lake charles real estate: Homes for Sale in Lakes of Clearfield, Lake Charles - 03/02/11 11:45 AM
On the outskirts of the City of Lake Charles heading East on Highway 14, you will find the Lakes of Clearfield. This newer subdivision is located about 4 miles on Highway 14 East in the Southeast section of Lake Charles. Residents like the country feel and large lot size that the Lakes of Clearfield homes offer. The school district for residents of Lakes of Clearfield is Bell City. Lakes of Clearfield offers residents public utilities and a community sewer for the subdivision. Vacant lots and new construction homes are available for sale. There are currently 2 homes listed for sale on … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: Sellers Need to Complete Home Repairs to Get Top Dollar - 02/28/11 01:51 PM
It is not uncommon for older homes and cottage homes on piers to require leveling or remodeling. If you are thinking of selling an older Lake Charles frame house there may be some issues you need to address so you won't be passed over by buyers. It is a good idea to have an contractor or inspector check an older home on piers prior to listing it for sale. There may be deteriorated wood that needs to be replaced or additional pier support to level the house. Sometimes sellers should make these home repairs ahead of time and have a termite … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Older Lake Charles Homes Have Charm and Character - 02/23/11 06:34 PM
This house is 80 years old!
Lake Charles has many beautiful Historical Homes some of which can be found in Margaret Place and the downtown Lake Charles Charpentier District.  There is another residential area in Lake Charles known as the "Garden District" where older homes with character can also be found for sale.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to show a wonderful old Lake Charles home.  My buyer grew up in  on Wilson Street in a home on the Lake Charles Historical Register.  He has a fondness of older homes and  so this is how we arrived at … (10 comments)

lake charles real estate: Renting Vs. Owning a Home in Lake Charles, LA - 02/17/11 06:12 PM
Renting vs. Owning in Lake Charles, LA
Are you a young professional living in Lake Charles, LA?
Tired of paying rent and increases?
If you have been on the fence considering purchasing a home in Lake Charles, LA, now is the time to make your move! The financing industry continues to implement changes, many will go into effect in April.  Interest rates have been at historical lows and we can expect more changes.  This is a great time to begin looking at property and get under contract and take advantage of rates before they rise later in the year.
Are you … (7 comments)

lake charles real estate: Street Breads is a New Lake Charles Favorite - 02/15/11 11:19 AM
Street Breads in Lake Charles is one of my new favorite spots to eat!

Street Breads is Located at 3475 Nelson Road in the Lumpkin Plaza (next door to Starbucks).  Street Breads is open Monday-Saturday 6:00 am-9:30 pm and Sunday 8:00 am-9:30pm.
You may wonder why they are open so early in the morning.  That is because Street Breads has a Breakfast Menu!  You can try one of the many Breakfast Fritattas.  My favorite is the Garden Fritatta: egg whites, parmesan, bell pepper, carrots, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes and corn relish served on the Rustic Club Bread.
I am slowly … (8 comments)

lake charles real estate: I Love Lake Charles, LA - 02/13/11 04:01 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!
There is not a better day to set aside than Valentine's Day to share the things you love.  I Love Lake Charles, LA!
I Love Living in Lake Charles, LA, I Love Lake Charles Real Estate, but most of all.... I Love the reward and joy of working with  Real Estate Clients! Everybody has something they love to do, these are a few things I love about Lake Charles and Lake Charles Real Estate!

lake charles real estate: Wordless Wednesday: New Sheriff Taking Lake Charles Real Estate By Storm - 02/09/11 03:02 AM
There is a New Sheriff in Town, Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s
Riding Out the Lake Charles Real Eatate Market

lake charles real estate: Just SOLD Another First Time Home Buyer in Sulphur, LA - 02/07/11 05:48 AM

Some things are just meant to be, and that is how it was with this First Time Home Purchase in Sulphur, LA. 
Last Fall I was contacted by someone who heard I had sold the home of a co-worker to First Time Home Buyers.  He asked me if I would help someone he worked with who was a First Time Home Buyer find a home and of course I said YES! This is how referrals work...  I begin to send listings to the Buyer Prospect and after Christmas we finally met to view homes.  The Buyer also shared with me … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: Take a Break From the Cold and Warm Up With Mardi Gras-Carribean Style - 02/05/11 08:30 AM
Time to take a break from shoveling snow and catch a glimpse of what is going on in Southwest Louisiana!  A little cold air doesn't slow us down this time of year, we party on!

Lake Charles Louisiana residents are right in the middle of Mardi Gras season with Krewe Balls scheduled each weekend right up until Mardi Gras.  If you are lucky to go as a guest you get to partake in the fun and hail the King and Queen of the Krewe Court.
Thought I would share a little glimpse from the Krewe of Athena Carribean Cuckoo Ball … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: The Big Chill in Lake Charles, LA - 02/04/11 03:57 PM

You can't notice the icicles in all these photos.  These were some sights from my own neighborhood and Southwest Louisiana.
I am not used to seeing icicles on my Century 21 signs  Even with precautions against the freeze it is hard to save those tropical plants.  I predict our landscape nurseries will have a busy spring replacing what was own yard included.

lake charles real estate: Do You Play Tennis? Check out Graywood in Lake Charles - 02/04/11 05:20 AM
Tennis Activities in Graywood

