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Live Up to Your Expectations! 1744 Mossy Oak Lane

by Melissa Thompson

















Make this AMAZING Collierville Home Yours! Built for entertaining, plus comfortable everyday living spaces. Welcome home to 1744 Mossy Oak Lane, an amazing home located in the Creekside Subdivision in prestigious Collierville, 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, elegant trim, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, 3.5 bathrooms, plantation shutters, smooth ceilings, 3 car garage, attic, laundry room with cabinets, two-story foyer, granite galore, oil rubbed bronze fixtures and Moen faucets, arched doorways, security system, built-in bookshelves, and much more! Enjoy comfortable everyday living in the captivating great room. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in this incredible gourmet eat-in kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, desirable granite countertops, tile backsplash, breakfast bar, large pantry, full complement of GE Profile stainless steel appliances including double ovens and the top oven is convection, microwave, dishwasher, double sinks and cook-top. In addition, this kitchen offers a sunny breakfast area and hearth room. 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, arched bookshelves with cabinets, and an eye-catching 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 enhanced with a spa-inspired luxury master bathroom boasting his and hers walk-in closets with built-in shelving, double vanities, durable tile floor, relaxing whirlpool tub and a divine walk-in shower with a complete tile surround. Play, party and entertain in the large bonus room upstairs. The amazing, fenced backyard features stone flowerbeds, lush landscaping, storage shed, and a delightful patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! This spectacular home is in the Collierville Municipal School District. Do not let this magnificent home pass you by!

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell!

by Melissa Thompson

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the perception of home price changes, perceived ability to qualify for a mortgage, and [an] outlook on the U.S. economy.”

The survey revealed that 75% of homeowners think now is a good time to sell, compared to 70% last quarter. This is a considerable increase from more than a year ago when 66% agreed.

Even though homeowners believe that now is a good time to sell, many have not taken the step to list their homes, as inventory shortages still exist across the country. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, had this to say:

"There are just not enough homeowners deciding to sell because they’re either content where they are, holding off until they build more equity, or hesitant seeing as it will be difficult to find an affordable home to buy...

As a result, inventory conditions have worsened and are restricting sales from breaking out while contributing to price appreciation that remains far above income growth.”

Bottom Line

If you are wondering if now is a good time to sell your house, let’s get together to discuss the opportunities available in our market. 901.729.9526 or [email protected] 

By: KCM Crew

Enjoy the Sound of Silence! 3367 Woodhaven Road

by Melissa Thompson

















If you want a peace and quiet home with elbow room, this is the place for you! This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1.23 Acres located at a dead end street. It is 4 minutes driving time to I-40. The lot contains all new landscaping with large, mature trees. This place has tons of storage space with two metal sheds and separate storage room under the deck. This home has all new stainless steel appliances, water heater and ceiling fans. All lighting is LED. There is over 70 feet of deck for you to relax on and have guests over for a cookout; the bonus is the fire pit/barbeque pit for such entertaining. There is a new roof over a portion of the decks so you can relax outside on rainy days. This home is in The Lake Windemiere Subdivision so you will have access to a private 24 acre lot for fishing or boating. Huge lot with privacy beauty and all the potential you want!

Stop and Smell the NEW!

by Melissa Thompson

















Amazing Brand New 5 Bedroom (2Down), 4.5Bath, Celtic Manor Built Home in The Stables Subdivision in the Sought After Wolf River Corridor of Collierville! All Bedrooms with Attached Baths, Granite Galore, Incredible Covered Porch with Fireplace, Gleaming White Oak Hardwood Floors, GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances, Soaring Smooth Ceilings, Soft Close Drawers & Doors, Incognito Custom Closets, Spacious Great Room with Gas Log Fireplace, Bonus & Media Room, 3 Car Garage, Architectural 30 Year Asphalt Roof!

101 Things To Do In Memphis #72: 4th of July Guide To Memphis

by Melissa Thompson

Looking for things to do this July 4th? You are in luck! There are plenty of places to watch fireworks, watch a parade, listen to music and enjoy delicious food in the Memphis area!


Shelby Farms Star-Spangled Celebration
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive N
12:00 PM
Free under 10
Blankets & chairs recommended. Picnic baskets allowed, but no coolers. No alcohol can be brought into the event but can be purchased on site. Bathing suits suggested for kids splashing in Water Fun Inflatables. Jeans not permitted on inflatables. This is a newer one of the July 4th Events in Memphis.

Arlington Fireworks
Arlington Sports Complex
11307 Memphis Arlington Rd
6:00 PM
Festivities begin at 6:00pm with fireworks starting at approximately 9:15pm. Contact [email protected] for more details and information.


