Jackson, TN Real Estate News

By Bill McDonald, VA, USDA, FHA Government Loans - (865) 686-8711
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee.  The total population of the city at the 2010 Census was 65,211. The city of Jackson is the only area in Madison county that is not eligible for 100% financing using the USDA Rural Development home loan.  Rural Development, or RD loan allows buyers in eligible areas purchase a home without a down payment.  They are able to finance 100% of the purchase price of the home. However, the program has income as well as geograhic limits.  The income limits are based on the size of the family and takes into account all household income.  In Jackson a household of 1-4 family members can make roughly $74,750 per year and a household with 5-8 family members.$98,650.  There are adjustments that can be made so these numbers are not absolute.  G...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
The Dream Center of Jackson TN, is hosting Running for a Dream 5 K.    WHAT:  Running for a Dream 5k.   WHEN:  It will be held at 9:00 on March 10th, 2012.   Registration should be submitted by March 4th.  If you have any questions, please contact Andy Horner at houner.aj@pg.com.  If you would like for me to send you a registraion form, let me know....    
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
The following are Real Questions from a First Time Home Buyer in Jackson TN, and answered by a First Time Home Buyer Specialist, REMAX Agent in Jackson TN, 38305, Greg Gillespie.   There is a special place in MY HEART for FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, as I believe it is in yours as well.  This is what gives me MY PURPOSE, and all the warm fuzzies, that are the benefits of being a PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENT in Jackson TN. How would YOU answer the following email?:  You have just shown these FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, "THE HOME", and they are seeking YOUR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE on how to proceed.   I really love the property and am anxious for the kids to see.  My husbands step-father is available NEXT SUNDAY (7 days) and wants to come out and crawl under the house, in the attic, check wiring, fo...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Is the HOME FOR SALE Sign the #1 Selling Tool, or is the internet the #1 HOME FOR SALE tool?         jackson tn 38305     Do incoming leads go directly to the LISTING AGENT? Do the incoming leads go to the AGENT ON DUTY?   Does a HOME FOR SALE, sale faster and for more money from a real estate agency where the real estate agent practices phone duty?  Having a REAL ESTATE AGENT that is standing by, on call,  to answer ALL questions about ALL of your Real Estate Agency listings.    Pros:  The customer would have the immediate interaction they need and be able to see the property on a moments notice.  Promptness might enhance the probability of customer becoming a client.   Do HOMES FOR SALE, sale faster, and for money, from a real estate firm where the all leads go directly to the listing...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
BURRITO MEAL in JACKON, TENNESSEE. I just wanted to give a quick recommendation for one of the BEST PLACES TO EAT LUNCH in JACKSON TENNESSEE.  If you are looking for good food, quick service, at a good price, give Burrito Meal in Jackson TN a try.  They have lots of entree items are only $5.  One of my favorite things to order is the wet chicken burrito (that is with the cheese and red sauce on top).   The chicken nachos pictured here are great too. Burrito Meal has a quick and inexpensive lunch, and food that tastes great.  "Its not just a Burrito, Its a Burrito MEAL."        They are located at 993 Airways Blvd #A in Jackson, TN  38301. Their phone number is (731) 736-2400.   Driving Directions: From Interstate 40, go south on Hwy 45 Bypass towards Downtown Jackson TN, take a right on...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Wrights Mill in Jackson TN   Congratulations to the Roes of 57 Wrights Mill Drive, Jackson TN, 38305.  Their colorful, Festive Decorations won our Seasonal Award for Week number three.  Thank you Roe family for doing your part to "deck the halls" in Wrights Mill Subdivision this Holiday Season!   We appreciate your hard work!   Wrights Mill Subdivision in Jackson TN 38305
