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2011 

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Active Rain Mentors!  For years I worked in the food and entertainment industry.  If working in a casino taught me one thing it was that I recognized a face for a reason.  For the casino, if I recognized your face it was usually coupled with good or bad feelings and helped me to remember who to a...
09/27/2011
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The Golden Rule: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. This past Sunday I took off on a joy ride to central Louisiana.  In Natchitoches, Louisiana I had a sudden craving for Waffles with Syrup and some sausage.  I noticed a “Huddle House” and decided to stop in.  It w...
09/26/2011
OPEN HOUSE in Moss Bluff! Sunday, October 2nd 1-3pm 1015 You Winn Road, Lake Charles, La 70611          3 bedrooms, 2 baths open living area, split floor plan, neutral colors.  Property qualifies for 100% financing!   Virtual tour: http://listings.realbird.com/virtualtour.aspx?rb-brand=0&fid=...
09/26/2011
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Staytaxfree.com: On November 19th a very important constitutional amendment will be on the ballot to keep Louisiana free from real estate transfer taxes.  See below for more information: On November 19th, Protect Louisiana Homes from Transfer Taxes The Louisiana REALTORS® Association is supportin...
09/22/2011
Advertising as a new agent can be tough.  Use what is available to you.  As a new agent I made the all too frequent mistake of putting my hand in every cookie jar.  According to my CPA I still did better than every other agent at the end of the year.  This didn’t go very far in making me feel bet...
09/22/2011
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Unclaimed Property.  You may have cash waiting on you and not even know it.  I did.  I put my two weeks’ notice in at a job I was working and apparently forgot to pick up my last check.  I was spoiled on Direct Deposit!  So, what do you do if this happens to you?  The Louisiana Department of Trea...
09/21/2011
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“For sale by owner”?  This is as big of a decision as selling your home.  Many people do for sale by owner to avoid fees of a Real Estate Agent.  Whether or not you, as an owner, decide to do it is solely based upon you and your commitment level. Do not go into “For Sale by Owner” and expect it t...
09/19/2011
I get this question a lot as well!  This is a very informative post that I believe needs to be shared not only with Agents but with the public as well.This is a question I hear every now and then from people who have been downsized, laid off or had their hours cut. What does it take to get into r...
09/19/2011
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You want to know about buying which is why you opened this post!  I cannot put everything you want to know in one post if you truly want to understand the buying process from where to start to the end.  Below are links to every post I have posted about understanding the buying process.  I decided...
09/17/2011
In part 7 we covered from acceptance to final loan approval.  Today is Closing day!  It's a bit more than going to the closing attorney's office and picking up a key.  Plan to be there for at a minimum of 30 minutes.  You will do a LOT of signing.  Just like with the offer, everything you...
09/16/2011
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