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Friday, November 30, 2018
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Christine Now Leasing Nashville

At NowLeasing, a family-owned business, a distinct spirit of family and camaraderie, of looking out for each other and for our customers, is what influences the culture and tone inside our offices.

We’ve said it before but we can never say it enough – each of our employees is an important member of our team, valued for his or her unique strengths and years of experience. It’s our hope that, by sharing a bit about each one with you, you’ll understand just what makes the NowLeasing family so unique within the corporate housing and relocation industry.

Today, we are excited to introduce you to…Christine Caldwell!

Christine is the Operations Manager at our Nashville branch. She is bright, friendly, helpful and full of confidence – this lady can do just about anything! Christine is our newbie – she joined our team in April of 2018 after spending 4 years in the real estate world, where she managed multiple real estate teams at 3 different brokerages in downtown Nashville. This managerial experience has been invaluable as she has transitioned into her vital role with us.

An integral part of Christine’s day-to-day job is assisting individuals and corporations who are in need of or currently in residence at NowLeasing’s Nashville properties. She enjoys managing reservations, speaking with clients and assisting them with their various needs, but as a self-described “numbers person” she also gets to utilize her strengths by digging deeper into the company’s daily operations to manage, update and create new systems. She likes gathering information and really getting down to brass tacks, researching rental rates and analyzing how many of which units they need to meet Nashville’s temporary housing needs.

These logistical strengths, along with the company’s culture of support and the Now Leasing team’s synergy, were behind one of her greatest moments on the job. Recently, not just one but two large film crews were coming to Nashville and in need of housing for their production members.

Christine and her small team were able to prepare 30 units – including special requests for furnishings, floor plans, location and amenities – in a span of 2 weeks. “It was a real eye-opener,” remembers Christine. “It was a lot of work! But it was also a huge accomplishment to pull it off as a team. Everyone here works well together and is willing to get in there and help.”

4 more things you should know about Christine…

She’s a unicorn.

With thousands of people moving to Nashville each month, it’s getting more and more uncommon to find a native of the city – hence the name “unicorn”. But Christine, who moved here with her family when she was 8 years old and spent her formative years attending Nashville schools, considers herself one of them. She’s loved watching Nashville grow and especially appreciates how welcoming and friendly its people are.

She’s a soccer fiend.

Christine played professional soccer in 2015 upon returning to Nashville after attending college at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her boyfriend is currently a member of Nashville’s professional soccer club. So if she’s not at work and not at home, it’s likely you’ll find her at the soccer field.

She just finished fostering her 36th dog.

You read that right. Christine has a soft spot for rescue pitbulls and has at least one foster dog at all times. Of the 36, 2 have made their way permanently into her heart and home: Gracie, who was her 18th foster pet, and Kingston, adopted earlier this month.

She’s got the perfect recommendation for you if you’re following the Carnivore Diet.

Christine (who does not follow the Carnivore Diet but does enjoy meat!) loves to recommend one of her favorite downtown Nashville destinations for those in need of a fun, filling dining experience. Rodizio Grill is a Brazilian steakhouse known for its mouthwatering meats and delicious cocktails. “Just make sure you don’t eat much for the whole day before you go!” she advises.

If you’re looking for a short-term, corporate suite in Nashville, Christine will be happy to take good care of you. Give her a call today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Now Leasing Laura Rendon

NowLeasing is a family-owned business, and it’s this spirit of family and camaraderie, of looking out for each other and for our customers, that influences the culture and tone inside our offices.

Each of our employees is an important member of our team, valued for his or her unique strengths and years of experience. It’s our hope that, by sharing a bit about each one with you, you’ll understand just what makes the NowLeasing family so unique within the corporate housing and relocation industry.

First up…meet Laura Rendon!

Laura is a relocation specialist at our Memphis branch. Talking with Laura is like standing in a warm ray of sunshine! She is relatable and professional, and her genuine concern for the well-being of others comes through loud and clear.

Laura has been an integral part of NowLeasing Memphis for five and a half years, coming to us after a decade of working as a relocation consultant all over the country. This experience makes her an expert in several fields, including real estate, hospitality and customer service.

Laura’s main job is to assist corporations and individuals in need of Now Leasing’s temporary housing. She works closely with HR reps, executives who are hiring and recruiting people into the city and corporations who are relocating employees.

One of her finest moments as a Now Leasing specialist came when she, along with others on her team, pulled off an executive move for someone who had moved several times all over the country with multiple relocation services. Laura worked hard to offer personalized service, understanding how much-individualized attention matters in the midst of the stress and discomfort that come with a big move.

