HOUMA, La. (AP) - The death of a Terrebonne Parish real estate agent, at first believed to be suicide, will be further investigated because of suspicious circumstances, Houma police say. The Courier reports that Russell Soulet, 47, of Bourg, La., was found Sunday morning inside an abandoned Houma building he... more »
On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market.
If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Any lawmakers' hopes that Louisiana's income picture would brighten have been dashed. The state income forecasting panel, called the Revenue Estimating Conference, instead dropped the state's forecast by $77 million this year. While the panel agreed Wednesday to leave next year's estimates alone, the drop... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet Michael."... more »
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Metairie man who built his real estate business into a major apartment landlord has been charged with mail fraud in connection of an alleged scheme that cost investors at least $3.5 million. Federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Michael Smuck, 61, sold a Houston apartment complex... more »