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Hancock Co., Miss. Mar. 28, 2019 – The Inaugural Hancock County Parade of Homes is set for Saturday, April 13th from noon – 5 p.m.  The parade, which is free and open to the public, will feature 29 homes throughout Hancock County that are on the market for sale.

Each time you tour one of the homes, you can enter a drawing to win a new homeowners grand prize package valued at over $2,500.  Tickets are free and you can register in advance at  On the day of the parade, you can also register at one of the participating homes and the Bay St. Louis Visitor Center at the Depot.   The package includes discounts on flooring, furniture, moving and storage services and more.

To start the tour of homes, visitors will want to stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a guide to the parade or look for the special insert in the Sea Coast Echo.  Guides to the parade are also available at the offices of participating sponsors.

“Hancock County is one of the fastest growing counties in Mississippi, and there are many reasons why,” said Regan Kane, Owner/Broker at John McDonald Realty and Chairman of the Hancock Chamber Relocation Committee.

“We really have it all when it comes to quality living,” he said.  “We have some of the lowest property taxes in the country.  We also have a low cost of living, low crime rate, award winning schools, great weather, a variety of things to do, and a stable economy with NASA, the Navy and an international industrial base that provides our residents with solid, high paying jobs.”

Kane said the Chamber’s mission is to showcase the area’s quality living through this parade of some of the most attractive homes in the county.  “We want to entice even more people to choose Hancock County as their primary and secondary residential choice.”

The Parade of Homes will include something for people in all stages of the home buying process, whether they are purchasing their first home, upgrading or downsizing.  There will be representatives from homebuilders, real estate and insurance brokers, title companies, and mortgage lenders who can provide all the information needed to sell and buy a home.

Home listings are being finalized and will be posted online at by Friday, April 5th.

16 area businesses that are providing primary sponsorships to regionally market Hancock County through this Inaugural Parade of Homes include:

Platinum:  Delmar Mortgage –  Elliott Homes – Hancock Whitney Bank – John McDonald Realty – Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty Bay St. Louis Office;  Gold:  Gardner Realtors;  Silver:  Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty Diamondhead Office – ECO Construction, LLC – HL Raymond Properties;  Bronze:  Coast Electric Power Association; Haas & Haas Attorneys, agents for First American Title Insurance Company;  Steve Haas – Gardner Realtors;  Homeland Title – Pilger Title – Renaissance Community Loan Fund – SouthGroup Insurance Gulf Coast – Team Title – The First – A National Banking Association.


The Hancock Chamber Relocation Committee is dedicated to growing the number of primary and secondary home owners in Hancock County by marketing the area’s assets and high quality of life.  See http://hancockmsmyhome for the most complete relocation resources.


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