Admin

All About Louisiana Real Estate

By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Buyers and Compensation Agreement New Ruling Affects the Way We Conduct Real Estate Business.  In Louisiana, a Buyer's and Compensation Agreement is required before a buyer can view a listing, which benefits the buyer and Real Estate agent. The new law will go into effect in August, which means these forms will be required for all residential property. 1. Formalizes Relationship: The Buyer's Agreement formalizes the relationship between the agent and the buyer. It will clarify the agent's role and responsibilities, set clear expectations, and reduce potential misunderstandings. The agent's roles include gaining access to a property, property disclosures, and negotiations.  2. Reduces Conflicts: The agreements help avoid disputes over commission and representation by clearly outlining th...
Comments 5
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Hurricane Season 2024 June 1st is the start of hurricane season.  We all need to be ready more than ever for any storms that enter the Gulf of Mexico. Now is the time to plan and ensure you have your supplies and techniques.  Here are 12 items you may need to be prepared for the season: •1.    Your medications •2.    Copies of your Home Owners Insurance Policy •3.    Copies of your Flood Insurance Policy •4.    Copies of your Health Insurance Policy •5.    Copies of the Evacuation Route you're planning on taking •6.    Back up communication plan. Remember, Cell Phones have not worked in the past during hurricanes.  •7.    Have additional email accounts. Use Yahoo or Gmail to stay in touch. •8.    Back up your computer data NOW!  •9.    Service your automobile. Change the oil and tires ...
Comments 2
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Preparing a Home for Sale Kenner, La. Preparing your property for sale? Decluttering is a crucial step. Remember, every item you remove is a step closer to a successful sale. Consider donating, having a garage sale, or disposing of unwanted items. Renting portable storage or a storage unit can also be a smart move. The time you invest in decluttering will yield significant returns when your home is under contract. Here’s a list that will help with where to start. - Old magazines- Broken or old computers- Unused kitchen gadgets- Outdated clothing- Expired medications- Old makeup- Worn out shoes- Hobby supplies- Mismatched dishes- Excessive knick-knacks- Unread books- Old makeup Please feel free to Call or Text for more information.
Comments 0
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Casa para la Venta en Kenner, La.¿Estás preparando tu propiedad para la venta? Despejar es un paso crucial. Recuerda, cada objeto que elimines es un paso más hacia una venta exitosa. Considera donar, hacer una venta de garaje o deshacerte de los artículos no deseados. Alquilar almacenamiento portátil o una unidad de almacenamiento también puede ser una decisión inteligente. El tiempo que inviertas en despejar te dará grandes beneficios cuando tu casa esté bajo contrato. Aquí tienes una lista que te ayudará a saber por dónde empezar. Revistas viejas Computadoras rotas o viejas Utensilios de cocina sin usar Ropa pasada de moda Medicamentos vencidos Maquillaje viejo Zapatos desgastados Materiales de hobby Platos desparejados Excesivos adornos Libros no leídos Maquillaje viejo Por favor, no...
Comments 0
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Will Painting Your Property Make a Difference in Selling a HomePainting is an effort that often pays large dividends when preparing for the sale of real estate. Painting before selling is an inexpensive improvement that can usually be completed in a short amount of time and effort. Painting is a relatively low-cost improvement that can provide a high return on investment by potentially increasing the sale price and reducing the time the property stays on the market. Here are some reasons to paint before placing a property for sale: Fresh paint gives the property a clean, updated look, making it more appealing to potential buyers. It also enhances curb appeal. Painting with neutral colors can help buyers envision themselves in the space, as these shades appeal to a broader audience. The ...
Comments 1
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
¿Pintar su propiedad marcará la diferencia a la hora de vender una casa?Pintar es un esfuerzo que a menudo rinde grandes dividendos cuando se prepara la venta de bienes raíces. Pintar antes de vender es una mejora económica que generalmente se puede completar en poco tiempo y esfuerzo. Pintar es una mejora de costo relativamente bajo que puede proporcionar un alto retorno de la inversión al aumentar potencialmente el precio de venta y reducir el tiempo que la propiedad permanece en el mercado.A continuación te damos algunas razones para pintar antes de poner una propiedad en venta:La pintura nueva le da a la propiedad un aspecto limpio y actualizado, haciéndola más atractiva para los compradores potenciales. También mejora el atractivo exterior.Pintar con colores neutros puede ayudar a ...
