lake charles real estate: Previewing Lake Charles New Construction Homes in The Four Seasons - 07/30/12 06:23 AM
Presenting the Four Seasons Community in Lake Charles, LA  
Four Seasons is one of the newest subdivisions in South Lake Charles, LA.  New construction Lake Charles homes within The Four Seasons are being built with the popular French Country design and have custom features of stacked crown molding, brick accents and woodwork design.  The homes in Four Seasons are typically 3,000 sq ft of living area with many being 1.5 or 2 stories. 
There are currently two new construction homes for sale in Four Seasons:
View 2255 Longue Vue $439,00
View 2320 Longue Vue $499,500
Recently … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Don't Rule Out an Older Lake Charles Home - 07/26/12 02:05 AM
In a recent real estate article from Houzz 7 tips to sell your home faster to a younger buyer, the author highlighted how to make your home appeal to what new home buyers are looking for.
I hear it frequently when working with first time home buyers and buyers under the age of 40, they want new construction details.  These buyers are looking for the crown molding, granite, hardwood floors, sleek bathrooms and kitchens.  However upon viewing new construction homes in Lake Charles LA the buyer quickly discovers that the bedrooms and lot size may be small for that new … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Summer Market Report - 07/24/12 03:05 AM
July is typically one of the busiest real estate months of the year and Lake Charles LA real estate is no exception.  We continue to see a steady healthy market in the Lake Charles areas.

The Southern portion of Lake Charles is divided into Areas 30, 40 and 60.
SOUTH LAKE CHARLES is generally considered to be South of I-210 and West of Common Street.
As of 7/20/12 there are a total of 156 listings in the combined areas of  30, 40, 60 in South Lake Charles.  These 156 listings range in price between $43,200 - $749,900 and include mobile … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Canal Place Market Report - 07/23/12 12:03 AM

Canal Place in Lake Charles LA is a favorite among Lake Charles residents and homeowners.
Tucked away behind Lake Street and conveniently located between W. McNeese and Sale Street, in Lake Charles, LA you will find Canal Place.  This restricted subdivision is one of Lake Charles finest.  Along Canal Place Drive, Chartres, Carondelet, Poydras, Lasalle and Toulese Streets residents will find lushly landscaped French inspired executive homes. Each Canal Place home is unique and built with fine custom features.  You will discover warm inviting fireplaces,slate, tile and wood flooring, beautiful granite counters, natural brick accents with elaborate woodwork, cabinetry and built-ins.
There are currently … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Tips on Relocating to Lake Charles Louisiana - 07/17/12 09:16 AM
  Buyers Relocating to Southwest Louisiana, often have many questions about Calcasieu Parish and Lake Charles LA Living. I enjoy sharing insight from my 30 years of living in the Lake Charles Community and thought I would highlight some of the attributes  of Southwest Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish. Lake Charles LA is located within Calcasieu Parish (pronounced KAL-cah-soo) and is just east of the Texas border along Interstate 10.
The French Connection
The area's modern-day history began in the mid-1700s, when it became a refuge for French Catholics  from Nova Scotia who sought religious freedom and a safe place to maintain their culture, … (7 comments)

lake charles real estate: 936 N Kade SOLD in Spring Crossing Subdivision Lake Charles LA - 07/02/12 01:54 PM


Spring Crossing is a popular subdivision in Lake Charles LA  along the Southern portion of Lake Street in Lake Charles, LA.   Lake Charles home buyers are attracted to the larger lot sizes  and larger homes that Spring Crossing offers home buyers.
936 N Kade Just Sold courtesy of Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co.'s.  936 N Kade is a 4 bedroom 2 bath home on a corner lot with over 2637 sq ft of living.

936 N Kade went UNDER CONTRACT in 31 days!!
SOLD FOR $285,000
Search other Lake Charles Homes for … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles New Construction Homes in Lake Pointe Subdivision - 07/02/12 01:35 PM

628 Becky SOLD !!
Lake Charles home buyers are always looking for "affordable" new construction homes in South part of Lake Charles, LA.  Just off Lake Street the new Lake Pointe Subdivision is being developed.

Lake Charles new construction homes being built in Lake Pointe are located on just one street that composes this subdivision in Lake Charles located on Becky Lane.

The lots of new construction homes in this Lake Charles subdivision are narrow however Lake Charles home buyers will find the 2000 sq ft average floorplan of the Lake Pointe homes surprisingly open with … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: First Day of Summer- Find the Coolest Homes in Lake Charles LA - 06/20/12 12:43 PM
via I'll show you where all the cool homes in Lake Charles LA are this summer for you and pet, Contact Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co's 337 499 9592! … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Criteria for a Good Investment Property in Lake Charles LA - 06/18/12 09:04 AM

Lake Charles Investors  and Lake Charles Home Buyers look at  property very differently.   Investors in Lake Charles LA are always looking for homes that can be rehabbed and either rented or SOLD for a quick profit.  The home buyers who will be owner occupants always prefer a newer home as opposed to an older home that may require work.
When searching for investment property, the investor client can overlook cosmetic issues with a home.   Stripping wallpaper or painting kitchen cabinets are an easy fix.  The investor is going to do some remodeling and … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Leave the Snow Behind when Relocating to Lake Charles LA! - 06/15/12 06:01 AM
You won't need to pack your snow shovel or snow blower when you move to Southwest LA!!
When working with Relocation buyers moving to Lake Charles LA from Northern climates, many are amazed at the lush landscaping and tropical palms that we enjoy in the Lake Charles landscape.  This was the case with Relocation Buyers from Kentucky I just assisted in a Relocation Home Sale to Lake Charles.
It was easy for the home buyers to fall in love with this beautiful two story home.  Moving from the cold climate of Kentucky winters they were excited to purchase a Lake Charles … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Do You Want a Country Club Lifestyle in Lake Charles, LA? - 06/14/12 11:23 AM

Welcome to Turnberry Row in Lake Charles LA where you will find estate homes for sale near the Lake Charles Country Club .


