Editorial Results (free)
1. Shelby County Homebuilding Activity Continues to Slow
- Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Homebuilding in Shelby County was off last year’s pace again in November, with builders pulling fewer permits and selling fewer homes than in November 2013.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 43 permits last month, down 29.5 percent from 61 permits in November 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. The 43 permits filed in November is down 31.7 percent from the 63 permits filed in October.
2. Vols Hope to Snap 20-Game Road Slump vs. Ranked Opponents
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – It doesn’t get much easier for the University of Tennessee’s football team.
The Sept. 20 open date has come and gone. UT’s coaches and players had ample time to digest and dissect details of the 34-10 loss to No. 4-ranked Oklahoma on Sept. 13 and a week to prepare for a challenge just as formidable.
3. South Carolina Back in SEC East Race
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The South Carolina defense still has improvement to make, but in beating Georgia 38-35 last Saturday the Gamecocks made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand and reasserted their presence in the SEC East Division.
4. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
5. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 09, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
6. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group and construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
7. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. has sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group.
Construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
8. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
9. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
10. Broadway Pizza Buys Building for East Memphis Expansion
- Tuesday, October 02, 2012
627 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $365,000
Sale Date: Sept. 13, 2012
11. Crews Holdings Files Loan on 34 Lots in Wolf River Ranch
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Crews Holdings has filed a $1.5 million loan through Triumph Bank on 34 lots in Wolf River Ranch Planned Development in Collierville.
12. On the Rise
- Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Developers and homebuilders in South Fayette County have rolled out the red carpet for potential buyers by launching a home show that features more than 20 houses in Rossville and Piperton.
Since there were no plans for a fall Vesta Home Show, organizers of the 2010 South Fayette County Parade of Homes felt it would be a great opportunity to showcase their homes – and further appeal to prospects by highlighting the county’s low property tax.
13. Builder Optimistic About C’ville Subdivision
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Starting homes in the middle of January – and in the middle of a housing slowdown – might not seem like the wisest approach, but John Worley said the stars are aligned right as he begins the second phase of the Woodgrove Subdivision in Collierville.
14. Crichton College Sale Closes To California Entrepreneur
- Tuesday, January 05, 2010
255 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $5.3 Million
Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2009
Buyer: SignificantPsychology LLC
Seller: Crichton College
Loan Amounts: $4.3 million and $1.1 million
Loan Dates: Dec. 1, 2009
Maturity Dates: N/A
Lenders: SunTrust Bank and Crichton College
15. Woodgrove Files Loan For Four Collierville Homes
- Thursday, December 31, 2009
Woodgrove Homes LLC, whose principals are longtime homebuilders Barry Watson and John Worley, have bought four lots in the Oak Grove Woodgrove Planned Development in Collierville and filed a $1.3 million construction loan through BancorpSouth Bank to start homes there.
16. Byrnes to Take MAHBA Reins
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tommy Byrnes of Byrnes Ostner Investments Inc. will serve as 2010 president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, the group’s executive director, Don Glays, said this week.
17. What People Want
- Friday, September 11, 2009
At one time, the quintessential image for the homebuilding industry was a busy job site where contractors and subcontractors worked on everything from a home’s framing to its plumbing, from its wiring to its roofing.
18. Building Permit Activity Abysmal in June
- Friday, July 10, 2009
Home permits continued to slide in June, reaching their lowest monthly mark in years as the demand for new housing remained soft and the building industry remained focused on sales.
Builders filed just 17 permits in Shelby County last month, down 77 percent from 74 permits in June 2008 and down 57.5 percent from 40 permits filed in May, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
19. MAHBA Mothballs First-Time Buyer Program
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
As if builders didn’t have enough headaches, a new program launched last month by the Memphis Area Home Builders Association to increase home sales had to be scrapped because of a legality.
