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Cordova TN Open House Sunday, March 24!

by Melissa Thompson

1216 ALLENTOWN ST, Cordova, TN

OPEN HOUSE March 24, Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 5 Baths (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 4200 SqFt

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10045877 to view more pictures of this property. Be IMPRESSED the Moment You Walk Through The Front Door of This Southern Living Home in Cordova The Town Within Walking Distance to the Greenline Featuring an Apartment Above the Double Garage w/Separate Entrance,Living Rm,Kitchen,BR & BA.Main House w/4BRs Each w/Private BA,Plantation Shutters,Neutral Colors,Hardwood Flrs,Smooth Ceilings,Gourmet Kitchen w/NEW Quartz Counters Open to the Hearth Rm w/Fireplace,Formal Dining Rm,Spacious Great Rm w/FP,Loft Area,Large Laundry Rm,Delightful Courtyard!

 


Live Up to Your Expectations! 5109 Greenway Cove

by Melissa Thompson

5109 GREENWAY CV, Memphis, TN

Open House

$ 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/10047893 to view more pictures of this property. Stop DREAMING! You will Fall in Love w/this Beautiful Zero-Lot Home Situated on Sought Greenway Cove in East Memphis Features Soaring Smooth Ceilings, Plantation Shutters, Open Flr Plan, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Built-In Bookcases, Stainless Steel Appl, Remodeled Master & Half BA w/Granite, Neutral Colors, 3BR(Master Down), 2.5BA, Delightful Private Deck, 2Car Garage w/New Garage Door, Double Pane Windows, Stucco Warranty w/Cordova Plastering. Walking Distance to Grocery, Paradiso & Restaurants!

 

Lawn Basics: Where the Green Grass Grows

by Melissa Thompson


No green thumb? Don’t worry!  The grass CAN be greener on your side of the fence. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start working on a thick carpet of grass for your yard. Here are some tips for growing a lawn that will have your neighbors GREEN with envy:

  1. Start by reseeding and fertilizing. If you have bare spots in your grass, taking the time to reseed now will pay off this spring.  Make sure you fertilize for optimal growth and keep the area moist until you see new growth. If you don’t have time to do this yourself, you can hire someone to do it. Here are the 5 Best Lawn Seeding Companies in Memphis, TN.
     
  2. Look for problems that will hinder growth.  Steep slopes and shady trees can potentially keep grass from growing.  You may want to consider hydroseeding in sloped regions.  And planting fescues in shady zones will help as well. What is Hydroseeding? All Of Your Questions Answered
     
  3. Patch dead areas with sod.  Re-sodding is the best bet if you have large dead areas. Sod can be installed any time of year…just make sure you water it frequently until it sets.
     
  4. Look into xeriscaping. No matter what climate you living, xeriscaping is the best way to weatherproof your lawn.  This low maintenance, low cost method of landscaping will keep your lawn looking beautiful during all the seasons! Xeriscape Landscaping: Meaning, and How it Can Save You Money

Once you have your lawn looking fabulous, you can create a fun outdoor living space to enjoy with your friends and family.  And when you’re ready to sell your home, the first impression potential buyers get from your curb appeal will have them waiting in line to see your house! 

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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Open House in Spring Creek Ranch - Collierville TN Reserve!

by Melissa Thompson

12577 BRAVO RD, Collierville, TN

OPEN HOUSE March 17, 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/10047364 to view more pictures of this property. Live Up To Your Expectations!Beautiful Home Situated on a Large Corner Lot in Spring Creek Ranch Featuring High Smooth Ceilings,3Romantic Fireplaces,Gleaming Hardwood Flrs,3Car Garage,Fresh Neutral Paint,Granite Galore,Open Flr Plan,Updated Fixtures,Shiplap,5BR(2Down)+Bonus Rm w/Wet Bar,4.5BA,Beautiful Trim,Built-In Bookshelves,4Attics,Gourmet Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appl Opens to Hearth Rm,Dining Rm,Spacious Great Rm,Backyard Oasis w/Covered Stone Patio w/Fireplace! HOA:Pool & Tennis Courts!

