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Beautiful 4BR Home in Riverwood Farms! 1561 Cedar Farms Cove

by Melissa Thompson

1561 CEDAR FARMS CV, Cordova, TN

For Sale

$ Click for current price
4 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/10043609 to view more pictures of this property. AMAZING Move-In Ready, 2-Story Home Situated in a Nice Quiet Cove in the Riverwood Farms Subdivision Featuring 4BRs+Large Bonus Rm, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Plantation Shutters, Skylight, Huge Attic, Lots of Natural Light, 2Staircases, Crown Molding, Spacious Great Rm w/Cozy Fireplace Framed by Bookshelves, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Island & Full Complement of Appl, Formal Dining Rm, Romantic Master Suite w/Luxury Bath, 2Car Garage, Fabulous Fenced Backyard Oasis w/Bridge, Fire Pit Area & Deck!

 

Beautiful 4BR Home in Riverwood Farms! 1561 Cedar Farms Cove

by Melissa Thompson

1561 Cedar Farms Cv, Cordova, TN

OPEN HOUSE January 13, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

AMAZING Move-In Ready, 2-Story Home Situated in a Nice Quiet Cove in the Riverwood Farms Subdivision Featuring 4BRs+Large Bonus Rm, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Plantation Shutters, Skylight, Huge Attic, Lots of Natural Light, 2Staircases, Crown Molding, Spacious Great Rm w/Cozy Fireplace Framed by Bookshelves, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Island & Full Complement of Appl, Formal Dining Rm, Romantic Master Suite w/Luxury Bath, 2Car Garage, Fabulous Fenced Backyard Oasis w/Bridge, Fire Pit Area & Deck!

 


Amazing Move-In Ready 3BR Memphis TN Home! 4592 Dunn Road

by Melissa Thompson

4592 DUNN RD, Memphis, TN

OPEN HOUSE January 13, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths(1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10043506 to view more pictures of this property. Home Is Where The Heart Is! This AMAZING All on One Level, Move-In Ready, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Brick Home Features Fresh Neutral Paint Throughout, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Spacious Great Room with Decorative Fireplace, Inviting Living Room, Wonderful Kitchen Equipped with New Counter-tops, Pantry & Full Complement of Appliances, Lovely Dining Room with Dazzling Chandelier & Built-In China/Storage Cabinets, Delightful Fenced Backyard with a Storage Shed & Patio, Perfect for Cookouts & Parties!

 


Charming All on One Level 2BR Memphis Home! 3650 Mallory Road

by Melissa Thompson

3650 MALLORY RD, Memphis, TN

Just Listed

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2 BEDROOMS | 1 Baths(1 full ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10043221 to view more pictures of this property. Make this Charming All on One Level, 2 Bedroom Brick Home YOURS! This Home Features a NEW Roof, Gleaming Wood Floors, Security Doors, Durable Tile Floors, Large Yard and More! Enjoy Comfortable Everyday Living in the Spacious, Warm and Inviting Great Room. Sit Around the Table and Enjoy Delicious Meals in the Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen with a Tile Backsplash. Sip on a Refreshing Glass of Sweet Tea on the Covered Porch. The Backyard has a Delightful Deck, Perfect for Cookouts and Parties!

 

Tidy Home - Happy Home

by Melissa Thompson


A new year has arrived and now is a good time to start breaking bad habits that lead to an untidy home.  If you are one of those people who look around your house and wonder how it got to be such a mess, chances are you aren’t even aware of the bad habits that have formed over time and have you feeling overwhelmed with housework.  But there are indeed certain things that people who keep tidy homes don’t do. If you are guilty of doing these things, you can now begin the process of changing your habits and creating the tidy home you crave.

Things people with tidy homes DON’T do:

  • Tidy people don’t overdo it.  People with tidy homes tend to be minimalists. They don’t have a lot of extraneous furnishings and knick knacks.  They also don’t over decorate.  They value the pristine nature of clear surfaces. And let’s face it, the less you have, the less you have to clean.  Imagine how quickly you can dust a room when you only have a few clear surfaces to clean! How to Master the Art of Minimalism
     
  • Tidy people don’t settle down for the night until they have cleaned up.  After a long day, it’s tempting to leave the dinner dishes in the sink, the mail on the counter and bags on the floor so that you can just relax.  But tidy people are “never leave until tomorrow what can be done today” kind of people.  If you clean up before you settle down to watch television, read, or go to bed, it’s like resetting for the next day.  It will be easier for you to relax if you know you will be waking up to a neat and clean home.
     
