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Eden Isles is located south of Slidell on the northern  shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  It is a waterfront community with easy access to the lake and I-10.  Approximately 30 minutes to downtown New Orleans or the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 2010 current market report: Current active listings: 30  $179,...
I am going to re-open the old buyers vs. sellers debate once again.  I have seen and heard the old saying one has to "list to last".  I believe in the "old days" this was true.  Today I would rather have one or two qualified (really qualified if you know what I mean?) buyers than a slew of listin...
The Times Picayune published the rankings of Louisiana public schools in this mornings newspaper.  St. Tammany ranked fourth in the parish dropping down one from third last year.  Keep in mind St. Tammany is a large school district and achieving this ranking isn't an easy feat.  Congratulations t...
Just wanted to post a picture of my new ride.  I wanted to keep a low profile.
This Saturday, October 2 Magnolia Forest Subdivision will be conducting it's annual garage sale.  The times are from 7 A.M. till noon.  This year there are 37 homes participating down from over 40 last year.  If you are a garage sale junky don't miss this one.  The weather will be fantastic and t...
Yesterday I had the pleasure of trying to clear up a discrepancy on one of my accounts.  I called the 1-800 number and wound up with a woman in California, not India for once.  I proceeded to give her all of my information and while waiting for her computer to pull up the information she asked "h...
The Inlets of Oak Harbor Currently Active:  4  $262,000 - $467,500 Currently Under Contract:  0 Sold 2010:  3  $264,000 - $380,000 Price per Sq Ft:  $106 The Inlets of Oak Harbor is one of several gated waterfront communities that are located between Slidell and Lake Pontchartrain.  All offer eas...
Market Report for The Moorings of Slidell For Sale (Active):  5  $439,900 - $1,349,000 Under Contract:  1  $344,000 Sold 2010:  3 Price per Sq. Ft.:  $135   The Moorings Subdivision is a gated waterfront community of  upscale homes located just south of Slidell.  Easy commute to  Mississippi Gulf...
I now know why people are walking away from their homes and letting them foreclose instead of short sales.  We have a bank mitigation officer that wants to approve the sale of the home but he can't get an answer from HUD. The listing agent and I spent most of the day calling HUD  and being treate...

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