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Things To Do In Memphis: Dog Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

by Melissa Thompson


Easter Egg Hunts, Face Painting, Pet Parade & Photos

This isn’t your typical Easter Egg Hunt event - it’s for both kids and friendly, well-behaved leashed dogs! They'll have eggs hidden all over the spacious Humane Society property and some fun prizes for those lucky children and dogs that find the Glitter Eggs during each hunt! It will definitely be a day to remember.

Don't forget to bring your Easter baskets!

April 20th from 11 am – 3 pm

Pricing:
$15 - Children's Egg Hunt (limit 10 eggs per child)
$15 - Dog Egg Hunt (limit 10 eggs per child)
$10 - Face Painting
$15 - One Photo with the Easter Bunny
$30 - Easter Package: Egg Hunt, Face Painting & Easter Photo

Human Society of Memphis and Shelby County
935 Farm Road, Memphis


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Luxury Lakeland TN Home! 4344 Monteleone Way

by Melissa Thompson

4344 MONTELEONE WAY, Lakeland, TN

Home in Lakeland TN!

Presented By:

Melissa Thompson

Crye-Leike Realtors
901-729-9526
Licensed In: TN
License #: 231600

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$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 5 Baths (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

 

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10050155 to view more pictures of this property. Live Like You are on Vacation Everyday!Amazing Home Situated on 1.17Acres in Prestigious Gated Cool Springs in Lakeland...Backyard Oasis w/Firepit,Outdoor Granite Bar w/Refrig,Sparkling,Saltwater,Heated Pool w/Splash Deck & Waterfall,Surround Sound,Gleaming Hardwood Flrs,5BR,4.5BA,Smooth Ceilings,Fresh Neutral Paint Thru-out,2Romantic Fireplaces,Plantation Shutters,Granite Galore,Stainless Steel Appl,Built-Ins,Updated Fixtures,Crown Molding,Walk-In Closets & Attics,3Car Garage,Irrigation Sys!

 

 

How to Find a Dog Friendly Neighborhood

by Melissa Thompson


When beginning your home search, you want to be sure to look in neighborhoods that are a good fit for everyone in the family, including your dog. You will likely be looking for a nice yard, but it’s important to look beyond the property line. The type of neighborhood you end up in can make a huge difference in the quality of life for you and your fur babies. Here are a few signs that you have found a dog friendly environment:

  • - There are more groomers in a two-mile radius than hair salons…walk-in appointments welcome!
  • - Restaurants and shops have water bowls and treats for visiting pups.
  • - Pet waste stations are abundant.
  • - The local dog park is always busy with happy pooches frolicking with friends.

Here are some more serious things to think about when considering the home and neighborhood that will work best for you and your pups:

  • NEIGHBORS WITH DOGS.  They will be more understanding if your dog occasionally barks and are more likely to be helpful should you need someone to let your dog out or walk them while you are away from the house.
     
  • PET SHOPS. Areas with a lot of pets mean that there will be pet shops conveniently available.
     
  • SIDEWALKS. A neighborhood with sidewalks is ideal for dog-walking.  Bonus point if they have waste stations too.
     
  • DOG PARKS. These are especially nice for urban areas. Check if there are off-leash hours or dog runs, or at least grassy areas where pups can run and play.
     
  • MEET-UP GROUPS. Check and see if there are local meet-up groups available for playdates with other families with dogs. This is a great way for you to make friends as well!

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Memphis area, contact professional Realtor, Melissa Thompson, and let her help you with all your real estate needs! Give her a call at 901-729-9526 today!

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #64: 2019 Peabody Rooftop Party

by Melissa Thompson


Say “so long” to your plan-less Thursday nights! Peabody Rooftop Parties are back to give you weekly good vibes, starting April 11th.

Lineup:

  • April 11: Almost Famous *
  • April 18: Cruisin’ Heavy with special guest Fletcher *
  • April 25: Aquanet
  • May 2: Motel Mirrors with special guest Drax Project *
  • May 9: Frankie Hollie & The Noise
  • May 16: Party Planet
  • May 23: DJ Epic
  • May 30: Drunk Uncle
  • June 6: Garry Goin Group
  • June 13: Seeing Red
  • June 20: DJ Epic
  • June 27: Soul Shockers
  • July 4: Bluff City Bandits
  • July 11: VooDoo Gumbo
  • July 18: City Mix
  • July 25: DJ Epic
  • August 1: The M-80s
  • August 8: Ghost Town Blues Band
  • August 15: Burning Las Vegas *

Starting April 11th and happening every Thursday night from 6PM-10PM, Nugget from Q107.5 FM DJ Epic will be keeping the party going underneath the stars. Weekly admission is $10-$15 and ladies get in free before 7PM. In addition to the good vibes, there’ll also themed snacks and drinks provided.

