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Destrehan Booster Club Baseball National League Evaluations - 02/28/08 07:47 PM
Evaluation Schedule for girls' softball and National League Evaluations Location: ORMOND FIELD 7/8 boys and 7/8 girls - Saturday, March 8, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 9/10 boys and 9/10 girls - Saturday, March 8. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 11/12 boys and 11/12 girls - Saturday, March 8, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 13/14 boys and 13/14 girls - Saturday, March 8, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm If you have questions about the National League or softball please contact the Booster Club. Go to the Destrehan Booster website.
St. Charles Parish Franchise Baseball Evaluation - 02/28/08 07:43 PM
St. Charles Parish Franchise Baseball Evaluation The American league will hold it franchise baseball evaluation will be held as follows: EVALUATION DATES for the AMERICAN LEAGUE (9-10 YR OLDS) TUE. MARCH 4TH 5:30 @ EAST BANK BRIDGE PARK (13-14 YR OLDS) WED. MARCH 5TH 5:30 @ WEST BANK BRIDGE PARK (11-12 YR OLDS) THUR. MARCH 6TH 5:30 @ WEST BANK BRIDGE PARK Any questions about the American League, please contact THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT @ 985-783-5090
Mental Recession - 02/28/08 07:32 PM
Mental Recession I was speaking with a fellow Broker this morning. We were talking about investment property and deals to be had. I was telling him about my Panama Project and he about a similar project he is working on. Then we were sharing listing of investment properties; we both were in agreement about the amount of deals out in the market. We spoke of investors not wanting to jump in an take advantage of this market. Our market has inventory to chose from and interest rates are great. The broker thoughts was the investors are listening to the media and are (11 comments)
Real Estate Investors Tips to Increase Your Profit IIIKenner LA Hopefully some of these tips can help you. Currently, I am rehab a rental property on Panama St in Kenner La. The rents in this area go from 950-1250 per month for a three bedroom apartment. The biggest expense is the air conditioning. Being in Southeast Louisiana this is a big problem. Heater will last forever but the air conditioner; well that is a different story. As an investor one way to save on the biggest expense is to change the air conditioner filters monthly. I personally go in and change at (2 comments)
Real Estate Investors Tips to Increase Your Profit ~ Panama Project IIInvestment Property Kenner LA. Well today is day #4 of our acquirer short sale on Panama Street, Kenner LA. The project is progressing nicely. Today my AC men install new AC in the building. The floor has been complete and new 5 ¼ base board is starting to go down. The exterior walls (North Side) were painted today. Some time an investor has to put in some sweat equity. So today along with a help we started landscaping. I do not do much work on property. Today the weather was so (1 comments)
Real Estate InvestorKenner LA Subject: Budget If you're a new comer to investment property or experience you must understand cost. Investment property for sale in Kenner LA ranges from 140k to 350k. I closed on a short sale last Friday. The purchase price was 110k. I estimated 15k in repairs. My time frame for competition of the renovation is 10 days. Today is day 3. The cooler weather will hold up the remaining exterior painting. The new flooring will be complete today. As an investor you must have a firm handled on your cost. My estimate of 15k will be very close if (2 comments)
So much to Do in New Orleans this weekendFebruary 29 - March 2, 2008 Not enough time this weekend. There are 3 major shows here in New Orleans. My favorite is the New Orleans Home and Garden Show. It is located in the Louisiana Superdome. If you're thinking about a new home, homes for sale or building a new home, this is the place to be. The second show is the 16th Annual New Orleans Spring RV & Camping Show. The location for this show is in Kenner LA Pontchartrain Center. This show has it all when it comes to RV and (1 comments)
Daylight "Savings" Time March 9, 2008Kenner La In Kenner LA we are on Central time. At 2 AM we will turn our clocks forward. Daylight saving times was started during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. Between World War I and World War II and after, states could decide if they want to observe Daylight savings time. In 1966, Congress pass a the Uniform Time Act which required and standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time. In the spring we spring forward and (6 comments)
Eric Bouler Winner of 2007 Super Star Assisted GCC - 02/24/08 07:21 PM
