Heather Goodwin's (shreveportrealestate) Blog

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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.

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2008 

Because so many of you are praying, I wanted to give you all an update on what we have found out about John, the man who ran into my husband, RenRed, Saturday morning.  You can read the original post to get the whole story. RenRed is doing amazingly well.  I would have had him stay home from work...
11/21/2008
The call came mid-morning Saturday as I sat browsing the internet (probably Active Rain, though I don't remember) sipping a cup of coffee.  I had been scheduled for phone duty at 9:00, but a co-worker had called the afternoon before asking to switch.  No problem.  My husband, RenRed (short for Re...
11/18/2008
I'll improve the odds of finding the house I want if I work with more than one agent. Au contraire, mon frere!  You will simply end up in a confusing situation with two agents warring over which one actually sold you the house, and you'll end up cheating one of them out of their duly-earned commi...
11/17/2008
In our ongoing series on the myths some first time home buyers believe, brought to us by REBAC's publication, Today's Buyer's Rep (Oct/08), Myth #4 states: If I Just Wait Long Enough, I'll Find the Perfect Home While most of us wish this was true (I would dearly love to find the perfect home), th...
11/16/2008
I thought it might be useful to some of you to see just what has happened in Shreveport when it comes to the number of homes for sale, homes sold, and new listings this year.  Below is a chart that shows the number of homes in each of these categories. As you can see, we are doing somewhat better...
11/13/2008
As I've indicated before watching the trend for the housing inventory is a good way to see which way the market is headed. We all know the nation's economy is very volatile right now, and it will be awhile before everyting smooths out, the housing sector included. Fortunately for Shreveport resid...
11/13/2008
Here are the absorption rates for Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding towns. Remember that absorption rates show how quickly homes on the market are being sold and how many new homes are replacing those. If more homes are coming on the market and remaining unsold, the inventory is higher, a...
11/13/2008
I've been rather remiss in posting the absorption rates for the Shreveport area market. Since the trend over time is the most useful way to analyze this information, I'm going back to August to post these numbers. So, take a look at this info, then take a look at the numbers for September and Oct...
11/13/2008
              As of October 31, 2008         2007 YTD 2008 YTD % Change Number of Homes Sold 4094 3486 -15% Average Home Price $ 151,081 $ 155,961 3% Average Home Price per SF $ 82.58 $ 83.44 1% Median Home Price $ 135,000 $ 139,900 4% Median Home Price per SF $ 86.23 $ 87.19 1% Average Days on M...
11/11/2008
I can find all properties for sale on my own. This is the third in a series of posts discussing 10 Myths first-time home buyers have about the buying process.  The article is in the October, 2008 issue of REBAC's  publication, Today's Buyer's Rep. In response to that statement, I'd really like to...
11/09/2008