covington real estate: #1 Listing Agent in St. Tammany - 01/24/14 02:50 PM
Wayne Turner, Broker/Owner of Turner Real Estate Group, is honored to be the top listing agent in St. Tammany Parish. Turner works with sellers listing property while his team of Home Buyer Specialists work directly with home buyers.
In 2013 Turner listed more properties than any other realtor in St. Tammany. There is a reason why Turner Real Estate Group is trusted by more home owners. They're now selling a home every 31 hours!
After 18 years in the real estate business, selling homes is what Turner does best!

 
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covington real estate: Most Chosen St. Tammany Realtor - 01/22/14 02:54 PM

Wayne Turner has been honored with the distinguished achievement of being the most chosen St. Tammany Parish realtor by home owners needing to sell their north shore properties.  
 
As a leading realtor for 18 years Turner teaches, trains and shares his intuitive ideas that are changing the pace of home sales in today's changing economy.  Realtors come from across the globe to spend the day learning from Turner in what is termed as "shadowing".
 
"It's fun and exciting for me to give back and watch others who share my passion for the business
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covington real estate: "Would You Do it for $1,000?" - 01/16/14 03:42 PM
"Would You Do it for $1,000?" 
First time home buyers can now purchase homes in St.Tammany Parish for only 1% of the purchase price amount or $1,000.  Which ever is greater.  Example: Buy a $90,000 home and you only need $900 for your down payment.  This program is call a soft second.  Buyers can recieve up to $30,000 for a down payment and $5,000 in closing cost.
"A Soft Second Mortgage Offers
Down Payment And Closing Cost
Assistance To Qualied Buyers!"
The St. Tammany Parish Soft Second Program provides down payment and
closing costs subsidies to eligible rst-time homebuyers. The subsidies can
help bridge the aordability gap … (1 comments)

covington real estate: Wayne Turner Discusses Website Updates - 12/27/13 01:24 PM
  Wayne Turner discusses updates to our website www.WayneTurner.com. It's updated every hour on the hour... We make home searching easy! Thank you for trusting Turner Real Estate Group. We have closed over 150 homes this year because of your support. For more information on Mandeville, Covington and Slidell real estate call 985-626-1313.
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covington real estate: RD Eligibility - 12/02/13 12:56 PM
The areas eligible for Rural Development (RD) loans will change as of Jan. 1, 2014. This means that the loan must close on or before Dec. 31, 2013. In the new eligibility maps Mandeville and Slidell are no longer eligible for RD loans.
If you are unsure about a specific property's eligibility, you can plug the address in to this website and it will show you on a map whether it is still eligible or not: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do.
Make sure to click on the link in the column on the left side of the website that says "Future Eligible Areas". For more … (2 comments)

covington real estate: Home Staging 101 - 11/15/13 01:34 PM
Many sellers don't realize the importance of home staging. It's something simple that will create a dramatic impact when your home is on the market. Here are a few tips to help homeowners stage their properties.
 
Clear the Clutter.  Buyers buy on emotion - they have to be able to envision themselves in a property before making an offer. It's difficult to do that when a home is cluttered with the seller's mail on the counter, shoes lined up in the foyer, and family photos everywhere. Once the personal items are removed and a home doesn't look "lived-in" the buyers can imagine … (3 comments)

covington real estate: "We Make the Real Estate Process a Pleasure" - 11/05/13 02:03 PM
Are you looking for a real estate broker in and around the St Tammany Parish area? You have reached the right place, www.WayneTurner.com will help you buy or sell a home more effectively. You can browse through a wide variety of useful information and resources, all designed to help you. One can find advice about getting different mortgage options to finding the best home to buy in Mandeville Louisiana, Covington Louisiana, Slidell Louisiana, to preparing your home for sale, all of this is available on this web site. You can even get us to determine the value of your home and get a … (0 comments)

covington real estate: Just Listed - 202 Northpark Blvd. - 07/23/13 01:36 PM

Prestigious Estates of Northpark... Beautiful Home w/ Two Story Foyer, Updated Kitchen w/ Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances & Island, Butler's Pantry, Nail Down Wood Flooring, 3 Bedrooms Upstairs, Master Suite Downstairs w/ Jacuzzi Tub, Separate Shower & Double Vanities, Garage Converted to Gym & Living Area/Mother-in-Law Suite w/Bath - Can Easily Be Converted Back to Car Storage! Huge Backyard w/ New Landscaping... Super Neat & Clean!
For More Info Visit:
http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/202-Northpark-Bl/Covington/LA/70433/33163175/
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covington real estate: Just Listed - 723 Winterberry Dr. - 06/25/13 02:31 PM

