slidell la real estate for sale: Should Have Seen The Other Guy - 10/03/11 02:57 AM

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slidell la real estate for sale: Turtle Creek Market Report | Slidell Louisiana Real Estate - 01/07/10 04:30 AM
Turtle Creek Market Report, Slidell Louisiana

Lovely Turtle Creek is located in Eastern St. Tammany parish just outside of Slidell's city limits.
Easily accessed via the new I-10 exit at Short Cut Road or via Gause Blvd lying just off Military Road. It lies within the Northshore High SchoolDistrict which is the highest scoring district in Slidell. 
Homes sold in 2009: 6
Average Sold Per Square Foot: $115
Average Sales Price: $343,417
Homes Currently for Sale : 6
Homes Currently Under Contract: 1
Average Asking Price: $436,986
St Tammany Parish Assessor
Turtle Creek Slidell Louisiana HOA
 
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slidell la real estate for sale: Remodeling Blues - 01/04/10 11:09 AM
I have been married for 25 years now and have built three different homes that we have lived in.  Recently we moved into an older home and have started remodeling the bathrooms, etc.  I think we have done a lot considering the short time we have been in the home.  My wife on the other hand thinks it should have been done yesterday.  I don't know if building is more stressful or remodeling a home.  I do know when you lived in an newer home your taste are kind of biased.  Old homes are beautiful they just need a little TLC.
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slidell la real estate for sale: Yankee Air Coming South - 01/03/10 06:09 AM
Winter is here at least for a week.  Plenty of Yankee air coming to the Northshore area of St. Tammany Parish.  residents living in Slidell, Pearl River and Lacombe need to make sure they have their external pipes are well wrapped well.  If not you may be a plumbers best friend.  Remember the rule of thumb is four hours at 28 degrees or less if colder for pipes to burst.   
As of right now we have a 60% chance of rain Thursday with freezing temperature possible.  I have questions for my fellow active rainers up north.  If this happens what do you do … (3 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: Twas The Day Before Christmas - 12/24/09 04:15 AM
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 is out to tax the crap out of them and the underwriters don't trust their income evidently.
Oh, did I mention the original underwriter wasa fired by the mortgage company?  I don't know why but he or she was let go.  This didn't help matters any.  My … (6 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: I Snuck Out of The Office Early Today - 12/21/09 11:33 AM
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 two man limit (50) by three o'clock.  I am glad we got back early so we could clean them and eat some for dinner tonight.  This is the only way my wife will let me go again.
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slidell la real estate for sale: Slidell's Christmas Under The Stars - 12/04/09 05:44 AM
Slidell's annual Christmas under the stars begins tonight.  The theme for tonight is Night of the Nutcracker,
December 5   A German Christmas
December 6   Feliz navidad
December 10  Kwanza
December 11  A Cajun Christmas
December 12  Hannukah
December 13  The Art of Christmas
All events take place at Griffith Park in Olde Towne Slidell and admission is free.
Also don't miss the Marine Corps Reserve Band Concert at the Northshore Harbor Center Wednesday December 9.  Concert starts at 7:30 and the doors open at 6:30.  Admission is free but a toy would be appreciated for the Toys for Tots.
 
