Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Would you set up house in a shipping container?

The story begins with a missed invoice and a passion for sustainable construction, takes a winding path through California and Georgia and ends in Oxford with arguably the most unique house in the State of Mississippi. See “How-to” video below “I’ve had a lot of interest and inquiries since, but the Barton home is the […] [...]

FNC report: Housing market should continue to improve

OXFORD — Though home foreclosures continue to be a challenge in many hard-hit markets, a report released by mortgage technology company FNC indicates the ongoing housing recovery should continue for the long haul. According to FNC’s Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure prices have bottomed out in recent months and the foreclosure market has stabilized while underlying […] [...]

Mississippi housing sales, values showed gains in 2012

The Mississippi housing market is looking up. The value of homes and the number of homes sold improved in many areas of the state in 2012. “There is no question that things are moving back in a positive direction,” said Marty Milstead, executive vice president, Home Builders Association of Mississippi. “Things are not moving at […] [...]

Investor group is taking it one project at a time

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: BILOXI, housing, residential development

Twenty successful Biloxi businesswomen have pooled their money and talents to buy old buildings in downtown Biloxi and rehabilitate them for retail or residential spaces. Their goal: To give downtown a much deserved facelift and to spark more retail and tourism activity. In less than two years, the women investors who make up Rue Vieux, […] [...]

Software company adding at least 100 jobs for Brazilian contract

OXFORD — A Mississippi software firm will add at least 100 jobs thanks to a Brazilian contract. FNC, which makes software to streamline mortgage lending, said it would do work for Cetip, a Brazilian firm that holds financial securities for others. FNC’s software will help Brazilian banks manage documents, cut costs and help original lenders […] [...]

Officials eyeing Coast for post-Isaac solutions

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Federal and Louisiana officials, looking for housing solutions for Hurricane Isaac-damaged parishes, are studying post-Hurricane Katrina housing built in Mississippi. Jon Mabry of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Disaster Recovery Division led a tour of post-disaster housing complexes Wednesday, answering questions for representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, […] [...]

Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January

by Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Habitat for Humanity, housing, housing trust bill

After sitting out the past couple of legislative sessions, Mississippi Habitat for Humanity affiliates plan to file legislation that would establish an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Forty-five states and more than 600 cities and counties have some version of a housing trust fund whose purpose is to help provide affordable, safe housing for low-income families. […] [...]

Judge approves $42.6M FEMA toxic-trailer settlement

GULF COAST — A federal judge gave his final approval yesterday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled from the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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