Posts Tagged ‘residential real estate’

County’s assessed value of property nears high-billion dollars

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2013

Tags: Business, Chuck Bennett, home, house, Lamar County, property, real estate, residence, residential real estate, tax, valiue

PURVIS — With solid growth for the past 20 years, the assessed value of property, homes and other assets in Lamar County is approaching the half-billion dollar mark, continuing to bolster county revenue. The Hattiesburg American reports the county’s current assessed valuation, the total of taxable property, stands at over $498 million, up more than […] [...]

FNC index: Home prices rose again in April

by MBJ Staff Published: June 25,2013

Tags: home, home price, house, mortgage, real estate, residence, residential real estate

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows that U.S. home prices continued to rise in April, up 0.7 percent from the previous month. April’s gain marks the largest price acceleration since June 2012, caused in part by rising seasonal demand entering spring and summer. Improved credit availability, low interest rates, and low […] [...]

Fifty-five parcels of tax-forfeited property sold via auction

GREENVILLE — The recent Secretary of State Office’s auction of tax forfeited property in Greenville offered 94 parcels worth $190,151.30. The auction lasted from May 15-June 6. In a release, the City of Greenville reports 103 bids were received on 55 parcels. The amount of the winning bids was $20,782.25. Greenville Mayor John Cox. “I’m […] [...]

Owner of fire-damaged historic home faces charges

NATCHEZ — The owner of the crumbling Arlington Plantation house will be in Natchez Municipal Court on July 1 to face allegations of violating a city ordinance on overgrown properties. The Natchez Democrat reports Dr. Thomas Vaughan of Jackson entered a not guilty plea earlier this week in city environmental court, which is a division of […] [...]

Hosemann recruiting Realtors to market tax-forfeited property

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is partnering with licensed real estate brokers in Mississippi to actively market tax-forfeited properties in the State. “If you want property sold in Mississippi, you sell through a licensed Realtor,” says Hosemann. “The growing number of tax-forfeited properties in our state is an epidemic, and I can think of […] [...]

Ex-housing director pleading guilty to conspiracy to embezzle

SHELBY — The former director of a nonprofit housing agency has agreed to plead guilty to charges against her and testify against an ex-state employee. Linda Balducci of Shelby pleaded guilty last week before U.S. District Judge Michael Mills to one count of conspiracy to embezzle money. Court papers show that Balducci also will testify […] [...]

Realtors report better prices, sales in metro Jackson

by Associated Press Published: June 9,2013

Tags: home, house, housing, market, price, real estate, residence, residential real estate, revenue, sales

JACKSON — The housing market is looking up in central Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that statistics from the Jackson Association of Realtors show higher prices and faster sales than a year ago. Board president Dorothy Thompson says people finally seem convinced they’ve survived the worst of the recession and can again make big-ticket purchases. The […] [...]

With storms already brewing, Chaney urges insurance

JACKSON — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says people should review insurance policies as part of storm preparations as hurricane season approaches. Chaney says in a news release that most insurance companies won’t accept new applications after a designated hurricane or named storm enters the Gulf of Mexico. He says such a storm could develop […] [...]

After complaints, city retooling rental housing code

AMORY — The City of Amory is redrafting a rental housing code to combat what officials say is blight and deterioration that many residents feel not only bring property values down, but signals a decline in the quality of living. “Rental housing is just one area of our problems, but we are focusing on it […] [...]

Appeals Court wants county judge to sort out alligator dispute

WILKINSON COUNTY — Tom Christmas and his wife argue that they didn’t discover the 84-plus alligators on land next to their homestead until four years after they bought the property in southwest Mississippi. Exxon Mobil Corporation counters that the Christmases’ real estate agent told them about the alligators as far back as 2003. Exxon says […] [...]

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