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slidell la real estate for sale: Continuing Jobless Claims Drop to 466,000 - 11/25/09 12:31 AM
I moved into my current home about two months ago and have been updating it like there is no tomorrow.  My wife is spoiled and wants 2009 right now in every room right now.  Naturally being the kind gentle soul mate I am doing my best to satisfy. 
I drive over to the big box do it yourself home improvement stores to buy things I need.  I am tired of hearing about how many Americans are out of work so I decided I will buy Made in the U.S.A. as much as possible.  You know what?  Very little is made in … (3 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: Everything Is A Little Fuzzy - 09/14/09 07:56 AM
I received an offer on one of my listings this weekend thank God.  Right now I can use all the business one can get.  I called the agent on the offer with the sellers counteroffer.  She listened and repeated to me every thing I told her.  She calls back about ten minutes later and asks me to go over the particulars again.  Of course me being the nice guy am glad to repeat them to her.  She told me everything was a littl fuzzy to her right now.  Seems she had an MRI that morning and was given sedation because she … (9 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: 2009 Property Taxes for St. Tammany Parish on View - 09/04/09 04:28 AM
Home owners wanting to see what their property taxes are for this coming year are able to view them thru September 15 at the Parish Governmental Complex on Military Road in Slidell.  The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You will have until September 24 to appeal your assessments. 
A bit of ggod news the Parish Council voted last night in a meeting to keep the milliages the same.  Bad news is some owners values still went up. Result higher taxes.
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slidell la real estate for sale: My Time Is Valuable Also - 08/25/09 05:51 AM
I have to make a rant today about something that recently happened to me.  One of my listings went under contract recently.  Seems the appraisal company chosen to perform the appraisal didn't have access to the property.  They gave me a one day notice and I already had appointments for the time they were coming.  Seems they aren't willing to pay for the e-key.  What's this cost about $250 a year?  So since you are a cheapskate I need to come over and let you in?  Well when it's convenient to me.  Can you believe this?  You work in the business and … (6 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: 4015 Riviera Drive, Slidell, Louisiana 70458 - 07/27/09 06:37 AM
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slidell la real estate for sale: Economy my A#@ - 07/16/09 05:04 AM
I think I have finally had it with this excuse by state and local governments faced with budget shortfalls.  As one who voted for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, to say I am disappointed is a understatement.
Unchecked growth in government at all levels has left more and more people dependant on some form of support these days.  In 1996 Louisiana's budget was 11.9 Billion dollars.  This year it was over 28 Billion.  An increase of one hundred and forty four percent (144%).  All while Louisiana's population has declined over one (1%) percent.
The parish of St. Tammany had a budget of 66 … (3 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: 753 Kostmayer, Slidell, LA 7048 - 06/23/09 04:47 AM
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slidell la real estate for sale: Free Concert in Slidell Louisiana - 05/01/09 05:55 AM
This Saturday, (tomorrow), the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is performing at the amphitheater in Slidell'sHeritage Park.  The concert begins at 7 p.m..  Admission is free.  I suggest any one interested to get there early.  Some of the music played will include Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Khachaturian's Sabre Dance and Brahm's Hungarian Dance No. 5.
Before the concert there will be an Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Don't forget you lawn chairs, food, drinks and anything else needed to enjoy this show.
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slidell la real estate for sale: Louisiana Distric 76 Town Hall Meeting with Kevin Pearson - 03/26/09 08:30 AM
Monday April 6, Kevin Pearson, the representative of District 76 in the Slidell Louisiana area will be conducting a town hall meeting at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.  The time is from 6-8 p.m.  He is promoting his bill elevating. not raising the homestead exemption in Louisiana.  Under this bill the first $10,000 of every home in the state would be taxed and the next $75,000 will be exempt.  Anything over $85,000 will be taxable.
This would spread out the cost of taxes to everyone.  Everyone uses these services.  He intends to file the bill before the April 17 deadline. 
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slidell la real estate for sale: Homes Built before Building Codes - 03/26/09 08:15 AM
Recently I took some clients to view a home they were interested in buying.  The home was built in the mid 1970's.  In many parts of St. Tammany Parish there were no building codes at that time.  I remember my father and grandfather building a camp by themselves.  There were no such thing as inspectors to approve whatever you were doing.
Well everything was going pretty well with the showing until we looked into the electrical panel.  Turns out my client is an old retired electrician.  He unscrewed the electrical panel to get a look at the wires and guess what?  They … (6 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: American Greed - 03/02/09 07:21 AM
Anyone sit down to ponder the losses at AIG?  Over 90 Billion in 2008.  I am sure I wasn't a stockholder.  Could they be the main culprit in the financial woes facing the economy?  After all if they and others weren't insuring the mortgages, the banks wouldn't have been able to keep writing loans to people.  There was an old saying Americans always paid their mortgages, until they didn't.
I think all of us share in some blame.  We as Realtors were selling these homes.  The banks were making money.  The appraisers were making money and on and on.  The government was … (13 comments)

slidell la real estate for sale: PMI - 01/17/09 02:14 AM
Here is a tax tip I didn't know about, and may be you didn't either.  I had two buyers last year I know of paying PMI.  They can deduct it from last years taxes using schedule A line 13.  Let your buyers know they may appreciate this tip.  Remember every little bit helps.
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slidell la real estate for sale: Property Taxes St Tammany - 12/05/08 05:44 AM
There are 64 parishes in Louisiana.  St. Tammany pays the second highest property taxes in the state.  We pay around 170 mils.  I personally in Eagle Point pay 170 mills and 31 mills to the city of Slidell.  People and residents of Slidell and St. Tammany I urge you to vote against all property taxes even re-newels in the future.  This is the only way we are going to gain control of your money.  I know we need fire houses and other crucial services.  BUt if you don't gain control the value of your house will decline when you can't sell it … (1 comments)

 
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