Central Mississippi Real Estate and Community News

Aug. 26, 2022

River Forest Homes for Sale

Check out the YT neighborhood tour of River Forest in Brandon, MS.  River Forest is a new neighborhood that was just started in 2020.  

 

 

Once completed, River Forest will have 90-100 homes.  One of the best things about River Forest is the price point!  The homes in River Forsest average around $420k.  So, if you’re looking for a new construction home in Rankin County below the average prices for Brandon, River Forest is a great option.  River Forest is  located just off of Old Fannin Rd.  It’s about a 20 minute drive to downtown Jackson and about a 3 minute drive to the city center of Flowood, making it convenient to shopping and restaurants.  Most of the homes in River Forest are brick construction and 3 bedrooms/2 baths with several 4 bedroom options.  The lots sizes are a nice size…around a half acre.  Just remember that sometimes when buying new construction, you might have to pay to fence the backyard yourself.   Since River Forest will be a smaller community, it will not have any amenities, which means the HOA fees will be low...around $500 Annually.

 

In the last 12 months, there have been 18 homes sold with sold price ranging from $374,900 to $532,600 and the average square footage was around 2,400. 

 

River Forest is in Flowood Elementary School district that feeds to Northwest Rankin Schools. 

 

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
Aug. 21, 2022

St. Ives Neighborhood Tour

Are you looking for small, quiet and gated community with lots of large trees, sidewalks, and with a super convenient location located right across the street from one of the best elementary schools in Madison, MS?  If so, stay tuned for today’s neighborhood tour of St Ives.

 

 

So first, let’s talk about the location. St Ives is located just east of Interstate 55 off Madison Ave and inside the city limits of Madison . It’s about a 15 minute drive to downtown Jackson and about a 3 minute drive to the city center of Madison, making it convenient to shopping and restaurants. Most of the homes in St. Ives were built between 2005-2008, and most of the homes are mainly brick exterior with 2-3 car garages.  

 

I love St. Ives not just because of the super convenient location, but also because of the excellent walking trails thru the beautiful trees.  Located along the Madison Ave corridor is a nice wide paved walking trail that on any given day, lots of locals use for exercise or just taking a leisurely stroll.  And soon (hopefully in the next month or so), the trail at Madison Ave will connect to rice rd all the way down Hoy, so you can make a nice loop of about 3 -4 miles without leaving the pathway.  Another great thing about St. Ives is the proximity to Madison Ave Elementary Schools, which is located just across the street from the main entrance to St. Ives.  St. Ives has one of the prettiest gated entrances in all of Madison, and you should really see it when it’s lit up at Christmas time. Driving into the neighborhood, one can’t help but to be impressed by the massive brick entrance and outlined with such a pretty metal structure.

 

 St. Ives is a smaller neighborhood with only 135 homes in it, so when one comes up for sale, it’s not on the market for long.  In fact, during the last 2 years the average days on market for St. Ives is only 15 days.  Even though it’s a smaller neighborhood, there is a neighborhood pool and cabana, perfect for those hot Mississippi summers! 

 

So, do think you might want to live here….let’s get to it…what’s a home in St. Ives cost?  Well, During the last 2 years, there were only 13 homes sold, ranging in price from $420k up to $643k.  But the average sold price during this time period was $510k.  Homes in St. Ives are mostly 4-5 bedrooms, and average around 3,800 sq feet in size. This average home price is above the median for Madison, but that’s because most of the homes in St. Ives are larger than average.  So, if you’re looking for a smaller neighborhood, but need ample square footage, St. Ives might be a great fit for you!   St. Ives HOA fees are currently $880 annually.  Currently there is only 1 active listings in st. Ives, and 2 pending listings.  If you think you’d like to call St. Ives home, be sure to check out our website www.taylorgroupms.com and sign up for email alerts so you’re the first to know when a new home goes on the market. It has every home in our MLS listed and is updated every 10 minutes. I’ll post a link below.

 

Next let’s talk about schools.  St. Ives is obviously located in the Madison Avenue Elementary school zone (and lots of kids walk to and from school everyday).  and Madison Middle and Madison Central High School.  It’s also only a 5 minute drive to Madison Ridgeland Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
Aug. 3, 2022

New Construction Homes Lake Caroline

If New Construction in Lake Caroline is of interest to you, be sure to check out our YouTube Video

 

 

It’s currently July 2022 and we are starting to see a slight shift in the market.  This is good for you buyers!  I know, I know…interest rates are rising, so the cost to purchase is going up, how is that good?  Well that part isn’t…but the good news is we are finally starting to see a little more inventory of homes on the market and the homes that do list are staying on the market a little longer…hopefully the days of 20+ offers in the first 24 hours are a thing of the past!  So, like I said..there are currently 12 new construction homes for sale in lake Caroline…about half of them are completely finished and the rest will be completed in the next 60 or so days.  So, if you are still looking to move in before the end of summer…no problem.

