Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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Most of my colleagues accept the fact that, for the most part, I'm a stay-in-the-office-broker.  I receive the mass mails for agent open houses, but generally only attend those in the Shell Beach Drive and/or Charpentier or Margaret Place areas.  But, when Tony Cornner left me a personal voice ma...
Last night around 6:15, three of us from Margaret Place rode our bikes through Downtown Lake Charles, then east on Kirby Street through a portion of the Charpentier District.  Minimal traffic, beautiful historic homes, and a fall evening made for quite an enjoyable and peaceful bike ride with fr...
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog with the intent of showcasing the locational advantages of Lake Charles.  In that post, I mentioned a day trip to Houston made with a friend to attend a panel discussion and an exhibit of art contained in the new book, BEFORE DURING AFTER: Louisiana Photographers' ...
The cover photo for the article about the Village of Fisher in today's American Press captured my interest such that I sought out this video produced by the talented team from the American Press.  I'm posting it here for those who appreciate the small towns and villages across this wonderful coun...
Saturday, two friends joined me in a trip to a great bicycle store in Lake Charles, Capitol Cyclery of Lake Charles. I was in search of a basket for use on trips to our farmer's markets and my friends were in search of new bikes. Thanks to the experienced and helpful staff of this bicycle store, ...
Every year, the Calcasieu Animal Coalition's Fall Garage Sale  and Fall Festival Fund raiser event grows!  From the printable flyer on the 4 Paws Society Website, it is obvious that this year's event will be another chance for Lake area animal lovers to capture some great buys and enjoy a family-...
Thankfully, I've located the photo I took at OB's Bar and Grill last weekend in order to include in this post about a fun night after LSU's 3rd victory.  My original plans were to simply enjoy the game with friends in Margaret Place and head home.  As we were enjoying the post-game celebration, I...
Those looking for acreage with trees have hit pay-dirt with this listing on a beautiful country road in Ragley, LA.! Originally a 40 acre tract, the beautiful country road pictured here separates the property with approximately 33 acres on the South Side and 5 acres m/l on the North side The pro...
Yesterday was a perfect Saturday in Lake Charles! I joined friends in a visit to the Almost Alice Exhibit at Historic City Hall and then went for a leisurely walk on the new Lakefront Promenade and Marina having completed my "exercise walk" on the same path much earlier. The Almost Alice exhibit ...
We extended this morning's walk a bit so we could visit the statue of Jesus which is located just off Interstate 10 in Lake Charles.  The statue is within the historic Bilbo Cemetery. This video is very short. I'll try to return when not exercising to take more footage. For the time being, this a...

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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