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posted: 12/03/2018

Mississippi REALTORS® #1 Legislative Priority for 2019 is to Expand Internet Access to Rural Areas in Mississippi. REALTORS® believe communities flourish when they offer a high quality of life at a reasonable cost. Livable communities offer a variety of affordable housing choices, nearby employment opportunities, an economically viable commercial sector, great schools, and infrastructure that provide the framework for the quality of life we enjoy in our communities. To promote livable communities, the government should encourage quality growth by amending outdated laws that prohibit Electric Cooperatives from providing high speed internet access to rural areas of Mississippi.  Read More opens in new window.

 

 

Appraisal Threshold

posted: 12/03/2018

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released a proposed rule that would increase the threshold for residential real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from $250,000 to $400,000.  Read More opens in new window.

November 2018 Housing Minute

posted: 12/02/2018

Home price growth has slowed due to a slight rise in inventory heading into the winter season. Home sales rose slightly over the previous month, but remain down year-over-year. Click here

Housing Market

posted: 12/02/2018

Why mortgage debt surpassing borrowing that occurred before the housing crash isn't a problem.  Read more opens in new window.

Accommodations Animals

posted: 12/02/2018

Real estate pros throughout the industry — from residential agents to property managers — are facing growing challenges when it comes to people's assistance animals. Here are tips from a panel of experts at NAR's Annual Conference in Boston.  NOTE:  Links open in new windows.

October 2018 Housing Minute

posted: 11/27/2018

Despite rising interest rates and high home prices, increases in inventory and job gains led to a rise in pending home sales in September.  Click Here

California Fires

posted: 11/23/2018

So proud of our state and national REALTOR® Associations for providing Disaster Relief ♥️


MAR #1 2019 Priority

posted: 10/12/2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the MAR Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2019 Legislative Priorities. MAR's #1 Legislative Priority is Expanding Internet Access to Rural Areas in Mississippi.

September 2018 Housing Minute

posted: 10/01/2018

Despite an increase in active listings, continued price increases and low housing inventory pushed out potential buyers causing declines in both existing-home sales and pending-home sales in August.   Click here

Hurricane Florence Voice for Real Estate 90: Florence, 20% Deduction, Inv. Shortages

posted: 10/01/2018

REALTORS® are stepping up to help after Hurricane Florence!  Click Here

Disaster Relief for the Carolina Coast

posted: 09/04/2018

Today, residents along the Carolina Coast are picking through what remains of their homes. Others continue to face the threat of flash floods as the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to drop trillions of gallons of water in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The images of devastation are a reminder to all of us in Mississippi of the impact a Hurricane can have on a state’s housing situation and economy.