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Cute New Listing In Abita Springs

Looking to make a move to the charming town of Abita Springs? Look no further! The Williams Team just listed this precious 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with front porch and attached carport. The

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Let Us Egg Your House

One of my friends is doing this for their Karate Kids. I think it is a great idea and wanted to share it with everyone..........We are still collecting orders!!!! Message, text, call, or email!!!

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LSU Baseball Throw Back

Just in case you missed the Throwback Jerseys that LSU Baseball rocked vs Grambling Tuesday night.. below is the link to catch up.http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID

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Just Listed In Meadowbrook Subdivision In Mandeville

This stunning 4 bedroom 3 bath home was just listed in Meadowbrook Subdivision in Mandeville. This home features no carpet (wood and tile throughout), renovated kitchen w/ center island, formal

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The Rise Of Voice Assistants Siri Alexa And Google Assistant

Having a personal assistant is great. You have someone to set your appointments, find directions to your next meeting, even order a pizza for you. If you have the right kind of assistant, they’ll

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Improving Your Odds Of Getting A Mortgage

Oh, sweet mortgage! You’re just a few mental jumps away from applying for a loan that’ll get you out of the apartment life forever and into a home of your own. Before you darken a lender’s

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2018 MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE

                       2018 MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE!!!FRIDAY | Feb 9 French&

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Fine Portraiture

Joel Treadwell with "Joel Treadwell Fine Portraiture" :"What is important to me are "the good things in life”, I surround myself with them. For me, the good things are those things which

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Tips For Visiting New Orleans With Kids

Thinking of visiting New Orleans but worried about bringing children? Here is a list of different options that are kid friendly for you and different options for you just in case of bad weather

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Affordable Bond For Deed In Lacombe La With 1 Acre

Great starter home on 1 acre that is on a dead end street and surrounded by green space!  The sellers are willing to offer bond for deed financing with 10% down.  So much potential to add

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FEMA Approves Jefferson Parish FLood Map

It's finally here!! Music to our ears! That's correct FEMA has approved the new flood map! "To give you a great idea on what this will do for the average homeowner, in Lafitte, people are going

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Get Ready For The Calendar Its Parade Time Folks

Ok.  You're going to need this info for all of your Mardi Gras revelling.  Check out this link for the official 2018 Mardi Gras schedule of parades in the greater New Orleans area:http:/

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New Years In New Orleans

Here are a few great websites for different activities happening around the city to bring in 2018:http://nola.comhttp://houseofblues.box-officetickets.com https://www.504area.com

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New Listing In Bedico Creek In Madisonville

Looking to move to Madisonville to one of the hottest neighborhoods? Don't have time to wait for new construction? This 2 year old home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and is located in Bedico

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Financial Adviser

Looking for an incredible Financial Adviser? Look no further! Abby Dueitt is your woman:How We Work Together"As an Edward Jones financial adviser, I believe it’s important to invest

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Interest Rates Go Up

The Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday by a quarter point to a range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent, a widely expected move that the central bank said is happening because

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Elf On The Shelf Ideas

It's officially time for your elves to return from the North Pole, here are some great ideas to get you through the next few weeks:) http://www.bestproducts.com/parenting/kids/a572/christmas-

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Experienced Lender

ASSURANCE FINANCIALScott Forte is the Branch Manager and Loan Officer in the Mandeville, Louisiana office of Assurance Financial. He joined the team in 2008, but has been a specialist in the

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Christmas In The Country Covington

Christmas in the Country  PREVIOUS NEXTJoin the Covington Business Association,

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Find Out Where Santa Pictures Are Happening On The Northshore

Looking to have Santa pictures made this year but need to know where to locate him on the Northshore? No worries! Attached is a helpful list of where to find him to get those pictures taken;

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How To Deep Fry A Turkey

 Recipe by: Tim and Meredith "This is an awesome Cajun recipe. Deep-frying makes the turkey crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside (even the white meat). It also leaves the

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Buying And Selling During The Holidays

Thinking of buying a home or selling your current home during the holiday season? Below are some great reasons and tips to help make the transition. It is definitely still a GREAT time to buy & sell

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This Is Why Agents Recommend Using A Preferred Lender Vs Big Banks

Capital One suddenly exits mortgage and home equity businessSays mortgage business is too competitive November 7, 2017Kelsey Ramírez2 CommentsKEYWORDSCAPITAL ONELAYOFFMORTGAGE AND HOME

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Chip Joanna And Target Oh My

This is not a drill!  It's almost time for my next and newest Target obsession to be available.  Everyone's favorite fixer uppers have designed a beautiful, cozy, and crisp

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Perfect Family Activity For Fall

GET READY FOR FALL YA'LL!!  Do you need a family fun activity for fall?  The leaves are turning and we are approaching Thanksgiving.  This trek out to Cajun Country Corn will not

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Compliant Efficient Regional Transparent

Jared is a Corporate Staff Attorney in the Covington branch of CERT Title. Jared’s efforts are focused upon examinations, closings, client services and business development, primarily on the

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Pumpkins In The Park And OPEN HOUSE

Fall is amongst us and its time to celebrate! This weekend is the annual Pumpkins in the Park in Terra Bella and I will be hosting 2 Open houses! This is a great opportunity to see what the

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Mary Poppins Slidell High School

AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!  Slidell High School put on the well known Mary Poppins play. This is a performance you don't want to miss! Suitable for all ages. There is assigned seating, so

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New Mandeville Listing On One Acre

Have you been looking for a home in Mandeville on an acre lot?  It's like looking for a needle in a haystack! Well look no further! Just listed in Victorian Oaks Subdivision off of Sharp

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Is The St Tammany Real Estate Market Going Up Or Down

As a local Realtor I have easy access to real property market reports!! If you would like to know what your area is selling for or if you are curious of what your house could sell for

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Biscuit BeignetsFor those of you who love beignets but don’t want to make the drive to get them... You’re welcome for the lazy Saturday morning hack.Ingredients needed:Directions:Cut dough into

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Fall Events And Festivals On The Northshore

Friday marks the beginning of fall and hopefully cooler temperatures! Fall is also a busy time of year for events and festivals on the Northshore. Here is a list of some of the events happening

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Almost Apple Pie Time

It'll be love at first bite.  View online.   There's something nostalgic about the smell of homemade apple pie in the fall.

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BUYING IS NOW 33 CHEAPER THAN RENTING IN USA

First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Housing Market UpdatesBuying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting In The US 18.3KSHARES 15.7K 174 97 102 2.2K The results of the&

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Prepare For Flooding

Prepare for flooding by doing the following:* Know how to shut off the electricity and gas to your house when a flood comes.*Make a list of emergency numbers and identify a safe place to go.* Make a

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Just Listed In Madisonville

Looking for new construction in Madisonville but don't have time to wait to build? Look no further than 400 Knotty Pine located in Pine Creek in Madisonville! Great open floor plan with brick,

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Where Do I Start

Buying a home can be an arduous process when you don't know what to expect. As a Buyer's Specialist, it's my job to help you navigate the entire process and get you to the closing table.

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Best Website To Find Things To Do In St Tammany Parish

If you are new to the area or lived in St. Tammany Parish for years you will find this website is the most up-to-date with events and activities for all ages!!http://www.louisianatravel.com/la

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Cutie Pie Raised Acadian Style House In Covington

Precious, open concept home, just minutes from downtown at 822 W 19th Avenue in Covington, La.  Check out the link below for more details.http://kimberley.searchnolarealestate.com/property

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New Listing In Quail Ridge Subdivision Slidell

Looking for a home in Slidell with room to spread out, no flooding & a great school district? Well here it is! Great new listing in Quail Ridge Subdivision in Slidell on beautiful over-sized.

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Back To School Shopping

Its getting close to that time of year again! Back to school shopping!! This year is a very special year for me, my oldest Renee' is a senior. Every July for the past 13 years we have our special

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Title Recording Fees Rise For Buyers And Sellers

RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE ACT 173 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1,!!!!!

