Explore Flowood, MS

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 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 Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 23
Halloween is approaching and is a childs' third favorite holiday behind Christmas and Thanksgiving. While older teens and adults may enjoy costume parties, kids can't resist Trick or Treating. Follow these 10 tips to ensure a safe and fun-filled Halloween: Know when Halloween will be observed in ...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 3
 Bella Ridge is a quaint residential neighborhood in the heart of Flowood, one of the fastest growing cities in Mississippi. You can't beat the location. There are only 72 homes in this development that was built in 2013-14. It's rare to find availability in such a great location, so when you do,...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 12
I've heard listing agents say they don't care for multiple offers because they are "stressful".  That doesn't make sense to me. As a listing agent, receiving multiple offers mean the buyers will present their best offer, which will result in a higher bottom line for my seller. Price, however, isn...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 19
This weekend I took my granddaughter to Winners Circle Park and the Nature Trail in Flowood. She wanted to meet some friends and we ended up walking on the trail.It was a typical scorching Mississippi afternoon. As we walked over the bridge to leave, these four Canadian Geese were swimming equall...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 21
Two tornadoes have passed dangerously close to my home over the course of the last two weeks. Each time I found myself hunkered down in the closet.The first tornado went less than a half mile east of my home; todays' early morning storm was a half mile west! My neighbors and I feel like we have a...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 8
If you act within the next few weeks, there is time to be in a new home for the holidays.  While it's true that real estate sales typically slow down in the fall months, people still move during these months and there are fewer buyers (less competition) for homes on the market. You can take advan...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
Comments 2
"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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(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...

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