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What to do in Collierville this weekend!

Categories: Model Home, Neighborhood Feature, Special Events, Uncategorized | Posted: July 21, 2017


Whether you are looking to move to Collierville, or you are already a resident, there’s so much to explore in this desirable town! Check out the fun happenings around town this weekend!


Musical: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Friday, July 21 @ 7 PM | Saturday, July 22 @ 7 PM | Sunday, July 23 @ 2:30 PM

The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre | Ticket info – colliervilleartscouncil.org

History Stroll: Collierville’s Town Square

Friday, July 22 | 1:30 PM – 2 PM

Meet at the Gazebo to stroll the town square and learn the history of 1940s & ’50s.

DIY Terrarium Workshop

Saturday, July 22 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Morton Museum of Collierville History

Presented by Memphis Area Master Gardener! RSVP here – colliervillemuseum.org

SweetWater Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Saturday, July 22 | 2 PM – 5 PM | On Tap Growlers

Beer tasting and giveaways sound like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Meet and Greet/Adoption Event

Sunday, July 23 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Hollywood Feed on Houston Levee Rd

Come meet cute and adoptable pets from the streets of Memphis!

Summer Concert Series on the Square

Thursday, July 27 | 7 PM – 10 PM

Although this event is only on Thursday’s, it’s too much fun not to mention! Enjoy a summer night on The Square at Main Street Collierville’s annual summer concert series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy an evening of music at Sunset on the Square with Germantown Baptist Jazz Band at the Town Square Gazebo. Food vendors will also be on-site.


Looking to build your dream home? Our Designer Models will be open all weekend

Fleming Ridge 4717 Emmas Circle North | Collierville, Tennessee

Rolling Meadows 304 Majestic Trail | Collierville, TN

Saturday, July 22 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 23 | 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

We’re Hiring!

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: July 20, 2017

Please send all resumes to ashley.donaldson@newregencyhomes.com


Builder

Requirements:
• Building Experience preferred but not required
• Organized
• Attention to Detail
• Possess knowledge and confidence to interact with subcontractors and customers on a daily basis

Job Description Summary:
• Manage and monitor home building sites on a daily basis
• Contact, schedule and coordinate all subcontractors and suppliers for the home
• Partner with Accounting/Estimating on tracking costs of the home
• Schedule meetings with customers throughout the building process

Move to Oakland today!

Categories: Special Events, Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: July 12, 2017

We have THREE move-in ready homes waiting for you in our Hidden Springs communities located in Oakland, TN! With lower taxes and a small town atmosphere, this is a desirable location for so many. Move into your dream home today!


In our Gardens of Hidden Springs community you will find and fall in love with this adorable 4 bed, 3 bath home. Now with a large fenced-in yard for extra privacy! If you are looking for a quiet & peaceful community, this home is perfect for you. Located at 115 Hidden Meadows Lane – visit this home today! 

Located in our Fields of Hidden Springs community, this home has it all! Built on a wonderful family sized lot with a large outdoor living area, we just took summer BBQs to the next level. The open and spacious kitchen makes the perfect gathering space and we know you will love the beautiful white cabinets. Visit this home today – 225 Misty Fields Road.

This beautiful 4 bed, 2.5 bath home is also located in our Fields of Hidden Springs community and stands at 2,791 sq ft! Forget the spa and relax in your drop-in tub with hydra-jets in the master bath! The inviting entry flows perfectly to your open and spacious kitchen. Take a tour of your dream home today – 195 Misty Fields Road.


Are you interested in seeing all three homes? Stop by our Summer Block Party at 25 Garden Springs Drive Saturday, July 15th from 11 am – 3 pm for an open house! We will have food, games, prizes, and music!

 

 

 

Summer Block Party

Categories: Model Home, Neighborhood Feature, Special Events, Uncategorized | Posted: July 10, 2017

Join Regency for a Summer Block Party!

We are days away from our Summer Block Party and we know you are wondering what will be in store. Will there be food? Prizes? Games? Music? Snocones? Good news folks, we will have it all! Join us Saturday, July 15th at Gardens of Hidden Springs in Oakland, TN for the best party of the summer!

Awesome Dogs will be serving up the best hot dogs in Memphis and chili cheese nachos! Cool off at the Kona-Ice truck and take your shaved ice to another level at the do-it yourself FlavorWave station where you’ll have 10 top flavors to choose from.

Play a game of corn hole with friends and enter to win one of two prizes…a Yeti Hopper or a Custom Corn Hole Board!! Don’t forget to grab your Swag Bag on your way out, we have some fun surprises for you!    

See you there!

25 Garden Springs Drive | Oakland, Tennessee, 38060 

Driving Directions: East on Highway 64, right on Highway 194, then left on Garden Springs Drive

Oakland, TN – Home Sweet Home!

