West Memphis, AR Real Estate News

By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Taste of the Town is coming on August 3rd, Tuesday The 8th Annual Taste of the Town is going to be held on August 3rd, Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Southland Park Gaming & Racing Kennel Club. This annual event has always been a successful fundraiser to benefit Main Street West Memphis to improve different areas of West Memphis and also provide training and resource course to local business. Ticket price is $25 for advance purchase, you can purchase them at the Regions Bank Building at 231 East Broadway or West Memphis Chamber of Commerce at 108 W. Broadway Ticket price is $30 at the door Or you can group your own table for 8 people for $200 There are varieties of food and beverage to taste, from appetizers, salad,main course, and desserts, of course.  Live entertainment by the Joh...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
How to buy a HUD home in Marion, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Ar. Part 2   Let's continue from the last post How to buy a HUD home in Marion, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Ar. part 1  After your HUD agent sent out the package to HUD for you, what do you do now?   Even though HUD is not going to do any repairs for you, you still have the rights to do a home inspection on the HUD home you are buying.  You can do it in the first 15 days after the contract is accepted by the HUD, along with the appraisal schedules on the same day.  You may ask why do you need to do the inspection and appraisal on the same day?  Because you can only request to turn the utilities on once for 24 hours for those purposes.  Your lender should be able to arrange the appraisal for you within the time frame,...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Grandma got the key of her dream house today in West Memphis, Ar. If you have read my post the other day, Grandma is buying her first home and closing very soon!   Grandma closes today!  YaY!  She finally got the key of her dream home for her grand children, she is a proud home owner for the 1st time.  She is beyond excited.  We were supposed to close yesterday but there was a little set back, but we close today! If you work hard, have a goal, determine to make it happen, and have faith, it will happen! Grandma is a perfect example, and I hope you will be next to be a proud home owner because of all the hard work you put in it and make it happen.      
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Avondale Garden-1st Time Buyer popular choice in West Memphis, Ar. Avondale Garden is in an established part of West Memphis, Balfour Road, Dover Road, and all the side streets along on Dover Road.  One of the reasons Avondale Garden is a popular choice for buyers is because it is in Marion School District, school bus will come to pick up and drop off the kids.  Home price is very reasonable, it runs from high $60,000 to low $100,000, they are older homes, and sometimes you may find some jewel over there which is already updated and remodeled.  They are usually 3 bedrooms/1-2 baths to 4 bedrooms/2 baths, runs from 1,000 sq ft to 1,600 sq ft approximately.  Property tax is low and majority of homes are all electrical, which is very popular among 1st time buyers who just begin to own thei...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
3rd ANNUAL CASA PLAYHOUSE FUNDRAISER TICKET ON SALE NOW                  http://www.crittendencountycasa.org CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, and they are selling fundraiser tickets for 3 very CUTE playhouses this year.  It is by lucky draw in July, they are $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.  It has been a successful fundraiser event for CASA, which they are helping to voice for foster children who are either physically abused or neglected by their parents/family in court.  And I am one of the volunteers who went through many hours of training and sworn in front of the judge to be an advocate for the children. And I am proud to be part of this great non profit organization. The playhouses were built by 3 local builders, they volunteered their time to make this event ...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Glad to be First Time Home Owner on 4/15 Who can forget 4/15, Tax Day?  Especially you become a first time home owner on 4/15, that is double unforgettable!  My client is a first time buyer and we closed on 4/15 after 2 months under contract, and she is so excited!  I am so happy for her. We closed early that morning, and she filed her tax return and tax credit right after the closing, how much better can it get? There are less than 2 weeks left before the tax credit expires on 4/30.  What do you need to do, so you ask?  Well..... Talk to a mortgage lender and get a pre-approval, to find out how much you can afford to buy. Talk to your real estate agent and start the process of finding your new home. As long as you have an accepted contract before 4/30, and close before 6/30, and meet a...