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1721 Old Metairie Street

 1721 Old Metairie Street$250,000 Townhouse 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,300 Sqr Ft, Metairie Just Listed70001 - Nice open plan living room, brick fireplace with hearth, sliding doors to balcony,

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ICE CREAM

  On a hot summer's day, what's better than the sound of the ice cream truck rolling through the neighborhood? Handcrafted ice cream made right in

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Mortgage Rates Creeping UP

Rates Again Move HigherOverview:The upward momentum in global bond yields, which followed hawkish comments from the European Central Bank (ECB), continued over the past week. The U.S. manufacturing

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Brand New Madisonville Listing

It's officially Summer and It's the perfect time to make a move! In case you have missed it, The Market is HOT!Here is a Brand New Listing in Madisonville! 124 FAYEDAYE DR, Madisonville, LA

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Fourth Of July Event Schedule For The Northshore

Fourth of July is coming up soon! Looking to celebrate with family fun, fireworks and good food? Below is a list of firework shows & parades on the Northshore being held this weekend

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Do You Realize How Close Mandeville La And Covington La Are To The Gulf Coast

Do you need one more reason to live on the Northshore in cities like Mandeville, Abita Springs, Covington, and Slidell?  Well I have it right here!  We are only 2.5 hours away from some of

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Summertime Fun

Summertime fun. School is out, we enjoy long summer days and nights, but most of all, how rewarding is it to be with family and friends? You may be hosting a pool party or crawfish boil during this

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5 Fun Things To Do With Kids During Summer In The New Orleans Area

Summertime is here!! There are tons of fun things to do with your kids in the summer.  Here is a list of my Top 5 I do with my kids:1. Vacation Bible School (VBS): http://www

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Northshore Parade Of Homes 2017

The Northshore Parade of Homes presented by the Northshore Homebuilders Association and sponsored by GMFS Mortgage will be this Saturday, May 13th and this Sunday, May 14th.  It will also

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Places To Go For Mothers Day In New Orleans

Fun places to go for Mothers Day in New Orleans:CHURCH       http://www.neworleansonline.com/tools/churches.php     ZOO         http:/

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Inventory Needed For Buyers

I have some qualified buyers who are ready to purchase but we just can't find them a house!  Does anyone have a house to sell up to $175,000.00 where they would entertain a "Bond for Deed"

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Rate Update

No Surprises from FedThere were no significant surprises in Wednesday's Fed statement. The economic data released over the past week was roughly neutral. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week

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English Turn Golf Country Club

This Blog is a little fun for me! I get to brag about my brother Jonathan Juhas!! He is the Golf Course Superintendent for English Turn Golf & Country Club. He is a very proud of the work he

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Guide To Surviving Jazz Fest With Kids

Thinking of bringing your family to Jazz Fest this year? Jazz Fest is a great New Orleans tradition of local music, food and people that is usually the end of April. Planned out it can definitely be

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Five Ways to Improve Your Financial HealthIt’s that time of year again — the time when we shift our focus to getting healthy and dropping those unwanted pounds. In addition to keeping your body

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Why Do We Color Easter Eggs

On my way to the office today I was listening to my favorite Christian radio station 107.5 Life Songs https://www.lifesongs.com/. They asked the question, "Why do we color Easter eggs?"

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New Orleans Renovation In St Roch

This is a great opportunity to get the old with the NEW! Beautiful property in New Orleans! http://brittani.searchnolarealestate.com/property/90-2096419-1731-Spain-Street-New-Orleans-LA

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Beautiful One Story By The Lake Front

If you're looking for a home close to the lake front this house is great! Beautifully renovated open floor plan and an amazing location! Double Master.

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Covington Custom Built Home With Acreage

Looking for a custom built home in Covington with no HOA and acreage? Check out this beautiful home in the Highlands Subdivision on 2.75 acres. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom built home is

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  Location! Location! Location! This one will not last! Located in the Lovely Tallow Creek Subdivision in Covington! Great Schools, great churches, great parks and close to shopping!! You

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Check This Flooring Out On 314 N Orchard Ln Covington La 70433

This house has the most beautiful hardwood flooring!!Luxury garden home in an upscale neighborhood; pristine landscaping; gorgeous glistening hardwood floors and tile throughout; formal dining

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728 Avenue D Marrero La 70072

Location Location Location!! This is the home!! Conveniently located close to West Jefferson Hospital. Walking distance from Kings Grant playground, shopping and only 15 minutes from New Orleans.&

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Beautiful Home In English Turn Located At 36 Castle Pines Dr

Stunning luxury home located at 36 Castle Pines Dr, New Orleans in English Turn with gorgeous landscaping! Grand foyer w/sweeping staircase, wood floors; formal living room & dining room;&

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220 PINE CREST DRIVE MADISONVILLE

Gorgeous French Country home w/beautiful curb appeal; formal dining room w/wainscoting; Open living room w/12’ ceilings, stone fireplace & hearth; stunning wood floors in living & dining room;

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604 W 15TH AV Covington LA 70433

This beautiful property in Covington, La is zoned Residential and Commercial!;

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Mortgage Delinquencies Jumped In The Fourth Quarter For The First Time Since 2006

Federal Housing Administration mortgage delinquencies jumped in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. The FHA insures low down

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Carnival Time On The Northshore

We have made it to a New Year and now it's time to shift gears and get ready for Mardi Gras! If you haven't experienced a true New Orleans Mardi Gras, I highly recommend a trip to the Big Easy

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How To Host Thanksgiving The Right Way

How to Host Thanksgiving the Right Way (Whether It’s Your First Time or 15th!) It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner!This time of year represents gratitude, friendship,

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3 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time To Buy

3 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time To Buy10/7/2016 The frenzy of the summer season is over with fewer “for sale” signs on the block and homes on the market. But don’t think that means you

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Federal Agencies Help Homebuyers

Federal Agencies Help HomebuyersAre you or is someone you know needlessly missing the action, leaving near-historically low money on the table? You might be, if you fit this profile:· You’re

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Prepare For Hurricane Season The Smart Way

 Prepare for Hurricane Season The Smart Way8/22/2016 Currently, the number of potential named storms for the2016 Atlantic Hurricane Seasoncomes in at 15. While the season is considered

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Loan Program For Disaster Victims

Did you know there is a specialty FHA loan program that allows 100% financing to help victims of disasters purchase a new home after their existing residence was substantially damaged? The FHA 203)

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Lance Of The Williams Team Impacting Young Lives With His Journey

Lance Williams, Buyer Specialist with The Williams Team, recently returned to his home state of Florida to share his story with students of a local school; and how it led to a mindset of setting

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Waiting To Buy Could End Up Costing You

If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, you’re likely keeping an eye on home prices, specifically short term prices. If you’re going to be buying as well, you need to also focus

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Must Read If Youre Planning A Trip To Disney

I found this great read on Northshore Parent's newsletter. Happy planning!Reader Question: My family and I really want to go on a Disney vacation this year. The problem is, we don’t know which

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6 Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Wish They Hadnt Made

New homebuyers make every mistake in the book — I even made a few myself when I bought my first home. These critical missteps usually happen when buyers are misinformed or don't ask the right

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Ultimate Guide To Working Out In And Around Mandeville

We recently saw a quote that rang true with our team “Fitness is not about being better than someone else … it’s about being better than you used to be.” With that quote, we

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Rising Rents Motivate Homebuyers To Enter The Market

Potential homebuyers are being ushered into the housing market for two reasons: life events and rising rental rates.According to a survey of 750 buyers from Redfin, as of the first quarter

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Quick Note On Mortgage Delinquency

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the delinquency rate for mortgage loans continues to fall. The seasonally adjusted rate is currently 4.77%, the lowest since the third quarter of 2006.

