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By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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The City of Flowood knows how to put on a party! This Saturday, May 21, 2016 is the date for one of the largest FREE events in the metro Jackson area, the Flowood Family Festival. The Festival will be at Liberty Park, (behind the Flowood YMCA on Liberty Road), and gates open at 4:00 p.m. This yea...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Spring is here and it's time to get outdoors. Many of us are ready for Spring Cleaning, and that includes the exterior of our homes.While we were indoors this winter, the elements played havoc with our homes' exteriors. Here are 10 things you can do to enhance the value of your home and add curb ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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If you have mold (or conditions conducive to mold) , it should be eliminated as soon as it's detected. Most mold comes from moisture damage from a broken water pipe, a leaky roof, or flood, but it can also grow from high humidity aka dampness. Although I'm not a mold expert, I have encountered mo...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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While taking a shortcut recently trying to avoid road construction, I came across this partially painted water tower. I couldn't decide what it resembled more -  some sort of space ship or a Big Green Egg. It could also pass as an amusement ride at the state fair.What do you think it looks like? ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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It's time for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway! Each year, tickets are sold in the Metro Jackson area to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. A $100 purchase gives you a chance to win a $500,000 home. This years Dream Home, a four bedroom, 3300 square foot home built by D...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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A few days ago I alluded to the fact that I might be moving, and that's still a strong possibility. I placed a bid on a house and am awaiting the banks' response. With the likelihood of a move in my future, it means I have to get off my duff and take care of any deferred maintenance on my current...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Buying your first home can be exhilarating, but negotiating the contract and subsequent repairs can be, well, nerve-wracking at times.My clients made an offer a couple of weeks ago on a home. Several days of back and forth with the seller ensued before we had an accepted contract. The home inspec...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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The City of Flowood KNOWS how to create a magical Winter Wonderland.From now until December 22, visitors can tour the grounds at Winner's Circle Park and enjoy a spectacular display of Christmas lights. Children can visit Santa and ride the train ($2 per train ride) between 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Mond...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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What Happens to the Earnest Money I Submitted with my Offer? Is the check cashed? Where does the money go? Do I get it back at closing?These are valid questions that buyers ask when purchasing a new home. Where DOES the earnest money go?Earnest money is offered to show the seller you are a SERIOU...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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Looking for something fun to do during the month of November? Here's a peek at some of the activities going on in the Flowood-Brandon-Jackson area.   November 5 - Fondren's First Thursday - Downtown Fondren November 5-7 - Mistletoe Marketplace - Mississippi Trademart November 11 - Harvest Festiva...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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Halloween 2015 is now in the history books, and it was an enjoyable one, both in reality and on-line with my ActiveRain friends. It was fun reading the posts from fellow bloggers about how you celebrate the season.Since the weather man predicted a deluge of rain on Halloween, most cities and neig...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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The highway expansion of Lakeland Drive from four lanes to six lanes is a “Good News – Bad News” type of story. Anyone who travels Highway 25 North knows there is a lot of traffic congestion, especially during rush hour.That’s about to change, and the end result will be a six lane highway between...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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It seems silly, but can buying a home be compared to shopping for shoes? My reliable sandals have served me well this summer. Showing houses day after day requires comfortable shoes. Shoes that can handle the brutal heat of a Mississippi summer, and be comfortable enough for walking construction ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
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This post was inspired by Belinda Spillman's post, Advice for Sellers - They are looking Behind Every Door. Belinda's article advises sellers to de-clutter and organize when putting ones' house on the market, because buyers open cabinets and pantry doors to see how much space is available. Her ad...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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CARA's 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer ~ Pelahatchie Shore Park Our local CARA (Community Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc.) will host the 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer Saturday, August 29th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Pelahatchie Shore Park at the Reservoir!  This is CARA's largest event of the year...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Movie Night is Tuesday, July 14th, at Flowood's Winners Circle Park The City of Flowood, in conjunction with the Flowood Chamber of Commerce and C-Spire, is hosting Movies-N-Moonlight Tuesday, July 14th at Winners Circle Park. C-Spire is providing snacks and drinks. Bring your lawn chairs and bla...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Half Shell Oyster House is expanding to Flowood MS. The specialty seafood restaurant has locations in Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Mobile, and one in Florida. The restaurant features a New Orleans French Quarter inspired decor, complete with copper top bars, wrought iron details, ornate chandel...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Several Halloween Events and Festivals Abound in Brandon and other nearby MS cities, offering a variety of Halloween fun for the entire family. Flowood's Kids' Night Out will be held this year at Liberty Park, behind the Flowood YMCA. Kids' Night Out is an annual fun-filled event that includes sp...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Great news for shoppers in the Dogwood Festival Market and Promenade! TJ Maxx will celebrate its Grand Opening on Sunday, August 15, 2010 as one of the anchor stores in the popular Flowood marketplace. TJ Maxx joins a host of other department stores and specialty shops, including Belk, JC Penney,...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Flowood Corner Bakery Deli will open for business Monday, April 20. A reader requested a list of stores that has leased space at Market Street, so I put on my sleuth's cap and headed for the mall. Among the stores already open for business are J.C. Penney's, DSW Shoes, Bed Bath and Beyond, MiGis,...

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