Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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For the 2nd Friday in a row, I've had air conditioner issues. Fortunately, there are several reliable Lake Charles air conditioning company options. Air Conduit is one. Last week it was one of my office units with a problem at 5:05 PM.Yesterday, around noon, I receive a call from a residential te...
I'm normally a planner, but cannot take credit for the "food theme" of my blogs this weeks. Between Chili's in Sulphur is Going to the Dogs and Strawberry with Cream, Please there is ample evidence that I should decline an invitation to DeAngelos tonight But, hey, this is Southwest Louisiana wher...
  One of the pure pleasures of summer is a good snow-cone.  When I'm out and about during the day, it is not uncommon to visit one of my favorite snow-cone stands. They are all over the area so it is not hard to take a break from the heat by enjoying an old fashioned snow-cone. As I stare at the ...
Now, here's an easy way to support the 4 Paws Cause! Chili's in Sulphur, LA has come up with an innovative way to support the 4 Paws Society Inc., a local non-profit organization that rescues and find new homes for dogs. Already, this year the 4 Paws Society has rescued, on average over 1.5 dogs...
I've been monitoring the progress of the proposed port access road and bridge over Contraband Bayou for some time. Both have been in the planning stages for over 30 years.  I became especially sensitive to the progress when I became the listing broker of Old Barbe Woods and the property on the co...
 In what may be an unhealthy emotional decision, I pulled my autographed (Lockwood) Marsh Mission book by C.C. Lockwood and Rhea Gary off the coffee table and have kept it close for the last couple of weeks. There is a particular photo by Lockwood, a true Louisiana Legend,  that is entitled, "Emb...
Realtors from the Portland, Oregon area confirm the story of this 7 year old missing boy.  We have been asked to circulate via Facebook, etc.We know this blog isn't about real estate related per se, but who has a better network than Realtors to get the word out about something? Seven year old Kyr...
Read and weep.Open Letter to the Netherlands and the Dutch Consul,  We want to thank you so much for your offer to help with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of us Americans are grateful that your country offered to help. I know that many Europeans read our blogs here in America and we h...
The photos of the landscape are my across-the-street neighbor's yards in Margaret Place. The photos of the ducks are just 2 blocks away on Griffith Coulee, also in the Margaret Place Historical District. Margaret Place is generally considered the oldest recorded subdivision in Calcasieu Parish. ...
I want to echo Derenda Grubb's introduction and give my own welcome to Tony Cornner to Active Rain,  I assist Derenda and Tony on various projects.  One of Derenda's and my "projects" was to convince Tony that he could enhance his digital footprint by joining Active Rain. In the next few weeks, I...

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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