madisonville la homes for sale: 308 Jade Court Madisonville LA 70433 "UNDER CONTRACT" - 12/13/11 06:44 AM
(2 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Market Update - 04/05/08 02:30 AM
Friday, the stock market closed out a strong week on a dull note, ending the day near the unchanged mark. However, the market showed some resilience by not posting a decline, considering employers cut jobs for the third straight month. Nonfarm payrolls fell 80,000, which was worse than the 50,000 decline economists expected. This marks the largest decline since 2003. In addition, January's reading was revised lower to -76,000 from -23,000, and February's reading was revised lower to -76,000 from -63,000. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rebounded to 5.1% from 4.8%. Economists expected a rate of 5.0%. These numbers are not good however; the … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Market Update Slidell Louisiana, Pearl River, Lacombe - 04/05/08 02:30 AM
Friday, the stock market closed out a strong week on a dull note, ending the day near the unchanged mark. However, the market showed some resilience by not posting a decline, considering employers cut jobs for the third straight month. Nonfarm payrolls fell 80,000, which was worse than the 50,000 decline economists expected. This marks the largest decline since 2003. In addition, January's reading was revised lower to -76,000 from -23,000, and February's reading was revised lower to -76,000 from -63,000. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rebounded to 5.1% from 4.8%. Economists expected a rate of 5.0%. These numbers are not good however; the … (0 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Peral River Grows - 03/29/08 12:20 AM
Pearl River Louisiana used to be a little sleepy town just North of Slidell.  Well this all changed after Katrina.  They experienced a large growth in population as people seeked higher ground.  A result of this they now will have a second red light installed this week.  Thats right, Pine Street extension will now be home for Pearl Rivers second traffic light.  Whats next a grocery store and a Mcdonalds.  Oh I forgot they built that last year also.
(0 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Recession - 03/26/08 10:38 AM
Are we in a recession.  Probably by definition.  I am sick and tired of voters bemoaning hard times.  Do you really expect government to bail you out.  Can someone tell me one thing the government got involved with that turned out better years down the road.  WELL I am waiting.  As I see it the government is the root of our problems.  Trying to play daddy to everyone.  Well you know what?  I refuse to participate in this recession.  I am going forward and having fun. … (8 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Museum Seeks Documents - 03/21/08 01:14 AM
The Pearl River and Honey IslandSwamp Museum and Research Center are seeking to borrow old documents, family journals, diaries, and historical artifacts from the Pearl River area to be copied for display at the museum.  All originals will be returned to the owners.  Call the Pearl River town hall at 863-5800 for further information. … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Pearl River Scholarships - 03/21/08 01:10 AM
The Pearl River Woman's Civic Club will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Pearl River High boy or girl senior having at least a 2.5 grade point average and showing discipline and extracurricular activities participation.  This award is in memory of Nina Gernon established in 1970.  this award is based on financial need along with the pre-mentioned criteria.  Applications can be obtained at the office of Jeannie Beaushaw the guidance counselor of Pearl River High School. … (0 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Tax Rebates - 03/14/08 11:47 AM
Can you believe it our politicians admitted that taxes hurt our economy?  Actually they didn't make it that blatant when they gave us a rebate.  Here is the date you can expect a check
HERE ARE THE DATES WE WILL BE RECEIVING OUR TAX RELIEF CHECKS.  IT IS SCHEDULED BY THE LAST 2 NUMBERS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.PUBLIC RELATIONS
.  … (4 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Slidell Air Show - 03/11/08 02:11 PM
Mark April 5 for the Slidell air show.  Come to the Slidell Municipal airport this April 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be flyovers and aerobatics.  Admission is $7 per person and $3 for children 6 and older.  Park at North Shore square mall and there is a free shuttle to and from the airport.  For more information visit www.slidell.schultzairshows.com. … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Olde Town Slidell - 03/11/08 02:04 PM
There will be a block party this Friday in olde town Slidell.  From 6-9 p.m. it will stretch from First street to Cousin street.  There will be music from Kilts of Many Colours out of Abita Springs and Johnny J and the Hitmen.  There will also be a classic car and truck display along with the Slidell Art League display.  This will be a very good time.  Come by and have some fun. … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Slidell Mortgage Update - 03/09/08 08:38 AM
This week was another volatile one for rates and stocks alike.  The week ended with conforming 30 year rates heading to 6.50%.  FHA's rates have consistently been lower than their cousin Fannie - FHA rates ended the week @ 6.00%
 
HUD finally announced the new maximum mortgage limits for our area, raising the loan limit on a singe family home to $287,500.00.  This was welcome news for those of us who have been waiting for a more realistic loan size to accommodate buyers in our market.
 