 

One option right now is Heron's Bay of Caroline.  There are 2 homes on this street that are priced at $368k and $370k.  They are both approx. 1890 sq feet one has 3 bedrooms and the other 4 bedrooms.   And both will be completed in the next 30 days or so.  It’s really hard to find new construction in Madison for under $400k, especially in Lake Caroline.  

 

Another new area of Caroline is Paylors Way.  Most of the homes on this street are in the mid $400’s with 4 bedrooms and around 2400 sq feet.  Another thing to note is the school district.  Lake Caroline is so large that it actually has 2 different school districts.  Most of the new construction is in Canton schools.  So, if schools are important to you, be sure to pay attention to the school zone when you’re touring Lake Caroline. 

 

The 3rd and final part of our tour today is taking us up a bit in price point.  And that’s because these next few homes are on the water…which of course you have to pay for!  There are currently 4 active brand new homes on the water ranging in price from $640k up to $820k.  These homes are a little larger…around 3,000 sq feet.  Most of these homes have their own boat slip right at the back door! So, if you’re a boating enthusiast, you’ll love this part, as I tour these homes from the water!  I asked my agent, Blake, who actually lives in Caroline and knows this lake better than anyone to give me the locals tour of the lake.  If you enjoy sunset dinner cruises, water skiing, fishing, or any of those water activities, you will love life on this lake.  

If you’ve been looking for a home with a water view, look no further than Lake Caroline in Madison MS. 

So, for those of you not familiar with lake Caroline…here’s a little info.  Lake Caroline is a 3,000 acre master planned community with tons of resort style amenities in Madison County. There are actually 2 lakes, the larger 835 acre for skiing, boating, fishing.  There is a smaller 59 acre, Camden lake for non-motorized boats.  There are 3 neighborhood pools, walking trails, tennis courts and playgrounds.  There’s also a restaurant in the community, the Mermaid Café. Another perk available with a membership is the Lake Caroline Golf Club, which is an 18 hole course.  So, if you’d rather have a home with a golf course view, that’s an option too! There are currently approximately 1,700 homes in Lake Caroline, with new homes being built each year.

 

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
Aug. 3, 2022

Castlewoods Homes for Sale

Hey Everyone!, if you love golf, or even the idea of living on a beautiful golf course, Check out this YouTube Video!

 

 Castlewoods is located just off of Hwy 25 and Lakeland Drive in Northwest Rankin School District, a quick 20 minute drive to downtown Jackson.  

 Driving into Castlewoods is such a site for sore eyes!  The green scenery connects you with nature. Castlewoods consist of different sections that make up the whole neighborhood and There are houses for all types of buyers, from homes with three or four bedrooms to larger homes with 6 bedrooms.  The age of homes in Castlewoods range anywhere from built in the 1980s to new construction being built right now. Several of the sections feature newer homes built in the last 5-10 years. During the last  year there were 124 homes sold in Castlewoods ranging in price from $250k to $560k with an average square footage of 2,000 sq feet.  There is a little expansive clay in Castlewoods, so make sure you’re working with an experienced agent that is familiar with the area and can explain expansive clay to you!

The amenities in Castlewoods include a resort style pool complete with concessions, splash pad, cornhole and volleyball areas, tennis courts and a fitness center.

But, of course, Castlewoods is most famous for the historic Castlewoods Country Club..

The 18 hole Golf course, which is the heart and soul of the Castlewoods., A masterful creation by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. It’s a golfing oasis with 300 acres of ultimate golfing experience. 

The Annandale Golf course has 18 holes with a Par of 72. A score you all golfers would want to aim for! 

The Country Club also offers a full service restaurant and bar which features entertainment most nights on the deck.

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
July 12, 2022

New Construction Homes Brandon MS

In todays neighborhood tour, we are going to take a look at Northshore Subdivison. If you are looking for a gated neighborhood with homes less than 2 years old and homes currently under construction with a new phase in the works then, stay tuned for today’s neighborhood tour of Northshore.

 

Northshore is located in Rankin County in Brandon 39047 off of Fannin Landing Circle close to the 33,000 acre Ross Barnett Reservoir. Shopping and Dining in Dogwood Festival Market is only a short 10 minute drive. There is a large selection of stores, fine and casual dining. There is also grocery stores and more restaurants only 2 miles away.  Walking trails and boat rampsare also nearby.

