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FNC: Appraisal Score makes history with patent

OXFORD — FNC Inc.’s Appraisal Score has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,244,563), making it the first patented appraisal review tool, according to the technology company. “Critics of the American appraisal process say the process is broken and they’re looking to new government regulations to fix the problem. But we’ve already developed the […] [...]

Homeowners dealing with post-Isaac mold issues

HANCOCK COUNTY — Weeks after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and power outages in South Mississippi, people are still tearing out drywall and throwing away furniture covered in mold. Mold spores are a familiar foe for those who live in the low-lying areas of Hancock County. They fought them after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then […] [...]

Contractor gets probation for role in housing kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — Contractor Jimmy Johnson has been given two years’ probation for his role in aiding and abetting embezzlement in a kickback scheme from a Mississippi Delta housing agency. He had faced up to 10 years in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Johnson and South Delta Regional Housing Authority director Ann Jefferson were indicted […] [...]

Coast neighborhood overrun by caterpillars since Isaac

BAY ST. LOUIS — The thousands of caterpillars covering yards in the Garden Isle neighborhood of Bay St. Louis make it look almost like the grass is moving. Residents worry this is just a pit stop before the insects get into their homes. Residents in Garden Isle tell WLOX-TV since Hurricane Isaac, the whole area […] [...]

Ex-housing director Jefferson denied bond; reports to prison

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has reported to a federal prison in Illinois to begin a 32-month prison sentence for embezzlement. The Delta Democrat Times reports U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson denied a request from Ann Jefferson that she remain free on bond while her […] [...]

Judge refuses to toss Chinese drywall claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans has refused to dismiss claims from homeowners who say a Chinese drywall manufacturer’s product damaged their property. Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. argued that U.S. courts don’t have jurisdiction over claims against the Chinese company, but U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon rejected that argument. Fallon also refused […] [...]

Invasive bug poses threat to crops, lawns, homes

MONTGOMERY COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has confirmed the first positive identification of the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria, in Mississippi. The insects were discovered in the past week in Montgomery and Warren counties. As its name suggests, the kudzu bug commonly feeds on kudzu, but it can […] [...]

Delta county still dealing with property impacted by 2011 flood

CLEVELAND — Bolivar County is hosting a meeting on July 25 to give local residents some guidance on how to comply with government requires for flooded structures. Local officials tell the Bolivar Commercial there are some concerns that not everyone is adhering to FEMA’s policies laid out in the National Flood Insurance Program as clean-up […] [...]

Valued Veterans now using FNC’s flagship product

OXFORD — Valued Veterans, a service disabled veteran-owned appraisal management company (SDVOSB) serving the mortgage finance industry, will use mortgage technology company FNC Inc.’s flagship. FNC reports Valued Veterans joins more than 80 other U.S. financial institutions currently using FNC’s Collateral Management System (CMS). Terms were not disclosed. “Many of the big box banks have […] [...]

FNC index shows U.S. home prices continue to rise

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values are up for the second month in April — evidence that home prices are strengthening as rising demand and limited inventory continue to characterize many U.S. markets. Nationwide, April home prices — based on recorded sales transactions in the 100 largest […] [...]

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