Once settled, this executive reached out to let the Now Leasing team know what an exceptional job they had done. “He said his experience with us was the best of the many companies he had worked with,” Laura remembers. “For a smaller firm, this was a very telling experience. Being family-owned makes a big difference. We’re not a huge, impersonal corporation. The people who work here care about the business that we’re in. This experience reminded us that we’re really doing it right.”

4 more things you should know about Laura…

1. She’s a native Memphian

Laura was born and raised in Memphis and her hometown-love runs deep. Her favorite part of her job is bringing people into the Memphis area and helping them feel that same sense of pride. She knows that for families coming into an unfamiliar city, much is required to help them feel comfortable and at home. Laura understands the importance of providing these families more than just a temporary place to live – she works hard to help them feel a sense of belonging.

2. She lives in a house full of boys.

With five boys (yes, that’s 5!) and a husband at home, Laura doesn’t find much spare time when she’s away from the office. When she does grab a moment for herself, though, you can bet she’ll do something she describes as “girly.” Laura likes to shop, and when she’s feeling creative and crafty she loves to paint.

3. She loves Memphis for its small-town feel, even in the midst of recent growth.

Laura has seen a lot of changes in the city since her childhood growing up in Memphis. Even with the recent surge of growth, however, she appreciates that it’s retained its hometown sense of friendliness and hospitality. She describes Memphis as a very philanthropic place where you’ll find a great deal of charitable giving and where businesses make a point to invest back into their communities.

4. If you really want to make her day, take her to play some outdoor games. (Don’t forget the MacDaddy cocktail!)

As someone who’s lived there all her life, Laura has many favorite spots to go for fun in Memphis, including Mud Island and the South Main Arts District. Recently, Laura has been enjoying Memphis’ new outdoor gathering places, including Carolina Watershed (an outdoor “playground” for all ages that also serves up some delicious food and drinks) and Railgarten (a 1.5 acre spot in Midtown with plenty of space for outside games, a ping pong bar, gourmet ice cream and mouth-watering diner fare).

She appreciates these places for giving friends a place to gather and build community, resulting in an even stronger sense of that hometown feeling she loves so much.

If you’re looking for a short-term, corporate suite in Memphis, Laura will take good care of you. Give her a call today!

Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Memphis – the home of rock ‘n’ roll music, BBQ and Graceland, right?

Well, yes, but even a quick visit to the area will demonstrate that there’s so much more in the city to be discovered and enjoyed. Are you moving to Memphis or considering a move? With an excellent cost of living, exciting teams to cheer for, a lively food scene, lots of diverse opportunities to enjoy live music, beautiful open spaces for playing, hiking and exploring, and award-winning healthcare, Memphis truly has something for everyone.

It’s a rapidly evolving city where locals and transplants alike welcome newcomers. If it looks like you might be one of those newcomers, here are 10 things you need to know before moving to Memphis.

 

1. Living in Memphis makes great financial sense.

Moving to Memphis could result in a heavier pocketbook as you save money on several fronts. The cost of living in the city is 17% lower than the national average and there is no state income tax. Its economy has recently experienced rapid growth and looks to continue the trend. And as home to several major employers and corporations (such as AutoZone, FedEx, ServiceMaster and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), there are plenty of opportunities for employment.

 

2. It’s a sports lover’s paradise.

If you love having a local sports team to fanatically support, Memphis has got you covered. Memphian’s love cheering for their pro basketball team and have plenty of spirit to lend to their Minor League baseball team and their college basketball team. And if NASCAR is your thing, check out the Memphis International Raceway (Where the Racing Rocks).

 

3. The food is amazing.

With over 100 Memphis BBQ places to visit, you could stay busy simply trying each one. But the Memphis food scene goes far beyond BBQ. With spots like Catherine & Mary’s, Restaurant Iris and McEwen’s, Memphis is a foodie’s paradise, and new restaurants are popping up all the time. Moving to Memphis with a sweet tooth? Don’t miss Muddy’s Bake Shop and Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies.

 

4. So is the craft beer.

Memphis is home to a thriving craft brewery scene. High Cotton Brewing Company, Memphis Made Brewing Company, Wiseacre Brewing Company and Ghost River Brewing are all delicious local destinations. If you prefer craft cocktails over beer, you’ll find your happy place at Old Dominick Distillery.

Download our exclusive ‘Welcome to Memphis’ luxury destination guide

 

5. It’s a beautiful place to be outdoors.

Memphis offers a temperate spring with flowers in riotous bloom, a long and warm summer, an incredible fall with trees in brightly hued splendor and a relatively mild winter. It receives plenty of rain throughout the year and all of that water contributes to its extensive green spaces and natural beauty.

