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Real Estate Agent - Frank Rubi Real Estate
I hate to do it but recently I had a listing appointment with a seller that was way to demanding and unrealistic.  In fact I'm not even sure where to begin.  Two or three voice mail later she finally calls me back.  We make an appointment time only to have her put it off an hour before we are sup...
I saw the news earlier this week that delinquencies on home mortgages had increased this last quarter.  One in ten (10%), that sure seems like a real problem.  I wonder how many of them are on purpose.  I don't think a lender will even talk to you about a loan modification unless you fall behind....
Is Congress really serious about eliminating the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction from personal mortgages?  Before you say they don't have a chance, remember what you thought about health care getting passed? There seems to be some truth to the above in Washington.  Their addiction to spending is...
It's that time of year again, Air Conditioner time that is.  The mercury is now hitting the 80's consistently and the humidity is just about triple digits with all the rain. Make sure your AC is up to snuff.  get your freon checked and have the maintenance person look for a leak if the freon is l...
Looking for a good reliable source of grass in the Slidell, Lacombe area.  Look no further than Sunny Sod located on Hwy. 190 in Lacombe.  They sell many types of grass that are suitable for Southeast Louisiana climate.  I personally like St. Augustine at my home.  It grows fast and thick to keep...
Know what flood zone you are buying or building in.  At Louisiana mapping you can look at any address in Slidell or Southeast Louisiana.  The money saving could be huge not to mention the psychological and sale ability of your home down the road.  Don't let this happen to you.
The first time home buyers tax credit ends in eight days.  I can't help but wonder if the housing market can grow legs or will it need another government crutch.  The banks seem to be moving foreclosures to the fore front instead of stalling on them.  Will contracts dry up after the end of the mo...
Just wanted to take the time to say thanks to Activerain and Wayne Hardin out of Seabrook Texas for the referral we closed last Thursday.  Without either it would have never taken place.  An active Army Sargent and his family had recently located to the area and were looking for a home.  I was th...
I have read on activerain about closing gifts and pondered the thought myself many times.  Just today I think I came up with the perfect gift.  Why not give an American Flag?  After all isn't this the American dream to own your own home. Display the flag because we are the last free country in th...

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