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Arlington, Lakeland rated in state’s top 10 cities for young families

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Arlington and Lakeland ranked in the top 10 on NerdWallet.com’s list of “Best Cities for Young Families,” which rated 99 cities in Tennessee. Arlington, in first place for its high prosperity and family friendliness. The town saw a 77.4 percent increase in family income over the past 15 years and a zero poverty rate for […]

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Ave Maria expansion gets greenlighted

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Supporters and concerned citizens spoke up about Ave Maria expansions during the Nov. 25 Bartlett city board meeting. The project for the senior living facility includes two parcels: A smaller one on the west side of Charles Bryan Road and a larger tract to the north, opposite Saint Ann Catholic School. Both parcels will have […]

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Memphis-area home sales drop, Bartlett’s rise

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Memphis-area home sales for October declined 1.6 percent from a year ago, with 1,371 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) data property records database. Sales decreased 11.7 percent from September, when there were 1,552 total sales. Average sales price from October-to-October increased 0.6 percent to $149,165. Inventory decreased 1.9 percent, […]

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Bartlett home sales drop, YTD median sales price rises

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Memphis-area home sales for August declined 24.7 percent from a year ago, with 1,293 total sales recorded in the data property records database of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). Sales decreased 11.8 percent from July, when there were 1,466 total sales. Average sales price from August to August increased 11 percent to $161,191. […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 14, 2014

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Bartlett makes list of ‘cities on the rise’ in state Robust population growth, a rebounding job markets and innovation define the state’s cities on the rise. Bartlett ranks as No. 6, and Collierville ranks as No. 5 in Tennessee, per Nerdwallet.com’s analysis of U.S. Census data. For more information, see http://bit.ly/Nerdwallet. Bartlett’s home sales drop, […]

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Banks complete consumer relief obligations under National Mortgage Settlement

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Intended to address widespread foreclosure abuses that occurred at the height of the housing crisis, the National Mortgage Settlement reached a major milestone in mid-March. Joe Smith, the settlement monitor, announced that all five of the named banks have satisfied their consumer relief and refinancing obligations under the agreement. In total, the banks provided more […]

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At a Glance for March 27, 2014

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Arlington tops list of best Tenn. cities for homeownership Four area cities are on NerdWallet.com’s list of Tennessee’s best cities for homeownership. Cities were measured by high home ownership rate, affordability, and growth. Arlington tops the list, and Collierville, Lakeland and Bartlett fill slots 8 through 10. See details at http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/best-cities-homeownership-tennessee/. Tenn. reduces harassment and discrimination The Equal Employment […]

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Bartlett home sales jump for February

Bartlett home sales jumped 42 percent last month, the largest improvement among Shelby County municipalities. The Memphis Area Association of Realtors said 74 Bartlett houses were sold in February for a median sales price of $153,500. Last year, 52 homes sold during the same period for a median sales price of $134,950. Eight new homes […]

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Memphis Habitat: Super Bowl partiers could win NFL trip

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites people to help Habitat tackle poverty housing by participating in the 10th annual MX Skill Master Home Team Huddle fundraising event during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party in their homes, businesses, schools or houses of worship and collect […]

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Area home sales show solid growth

The Memphis Area Home Sales Report showed year-over-year home sales growth trends in 2013 for Bartlett, Arlington, and Lakeland. “It was a very solid year for the local market with sales up almost seven percent and average sales price rising 10.6 percent,” said Greg Glosson, president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). “Certainly, […]

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Bartlett ‘State of the City’: School budgeting, housing growth ahead

Bartlett mayor Keith McDonald said last Tuesday that 2014 is already proving to be a “mathematical year,” with all the number-crunching necessary to help the new city school district and also manage the city’s own balance sheets. Success is worth the effort, and he sees supporting both the city and its new school district as […]

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