Complete real estate information about the Gatlinburg area real estate market and everything related to it including Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as well as the rest of Sevier County and our Great Smoky Mountain National Park area. Current market statistics and new listings including foreclosures are also highlighted here.
Technology to the Rescue!
Sevierville police announced today that an arrest had been made yesterday of a man suspected of 41 separate burglaries of local cabins. The prime target in these crimes were the popular flat panel big screen television sets that are in such demand in rental properties. Unfortunately these TV sets are also very easy for a criminal to convert into cash making cabins that have them very much at risk of being broken into. While some rental agencies have advised owners to remove flat screen televisions from their properties to decrease the risk of a break-in, one owner took a much wiser approach.
The thief was captured and the crime spree halted because at least one owner of a stolen plasma display television had hidden a small GPS/Cellular transmitter inside the set which began transmitting a location signal as soon as the TV was removed from the owner's rental cabin. Using a website provided by the device manufacturer the owner was able to provide the exact address of the television set which was returned to the owner after police staked out the location and arrested the occupant.
After doing a little research these devices are extremely affordable and make a tremendous amount of sense for all sorts of crime and unauthorized use prevention efforts. Although I'm not sure of exactly what brand of device was used here is a link to a company that makes a very similar device which has been effective in solving a similar crime recently. These GPS transmitters are well worth considering as our world becomes less law abiding, even here in the relatively low crime rate Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
Every once in a while, an opportunity arises that we just can't pass up and this fantastic log sided home certainly fell into this category. Private, without another home anywhere in sight, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath house with 3 master suites is located in the coveted Pittman Center area and is perfect as either a residence or a vacation home.
This stunning property features over 280 feet of pristine riverfront on the beautiful cascading white water of the Little Pigeon River and this is no postage stamp sized lot either. It is actually a huge parcel of just under 4 acres. From either of the full length decks, you can view & listen to the beautiful rushing river below. Inside, there is also plenty of room to spread out, with over 3,000 square feet of heated & cooled living space, with large rooms and lots of glass.
Should you ever become tired of being alone, Dollywood is less than 20 minutes away but you would never know it from how perfectly peaceful this location is:
We have recently listed 4 otherwise unrelated Smoky Mountain true luxury properties in Sevier County and these estates are absolutely breathtaking. Whether you are looking for an incredible view from a huge mountain side home overlooking Gatlinburg, a spectacular 100+ acre horse farm estate in the Wears Valley area of Sevierville, the landmark Gatlinburg Castle, or just desire your own massive pristine property surrounded by the State and National Forests, we can satisfy your urge to own an undoubtedly unique Smoky Mountain estate. Click on the caption under each of the pictures below to be directed to a full description of these remarkable Gatlinburg area estate properties.
Gatlinburg area sales rocketed past January 2016's tally and we haven't even got all of the sales reported yet. Because this is only the preliminary total, we could rocket past 2006's red-hot all time record of 210 sales. Here is the initial report of January 2017's blistering sales pace for Smoky Mountain residential real estate sales:
Because of some MLS data errors, January's average sales price is not shown on the report above, but hopefully will be soon...