homes for sale: The Don'ts When Applying for A Real Estate Loan - 03/24/16 08:13 AM
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  Metairie | Kenner
 
What That House Worth?
 THE DON'TS When Applying for a Real Estate Loan 
BUYERS Buying a new home in Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge, here is a list of DON'TS. Do not do any of these things. It will stop your dream of owning a NEW HOME.  
1. Buyer(s) will not change jobs, quit your job or become self-employed.
2. Buyer(s) will not buy a car, truck, motorcycle. 
3. Buyer(s) will not use credit cards, open new credit lines or fall behind on current payments.
4. Buyer(s) will not spend money set … (4 comments)

homes for sale: Home Improvements to Boost Your Selling Price - 01/02/16 03:56 PM
If you need a starting point in getting your home ready for a Spring Sale, read this post. 
 
When it comes to looking at houses, we do tend to judge a book by its cover. That's why it's so important to make sure your home looks as appealing as possible, both inside and out, if you want to get top dollar when you sell. U.S. News & World Report talked to real estate experts, who said these home improvements will help boost your selling price.
Improve your landscape. Keep your lawn neat, trim the bushes, clear out any old or tired-looking shrubbery and … (3 comments)

homes for sale: HOME Survey 2015 - 12/23/15 02:48 PM
Renters looking to move forward and become Home Owners according to this recent Home Survey 2015. 
 
 
 
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homes for sale: Market Report Metairie, La. zip code 70006 Sept 2015 - 11/05/15 06:04 AM
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner | Northshore
 
 
 
 
 
Residential Market Report
 
The Year To Year comparison show a 110% Increase in Listings. Year to date also shows an increase of 7% in average price per for Homes Sold. The 70006 zip code  includes Pontchartrain Garden and Pontchartrain Shores. 
 
 
 
Metarie is Red Hot.
 
 
Looking for a new home. Work with a Realtor who can get the new listings information in your hand fast. Homes for Sale in Metairie and Kenner, LA. which are priced right do not last long. You have to work with a Realtor who … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Curb Appeal, what not to do - 09/15/15 02:02 AM
The first impression is everything when staging a home for sale. 
Curb appeal, one of the items that should be high on every seller's must-do list before they put their home on the market. There are a number of things that can be done to - at the very least - spruce up the front of the home.
Curb appeal, or better, the lack thereof, is one of the top 5 reasons why buyers may not enter a home!
What not to do
5. Don't be bland
you want your home to stand out, in a positive way, and stay top of … (8 comments)

homes for sale: 10 Home buying mistakes to avoid at all costs. - 09/12/15 12:57 AM
Home Buyers need to consider several factors when considering a new home. A property inspection is very important. This post provides several tips for all Home Buyers. 
These common home buying mistakes could cost you time, money, and sometimes the chance to buy your dream home.

Buying the oddball home.
Homes go up in value when other homes with similar layouts in the same neighborhood sell for more. These “comparables” or “comps” allow an appraiser to officially justify an increase in value, and therefore you’ll have more equity if you want to sell or refinance. So it’s important to buy a home … (6 comments)

homes for sale: What's the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Comparative Market Analysis - 09/12/15 12:15 AM
Often client will ask for a property's value. As a Realtor we are not license or trained to appraise real estate. This post explains the difference between an Appraisal and a Comparative Market Analysis.
What's the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Comparative Market Analysis
 
No proper real estate transaction can completed unless the true value of the house is determined. Most real estate agents will look into closed sales to use as a guide to reaching a Fair Market value for the subject property. This would be considered a Comparable Market Analysis, or CMA.

