Yesterday, I was asked by a reader of this Gatlinburg real estate blog how many of our Gatlinburg area’s November residential sales were foreclosures or short sales. The answer is far, far too many, unfortunately. Out of 158 residential sales (the most in any single month since 2007!!) that were completed during the month by the members of our local board, the Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors, 60 were marked as foreclosures while another 15 sales were flagged as short sales.
On the other hand, we have to get these distressed properties sold before prices can make any real positive headway. Because banks are still adding a good number of new foreclosures to the market (we have been assigned several new properties this month), the supply tends to remain fairly constant. In fact, we have some very attractive properties coming to market soon, so watch this Gatlinburg real estate blog and our GatlinburgHomes.com website for all of the area’s newest listings as they become available.