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By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 3
Earlier this month the homeowners of St Tammany Parish received their new home tax valuations.  Some of these values appreciated 200% in four years.  Four years?  Yes, four years.  Mine personally went up quite a bit.  I still believe mine are fair.  I just hope and pray the local taxing boards d...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 3
I hope everyone who wants to contest their property taxes has filed their appeals.  I don't think the assessor is going to roll over and go easy.  I have included a link to wwl radio where assessor Core and parish president debate this assessment.  I can still give you information on homes sold i...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 1
Just a reminder for residents of St Tammany Parish that this coming Thursday is the deadline to appeal your new property assessment.  I have already written two letters to residents to give them a fair market value of their home.  The assessments were raised since four years ago.  As you know in ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 11
How many of you heard or noticed that the co called credit bail out bill has numerous other "PORK" added into it?  There is a provision for the maker of wooden arrows.  Something for NASCAR and something for the wool industry.  This is the problem in our capitol.  Too many special interest groups...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 0
Those of us that have property in St Tammany Parish can go to the website and see the damage.  This was a re-assessment year.  My taxes doubled and I am sure yours did also.  I believe you have two weeks to challenge these new assessments.  This is going to be hard on homeowners hitting when the ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 5
You know it's football season when the kids from area schools strike the homes of other school mates.  They call it White Wednesday the week of homecoming.  I think this may be the same ones who stole Realtors signs and placed them on my property earlier this year.  I know I was to good in my you...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 1
Here is a picture of my most recent fishing trip in Reggio in St. Bernard Parish.  Located about twenty miles from downtown Louisiana.  We had to fight a strong East wind that was pushing up the tides.  I think about two feet above normal.  The fish are in the marsh thanks to the recent storms.  ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 1
Bond money is avalaible again for moderate income families in Southeast Louisiana.  This includes St. Tammany Parish and Slidell, Pearl River and Lacombe.  This is only for first time buyers not for refinancing or previous homeowners.  One can call 866-310-7971 of visit the web site for more info...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 2
I know how everyone loves to bitch about the insurance companies denying claims.  I have another twist here for you.  When I came back home after hurricane Gustav we were without electricity for over a day.  Rather than take a chance I threw out all the food in my freezer and refrigerator.  I did...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 7
I wanted to show my friends what Gustav thought of my utility shed.  I am two for two on these things.  Katrina ate the first one and Gustav got this one.                           I really didn't like it very much.  Hit my head on it all the time.  Here are some photos of my dads home who lives ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 2
My client's have cash and are ready to close.  Problem is the government.  We need a wetlands permit to build a driveway.  Three and a half acres and we need fifteen by twenty foot area of land to span the drainage area.  We have been waiting two months.  They finally got a Nationwide Permit #14 ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 1
Slidell Louisianais eligible for the rural development loan program.  Homebuyers will get lower interest rates, no PMI and possibly zero money down.  This program is available until the end of September.  Call me for further information.  As you know there are numerous listing to choose from so d...

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Comments 0
Huntwyck VillageSlidell LA. In Slidell LA there are many subdivisions. One subdivision which is centrally located is Huntwyck Village. The subdivision is support by a great schools district: •1.       Carolyn Park •2.       Slidell Junior High •3.      Slidell High School There is an Active Homeo...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 3
  This is a video my wife took while boat riding in Lake pontchartrain.  You can see them jumping out of the water only 50 feet away.  They hardly even acknowledged we were there.  I have fished this lake since I was very young.  I have never seen dolphin in the lake before.  They arrived after ...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 10
I have to comment on the diet of our Olympic hosts in the Far East.  Have you seen the news reporters eating the scorpions?  Can you imagine eating grilled scorpion over grilled beef and chicken?  I can't imagine eating this to live.  I know it acceptable over there but gee whizz, give me a break...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 18
I found this picture when doing a search of new listings.  I think it's easier to sell a home when the tastes are more conservative.  This kitchen is far from that.  I would have told this seller to repaint this kitchen.  Just wondering what the active rain members thoughts are on this one.

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 6
My wife was just discharged from the hospital yesterday.  She needed to have three units of blood.  This kind of came out of the blue.  The local bloodbank is now short three units of blood.  Two friends of mine and myself are going to replace this blood.  This way it will be available for the ne...

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Comments 3
Broker Tour Slidell, LA. 1241 Magnolia StSlidell, LA. 70460MLS # 745462LP 1,500,000    Wednesday 23, 2008 Time: 11:00 - 1:00 Brokers/Agent: Bring your clients to see the Estate. Please direct your calls or email to Rubi@7824.com Susanne Christoffersen 504-621-6711 Specialized Real Estate Services...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 1
As of July 13 there were 40 active listings in Eden Isles, Slidell Louisiana.  There was one home under an open predication.  None were under contract and 20 have sold for the year so far.  The average selling price was $248,095 of $118 per square foot of living area.  At this current sell rate t...

By John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana
(Frank Rubi Real Estate)
Comments 3
As of July 13 there are 19 active listings in Clipper Estates of Slidell Louisiana.  One was currently in escrow.  Eight have sold since the first of the year.  Average selling price was $369,687 per home.  The average per square foot of living area was $151.30.  At this sell rate there is approx...

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