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Real Estate Agent - Frank Rubi Real Estate
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I am fairly certain that most real estate agents know this.  I also would assume most homeowners know this.  Especially after Katrina flooded most of Southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.  Not according to Sunday's Times-Picayune out of New Orleans. According to a survey 32% of the residen...
07/20/2010
This morning I emailed a buyers inspection response to the listing agent.  I also called him to go over my buyers concerns and requests.  He responded that he hoped to have an answer this afternoon.  No more than I did this my wife asks me is everything straightened out with the house.  I tell he...
07/16/2010
Who says our occupation isn't dangerous.  Just yesterday afternoon I was inspecting an attic of a house my client wants to make an offer on in Slidell.  By the way the offer was accepted.  Me being the klutz I am and not paying attention slipped through the attic opening and broke my little toe o...
07/13/2010
WWLTV has announced today that Globalstar a satellite communications company will relocate it's corporate headquarters from California to Covington Louisiana this year.  Covington is located about 20 miles west of Slidell and Pearl River.  Kudos to Bobby Jindal Governor of Louisiana and Kevin Dav...
07/13/2010
I realize all sellers want to get top dollar for their home.  I wonder how many of them know they have to do their part?  This includes getting rid of wallpaper.  Homes built in the late seventies and early eighty's seem to have one wall after another decked out in the former owners taste of wall...
07/08/2010
Monday which was day 77 of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill became a little more personal.  With the discovery of tar balls in the Eastern edges of lake Pontchartrain it finally seems to be affecting just about every waterway in Southeast Louisiana. These are waters I have fished and played on sin...
07/07/2010
"I am not going to give it away."  How many times have you heard this saying in our line of work?  Especially in the past two or three years.  I hate to use another saying but, if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this line I really do think I could pay for my daughters college education...
07/06/2010
07/04/2010
Hope everyone has a great Holiday weekend this year.  I am sharing some pictures I took this week from Pass Christian in Mississippi.  Located halfway between Slidell Louisiana and Biloxi Mississippi.  There aren't as many of these stately homes left after Katrina.  But the ones left are maintain...
07/03/2010
For as long as my wife and i have been married (25 year, yea I have a hard time believing it also), she has always wanted a red kitchen.  Well after we moved last year I let her have her way.  Guess what she now has a red kitchen, oh yeah. I think she did a great job but what a mess with the dust...
07/03/2010