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2009 

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Any full time Realtor who survived the past twelve months go ahead and pat your self on the back.  You are a survivor.  You made it through some of the toughest times possible.  If you were able to pay your bills and stay above water well done.  If you were able to grow your business this year th...
12/31/2009
Here I sit again helpless awaiting some underwriters decision from a bank in Michigan for a clear to close.  I wrote about this last week Twas The Day Before Christmas.  We were supposed to get a decision last week and now we are still waiting.  The bank (whom shall remained unnamed) asked for a ...
12/30/2009
Ok guys if it's good enough for us it's good enough for them.  Fleming is from Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District.  Too many active rainers don't want to talk politics on their blogs but this one will effect us all eventually.  No matter where you stand on politics.  HR 615 On Tuesday, th...
12/29/2009
12/25/2009
And I sit and wait for the underwriters for a clear to close.  Can you believe they are working until 4 p.m. today?  I am having a hard time with it.  The home has been under contract since early November.  Thebuyer is self employed.  Self employed are getting it from both sides.  The government ...
12/24/2009
Merry Christmas active rainers.  I know most of you like myself have worked very hard this year to provide for your families.  We are self employed we always work hard.  Take a few days off to enjoy life and be with your loved ones.  Also say a prayer for our service men and women who haven't see...
12/23/2009
Plenty of clients always ask questions about how to increase the value of their home.  It really isn't a secret but plenty seem in the dark.  One way is to remodel your bathrooms and not overspend doing it.  BOn the left below is the pre update picture.  On the right is the after picture.  With n...
12/22/2009
Yep I was a bad boy today.  Left the office and phone behind today for a little R & R.  The weather was nothing but sunshine and about 60 degrees.  Drop dead gorgeous.  I loaded up the boat picked up a buddy of mine and off we went. We arrived around 1 p.m. and the bite was non stop.  We caught a...
12/21/2009
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It's that time of year again.  The last weekend to shop before Christmas.  Please be courteous to other drivers and show some patience.  We don't want any road rage incidents over the Holidays. I was caught in traffic for over an hour yesterday by the exit for Northshore Square in Slidell.  I usu...
12/19/2009
St. Tammany Parish began mailing your 2009 property tax bills this week.  I received mine on Tuesday.  They are due by January 15th, 2010.  If you pay it before the end of 2009 (check must clear) you can deduct it on your 2009 income taxes. I think most people won't get sticker shock when they op...
12/19/2009
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