Making the choice to buy a home is a huge decision! Once you decide to buy a home, you have 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 JudyMac 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 everything you need to get the most out of work and play, buying a home in Germantown might be the right option for you. 

Get to Know Germantown

Just outside of Memphis proper, the close-knit community of Germantown lies tucked into the quiet rolling hills of eastern Shelby County. Home to excellent public schools, large homes, and attractive neighborhoods, Germantown is consistently one of the most sought-after suburbs in the Memphis area for families looking for peaceful living that’s still close to downtown excitement! Whether you’re a lifelong Memphian looking for a change, or a transplant looking to put down new roots, this city has a comfortable small-town feel. 

It's sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly what the exact borders of Germantown are when you’re out and about thanks to the extensive eastward sprawl of the city. The recognizable boundaries of Germantown are Germantown Parkway to the West, Shelby Farms Park to the North, Housten Levee to the East, and Winchester Road to the South. 

With I-40 to the north and Poplar Avenue branching across the southern part of the city, Germantown is well-situated for anyone who works in Memphis. Not only that, but popular Memphis institutions like Mud Island, Beale Street, and Graceland are less than a half-hour away, and hot spots like Midtown and East Memphis are an easy drive. Other nearby attractions with a family atmosphere are the Memphis Zoo, the Children’s Museum of Memphis, and the spacious acreage of Shelby Farms Park. 

Tips for Buying a Home in Germantown

  • First, talk to your Germantown 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 Germantown
  • 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 Germantown 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 JudyMac Team realtor can help you find it in Germantown. There is truly something for everyone in the area, and we’ll work hard to find it for you. 

Judy Mac Is Your Top GermantownRealtor

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.