Birch Tree Realty Resources of Memphis



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Thomas Murphree, the principle broker of Birch Tree Realty Resources in Memphis, is now the president-elect of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).

Take Control of Your Closing Costs and Win



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Mortgage lenders are well known for piling on garbage fees as part of closing costs. As an investor, you need to take action to minimize these costs. If you don’t, the questionable charges can easily balloon up to more than $6,000 on a $200,000 house investment. The government has attempted to control these costs but […]

How Important is Word of Mouth Advertising for Agents?



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According to the National Association of Realtors® 88% of both home sellers and buyers used an agent in 2014. Of the other 12%, 7% bought directly from a builder and 5% bought directly from the seller. The question agents should be asking is how does that 88% decide which agent to go with? The numbers […]

Still Time to Invest in Memphis



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Memphis has long been known for its decent, plentiful, and affordable housing. The combination of low cost of housing, high rents, and a high population of renters vs. homeowners has created an ideal opportunity for investors to purchase homes that provide Positive Cash Flow. Among the many attractions to investors today is the fact that […]

Your Real Estate Investment Business Website



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Almost 90% of people begin their search for a home online. That’s a sharp contrast to the slightly less than 50% that look in newspapers and real estate flyers. If you want your investment business to be the best it can, you simply must have a strong online presence. As a result of online searches, […]

Doing Business in Memphis



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Memphis by itself is an awesome place to do business. On top of that, many incentives are offered to both new businesses and existing businesses wanting to expand in the metro and county areas. The primary incentives offered include: Tax Incentives Training and Workforce Assistance Project Assistance Infrastructure and Energy Incentives Financing Incentives Tax incentives […]

The Real Estate Market Looks Solid



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Most indicators for the residential real estate market look solid as we begin 2015. Don’t expect as much growth as we saw in 2013 and 2014 but the market has mostly recovered and will continue to expand at a healthy pace. The year of the Millennials. The market has been waiting for the Millenial generation […]

Winter in Memphis



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Mention the word snow and the store shelves empty as everyone goes into survival mode. Not because the winters are so harsh but because no one is used to driving or getting around in the snow. The Memphis winter is more like a prolonged autumn than a winter. By February, small flowers are beginning to […]

Protect Your Approved Mortgage Until It’s Funded



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You’ve spent hours and hours looking at potential investment houses or even for your primary residence. You’ve found the perfect property and had your offer accepted. Submitting the required paperwork for the mortgage seems to have included documenting when you first started putting coins in a piggy bank as a child. You’ve laid out over […]

Creative Financing – Closing the Deal



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Most agents are well aware that creative financing often closes a deal that otherwise won’t get done. Here we take a look at how sellers can improve their profit point and marketability by offering seller financing and still getting all of their money in a relatively short period of time. Of course, sellers are reluctant […]