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Pat Starnes, Realtor in Brandon, MS, shares real estate news and current events in the Jackson Metro area, as well as market information.
Earlier this year, I bought a four bedroom fixer upper in my neighborhood that needed love and attention, and I was determined to make it shine again.The owner was referred to me by a past client. When I saw the house, I knew it had potential. The owner didn't want to make any improvements and wa...
What a crazy Sunday it turned out to be.The day was going to be lazy, catch up on rest and watch a little mindless TV. Everything changed around 2:00 pm when I received a text from a past client, cryptically saying "Call me please".After the usual pleasantries, my client expressed interest in a h...
We all know it is a strong sellers market. Rates are great, homes are selling like hotcakes, and buyers are throwing money at sellers hand over fist. Inventory nationwide is low, and that is true in Central MS as well. I reviewed our local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) this morning and was inspi...
If you are a long-time resident of Mississippi, you are probably familiar with our homestead laws. But if you are a new resident, it's important to know Mississippi is a Homestead Exemption state. This means  the state offers a reduction in property taxes to qualified residents on their primary h...
This thought has been swirling around in my head for months, so today I took the first step toward accomplishing this goal. I bought a couple dozen birthday cards to send to friends, clients, and sphere.I also popped by the Post Office to pick up a roll of stamps. Armed with my laptop, I signed i...
I'm a big advocate of recycling. Unfortunately, the recycling industry is collapsing for two primary reasons; many of our recycling bins are contaminated with food waste and other non-cyclables, therefore rendering the contents unusable, and the markets for recyclables are shrinking. The bottom l...
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, and November has become a time to "give back" to show appreciation and gratefulness to family, friends, and clients. The last Tuesday in November is designated Giving Tuesday, which is a global movement to show generosity to those around us.Typi...
National Cat Day has come and gone, but that doesn't matter to my cat-loving friends. Nina wrote a delightful article on how to celebrate National Cat Day, and I'm sure you'll want to see her suggestions.As always, Adopt Don't Shop. National Cat Day: October 29th “I have studied many philosophers...
My pumpkin carving talents are limited, and let's be honest; scooping the "brains" out of a Jack-o-lantern can get pretty messy.The secret for carving pumpkins has eluded me, but I admire the looks of painted pumpkins. Since painting and creativity appeal to me, the idea of a pumpkin painting con...
When you think of Fall Festivities, visions of pumpkin patches, hay bales, and children frolicking through fields come to mind. But why limit the activities to children? Adults want to have fun, too.Last week, Castlewoods Place, a senior assisted-living facility in Brandon, hosted their Fall Fest...

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Pat Starnes, Realtor in Brandon, MS, shares real estate news and other items of interest in and around Brandon, Flowood and the Reservoir area.