Categories: Neighborhood Feature, Uncategorized | Posted: July 7, 2017










If you are looking for low taxes, low crime, comfortable living, and a well-connected community [all while being conveniently close to downtown Memphis] Oakland is the perfect place for you to move! Check out some of our favorite things to do in Oakland.


EAT

Brads BBQ If you live in Memphis, you know good BBQ! Brad’s BBQ has been serving Memphis for over 40 years!

Raven and Lily Three words: Southern. Eclectic. Bistro. Date night is covered!

Street Tacos It’s all in the name – these authentic street tacos will not disappoint!

PLAY

Fair Oaks Golf Club Looking for a nice day of golf at a 18-hole Championship Golf Course? Fair Oaks Golf Club is your place!  Fair Oaks has a beautiful course with some of the best Bermuda greens in the Memphis area, and the steady winds are just right for perfecting your shot! Located at 220 Fair Oaks Drive in Oakland, TN.

Cypress Creek Located on Highway 194 South, just south of West Junior High, Cypress Creek Park is a multi-use sports facility which includes a T-ball field, a baseball field and room for soccer fields in season. It also has picnic facilities, permanent restrooms, a kiddie playground, portable bleachers and a concession stand.

Oakland Woods Oakland Woods Parks includes a 1250 ft walking trail encompassing a stocked 2 acre pond for your fishing pleasure.

Northwoods Northwoods Park presently has an extensive walking trail bordering a large pond stocked for fishing along with benches to sit and appreciate the serenity of the fountain.

The Oaklands The Oaklands Town Park has a 1300 foot paved walking trail around a 3 acre pond which is stocked with crappie and bass. It includes a kiddie playground, picnic facilities, and a 16 x 24 pavilion, which can be reserved by calling 465-8523. This park is the home of the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo held in partnership with the Fayette County Bass Club.

CELEBRATE

Oakland in October Join in on this annual festival in Downtown Historic Oakland!

What’s in store? Miss Oakland in October Pageant • Pet Parade • Live Entertainment • BBQ Contest • Art Exhibit • Kids Olympics • Concerts

Spring Fest Looking to show off the grilling skills? Enter the Burger Battle at this annual festival in Downtown Historic Oakland!

What’s in store? Live Entertainment • Business Expo • Community Breakfast • Burger Battle • Kids Olympic Spring Games

LEARN

Macon Road Baptist School – Oakland Campus This private Baptist school is one of the top rated schools in the area!

Ready Now Home: Olive Branch, MS

Categories: Special Features, Uncategorized | Posted: June 12, 2017

We have ONE Move-In Ready Home in our College Crossing Community!!

This spectacular home in Olive Branch Mississippi has a Lewisburg floor plan that features 3 bedrooms and a bonus room which can also serve as a 4th bedroom. It has 2 bathrooms located on the first floor and stands at 2,230 square feet! From the picture above you can see a two car garage that’s a front load for easy access!

THIS JUST IN!!! This home now comes with a fence around the outdoor living area to ensure privacy for any and all of your home festivities!!

Interested in seeing this P E R F E C T home? Come out to our Grand Opening Event on June 17,2017 from 11am- 3pm! We will have games, prizes and food!

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 30, 2017

Understanding the Mortgage Loan Application Process

  • Pre-Qualification: This is an informal process where you are interviewed by a mortgage professional about your income and expenses.  This will really only give you a general idea on the price range you can afford, but will not bring you closer to securing a mortgage.
  • Pre-Approval: When you are pre-approved, the lender has looked closely at your credit reports, employment history, and your income, and has determined that you can make a necessary down payment and your income can cover mortgage payments.  This will determine the maximum amount you can borrow and the interest rates you will be offered.
  • Mortgage Commitment: A lender will issue a loan commitment after it has been approved by both you and Regency.  Your loan representative will submit your complete application to the underwriter, which the underwriter will then decide if you are approved, approved with conditions, suspended (need more documentation), or denied.

Your First Steps

Check your credit score before going to get pre-approved for a home loan.  This will give you an idea on what kinds of loans you qualify for and can give you the chance to clear up any problems with your credit report.  You can obtain a free credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com or Credit.com.

Getting Pre-Approved

The actual process of getting pre-approved is rather simple.  You will meet with a lender so they can determine if you are qualified to take out a home loan.  Bring the following to the meeting with your lender:

•Income Information

-Pay stubs, tax returns, and W-2’s from the previous two years.

-Documents to show other sources of income, like a second job, overtime, commissions and bonuses, VA and retirement, and others.

•Assets

-Your lender will want to know any other assets you have, such as a family or friend giving you money, which you will need to include a gift letter showing it is not a loan.