In researching the CMA, like properties … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Market Report Metairie, La. 70006 - 09/09/15 06:57 PM
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner | Northshore
 
 Residential Market Report Metairie, La 70006  
The Year To Year comparison show a 60% Increase in Listings. Year to date shows an increase of 106% in new listings. The 70006 zip code which includes Pontchartrain Garden and Pontchartrain Shores of
Metarie is Red Hot.
August 2015New Listings:  16 
Home Sold: 17
Average Price: 290K
Day on Market: 71
August 2014
New Listings: 10
Home Sold: 15
Average Price: 239K
Days on Market: 41
 
2015 Year to Date:
New Listings: 167
Home Sold: 105
Average Price: 254k
Days on Market: 63
 
 
 
 
 
Looking for a new home. Work with a Realtor who can get the … (3 comments)

homes for sale: Louisiana Second Amendment Tax Holiday September 4-6 2015 - 09/04/15 04:50 AM
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner | Northshore
 
 
 
Annual Second Amendment Tax Holiday
 
Louisiana Tax Free Weekend
LA Sales Tax Holiday
September 4-6 2015
 
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 AM on Friday, September 4th, and end's at midnight Saturday, September 6th. There will be no state sales tax on consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. Firearms eligible for the sales tax exemption include shotguns, rifles, pistols, ammunition and hunting supplies which are sold in Louisiana. 
  
For more information visit Sales Tax Holiday.
 
Hire a Mandisonville |Covington | Real Estate Broker who can explain the importance of common sense tips in Selling property … (6 comments)

homes for sale: Closing Friday | Customer Service | Homes for Sale | Metairie - 08/14/15 07:38 AM
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner | Northshore
Closing Friday

Customer Satisfaction 
Today we will be closing a couple of referrals. Referrals are my life blood. How often do you get told when first meeting someone "I feel like I know You". Partly from my online presents is my first though. Then the client tells me from a past client who had a great experience and feel that I would treat and give them the same feeling when they close the transaction. I know today is not going to be any different. 
 
Both referrals were very easy to … (10 comments)

homes for sale: 2015 Louisiana Tax Weekend Holiday - 08/07/15 01:32 PM
 
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner
Louisiana Annual Tax Weekend Holiday 
Louisiana Tax Free Weekend
LA Sales Tax Holiday
August 7-8, 2015
 
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 AM on Friday, August 7, and end at midnight Saturday, August 8. There will be no state sales tax on the first $2,500 of purchase price for items of non-business use. Items such as automobiles are excluded from the sales tax break.
For more information visit Sales Tax Holiday.
Just in time for the back to school rush. 
 
 
 
Hire a Mandisonville |Covington | Real Estate Broker who can explain the importance of common sense tips … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Curb Appeal De-Clutter The Front Yard | Selling Your Real Estate - 07/22/15 03:54 AM
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Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Madisonville| Covington
 
Curb Appeal De-Clutter the Front Yard 
 
Many people think the term De-Clutter just refers to the interior of a house. It can and does include the front yard. Hence the term Curb Appeal.
 
 
First impressions are lasting ones. Curb appeal is to me the most important impression when a buyer enters a home. If the front yard of the property is well maintain the buyer enters the property on a positive note.
If you love plants and a garden that's great. Have the plants well water and groom. Whether your selling or not visitors … (11 comments)

homes for sale: Home for Sale Dominion | Madisonville | Covington | Realtor - 07/18/15 05:10 PM
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  Madisonville| Covington
 
Home for Sale Dominion 
308 Jade Ct. 
 

Dominion is a very nice and up scale subdivision. 308 Jade Ct. is a 2650 Sq. Ft 4Br/3 Bath home.Appears to be just as nice as it was brand new in 2005. When I sold it in 2012 it was a highly sort after home. Some of the appointments include brick floor and wood floors. Crown molding and a master bathroom are just a few to mention. 
 
 
A community pool adds to this well lay out community. 
 
Check back for updated pictures.
 
For more information contact a Realtor 
 
 
Hire a Mandisonville |Covington | Real Estate Broker who … (6 comments)

homes for sale: Lighting Your Home to Sell | Homes for Sale | Luling | Covington - 07/18/15 02:42 PM
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 Luling | Madisonville| Covington|Metairie
 
Lighting A Property To Sell
Owners will often leave a house before a showing. This is great! Often the Seller will turn off lights and fans. In addition they will close all curtains. My advise to my Sellers to stop. Instead, have the Seller leave all lights on. Open all curtains as well.
When all the lights are off the buyers may find the house unattractive or unappealing. With the light's on the home will feel bigger, brighter and more spacious. Think about this, a well lit home is more attractive. 
Our Feature Homes
St Charles Parish - 41 E. Levert Dr $269,900 2636 Sq Ft.
St … (6 comments)

homes for sale: Clean Floors and Carpet Help Sell Your Property | Madisonville - 07/16/15 05:07 PM
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 Great Louisiana Homes
 
 Madisonville | Covington 
St. Tammany Parish, La.
 
