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Welcome home to 7619 Cordova Club Drive S. an amazing home that you will have to see to believe! Built for entertaining, this spacious home offers an open floor plan with impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include gleaming wood floors, neutral colors, fireplace, formal dining room, gracious entry, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating two-story great room flaunting beautiful wood floors, double French doors leading to the gorgeous backyard, loft overlook, and a cozy gas log fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, desirable granite countertops, tile backsplash, durable tile floors, breakfast bar with pendant lighting, pantry, full complement of appliances including double ovens, microwave, new dishwasher, double sinks and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast room, which is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee! You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat featuring a spa-inspired luxury bathroom complete with an elongated dual sink granite vanity, his and hers walk-in closets, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers three additional bedrooms upstairs. The fabulous bonus room offers a great space for recreational fun. Relax outside in the fenced backyard with a delightful patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home also offers a 2 car garage, laundry room with cabinets and freezer space, security system, 30 year dimensional shingle roof, attic and 2 new hot water heaters. Do not miss out on this magnificent home!

Happiness is…the Right Paint Colors!

by Melissa Thompson

Have you been thinking about painting some rooms in your home?  You may want to keep in mind that the colors in your home can have a huge impact on your moods!    The shade of your walls has been known to affect emotions.  For example, there are certain colors that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, and even some that will suppress your appetite. 

Here are some color ideas for you that will promote positivity:

Yellow for HAPPINESS.

Yellow is a natural source of positive energy and sparks feelings of happiness. Shades of yellow can also activate metabolism and boost thinking.

Sky Blue for RENEWAL

Pale blues are calming and help to restore natural rhythms.  Sleeping well contributes to productivity and overall well-being.  Calming blues have soothing and restorative qualities that help you rest better.

Violet Black for MINDFULNESS

While it may appear dark and moody, a hidden undertone of violet in a dark background draws you in and provides a sense of escape and relaxation.  This color also creates a space for focus and reflection.

Yellow-Green for OPTIMISM

This combination of green and yellow captures the essence of spring’s first bloom and the anticipation of renewal.  These colors bring positive energy into a space and stimulate personal growth.

Silver-Sage for BALANCE

The blend of sage green and silvery gray provides balance and harmony.  These are the perfect colors for a peaceful, refreshing and tranquil living space.

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Welcome home to 10370 Latting Road, an amazing 4 bedroom home situated on a beautiful 4 acre lot, that you will have to see to believe! Built for entertaining, this spacious home offers impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Enjoy country living with the convenience of the city just around the corner! Quality features include gleaming oak hardwood floors, neutral colors, fireplace, crown molding, bonus room plus a sitting area, screened-in porch, bead board, 2 new Trane AC units, fenced pasture for horses, and much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting built-in bookshelves, French doors leading to the backyard, and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, under cabinet lighting, tile backsplash, updated lighting, pantry, full complement of appliances including an oven, microwave, dishwasher, double sinks and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area with chandelier and skylights, which is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room with a dazzling chandelier, wainscoting, and crown molding. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat with a walk-in closet, gorgeous chandelier and a spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasts a relaxing whirlpool tub, divine walk-in shower, tile floor, and a vanity with a make-up area. This home offers three additional bedrooms upstairs. The huge bonus room offers a great space for recreational fun. Off the bonus room is a nice sitting area with a beautiful mural. Sit back and relax in the delightful 16x18 screened–in porch and enjoy the serene setting and lush landscaping. This home also offers a 10x12 storage building and a fenced pasture with storage and lean to horse stall. Do not miss out on this one of a kind home!

How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market

by Melissa Thompson

How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
  • Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market!
  • There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!
  • Buyer Demand continues to outpace Seller Supply!

Learn more about buying or selling Memphis Real Estate at YourKeyToMemphis.com. 901.729.9526 or Melissa@YourKeyToMemphis.com.

 

 

Open House 25 Camden Cove Sunday, March 26 from 2-4

by Melissa Thompson

Please join us for an open house Sunday, March 26 from 2-4 at 25 Camden Cove in Fayette County. New construction on a fantastic cove lot in The Cloisters Subdivision of the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home.

101 Things To Do In Memphis #58: 901 Popper Throwdown

by Melissa Thompson

The group behind the Best Memphis Burger Fest is behind a new signature food event, the 901 Popper Throwdown, happening at High Cotton Brewing Co. The free, family-friendly event will feature jalapeño popper cook-offs, a jalapeño eating competition, live music, and High Cotton brews. Food samples will be provided at the team’s discretion in exchange for donations. Besides popper festivities, attendees can enjoy a Grateful Dead tribute from Hiway Hi-fi at the Jack Pirtle’s Chicken stage as well as an area for family-fun activities such as face painting, Henna artists, a game truck, sidewalk chalk and more. Proceeds from 901 Popper Throwdown benefit Memphis Pets Alive

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 (rain or shine)

Time: Noon – 7 pm

Where: High Cotton Brewing Co., 598 Monroe Avenue

Admission: FREE

Concessions: Food samples may be provided at the teams’ discretion. No coolers or outside beverages are permitted and are subject to forfeit the event entrances. EVERYONE BUYING BEER WILL BE CARDED!