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These are the biggest mistakes people make before they even file By Bill Bischoff After Dec. 31, there’s nothing you can do to affect your taxes for the year that

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Embrace the spring season by organizing your home. Here are some helpful guidelines: Clear clutter room by room. Use boxes to designate items being sold or donated and

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Saving Money For A Downpayment

Hanley Wood’s Data Studio recently assessed Metrostudy and Census data to determine how long it would take each generation to save for a 10% down payment. (Results were based on the median

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See link below flyer to register today!http://http://files.ctctcdn.com/1f6eb8c6001/3071c1e6-77b2-44a9-87f3-391793c83b53

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New Construction Homes In St Tammany All Price Points

Newly Built Homes in St Tammany by Price Range! Looking for new homes built in St Tammany Parish? Start your search by price point, here! If you are ready to learn how you can start the home

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Northshore Summer Camp Schedules

Northshore Summer CampsMARCH 1, 2016 BY KATY LEAVE A COMMENTFeatured Summer CampsSplendor Farms Summer Farm/Horse Camp27329 Mill Creek Rd, Bush, LA 70431Visit their website for

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FREE Workshop Path To Owning A Home

FREE Workshop: Path to Home OwnershipWednesday, March 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMJoin us for a FREE workshop where we will talk about some common fears, helpful facts about

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Northshore Events In March

Check out these fun events going on in March on the Northshore!ONGOING EVENTSCovington Brewhouse Brewery Tour11am-9pm, every Saturday226 E. Lockwood St, CovingtonTastings at Pontchartrain-

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Best Apps For Buyers

So you are searching for a new home? Not only does working with the Buyer Division of The Williams Team help make those dreams come true but technology can help make your search a little easier.

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Understanding Real Estate Lingo For Sellers

When you understand the lingo, you will feel better about discussing the sale of your home with a professional. The Williams Team wants you to feel comfortable every step of the way, we have

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6 Way To Tone Your Abs While You Walk

It’s true: Walking can actually help firm and flatten abs. But unless you know how to make a few minor but wholly effective adjustments to your walking routine, you may miss out on a

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Northshore Families Helping Families

Louisiana is in a financial crisis. If the Legislature does not raise enough funding soon many critical services for people with developmental disabilities will be cut or

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Slidell Welcomes Three New Businesses

Five BelowLooks like Slidell will be getting a Five Below BEFORE Covington does. The sign is already up at this discount store located in the Fremaux Shopping Center. Everything is supposed to be

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Grammy Winners A Quickread List Of 2016 Winners

Hope you got to watch. Some great performances!  Best rap album "2014 Forest Hills Drive": J. Cole "Compton": Dr.

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Mandeville Public Mental Health Hospital Sold For Almost 7 Million

A private health care company has formally assumed ownership of the public hospital that for decades made Mandeville synonymous with psychiatric health care. Northlake Behavioral Health, which

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5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015 This year may have marked the best for housing since 2007, but the market will likely get even rosier in 2016, according to a recent real

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Hammond New Construction 45 Day Move In Time

  Plan Beds/Baths Living Area Price MLS# Status of Home Raphael B  4/3 2571 $252,505

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Tips To Save More Money

Check out this blog. http://www.thewilliamsteam.com/blog/tips-to-save-more

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2016 King Fest Winner

King Cake Vendors in 2016:Andrea's RestaurantBaker's DozenBroad Street Baking Company and CaféThe Buttermilk Drop Caluda's King CakesCartozzo's BakeryCaywood & Randazzo's BakeryDaddy's Donuts

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2016 Northshore Parade Schedule

January 9thSt. John’s Fools of Misrule. 6:30PM. A Twelfth Night Marching Club they march in the streets of downtown Covington beginning at the Columbia Street Tap Room. For a full map of the

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Dew Drop Jazz Halls Announces Spring Concert Line Up

The spring 2016 entertainment lineup at the historic Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Jazz Hall has been announced. The six-event season will begin on March 5 and end on May 21. It will also feature a

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How To Decluttter Your Home

Found this on budgetdumpster.com. Lots of good info!How to Declutter Your Home1. Set GoalsBefore you get started, make a plan. No matter how many rooms or how much clutter you have to get

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8 Stages You Will Go Through When Buying Your Home

If you're about to buy a home -- especially if it's your first -- it's perfectly reasonable to feel elated one moment, terrified the next, angry, indecisive, and a whole lot more. To help clue you

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Are Mortgage Rates On The Rise

Mortgage rates moved up for the second consecutive day, but in an uncommon way.  Mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) are the financial instruments that mortgages ultimately 'become' when

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Preparing For The Rate Hike

According to a Wall Street Journal poll,92% of economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark federal funds rate at its meeting onDecember 15 & 16. Since 2008, the Fed has kept this

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Stunning French Country Home For Sale In Mandeville LA 507 Browning Loop

Stunning French Country home for sale in Mandeville, LA: 507 Browning Loop 12/10/2015 0 Comments SCHEDULE A!

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Christmas Giveaway

Click the link below to for all the info. http://www.thewilliamsteam.com/blog/need-extra-cash-for-christmas-shopping-win-50-target-gift-card;

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How To Fake Clean In A House

What great tips! Check out this blog for helpful ideas. http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2014/03/how-to-fake-clean-house-for-those-last

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Tour Of BEST Mandeville Hot Spots

Time for a staycation? Visiting the area? Heres a link of things to do in Mandeville. Enjoy!Explore the city of Mandeville, Louisiana with this “Tour of Mandeville” guide - the local

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Our September Giveaway Is For Free LSU Tickets

Check out the flyer below. It has all the information you need to enter. Just find us on Facebook. Its that easy!Call me with any questions.  Nicole 985-327

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Press Release The Williams Team Is Back From Mega Camp

We had a great time and got to meet so many great agents from around the country! Have a read to see what this great company is all about. Press Release: The Williams Team is Back from

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Top 6 Home Buyer Concerns

Rising home prices tops the list of home buyer concerns this year, a shift from last year when nearly half of buyers said their chief concern was the limited number of homes for-sale,

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Tour Guide Of Covingtons Best

Tour Guide of Covington's Best8/25/20150 CommentsExplore the city of Covington, Louisiana with this “Tour of Covington” guide. This guide will help you better understand the culture &

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TOUR GUIDE FOR THE CITY OF COVINGTON LA

Check out this link to the best local hot spots! Explore the city of Covington, Louisiana with this “Tour of Covington” guide.;

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The BEST Restaurants In Slidell LA

Good eats in the 'Dell. Find your favorite from our list and share your favorite too! BEST Restaurants in Slidell,

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New DSLD Homes Being Built In St Tammany

Heres the information:DSLD HOMES IS NOW SELLINGWINDSTONE - TAMMANY HILLS20 LOTS AVAILABLEPRICED FROM $163,900 TO $186,90011 FLOOR PLANS TO CHOOSE FROMFOUNTAINBLEAU SCHOOL DISTRICTNOT IN A FLOOD

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Local Vendors And Services Providers To Help You With Your Home Repairs

Owning a home is always a blessing and curse! And not everybody has a list of vendors they can select from to help assist with the repairs and be comfortable knowing they are in good hands. We

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Guide The BEST Restaurants In Madisonville LA

You know that conversation we all have with our families, friends or significant others. goes something like this:- " Lets go out for dinner."- "great idea. Where do you want to go?"- " Oh, I dont

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Back To School Tips For Parents

Being a parent myself, Im starting to feel the pressure of the dreaded first day of school right alongside my son. Hes starting at a new school. Going into Jr High has been a daunting thing for him.

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New Property Listed Madisonville LA

Call me for your private showing! 985-327-9058Link to the information: http://searchnolarealestate.com/property/90-2021564-504-English-Oaks-Drive-Madisonville-LA

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BEST Health Clubs And Spas Mandeville LA

Getting healthy isnt just about looking good for the summer. It's a year round thing and its a lifestyle choice we all make. Sometimes knowing how to start and where to go to start is half the.

