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2007 

As I ride around my home town of Slidell I am still amazed at the number of for sale signs I see.  When I go to the listing agents website half the time there are zero pictures or references about the house I am looking for.  You work hard enough to get a listing and you just ignore one of the ea...
06/30/2007
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I read a blog on fax machines a while back.  I submitted an contract to the listing agent who actually lives about 5 miles away from my house.  The house is in Covington Louisiana and his office is in Mandeville Louisiana.  Both of us live in Slidell Louisiana.  Because he doesn't have a fax mach...
06/29/2007
I live in the Eagle Point subdivision in Slidell and there are eleven homes for sale in the neighborhood.  I tried to list two of them but other agents gave a cut rate on commision   Well needless to say these two houses along with the rest are still up for sale.  I haven't seen a lot of activity...
06/28/2007
I would like some info from you more experienced agents and brokers around the country.  I recently lost a buyer because the selling agent insisted that the seller pay no more than 200 in closing costs at the closing.  She said this was very common.  I have never seen this before.  It definitely ...
06/26/2007
My clients recently put in an offer on an 7 year old property.  I thought they made a pretty good offer.  The owner didn't want to come down to their price.  I spoke to the listing agent and I think it was her more than the owner.  She had priced this property based on the market comps.  I also t...
06/25/2007
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Wow is it hot down here.  Must be 95 today.  I think I will walk over to my thermostat and turn it down another notch.  I think the record high today in Slidell is 98, I hope we don't test that.Another thing that is hot is property.  We really haven't slowed down that much.  as long as the houses...
06/23/2007
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Has anyone seen the web site www.condoflip.com?  I wonder if we have all lost our mind.  I am even to go out and venture and convert a fourplex I am buying to condos.  I wonder how long the trend will last.  I have no idea.  Seems it is a good way for people to afford a place of their own with ma...
06/21/2007
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After hurricane Katrina flooded our home here In Slidell Louisiana I lived in Houston for a few weeks.  My cousin recently sold his home to take another job in Ohio.  I was surprised to hear what he got for it.  This home was bought new by him in 1993 for about 95000.  He sold it for 130000 14 ye...
06/20/2007
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My very first listing and they came out of the woodwork for me.  I listed a house of a friend I had worked with years ago.  She had tried to sell this house for over a year by herself with no luck.  So I gladly took the listing and put up a sign.First nut.  This lady calls me about the price and ...
06/20/2007
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Realtors in St. Tammany Parish and outside the city limits of Slidell and Covington have to call the engineering department for changes to driveways etc.  I think I was transferred 10 times before I got the right person on the phone.  I now have an idea who to talk to now.  The client wanted to w...
06/18/2007
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