Pat Starnes Snippets: July 2016

Goodbye House

Tomorrow is moving day and I'm melancholy. Amidst the moving boxes and chaos, I'm saying farewell to my cozy house on the hill and moving into a recently renovated "new to me" home. 

Living room by Pat Starnes


Leaving this home is a little sad. When I bought this house, it had the most hideous wall colors I'd ever seen. It had been neglected and abandoned, and I brought it back to life. I hand picked each color, tile, and floor covering. I scrubbed, polished and painted to make it happy again.


It was devoid of landscaping but now the yard is full of vibrant color with crepe myrtles, day lilies, hydrangeas, and forsythia.

Hydrangeas Photo by Pat Starnes


As I reflect on my time in this home, there are good memories. Leaving one home and moving to another can be sad, exhausting, yet exciting at the same time. By taking a few moments to say "goodbye house", I'm paying homage to the house and my life here.


I love what I do. Buying and selling real estate has been my career for nearly 30 years, and taking an  unloved home and making it shine again is a passion. 



Goodbye house. 


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Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Comment balloon 13 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • July 22 2016 06:17AM
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