Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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Annually, The Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society  Society (CHPS) sponsors two major awards. In this post, I want to highlight the CALCA-Commendation. The purpose of this award, according the the CHPS website is: "To encourage and recognize outstanding achievements in exterior preservation,...
News coverage on last night indicated that Blood Supplies in SW Louisiana are "critically low". It does not take much to donate blood. Here is the list of "Donors must:" be at least 17 years old weigh at least 110 pounds bring proper I.D. be able to name any medications being taken The...
There are numerous offerings on YouTube for "The Lake Charles Two Step." Fiddlers might find this lesson of special interest and Chris Miller fans will enjoy watching his accordian at work. But for the dance enthusiast, I thought this toe-tapping version might be of interest.   And who can resist...
It had been my intent to someday blog about the wonderful medical community in and around Lake Charles. As situations have arisen, I've tossed out a few thoughts.  Never thought it would take getting a little sick to remind me of that goal. In yesterday's blog, I mentioned the "Path Lab". Specifi...
The Lake Charles area is blessed with several quality news magazines. Today, I want to bring THRIVE to your attention.  From the very first issue of THRIVE, it was apparent that this was a magazine destined for greatness. Not only has the magazine flourished, and received numerous awards, they ha...
Always nice to spread good news.  And the release of 15 Brown Pelicans that were saved from the BP oil spill certainly fits the category of "good news."  We can only imagine the emotions of those involved to see these Brown Pelicans released to a terrain similar to their former home, Racoon Islan...
Annually, The Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society accomplishes several objectives. CHPS is probably most noted for the Palm Sunday Tour of Homes held every Spring. And, they recognize those who have "contributed toward the preservation of buildings, objects and places" by presenting awards ...
Having served on the board of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society and as a dues-paying member, I can attest first-hand to the value of this important group.  Sure, I had to learn to live with those who joke about the "histerical society." Fortunately, I know that the numbers who appreci...
Until now, the lot sizes on Barbe Street were 125 x 200.  In response to one of the most frequently asked questions as to the potential of purchasing smaller lots, the lot sizes and prices have been officially changed in MLS. Rather than 4 lots, the new scenario offers 5 lots at 100 x 175. Greate...
  Thanks to a generous weather window, I was able to have the path through Old Barbe Woods trimmed. While prospects and agents must discuss the details as to walking on this beautiful property, it can certainly be arranged. Frankly, walking through Old Barbe Woods it is one of my favorite outings...

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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