Area home sales on the upswing

By NEMS Daily Journal

The Northeast Mississippi Board of Realtors, which includes Lee, Pontotoc, Union, Prentiss, Itawamba, Monroe and Chickasaw counties, said 81 homes were sold in January, compared to 73 a year earlier. For all of last year, 1,334 homes were sold by board members, compared to 1,187 homes in 2010.