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St Tammany Parish School Supply Lists Bell Times 2015 2016

 Can you believe it's already that time? Here's some helpful info to get you ready for the new school year. St.%20Tammany%20Parish%20School%20Supply%20Lists%20&%20Bell%20Times%202015

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A Different Kind Of Rodan Fields Consultant Covington Louisiana

You've heard of the company, you want to try the products but cant find a consultant to help. Sometimes you just want to know you have one of the good ones! Angela Erickson is a past

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17 Ways To Ease Back To School

End-of-summer tricks guaranteed to make the first day at the bus stop less stressfulFor a kid, going from a hazy, lazy summer where the only thing she has on her schedule is scratching a mosquito

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Buyer Agents Working For You Free Of Charge

Home buyers should always have their own agent. Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price for the buyer. Best of all, the buyer agent’s services are free to the buyer.Most

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Beautiful Rare Find In The Marigny

1426 Dauphine Street$1,250,000 Single Family 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,867 Sqr Ft, New Orleans70116 - Exquisite and rare find in the marigny triangle, one block from the french quarter and tree-lined

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Jefferson Parish Buyer Assistance Grants Available

You might be on the market for a home right now and there might be some free money out there for you! Give me a call today and to start looking at homes and take advantage of this program

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St Tammany Parish Foreclosures

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Life Hacks That Harness The Power Of The Sun

Love these hacks! Solar power is free. This blog is great.Check it out http://lifehacker.com/5314498/top-10-diy-projects-that-harness-the-power-of-the

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15 Bars On Louisianas Northshore Places To Relax Imbibe And Be Entertained

Anything Geauxs1540 W. Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (985) 649-6491; www.facebook.com/anythinggeauxsslidelllaThere are drag shows featuring nationally acclaimed entertainers, live music, drag

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Home For Sale 149 DUNLEITH LN Mandeville LA 70471

http://http://actvra.in/4Fr4Home for Sale: 149 DUNLEITH LN, Mandeville, LA 70471$435,000 / 5 Beds & 3 Baths / 3401 sqftGlamorous dream home in private, small gated community off of 59! Elegant sunny

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The Voodoo Fest Lineup Two Weeks Later

Now that we have had a chance to contemplate the Voodoo Fest lineup for a minute, let’s take a look at what we can expect from The Ritual this year. Like just about any festival, the headliners

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Just Listeds In Mandeville Hot Off The Press

Have you gotten your updates today? Call me for more updates and property disclosures and/or additional information for any of these homes. NIcole985-327-9058http://nicoleazzi

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Madisonville celebrates the 4th of July with an Old Fashioned party! Bring your grills and your coolers and find a spot on the riverfront for the Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July

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Information about proposed improvements tobusy Louisiana 1088 near Mandeville will be available at a July 23 public meeting held by state and federal highway officials. The meeting is

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10 Commandments Of Buying A Home

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Home For Sale 483 S Chenier Dr Madisonville BarMAN CAVE On The Lake

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Jun 11 2015

Please allow me to introduce myself and what I do as a Buyer's Specialist for the Williams Team. http://vid.us/mq3wldThank you for your time. Lance Williams985-400-4223lance.

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Mortgage Rates Are Rising

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How Long Does It Take To Get Approved For A Mortgage

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The 25 Absolute Best Wines For Your Summer

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Stone Creek Spa Giveaway

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Are You Working With A Top Lender

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In The Mood To Save Money

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Great New Listing In Covington

Check out our newest listing  in Covington, LA. Call me for a private showing! Nicole 985-327-9058http://http://searchnolarealestate.com/property/90-2009778-119-Magnolia-Gardens-Drive

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Pumpkin Patches On The Northshore

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7 Top Home Buying Tips

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Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

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Week Two AP Poll

AP Top 251.Florida St. (46)2.Alabama (1)3.Oregon (5)4.Oklahoma (2)5.Auburn6.Georgia (2)7.Michigan St.8.Ohio St.9.Texas A&M (2)10.Baylor11.UCLA12.LSU (1)13

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Music Schedule For Labor Day Weekend

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Markets React To Ukraine

Headlines about Ukraine were responsible for much of the movement in mortgage rates over the past week. Tensions rose ahead of the weekend and then the situation calmed on Monday. After all the

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Music Schedule For The Week Of August 21 To August 24

Columbia St Tap Room in Covington Thur- Mike Epstein-8-10:30 "no cover"Fri-Lost in the 60's -10-2 Sat-Saints game on Wino's & Tacos in Covington Fri-Casey Saba & the bean stalks9:30-12:30-

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Northshore Music Schedule For The Week Of August 13th To August 17th

Columbia St. Tap Room in CovingtonThur-Abita Blues Band 7-10 "No Cover"Fri-Gypsy River10-2Sat-August Rush 10-2Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonFri-TBASat-White linen event-6-9 Davis Rogan band 6-9

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No matter how old my son gets, first days of school are as nerve racking for me as they are for him. Maria from Northshore Parents shares some great tips to make it a successful return to

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Music Schedule For The Week Of July 31st To August 3rd

Columbia st Tap Room in CovingtonThur- Lost in the 60's 8-11 "no cover"Fri-River City Hit Squad-10-2Sat-Four Unplugged-10-2Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonFri-Grove Orient-9:30-1Sat -Revival-9:30-1

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My love of good Mexican food has led me to try most of the nearby restaurants and, of course, I have my favorites. When it was suggested that I do a roundup of great places to eat Mexican food on

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Music Schedule For The Week April 30 To May July 18 To July 20

Sunset at the Landing in Covington Fri-6-9Columbia st Tap Room in Covington Thur-Rick Samson & Friends 8-11Fri-Gypsy River- 8-11Sat- K.C. Selmon-10-2 Wino's & Tacos in Covington Fri- Jamie

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4 New Restaurants To Try In West St Tammany

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Music Schedule For The Week June 26 To June 29

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TRivers Reopening In Madisonville

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Music Schedule For The Week June 13 To June 15

Columbia St Tap Room in Covington Thur-Casey Saba-8-10 Fri-The Boogiemen-10-2 Sat-The Tramps-10-2 Wino's  & Tacos in CovingtonFri- Di3 Band 9:30-12:30Sat -Latin night

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Credit Score Repair Tips

Check out this great article my lender sent me. Feel free to contact her with any questions!Stephanie Weeks at Summit Fundingsweeks@summitfunding.netIt's important to note that repairing bad credit

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Check out this great article my lender shared with me. For more questions, feel free to contact her!Stephanie Weeks at Summit Funding. sweeks@summitfunding.netIt's important to note that

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Most Experts Predict Tame Hurricane Season

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What Would Be The Impacts Of Shutting Down All Fracking

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Music Schedule For The Week June 5 To June 8

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Music Schedule For The Week May 15 To May 18

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BEFORE I WAS A MOM I WOULD HEAR OTHER MOMS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY MADE THEIR OWN BABY FOOD. I THOUGHT WELL THATS CRAZY AND TIME CONSUMING UNTIL I TRIED IT FOR MYSELF. THERE ARE SEVERAL ORGANIC BABY

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Music Schedule For The Week May 8 To May 12

Columbia St Tap Room in Covington Thur- Fri-Lost in The 60's 9-1 Sat-Bag of Donuts -10-2 Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonFri-Red Organ Trio-9:30-12:30Sat- the Organetts-9:30-1:30

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Rates May 6 2014

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Music Schedule For The Week April 30 To May 4

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NOW THAT KILLIAN IS TEN MONTHS OLD ITS TIME TO START WEANING HIM FROM BOTTLES TO SIPPY CUPS.  I DON’T EVEN LIKE THE WORD WEANING BECAUSE IT MEANS SOMEONE IS HAVING TO GIVE UP SOMETHING

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CHILDPROOFING YOUR HOME

FOURTY ONE CHILDREN DIED LAST YEAR UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE AND AN ESTIMATED FOURTY THREE THOUSAND KIDS TREATED IN THE ER DUE TO FALLEN TVS OR FURNITURE. CHILDREN LOVE TO EXPLORE AND CLIMB ESPICALLY

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Live Music Schedule For The Week April 3rd To April 6th

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Confidence Springs Higher

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This Weeks Mortgage Rate Information

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Band Schedule For The Week Is In

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PREGNANCY AND STRESS

RECENTLY THERE HAS BEEN EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS STRESS DURING PREGNANCY CAN PRODUCE CERTAIN HORMONES THAT COULD PERHAPS CAUSE A MISCARRIAGE OR PRETERM LABOR. THE EMOTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF STRESS CAN

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Music Schedule This Week

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Cloth Vs Disposable Diapers

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Organic

DEFINE ORGANIC. ACCORDING TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF AG WEARING THE ORGANIC LABEL MUST BE PRODUCED BY FARMERS WHO USE RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVE OF SOIL AND WATER TO ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENT.

