Editorial Results (free)
1. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.
2. 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.
3. Shelby County New-Home Permits Drop 7.8 Percent in July
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The local homebuilding industry can still mystify a veteran builder and developer like David Goodwin Jr.
Goodwin and other homebuilders expected 2014 to be a healthy year for the industry, especially entering the spring and early summer.
4. Building Permit Activity Cools in July
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Shelby County home building activity cooled in July, with builders pulling fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to July 2012.
Homebuilders pulled 77 permits in July, down 6.1 percent from 82 permits filed in July 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. The average permit in July measured 2,958 square feet and $225,199 compared to 3,080 and $229,633 in July 2012.
5. Broadway Pizza Buys Building for East Memphis Expansion
- Tuesday, October 2, 2012
627 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $365,000
Sale Date: Sept. 13, 2012
6. 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.
7. Active Builders
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Local homebuilders filed 54 percent more new home permits during the second quarter compared with the same period last year.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 247 permits during the quarter (April to June), compared with 160 filed during Q2 2011, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
8. Homebuilding Permits Rise During May
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
May’s new home permit totals saw a significant upswing year over year, and homebuilders attribute the improvement to low inventory levels and low interest rates.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 91 permits in May – a 78 percent increase from the 51 filed during May 2011 – according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
9. Building Blitz
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Some of the city’s prominent homebuilders huddled up at McDonald’s on Winchester and Tchulahoma roads around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4, trying to decide what the weather had in store for the first morning of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis/Memphis Area Home Builders Association Home Builders Blitz.
10. ‘New Enthusiasm’ Yields Permit Rise
- Monday, May 14, 2012
While new-home sales remain low, average new-home sales prices are increasing, along with the number of permits and permit amounts.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 75 permits in April – up 36 percent from the 55 filed during April 2011 – according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
11. Habitat for Humanity Preps for Home Builders Blitz
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, the Memphis Area Home Builders Association and Emmy Award-winning television personality Steve Thomas will join forces Monday, June 4, to kickoff Habitat for Humanity International’s Home Builders Blitz 2012.
12. Housing Market Slowly Improving
- Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Memphis last month was named as one of 29 metropolitan areas to be included on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index, which is now nearing 100 cities.
The index identifies metro areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. Other notable new entrants to the list in February were Miami; Boston; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake City.
13. Civil Rights Museum Files Permit for Phase One Redesign
- Monday, January 17, 2011
450 Mulberry St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $1 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2011
Owner: State of Tennessee
Tenant: National Civil Rights Museum Foundation
Architect: Self Tucker Architects Inc.
14. Hallmark Builders Buys Wolf River Ranch Lots
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hallmark Builders has bought 37 lots in Wolf River Ranch from Nashville-based ECG Memphis LLC for $2.3 million.
15. Two Builders Buy 50 Arlington Lots
- Monday, February 1, 2010
Harry Todtman wasn’t taking any chances. When the opportunity arose to buy 25 of the 50 lots in phase two of the Arlington subdivision Windsor Place, Todtman jumped at it – even if that meant sitting on the lots until the market improves.
16. Owners Serious About Kick-Starting Troubled Subdivision
- Monday, September 14, 2009
The Vinings at Germantown, a 63-lot development off Winchester Road, appears poised to close the book on a checkered past that includes several ownership groups and a litany of financial woes.
The 32-acre subdivision seemed doomed from its earliest stages when developer Levitt and Sons filed for bankruptcy in 2007. Then its second owner, The Hyneman Cos. LLC – led by developer William “Rusty” Hyneman – sold the property soon after buying it in December 2007 for a little less than $10 million.
17. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Building 10,000-Square-Foot Facility
- Tuesday, November 18, 2008
2424 Appling Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Permit Amount: $2.3 Million
Project Cost: TBA
Permit Date: Applied November 2008
Completion: Summer 2009
Owner: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Tenant: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Contractor: Chris Woods Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Renaissance Group
18. Second Phase Slated For Arlington Development
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Forrest Road LLC, the developer of Windsor Place subdivision in Arlington, has filed a $3.4 million loan through BankPlus to develop a second phase there. Windsor Place is south of Forrest Street just inside the Shelby-Fayette border, and its Phase I contains 50 lots on 37.3 acres.
19. 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.
20. Office Building to Rise In Forest Hill-Irene Subdivision
- Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Lot on Centre Oak Way
Germantown, TN 38138
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: March 31, 2008
Borrower: Reed White Holdings LLC
21. Windsor Place TapsAnother Pair of Builders
- Monday, April 21, 2008
Two more builders have joined the mix at the Windsor Place subdivision in Arlington. Last week, Willow Oak Construction LLC bought seven lots for $455,000, and Rivercrest Construction Associates LLC bought five lots for
22. Hallmark Builders Inc.Joins Windsor Place Mix
- Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hallmark Builders Inc. has bought 12 lots in Windsor Place subdivision in Arlington for $780,000. The sale closed March 31.
Hallmark, based in Cordova, became the third builder after Rei
23. Baum Files Loans ForArlington's Windsor Place
- Wednesday, April 16, 2008
P. Baum & Co. has filed two construction loans totaling $1.7 million to build 13 homes in the new Windsor Place subdivision in Arlington. The loans, one for $1.1 million and one for $585,000, were filed Friday through Co
24. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 29, 2008
3660, 3670 and 3680 Houston Levee Road
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $15.8 million
Sale Date: Jan. 22, 2008
25. Able to Exhale
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The bulldozers and construction teams that build the sprawling estates in Arlington, the condominiums in Downtown Memphis, infill housing elsewhere in the city and expensive new homes in all the suburbs that surround Memphis got something of a breather this year.
26. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 28, 2002
A lions heart
A lions heart
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
It can be unnerving when first sitting down to lunch with Amy Linthicum, 1st Trust Bank vice president and senior loan officer. The mortgage company senior executive is sharply dres...
27. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, October 5, 1999
Vesta 99 Vesta 99 As clock rolls over to 2000, annual show to feature large, luxurious homes with touches of 19th century elegance By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Large, luxurious homes with elements of old-style elegance will be the focus of the 1...
28. Archived Article: Paul Harris Lj
- Wednesday, June 3, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Paul Harris expansion at Hickory Ridge is part of national trend By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is underway on an expansion and renovation of the Paul Harris womens apparel store in the Hickory Ridge Mall. The projec...
29. Archived Article: Berryhill Update Lj
- Thursday, March 12, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Site work underway on Windchase Phase II By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Site preparation is underway on the second phase of the Windchase at Berryhill subdivision of Berryhill Farms, an extensive residential development which has...
30. Archived Article: Election Chg
- Thursday, November 7, 1996
Builders say balanced election good for industry Builders say balanced election good for industry By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The continued balance between the Republican Congress and the Democratic White House following Tuesdayís ele...
31. Archived Article: Berryhill Farms Lj
- Wednesday, August 7, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Berryhill Farms continues to expand in Cordova By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Site preparation is expected to begin within several weeks on the first phases of two new subdivisions in Berryhill Farms, an extensive development which h...
32. Archived Article: Jts Housing Conference
- Friday, October 13, 1995
10/13 jts Housing Conference Housing conference to spotlight Memphis New Urbanism By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News A national spotlight will hit Memphis hallmark community developments this November when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB...