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2059 Oak Springs Drive - Amazing 4 Bedroom Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 2059 Oak Springs Drive, an amazing Cordova home situated on a nice corner lot, close to shopping and dining 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, 2 fireplaces, crown molding, 4 bedrooms plus bonus room, spa-inspired master bath, laundry room with cabinets, attic, sunroom, high ceilings, lots of storage space, 2 car garage, and more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting a cozy fireplace, beautiful wood floors and built-in bookcase with cabinets. Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the wonderful living room enhanced with 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, tile floor, pantry, breakfast bar, and a full complement of appliances including double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, cook-top, and double sinks. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat with a walk-in closet, and a spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasting double vanities, make-up area, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers three additional bedrooms upstairs complete with soothing ceiling fans and closets. These bedrooms share 2 full baths. Upstairs you will find this fabulous bonus room offering a great space for recreational fun. Relax outside in the fenced backyard with a nice covered patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home offers an incredible sunroom with tile flooring, and tons of windows overlooking the backyard!

1781 E. Bryn Mawr Circle - Amazing 4 Bedroom Germantown Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 1781 E. Bryn Mawr Circle, an amazing Germantown home in the Poplar Estates 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, granite, neutral colors, cozy fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, wet bar, built-in bookshelves, beautiful landscaping, side load 2 car garage, heated tile bath floors, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting a wood beamed ceiling, track lighting, built-in bookshelves with cabinets, nice wet bar, and an eye-catching, brick, 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, durable tile floors, pantry, new granite countertops, full complement of stainless steel appliances including double ovens, dishwasher, double sinks and range. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area, which is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the splendid light filled living room. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier and wood beam accent door and wall framing. You will rest easy in your master retreat featuring a walk-in closet, sitting area, hardwood floors, and a private bathroom with an elongated vanity sink, tile floor and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers two additional bedrooms upstairs with hardwood floors and one bedroom downstairs with soft carpeting. Relax outside in the gorgeous landscaped backyard with a delightful, large patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home also offers a laundry room, walk-in attic, gracious entry, and not to mention it is in the Germantown Municipal School District!

7068 Snyder Road - Amazing All on One Level Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 7068 Snyder Road, an amazing, all on one level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, move-in ready home, you will have to see to believe! Quality features include gleaming wood floors, attic, ceiling fans, 2 car garage, fireplace, and so much more. Spacious, warm and inviting great room is embellished with a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Host the finest dinner parties in the lovely dining room. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in the wonderful eat-in kitchen equipped with a pantry, built-in desk, and full complement of appliances including a microwave, dishwasher, oven and cook-top. The nice laundry room has cabinets for storage. Fabulous master retreat complete with soft carpet, walk-in closet, soothing ceiling fan, and a private bathroom. Relax outside in the delightful fenced backyard with a patio, which is perfect for cookouts and parties!

Carvin' Out Some Good Times - The Tale behind the Spooky Traditions

by Melissa Thompson

Halloween conjures images of costumed children going house to house offering the question “trick or treat”? But it is so much more than that. It has become such a popular holiday that it is second only to Christmas as the top grossing holiday in America. Halloween has a rich history and hasn’t always been the holiday that it is today.

Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about real ghosts and goblins and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead.  Over the past thousand years the holiday has transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.  While trick or treaters venture out for one night on October 31st, a whole season of Halloween activities celebrate the fearful fun of Halloween.  Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and hayrides can all be found starting in late September and running through the first of November.

Here are a few fun facts you may not have known about Halloween:

  • The first jack o lanterns were made from turnips.
  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record     in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
  • Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
  • Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.

Halloween Happenings in Memphis

Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!

Melissa Thompson Team Your Key To Memphis

Open House at 6036 Willoughby Oak Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-3:00

by Melissa Thompson

Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-3:00 at 6036 Willoughby Oak!

Welcome home to 6036 Willoughby Oak Drive, an amazing Bartlett home situated on 2 beautiful acres overlooking the gorgeous lake; 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 throughout downstairs, cozy fireplace, crown molding, soaring smooth ceilings, 5 bedrooms plus a huge bonus room, 4.5 baths, updated fixtures, 3 car garage, attics, laundry room with cabinets, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting a cozy gas log fireplace, huge picture windows overlooking the backyard, loft overlook, and built-in bookshelves with cabinets. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible gourmet eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, large pantry, breakfast bar, full complement of appliances including double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, double sinks and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area with tons of windows overlooking the incredible backyard. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room with a dazzling chandelier. Family and friends will enjoy gathering in the splendid living room illuminated with tons of natural light beaming in through the windows. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat with a sitting area, and walk-in closet. The spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasts double vanities, make-up area, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. Upstairs you will find this fabulous bonus room offering a great space for a home office and recreational fun. Relax outside in the spectacular iron and brick fenced backyard featuring a sparkling in-ground gunite pool with a waterfall overflow from the hot tub, large patio, fantastic gazebo with a ceiling fan, and not to mention an incredible view of the lake! Don't miss out on this spectacular home!

Open House 5345 Shady Grove Sunday October 30 from 3:00-5:00

by Melissa Thompson

Please Join us for an Open House at 5345 Shady Grove Sunday, October 30 from 3:00-5:00. 

Welcome home to 5345 Shady Grove Road, an amazing completely renovated home that you will have to see to believe! Quality features include gleaming hardwood floors, irrigation system, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, separate in-law living quarters featuring a full kitchen and full bath, smooth ceilings, plantation shutters, new HVAC, new windows, Kosher kitchen, granite galore, updated fixtures, 2 car extended garage plus an additional heated and cooled 3 car tandem garage or workshop, sparkling Gunite in-ground pool, every exterior door with built-in blinds and keyless locks and much more!