Graywood Community in Lake Charles offers residents several memberships to choose from.  Graywood is probably best known for its Gray Plantation Golf Course, however Graywood also has some pretty "hot" tennis court activities!
February 11-12 MB Rich is sponsoring the Cupid's Cup Mixed Doubles Event.
Cost: $60 per team which includes a giftfor each player and prizes providedby M.B. Rich Jewelers.Guaranteed two matchesPlay will start at5:00pm on Friday and9:00am on SaturdayDeadline to enterFebruary 6th
Other Tennis events include:
Ladies Evening Team Tennis Starts Feb 8th and runs through April 19thTuesday’s at 6:30pmPlayers … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Real Estate Marketing Specialist Marilyn Boudreaux - 02/03/11 10:22 AM

Grass does not grow under my feet!  January can be a slow time of year especially with the recent cold weather.  During the last month I have been studying to obtain one of my 2011 Goals, I just completed the IMSD course and received my Internet Marketing Specialist Designation!
The most important attribute in choosing a real estate agent today is mastery of the Web as a marketing tool for your home or property.  I have been trained in marketing real estate across the Internet including SEO, social media and more with a proven strategy to drive maximum traffic … (9 comments)

lake charles real estate: Homes For Sale in Lake Charles, LA Deepwoods Subdivision - 02/02/11 07:30 AM
There are currently 6 Homes for Sale in Lake Charles, LA Deepwoods Subdivision
  Deepwoods Subdivision in Lake Charles is located off of Nelson Road in South Lake Charles.  Deepwoods Subdivision consists of 3 Streets, Linden, Deepwoods and Plantation.  Most of the homes in this subdivision were custom built and are between  12-20 years old.  Average price per sq ft is $100/sq ft.
Homes in Deepwoods are typically large executive/family homes that range in size between 2800 sq ft-3000 sq ft. more or less.  This is a popular neighborhood in South Lake Charles close to schools, churches and shopping.
Homes For … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Take a Peek Inside My Century 21 World - 01/29/11 02:16 PM
Welcome to Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s
in Lake Charles, LA

lake charles real estate: Relocation to Lake Charles: Snapshot of a Closing - 01/28/11 03:53 PM
Relocation to Lake Charles, LA is a large part of my real estate business.  It is not always easy for individuals to relocate to a new area or know what to expect when accepting a transfer to a new job or company.  Part of that transition will also involve moving your family and the soon hunt begins for a new home. 
How do you begin your Lake Charles relocation search?  You  can start by visiting my website where you will discover things to do in Lake Charles, the economy in Lake Charles,and  communities in Lake Charles.  More importantly, you can … (8 comments)

lake charles real estate: Wordless Wednesday: My Buyers Gave me a Gift Before Closing! - 01/26/11 11:17 AM
Today I met my buyers at the house they are purchasing to conduct our final walk through.  We are scheduled to close this Friday and this will be my first closed transaction for 2011!!  Imagine my surprise when they gave me this beautiful gift basket after the walk through today.  They were so appreciative of my relocation assistance.  We actually negotiated their purchase contract on Christmas Eve.   WOW what a nice thing to do for your REALTOR.  THANK YOU!


lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Canal Place Home for Sale - 01/26/11 09:12 AM
Welcome to Canal Place Subdivision in Lake Charles
Canal Place is comprised of French inspired homes along the streets of Chartres, Carondelet, LaSalle, Poydras  and Toulouse
There is currently 1 home listed for sale at $389,000 with 3,150 sq ft. of living.  Prices have been averaging $122/sq ft. in this South Lake Charles neighborhood.
For more information on Canal Place Subdivision visit the Canal Place Facebook Page or Canal Place Feature Community on the Lake Charles Real Estate website.


lake charles real estate: Prime Commercial Real Estate in Lake Charles, LA - 01/25/11 09:28 AM
Prime Commercial Real Estate in Lake Charles, LA
The Charles Cinema in Lake Charles, LA  has been For Sale for over 2 years by several real estate brokers. As a matter the of fact  the cinema is located on Sale Road!  The current listing shows this property as 194 days on the market.
I have wondered why this prime piece of real estate has not sold yet with its excellent South Lake Charles  location.  Currently listed for $1,500,000 many investors have been scared off by the extensive remodeling that would need to be done to revamp and return the … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: Homes For Sale in Westlake, LA - 01/24/11 06:10 AM

Heading "West" from Lake Charles, Louisiana, you will find the City of Westlake, Louisiana.  As a matter of fact, once you take the "Westlake" Exit off of I-10 you will be greeted by this HUGE sign that says Welcome to Westlake!  Sampson Street is the Main Street that runs through the City of Westlake.

Westlake is a small Louisiana community but it boasts  a new public 18 hole 72 Par Golf Course, The  National Golf Club of Louisiana  and also offers residents a wonderful recreational venue with Pinederosa Park. Westlake is also home to The Isle of Capri … (2 comments)

lake charles real estate: How to Search Lake Charles Homes For Sale - 01/22/11 05:19 AM
How to Search Lake Charles Real Estate
If you are a consumer shopping for Lake Charles Real Estate you are probably one of 87% of buyers searching the Internet for Lake Charles Homes For Sale.
I know that Lake Charles Home Buyers prefer to search for Lake Charles Real Estate at their convenience so I have set up a Lake Charles Home search within my website. Put that outdated Lake Charles Home Finder's Guide away and let me show you how to search for ALL active properties  for sale in Lake Charles. Let's take a tour of together and navigate the … (8 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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