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We don't always make friends in this business... While locking up after a showing today a car pulls into the drive. Thinking it is just he owner, I pay little attention. "Excuse me sir, can you let me in the house". And that's when the party started. Was this a wayward owner who misplaced their key? Nope. This was a friend of the family who wanted to get her casserole dishes. "Can you unlock the door so I can get my things, I don't want to bother the owners". She was a pleasant older lady, sort of like a Ms (7 comments)
At its core real estate practice is pretty simple. Too often we muddy the water by making the process more complex than it needs to be. I have witnessed (and engaged in such practice myself) agents buying leads online, advertising on third party sites, and a host of other things with questionable returns. What's the one fool proof way to find buyers? Get marketable listings! I've had buyers call me before returning to the office from planting a sign. When can we see the house? Once I even turned around and showed the property within 30 (4 comments)
Marksville Louisiana is a small community approximately 30 miles Southeast of Alexandria. With Paragon Casino, a large agricultural base, first rate Native American Museum, and amazing Cajun food this small community should be high on the list for anyone relocating to Central Louisiana. Let's examine how the Marksville housing market is holding up. Marksville Homes Active For Sale As of late September 2012 there are 75 homes active on the market. With an average list price of only 141,020 Marksville home buyers can find great values per square foot. Marksville Homes That Have Resently (0 comments)
Real Estate Practice Is Just More Fun In The Fall - 09/29/12 07:23 PM
It all started back in May. At some point the thermostat went from warm to broil almost overnight. We suffered but continued to show houses in stride. After all, with low rates buyers were out there. Sweat rings became socially acceptable.
The less said about July and August the better. There were MANY days I would come home and take a shower between my morning and afternoon business. To do any less would be considered a form of environmental contamination. If would be safer to suck on lead paint chips than keep the same undershirt for more than 6 hours. (2 comments)
This morning I had the pleasure to watch as my client signed the final papers and took possession of his new home! After a short time in escrow the deed was done this morning at 11am. 710 Westwind is a newer home in the booming Hwy 28 West section of Alexandria. The property features many nice upgrades thanks to the previous owner. You can tell they loved their home! I have seen few properties breeze through inspections like this one. The transaction was a breeze due in large part to the efforts of the (2 comments)
One of my investor clients closed today on this 3 bedroom home in Pineville Louisiana. With a large backyard, three full bedrooms, and great location, purchasing this investment home was an easy decision. We were able to secure this nice Pinevilel home for only 56,000 dollars. That's only 46 dollars per square foot! What's the game plan for this 3 bedroom Pineville home? After fresh paint, new flooring, and minor repair this will be a great rental. There is a shortage of rental property so this unit should not be vacant long. While it (2 comments)
Buying a home represents the largest single purchase most people make. As such, it is important to approach the process with a degree of caution. Here are some common mistakes that I have witnessed home buyers in Pineville make. 1) Putting the home before the loan-- Most first time buyers approach home shopping the same way they buy a car. Find the car, drive the car, finance the car. Do you really want to do this with something that cost over 100,000 dollars? By speaking with a lender you will discover how much you (5 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Walden Subdivision - 09/25/12 03:08 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Walden Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 your Walden Subdivision neighborhood expert. Not sure that Walden Subdivision is right for you? click Pineville Homes For Sale to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Buyers seek homes for sale in Walden Subdivision due to large lots, mature landscaping, and a nice mix of housing styles. Did I mention that these homes can normally be had for under 175k? Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in Walden Subdivision.
