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By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
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Upgraded your phone recently....for Christmas perhaps?  If you have an old cell phone hanging around how about donating it to a good cause?!?  You can drop your phones off at AT&T, 61103 Airport Road, near Target in Slidell and the proceeds from the recycled phones will go towards providing phone...

By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
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Feeling like sushi anyone?  South Seas Chinese Restaurant in Slidell ranks up there with the best of the best in my opinion.  I discovered the sushi bar at this place when my husband was deployed; I'd take myself out to lunch or dinner a few times a week and South Seas quickly became my favorite....

By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
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Looking for a great place to dine with the family on a Saturday night?  Carreta's Grill - 1340 Lindberg Drive in Slidell just might be that place!  My husband and I were having a craving for Mexican food and decided to give them a try; the atmosphere was awesome!  They had a live band playing gre...

By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
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Don't miss the Krewe of Bilge on February 7th, 2009 at 12:00pm as it floats (literally) through the shores of Eden Isles Subdivision in Slidell, LA!  This krewe is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year! This unique parade, instead of rolling down the streets in traditional 'floats,' literal...

By KARIN SMITH, BROKER/REALTOR
(SMITH REALTY GROUP)
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All information subject to change. Slidell Mardi Gras Parade Schedule: Sunday, January 25th - Krewe of Claude 1:00pm Sunday, February 1st - Krewe of Slidellians 1:00pm Saturday, February 7th - Krewe of Bilge 12:00pm Sunday, February 8th - Krewe of Perseus 1:00pm Saturday, February 14th - Mona Lis...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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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...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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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.

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Clipper Estates Subdivision is an exclusive gated waterfront community located just outside Slidell city limits.  It is one of several waterfront neighborhoods in the area.  One of it's best assets is it's location.  Clipper is located much closer to the lake than most others.  This translates in...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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I am sorry I missed this party fellows.  This must have been a good one in Spartan Trace Slidell.  As one can see there wasn't an economic problem in 2008 for these guys, at least they didn't show it.  I didn't notice anyone outside the home this morning.  I guess they were shaking off a good nig...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Good news to taxpayers.  The Northshore Harbor Center located near East Lakeshore Subdivision has reduced their tax mills from 7 mills to 6.15 mills.  This will reduce a $100,000 home taxes by $10.62 and a $300,000 home by about $19.12.  Doesn't sound like much but it all adds up. Bon Village Sub...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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For the past three days I think I live in London.  The fog is as thick as pea soup.  I even had to cancel my fishing trip earlier in the week because we deemed it too dangerous to venture out.  Last Thursday it was freezing and snowing.  Over eight (8) inches of snow in the area.  That's a blizza...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Fortune magazine forecasts the New Orleans area will actually see an increase in property values next year.  The only other area forecast to improve was Allen-Mission, Texas.  These are the only two out of the top 100 markets in the country with positive forecasts.  California and Florida have pl...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Congratulations to Joseph Cao (R) the first Vietnamese-American elected to the Unites States Congress ever.  Now Louisiana boasts not only the first Indian heritage governor (Bobby Jindal) but also Joseph Cao.  He defeated nine term congressman William Jefferson (D) yesterday.  The turnout was lo...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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There are 64 parishes in Louisiana.  St. Tammany pays the second highest property taxes in the state.  We pay around 170 mils.  I personally in Eagle Point pay 170 mills and 31 mills to the city of Slidell.  People and residents of Slidell and St. Tammany I urge you to vote against all property t...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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I recently had one of my listings expire.  Nothing new these days.  The seller re-listed with another agent.  This agent is a big producer in my area.  She is very aggressive.  One of those that calls you five times before you can call her back.  By the way call her and you are lucky to hear from...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Yesterday in Covington Louisiana a father and son perished in a house fire.  There were no smoke detectors in the home.  Over 96 people have died in Louisiana this year from house fires.  The overwhelming majority of these also didn't have smoke detectors.  New building codes require the new home...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Did any one see that today in the Giants and Cardinals game today?  I have been watching football for years now and never knew this rule existed.  The offense can try a kick at a field goal with a holder.  The defense can return it like a kickoff if it's no good.  The last time it was tried was 1...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Jeremy this one is for you. Ingredients 1 pound fettuccine pasta 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound cooked shrimp (peeled and devined) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup half and half 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese salt to taste Directions: 1)  Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta for 8-10...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Good news Slidell residents.  Flood insurance rates are going down.  Thanks to efforts by Slidell city government improving drainage in our area.  Our zone class is going down from a nine to an eight.  Ten being the worst.  This should result in a reduction of about ten percent a year.  I will ta...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
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Seems most of the taxing boards in St. Tammanywill roll back their millage to help compensate for increased property tax rolls.  The school board and parish government would not seek any increase in revenue.  The school board alone is over fifty percent.  The fire districts in Covington and Lacom...

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