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Mardi Gras has almost arrived in New Orleans!

by Lynnette Boudet

Mardi Gras is such a special time in New Orleans! This year, Mardi Gras day (Fat Tuesday) falls on Feb. 9. Mardi Gras, is made up of parades and merriment of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King's Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (Fat Tuesday). The celebration reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Many people believe that Mardi Gras is all about drinking in the streets and vulgarity. While that is true in some parts of the city, it is really a family event that children can enjoy! For years, my family & I have "tailgated" along the parade routes waiting for parades to pass by. Using this time to catch up with family members, eating fried chicken along the route and watching the kids run around on a sunny, mild, winter day. 

Read more about Mardi Gras here and check out the parade schedule:
[url=http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html]2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule | Mardi Gras New Orleans[/url] 

Most of all...come on down to pass a good time with us!

 

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Lynnette Boudet

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Lynnette Boudet
Latter & Blum, Inc./REALTORS
1151 North Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville LA 70471
(985) 773-8414
(985) 626-5695
Fax: (985) 612-3608

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