*The April 11 Season Opener will be a $15 admission price*

VIP Passes for the 2019 season are available at the door for $150 (a $550 value). The passes include admission to all 19 parties and the VIP Lounge with weekly event valet parking. VIPs will be treated to special food tastings from Peabody Chefs and also receive a Peabody swag bag, and a 20% discount in Chez Philippe, Capriccio Grill, Peabody Deli & Desserts throughout the 2019 Rooftop Party season. Very important peeps can also take advantgae of the new VIP Lounge that maximizes views or the sun setting above the Mississippi River as well as the party entertainment.

Keep an eye out of the official Peabody Rooftop Party Facebook page for updates and more info!

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Amazing Cordova TN Home! 183 Ericson Road

by Melissa Thompson

183 ERICSON RD, Cordova, TN

Home for Sale

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10049546 to view more pictures of this property. Make This AMAZING Home Situated in the Gorgeous Walnut Grove Lake Subdivision Yours! Walking Distance from the Lake! Featuring 3BR, 2.1BA, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Enjoy Cooking in the Eat-In Kitchen Equipped w/Desirable Granite Countertops & Full Complement of App, Host the Finest Dinner Parties in the Lovely Dining Room w/Chair Rail, Snuggle Up Beside the Romantic Stone Fireplace in the Spacious Great Rm w/Skylights, Make the Bonus Rm into Whatever You Desire, Awesome Deck & Lush Landscaping

 

Perfect Your Patio on a Budget

by Melissa Thompson


Now that warmer weather is here, you will want to start spending more time outside.  But chances are you might have let your patio go over the winter months and it doesn’t look or feel too appealing right now.  Now is the time to give your patio a little makeover so you can bask in the fresh air, whether you are simply enjoying a good book and a cup of tea, or you are dining al fresco.  Here are some ways to upgrade your patio without breaking the bank:

  1. STOP PESTS

Pests can cause your patio to become unsightly with debris from their digging and trampling.A great way to keep them away is to surround your patio with simple pine cones instead of mulch.While critters will be deterred by the spiny cones, your plants will love them because they add acidity to the soil.They will make plants like azaleas and rhododendrons burst with color!Also, pine cones are slow to decompose, so they will last a long time!

  1. REMOVE RUST

If you have metal furniture on your patio that has become covered in rust, you won’t feel much like lounging on it.But you don’t have to get rid of it or replace it with expensive pieces.You can remove the rust and have it looking good as new!There are many ways to get rid of rust.If it’s not too bad, you can simply scrape it off using a wire brush, sandpaper, or steel wool along with a bit of elbow grease.For more severe cases, try an acidic agent like vinegar to help take it off.You can also use a chemical rust converter (such as Rust-Oleum), which changes the rust into a different substance and gives added protection from rusting again. Patio Furniture Rust Removal

  1. ADD COLOR

Nothing brightens up a gloomy concrete patio like a pop of color!You can keep it simple and paint your patio floor a nice, bright color to spice it up. Or you can be super creative and try painting patterns or even using stamps to create a bold design.If painting the concrete seems like too much for you, then add color with accessories like chair cushions and pillows, side tables, and planters. How to Paint Your Concrete Patio

  1. BUILD A FIRE PIT

Did you know that you can build a fire pit with no tools?A fire pit adds a focal point to your patio and creates a cozy atmosphere.The best part is that it doesn’t require much time or money to build one.For a small fire pit you can purchase heat-resistant pavers (or “fire bricks), which cost about $5 each.Stack two layers of them in a small circle, about six blocks in circumference on top of a stone slab, and voila! You have a fire pit!Remember that this will only work on a patio surface that is fire-safe.So, don’t try to do this on a wooden deck!And be sure to check your Local Fire Codes!

  1. DETER INSECTS

There are many ways to keep your patio as insect free as possible.First, keep your patio clean.Be sure to sweep up any crumbs and wipe up spilled liquids after dining. Any tiny morsel or stickiness is sure to attract ants and other insects.Second, replace white light bulbs with yellow bulbs or Sodium-Vapor Lights which are less likely to attract bugs.  Third, plant pest-deterrent flowers and plants. And finally, while on your patio, burn citronella torches or candles to help keep bothersome bugs away.  These are just a few ways to keep your patio insect free.  Here are some others: Keeping Flies and Pests Off the Patio.

