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PHIL HARDWICK — How to become a house detective

Thanks to websites like realtor.com, zillow.com, and that of the local tax authority it’s becoming easier than ever to learn quite a bit about your house without ever leaving a computer. If you own a house that was not purchased new by you then it might be fun to do a little detective work and learn its history.  Your house ...

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Apartments start leasing in NorthRidge development of Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Renee Ainsworth conducted a tour of the nearly complete Tapestry Northridge luxury apartment complex in northeast Jackson. The 14.4-acre, 220-unit development will start move-ins in about a month, said Ainsworth, property manager for Arlington Properties of Birmingham, the builder. Seven units have already been leased and 98 people are on the waiting list, she said on Wednesday. ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Sell now: residential real estate on the rise

Now may be a good time to sell your home. Residential real estate prices are on the rise in spite of the economy being in a recession. In some really hot areas, real estate agents place a sign in the yard stating that the listing is coming soon. The property is not even on the market yet. In some cities ...

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Concord Capital sees virtue in older properties

» Jackson firm just added Knoxville CVS center to inventory By TED CARTER Duckworth Realty’s commercial real estate pros put the emphasis on newness with the District at Eastover office, retail and entertainment complex they developed just off Interstate 55 slightly north of Lakeland Drive in the middle of the last decade. But nowadays it’s properties with some age that ...

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Central Miss. houses are a ‘sellers market’

» Some going for above listed price By JACK WEATHERLY Buyers are snapping up houses in central Mississippi, sometimes paying more than the listed price. And houses are staying on the market for a shorter period, according to the Central Mississippi Realtors Association, which represents 10 counties. The median sales price rose 5.5 percent in May, compared with a year ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Real Estate Realisms

In this column, we will introduce you to REALisms. What is a REALism and what does it have to do with real estate? A REALism is a phrase, saying, or words of wisdom that captures a truism about real estate. It is a statement that is based on self-evidence or factual evidence. and is accepted as an obvious truth in ...

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Buying, selling homes moving along during pandemic

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • While the economic fallout from the coronavirus has been widespread, the housing market has managed to hold its own. During March and through mid-April, sales of new and existing homes plummeted. But since, the numbers are trending back up. According to Zillow, new listings dropped to a low of 43.8% on April 17 ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Mass evictions can be avoided if landlords and tenants communicate

The month of reckoning is at hand for many landlords and tenants. Big decisions will have to be made. Landlords will have to decide whether to evict or not, and tenants will have to decide whether or not to pay rent. Government at all levels has stepped in to make the decisions for many. For others, there are many factors ...

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Mississippi’s home sales aided by shrinking inventory amid COVID-19 crisis

Many buyers eager to get deals done, brokers say   By TED CARTER Home sale closings conducted in parking lots, virtual showings and carefully staged open houses have helped the state’s home sales stay steady in the early days of the coronavirus, say Realtors in north, central and south Mississippi. The residential sector went into the new year as a ...

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