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Views on residential real estate with concentration on the Memphis, Tennessee market, from Memphis' leading Web 2.0 Realtor
Forbes has an interesting interactive map mashup showing where people are moving to and from in the USA. I have spent way too much time interacting with it. This is a screen shot. Here is the link to go live and interactive. Click on any county to see its comings and goings. Black lines represent...
Real Estate website, Trulia, has developed an index to advise consumers whether it is more cost effective to rent or buy a home. As with most data from the big RE sites like Trulia and Zillow, the index is based more on company-defined stats and algorithms than any subjective, boots on the ground...
From today's edition of Joe Spake's Weblog: The original title of this post was “Is this any way to run an urban bait shop?,” but I am trying to get my negative attitude under control.  I was driving by the Pyramid the other day and caught the glitter of a tear in the eye of Ramses the Great.  Th...
I found this fascinating quote today: Christina-Marie Wright can tell a story. Whether you are reading her stories in her first book, Everything I Need to Know about Motherhood I Learned from Animal House, or listening to them over coffee or drinks, Christina-Marie is engaging, honest, and incred...
As I have pointed out in the past, the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® releases 2 sets of monthly sales figures. By the 15th of the following month the MLS sales figures are released, then about a month later the final sales stats, as reported by the filing of deeds, are released. Based on ...
[Correction, since this was published, a local magazine editor pointed out that there is, indeed, a second Lustron house in Memphis - only 2 exist here] Truly Unique - The Last Lustron 2399 Eastwood Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 View Map This is the last existing Lustron House in Memphis. The Lustrons ...
So true!Home staging should show off the great features of your listing and diminish the negative ones, not create a phony atmosphere. It's all about marketing that feeling of the good life and what is possible for the room without going overboard. A home should never look like it's been staged.2...
I don't generally even mention duplexes to the first-time home buyers I work with. First-time buyers usually have a dream home in mind - the first nest - and that's what we search for. But, with most coming out of dorm living, apartment living, or living in a room at the parents' house, it seems...
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209 S. Lauderdale St is a 1880’s Italianate townhouse with 13 ft ceilings downstairs, 12 ft ceilings upstairs, original components including doors, mantels with original inserts, including intricate etched glass front door. Original floor plan is intact. Sale also includes two story brick detach...

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