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By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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"Sing" will be featured in the Flowood Movie~N~Moonlight Series on June 8. The popular movie series will air at The Mustard Seed, which is a change of venue from the former Winners Circle Park location."Sing" is an animated musical comedy featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Withers...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 13
On a recent walk at Flowood Nature Trail, I look photos of the beautiful scenery. The pink hydrangeas beckoned me to take a photo, so I obliged.The Nature Trail is adjacent to Winners Circle Park. The trail winds through the trees and native plantings are sprinkled along the pathway.  Search Home...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 11
After sitting through eight hours of Continuing Education class, I needed to stretch my legs. The perfect place to do that was at Flowood's Nature Trail. The nature trail adjoins Winners Circle Park and is a peaceful, beautiful trail suitable for walking, jogging, or dog-walking. Flowood Nature T...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 17
A neighbor stopped by to comment about the Canadian Geese that have taken residency in our neighborhood. Since we have fresh water and green spaces, they seem to like it here.If you've never lived with waterfowl, you don't truly appreciate how nasty they can be. Sure, they are fun to feed and int...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 16
It may surprise you to know that Mississippi has alligators. This gator was spotted literally in my back yard at the Castlewoods Country Club. Golf courses like to keep alligators on the property because they eat snakes. Residents enjoy seeing them, but some are naturally spooked due to their pro...

By Pat Starnes, Broker Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 5
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 10
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 11
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 18
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 12
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 17
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 8
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 13
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 33
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 8
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 18
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 2
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 9
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 20
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 Associate, ABR
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 12
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...

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