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March 10th Mortgage Rates Update

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Music Schedule For The Week March 6th To March 9th

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History Of Lyra Parade In Covington

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Music Schedule For The Week Is In

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Reminder Of Northshore Parade Events Starting This Weekend

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Foreclosures Fall To Lowest Level In Six Years

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BENEFITS OF READING TO OUR KIDS

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Band Schedule Is In For This Week

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What Rising Interest Rates Means For Buyers

Interest rates on home loans may still be hovering near record lows, but experts say rates aren’t expected to stay this low for much longer. As the economy and housing market continue to improve,

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IS ADHD LINKED TO TOO MUCH TV

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First Annual King Cake Fest

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The Surprising Truth About Carpet

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Buyers Market Or Sellers Market

When you buy your new home, you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible value for your money. You may have heard the terms "buyer's market" and "seller's market" and are now wondering

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Live Band Schedule Is In For The Week

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BENEFITS OF BABY SIGNING

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PACIFIER OR NO PACIFIER

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Study Borrowers Mortgage Shopping Habits Differ Greatly

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PLASTIC OR WOOD TOYS FOR OUR TOTS

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FSBO Or Realtor

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February Mardi Gras Schedule

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Grammies Winner List

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Mardi Gras 2014 Northshore Parade Schedule

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Local Band Schedule For Jan 23 To Jan 26

Columbia St Tap Room in Covington Thur -TBAFri-Bag of Donuts 10-2Say-The Top Cats 10-2 Wino's & Tacos oIn Covington. Fri-The Brassaholics-10-2Sat- Ken Swartz and the Palace of

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RENTING VS BUYING

Did you know that you could OWN a beautiful home in our area with ZERO Down and monthly payments less than you are currently paying to rent? Not convinced? Here’s an example of a property recently

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Mardi Gras On The Northshore

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First Time Home Buyer Must Dos

Are you a first-time homebuyer eager to get into the market? Here are steps to take to help you decide whether you're ready to take the plunge. 1. Check the selling prices of comparable homes

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Band Schedule Is In For The Week Jan 16 To Jan 19

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Ah Ha At Rick Gehas

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10 Ways To Turn Off A WouldBe Homebuyer

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Golden Globe Winners

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New Band Schedule Is In For The Week Jan 9th To Jan 12

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Surprising Health Benefits Of Cold Weather

If you're affected by the polar vortex that is causing record-breaking freezing temps and stretching across much of the country this week, you probably want to do nothing but dive back under the

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This Weeks Band Schedule Jan 2nd To Jan 5th

Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonThur-No band Fri-Billy Benson-9-12Sat-Saints Game on then The Naughty Professor band -9-12Tap Room in Covington No music this weekend. Sat -Saints game on Tv's Rock N

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Top Five Places To Get King Cake In New Orleans

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This Weeks Band Schedule Dec 27th To Dec 31st

Columbia Street Tap Room in Covington Thur-Mike Epstein 8-10:30 Fri-5 Finger Discount-10-2 Sat - TBASun Saints vs Bucks 12:00 Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonFri-Di3 band 9-12  Sat -Christian

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By Andrea MuradSecuring a mortgage in a normal housing market can be long and complicated, and the process has become even more arduous in the current environment. With tight lending practices

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This Weeks Band Schedule Dec 18 To Dec 22

Wednesday night 8:00 a special the Covington Brew House Presents  Christmas Extravaganza !!! in downtown Covington at Columbia Street Tap Room . Bruiser's All-star Christmas Band with Brian

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FSBO

90% end up listing with an agent.  Don't waste your time! List with The Williams!

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To prove their worthiness, sometimes prospective buyers will show a prequalification letter, Wiren says. "And that means nothing."That's because in a prequalification, lenders usually don't verify

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Christmas Holiday Camps For The Kiddos

Christmas is near and with that comes Christmas break for the kids. 2 weeks of kids at home. Would be nice if we also had Christmas break at work too. But it doesn't quite work that way.

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New Threats For Vets ID Theft

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This Weekends Local Holiday Events In Mandeville Covington And Slidell

Sips of the Season, Caroling on the Trailhead , Christmas Past and Winter on the WaterStart the weekend off with OMBA enjoying holiday spirits at your favorite Old

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Christmas In The Country Every Weekend In Covington

Looking for something to do locally? This is definitely worth attending!Join the Covington Business Association, City of Covington and merchants and shops throughout downtown Covington for Christmas

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How To Build A Grand Slam Strategy In Your Real Estate Investing Business

So, you bought a property, made some repairs, sold it for HUGE PROFITS….right?In baseball, all the players dream of hitting that pinnacle achievement of the grand slam, much like a pitcher aiming

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Black Friday 101 Where To Go When To Go And What To Go For

Planning to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday this year? Most stores will open on Thursday evening with deals usually reserved for Black Friday. Whether you’re browsing at home or camping

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American Music Awards Recap

"The American Music Awards 2013 took place Sunday night (Nov. 24) in Los Angeles. Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull hosted the ceremony and featured countless performances from some of the biggest

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This Weeks Music Schedule November 21 To 24

Hey Gals & Guys of the party group , here's the band schedule for Nov 20,21,22,23 24th Wino's & Tacos in Covington "Always great blues & jazz music ." Wed- free wine

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Tips For A Smooth PCS Move

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments

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A quick glance at any retailer’s selection is likely to show you an overwhelming array of various home security alarm systems, each with different bells and whistles. While all perform one basic

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11 Reasons You SHOULD Sell Your House During The Holiday Season

Great blog by adminkwblog today. Read below!You’ve heard it before. “The Winter season is slow.” Or, “No one is really buying or selling.” And even, “I’ll get started in the New

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Target To Open Earlier Than Previous Years On Black Friday

Target Corp. is the latest retailer to open earlier on Thanksgiving this year. The Minneapolis-based discounter said it will open at 8 p.m. on the holiday — an hour earlier than last year. Stores

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2 Reasons Why You Need A Land Survey

Buying a home is a very expensive activity and we need to ensure that the money is well spent. There are certain procedures that should be followed if we are to get good value for our hard earned

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New Addiction Alert Chocolate Covered Lays Chips

To the age-old question of “what do women want,” Lay’s thinks it has an answer: Chocolate-covered potato chips. This month, Lay’s is rolling out milk chocolate-covered potato chips at

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Everyone has heard of it, everyone has gone to one. But what is it? Why do we do it? But most importantly, where does it come from? A House Warming Party is something that has been around for a

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Keep Mandeville Beautiful Program Receives A Well Deserved Award

The Keep Mandeville Beautiful high school anti-litter awareness program was selected to receive the Most Innovative Program award in the state of Louisiana. The award was presented recently at a

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This Weeks Band Schedule Oct 17th To 20th

Covington's trail head Rockin the Rails Thur-the Yat Pack-5-7:30Tap Room in Covington Thur -Abita Blues Band -7-10

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Washington Parish Fair Starts This Week

In October, the enthusiastic crowds, once again flow through the front entrance into our beautiful fair grounds to enjoy the Washington Parish Free Fair. It is a family fair. Folks come

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Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Announces 24th Annual Wooden Boat FestivalWHAT:The 24th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, presented by Michelob Ultra, will again be held along the banks of

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October Events In The Area

Slidell Elks Lodge 2321 will hold its annual Spook Trail October 19 20, 26and 27. The trail begins at dusk and doors close at 9pm at the Lodge off Thompson Road, west of Slidell. The cost is

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IOS 7 Dowload How Tos

If you're experiencing issues with iOS 7, you're stuck with it. Once you downloaded iOS 7, switching back to iOS 6 was lost as a possibility a few days after 7's launch when Apple stopped 

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In a dour housing market, wouldn't it be nice to know that your remodeling project would pay off when you went to sell the property? Remodeling Magazine evaluated the top remodeling projects,

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How Sellers Can Save With Prelisting Inspections

Home inspections have the power to send all parties back to the negotiation table. As such, some sellers are taking the precautionary step of having an inspection done before listing the home for

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St Tammany Humane Society Fundraiser This Week

The St. Tammany Humane Society is planning an evening of free-spirited fun. The 2013 “Unleashed! Silent Auction Fundraiser” will be held Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Fleur de Lis

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Do Remodeling Projects Pay

We all love to see the before and after on home remodeling shows and the biggest appeal seems to be updated kitchens and master baths.  It’s all about the “wow” factor!  But when you

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Update On Mandeville Roadwork

The $11 million project to widen U.S. 190 through the busy Mandeville commercial district is now scheduled to wrap up in late May or early June, state highway officials said Monday. Area business

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Make Plans To Spend Your Friday The 13th In New Orleans

With a Friday the 13th falling in September in 2013, the Halloween season in New Orleans is getting off to an unusually early start. The lure of such a scary date is more than local haunted

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Carrie Underwood To Perform Sunday Night Football Musical Intro This Year

Carrie Underwood has taken the handoff from Faith Hill to perform the musical introduction for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," but don't expect the two country superstars to sing it the same.

