lake charles real estate: 926 Carondelet For Sale in Canal Place Lake Charles LA - 08/10/18 03:47 PM
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lake charles real estate: Contract to Close- A First Time Home Story Unfolds - 05/02/17 07:32 PM
Do you remember your first home purchase?
 I can remember my first home purchase was in 1983 in Lake Charles, LA where I started my family. It felt so  rich not to be renting anymore and to own a 3 bedroom 2 bath brick home on a slab with a backyard, in a neighborhood with sidewalks!!!
There are always sweet memories associated with the first home you settle into. This is the story my personal experience assisting Lake Charles First Time Home Buyers who are pretty special to me....my daughter and son-in-law. After renting a house for several years, like many other young … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Keepign Cool with Home Warranty Service Calls This Summer - 07/28/16 01:54 AM
When purchasing an older Lake Charles home (10 years or more) it is beneficial for a Lake Charles Home Buyer if a Home Warranty can be negotiated in the purchase and provided by the Home Seller.
 
Summers here in Southwest Louisiana are just plain HOT and there is nothing worse than when your air conditioning is not cooling in 100 degree temperatures and humidity which is common here in Lake Charles LA.
 
 An example of when a home warranty becomes beneficial and one thing that is usually covered by a standard home warranty policy is any "forced air" or Freon charges, issues with … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: June is a busy month for Real Estate and Weddings - 06/26/16 11:42 AM
They say June is the month for summer weddings.  June is also one of the peak summer months for Southwest Louisiana real estate activity!  June 2016 will certainly go down in my books as a memorable month of activity of home sales and personal events. As a busy Lake Charles Realtor I found myself closing out six home sales this month, continuing to show three new relocation buyers and negotiating contracts on four of my new listings! At the same time I was trying to balance my duties as Mother of the Groom with the my son's wedding on June 18th! … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Estate Home for Sale 4845 Bellerive Lane - 06/15/16 12:19 AM
4845 Bellerive Lane is located in the prestigious  subdivision of Kingspoint in Lake Charles, LA.  Built on a cul du sac lot with views of the Lake Charles Country Club #1 Golf Fairway, the grand southern charm of this fine Lake Charles  estate home is lovely. 
4845 Bellerive Lane offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in the main house and there is  separate guest quarters built above the garage that includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom, full kitchen and a living area.
 
View the virtual tour below to take a insider look at this beautiful Lake Charles Home for Sale
 Quality construction with unique features:
Honeycomb … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Estate Home for Sale in Lake Charles LA -4265 Persimmon - 06/17/15 01:39 AM
4265 Persimmon Way, Lake Charles, LA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 4325 SQUARE FEET Step through the doors of this Lake Charles estate  and be welcomed by the Grand Entry and beauty of the wrought iron staircase leading to second floor.  A large open formal dining and living room with plenty of space for all your furniture. The Living area has built in bookcases on either side of the wood burning fireplace with a gas starter. Beautiful French wood  doors open to the exterior covered … (0 comments)

lake charles real estate: The Importance of Choosing an Experienced REALTOR - 01/29/15 03:31 AM
 
In the past week I have overhead several conversations  where an individual has announced they decided to obtain their Louisiana Real Estate license or shared that they are a new licensed agent. 
Today I'm going to share my view on why it is important to choose an experienced Realtor who has been in real estate more than one-two years.      Real estate is a tricky business that requires constant learning, serious dedication, and a true heart for the people we work with.
ROOKIE VS EXPERIENCE
Lake Charles residents will remember that after Hurricane Rita in 2005  Southwest Louisiana had a housing … (0 comments)

lake charles real estate: December Contracts Can Be February Closings! - 01/23/15 05:30 AM

Christmas has come and gone and all the tinsel may be packed away but Purchase Contracts negotiated in December may still linger into the New Year!
While most people spend the month of December with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, holiday parties and moving their Elf on a Shelf for 24 days, Lake Charles Real Estate and the business of contract negotiations still continues!  Negotiating a contract during the month of December can be challenging due to the players in the game traveling and taking vacation.  It is not uncommon for banks, loan officers and the staff processing a home buyers … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles LA Home Inventory - 07/28/14 02:01 AM
In a recent economic forecast, Freddie Mac addressed the inventory levels as BELOW historic norm.  " Including newly built homes in the inventory count, the total number of homes offered for sale relative to the number of households in the US has been running at the lowest level in more than 30 years"  "The relatively low for sale inventory reflects several features of today's market.

The National Association of Realtors research shows us a balanced real estate mark requires a six month supply of available housing inventory.  According to a Existing Sales Report earlier this week, NAR revealed that we … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Louisiana Is Booming with Growth! - 06/19/14 12:43 PM
 BOOM HERE COMES THE BOOM LAKE CHARLES!
  This song from POD comes to mind when I look around Lake Charles!  Why? Because we are booming and its alright!      This map with all the blue tags just shows the tip of the iceberg of economic growth in Southwest Louisiana with industrial projects.   
Post by Port of Lake Charles.   Everyone is talking about the economic boom and growth headed to Lake Charles, LA.   The city of Lake Charles is trying to catch up with infrastructure and if you have driven anywhere lately you will notice the increase in traffic … (0 comments)

lake charles real estate: Southeast Lake Charles LA Home for Sale - 04/14/14 09:14 AM
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lake charles real estate: Feeling like an Oscar Star in Lake Charles LA - 04/03/14 06:12 AM

I  am very excited to be a  Century 21 Centurion and President's Award Winner which is pretty much like the Oscar of Real Estate!  It was a proud moment to be congratulated  in person by Century 21 CEO/President Richard Davidson!  
To achieve CENTURION® status is to earn one of the most prestigious awards presented to CENTURY 21 real estate professionals. Only a small number of producers in the CENTURY 21® System ever reach this elevated status.  The Centurion Award is based on the Century 21 Realtor's Production in either units sold or adjusted gross commission.  The path to Centurion … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Calcasieu Parish No 1 in Nation with 2014 Projects in Southwest LA - 01/20/14 08:26 AM
Calcasieu Parish is the No 1  county in the nation for planned industrial projects in 2014!

