With foreclosures at an all time high and many people struggling to remain homeowners the lease option to purchase programs are beginning to become more and more popular. This great article, Lease-To-Buy May Be Good Option by Phoebe Chongchua goes into greater detail about how lease purchase programs are on the rise and how it can help buyers and sellers in a market where so many are struggling.
This weekend is the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ contest Here’s the link for the schedule www.memphisinmay.org/bbq-schedule. Let me say this, I love BBQ. Whether it’s pulled pork, ribs-dry-wet, it doesn’t matter & all the fix-ins. I get excited every year for BBQ fest but the only problem is unless you know someone with a “tent”. It can get expensive. A VIP Pit Pass with parking can run as much as $495 for all 3 days, ouch & muddy (most years). I thought it would be good to list my favorite BBQ places to eat in Memphis. Here’s my top 5!
#5 Germantown Commissary. www.commissarybbq.com Located in the heart of Germantown plus provides a great atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: BBQ plate; comes with beans, slaw, deviled egg & a roll. I like to sub the slaw & beans for potato salad & onion rings. You have to try them. Also, try their tamales! Melt in your mouth.
# 4 Showboat BBQ. Located at Hickory-Hill and Knight Arnold. Showboat doesn’t get a lot of national attention like some other places but I have found it to be very consistent & very good.
Favorite Dish: BBQ ribs & pork combo plate; comes with half a rack of ribs, pulled pork, slaw, potato salad, & a bun. I love their mustard based sauce and the amount of meat that comes with the ribs. The ribs also have a great pepper flavor that’s hits all your taste buds.
#3 Tom’s BBQ. www.tomsbarbq.com Featured on www.Foodnetwork.com TV show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. This is a great hole-in-the-wall place to eat with a large menu and fast service.
Favorite Dish: RIB plate & Bologna sandwich; comes with two sides, try them all!
#2 Central BBQ. www.cbqmemphis.com You can’t beat the BBQ sauce station it’s unlimited access to three great but very different sauces.
Favorite Dish: Rib plate with two sides. I like the mac-n-cheese and beans. A very close second is the BBQ Nachos You’ve got to check them out.
AND #1 is The BBQ Shop. www.dancingpigs.com I love this place their ribs, pork, bologna & BBQ Spaghetti are my absolute favorite! You can purchase their sauces at most local Kroger stores. Their BBQ spaghetti recipe was featured on the Bobby Flay TV (foodnetwork.com) show in 2004.
Favorite Dish: Large rack of Ribs with a side of the BBQ spaghetti.
Honorable Mention list: Rendezvous, www.hogsfly.com, Corky’s, www.corkysbbq.com, & Top’s BBQ, www.topsbarbq.com
One disclaimer about Memphis BBQ joints from my personal experience. It’s best to try a place at least twice because BBQ can be hard to keep wet and tender all day every day. You might get yesterday ribs & pork before lunch and today’s fresh batch after lunch and sometimes it can be a combination. This is why I’m making this suggestion. Agree/disagreed with my list?
WOW! On May 1st we kicked off our 1st annual Resident Appreciation Day and it was a HUGE success!! We enjoyed the beautiful weather, popped popcorn, grilled hotdogs, and had a prize winning drawing for everyone that came by and “liked us” on Facebook. The day was so much fun and it was great to give back to our residents and watch them enjoy themselves.
We have so many more events and prize winning contest to come in the months ahead so be sure to “like us” on Facebook and stay connected with us on our upcoming events!!
Today is the 60th Anniversary of Administrative Professionals’ Day. Unfortunately, no one on our team was alive for the 1st Annual Celebration, but we’re here for the 60th & Reed & Associates is blessed and thankful to have 3 Administrative Professionals on our team.
In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I thought this would be an appropriate time to recognize them. Each of these 3 ladies contribute their own experience and personality to our team.
Amber Hollingsworth is our Assistant Property Manager. She has been with Reed & Associates since September 2008. Amber enjoys interacting with the residents of the properties, as well as our investors. She gets satisfaction from working with a resident through any of the numerous issues that come up in the course of residential property management. Amber is persistent to find out whats going on and enjoys investigating the root of any problem.
Megan McSparrin is our Office Administrator. Megan began working with Reed & Associates in April 2010. She efficiently handles a large volume of resident and owner interacion on a daily basis. She enjoys talking with people on the phone, or when they stop by our office. Megan is as consistent & reliable as anyone on our team.
Ashley Lunsford is our Executive Administrator. Ashley originally started with Reed & Associates in September 2006 and has been at her current position since mid-2010. Ashley has worked in many aspects of our business. She’s able to offer insight and perspective on many of the different facets of our operation. Ashley is very good at generating ideas and is diligent to see any project through to completion.
Reed & Associates would not be where we are today without the contributions of these 3 valuable members of our team!
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