slidell: Happy New Year 2017 - 12/31/16 05:07 PM
On Behalf of the Entire Team at  Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC we wish you Peace, Health and Prosperity throughout the New Year 2017.
Thank you for your trust and confidence you have placed in Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC. 
 
All the Best in 2017
 
Frank Rubi
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR 
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slidell: Home Owner Association | Homes for Sale in Covington - 05/06/16 06:15 AM
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC
 Great Louisiana Homes
 
Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner |Covington
 
Home Owner Association (HOA)
Homes for Sale in Covington with Home Owner Association
Many communities on the Northshore of Greater New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge Homes for sale require membership in the Local HOA. These communities include: Condominium | Office and Residential.
 
Purpose: Maintain current Proper values
 
Some HOA allow the property owner to pay their fee’s Monthly, Quarterly or Annually. The funds which are collected are used in part to pay for community services. These services could include: Common Area upkeep, Exterior Insurance, Pool maintenance, and Elevator services.
Most HOA have been recorded in the local court house.  HOA have bylaws (restrictions), these … (0 comments)

slidell: The Don'ts When Applying for A Real Estate Loan - 03/24/16 01:13 AM
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC
 Great Louisiana Homes
Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  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)

slidell: What's the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Comparative Market Analysis - 09/11/15 05:15 PM
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)

slidell: Labor Day 2015 - 09/05/15 11:10 AM
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC 
Great Louisiana Homes
Greater New Orleans | Baton Rouge 
  Metairie | Kenner | Northshore
 
Happy Labor Day 2015 
 
 
The entire Frank Rubi Real Estate team would like to wish everyone a Safe and enjoyable Labor Day. Thank You for  your business.
Frank Rubi
 
Hire a Mandisonville |Covington | Real Estate Broker who can explain the importance of common sense tips in Selling property in St. Tammany Parish, St Charles or Jefferson Parish. As a Realtor I receive stats on today’s Real Estate trend and will make sure your selling or buying efforts are up – to – date with what Buyers and Sellers are looking … (3 comments)

slidell: Lighting Your Home to Sell | Homes for Sale | Luling | Covington - 07/18/15 07:42 AM
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC
 Great Louisiana Homes
 
 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)

slidell: Ready to Move to Your Metairie | Kenner Home | Homes for Sale - 07/11/15 11:22 PM
 
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Louisiana Great Homes
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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)

slidell: Property Disclosure | Sellers of Metairie Homes for Sale | FSBO - 06/25/15 12:31 AM
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504-319-9696
 
Big Problems/ Property Disclosure / Tips for Sellers of Metairie Homes for Sale
 
The Property Disclosure laws call for Disclosure by the Seller’s of any problems that have not been repaired. As a practice we have the Seller’s fill out the Property Disclosure. This will eliminate any confusion of who stated or did not state any issue of the property. 
 
6 Tips to Keep  in mind concerning Property Disclosure
 
·      Hidden problems could cause the sale not to be consummated.
 
·      Have a license inspector inspect the property before the listing.
 
·      Have a termite inspection performed
 
·      Repair as many of your home’s issue as possible.
 
·      Be prepared to discount … (2 comments)

slidell: Happy Father's Day 2015 - 06/18/15 11:08 PM
Happy Father's Day
 
Father's Day is a special day as for most. My Wife went into labor with my Daughter Sarah on Father's Day.
Both parents have place their lives on the line for all their children. Many children do not relize that the Parents were right until they are parents them selves.
Today is Dad's turn to remember and appricate all the Dad's. 
 
 
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
 
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC
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slidell: Everything You Wanted to Know About Roofs in 160 Words or Less - 06/09/15 08:46 PM
Just yesterday I was speaking with one of my agents on the type of roofs. Our good friend Michael Thornton mention and clear up some points on roofs. 
   Yesterday, I was inspecting the roof on a 17 year old property and the roof covering was shot. The agent and buyers were appalled and the question was posed, “I thought that roofs would last 30 years?” They will under ideal conditions! Nothing in nature is ideal. The life expectancy of a roof varies between different roofing materials, ventilation and geographic location. Here’s the averages:
    Asphalt Shingles, 3-tab - 15 to 18 years
    Asphalt … (2 comments)

slidell: Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC | Video | Realtors near Metairie | Kenner - 05/31/15 08:43 AM
This is a new intro we will be using for Metairie and Kenner Real Estate Video. Just like our Brokerage has gone paperless we are increasing our video present. From training agents to public interest stories relating to Real Estate in Louisiana. We  hope to explain many of the processes that Buyers and Sellers face here in Metairie and Kenner's real estate market. 
 