A premier destination for cyclists who are moving to Memphis, the city offers over 400 miles of bike-friendly lanes. Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country with 4500 acres of hiking and horseback riding trails. Beautiful green spaces like the Memphis Botanic Garden and Mud Island River Park, right in the heart of the Mississippi River, provide plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

6. You’ll love its thriving art scene.

The arts are a huge part of Memphis’ character and its continued growth. The UrbanArt Commission has been hard at work creating opportunities for public art and a walk through the city will turn up striking murals and paintings created by local artists.

Broad Avenue Arts District is a hub of boutiques, galleries and studios, and South Main Historic Arts District offers a monthly Trolley Night with live music in the streets, extended hours at galleries and shops, and food and drink specials in restaurants. The city is also a great place to enjoy the performing arts at the Orpheum Theatre and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

 

7. There’s something for everyone in its diverse neighborhoods.

From hip Midtown in the city core to the quiet communities of East Memphis, from bustling Downtown to the suburbs of Cordova, there is a neighborhood that can fit anyone moving to Memphis. Memphians take extreme pride in their little corner of the city and often display their neighborhood pride on bumper stickers and t-shirts.

 

8. Memphis is teeming with great music.

Memphis boasts a phenomenal music scene. It’s the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and soul music, after all. Many music legends, including Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, were discovered at the famed Sun Studio.

You can still hear the blues live each night in several spots downtown, and there are some pretty fantastic outdoor concert venues, including Levitt Shell, the location of Elvis’ 1954 performance that is widely regarded as the first-ever rock ‘n’ roll concert. Lafayette’s Music Room boasts live bands seven nights a week, but if you’re more interested in music’s storied past, Memphis has got you covered with several top-notch museums.

 

9. It’s known for its world-class healthcare.

Memphis has received many accolades for its award-winning specialized health centers and is home to nationally ranked children’s hospitals, including St. Jude’s.

 

10. You will never, ever run out of things to do.

From the Science of Beer festival to the Indie Memphis Film Festival, the city has a wide array of festivals year-round, many of them free. Highlights include the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest and more than one crawfish festival.

Moving to Memphis with kids? There are also loads of kid-friendly activities, including visiting the giant pandas at the Memphis Zoo and exploring the Children’s Museum of Memphis, which features a Grand Carousel. Still looking for things to do? The list goes on.

 

It’s no wonder that Memphis is thriving. And while all of these things are great, it’s the intangibles that really make the city shine – the Southern hospitality, the funk and soul, and the connection to a long and noteworthy history.

We can help you with moving to Memphis by providing elevated temporary and corporate housing while you take some time to look for or build your Memphis dream home!

Get in touch with us for more information!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Franklin TN

Franklin TN – a vibrant, growing town with a unique blend of history and modernity – is tucked just 14 miles south of Nashville. While being so close to the city is certainly a draw, Franklin TN has joined the ranks of America’s Top Places to Live on its own merits.

With its charming town square, hospitable residents, fun and funky antique district, and ever-growing, innovative industries, it’s no wonder that people are flocking to this dynamic place. There are so many things to love about this area!

Here are just 4 of our favorites…

  1. The Thriving Economy

Franklin’s recent population surge is owed in large part to significant growth in innovation and technology-driven industries. Now the home to multiple major corporations such as Nissan North America, Mars Petcare, Verizon Wireless, Tractor Supply Co. and several others, the town has seen an impressive increase in job growth over the last few years.

Well-established companies aren’t the only ones calling the Franklin TN area “home” – over 30 percent of the small start-up Inc. 5000 companies in Tennessee are located here as well. This growth is projected to continue, creating a virtuous cycle of job creation and capital that’s infused back into the local economy. Franklin’s leaders and residents are committed to balancing this rapid growth with historic preservation, such that you’ll find a Civil War battlefield preserved in the midst of a bustling downtown.

  1. The Phenomenal Community Events

Speaking of downtown – Franklin’s downtown association hosts many fun events throughout the year. Two of their annual street festivals, Main Street Festival and Dickens of a Christmas, are consistently named among the best in the Southeast. The Franklin TN art scene comes alive on the first Friday of every month, when a free art crawl takes locals and tourist alike through dozens of stops in downtown Franklin’s historic buildings and highlights Williamson County’s local artistic talent.

From Bingo night at one of Main Street’s favorite pizza places to the Saturday morning Farmers Market (don’t miss the donuts!) to vintage baseball games to live shows and movies at the beautifully restored Franklin Theatre, there’s always something happening for everyone.

