lake charles real estate: Search Lake Charles, LA Real Estate on Facebook - 01/21/11 10:56 AM
You can search Lake Charles Real Estate on Facebook!
Technology is growing and more and more people are connecting online through social media platforms.  I bet you probably already have a Facebook Page set up and access it frequently. 
Did you know that 87% of home buyers search for property online?  Real estate technology is also growing with online exposure. As a top Century 21 REALTOR, I feel that it is important to keep up with cutting edge marketing, so I  have taken the time to achieve a Real Estate Internet Marketing Specialist Designation so that I can effectively market all … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: My Review of the New Coyote Blues Restaurant in Lake Charles - 01/20/11 06:40 AM
Coyote Blues Opens in Lake Charles

 
Coyote Blues  opened their doors in Lake Charles, Louisiana  just before Christmas and has been packed with business ever since!
 
Even though Southwest Louisiana is known for it's cajun food favorites, Lake Charles is close enough to the Texas border that residents also love good Mexican food!
Coyote Blues  in Lake Charles is located on the corner of Ryan and School Street in the spot where Applebees used to be.

Last night my husband and I went to check out this new addition to the Lake Charles line up of restaurants.
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lake charles real estate: Anyone Feeling a Little Beat Up? - 01/09/11 06:42 AM
I feel a little beat up and sore after the first week of the New Year?
This week was a painful week for me and I find myself really sore! Why is that you might ask? Well, it all started on Tuesday with the Sugar Bowl and ended yesterday with the Saints loss!
Football games can be painful to watch! For those who do not know me, I am an alumni of the University of Arkansas and an avid Razorback fan! It was a HUGE deal for Arkansas to receive the Sugar Bowl invitation.  Arkansas had a great advantage with Ryan … (10 comments)

lake charles real estate: Answer to the Question:What are the Restrictions for Canal Place Subdivision in Lake Charles - 01/06/11 03:47 PM
What are the Restrictions for Canal Place Subdivision in Lake Charles?

 
QUESTION:
Dear Marilyn
"In the Improvement Restrictions 3.2 of Canal Place the front yard is 15' side line 5' and rear yard 10' to property line. On a corner lot what would the side line be?  In the city ordinance the minimum required yard on any other side of a corner lot which adjoins a public street shall be one-half of the minimum front yard requirement.  Does this apply to Canal Place?"
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ANSWER:
"There is an existing home in Canal Place  built on a corner lot that … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Louisiana Real Estate Market Report - 01/03/11 04:10 AM
LAKE CHARLES REAL ESTATE REPORT  Calcasieu Parish, Lake Charles, LA   Real Estate showed these figures for December in comparison to November

INCREASE IN HIGHER PRICED HOMES DECREASE of days on market. There was a INCREASE in AVERAGE PRICE OF SOLD HOMES  
Averaging statistics on a weekly basis, the following is a market snapshot of Lake Charles, Louisiana Real Estate for the month of December encompassing North, South, East, West, Southeast and Southwest Lake Charles.


 
MONTH OF DECEMBER 2010 (numbers are rounded up)
Average Active Homes Listed = 423
Average Home Sales Per Week = 10 … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Louisiana projects top economic growth in 2011 - 12/30/10 03:11 AM
George Swift, President of the The Southwest Economic Development Alliance announced that Lake Charles, Louisiana is projected to have top economic growth in 2011.  New industry expansion is creating jobs within Southwest Louisiana that will tie our growth with that of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Local NBC affiliate KPLC TV  aired the economic story on the news and the impact this will have on Lake Charles.
The creation of new jobs will not only stimulate our local economy, but there will also be a need for housing.
With my experience in relocation I am ready  and look forward to assist residents who … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: From My House to Yours:Christmas Wishes From Louisiana Ya'll - 12/23/10 03:06 AM
Christmas is just two days away, yeah! 
Many of you will be traveling to visit family and perhaps for others this will be the First Christmas missing a loved one.  Some of you will be experiencing a White Christmas as snow blankets parts of the country!
Here in Lake Charles, we are bundled up today as it is 39 degrees!  No matter where you are, Christmas is a magical time of the year filled with "warm" memories!  It is a time when we as Christians celebrate the Birth of Christ who came to warm our hearts with His love.
I have … (13 comments)

