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Alexandria, Pineville, and all of Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, Avoyelles Parish, and central Louisiana area, REALTOR® - comments, listings, central Louisiana market statistics
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Grant Parish is a small, mostly rural parish located in the center of Louisiana, north of Rapides Parish.  Kisatchie National Forest occupies a large amount of land, and the federal government allows hunting (with appropriate license, of course).  Iatt and Nantachie Lakes offer good fishing most ...
04/25/2008
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I'm a REALTOR in the Central Louisiana market.  We experienced a shift to a buyer's market a few years ago, as did the rest of the country.  However, we were apparently not hit as hard since we didn't experience the large housing "bubble" that occurred elsewhere.  If you are considering a move to...
04/01/2008
  Sold 11/06/2008:  Embrace the creative A-frame design & curb appeal of this 2 br/2 ba home located just north of the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pineville (Tioga community).  The seller has upgraded many features including a new interior staircase, ceramic tile flooring, spa tub, & loads of s...
03/07/2008
    SOLD 06/06/08 - Need a large home, but can't find an affordable one?  This large 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2896 heated square foot home is one of the largest in Whispering Pines Subdivision, just off Highway 28 East in Pineville.  The fourth bedroom has a bath as well as exterior access, so could ea...
02/02/2008
Is everyone ready for the 2009 real estate market?  Are you seeing a change yet?  My personal business increased a bit this year, so even though we didn't bottom out as some areas of the country did, we seem to be experiencing a slight turn.  We still have people relocating to the area with vario...
01/21/2008
Residential Home Sales Report (edit/delete) The following are some market statistics for the parishes of Rapides, Avoyelles, and Grant from 01/01/09 to 12/31/09.  The stats were compiled from our Central Louisiana Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Rapides/Avoyelles/Grant 1072 - homes s...
12/19/2007
Pineville, Louisiana, is located in central Louisiana across the Red River from Alexandria.  It is in the center of the state.  If you are considering a move to central Louisiana, definitely take a look at Pineville. Pineville has several new subdivisions--Beau Chene, Ocho Rios, and Shadow Creek ...
11/21/2007
The city of Alexandria is located in the geographic center of the state, placing it within an easy drive of any other city in the state.  It is a family-oriented city, as is its sister city, Pineville, located just across the Red River.  There are many things to do, from the zoo to the minor leag...
11/18/2007
Have any of you ever participated in a real estate auction?  After recently reading about them and then briefly covering them in one of my ABR classes, I decided to place one of my hard-to-move properties up for auction.  We did get a buyer, although at a markedly lower price than what we wanted....
10/23/2007
With all the news of foreclosure rates rising and in order to complete requirements for my Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation, I attended a class on Foreclosusre Opportunities for Buyers/Clients.  I've shown foreclosed properties before, but have never been involved in listing them...
09/03/2007
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