  1. Our Luxury Furnished Listings

We offer 5 beautiful locations within a few miles of this downtown Franklin TN gem. At NowLeasing we pride ourselves on providing a high-end residential experience complete with designer furnishings and all the best amenities and these listings fit the bill! With garden style tubs, club-quality fitness centers, salt water swimming pools, beautifully appointed interiors and peaceful nature trails, these residences are close to amazing retail, entertainment and dining destinations in Cool Springs as well as Brentwood and downtown Franklin. Our short term rentals are designed to provide you both the style and luxurious comfort that you want – you might just be tempted to stay in as often as you go out!

  1. The Incredible Food

We really can’t mention the Franklin TN and Cool Springs area without going on and on about the food. Tucked among downtown’s idyllic Main Street are old favorites like Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, the Franklin Mercantile Deli (the “Merc” to local devotees) and McCreary’s Irish Pub & Eatery, along with hotspots such as GRAY’S on Main and 55South. Pizza, BBQ, artisan ales – you’ll find it all here.

Can’t decide? Sign up for a Franklin Food Tour – you will not leave disappointed (or hungry). And no mention of dining options in the area would be complete without referencing the over 200 delicious destinations in Cool Springs – don’t miss Tupelo Honey Cafe or Amerigo’s Italian Restaurant.

It’s no surprise that people are clamoring to live in such a fabulous part of the country. We love being here and we want to help you find your place, too. Please get in touch to reserve your premium luxury temporary residence – we can’t wait to welcome you to Franklin!

 

Monday, July 30, 2018
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The Gulch neighborhood in Nashville, once the site of a bustling train yard, is now one of the city’s most innovative areas. Since its revitalization began in the early 2000s, the Gulch has grown into a vibrant community marked by its green initiatives (it was the first neighborhood in the South to be LEED-ND certified), its upscale restaurants and lively nightlife and its old warehouses-turned-new-offices. While we could list dozens of things we adore about the Gulch neighborhood in Nashville, we’ve narrowed it down just a bit.

Here are 4 things we love about Nashville’s Gulch:

The Incredible Variety of Delicious Food

Whatever you’re in the mood for, the Gulch’s numerous restaurants have got you covered. Looking for seasonal, accessible comfort food and a great outdoor patio? Try Adele’s. In need of a burger glazed with Honey Bourbon and topped with local bacon? Check out Burger Republic. Searching for the perfect bowl of satisfying ramen? Look no further than Otaku Ramen. Coffee shops, juice bars, high end restaurants and pizza places, perfect biscuits and succulent hot chicken – the Gulch neighborhood in Nashville has plenty to keep you well-fed and coming back for more.

The Convenience of a Walkable Neighborhood

From its earliest planning stages, the Gulch neighboorhood in Nashville was intended to be a connected, walkable neighborhood. With restaurants, offices, retail, entertainment, and the very best in urban living within reach, a car just isn’t required. What’s more, over 10,000 jobs are located within a half mile walk of the neighborhood and most businesses. And residents are within a quarter mile of bike and walking paths. A pedestrian bridge connecting the Gulch directly to downtown is in the works and set to be completed by 2019!

Our Luxury Furnished Listings

With 2 premium locations in the heart of the Gulch, NowLeasing provides a high-end residential experience complete with designer furnishings and all the best amenities in this sought after Nashville neighborhood. Our offerings at Eleven North feature a variety of upscale amenities ranging from granite countertops, low e-windows and contemporary light fixtures to an oversized saltwater pool with adjoining spa, and a community lounge with a full chef’s kitchen. Our listings at Pine Street Flats offer contemporary architecture, skyline views, modern interiors and an array of stunning amenities that combine to create a vibrant lifestyle. At either place, you’re guaranteed to find the lifestyle experience you want in one of Nashville’s hippest, most exciting neighborhoods.

More Than Enough to Keep You Entertained

  • Shopping: Two Old Hippies is a Gulch neighboorhood favorite. This boutique is known for its premium acoustic instruments as well as an eclectic mix of hip apparel, unique jewelry and accessories. e.Allen Boutique offers your favorite designer names in women’s fashion, fine boots and shoes, jewelry and gifts, and specializes in wardrobe styling to teach and empower customers to create their own unique style. Find the perfect pair of boots at Lucchese or Nashville Boot Co. And visit Turnip Truck Urban Fare, a full-service grocery store featuring a prepared foods selection, a deli and a juice bar, and offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Entertainment: The Station Inn has been offering live Bluegrass music in the Gulch neighborhood in Nashville since 1974. This award-winning listening room is known as a place where Bluegrass, American Roots and Country Music artists share the stage.
  • Nightlife: With a thriving craft beer scene (try Jackalope Brewing Company, Yazoo Brewing Company and Taproom or Hops + Crafts) as well as some of Nashville’s hottest bars (try L.A. Jackson and Gertie’s Bar, just to start), the Gulch is the perfect place to spend a night on the town. Rudy’s Jazz Room is the spot for an authentic jazz experience, and Sambuca offers nightly live music.

