This post is late because we are absolutely slammed. For the second month in a row, Gatlinburg area real estate sales have set a monthly record and the hot market shows no signs of cooling yet. Going all the way back to the peak of the market in 2005/2006, we have NEVER had a better February than we had in 2017. Same is true for January of 2017. Even the horrendous wildfires of November 2016 haven’t slowed the pace of Smoky Mountain real estate sales. Although last year’s start was pretty good (better than any previous January & February all the way back to 2006), 2017 is a full 17% ahead of last year’s tally. Prices are moving up too – It’s amazing what $125,000 won’t now buy in Sevier County. Here are the stunningly strong numbers:
The market is strongest at the bottom end, but even the expensive houses are selling well too and there just isn’t much supply. From Sevierville to Cosby, including all points in between, Sevier County real estate is rocking. I can’t predict the future, but I can’t imagine that it can continue up like this without a break. As long as the ride lasts though, we’ll enjoy it!