Posts Tagged ‘homes’

Aldermen pass noise ordinance despite negative public comments

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has passed a noise ordinance. Last night’s vote came after another round of public comment, most of it against some aspect of the new law. The Sun Herald reports even the board was split on aspects of it and the vote was 5-2. But the city […] [...]

Redevelopment Authority seeking proposals for riverfront development

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority is soliciting proposals from developers for the city’s riverfront site, an office, retail and residential development. Jim Estabrook, chairman of the authority, tells The Mississippi Press the request for proposals is a significant move toward a goal of having construction start in five months. The authority is seeking proposals […] [...]

More insurers writing wind coverage policies on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Traditional insurance companies are still generally avoiding coastal risks. But a few companies new to Mississippi’s coastal market are writing wind coverage for well-built homes near the waterfront. So are insurance carriers that are not licensed in Mississippi. Angelyn Treutel is an independent insurance agent and vice president of the agency […] [...]

Renaissance Corp. accepted as member of FHLB Dallas

GULFPORT — Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp. was recently granted membership into the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). According to Renaissance Corp., a nonprofit organization focused on creating affordable homeownership opportunities and stimulating economic development through the small business sector, it is the first non-bank community development financial institution (CDFI) in the state […] [...]

FNC Inc. index finds U.S. home prices still weakening

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values continued to show signs of persistent weakening, ending in February with a seventh consecutive month-to-month decline. Despite sharply rising activities in existing home sales and new housing starts from a year ago, prices on non-distressed home sales (excluding foreclosure auction sales, […] [...]

Tennessee mortgage company opens office in Tupelo

by MBJ Staff Published: April 5,2012

Tags: expansion, home buying, homebuyers, homes, houses, mortgages, office, real estate, residences

TUPELO — Churchill Mortgage of Brentwood, Tenn., is opening its first physical branch in Mississippi, located on East Main Street in Tupelo. The new Mississippi team brings 30 years of mortgage and banking experience to Churchill Mortgage. Brandy Schulz will serve as branch manager, bringing more than 12 years of industry expertise. Prior to joining […] [...]

FNC index finds U.S. home prices declined in last half of 2011

by MBJ Staff Published: April 4,2012

Tags: economy, home prices, homes, houses, mortgages, real estate, residences

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. home prices declined steadily in the last half of 2011. Since July 2011, prices on non-distressed properties (excluding foreclosure sales, REO sales, and short sales) have fallen 4.5 percent — averaging nearly 1.0 percent per month. The persistent downtrends in home prices are […] [...]

FNC index shows U.S. home prices fell in January

by MBJ Staff Published: March 30,2012

Tags: foreclosures, homes, houses, mortgages, property values, real estate, residences

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values declined in January, in spite of continued economic expansion and an improving job market in recent months. The latest persistent downtrends are driven primarily by conditions in the distressed market, which remains overwhelmed by the disposal of foreclosed and REO properties. […] [...]

City officials say residents would benefit from annexation

by Associated Press Published: March 27,2012

Tags: annexation, homes, houses, municipal government, real estate, residences, residents

PASS CHRISTIAN — Two Pass Christian officials say that residents in a proposed annexation area in Harrison County would benefit from city services and discounts on insurance. The Sun Herald reports the trial in which Pass Christian is attempting to annex 5.4 miles of the Pineville-Cuevas community in the county is expected to last two […] [...]

Court denies motion to reconsider wind-versus-water decision

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied motions to reconsider its ruling last December that overturned a judgment for an insurance company in a wind vs. water case. The case involved a Pascagoula home hit by 6.3 feet of storm surge during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Both the homeowners and Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance […] [...]

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