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As we wrapped up 2019 – a year of watching building begin to make a comeback – we saw resorts expand into new areas, new resorts begin to develop, and cabins to be built in new areas across the county. Wears Valley quickly became a popular destination choice as visitors discovered the roads that lead […]

New construction: picking the right lender

new construction

Last month, we talked a bit about the re-emergence of building in the Great Smoky Mountains. With the market on the upswing due to so few cabins on the market and a huge demand among buyers, the prices on existing property have steadily climbed to a point not seen since before the downturn. As those […]

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 […]

Sellers’ market for rental cabins likely to continue in 2018

rental cabin market

We are finally reaching the end of 2017 and wow, what a year it’s been! We started with one of the worst tragedies our region has seen as we watched the Smoky Mountains and parts of Gatlinburg burn just over a year ago. So many vacation and rental cabin owners were devastated by the wildfires […]

Indoor swimming pools keep your cabin booked year round!

indoor swimming pools

If you’ve ever thought about ways to increase your rental income, this topic about indoor swimming pools is for you. One of the things we do to help our cabin owners in maximizing the return on their investment is to keep up with the trends and amenities that are the most appealing in our clients’ […]

New construction is ramping up this year

new construction

We are frequently asked, “So what’s going on with new construction in the Smokies, particularly with cabins?” Oh my goodness – what a question! As many of you know, we have been involved in bringing back new construction to our Great Smoky Mountains for the last two to three years. Through our partnership with developers […]

A look at home options after the wildfire

A wildfire that’s been described as the worst in the last century came raging from the National Park’s Chimney Top area just a little over a month ago. With so many displaced, it has left us with a real estate nightmare. Evaluations have determined more than 1,100 properties were destroyed by the wildfire and about as many were damaged in some way in Sevier […]

Custom built home is ‘Cabin of the Month’

custom built cabin

This custom built cabin in the Smokies can be the perfect investment opportunity!  If you’re looking for jaw-dropping, completely breathtaking views of the Smokies at a cabin just minutes from Gatlinburg, you’ve found it in this custom built home on Ridgeline Way! Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the U.S.! Located in Laurel Highlands, […]

New ‘Hibernation Station’ resort can be your retirement home

Looking for a cabin you can eventually make a retirement home? Hibernation Station could be the perfect place for you! If you’ve been following our newsletter and blog articles the last couple of months, then you know the exciting news for us this year has been the new cabin construction getting started! If you are […]

New cabins being built at Black Bear Ridge

I’m so excited about the new construction in the resorts this year (as announced last month), and leading the way in the new development projects is Black Bear Ridge. Many of you know Black Bear Ridge has been one of the most popular resorts in our area mostly due to the location, being just an easy 10 minute drive […]