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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

The Landings consist of newer construction and is located north of I-10.  Being North of I-10 gives the area a better homeowners rating and also is located in Slidell's highest rated school district. Homes Currently for Sale  2 Price range from $315-325 One Sold 2010 for $290,000 Price per square...
07/30/2010
Northshore Beach Subdivision is located on the Northern edge of Lake Pontchartrain south of Slidell and about 30 miles north of New Orleans.  Each home is located on the lake or a waterway that leads to the lake.  Northshore Beach is a perfect location for anyone looking for an easy commute to Ne...
07/30/2010
Finally I have a reason to live.  The World Champion New Orleans Saints reported to training camp today.  It's been a long six months waiting for the defense of their Super Bowl Win.  Down here they are calling it a Two Dat!  The Saints want to prove last year was no fluke.  They want respect and...
07/29/2010
Finally I have a reason to live.  The World Champion New Orleans Saints reported to training camp today.  It's been a long six months waiting for the defense of their Super Bowl Win.  Down here they are calling it a Two Dat!  The Saints want to prove last year was no fluke.  They want respect and...
07/29/2010
According to Bloomberg and MNSBC Louisiana is the laziest state.  Maybe that's the reason so many other activerainers get their blogs done by 6 in the morning and I am still in bed.  Of course a heat index of 109 yesterday doesn't exactly make me want to go outside and do much.  Oh well at least ...
07/26/2010
Back in October, 2007 I wrote a blog on sellers using unconventional means to sell their homes including bond for deed.  Well a lot has changed since then.  Before the credit crunch a buyer doing bond for deed had a good chance of getting a loan after paying 13 months worth of the notes.  For the...
07/25/2010
As my client closed yesterday afternoon on a nice home in one of the best subdivisions in Slidell along with the highest rated school district in Slidell a sudden thought overcame me.  This is a really nice home that the owner had passed and the heirs wanted to sell.  We were able to beat them u...
07/23/2010
Anyone notice a problem with this water heater?  Looks like one of those do it yourself jobs by the homeowner.  Can you believe the inspector missed this?  Actually I thought he was a very thorough inspector, but everyone is human.  My client and I saw this the very first day we looked at the hom...
07/21/2010
I am fairly certain that most real estate agents know this.  I also would assume most homeowners know this.  Especially after Katrina flooded most of Southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.  Not according to Sunday's Times-Picayune out of New Orleans. According to a survey 32% of the residen...
07/20/2010
This morning I emailed a buyers inspection response to the listing agent.  I also called him to go over my buyers concerns and requests.  He responded that he hoped to have an answer this afternoon.  No more than I did this my wife asks me is everything straightened out with the house.  I tell he...
07/16/2010
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