slidell louisiana homes for sale: E-Fax Anyone? - 07/06/11 07:35 AM
I don't use my E-fax account near as much as I once did.  After all it seems everyone has scanners these days. Scanners and email or much faster and cleaner than an old fax.  We all know what happens after a document has been faxed more than once.
I recently considered dropping my account with E-fax and just switching my machine on when I was expecting a fax.  I called E-fax to cancel, of course they didn't want me to cancel so they came up with an alternate proposal.  Two free months and only $12.99 a month.  I still said no … (2 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Adrenalin and The Economy | Slidell Real Estate - 01/15/10 12:20 AM
The U. S. economy is on adrenalin.  Locally the Slidell Real Estate market is getting some of the jolt this adrenalin gives when first injected.  The economy is like a patient with a bad heart in critical care.  When the heart rate is low or barely palpable one pushes adrenalin to boost the pressure and heart rate.  The economy is on a government stimulus (adrenalin) at this time and barely has a blood pressure.  Eventually the adrenalin doesn't work anymore and then we are in big trouble.
While some brokers and agents had great years last year and maybe better ones this year … (1 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Triathlon Tomorrow - 01/08/10 07:21 AM
Going to run a Triathlon tomorrow.  That's right much to my wife's chagrin that's what I am doing.  Since it's to cold to do it outside I will be inside.  I plan on lighting the fireplace and getting in my comfortable chair and watch football and enjoy an adult beverage.  That's all there is to it.
The Triathlon.

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Congratulations - 12/31/09 06:44 AM
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 than my hats off to you.  Happy New Year and here's to a great one coming.


slidell louisiana homes for sale: One Easy Way to Increase The Value of Your Home. - 12/22/09 07:26 AM
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 new floors and vanity tops the improvement was dramatic.

slidell louisiana homes 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.
The fishing … (3 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Wettest December Ever - 12/17/09 11:02 AM

I think I know what it's like to live in Seattle now.  Since my wife and I moved into our new house in October I think it has rained every three or four days.  I mean really rained.  By the time the rain ends tonight it should be the wettest month in recorded history in the New Orleans area ever.  This goes back well over one hundred years.
By December 15 we had over 24 inches of rain.  The record I believe was around 20 inches.  We should shatter that.
With this in mind one should always try to buy … (4 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Window Replacement Tax Credit - 12/14/09 12:09 AM
Homeowners looking to replace their old ugly drafty windows
can receive up to an $1500 dollar tax credit on their Federal Income taxes.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus bill) allows for a credit of 30% of your costs for the windows to a maximum of $1500.  Only the cost of the windows are allowed.  Not the installation fees, etc. 
Also the windows have to meet certain energy efficiency ratings.  They must have a U-Factor and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC of equal or less than 0.30 in all climate zones in the U.S.  Be sure … (3 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Magnolia Forest Pear River Louisiana - 11/25/09 12:07 AM
Magnolia Forest is one of the older more established neighborhoods in all of St. Tammany Parish.  Located just outside the city limits of Pearl Riverwhile still centrally located to Gause Blvd and Interstates 10, 12 & 59.  Also easy drive to the Stennis facility in Mississippi.
Houses range in age from over 30 years old to 3-4 years in age.  The asking prices of the houses range from a low of $189 to a high of $399. Every homesite sits on approximately one acre or more. Tax mileages are lower also than many other areas of the parish.  Home owners insurance is also lower priced … (0 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Full Time Realtor - 11/02/09 07:06 AM
It's early August and traffic in my home is hot and heavy.  I guess first time buyers seeking that $8,000 payday from Uncle Sam.  We accepted an offer from an agent who's card stated in big bold letters at the top FULL TIME REALTOR.  OK I'm impressed, really you got my attention.
What else got my attention was the Hawaiian shirt you were wearing.  Looking kind of casual today are we?  I am the first person to tell you neck ties suck.  But neck tie withholding, one can still look more professional than this.  I think he just left the country club … (6 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Another Happy Client - 10/31/09 01:38 AM
This house located in Yester Oaks subdivision of Slidell Louisiana was sold yesterday to a lovely young couple getting married in two weeks.  I hope they enjoy the home as much as the previous owners did.
This home was under contract in a little over sixty days and sold in three months time.  Sure makes my job easier when the home is well maintained.
Looking to buy or sell in Slidell, Pearl River or Lacombe give me a buzz.

slidell louisiana homes for sale: St Tammany Parish 2009 - 10/13/09 01:02 AM
St Tammany Parish is located on the northshore of lake pontchartrain, north of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.  The Eastern part of the parish consist's of the city of Slidell and Pearl River.  The Western side consist's of Mandeville, Covington and Madisonville.  The town of Lacombe is in the middle.  I really don't know if they are considered west or east.
The following economic number were released by the U.S. Economic Bureau.
East St. Tammany zip codes
Population 117,615
Average Family Income 75,660
Median Home Value 144,933
10% of people living below the poverty level
West St. Tammany zip codes
Population … (0 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: It's August - 08/01/09 04:37 AM
I am enjoying a quiet weekend today.  Seems most potential buyers are either shopping for school supplies or at the beach.  I wish I were at the beach.  More fun than cutting my grass.
Well at least training camps are open for the football teams.  Like a kid, I am hopeful for the New Orleans Saints this year.  We should know by the end of September how good they will be this year.  Be safe and watch out for the school zones this coming week.  School starts in St Tammany parish this coming Friday.

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slidell louisiana homes for sale: Contact numbers for the city of Slidell Louisiana - 05/08/09 07:17 AM
Mayors Office  646-4333
City Council Office  646-4307
Chief of Staff's Office  646-4330
City Hall  646-4300
Police  643-3131
City Attorney  646-4396
Airport  641-7590
Animal Control  646-4267
Civil Service Personnel  646-4377
Cultural and Public Affairs  646-4375
Engineering  646-4270
Finance  646-4316
Parks and Recreation  646-4371
Permits  646-4323
Planning  646-4320
Public Operations  643-6140
Water Billing  646-4309
Contractor's License  646-4324
Occupational License  646-4310
City ofSlidell Website:

slidell louisiana homes 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.

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Town Hall Meeting - 03/16/09 01:13 PM
United States Senator David Vitter R-Louisiana will be holding a town hall meeting this coming Friday, March 20 at the Mandeville City Hall from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Topics will include our economy, healthcare and other important items of interest to our nation and Louisiana.  I believe our country is at a crucial crossroad for our future.  If you agree you need to find the time to attend.

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Spring Is In The Air - 03/13/09 07:33 AM
It's springtime for sure.  The bottlebrush trees are in full bloom.  My azaleas are bright and pink along with my Amarillo's and numerous other plants I forget or never knew the name.
It's been a long bitter cold winter this year.  Especially for the Midwest and the Northeast.  More so than usual.  Remember Farmers Almanac predicted a colder than normal winter.  I would say they got that one right.  My favorite time of the year is still the Fall.  Football and cooler weather after a long hot summer in the south.

Enjoy the warming weather everyone.  Get out this weekend … (6 comments)

slidell louisiana homes for sale: Gas Tax Increase - 01/02/09 10:48 AM
Just want to get my fellow active rainers opinions again.  Just when gas prices start to retreat, someone in Congress has the audacity to propose raising gasoline taxes on all Americans.  Can you believe this?  These SOB's have no other ides than to take more and more of our hard earned dollars.  In this current economy taking more money out of circulation isn't going to help any of us except the fat cats in Washington.  God help us we need it.

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