Flag Collage Craft
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change 

Independence Celebration
Overton Square
2101 Madison
7:00 PM
Free with drinks for purchase.
Join Overton Square for a family-friendly Independence Celebration concert in the Tower Courtyard on Sunday, July 2! Enjoy the rockin’ sounds of the Jackson Regiment from Mississippi’s 41st Army Band as they tell the Army story through their toe-tapping, upbeat music.


Fireworks Art with Cupcake Liners
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change

Millington Freedom Celebration
Navy Lake
6231 Kerrville Rosemark Rd, Millington
5:00 PM
$5 for parking
Bring your picnic basket, blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs! Food and beverage concessions will be available. Alcohol will be sold. Please for the safety of everyone no pets, no fireworks, no open fires, no grills, no tents, no soliciting and no political campaigning. Faithfully Journey will be performing. Come join us for the most spectacular fireworks display in the area.

City of Bartlett Fireworks
Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center
Hwy 70 & Appling Road
6:00 PM
Plan to start the night with live musical entertainment provided by the Bartlett Community Concert Band starting at 6:00 followed by Jamie Baker & the VIP’s at 7:15, activities for all ages including a car display, children’s activities, concessions and more. When the sun goes down the night sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks show!

Fitz Casino Fireworks
Fitz Casino
711 Lucky Ln, Robinsonville, MS 38664
6:00 PM
Watch a spectacular fireworks showcase light up the night sky on the Fitz front lawn. Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets as you enjoy live entertainment starting at 6pm.

Collierville Indepence Day Celebration
Cox Park
440 West Powell Rd
6:30 PM
Food vendors will be open at 6:00pm, entertainment will begin at 6:30p, & the grand finale fireworks show will start at 9:30p.

Redbirds’ Indepence Celebration
AutoZone Park
200 Union Ave
6:35 PM
$9 and up
The Memphis Redbirds’ Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 3, presented by AutoZone, includes the biggest postgame fireworks display in AutoZone Park history and a specialty ticket option that includes an All-American baseball picnic!

Memphis Stars & Stripes Kids Run
Memphis Botanic Gardens
750 Cherry Rd
7:00 PM
The race will celebrate the American Red Cross and its Ready Shelby Program and honor our local heroes including military, fire, law enforcement, and first responders.


Central Gardens Parade
Central Gardens
Carr & Willett
8:00 AM
Held on July 4th, the parade is a Central Gardens tradition for more than 30 years. This event attracts 300-400 attendees to the 1500 block of Carr Ave. (between Willett and Rozelle). Join us on Independence Day morning for free refreshments, children’s and pets’ patriotic costume competitions, music and more.

High Point Terrace Parade
High Point
Aurora Circle
9:00 AM
The High Point Terrace neighborhood celebrates its annual Fourth of July parade, as floats, cars and bicycles are decked out in stars and stripes. Probably the longest running of the July 4th Events in Memphis!

Cordova CC Parade
Community Center Grounds
1017 Sanga
9:30 AM
Parade, Judging & Awarding of Prizes. Enjoy Free Refreshments Following the Parade

Cooper Young Parade
Peabody Elementary
2086 Young Ave
10:00 AM
Join us for our annual 4th of July Family Parade! We’re getting excited for this fantastic event and we hope you are, too. This year we’ll feature facepainting from Paint it Cool Body Art, pobsicles, and a contest for the best-decorated wagon, bike, or person!

Fireworks Art with Cupcake Liners
2525 Central Avenue
10:00 AM
Free with museum admission.
Craft schedule is subject to change

Germantown Fireworks
Municipal Park
5:00 PM
Events begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p. Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts, refreshments and a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date.

July 4th at the Peabody
149 Union Ave
5:00 PM
Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Open to the public. No cover charge. A great view to see all the July 4th Events in Memphis!

Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks
Olive Branch City Park
8267 Goodman Rd
6:00 PM
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Olive Branch City Park or this free event. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors and more. World class fireworks begin at 9:15pm. Live music entertainment by Skyelor Anderson, followed by a HUGE fireworks display set to music.

Southaven July 4th Celebration
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
6285 Snowden Lane
6:30 PM
Looking for a fun place to watch 4th of July fireworks? The City of Southaven invites you to its annual July 4th Celebration at Snowden Grove Park, BankPlus Amphitheater. Free admission and picnics and coolers are welcome.

July 4th at Mud Island Park
Mud Island
125 North Front Street
7:00 PM
Bring your family and friends to Mud Island River Park for the 2017 Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular! Grab your blanket, picnic basket, and lawn chairs for a day of family fun!

Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Memphis Riverboats
251 Riverside Dr
7:00 PM
Come enjoy a 2 hour cruise on Ol Man River featuring our Live House Blues and Jazz Band, one trip buffet-style meal, and cash/credit bar. Advance reservations suggested.

