For Sale: 4585 CR 216, Oakland MS

4585 CR 216, Oakland, MS is FOR SALE

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME

LIVING

Back when Lincoln was President a log cabin stood on this property.  There were two large rooms separated by a dog trot. One side for living, the other side for sleeping. A wooden staircase rose from the bedroom to an upstairs attic.

The log house still stands in its original location, but you wouldn’t know it unless you looked inside this gorgeous, southern-style, executive house.

IMG_2791-HDRThe current house was built around the original log home, anchoring it with the spacious, original bedroom and updated with a home office separated by the dog trot, now serving as a parlor.  On either end of the parlor sit large, covered porches to relax on and watch the native wildlife: deer.

The original staircase still winds upstairs but now, with the roof raised, two more bedrooms, and living areas take the place of the smaller attic.  There is a larger, grander staircase to get you back downstairs and into the main foyer. To the back of the house is an expansive living room accented with floor to ceiling windows and doors to let in natural light and provide beautiful views of the property. A fireplace and built in cabinetry make the room complete.

IMG_2773-HDRThe house features a large formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen and casual dining area with island-counter seating, and peninsula-counter seating. Must-see counters include pale green granite and custom glass-tile to match. Large floor-to-ceiling windows bring in sunlight and natural views. The kitchen is highlighted by a Butler’s Pantry and loads of custom cabinetry for storage.

IMG_2743-HDRThe Master Suite takes over one end of the newer house making this a 4-bedroom house. With a private covered balcony shaded by trees, there is also access to a sunroom which separates the master bedroom from the casual dining space. Along the back of the house is a multi-tiered deck for entertaining or just relaxing.

DSCN9694 (2)There are several additional buildings and features on the property, including an in-ground smoker, storm shelter, greenhouse and cellar only accessible from the exterior of the house.

HUNTING

Did I mention hunting?

This 7050 square foot house is surrounded by prime hunting opportunities. In fact, there is a current hunting lease on the property which can be transferred to the new owner or not.  An abundance of deer and wild turkey roam the property.

Not only can 4585 CR 216 be someone’s home, but it could also be a hunting lodge, or an event venue with B&B potential; concerts, weddings, corporate getaways, sportsman retreats are just a few ideas.  There is ample room under the roof to add rooms upstairs as the house was designed and built with that potential in mind.

TIMBER AND FARMING

The property has a significant timber value and the two main parcels are separated by USA land and not connected so it can be used for multiple purposes including timber harvesting and developing.

Most of the acreage surrounds the house, including cleared farmland. The additional property is accessible from a nearby highway. The cleared farmland has income producing potential.

The house is minutes from Enid Lake boat ramp, and about 30 minutes to Oxford, MS and Ole Miss. Oakland is along I-55 so there is easy access to the Memphis airport. And, nearby to the west is the Blues Trail, Grammy Museum and other historic music venues in the Delta that tourists flock to every year from all over the world.

There is a lot more to tell you about, but you really need to come visit. Call your agent or me, for an appointment. Serious buyers only, please.

For more information view this aerial video and the virtual tour that follows. I look forward to hearing from you. Video:  http://bit.ly/2mmw1XR  Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/30jDuGl

Eileen Saunders, SRES REALTOR, Tommy Morgan BOF-Oxford, 2092 Old Taylor Road #101, Oxford, MS 38655 662-404-0816 (m) or 662-234-5344 (o) Equal Housing

 

100 Things To Do in Oxford MS Fall 2019

It’s here!

While fall is officially over a month away, the season is upon us. School in Oxford starts next week. The University, whose classes start the end of August, is ushering in to town  new students attending last-minute orientations, athletes, faculty, and sorority members planning Rush activities. Parents are closing on houses and condos purchased for their child-student to live in for the next few years. Halloween candy has appeared in most grocery stores.

So, to get into the spirt of autumn events and activities, I put together my  list of 100 Things to do Oxford, MS a little earlier this year. The fall issue is available around town and, of course, as a download here:

 100 Things To Do InOxford, MS Fall 2019.

Print it out, carry it around and check off what you have done. Keep a copy on your phone for quick and easy access. Anyway you choose to carry it around this season, enjoy your time in Oxford.

