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2008 

I have been in contact with a potential client from Virginia.  She had a home in the Quail Ridge subdivision in Slidell Louisiana.  The home never flooded but most of the neighborhood did from Katrina.  The home itself was crushed by trees.  The owner was in Germany at the time and had the home t...
07/30/2008
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Here is a prime example.  Just today I was visiting my parents house for lunch.  My parents live in Northshore Beach Subdivision in Slidell.  This is a waterfront community on lake Pontchartrain.  This area was hard hit by Katrina.  The home next door has a FEMA trailer on the property.  We are a...
07/27/2008
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I heard over the radio this week that California alone uses more gas than any country in the world.  What a shame they won't help out and let oil companies drill there.  They pay the more for fuel than any state.  They have the highest tax rates in the country, and they are running a fifteen bill...
07/26/2008
Well that is what most people and government's local and national thought.  California is running a huge budget deficit since property taxes are down.  Can you imagine that government spending everything that comes into the coffers?  I guess they didn't believe in a rainy day fund.  Or more like ...
07/24/2008
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In little ole St. Francisville Louisiana home of the Myrtles plantation.  Rated as one of the most haunted in the country.  This coming weekend there will be a program on hummingbird banding and garden tours.  I have been through this area many times.  This is a lovely place to visit.  Only about...
07/23/2008
New Orleans Medical Mission Services was created in 2001.  They made their first trip in 2002 to Ecuador.  Since then they have completed seven medical missions.  This is a group of fine area physicians that practice in the New Orleans area.  I used to work with many of these fine doctors.  They ...
07/23/2008
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Thats how hot it was today.  You could cook an egg on the sidewalk.  I am all for skipping July and August and going into Septamber.  Get the hurricanes behind us and move into football season.  Who do you think Ohio State will lose to this year in the BCS?  I just hope my cousin in Ohio doesn't...
07/22/2008
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These classifieds were really put in the paper - a smile for your day FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES: 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog. FREE PUPPIES.. Mother, AKC German Shepherd. Father, Super Dog...able to leap tall fences in a sing...
07/22/2008
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I have posted and read posts from other agents about returning phone calls.  Here is my latest.  I faxed an offer yesterday afternoon.  I called the listing agent twice on her cell phone.  This number didn't take voice messages.  Twice I entered my number.  I called her brokers office and left a ...
07/19/2008
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This is what happens when Congress stays out of free markets.  It takes time.  It doesn't happen over night.  The tipping point for gas was four dollars.  I think this is the same for home prices.  They escalated to fast to soon.  People can only buy what they can afford.  We will recover and be ...
07/16/2008
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