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2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!!

by Melissa Thompson

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Some of the housing headlines are causing concern for some consumers who are in the process of either buying or selling a home. Pundits are concerned over the lack of new construction or the month-over-month sales numbers. Let’s set the record straight; 2015 was a good year for residential real estate in the United States and 2016 is starting out stronger.

Here is a graph of total homes sold (new construction and existing homes) in the first two months in 2016 compared to last year:

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Will this momentum continue?

If we look at foot traffic (the number of purchasers currently out looking at homes), we can see that the spring buying market has started early and all indicators point to the fact that we may have the best spring in over a decade.

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

The 2016 housing market started out well and looks to be gaining steam. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, now may be a great time.

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7297 Deep Valley Drive

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 7297 Deep Valley Drive, an amazing Germantown home 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, neutral colors, cozy gas log fireplace, beautiful crown molding, 4 bedrooms, smooth ceilings, 2 attics, updated fixtures, granite countertops, loft overlook, laundry room, and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the great room flaunting a cozy gas log fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, soaring smooth ceiling, crown molding, recessed lighting, cooling ceiling fan, neutral color palette, loft overlook, chair rail, and access to the backyard. Cooking will be a delight in the incredible eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, desirable granite countertops, pantry, island with pendant lighting, breakfast bar, neutral colors, recessed lighting, durable tile floor, full complement of appliances including double ovens, cook-top, stainless steel microwave, dishwasher, and double sinks. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room with a dazzling fixture, gleaming hardwood floors, smooth ceiling, deluxe crown molding and chair rail. The living room would also make a great office and is enhanced smooth ceiling, gorgeous hardwood floors, deluxe crown molding, neutral colors, and chair rail. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat with his and hers walk-in closets, plush carpeting, coffered smooth ceiling, neutral color palette, French door leading to the backyard oasis, and a cooling ceiling fan/light. The spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasts an elongated dual sink vanity, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower with a frameless glass door. This home offers one additional bedroom downstairs and two more bedrooms upstairs. Each comes complete with plush carpeting, smooth ceiling, and closets. The loft overlook makes a great space for workout equipment. Relax outside in the multi-tiered, fenced backyard with a delightful large patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home also offers a 2 car garage with lots of storage space, gracious entry, security system, lush landscaping, and not to mention it is in the Germantown Municipal 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.

4560 Model Cove- An Incredible 5 bedroom Bartlett Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 4560 Model Cove, a charming Bartlett home that you will have to see to believe!! Well-maintained, this spacious home offers an open and airy floor plan. Quality features include gleaming hardwood floors, neutral colors, cozy fireplace, 5 bedrooms and bonus room, plus loads of storage space! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting gleaming hardwood floors, neutral colors, and lots of space to entertain. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen with tile floors , counter space galore, & a full complement of appliances. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area that leads to the Hearth Room! The incredible Hearth Room boasts a tile floor, neutral colors, cooling ceiling fan, and cozy gas fireplace for comfortable everyday living. The master retreat boasts neutral colors, plush carpeting, and cooling ceiling fan. The calming master bathroom features dual vanity sinks, spa tub and walk-in shower. Host the finest of dinner parties in this large dining room with gleaming hardwood floors, elegant chandelier, and crown molding. This home offers three additional spacious bedrooms with plush carpeting and two full baths upstairs. The Bonus/Play Room offers lots of space to play or relax, featuring neutral colors, natural light, plush carpet, and a cooling ceiling fan. The covered patio is perfect for relaxing and entertaining in this large lot! This gorgeous home won’t last long!

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.

REAL ESTATE, SAFETY, AND YOU!

by Melissa Thompson

If you’ve seen the news in the last year you have likely seen a couple very sad stories involving real estate agents meeting unknown potential clients on a whim with little known information about them.  Our policy Pre-Approval to Begin Looking at Homes assists a REALTOR® in staying safe and knowing they are assisting a qualified potential buyer. It also keeps our sellers safe knowing qualified buyers are entering their home! 

Determining how much home you can afford, or what payment you feel comfortable with, can be a trying process. Calling lenders, looking at mortgage loan programs and interest rates can be confusing, to say the least. There is an easy way to get started, and give yourself an idea of where you stand.

I can put you in touch with a mortgage originator and we can start looking today!

101 Things To Do In Memphis #7: Southern Hot Wing Festival

by Melissa Thompson

The Southern Hot Wing Festival is a celebration of the chicken hot wing, the drummie, the flat, flap, and everything in between. Established in 2003 by a local Memphain who felt that the South had more to offer than just amazingly great BBQ, the Southern Hot Wing festival has become a staple event each April bringing with it the warmth and the fire to usher in the Spring!

Supported by numerous dedicated local sponsors, contributors, team participants, bands, and volunteers all raising money to benefit a great local charity, The Ronald McDonald House. This event continues to grow and expand in its size and reach into the generous pockets of Mid-Southerners. Now in its 14th year, it has officially become an annual Memphis tradition.

The fun and excitement of the event include a wing-cooking contest, wing eating contest, live bands, silent auction, kids corner, and much more! The event is open to the general public on April 23rd from 11 am to 7 pm.

