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

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.

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

SBA Loan Applications Also For Renters, Homeowners

PURVIS, MS - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Survivors of last month’s tornadoes, storms and flooding should know U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications are not just for businesses; they are also for renters and homeowners. Most disaster loans go to individuals and families and represent a major source of federal funding for disaster home repair and reconstruction.

Be Safe: Use Care When Returning To Flooded Areas

ATLANTA - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Use caution when returning to flood-damaged homes or businesses. Structural damage can make a building unsafe; electricity and gas can pose a threat, and snakes, insects and other animals take up residence when flood water recedes.

Hurricane Isaac Causes Widespread Power Outages in Mississippi

Jackson, MS - August 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Utility companies in Mississippi are reporting 24,400 homes are without power as Hurricane Isaac slowly...


Jackson - August 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- When packing up to evacuate the coast Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney urges homeowners to take steps to protect their homes until the danger of Tropical Storm Isaac has passed and they can return


WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved two grants worth $1.35 million to carry out improvements to the State Veterans Homes in Jackson and Collins.

Housing Open House in Amory Will Be One-Stop Source for Rebuilding or Replacing Property...

CLINTON, MS - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Housing Open House in Amory Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will bring together state government experts in safe rooms, home financing and insurance, along with builders, bankers, realtors and utilities to advise Monroe County residents whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the April tornadoes

Now Is The Time To Protect Your Home From Future Disasters

CLINTON, MS - June 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding are facing many choices – and opportunities – regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together.<!--

MID stresses checking Flood and Homeowners Policies for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Jackson, MS - May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- While other parts of the state are dealing with the aftermath of the flooding and tornado natural disasters, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) remind coastal Mississippians that hurricane season begins in a little over a week. Preparations for a forecasted active, 2011 Hurricane season need to begin now, during National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 22-28, 2011.

State Fire Marshal Stresses Home Fire Safety In Light of Tragic Panola County Fire

JACKSON, MS - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney is expressing his condolences to the families of the victims of Friday morning’s tragic home fire that claimed four lives and he continues to stress home fire safety

Coast Contractor Pleads Guilty to Home Repair Fraud

Jackson, MS - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Coast Contractor has been sentenced on charges of Felony Home Repair Fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. William Wesley Mohr, age 41, of Picayune, MS, appeared before Judge Lisa P. Dotson, Harrison County 2nd Judicial District, on Tuesday, February 8 and plead guilty to Felony Home Repair Fraud.

Stay Fire Smart During Extreme Temperatures

Jackson, MS - February 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the temperature falls to sub-freezing levels in Mississippi, the risk of someone dying in a fire increases significantly. Careless or improper uses of heating sources continue to be the second leading cause of fire deaths in the state. Ten of the eighty-one fire deaths in 2010 were attributed to heating sources. Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney cautions all Mississippians that heating safety should become a high priority in all homes

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mississippi Mobile Home Park Owner and Managers

WASHINGTON, DC - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department today announced that Mississippi property owner Indigo Investments LLC, has agreed to pay $50,000 in monetary damages and civil penalties to settle the government’s Fair Housing Act lawsuit. The government alleged that Indigo and its former employees, Barbara A. Hamilton and Edward L. Hamilton, discriminated against African-American residents and members of interracial households at Homestead Mobile Home Village in Gulfport, Miss., which Indigo formerly owned and the Hamiltons formerly managed.



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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