 

Next let’s talk about schools.  Northshore is located in the Northshore Elementary school zone which is ranked the number 1 elementary school in Rankin County and number 5 in the state.  It is zoned in NorthWest Rankin Middle and High School.  There is also Hartfield Academy in the same proximity. All of these schools are from 3-10 minutes from the neighborhood.

 

 

Now let’s get to The info everyone wants to know…what’s a home in Northshore cost?  Well, During the last 2 years, there were 54 homes sold, ranging in price from about $323k up to $435k. The average size of a home in the neighborhood is around 2,200 sq feet.  Northshore HOA fees are currently $650 annually. Currently there are not any active listings in Northshore but there will be soon once construction is further along and there is also the new phase going in which will have plenty of new construction to choose from. If you think you’d like to call Northshore home, be sure to check our website www.taylorgroupms.com and sign up for email alerts so you’re the first to know when a new home goes on the market. It has every home in our MLS listed and is updated every 10 minutes. I’ll post a link below.

 

So that wraps up the tour of  Northshore subdivison.

If you have a particular neighborhood in Rankin County that you’d like a tour of, just comment below and I’ll check out. 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
June 28, 2022

Arbor Landing Brandon MS

Are you looking for a quiet waterview neighborhood with lots of large trees, sidewalks, and pretty reservoir views located  in super convenient location?  If so, check out our YouTube neighborhood tour of Arbor Landing.

 

 

So first, let’s talk about the location…Arbor Landing is located in Rankin County in Brandon 39047 off of Fannin Landing Circle on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Shopping and Dining in Dogwood Festival Market is only a short 15 minute drive. There is a large selection of stores, fine and casual dining. 

 

Next let’s talk about schools.  Arbor Landing is located in the Northshore Elementary school zone and NorthWest Rankin Middle and High School.  There is also Hartfield Academy in the same proximity. All of these schools are from 7-12 minutes from the neighborhood.

 

 

So, let’s talk about pricing…what’s a home in Arbor Landing cost?  Well, During the last 2 years, there were 21 homes sold, ranging in price from about $366k up to $740k.  And like most neighborhoods, the more expensive homes are the ones with a water view.  But the average sold price during this time period was $500k.  Homes in Arbor Landing are mostly 4 bedrooms, and average around 3000 sq feet in size. Many of the homes are on quarter acre lots with mature landscaping and there’s lots of paved walking paths!  Arbor Landing HOA fees are currently $900 annually. There is also a leasehold fee associated which typically averages out at about $80 per month.  Most of the homes in Arbor Landing  go under contract within a few weeks. Currently there are 2 active listings in Arbor Landing, but there is 1 pending listing…congrats to those buyers that got a great house in this beautiful neighborhood. There is also a new phase going in right now, that will soon have some new construction homes up for grabs. If you think you’d like to call Arbor Landing home, be sure to check my website www.taylorgroupms.com and sign up for email alerts so you’re the first to know when a new home goes on the market. It has every home in our MLS listed and is updated every 10 minutes. 

 

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
June 25, 2022

Cypress Lake Madison MS

Are you looking for a quiet gated community with lots of large trees, sidewalks, and pretty lake views located in the city of Madison, MS with a super convenient location?  If so, read on below...or better yet, watch the YouTube tour of Cypress Lake.

 

So first, let’s talk about the location…Cypress Lake is located just west of Interstate 55 off Highland Colony Parkway  inside the city limits of Madison . It’s about a 15 minute drive to downtown Jackson and about a 5 minute drive to the city center of Madison, making it convenient to shopping and restaurants. 

 

Cypress Lake has a few hundred homes and located on a lake great for fishing, but only allows non motorized water craft.  There is a fitness facility located inside the neighborhood that is very affordable and has several tennis courts, a neighborhood pool and workout area.  There are lots of paved walking paths in the neighborhood too!  

 

So, let’s get to the good stuff…what’s a home in Cypress Lake  cost?  Well, During the last 2 years, there were 56 homes sold, ranging in price from about $300k up to $600k.  And like most neighborhoods, the more expensive homes are the ones with a water view.  But the average sold price during this time period was $386k.  Homes in Cypress Lake are mostly 4 bedrooms, and average around 3000 sq feet in size.  Many of the homes are on quarter to half acre lots with mature landscaping and there’s lots of paved walking paths!  Cypress Lake HOA fees are currently $680 annually.  Most of the homes in Cypress Lake  go under contract within a week or two. Currently there are no active listings in Cypress Lake, but there are 8 pending listings…congrats to those buyers that got a great house in this beautiful neighborhood.  If you think you’d like to call Cypress Lake home, be sure to check my website www.taylorgroupms.com and sign up for email alerts so you’re the first to know when a new home goes on the market. It has every home in our MLS listed and is updated every 10 minutes. I’ll post a link below.

