Blog-News about Great Smoky Mountains Real Estate

I’ve designed this website as the host for all of my “blog-news” about Great Smoky Mountains Real Estate.  I am Deborah Korlin, the principal real estate broker for Century 21 MVP.  I post here periodically to give you information, news, ideas, and fun things about our part of the country. Enjoy! If you have questions about real estate and our region, do not hesitate to contact me: email deborah@deborahkorlin.us or by phone: 865-765-6157.

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Investing

Keys to Successful Rental Cabins

Keys to a Successful Rental Cabin Rental cabins have been popular among tourists visiting the Smoky Mountains for the past 30 years. However, some things …

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Great Smoky Mountains Real Estate

Sequoia Heights Resort

Sequoia Heights Resort- Location, Location, Location!! We have a new resort we’re launching!! It’s in downtown Pigeon Forge! Just a quick walk down the hill …

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selling

5 Keys to Getting the Highest Price When Selling

5 Keys to Getting the Highest Price Summer is in full swing, and I sure hope you are enjoying your favorite summer activities! Mine was …

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Building a home

New Construction Update

A new construction project in the Great Smoky Mountains continues to be the best investment option!  With cabin values soaring and record-breaking rental revenue numbers, …

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Cabins

Smoky Mountain Cabin Investments

Market Snapshot: Despite the challenges of this last season, we are having a record year in visitation to our area. Rental revenues are breaking records, …

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Cabins

Lake Haven

What a challenge 2020 was for the world! And this time I am not dramatic! What a grand time to launch a resort- not! But …

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Cabins

A Market Snapshot

To say 2020 brought many unexpected changes is an understatement. However, as we enter 2021, we have a great deal of positive momentum. The “Great …

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Cabins

A look at the second half of 2020 in Smoky Mountains real estate

As we move through the second half of the year, many of the people who contact us about buying cabins first ask if the challenges …

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Cabins

July featured ‘Cabin of the Month’ in Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest’s “Splash Lodge” is our featured “Cabin of the Month” for July! Splash Lodge is one-of-a-kind spacious 11-bedroom luxury cabin with all the amenities …

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Cabins

Looking to save on your tax bill?

I’m excited to share with you information on a new law that went into effect a few weeks ago to help us vacation cabin owners …

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Cabins

The future of rental cabin investments

As we continue to navigate the global challenge of the coronavirus and its impact upon the economy, many are asking what the effect on the …

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Country Home

Don’t miss seeing this Kodak home!

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in Kodak is our featured “House of the Month” for May. Conveniently located, just 2 minutes to I-40, this home offers …

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Cabins

Newly built in Starr Crest Resort

The incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail creates the perfect blend of Smoky Mountain cabin getaway and contemporary rugged living in this 3-bedroom cabin! Its …

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Building a home

Introducing Lake Haven Resort at Douglas Lake

As we work our way through the challenges with the coronavirus, one question we are frequently asked is how the real estate market here is …

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Great Smoky Mountains Real Estate

Effects of coronavirus on Smoky Mountains tourism

The coronavirus has definitely taken most of us by surprise.  This is an unusual challenge we are facing as a nation and as a world …

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Cabins

Building in 2020

As we approach spring of 2020, we continue to see a strong sellers’ market for our vacation cabins here in the Smokies, meaning we have …

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Cabins

Resort cabin is ready to rent!

If you’re looking for an investment that is ready to go, you won’t want to miss seeing this recently remodeled cabin at Hidden Springs resort! …

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Building a home

Looking to build? We can help!

As we wrapped up 2019 – a year of watching building begin to make a comeback – we saw resorts expand into new areas, new …

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