The House on Tuesday , November 14 backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate lawmakers determined to protect constituents from even steeper rate hikes or from being booted out of the program altogether.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development warns residents of telephone scams in which callers ask flood-impacted families to provide private information like bank account numbers or make a financial deposit to complete their applications for assistance.
The Louisiana Department of Education released a comprehensive online reporting system detailing how well child care centers and schools statewide are preparing students, birth through grade 12, for the next grade level and beyond. The interactive system, called the Louisiana School Finder, details the first-ever early childhood performance profiles and the annual school performance scores, among other information valuable to families. It is the first of its kind in the nation.
The National Association of REALTORS® and Louisiana REALTORS® has engaged and encouraged REALTORS® and consumers to TAKE ACTION against the proposed tax reform that was unveiled in the House last week. Read on to find out why...
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging residents to be prepared and vigilant as Tropical Storm Nate continues to track towards the Gulf Coast.
“There remains some uncertainty as to the intensity of this storm when it makes landfall, but I urge residents to take steps, if they haven’t already, to prepare for its potential impact,” said Commissioner Donelon.
As our friends and REALTORS® in Texas work to recover from Hurricane Harvey, supplies and relief efforts are underway from a variety of groups and individuals. The Louisiana REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is one way members can DONATE to the relief of our Texas neighbors.
This is the time of the year when experts take a look in their crystal ball to see what the future may hold. Whether its major changes, new developments, or simply a continuation of things from the current year, having an idea of what is around the corner can help you plan for success and avoid unexpected challenges. Here are a few things that you should expect in 2018.
Entrusting someone to help find them and their family a place that they will call home, or to sell their home is a tremendous responsibility. These dealings feature a lot of moving parts as well as personal connection; making professionalism a must for every REALTOR®. Of course some moments can be more frustrating than others; this is where a few etiquette tips can keep you sharp, polite, professional, and successful.
An open house can be a fun and fruitful event, providing the opportunity to meet people and showcase a property, it is also very important to put safety first. Here are 5 tips to help make your next open house a safe open house.
To the average person, or even to a client, a REALTOR’S routine may seem pretty harmless, but in the correct context there is the potential for danger. Here are three common situations that REALTORS may find themselves in, and should avoid.
Louisiana REALTORS® wants REALTORS® to keep safety top of mind on the job by increasing knowledge about the dangers, awareness of surroundings and situations, and empowerment to be cautious and stay safe. REALTOR® Safety not only pertains to physical self, but to your client's properties and most recently identity theft and Internet security.
Selling your home quickly and for your asking price doesn’t happen without a little bit of work before that sign goes in the yard. Ensuring you make the best first impression possible is essential, and with these tips you can have any prospective buyer know that they are looking at a well maintained home.
Arguably the most critical step when it comes to selling your home is setting an accurate and appropriate price. The same goes for buying a house. It is very important that you understand what a fair price is for the property you are considering. This is where REALTORS® offer so much value in helping both buyers and sellers calculate and consider pricing. Here are four things that influence the price of a home.
Selling your home without a REALTOR®? This can create all sorts of different risks that can cause your property to be misperceived and potentially undervalued. Here are three things you’re risking if you decide to sell your home without the knowledge and skills of a trusted REALTOR®?