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Open House in Collierville and Piperton! Sunday, August 18!

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245 N LAKE RD, Piperton, TN | $679,900
 
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12577 BRAVO RD, Collierville, TN | $585,000
 
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Move-In Ready Bartlett Beauty! 4250 Steffan Woods Cove

by Melissa Thompson

4250 STEFFAN WOODS CV, Bartlett, TN

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4 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10059285 to view more pictures of this property. Don't Let This Move-In Ready Bartlett Beauty Getaway! Featuring 4 Bedrooms (3 Down), Gleaming Wood Floors, New Windows, New Carpet, Open Floor Plan, Lovely Dining Room w/Columns & Arched Doorways Opens to the Spacious Great Room w/Cozy Fireplace, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Full Complement of Appliances, Laundry Room w/Cabinets, 4th Bedroom Upstairs Makes a Great Playroom, Romantic Master Suite w/Luxury Bath, 2 Car Garage, Nice Backyard w/Covered Patio & 12x16 Storage Shed! Bartlett Schools!

 

How to Ease Your Hunt for an Accessible Home

by Melissa Thompson


House hunting can be a stressful or exhilarating experience, depending on how it’s handled. If you’re unprepared, however, you may struggle to find what you need, especially if you require an accessible home. Thankfully, you can take steps to make your search much easier.

Before You Begin

The first thing to do during this adventure is to look at your town and see how much the average home costs, and what listing prices look like. By doing so, you are not only better informed about how much you should offer but what price range to expect for your budget. For example, the median listing price for homes in Memphis sits at around $149,900. This figure will vary by neighborhood, but you can use it as a jumping-off point.

Also, if the appraised price of a home does not match the market value, you might have room to argue for a new price that is more in line with average rates. Similarly, look at what you can haggle over with the owner to sweeten your purchase, such as closing costs, home warranty, or any possible updates you would like completed.

Bathroom Features

Unfortunately, many houses aren’t made with accessibility in mind. Given that, you may have to make the alterations you require, so look for properties that allow modification. Sadly, if you have your eye on an older home, you may have to deal with certain obstacles, particularly in bathrooms. For instance, tearing into a wall to add a zero-entry shower, pedestal sink, or even installing grab bars and new flooring could release VOCs and asbestos. So, it’s best to look for homes on the newer side, as well as those with enough space to be changed or expanded.

Kitchen Amenities

Kitchen remodels can run into the thousands of dollars, so it can save you a pretty penny if you can find one that already has some degree of accessibility. According to Kitchen Magic, these features might include lowered cabinets and countertops, as well as open spaces to allow mobility. However, not every modification has to be an expense, or require a remodel, as small changes can make cooking easier and safer. Specifically, if there is space, you could bring in a short table to allow food prep to be done without danger or strain. Similarly, touch can-openers, lap cutting boards, and more can also help you cook in peace.

Hall and Walkway Dimensions

There is nothing worse than not feeling mobile in your own home. To ensure that you can maneuver freely, you’ll want to be certain both the halls and doorways are wide enough to meet your needs. On average, a wheelchair requires 36 inches to safely and easily pass through. Yet, for absolute safety, it's best to look for homes with 48-inch doorways and walking paths to accommodate a wheelchair and another person simultaneously. After all, no one should feel trapped or frustrated when moving through the place that is meant to offer shelter and peace.

Mobility Concerns

With mobility in mind, you’ll want to consider the entryways and stairs of a potential property. While it's possible to find no-step entries, to make coming and going safer, don’t despair if you can’t. In fact, it doesn’t take long or cost too much to have a ramp custom built for your house. Moreover, you needn’t look only at ranch-style properties to find something that you can work with since navigation can be simplified with just a stairlift. With top of the line models costing between $3,000 to $4,500, all you need is a little wiggle room in your budget.

The best way to arm yourself when looking for a home is to know what you need. By understanding your local housing market, knowing the median listing price of homes in your preferred area, and the dimensions you’ll want from a property, you can ease your journey. After all, this should be an exciting time, not something that causes undue stress.