Active Rain own Eric Bouler 2007 Award WinnerNew Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors®Active Rain own Eric Bouler is a 2007 Super Star Assisted GCC. Eight of the top Realtors® were recently recognize for the 2007 effort. Eric's production was recognize for highest gross closed commissions. In order to obtain this award your production was base on, no more than one licensed assistant or transaction manager. Eric Bouler is also the #1 blogger in Louisiana, affiliated with Active Rain. Congrats Eric on a job well done. (3 comments)
Online Habit, More Going on Online to Buy - 02/24/08 07:05 PM
Online Habit, More Going on Online to Buy While reading in today's New Orleans Times Picayune, Living Section, I read an article that references an online habit. It appears that 51% of US travel is now booked on the internet. In 2007, it appears more travelers booked their travel online. Just another reason for the blogging communities to expand and continue to blog. As we all know most buyers start their search for a new home online. The NAR, states these figure around 86%. The internet will be busier as time move on. More buyers are shopping the internet. Continuing to blog, (4 comments)
Short Sale - 02/21/08 07:34 PM
Short Sale Tomorrow morning I am hoping to close a personal short sale. This process has been anything but short. We started back in June of 07. Almost eight months later and four lenders ago we finally have approval to close. We only have tomorrow, to close according to the lender in the second position. I have had the home owners insurance in place since December of 2007. Good thing, because we would not have made this dead line. We just found out yesterday that we might close on tomorrow (Friday). I will do a follow up post on this process. Sometimes (2 comments)
Logging Phone Calls with MS Outlook 2007 - 02/20/08 06:13 PM
Microsoft Office 2007Logging Telephone Calls Every phone conversation should be noted. In MS Outlook there is a way to help with this note keeping. •1. Go to your contact list. •2. Then click on the contact. •3. Once you click on the contact, go to Actions at the top. •4. In the drop down menu, click on create. Then go to new Journal Entry for Contact. •5. From here you can makes note on the conversation. •6. Save & Close. Now in the Journal you can go back and see where a conversation took place with dates and time and length of the conversation. You (6 comments)
Due Diligence What is That? - 02/20/08 05:37 PM
Due Diligence (DD) What is That?Kenner Homes for Saleby Frank Rubi Today I educated a buyer on doing their Due Diligence. The buyer said, I have heard of due diligence but what does it really mean. I explain due diligence is any information you can find on a property to include but not exclusive too: •1. Comparables to determine a property value. •2. Title, judgments and Liens. •3. Condition of property to include inspections, video of plumbing and AC. •4. Rent survey. •5. Check out the neighborhood. Due Diligence can be done by anyone. If your working with a Realtor, they will be able (1 comments)
Lafreniere Soccer Club Spring 2008 U-6 Pratice Begins - 02/20/08 04:43 PM
Lafreniere Soccer Clubhttp://www.lacsoccer.org/U-6 Feb. 20 2008 Soccer practice begins next Monday, February 25th. The site for this spring practice is the Lion Fields across the street from Kenner City Hall. If you have not heard from your Soccer coaches please call the Club office at 504-465-8224. Additional information may be found at the Lafreniere club's website. Remember to bring your soccer ball, cleats, chin guards and drink to each and every practice. (0 comments)
Suzanne Christoffersen St. Bernard Parish, LA. Welcome~ - 02/20/08 02:25 PM
Suzanne ChristoffersenLouisiana Active RainSt. Bernard Parish I would like to introduce Suzanne Christoffersen to the Active Rain community. Today Suzanne posted her first two Blog on Homes for Sale in St. Bernard Parish, LA. Suzanne is a go getter and has been in the business for about two years. She is currently associated with Specialized Real Estate Services, Inc. Suzanne has several listings. Help me in welcoming Suzanne to Active Rain. (9 comments)
Ormond Country Club Feb. 20 - 02/20/08 06:46 AM
Ormond Country Club Wednesday and Thursday Night Buffets Destrehan, LA Wednesday and Thursday Night Buffets! Buffet Nights ** WEDNESDAY 2-20-08 MEXICAN NIGHT TACO BAR CHICKEN QUESADILLAS, TAMALE CASSEROLE W/CHEESE, BEEF FAJAITAS, CHIPS AND SALSA, REFRIED BEANS, SPANISH RICE, FLAN Adult $12.95 + tax Children $6.00 + tax ** THURSDAY 2-21-08 SEAFOOD NIGHT FRIED SHRIMP HUSH PUPPIES, CORN ON THE COBB, BAKED STUFFED CATFISH, JAMBALAYA, FRENCH FRIES, APPLE COBBLER Adult $14.95 + tax Children $6.50 + tax Friday Nights Catfish Lent Special this Friday! Dine in (all you can eat adults) $9.95+tax Children $5.95 + tax & Children under 6 eat free! Fried Catfish, (1 comments)
St. Charles Parish Youth Baseball - 02/19/08 06:22 PM
Youth Baseball / Softball RegistrationDestrehan, LA St. Charles Parish is holding youth baseball registration now. (0 comments)
One Year Active Rain Anniversary - 02/19/08 06:18 PM