With all of this offered in one part of town, it’s no wonder we love the Gulch neighboorhood in Nashville! And we’d love to have you join this exciting, vibrant culture. Get in touch today to reserve your premium luxury temporary residence in this sought after part of town – we can’t wait to assist you!

Monday, June 11, 2018
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Whether you’re preparing to travel or to move, you have a lot on your mind as you make sure that all of the boxes are checked and the details are taken care of.  Adding pets into the mix further complicates things – there’s even more to remember and you’re sensitive to your furry friends’ potential anxiety as they encounter unexpected activity and are introduced to a new environment. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available for traveling with pets.  Here are four of our favorite things to do as we prepare to be on the move with ours!

1. Invest in pet-calming products

Any kind of travel can be stressful for your animals as they encounter the unknown and their senses are flooded with new sensations.  There are plenty of products available to calm your pet’s anxieties, particularly for dogs and cats. Pheromone collars and diffusers are available to help your pet feel safe and secure.  Lavender oil can be sprinkled inside a carrier for a calming effect. Chew tablets containing vitamins and natural flower and root extracts offer relief to many animals. A pet calming vest, which applies gentle pressure to specific areas in order to reduce anxiety, is an accessory to consider. And have you heard of pet-calming music? Similar to classical music but slower, simpler, and in a lower key, this music can provide a comforting soundtrack in a noisy world. Don’t forget to check with your vet before using any new products with your pets.

2. Find a trusted pet mover

You don’t need to worry if you’re unable to transport your pet yourself. Air Animal Pet Movers is a family-owned pet relocation service. Over the past 40 years, it has grown into one of the most comprehensive and well-respected pet shipping companies in the country. A family-owned business with over 50 years of veterinarian experience, Air Animal Pet Movers loves animals and understands both the medical and psycho-social needs of relocating pets. As pet owners themselves, their pet moving specialists can be trusted to help your beloved animal travel in comfort – they have successfully moved more than 100,000 animals over the last four decades!

3. Utilize pet travel apps

There’s no shortage of helpful apps out there to assist you in keeping your pet comfortable and healthy while traveling. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • Vetfinder – This app uses your current location to help you find a nearby veterinarian or emergency animal clinic and allows you to refine your search by specialist.

  • Red Cross Pet First Aid – Perfect for helping you prepare for any kind of pet emergency.  This app allows you to enter your pet’s info and keep track of things like diet restrictions, medications and vet appointments, and also gives you step-by-step instructions for many pet health problems. Rather than having to frantically search the internet in an emergency, you’ll have it all at your fingertips.

  • Dog Park Finder – This app uses your current location to help you find pet-friendly parks, as well as alerting you to any that state, “No Dogs Allowed”.

  • A fabulous online resource can be found at GoPetFriendly.com/road-trip-planner. Plug in your starting point and your destination and find pet-friendly restaurants, activities, services and more along your route.

4. Book a NowLeasing Suite

We love pets! And we know you will appreciate the comfort and luxury of staying with your furry friend in one of our beautiful temporary furnished homes rather than holing up in a motel that allows animals. We offer many suites such as these at Tapestry Brentwood, which provides an on-site pet spa with a washing and drying station. You and your pets will feel welcome and at home, which is exactly what you’ll need at the end of your travels.

Contact us to book your pet-friendly suite in some of the finest residential communities across the country.

Traveling and moving with pets present unique challenges, but there are many resources out there to help you prepare and to give you peace of mind. Take advantage of them, and let the (pet-friendly) adventure begin!

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Does a corporate relocation have you feeling like you’re stuck in limbo, trying to find the perfect home in Nashville while managing all of the other details and stresses that moving brings? Is it time for you to downsize, or does your growing family require more space, but you’re struggling to find a new home in the midst of the housing inventory shortage in Tennessee’s major cities? Are you building your dream house – and is it taking forever?

Nashville’s reputation as an “It City” continues to grow.

