Monday, December 31, 2007

New Lakewood secretary and personal assistant

Just wanted to introduce all my lakewood readers/residents to my new secretary and personal assistant(Donna Wright). Donna and her husband James moved here from Texas about three years ago. They purchased a home from me in Lakewood on Elm Lane.

Donna is a very organized and motivated lady. I am thank-ful to get the opportunity for her to be a part of my staff. Now, if there is information you want posted on this blog just call Donna at the office 285-2277.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry christmas

I just wanted to tell all my readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will return to talk about Lakewood properties in early 2008 so please return.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Why so many readers of Lakewood blog?

I just wanted to tell all our Lakewood residents why so many people are reading this blog and many even contacting me about Lakewood. One thing that I constantly work on is search engine optimization.

Currently, when someone in say Florida jumps on their favorite search engine and types in Tennessee lakefront properties, our blog comes up on the first page of every major and minor search engine. On Google, we come up #4, on Yahoo, we come up #1, then on MSN we also come up #1, on AOL,ASK and Netscape we come up #4.

Also, since so many Lakewood residents are reading this, if you have a community event you want posted here, please let me know or contact Donna Wright(my personal assistant) who lives in Lakewood. We can be reached at Carousel Realty
285-2277 or toll free 800-896-8016

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New Lakewood resident

This post is for all you Lakewood residents reading this blog. My new California people are moving in today at 785 Oak Ridge road. I spent some time with them yesterday and told them how friendly many of the Lakewood residents are. I also encouraged them to join the homeowners association there.

Please take the time to drop in and make them feel welcome.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tennessee "Lakewood" house leased

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers that called inquiring about this "Lakewood" home. I now have a family moving here from California who are leasing this fine home.

This family has indicated to me that they would like to find a lakefront home to purchase here. There are 3-4 non lake front homes available at Lakewood but no lakefront homes available on the MLS to purchase.

If you are a Lakewood resident following the lakewood blog and have considered selling your lakefront home, please give me a call and lets get it listed. I am getting other inquiries for lakefront homes as well.

Monday, November 05, 2007

(Lakewood)-4 bedroom lakefront home for lease

About 2 years ago I posted about the sale of the house at 785 Oak Ridge Road. This is a 4 bedroom 3 bath(on the water). This home has a basement w/garage and a small boat dock. The new owner deferred moving here until a later date. We have had this house leased and the current lessee has just completed construction of a new home and will be moving out in a few days.

The current owner just informed me she still is undecided about when she plans to relocate here and to go ahead and lease it for at least another year.

This home is available for lease for a monthly amount of $1250 and a deposit of $625. Please let me know if you are interested by calling me at 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fishing good at Lakewood

This past weekend my family and I along with some friends got invited to fish at Lakewood. This is the same place I have been fishing and telling our readers about. In the pictures you will see my wife(and a friend) with a slab crappie she caught. My daughter is in another picture and our friend's daughter is in the other picture.

We fished off the dock and caught between 30 and 35 bream,bass and crappie. This lake is located across the street and just down about 50 yards from the lot I just listed at lakewood(I discussed this lot in last post). I believe if you built a 2-story home on this lot you could view the fishing on part of this small lake.

Lakewood is so peaceful and quiet and the residents very nice and friendly. If you are considering relocating to a great area of the country and want lakefront or lake access, then look no further than Dyersburg,Tennessee and the Lakewood community.

Monday, October 08, 2007

New lot listed at Lakewood and recent sold

I listed a lot today at Lakewood. This is a 1 acre lot located on Oak ridge road right next to a home that recently sold in Lakewood. That address is 460 Oak Ridge road. This lot is priced to sell at $19,900 and it has lake frontage(but obscured by mature trees). This is a nice building lot with most of the rear part of the lot covered with trees. I anticipate selling this lot pretty quickly because of the location and ease to build on this lot.

The house that sold next door has 2567 sq feet of heated area and a walk out basement. It is located on 1.25 acres and is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. This Lakewood home sold for $181,000 which was a little low but owner had been transferred and owners were really motivated to sell.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New lakewood listing!!!

Last week I was out of town attending the Tennessee Association of Realtors annual convention in Destin,Florida. I really learned alot of helpful information that will make me a better realtor.

While I was there, another realtor listed a home in Lakewood. This is a 4 bedroom 3 bath home on one acre. It has a 2 car garage and this home "has" lake frontage.

The living room is vaulted and it has a gas fireplace. There is a storage building, deck, and wood steps w/rails leading to the waters edge.

This fine home has 4294 heated sq feet and 4822 total sq feet.

I believe this is the only listed lakewood home with lake frontage. The price of this home is $289,000 but if you are interested in this home, let me know and we can view it and I will perform a market analysis to tell you what this home is really worth.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

no new lakefront listings

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back with an update. For the last two months there has been no new "lakewood" listings to tell you about. For the last 6 months, there has been no new "lakefront" listings(homes or lots) to discuss for you online.

I assume that all the lakefront homeowners in Lakewood are content to stay right where they are. We do have some homeowners relocating out of Lakewood(not lakefront) that we have already discussed in previous posts.