There are many more things to do and more, last-minute activities and events will be added. You can check here for updates or watch for events posted to Facebook in your newsfeed. Follow @OxfordMsLife or me, @eileensaundersrealestate 

 

Enjoy your time in Oxford, MS this fall.

Eileen Saunders, REALTOR, SRES  Tommy Morgan, Inc. BOF-O, 2092 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford MS 38655  662-404-0816 | 662-234-5344  eileen@tmhomes.com  Equal Housing

If You Bought A House in 2018, File for Homestead Exemption Now

In Mississippi, homeowners who purchased a house can file for Homestead Exemption between Jan-Apr 1 of the following year. So if you bought your house last year and currently live in it, you can file and should file for this tax exemption benefit. But don’t delay; if you miss the April 1 deadline you  must wait until next January to file.

Non-exempt taxes are higher taxes. You may have city and county taxes and it makes sense to file for the exemption.

Here are the rules and what you need to file for exemption, below. Click here for a printable version. When you are ready head to your local tax office for filing homestead exemption.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Homestead must be filed between January 1 and April 1 to take effect. The home owner must occupy the property as a primary residence for the exemption to apply.

Filing a New Homestead

When filing a new homestead, you must have the following information:

  1. Copy of your recorded warranty deed
  2. Social security numbers of both husband & wife
  3. Purchase price of your house & land
  4. Tag numbers of all vehicles in your possession

Special Exemption

If you became 65 or were declared 100% disabled on or before January 1, you need to file for the special exemption.

  • 65 or Older
    • Know your date of birth
    • Tag numbers on all vehicles in your possession
  • 100% Disability
    • Social security awards letter stating your disability & the date you were declared disable or
    • Two detailed letters from two different doctors stating your disability and the date.
    • Tag numbers of all vehicles in your possession

Eileen Saunders, SRES, REALTOR,  Tommy Morgan Realtors BOF, 2092 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford MS 38655  662-404-0816 | 662-234-5344  eileen@tmhomes.com  Equal Housing

Things To Do in Oxford MS Winter/Spring 2019

100 things to do WS 2019There are many things to do in Oxford, MS for both residents and visitors, but not everyone considers what these are. The highly visited tourist spots are well advertised but there are plenty of other things to do; lots of them…100+ to be exact that anyone can do.

With activities for kids to classes for seniors, my published list of 100+ things to do is once again available.  The Winter/Spring edition of 100 things to do in Oxford MS is available here for printing or viewing.  Download to your phone for an on-the-go list when you find yourself asking, ” what is there to do today?”

Things To Do In Oxford, MS Jan-Mar 2019When you visit some locations or participate in activities, add a photo to your Instagram account with hashtag #100thingsoxford.

Here’s a of short list of scheduled events for January through March but be sure to check out the larger list for all 100 things to do.

Have fun!

Fall Home Repair Checklist

Since fall is around the corner and you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors, get the exterior of your house prepared and cleaned up before settling inside.

  • Check the caulk and weather stripping around windows and doors.  Keep the cold winter air outside.
  • Clean your gutters and maybe install leaf guards before they have a chance to get clogged.

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  • If you have shutters that open and close, that you actually use, check the hinges to make sure they are secure and well lubricated/not rusted.
  • Clean and store or cover your patio furniture if you won’t be using it.  In snowy areas, it’ll last longer if you protect it. Warmer climates: keep it handy for nights you want to sit around the fire pit.
  • If you get freezing weather, drain and store your garden hoses.  Weatherize your faucets.

