lake charles real estate: Clearfield Ranch Subdivision Fall Tour of Homes November 20th in Southeast Lake Charles, LA - 11/12/11 05:06 AM
Clear Field Ranch Fall Tour of Homes 11-20-11
 
On Sunday, November 6th from 1:00 -3:00pm   ALL 6 Clearfield Ranch homes will be included in a  Clearfield Fall Tour /Open House.  Buyers will be able to tour each home for sale  and sample some tasty holiday goodies!

 
Clearfield Ranch is a Southeast Lake Charles subdivision with  private community sewer and public water facilities and is  located between Southeast Lake Charles and South Iowa, LA borders.  The address for homes in Clearfield Ranch is actually an Iowa, 70647 address.
The popularity of Lakes of Clearfield is the quiet country location … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Home Sellers Choose Your Lake Charles Realtor Wisely - 11/09/11 01:45 PM

My Century 21 Broker left this little note of surprise in my box today! Just a little evidence that I have been working overtime as your local Lake Charles Realtor!
I listed 10 Lake Charles properties in October!  These new listings are investment properties for sale in Lake Charles, LA and
5 are  already UNDER CONTRACT!

Sellers often wonder why they should list a Lake Charles property for sale with a Realtor.  I would like the opportunity to share my Internet Marketing Strategy with you and show you the value of listing with a Top Century 21 Mike D … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Home Sold with Aid of Lake Charles City Grant Program - 10/21/11 05:39 PM



Another  home SOLD by Marilyn Boudreaux Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s representing  another happy Lake Charles First Time HomeBuyer. 


I got to hand the keys to the new buyer!

The buyer was a recipient of a $10,000  Lake Charles City Grant and the Seller also contributed $3,670 in closing costs!  This resulted in the homebuyer  getting  a $998 credit.  That means the buyer will get a check back for $998 which bascially represents his $500 deposit and appraisal fee he paid for upfront.  The buyer obtained an FHA loan but was able … (1 comments)

lake charles real estate: Search Up to Date Lake Charles Real Estate and Homes for Sale Anytime - 10/19/11 03:53 PM
 
Are you searching for Lake Charles Real Estate?   


You can search ALL homes for sale easily on the Lake Charles Real Estate and Homes for sale website.
How many times have you been frustrated to find a Lake Charles home you want to view only to find out it is "under contract" or SOLD!   The local Homefinders Guide may not always have up to date information.   By searching Lake Charles Homes for Sale directly on the Lake Charles Real Estate website you are only viewing "Active" listings and can see exactly what a Lake Charles … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Wordless Wednesday:Ghosts Don't Scare Me Away - 10/19/11 09:11 AM

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lake charles real estate: Random Thoughts: 10 new listings, Vegas Vacation, and Football ! - 10/08/11 04:15 PM
Most people take vacations to the beach in the summer, but we like to try and get away in the Fall.  The summer months are usually very busy real estate months and it is very hard for my husband and I to slow down and leave town.  We may be "empty nesters" with nothing holding us back from travel but real estate never sleeps so neither do we! 
I am married to a  loan officer.  My husband works for Louisiana Mortgage Associates. Anyone reading this blog knows that loan officers can be just as busy as full time real estate agents.  … (12 comments)

lake charles real estate: I just Closed on a Lake Charles Home With the Seller in Vietnam! - 10/04/11 05:13 PM
Homes listed for sale in Lake Charles LA typically take about 120 days to sell. I always prepare my  Lake Charles Home Sellers to expect 120 days to effectively market and get interest in the property. 
The latest Lake Charles Real Estate Market Report shows homes for sale in Calcasieu Parish averaging 133 days on the market.  If there is no activity with a Lake Charles home selling in this length of time on the market it is usually due to price.
When the Seller of 722 Kirkman Street contacted me to list and sell his Lake Charles home, he … (9 comments)

lake charles real estate: The Lake Charles Real Estate Market is NOT Declining: August Market Statistics - 09/03/11 05:34 PM
KPLC TV here in Lake Charles, LA recently aired a segment this week stating that the real estate market was in a slump and the numbers were declining compared to the worst year of real estate in 1963.  This was a national AP story a does not mean this is the case in every real estate market.
 This news does not paint a true picture of the Lake Charles Real Estate market.  All real estate is local and we here in Southwest Louisiana are fortunate to be in a healthy real estate market.  I wish the local news would do a … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Moss Bluff Louisiana Home for Sale 1015 You Winn Road - 08/17/11 08:09 AM
100% Financing Available in Moss Bluff 1015 You Winn Road … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Economy and Housing Needs Are Connected - 07/21/11 04:30 AM
 Considering Selling Your Lake Charles Home NOW IS THE TIME!

The Lake Charles economy and real estate market are connected, both in a positive stable way.
Lake Charles Real Estate is projected to be the strongest real estate housing market in Louisiana by 2014, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek.  Lake Charles  Real Estate is forecast to see a 6% increase in home prices over the next four years,  According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Lake Charles Real Estate is likely to be one of the strongest-performing small markets in the U.S.  
In a recent press release from Louisiana Economic Development … (4 comments)

lake charles real estate: Appraiser Advice for REALTORS and Sellers in Lake Charles, LA - 06/22/11 01:53 PM
Lake Charles, LA Appraiser, Gary Moyer, was a guest speaker  this week  for REALTORS at Century 21 Mike D. Bono  where he spoke to  agents and answered frequent FHA/VA Appraisal questions.
 