Itching to peek inside one of these fine homes? Take a video tour of (1 comments)
3 bedroom Home For Sale in Pineville La--196 Woodcliff - 09/24/12 01:05 PM
3 bedroom Home For Sale in Pineville La--196 Woodcliff-- Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 for more information on the Woodcliff Subdivision home. Not sure if Woodcliff subdivision is right for you? Click Pineville Homes for sale to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Woodcliff Subdivision is a community of 3 and 4 bedroom homes located in the heart of Pineville. Work at Proctor & Gamble, Cleco, or Louisiana College? If so this subdivision is minutes from the office. Mature landscaping with plush, established lawns are common in this area. Got a green thumb? If so, this Pineville neighborhood is perfect. (4 comments)
3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Pineville La-- 1643 Creed Street - 09/22/12 02:27 PM
3 Bedroom home for sale in Pineville La-- 1643 Creed Street-- Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 for more information about this 3 bedroom Pineville home. Not sure if this house is right for you? Click Pineville Homes to search all properties for sale in Central Louisiana.
1643 Creed Street is located in a quiet subdivision located less than a mile from Louisiana College and Cleco. This updated Pineville home features fresh paint, flooring (no carpet), refinished ceilings (save the popcorn for the movie theatre), and stainless appliances.Fill out the form below to see how 1643 Creed compares to other 3 (0 comments)
Homes For Sale in Good Earth Subdivision--Alexandria La - 09/22/12 08:24 AM
Homes For Sale in Good Earth Subdivision--Alexandria La-- Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994, your Good Earth Subdivision Neighborhood expert. Not sure if Good Earth is right for you? Click Alexandria Homes to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Searching for a home in West Alexandria? Need to be in a top notch school zone? If so Good Earth Subdivision is worth exploring. Fill out the form below to search all homes for sale in Good Earth Subdivision.
This Alexandria Louisiana neighborhood features large lots, mature landscaping, and modest entry level pricing. Thanks to low interest rates owning a home (2 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Louisiana College - 09/21/12 01:23 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Louisiana College-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your real estate expert minutes from Louisiana College! Not sure you want to leave that close to the main campus? Click Pineville Homes to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Louisiana College is nestled between the Pineville Expressway and Main Street. As a result, there are many affordable housing options located within walking distance of campus. Fill out the form to explore all homes for sale near Louisiana College.
With rent in the area running 750-850 a month, leasing for four years could (0 comments)
Condos For Sale In Alexandria La--Parliament Square - 09/21/12 12:34 PM
Condos For Sale In Alexandria La--Parliament Square-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Parliament Square real estate expert. Not sure this condo is right for your? Click Alexandria Homes For Sale to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Searching for condos for sale in Alexandria, Louisiana? If so, Parliament Square is a must see. These units are popular for their West Alexandria location, great surrounding neighborhood, and proactive owner's association. Fill out the form below to search all units available at Parliament Square.
Due to the popularity of this community, there is always a shortage (0 comments)
Land For Sale In Pineville Louisiana - 09/20/12 01:00 PM
Land For Sale In Pineville Louisiana-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your guide for buying of selling land in Central Louisiana. Click Land for sale to search all the property currently for sale in Pineville La.
Searching for a lot to build your Pineville dream home? Need space for cattle or horses? From small 1/3 acre neighborhood lots to massive ranches there is something for everyone. Fill out the form below to immediately search all the land for sale in Pineville Louisiana.
Have land you need to sell in Pineville, La? Call Doug today!
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La--West Pointe Subdivision - 09/19/12 02:05 PM
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La--West Pointe Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your West Pointe Subdivision specialist. Not sure if you want to buy a house in West Pointe? Click Alexandria homes for sale to search the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
West Pointe Subdivision features some of the finest homes in Alexandria, La. The homes are larger than the local norm and feature high end fixtures. This exclusive West Alexandria neighborhood is located close to the action, but private enough not to draw attention. Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in (0 comments)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana--Garden District - 09/18/12 06:35 PM
Homes For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana--Garden District-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Alexandria, La Garden District expert. Click Homes for Sale to search all homes for sale in Alexandria La.
The Alexandria Garden District is the Heart and Soul of our community. Stately 100 year old homes, many that have been lovingly restored, line the streets. Pour yourself another ice tea, and fill out the form below to immediately search homes for sale in the Alexandria Garden District.