 

Next let’s talk about schools.  Cypress Lake is located in the Madison Station Elementary school zone and Madison Middle and Madison Central High School.  

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
June 18, 2022

Expedition Point - New Construction Madison MS

There is a new development in Madison MS called Expedition Point that is just planning to start building the first homes in Fall of 2022!  Check out the YouTube video tour of this cool waterfront community. 

 

 

Expedition point is located on the northern end of the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Natchez Trace Parkway. Phase 1 is just starting development now and will have about 70 homes.  There is a 2,000 sq ft minimum and lots are priced from $65,000 up to $195,000.  Some of the lots are directly on the water, some will have light water views and some are interior lots.  There are still plenty of lots to choose from.  So be sure to check out their website for more info on lots: www.expeditionpoint.com

 

Expedition Point is located off highway 43 at Browns Landing.  For those gun enthusiast, you’ll know this area since it’s near Turcotte Shooting Range.  Expedition Point is about a 25 - 30 minute drive to Jackson.  The master plan for Expedition point will eventually have 200 homes varying in size from 2,000 sq feet to over 5,000 sq feet.  This 120-acre community will be gated and plans to have a playground, amphitheater, hiking and biking trails, ballfields, all on the 33,000 acre Ross Barnett Reservoir where boating and fishing adventures are right at your back door!  You’ve never seen another development like this in Central Mississippi!  

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
June 11, 2022

Lake Caroline Madison MS

Today we’re doing a tour of a new construction waterfront home for sale in Lake Caroline Madison MS.

 

There are currently 4 waterfront homes for sale in Lake Caroline…1 of which we are featuring today.  All 4 homes currently for sale are also new construction.  Lots of people are looking for waterfront homes and many times it’s hard to find below $1 million…but not today!

Today, all of these homes are priced between $640k to $820k and range in size from 2,700 to 3,400 sq feet.  If you’ve been looking for a home with a water view, look no further than Lake Caroline in Madison MS.  I made YouTube video so you can see for your self…take a look at this beautiful home!  This home is listed by Cindy Johnston of NixTann&Assoc.  This home is listed for $660,150 and is 5 bedrooms, 4 baths with 2,934 sq feet

 

If you’re not familiar with lake Caroline…here’s a little info.  Lake Caroline is a 3,000 acre master planned community with tons of resort style amenities in Madison County. There are actually 2 lakes, the larger 835 acre for skiing, boating, fishing.  There is a smaller 59 acre, Camden lake for non-motorized boats.  There are 3 neighborhood pools, walking trails, tennis courts and playgrounds.  There’s also a restaurant in the community, the Mermaid Café. Another perk available with a membership is the Lake Caroline Golf Club, which is an 18 hole course.  So, if you’d rather have a home with a golf course view, that’s an option too! There are currently approximately 1,700 homes in Lake Caroline, with new homes being built each year.

 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours
May 28, 2022

New construction homes Madison MS

Hey Guys, Donna here today with a neighborhood tour of Autumn Crest in Madison, MS.  Autumn Crest is a new neighborhood that was just started in 2021.  If you’re looking for new construction homes in Madison, MS under $350k, check out the YouTube video I made. 

 

Once completed, Autumn Crest will have 60-90 homes.  One of the best things about Autumn Crest is price point!  The homes in Autumn Crest average around $340k.  So, if you’re looking for a new construction home in Madison below the average prices for Madison, Autumn Crest is a great option.  Autumn Crest is located just west of Interstate 55 on Catlett Rd.  It’s about a 20 minute drive to downtown Jackson and about a 8 minute drive to the city center of Madison, making it convenient to shopping and restaurants.  Most of the homes in Autumn Crest are brick construction and 3 bedrooms/2 baths.  The lots sizes are nice size…around a half acre.  Just remember that sometimes when buying new construction, you might have to pay to fence the backyard yourself.   Since Autumn Crest will be a smaller community, it will not have any amenities, which means the HOA fees will be low!

 

 

Autumn Crest is in Mannsdale Elementary School district that feeds to Germantown Schools. 

I’ll post a link in the comments for homes that are for sale in Autumn Crest.  As of today, there is just one pending.  But, check back often because there will be more coming on line this summer!

 

And if you have a particular neighborhood in Madison that you’d like a tour of, just comment below and I’ll check out. 

Posted in Neighborhood Tours