Now is a great time to buy property in the smokies. If you buy the right property for the right money, it can be both a terrific vacation home and terrific investment.
I don't invest a dime in the stock market any more. Most of my savings and retirement $$$ goes toward cabins on the smokies.
I bought one in 2005 for $240K at the peak of the market, but I've made nearly the entire purchase price back in rents since then.
What other investment out there will deliver that, plus a free place of your own to stay when you visit the Smokies?