 


Brighten Up Your Home with Color

by Melissa Thompson


It’s been a long, dreary winter and chances are you are ready to add a little color to your life. One great way to do this to embellish your home with some happy hues.  Here are some easy ways to add color to your home without breaking the bank:

  • THROW PILLOWS

Throw pillows make fantastic accent pieces for rooms that are otherwise neutral in color.Another thing that is great about them is that you can purchase washable covers for pillow inserts that can be switched out based on the season.Red and green for Christmas, pink for Valentine’s Day, kelly green for St. Patrick’s Day, pastels for Easter…this list goes on and on.

  • PLANTS

There are many reasons that adding live plants to your home décor is a good idea, not the least of which is the natural beauty it brings to any room.In addition, they purify the air, giving your home a clean, fresh feel.There are so many plants to choose from in a variety of colors, including low maintenance plants for those without a green thumb. Forgiving Houseplants

  • CURTAINS

Add a touch of sophistication to any room with some vibrantly colored curtains. Use solids or simple patterns so that the focus is on the pop of color they provide.

  • ACCENT WALL       

You’ll be amazed by how much one colorful wall can make a room shine! Perhaps your favorite hue is a little too bold to be used on every wall in the room; but it might be just the right shade for an accent wall.Just be sure that the surrounding walls are painted in a neutral or a shade that compliments the accent wall. 16 Living Rooms with Accent Walls

  • LAMPS

You can find them in all shapes and sizes, so why not utilize lamps to add pops of color to a room?Look for bases in accent colors that provide a vivid contrast to neutral shades and furniture.

  • TILE BACKSPLASH

Does your kitchen feel a little “blah”?Brighten it up with a beautiful glass tile backsplash.And if you really want to bring a new lightness to the room, paint your cabinets white to make that tile backsplash really stand out. Kitchen Update: Add a Glass Tile Backsplash

  • AREA RUGS

It’s super easy to add color to a room with throw rugs.Stick to solid colors or simple patterns so that they aren’t too busy.Be sure to choose colors that complement the tones in your furnishings and accent pieces.

  • FRONT DOOR

While it’s common to paint the outside of your front door to accentuate the exterior of your home, it might not have occurred to you that you can do the same with the inside of the door.Make a cheerful statement in your entryway with a colorful front door!

Adding color to your home does not have to be expensive and will add a cheerful aesthetic that will have you feeling happy at home!

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!

Beautiful 5BR Home in Spring Creek Ranch! 12577 Bravo Road

by Melissa Thompson

12577 BRAVO RD, Collierville, TN

For Sale

$ 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/10047364 to view more pictures of this property. Live Up To Your Expectations!Beautiful Home Situated on a Large Corner Lot in Spring Creek Ranch Featuring High Smooth Ceilings,3Romantic Fireplaces,Gleaming Hardwood Flrs,3Car Garage,Fresh Neutral Paint,Granite Galore,Open Flr Plan,Updated Fixtures,Shiplap,5BR(2Down)+Bonus Rm w/Wet Bar,4.5BA,Beautiful Trim,Built-In Bookshelves,4Attics,Gourmet Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appl Opens to Hearth Rm,Dining Rm,Spacious Great Rm,Backyard Oasis w/Covered Stone Patio w/Fireplace! HOA:Pool & Tennis Courts!

 

Open Houses, Sunday, March 10 from 2-4!

by Melissa Thompson
 
 
2891 N COLLIERVILLE-ARLINGTON RD, Eads, TN | $350000
 
Open House:
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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2895 N COLLIERVILLE-ARLINGTON RD, Eads, TN | $330000
 
Open House:
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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1217 DERBY RUN LN, Collierville, TN | $767000
 
Open House:
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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1594 LINDEN AVE, Memphis, TN | $271500
 
Open House:
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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1512 PAINTED HORSE PASS, Collierville, TN | $729900
 
Open House:
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
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Bartlett Beauty! 5923 Spruce Hollow

by Melissa Thompson

5923 SPRUCE HOLLOW CV, Bartlett, TN

Price Reduced

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

 