If you are a homeowner(lakefront especially)in "Lakewood" and are considering relocating, please give us a call. We have several inquiries each week from people looking for lakefront properties. I had an e-mail inquiry just this morning asking me where Lakewood is located and asking specific information about the lakes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

new listing at Lakewood

Here is a new listing at Lakewood (465 Oak Ridge Road)that is not on the water. I viewed this house a couple of weeks ago and tried to list it. However, they have listed it with another company who gave them a higher value. I will have to admit that this home is very nice with lots of amenities.

There is 2 bedrooms on main floor and two bedrooms upstairs. This home has 3 baths, a wood burning fireplace,nice kitchen, hardwood floors, basement garage parking,1 acre,circular drive,corner lot and the list goes on.

I would be happy to show you this home and also provide you a market analysis showing the value. I can be reached on my cell phone 731-589-7841

Monday, May 28, 2007

3 new listings at Lakewood

There are 3 new listings(in Lakewood) that I want to share with my readers. The highest priced one is $210,000(first picture) and it is located at 620 OakRidge Ext. This is a four bedroom,three bath brick home. This home was built in 1994 and features 2788 sq feet heated and cooled area and 2900 sq ft under roof. The basement includes a two car garage and workshop area. The one acre lot touches the lake but you cannot see that lake because of all the trees behind the house(lake is behind house also). If you pay the $200 annual homeowners membership fee then you will have access through the members gate on the main lake.

The second listing(second picture)is a four bedroom, two bath brick home built in 1993. This home has 2791 sq ft of heated and cooled area and 3370 sq ft total under roof.It is located at 33 Holly Lane and sits on 1.05 acres. This home is also surrounded by trees and has no view of the lake. This home is located on a cul de sac and is priced at $199,900.

The third listing(third picture) is also priced at $199,900. It is a brick three bedroom two bath home(with two car garage) on a corner lot(1.5 acres). It was built in 1991 and features 2582 sq ft heated and cooled area and 3290 sq ft under roof.This home is also not on the water but with membership you would have full access to all the lakes.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Lakewood fishing rodeo

This Saturday May 12th, the Lakewood property owners association(LPOA) are having their annual fishing rodeo. This tournament is for Lakewood homeowners only. It begins at 6am and ends at 2pm.

There are 3 divisions - bluegill, crappie, and bass. The cost to enter each division is $10. For more information about the rodeo, please contact Larry Williams at

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lakewood lakefront lot wanted and search engines!

I have a family wanting to relocate here from Lakeland,Tennessee. Their request to me is to find them a nice wooded lakefront lot at lakewood. They plan to build a home sometime in the next couple of years. I have begun the search but if you are a land owner at lakewood and want to sell your lot, now is your opportunity!

We are also getting requests for lakefront homes in the Dyersburg area. If you are considering selling your lakefront home at Lakewood, call me and let me run the numbers and show you how much your property has appreciated.

I would also like to share with my lakewood property owners the reason for my success selling properties in lakewood. For the search term Tennessee lakefront properties this blog comes up #1 on MSN, #1 on Yahoo, #4 on Google. When someone searches under a more specific search term such as Dyersburg Tennessee lakefront properties, this blog comes up number 1 on all the search engines.

Mike Frazier
toll free 800-896-8016

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fishing rights

I have had a few of our readers call me to inquire about how to get permission to fish at Lakewood. I told them that I go fishing with a member of the association and fellow homeowner at Lakewood.

If you are part of the association at Lakewood, do you have a provision in your bylaws for associate membership that would allow a non homeowner to fish providing that he paid a certain fee each year. Please contact me if there is a provision for that. If not, perhaps you should consider that as a way to fund extra improvements at Lakewood.

Mike 589-7841

Friday, March 23, 2007

Lakewood updates!

Just wanted to update our readers on what is happening in Lakewood.
First of all, in our last post we mentioned the two lots on Elm Lane selling. Those lots have now been cleared of trees and are being prepared for a very very very nice home.

The home I mentioned on Juniper now has a contract. Folks, almost at quick as property is listed at lakewood(if listed at reasonable price),they are selling.
There is still another property listed that we mentioned in an earlier post that is located at 460 Oak Ridge Road. This home(in picture above) is listed by one of my good friends. I did some research on this home and it does have lake frontage but the lake is a good distance behind the house and hidden by trees.I have to say that I really like this house. It is really layed out well and my favorite part is the workshop in the basement. I predict that this home will get a contract soon. Call me to view this home before it gets away. Mike 800-896-8016 cell 731-589-7841

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fishing is great at Lakewood and two lots purchased!

Yesterday,I took my wife and two little girls to our friend's house on Elm Lane in Lakewood. We took our rod and reels,cane pole, and worms and fished off their boat dock.Boy did we catch the fish. My two daughters Lauren and Erin started catching bream one after another. My wife(Gail) caught a nice catfish. Then our host, James caught a very nice crappie. We must have caught a total of about 50 fish including several little bass that we threw back. James and I cleaned fish last night and we are planning a fish fry tonight.