The city’s affordable cost of living, quality of life, arts and cultural scene, and beautiful parks and lakes make it an attractive destination for relocation. With each month that passes, more companies – and their employees – are moving to town. AllianceBernstein, a New York-based global investment management firm, just recently announced that it is bringing 1,050 jobs to Nashville. Nashville expects to see an increase in population of a million people over the next five years! All of these moves to the city add to its low housing inventory.

Memphis finds itself in a similar situation.

With a shortage of houses on the market, even buyers who are prepared to act find themselves without many options. New listings typically generate multiple offers and sell quickly, and it can end up taking much longer than anticipated to find that perfect, or even close-to-perfect, home.

This high demand often leaves builders with a problem – a shortage of skilled laborers.

For every five tradesmen currently retiring, only one apprentice is in training to fill their position. Contractors often have to wait long periods of time for various brick-layers, foundation experts, and framing and flooring crews to be available. It’s estimated that the time it takes to build a home has increased by 20 to 30 percent because of this worker shortage. Having a house built can be stressful, particularly if you find yourself in a time crunch. Where do you go while you wait the extra time it takes to finish your new home?

If you find yourself in any of these situations, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.

NowLeasing is ready to help you today. We specialize in temporary luxury furnished housing in Nashville and Memphis. Whether you want easy access to nightlife, entertainment and fine dining, or a quiet, comfortable place to call home while you wait for your permanent home, we’ve got you covered. With executive suites in the nicest and trendiest apartment and condo buildings in and around Nashville and Memphis, as well as luxury suites in the more quaint parts of town, Now Leasing offers everything you need and more:

  • Experience – We’ve been serving major employers, entrepreneurs, and individuals city to city across the US since 1969. With over 150 combined years of experience in Memphis and Nashville in the corporate housing, relocation and service industry, we understand the importance of high quality, superior customer service. We offer excellent customer support 24/7 – we are there for whatever our clients need.

  • Simple and all-inclusive – relocating to a new city, building a house, or searching for a new home can be stressful, exasperating, even maddening. At NowLeasing, we allow you to breathe easy by offering a simple process and taking care of all of the details from move-in to move-out. Take that deep breath – we’ll help you with your meals, your ride, and your pet care.

  • Flexible lease terms – Sometimes you just don’t know how long it will take to get into your permanent home. Sometimes (yes, even most of the time) it takes longer than you anticipate. We offer flexible lease terms ranging from 30 days to 1 year, so you don’t need to worry.

  • Luxury and comfort – You don’t have to feel like you’re in limbo while you’re waiting for the pieces of your housing puzzle to come together. NowLeasing can offer you the peace and luxury of the most comfortable home. We provide 1, 2, and 3 bedroom residences, each with designer furnishings, housewares, home décor, utilities, cable, internet, and community activities. You can have the comfort of a home-cooked meal in our full-size chef’s kitchens. Relax by the pool, relieve stress at the gym, and take advantage of beautiful gardens and hiking trails. With amenities ranging from our classic package to our super luxury accommodations, we can give the lifestyle experience you want.

We are able to provide:

o Electronics

o Laundry services

o Accessories above and beyond your expectations – from spa robes to live plants to sleep/sound machines

o Grocery services, restaurant reservations, and even a private chef

o Pet services

o Car services

o Salon services

o Concierge and referral services

o And so much more!

Everyone wants a place they can call home. And while you’re searching for or building your dream home, contact us for a beautiful, comfortable, luxurious temporary home – we’re here for as long as you need us.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Memphis brings to mind images of barbeque, Elvis, and the blues. And while the city boasts a multitude of great places to enjoy each of these things, it has even more to offer. Whether you’re staying for weeks or months, there is plenty to discover in Memphis that will surprise, woo, and delight you. Come with us as we explore a few Memphis classics, peek into the windows of several luxury boutiques, and sample the delicious offerings at some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs. It\’s our Luxury Destination Guide – Memphis Edition.

Shopping

  • 20twelve: Located in the Broad Avenue Arts District – one of the most interesting and innovative places in the city – 20twelve is an ultra-modern, well-curated boutique filled with the latest fashionable pieces. From clothing to accessories, bags to beauty products, you’ll find new designers to love at this fashion-forward destination shopping experience.

  • Mednikow Jewelry: Offering fine jewelry with a distinctly Southern appeal, this boutique provides the discerning shopper with pieces of unmatched quality and design. Their diamonds, stones, and precious metals are hand-selected and display impeccable craftsmanship and detail. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful gemstone piece, a luxury watch, a unique antique piece or a stunning diamond ring, Mednikow has the perfect item.

