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Join us for Collierville TN Open Houses, Sunday May 21!

by Melissa Thompson

Join us for our Open Houses on Sunday, May 21 from 2:00-4:00!

441 Shambala Drive, Collierville, TN 38017

440 Shambala Drive, Collierville, TN 38017

447 Ethan Cove, Collierville, TN 38017

Celebrating Mom in Memphis!

by Melissa Thompson

The best way to show your Mom how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day is to spend time with her!  Here are some activities happening in and around Memphis to celebrate this special day:

Mother's Day Brunch at Memphis Botanic Garden

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Treat Mom to an unforgettable experience in the Japanese Garden, featuring a gourmet buffet by Fuel, live music by Objekt 12, children's crafts, and outdoor family fun.

Kendra Scott will be on hand with a special 10% discount so you can pamper mom just a little more!

Two seating times available:
Early seating: 10:30 a.m.-click here for tickets
Late seating: 12:30 p.m.-click here for tickets.

This event sells out every year...early ticket purchase is recommended!

Mother's Day Memorial Butterfly Release

Sun, May 14, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

Forest Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery East
2440 Whitten Road 
Memphis, TN 38133

The loss of a mother, child, or loved one can make Mother's Day a very sad time of year. In remembrance of those who have touched our hearts and shaped our lives, we invite all members of our community to our Mother's Day Memorial Butterfly Release.

Iconic and uplifting, the butterfly release symbolizes beauty, serenity, peace, and hope. The hour-long program is designed to comfort and inspire. Each guest will receive a live butterfly for release. We encourage participants to register their attendance in advance. 

For more details, visit our website, 

You may also contact our community outreach coordinator, Ashley Parker, (901) 382-1000. 

The Hudson Dining Experience: Mother's Day Brunch

Sun, May 14, 2017
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

1245 North Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38016

Come experience great food as we celebrate Mother's Day. This will be small intimate event with live jazz and some our favorites such as Mimosas, Omelet Bar, Coffee Beverages, Chicken and Waffles, Mac and Cheese, Carving Station, Collard Greens and Cornbread.

Mother's Day at AutoZone Park

AutoZone Park is the place for family fun on Mother's Day!

The Redbirds are including all mothers in the regular Sunday promotions, which means moms also get an ice cream treat upon entering on Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (normally reserved for kids 12 and under), and moms can run the bases with their kids after the game as part of Kids Run the Bases.

In addition, the first 1,000 women 18 and older receive a carnation, compliments of Holliday Flowers.

Fans may also purchase a specialty ticket package that includes brunch on the Club Level and a Dugout ticket to see the Redbirds take on El Paso, plus the opportunity to play catch on the field before the game. The brunch and on-field catch will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. Specialty tickets for the Mother's Day brunch, catch, and game package are $35 per person. Space is limited.

The menu for brunch includes:

- Shrimp and Grits
- Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
- Fresh Made Waffles
- Roasted Garlic Breakfast Potatoes
- Country Sausage
- Bacon
- Tortellini
- Tortellini with Grilled Chicken
- Salad Bar
- Seasonal Fresh Fruits
- Danishes and Croissants
- Cornbread Muffins
- Champagne and Mimosa Bar
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries

In addition, Gildan will be at the ballpark for a "Pampering at the Park" Mother's Day event. Representatives will be handing out t-shirts, including kids t-shirts reading "I love my mom because ___," and there will be a team on site to do mini-massages and mini-manicures.


These are just a few of many exciting and fun things to do in Memphis to celebrate Mothers this weekend!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Romantic Brand New Collierville TN Home!

by Melissa Thompson

Welcome home to 1617 Preakness Run Lane, a spectacular, brand new Celtic Manor built home situated in The Stables Subdivision in the sought after Wolf River Corridor of Collierville! Built for entertaining this home offers an open floor plan with impressive formal rooms, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Quality features include 5 bedrooms with 2 down, 4.5 baths, large game room upstairs, granite galore, gleaming white oak hardwood floors, incredible covered porch with fireplace, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, GE Monogram Professional Series 36" gas range with 6 burners, butler’s pantry, laundry room with sink and cabinets, tons of built-ins, soaring smooth ceilings, soft close drawers and doors, incognito custom closets, spacious great room with a cozy romantic gas log fireplace, 3 car garage, crown molding, 2 A.O. Smith gas water heaters, Tamko Heritage architectural 30 year asphalt roof, 1 gas line to the porch for a grill, Trane XR14 Seer HVAC units, and so much more!

After several years of an intense focus on process improvement, Germantown now has the highest possible rating when it comes to the Germantown Fire Department’s capacity to respond to and fight fires.

Germantown Fire Department has been awarded a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities through the United States.  ISO analyzes the data using its Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and then assigns a rating number between 1 and 10 with 1 being the best. 