Don Glays and Stephen Hodgkins, MAHBA executive director and president, respectively, said a program in which the trade association would lend $8,000 of down payment money to homebuyers and recoup the money through the federal tax credit was rejected by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
20. County Commission To Vote on Appointments
- Monday, October 06, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is expected today to approve several appointments to boards and commissions.
Among the approvals that are expected are Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s nomination of Tracy R. Chism for appointment to the Shelby County Health, Education and Housing Facility Board. Also on the slate are Wharton’s nominations of Anthony Tate and Lee Askew III for appointment to the Shelby County Healthcare Corp. and Michael Adrian Davis and Marc E. Willis for appointment to the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission.
21. U.S. Bank Takes Lead as County’s Top Home Seller
- Thursday, July 10, 2008
For the first time this year, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. didn’t lead Shelby County as the top seller of homes.
After being No. 1 each of the first five months of 2008, the New York-based trust company was knocked from its top spot in June by Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank NA, according to the most recent Residential Sellers report by real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
22. Final Wolf River Ranch Piece in Sight With 34-Acre Sale
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008
More than 10 years after bulldozers first moved dirt in Collierville’s Wolf River Ranch, the end is in site for the residential portion of the 350-acre planned development as the final phase of homes nears completion.
23. Builders Optimistic Despite Numbers
- Thursday, February 28, 2008
The homebuilding industry has taken so many public relations hits in the form of failing companies and sagging sales that Shelby County's latest round of figures doesn't seem too terrible by comparison.
24. Builders' January SalesFall Short of 2007
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Residential building in Shelby County for January dropped by 13.6 percent from last year's mark. Sales by builders totaled 95 for the month, down from the 110 homes sold by builders in January 2007, according to the late
25. John Worley Jr. BuilderBuys 9 Lots in C'ville
- Monday, February 04, 2008
John Worley Jr. Builder Inc. has bought nine lots in Wolf River Ranch Planned Development, phase IV, adding to the company's holdings in the Collierville subdivision.
The builder bought
26. Shea Partners Buys LandFor Shepherd's Creek
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
Development partnership Shea Partners has bought 66.35 acres on the west side of Shea Road south of Frank Road in Collierville and plans to turn the property into Shepherd's Creek subdivision.
27. Work Slated to Begin On Wolf River Ranch Homes
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
15 lots in
Wolf River Ranch
Sale Amounts: $1 million (8 lots); $920,000 (7 lots)
Sale Date: Oct. 18, 2007
28. Building Material Costs Appear To Be Leveling Off Post-Katrina, Rita
- Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It's easy to see how nearby natural disasters affect the cost and availability of construction materials. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, it created a clear demand for supplies such as lumber and forced builders to pay a higher premium for them.
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 23, 2007
7930 N. Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $41 million
Sale Date: Dec. 14, 2006
Buyer: New Plan of Memphis Commons LLC
30. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Six lots in
Loan Amount: $3.9 million
Loan Date: Dec. 14, 2006
Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2007
31. John Worley Jr. BuilderBuys Braystone Park Lots
- Tuesday, December 26, 2006
John Worley Jr. Builder Inc. has bought six lots in Braystone Park Subdivision, phase five, from Bray Station LLC for $811,250, financing the purchase with a $3.9 million construction loan through Cadence Bank. Phase fiv
32. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
33. Archived Article
- Tuesday, March 28, 2006
1441 E. Brooks Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Cost: $1.5 million
Borrower: BSK Group Inc.
Lender: CIT Lending Services Corp.
34. Estanaula Trails LotsFinanced for $5.4 million
- Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Builder John Worley Jr. has financed 13 lots in the sixth phase of Estanaula Trails Subdivision for $5.4 million through AmSouth Bank. The financing is a construction loan that matures in one year. Worley purchased the lots from Hearthstone Investmen
35. Archived Article
- Tuesday, March 21, 2006
7990 Trinity Road
Cost: $6.5 million
Borrower: Kapree Trinity LLC
36. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Front Street Property to Become Condos
Front Street Property to Become Condos
338-352 S. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Cost: $3.5 million
Borrower: Front Bluff Partners LLC
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Trustee: Thomas F. Baker ...
37. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, November 22, 2004
Braystone Park Lots
Braystone Park Lots
Financed for $4.1 Million
John Worley Jr. Builder Inc. has financed nine lots in phase 3 of the Braystone Park Subdivision for $4.1 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.me...
38. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
24.78 acres on
Houston Levee Road
Cost: $2.7 million
Borrower: Rusco Co.
Lender: Renasant Bank
Trustee: Michael J. McCarver
39. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, July 22, 2004
Estanaula Trails Lots
Estanaula Trails Lots
Financed for $5.9 Million
John Worley Jr. Builder Inc. has financed 17 lots in phase six of Estanaula Trails for $5.9 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdaily...
40. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Three tracts of land
YMCA finances three locations, plans upgrades
Three tracts of land
in Memphis and Millington
Cost: $9.2 million
Borrower: YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South
Lender: Bank of America National Association
41. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, January 13, 2004
6310 Poplar Ave
Developers Make Plans for Former Church Property 6310 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Cost: $3.1 million
Buyer: WN Poplar-Massey
Seller: Kingsway Christian Church of Memphis, Tenn.
Property: Two acres at 6310 Poplar A...
42. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Scimitar opens Downtown brokerage office
Scimitar LLC financed $1.1 million through Trustmark National Bank, securing the loan with a building at 8 S. Third St. at Madison Avenue, according to a trust deed filed in the Shelby County Re...
43. Archived Article: Commbriefs
- Friday, June 29, 2001
The American Public Power Association awarded Memphis Light, Gas and Water the E The American Public Power Association awarded Memphis Light, Gas and Water the E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. The award recognizes a member utility for its ...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001
John D John D. Davis Jr. joined accounting firm Bean & Ison as senior business consultant. He graduated from the University of Baltimore and attended Morgan State University Graduate School of Business. He was a sole practitioner for 12 years an...
45. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Memphis architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss walked away with four design awards at therecent American Society of Interior Desig By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss walked away with four design awards at there...
46. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, May 25, 1999
Real Review 5-18-99 Real Review 5-25-99 A building permit valued at $4.5 million has been issued by Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement to Holland-Hinrichs Construction Co. for construction of a new facility for R&L Carriers Inc. at 1130...
47. Archived Article: Graphic
- Tuesday, September 08, 1998
Harried home sales Harried home sales Home builders have been putting up residences at a rapid clip during August. Heres a list of home sellers based on warranty deeds filed in Shelby County Registers Office for the period of Aug. 1-31 Seller Amo...
48. Archived Article: Graphic
- Tuesday, August 18, 1998
Top Sales by Home Builder Top Sales by Home Builder Shelby County July 1998 Home builder Total sales Bowden Bldg. Corp. 4,788,207 Brookfield Prop. Inc. 250,700 Bruce Upchurch Homes Inc. 139,000 Chamberlain and McCreery Inc. 504,60...
49. Archived Article: Graphic
- Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Top homebuilders in the Memphis area based on dollar amounts (in millions) and number of warranty deeds filed at the Shelby County Register's Office for January through June 1998 and 1997 as compiled from the Daily News Online Top home builders in t...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
51. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 17, 1996
The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction has announced its 1996-1997 officers: Jackie Barnes Anderson of JACCO Inc The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction has announced its 1996-1997 o...
52. Archived Article: Real Focus-c'ville Hb Lj
- Tuesday, June 11, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Collierville builders form new association Town group to give voice in rapidly growing area By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Collierville home builders have formed their own local association in an effort to establish a more effective ...
53. Archived Article: Real Fcs (col Fest) Lj
- Tuesday, April 16, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Colliervilles 10th annual festival of homes to showcase Rosewood Plantation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News This weekend thousands of Mid-Southerners will be accepting Colliervilles invitation to "experience the wonderful life.&q...