I mentioned in one of my last posts about selling two lots at lakewood. I can now tell you those two lots were across the street from where I was fishing yesterday.
The total paid for both lots was $33,500. They have somewhere between 300 and 400 feet of lake frontage.After looking at their proposed plans, I expect construction costs to exceed $500,000.

Lakewood is so peaceful and relaxing and just a great place to live. If you are thinking of buying Tennessee lakefront property you will not find a better place than Lakewood. And, if you live in Lakewood and are thinking of selling, there has never been a better time to sell your property. Call me today to buy or sell in Lakewood. Mike 731-589-7841

Monday, February 26, 2007

listings at Lakewood

Back in an earlier post I mentioned that there was only one house left listed in Lakewood(447 Walnut). Actually there was another home still listed that we have discussed earlier(26 Chestnut Circle). That home is still listed and available at a price of $189,900(first picture). This is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on 1.20 acres with some lake frontage. These owners are motivated to sell this in order to buy a larger home in the area.

There are two new listings at Lakewood that I want to discuss here, however neither of these are waterfront.

Just listed is 10 Juniper Circle(second picture) which is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 1.24 acres. It has an attached 2 car garage, 1750' of living area and was built in 1999.From 9' ceilings,jet tub,dining room and many other amenities and only priced at $166,900, this home will sell quickly.

Also just listed is 460 OakRidge Road Ext(last-small picture). This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home has an attached 2 car garage and living area of 2567'. This home sits on 1.25 acres and has features including hardwood, walk in pantry, corner fireplace, partial walk-out basement, jet tub , sunroom and workshop in basement. This home was built in 1998 and is priced at $199,900.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tennessee lakefront property lots

Just wanted to tell our readers that I worked with a Florida couple 2 days ago looking for a home in Lakewood. They told me they fell in love with Lakewood and after reading through this blog(several posts) they were hooked. Because of slim pickings on listed homes in lakewood, they asked to look at building lots.

They liked one of the lots I showed them and we wrote the offer. They asked me who owned a lot close by this lot and I told them I would research it. Fifteen minutes later I called the owner of that(not for sale lot) and we negotiated the purchase of that lot. In just a few days, they will be the proud owners of two lakefront properties.

I hope to return in a few days with more information on other lakefront properties for sale in Lakewood.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sell your Lakewood home now!

I am sitting in the office this Sunday afternoon looking through our MLS for homes listed in Lakewood. Except for the home at 447 Walnut priced at $219,900, there is not any others listed.
There are several families coming to look for homes here and many have been reading our blog and ask about Lakewood. For you Lakewood residents reading this that are considering selling your home, there is absolutely no better time to sell your lakefront property.

If you are moving to the area and looking for lakefront or lake access properties, lakewood should be your first choice. I have many friends that live there and several of these were clients of mine that bought lakefront homes and fell in love with Lakewood.

My flood of Florida customers has slowed some but many California families are making the move to our area and desire waterfront. I hope to return for our next post with some new properties just listed at Lakewood so please come back.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

lakefront property in Dyer County

As much as I would like to reserve my writings here to Lakewood, I feel an obligation to my readers to discuss all available lakefront properties in our area of West Tennessee.

At the present time there are only 2 properties for sale at Lakewood(that we have already mentioned) that have not changed in status or price. There is however, a property I previewed yesterday that we need to discuss.

I have included on this posting a picture of the front of the house and a picture taken right behind the house. Right across the road(in front of this house ) is a 2-3 acre lake. So, you have a waterview in front and in the rear of the house. The lake in back of the house is part of this property and it is loaded with hugh catfish. I am not sure of the fish in the lake across the road.

This is a 3 Bedroom, 2 full and 2 half baths home on 5.5 acres. It has approximately 2300' of heated area and a 2 car garage attached to the house(by breezeway). There is also a separate outbuilding/wired shop. This is one beautiful piece of property and it is priced at $249,900. This property is located in the county and is about 15 minutes from Dyersburg,Tennessee.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Historical bridge located at Lakewood

While looking for pictures of the Dyersburg area, I ran across a picture and story about the old Lenox bridge which was moved to Lakewood. I can remember as a child crossing this old bridge and I thought our readers would enjoy a history lesson about this relic; I know I did. I will put a link to this picture and story over on the right entitled:
"Lenox bridge at Lakewood"

Friday, January 12, 2007

new lakefront or riverfront client

I have an Arizona customer that called yesterday looking for riverfront property. I told him we do not have much riverfront property here in west Tennessee. I told him that we do sell lakefront properties here in the Dyersburg Tennessee area. What he is looking for is either a house already constructed or land that is waterfront without close neighbors.

If any of you lakewood residents are reading this and you do have a desire to sell your property, please let me know asap. This customer has sold his home and is staying here in the west Tennessee area with relatives so I call him a motivated buyer!

If any of you realtors from middle or east Tennessee are reading this and you have riverfront property, please call me asap. this customer said anywhere in Tennessee would be ok as long as he loves the view of the water. My toll free number is 800-896-8016. (Mike Frazier)