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Yesterday I had the Pleasure at dining at Hog Heaven Bar-B-Que in Sun Louisiana.  Located about 20 miles up Hwy 41 from Pearl River and Slidell.  This was the best brisket and pulled pork I have ever eaten.  I love to eat at the big boy restaurants, but I love the mom and pop ones even more.  If ...
Anyone looking to remodel a bathroom may want to consider refinishing the bathtub.  For less than $300 one can have a new used tub with a 5 year warranty. I never knew how much went into this type of work.  I watched Don Barnes spray paint stripper and then scrape all of the old paint off of the ...
              Cross Gates Subdivision Market Report.  Located in Southeast Slidell and home to the demand school district of Northshore High School.  Age of homes varies from rather new construction to the older more established homes. Current Homes for Sale: 18     Prices Range from  $159,000-$...
The Landings consist of newer construction and is located north of I-10.  Being North of I-10 gives the area a better homeowners rating and also is located in Slidell's highest rated school district. Homes Currently for Sale  2 Price range from $315-325 One Sold 2010 for $290,000 Price per square...
Northshore Beach Subdivision is located on the Northern edge of Lake Pontchartrain south of Slidell and about 30 miles north of New Orleans.  Each home is located on the lake or a waterway that leads to the lake.  Northshore Beach is a perfect location for anyone looking for an easy commute to Ne...
Finally I have a reason to live.  The World Champion New Orleans Saints reported to training camp today.  It's been a long six months waiting for the defense of their Super Bowl Win.  Down here they are calling it a Two Dat!  The Saints want to prove last year was no fluke.  They want respect and...
According to Bloomberg and MNSBC Louisiana is the laziest state.  Maybe that's the reason so many other activerainers get their blogs done by 6 in the morning and I am still in bed.  Of course a heat index of 109 yesterday doesn't exactly make me want to go outside and do much.  Oh well at least ...
Back in October, 2007 I wrote a blog on sellers using unconventional means to sell their homes including bond for deed.  Well a lot has changed since then.  Before the credit crunch a buyer doing bond for deed had a good chance of getting a loan after paying 13 months worth of the notes.  For the...
As my client closed yesterday afternoon on a nice home in one of the best subdivisions in Slidell along with the highest rated school district in Slidell a sudden thought overcame me.  This is a really nice home that the owner had passed and the heirs wanted to sell.  We were able to beat them u...
Anyone notice a problem with this water heater?  Looks like one of those do it yourself jobs by the homeowner.  Can you believe the inspector missed this?  Actually I thought he was a very thorough inspector, but everyone is human.  My client and I saw this the very first day we looked at the hom...

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