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Sun Apr 26, 2009
Kevin Pellatiro answered:
Tax records seem to show Curtis and Jennifer Maloney. Have you seen any of the other homes available in the Hickory Bend neighborhood, or is this the only home that matches your criteria so far? ... more
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Terry Longmire answered:
It is marked as pending on the MLS as of 4-11-09
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Fred Romano answered:
Unfortunately you will not find any realtor that can guide you in respect to the "best schools", as this is completely subjective, and against the law for agents to give you advice on this matter.

Good luck with your research!
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Sun Apr 19, 2009
Terry Longmire answered:
I don't think it sold, the only thing I am seeing is a non-sale transfer last April (quit claim). It has been listed since September and has been reduced from 415k to 395k. There are 10 pictures on the MLS, it looks to be iin good shape. ... more
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Sun Mar 29, 2009
Terry Longmire answered:
Gary,
This house was listed on the MLS last year but was withdrawn on the 1st of Dec. 2008. I cannot find any recrod that it has sold in the past 4 months. The last sale was in 2000
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Sun Mar 29, 2009
Rita Driver answered:
This property is showing on the market at this time for $399,900. It appears to have been foreclosed in January by the mortgage lender and is now on the market being sold as is. I have experience with this lender and this Realtor. To answer your question, it is for sale now by the current lender who held the mortgage. I am a Memphis, Tennessee Realtor and would love to help you if you are moving this way and do not already have a Realtor. ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Jo Shaner answered:
Are you referring to the animal or the politicians?

Just kidding, I am sure there are some mice somewhere in Germantown - probably no more or no less than Denver - but a rat controll problem....none that I know of. Germantown is considered by some an upperscale suburb of Memphis with a focus on growth controll and planned planning (that sounded redundant). It does have a commercial tax base, however the majority of Germantown is zoned residential. ... more
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Wed Mar 25, 2009
Suzanne White answered:
There are many sites that allow you to customize your search criteria to narrow down to neighborhood or subdivision. If you would like you can use the search on my site - Select Property Search on the left hand side, then Search for a property in your area, then select the Subdivision tab. If this does not prove useful enough for you get an agent to create a search for you.

Have a great day!
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
I don't know why the agent has not posted any pictures,but you can get more detailed info on:

www.crye-leike.com
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Wed Feb 25, 2009
Patty Everitt answered:
The Answer is Yes! , so sorry , it went for 365,000 on 2/18/2009-would love to help you find another!!??

Take care !
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Tue Feb 24, 2009
Terry Longmire answered:
Germantown and Collierville are still the cream of the crop in Shelby County. Collierville was a little hotter market sales wise than Germantown but that was the case for 2007 also. The thing you will see when you look at homes in both towns is that Collierville will have the newer style floor plans. Germantown is more classic because many of the homes were built in the 70's and 80's so what you see are some homes that have been updated or some that may be a little dated. The neighborhoods in Germantown are more mature than Collierville as far as trees and landscaping. As far as the value, I wish I had that insight. It has been right behind Germantown for $/sqft and those are some of the most stable numbers we have. There has been a slight but detectable move back to the west (Memphis) because of the economics of living that far from work with most of these going to the East Memphis area but it is not a stamped more like a trickle. Because both are incorporated and will not be exposed if Memphis and Shelby County ever join forces I think you are safe in both it all depends on what type of life style and home you are looking for. I hope this helps, let me know if I can help in anyway ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Terry Longmire answered:
Looks like it will be around $250.00 per month
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Thu Feb 19, 2009
Trey Miller answered:
Hi Richard,
I find that Zillow is not nearly accurate enough. The last check I did of my home had the value at 250k. I wish that were true. I know its not because there are two homes in my neighborhood that are currently under contract, both similar to my home, and both listed around 225k. The best way to find your market value is to have a Realtor do a CMA. It is, in my opinion, the most accurate estimate of market value.