 
Tips that Gary shared was  by visiting the FHA and VA websites  REALTORS can review the FHA/VA manual and familiarize themselves with requirements.  The FHA/VA Manual says that mention has to be made of deficiencies.
Check for missing electrical junction box and plate covers Look for any visible peeling paint Look for  any cracked windows Lake Charles REALTORS can prepare Lake Charles Home Sellers for repairs and … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Oak Crossing in Lake Charles, LA - 06/14/11 07:52 AM
There are may subdivisions in Lake Charles that incorporate our beautiful oak trees!  If you drive along Shell Beach Drive you can admire the 100 year old Oak trees that line this beautiful Lake Charles scenic drive.

The Oaks of Heyd is another lovely subdivision developed in South Lake Charles where each lot in the subdivision has a large oak tree.

Lake Charles will soon have another development with a focal point incorporating  100 year old oak trees as we anticipate Oak Crossing, a 20-acre business and retail park at the corner of Nelson and Ham Reid Roads in … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Royal Wedding Watchers in Lake Charles Need A Royal Realtor! - 04/27/11 08:10 PM
Will you be watching the Royal Wedding this week? I remember watching the royal wedding of Diana and Prince Charles on my console TV in my South Lake Charles apartment back in July, 1981! Like this ABC News Story, I was one of the thousands who were glued to the TV watching the fairytale wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. As if you don't know there is another Royal Wedding taking place this Friday, you must be living under a rock not to know that Prince William is marrying Kate! You can expect to see celebrities and national dignitaries … (10 comments)

lake charles real estate: Closing With Buyers and Sellers in Lake Charles, LA - 04/26/11 12:30 PM
Buyers and Sellers- Dual Roles With Double Smiles!
 


 
It is not uncommon as a Lake Charles Realtor, when I list a Lake Charles Home for Sale the Sellers I represent also become Buyers in another Lake Charles home purchase.
This just happened with two closings for the same clients.   Sometimes the home buying side comes first before the sale of the sellers home.  Depending on the buyer's home loan structure the lender may require a HUD from the sale of the buyer's first home before they can purchase a new home.  When two transactions are involved Realtors … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: I follow the same advice I share with Home Sellers in Lake Charles - 04/25/11 05:46 PM
I follow the same advice I share with Lake Charles Home Sellers. 
My Lake Charles home is not for sale! However, if you had passed by  my house this weekend you might think so considering we  completed several outdoor home projects that enhanced our Lake Charles home.
For most residents in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish, Good Friday was a holiday with many businesses closed giving Lake Charles residents a 4-day  Easter weekend to enjoy.    The Lake Charles weather has been beautiful and this weekend  was no exception.  Residents across Lake Charles took advantage of the long weekend to complete home … (8 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Realtor Marilyn Boudreaux Tells it Like it Like it is - 04/15/11 06:15 PM
Southwest Louisiana has a good economy and a stable real estate market! I am getting tired of hearing people say we have a depressed real estate market and a bad economy in Southwest Louisiana. This is not true. What happens nationally does not always impact local communities. There is enough doom and gloom with our federal government to dampen the optimism of thriving communities. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying our country is not experiencing some challenges, I am simply defending my local community and trying to dispel untrue rumors and educate the Lake Charles community with some truths. … (11 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Historical Home Tour April 17, 2011 - 04/11/11 04:12 AM

Lake Charles Historical Homes
The 36th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes in Lake Charles, LA will be April 17, 2011 from 1-5 pm. This year the historical homes on tour are "rescued homes" in the Charpentier Historic District of Central Lake Charles. Rescued because the owners have restored these homes and seen the potential of their original beauty.
 
One of the Lake Charles Historical homes being featured is the Khoury house located at 1019 Pujo Street. The Khoury home was moved from Lakeshore Drive last summer by Rhino Rhenovators and has quite an interesting history.
Tickets for the … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: Renting a Home vs. Buying a Home in Lake Charles, LA - 04/04/11 05:07 PM

 
Think you can't afford a home of your own? Tired of Renting? These first time home buyers just closed on a new construction home and their house note is going to be the same as they were paying in rent!
Nice rentals are hard to come by in Lake Charles. Most young professionals living or relocating to Southwest Louisiana end up in gated apartment complexes. Rent for a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in South Lake Charles starts at $1,200 and if you are lucky to find a 3 bedroom apartment you can pay $1,600 in rent. This newlywed couple … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Smarter, Bolder, Faster,Real Estate in Lake Charles, LA - 03/28/11 06:07 AM
SMARTER, BOLDER, FASTER THIS IS MY PROMISE TO YOU!
I know that you have choices when choosing a Real Estate Company, and a choice when choosing a professional REALTOR to help you with your Real Estate needs. This is why I work so hard to ensure that I am always on the cutting edge of Marketing and Technology in order to assist you most efficiently and effectively. Thank you for your support, your referrals, and your friendship. The following advertisements will begin playing on TV shortly but I wanted you to be the first to see them. I think you'll enjoy … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Do Your Homework Before Remodeling Your Lake Charles Home - 03/14/11 05:58 PM
Have you outgrown your current Lake Charles Home?  Thinking of adding space or expanding with a home addition? 

If the answers to the above questions are YES, you will need to do some your homework first.  Adding to your home is not as easy as it sounds.  It will be messy, expensive and take time to complete.
Research:  Just like any project, home projects begin with planning and research.  You will want to make notes and consider the basics of what you want to accomplish.  Perhaps you include a feature of list of items like a fireplace or skylights.  You … (7 comments)

 
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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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