Searching for a cozy Garden District bungalow? Or how about a MASSIVE Greek revival? Call Doug (2 comments)
Homes For Sale Near The United States Penitentiary in Pollock La - 09/18/12 02:57 PM
Homes For Sale Near The United States Penitentiary in Polluck La-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your relocation expert for the BOP Pollock. Click here to search homes for sale to eplore the housing market near the Pollock Penitentiary.
Transfering to the BOP Pollock? This facility is near Alexandria in Central Louisiana. There are many housing choices including popular subdivisions, homes with acreage, even condos! Fill out the form below to begin your housing search!
With low interest rates and modest prices it may be cheaper to purchase a new home than to rent. Call (0 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana-- Huntington Ridge Subdivision - 09/18/12 02:16 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana-- Huntington Ridge Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Huntington Ridge Subdivision sold specialist. To search all homes for sale in greater Pineville click Pineville Homes For Sale.
Huntington Ridge Subdivision is located just off Susek Drive in Pineville. Cleco, Proctor & Gamble, and Louisiana College are all a short drive away. Pineville home buyers seek properties in this area due to the neighborhood feel, large lots, and nice homes at a modest price. Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in Huntington Ridge Subdivision.
With (0 comments)
Homes For Sale In Alexandria Louisiana--100 % Rural Development Loans - 09/17/12 01:38 PM
Homes For Sale In Alexandria Louisiana--100 % Rural Development Loans-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994 your Alexandria Louisiana real estate expert. click Alexandria Homes to search the Central Louisiana MLS immediately. You will not find more updated information ANYWHERE online.
100% Rural development loans allow the borrow to purchase an Alexandria home with no money financing! Imagine buying your own home for less than the cost of renting a small apartment! Call Doug today for details. Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in Alexandria that should go rural development.
Why rent when you can own a home in Ball Louisiana with little or no money down? Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in Ball that qualify for 100% Rural Development Financing.
With low interest rates, your home loan may be cheaper than what you pay to rent a small apartment! Call Doug today to secure your (0 comments)
Pineville Louisiana Homes For Sale--4 Bedroom Homes - 09/16/12 07:23 PM
Pineville Louisiana Homes For Sale--4 Bedroom Homes-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Pineville Louisiana real estate expert. Click Homes for sale in Pineville
Things getting cramped in your 3 bedroom Pineville home? Then step up to the extra room afforded in a four bedroom property! Fill out the form below to search all four bedroom homes for sale in Pineville Louisiana.
With a wide range of home styles, there are four bedroom homes availaible in most price brackets. Why settle for a smaller home? Call Doug today!
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--OakBrook Subdivision - 09/16/12 07:00 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--OakBrook Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994 your Oakbrook Subdivision top real estate agent. Click Pineville Homes For Sale to search all homes currently listed on the MLS.
Oakbrook Subdivision is popular due to the large homes (most over 2,800 feet), mature landscaping, and central location. Proctor & Gamble, Louisiana College, and Cleco are all a short drive away. Fill out the form to search homes for sale in Oakbrook Subdivision.
With low interest rates and reasonable prices now may be the perfect time to secure your Pineville home. Have (0 comments)
The showing started on a promising note. Nice subdivision, aggressive price, and plenty of curb appeal. Not a recipe for a winning starter home. With all these benefits, why are we NOT under contract? You might say we were five pitbulls away from a deal. A quick tour of the backyard brought out the neighborhood welcome wagon. Frankly a full grown grizzly bear would have been nervous. The dogs had a look that combined anger and hunger, all a mere feet from out tour. What was separating us from these hounds? Try a four foot chain link fence with (8 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--100% Financing Available - 09/15/12 08:34 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--100% Financing Available-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318 ) 613-1994, your Pineville Louisiana real estate professional. Click Pineville Homes For Sale to view all homes for sale in Central Louisiana.
