Now is the time to sell!

I’m sure those of you who have been keeping up with my newsletter have heard me say this before: if you have a vacation cabin you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the time. The real estate market in our area has reached a point where buying is about the same price as building. Resort […]

Brick Ranch home offers country living

brick ranch

Brick Ranch home is May’s ‘House of the Month’ This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath gorgeous brick ranch style home with a completely finished basement could be the perfect home for your family (and for the in-laws)! With separate outside entrances to both floors, full kitchens on both levels, and washer dryer hookups, this home in Deer Valley subdivision […]

Building is making a comeback

As we reach a point where listings are scarce, we are entering a new season where building is making a comeback! It is an exciting time, as we have not had much new construction since the downturn more than 10 years ago. Since that time, it’s been cheaper to buy than it has been to […]

Selling in a sellers’ market can mean increasing your rental income

Many of you who have been keeping up with my monthly articles know that our market here in the Great Smoky Mountains is a sellers’ market, particularly in the area of vacation cabins that provide rental income. A good cabin with strong rental income potential – even when it isn’t already performing at the level […]

Handling the home repair proposal

When selling a home, one of the most important steps in the process is negotiating the home repair proposal after the inspection. Last month, we looked at the home inspection and home repair from the buyers’ perspective, so this month we want to take a look at it from the sellers’ angle. Real estate agents aren’t […]

Cabin in the woods offers perfect country home living

country home

If you are looking for a cabin in the woods where you can enjoy quiet country living, this stunning true log mountain country home on almost 3 acres could be the perfect place for you! Nestled in a private country setting far enough away to enjoy nature but still close enough – just a short […]

Mountain home can be the perfect rental investment!

mountain home

Our featured “Cabin of the Month” for February is this beautiful private mountain home situated in the heart of Wears Valley! Its gorgeous mountain views from the double back deck and an open spacious floor plan are perfect for entertaining a large group. With its 4 bedrooms each set up as master suites and large game […]

Working through the home inspection

home inspection

When buying a home, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to hire an inspector to conduct a home inspection. Real estate agents aren’t home inspectors, and we aren’t able to identify everything that may need  to be addressed in a property. If the owners know of and share a particular issue […]

Custom built lodge offers investment potential

This featured “Cabin of the Month,” a custom built lodge in Wears Valley, can easily be converted into an investment. You’ll admire the stunning long range mountain views from this custom built lodge retreat located just 15 minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway and only 5 minutes from the “back door” entrance to the Great Smoky […]

Lake home can be your perfect vacation getaway

For our first “House of the Month” in 2019, we’ve selected this lake home at Douglas Lake. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath gorgeous lake home offers stunning mountain views!! Located on Douglas Lake, this can be your perfect second home. Its open concept floor plan on the main floor makes it ideal for entertaining guests The room’s […]