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Comment Archives: Stories: Real Estate

Re: “Only Zealots Need Apply

This was my families home. My mother was a little girl when she lived here. The Greenlaws were also our family. The history behind this home is amazing. You can google Eli Rayner and see our hearitage on Rayner Street. We also established Rayner Texas which was the first county seat in Stonwall County Texas. Then went to establish Monterey Texas which today is Lubbock Texas.

Richard A. Ferguson

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Posted by Ferguson/Rayner on 10/13/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Memphis Memento

did this house sell or is it still there ?

Posted by diane on 12/02/2012 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Living History

I visited Memphis recently and stayed in a Motel near to this site. I was so intrigued by this building and grounds that I made a point to remember to look up what the origins were of the majestic buildings. Iam so glad to have found out, and I also think as A Rose stated you need to see and feel this place to really appreciate it. Although Iam disappointed that there is not a least one resident ghost. :) I just hope that any future proposals made for this site, keep the integrity of its history for future generations .
Paula Bone. Australia

Posted by Paula Bone on 09/08/2011 at 7:45 PM

Re: “A Kitchen Makeover

Are you a passionately crazy fan of HGTV?!? Do you longingly watch each HGTV show secretly fantasizing that one day HGTV will come to your home?

HGTV Fans - Your wait is over…HGTV’s Bang For your Buck is coming to Memphis to show off kitchen (outdoor/indoor) renovations!

WANT YOUR KITCHEN RENOVATION ON HGTV? Are you up for it?!? We are looking for renovated KITCHENS in the MEMPHIS area RIGHT NOW.

If you’re a fun, upbeat and outgoing family/person, we’d love to hear from you NOW! Or, if you have worked with a client to help them create their dream KITCHEN - call them and see if they are interested in applying - it would be great FREE publicity for you.

If you're not familiar with the show feel free to check out episodes online at:

Please send an email to immediately.

Kindest Regards,

Callie Zanandrie

Callie Zanandrie
Bang For Your Buck
High Noon Entertainment
3035 South Parker Road, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80014
W: 303-872-8699
C: 303-514-7375
F: 303-872-8701

Posted by czanandrie on 01/24/2011 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Change Your Landscape

Living in Memphis, I would highly recomend zero or low-maintenance plants such as bluebeard flowers or nandina shrubs which are beautiful and extremely hardy plants that can take heat and cold.

Posted by Dave_2 on 01/04/2011 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Living History

Thank you for sharing your stuff on blog. It is doubtless that we have similar interests. Something is very helpful to me.
Sherman Unkefer

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Posted by Sherman Unkefer on 12/16/2010 at 3:52 AM

Re: “Living History

I am very pleased to see that you are putting so much of effort for encouraging the visitors with valuable posts like this; I have sent this post to my twitter account profile.
roofer in atlanta

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Posted by Roofer in Atlanta on 11/17/2010 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Green Is the New Condo

I enjoyed reading. As an annual visitor sometimes twice a year I have thought of buying a residence in Memphis.

Posted by PERL on 05/17/2009 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Green Is the New Condo

Ahhh! I love the smell of Green in the air. Thanks for the article - it's great to hear about the environmentally friendly work people are doing in Memphis. It's great to see commercial builders investing in these technologies - knowing there are future home-owners wanting to buy more environmentally sustainable homes.

Posted by EcoMemphis on 05/12/2009 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Green Is the New Condo

Are the builders designing these homes with future expansion in mind? Just imagine the possibilities if you could, down the road, further expand these homes on your own simply by using your own recycled garbage. As you know, home garbage re-use techniques have greatly improved since Prince Mongo's early groundbreaking experiments, which resulted in mixed results (and civil fines).

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Posted by freethoughthalfprice on 05/12/2009 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Sleek and Chic

I'm sure it's lovely, but not $244/sq.ft lovely! Holy moly, for that price it should come with solid gold toilets, a secret underground ninja training facility, and a holodeck.

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Posted by Jeff on 05/05/2009 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Living History

Great location...I've long been intrigued by it....but is it safe? Will people buy? Please cut down the trees so we can see the river.

Posted by thought thinker on 04/23/2009 at 4:12 PM

Re: “California Dreaming

this house is beautiful!

Posted by Shasta McNasty on 04/08/2009 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Living History

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that someone quoted lyrics from a Styx song as support for this project (as worthy as it may indeed be).

Posted by Mike Jones on 10/28/2008 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Living History

This is truly a remarkable place. One needs to see it to appreciate the beauty of the land, the majesty of the river and the history of the site. Mr. Crews is a visonary and an asset to Memphis and the community. I wish him well in his endeavor.

Posted by Mike Rose on 10/27/2008 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Living History

Mr Crews could not have captured a better statement than his remarking about this being the best time for his phenomenal project in the article by Mr. Akers. No one could have said it better than of course, in the famous Styx song, "We'll take the best, forget the rest and someday we'll find these are the best of times". The best way to live is with peace and serenity and what more could one ask for than to own a part of the vision and dreams of this upscale and sophisticated, historical southern charm that this Desota Project developement seems to illuminate with the wonderous charm of the amenities such as an elegant-relaxing pool, a New Orleans style courtyard, the magnificant lush trees and plant life, not to mention the breathtaking view of the nearby. "mighty Mississippi River" and the history all evoke in this "Living History"article.Amazing, the best place for the best of times! Julie Perugini-Schaeffer

Posted by Julie Perugini-Schaeffer on 10/26/2008 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Simply Timeless

Please visit for photos and details.

Posted by Michael Carpenter on 08/15/2008 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Recession Special

Need I say more? YES - how much do you have to pay a month for the local gang to leave you and your stuff alone?

Posted by Brian Ervin on 08/06/2008 at 7:20 PM

Re: “How To Sell Your Home in 5 Days by Bill Effros(Workman, $15.95)

Every home selling situation is different. This concept may work well for some, but not for all. I do like the idea... especially for those who want to sell quickly. I might try this with a property I own that needs lots of improvements! Candicep

Posted by Candice Pardue on 08/02/2008 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Green Acres Is the Place To Be

Shady Grove school is not a good school. People should want in the area because of White Station. The home needs to be updated more than carpet and windows. There are nicer homes in the area for less money. You need to find more comparables. I would not pay 189 K for such a grossly outdated home with few upgrades.

Posted by Brian on 07/10/2008 at 6:45 PM

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