Tupelo, MS Real Estate News

By New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
(RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate)
Tupelo, MS Real Estate Expert.  About Tupelo, MS Tupelo is recognized around the world as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. The small, shotgun house where Elvis was born, and the adjacent Elvis Presley Museum and memorial chapel, draw nearly 100,000 visitors each year. They are centerpieces of Tupelo's $46 million tourism and hospitality industryTupelo is a manufacturing, retail and distribution center - a model city of nearly 35,000 citizens offering a high quality of life and a broad range of attractions for both residents and visitors.Tupelo, MS real estate Any one searching for Homes for sale in Tupelo, MS will find http://www.tuprealty.com/ extremely useful for MLS searches, Local Information, Finding a mortgage or local school information. About Jeff FulghamJeff Fulgham started in ...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
What a great weekend to be in Tupelo, MS. Real estate is not part of this blog entry but I did want to share our wonderful city. This weekend was the Elvis Presley Festival. It is our time to celebrate Elvis. We are very proud that Elvis was born in our town and celebrate this every year. Friday night brought a local favorite Paul Thorn. Paul was born and raised right here in Lee county. He is a blues, folksy singer who tells stories with his music. We used to be a pro boxer and fought Roberto Duran. He sings about that too. You can find Pauls music online at www.paulthorn.com. I would recomend you check him out he is really good. Here is my daughter Elizabeth with Paul at the festival. One great thing about this festival is the entertainers are out there for you to meet. Paul was graci...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
If you are any where close to Tupelo, MS you have got to be a the Elvis Presley Festival tonight and tomorrow. It is the 7th annual festival and it is packed with fun, food and music. Tonight we have a local favorite Paul Thorn who will serve up his brand of blues and folk music. Paul was a boxer before getting beat by Roberto Duran and then turned his focus to music. He is a much better singer than boxer. Paul has a unique sound and flavor I have never heard any where else. Daryl Worley will perform after Paul Thorn. Daryl is a Nashville recording star famous for "have you forgotten" the tribut song that reminds people of how they felt on 911. Daryl has toured in Iraq bring his music to the troops. He seems to be one of the good guys in Nashville. Join us tonight the Music starts at 6:...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
A house can be home or just a place you live. There is one key to making a house a home. It takes family. It is kind of like a church building. The congregation is what makes that building a sacred place of worship. Family makes your home a sacred place too. It could be kids laughing and crying. It could be your spouse fussing because you are on the computer (hmmm), or telling you they love you.  It could be your parents who live with you or your grown kids. This is what makes a house a home. A house is simply a building where we live our lives. It is where we experience the best of life and the worst. We watch our kids grow. We watch them learn how to talk and walk. We see those first teeth come in. We see them come home with good grades, and some times bad ones. We see them experience...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
Mr. Gary Ozbirn lost his battle with cancer last night. Mr. Ozbirn was a great appraiser and a great freind of the real estae community. We send our prayers out to his family as they go through the very difficult period that lays ahead for them He will be missed by all. I had the pleasure to work with Gary a few times and he was always a pleasure to be around.