Germantown’s Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible. It means Germantown homeowners could see a reduction in their insurance premiums. It means businesses looking to locate in Germantown have an even greater incentive to invest. It also proves the Germantown Fire Department, Water Department and dispatch services have demonstrated they are at the top of their game when it comes to reliability.

Currently, only three other fire departments in Tennessee and only 241 fire departments across the country have achieved this top rating, representing the top 0.5% of the over 46,000 evaluated agencies nationwide.  The department had previously received a Class 3 rating.

“The Germantown Fire Department works hard to continuously improve our services to the community,” said Fire Chief John Selberg “We are proud of achieving the Class 1 rating as it reflects the hard work and dedication of all of our personnel, including efforts to reduce loss through fire fighting and fire prevention.  This wouldn’t be possible without the support and commitment to public safety from Mayor Palazzolo, the Aldermen and City Administrator Lawton,” he added.

The ISO evaluation includes an analysis of all fire department operations, including fire suppression capabilities, community risk reduction and fire prevention efforts, available personnel and equipment, and distribution of emergency response resources to provide optimal protection for the community.  The evaluation also includes analysis of key supporting elements, such as those from the Germantown Police Dispatch Center for 911 services and available water supply and hydrant system provided by the Germantown Public Works Department.  The high scores reflect efforts by the Germantown Information Technology Department to support dispatch systems as well as grant funding from the Shelby County 911 Commission to upgrade our dispatch and fire station alerting systems.

The Fire Department’s Class 1 rating is a reflection of Germantown’s commitment to provide the best possible public safety services to the community.  “This is truly a team effort.  Our fire fighters did a great job helping us meet all the requirements for a Class 1 rating.  Our Public Works Department provides us with one of the best water supply systems in our area, our Dispatch Center and Information Technology Department work hard to provide fast and effective dispatch services for Fire and Police, and our Fire Marshal’s Office provides targeted fire prevention education and thorough inspection programs,” said Chief Selberg.

This improved rating will be published in August 2017.  The ISO Class 1 rating is a confirmation of the City’s dedication to the best services for the community and City employees’ motto of “Excellence, Every Day!”

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Escape the Memphis heat and enjoy your favorite films inside the historic Orpheum Theatre this summer. This year’s series includes classics, movies you can sing to, and films for the whole family to enjoy.

Pre-Show Fun

Doors open an hour before showtime. Patrons can arrive early to grab a themed drink special, test their movie trivia knowledge, take a picture at the photo booth, and enjoy the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Costumes are always encouraged but never required.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Summer Movie Series went on sale Friday, May 5, at 10am. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Packages of 10 tickets are available for $60 and may be used for a single movie or spread throughout the series. 


This year’s line-up:

Jun 2, 2017 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Jun 8, 2017 Breakfast at Tiffany's

Jun 10, 2017 The Sandlot

Jun 22, 2017 Psycho

Jun 23, 2017 The Wizard of Oz

Jun 29, 2017 Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Jun 30, 2017 Dirty Harry

Jul 7, 2017 The Princess Bride

Jul 14, 2017 The Maltese Falcon

Jul 21, 2017 Grease

Aug 11, 2017 Gone with the Wind

Aug 12, 2017 Coming to America

Aug 25, 2017 The Rocky Horror Picture Show


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Welcome home to 6846 Tree Spring Cove, an amazing Bartlett 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, updated lighting fixtures, soaring ceilings, gracious entry, granite, irrigation system, romantic fireplace, crown molding, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, laundry room, sparkling Gunite in-ground pool, and so much more! Cooking will be a delight in this incredible eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, pantry, desirable granite counter-tops, durable tile floors, island breakfast bar with pendant lighting, and a full complement of stainless steel appliances including an oven, range, microwave, dishwasher and double sinks. The sunny breakfast area is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating hearth/sun room located off the spacious kitchen and features tons of natural light beaming in through the windows! Host the finest dinner parties in the romantic dining room embellished with a dazzling pendant light. The spacious great room is the perfect place to entertain and relax featuring a cozy fireplace perfect for those romantic nights at home. You will rest easy in your downstairs master retreat featuring a spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasting an elongated dual sink vanity, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower. This home offers one additional bedroom downstairs and two more upstairs. Play, party or entertain in the large upstairs bonus room complete with a sky light. Relax outside in the fenced backyard with a sparkling in-ground Gunite pool, patio, and a nice deck, perfect for cookouts and parties! This amazing home also offers a 2 car garage, laundry room, storage building, and is in the sought-after Bartlett School District!

