Yearly Archives: 2013

MHC to host housing fairs in Jackson and Byram

The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will partner with Senator David Blount to host two housing fairs in the Jackson area on Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14. The first fair will be held at the Metrocenter Mall in the Community Meeting Room from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The second housing fair will be held in Byram at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6950 Siwell Road, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mississippi Home Corporation awards $8.7 million in Housing Tax Credits

The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) awarded approximately $8.7 million of Housing Tax Credits to developments across the State. Financing provided by the sale of the tax credits to investors will help developers build or rehabilitate 959 units in 11 different Mississippi counties. A total of 20 developments statewide are expected to create almost 50 construction jobs and generate $17.9 million in construction wages. A full list of the 2013 awards is available at MHC’s website

Cooler Temps Should Bring Home Heating Fire Safety Awareness

Cooler temperatures will find the state this week following the passage of an early cold front. While the days may be mild, nights are getting cooler and people, especially the elderly, who are more susceptible to the cold, are beginning to turn on and use space heaters. Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges the public to be mindful of the fire risks associated with home heating.

Volunteers Helping South Mississippi Rebuild Six Months After Tornado

It’s now six months since an EF-4 tornado tore across the Hattiesburg area in south Mississippi, and volunteers from around the country are still pitching in to help repair and rebuild homes

Wicker Fights to Protect Taxpayers in Federal Housing Bill

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is spearheading efforts to guarantee federal housing funding is going to the most vulnerable Americans while calling for new accountability and transparency grant standards to ensure the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. To achieve those goals, Wicker offered two amendments to the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act,” S. 1243

The Boulder Group Arranges the Sale of a Single Tenant AutoZone Ground Lease in...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm specializing in single tenant assets, has completed the sale of a single tenant AutoZone ground lease located at 7322 Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch, Mississippi for $1,075,000.

First Time Homebuyers to Receive Free Advice from Experts

Horn Lake and McComb, MS—The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will participate in two exciting opportunities for potential homebuyers to learn more about the process on June 22, 2013. The First Time Homebuyer Seminar in Horn Lake will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 721 Southwest Drive.


The U.S. Senate today approved major national water projects legislation with the support of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, who won approval to include provisions that will benefit waterway development and flood protection in Mississippi.


U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against Owners and Managers of Rental Homes in Mississippi for...

The Justice Department announced today that Marcus Manly Magee III, Ina Magee, and their company, M.M. and S. Inc., have agreed to pay $27,000 to settle a lawsuit involving violations of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit alleged that the defendants established and implemented an occupancy policy at ­­23 rental properties in Magee, Miss., that differentiated between the maximum number of adults and children who could reside in each home

The Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium created by Attorney General Jim Hood begi

“I created this consortium so our residents dealing with foreclosure issues could get free counseling and legal assistance, including re-financing and loan modification assistance,” said Attorney General Hood. “I hope by taking the Consortium across the state that we can better help folks.”

IDX solution matches the dedication of real estate broker Glenda Keenan to serving her...

IDX Broker software is now enabled on the website of Glenda Keenan with Kessinger Real Estate of Oxford, Mississippi. Thanks to her partnership with IDX, Inc. the innovative IDX solution can easily be displayed and utilized on her professional website. With the additional North Central Mississippi MLS (NCMMLS) listings, thousands of properties are automatically synced to the website Keenan hosts, giving her clients and other Mississippi home seekers the unique ability to experience a comprehensive property search online.

Local Permits Are Needed Before Rebuilding Begins

PURVIS, Miss. - March 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State and federal recovery officials are urging Mississippians to obtain any necessary building permits before starting new construction or repairs to property damaged by the recent tornadoes and flooding.

Reach Out For Help When Disaster-Related Stress Strikes

PURVIS, MS - March 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippians facing the loss of their homes, businesses or cherished possessions after the recent tornadoes may be struggling also with the emotional impact of the disaster. It is not uncommon for those living through a disaster to suffer anxiety, sorrow and depression. These emotions can emerge days, weeks or even months later

Lee McMinn brings simplified online real estate search to his Mississippi area clients with...

EUGENE, OR - March 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Advanced search capabilities have forever changed the way clients of Water Valley, Mississippi real estate professional Lee McMinn find their dream home online, thanks to the IDX Broker software he has adopted. McMinn’s website now hosts a comprehensive IDX-enabled property search, the results of which are synced to the North Central Mississippi MLS (NCMLS) database. IDX Broker makes it so easy for potential Water Valley area buyers to experience a dynamic online real estate search



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.


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