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Alexandria, Pineville, and all of Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, Avoyelles Parish, and central Louisiana area, REALTOR® - comments, listings, central Louisiana market statistics
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Is everyone ready for the 2009 real estate market?  Are you seeing a change yet?  My personal business increased a bit this year, so even though we didn't bottom out as some areas of the country did, we seem to be experiencing a slight turn.  We still have people relocating to the area with vario...
01/21/2008
Residential Home Sales Report (edit/delete) The following are some market statistics for the parishes of Rapides, Avoyelles, and Grant from 01/01/09 to 12/31/09.  The stats were compiled from our Central Louisiana Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Rapides/Avoyelles/Grant 1072 - homes s...
12/19/2007
Pineville, Louisiana, is located in central Louisiana across the Red River from Alexandria.  It is in the center of the state.  If you are considering a move to central Louisiana, definitely take a look at Pineville. Pineville has several new subdivisions--Beau Chene, Ocho Rios, and Shadow Creek ...
11/21/2007
The city of Alexandria is located in the geographic center of the state, placing it within an easy drive of any other city in the state.  It is a family-oriented city, as is its sister city, Pineville, located just across the Red River.  There are many things to do, from the zoo to the minor leag...
11/18/2007
    TOO LATE!!  SOLD 06/20/2008.  Oh, what memories!! Three bedroom, two bath older brick home with vinyl trim situated on 2 acres in rural Grant Parish.  Land is on the corner of Mundy Loop and Highway 8.  Additional acreage is available.  Three sides of the house are within chain link fence mak...
11/02/2007
Have any of you ever participated in a real estate auction?  After recently reading about them and then briefly covering them in one of my ABR classes, I decided to place one of my hard-to-move properties up for auction.  We did get a buyer, although at a markedly lower price than what we wanted....
10/23/2007
With all the news of foreclosure rates rising and in order to complete requirements for my Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation, I attended a class on Foreclosusre Opportunities for Buyers/Clients.  I've shown foreclosed properties before, but have never been involved in listing them...
09/03/2007
  Sold - 09/09/2008:  Can you imagine drinking your morning coffee out on the pier while watching the ducks swim by?  This is a beautiful 2.5 acre, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath country estate conveniently located to both Alexandria and Marksville.  Upstairs master suite includes a home office.  Many ameni...
07/24/2007
Every buyer, like every seller, is unique.  I enjoy sitting down with buyers, listening to their needs and desires in a home, and helping them achieve their goal of home-ownership.  First-time home buyers need extra guidance, as many do not know where to begin.  I take great pleasure in sending t...
07/04/2007
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