101 Things To Do In Memphis #37: Itta Bena Restaurant

by Melissa Thompson

If you’re looking for a swanky, secret getaway where the lights are low, the vibe is low-key and the music is just as sweet on your ears as the food is on your tongue, come to Itta Bena. Named for the town where legendary BB King was born, Itta Bena embodies the charm and inspiration of fine southern dining.

Intentionally hard to find, whether entering from the private Second Street entrance or walking through the secret hall from inside B.B. King's Blues Club, Itta Bena is sure to capture your senses. Modeled after the speakeasies from the 1920's, you find yourself surrounded by rich wood floors, vaulted ceilings, deep golden hued chandeliers and a soothing blue light, the result of a subtle window tinting designed to cultivate a laid-back vibe. 

The main menu focuses on contemporary Southern cuisine with a Delta influence. The sweet and spicy aromas from the kitchen blend with the decor to create an intimate atmosphere and a calming center above the Beale Street commotion. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on seafood and grilled meats, they fill plates with colorful displays of scallops and grits, signature she-crab soup, Maple Leaf Farms duck confit with wild rice waffles, and Jambalaya pasta. Pair your meal with a wine or a delicious signature cocktail and finish with an exquisite dessert.

Itta Bena offers a quaint, yet soulful vibe for all to enjoy with live music every night. The most dynamic and soulful entertainers you will ever see from authentic blues to classic soul and rock and roll – there is something for everyone!

Visit the website or call 901.578.3031 for reservations or questions. Itta Bena is a complete overwhelming of the senses that you must experience for yourself.

 

By and photo credit: ittabenamemphis.com

Memphis Real Estate Market Report – September 2016

by Melissa Thompson

September home sales increased by 8% from last year. 1,535 sales were recorded for the month compared to 1,421 last year. Average sales price was up 3% to $160,607. Year to date home sales are up 6%. Average sales price is up 3% from last year. 20 of 33 zip codes in the county had an increase in overall sales for the month and 20 zip codes saw increases in average sales prices. Home sales over $500,000 were the same as last year with 42 for the month. Home sales valued over $1 million were up 33%.

Home Sales by Municipality

Municipality

No. of Sales

Average Prices

Arlington

3%

6%

Bartlett

22%

6%

Collierville

16%

1%

Germantown

-8%

-9%

Lakeland

-14%

-26%

Memphis

9%

8%

Millington

0%

-13%

Unincorporated

3%

15%

 

Be sure to contact Melissa Thompson, Your Key to Memphis Team with Crye-Leike for all of your Real Estate needs – 901-729-9443 or melissa@yourkeytomemphis.com.

www.yourkeytomemphis.com

 

Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED

by Melissa Thompson

Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED | Keeping Current Matters

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest,and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale with rose-colored glasses.

Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen in order to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the man cave of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make or break now?

The first step in your home buying process should be to get pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.

The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:

  • ‘Must Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered. (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms)
  • ‘Should Haves’ – if the property hits all of the must haves and some of the should haves, it stays in contention, but does not need to have all of these features.
  • ‘Absolute Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must haves,’ most of the ‘should haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!

Bottom Line

Having this list flushed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting us know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area. Contact The Melissa Thompson Team for all your home buying needs! 901-729-9526 or melissa@yourkeytomemphis.com 

 

1920 Hazelton Drive- Breathtaking 5 Bedroom Germantown Estate!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 1920 Hazelton Drive, a breathtaking 5 bedroom home located in prestigious Germantown in the sought after Nottoway Subdivision. This home offers quality features including crown molding, neutral colors, smooth ceilings, beautiful French front doors, huge great/hearth room, gourmet kitchen with a full complement of stainless steel appliances and butler’s pantry, lovely formal dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier, tons of built-in bookcases, and endless high-end touches! The great/hearth room offers lots of space to relax and entertain with a vaulted ceilings with wood beamed rafters, built-in bookcases, hardwood floors, and an elegant floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The kitchen is a cook’s dream offering counter and cabinet space galore, granite countertops, breakfast bar, pantry, butler’s pantry with a wine cooler, and a full complement of high end stainless steel appliances. Host the finest of dinner parties in the spectacular dining room with an elegant chandelier. The downstairs master suite offers gleaming hardwood floors, a dramatic vaulted ceiling, an enormous walk-in closet with built-in shelving, and a spa-inspired bath with double sink granite vanities, relaxing whirlpool tub, and a divine walk-in shower. The second bedroom is also located downstairs and could be used as an elegant office space with hardwood floors, amazing built-in bookshelves, and a private bathroom. Upstairs, you will find 3 additional bedrooms with plush carpeting, and 3 bathrooms. The upstairs bonus room with bar is the perfect place to rest and relax with plush carpeting and loads of space. Enjoy your outside space year round on the screened-in porch boasting a cooling ceiling fan, cozy fireplace and blue stone floors. This incredible home features so many other high-end touches, as well as a private downstairs study with built-in desk, laundry room with cabinets and a sink, 3 car garage, cedar lined closet, huge walk-in attic, and is in the Germantown School District!

Melissa Thompson has distinguished herself as a leader in the Memphis TN real estate market. Melissa assists buyers looking for Memphis real estate for sale and aggressively markets Memphis TN homes for sale. Melissa brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Memphis TN home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future –Melissa Thompson will help make the most of your Memphis TN real estate experience. Give her a call today, 901-756-8900, and discover the difference she can make during your family’s next move.

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Melissa Thompson
Crye-Leike Realtors
6525 N Quail Hollow Road
Memphis TN 38120
(901) 729-9526
(901) 756-8900
Fax: (901) 435-0620