Mary & Bill Watkins' Jackson Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Keller Williams Realty
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Tulane University is opening its second satellite campus in Madison, Mississippi with the first classes beginning this summer.  The expansion came after discussions with city officials who wanted to attract a university to the growing community of Madison, which has nearly 30,000 people.  Within ...
The third annual Township Jazz Festival is coming to Ridgeland, Mississippi on April 10, 2010 and will take place rain or shine.  Not many communities can say they have a true musical legend right in their backyard.  There are a few inspiring youngsters from Ridgeland who may be legends one day, ...
A new survey by Bloomberg Business Week shows that you can find affordable suburban living for less in Madison, Mississippi.  Suburbanites who want to live better for less can find several neighborhoods such as Hunter's Pointe, Reunion, Adderley Gardens and Bradford Place.  The recent survey name...
No one wants their kids to be unhappy during Spring Break.  And not everyone can afford or has time to take the family to the beach for Spring Break.  But, you still have great alternatives around Madison, Mississippi during Spring Break to keep their boredom at bay. Here are some ideas for keepi...
Selling your home is a huge decision.  It will be one of the biggest decisions of your life. Therefore, to maximize your gain, you need to be sure your Jackson, MS home is in great condition when it comes time to place it on the market.  If it's not in the best possible condition, you most likely...
It's finally time for the biggest party in Jackson, Mississippi.  The Mal's St. Paddy's Parade is just weeks away, set for March 20th.  The parade will begin its roll through downtown Jackson at 1:00 pm.  And, this year's theme is "It Ain't Easy Being Green." The parade will begin its route from ...
Clinton High School in Clinton, Mississippi could soon become the state's very first "green" certified school.  The school board just needs to decide whether to partake in the $1.5 million environmental project or not. The school board is currently considering a contract with Siemens Business Tec...
Tax deductions are always a good way to squeeze a little extra tax savings into your yearly tax planning and budgeting efforts.  With the economy being on a rollercoaster for some time now, the government has had to get creative and come up with tax credits and incentives to help homeowners reduc...
Trends among many home buyers these days appear to be with fixer-uppers.  Instead of looking for the traditional perfect home, some buyers are actually choosing homes that need a little work. Buying a fixer-upper allows you to purchase it well below market value and add your own personal stamp to...
As the first month of 2010 has already come and gone, it seems that a growing trend with aging Mississippi home buyers has already begun.  The most current trend shows that aging Mississippi buyers want comfortable, easy maintenance homes with the master bedroom on the first-floor. It's looking a...

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