In a marketwatch.com press release dated January 13, 2014 …Calcasieu Parish is Poised for Growth With $19 Billion in Industrial Projects on the Books for 2014,
There are 63 projects coming to Calcasieu Parish totaling about $19 billion scheduled to begin construction in 2014. This news was also referenced in Industrial Info Resources    
Pictured below are just a few of the referenced projects shared by the Port of Lake Charles

The news is getting out that Calcasieu Parish and Southwest Louisiana is indeed a HOT market!
What … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles LA Garden District Home for Sale 903 5th St - 01/11/14 03:54 AM
The Lake Charles Garden District is becoming more popular and trendy with Lake Charles residents. This lovely home is full of history and is located between Reid and Bank Street on 5th Street in Lake Charles, LA. Live downtown and be close to work, recreation and restaurants!

CHARMING GARDEN DISTRICT COTTAGE HOME WITH UPDATED MODERN KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS. ENJOY THE HISTORICAL FEATURES ALONG WITH THE INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS. THIS HOME IS VERY COZY AND COMFORTABLE WITH 2 LIVING AREAS AND ADDITIONAL STORAGE BUILDING 20X12 IN REAR. THE FRONT DOOR IS ORIGINAL TO HOME AND IS UNIQUE 2 PIECE DOOR. CENTRAL AIR … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: SOLD 4211 Beau Chene Lake Charles LA - Oaks of Heyd Subdivisoin - 11/22/13 09:48 AM
4211 Beau Chene in the Oaks of Heyd Lake Charles, LA 
Why do Lake Charles residents of  Oaks at Heyd Place in South Lake Charles, Louisiana love living in this neighborhood?

Not only is The Oaks of Heyd Place one of the finest subdivisions to choose from in Lake Charles, homes in the Oaks at Heyd Place are conveniently located to shopping and schools and this neighborhood is located in the Barbe High School District.
The Oaks of Heyd is a Restricted  Lake Charles Subdivision with Home Owners Association ($100 year).
I had the pleasure of listing this beautiful Oaks of Heyd home located at 4211 … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Autumn Run Subdivision in Lake Charles - 11/19/13 01:17 PM
Autumn Run Subdivision in Lake Charles
 

 
Autumn Run is a 12 year old South Lake Charles, Louisiana Neighborhood located in South Lake Charles, LA off of Gauthier Road.  Homes in Autumn Run currently have well water and mechanical sewer systems.  There are two entrances to Autumn Run off of Gauthier Road, which are E. Savanna and W. Savanna that form a horseshoe  of the neighborhood. 4 other streets  Quince Michael, Hannah, Katie Elizabeth and Emily Ann  which run between E. and W. Savanna. 
Autumn Run one of the favorite Lake Charles neighborhoods.  Homeowners enjoy the quiet family atmosphere … (0 comments)

lake charles real estate: Is Your Lake Charles Home Listed For Sale During the Holidays - 11/19/13 12:47 AM
 
Is Your Lake Charles Home Listed  For Sale During the Holidays?

 
 
Tips For Lake Charles Home Sellers who have a Home Listed for Sale during the Holidays
Of course Sellers may still decorate  their Lake Charles home is currently listed for sale during the holidays.  It may be more of a challenge to keep  the house clean  and clutter free with the kids home from school during the holidays but remember a neat and clean home shows well!
It is still important to keep the house in "show ready" condition.  There will still be home buyers who anticipate buying a home … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Allow Time to Close on a Home During the Holidays! - 11/18/13 02:52 AM
Allow Time to Close on a Home During the Holidays
 

The holidays are fast approaching and holiday decorations can already be seen in stores and homes in Southwest Louisiana!    As 2013 draws to a close so is a buyers time frame to close on a  Southwest Louisiana home in 2013!
I have written three contracts in the last two days with Buyers needing to close in mid-December or end of December 2013!!!
 
If you're have been searching for a  home in Southwest Louisiana  or are currently just going "under contract" there is a possibility to close in 2013.  However, keep in mind … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Why I Don't Recommend Sellers Rent Their Property - 11/06/13 07:03 AM
Why Don't I recommend Sellers/Homeowners Rent their Property? 
There will always be special circumstances or exceptions and if a Seller absolutely has to rent to offset the expense of the mortgage then they may do so.  Usually my advice if a Seller insists on renting their residence is to recommend a Property Management Company who will execute a Lease and deposits with the potential renter.
There are several reasons why I frown upon a Seller or homeowner Renting their home on their own.
Wear and tear on the house Damage to the house Repairs that will need to be made Pet Deposits Decrease in value of … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: 1264 Tomahawk Closed But Not Without a Price Paid by Sellers - 10/16/13 06:26 AM

1264 Tomahawk closed but not without a price paid by the Sellers!
1264 Tomahawk located in Indian Ridge Subdivision in Moss Bluff, LA is a 5 bedroom 3 bath 2265 sq ft home.  The property was listed on the market for 135 days which is just a little over the average for Southwest Louisiana.  Most Lake Charles homes for sale sell within 120 days and this number is shortening due to the lack of inventory we currently have available of homes under $200,000
TITLE MUST BE REVIEWED
When buyers and sellers approach closing date, during the interim period, the Title … (0 comments)

 
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