Explore Reservoir, MS
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 6
Get outdoors and enjoy two great events at the reservoir this Saturday, August 25th. SMOKIN' ON THE REZ The Sixth Annual Smokin' on the Rez takes place this weekend at Lakeshore Park in Brandon MS. BBQ teams participating in the KCBS competition will set up Friday the 24th in preparation for Saturday and Sunday competition. The Kids Fishing Fest takes place Saturday morning from 9-1 at the park. Admission is FREE for kids aged 6-14. Contact Barnett Reservoir Foundation for more information. You can register the morning of the event at Lakeshore Park. Free T-shirts and kids fishing licenses while they last! The Music Festival kicks off Saturday at 3:00 p.m. with local entertainer Joseph LaSalle, followed by Vince Vance and the Valiants taking the stage at 6:30. The gates open at 2:00 p.m...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 19
I peered out the window yesterday while preparing dinner, and oh what a sight! The water irises were in full bloom and I could barely contain my excitement.Unfortunately dinner could not wait, so I walked closer today to capture these beauties. I'm so blessed; I get to enjoy golfers, calm waters, AND flowers all in one shot!Deciding which photo to feature was difficult, so I'm sharing two! Almost Wordless Wednesday - Two of My Favorite Things Photos taken at Castlewoods Country Club in Brandon, MS
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 11
191 Holmar Drive, Brandon, MS (Update: This Property is now SOLD. Contact me about other homes for sale in this price range) This affordable 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home in Reservoir East is offered at $164,900. Features include:  Beautiful bamboo flooring in family room; fireplace with gas logs Architectural roof installed 3 years ago  Spacious fenced yard and covered patio  Jetted tub and separate shower, glass block window in master bath  Qualifies for 100% financing with USDA Rural Housing   About Reservoir East: Located in Northwest Rankin County, Reservoir East is close to schools, churches and shopping. School children attend Oakdale Elementary, Northwest Rankin Middle & High Schools. Homes range in size from 1200 - 2000 square feet. Homeowners enjoy low county taxes and no restric...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 5
A few weeks ago, I posted an article about Preparing a House for Sale and Going Above and Beyond. The seller, a past client, hired me to sell his condo. The unit needed a fresh coat of paint, some minor repairs, and staging. We contacted a professional home stager but the seller was on a tight budget. By borrowing furniture from my personal home as well as my friend's house, and a little retail shopping, the seller and I staged the unit ourselves.By staging the unit, potential buyers could see how the furniture could be arranged for an easy breasy lifestyle.The condo featured three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a breakfast area, dining room, family room, courtyard and double detached garage.The neighborhood amenities include a generous sized swimming pool with an incredible view of the Ross Ba...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 10
One of the things I love about my job is helping sellers prepare their home for sale.After several consultations with my seller client, he is making repairs to his condo prior to putting it on the market. I stopped by to observe the progress and lend advice. One thing led to another, and the next thing I know, a paintbrush is in my left hand and I'm cutting in around the stairs.Painting is a passion and I'm really very good at it (if I do say so myself). My client took this photo to show that I do what needs to be done to get a house ready for sale. I don't mind getting my hands dirty.Once the paint is dry and the unit is clean, we'll be staging this unit for sale. I'll borrow from friends and my private collection to furnish the living areas to show the condo in its best light. I can s...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 2
Castlewoods Country Club recently held their Grand Re-Opening Celebration which was well attended by area residents and avid golfers. The club was purchased  by a group of investors in April 2016 and many improvements have been implemented over the last several months. The public was invited to tour the grounds on Saturday, August 27th and enjoy the renovated clubhouse and outdoor activities. Approximately 300-400 people were in attendance. There were games for the kids and music on the deck. Beer, hamburgers and hotdogs were available. Castlewoods Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole golf course designed by the Jack Nicklaus Group and is called "The Bear". The club is located in Northwest Rankin County and is surrounded by Castlewoods Subdivision, home to over 2000 households. Just take a...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 10
