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April Memphis sales down – house prices up - 05/27/10 09:47 PM
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 MLS numbers, the April number of units sold dropped to 1063 from 1101 in April, 2009, a 3.5% decline. Median price of homes sold, however, rose by 14.3% (18.6% YTD). Click here to continue.... (0 comments)
For Sale - 2399 Eastwood Ave - Memphis, Tennessee's last Lustron House - 05/24/10 08:21 PM
[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 were introduced after World War II, as affordable, low-maintenance housing. All structural elements of the home are porcelain steel: roof, exterior and exterior walls. It is cozy and quite interesting with pocket doors and a stainless kitchen. The lot is fairly large and the yard is fenced. Convenient to the (5 comments)
Beware! The Top 20 Tacky Staging Techniques - 05/24/10 11:01 AM
So true! Via Angela Voss (Designology Home Staging and Publishing): 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.20 Tacky Techniques: Napkins stuffed in wine glasses (Creates a phony atmosphere.) Place settings on a table or bar (Nothing says, "This home has been staged", more than dishes, stemware, silverware, and napkins.) Old bath towels hanging on a bar with ribbon (Old towels (1 comments)
4 reasons first-time home buyers should consider duplexes - 05/24/10 10:54 AM
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 logical to defer the dream home for a bit and move to the somewhat similar situation of a shared building. Here are some things to consider about owner-occupied duplexes: Price - In this market, per-square-foot prices for duplexes are about half the prices for single (2 comments)
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