River Pines Plantation

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Great lot. Did not flood in 2016. This subdivision offers
tennis courts and private boat launch. Both slips are located across
the street from the lot. You can access lake MaurEpas via the
Tickfaw River. Over-sized lot and a half. Build your dream home in
this quiet country charming setting.

Riverscape

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http://www.tourfactory.com/1806035  Enjoy the Tour!

Looking for a great lot to build on and escape from it all.
This lot offers a unique opportunity for whoever snatches it up.
Situated in Riverscape at Clio this lot is close to the end of the cul-de
-sac and backs up to a canal that leads you out to the Amite River
and Lake Maurepas! Riverscape is a 319 acre, waterfront urban
village nestled alongside the lower Amite River. There is a
community neighborhood pool and a neighborhood boat launch.
The community of Riverscape is surrounded by 219 acres of
protected cypress wilderness. This natural landscaping poses as a
beautiful Louisiana backdrop. Give us a call for more information!

First Time Home buyers Delight!

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Updated, bright, spacious 4 bed/2 bath home in popular town of Livingston! You will love this cute and well maintained home that offers a complete fenced in rear yard with large play jungle set and shady trees. New TILE in kitchen and dining room, fresh PAINT THROUGHOUT entire home, UPSCALE decor in bathrooms and large tile GRANITE SNACK BAR in kitchen that open ups to a wall of windows. Large living room, spacious bedrooms, with wood laminate and tile flooring throughout home. Great find and will not last long. Call for your private showing today!

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Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR can save lives.  The American Heart Association states that “Almost 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.  CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.”  Most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander.

  1. Check for responsiveness – shake the person and shout “Are you OK?”
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  2. Call 9-1-1 – either tell someone to call or make the call yourself
  3. Compress – Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at a rate of 100 per minute.

The victim should be flat on their back preferably on the floor. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the victim’s chest and place the heel on top of the other hand lacing your fingers together. Lock your elbows and compress the chest forcefully; make sure you lift enough to let the chest recoil.

Chest compressions should be continued until the person shows obvious life-like breathing, the scene becomes unsafe, an AED (automatic external defibrillator) becomes available, or a trained responder takes over the emergency treatment.

Alternating mouth-to-mouth breaths is not necessary using this method. Compressions are adequate except in drowning or drug overdose situations where 30 chest compressions are followed by two mouth-to-mouth breaths.

Watch this two-minute video and consider taking instructions from the Red Cross or other qualified provider. Every household should have at least one person trained in life-saving skills.

Unique GEM located in Springfield has the Wow factor!

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http://www.tourfactory.com/1790910  Enjoy the Tour!

This home will not disappoint w/ its soaring 23” ceiling, large beams, varied ceiling heights, & wall of windows that looks out over the massive deck & reinforced bulk heard pond. Amenities in this 4 bed, 4 bath home with SUN-ROOM, LOFT, and OFFICE are numerous.The kitchen features a 2 drawer Dishwasher, DOUBLE OVEN with warming tray, triple sink w/ disposable, ISLAND w/ hot water tap, sink, & disposable, you will love the POT filler over the gas 5 burner stove, wine cooler, ice maker, and slab granite on the island, large snack bar that sits 6. You have more than enough storage with the large walk in pantry, upper and lower cabinets and pull out drawers, large closets everywhere to be found. In the master, you and yours will have additional privacy w/ separate baths & walk in closets. Over-sized laundry, separate cabinet areas & utility sink along with a garage sink gives you additional comfort & care with all your laundry & outside needs. EASY maintenance w/ ceramic tile throughout most of the home, & hardy plank siding on the exterior. Nice 8 FT. doors, upscale light fixtures, fans, and hardware finish off the details of this custom-built home WITH post tension slab. If you like to entertain, the complete open flow of the home with the massive deck allows for any type of occasion that you have in mind, and everyone will enjoy the built BOSE speaker system both inside and outside the home. This home has it ALL and completes its comforts w/2. 15K generators that will keep your home up and running. The two attic entrances are floored for ample storage, along with an outside storage and LARGE workshop area. One One more perk is the parking area for any travel trailer with full hook ups with a 30 /50 amp & dump station. Now all that sits on 3.727 acres in a non-flood and never flooded CUSTOM BUILT HOME! If you are looking for privacy & luxury in the country you you must Drive out and Take A TOUR todayDCIM100GOPROGOPR0528.

Important Estate Documents

An estate plan is a collection of documents to ensure that your wishes are carried out because of death or incapacity to make decisions for yourself. Spouses, minor children, adult children, property and investments can all be factors that should motivate a person to undergo the process.

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Will – this document specifies the way a person wants to manage and distribute his/her assets after their death. When a person dies without a will, the laws of the state where the person resided will determine the distribution of the property.

Durable Power of Attorney – this document grants to a designated person the authority to act on behalf of the principal in in legal affairs should the principal become incapacitated. Among other things, this would allow the attorney-in-fact to buy and sell property on the behalf of the principal.

Healthcare Proxy – this document grants that a designated person can legally make healthcare decisions on behalf of the principal when they are incapable of making and executing specific decisions stated in the proxy.

Living Will – this document directs physicians with respect to life-prolonging medical treatments in case they become unable to communicate their decisions.

Hippa Release – this document allows heath care providers to release your health care information to a designated person. Otherwise, they are required by federal law to protect the privacy of your health information.

Letter of Instruction – This document contains information and instructions about a person’s wishes upon death. It is intended to offer details on whom to contact and where to find important documents about personal and financial matters.

Requirements of these documents can vary from state to state and legal advice should be obtained. If you need a current estimate of value on real estate that may be involved, usually a price opinion from a licensed real estate professional will suffice. It would be my privilege to assist you with this at no cost or obligation.

 

 

 

Before You Pay Cash for a Home

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The National Association of REALTORS® reports in its 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers that 12% of all buyers paid cash for their home.

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Before paying cash for a home, a buyer should decide if they might put a loan on the home in the near future.  It may affect the ability to deduct the interest on a mortgage placed on the home at a later date.

Homeowners can currently deduct the interest on up to $1 million of acquisition debt which are the borrowed funds used to buy, build or improve a home. Paying cash for a home establishes acquisition debt at zero. The only deductible interest to the owner would be home equity debt which is limited to $100,000 over acquisition debt.

Paying cash certainly seems like a simple decision but it may limit a homeowner’s ability to deduct interest on a future mortgage. You can get more information about this from IRS Publication 936 or from your tax professional.

Proof of Purchase

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People who experience a property loss are usually asked by their insurance company for proof of purchase which can come in the form of a receipt or current inventory of their personal belongings.

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Even the most organized people might find it challenging to find receipts for all the valuables in their home. If the inventory isn’t up-to-date, a homeowner might forget to add some items to the claim and may not recognize the omission for long after the claim is settled.

The inventory can serve as a guide to make sure a homeowner gets compensated for all the loss.

Photographs and videos can be adequate proof that the items belonged to the insured. A series of pictures of the different rooms, closets, cabinets and drawers are helpful. When video is used, consider commenting as it is shot and be sure to go slow enough and close enough to things becoming recorded.

For your convenience, download a Home Inventory, complete it, and save a copy off premise. Good places for your inventory could be a safety deposit box or digitally, in the cloud if you have server-based storage available like Dropbox.

What is the White House Worth?

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With all the attention on Washington and what is going on at the White House, I thought it might be interesting to give a Real Estate angle to the situation. What do you think?

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