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.
The Home Inspection Nobody Wants!
A long-term client (and friend) of ours is currently in the process of purchasing a Smoky Mountain log vacation home here in Gatlinburg. As a part of that effort our buyer ordered a home inspection from a company that could provide the results very quickly. This was a requirement because our client was committed to leave the country (on a church mission trip) and wanted to have the inspection completed prior to his departure. Our client chose the company that would conduct the inspection without input from us and the inspector's name was new to me as well.
The real estate that the buyer is purchasing is a very attractive and well priced foreclosure property which has been vacant for a few months. We expected some possible issues but the result of the inspection was anything but expected. The "report" that the inspector provided has had the company and inspector's name removed to prevent embarrassment but the actual inspection results are unedited. To view this so-called home inspection please click here.
While we do always recommend that our buyer clients get a home inspection this is NOT what you should expect. A proper home inspection will be multiple pages, provide a full description of systems checked, and often will have digital photos of any issues found by the inspector. The point of this post is to be very careful who you select as your home inspection company. We will be glad to provide a list of reputable inspectors and can give you samples of the report you should receive.
Buying Gatlinburg area real estate is a major investment and a home inspection is a smart way to make sure that you don't end up owning a home with major issues. While no inspector can guarantee that they will find every issue a home may have, some inspections simply aren't worth buying. Unfortunately the inspector that our client chose (who was not on our list) was pretty much a waste of our friend's time and money.
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...