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Memphis area, contact professional Realtor, Melissa Thompson, and let her help you with all your real estate needs!  Give her a call at 901-729-9526 today!

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #63: Crawfish Festival

by Melissa Thompson


This event is nuts. It’s a million people, a million pounds of crawfish, streets full of vendors, art, music, and activities. It’s chaotic (especially later in the day) but in a fun way. Think of it as the official start to Spring in midtown. This year the event benefits A Betor Way non-profit.

They will tow your car if you leave it in a lot in Overton the night before.

Saturday April 13, 2019
noon to 6 p.m.

Chimes Square 2101 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Overton Square and surrounding streets
free to enter, food and drink for sale

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Buying or Renting - Which is Better?

by Melissa Thompson


With interest rates still relatively low but predicted to start rising, buying a house right now is less expensive than renting in many places, including Memphis, TN.  Now is a great time to lock into a rate.

Buying is often considered to be financially better than renting over the long run because your mortgage payments build equity in your home, which you will eventually own, while rent only goes toward the upkeep of your home and the wallet of your landlord.  That is just one reason buying is better than renting. Here are some others:

  • You can do what you want with your property. Making home improvements will be your choice, from the colors to paint the walls, to light fixtures, to types of floors and more. You won’t need permission from a landlord to make changes.
     
  • Tax benefits. Tax deductions are a great perk of home ownership. Homeowner Tax Benefits 2019
     
  • Stable monthly payments. Rents can go up, but with a fixed-rate mortgage, your monthly payments won’t change.
     
  • Forced savings.  Renting might seem less expensive, but would you save the money you don’t spend on rent?  Since your mortgage payments are building equity in your home, which you can later sell for profit, it’s like a forced savings.

Using a Rent vs. Buy Calculator you can see how buying is a better financial option right here in Memphis. For example, after 2 years the cost of homeownership (down payment, mortgage, taxes, etc.) for a $85,800 home in Memphis would be $40,187. The total cost to rent the same house for that period would be $25,683.  Renting would leave you with $14,503 in your pocket (including the money you didn’t spend on a down payment).  So, it would seem that renting would be better financially, right?  But wait…not so fast.  Let’s look at what you gain over the same 2-year period if you buy.  After 2 years, your home will have $28,418 in equity. However, if you instead rent and invest your down payment and other money you save at a 6% return rate, it will earn around $1,743 in 2 years.  So, if you look at your gross costs, equity and investment potential, it’s better for you to buy than rent if you plan to live in your home for more than 1 year and 6 months.

The bottom line is, if you’ve been thinking about buying a home in the Memphis area, don’t wait! Start investing your money in your own home vs that of a landlord today!

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in the Memphis area, contact professional Realtor, Melissa Thompson, and let her help you with all your real estate needs. Give her a call at 901-729-9526 today!

Germantown TN Open House! 3016 Steeplegate Cove

by Melissa Thompson

3016 STEEPLEGATE CV, Germantown, TN

OPEN HOUSE March 31, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10048475 to view more pictures of this property. STUNNING Germantown Home You Have to See to Believe! Space,Space & More Space!New Roof,Fresh Neutral Paint,Smooth Ceilings,2Romantic Fireplaces,Wet Bar,Built-Ins,New Skylights,Beautiful Trim,New Gutters,Open Flr Plan,4BR,3.5BA,3Car Garage,Delightful Screened-In Patio,Workshop w/Bench,Ultraviolet Purifier,Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite Opens to Hearth Rm,Spacious Great Rm,Formal Dining Rm,Downstairs Master w/Luxury BA,Office,Huge Bonus Rm,Craft Rm,Laundry Rm w/Sink,Sec Sys! Germantown School District!

 


Live Up to Your Expectations! 12575 Miss Yuvalle Lane

by Melissa Thompson

12575 MISS YUVALLE LN, Collierville, TN

OPEN HOUSE March 31, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 5 Baths (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10048350 to view more pictures of this property. Live Up to Your Expectations in this AMAZING Home in Spring Creek Ranch Featuring Open Flr Plan, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Neutral Colors, Cozy Stone Fireplace, Granite Galore, 5BR(2Down), 4.5BA, Stainless Steel Appliances, Crown Molding, Lush Landscaping, 3Car Garage, Updated Fixtures, Butlers Pantry w/Wine Cooler, Built-In Bookshelves, 5thBR or Media Rm w/Surround Sound, Movie Projector & Screen, Soaring Smooth Ceilings, Arched Doorways, Covered Patio, Screened-In Porch, Roof Only 2 Yrs Old!

 


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