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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.
If you are concerned about selling your home in its current condition or if you have too much "clutter", read the following tips and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. You can also read this tongue-in-cheek post "You Might Be a Pack Rat. . . and how to overcome it". ~Pat HOME SELLING...
Perhaps you are relocating to the greater Jackson MS area and wonder "Why should I choose Brandon? Is there anything to DO?" I frequently hear this question from homebuyers who are unfamiliar with the metro area that includes Jackson, Madison, Ridgeland, Brandon, Flowood and Pearl. Once newcomers...
Twice in as many days, I've had to slam on the brakes to avoid thoughtless, careless drivers. The first day, my cell phone, file folder, and stack of bills slid onto the floorboard as I dodged driver number ONE, who decided to cross oncoming traffic without yielding. Because I read an uplifting F...
Here's an easy self-promotion tip you might want to implement in your area. My newest listing is in an older development that requires a certain type mailbox with the post painted a specific shade of green. I keep a gallon of paint on hand, and whenever I list a home in this neighborhood, the pos...
So, you want to sell your house. You've spent the last few weeks painting, taking care of deferred maintenance issues, and it's almost showtime! Are you ready? Let's take one more look around the house to be sure your HOUSE is ready...  Is the lawn freshly mowed? Are shrubs free of weeds and flow...
You've heard of The Bridges of Madison County, right? Welcome to The Barns of Rankin County.Truthfully, these photos were taken across several counties within 150 mile radius of Rankin County, but I couldn't pass up the pun. Did you know The Bridges of Madison County was released in 1995?  It's h...
I have a new-found appreciation for caregivers and those in the medical field. Recently a family member was hospitalized and I observed first hand the quality of care that was given to my loved one.  I watched a student nurse cheerfully perform her assigned tasks, eager to learn and willing to he...
If you've moved recently, if you shop online or have frequent deliveries, you probably have a good supply of sturdy boxes. Rather than throw them away, why not consider a green approach? Recycle those boxes. Most municipalities have recycling programs. Rankin County has two drop off locations, on...
This post was inspired by Mike Cooper's post Seller Tips for Showing Homes, from Amelia, My Granddaughter . Mike shared tips that sellers should consider when preparing their home for showings; these items are also important if you have a small child in the home. One of Mike's tips was to keep ca...
Tomorrow is moving day and I'm melancholy. Amidst the moving boxes and chaos, I'm saying farewell to my cozy house on the hill and moving into a recently renovated "new to me" home.  Leaving this home is a little sad. When I bought this house, it had the most hideous wall colors I'd ever seen. It...

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