While FHA increased our loan size, Fannie Mae released its announcement that our area would not … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Rent vs. Sell - 03/09/08 03:15 AM
I was reading my local newspaper today and found an interesting article.  Seems some sellers have resorted to leasing their homes instead of selling them.  Funny thing is I approached a seller yesterday of one of my listings.  I asked her about the exact same thing.  I have a person willing to lease it for a year, would you be interested?  I know this isn't what the sellers really want, but it will pay the note and actually generate some cash for them.  … (9 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Mens Basketball - 03/08/08 12:38 PM
There will be a new mens Basketball League on Wednesday nights in Slidell.  They will start this coming Wednesday at Cross Gates athletic club in Slidell.  Members 18 and older and non-members 25 and older are welcome.  The team fee is $225.  For more information call 643-3500.  Time for you to get in shape and have some fun. … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Identity Theft and Scams - 03/06/08 08:12 AM
I know all of you are aware of these scams and identity theft happening on the internet.  In fact I receive some from Nigeria saying they have something for me or so.  I hope no one has fell for these.  I have included the link to the governments website for this crime. www.ic3.gov.  Please take a look and familiarize yourself with it. … (1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: question??? - 03/05/08 11:09 AM
I just wanted a sampling of opinions from other more seasoned agents.  How long do you wait to talk to a potential client after meeting with them, or speaking to them on the phone?  Do you prefer to use email or phone calls?
About how many times a week or month would you call?  I believe it's a fine line between being of service and being a pain in the you know what.  I appreciate your comments.
(8 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: St. Patricks Parade - 03/05/08 11:05 AM
March 11 is the deadline to enter the SlidellSt. Patrick day parade.  The parade takes place in Olde Town Slidell.  The parade lineup is determined by the order in which applications are received. 
This years king and queen is Kevin and Linda Young.  The parade is March 16 at 1 p.m.  Award are given for best umbrella, marching group, dance team, costume, and best float.
There are some fees to enter.  For more information please call Brad Champagne at 985-643-3151.
(0 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Buy this Market - 03/04/08 05:58 AM
That's right I want to buy this market.  Whether it is stocks or houses I want to buy and I need to buy.  After-all stocks and houses aren't going to go down to zero.  Why do we run away when the masses run away?  My broker calls it a mental recession.  Means mentally we talk ourselves out of making a commitment.  I believe it was Warren Buffett who said "be greedy when others are fearful and be fearful when others are greedy".  Get the point, talk to your buyers. … (4 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Pay Attention - 02/13/08 02:23 PM
I just received a contract from two of the top producers in my area.  I know this husband and wife team have been doing this a lot longer than I have.  Yet this offer lacks the following, a signature by the buyer and a expiration time.  I guess legally I don't have an offer.  I will do my best to rectify this and get this offer accepted.  I fell good when these guys miss these things.  My broker always tells me to slow down and take your time.  I think he should be their broker. … (5 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Possible New Homeowners Insurance Plan - 02/06/08 12:40 PM
This would be the first Louisiana-based insurance company since the early 1980's.  However a group of Baton Rouge and London investors are going to give it a try.  You mean a new company offering homeowners insurance?  Yes I am. 
They initially plan on investing 15 million.  This would mean they could insure 5 percent of the market in Louisiana.  Boy do we need more of this.  Hold your horses for now, it is in it's infancy stages. Just the thought of someone considering this gets me excited.  Stay tuned I will have to find out more.
(1 comments)

madisonville la homes for sale: Fat Tuesday - 02/05/08 12:07 AM
No super Tuesday here in New Orleans.  It's Mardi Gras(Fat Tuesday) for you foreigners.  For one day only the city goes nuts and parties until midnight.  I for one no longer participate, too many people for me.  The bulk of the people are in the French Quarter on Bourbon street.  The tourist section of the city is back and going strong.  This is the biggest free party on earth.  If you have never been here make plans to come down once and see it. … (3 comments)

 
John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate)

John Walters

Licensed in Louisiana

Slidell, LA

More about me…

Frank Rubi Real Estate

Address: Pearl River, La, 70452

Office: (504) 470-3199

Mobile: (985) 640-1817

Email Me



Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog