Many, if not most, Shelby County property owners were at least mildly shocked by the Assessor’s new 2017 property valuations. Some were shocked much more powerfully, seeing their valuations rise 35, 50, or ever 100% over the Assessor valuation from 3 years ago. There is an informal appeal process described on the Assessor’s site, to […]
Battling for the few available properties in a seller’s market A seller’s market occurs when housing demand exceeds supply. I am only speaking from my Memphis niche, but we are in the strongest seller’s market I have seen in 20 years. In a seller’s market sellers truly control the market: timing of adding their properties […]
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) has released sales information for December, 2016 and end of year. It’s been an interesting year, and I think 2017 will be a good year for real estate sales. Sales Unit sales increased 10% in 2016 over 2015; and there were significant rises in median and average sales […]
It’s a great feeling to get an offer on your home, but there can be a lot of details that go into seeing the negotiation through to completion. If your home is currently on the market and you’re expecting buyers to snap it up soon, here’s what you’ll need to know to get your ideal […]
Paint Color Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home It’s important to remember that when a home is put up for sale it should appeal to as many people as possible. Sometimes those flashy paint colors the owners grew up with will not charm new buyers. Here are five ideas for paint colors that will help […]
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors has released residential sales data for September and year to date 2016. Data is from recorded deeds in Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton Counties. You can download the full report HERE. Sales are up! September unit sales were up 11.4% over 2015, with YTD sales ahead by 8.1% for a […]
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Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter Home With real estate becoming more affordable, new homes selling in a range of prices, and the cost of rent going up, there has never been a better time to consider buying a starter home. Put That Rent Money Into […]