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Amazing 5BR New Collierville TN Home! 1513 Painted Horse Pass

by Melissa Thompson

1513 PAINTED HORSE PASS, Collierville, TN

For Sale

$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 6 (5 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |


For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit to view more pictures of this property. Welcome Home to this Amazing New Construction 5 Bedroom (2Down), 5.5 Bath, 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 a Cozy Fireplace, Gleaming White Oak Hardwood Floors, Soaring Smooth Ceilings, Soft Close Drawers and Doors, Incognito Custom Closets, Gourmet Eat-In Kitchen with GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances, Spacious Great Room with Built-In Bookshelves and a Gas Log Fireplace with Custom Mantel and Stone Veneer, Lovely Formal Dining Room, Wonderful Office, Romantic Downstairs Master Suite with a Spa-Inspired Luxury Bathroom, Huge Bonus Room, Nice Laundry Room with a Sink and Lots of Cabinet Space, Mud Room, 3 Car Garage, Architectural 30 Year Asphalt Roof and So Much More! This Fabulous Home is in the Desirable Collierville TN School District – Bailey Station Elementary, Collierville Middle & High School. Do Not Miss Out on This Spectacular Celtic Manor Built Home in Collierville TN!



Warm Wishes for a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

by Melissa Thompson

4446 COLTWOOD DR, Lakeland, TN

$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit to view more pictures of this property. SPECTACULAR Lakeland Home! 5BR Plus Bonus & Media Rm w/Surround Sound, 4.5BA, Plantation Shutters, Smooth Ceilings, Gleaming Hardwood Flrs, Arched Doorways, Updated Fixtures, NEW Custom Designed Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite,Stainless Steel Appl-Double Oven & Wine Cooler, Hearth Rm w/Fireplace, Formal Dining Rm, Spacious Great Rm w/Fireplace, Romantic Downstairs Master Suite w/His & Her Walk-In Closets & Luxury BA, Laundry w/Sink, Mud Rm, Delightful Fenced Backyard w/2Covered Patios, 3Car Garage!

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #32: Memphis Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

by Melissa Thompson

A festival dedicated to delicious food and beer? Sign us up!

Food Truck Festivals of America is officially bringing their festival to the Mid-South, featuring Memphis’ favorite food trucks along with regional and national craft breweries. From MEMPops to Smokin Hot BBQ and Quasi Halal Asian to Voodoo Cafe, there’s something to satisfy all of your cravings. 

  • When: Saturday, September 1st (12PM-5PM)
  • Where: Tanger Outlets (5205 Airways Blvd,Southaven)
  • Cost: $6-$25// FREE admission for Children 12 and under.

Food Truck Festivals of America was started back in 2011 with the goal of introducing communities to food trucks and supporting the local business owners who run them. As the food truck phenomenon continues to take over and food truck festivals across the US gain more and more attention, we’re excited to see more Bluff City grub getting the attention it deserves.

Purchase your tickets here.

Keep an eye out for updates and more info on the Facebook event page.

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8309 CEDARTRAIL CV, Cordova, TN

$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit to view more pictures of this property. Spectacular 5BR Home Situated on 1.16 Acres Featuring an Outdoor Oasis w/Built-In Grill,Fireplace,Hot Tub,Koi Pond,In-Ground Gunite Pool w/Slide & Diving Board! Plantation Shutters,Hardwood Flrs,Updated Fixtures,Dimmer Switches,Smooth Ceilings,Crown Molding,Walk-In Closets,Gourmet Kitchen w/Sub-Zero Ref,Ice-Maker,Wine Cooler,Warming Drawer,Dishwasher & Double Oven,Vaulted Hearth Rm,Spacious Great Rm w/Fireplace,Formal Dining Rm,Foyer,Master Suite w/Romantic Fireplace & Luxury BA,2Car Garage!


Fabulous Fall Flowers

by Melissa Thompson

Fall is just around the corner and with it comes Fall foliage and a burst of majestic colors. But if you would like to add some of the glorious autumnal colors to your home’s landscaping, now is the time to start planning and planting.  Whether you are partial to yellows and golds, burnt oranges and rusts, or deep reds and burgundies (or if you like to mix it up with a variety of hues), there is something for everyone when it comes to fall flowers. Here are some favorites:

Chrysanthemums -  These popular flowers come in a variety of sizes. With seasonal, festive shades of yellow, red and orange they provide a perfect backdrop for all your outdoor fall décor.  Learn how to plant and grow chrysanthemums here.

Pansies - Found in just about every shade of the rainbow, these versatile flowers create a majestic ground cover and look equally amazing in hanging baskets.  If planted in fall,  pansies can last up to eight months, so you definitely get your money’s worth of beauty with these hardy plants! Growing Pansies

Goldenrod -  Many people think that goldenrod causes hay fever, but ragweed is the real culprit, not this beautiful fall flower!  It is a late bloomer, bringing a blast of gorgeous gold to late fall.  You can grow tall varieties to stand guard over your garden or dwarf versions for the front of your beds. John Muir, a naturalist known as “Father of the National Parks” said of goldenrod, “The fragrance, color, and form of the whole spiritual expression of Goldenrod are hopeful and strength-giving beyond any others I know. A single spike is sufficient to heal unbelief and melancholy.”

Croton - An ideal plant for autumn, croton has brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow and purple.  It works as a houseplant in cold-weather regions or as a shrub in frost-free areas.  It also can be grown outdoors as an annual. Be on the lookout for different varieties to find the best crotons to complement your fall garden. Care of Outdoor Croton Plants: How to Grow Croton Outdoors

Black-Eyed Susan - These golden-yellow stunners bring to mind happy daisies.  Bees and butterflies love them and they brighten up any landscape or container garden. Learn How to Grow Black Eyed Susans and create a blanket of color for fall!

