Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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I guess the following comments about a Lake Charles dog trainer can be considered a PAWSITIVE review of a local business and its owner. The business....  Proper Pooches. The owner .... Lake Charles dog trainer Sally Stride. To my knowledge, Sally is the only certified dog trainer in Lake Charles....
My personal home with a pool in Lake Charles is now available for sale. Because a friend is currently using my home to recover from surgery, showings will be limited.  It will only be on the market until August 31st and the sale will be subject to a 12-18 month lease that begins on or near Septe...
The 127 page book, Soci@l: attract friends, followers, and connections to your business, was written by Ben Kinney with Jay Papasan. It can be easily downloaded and read directly off your PC screen or printed. Before my formal "review" of Chapter 1, a few comments: When I noticed a "tap into the ...
I'm quite fortunate to own 5 properties in Margaret Place. While I know that I'll never achieve minimalist status, I would like to achieve less "baggage." Currently, I have a window of opportunity to sell my Grove Street home, SUBJECT TO A ONE YEAR LEASE which is in process. At today's rates, th...
I do not know Cathy Miller, but if today's front page article in the American Press is an indication of her will, she is on my want-to-meet list. She is the chairperson of the transportation committee of the Mayor's Commission on Disability. And, from what I understand, she has been a champion fo...
Only Anne Drake can make someone want to adopt a cat or dog, kitten or puppy based solely on her well crafted dissertations about life with one of her foster animals. The following is her inital e-mail to a rather extensive list of fellow animal advocates followed by her response to my request fo...
I've always found that the social aspect of getting together to enjoy a meal of fresh and personally caught Louisana crabs is as good as the crabs themselves. Last night was such an example during an impromptu, eat-em-over-the-sink-cause-we-can moment. My friend George prepared 5 dozen crabs and ...
No disagreement from me. The picture tells the story. Governor Jindal recently signed a bill that gives police the authority to stop a driver for texting while driving. The new law goes into effect on August 15th. Until that time, law enforcement officials can only cite a driver for texting while...
No commentary needed.Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the la...
Sadly, I was unable to attend the funeral for Myrtle Chambers today, but wanted to post a tribute to an awesome and memorable lady. I first met Myrtle over 30 years ago through friends who have since moved away.  Myrtle was an integral member of their household in that she baby sat, cleaned, shop...

Mary Kay Hopkins

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Besides writing a bit about my listings and services, I enjoy sharing information about Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana, and The Margaret Place Historical District and general real estate.

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