Welcome home to 1321 Riverdale Road, an amazing Germantown home situated on 1.3 acres within walking distance of the Wolf River Greenway, 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, romantic fireplace, crown molding, huge floored attic, 6 bedrooms plus a large bonus room, handicapped accessible mother-in-law suite, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, laundry room with cabinets and sink, resort style backyard with a gazebo and tiki hut, large double garage as well as a workshop with counter tops, cabinets, and shelving, and so much more! If you love outdoor living, whether it’s hanging with family, entertaining friends or hosting parties and showers, this is your dream home! It offers three distinct entertaining areas that all adjoin for your larger gatherings. The first area is a gorgeous gazebo with a 70 inch big screen TV that includes a lovely granite table that seats 8. This area is ideal for watching your favorite NFL game in the fall as well as entertaining or just enjoying your morning java outside while catching up on the news. The second area is a large outdoor table with a beautiful rock top that seats anywhere from 8–12. It works well for dining or projects. The third area will make you feel like you’re in Hawaii or watching a rerun of Gilligan’s Island. It’s a whimsical Tiki Hut with a thatched roof. It can seat 4–6 and has a spectacular one-of-a-kind distressed wood table in the middle for snacks or meals. All the outdoor area is surrounded by tropical plants, flowers, and a huge palm tree. Situated on 1.3 acres, there is an enormous yard below the bamboo fenced entertaining area. It can accommodate a trampoline, treehouse and bad mitten and can be used to play soccer, football or just about any sport. As you enter this amazing home you are welcomed into the gracious entry with two sets of French doors. One set leads to the office and the second set leads to the craft room. Either room would make a wonderful formal dining room as well. Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room flaunting a romantic 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, desirable granite countertops, travertine flooring, breakfast bar with pendant lighting, pantry, full complement of stainless steel appliances including a self-cleaning oven, microwave, dishwasher, double sinks, and cook-top. 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 hearth room located off the kitchen illuminated with tons of natural light beaming in through the windows, and exceptional bookcases that flank the staircase leading upstairs. You will rest easy in your romantic downstairs master retreat with a walk-in closet, and a private bathroom featuring an elongated quartz vanity, durable tile floor, and a tub/shower combination with a complete tile surround. This home offers four additional bedrooms downstairs and one more gigantic bedroom upstairs with two mammoth walk-in closets. The handicapped mother-in-law suite has a huge bathroom with granite vanity and is located off the great room allowing easy access to the common areas of the house. Upstairs you will find an enormous bonus room offering a great space for recreational fun with soft Berber carpeting. This stunning home is in the sought after Germantown School District (Riverdale Elementary and Houston High)! Do not let this magnificent Germantown home get away!

Welcome home to this extremely well maintained 2 bedroom condo in a great East Memphis Location on a nice quiet street, but close to shopping and restaurants! This Chatham Village Community has a clubhouse and a sparkling in-ground pool! As you walk in the front door you are welcomed into this magnificent great room. Fabulous, light filled great room opens to the breakfast area and comes complete with gleaming wood floors, plantation shutters and is the perfect spot to relax at days end. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in this updated kitchen complete with desirable granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, dishwasher, self-cleaning oven, smooth cooktop, microwave, wood floors, recessed lighting and a breakfast bar. The charming breakfast area has double glass doors leading to the fenced brick patio area and it opens to the great room and is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Outstanding master bedroom is enhanced with a closet, soft carpet and a shared bathroom. Terrific second bedroom features a neutral color palette, plush carpeting, window and a closet. The well landscaped, partially covered brick patio is great for cookouts! Covered parking if available can be secured for $10 a month. If you are looking for security and comfort and a turn of a key lifestyle, here you go...this condo is for you!!

Four Reasons to Buy a Home Now!

by Melissa Thompson

You may be wondering if this is the best time to buy a home.  Spring is a busy time in general for real estate transactions and right now it’s a seller's market, meaning supply is low and demand is high. But the truth is, there are always excellent reasons to buy a house, regardless of market activity.

First, buying is cheaper than renting. The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The report reveals that:

“Interest rates have remained low, and even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation…Nationally, rates would have to reach 9.1% for renting to be cheaper than buying. Rates haven’t been that high since January of 1995, according to Freddie Mac.”

Another benefit of homeownership is that it forces you to save money. The financial commitment you make when you buy a home means that your monthly housing cost must be paid, no matter what.  When you take on this responsibility, it may inspire you to be more frugal and to save more.

Tax deductions are also a perk of owning a home. There are many tax advantages, including (but not limited to) reducing your taxable income by deducting interest paid on a home mortgage and deducting property taxes paid.

Finally, experts expect home price appreciation to continue. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.

The bottom line is that buying a home now will prove to be a sound financial decision for years to come. Don’t wait!  Contact Melissa Thompson at Your Key To Memphis to find your dream home today!

100th Home Sale Local Charity Drive!

by Melissa Thompson

The Melissa Thompson - Your Key to Memphis Team is pleased to announce the

100th Home Sale Local Charity Drive!

The Melissa Thompson-Your Key to Memphis Team will donate the dollars from our 100th Home Sale to a local non-profit charity chosen by the community. You can participate too!

Click the logo above for information on each charity and to vote for which you think should receive the donation. And remember, you can vote once a day for the duration of the drive.

*commission dollars based on annual averages.

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