The Ross Barnett Reservoir, a massive 33,000 acre man-made lake, borders both Rankin and Madison Counties in Central MS. The Reservoir provides recreational opportunities year round, but the busiest season of all is summertime. The Rez has nature trails, fishing and boating, camping, picnic areas and other activities for residents and visitors alike.  Events are held in reservoir parks throughout the year. One of the largest is the Independence Day Celebration, which features music, food vendors, and fireworks both at Old Trace Park on the Ridgeland side of the reservoir and Lakeshore Park on the Brandon side. Other reservoir events include Pepsi Pops (outdoor symphony concert) in June and Smokin' on the REZ (music and barbeque) in the fall. One of our best kept secrets is the Reservoir...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 14
The Barnett Rez Foundation sponsored the Second Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in November at Lakeshore Park.The Ross Barnett Reservoir served as backdrop to the crafts fair. Lots of vendors displayed their wares, and as you can see, the emphasis was on Christmas and football.Mississippi's weather was very cooperative, and I can neither confirm nor deny the purchase of Christmas presents.The Barnett Reservoir Foundation was founded to assist the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) to promote recreation and interest in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 21
Last week I listed an entry level condo in a waterfront community, and needed extra photos of the pool and common areas. My assistant hadn't seen the property in a while, so we took the short drive to the shore of the Reservoir.Since I lived in the complex a few years ago, I wondered if she would remember it.As we got closer, she commented that she "kind of" remembered it. Considering she would have been three years old at the time, that was pretty impressive.She wanted to take some photos, and took this one of me... We found this cluster of wildflowers on the water's edge.And this is the "money shot". My assistant isn't usually with me (granddaughter, in case you're wondering), but I'm glad we spent a little time together this beautiful afternoon to reminisce about days gone by.Have a ...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 7
Hot Temperatures and Hot Home Prices in Brandon MS 39047 It's an understatement to say it's been hot in Brandon Mississippi. Yesterday while showing homes, I glanced at my car's outside temperature gauge.A sizzling 102°F. Mother Nature can be so unkind... Extreme temperatures cannot keep this Realtor from her appointed tasks. :)  Seriously, folks, it is hot. Remember to stay hydrated, avoid extended lengths of time outdoors, and pay attention to your outdoor pets. Rankin County is also under a burn ban. It's too hot and dry to burn anything outside.  Are you interested in homes for sale in 39047? Listed below are several "HOT" Brandon neighborhoods along with links to the listing information.   Avalon Homes for SaleCastlewoods Homes for SaleHidden Hills Homes for SalePalisades Homes for...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 11
We Want More, We Want More, Right? It's been extremely dry here in Brandon, MS. We haven't had rain in several weeks and are constantly watering our yards, shrubs, plants, and trees to keep them from dying. Today, we finally had a few raindrops. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd venture to say the rain lasted less than five minutes and barely registered on the rain gauge. I commented to someone on Facebook, "We Want More!" and it reminded me of this video:  Don't we always want more?  No matter what we humans want, whether it's time with loved ones, longer vacations, a larger salary, a bigger home, or more "stuff" than we need, we want more. We want value for our money and quality service. We don't want to be "sold", rather we want someone to listen to our needs and be patient, understanding, ...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 16
A "Rewarding" Day in the Life of a Realtor I went to a Realtor Open House today in the Castlewoods area of Brandon, MS. Since I was nearby, I stopped in to view the house and grab lunch. As it turned out, I had been in the house several months earlier for an estate sale. The house looked completely different since all the clutter, knick knacks, furniture, decor, etc., had been removed.  The home was sparcely staged, had a large family room and kitchen, separate dining room, and a detached garage with front and back porches that spread the entire length of the home. It was a two-story home with 4 bedrooms. I thought it was a nice listing at a fair price, and told the listing agent so. Lunch was delicious, but there was also a CASH door prize. I joked that, of course, my name would be dra...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 2
The Reservoir Community Complex is located on Spillway Road near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County. It is adjacent to the Fire Department and Reservoir Library, as well as the Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail. A recycling drop-off bin can be accessed behind the Fire Department for plastic, newspapers, aluminum, cardboard, etc.   The Community Center can be reserved for private meetings and events by contacting Rankin County Community Center Rentals. It can be reserved for Community Events and area homeowners association meetings.For reservations or more inquiries regarding the Rez Community Center, please contact Rankin County at 601-825-1475.
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 0
Brandon MS ~ Castlewoods Market Condition Report for October 2010In October 2010, two new homeowners purchased homes in Castlewoods Subdivision, one of the largest neighborhoods in Rankin County. These two properties had a combined average sales price of $204,000, with an average time on the market of 174 days.In comparison, five homes closed in Castlewoods during the month of September 2010, and a whopping 12 properties closed last year during the month of October 2009. Year-to-date closed sales for 2010 vs. 2009 are 58 and 74, respectively.Fourteen homes were added to the market during the month of October, bringing the total number of homes for sale in Castlewoods to 80.Four homes are under contract (pending or contingent) and four properties either expired or were removed from the m...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 13
This morning as I walked out, no as I started to walk out, onto the balcony of my waterfront condo, I hesitated for just a moment as something unusual caught my eye. In the water below me, I saw what looked like a large alligator with mouth wide open perched just off the rocks. Trembling, my first thought was "How am I going to get past this thing?", followed quickly by "Should I call animal control?" Then, gathering my wits about me, I did what any serious blogger would do. I grabbed my camera! Snap, snap! (Pun intended!) I decided if it WAS a gator, I could quickly scamper back up the steps. Slowly, I gathered the courage to descend the staircase. After all, I'd never SEEN an alligator on this part of the reservoir, despite the heavy rains Jackson has experienced over the last several...
By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Discover waterfront living on the Ross Barnett Reservoir! Windward Bluff features townhomes and carriage homes priced between $200,000-$300,000.   The community is gated and features a clubhouse with exercise room, meeting room, and a pool overlooking the fantastic "big" water of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Windward Bluff is located on the Rankin County side of the reservoir.  Photos show the community better than words. Here are some of the properties available. Homes feature high ceilings, crown mouldings, private balconies, wrought iron fencing, fireplaces, and double garages.   Windward Bluff is located at the corner of Spillway Road and Northshore Parkway at 103 Lakeshore Drive, Brandon, MS 39047. Information on the Ross Barnett Reservoir can be found at  http://www.therez.ms/. S...
By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
                        Welcome to Arbor Landing, one of Rankin County's newest and only "live, work, shop" developments located on the shores of the Ross Barnett Reservoir Brandon, MS.  The clubhouse, pool, and marina are due to be complete the end of June 2008! A TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY.  Wow, what an exquisite development to not only visit, but imagine living in a community that when you are home you have the feeling of being on a resort vacation all the time!  With wonderful views of the Reservoir, breezes, porches, balconies, southern style with a French flair!   I would like to introduce you to a wonderful cottage that can meet many needs and lifestyles.  606 ARBOR WAY, Brandon, MS is a home with many features and excellent upgrades, not to mention spectacular views from front porch! ...
By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  WELCOME TO ARBOR LANDING.... A ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY AT ITS BEST!   This is one amazing development!  Even though it's just in its first phase, the developers have decided to implement the extreme amenities for this area.  That would include having the MARINA, CLUBHOUSE, and POOL complete by the end of June 2008...that's just around the corner!  You just have to come out and see the quick advancements of this divine community!  The next phase will include 32 TOWNHOMES built to the highest standards and equipped with elevators if desired!  109 ARBOR LANDING located in beautiful Brandon MS, has the most fabulous views of the Ross Barnett Reservoir, Brandon MS from the top balcony and front porch which both wrap around the house on the front corner!  Driving up to the...
By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Arbor Landing, Brandon MS Real Estate   Arbor Landing, located in Brandon MS was developed by Steve and O'Hara Ezell.  Steve and O'Hara have lived all over the country and have taken different ideas from various developments and brought them to Brandon MS.  Arbor Landing is focused on each individual family becoming a part of the community through neighborhood parks, nature trails, clubhouse marina, pool, and monthly cookouts at the clubhouse with different themes. The full picture of Arbor Landing on the Ross Barnett Reservoir, Brandon MS consists of approximately 250 homes including 32 exquisite town homes located around the marina.  During this first phase of development 5 custom homes are now being lived in, while 3 customs are under construction and 10 or more are ready for new buy...
By Stephanie Hall
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILT BY CORNERSTONE BUILDERSBeautiful new construction in The Hamlet. This lovely  3 Bedroom,3.5 bath is located in Rankin County School District. Offering open living area with pine flooring,solid surface granite countertops, Viking cooktop, Stainless KitchenAide appliances. Fabulous upstairs den adjoining bedrooms. 2 car garage with back entry. Cottage style home with metal roof. Beautifully landscaped. Gated neighborhood. Must see!!! Lot 25 BellgroveBrandon, MS 39047 Beautiful New ConstructionOffered at $319,000MLS Number 180280Status: ActiveType: ResidentialBedrooms: 3Baths: 3.5Living Area: 2356 Square Ft. Living Room Living Room & Stairway Upstairs Sitting Room-Den Kitchen Kitchen Dining Master Vanity and Tiled Shower Laundry Work Area Balcony Rear View    

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