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10120 Latting Ridge - 6 Lot Subdivision!

by Melissa Thompson

The Harris Place Planned Development is a 6 lot single family subdivision with a common area located at the corner of Latting and Pisgah Roads South of HWY 64 and east of Houston Levee Rd in Unincorporated Shelby County. Lots range from 41,196 Sq. Ft. to 53,194 Sq.Ft. and the common area of 414,900 Sq. Ft (approx. 9.5 acres) borders, protects, and insulates the north boundaries of each lot from future development. The 6 individual lots are also being sold separately. Call The Melissa Thompson - The Your Key to Memphis Real Estate Team with any questions at (901) 729-9443.

Preparing for an Emergency or Natural Disaster

by Melissa Thompson

Nobody enjoys thinking about the possibility of a family emergency or natural disaster, but taking steps to prepare for those possibilities should be a priority.   While not lessening the shock and anguish of an unexpected, tragic situation, being prepared will help you to get your life back in order faster and easier.

One thing to consider is having important paper work organized in an emergency binder .  The binder should contain all the important information about your life.  Think about any paperwork or vital information you would need access to in an emergency, such as:

  • Vital Records
  • copies of birth certificates, adoption records
  • copies of marriage licenses, driver’s licenses and passports
  • copies of all property and auto records – deeds, leases, titles, etc.
  • copies of all property/umbrella insurance policies
  • a list of where off-site and original documents are stored
  • Financial Information
  • list of all bank account numbers
  • copies of front and back of all credit cards
  • list of all investment account numbers
  • list of all retirement/pension account numbers
  • detailed information about current income/benefits
  • detailed information about mortgages/loans
  • Medical Information
  • copies of health/life/disability insurance cards and policies
  • medical history for each family member
  • list of medications and prescriptions, including dose and pharmacy
  • details about any ongoing medical conditions/treatments
  • Contact Information
  • friends and family to reach in case of emergency
  • neighbors who have access to your house
  • financial institutions, insurance companies, legal advisors
  • physicians, specialists, hospitals and other healthcare providers
  • employers and benefit administrators
  • including a family emergency plan in your binder will help you to keep yourself calm and organized during what may be a stressful time

Make sure that your emergency binder is kept in a place where it is easy to get to and that it is easy to carry and that family members are aware of its location.

Secondly, it is a good idea to have a safety deposit box or lock box in which to store your original documents.  This can also be used for storing important computer files and passwords, priceless family photos and valuable jewelry and memorabilia. Include a photo of each member of your family along with fingerprints and dental records.  A home inventory list is also a useful item to have in storage.  Remember that most of the documents in your “Emergency Binder” will be copies.  Originals should be placed in a safety deposit box or lock box for safekeeping.

Whether it’s a family emergency or a natural disaster, tragic events almost always leave people feeling blindsided.  Preparing in advance will help ease the feelings of being overwhelmed and panicked as you put your life back in order.  So, set aside a day to put together your emergency binder to help protect your family now!

 

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

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time

by Melissa Thompson

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time | Keeping Current Matters

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring, as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed the months in which most people listed their homes for sale in 2016. Here is a graphic showing the results:

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time | Keeping Current Matters

The three months in the second quarter of the year (represented in red) are consistently the most popular months for sellers to list their homes on the market. Last year, the number of homes available for sale in January was 1,820,000.

That number spiked to 2,140,000 by May!

What does this mean to you?

With the national job situation improving, and mortgage interest rates projected to rise later in the year, buyers are not waiting until the spring; they are out looking for a home right now. If you are looking to sell this year, waiting until the spring to list your home means you will have the greatest competition for a buyer.

Bottom Line

It may make sense to beat the rush of housing inventory that will enter the market in the spring and list your home today with The Melissa Thompson Team! 901.729.9526 or Melissa@YourKeyToMemphis.com. 

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6360 Massey Manor Cove - Elegant East Memphis Home in Gated River Oaks!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 6360 Massey Manor Cove, an amazing East Memphis home in the gated River Oaks Subdivision, 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 hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 5.1 baths, granite, huge bonus room with a large wet bar, plantation shutters throughout, smooth ceilings, laundry room off the back door with a sink, tons of cabinets and storage, multiple attics, 2 car garage, arched windows, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating, two-story great room open to the eat-in kitchen flaunting a loft overlook, access to the gorgeous backyard, and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights! Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen enhanced with desirable granite countertops, tile backsplash, beautiful cherry cabinets, breakfast bar, pantry, full complement of appliances including an oven, microwave, separate convection oven, stainless steel dishwasher, two sinks, built-in refrigerator, icemaker, and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast room with arched bookshelves with cabinets, elegant chandelier, and a gas log fireplace. Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the splendid sitting room illuminated with tons of natural light beaming in through the windows. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat complete with hardwood floors, walk-in cedar closet with a built-in safe, and a nice 11x11 sitting area. The spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasts his and hers vanities, make-up area, durable tile floor, walk-in closet, bidet, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. Located off the bathroom is a great workout room with access to the backyard. The second bedroom comes complete with a walk-in closet and private bathroom with a relaxing Jacuzzi tub, tile floor, and a vanity with a make-up area. The third bedroom features a walk-in closet and a private bathroom complete with a walk-in shower and vanity with make-up area. Off this fantastic bedroom you will find a 16x12 room, which makes a wonderful playroom for the kids! The fourth bedroom or office comes complete with hardwood floors, double French doors, and a shared bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Upstairs you will find the fabulous bonus room offering a great space for recreational fun with a large wet bar with a sink, lots of cabinet space, compact stainless steel refrigerator, and an icemaker. Relax outside in the iron fenced backyard with a sparkling in-ground gunite pool, nice patio, lush landscaping, and a terrific wrap around arched back porch. This backyard is perfect for cookouts and parties! Do not let this elegant home pass you by!