  • Tidy people don’t let their homes get messy all day and then try to clean it all up at one time.  Staying on top of the mess is key to keeping a tidy home.  If you complete small tasks on a regular basis, you will never get to the point where you have to spend hours cleaning the whole house at once.
     
  • Tidy people never run out of cleaning supplies.  They figure out what products they like and they stock up on them.  And guess what? They keep them tidy and organized.  Two story house? They have cleaning supplies stored both downstairs and upstairs.  They probably even have two vacuum cleaner so that they don’t have to drag one up and down the steps. 
     
  • Tidy people don’t use the floor as a spot to store things.  If you have been to the home of a tidy person you probably noticed there is nothing on the floor…no bags, books, magazines, or baskets with blankets and pillows.  In a tidy home everything has a place and there is a place for everything.
     
  • Tidy people keep a schedule.  They don’t clean randomly “as needed”. They schedule tasks and keep to that schedule as much as possible.  You will find it surprising how easy your house cleaning will be when you break it up into small tasks done on a regular basis. How Often You Should Clean Everything

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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Move-In Ready 3BR Home! 434 N. Ericson Road

by Melissa Thompson

434 N Ericson Rd, Cordova, TN

OPEN HOUSE January 06, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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3 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths(2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

Awesome Move-In Ready 3 Bedroom 2.1 Bath Home! New Carpet and Fresh Neutral Paint Throughout. Iron Security Doors. 2 Car Garage. Spacious, Warm and Inviting Great Room with a Cozy Fireplace, Perfect for Those Cold Winter Nights. Cooking will be a Delight in the Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen Equipped with New Flooring and a Full Complement of Appliances. Romantic Master Suite Downstairs with a Luxury Bath with Whirlpool & Separate Shower. Sit Back and Relax in the Fenced Backyard with a Nice Patio!

 


A How-To Guide to Finding Your Dream Home

by Melissa Thompson


With interest rates and home prices expected to rise in 2019, now is the time to start your search for a new home. Here are some tips to help you find your dream home:

  • Make a list of priorities. Ideally, your dream home would have everything you want in it, but it’s still a good idea to make a list of what you want in order of importance to you. What are you most concerned about?  Location? Square footage?  Private backyard? You may have to give up one thing to get another, so you want to be prepared with your priorities so you will know what is non-negotiable for you.  Also, think about desires verses needs when making your list.  For example, a home might not have the vaulted ceilings that you love, but meets your needs and wants in every other way. Those vaulted ceilings are a “want” more than a “need”.
     
  • Think ahead.  How long do you plan to live in the home?  If you are single or newly married you may want a starter home that you will only stay in for a few years while you save for a larger home.  But if you are expanding your family or planning to work from home, make sure you factor in the space that you will need.  Don’t buy a house that will only suit your needs for a year if you think you may live there for ten years.  There is always the chance that things will change, but plan for what you know for sure now.
     
  • Decide on your “most lived in” spaces. Where do you spend the most time in your current home?  If you love to cook, chances are the kitchen is going to be the most important room for you.  If you are a homebody who likes to kick back and watch movies, your den or family room might be the room to focus on.  It might be challenging to find a home where you love every room, but you can give a little on the others if the one you use the most is perfect for you.
     
  • Stick to your budget. While searching for your dream home, it may be tempting to extend your budget a bit. Don’t do it. A standard goal is to keep your mortgage payment (with taxes and insurance included) at around 25% of your monthly household income.  Make sure that you have looked at your overall monthly budget to see what you can truly afford, and then limit your house hunting to properties in your price range.  Refrain from looking at houses 1-2 price ranges above yours. You don’t want to get excited about a property that you can’t afford. In addition, once you have seen them, the houses that you can afford won’t look as good in comparison.  The exception is that if it is a buyer’s market, you might be able to negotiate a lower price, so it is ok to look at homes just slightly above your budget. How to Budget for a New Home
     
  • Decide if you want to do renovations or if you want a move-in ready home.  If you are handy, you might see a diamond in the rough that you want to fix up yourself.  Make sure if you do this that you are not shopping at the top of your price range because you will need extra funds for doing the renovation.
     
  • Try to see through the “ugly”.  It’s easier said than done for some people, but try not to just pass on a home because of cosmetic reasons.  Look at the bones of the house and imagine its potential. Focus on layout and flow rather than paint and décor.  If it’s the right home for you, cosmetic changes are easy and will give you the opportunity to make the home your own.
     
