Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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This professionally created video about Southwest Louisiana provides an excellent overview about life in Southwest Louisiana, especially Lake Charles. It was a collaborative effort with the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor's Bureau as the primary force behind its creation. So, take a fe...
This home is one of the oldest homes in Margaret Place and may well be THE oldest home in the Margaret Place Historical District.  I'm not sure of the age, but this former home of Lake Charles Mayor Locke is very near 100 years old.  It is on the corner of Griffith and Wilson, just one block fro...
  From one of my favorite real estate bloggers, Tish Lloyd in Wrightsville Beach, I'm reblogging this important message to sellers.  Trish provides some rock-solid advice along with questions sellers should consider.   Mr. & Mrs. Seller;  Your listing expired and you've got some decisions to make...
A ceremonial Groundbreaking was held for the new Aeroframe Services $3 million dollar building at Chennault yesterday. The front page news story by Mike Jones was in today's American Press. The 2-story, 18,000 square foot building will take approximately 12 months to build and will play a role i...
Soon, references to our new Lakefront Promenade and Marina will be reduced, but not until after Saturday's grand opening.  For years, Bord du Lac Park has offered several reasons to visit, including the millennium park and the 9-11 memorial.  With the addition of several more attractions on our l...
In this video, Mayor Randy Roach offers an invitation to attend two ribbon cutting events plus much more this Saturday at Bor du Lac Park.  My neighbors and I are already hooked on the walk along the Lake and will most likely be in attendance to enjoy all that will be offered.  With the fancy mar...
Those living in The Margaret Place Historical District can easily realize a healthy walk within the confines of the district, inclusive of a stroll along Shell Beach Drive. More aggressive walkers generally find themselves going East on Shell Beach to the Bord du Lac Park and Civic Center area or...
Those moving to Lake Charles generally find a great deal of activities to satisfy their interest.  From our museums to the arts community and our parks and recreation offerings to a community that simply shines insofar as giving back, those who move to Lake Charles quickly learn that what we offe...
This morning I finally got in a decent walk! And what better place to start than from my home in Margaret Place Historical District! A few friends from Grove Street joined me from our "base camp" which is my wonderful next-door neighbor and friend's front porch.  After visiting, laughing, laughin...
A few "happenings" in Southwest Louisiana this week that I'd like to highlight are as follows: The Almost Alice Exhibit  has opened at The Historic City Hall center.  The exhibit can be viewed Monday thru Friday from 10AM - 5PM and Saturday from 10AM - 2:PM. Admission is free. For more informati...

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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