3354 Portrush  JUST SOLD for $735,000 courtesy of Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co.'s in Lake Charles, LA
3354 Portrush is located in Turnberry Row in South Lake Charles, LA.   This custom built home has many unique features including an exterior spiral staircase up to the balcony on the back of the home!  The kitchen has brick paver flooring, granite … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Be Mindful of Selling Tips This Summer - 06/12/12 09:33 AM

It is HOT in Southwest Louisiana and our summer season lasts a long time! Temperatures begin to rise in May and we don't cool off again until late October. Lake Charles Homes for sale that are on the market during the summer months that may be empty or un occupied can be stuffy!
When a home buyer walks through the door inside and it is hot and humid the buyer will not stay inside the home to really look at it. Of course foreclosures never have utilities turned on and that is to be expected, but if you still live … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: What Exactly Does a Successful Realtor Do For You? - 06/05/12 11:26 AM
Realtors are considered independent contractors and  Realtors may not always be found in their respective Broker office from 8:00 - 5:00 pm.  You would be surprised to learn what a productive Lake Charles Realtor day consists of!
Many Buyers and Sellers don't understand all the behind the scenes work that takes place when a Lake Charles Home is listed for sale, or a Lake Charles property goes under contract.  Your Realtor does not stop working just because an accepted contract is negotiated and surprisingly we don't disappear never to be heard of again until closing day.
A successful and productive Realtor … (24 comments)

lake charles real estate: 709 Ashland Drive SOLD in Lake Charles LA - 06/01/12 11:22 AM

709 Ashland SOLD
Listed for only 28 days This 3,200 sq foot two story home located in  South Lake Charles, University area,  went under contract 15 days ago and just sold for $272,000!
When the Sellers contacted me to list their home, they said "Marilyn we want to sell our home fast!"  Well they got their wish!  The husband had already accepted a new work position out of state and the wife was staying just until school was out.  We could not have asked for better timing.  
How do you close when Sellers are out of state? 
Sometimes it … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Buying and Selling a Lake Charles LA Home at the Same Time - 05/30/12 02:13 PM

Many times Lake Charles Real Estate transactions will have contingencies attached to the offer.  Most of the time a repeat home buyer will need to sell their current home in order to purchase another, so the Contingency Addendum will apply to the purchase contract.  It is possible to buy a home and sell your home at the same time and the Realtors and loan officer involved in the client’s home sell and/or new purchase try to coordinate the closing dates.  All that is usually needed to remove the contingency is a copy of the HUD settlement statement from the … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles LA Market Trends and Positive Growth - 05/25/12 02:03 PM
Lake Charles Real Estate Update     inShare
I recently attended  the Southwest Louisiana Board of Realtors  May luncheon.  Local Realtors were updated on the trends and statistics of the Lake Charles LA market and Louisiana Real Estate in general.
Statistics compared to prior years show an increase in the number of sales in our market with some strong trends in Southwest Louisiana.  Foreclosures are impacting sales prices.

Lake Charles was one of 2 markets in Louisiana showing a 17.2 increase in real estate. Economist,  Loren Scott says Southwest Louisiana is the fastest growing metro area in the state … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles $120,000 Homes For First Time Home Buyers - 05/24/12 02:41 PM
4402 Pleasant Drive Lake Charles LA SOLD     inShare
Homes for Sale in Lake Charles in the South area under $120,000 are rare and can go fast.  Real Estate in Lake Charles is busy and buyers are out looking.  Properties in good condition under $120,000 are in demand for first time homeowners.  This  3 bedroom 2 bath home located at 4402 Pleasant Drive in South Lake Charles sold for $109,000.  After working with these first time homebuyers for several months we finally found the one!
Once a buyer decides on Lake Charles home to purchase the process is usually … (0 comments)

lake charles real estate: 2708 Timber SOLD in South Lake Charles, LA - 05/20/12 02:44 AM

South Lake Charles has many older homes that offer spacious living with remodeled features and updates.  This home located at 2708 Timber is just off Prien Lake Road and less than 1 mile away from Prien Lake Park  in Lake Charles.
The lucky buyers also got a great 3.87 rate  from Craig Boudreaux at Louisiana Mortgage Associates, so of course they are happy about their home purchase!

If you are looking for a home in Lake Charles or the surrounding area, you can search Lake Charles real estate easily.  I would love to assist and … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles New Construction 622 Sycamore Home for Sale - 05/04/12 02:07 PM

lake charles real estate: 709 Ashland Drive Lake Charles LA Home Just Listed - 04/24/12 06:54 AM

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Lake Charles, LA

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Author Bio: Marilyn Boudreaux Marilyn Boudreaux is a full time REALTOR® licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s in Lake Charles, LA. Marilyn Boudreaux is one of the top 100 real estate agents within the entire Century 21 South Louisiana/Texas RegionThis Blog highlights Lake Charles Real Estate Market Trends, Tips for Lake Charles Home Buyers and Sellers, Current Lake Charles Homes for Sale, Video Tours, Lake Charles Community Lifestyle and Fun Things to do in Southwest Louisiana. Click subscribe to stay informed! View all AR Posts By Marilyn Boudreaux Blog Google+




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