Posts Tagged ‘houses’

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 […] [...]

Severe storms cause widespread damage, one fatality

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Emergency management officials in Holmes County say severe weather may be to blame for one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home late yesterday afternoon. According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, five counties so far have reported damage from severe weather that moved across Mississippi yesterday. Damage reports […] [...]

Justice Department investigating Golden Triangle tax preparer

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: homebuyers, homes, houses, investigastion, real estate, residences, tax, tax filing, tax preparation, tax returns, taxpayers

COLUMBUS — The Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer, who runs a business in Columbus. Yesterday, federal prosecutors said they filed a federal civil injunction suit to bar Cynthia H. Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. Prosecutors say Cynthia’s Tax Service prepares returns for customers who report false income […] [...]

Ex-housing director asks to be acquitted or get new trial

by Associated Press Published: March 19,2012

Tags: appeal, courts, homes, houses, housing, housing authority, judge, judicial, judiciary, real estate, trial

LELAND — The former director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority is asking a federal judge to acquit her in a fraud case or grant a new trial. Ann Jefferson was convicted March 7 in federal court in Aberdeen on two counts of embezzlement, two counts of obstruction of justice and three counts of […] [...]

FNC Inc. strikes first-time deal with BuildFax

by MBJ Staff Published: March 19,2012

Tags: homes, houses, mortygage, real estate, Realtors, regulations, residences

OXFORD — Mortgage technology company FNC Inc. can now provide its clients access to historical building permit data as the result of a partnership with BuildFax. “Amid a shifting real estate market and ever-changing regulations, FNC’s collateral-focused data coupled with the building permit intelligence of BuildFax can provide needed solutions to help mortgage professionals make […] [...]

House passes insurance-discount legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House passed a bill yesterday to require insurance companies to offer discounts on costly hurricane coverage in five southern counties, including three on the Coast. Discounts are required by July 2013. They would go to single-family homes and some manufactured homes for meeting strong-house standards in the current building code, those […] [...]

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