Good luck!
Trey Miller
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Mon Feb 9, 2009
Michael Bellaire answered:
This is actually a pretty nice home in a really nice area. It's only been listed since June, and the price has been reduced. If you would like, I can schedule an appointment and show you the home. As an independent Broker and Accredited Buyer Representative I can show you any property listed by any company in our area, as well as some for sale by owner properties. I can e-mail you the specifics on the home if you like, or feel free to use one of my websites for that or any other property search. Just let me know if I can help.

Michael Bellaire, Broker, ABR
(Accredited Buyer Representative)
(901)757-5742d
(901)387-8349
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Thu Feb 5, 2009
Terrence Charest answered:
Jen,

The school district will have a map of their service area, which would be the most accurate way of figuring things out. Be careful though, rezoning happens all the time. So if you settle on the edge of the district, you my wake up in another district before you know it.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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Mon Jan 26, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION: Suggestion, we have recommend for our clients who have situation of this nature, make attempts to "act as though" you live in that community make the drive morning, or evening. Little inconvenient however offers many answers to questions.

Have you considered talking with other staff members in your office explore their opinions
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Wed Jan 21, 2009
Suzanne White answered:
Jen,

Parts of 38139 are in Collierville. This would be areas east of Johnson Rd, north of Poplar Ave (of course this is not an exact). As for something in the Farmington district, what exactly do you mean by that - Farmington School or Farmington neighborhood? ... more
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Jo Shaner answered:
This again, is two different cities located in Shelby County. Germantown is an older city, a closer suburb to Memphis. It has held steadfast with it's property values. I am a native of Memphis and grew up in East Memphis (which is more centrally located now and probably should be call midtown due to the growth of the city over the past 40 years). In the 70's families started moving to Germantown rapidly and it was "the place to live". Builders started building larger homes there compared with what was available out "East". Collierville was still a sleepy town and very rural. The growth started coming to Collierville in the mid 80's and really took off from the late 90's. However, there is a historical district but for the most part it's not a huge area, but very quaint just same. Some feel that Collierville did not grow as rapidly as it could have due to limited access in to the city - Poplar (Hwy 72) being the primary way and out of the city. That has all changed with Hwy 385 (Bill Morris Parkway) being built.

Collierville's taxes are slightly less per assessed value than Germantown (both still pay Shelby County Taxes). Both have sought after schools (it depends on who you talk to on which one is better & I am not getting into that discussion). Germantown does command more dollar per square foot generally, but in each area you may find wonderful deals.

Since you are tied to a lease for almost a year and anything can happen in an area, I suggest you enjoy yourself in Cordova until early Spring, then get serious on your next move. Try to take in the Germantown Festival (running of the weiner dogs), Coliiervilles activities such as air shows, etc., take in a movie in each area, eat out there. That will be the best way for you to get a first hand feel for the community you are looking into.

Both areas I would be happy to call home.

Take care,

Jo Shaner
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Mon Jun 29, 2009
Don Debaer & Connie Chambers answered:
Hello Traci
The biggest reason for the price gap is that Cordova is an unincorporated area, that is being slowiy but surely annexed by Memphis. About half of the Cordova area is already annexed. This will add Memphis City property taxes to your mortgage, which may double the current tax rate on the property which may only being paying Shelby county property taxes. Germantown, on the other hand, can not be annexed by Memphis because it is a city in itself. It has it's own property tax structure which is much lower than Memphis, Germantown also has lower crime statistics than the city limits of Memphis based on local crime statistics reported by both Shelby County and Memphis Crime Bureau. The school system in Germantown is highly rated as well and property values in Germantown are some of the highest in the area.
We would like to offer our help in your home search. Please make yourself at home on our web site and use the link on the home page to view all listed properties in our local MLS. Our contact information is also there should you have any questions.
Connie & Don
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Mon Jul 7, 2008
Jo Shaner answered:
The owner's of record is Deutsch Bank National Trust Company. This is a foreclosure, but this is not the original lien holder on the property. In other words, another lender foreclosed on the property and this one has been wholesaled out (more than likely as a block along with several other properties).

Let me know if you are further interested in navigating through a foreclosure purchase on what to expect and how to get your bid accepted. I will be more than glad to help. We, my team, are very experienced in dealing with bank owned properties and represent several of them here locally.

Take care,

Jo Shaner
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