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    Doing the job right

    While many businesses struggled or shuttered during the pandemic, Seaman & Associates has benefitted from a booming housing market.  “We have consistently been busy, even during a time of shutdown for most,” says Steve Seaman, real estate appraiser with the Pascagoula-based company. People still were purchasing, refinancing and selling homes, and with that, everyone needs […]

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    Bringing the ‘wow’ factor

    The best Coast architecture has that something extra — those special features and unique details that make a home truly extraordinary. Here are some favorite spaces chosen and shared by Kyle Tootle, president/principal of Tootle Homes, and Paul Titus, sales director for Cretin Townsend Homes.  CRETIN TOWNSEND HOMES KITCHEN  “Kitchens remain the heart of the […]

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    The impact of inflation

    By Debora Batchelor If you’ve purchased anything from groceries to a car lately, you’ve probably noticed that inflation has been on the rise. Put simply, inflation is an increase in prices. When the price to buy goods or services, including mortgage loans, goes up, prices for other goods and services rise or fall in response.  […]

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    Buying like a boss in a seller’s market

    Many real estate professionals exclaim that they’ve never seen anything like the 2021 housing market. Thanks to a nationwide shortage, properties are selling for thousands over the asking price and sometimes being snapped up within hours. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median price for existing homes increased by 23.6 percent nationwide in […]

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    Set in stone

    By Kristen Borguezan In our industry, tastes span a wide spectrum of design and vision. From the clean lines of an ultra-mod, minimalist look to the comforting textures and neutrals of the next generation of farmhouse fab, the trends are beautifully varied. One emerging style must be mentioned echoes the 1920s aesthetic — jewel tones […]

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    Is it the right time to build?

    A red-hot real estate market means existing homes are in high demand and short supply. If you’ve thought about building your dream home, now may be the perfect time.  Kyle Tootle, president/principal of Tootle Homes, and Paul Titus, sales director for Cretin Townsend Homes, have analyzed the state of the market and have some helpful […]

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    Essential advice: Summer gardening

    By Paula Pettis Summertime in south Mississippi is brutal. We have the hottest-of-hot temperatures and humidity, and these days, we’re setting rainfall records. One frequently asked question is, “What do I need to be doing in my garden?”  Here are some helpful tips for taking care of your lawn and garden for the rest of […]

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