Making the choice to buy a home is a huge decision! Once you decide to buy a home, you then need to determine budget, size, and in an eclectic city like Memphis, you have the difficulty of choosing an area based on your lifestyle. Each neighborhood in Memphis has a unique personality, and it’s important that you find the one that best fits your lifestyle. The Judy Mac Team can help you find your perfect home in your perfect neighborhood. For instance, if you’re looking for a beautiful place for families that still has all the excitement of urban living, East Memphis might be the right option for you.

Get to Know East Memphis

It's sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly where "East Memphis" is, thanks to the explosive outward growth of the city. But generally speaking, East Memphis is considered to be the area east of Midtown, just inside the I-240 loop to the north and south, and just west of Germantown to the east. Some of the city's most convenient residential neighborhoods are located on the long winding lanes just off Poplar Avenue. Large colonial and ranch-style homes tend to be the norm, many on beautifully landscaped lots. You won’t find many large parcels of land in this area of town, so most new development focuses on upscale zero-lots and condominiums.

Poplar Avenue is the main thoroughfare and the commercial hub of the area. Several major companies have corporate headquarters here, including International Paper. The shopping opportunities are plentiful and varied, including the upscale Oak Court Mall, the luxurious Laurelwood Shopping Center, and the fine shopping and dining found at the Regalia Center. The central location of East Memphis, coupled with its lovely, leafy neighborhoods, make this area an attractive option for many new residents.

Tips for Buying a Home in East Memphis

  • First, talk to your East Memphis real estate expert. The Judy Mac Team has 20 years of experience in Memphis and can help you determine how to meet your lifestyle needs and goals when you buy a home in East Memphis.
  • Once you’ve started your relationship with your realtor, you’ll need to start collecting all the necessary information and documents. You’ll need to know your credit score and understand your assets and financial situation.
  • You’ll need to gather your financial statements and other documents. Each lender has it’s own unique requirements, but most ask for at least 2 months of bank statements and pay stubs, and your tax returns from the last two years.
  • Next, your realtor and your lender can both help you determine a reasonable budget that will get you what you want out of your house without putting you in a precarious financial situation.

Priorities for your East Memphis Home

Somethings will always be a priority when choosing a home, like how safe your street is or whether you’re as close to the amenities you love as you want to be, or as far from the noise and hustle and bustle as you want to be. You’ll also have to come up with and consider your personal wish-list. What size of house do you want? Do you want trees? Do you want a large or small yard? A brand new home or one with old quirks? The good news is that whatever you’re looking for your Judy Mac Team realtor can help you find it in East Memphis. There is truly something for everyone in the area, and we’ll work hard to find it for you.

Judy Mac Is Your Top East Memphis Realtor

From Downtown to East Memphis, Germantown to Collierville, and every point in between, The JudyMac Team of Crye-Leike Realtors has the integrity, professionalism, skills, and expertise to handle all your real estate needs.