haynesville shale: Gas Experts Everywhere - 06/28/08 08:04 AM
Here in Shreveport and Bossier City, it is like 2005...everyone is all of a sudden a expert!  I remember back to 2005 when everyone was an expert on the real estate market.  It seemed like everyone either had a real estate license, previously had a real estate license or was getting a real estate license!  Remember those days?  I call that the Hay day of real estate in Shreveport.  Homes were selling in one day for full price, FSBO's were just as successful as agents and support companies like mortgage, title and home inspection companies were opening up at an alarming … (13 comments)

haynesville shale: North Louisiana Pregnant with Opportunites - 06/27/08 02:23 AM
Due to a few unusual factors in Shreveport and Bossier City, I believe this is one of the best times ever to purchase investment/rental properties in our area.  First and foremost, the mortgage industry has made it more complex for people with marginal credit to purchase a home, so vacancy rates in the area are very low.  With all the chatter of Barksdale Air Force Base beefing up and the possibilities of part of Cyber Command, housing on base will fill up quickly.  Not all Airman are willing to purchase homes on what could be short assignments.
Thirdly, all the talk … (0 comments)

haynesville shale: What is HOT in Shreveport Louisiana - 06/19/08 02:09 AM
Shreveport Louisiana is a large city in Northwest Louisiana.  Shreveport and Bossier City are two cities divided by the Red River, so most real estate agents work both large cities.  So, what is HOT this summer in Shreveport Louisiana?
1.  A fair amount of people are consumed with learning about sub-surface (mineral) rights.  The Haynesville Shale was announced to be under all of us here in Shreveport and Bossier City, and land men are all over the place trying to lease sub-surface rights.  I have heard of people getting up to $15,000 in bonus money per acre and as little as … (4 comments)


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