101 Things To Do In Memphis #50: Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies

by Melissa Thompson

A trip to Dinstuhl's is a fantasy for your taste buds. Memphis' chocolate paradise for more than 100 years specializes in all types of candy. If it is sweet and delicious, then Dinstuhl's makes it best. You owe it to yourself, or someone special, to stop in.

The Dinstuhl Family has been making quality candies in Memphis for five generations starting with Charles Martin, Sr. in 1902. Dinstuhl’s prides itself on using fresh ingredients such as butter, cream, sugar, and their own special blend of milk and dark chocolate. Each unique formula is hand stirred in small batches just as it was in 1902.

If you can imagine it in chocolate, Dinstuhl’s can probably make it happen. They offer customized candies and chocolates with over 2,000 molds in all shapes and sizes. Imagine your name spelled out in chocolate letters or edible table numbers to direct your guests to their places! They can create elegant trays and centerpieces, personally designed gift boxes and baskets, plus more to make your event unique and delicious. For those with dietary restrictions, the kitchen is certified Kosher, and there’s a special area where the staff makes dairy-free chocolate.

If you’d like to get your hands on some of Dinstuhl’s candies, you’ve got options. They’ve got locations in Germantown, in the Laurelwood shopping center in East Memphis, and on Pleasant View. If you’re not in Memphis, you can order online. 

You will certainly not be disappointed -- these chocolatiers have been in business since 1902 and their expertise is evident in their product. Even today, it is still possible to find one of the Dinstuhl's in the kitchen “Cookin up a batch!”  

Visit www.dinstuhls.com for more info.  

 

By and photo credit: dinstuhls.com  

Open House 7956 Circle Trees Saturday, January 28 from 2:00-4:00

by Melissa Thompson

Please join us for an open house Saturday, January 28 from 2:00-4:00 at 3956 Circle Trees, hosted by Mike Pyrdom.

Welcome home to 7956 Circle Trees Cove, an amazing, 2-story, move-in ready, 4 bedroom home nestled in a quiet cove in prestigious Germantown, you will have to see to believe! Quality features include crown molding, neutral colors, beautiful front door, double carport with a workshop, floored attic, security system, delightful shaded deck and not to mention it is located in the sought after Germantown School district! Host the finest dinner parties in the formal dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier. The huge, spacious, warm and inviting great room has a large closet and an eye-catching fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. The light filled, living room is the perfect place for a quiet retreat. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in the wonderful eat-in kitchen equipped with a pantry and a full complement of stainless steel appliances. The sunny breakfast area is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee! Relax in your very own master retreat complete with a walk-in closet, soothing ceiling fan, soft carpeting and private bathroom. This home offers 3 additional bedrooms upstairs. The delightful, fenced backyard has a nice shaded deck, which is perfect for cookouts and parties! Don't let this terrific home pass you by!

Open House 440 Shambala Saturday, January 28 from 2:00-4:00

by Melissa Thompson

Please join us for an open house at 440 Shambala on Saturday, January 28 from 2:00-4:00 hosted by Karen Marino.

Welcome home to 440 Shambala Drive, a spectacular, brand new Celtic Manor built home situated in The Spring Creek Ranch Subdivision in Collierville! Built for entertaining this home offers an open floor plan with impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include 4 bedrooms with 2 down, 4.5 baths, massive game room upstairs, granite galore, gleaming white oak hardwood floors, incredible covered porch with a wood burning Isokern fireplace, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, GE Monogram Professional Series 36" gas range with 6 burners, soaring smooth ceilings, soft close drawers and doors, incognito custom closets, all bedrooms with attached baths, spacious great room with a cozy gas log fireplace with a custom wood mantel and stone veneer, 3 car garage, crown molding, 2 A.O. Smith gas water heaters, 1 gas line to the porch for a grill, Trane XR14 Seer HVAC units, Tamko Heritage architectural 30 year asphalt roof, custom made cedar box beams and so much more! Do not miss out on this incredible new construction home! Collierville’s best in elegant country living, Spring Creek Ranch is a master-planned residential community. Nestled around the 330-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the area's best rural reserve area. It offers its residents stunning vistas, while reflecting the excellence of the course. Within Spring Creek Ranch offers low county-only taxes in the Collierville reserve area. The community has natural trails and walking paths in a beautiful serene setting unlike anything else in the region.

