Showing posts from July, 2010

Gatlinburg Summer Events

If you are visiting Gatlinburg in July and August, we suggest you check out the semiannual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair and see the creativity of our talented local artist. Also enjoy the Fair's live entertainment of Bluegrass and Country Music. The fair runs from July 16 - July 24 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. If you would like to learn more please visit

Also while walking the streets of Gatlinburg don't forget to stop and watch our sidewalk performers of the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. This is a great time to learn about the mountain heritage. Stop by for a fantastic interactive, educational, and entertaining experience that everyone in the family will enjoy. Here is a video to give you a preview of this show.

Should I Buy or Rent?

The question for many individuals in search of a place to call home is: “Is it more beneficial to buy or rent?” While the decision is personal preference, we would like to provide you with the advantages and disadvantages of both prospectives.

There are many advantages to buying a home. A homeowner’s mortgage goes towards the ownership of their home and the property builds equity. Also, the average homeowner’s mortgage will decline after several years of paying their mortgage. Many homeowners qualify for annual tax benefits which in some way or form reduces the mortgage. Homeowners are not dependent on landlords to maintain the property and are free to change the d├ęcor and landscaping of their home.

There are also some things that should be taken into consideration before purchasing a home. There is a possibility of foreclosure and loss of equity if the homeowner fails to make payments. Also, in some cases the homeowner may be responsible for such things as: property taxes, home and cau…