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Open House in East Memphis!

by Melissa Thompson

4371 BURGUNDY RD, Memphis, TN

OPEN HOUSE Sun, 2:00PM to 4:00PM

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4 BEDROOMS | 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10057643 to view more pictures of this property. Gorgeous 4 Bedroom(3 Down), 3.5 Bath East Memphis Home You Have to See to Believe Featuring Lush Landscaping, Neutral Colors, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Tons of Closet Space, New Blinds, Large Living Rm w/Fireplace, Lovely Formal Dining Rm, Spacious Great Rm w/Cozy Fireplace, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Full Complement of Appliances & Built-In Desk, Laundry Rm w/Cabinets, Huge Bonus Rm, Delightful Backyard w/Nice Patio & Storage Building, Walk-In Attic, 2Car Garage, Wrought Iron Security Doors!

 


Luxury Home on 2.96 Acres in Piperton! 400 Windbrook Drive

by Melissa Thompson

400 WINDBROOK DR, Piperton, TN

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4 BEDROOMS | 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10057595 to view more pictures of this property. Live Up to Your Expectations in this Stunning 4BR, 3.5BA Home Situated on 2.96 Acres w/Beautiful Lake,Open Flr Plan,Granite Galore,Gleaming Hardwood Flrs,Smooth Ceilings,Spacious Great Rm w/Fireplace & Built-In Cabinets,Gourmet Eat-In Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances,Tile Backsplash & Granite,Lovely Dining Rm,Romantic Downstairs Master Suite w/Spa-Inspired Bath,Huge Bonus Rm,Office,3Car Garage,Wonderful Covered Patio w/Fireplace & Outdoor Kitchen Area w/Built-In Grill Overlooking the Lake!

 

Fabulous 4BR East Memphis Home! 4371 Burgundy Road

by Melissa Thompson

4371 BURGUNDY RD, Memphis, TN

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4 BEDROOMS | 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10057643 to view more pictures of this property. Gorgeous 4 Bedroom(3 Down), 3.5 Bath East Memphis Home You Have to See to Believe Featuring Lush Landscaping, Neutral Colors, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Tons of Closet Space, New Blinds, Large Living Rm w/Fireplace, Lovely Formal Dining Rm, Spacious Great Rm w/Cozy Fireplace, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Full Complement of Appliances & Built-In Desk, Laundry Rm w/Cabinets, Huge Bonus Rm, Delightful Backyard w/Nice Patio & Storage Building, Walk-In Attic, 2Car Garage, Wrought Iron Security Doors!

 

Mortgage Timeline 101

by Melissa Thompson


Buying your first home, while exciting, is also likely to be the biggest and most complex purchase you will have made up to this point in your life.  But there is no need to let yourself get overwhelmed. Take the time to educate yourself about the process and it will be a lot less stressful.  Let’s start with your mortgage loan.  If you have never acquired one before, you may not realize that from start to finish, it can take from about three to five months to complete the process.  Let’s take a look at the approximate timeline for a mortgage:

  1. FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD (TWO WEEKS)

This is the time when you will determine the type of mortgage you will apply for, find out what your credit rating is, and figure out how much you can afford for a monthly payment.While it can probably be done pretty quickly, give yourself about a week so that you can take your time.The second week will be for getting your pre-approval letter. 18 Ways to Check Your Credit Score for Absolutely Free

  1. START YOUR HOME SEARCH/FIND YOUR HOME/MAKE AN OFFER (THREE TO EIGHT WEEKS)

Now, the fun begins! Once you have procured a preapproval, you can start looking for the right home for you and your family. Depending on the market and availability of homes that fall in your price range and appeal to you, this step can go pretty quickly, or it can take a while.Once you’ve found the right home, your Realtor will help you come up with an offer and will submit it to the seller’s agent. Avoid these Seven Mistakes When Making an Offer onHouse

  1. FIND A MORTGAGE LENDER/GET HOME INSPECTION & APPRAISAL (FIVE TO SIX WEEKS)

Once the seller has accepted your offer, it’s time to finalize your mortgage offers and get loan estimates. It’s smart to get rate quotes from at least three lenders so you can compare and find the best one for you. This may take about a week and the appraisal may take three to four weeks. Before you close on your home you need to order a home inspection to ascertain the condition of the home.Your lender will also schedule a home appraisal to confirm the home’s value. The Home Appraisal Process

