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Jackson Area Community Bands - May 7

by The Peggy Graves Team


The Jackson Area Community Bands will present their spring concert Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union University Chapel featuring local musicians.

Free Admission

For more information:Jackson Area Community Bands



(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Union University

1050 Union University Drive, Jackson TN 38305

Relay for Life - May 4

by The Peggy Graves Team


Come be a part of Tennessee’s largest Relay event!

Survivor Lap at 6:00 join us as we celebrate all cancer survivors then enjoy some great food and support our Relay teams lots of fun for the entire family including a car show and entertainment… Amp concert with Rev Jessie and the Holy Smokes starts at 7:30 … at 9:00 we will have our Luminaria service where we remember all those we have lost to cancer make plans to join us till 10! Let’s pack downtown farmers market out!

For more information please click on the “LEARN MORE” tab below!



(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


West Tennessee Farmers Market

West TN Farmers Market, 91 New Market St., Jackson, TN 38301

Manufacturing Job Fair - May 8th

by The Peggy Graves Team


The American Job Center’s Manufacturing Sector Job Fair will be Tuesday, May 8th from 9:00AM-12:00PM at Campbell Street Church of Christ in Jackson. This event will focus on direct hire industries in the manufacturing sector. Job seekers interested in careers in this field are encouraged to attend.

For more information: Contact the American Job Center at 731-668-2040 or Holly Wood at 731-660-8208.



(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Campbell Street Church of Christ

1490 Campbell St., Jackson, TN 38305

Friendly Franks Flea Market - May 4-6

by The Peggy Graves Team

The flea market is open the 1st weekend of each month at the Jackson Fairgrounds.

Jackson TN Fairgrounds

Fairgrounds Park, 800 South Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301

Friday – 5pm8pm

Saturday – 9am6pm

Sunday – 9am – 5pm

18 Ways To Prepare Your Home for the Market

by The Peggy Graves Team

Clean & Organize

  • Scrub every nook & cranny
  • Clear out the clutter
  • Remove personal items
  • Organize closets

​Mend & Fix

  • Tackle that honey-do list
  • Repaint the walls in neutral colors like grays, tans and whites
  • Update bathroom fixtures, faucets & hinges
  • Boost curb appeal - make sure your homes exterior looks excellent

Enhance & Beautify

  • Banish bulky furniture
  • Make sure the purpose of each room is clear
  • Turn the bathroom into a spa with flowers, candles an matching towels
  • Group living room furnishings into conversation areas
  • Create focal points to highlight special features

​​Prepare for an Open House

  • Eliminate strong, lingering smells
  • Bring nature inside with a potted plant or flowers in a vase
  • Let in natural light and eliminate dim corners with lamps
  • Bake something yummy or fake it with candles
  • Create vignettes to make your house look lived in


Open Houses Sunday 4/29/2018

by The Peggy Graves Team

The Peggy Graves Team will be holding 3 Open Houses this Sunday, April 29 from 2pm-4pm

Call 731-225-6920 or 731-668-1777 for details

68 Moss Branch, Jackson

244 Millstream, Jackson

34 Emerald Ridge. Kaclspm

Upcoming Events in Jackson

by The Peggy Graves Team

Saturday, April 28 - Crawfish Boil - Jackson Farmer's Market - downtown Jackson, 6pm-10pm. Benefits the Scarlet Rope Project, which works to prevent exploitation and sex trafficking.

Planetarium shows at The University of Memphis, Lambuth  - throughout April & May.  

 April 24, 5:30pm - Hubble Vision

April 28, 9:30am - Kids Saturday Morning Planetarium Show - "Seasonal Stargazing-Spring"

May 1, Public Planetarium Show 5:30pm- "MarsQuest"

​May 8, Public Planetarium Show 5:30pm- "MarsQuest"

May 11, Kid's after school special Planetarium Show - 3:45pm - "Astronaut"

May 15, Public Planetarium Show 5:30pm - "Life: A Cosmic Story"

May 22, Public Planetarium Show 5:30pm - "Chronicle of a Journey to Earth"

May 26, Kid's Saturday Morning Planetarium Show 9:30am - "Astronaut"

May 29, Public Planetarium Show 5:30pm - "Time-Space"







Home Buying Expenses

by The Peggy Graves Team

Buyers may not be aware of the expenses involved in buying a home. Here are some things to be prepared for.