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
The following is the statistics for the residential market in Tupelo, MS. TotalTotal List VolumeMedian List PriceAverage List PriceDOMTotal Sold VolumeMedian Sold PriceAverage Sold PriceSP/LPSold58$10,329,078$127,500$178,087170$9,839,038$127,250$169,63895.26List/Sold32$5,837,978$139,900$182,436134$5,556,038$143,950$173,62695.17Co-Broker26$4,491,100$123,900$172,734215$4,283,000$124,000$164,73095.37New101$23,698,693$156,000$234,64014    Pending55$8,134,958$124,900$147,90896    Withdrawn20$2,532,350$119,900$126,617108    Cancelled0$0$0$00    Expired53$10,368,075$164,080$195,624213    Back On Market33$9,110,400$119,900$276,072264    Extended26$6,099,600$178,500$234,600211    Active In Range539$146,430,254$142,900$271,670117    Current Active504$140,533,604$148,000$278,836128  This informati...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
Population (year 2000): 34,211. Estimated population in July 2005: 35,673 (+4.3% change)Males: 16,083 (47.0%), Females: 18,128 (53.0%) Zip codes: 38801, 38804.Median resident age: 34.9 years Estimated median household income in 2005: $36,200 (it was $38,401 in 2000)Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $101,700 (it was $92,800 in 2000)Races in Tupelo:White Non-Hispanic (68.7%) Black (28.3%) Hispanic (1.4%) Two or more races (0.8%)  Recent posts about Tupelo, Mississippi on our local forum with tens of thousands registered users: There is no kosher food in Oxo  (3 replies)Relocating to Mississippi  (10 replies)Nice apartments in Tupelo  (3 replies)know anything about Booneville, MS?  (12 replies)New Toyota Plant: Congratulations Blue Springs  (25 replies)Considering relocating to C...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
I live in the Wildwood area in Tupelo, MS. It is the best middle income neighborhood, in my opinion in the city. Each night you can find families out walking, kids out riding thier bikes or stakes. Thier is a lot of grilling in the neighborhood, it always smells of burgers and brats. The average home price is about 120,000 and the the time on market for home sales is usually very short. If the home is reasonably priced and in good shape you can expect less than 90 days on market. The average home in the neighborhood is about 1600 sq/ft 3 bedroom 2 bath. There are larger homes on each side of Wildwood. The newest stage was built about 10 years ago, consisting of Bay Circle, Sour wood, Mahogany, Persimmon and Huckleberry Trail. This is the section I live in and I love it here.My wife and ...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
Big Oaks seems to be Saltillo, MS Premier Neighborhood. With such amenities as a beautiful and challenging top notch 18 hole golf course a spacious club house and a member only pool it is the place tobe in Saltillo.It is convienently located seconds from the Mall at Barnes Crossing and all teh resteruants that surrround it. Beutiful gently rolling hills envite you home to this wodded neighborhoods. With homes that range from garden type homes to 4000+ homes ther is something for everyone.
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
As some of you know Elvis Presley was born here in Tupelo, MS. That is our claim to fame. Each summer we have the Elvis Presley Festival. It is a great festival for our small city. It is located in downtown Tupelo. We have a great fair with carnival rides and two stages set up for some great Music. This years line up will include Paul Thorn. Now you probably have never heard of Paul Thorn but I would strongly suggest you find out about him. He is a local guy who was a prize fighter.. He fought Roberto Doran and got the snot beat out of him. He is much better singer than he was a fighter. You really have to find some music by him and listen. We will also have the country music recording star Daryl Worley, American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks, Ingram Mill, and of course some great Elvis Impe...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
TUPELO MISSISSIPPIThis is the gate located on main street. The building in the background is our new city hall. It sits on the site of the old fairgrounds where Elvis played his homecoming concert.  Elvis Presley's Birthplace. Elvis was born in this house in 1935. This home sits in the eastern part of the stateThis is a picture of our old court house. It sits in the middle of town. All the old houses in tupelo were destroyed in the Tornado of 1936.The sign on the picture is at our busiest entersection It says Tupelo First TVA City. We were the very first city in America to receive electricity from TVA.This is the Bancorpsouth Center. We have lots of concerts here. We also have a professional indoor arena football team call the Mississippi Mudcats. They play hereThis is the new Hilton Ga...
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By Jeff Fulgham, Broker E-Pro ABR
(T.U.P. Realty)
If you aren't from Mississippi you make think we are not a very good market to be in. However, we are in a very good market here in Tupelo. Toyota has just announced that they will be building a plant just north of here that will manufacture the Toyota Highlander. We are very excited to have this wonderful company blessing our area with such a huge influx of jobs and money for our economy and our school systems. They will be donating millions to the local school systems. Our school system here in Tupelo is top notch but the money they will be donating will be huge for us. It will allow our schools to offer things that were cost inhibitive before. Now we were doing well here in the Tupelo area before Toyota announced so our real estate market has remained steady. We had lots of out of st...
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