Big River Crossing Lights
Harahan Bridge
Downtown Memphis
The bridge will definitely be lit up in red, white and blue, so make plans to watch the lights from Martyr’s Park, Tom Lee Park, or any rooftop. You might want to walk across it and watch during the fireworks show. This will be a one of kind experience.

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Quick Fix Tricks to Make Your House Sparkling Clean!

by Melissa Thompson

Putting your house on the market can be stressful in many ways.  Not only are you preparing to move yourself, you also need to keep your home looking as perfect as possible  for potential buyers.  Here are some quick fix tricks to help you get your house in order and ready to show:

 1. Cleaning the Microwave - No matter how dirty your microwave is, you can have it clean and shining in less than five minutes with this trick!  Slice a lemon in two.  Put it in a cup and add some cinnamon.  Place the cup in the microwave and “cook” on low power for 10 minutes.  Wipe the inside of the microwave clean with a damp cloth.  The cinnamon makes it smell nice.

2. Dusting That Lasts - The secret here is to wipe your furniture down with a little bit of cooking oil on a paper towel. This will do two things.  The first is that it will make your furniture shine nicely.  The second is that it adds an anti-static layer which repels dust.  You will need to dust again eventually, but not for a much longer time.

3. Getting Kids’ Artwork Off the Wall for Good - Finding that your creative child has used a wall for artwork with a pen or permanent marker is the worst! The good news is that the stain can be removed.  Try squeezing toothpaste (not the gel kind) onto a damp cloth.  Rub the toothpaste over the stain and watch it disappear. Here are some other ways to get marker off walls.

4. Keeping Window Tracks Clean - If you’re showing your house on a nice day, you’re going to want to have your windows open.  But if you do that, you want to make sure that the window tracks are super clean.  The easiest way to make sure they are, is to sprinkle the area with baking powder and then add vinegar.  Don’t worry when it starts to bubble; it’s supposed to do that!  Leave it for 15 minutes.  Then wipe it clean with a paper towel and done!

5. Shiny Bathtubs -  You won’t believe how easy it is to clean your bathtubs this way!  First, warm (don’t boil) some vinegar in the microwave.  Mix it with equal parts soap solutions in a spray bottle.  Spray all over the bath.  Leave it for about 30 minutes.  Come back and wipe clean.  The shine you get will amaze you! Don't forget to keep that toilet bowl clean and shiny as well!

6. Keeping Animal Fur off Blankets - Do you have pets that shed?  If so, you know the struggle of keeping your house fur free.  Vacuuming regularly helps, but doesn’t keep the fur off things such as blankets and throws.  Believe it or not, there is a way to do that. Wash them once in white vinegar and you will discover that the fur never sticks to them afterward!

Hopefully these brilliant, time-saving tips will help you keep your house ready to show!

Make this Amazing Home Among the Beautiful Lakes of Olive Branch MS Yours! Welcome Home to This Charming All on One Level 3 Bedroom Home Among the Beautiful Lakes in Olive Branch MS in Sought After Plantation Lakes Featuring a Split Bedroom Plan, Gleaming Wood Floors, Security System, Keyless Entry, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen with Full Complement of Appliances & Breakfast Bar, Spacious Vaulted Great Room with Cozy Gas Fireplace, Romantic Coffered Master Suite with Attached Bath with Double Sinks, Gracious Entry, 2 Car Garage, Attic, Delightful Fenced Backyard with Nice Patio & Above Ground Pool! Active HOA! Call Lance Vaughn with the Your Key to Memphis Real Estate Team with any questions or to schedule a private showing (901) 734-5583.

Welcome home to 4664 Hunters Glade Lane, an amazing 4 bedroom home situated in the Hunters Walk Subdivision in Bartlett. Built for entertaining this spacious home offers an open and airy floor plan with comfortable everyday living spaces as well as formal living areas. Greet your guests as they enter the gracious wood floored entry leading to the dining room and great room. Cooking will be a delight in the wonderful eat-in kitchen equipped with a full complement of appliances including double ovens, microwave, cook-top, and dishwasher. Enjoy your morning coffee in the delightful breakfast area. Open to the kitchen is the hearth room enhanced with TV niche and a romantic cozy fireplace, perfect for those cold winter nights. Host the finest dinner parties in the formal dining room. Come home after a hard day and relax in the spacious, warm and inviting two-story great room. The laundry room has cabinets for storage. Romantic master suite is enhanced with a luxurious bathroom featuring whirlpool tub, separate shower and a double sink vanity. Relax outside in the delightful fenced backyard with a covered patio, perfect for cookouts and parties! Don’t miss out on this Bartlett Beauty!

Romantic Brand New Collierville TN Home! 1617 Preakness Run Lane

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!

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US

by Melissa Thompson

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

Thinking about buying your own Memphis TN home, Call your local expert’s at The Melissa Thompson Team 901-729-9526.



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