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Beth Hansen: A healthy real estate market means a healthy economy

    In a recent meeting with Beth Hansen, CEO of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, we discussed Mississippi’s real estate market and its recovery from the shock of the housing crisis. “A healthy real estate market generally means a healthy and growing economy,” she said.  “And while we still have significant challenges, we’re seeing a good recovery from the ...

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Home sales rising in parts of the state

People in the real estate business aren’t exactly doing cartwheels, but in some areas of the state homes sales have picked up at an encouraging pace. “I will tell you from conversations with individuals around the state that things are looking up,” said Ken Austin, a Mississippi Coast Realty real estate agent who is president of the Mississippi Association of ...

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CCIM forum to spotlight real estate economic forecast

A forum titled “Commercial Real Estate an Economic Forecast” is on tab Thursday afternoon at the Mississippi Association of Realtors headquarters at 4274 Lakeland Drive. The forum presented by the Mississippi CCIM Chapter includes a panel discussion by Fountain Barksdale, Bank Plus; Jonathan Gould, Stonemar Realty; Paul Gunn, Watkins Eager Law Firm; Dr. Matthew Hill, University of Mississippi; David Hoster ...

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A changing of the guard

The leadership of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR) changes next month when Ken Austin of Pass Christian becomes president. As the owner/broker of Mississippi Coast Realty, he has been actively involved in the local and state professional associations and has an ambitious year planned at the helm of the state’s largest trade organization. He chose for his theme: One ...

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State home sales improving but still a buyer’s market

While there is still no doubt it is a buyer’s market, Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR) representatives from Jackson, the Coast and Northwest Mississippi report that home sales are improving and prices seem to be stabilizing. Home sales on the Coast are up so far this year from 2011. “Our last month tabulated was June and the Gulf Coast Multiple ...

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Development in distressed times is CCIM forum topic

Development in a downturn will be addressed Thursday, April 26, when commercial real estate professionals from all corners of Mississippi gather in Jackson for a forum organized by the Mississippi Chapter of CCIM. Registration is still being accepted for the three-hour workshop titled “Development in a Downturn: From the Ground Up to Distressed Development.” The forum begins at 1 p.m. ...

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Ride not so ‘Wild’ for McComb realtor

>> Realtor has name to fit these heady times Right off the bat, Realtor Watkins Wild of McComb says it’s okay to call him by his nickname, “Noggin,” because that’s what everyone has called him all his life. As a successful Realtor and president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), he’s called Noggin and it fits his outgoing personality. ...

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Leaving the arena

As many as 100 Mississippi real estate pros giving up licenses each month The sustained slump in Mississippi’s real estate market is leading 100 licensed real estate professionals a month to quit the business, state licensing records show. Just making it by the day is the key, one broker said. “We only eat what we kill. And if we don’t kill ...

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Hansen appointed CEO of MAR

The Mississippi Association of Realtors recently announced the appointment of Beth H. Hansen as CEO of MAR, the state’s business advocate for real estate professionals. Hansen holds over a decade of non-profit association experience, including management of various Realtor specialty groups and professional standards administration. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi ...

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