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Wrights Mill HOA Meeting December 15 at 6:30 p.m.    We willl meet at THE BARN at Fellowship Bible Church promptly at 6:30., and the meeting should only last thirty minutes.  Our Agenda: 1.  Present and explain the four land use proposals 2. Take Questions and Comments. 3. Allow residents to vote on the plan they support.   This will not be a "majority rules" vote.  There will be one vote allowed per household, and we must submit each voter's name and address along with his or her vote for the preferred land use plan ON PAPER.  We'll have ballots for each person to fill out so that the meeting moves quickly.  We have been told the Planning Committee takes these votes more seriously when there is a name attached to each vote as opposed to "majority rules". For those who cannot attend, th...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Aerial Photo of Wrights Mill Jackson TN  Can you find Your New House? In our MLS we currently have 16 HOMES FOR SALE in Wright's Mill, and 4 under contract.  Nine of the HOMES FOR SALE ARE NEW CONSTRUCTION.  Here is a map of the area with the homes mapped out.  HOMES FOR SALE IN WRIGHTS MILL   If you are looking for a NEW HOME in JACKSON TN, I hope you will consider Wright's Mill.  It is one of THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS in JACKSON TN, and I'm not saying that just because I live here.  Wrights Mill is convient to shopping, and within walking distance of two of the Jackson's Best Private Schools.  Trinity Christian Academy TCA and  University School of Jackson USJ.   Here is a link to our Home Owner's Association; Wright's Mill HOA.  It contains Neighborhood News along with a copy of Wrights...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Wrights Mill Christmas Decor Contest in Jackson TN.   Congratulations to 47 Cobble Ridge Cove in Wrights Mill. Their Christmas display is our "Seasonal Award" winner for week #2.  The picture does not even show the extent of their decorations which almost entirely cover their property.  Thank you for your part to "Deck the Halls" in Wright's Mill this holiday season!.  We appreciate your very hard work....   If you would like to nominate someone for Week #3, submit their name and or address to WrightsMill@hotmail.com.   This week's contest ends Sunday. Thank you for participating in the Wright's Mill Seasonal Award Contest, Jackson TN.
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
THAI CAFE Jackson TN The Thai Cafe has to be one of my favorite places to eat in Jackson TN.  The kids and I eat here at least twice a week..(not an exaggeration), and I've found a few things that Mary Alice likes.  One of my favorite dishes is their Pad Thai, or their specialized version, Supreme Noodles.       SUPREME NOODLES..YUM!.................................... This restaurant has been a Jackson TN Legacy for almost 30 years.  If you like Healthy Food with a Kick, you'll like this place. They are open Wednesday-Saturday 11:00-3:00 for Lunch and 5:00-9:00 at night for dinner.  For take out, call 731-984-7050.   605 Carriage House Drive in the Hamilton Hills Shopping Center.             If you live in or are passing through West Tennessee, give the THAI CAFE (731) 984-7050 in Jack...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Salvation Army Jackson TN   I was out with a group of men from our church a couple of weeks ago.  We were putting together and delivering Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners to families that RIFA had reached out to.  On one of our deliveries, we came to a home that the homeowner that was to receive the meal, had passed on.  One of the family members that was there, a homeless man, was provided a greyhound bus ticket to the funeral, by The Salvation Army. I personally didn't know they did things like that.   Anyway, that has inspired me to "Ring the Bell", for The Salvation Army this weekend.  We will be at the Jackson TN Walgreen's on Campbell Street. Thank you Mr. Wolfe for heading this up and continuing Ted Brush's legacy...Thanks for making it all happen.     I hope you to will support The S...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
2011 Christmas Parade in Jackson TN.    I just spoke with the City of Jackson TN.  As of 12:30 p.m. ,and even with the light rain we are having right now, the Christmas Parade is still going to take place tonight.  ' If this changes, I will let you know.    