lake charles real estate: Industry Boosts Relocation Real Estate to and from Lake Charles, Louisiana - 12/13/10 04:09 PM
Are You Relocating To Lake Charles?
Lake Charles Louisiana is projected to continue with a stable increase in housing in 2011 and by 2014 will be one of the strongest  performing small markets in Louisiana according to a analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek.  The Lake Charles area is forecast to see a 6% increase in home prices over the next four years with a low point in prices reached in the third quarter of 2011.
Bloomberg Businessweek.
 
The strength of Southwest Louisiana and Lake Charles, Louisiana lies in it's petro-chemical industries, the Port of Lake Charles and a large HUB for … (7 comments)

lake charles real estate: 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home for Sale in Lake Charles, Louisiana - 12/02/10 01:55 PM
4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home for Sale in Lake Charles, Louisiana
2115 3rd Street, Lake Charles, LA
$75,000

Don't be deceived by the exterior this home!
1,835 sq ft of living
2,405 Total Sq Ft
Large Lot 100x 180
There are two separate living spaces and a side covered entrance.  New flooring throughout the home.

 
Excellent rental property that can accomate a family of four!  Currently rents for $850/mo.
Contact MARILYN BOUDREAUX 337-499-9592 for more information
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lake charles real estate: Lake Charles, Louisiana Real Estate Market Report - 12/02/10 09:49 AM
LAKE CHARLES REAL ESTATE REPORT  Calcasieu Parish, Lake Charles, LA   Real Estate showed these figures for November in comparison to October

INCREASE IN HIGHER PRICED HOMES DECREASE of days on market. There was a INCREASE in AVERAGE PRICE OF SOLD HOMES  
Averaging statistics on a weekly basis, the following is a market snapshot of Lake Charles, Louisiana Real Estate for the month of November encompassing North, South, East, West, Southeast and Southwest Lake Charles.


MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2010 (numbers are rounded up)
Average Active Homes Listed = 435
Average Home Sales Per Week = 10
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lake charles real estate: Negotiating Lake Charles, LA Real Estate Anywhere, AnyTime - 11/16/10 12:05 PM

 
People ask me all the time "How is the  Lake Charles Real Estate Market?"  "Are Homes in Lake Charles, LA Selling?" 
My answer to that is "YES!" 
Everyone has a different perspective on when the market slows down and many would tell you as we enter the holiday season buyers have stopped looking so agents will take advantage of the holidays to schedule vacation to visit family during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Others will not be seen in the office much this time of year due to hunting season!
Personally, I am not seeing the Lake Charles, real estate market  … (10 comments)

lake charles real estate: Lot in Graywood Subdivision Lake Charles, LA SOLD in 90 Days! - 10/12/10 12:58 PM
Graywood Lot SOLD IN 90 DAYS!: Lake Charles, Louisiana

 
Earlier this Summer I previewed this prime lot on the #12 Fairway of the Gray Plantation Golf Course in Lake Charles, LA
Originally listed at $147,500, Seller reduced the price and Today this Lot is SOLD!
Looking to Sell a Property in Southwest Louisiana? 
When you list with MARILYN BOUDREAUX you will get maximum exposure of your property and SOLD RESULTS!
 

 
Whether you are looking for a new home, or a lot to build on, I can assist you with all your needs and … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Speechless Sunday:Purrrfect Living in Canal Place - 10/02/10 05:15 PM

 
Canal Place Subdivision is located in South Lake Charles, Louisiana.  This South Lake Charles restricted neighborhood is one of Lake Charles finest neighborhoods and residents enjoy the convenience of its location.  The subdivision consists of 1,800-3,500 sq. ft. homes constructed in the popular French Country design. 
Residents have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather we have been enjoying in Southwest Louisiana planting Fall flowers and decorations.   As I drove in the subdivision this week I spotted this new kitty kat on my street who has become  the talk of the neighborhood!  MEOW!!
For more information you can … (16 comments)

lake charles real estate: A Hurricane Ultimately Swept me into Real Estate - 09/24/10 09:36 PM
The Beginning of My Real Estate Career