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IMPORTANT Rural Development Loan Update

 October 1st, 2013 some new areas that are no longer available will be rolling out (don’t panic none of our main areas are being cut as of now)         Jan/ Feb

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Come Join Us At The Stand Up Paddleboard Event In Madisonville August 20th

The Northshore area of Lake Pontchartrain has become an anchor for Stand Up Paddleboarding in Louisiana.  We've watched this sport and leisure activity take off this summer in both rentals

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Tulane Football Final Week Of Preseason Camp

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2013 season opener less than two weeks away, the Tulane University football team was back on the gridiron on Monday morning as the Green Wave opened the final week of

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5 Tips To Cut Your Electricity Bill With Energy Efficiency Expert David Johnston Read More 5 Tips O

Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. But did you know that making simple changes to not just your wattage consumption but the way your

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Weekend Music Line Up August 15th To August 19th

Tap Room in Covington. Thur-Mike Epstein-8:00-10:30Fri-3 Amigos D.J.Party 10-2 & (Pre-Season ) Saints v Redskins 7-till Sat-Soul Revival-10-2Wino's & Tacos In Covington Wed-free wine tasting

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Duck Dynasty In Congress From Duck Calls To Roll Calls

From duck calls to ... roll calls?A "Duck Dynasty" star is apparently being eyed by Republican lawmakers in Louisiana as a possible congressional candidate.According to the Washington Examiner,"

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Working While Expecting A Baby

Can I work throughout my pregnancy?If you're a healthy woman having a normal pregnancy and you work in a safe environment, you may be able to continue working until the day you deliver, or close to

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August 17th Live Performance In Mandeville

In His Company will be on stage Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead Market. Stuffed artichoke leaves, chicken with Alfredo sauce, and sweet and spicy pickles are a few of the

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Coming Up At The Mandeville Trailhead August 17th

In His Company will be on stage Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead Market. Stuffed artichoke leaves, chicken with Alfredo sauce, and sweet and spicy pickles are a few of the

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In His Company To Perform At Mandeville Trailhead

In His Company will be on stage Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead Market. Stuffed artichoke leaves, chicken with Alfredo sauce, and sweet and spicy pickles are a few of the

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Mandeville Trailhead Upcoming News And Events

In His Company will be on stage Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead Market. Stuffed artichoke leaves, chicken with Alfredo sauce, and sweet and spicy pickles are a few of the

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Obama To Seek Limited US Mortgage Role

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama will call for a continued but limited government role to backstop the U.S. mortgage market, as part of a strategy to ultimately replace Fannie Mae FNMA 

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HARP 3 Refi

Two Democratic senators, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, have reintroduced legislation that would create a new, expanded version of HARP, or the Home

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SEC Dominates USA Today Coaches Poll With 5 Of The Top 10 Teams

The USA Today Coaches Poll was released today at noon, making it one of the first official polls to be released for the 2013 preseason.Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, followed by four

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AAPs New Car Seat Guidelines Change Rear Facing Booster Rules

Email0Share57695Print Everything you thought you knew about car seats is wrong. Okay, not everything, but things have changed and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) along with the National

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Covington Police Dozens Of Rounds Fired At Law Firm Person Dead At Scene

COVINGTON, La. -- Police are investigating a shooting at a law firm on North Columbia Street, according to interim Covington Police Chief Jack West, where "dozens" of rounds were fired by a man

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Just A Few Things The Northshore Has To Offer

I Hear MusicThe atmosphere is lively, even raucous, over at Ruby’s Roadhouse, a live music venue of long standing in Mandeville. It’s a little more genteel over at Pontchartrain Vineyards, where

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Will A Few Cups Of Coffee A Day Keep The Blues Away

Following the research on the health effects of caffeine is dizzying. Positive in some cases, negative in others – it’s hard to know whether that morning cup of joe is a health elixir or slow

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5 Local Volunteer Efforts That Need Your Help

HELP LOCAL ANIMALS Your mission: Volunteer at the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter to help get homeless dogs and cats adopted to loving families. What you'll do: Shelter Manager Valerie

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White Summer Night To Benefit Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Program

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013140 Jackson Ave.Mandeville, LA  70448 Local Phone: (985) 626-3192 Website: http://www.safeharbornorthshore.org  The Pontchartrain Yacht

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St Tammany Humane Societys Fore The Animals Golf Tournament

Saturday, Jul. 27, 201373433 Oliver StreetAbita Springs, LA  70420 Local Phone: (985) 893-2463 E-mail: michaelwatts@abitagolf.com Website: http://www.sthumane

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Miles To Participate In ESPN Car Wash

BATON ROUGE – LSU coach Les Miles will join seven other coaches from the Southeastern Conference in Bristol, Conn., on Monday as the ninth-year head coach will spend the day at ESPN

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Pontchartrain Center In Kenner To Host Lagniappe Classic Dog Show

Dog enthusiasts will want to visit the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Aug. 1 through 4 for the Lagniappe Classic Dog Show. The Metairie Kennel and Louisiana Kennel clubs will host the all,

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Will Colston Finally Make A Pro Bowl

The Saints coverage team is counting down the top 25 players on the team. No. 4 is wide receiver Marques Colston. The criteria are largely based on one question: Who would be the best players on

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Madisonville Preps For Library Opening

Black River Branch library in southwestern St. Tammany Parish closed its doors Friday as staff members boxed up more than 12,000 books headed to the new Madisonville Library, the first new branch to

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Will Interest Rates Decrease

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Thousands Of Borrowers To Get Mortgage Payments Reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reducedBy Les Christie @CNNMoney July 1, 2013: 8:31 AM ETNEW YORK (CNNMoney)Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling

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Dew Drop Jazz Hall May Be Expanded With Additional Mandeville Property

The city of Mandeville would purchase a lot and small wooden structure across Lamarque Street from the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Club and incorporate the property into the historic music hall

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New Internship Program Proposed For Mandeville High School Students

A local high school student would get a taste of municipal government under a new internship program proposed by Mandeville City Councilman Rick Danielson. The program would allow the selected

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Check Out Our Local Events To Help Plan Your 4th Of July Weekend

The Mandeville Seafood fest at Fountianbleau State Park July 4th-Big Fun Brass Band-Noon-1 Rick Samson-1-3 Big Fun Brass Band-3-4 Supercharger-4-6 Big Fun Brass Band-6-7 Four Unplugged-7-9

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Band Schedule Is In For The Week

here's the band schedule for June 26th-30th*The Covington Block Party is fri evening.6-9:30*Also this Sat The Cov. Bicentennial celebration . A free concert is Sat evening at the Trailhead 6:30

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Come Celebrate In Covington This Saturday

Covington Bicentennial Parade - June 29Covington Bicentennial Parade to Celebrate the City’s Past, Present and Future on June 29, 2013The New Orleans Saints Superfans will also be riding in the

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Mandeville City Seafood Festival Festivities And Schedule

Mandeville City Seafood Festival organizers promise to fill Fontainebleau State Park with the sound of music and the aroma of delicious foods. The three-day festival will kick off July 4 from

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Better READ If You Plan To BUY

As of 6/24/2013 Update from one of the top lendersGood Morning, Just wanted to update everyone on some key factors in the market right now.  When writing contracts, please remember to get

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Use An Agent

Unless you have a lot of free time, or don’t care about getting the best deal, real estate agents are a necessary part of buying or selling a house. They know the industry in and out and make

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Social Scene This Weekend On The Northshore

Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonWed-Free wine tasting 6-8 Music by Ghost Town -7:30-10Thur -TBA Fri-James Martin Jazz Band-9-12Sat-The Mumbles-9-12Tap Room in Covington-Thur-Gypsy River Band-8-11Fri

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Any Plans For The 4th Of July

Fourth of July plans mounting throughout the north shore: Community ConnectionSlidell Heritage Festival will be held July 4 from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Heritage Park in Slidell. (NOLA.com | The

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Have You Seen All The Pelicans Around Slidell

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Builders Say Housing Is Back

Builders say housing is backBy Chris Isidore @CNNMoney June 17, 2013: 10:47 AM ETMore builders say sales conditions are good rather than poor, confirming earlier signs of a housing.

