It has been a cold winter thus far. I have heard some say that it is the coldest winter in 20 years here in the mountains. We are in the middle of another cold snap and had a winter storm warning that expired last night. Some areas received 6 inches or more of snow and I will tell you it is cold! It will take days for some of the roads to thaw. The main roads are fine, but travelling on the side roads can be dangerous.
I would say Cataloochee Ski Resort should be having a great year with the weather that we have had. It does not help real estate sales when you cannot access some of the homes, but the weather does create a winter wonderland!
In regards to the real estate market sales have been steady and I have heard from several other Realtors that their business has picked up this winter which is an encouraging sign during our "slow" season. We at Realty World Heritage are plugging away and we are ahead of what we did to this point last year which is also encouraging.