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2007 

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I don't know what the rules are in other states for home inspector, but here in Louisiana there isn't any regulations that I am aware.  I recently listed a home the owner had tried to sell herself.  The pipes were vide taped by a plumber supposedly.  I don't know if happened are if she was even p...
06/17/2007
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How I hate that name, nothing personal, well maybe so.  I find many homes in my neighborhood are still priced to high.  After Katrina passed over us in 05 the first repaired houses were sold for very inflated prices.  Well Slidell Louisiana rebounded fairly quickly but the demand for the houses h...
06/14/2007
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I realize the values of houses have increased but never in my wildest dreams did I believe insurance would jump up so much.  In my home community of Slidell Louisiana home sales have been close to stagnant ever since Katrina and insurance rates have soared through the roof.  I just got a quote fr...
06/13/2007
I recently upgraded my air conditioning from a three ton to a four ton with a bigger air handler.  WOW what a difference.  My old AC was good enough until huricane Katrina blew my shade trees down.  After that it would never cool down.  Which brings me to my point how many square feet per ton in ...
06/12/2007
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As a new agent I am working on getting testimonials from past clients.  Well one problem I simply don't have very many yet.  Anyway not to be deterred I am getting letters from everyone I have closed with.  I don't know if will work but it sure won't hurt.  I need something to seperate me from th...
06/11/2007
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Now that the heat of summer is upon us, I notice there are a lot of houses for sale in the Slidell and Lacombe areas.  The prices are still above pre-Katrina and just about post-Katrina prices.  I believe they are still about ten percent to high.  This would put them above pre-Katrina prices but ...
06/10/2007
Paris Hilton is going back to jail.  WHA! WHA!  Sometimes you have to pay for what yo do.Which brings me to my point.  My very first deal I was suckered.  I did all the ground work on this deal.  I contacted the listing agent and called the local permit office for info.  I received a land plot fa...
06/08/2007
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I am one of those new realtors still learning the ropes.  I am fortunate to have an personal friend, who is a broker take me under his wing.  I also work for some of the greatest people I think I have ever met.Before I became an agent I worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years.  You guys ...
06/01/2007
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