One Year Active Rain Anniversary I have been in the rain for one whole year today. I started on February 19, 2007. I have learned so much and made several friends. I would like to give big Thank You to all that have commented on my post and the subscriptions to my Blog. I still spend at least 30 minutes per day on Active Rain. I truly enjoy the excitement it has brought to my career. As I fast approach my 300th post and 130,000 points I am very humble by this experience.. When I started, I was very green and (7 comments)
Ormond EstatesDestrehan LAHomes for SaleFebruary 19, 2008 Market Conditions If you're considering Homes for Sale in Destrehan, LA consider the pricing of this quiet and small community. The schools in this area are some of the best in the state. The Destrehan LA area is located just minutes from the New Orleans International Airport. An easy drive to downtown New Orleans or Baton Rouge is afforded when living in Ormond Estates. Listings: 57Listings per Sq. Ft.: 90 - 170Average Sq. Ft. Living: 1800 - 4685Days On Market: 3 - 445 Want to learn more on about Destrehan real estate; Thinking of selling or buying a (1 comments)
Working and Sickness, Agents helping Agents - 02/14/08 05:38 PM
Working and Sickness Today is my first day back from a bout with the Flu. This was no fun. In the mist of all of this I had three deals to handle. All three deals worked out and the other agents all helped. These agents all stepped up and helped me out. THANK YOU! All case should close in the next 30 days. This all started last Sunday. Wednesday afternoon, I finally go to the office to drop off all paper work. I had faxed everything but I still need to get originals in. Since November I have had health issue like (12 comments)
Remembering Feb. 14 - 02/11/08 05:06 PM
Remembering Feb. 14by Frank Rubi I did a bait and switch here. This post is a follow up to my reminder to everyone to use all holidays as back your computer up reminders. See my previous post Backing Up Your Computer. In addition, since my wife has dropped a number of hints about the approaching Valentine's Day, here your heads up. For that special someone get them a card at least. So lesson here, back up your computer and don't forget February 14th. Happy Valentine's Day! Make sure your sound is turned on. (6 comments)
Ormond Country Club Feb. 11 - 02/11/08 02:33 PM
Ormond Country ClubDestrehan LA During the Lent season the Ormond Country Club Restaurant will have a Lent Special. The specials will be held every Friday evening. Every Friday will be a seafood special. Friday Nights Catfish Lent Special this Friday! Dine in (all your can eat adults) $9.95+tax Children $5.95 + tax & Children under 6 eat free! Fried Catfish, Cole slaw, French Fries, and Hush Puppies Take out order adults $7.95 + Tax Children $5.95 + tax Lent is here and every Friday night will be a Seafood Special. Wednesday and Thursday Nights are Buffet Nights
Louisiana Investors and Flat Roofs - 02/10/08 08:24 PM
Louisiana Investors and Flat Roofsby Frank Rubi As an investor and Realtor I try to guide by clients in so that their business can be as lucrative as my business. As I find Homes for Sale in Kenner, Metairie and Destrehan LA for my investors; I have several beliefs in which I follow to this day. This is not a principle that I follow but a rule I emphasis on all investors. One such rule is that I will not buy a property in Southeast Louisiana that has a flat roof. Well what type of roof would you recommend to an investor? (4 comments)
Investors and Management Company’s - 02/10/08 05:26 PM
Investors and Management Company'sBy Frank Rubi If you own rental property do you handle your business or do sub out the everyday task and let a management company do it for you? As I market homes for sale in Kenner, Metairie and Destrehan LA, I tried and help my investors understand all the finer points that I have learn thru the school of hard knocks. At one time, before Hurricane Katrina I was managing 64 units that I personally owned. It did become a job and so it felt. My decision at that point was too expand; I would have to hire (0 comments)
CUBS Baseball 2008 - 02/09/08 02:24 PM
Chicago Cubs Spring Training That's right baseball fans it just about that time again. On February 28, the Cub will play their first game of the 2008 campaign. I am one who is looking forward to this season. I think I will make some home games in mid August. This could be next year! (12 comments)
Open Question Golf Course Living - 02/07/08 08:38 PM
Thinking of selling or buying a An Open Question Golf Course Living. There are golf course communities thru out the country. The homes on the golf course are usually up scale. If the golf course was to close what would be the effect on these homes? My question is would the price of the homes drop as a result of the golf course closing. What will happen to the land of the course? Will a new development emerge with this new available land? If homes were built of similar and like quality would the community see an increase in appreciated price (3 comments)
Book~How to Make Money with Your Blog - 02/06/08 11:55 PM
