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By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 11
Who would have thought it difficult to find a Mississippi postcard? I remember seeing them years ago at service stations, drug stores, souvenir shops, etc., so when Ed Silva from Connecticut asked for help with his grandsons school project, I thought it was an easy mission. Turns out, not so much...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 5
Rankin County is sponsoring Spring Clean Up Week that begins in a few days. Everyone can participate in Spring Cleaning, especially since last week's storms. The clean up is not only for yard debris; it's the perfect time to dispose of bulky, unusable items, including "white goods" (refrigerators...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 17
April 22 is Earth Day. Recycling, re-purposing, and reusing items in different ways is as much a part of me as breathing and walking. I cringe when I see recyclables tossed in the trash or when the recycle bin is used inappropriately. If food waste or glass is tossed into a bin, the entire batch ...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 15
It all started with my Easter graphic. The crisp colors of rainbow dyed eggs in this Easter greeting reminded me of Easters past, dying eggs with McCormick food and Easter Egg dye along with a spoonful of vinegar and having an old fashioned egg hunt in the backyard. The girls have all but outgrow...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 10
Vendors, volunteers and tasters had a wonderful afternoon at the 2019 Taste of Flowood. The event was held at Mirror Lake Plaza on Lakeland Drive. Food tents were set up outside while restaurant owners served samples of their signature dishes to the delight of ticket holders.           The weathe...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 7
 Welcome to Vintners Crossing, a beautiful residential neighborhood in Brandon's Northwest Rankin School District. Vintners Crossing is located near Highway 25 and Vine. Home prices range from the upper $200s to the mid $300s. AMENITIES: Home buyers will appreciate the amenities of Vintners Cross...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 8
A new development is under construction in Brandon MS's 39042, a stunning community located off Highway 468 called Ironwood Estates. Several homes are available and in various stages of construction. The minimum square footage for homes in the development is 2000 heated and cooled. Prices range f...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 8
The Central MS Realtors 5K Color Run, held Saturday, February 23, was a success. The rain held off until mid afternoon, so we dodged the deluge of rain.The Fun Run and 5K benefited Sunnybrook Childrens Home. Mix 98.7 and Y101 broadcasted live on site, while food trucks and a DJ were available aft...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 16
While showing homes in Belhaven, I noticed the Japanese Magnolias in full bloom. I've always heard them referred to as "tulip trees". Their beautiful pink blossoms indicate Spring will arrive soon. (It won't be soon enough!) The same day, I was greeted by a funky musician propped beside the mailb...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 5
Front Gate Realty is participating in the Central MS Realtors Kaleidoscope 5K Color Run Saturday, February 23rd at 9 a.m. There is still time to register for the 5k or Fun Run benefiting Sunnybrook Children's Home. The entrance fee for the 5K is $40, while the one mile Fun Run is $15.Parking will...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 39
Do You Love Where You Live?  My February postcard with its Valentines Day theme is one of my favorite marketing pieces. The flip side contains a message about allowing me to play matchmaker to help you obtain the home of your dreams. I've always considered myself a real estate matchmaker. I pay a...

By Lori Windham, Elevating your health, wealth & happiness
( Elevacity )
Comments 0
How do you know what to work towards if you have no goals or vision for what is ahead?  2019 is promising to be a huge year for me and my team and we establish goals weekly, monthly and quarterly.  I also track my business to compare growth and sales.  We are very engaged with each other daily an...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 20
Downtown Jackson is rich with architecture from the MS State Capitol to the Governor's Mansion, and the most delightful time to tour Historic Downtown is at Christmastime. Guided tours are available at the MS Governor's Mansion throughout the year, but I had the opportunity to visit the Governor'...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 19
I'd never thought of taking photos of the changing season until fellow blogger George Souto introduced me to the gorgeous fall colors of New England. Last year was the first year I took photos of the changing season, and I wanted to share this years changing colors, too. Most of my readers will r...

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
Comments 4
Many of you know that about 50% of my business is new construction. In my part of the country, we are faced with construction cost increases that we have not seen since Hurricane Katrina, many years ago. These cost increases are created by the tarriffs placed on building materials, the shortage o...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 18
 This photo was taken in Gulfport, MS circa 1996 as I prepared the holiday meal for family and friends.Wherever you spend the holiday, I hope you are surrounded by loved ones and make great memories.Also, I encourage you to reach out to anyone who may be lonely this season and brighten their day....

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 15
It's Thanksgiving week, a time to reflect and be thankful for our blessings. If you're reading this, I want to offer a very sincere thank you. For every Facebook post you've "liked" and for each comment, for every "share", for following my blog and leaving a few words, has helped grow my business...

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
Comments 3
Did you know that water can do more damage to your home than fire and termites put together. This is a fact published in Realtor Magazine. What kind of damage? Now, I'm not going to speak of the obvious, like flood, water heater leaks, etc.. I'm going to speak of the less obvious. Look around you...

By Lori Windham, Elevating your health, wealth & happiness
( Elevacity )
Comments 0
It takes a mindset shift to see success!  I have friends who "want" something more but they aren't willing to change their mental process over money and success!  They believe that it is only for other people - not them.  They are not ready to embrace and celebrate others success; therfore, they ...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 4
Discover Le Bourgeois Estates, a residential neighborhood located on the outskirts of Brandon off MS Highway 471 yet convenient to schools, shopping, and dining. ABOUT LE BOURGEOIS ESTATES Le Bourgeois Estates began development in the mid 1970s. Most of the lots are wooded and rustic, and styles ...

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