  • Stock & Belle: A fun and funky spot carrying multiple local and small indie brands, Stock & Belle also houses Low Fi Coffee shop inside their location in the heart of the South Main Arts District. Women’s and men’s clothing, furniture and home goods, art and curiosities, and excellent coffee? We’re sold. In town on the last Friday of the month? Check out South Main\’s Trolley Night event – a street festival with live music in the streets, extended hours at galleries and shops, and food and drink specials in the restaurants. Stock & Belle features an artist at each month’s event as well as in-store shopping specials and fun drinks.

  • T Clifton Art: Contemporary art is the primary focus at this art gallery featuring original work from more than 60 local, regional and national artists. Their expertly curated collection features art glass, ceramics, and sculpture; paintings and wall sculpture; and unique jewelry and gift ideas.

Dining

  • The Rendezvous: Memphis is known for its barbeque, and you can’t go far without stumbling across a restaurant smelling of smoke and offering up ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and tender brisket. There are countless places to try, but we suggest starting at Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous. Operating out of a basement off an alley in downtown Memphis since 1948, Rendezvous serves their signature dry rub ribs to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike.

  • Paulette’s: Paulette’s has been a Memphis favorite for 40 years, and for good reason. Located near the river in the scenic community of Harbor Town, it’s the perfect place for business meetings, romantic dinners, and gatherings with family and friends. The food is delicious – don’t miss the hot popovers with strawberry butter – the wine menu is fabulous, and the service is unparalleled.

  • Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar: Flight offers small plates of beautifully prepared food served in flights of 3 as well as wine flights specially designed to pair perfectly with the food. Try a flight of steak (filet, elk, and bison), a flight of soup (lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and a soup of the day) and end with a flight of dessert (too many amazing options to list). An innovative approach and a memorable experience.

  • Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen: An elegant setting with multiple rooms, a cozy bar, and open-air eating near the herb and vegetable gardens, Andrew Michael features innovative Italian cooking rooted in Southern tradition. Their housemade pastas and locally sourced meats shine, and their staff makes excellent suggestions to appease multiple palates. Try their special “no-menu” tasting dinner on the last Monday of each month for a special treat.

Entertainment/Nightlife

  • Beale Street : No guide to Memphis would be complete without mention of this iconic home of the Blues. With live music venues, famous soul food diners, and funky shops, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Finish your night at King’s Palace Cafe’s Absinthe Room for a potent, colorful drink or 2 complete with a small, flaming sugar cube.

  • Mollie Fontaine Lounge: Located in a beautiful historic home in the heart of the Victorian Village, Mollie Fontaine offers a chic, edgy lounge with a full-service bar upstairs and down as well as the option to sit on their delightful patio. Small plates are big on flavor and the music offerings are on point.

  • Memphis Grizzlies: Basketball fans can take in a game at FedExForum and cheer the Grizzlies on!

  • Earnestine and Hazel’s: Dive bar. Soul Burger. Greatest jukebox in the country. And rumored to be haunted. Need we say more?

And if this isn’t enough, you can indulge in some luxury spa treatments or enjoy the natural beauty of Shelby Farms Park.

At Now Leasing, we choose our spaces carefully, thinking about your time and your experience. Our luxurious properties are convenient to all of these fabulous destinations. Call us today to book your temporary corporate or personal housing in the perfect spot.

Monday, April 23, 2018
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One of the many major decisions you will need to make during and after a divorce is where you will choose to live temporarily. You may have been told or realized one of the following:

  • It s best to move out to keep peace in the home.
  • The negotiations have been finalized and it s time to move on… and decide what to do next.
  • Your new home isn t ready to move into yet.

For various reasons, Nashville and Memphis area divorcees will most likely experience a time when you will need temporary housing during a divorce.

We d like to recommend a Now Leasing fully furnished rental. Here s why…

We can help you find the perfect temporary kid-friendly short term stay.

Your family therapist, pastor, and attorney will most likely tell you that the children need as few disruptions as possible during divorce. They need consistency, familiarity and peace in order to heal and thrive after divorce. Children also need to be close to both parents, school and their friends. Attorneys and therapists will recommend keeping a child s environment as calm and as familiar as you can during this life-changing experience.

Now Leasing can help you find the perfect kid-friendly temporary home in Brentwood, Franklin, Germantown, Nashville, Memphis and the surrounding areas. Your children can have the same comforts they’ve become accustomed to- parks, playgrounds, entertainment, school and more. Our rentals are furnished with the luxury and comfort they need to get them through this difficult season and help them transition into their new lives.

There s no need to lower your standard of comfort.