Prestigious River Oaks... All New Lighting, Stunning Hardwood Floors, Grand Foyer, Open Kitchen w/ Raised Bar, Huge Bedrooms, Built-In Bookcases, Crown Molding, Separate Office, Soaring Ceilings, Entire Home Painted, Quiet Cul-de-Sac, 28X20 Garage w/ Staired Attic, Irrigation System, Backs Up to Private Green Space... Must See!
For More Info Visit: http://tinyurl.com/nzpsfwj
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covington real estate: "Mortgage Rates on the Rise" - 06/20/13 02:23 PM
Data. . . That is what I have followed for years now, 17 years to be exact in this sometimes crazy world of selling homes. April was a record month for consumers finalizing contracts. Home sales for Mandeville and Covington real estate are no different.  We have seen the St. Tammany real estate market increase at a record pace.
When more people begin to buy homes the mortgage rates go up and they have done just that... gone up.  Don't get me wrong they are still amazingly low at around 4% fixed rate.  This is however the highest interest rates have been in months.
Now is the … (0 comments)

covington real estate: Turner Real Estate Group Featured in City Business Magazine - 06/20/13 02:19 PM
Mandeville, La. – Wayne Turner, Broker/Owner of Turner Real Estate Group, was recently featured in New Orleans City Business Homebuyer’s Guide 2013. Turner is known for being a leader in residential real estate in St. Tammany Parish. Turner Real Estate Group was recognized for selling 127 residential homes last year.
“St. Tammany Parish real estate is up 9% from last year. That’s 20 more homes per month than last year. If you’re looking to sell a home in St. Tammany Parish now is the time,” says Turner.
How is the real estate market? That is a common question from consumers. Turner … (1 comments)

covington real estate: Mandeville Named Top City in Louisiana to Raise Children - 03/08/13 02:27 PM
Businessweek and Bloomberg Rankings teamed up to find the best cities in America to raise children. Mandeville, a cozy lakeside town just north of New Orleans, beat out all other Louisiana cities for that title. In the study, public schools and safety were most heavily weighted followed by median family income and the parish unemployment rate.
Mandeville's public school ranking is a 9 out of 10, according to GreatSchools.org, the source used in the study. The median family income was $86,731, with housing costs at 19% of income, and the parish unemployment rate at 5%.
Great schools, low crime rate, low … (2 comments)

covington real estate: Local Real Estate Community Participates in “No Home Goes Hungry” - 02/26/13 12:20 PM
Mandeville, La. – The first annual “No Home Goes Hungry” Realtor food drive was held this past holiday season to collect food for the Food Bank in Covington. Over 1.3 tons of food was collected thanks to many generous businesses on the North Shore. One of those businesses is Turner Real Estate Group.
As a sponsor of the food drive, Turner Real Estate Group collected non-perishable food items that were distributed to many local families in need.
“We were happy to be a part of this great fundraiser sponsored by the North Shore Real Estate Community,” says Wayne Turner, Owner/Broker of … (0 comments)

covington real estate: Just Listed - 18420 Hosmer Mill Rd. - 02/14/13 12:45 PM
Peace & Tranquility... 1.89 Acres, No HOA, 7 Yr. Old Roof, Circular Driveway, Huge Brick Front Porch, Grand Foyer, Den w/ Massive Fireplace & Recessed Lighting, Full Size Bar, Hardwood & Tile Floors, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Gas, Guest Bedroom Downstairs w/ Full Bath, 2X6 Ext. Walls, Crown Molding, Formal Dining Room, Inground Pool w/ New Pool Liner/Pump/Filter, Stunning Live Oaks, Fenced Yard, Daylight Attic, 1 Year Warranty!
For More Info Visit:
http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/18420-Hosmer-Mill-Rd/Covington/LA/70435/28355312/?index=4&utm_source=BLOG&utm_campaign=Hosmer+Mill&utm_medium=referral
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covington real estate: Is Your Realtor Certified? - 01/30/13 02:22 PM
Mandeville, La. – All Realtors are licensed real estate agents, but are they all certified by the Council of Residential Specialists? That’s a question Wayne Turner, Broker/Owner of Turner Real Estate Group in Mandeville, La. wants buyers and sellers to start asking.
Turner, who is a Real Estate Broker and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), has been recognized as a leader in residential home sales for more than a decade. He is placed in the top ½% of all Realtors in the nation for home sales.
“In my 17 years as a Realtor I consistently list and sell over 300 homes a … (0 comments)

