Posts Tagged ‘residences’

Aldermen amend city’s zoning ordinance to foster construction

PETAL — The Petal Board of Aldermen has voted to amend the official zoning ordinance for the city, hoping to make it easier for building in the city. Mayor Hal Marx said the goal is to make it easier for people to go through the approval process and cut fees. The Hattiesburg American reports one […] [...]

Jefferson found guilty of embezzlement, obstruction, witness intimidation

GREENVILLE — A federal jury has convicted the director of a housing organization on charges of intimidating witnesses in a federal investigation. >> READ MORE ON THIS STORY … WABG-TV reports South Delta Regional Housing Authority director Ann Jefferson was convicted yesterday in federal court in Greenville. No sentencing date has been set. U.S. Attorney […] [...]

FNC Inc. index: U.S. home prices declined in December

by Published: March 7,2012

Tags: home values, homeowners, homes, houses, real estate, residences, residents

OXFORD — FNC Inc.’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates U.S. residential property values declined in December amid signs of continued improvement in the job market and economic growth. With sales of distressed properties comprising a large portion of overall home sales, prices on non-distressed sales continued to reflect the downward pressure distressed sales have […] [...]

Corps gets additional funding for flood control repairs

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a list of projects that will benefit from […] [...]

Commission rejects proposal for Deer Island development

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has rejected a proposed development on the west end of Deer Island. The Sun Herald reports the commission recommended denial of a zoning change. The issue next goes to the Biloxi City Council for a decision. Larry Mitrenga has proposed the Oasis at Deer Island. Mitrenga has described the […] [...]

FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two […] [...]

Housing director’s kickback/retaliation trial rescheduled for February

GREENVILLE — A housing agency director has received a month’s delay before she stands trial for allegedly taking kickbacks from a contractor and retaliating against a witness. Ann “A.J.” Jefferson’s trial was moved from today to Feb. 29, The Delta Democrat Times reported. Defense attorneys asked for the delay because of unspecified conflicts of counsel. […] [...]

FNC index: Home prices continue to fall

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. home prices continued to decline despite recent signs of job recovery and rising home sales and new residential construction. The continued price retreat is no surprise as the housing market remains constrained by high volumes of delinquent mortgages and foreclosures. November marks the fourth […] [...]

Home sales, prices up on Coast compared to 2010

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi Gulf Coast home sales finished 2011 on an upswing, with average sales prices up $8,000 in December and more homes sold than at the end of 2010. The Mississippi Gulf Multiple Listing Service report showed the average sales price of a home in South Mississippi was $124,694 in December. That […] [...]

City adopts new zoning regulations, building code

D’IBERVILLE — New zoning regulations have been adopted in D’Iberville that simplify the city code and require commercial buildings to meet architectural standards. The Sun Herald reports Chris Watson, a consultant with Bridge & Watson urban and regional planners, held up a slim book of regulations yesterday that replace a fatter volume that was in […] [...]

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