Helenium - Also known as “sneezeweed” (don’t worry, it doesn’t make you sneeze…the name comes from when they used to make snuff out of their dried leaves) they look like small, copper hued coneflowers.  They can grow quite tall and add a burst of warm cheer to your fall garden. How to Grow Helenium

Take advantage of what’s left of late summer and start your fall garden while the days are still longer and the temperatures are still mild.  Before you know it, you will be enjoying the glory of Autumn!

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 at 901-729-9526 today!

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AMAZING 4 Bedroom Arlington Home! 11168 Arlington Trace Drive

by Melissa Thompson

11168 ARLINGTON TRACE DR, Arlington, TN

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit to view more pictures of this property. Fabulous 4BR, 2.5BA Home in Arlington Featuring Gleaming Wood Flrs, Arched Doorways, Iron Railing Staircase, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Full Complement of Appliances, Tile Backsplash, Breakfast Bar & Durable Tile Flrs, Lovely Formal Dining Rm, Spacious 2-Story Great Rm w/Loft Overlook, TV Niche & Cozy Gas Log Fireplace, Romantic Downstairs Vaulted Master Suite w/Walk-In Closet, Luxury Bath w/Dual Sink Vanity, Jacuzzi & Divine Shower, 2Car Garage, Huge Fenced Backyard w/Nice Patio! Sold "As Is"


101 Things To Do In Memphis #31: Primas Bakery & Boutique

by Melissa Thompson

Have your cake and do some shopping, too!

Primas means cousins and that’s just what they are. Rachel Mullen and Angelique Sloan joined forces to provide a great space filled with delicious treats and unique boutique finds.

Rachel owns RM Petit Cakes, an artisan bakery specializing in custom cakes and pastries. Angelique owns ShopMucho, a Mexican inspired boutique that embraces all makers, markets and brands with the main focus on Latin-owned businesses and products. They are now operating their individual businesses under one roof called Primas.

523 South Main St, Memphis, TN
Bakery contact: 901.352.4193, [email protected]
Boutique contact: 901.563.2917, [email protected]

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Midtown Charmer Bungalow in Central Gardens! 1594 Linden Avenue

by Melissa Thompson

1594 LINDEN AVE, Memphis, TN

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit to view more pictures of this property. Amazing Midtown Charmer Bungalow in the Central Gardens Historic District Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Updated Fixtures, Smooth Ceilings, Wonderful Eat-In Kitchen w/Stainless Steel GE Appliances & Mosaic Tile Backsplash, Spacious Great Room w/Decorative Fireplace & Built-In Bookshelves, Host Dinner Parties in the Formal Dining Room, Nice Basement w/NEW Hot Water Heater, Inviting Front Porch, Delightful Fenced Backyard w/Patio & Storage Shed+Storage Room! Must See!


Homeowners’ Association Pros and Cons

by Melissa Thompson

You’ve found your dream home!  The neighborhood is lovely, with well-kept lawns and freshly painted exteriors. There is a resort-like pool and a playground for the kids.  Awesome. Oh, and there is a  Homeowners' Association (HOA) that will cost you $500 a month.  Didn’t see that coming, did you?  It’s important to be informed about the pros and cons of living in a neighborhood with a homeowners’ association.

Pro - The neighborhood will look nice.  Most HOAs establish rules for residents that ensure keeping up the appearance of the neighborhood.  The guidelines might include keeping lawns manicured, whether you can have a fence (and the type and color of the fence), and what exterior paint colors you can use.  You may even have to get permission to remove or add trees and shrubs. What You Need to Know About HOA Rules & Regulations

Con - HOA dues.  They can be expensive, sometimes as much as $1,000 per month depending on what amenities are offered.  These fees need to be taken into consideration when deciding if you can afford a house in the neighborhood.  They will be included in your mortgage lender’s assessment of your monthly mortgage payment, so you will have to qualify for a loan amount that includes them.

Pro - Awesome amenities.  You will enjoy the amenities that come with your HOA fees.  Most HOAs offer luxuries such as a pool, a fitness center, play areas, parks and security gates.  That’s in addition to covering the expenses of landscaping and maintenance of the common areas.

Con - Needing permission to make changes to your property.  If you want to add a room to your home or modify it in some way, you will have to make a request that will go before the HOA board for approval.  If they don’t approve it, you will not be able to make the changes you want.

Pro - Maintenance costs are shared.  You won’t have to worry about the upkeep of the pool, fitness center or common areas.

Con - HOA financial problems could become your problem.  If your HOA is struggling financially, it could damage your ability to obtain a loan for a home and it could be detrimental to home sale prices in the community.

Pro - An HOA will handle disputes between neighbors.  If someone has a dog barking at all hours or loud parties, you can contact the HOA and they will contact the neighbor; especially if HOA rules are being broken.

Con - Keeping up with the dues.  If you fall behind on your HOA dues, it can do great harm to you financially.  You may even end up facing foreclosure. That’s why it is crucial that you include the fees when determining if you can afford a house. You may also be subject to late fees if you don’t pay on time.  In addition, HOAs can fine you for not following guidelines and rules, so it’s imperative that you can afford the upkeep required for living in the neighborhood.

It’s vital that you consider all these pros and cons before deciding to purchase a home in a neighborhood with an HOA.

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 at 901-729-9526 today!

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