Posts Tagged ‘Realtors’

State’s Realtor groups set up one-stop site for house hunters

by Ted Carter Published: July 19,2013

Tags: BuyInMississippi, real estate, Realtors

Out-of-date, unreliable — and sometimes fraudulent — home sale websites led Realtor organizations across Mississippi to build a home listing website of their home. With most of the development completed, the task of the 10 Realtor associations is to establish BuyInMississippi.com as the go-to site for prospective homebuyers. Along with its free-of-charge use, BuyInMississippi’s principal […] [...]

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 […] [...]

HBAM establishes hotline to log fraud complaints

by MBJ Staff Published: December 22,2011

Tags: fraud, homeowners, homes, houses, real estate, Realtors, residences, trade asociations

JACKSON — The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) has created a Fraud Hotline targeted at unlicensed builders. HBAM has established a toll-free number, 1-800-898-4226, and complaints can also be logged online at www.hbam.com. Complaints will be filed directly with the Mississippi Board of Contractors by HBAM, and the person making the complaint can remain […] [...]

Four sentenced for their role in mortgage scheme

by Associated Press Published: November 4,2011

Tags: courts, homes, houses, judges, lawyers, mortgage fraud, mortgages, real estate, Realtors, residential real estate, sentencing

JACKSON — Four people who pleaded guilty almost five years ago in a mortgage fraud schemes have been sentenced. Prosecutors said the scheme began in September 1999 and ended in 2005, when charges were filed. It involved two related cases totaling about $5.8 million in fraudulent mortgage loans. The Clarion-Ledger reports three people were sentenced […] [...]

Ex-judge to be sentenced for mortgage scam

GREENWOOD — Former Greenwood attorney and judge Bobby Fisher will be sentenced tomorrow for his role in a mortgage scam. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Fisher is to appear before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson. In January 2006, Fisher and former real estate agent Jim Pruett pleaded guilty to a scheme of falsifying […] [...]

Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ […] [...]

Realtors earn certification

by MBJ Staff Published: October 2,2011

Tags: Carol Stewart, CNE, Crye-Leike, real estate, Realtors, Rick Young

Two Realtors from Crye-Leike’s Flowood, Mississippi office decided to earn their professional real estate designation as Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE). Crye-Leike agents Carol Stewart and Rick Young recently completed all of the necessary coursework required to earn their CNE designation, which is one of the top new designations Realtors can obtain. They attended a two-day […] [...]

Realtor association launches monthly housing reports

by MBJ Staff Published: August 21,2011

Tags: homes, housing, marketing, real estate, Realtors, residences, sales

JACKSON — The Jackson Association of Realtors (JAR) has partnered with 10K Research and Marketing of Minneapolis, Minn., to create and provide easily readable and understandable local housing market reports to its members, the home buying and selling public and to the media. Carla Palmer-Allen, president of JAR, said, “In addition to the sales and […] [...]

McCullough joins DeLois Smith

by MBJ Staff Published: October 10,2010

Tags: DeLois Smith All-Star Team, Realtors, Rebecca McCullough

The DeLois Smith All-Star Team, REALTORS, is proud to welcome Rebecca McCullough as a buyer specialist. McCullough began her career in real estate in 2002 and in Alabama served the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Daphne and Mobile metro area, most recently working with Re/Max Gulf Shores.  [...]

New RESPA rules make closings difficult

by Amy McCullough Published: February 14,2010

Tags: home buyers, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Realtors, settlement costs

Significant changes to federal rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) took effect Jan. 1. Although the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and HUD-1 forms were redesigned to make it easier for home buyers to understand settlement costs, the changes have made closings more difficult for lenders. According to the National Association of Realtors, […] [...]

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