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Old St. Paul Financial Expo 2010 on 4/24/10, Saturday Old St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at 504 S. 8th St., West Memphis, is hosting a Financial Expo on 4/24, Saturday from 9 a.m. till noon at their church.  It is open for everybody who wants to find out more information about any financial related industry like banking, mortgage lending, home building, real estate, credit restoration, etc.  I am invited to be one of the vendors and ready to answer any question you may have about the process of home selling, buying, any real estate related matters.  No matter you are a real estate veteran or just want to find out more about the industry and have question, this is the best opportunity to come to visit and talk with us. This is a FREE admission Expo, provides tons of financial related...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
Upcoming Events in West Memphis, Ar. Spring is here, there are so many things popping up in West Memphis, Ar., events after events, lots of fun things to do and attend. "The Sound of Music" is going to be played at the West Memphis Civic Auditorium by Marion High School Choral and Drama Depts on 4/8, 4/9, and 4/10 at 7 p.m.  ***************************************************************************************** The 7th Annual Gumbo Fest is coming up on 4/17, Saturday, from noon till 9 p.m., it is only 10 days away!  They are going to take place at the Holiday Plaza Mall parking lot, admission is $5 per person, and it is free for 12 years old and under.  They have live music and good food to enjoy. If you are interested in joining the contest, they are $50 for a team of 4 plus a head c...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
"Grease" showing at West Memphis Performer's Center tomorrow, 2/23, @ 7 p.m.   I went to see the play "Grease" last Saturday, and it was wonderful!  These talented youths age from middle school to high school, they sing and dance, no dull moment.  Cast members are local students and went for auditioned and got their role, very talented kids. Per request, the production is going to have one more show tomorrow evening at 7 at West Memphis Performer's Center.  It lasts about 60-75 minutes, ticket is around $7, I paid mine advance for $5 and bought it from a cast member.  The Performer's Center is located at West Memphis High School, you turn right from Burger King on Broadway, and the Performer's Center is right there on your left.  Hope you will have time to go to see this great play and ...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
DAR-Chocolate Celebration at Church of Christ in West Memphis, Ar. YUM!  That's all I have to say, haha.  I went to this annual fund raiser for chocolate lovers like me to taste all chocolate goodies, all you can eat for only $5 advance ticket and $8 door ticket.  Thanks goodness they them in small pieces, otherwise I would not be able to try so many of them.  Check it out.                                             The event started from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, I couldn't get there till 2:15, so I thought there wouldn't be much left, but out of my surprise, they kept refilling those goodies as the platter went half empty till it reached 3 o'clock.  They had water and coffee for you to wash down those goodies.  There were like 10 round tables with 6 platters of chocolate goodies sampl...
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By Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 )
DAR-Chocolate Celebration on 2/6/10 this Saturday at Church of Christ, West Memphis Chocolate Celebration is back!  This is an annual event for all chocolate lovers to pay a minimum fee to eat all the chocolate you want.  It includes chocolate fountain to make chocolate covered strawberry, various types of chocolate goodies, doesn't it make you drool? It is an annual event to raise scholarship fund for Mid South Community College runs by DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution.  Tickets are selling at $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. It is going to be 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, 2/6/10, Saturday at the Church of Christ, on Missouri St. in West Memphis. Hope to see you there and enjoy the wonderful chocolate goodies! 
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By Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger
(Crye-Leike, Realtors)
If you are moving to Memphis.... meet West Memphis and Marion Arkansas. Just ten minutes from downtown Memphis across the mighty Mississippi River, the communities of Marion and West Memphis, Arkansas offer a relaxed way of life.Why West Memphis?Diverse neighborhoods & get more for your money with some of the most affordable housing in the tri-state area of (TN/AR/MS) in Memphis real estate.  Property taxes are generally lower.  There are both public and private schools, including an outstanding community college.  Homes come in every size, style, and price range. Whether your taste is a charming tree lined traditional or a new home with all the bells, you'll have plenty to pick from.  There are recreational activities close by at the golf courses, wildlife refuge, and Southland Gaming ...
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