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Real Estate Agent - Frank Rubi Real Estate

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2008 

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I did a little research on this name of our latest threat to my home and Southeast Louisiana.  I found out King Gustav had three wives and one was named Katarina.  That sure is awfully close to Katrina, don't you think?  I wonder if this is coincidence or fate.  I am getting to old for all of the...
08/29/2008
My client's have cash and are ready to close.  Problem is the government.  We need a wetlands permit to build a driveway.  Three and a half acres and we need fifteen by twenty foot area of land to span the drainage area.  We have been waiting two months.  They finally got a Nationwide Permit #14 ...
08/27/2008
Slidell Louisianais eligible for the rural development loan program.  Homebuyers will get lower interest rates, no PMI and possibly zero money down.  This program is available until the end of September.  Call me for further information.  As you know there are numerous listing to choose from so d...
08/25/2008
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The NAR is set to release existing home sales today for July.  The prediction is 4.91 million.  In June there were 4.86 million sold.  I wonder how close they will be and what the average price will be?  I am sure it will be down considerably.  Has anyone noticed that mortgage rates are higher th...
08/25/2008
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The Farmers Almanac that has a very high rate of accuracy is predicting a colder than normal winter this year.  I just read this on AOL.  Only the far West and the Southeast will be near normal.  I think we need a good dose of global warming so we don't freeze to death.  Better save up some money...
08/24/2008
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Considering the market having only two listings not sold isn't to shabby.  I really blame myself.  I let the sellers set the price higher than I thought it should be.  You know how many sellers think their home is the one.  I let them do it because they were only a small amount above what I thoug...
08/23/2008
That's right my house is bigger today.  My home didn't ignore the laws of physics or anything like that.  The reason why is my daughter left to go to college.  I have another room to watch football in now.  I can park in the middle of the driveway.  I can watch any television or use any computer....
08/23/2008
  This is a video my wife took while boat riding in Lake pontchartrain.  You can see them jumping out of the water only 50 feet away.  They hardly even acknowledged we were there.  I have fished this lake since I was very young.  I have never seen dolphin in the lake before.  They arrived after ...
08/19/2008
  John W Walters Jr | Specialized Real Estate Services, Inc | 985-640-1817 201 Megan Lane, Slidell, LA Lovely Home on corner lot with rear yard access. Kitchen features granite counter tops and open floor plan. 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $244,400 Year Built 1998 Sq Footage 1,910 Be...
08/18/2008
Almost three years to the date of Katrina finally we have some real action on coastal erosion.  For the past three years it was all talk and nothing else.  I know this is a drop in the bucket of what is needed but we will start from here and go forward.                  Realize that most of the n...
08/15/2008
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