During this difficult season, divorcees in Franklin, Brentwood, Germantown and other Memphis and Nashville areas will often need to move from their luxurious 4,000 square ft. custom dream home to a much smaller space. Furnishings generally stay in the home until the settlement has been finalized. We have good news for you: You don t have to settle for below average temporary housing with sub-standard furnishings.

Now Leasing is the ideal temporary and fully furnished experience for downsizing and transitioning. Our designer furnishings and decor are similar to what you experienced in your previous home. Unlike an extended stay hotel, your comfort level will not change. You can have the comforts you need to heal and move forward into your new life.

There is flexibility with a Now Leasing experience

You have no way of knowing how long your divorce will take. In Tennessee, if you have minor children, there s a 90-day cooling off period no matter how simple or complicated your divorce process. Otherwise, the cooling off period is 60 days. And lets face it; We’ve all heard the horror stories of divorces lasting anywhere from 1-2 years. Often times with larger estates divorces become more complicated and can last longer.

Now Leasing offers flexible leasing options. Accommodations can be weekly, monthly or yearly. You don t have to worry about making too much of a commitment to a lease. Flexible lease terms give you the freedom to take your time and decide what s best for your future housing needs during and after your divorce is final.

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Our Now Leasing experiences are located in the best parts of Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, Germantown and the Greater Memphis area. These are some of the most vibrant and active cities in the USA. You are within steps of entertainment, nightlife, phenomenal dining experiences and more.

Our rentals are complete with on-site amenities like exercise facilities, saunas, restaurants and more. Amenities can also include fantastic community spaces, 5 star swimming pools, hot tubs, fire pits, grills, and tennis courts. Ideal and non-threatening spaces to get out and meet new friends, and perhaps find new love. It s the perfect environment for healing and moving on.

We are here to help divorcees in the Nashville and Memphis areas navigate temporary housing decisions during the separation and divorce process. There s no need to lower your level of comfort. Let your Now Leasing experts help you find the perfect transitional, fully furnished space that will help you move into your new life beyond marriage.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Are you one of the lucky US corporate executives and remote workers who can take care of business ANYWHERE? Are you tired of the same bland cities and the same dull extended stay hotels and furnished apartments?

In a recent post, we made the case that your remote work should be done from Music City USA! And in a Now Leasing fully furnished suite, of course. We shared how working from home is becoming a popular choice for professionals. Home-based workers are starting to not only look beyond their office buildings but also the cities in which they live!

Now we re asking why not work from Memphis?

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Memphis is quickly moving up on the lists of places to live. Don t believe us? Check out this Time article: The 25 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving.

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So why work from Memphis?

For starters since 2009, the unemployment rate has plummeted to one if its records lows. And take a look at this graph showing the boom in population!

Memphis Residential Population Growth

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…It s Perfect for busy professionals

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Memphis is not your average boring city with stuffy offices, extended stay hotels, and downtown experiences. Instead, Memphis offers RICH history, culture, diversity, incredible music and entertainment.

Find out what Now Leasing Memphis suites are currently available.

Memphis is For Millennials

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Millennials are often tech-savvy young professionals, allowing them to work anywhere in the country. They started working from Starbucks and now occupy coworking spaces. Millenials are pioneering the remote working trend and showing us all just where it can go. There are distinct advantages for millennials who work from home in Memphis.

See our fabulous Now Leasing Memphis suites.

…A Win For Working Parents!

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A recent study found 72% of women in leadership roles were parents or caregivers. Parents can WOW their kids with trips to Graceland, the Memphis Zoo and Beale Street! With activities ranging from historical to musical, there is no shortage of things to do or memories to make with your kids.

Here are some great Memphis attractions for working parents:

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  • Children’s Museum of Memphis Kids are invited to explore and interact with a variety of exhibits. There is a splash park during the summer!
  • Memphis Zoo Over 3,500 animals housed on its 70 acres! The Zoo offers hours of entertainment and education for kids and adults alike.
  • Peabody Ducks At 11 a.m., in the Peabody Hotel, the Duckmaster leads the ducks down from Penthouse in the elevator, to a red carpet into a fountain, where they spend the day splashing away.
  • Graceland Of all the attractions in Memphis, the home of Elvis Presley is the most popular and it s the most famous house in the history of rock n roll.

Make Memphis Your Destination!

Memphis is filled with rich traditions, stunning architectural achievements, an active nightlife and some of the best food this side of the Mason-Dixon. Let Now Leasing help you find the perfect short-term residential suite for your Memphis experience.

Call today to book your suite or visit us online at www.NowLeasing.com.