How to Make Money with Your BlogI pick up this book last week and Barnes & Noble. It is a pretty good read. There is a lot of good information on blogs in general. Besides how to make additional money ideas, another point deals with spammers. In addition the author writes about increasing traffic flow to your blog. There are a lot of good points. If you have the time this book is well worth the fast read. I will keep my copy for a reference on Blogging. Thinking of selling or buying a home in Kenner LA? Interest rates are (22 comments)
Kenner Playgrounds - 02/06/08 10:52 PM
City of KennerKenner Playgroundsby Frank Rubi Located just outside of New Orleans is the City of Kenner. The City of Kenner is the 7th largest city in LA. Kenner offers its citizens 11 playgrounds and 10 gymnasiums. There are also 15 tot lots in Kenner which offer the younger citizens a place to play as well. Kenner also offers walking tracks and tennis courts. If you like to visit or more information on home for sale in Kenner LA please email. Thinking of selling or buying a home in Kenner LA? Interest rates are at their lowest points in several years. With (0 comments)
Kenner Parks and Recreation 2008 Spring Programs - 02/05/08 10:44 PM
Kenner Parks and Recreation 2008 Spring ProgramsKenner LAby Frank Rubi The City of Kenner Parks and Recreation provides quality recreational programs for all its citizens. The link to Kenner Parks and Recreation will provide all the information to include registration and dates. Click Kenner Parks Brochure to see the programs are being offer this spring in Kenner LA. Baseball Registration Beginning March 3, 2008 6:00 PM at your local Playground.504 468 7211 Thinking of selling or buying a home in Kenner LA? Interest rates are at their lowest points in several years. With the choice of selection in this market inventory, you can be (0 comments)
Happy Mardi Gras 2008 Hail Rex! - 02/05/08 09:11 AM
Happy Mardi Gras 2008New Orleans, LAby Frank Rubi Home for sale in New Orleans are like going to the Mardi Gras Truck Parade you don't know what the next floats theme will be. Well about now Rex the King of Carnival should be rolling on St. Charles Ave. The Kings band this year is none other than the LSU Tiger Marching Band. LSU the BCS Bowl Champion just in case you forgot. The weather is perfect. The high for today's festivities will be in the 70's. So if this is the case why am I here writing about New Orleans best activity? Well (3 comments)
8 Reasons Why Sellers Overprice Their Property - 02/04/08 11:47 PM
8 Reasons Why Sellers Overprice Their PropertyHomes for Sale Kenner and Destrehan LAby Frank Rubi As Realtor part of our job is to help the seller keep their price in line with what the market said it worth. In order to do this we must understand why a seller opinion of their property is high. •1. Lack of factual market information: the seller is listening to the neighbor or a friend who knows someone who sold recently. •2. The property is over improved for the area. •3. The seller needs are such that they need to get a certain price. •4. Greed •5. Seller's Opinion their (16 comments)
Ghost Writers - 02/04/08 10:42 PM
Ghost Writers Kenner LA Homes for Saleby Frank Rubi Over the last eleven months I have notice some outstanding blogs. Many are quite colorful and well over 500 words it would appear. Personally, anything over 200 words, I usually don't finish reading. I get lost in the thought. I have been finding ads for professional writers for blogs. How does this affect your marketing when a professional writer writes a real estate blog? Sure they can be with thought and written correct but do they really know about the real estate business. My next thought is will your client not fit into (31 comments)
Mardi Gras vs. Super Bowl - 02/02/08 07:19 PM
Mardi Gras vs. Super BowlNew Orleans, LA We will not hold any open houses or do I have any viewing schedule thus far. As you know that can change on a moment's notice. So what should I do? The kids, wife and family want to go the parades. The weather will be in the high 60's if not 70's, so perfect condition not a good excuse. I could clean the pool but that won't take an hour maybe. I would like to stay home and watch all pre game hype. I like to cook hot dogs and chilly for Super Bowl's. I (9 comments)
Ormond Country Club Destrehan, LA - 02/01/08 12:01 PM
Ormond Country ClubDestrehan, LAWeekly Update 2-1-2008 Have a safe Mardi Gras. Upcoming schedule for Mardi Gras week: Mardi Gras Holiday! Ormond Country Club will be open on Monday, February 4th and closed on Tuesday, February 5th due to Mardi Gras. We will reopen on the 6th. Hours of Operation for Monday, February 4th Golf Course 8:00am - 5:00pm Bar 11:00am - 5:00pm Dining Room 11:00am - 2:00pm Golf News Sunday, February 3, 2008 Superbowl Scramble, 4-man, A, B, C, and D Proselect. $30.00 entry fee, 10:00 a.m. shotgun call pro shop to sign up. Super Bowl Party Sunday, February 3rd Super Bowl Buffet Red Beans and Rice Chicken Creole Please come out and join us for (3 comments)
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