Can I compete in a cooking competition?  Yes, download a Cooking Competition Entry Packet

PROHIBITED ITEMS:
No instruments
No weapons or firearms of any kind
No back packs or duffel bags
No camel packs or bota bags
No glass containers
No outside food/beverage unless approved at the gate
No coolers
No pets with the exception of service animals
No drones

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Melissa Thompson

Making your home more energy efficient is a cost-effective way to not only save money but to also improve the performance of your home.  The most effective strategy for improving your home’s energy efficiency is to focus the “shell” of the house…the walls, attic, windows and doors.  Next, improve the energy efficiency of systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and appliances.  Last, but not least, consider clean energy generation such as solar or geothermal.

The first step toward energy efficiency is to make sure that your walls and attic are well insulated.  High quality insulation slows the rate that heat flows out of the house in the winter or into the house in the summer.  That means it takes less energy to heat or cool your house.  If your walls have no insulation, it will certainly pay off to have blown-in insulation and it will also improve the comfort of your home.  If you have an unfinished attic, it is worthwhile to upgrade its insulation.  It is a good idea to use an Energy Auditor to make sure that the insulation is installed properly.

The next step is to upgrade or replace windows. If your windows are old or leaky, it is time to replace them with energy efficient models or to increase their efficiency by using weather stripping and storm windows.  While it’s not usually cost-effective to replace windows just to save energy, if you are going to replace them anyway, the additional cost of Energy Star-rated replacement windows is very modest and is a comfort improving upgrade that is worth the cost.  Energy Star Replacement Windows

Another way to save some energy in your home is to plant shade trees and shrubs around your house.  If you have an older home with poor insulation and windows, good landscaping can help, especially if planted on the house’s west side.  Deciduous trees are the best way to go for this purpose.  During the summer, the foliage will block the infrared radiation that would warm the house, while in the winter the bare branches will let the radiation through.

Replacing an older furnace with a new high-efficiency system may seem like a huge expense, but in the long run it will save energy and money.  If your furnace was built before 1992 and has a standing pilot, it likely wastes 35% of the fuel it uses, and it’s probably near the end of its service life.  ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) recommends you replace it with a condensing furnace with annual efficiency of at least 90%.

You can improve the efficiency of your hot water system by turning down the temperature of your water heater to the “warm” setting (120 degrees F).  You can also insulate your hot water lines so that they don’t cool off as quickly between uses. And using low-flow fixtures in your showers and baths will help as well.

You can use ¾ of the energy used with incandescent light bulbs by replacing them with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).  You may not realize that the cost of the electricity used to run a light bulb is more than the cost of the bulb itself.  A CFL may be a little more expensive than the traditional light bulb, but it lasts for 10,000 hours and uses only 27 watts to generate as much light as 100-watt incandescent bulb. Over the long haul, you will save money by investing in CFLs.

You can save money with an energy efficient home in many ways, including the tax benefits that are available to you.  Federal tax incentives are out there for energy efficiency upgrades to existing homes. 

 

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Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out...

by Melissa Thompson

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.8% according to CoreLogic.
  • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!
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Learn more about buying or selling Memphis Real Estate at YourKeyToMemphis.com. 901.729.9526 or Melissa@YourKeyToMemphis.com.

 

296 N. Fernway Drive - Amazing 4 Bedroom East Memphis Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 296 N. Fernway Drive, an amazing, all on one level, East Memphis home that you will have to see to believe! Built for entertaining, this spacious home offers impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include gleaming hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, smooth ceilings, updated fixtures, wrought iron security doors, carport, workshop with electricity, security system, attic, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the spacious, warm and inviting great room. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in this incredible eat-in kitchen equipped with durable tile floors, pristine white cabinets, built-in breakfast bar, tile back-splash, and a full complement of appliances including an oven, range, dishwasher, and double sinks. The laundry room comes complete with cabinets and counter space. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier, and red accent wall. You will rest easy in your master retreat enhanced with a walk-in closet, plush carpeting, neutral colors, wrought iron doors leading to the delightful backyard and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. This home offers three additional bedrooms each featuring hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, closets and a shared updated full hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination with a complete tile surround. Relax outside in the delightful fenced backyard with a sparkling above ground pool with a deck surround and a nice patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! The huge workshop with electricity is perfect for the handyman in the family! Do not miss out on this one of a kind East Memphis home!

Open House 441 Shambala Sunday 3/19 from 2:00-4:00

by Melissa Thompson

 Please join us for an Open House at 441 Shambala,Stunning two-story Home in the Spring Creek Ranch Subdivision Featuring Soaring Smooth Ceilings, Designer Lighting, Granite Galore, Irrigation System, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, Oversized three Car Garage, Open Floor Plan, Kitchen with a Scullery, Great Room with fireplace, Home Office, All Bedrooms with Attached Baths, Huge Bonus Room with 14x12 Bunk Room, Fenced Backyard with Covered Patio with Outdoor Surround Sound! Low county-only taxes in the Collierville reserve area! Open House will be Sunday, March 19 from 2:00-4:00 hosted by Brandon Prevette.

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