WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of legislation that will allow the state of Mississippi to offer an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits to jobless workers.

KEEP WARM, KEEP SAFE! Risks of Home Heating Fires Rise as Temperatures Drop

Jackson, MS - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- With temperatures in Mississippi forecasted to fall into the 30’s and 40’s this week, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges the public to be mindful of the fire risks associated with home heating.


BOLTON, MS - October 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide Economic Development Initiative Special Project funds to the County in the amount of $902,500.00

Mississippi Home Corporation Announces New Home Buyer Advantage Grant Program

Grants up to $40,000 to Help Purchase Foreclosed Properties. Jackson, MS - September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) is now taking reservations under its new Home Buyer Advantage grant program. The program will provide grants of up to $40,000 to qualified home buyers who purchase foreclosed properties in any of the 48 eligible communities across Mississippi. Unlike most of MHC’s other programs, the Home Buyer Advantage program does not require applicants to be first-time home buyers. The program limits applicants to those who earn 120% of the Area Median Income or below.

Former Madison County Real Estate Investor Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

JACKSON, MS - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney Stan Harris, Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Stephen F. Gomez, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Thomas C. McDade, and Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a six count indictment against Earline Y. Rawls in connection with a fraudulent mortgage loan scheme. The indictment charges Rawls with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and six counts of bank fraud.

Mississippi Home Corporation Announces Availability of $25 Million to Fund Mortgages Statewide

First Issue of 2009 Reflects Easing Credit Environment. Jackson, MS - August 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) has opened the reservation lines for its $25 million 2009A bond issue, and funds are available to qualified applicants through participating lenders.

MEMA announces nonprofit cottage donation program awardees

Pearl, MS - July 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mississippi Gulf Coast residents still in need of permanent housing because their lives were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina will soon have another way to obtain a Mississippi Cottage.

Mississippi Home Corporation Awards $4.6 Million in Housing Tax Credits

Developments Statewide Will Provide Affordable Rental Housing Jackson, MS—The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) announced today that it has awarded approximately $4.6 million of Housing Tax...

State parks ranked nationally

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi State Parks were listed among ReserveAmerica's Top 100 Family Campgrounds, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and...

Hattiesburg, MS real estate market in top 25

Homes in the Hattiesburg, MS real estate market will buck national trends and show moderate appreciation in 2008, according to a real estate forecasting company. Hattiesburg...

Homeowners program has aided at least 100, ‘hand-in-hand’

Marvin and Kisha Petro rent an apartment, but won't for much longer. When the working couple decided to begin looking for a house,...

More world-class companies are choosing to locate in Mississippi

I was in the Golden Triangle last week to participate in grand opening ceremonies for Stark Aerospace, an Israeli-based defense firm with expertise in...

South Mississippian Adds Extra Incentive To Sell Home

The housing slump in the real estate market is being felt across the nation, and especially in our area since the storm, but one...

Lawmakers may revise mortgage laws in state

 JACKSON -Lawmakers will be asked to revise Mississippi's mortgage laws in the wake of a subprime lending crisis that is leading to a record...

Is There A Housing Slump in Mississippi?

If you're looking to buy a house, you need not look very hard. Everywhere you turn there are "for sale" signs. Many home buyers...



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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