•Personal Information

-Make sure to bring a form of ID and Social Security number

 Regency’s Approved Lenders

Regency prefers that you refer to our “Preferred & Approved Lender List” when getting pre-approved for your mortgage.  If you use a preferred or approved lender, then your closing costs will be covered through Regency Homebuilders!

 

**Closing Costs are not covered for Frontgage, Chadwick, and Fleming Ridge**

Click here to see our Approved Vendor List!

How Much Home Can You Afford?

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 16, 2017

One of the most asked questions associated with house hunting is this one: “How much house can I afford?”  It is important to sit down and figure out exactly how much house you can afford.  At Regency Homebuilders, we have a wide price range that can fit any families budget.  Here is some advice on how you can figure out how much home you can afford!

{Rule of Thumb}

A good benchmark is to spend no more than 36% of your gross monthly income on your total debt, including your mortgage payment and other debt like car payments and credit card payments.  You will need to lower your mortgage payment if you have more debt.

{More than a Mortgage}

Home ownership comes with more than just a mortgage and interest.  Remember that there are other costs that you need to remember:

Property taxes: You will need to make property tax payments. Whether a yearly lump sum is due, or whether you pay monthly with your mortgage payment, this is something to prepare for.

Maintenance and repairs: Without a landlord to bear the cost of maintenance and repairs, you must factor into your budget how much this will cost for you.

Utilities: In many cases, your home is larger than your rental, which means it will cost more to heat it.  Electricity and water costs will also most likely increase, along with sewer and garbage collection.

Insurance: Home insurance is usually more than your rental insurance, so do your research on how much more you will be paying for this expense.

{Test Drive Your Mortgage Payment}

Take the difference between what you pay now and will pay after and save it up for a few months to test your finances.  Can you live comfortably within the new limits?  If not, be honest with yourself and decrease what your mortgage will be.

{Remember Financial Goals}

Remember that you need to save for retirement and family vacations.  If you have other debt payments, make sure that you keep these in mind when you are figuring out how much home you can comfortably afford.


{Use this calculator to help you figure out how much home you can afford!}

https://www.nestiny.com/user/trueaffordability

5 Things Homeowners Need After Move-In

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 12, 2017

You’ve done it! You’ve closed on your new Regency home, you’ve spent time moving in and now it’s the morning after. Well, before you unpack all of your labeled boxes, consider these tips on what you need after you move-in.

1. Window Treatments

We all love good lighting in our home but sometimes privacy takes priority. After moving into your new home, consider which windows you want to add drapes or shades to, if any. Drapes can really bring a room together in design while also providing shade for the room. Shades are pretty conventional and a safe bet for any home and are also “in” no matter the season.

 2. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning in your new home is a necessity. You may have areas in your new home that you did not once have and that’s going to require more responsibility. Carpet cleaning services may be an advantage that you want to consider. If your home has more hardwood flooring now then you’ll also need additional floor cleaning options for that.

3. Furniture

Choosing a Regency home is, in many cases, an upgrade. Because of that, every room will be spacious and customizable by you. New and appropriate furniture is something that makes your home even more tailored. No you don’t have to have your home fully furnished before you move in but as you grow into your new space, you can always add pieces that speak to your personalty.

4. Extra Home Keys

At some point we all have needed a spare key for something; whether it be our car, our gym locker or a personal lockbox. Making an extra set of keys for your home will be beneficial within the first couple of weeks after moving in. You may be swamped with many other new home responsibilities, but you’ll want to get this done before you get into a situation where you need them!

5. Lighting Accessories

Sometimes lighting is the last thing people think about until they’re trying to read a book in dim light. With that being said, another thing you should do after you move in is get replacement wattage and bulb style for every lighting fixture in your home.

We’re Hiring!!

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 10, 2017

 

Please send all resumes to ashley.donaldson@newregencyhomes.com


Builder & Builder Assistant

Requirements:
• Building Experience preferred but not required
• Organized
• Attention to Detail
• Possess knowledge and confidence to interact with subcontractors and customers on a daily basis

Job Description Summary:
• Manage and monitor home building sites on a daily basis
• Contact, schedule and coordinate all subcontractors and suppliers for the home
• Partner with Accounting/Estimating on tracking costs of the home
• Schedule meetings with customers throughout the building process


Clerical Position

– Filing & Scanning documents
– Answer phone calls
– Skilled in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook
– Detail oriented
– Positive attitude
– Time management
– High School Diploma required, college degree preferred

Design Center Consultant

Desired Skills and Experiences:
• Interest in interior design & basic knowledge of the home
• Strong customer service and organizational skills
• Inviting personality
• Team player
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Availability to work outside normal business hours on occasion
• Ability to excel in a fast paced, constantly changing environment

Job description:
Help our customers design their dream home!