Comments 1
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
  Buyers who are considering buying investment property. Is it a really good deal    Whether buying investment property is a good deal depends on several factors: Location: Prime locations with high rental demand can offer better returns. Market Conditions: Analyze if the market is favorable, including property prices and rental rates. Property Condition: Consider the cost of repairs and maintenance. Financing: Look at interest rates and loan terms to ensure they fit your financial situation. Return on Investment (ROI): Calculate potential rental income versus expenses (mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance). Long-term Potential: Consider the property's potential to appreciate over time. In my local market, we have always used 5%.  Rent Analysis: Research Comparable Rents. If these fa...
Comments 1
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Here are some golf courses near New Orleans Golf course homes often offer views of the golf course's fairways.   Audubon Park Golf Course - Located in Uptown, New Orleans, this is a beautiful and well-maintained course. English Turn Golf & Country Club - A challenging course designed by Jack Nicklaus, located in the English Turn neighborhood. Bayou Oaks at City Park - This offers two courses, the South Course and the North Course, located in City Park. Lakewood Golf Club - A historic course in New Orleans offering a traditional golf experience. TPC Louisiana - Located in Avondale, this is a PGA Tour course and one of the top public golf courses in the area. These options should offer various experiences, from scenic city courses to professional-level challenges. Want to Sell or Buy a G...
Comments 3
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Seller's Preparing to Sell Your Property 2024 When listing your house for sale near Metairie, La., you must gather several key documents to ensure a smooth process. Here's a list of the essential documents: Property Deed: Proof of ownership of the property. Mortgage Documents: Information about any outstanding mortgage. Property Tax Receipts: Proof that property taxes are up to date. Title Report: A report showing the history of the property's ownership and any liens or encumbrances. Homeowners Insurance Information: Details about your current insurance policy. HOA Documents (if applicable): Information about the Homeowners Association, including fees and regulations. Pre-listing Inspection Report: Provide this report if you've had a pre-listing inspection. Property Survey: A document ...
Comments 0
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Louisiana Area CodesArea codes for all states can be found at http://www.nanpa.com.Louisiana has several area codes. Here are the main ones:225 – Covers the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding regions.318 – Covers northern Louisiana, including Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria.337 – Covers southwest Louisiana, including Lafayette and Lake Charles.504: Covers the New Orleans area.985 – Covers southeastern Louisiana, including Houma, Slidell, and Thibodaux.Please call or text if you have any questions.
Comments 2
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Homes for Sale, Eden Isles, LouisianaEden Isles is close to Greater New Orleans. Eden Isles is a waterfront community. A short ride, you can find yourself in Lake Pontrain or the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, Oak Harbor Golf Club is within a few minutes drive.  The average property value in Eden Isles Slidell, LA, varies depending on the specific property and location within the neighborhood. Generally, homes in Eden Isles have an estimated value ranging from about $250,000 to $400,000. Properties in this area can differ significantly in price due to factors such as size, waterfront access, and overall condition.For instance, a recent sale in the area was for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home that sold for approximately $320,000, while another property sold for around $270,000.If you want an ...
Comments 2
By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Hurricane Season Preparedness 2024Greater New Orleans | Kenner Real EstateJune 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season, and with recent events, being prepared is more crucial than ever. Homes in Kenner and Metairie, LA, have a history of flooding during hurricanes, as seen with Hurricane Katrina. Many homes have since been rebuilt, but preparation is still key.Here are 10 things you need to be ready for the 2024 hurricane season: Medications: Ensure you have a supply of all necessary medications. Homeowners Insurance Policy: Keep copies of your policy handy. Flood Insurance Policy: Have copies ready in case of flooding. Health Insurance Policy: Keep copies accessible. Evacuation Route Plan: Plan your route and have copies of it. Backup Communication Plan: Cell service might fail. Ha...
Comments 2
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Ahoy, fellow real estate adventurers! Welcome back to another thrilling episode of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo"! Today, we're embarking on an epic quest to uncover the mysteries of Return on Investment (ROI) in real estate transactions. Get ready to laugh, learn, and maybe even discover some hidden treasures along the way!So, what exactly is ROI in a real estate transaction, you ask? Well, picture this: you're a brave explorer setting sail in search of buried treasure. After navigating treacherous waters and overcoming numerous obstacles, you finally uncover a chest overflowing with gold coins - that's your ROI, my friends. It's like striking gold in the wild world of real estate investments!In the whimsical world of real estate, ROI is the magical metric used to measure the profita...
