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Real Estate Agent - Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission - SALE.74032-ACT
Proudly serving the Shreveport/Bossier City area, I specialize in Southeast Shreveport gated communities including St. Charles Place, Norris Ferry Landing, Provenance, Hidden Trace, Norris Ferry Crossing, Twelve Oaks, Acadiana Place and the area surrounding Ellerbe Road.



An article by a colleague in another state about the highest priced home that has sold in her market made me curious about the luxury homes for sale in the Shreveport area.  Needless to say, I couldn't wait to do a little sleuthing of my own.  Well, compared to the $17M home that sold where she l...
When you are writing a post, scroll down to the Visibility tab. Click Draft.  Scroll some more. Click the Post Blog Entry tab. Click OK on the screen that pops up. Repeat repeatedly as you write.This way you won't lose your post. Some people learn this the hard way.    
  In these days of economic turmoil, whether you're feeling the pinch or not, Michael Mullin's post about his allowance gives a person food for thought.  It is so easy to whip out the credit card to pay for those little lattes and lunches.  I consider myself a frugal person, but I must admit that...
Twelve Oaks Begun in 2005, this unique community in Shreveport, Louisiana is situated on 400 acres not far from the bustling shopping mecca along Youree Drive. Access to the rest of the city is easy via the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Twelve Oaks is comprised of four distinct "neighborhoods", each wi...
We've been fortunate in the Shreveport real estate market not to have suffered the level of foreclosures, short sales, etc. that other cities in the nation have.Here's a post by David Stevens of Long and Foster that holds out hope for a nation-wide recovery led by the housing sector. Be sure to ...
Decide what you can afford Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. I advise to begin looking at homes in the lower end of that price range. Develop your home wish list Then, prioritize the features. For example, which is more important to ...
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This is a good question if the lender you've done business with in the past is no longer around. It is also a question that first time home buyers must have an answer to. Everyone would agree that it's important to pick a mortgage company that is reputable and will do a good job. After all, if th...
I love receiving email updates from Louise Thaxton with Fairway Mortgage Corp.  The information she presents is timely and digestible.  And her office is great to work with to boot. If you're currently wondering where interest rates are headed, the informatino below will help you to know what to ...
With trepidation, I say, "Not necessarily."  Why trepidation?  Because there is much controversy regarding something called dual agency.  This condition exists when one real estate agent represents both the seller and the buyer in a transaction.  There are some who argue quite persuasively that o...


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