  1. COMPLETION OF MORTGAGE OVERWRITING AND CLOSING (TWO TO FOUR WEEKS)

If all goes well with the inspection and the appraisal is complete, you are ready to proceed.The mortgage lender will verify your income, assets, debt, and home value details.When all has been cleared to close, you will receive a closing disclosure which will sum up the terms of your loan and what you will owe at closing.You will be given at least three days to review it.Once you’ve determined that everything is as it should be, you are ready to close on your new home! What You Should Expect When Closing on a 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 today at 901-729-9526!

Beautiful Home in the Gated Newton Court Subdivision in East Memphis!

by Melissa Thompson

5226 NEWTON OAK CIR S, Memphis, TN

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4 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/10057097 to view more pictures of this property. Beautiful Well Maintained Home in the Gated Newton Court Subdivision in East Memphis Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Open Floor Plan, Smooth Ceilings, Neutral Colors, Gleaming Wood Floors, Arched Doorways, Wonderful Eat-Kitchen with Full Compliment of Appliances Opens to the Hearth Room Enhanced with a Cozy Fireplace, Lovely Dining Room, Spacious Great Room, Romantic Master Suite with Luxury Bath, Loft Area Makes a Great Office, Large Bonus Room/4th Bedroom, Fenced Backyard, 2Car Garage & More

 

Be Prepared to Pay Closing Costs

by Melissa Thompson


When you make an offer on a home and it gets accepted, you have every reason to be excited. Becoming a homeowner is making an investment in your own future; likely the largest financial investment you will make.  However, it is prudent to be aware that there are other costs involved in purchasing a home other than your down payment and monthly mortgage payments.

Closing costs are an expense you may not be aware of if you are a first-time homebuyer.  These costs must be paid prior to closing on the home. They include property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, title search fees, and appraisal fees.  In addition, the closing costs provide the funds that pay the people who have performed services throughout the loan process, like the appraiser and your real estate agent.

Your closing costs will be itemized for you and provided at your closing. But it’s important that you look over them closely and take the time to ask any questions you may have before you sign any documents.  If there is something you don’t understand, your mortgage banker or Realtor can explain it to you.

The homebuyer can negotiate with the seller to determine who will cover the closing costs, but every loan has different guidelines about how much a seller can pay.  Your mortgage banker can provide you with your options. How to Negotiate Who Pays Closing Costs

Whether you end up paying for all or just some of your closing costs, it’s crucial for you to include the amount you will have to pay into your budget.  You can estimate the cost by calculating 2% to 6% of your purchase price.  For example, if your loan is $200,000, your closing costs will range anywhere from $4,000 to $12,000.  You will also receive a document from your mortgage banker after you apply for your loan that will list the anticipated closing costs.  They may change a little during the process, but it will give you a good idea of what to expect.

So, while saving for a down payment is an obvious necessity, you may want to also set aside some cash each month to go toward other expenses associated with buying a new home. What it Really Costs to Buy a 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 today at 901-729-9526!

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New Construction in Collierville TN! 1512 Painted Horse Pass

by Melissa Thompson

1512 PAINTED HORSE PASS, Collierville, TN

OPEN HOUSE Sun, 2:00PM to 4:00PM

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5 BEDROOMS | 6 Baths (5 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10030448 to view more pictures of this property. Amazing Brand New 5BR(2Down),5.1BA Celtic Manor Built Home in The Stables Subdivision in the Sought After Wolf River Corridor of Collierville! Granite Galore, Gleaming White Oak Hardwood Flrs, GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances, GE Monogram Professional Series 36"Gas Range w/6 Burners, Smooth Ceilings, Soft Close Drawers & Doors, Incognito Custom Closets, Great Rm w/Gas Log Fireplace, Architectural 30Year Asphalt Roof, Central Woodwork NeverRot PVC Energy Star 2.5 Compliant Windows & Doors!

 


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