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  • Drain or weatherize/cover the pool.
  • Change the light bulbs on the exterior of your house with some long-lasting bulbs. Don’t get stuck in the dark. There are only a few things worse than having to change an outside light bulb in freezing temperatures.
  • Call a chimney sweep if you haven’t had your chimney cleaned out in several years. Put a cap on the top to keep out Chimney Swifts. I had them nest in a chimney in a house I once rented.  They can be noisy and messy.
  • Paint your doors.  Weatherize them with a fresh coat of paint or stain and sealant for the winter.
  • If your house is on natural gas heat and has a gas fireplace, now is the time to check your meter.  Stand nearby and check for a rotten
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    egg smell.  Even a faint smell could indicate a leak.  Call your gas company immediately to have it checked and repaired so you’ll be safe through the winter months.  I was told the seals and bolts and gauges on the meter should be replaced every 5 or so years so if your meter is about that old, check on it. These days, gas meters are read from a device in a vehicle that drives by your house, so checking on that smell is up to you, the homeowner.

  • And, right now, when it seems the spiders are making webs everywhere, get a broom and sweep under your eaves if you can reach them.
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    Keep those creepy orb spiders and others away from your exterior flood lights by being diligent about keeping the area swept.  Some people use a spray mixture of peppermint essential oil and water to keep spiders at bay…they apparently don’t like the smell.  I’m trying it for the first time this year and so far it works at my house.

Enjoy!

Eileen Saunders, SRES  REALTOR with Tommy Morgan, Inc., Realtors BOF  2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655  662-404-0816/662-234-5344  eileen@tmhomes.com Equal housing

Coffee Shops of Oxford, MS

Fifth update 9.28.18, Fourth update 9.22.18, Third update 9.9.18, Second update 9.7.18, First update 9.6.18

COFFEE SHOPS: A Progressive Story

Coffee Shops are cool and useful places for many activities.

Whether you go there for people watching, meeting friends or clients, to read a book, plug in your laptop for studying or for work, or just hang out for a cup of joe, you can’t dispute the purpose of the coffee shop as a neighborhood gathering spot.

Each one has it’s one vibe.

Oxford has several great coffee shops and new ones have recently sprung up around town. I set out with friends to see what they all offered.

A coffee shop is not a restaurant that serves great coffee. There are several of them as well. But a coffee shop that I’m looking for sells a variety of coffee, employs a Barista and also sells some treats or a grab-and-go sandwich.  However, coffee and lunch?  Let’s talk about that later.

Coffee with Camille

CRAVE. 800 College Hill

We met at Crave, just north of town on College Hill Road at the 3-way.  Mid-afternoon was perfect because it wasn’t crowded and that’s what I wanted. The inside was comfortable and clean. Lots of windows facing east and south to let the sun in. High ceilings and metal chairs make it light, airy and cavernous, great for producing white noise if that’s something you like. There are plenty of tables to set up your laptop or sit alone and read or meet with friends. 20180905_1603372041835030.jpgCrave has outdoor seating, too, but it was “Oxford-hot” outside so we sat indoors. My iced-latte was perfect. Not too creamy, not to bold and a perfect amount of ice. Camille had the Caramel Macchiato and said it was great.  Crave is known for their desserts but has an extensive coffee menu so it is a coffee shop.  They also sell their own beans. Their signature is the Blueberry Cobbler flavored coffee. I’m not a fan of flavored coffee but it was yummy.  I will definitely drop in again.

TRACK 61 Coffee Lounge. 703 N. Lamar (coffee lounge has since closed; restaurant is still open)

At Track 61, Camille and I arrived after the rush and sat outside since a cold front passed through the night before. Track 61 has a coffee lounge open til 11 am.  Two large windows allow for plenty of light in the center while keeping the corners of the room cozy and mysterious for quiet conversation. That’s nice though because in the morning, a cup of Joe in a cozy environment, can be a great thing. There are tables and chairs in either end of the lounge, a long bar (open again at night for evening libations) and covered outdoor seating. 20180821_101200-11418471266.jpg I had a cappuccino, and since they only serve 2% milk and almond milk, I chose the 2%.  I’m a skim drinker so this coffee was a little creamier than I usually drink, but oh, so good. I was not disappointed. (Nut allergies kept me from the almond milk).  Camille had a latte which she said was tasty.  The service was excellent and friendly and I loved sitting outside, as it was a perfect place that day for coffee.  It’s definitely not a stay-all-day coffee shop because of the hours but I recommend it as a place to meet friends in the morning or get your business day started.  Head to Track 61 for a table-side coffee or to-go cup.  I’ll be going back.

