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Pat Starnes, Realtor and New Home specialist in Brandon, MS, shares real estate news and current events happening in and around Brandon, Flowood, and the Reservoir area.
When I see red clover swaying in the breeze, a smile comes over me. You might see a simple ground cover or a pretty roadside wild flower, but I see a reminder of my young adulthood.This agricultural product is used along Mississippi highways to suppress weeds and amend the soil. My first marital ...
For those who don't know, ActiveRain is a real estate blogging platform where thousands of experts share their experiences and advice. We've been asked to share our "pet peeve". We all have pet peeves. Most are minor in nature --  that's the true definition of a pet peeve... something that gets u...
Exercise has never been particularly compelling to me. I was fortunate to inherit good genes and a healthy metabolism. But as we age, metabolism slows, and Father Time introduces us to a few aches and pains we have never experienced. I wasn't ready to slow down. A few months ago, I started making...
The real estate contract usually has a clause that dictates when closing and possession takes place. My understanding of what is "typical" varies in different parts of the country. This is evident when someone expects to automatically receive a certain number of days to vacate after closing. Some...
An exciting new neighborhood is under construction off Old Fannin Road near the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Magnolia Place features a quaint, single-family gated community with only 51 home sites. Several homes are currently for sale. Prices range from the mid $250s to $300,000.Magnolia Place is conv...
An incident occured yesterday during the early morning commute and at least one lucky commuter was able to snap a picture that was shared numerous times on social media. It was a typical rainy, winter day. Several accidents had been reported and I was just waking from my slumber when my favorite ...
It's the next to the last day of the year, and what am I doing?I'm sitting in front of my laptop taking the Mandatory Quadrennial Code of Ethics Class. For those who may not know, all Realtors are required to take this class every four years as a refresher course and to keep up with the annual ch...
We love checklists ~ right? Fellow ActiveRain blogger Kathy Streib composed the following list for sellers when their house is being shown. There isn't one item on the list that I would change. I think she pretty much covered everything! So, if your Brandon, Madison, or Flowood home is on the mar...
On a recent home sale in Brandon, I represented an absentee owner in the sale of his home. On several occasions, I arranged for contractors to do certain chores to get the house ready for the market. Limbs and shrubs needed to be trimmed, the house needed to be cleaned, minor repairs performed, e...
This morning I was on the phone with a client/good friend discussing her real estate needs and enjoying a little light hearted conversation when another call came through. The incoming call was urgent, so I asked if I could call her back when I finished with caller number two. She said sure, so i...

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