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2009 

I don't know how many of my fellow citizens received or saw their 2008 property tax bill this year.  I live in St. Tammany and I assure you mine went up 300% this year.   Before hurricane Katrina I paid a little over $800.  My new bill is now over $2200.  In this economy where every nickel counts...
Posted about 5 years ago
6 Comments
Trying to start a new group I can't seem to get the title to come over.  Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?  It keeps telling me title must be a-Z/ or 0-9 with no spaces.  HUH?  Can someone enlighten me, thanks.
Posted about 5 years ago
I viewed my property taxes online this week and blew a gasket.  In these times when property values at best are holding steady my taxes went from pre-Katrina ($800) to over $2200.  I don't know how in the world some people will be able to come up with the extra cash.  This is a Republican dominat...
Posted about 5 years ago
5 Comments
The self-employed's favorite time of the year is here, tax time.  I just wanted to pass on a new one to me.  I know plenty of the active rainers know already but here goes.  For the first six months of last year you can deduct 50.5 cents a mile.  The last six months you can deduct 58.5 cents a mi...
Posted about 5 years ago

6 Comments
Here is a tax tip I didn't know about, and may be you didn't either.  I had two buyers last year I know of paying PMI.  They can deduct it from last years taxes using schedule A line 13.  Let your buyers know they may appreciate this tip.  Remember every little bit helps.
Posted about 5 years ago
14 Comments
My wife was cleaning some old pictures out of the computer yesterday when she ran across this video of our dog. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback. We got her from the pound. Great dog. Well they were originally bred to help hunters chase lions in Africa, or so I have been told. As you can see she is r...
Posted about 5 years ago
John W Walters Jr | 7824 Real Estate of Louisiana | 985-640-1817 Regatta Cove, Slidell, LA Waterfront property 9,800 sqft Vacant Land offered at $114,000 Lot Size 9,800 sqft DESCRIPTION two waterfront lots available in clipper estates. minutes to lake by boat and 25 minutes to downtown New Orlea...
Posted over 5 years ago
I read yesterday where the Arizona Cardinals sold out next weeks football game in six (6) minutes.  This has to be some kind of a record.  I realize they are win starved.  I can relate having backed the Saints for years.  The Phoenix area is one of the worst with foreclosures in the country, yet ...
Posted over 5 years ago
11 Comments
These days we have to stretch our money as much as we can.  This includes everything from food to luxury purchases.  I have found three different sites where we can possibly save some money. The first one is a coupon site for things like groceries.  We all have to eat.  My wife uses this ones qui...
Posted over 5 years ago
John W Walters Jr | Specialized Real Estate Services, Inc | 985-640-1817 Regatta Cove, Slidell, LA Waterfront property 9,800 sqft Vacant Land offered at $114,000 Lot Size 9,800 sqft DESCRIPTION two waterfront lots available in clipper estates. minutes to lake by boat and 25 minutes to downtown N...
Posted over 5 years ago
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