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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring

Some Highlights:

  • When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

Contact The Melissa Thompson Team at 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com to find out how much your home is worth! 

By: KCM Crew

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring

Some Highlights:

  • Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018.
  • Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home!
  • Buying now will allow you to start earning equity today!

Let's find you a new home this Spring! Contact The Melissa Thompson Team at 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Preparing to Spring Forward

Some Highlights:

  • In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST.
  • Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition!
  • Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sellers! Get prepared now to stand out in the crowd!

Spring into a new home with help from The Melissa Thompson TeamContact us at 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country!

Some Highlights:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!

How much is your home worth? Get an instant market valuation from the Melissa Thompson Team today! Contact us at 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True

Some Highlights:

  • Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking too much about it.
  • Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also paying down other debts that might be holding you back.
  • What are you willing to cut back on to make your dreams of homeownership a reality?

The Melissa Thompson Team is here to make the dream of homeownership a reality! Contact us today at 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Where Did Americans Move in 2018?


Some Highlights:
  • Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year.
  • Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound residents following a campaign that covered relocation costs for skilled workers who moved to the state.
  • The most common response for why someone relocated to another state was for a new job or company transfer.


Contact expert's on The Melissa Thompson Team for all your Real Estate needs! 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro

Highlights:

  • Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!
  • They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, and pricing (both when making an offer or setting the right price for your home).
  • One of the top reasons to hire a real estate professional is their understanding of your local market and how the conditions in your neighborhood will impact your experience.

Contact expert's on The Melissa Thompson Team for all your Real Estate needs! 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties!

Highlights:

  • Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.
  • There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly!
  • The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if some of your guests are only there to watch the commercials, they can do so on a different TV in another room!

Next year's party could be at your new home! 

Contact The Melissa Thompson Team for all your Real Estate needs! 901.729.9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com.

By: KCM Crew

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again!

Some Highlights:

  • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics!
  • Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss the advantages of having an agent on your side.

Wondering how much your home is worth$$ Contact The Melissa Thompson Team 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com to find out! 

By: KCM Crew

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

Some Highlights:

  • The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!

The Melissa Thompson Team will help you find your new home! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

The Cost Across Time

Some Highlights:

  • With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.
  • Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.
  • The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant!
  • Lock in a low rate now while you can!

Let the professionals on the Melissa Thompson Team assist you with all your Real Estate needs! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Some Highlights:

  • If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.
  • Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th best renovations for returns on investment.

Let the professionals on the Melissa Thompson Team help get your home SOLD! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019?

Some Highlights:

  • ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!
  • Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic.
  • All four major reporting agencies believe that home sales will outpace 2018!

The Melissa Thompson Team is here to help with all your home-buying and selling needs! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

Buyers Are Looking for Your Home, Now

Some Highlights:

  • Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two months.
  • The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6-months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
  • Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers who are still looking for houses to buy!

The Melissa Thompson Team will get your home SOLD! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter

Some Highlights:

  • Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.
  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

The Melissa Thompson Team will get your home SOLD! Contact us today 901-729-9526 or Melissa@YourKeytoMemphis.com 

By: KCM Crew