Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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This year's Palm Sunday Tour of Homes promises to be yet another successful tour! The theme is "Windows on the Water" as the tour will feature homes along historic Shell Beach Drive.  Each week, for the next five weeks, the homes that will be on the tour will be announced on Facebook. Those wanti...
Kudos (again) to the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor's Bureau! Despite it being National Tourism Week AND Contraband Days, the folks at our CVB are working hard to deliver a fantastic and best-ever home coming to American Idol contestant Joshua Ledet. Since the beginning of the competi...
I'm not sure how long this "cloud 9" feeling is going to last relative to Palm Sunday Weekend, especially the Palm Sunday Tour of Homes, but I am not complaining! The kudos, appreciation, and positive comments for the effort put forth by the Joint Committee and the residents of Margaret Place con...
I am so proud to chair the 2012 Palm Sunday Weekend events and in particularily, the 37th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes. that will celebrate the centennial of my neighborhood, the Margaret Place Historical District! Read more on pages 34 and35. Major salute to Thrive Magazine for their coverag...
This year's Palm Sunday Events will be dedicated to the memory of long-time Margaret Place Historical District (MPHD) resident, preservationist and my friend, Ben Mount. You can learn more about this announcement and the weekend activities on the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society's (CHPS)...
My bias to restaurants in the Margaret Place and Downtown area is not a secret. However, I do venture out, especially when one of my favorite clients come to town.  Such was the case today for lunch.   We were greeted at an open door by none other than Nick Hunter, the ever competent owner of The...
A NAR Benevolent Foundation is proposed, but needs our help to see it become a reality.  Please read this post and take action so that we REALTORS can truly do our part to take care of each other by relieving some of the pain and suffering caused by tragedies described in this post. “Never doubt ...
Monday is not a regular night for me to visit my favorite dining establishment, DeAngelos.  After meeting the new bartender, Jacob Trevino, that may change.  First of all, let me say that I adore each and every one of the current bartenders who cater so well to the regulars as well as those new t...
Tish Lloyd is a broker in Wrightsville Beach, NC and one of my favorite bloggers.  This morning, she has issued a challenge that is worth noting/taking. Her "Charity begins at home" message is one most of us adopt, but it begs the question...can we do more?  Of course we can.  Some of our giving/...
Having attended last night's well attended opening of Elliot Erwitt: Dog Dogs exhibit at Historic City Hall, I'm thrilled to report that the exhibit exceeded my already-high expectations. Frankly,I encourage even non-dog lovers to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy Erwitt's work!  His pho...

Mary Kay Hopkins

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Besides writing a bit about my listings and services, I enjoy sharing information about Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana, and The Margaret Place Historical District and general real estate.

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