covington real estate: Just Reduced - 721 Simpson Way - 01/24/13 01:54 PM

JUST REDUCED - $174,900. Everything is Perfect... Cathedral ceilings, formal living/dining rm, big kitchen w/ bar seating, Moen faucets, upgraded tile flooring, insulation, 30 yr roof, gutters, lighting, patio w/ gazebo, private fenced yard backs to pond, 2 in blinds, split floor plan, 10X10 storage, exquisite master suite w/ double vanities, garden tub, oversized shower & huge walk-in closet w/ built in shelving, french doors, irrigation system - Bond for Deed available.
For More Info Visit:
http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/721-Simpson-Wy/Covington/LA/70435/20279953/?index=20&utm_source=BLOG&utm_campaign=721+Simpson+Way&utm_medium=referral
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covington real estate: Just Reduced - 24 Woodvine Ct. - 01/24/13 01:42 PM

JUST REDUCED - $389,900. You Deserve It... Waterfront w/ Boat Dock & Deck Overlooking Tchefuncte River, All New Paint & Carpeting, Remodeled Kitchen & Baths, Exquisite Master Suite w/ Water Views, Double Vanities & Massive Walk-In Closet, Huge Den w/ 16' Cathedral Ceilings & Real Fireplace, Open Kitchen w/ New Stainless Appliances & Raised Bar Seating, Separate Den, Formal Dining, Private Office/Keeping Room, 24X6 Workshop, Non-Smoker, 1 Year Home Warranty!
For More Info Visit:
http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/24-Woodvine-Ct/Covington/LA/70433/27101644/?index=5&utm_source=BLOG&utm_campaign=24+Woodvine+Ct.&utm_medium=referral
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covington real estate: Just Listed - 72459 Plantation St. - 01/15/13 12:17 PM

Nice & Private... Yet Minutes to Shopping & Schools! Beautiful Home w/ 9' & 10' Ceilings, Wood Fireplace, Open Kitchen w/ Tile Counters & Pantry, Master Suite w/ Garden Tub & Huge Walk-In Closet, Large Open Patio, Big Peaceful Backyard, One Car Carport, Concrete Driveway, Covered Back Porch, and More! Non-Smoker... Super Clean!
For More Info Visit: http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/72459-Plantation-St/Covington/LA/70435/27844954/?index=34&utm_source=BLOG&utm_campaign=72459+Plantation+St.&utm_medium=referral
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covington real estate: Just Listed - 70080 10th St. - 01/15/13 12:15 PM
You Will Not Want to Leave... Completely updated kitchen has stainless appliances & pantry, new hardwood floors, master suite w/ 5 piece bath & walk-in closet, recessed updated lighting, wood fireplace, 2 in. blinds, 9' & 10' ceilings, neutral colors, open floor plan, floored attic, large privacy fenced backyard w/ deck, quiet dead end street... Must see!
For More Info Visit: http://www.localnorthshorerealestate.com/homes/70080-10TH-ST/Covington/LA/70433/27811684/?index=31&utm_source=BLOG&utm_campaign=70080+10th+St.&utm_medium=referral
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covington real estate: Short Selling in 2013 - 01/08/13 02:16 PM
Last week President Obama signed into law the controversial 'fiscal cliff' bill which included an extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act. This will extend till December 31, 2013. This includes Madisonville, Covington, Slidell and Mandeville real estate.

A nationwide initiative is being launched to help homeowners seeking to short sale their home and take advantage of this legislation. The mortgage debt relief act allows for home owners who live in their homes to short sale their St.Tammany real estate and have deficient amounts to not be considered and added to a home owner's income. This means you will … (1 comments)