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Rates Creeping Toward 4

Mortgage rates have seen their sixth consecutive week of rises as the average rate edges closer to 4%. Data released today by Freddie Mac shows yet another week of fixed mortgage rates climbing

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Mortgage Rates Near 4 Barrier

The average rate for 30-year, fixed rate loans rose 0.07 percentage point to 3.98%, and is up 0.63 percentage point since the week of May 2. Rates have not been this high since the week of April,

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Rising Home Prices Mean Good News For Underwater Homeowners

Demonstrating the power of rising home prices, the number of underwater homeowners has dropped below 10 million for the first time in more than at least three years. Nationwide, 9.7 million, or

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Dont Let An Ant Invasion Ruin Your Summer

---They’re big, they’re nocturnal, and they invade North American homes each spring, summer, and fall. They are Carpenter ants. North America’s number one structure-invading ant! While

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Just Another Reason To Love Your Apple Products

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Support Local Businesses By Buying Locally Grown Produce Covey Rise Farms

We all know the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy diet. A steeple of a  healthy diet are veggies. Why not make sure they actually taste good? And if you can help a local business in

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Louie And The Red Headed Lady Great Mandeville Restaurant

We've lived here almost 4 years and have driven past this little place on Florida St so many times and never gave it a second thought until my brother brought it up about 6 months ago. There was a

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Avoid Getting Caught In A Craigslist Scam

Craigslist Scam Important Alert for Members. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had issued a consumer alert affecting real estate listings in a rental housing scam. The scam

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Plan Your Social Calendar With The Music Schedule This Week

Wino's & Tacos in Covington Wed-Free wine tasting 6-8 music by Chris Leblanc on patio 8-11Thur-TBA Fri -Johnny Scetch & the Dirty Notes-8-1Sat -Dave  Jordan Band -9-1Tap Room in

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Should Homebuyers Be Warned Of A Homes Dark Past

Want to know if that property you’re eyeing might have been the site of a murder or suicide? Be prepared to do your own digging, real-estate experts say.While laws and regulations require

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Live Music This Week May 24th To May 26th

Hooked up Bar & Grill in Madisonville Wed-Bike Night 6-9 music by Lindsey Cardinale from American IdolFri-Rick Samson ,Rick Winhorst from 4 unplugged & friends-5-8Sun-Four Unplugged 3-8

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Tabouli Recipe You Cant Go Wrong With

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Homebuyers Clueless About Mortgages

Homebuyers clueless about mortgages By Les Christie @CNNMoney May 9, 2013: 12:24 AM ET   EmailPrint   One-third of respondents believe lenders are required by law to

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Teens Looking for Summer Jobs

The summer job has long been considered a rite of passage for American teenagers but sluggish job growth has made securing employment – for anyone – a job itself.With work hard to come

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Listen To Your Body Its Talking To You

”Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill… shake it off, let it out..  talk about it… get over it.. we try to down play everything shrug it off and make sure nothing disrupts our

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Proof Of The Determination And Commitment Of Our Buyer Specialist

This is the kind of determination and commitment our buyers specialist have! For the full story read all of this! Nine years ago today I was told I would never walk again (5 percent), be a

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HARP 3 Gives Hope May Be Coming This Year

Ever since President Obama proposed a new refinance program in his State of the Union address in January, one that would help "every responsible homeowner," there has been chatter about HARP 3.0,

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Music Schedule May 1st to May 5th

Wino's & Tacos in Covington Wed-Free wine tasting 6-8 music by Craig Adams on the Piano 6-9Fri-The Mumbles -9-13Sat-Three Stooges Band 9-1Tap Room in CovingtonThur-Jay Marino Band -7-10Fri-Band

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7 Uses for Ketchup That May Surprise You

1. Shine your coper: Massage ketchup over the copper and watch it dissolve the tarnish away (thanks to the acid). In the event that you have stubborn spots, add a pinch of table salt while you

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Student Debt Housings Biggest Roadblock

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is going beyond the regulation of mortgages and has its sights set on overseeing non-bank student loan lenders who may end up causing college graduates

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Here's a snapshot of what happens in a fantasy football season: You join a league. You can join a public league, where anyone can sign up for a spot, or a private league, where you need an

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Music Music Music April 24 to April 27

Also jazz fest and Covington Block Party is Friday!Wino's & Tacos in Covington Wed-free wine tasting 6-8 music by Chris Leblanc-8-11Fri-a New Orleans Funk/Folk band  The Mumbles 

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A look at the Saints 2013 game schedule

The NFL announced the 2013 regular season schedule Thursday and the New Orleans Saints will be featured in at least four prime-time nationally-televised games during the regular season, including

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Stay on top of Renovations

iStock If you’re planning on tackling a major renovation project in the near future, here are some tips to make sure you’re getting what you want. Planning Ahead Excited to get

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Band schedule April 17 to 21

Wino's & Tacos in CovingtonWed-6-8 free wine tasting with Craig Adams  playing music 6-9 Thur-Christian Surpass-6-9Fri-soil Project-9-12Sat-Glenn David Andrews-9-12The Covington

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Housing is back! Best moves for homebuyers

To get an idea of a neighborhood's prospects, ask local brokers if cash-only offers dominate. NEW YORK (Money Magazine) Six years after prices collapsed, housing has begun to climb out of its.

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Northshore Music Events April 10th to April 14th

Consino's Pizza in Mandeville Wed-Bike night 6-10 with music by Mike Consino & Friends Fri-BayouSelf Band-6-10Sat -Four Unplugged -10-2Rubys Roadhouse in Mandeville Fri-Big Daddy-

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Learn About Modular vs Stick Built Homes

Don't confuse a modular home with the old-fashioned trailer-type mobile home. Modern modular houses can be indistinguishable from traditional stick-built homes. They also cost less to construct

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iPhone Tips for You and For Me

As much as we all text today, whether for business or personal, helpful tips are always welcome. Came across a few basic ones that are quite helpful!!   1. Enable character count.Every time

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If your thinking about buying you better hurry

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose in January at the fastest annual pace since June 2006, just before the housing bubble burst. The gain shows the housing recovery is strengthening ahead of

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This weeks music schedule March 21 to 24

Also the Covington Block Party is this Friday. Yes this Friday. !!! Tap Room in Covington Thur-Mike Epstein-7:00-10Fri - Block party night On Patio is Twilight at 7:00 and main stage at 10:00 -is

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Live Music in Mandeville March13 to March18

Rubys Road house in Mandeville Fri-The Boogiemen-9:30-1:30Sat-Soul Revival-9:30-1:30Nuvolaris in MandevilleWed-Ched Reeves-6-9 N'TINI'S in Mandeville Thur-Martini Night with live music on Patio

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Music This Week March 6th to March 10th

here's the band schedule for March 6,7,8,9,10th Tap Room in Covington Wed -Bike Night & a wing eating contest 7-10 Thur-Casey Saba-7-12Fri-Lost in the 60's-8-12Sat-Supercharger-10-2 Wino's &

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Fan Hits Half Court Shot

Heath Kufahl holds up his giant check (Getty Images) This video combines so many elements of my favorite things – perfect form on a jump shot, cheerleaders and mascots going batty,

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Nobody Wins With Dual Agency

Ran across this article and found it quite well said. Although the thought of making twice as much commission on the same deal is quite appealing, the disservice that results of it to our clients

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A Guide to Sublet Etiquette

Subletting is a great solution for college students, temporary dwellers and those who don’t want to sign a yearlong lease. Here are some simple codes to follow that ensure the best

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The Consumer Retention Conundrum

