why we are here.  We use our experience to help you navigate and procure the property at the best price possible.  It’s a great adventure and we just love it!

Basically that is an overview.  Hope all this has been helpful.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings Always,

Deborah & Mike  Korlin,

Principal Broker/Owners of
Century 21 MVP

865-765-6157  Deborah’s cell

865-286-1862  Assistant, Rasa Karvelyte
865-429-2121  Office
866-371-7131  efax

P.S.  If you are in our area we show foreclosures on our big screen in our training conference room every week on Sat. at 10:30.  Call me and I can give you more details.  I will send you a list of foreclosures in a moment…

Hello- all of you interested in East Tennessee!

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