HIGH POINT OLD TAYLOR. Old Taylor Road (Across from The Mark condos)

High Point opened on Old Taylor Road between the Mark condos and Faulkner Flats apartments. Camille and I went on opening day and was not disappointed. They have an extensive coffee menu with their own roasted beans.  I’m a huge fan of their dark roast and ordered Sumatra.  Camille got her caramel macchiato.  20180831_1104061725746625.jpg

There is ample seating indoors and out, in addition to private meeting rooms where you can go with your coffee and muffin for secluded studying, a private business meeting or distraction-free production space for your YouTube channel. A great location for the residents of the Mark condos, Faulkner Flats and other south-of-town college students. Check it out!

CABIN 82. 400 N. Lamar at the Graduate Hotel.

Cabin 82 has a coffee bar and a great list of caffeine-laced drinks. Camille had the drip coffee and I had a hot cappuccino with skim milk. The indoor seating area was busy with coffee drinkers and business meetings going on. It was a cool, breezy morning so we sat outside on their N. Lamar-side patio in the shade. The atmosphere was vibrant being so close to a busy road but traffic was not overpowering and we sat and talked for a long time. 20180828_090417-1737457107.jpgYou can also grab your coffee and sit in the hotel lobby. There are comfy sofas and a long table with a strip of plugs running the length of the table so you can keep your laptop and phone charged for a day of busy work.  It’s relatively quiet so I don’t see why you couldn’t set up for a while with coffee in hand if you want to escape the office for a change of scenery.  Cabin 82 is a recommended coffee spot.

Coffee with Gary

UPTOWN COFFEE. 265 N. Lamar

My husband, Gary, is a fan of Uptown and their cappuccino.  I’m a strong-coffee drinker and Uptown is a little light for me so I stick to the cappuccino. And it is good. Friends who love Uptown comment on its coffee’s light notes and say it’s the best.  20181003_150903-1856484403.jpgLocated on the north end of The Square, Uptown is a great place to meet friends, read a book, do some work, study, whatever you fancy. Tables, comfy chairs and outside seating offer a lot of options. Uptown has bakery items and sells both ground and whole beans. The walls are decorated with rotating artist’s work.  Currently, my friend Nicole Gladden is featured. Check it out.

Coffee with Polina

CUPS, AN ESPRESSO CAFE. 1501 W Jackson

There is no other place in town that Polina will drink coffee, as far as I know. Cups is a  traditional coffee cafe and a casual place for students and business people alike. Located near Ole Miss campus, the interior is comfortable with an eclectic blend of tables and booth-style work stations in the back.  20180926_142032901110247.jpgThe newly enlarged, wood counter space has electric plugs for each seat so you can enjoy your coffee and open your laptop there as well.  South-facing, prepare for warm sunlight during the winter months. I like sitting up front in the sunshine.  Polina likes the cappuccino while I like the French Roast, but decided to try the cafe americano.  It was good while piping hot but ended up tasting slightly sweet as it cooled down.  You know I’m not a fan of light tasting coffee but this was pretty good.

More Coffee with Camille

Starbucks, 1804 Jackson Ave. West

So, Camille had a mobile coupon for coffee from Starbucks and called me to join her. It was a buy one, get one deal so while she waited for me, she ordered a Maple Pecan Latte for me and a Carmel Frappuccino for herself. Starbucks has indoor and outdoor seating and while it was chilly out, it seemed chillier inside so we hung out on the patio drinking our fall coffees.  Lots of students use the table space inside.  Business people do, too.  I’ve met colleagues and clients there many times, spreading out the laptop or just sitting with a coffee to talk.  Parking can be a hassle depending on the time of day especially since they share a parking lot with a few other businesses. It seems most people go through the drive thru because it’s always long but worth the trip.  And, as for the Maple Pecan Latte…it was yummy.

Eileen Saunders, SRES  REALTOR with Tommy Morgan, Inc., BOF  2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655  662-404-0816/662-234-5344  eileen@tmhomes.com Equal housing

 

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