NOTE THIS IS PERSONAL RECOLLECTION  OF THE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE RITA:
SEPTEMBER 2005-SEPTEMBER 2010
 
As our Lake Charles, LA friends rebuilt, we began to rebuild too starting a new chapter of our lives in Boca Raton, FL. 
Many people have asked me how and why I got into real estate.  Ask anyone from Florida about what real estate was like in 2005 and they will tell you it was booming!
I moved to Florida with no job in mind.  What  was I going to do...retirement was not an option!  My … (7 comments)

lake charles real estate: Fall in Canal Place, Lake Charles, LA - 09/23/10 02:01 PM
 

Yesterday was the first day of Fall and from the looks of the Canal Place subdivision, residents are getting in the spirit with Fall decorations in the hopes that cooler temperatures will arrive soon!
I took a break and spent the afternoon getting the Boudreaux home decorated.  All I need now are a few orange pumpkins and some Fall mums to add to the front porch to make our Fall welcome complete!

 
Canal Place Subdivision is located in South Lake Charles, Louisiana.  This South Lake Charles restricted neighborhood is one of Lake Charles finest neighborhoods and residents … (8 comments)

lake charles real estate: Relocation: An Industry Overview of what to expect in Southwest Louisiana - 09/22/10 05:09 AM
Relocating to Lake Charles LA? 
 
The petro chemical industry  within Southwest Louisiana has had a positive effect on the Lake Charles, LA market keeping real estate at a constant stability.  As industry expands employees are needed and relocation of employees moving to and from Lake Charles keeps experienced relocation REALTORS busy. 
Forbes magazine recently ranked Lake Charles #9 in the top 10 up and coming cities in the United States.  The strength of  Lake Charles, LA  lies in it's petro chemical industry, the Port of Lake Charles and its growing stature in the United States largest hubs for importation … (6 comments)

lake charles real estate: Connect 2 the 1 Agent with Two Websites Because 2 is Better than One - 09/02/10 05:20 PM
Connect 2 the 1 Agent with Two Websites Because 2 is Better than One!
MARILYN BOUDREAUX, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s LAKE CHARLES, LA

 
 
I am officially announcing the addition of my second website www.bestlakecharlesrealestate.com.
Now consumers can bookmark both marilynboudreauxc21.com and bestlakecharlesrealestate.com
WHY?
Because consumers need variety and choices. Not every website fits the need of everyone.  I like to think outside the Box!
If you are a BUYER or SELLER in the Lake Charles, LA area be sure to visit these convenient websites for your MLS property search and information on the Lake Charles, … (3 comments)

lake charles real estate: Transition the New Revised FEMA Flood Maps:Preferred Risk Policy Eligibility - 08/26/10 05:04 PM
We knew it would happen, the NEW FEMA maps have gone into effect.
Many properties in Southwest Louisiana have been re-zoned under the new FEMA flood maps. 
Homeowners who are being moved from X to AE are going to get a  two year reprieve, and won’t receive an rate increase for two years after the new maps are adopted by the insurance companies.
 

A local Lake Charles insurance agent provided this information regarding preferred risk policy eligibility which comes directly from Fidelity National Property and Casualty that will help challenge the new flood maps.  This is good news and … (5 comments)

lake charles real estate: Wordless Wednesday:Marilyn Boudreaux Top Listing Agent for July! - 08/25/10 05:26 AM

New September 2010  Home Finder's Guide!
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lake charles real estate: Lake Charles Louisiana Projected to be Strongest Housing Market - 08/10/10 08:31 AM
Lake Charles Louisiana Projected to be Strongest Housing Market

Housing rebound to start next year! Lake Charles, Louisiana is projected to be the strongest housing market in Louisiana by 2014, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Lake Charles area is forecast to see a 6% increase in home prices over the next four years, with a low point in prices reached in the third quarter of 2011. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, some analysts say the recession has ended in Lake Charles. The city is likely to be one of the strongest-performing small markets in the U.S. next year.
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