As in years past the event will again pack the street with the sweet smell of hot wings, terrific music and entertainment, which the whole family can enjoy. So if you are looking to participate in the contest or are just a fellow hot wing affcionado, you are warmly invited for a taste bud blasting, fun and enjoyable experience here at the 2016 Southern Hot Wing Festival. So bring your kids, bring your friends and come pig out on some great wings from the best teams around!

Learn more on their website

 

By and photo credit: southernhotwingfestival.com

6143 Kimberly Elise Drive - Gorgeous Home on the Golf Course!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 6143 Kimberly Elise Drive, an amazing home that you will have to see to believe! Situated on a beautifully landscaped lot in the Daybreak Subdivision overlooking the sixth tee of the golf course, this home offers quality features including gleaming hardwood floors, cozy fireplace, crown molding, 4 bedrooms, smooth ceilings, updated fixtures, laundry room, remodeled kitchen with granite, high end GE stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinetry, tile backsplash and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating two-story great room flaunting a cozy gas log fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, smooth ceiling, built-in book-shelves with cabinets, loft overlook, cooling ceiling fan, and neutral color palette. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible completely remodeled eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, desirable granite countertops, tile back-splash, recessed lighting, smooth ceiling, beautiful cabinetry, pantry, full complement of high end stainless steel appliances including double self cleaning ovens, dishwasher, microwave drawer, double sinks and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area with access to the lovely backyard. Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling chandelier, gleaming hardwood floors, smooth ceiling, crown molding, and a chair rail. The living room also makes a great office; enhanced with beautiful hardwood floors, smooth ceiling, crown molding, gorgeous chandelier and tons of windows allowing natural light to beam in. You will rest easy in your very own downstairs master retreat with plush carpeting, crown molding, soaring ceiling, recessed lighting, walk-in closet, and a cooling ceiling fan. The spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasts an elongated double sink vanity, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub, and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers three additional bedrooms, each comes complete with plush carpeting, smooth ceilings, closets, neutral color palette, and cooling ceiling fans. Two shared full hall bathrooms come complete with durable tile floor, and a tub/shower combination. Play, party or entertain in the large bonus room upstairs complete with a vaulted smooth ceiling, neutral color palette, and cooling ceiling fan. Relax outside in the fabulous backyard overlooking the sixth tee of the golf course featuring lush landscaping, stone edging around the flowerbeds, and a delightful deck, perfect for cookouts and parties!

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.

Happy Easter!

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The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know

by Melissa Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

 

5292 Shetland Trail Drive - Amazing Home in Arlington Trace Subdivision!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 5292 Shetland Trail Drive, an amazing Arlington home that you will have to see to believe! Built for entertaining, this spacious, move-in ready, well maintained, home offers an open floor plan with impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include gleaming wood floors, new architectural shingle roof, a cozy fireplace, crown molding, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room, security system, expandable bonus room upstairs, updated fixtures and so much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting beautiful wood floors, vaulted ceiling, and a staircase with iron railing. Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, pantry, island/breakfast bar, durable tile floors, and full complement of appliances. Open to the kitchen is the sunny hearth room complete with a TV niche, and a cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. 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 two walk-in closets and private spa-inspired luxury master bathroom featuring separate double sink vanities, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers one additional bedroom downstairs and two more bedrooms upstairs. Relax outside in the large fenced backyard with a delightful patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing pet free home offers a 2 car garage, tons of natural light, walk-in attic, and not to mention it is in the Arlington Municipal School District! It is just minutes from shopping, schools and entertainment!

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.

101 Things To Do In Memphis #6: Fire Museum of Memphis

by Melissa Thompson

The Fire Museum of Memphis is quite literally the Mid-South's hottest attraction. It is America's Premiere Interactive Fire Museum. The Museum is located in the legendary Fire Engine House No.1 on Adams Ave in Downtown Memphis, which is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Fire Station No. 1 opened in 1910 at 118 Adams Avenue in Downtown Memphis. Fire Station No.1 was built during the term of the infamous Mayor of Memphis, EH "Boss" Crump, and Fire Chief, John E. McFadden.  In the early 90’s, the city of Memphis experienced an unusually high fire fatality (up to 2.5 times the national average).  During their search for a solution, The Memphis Fire Department decided to create not just a fire museum housing its rich history, but to impact the fire problem through the creation of an institute for learning and teaching fire and life safety. As such, the mission of the Fire Museum of Memphis is to promote the education of fire and life safety, to reduce injury, life-loss and property-loss related to fire and to recognize and preserve the heritage of the fire service and its contribution to the community. 

At the Fire Museum of Memphis, you can step back in time to a turn-of-the-century firehouse. Fight the flames of a burning skyscraper from a Snorkel basket. Take a look at the horse-drawn era of firefighting from a horse's prospective. Test your ability to find an escape route to survive a fire. Feel the heat of the FedEx Fire Room. Learn about the most devastating fires in the history of Memphis. Test your ability to outsmart “Squirt,” the transformer-like fire truck in the Arcade Room. Discover the proud history of Memphis' first African-American firefighters and much more.

To learn more about the Fire Museum of Memphis and to find their hours of operation and admission prices, check out their website or call 901.636.5650

 

By and photo credit: firemuseum.com

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