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Wrights Mill in Jackson TN   Wrights Mill in Jackson TN is having a Christmas Decor Contest each week thru the month of December to show our Holidoy Joy.      40 Mossy Oak Trail received the first weekly SEASONAL AWARD for their lovely and festive Christmas decorations. If you would like to nominate someone who live in Wrights Mill, Jackson TN, for Week 2, submit their name and address to WrightsMill@hotmail.com.  This weeks contest ends on Sunday.   Thank you Amber, our Wrights Mill Home Owners Associaion President for making things like this happen and all the work you do for us.   If you get a chance, we welcome you to drive thru our neighborhood and enjoy all the holiday decorations in Wrights Mill Jackson TN
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Jackson TN Planning Department   The Jackson Tennessee Planning Department is having their second PUBLIC meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, at the Fellowship Bible Church.  Four scenarios will be presented at this meeting that will all deal with the possible commercial zoning in our area that includes Wrights Mill.  We have been told that the Windy City Road and Pleasant Plains corridors seem to be especially of interest to the Planning Department.     Through the Jackson, TN City Council approves any changing to zoning, they seek recommendations from the Jackson TN Planning Department.  This is our chance to voice all concerns and opinions.     If you would like to view the four propsed zoning plans before the meeting, please each item below to view:   Norwest Area Land Use...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Jackson Tennessee Christmas Parade "A Red, White and Blue Christmas"       The Jackson, TN 2011 Annual Christmas Parade that is scheduled for tonight has been changed due to the extensive rain we are receiving.   The newly scheduled time is tomorrow Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  Click here for their website and registration details.   The parade Start Time is 6:45 p.m. Lead vehicles will begin leaving staging area at 6:30.           I hope you will attend the Jackson Tennessee Christmas Parade this year.
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
L.A.N.A. Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association in Jackson TN.    Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association is having their annual Holiday Home Tour this weekend.  See their page here for ticket information.  Tickes may be purchased during the tour at the LANA Home Tour Welcome Center, TLM Associates, 117 E Lafayette St., Jackson TN. Come and enjoy the tour.   Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association- Jackson Tennessee
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
  Jackson Tennessee / City of Jackson TN Christmas Parade "A Red, White and Blue Christmas: 2011 Jackson TN Christmas Parade" is this Monday December 5th, starting at 6:45.  See the city of Jackson TN Christmas Parade page here for more details. http://www.cityofjackson.net/JacksonChristmasParade.html
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
  Happy Thanksgiving Jackson TN.   I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.  Take time out to remember all the things we are thankful for.  More importantly, the things that are taken for granted.  I live in a great community, have plenty of food to eat, a place to live, and a family that I Love.  Thank you all and have a  Happy Holiday in Jackson TN.
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
Jackson TN Events.  Here are a few upcoming events that you might be interested in attending that  taking place in the Madison County TN area.    November 18th and 19th - USJ University School of Jackson Holiday Mart at the Carl Perkins Civic Center from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. ( My wife Mary Alice Gillespie CRNA) is there now as I am writing this blog.  Click here for details and go to the www.usjbruins.org/parents/holidaymart.html website   November 18th and 19th -Christmas Cottage at Madison County Agricultural Auditorium November 19th - Jingle Bell Run and Walk for Arthritis.  9 am.  Click here to visit www.madisoncojbr.org   November 21th - Neely House is hosting a holiday tasting luncheon.  Featuring Blockers Soul Food.  Plates start at $5.95 from 11 am to 5 pm..  Their site says that...
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By Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner
(GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc)
The City of Jackson TN Planning Department had an open meeting Tuesday night at 6 PM in the Fellowship Bible Church Sanctuary.  The meeting was concerning the fifteen to twenty year land use plan for the for the area located in the Northwest Annexation Area, that just recently annexed into the Jackson TN city limits.   It was stated that 98-99% of this northwest corridor of Jackson TN would remain residential Development.  The developers were proposing that a professional office park, a couple of small branch banks, and a small convenient store with restrictive architectural signage would be needed here in the future, and we need to start planning for them now.   The majority of the participants had concerns of commercial development like gas stations or general department stores being ...
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