Believe it or not there are still 100% home loans available. Call today for details, but it may be possible for YOU to own a home with NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET. Imagine Owning a home in Pineville Louisiana for less than rent. Be sure to wave goodbye to your landlord on the way to my office! Fill out the form to (1 comments)
Homes For Sale in Pineville Louisiana--Indian Hills Subdivision - 09/15/12 07:34 PM
Homes For Sale in Pineville Louisiana--Indian Hills Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Indian Hills Subdivision expert. Click Pineville homes to search all homes for sale in Pineville Louisiana.
Buyers seek homes in Indian Hills due to large lots, mature landscaping, great school zones, and central location. Currently there are three homes for sale in this Pineville La subdivision. Fill out the form to search all homes for sale in Indian Hills.
With low interest rates and only three homes for sale, now may be the perfect time to secure your Indian Hills homes. (1 comments)
Waterfront living in Pineville Louisiana. Does life get any better than this? For this smart couple "pursuit of the big one" will simply mean a trip down their private pier. Now if we can just keep Donnie focused on unpacking instead of fishing...
This 3 bedroom Pineville La home is located in Whispering Pines Subdivision. Buyers are attracted to this neighborhood due to 1) large lots 2) mature landscaping 3) 100% Rural Development Financing 4) and of course, the private lake! Sportsman's Paradise, all in this lucky couple's backyard. Welcome (1 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Treasure Hills Subdivision - 09/12/12 11:00 AM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Treasure Hills Subdivision Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994 your Treasure Hills Subdivision real estate expert. Click Search Pineville Homes to explore all homes for sale in this area.
Treasure Hills Subdivision features modern homes with all the bells and whistles. Buyers flock to this Pineville, La neighborhood due to quality construction, central location, and great schools. Due to all this, inventory is VERY limited. Fill out the form below to explore homes for sale in Treasure Hills. t With low interest rates and limited inventory, now is the time to secure (0 comments)
One of the things I enjoyed about teaching was the sense of schedule. Syllabus the first night, lecture for a while, presentations, then a final exam. A nice hand shake from the student (or a bag of burning dog poop), and the semester was over. Before long a new crop of students would come along and the cycle would begin anew. Real estate practice is nothing like this. Unless you only plan on doing one transaction at a time (not good for the budget), real estate is more of a treadmill. As one deal is nearing closing, others are spread (11 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Beau Chene - 09/09/12 05:47 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana--Beau Chene Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994 for more information on Beau Chene subdivision. New to the area? Click Homes for sale in Pineville to explore the entire Central Louisiana MLS.
Beau Chene Subdivision is located in the heart of Pineville, Louisiana. Ward Nine Sports Complex (soccer, football, baseball, softball, and trails) is just across the street. This Pineville neighborhood features newer homes with all the bells and whistles. Fill out the form below to search homes for sale in Beau Chene Subdivision. Fill out the form below to search this (1 comments)
Searching for homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana? Take a moment and let's examine how the housing market in Alexandria is holding up. Active Homes For Sale Currently in the 75k-250k price range there are 149 homes for sale in Alexandria, La. With an average listing price of only 156,355 individuals can command a nice home for a modest price. Closed Transactions In The Last 90 Days In the past three months, 65 homes have closed escrow. How long will it take to sell my Alexandria Louisiana home? Every home is unique, (0 comments)
As the hot weather starts to fade, the Pineville Louisiana housing market continues to stay hot. With historically-low interest rates buying a home in Pineville is typically cheaper than renting. Let's see how the market has performed in the last 90 days. Homes Active On The Market In the 75k-250k price range, there are 123 homes for sale. With an Average list price of only 153,900, even a nice three bedroom home can be had for less than most pay for rent! Closed Transactions Within the 75k-250k range, 85 homes (0 comments)
This modest home had a gourmet kitchen and a MASSIVE outdoor BBQ station. Perhaps that explains why they installed a ceiling fan over the toilet! Self preservation. There is no such thing as a boring home tour!
Hey Agent, Give Me Your Commission And We Have A Deal! - 09/09/12 08:37 AM
Hey Agent, Give Me Your Commission And We Have A Deal! Sue Mercado's recent blog post brought up a sore point concerning client's requesting commission reductions once the deal is in escrow. In a real sense, agents are often asked to serve as "Daddy Warbucks" and balance the old ledger. Let me share a cautionary tale concerning one of my "broke" sellers...