Open House on Sunday, January 29 from 2:00-4:00

by Melissa Thompson

Come join us for our Open House on Sunday, January 29 from 2:00-4:00 at 1306 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN 38119. Quality features include over $15,000 worth of upgrades, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, fireplace, crown molding, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry room, walk-through attic and more!

Welcome home to 1306 E. Rolling Oaks 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 over $15,000 worth of upgrades, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, fireplace, crown molding, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry room, walk-through attic with full storage, covered parking for two, side room off carport makes a great office or storage area, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting built-in bookshelves, sliding glass doors leading to the wonderful backyard, and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible updated eat-in kitchen with durable tile floors, pristine white cabinets, pantry, full complement of appliances including a dishwasher, cook-top, stainless steel oven, and microwave. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area open to the great room embellished with a fantastic light fixture, and not to mention a fabulous view of the gorgeous backyard. Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the splendid living room illuminated with tons of natural light beaming in through the windows. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room with a dazzling chandelier, chair rail, and crown molding. You will rest easy in your very own master retreat with a closet and a private master bathroom with a large walk-in tiled shower, sink vanity, durable tile floor, and updated lighting. This home offers two additional bedrooms complete with hardwood floors, closets, neutral colors, and a shared full hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Relax outside in the professionally landscaped, fully drained, tiered, fenced backyard with French drains, beautiful towering trees, and a nice patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! There is no need for a storage shed since this home offers an abundance or outdoor storage. The crawl space has been fully remediated for moisture control with a 100% closed system, fully impermeable to water. In 2016 a new gas water tank was installed and a new PVC sewage line and added two cleanouts. In 2015 a new HVAC was installed and was fully serviced in 2016. Do not let this magnificent home pass you by!

1096 W. Perkins Road - Completely Renovated East Memphis Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 1096 W. Perkins Road, an amazing completely renovated, move-in ready, 4 bedroom, East Memphis home located in the Colonial Acres Subdivision, you will have to see to believe! Quality features include updated fixtures, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, walk-in attic, smooth ceilings, built-ins, security system, new plumbing, new carpet, fresh neutral paint throughout, gracious entry, lots of closets, updated bathrooms, subway tile backsplash, cozy brick fireplace, charming front porch with slate, delightful patio, and so much more! Welcome guests as they enter through the front door into the gracious entry leading to the living room and kitchen. Spacious, warm and inviting living room and dining room combination comes complete with tons of light beaming in through the wall of windows and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in the wonderful updated eat-kitchen complete with pristine white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, durable tile floors, desirable granite countertops, and a full complement of NEW stainless steel appliances including an oven, range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room located off the kitchen featuring built-in shelves and cabinets, wonderful for storing all those extras. This home has two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs, each complete with closets, hardwood floors, and neutral colors. The two updated full bathrooms are enhanced with durable tile floors, new vanities, updated fixtures, and new tub/shower combination with a complete tile surround to the ceiling. Relax outside in the fenced backyard with a nice storage shed and a delightful patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! Do not miss out on this amazing East Memphis home!

7491 Mulligan Lane - Amazing Move-In Ready Home in Cordova Club!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 7491 Mulligan Lane, an amazing, move-in ready, all on one level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in the Cordova Club Subdivision! Built for entertaining, this home offers an open and airy floor plan with formal rooms and comfortable living spaces. Quality features include soaring ceilings, 3-way fireplace, security system, great room with built-in bookshelves, eat-in kitchen with a full complement of appliances, splendid hearth room, formal dining room, fenced backyard with covered patio, attic, and a 2 car garage. Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the spacious great room featuring built-in bookshelves and a shared cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in the wonderful eat-in kitchen equipped with cabinet and counter space galore, new flooring, shared fireplace, pantry, island with a range, double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, and double sinks. The sunny breakfast area is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee! Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the splendid hearth room located off the kitchen and shares the 3-way fireplace. Host the finest dinner parties in the lovely formal dining room located off the entry embellished with a dazzling chandelier, chair rail, crown molding and an arched doorway. Huge master suite comes complete with a vaulted ceiling, sitting area, soothing ceiling fan, walk-in closet, and a private luxury bathroom. The spa-inspired master bathroom features his and her sink vanities, separate shower, and walk-in tub. This home offers two additional bedrooms each complete with neutral colors, soft carpeting and closets. Relax outside in the large fenced backyard with a delightful covered patio, perfect for cookouts and parties!

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