  • Don’t give up!  It might take a while to find exactly what you want.  Be patient and don’t settle for something just because you’re tired of looking.  You never know when just the right house will go on the market.  It will be worth the wait when you move into the home of your dreams!

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!

Amazing 3BR Colonial Acres Home! 4961 Kimball Avenue

by Melissa Thompson

4961 Kimball Ave, Memphis, TN

Just Listed

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3 BEDROOMS |

 

Think Quick...This AMAZING 3BR All on One Level Home in Colonial Acres Will Not Last Long! The handyman in the Family will Love the Wired Workshop in the Fenced Backyard with Delightful Covered Patio! Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen with Full Complement of Appliances. As You Walk Through the Front Door You are Welcomed into the Spacious Living & Dining Room Combination. Snuggle Up Beside the Fireplace in the Den. Smooth Ceilings. Roof is Under 5Yrs Old. HVAC Less Than 1Yr Old. Hardwood Under Carpet.

 

 

SANTA Vacations at Nottaway in Germantown TN! 1885 Wellton Drive

by Melissa Thompson

1885 Wellton Dr, Germantown, TN

Just Listed

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4 BEDROOMS |

 

SANTA Vacations at Nottoway!Spectacular 4BR 3.5BA Home in the Sought After GATED Nottoway Subdivision in Prestigious Germantown w/Beautiful Lake View! 2Romantic Fireplaces,3Car Garage,Outdoor Oasis w/Arbor,Frig & Viking Grill,Gleaming Hardwood Flrs,Smooth Ceilings,Butler's Pantry w/Wine Cooler,Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite & Stainless Steel Appl,Formal Dining Rm,Wood Beamed Ceiling in Hearth Rm,Living Rm w/Built-In Bookshelves,Office,Bonus Rm,Master Down w/Salon Ba,Wet Bar Up!Germantown Schools!

 

 

Who’s Who in the Home Buying Process

by Melissa Thompson


Buying a home is not something you do alone. There are a lot of players that participate in the process.  You will work together with several people who will use their professional expertise to guide you along the way to home ownership.  It might seem a little overwhelming, but once you understand the role each of these individual’s will play, you will realize the benefit of having them on your team.  Are you wondering who these people are?  Here is a “who’s who” list of the professionals you will meet along the path of your home buying journey:

  1. Mortgage Lender - Meeting with a mortgage lender is something you can and should do prior to even starting your home search.  Getting a pre-approval for a mortgage loan is a great way to make yourself stand out to sellers.  Your mortgage lender could be an independent lender, a credit union, or a bank.  Meet with several so you can choose the one that suits you best.  Once you choose, you will work with an individual Mortgage Banker who will be your guide through home loan process.  Your mortgage banker will help you determine how much you can afford to spend and assist you in filling out your loan application.
     
  2. Realtor - Navigating the home buying process will be much easier with an experienced Realtor on your side. A professional Realtor will not only help you find the perfect home, she will also be your advocate throughout the whole process; before, during and after you close on the home.  Take the time to interview several Realtors to find the one whom you feel comfortable with.
     
  3. Home Inspector - Trust me when I say that you don’t want to skip the home inspection. No matter the age of your future home, having it inspected can save you from buying a one that has issues that could cost you a lot of money in the long run.  A Home Inspector is trained to carefully check the home’s structure, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and roofing among other things in order to provide you with a detailed report on the condition of the home.  This report will have an impact on your decision to continue with the purchase of the home and may help you negotiate for repairs by the current owners before the sale is completed.
     
  4. Appraiser - The home appraiser plays a crucial role in the home buying process.  This is the person who will make sure that you are not overpaying for your new home. He or she will look at the condition of the home and make a comparison to similar home sales in the area to come up with the fair market value. Guidelines for Home Appraisals
     
  5. Title Searcher - A Title Searcher will review public records for your property to make sure there are no issues that will be problematic for the home sale.  The research things like overdue taxes, zoning restrictions or liens against the property that prevent the issue of a clean title on your new home. The title company facilitates the closing on the home and provides the documents involved.  Finally, they will make sure that the new home’s title records are appropriately filed.
     
  6. Insurance Agent - As a home owner, it is required that you have home owner’s insurance when you obtain a mortgage.   This insurance will financially protect you and your home should there be a disaster.  Be sure to do your research prior to submitting your mortgage application so that you can find the best insurance policy for your needs.

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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