1. Down Payment - a typical down payment is around 20% of the purchase price. The larger the down payment you can afford to make the lower your monthly payment, and interest rate will be. However, there are mortgage programs that require little or no down payment. Just keep in mind that a lower down payment typically means higher interest and payment over the course of the loan.   

2. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) - Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if you default on your loan. The amount of the PMI depends on the amount of the loan vs. the homes value and is typically added into your monthly payment. To remove PMI, you must have at least 20% equity in the home. You may ask the lender to cancel PMI when you have paid down the mortgage balance to 80% of the home’s original appraised value. When the balance drops to 78%, the mortgage company is required to cancel PMI.

3. Homeowner's Insurance - Your mortgage company will require you to purchase homeowner's insurance before finalizing the purchase of your new home. This assures the mortgage company you intend on taking care of the home and your intentions to pay the loan are good.

4. Taxes - You should be able to find out how much your taxes will be before buying a home. Taxes may include city, county and special school tax. Sometimes buyers can choose to have these taxes added into their monthly mortgage payment. Taxes may be pro-rated. Some neighborhoods may also have Homeowner Association Dues which are typically paid yearly and take care of common areas, community pools, etc...

5.  Earnest Money - To show a seller that you have serious intent to purchase their home, earnest money is put in escrow along with the offer. Typically it's 3%-5% of the price of the home and is applied toward closing costs or down payment. If you and the seller have come to an agreement and you back out of the offer without good reason, the seller may choose to keep your earnest money.

6. Closing Costs - A variety of fees will show up at or near closing and may include appraisal fees, title insurance, survey, attorney's fees and recording fees. Fortunately, new rules have made it clearer for buyers to understand these fees on the closing statement. This statement is prepared and presented to the buyer before closing. It is also recommended that buyers get a home inspection before purchasing a home, which is another added expense to be ready for.

7. Moving Expenses - If your "friends" can't help you move, hiring professionals can be expensive depending on how much stuff you have and how far you are moving. Be sure to keep this in mind and within your budget.

8. Furnishings & Appliances - Some sellers will agree to leave the refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher, depending on what you have worked out in the contract. If this is not the case, be prepared to purchase these on your own as well as any new furniture you want to fill the space. These items can be expensive.

9. Monthly Bills - Don't forget about set up or installation charges of water, gas, electricity, internet and cable T.V.

10. Maintenance - You may need to set aside money in your budget to purchase new lawn care equipment and tools. 

For more information on home buying and what to expect, contact The Peggy Graves Team at 731-225-6920 or 731-668-1777. Email us at

Home Values Are Rising

by The Peggy Graves Team

Home values are rising in our area which is great news for sellers. Right now,  homes priced in the $100,000 - $200,000 range are selling very quickly, sometimes with multiple offers. There is actually a shortage of properties on the market which is driving up prices. This shortage is making it difficult for buyers so when they do find a home they must act fast  and make a strong offer to be sure they do not end up in a bidding war.

If you have been considering a move and would like information about your homes value we can help by providing you with a free, no obligation market analysis. Call The Peggy Graves Team | Coldwell Banker Real Estate Now at 731-225-6920 or 731-668-1777.

Open Houses 4/22/18

by The Peggy Graves Team

2 Open Houses this Sunday 4/22/18

34 Emerald Ridge, Jackson 

68 Moss Branch, Jackson

Call 731-225-6920 for more information

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Contact Information

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The Peggy Graves Team
327 North Pkwy.
Jackson TN 38305
Cell: 731-225-6920
Main Office: 731.668.1777

Lic. No. 00220561