Smoky Mountain Real Estate Blog

Jan. 1, 2013

Why Do Realtors Want You Pre-Approved?

Getting Pre-AprovedThis is a topic that comes up often.  There are several reasons that a good Realtor will require you to do this before taking you out to see property.  Often times the basis for this requirement is not explained well and tends to leave a bad taste in ...

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Dec. 31, 2012

Do I Need A Home Inspection?

Getting a Home InspectionThe answer to that question is YES!  Think of this home inspection as an insurance policy.  Many people are misinformed as to exactly what the home inspection consists of.  I have had a client tell me, "$450! I can go through the house and test all the ...

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Dec. 31, 2012

How Does My Realtor Get Paid?

Paying My Buyer's AgentThis is a question that I get asked often enough to answer and explain here on the blog.  The majority of my business is acting as a Buyer's Agent.  As a Buyer's Agent I represent the buyers.  My only focus and job is to find ...

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Dec. 29, 2012

Preparing Your Home For The Cold Days Of Winter

The cold weather has bitten us a little late this year in East Tennessee.  But fear not, it is here.  There are a number of ways and steps to take to prepare and ensure that your home is ready for the cold winter months.  Tennessee Fire Marshall ...

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Dec. 28, 2012

Top 5 Tips For Choosing Your Realtor

Choosing the right RealtorChoosing a Realtor to work with can be quite a daunting task.  If you are not sure what to look for or what questions to ask then you could find yourself in a rather precarious position.  I hate to hear stories of past dealings with Realtors that are ...

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Dec. 26, 2012

Watch The Ball Drop in Gatlinburg on New Year's Eve 2013

New Year's Eve Gatlinburg TNWhat better way to bring in the New Year than to celebrate it with family and friends in downtown Gatlinburg at the base of the Space Needle on Monday 12/31/2012 at midnight.  This will be the 25th year of the dropping of the ball in Gatlinburg to ...

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Dec. 25, 2012

Annie Maloney on Google+

Over the last year Google+ has been taking the internet by storm.  Like many of their products, Google+ continues to grow and advance into an awesome social media experience with tons of potential.  Creating your own Google+ plus profile is very easy.  If you do not have ...

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Dec. 6, 2012

Why Investing In The Log Cabins of Gatlinburg May Be The Best Thing You Add To Your Portfolio This Year

With the current status of the economy and stock market it is no wonder people are hesitant to invest their money.  There are very few sure things that exist anymore because volatility has become the norm.  Real estate, as many believe, has begun the slow ascent out of ...

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Oct. 30, 2012

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Gases from Entering Your Home

The silent killer, Carbon MonoxideWith the threat of a large 'superstorm' in the Eastern U.S., we are once again reminded of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and improper placement of portable gas generators.   According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the misuse of portable gas generators and related carbon monoxide poisoning killed ...

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Oct. 30, 2012

How To Score a Foreclosure in a Fast Moving Real Estate Market

In the Sevier County area of East Tennessee the real estate market is anything but normal.  Single family homes are plentiful and available but they are not moving off the market like they once were years ago.  Overnight rental cabins, once again, are the hot ticket.  And ...

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