Comments 4
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Greetings, fellow real estate enthusiasts! Welcome back to another enlightening edition of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo"! Today, we're diving deep into the world of concessions in real estate transactions. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this fascinating aspect of buying or selling a home!So, what exactly are concessions in a real estate transaction, you ask? Well, imagine this: you're at a bustling market, bargaining with a vendor over the price of a shiny new trinket. The vendor, eager to make a sale, throws in a little extra something to sweeten the deal - that's your concession, my friends. It's like getting an unexpected bonus in the game of real estate negotiations!In the whimsical world of real estate, concessions are incentives offered by ei...
Comments 4
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Welcome, dear readers, to another enlightening edition of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo"! Today, we're demystifying the concept of closing dates in the whimsical world of real estate. Get ready to laugh, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this crucial aspect of property transactions!So, what exactly is a closing date in a real estate transaction, you ask? Well, picture this: you're eagerly awaiting the grand finale of your favorite TV show, and the date for the series finale is finally announced - that's your closing date, my friends. It's like circling the calendar for the ultimate climax in the saga of buying or selling a home!In the thrilling world of real estate, the closing date is the magical day when all parties involved in the transaction come together to finalize th...
Comments 3
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Greetings, fellow real estate enthusiasts! Welcome back to another captivating episode of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo," where we blend real estate expertise with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of charm. Today, we're lifting the veil on seller's disclosures in the thrilling world of property transactions. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this crucial aspect of buying or selling a home!So, what in the world is a seller's disclosure, you ask? Well, imagine this: you're about to embark on a blind date, and your potential suitor hands you a dossier detailing all their quirks, habits, and idiosyncrasies - that's your seller's disclosure, my friends. It's like a sneak peek behind the curtain, revealing all the juicy details about the property you're eyeing...
Comments 4
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Welcome back, savvy real estate aficionados, to another enlightening installment of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo"! Today, we're unraveling the intriguing world of counter offers in the dance of real estate negotiations. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this vital aspect of property transactions!So, what exactly constitutes a counter offer in a real estate transaction, you ask? Well, picture this: you're at a lively bazaar, haggling with a vendor over the price of a beautiful rug. The vendor scoffs at your initial offer and proposes a slightly higher price - that's their counter offer, my friends. It's like a witty repartee in the grand theater of real estate negotiations!In the whimsical world of real estate, a counter offer is a response made by the...
Comments 3
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Welcome back, real estate enthusiasts, to another riveting episode of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo"! Today, we're peeling back the layers of mystery surrounding offers in the wild world of real estate. Get ready to laugh, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this crucial aspect of property transactions!So, what exactly constitutes an offer in a real estate transaction, you ask? Well, picture this: you're at a bustling marketplace, eyeing up a shiny apple on a vendor's stand. You reach into your pocket, pull out a handful of coins, and offer them to the vendor in exchange for the apple - that's your offer, my friends. It's like a friendly handshake in the world of real estate negotiations!In the whimsical world of real estate, an offer is a proposal made by a buyer to purchase...
Comments 4
By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Welcome, dear readers, to another exciting edition of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo," where we blend real estate expertise with a pinch of humor and a dash of charm. Today, we're unraveling the enigma of deeds in the thrilling world of real estate. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this essential aspect of property ownership!So, what in the world is a deed, you ask? Well, imagine you're the proud owner of a shiny new car, and the dealership hands you the keys, along with a fancy certificate declaring your ownership - that's your deed, my friends. It's like the golden ticket to real estate bliss!In the whimsical world of real estate, a deed is a legal document that transfers ownership of a property from one party to another. It's like a magical wand tha...
Comments 3
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.    Sunday Morning means a lot of different things for our current Society. For some it is their Sabbath Day of Rest . Under the Levitical Law all were supposed to rest, even the animals ! At one time in America, many parts of the country had laws prohibiting businesses from being Open on Sunday . In Biblical Days , people did not go to Church on the Sabbath ( as none existed).     Today, Grace as replaced strict following of the Mosaic Law . Many believe that JESUS is our Sabbath Rest ( not just one day per week) . We are all created with with 3 parts - Body , Soul & spirit . Sunday to me, is a time where I make an effort to slowdown and “feed my spirit.” When attending a Live Service , I can’t wait for the Worship to begin . To me,it is cleansing. It prepares me to digest the followi...
Comments 7
Louisiana Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Professionals