 
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slidell: Mandeville Broker Tour May 20 2015 - 05/19/15 10:31 PM
 
 
 
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Wednesday May 20 2015 
 
Homes For Sale Near Hospital
Mandeville, La 
4 bedroom / 2.5 Bath
2590 Sq Ft.
Large Lot
$234,500
 
67138 Thackery St Mandeville, La 70471
Broker Tour 
Food and Drink Provide
 
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Title Management Group- Joe Coates
 
 
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slidell: The "Do's and Don'ts" During a Home Loan Closing! - 04/25/15 02:47 AM
Barbara Mooers - A VA Loan Specialist, gives great advice on the DO's and DONT's During a Home Loan Closing. Last year I experience 2 times this type of behavior which cost the Buyers their purchase. So listen and do what the loan officer ask. 
You have done the hard part in the house buying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with.  You have also gone out and found the home of your dreams!  Best of all, your team has done a great job of negotiating the best deal for you.  
Now, as a buyer, … (13 comments)

slidell: Frank Alongi's Plumbing | 504-415-7418 | Harahan La. - 04/11/15 12:50 PM
When ever there is a plumbing issue I call
Frank Alongi's Plumbing 504-415-7418.
I have been using Frank Alongi's Plumbing since 2001. All my plumbing issues are usually address in a timely fashion. Frank's and his crew are licensed and insured. He has travel to my properties in all areas, to include the Northshore. Whether you're in Harahan, Metairie, Kenner, Destrehan or Slidell, Frank will assist you.
 
 Frank has a family, and is reliable and honest. If Frank tells you he is coming he will be there at the pre-arrange time. Frank and his crew are very neat and work in a … (2 comments)

slidell: New Price on a Mandeville Beauty| Tall Timbers | Thackery St - 03/30/15 03:22 PM
New Price Point on this Mandeville Beauty.
$244,999 Price To Sell
This one will not last long. Near Golf and Shopping. Fresh on the inside with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bath is desirable.  First floor footprint is great for entertaining with large backyard and a nice deck. Have your Realtor call for a veiwing. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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slidell: Greater New Orleans Home Prices are Rising in 2015 | Metairie / Kenner - 12/31/14 02:32 AM
Greater New Orleans Home Prices are Rising in 2015
 
If you're ready to purchase a new home in Metairie and Kenner in 2015 expect to see property values increase. In general we are not seeing the Foreclosure and Distressed Properties entering the Metairie / Kenner market in the last quarter of 2014. Up until 2007 as Realtor I would not even use Foreclosure data for
comparables. This was due to the range was only about 2% or less of the total market. In addition, the condition of those Foreclosure was not as today's Foreclosures. Many Foreclosures are close to ready to move in condition. Where in years past total renovation may have been … (0 comments)

slidell: Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC | New Office - 12/30/14 10:19 AM
We are proud to announce our new office is open for business. 
 

 
Since 1986, we have help Sellers, Buyers and Investors reach their real estate goals.
Spirit of Excellence in Real Estate
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Drop me a note or follow on Twitter or Facebook
 
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slidell: MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014 - 12/23/14 10:22 PM
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014
 

 
Merry Christmas
Jesus is the reason for Season.
I am thankful that we were allow to enjoy another year together.
I am thankful for my Children, Wife, Country, and Business.
May God bless you and your family and give you peace.
Tonight we have planned a quiet evening making cookies and finger sandwiches after 4 PM Church services. 
Merry Christmas,
The Rubi's
Sarah, Jacob, Kelly & Frank, Leo and Gumbo
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slidell: REALTORS Get a Bum Rap from the Public - 07/29/14 03:05 AM

Our friend in Clarksville, TN. ~ Debbie Reynolds ~ wrote this post. She explains how Realtor work and hit it out the park. A Realtor work with the Public to help them obtain their dream which is to purchase a new home. 
REALTORS® Get a Bum Rap from the Public
I read a post about agents not showing houses for a living and it got me to thinking that REALTORS® get a bum rap from the public. I have heard all kinds of statements over the years and have politely corrected the public but it is time to set the record straight. I want to let … (2 comments)

slidell: Tips to Make Moving Easier on Your Clients - 07/28/14 03:16 AM

Closing day seems to come very fast. To help prepare for the big mover here are a few tips for a smooth transition. My biggest tip is to file for the Homestead Exemption as soon as possible. Usually this will occur about 4-6 weeks after the Act of Sale. In Jefferson Parish you will need the recorded Act of Sale paper work. 
Need more information drop me a note and I will set up a time to discuss moving tips and more. 
Agents are always looking for ways to become more efficient because your client list continues to grow while your time … (0 comments)

 
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