Sevier County News and Reports 

   Since the invention of the internet, the home buyer as well as home seller has been inundated with information both accurate and false or vague. How is the typical consumer suppose to know what to believe and what is rubbish? Well I am going to try and publish what is fact based market reports from reliable sources about what the real estate market is doing nation wide as well as what is going on in the Sevier county Tennessee area .Also , I felt that some local news of what is going on in my local community might be of interest to those of you thinking of buying investment property,a vacation home or even making that permanent move.Along the way if I find some other information about relocating or building a home or new fashion designer homes, I thought I would go ahead and include that too. Just so you might find all this interesting enough to keep coming back to read and learn something or possibly to share your own individual wealth of knowledge! Look forward to hearing from You !

 

 

Nov. 9, 2017

Housing Bubble???

Bright IdeasHome buyers,and sellers are still remembering the 2007 meltdown of the housing and mortgage industries and I have been engaged in several interesting conversations about what is happening in my market in Sevier ,Jefferson,Blount,Cocke and Hamblen counties as to interest rates ,home prices and values and figuring out what to offer or what to price property at. Click Here for the facts from several industry leaders.

Posted in Market News
Nov. 2, 2017

I wanna see a Bear !

   Our visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains wish to see the famous Black Bears ,and many times they get their wish,whether it be on a trip to Cades Cove Loop ,going for a picnic at Chimney Tops ,staying in a cabin in  Sevier County

Black Bear in the Smokiesor even while shopping in downtown Gatlinburg ! Bear sightings can happen any time any where ! It is always exciting to see these beautiful creatures but remember ...... they are wild creatures which can be hazardous to you And them if they get too close ! Feeding bears or leaving trash out is bad for you And them. They will be destroyed if they bite you ,in spite of the fact that mostly,it is the human that causes death to the bear. So PLEASE ....keep your distance ! Enjoy,watch and photograph at a safe distance and if you should have a close encounter with the Black Bear take this advise (Click Here)

from the experts at TWRA.

Posted in Relocation
Nov. 2, 2017

Winterfest Time in Sevier County TN

      Celebrating thirty-three years of holiday lights,a large variety of activities both indoor and outdoor and celebrating Sevier County ,Winterfest is enjoyed by all ages and brings plenty of activity all winter long. welcome to Winterfest

    At one time the county ,for the most part shut down after Labor day making life hard for county residents to survive. Now with Winterfest continually adding more events and opportunities for our visitors ,here in the county,the fun doesn't stop ! If you enjoy shows,fine dining, outlet shopping,snow activities such as:snowboarding,skiing ,skating or even swimming during the winter....come to Sevier County Tn. We are open and waiting for you and your family !

Posted in Relocation
Oct. 27, 2017

7 Pricing Myths when selling your home

Once you have decided to sell your home,the next question is; What where and how do I price it? 

Here is a great article that will hopefully give you an answer.

7 pricing myths

Oct. 16, 2017

8 Things Home Sellers Should Never Reveal (Except To Their Realtor)

When homeowners decide to sell, they may find themselves justifying their choice to anyone who’ll listen. But, as the old saying goes, “Loose lips sink ships.”

In today’s world where sharing is the norm, sometimes keeping your rationale for making a move all to yourself is the right move. Though sellers would never intentionally want to harm their chances of securing the best deal possible, by being a little too honest, they can ultimately lose leverage when it comes to negotiating.

The following are 8 things home sellers should never reveal (except to their Realtor).

1. “These taxes are killing me!”

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No one enjoys paying property taxes, but watching them spike over time can be a huge turnoff for some homeowners — particularly those who don’t take advantage of public school districts or other amenities funded by tax dollars. Still, sellers who share that they believe they’re grossly overpaying will cause buyers to think twice.

2. “I just want to live in a quiet neighborhood.”

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Whether they’re surrounded by garage bands, screaming kids, or barking dogs, if sellers are moving to get a little peace and quiet, they’ll probably want to keep that info hush-hush. Even if would-be buyers seem like heavy metal head-bangers, sellers don’t want to let them know they haven’t had a good night’s sleep in months.

3. “The house needs a lot of work.”

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Old roof? Rickety porch stairs? Outdated kitchen? If sellers believe their home needs more TLC than they can handle, they shouldn’t discourage potential investors with their constant complaining. To DIY enthusiasts, the chance to purchase a “fixer-upper” may be just what they’re looking for.

4. “My neighbors are crazy.”

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Living alongside quirky neighbors can make life a little difficult. But just because sellers and the folks next door haven’t become BFFs, that doesn’t mean they won’t appeal to new residents.

5. “I’ve had some pest problems.”

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From spider infestations to termite troubles, these issues will likely turn up during a home inspection anyway. So, either deal with the pest problems ahead of time or prepare to hear about it when that report comes back. Either way, announcing it isn’t going to make the situation any better.

6. “I no longer feel safe here.”

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Safe can be a relative term. What feels like a dicey neighborhood to some may actually be a step up from where others lived previously. Buyers can do their due diligence by checking with local police departments for crime statistics.

7. “I have to move for work.”

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When sellers let everyone know that they absolutely must move, it could inspire potential buyers to make a low-ball offer. When there’s a sense of urgency or panic in a seller’s tone, it’s tempting for buyers to take advantage.

8. “We’ve outgrown this house!”

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Just because owners may feel as if their house has been shrinking over time, that doesn’t mean it won’t seem like a palace to someone else. Let the square footage speak for itself. That said, decluttering and staging can go a long way toward making even the most diminutive dwelling seem bigger.

Bottom line?

Deceiving potential buyers is never the goal (doing this can land you in legal trouble) — but there issuch a thing as “saying too much.” Don’t be a victim of your own words. Instead, let your Realtor do the talking for you.

Much like attorneys, Realtors are skilled professionals who know what to say, and when to say it. There are moral and legal parameters that dictate what should be disclosed, and you should give full reign to your Realtor in this regard.

Posted in Real Estate Humor