Joe Spake's Memphis Real Estate Blog

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Views on residential real estate with concentration on the Memphis, Tennessee market, from Memphis' leading Web 2.0 Realtor
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Between 1908 and 1940 Sears-Roebuck sold over 70,000 homes through their famous catalog.  The homes were sold as kits and included nearly all the materials needed to construct a new home, all pre-cut and numbered.  A look through the Sears archives of plans and exterior illustrations will have yo...
11/23/2010
Thanks to Tish Lloyd for this post.  We would all like to make our purchases at the lowest possible price, but unfortunately, you can't define the bottom until prices have risen."I'm going to wait for the market to hit bottom before I buy." Are you now?  And when exactly will th...
10/25/2010
Here is a video of my listing of a Lustron home built in the 1950s. This is one of 2 intact Lustron homes left in Memphis. More information at the single property site http://2399eastwood.com
09/27/2010
This warning has been in the footer of my website for a few years now.  Definitely worth a regular reading. Real Estate Internet Warning© Despite advertising claims to the contrary, the Internet is not an experienced real estate professional. It cannot consult, counsel, advise, apply knowledge of...
09/21/2010
Seems that nearly every AR post I read about open houses, and the comments that follow, touts the value of open houses for picking up new buyer clients.  Our industry has programmed home sellers to demand open houses as an effective marketing tool. Are you putting your client's (the seller) i...
09/11/2010
08/25/2010
Charming Evergreen Bungalow 1570 Forrest, Memphis, TN 38112 View Map From the mature crepe myrtles along the entry walk, through the craftsman-style portals, across the deck and out to the fig trees along the back property line, this is a charming Midtown property. Loaded with features, the hous...
08/03/2010
High Point Terrace Cutie 3739 N. Swan Ridge Circle, Memphis, TN 38122 View Map If you are looking for a well maintained, move-in ready home in the sought after High Point Terrace neighborhood, you must see this 2 bedroom jewel. New paint, updated kitchen, newer central air and heat, gleaming har...
08/03/2010
Regardless of our ages, we Memphians have had Elvis in our presence as long as we can remember. I know folks with Elvis tattoos who weren't even born in 1977, the year Elvis died. Let's face it, the boy from Tupelo will live on forever in the hearts and minds of millions (maybe billions)...
07/10/2010
According to MLS sales numbers released by the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, May, 2010 home sales are up 16.4% from 2009 (1,195 vs. 1027) units. Well, duh. Can you say Home Buyer Tax Credits? Although Congress is trying to extend the closing deadline of June 30 for buyers who completed ...
06/19/2010
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