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10046959 to view more pictures of this property. Welcome Home to this Beautiful Bartlett Beauty Situated in a Nice Quiet Cove Featuring Gleaming Hardwood Floors, 4BRs (3Down & 1Up w/Full Bath), Snuggle Up Beside the Romantic Fireplace in the Spacious & Inviting Great Room w/Vaulted Wood Beamed Ceiling, Gracious Entry w/Impressive Columns, Host the Finest Dinner Parties in the Formal Dining Room, Prepare Delicious Meals in the Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen Equipped w/Full Complement of Appliances, Delightful Fenced Backyard, Great Bartlett Schools!

 

 

Unmarried but Buying a Home Together - What You Should Know

by Melissa Thompson


A couple doesn’t have to be joined in matrimony to buy a home together, but it’s important to understand that you are still making a huge commitment.  And being unmarried does present some challenges for home buyers.  So, before you begin your home search, here are some important things for you to consider:

SHARING FINANCIAL INFORMATION

If you’re going to buy a home together, then you need to be transparent with each other regarding your finances.  You don’t want to meet with a lender only to be blindsided by something that your partner didn’t share with you.  So, it’s vital that you review all of your financial history with your partner, including your Credit Score, income, and any debts that are tied to your name.  By doing this, you will not only be able to determine if you both have good credit, but you will also get an idea of how much house you can afford together.

HOW YOU’RE GOING TO SPLIT EXPENSES

You might already be living together, in which case you may have a system in place for who pays what living expenses.  But things can be more complicated with a mortgage in the picture.  You need to discuss this before you start the home buying process.  The first thing you need to figure out is how you’re going to split the down payment and closing costs when you buy a home together.  And if you will be living together for the first time, it would be smart to discuss how you will split the monthly bills including your mortgage, utilities, and home maintenance. What if there is need for a costly, emergency repair?  You may want to consider opening a joint bank account that exists only to cover home expenses.  It’s also a good idea to meet with a real estate attorney so you can get everything in writing and have a legally binding contract just in case things don’t work out down the road. Property Agreements for Unmarried Couples

EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT OWNERSHIP OPTIONS

You are buying a home together and splitting the expenses, but who’s name is going to be on the title?  This is something that requires serious thought because it can have a significant impact on your future.   There are three options to choose from:

     - Joint Tendency - Property is owned equally and if something happens to one owner, the second owner automatically inherits the other’s stake and becomes sole owner of the property.

     - Tendency in Common - Each partner owns a pre-determined percentage of the property. Should something happen to one or the other, the ownership interest would go to whomever is specified in a living will, will, or trust. If none of those are in place, the interest in the property would go to the next of kin and not to the significant other. Living Will vs Living Trust

     - Sole Owner - For some couples it might make more sense for one person to have full ownership of the home even though you are splitting expenses. For example, if one person has poor credit and won’t qualify for a mortgage loan, then the person getting the loan would be the sole owner of the home.

Determining ownership should not be taken lightly.  It’s probably the most important decision you will make when buying a home with someone you aren’t married to.  Keep in mind that if you are splitting the costs of the home, but you aren’t on the title, you probably won’t be able to enjoy the tax perks of being a home owner.

LOOK FORWARD

Whether you are married or not, everyone should think about where you see yourself in 3 to 5 years.  There is a lot to consider.  Do you have job stability?  Is it possible you will need to move soon?  Do you want to start a family?  These are just a few questions to ask yourself before taking on the commitment of home ownership.  It’s crucial that you have a heart-to-heart talk with your partner about your future before you start your home search!

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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Opportunity is Knocking! 1684 Russwood Road

by Melissa Thompson

1684 RUSSWOOD RD, Memphis, TN

For Sale

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

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10046476 to view more pictures of this property. Opportunity is Knocking! This home is a great starter home for a first time buyer or investment property featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, all on one level, wonderful kitchen to prepare meals, spacious great room to enjoy everyday living, charming front porch to sit and enjoy a nice glass of sweet tea, delightful fenced backyard with a patio! Don'[t miss out on this Fantastic Opportunity!

 

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