Only 18 percent of brokerages received repeat business. • Six percent of agents with 3 to 5 years of experience received repeat business. You can argue that makes sense since consumers don;

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New Music Schedule February 28 to Mar 2

Tap Room in CovingtonThur-Abita Blues Band -8-11Fri-Bar hoppers band 10-2 Sat -Detective Fish -10-2Rock N Blues in CovingtonThur& fri -D.J. 9-12Sat-Nodd & Black Magnolia-10-2  

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HUGE FHA changes coming COSTLY

Now is the best time to buy and rates are still low!  This is a huge change for FHA Buyers but do not let that scare you as we still have loans that will fit your needs.  It is important

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Insomnia is that you

So we meet again! If theres one thing I hate its definitely NOT being able to sleep. The world and people around me NEED me to get my 7hour minimum requierement.. Most articles ive read about

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Not Just Another Diet

I recently started a cleanse/detox to help pinpoint all the digestive issues ive been having. Lyn Gynet-Recitas wrote this book (The Plan) and I think she may be on to something.. Obviously. Its all

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Easy DIY Projects for Your Home

As you look around your home, you’re probably wishing you had some extra time on your hands to make a few renovations or to handle a few extra redecorating projects. But, you already have the

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LSU Football Introduces Cameron as Offensive Coordinator

BATON ROUGE - Cam Cameron, whose career includes head coaching positions at the NFL and collegiate levels, has been tabbed as LSU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Les Miles

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Abita Springs Crawfish & Music Festival

  Here’s a little something for our members to look forward to: Abita Spring’s Crawfish Boil Weekend will be taking place April 25-28, 2013 at Abita Springs Resort! We are planning

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Looking to buy in Southern Louisiana

Looking to buy in Southern Louisiana, along the magestic bayous or country landscape? If you, or someone you know, is looking to make a move to the beautiful state of Louisiana, then our team is

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Mandeville Music This Week

Rubys Roadhouse in Mandeville Fri-I-55 to Memphis band -9:30-1:30Sat-Irene Sage-9:30-1:30N'TIINI'S in MandevilleThur-Michael   And her Trio-6-10 The Wine Lift in Mandeville 

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Treat Your Skin to Soul Food

Indulge in Soul Food. Treat your skin to the gift of decadent, natural, handmade products that will surely exceed your expectations. Each product in the Soul Food family is crafted in small

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Mandeville Music Schedule Week of February 7th

N' TINI'S in Mandeville Thur-Jay Marino and the music Mix 7-11Fri -Motown D.J. Mardi Gras theme. 10-2Ruby' s in MandevilleFri-The Meanies-9:30-1:30Sat-J.J.Muggler Band -9:40-1:30Bistro Byronze

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Need to know about mulch

Much Ado About Mulch - Why I Hate the Stuff! Mulch. It hides a multitude of sins. But there are aspects of it that are criminal! It's a smorgasbord for termites. It's made out of discarded wood

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Most Dangerous Cities in the US

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — Motor City claimed the top spot for highest overall crime rate among cities with 250,000 or more residents, according to CQ Press’ annual analysis of

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Mardi Gras is here again

It's that time of the year again. The streets are lined with baracades, the floats are decorated and the krewe's are getting ready for their wild ride. Yep, you guessed it. It's Mardi Gras season!

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Making Great Homemade Hummus

Hummus (Arabic: حُمُّص‎) is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt andgarlic. Hummus is high

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Mardi Gras 2013 Northshore Parade Schedule

Sunday, Jan. 20 – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013Abita Springs, Bush, Covington, Folsom, Lacombe, Madisonville, Mandeville, Pearl River, Slidell, LA     Louisiana's Northshore, St.

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Northshore Music Schedule Jan 24 to Jan 27

Rubys Roadhouse in Mandeville Fri-Wardell Williams-9:30-1:30Sat-Invisible Cowboy-9:30-1:30N'TINI'S in Mandeville Thur-Danny Bond an friends 6-10Fri-Motown D.J. 10-2 The Wine Loft in Mandeville Thur

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Way-too-early rankings for 2013

SDS already released the never-too-early rankings for 2013, and Sports Illustrated just released theirs, too. All preseason rankings are magnificently wrong and will change during the offseason

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Yin and Yang of the Wine Loft Mandeville

"Yin and Yang are actually complementary, not opposing, forces, Interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part." Yin The place for quiet conversation, great food, 

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Heres the Live Music Schedule for the Northshore

See the band schedules for Jan 16th-20th below!Rubys in  Mandeville Fri-Acoustics -8-10 no cover charge Sat-Color-9:30-1:30The Wine Loft in MandevilleWed -tru Sat - usually  has

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Camping and your Children

My family and I really enjoy camping. When it comes to your children that is one activity that they will forever remember.  I read recently that a study was taken from a group of adults.  

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Night Life in Mandeville at The Wine Loft

Check out their schedule for the week! * Free Wine-Tasting on Wednesday Night 6 pm Now, on Wednesday nights In addition to the Free Wine-Tasting, Tammany Belle, accoustical

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Five Easy Fixes Before You List Your Home

Thinking of listing your home? Of course, you’ll want to get the best possible price. Before you call a major renovation squad for a TV-style home makeover, try these cheap and easy fixes

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Special Event This Weekend In Covington

 A special event this saturday (January 14th)  to kick off the upcoming Mardi Gras  !!!! There's a new social & marching club  out of Covington called  The St John

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Three Tips for Selling Your Home

After years of declining home values and a buyer’s market, 2013 could be the year of the seller. Though the situation varies by region, we’ve seen a glimmer of hope for sellers and the

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Let there be King Cake

The  tradition of a King cake is to celebrate Mardi Gras.  The shape symbolizes the path the three kings took to find Jesus in Bethlehem. The sugar topping is in the traditional Mardi Gras

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What is this Yoga thing all about

     Recently a large number of my friend and co-workers have being asking about this yoga stuff? I am fairly new yoga and have been practicing for about the last year. It seems to me

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The Infamous Home Inspection Debate

If you are buying a home, getting a home inspectionis perhaps one of the single-most important “checks” you need to conduct to make sure the home is safe and secure. If you are selling a

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How to Protect Your Credit

How do you know if your credit score is up to par? The three digit number can determine whether you get a mortgage or car insurance --- sometimes even a job. So, is there any way to improve it if'

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Mortgage Rate Update Better Buy Now

Friday's Jobs Report Will Shift Mortgage Rates Last month, the economy added 146,000 jobs. This month, it's expected to add 150,000. And, although the economy is a long way from replacing all of the

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Six Selling Myths Uncovered

   Myth #1:  You should always price your home high and negotiate down. Truth:  Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low.   If you list too high, you'll miss

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Real Estate Bill Update

Special Report: Real estate provisions in 'fiscal cliff' bill WASHINGTON - Jan. 2, 2013 - Yesterday, the House and Senate passed H.R. 8, legislation to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."

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7 Tips for Getting a Preapproved Mortgage

During the height of the real estate boom, getting a mortgage was as easy as picking out a new coffee table for the living room. Now, home buyers have to jump through rings of fire before they can

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New Year Resolution From Me to You

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on December 31, people usually say aloud their “New Years Resolution,” and talk about how much they’re going to really stick to this plan.- I’m

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Breakfast Surprise Right Here in Mandeville

One of my favorite places for lunch here in Mandeville is Coffee Rani, wasnt really aware they had breakfast and brunch too. A friend suggested we go there for breskfast this morning. So glad we!

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Our Very Own Real Estate Icon

Today is one of our local real estate icon's birthday. Ms Joann Dunn turns 75! It made me stop and think.. Sometimes we find ourselves going through the grind, day after day, just working away

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November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend

WASHINGTON (December 20, 2012) - Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total

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Why hire an agent

Why Hire an agent? With so much information available online, you might wonder why you need an agent at all. A good agent can guide you by giving you information based on experience and market

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Have you been pre approved

Its a very well known fact amongst us realtors that the first step to helping clients get closer to their dream of homeownership is the pre approval process. Sellers are also more and more aware

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New Year on the Northshore

Don't forget the new year is coming and the rates are still low.  The Northshore is the place to raise your family!  Buyers will be out and about in mass numbers starting January so if

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