At the time of listing I did a net sheet for the seller listing all fees and predicted sales price. When the offer came in 5 weeks later we adjusted the net sheet to reflect the actual transaction (53 comments)
Homes For Sale In Deville Louisiana - 09/07/12 12:47 PM
Homes For Sale In Deville Louisiana-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994. Your Deville Real Estate Professional to guide you through the home buying process. The Deville Louisiana housing market is shifting. You deserve a full time real estate expert on your side! Click Deville Louisiana homes for sale to search the Greater Deville market.
I sold this 3 bedroom Deville home in May. For under 170,000 dollars the new owner secured a modern home on multiple acres of land. Ready to find your Deville home with more than one acre? Fill out the form below. You (0 comments)
With such amazing estates, sometimes this job is too easy! 165 Adam's Path is a custom home in Pineville's premier subdivision. With six bedrooms and multiple living areas this fine home should provide the new owners with years of enjoyment.
Doesn't this grand front porch make life's trouble seem a little smaller? The new owners of 165 Adams Path have plans to sip coffee and enjoy the cooler temperatures just around the corner. And don't tell the adults, but the grand kids have already picked out their own bedrooms for those weekend (1 comments)
Pineville La Homes For Sale--Pinebrook Estates Subdivision - 09/05/12 11:05 AM
Pineville La Homes For Sale--Pinebrook Estates Subdivision-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994, your Pinebrook Estates neighborhood expert. Want to search all homes for sale in Pineville, Louisiana? Click Homes in Pineville to search the MLS for free!
Buyers seek Pinebrook Estates due to great school zones, central location, and modest entry price. For less than most people pay in rent, YOU could own one of these Pineville homes. Fill out the form to search all homes for sale in Pinebrook Estates.
With low interest rates and modest asking prices, these homes sell quickly. Call Today! (2 comments)
Let's face it, Google is pretty boring. Frankly I've seen more stimulation in a 1980's middle school classroom. But for some reason Google kills search engines with far more content (remember AOL city pages?). Why? Because when I want to search for Chili recipes (Abilene Chili is the best), all I want to do is search for Chili recipes. Tommorrow's smog index? Who cares.
My old website was pretty. There were pictures of crawfish, oak trees, and shrimp boats. There were content pages outlining different things to do in Alexandria/Pineville. There may have even been a YouTube link showing (9 comments)
Rue Donahue Subdivision--Homes For Sale In Pineville La 71360 - 09/04/12 07:47 AM
Rue Donahue Subdivision--Homes For Sale In Pineville La 71360-- Call Doug Rogers with Century 21 Millennium (318) 613-1994 your top real estate agent for Rue Donahue Subdivision. Prefer to search All homes for sale in Pineville, Louisiana? Click Search Pineville Listings for free!
Tired of spending every weekend on lawn maintenance? Ready to spend your free time on something NOT involving home improvement? Rue Donahue Subdivision features high-quality units in a desirable part of Pineville.
Due to demand, there are only TWO units for sale in Rue Donahue Subdivision at the moment. Inventory changes constantly, so use the search tool for the most (1 comments)
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana-- Walden Point - 09/03/12 07:07 PM
Homes For Sale In Pineville Louisiana-- Walden Point-- Call Doug Rogers today at 318-613-1994 Your Walden Point Real Estate Specialist to guide you through the home buying process. Whether you are purchasing your first home or moving up........ The Rapides Parish Real Estate Market changes daily. You deserve a Full Time dedicated agent that works for Your Best Interest. Click here for free Access to all Pineville Louisiana Homes For Sale.
Walden Point subdivision is located in the heart of Pineville, minutes from major employers and recreational opportunities. The subdivision boasts great Pineville schools, large mature lawns, all at modest price per square foot. Feel (1 comments)
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