MEMPHIS HOMES -FINDING THE HOME THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

Memphis Homes Guide is a candid look at avoiding the pitfalls of the Memphis real estate market. Believe it or not, every month hundreds of Memphis buyers choose the wrong home.

The good news is, you don't have to be one of them.

Why is it so important to make the correct choice?

The single largest financial asset that most people have is the equity in their home.

Buy the wrong home, and it could take you years to recover financially. Buy the right one, and you have the basis for a sound financial future.

This site is devoted to helping you find, and buy, the right Memphis area home.

As your Buyer's Agent my goal is to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to make an informed home-buying decision.

Over the last two decades I've seen Memphis home buyers make every mistake possible. Take advantage of the information here, and you can avoid those mistakes.

You'll be well on your way to having an enjoyable, and rewarding, home buying experience.



(Have a question? Click on the QUESTIONS? button.)



WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE

We'll start with an overview of each of the major areas of the Memphis housing market, shown on the Navigation Bar on the left of the screen.

If you want to dig deeper, just click on the underlined links on each overview page, and you'll find a detailed analysis of each area, and the homes that you'll find there.

The analysis includes an outlook for the property values of Memphis homes, as well as data on schools, parks, shopping, property taxes, crime, even golf course homes; Memphis, TN, in one concise package.



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Finding an affordable home here isn't all that difficult. Memphis real estate consistently ranks as some of the lowest-priced in any U.S. metropolitan area.

The only problem is, of the more than 10,000 Memphis homes that sell through the Multiple Listing Service every year, a substantial percentage are located in areas where the outlook for property values isn't all that great, due to crime, school quality, etc.

Want to hear the really scary part? Half of those were in areas considered "desirable" in the not too distant past. Many of the houses that you see in the Memphis homes for sale magazines, or listed in the Memphis MLS, are in these areas.

Historically, in the most desirable areas, a normal appreciation rate for Memphis homes (prior to the 2008 market downturn) was in the 3%-4% range.

No one knows what the future holds in terms of real estate values.

That's why it's more important than ever to make certain you get the best deal possible when it comes to purchasing your home.





WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE


Three reasons:

1. Rising crime rates
2. Failing Memphis City Schools
3. Memphis' appetite for annexation

Annexation by Memphis has historically been the "kiss of death" for property values in the annexed suburb.

Unfortunately, most home buyers aren't aware of this, which is one reason why there's such a high rate of Memphis foreclosures.



WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO THE ADVICE ON THIS SITE?


Good question.

This is information that I've accumulated over the last 20+ years, the majority of them as the No. #1 Buyer's Agent in the Memphis area.

It's the result of helping some 500 clients find a home, of visiting more than 12,000 Memphis homes, and buying more than 50 homes myself.

Since this is starting to sound like a resume, I'll throw in my educational background as well, which includes a B.S. in Accounting, and an MBA.



"BUYER'S AGENTS"

Being a Buyer's Agent requires that you represent your clients in the same way an Attorney or CPA would. It carries with it both a legal, and moral, obligation to look out for your client's best interests, regardless of how it affects a home seller.

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