Clean Floors and Carpet 
 
One item that often need addressing in order to sell your property fast are the floors. Ensure the floors are in good condition and clean. Dirty and non functioning floors will turn off a home buyer. Dirty floors and carpet could make the whole home seem dirty. 
There less expensive ways instead of replacing floors or carpet. Consider buffing wood floors. As far as carpets, consider steam cleaning and use of stain remover to bring the carpet to its glory days. 
 
For more information contact a Realtor 
 
 
Hire a Mandisonville |Covington | Slidell Real Estate … (3 comments)

homes for sale: Working with A Realtor | Covington | Metairie | Homes for Sale - 07/14/15 06:08 AM
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Working with A Realtor
 
Buyer’s and Seller’s in the Metairie | Kenner Real Estate market can expect a Realtor to perform certain task. These area’s are the Realtor’s expertise.
 
Buyer’s you should expect:
·      Offer recommendation’s and information on  neighborhoods and property that fit the Buyer’s critique and price range.
·      View properties together
·      Coordinate property inspections
·      Provide information to help the Buyers seek financing
·      Negotiate offers and counter offers.
 
Seller’s should have expectation as well of their Realtor:
·      Advertising properties both to other Realtors and prospective buyers on the MLS.
·      to use of Social … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Finding Your New Metairie | Kenner Home for Sale | Realtor - 07/12/15 06:57 AM
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Finding Your New Metairie | Kenner Home
Buyers Must Be Ready

There appears to be a low inventory of Metairie Homes that are price to sell. The Price point should reflect the over all condition of the Metairie home. Homes price well are selling at extreme fast pace. Price point and property condition are very important.
 
If your a buyer and your Realtor has spotted a home that meets your criteria you must be ready to move. View the property and place a Bid. Many buyers in Metairie are looking for the same thing in a new purchase. Some … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Ready to Move to Your Metairie | Kenner Home | Homes for Sale - 07/12/15 06:22 AM
 
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Moving to your new Home in Metairie | Northshore
 7 Tips to help Move
When purchasing a Metairie | Kenner home and the consummation is near you must prepare for your Move. Whether your moving across Metairie or to the Northshore's Covington or Mandeville area watch how you pack.
7 Tips to help your move go Smoothly
 
1. Label All Boxes
2. Account for items you will need daily
3. Legal, Financial and Insurance papers keep close
4. Pack clothes for a week separately to include your complete set of work clothes
5. All documents for the new home should be available so pack … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Metairie Market Report June 2015 | 70006 | Homes for Sale - 07/10/15 03:47 PM
Market Report Zip Code 70006
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This is a year to year approach on activity in the 70006 Zip Code, Metairie, La. 
Residential Market Report
 
 
Looking for a new home. Work with a Realtor who can get the new listings information in your hand fast. Homes for Sale in Metairie and Kenner, LA. which are priced right do not last long. You have to work with a Realtor who will put you in the forefront so you don't miss your new home. 
Click here for listing information to be sent to you the instance it hits the market. There is no Cost for this service. 
Hire a Metairie … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Willowdale | Luling, La. 70070 | Market Report | Homes for Sale - 06/15/15 06:21 AM
 
Market Report Homes in Willowdale, Luling La. 70070
 
Willowdale in Luling, La. | Homes for Sale | St Charles Parish  
41 E. Levert Luling, La. 70070
Willowday supports larger lots and Golf Course living. 
 
 
Average Days on Market: 110
Price Per Sq Ft. $118
Average Sq Ft House: 2,764
Average Bedroom: 4
Average Bath: 2.5
Average Age of Home: 30 years
 
Looking for a new home. Work with a Realtor who can get the new listings information in your hand fast. Homes for Sale in Luling and Destrehan, LA. which are priced right do not last long. You have to work with a Realtor who will put you in the forefront so you don't miss … (5 comments)

 
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