Alexandria, LA Real Estate News

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
A GREAT Parenting Conference on March 26, 2011 is scheduled at CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH in Alexandria Louisiana. This conference will FOCUS on equipping your family with the most valuable resource of all ... A Legacy of FAITH! Registration will be available soon and can be made ONLINE! Tickets will be $15.00 per person or $20.00 per couple. Registration Includes: Dinner, coffee, snacks, and conference resources. There is no better time than NOW! This will prove to be one of those LIFE CHANGING CONFERENCES that you won't want to miss! This conference is open to EVERYONE!! I will be attending so if you are not a member and would like someone to go with and sit with just email me at Paige@PaigeWalker.com and we will set it up!    
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
How To Invest in Real Estate for Profit in Alexandria Louisiana   A common misconception is that you can get rich overnight by investing in real estate. There are many infomercials almost every night of the week that offer get rich quick schemes but with no reliable results. This is certainly incorrect and impossible but with the right guidance by a true real estate professional investing can be very lucrative. Do you want to learn How To Invest in Real Estate for Profit in Alexandria Louisiana? I specialize in helping Real Estate Investors in Alexandria Louisiana. Below are some of my top tips for investing in real estate for our local market to make a profit. Location, Location, Location!! ( This is such a cliche but very true in any market) Do not become emotionally involved in a pro...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Home Improvement Idea To Maximize Profit In Alexandria Louisiana Buyers love custom features when when looking at potential properties to purchase. An excellent Home Improvement Idea To Maximize Profit is to use ceramic tile. This material is versatile, easy to install and looks great. The kitchen and bathrooms are ideal places to utilize ceramic tile for home improvement. When using ceramic tile as a Home Improvement Idea to Maximize Profit you will find it to be a very low cost choice for the return you will receive. Mosaic tile work can be one of the best ways to bring home big returns for equity. A skilled contractor can produce stunning Mosaic tile designs. A buyer will interpret this tile work as a high end custom feature and not to mention costly but in reality it is one of the c...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
West Pointe Subdivision Homes For Sale In Alexandria LA Looking for a spectacular home in our local market? The are many West Pointe Subdivision Homes For Sale currently. This abundant selection offers many choices for buyers. The neighborhood features top of the line amenities and a variety of architectural designs to suit even the savviest of tastes. The lot sizes for West Pointe Subdivision Homes are above average and offer plenty of room for additions or a pool. Whether you are looking for top notch new construction or just a large home with all the bells and whistles West Pointe Subdivision has you covered.   Currently there are 21 West Pointe Subdivision Homes For Sale In Alexandria LA List Price Range: $219,500 to $439,000 Average List Price: $296,513 Average HSF (Heated Square F...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Painting Artist In Alexandria Louisiana In our CenLA area there are many great artists available for murals and oil paintings. As an admirer of inspiring and creative art I often visit our local shops, museums and boutiques to view these works on display. This can be a great way to find a top notch Painting Artist In Alexandria Louisiana. Throughout the Central Louisiana area there are many treasures to be found from our local artisans.    I have been blessed to have a past client that is a spectacular Painting Artist In Alexandria Louisiana named Lorinda Shidiskis. I represented Lorinda and her husband Joe approximately two years ago for their home purchase here in Alexandria, LA. Since then I have had the opportunity to view her exceptional murals and paintings. I recently decided to ...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Good Earth Subdivision Homes In Alexandria Louisiana Looking for an affordable neighborhood with preferred schools? Good Earth is a well established subdivision offering spacious living priced under $170,000. Located in West Alexandria this neighborhood is convenient to shopping, entertainment, parks and area attractions. As the local real estate expert for Good Earth Subdivision I strive to provide clear and concise market data in an effort to keep the buying and selling public informed of local trends.   Currently there are 3 Good Earth Subdivision Homes actively for sale. One additional property was recently placed under contract. List Price Range: $140,000 to $170,000 Average List Price: $156,200 HSF Range (Heated Square Feet): 1601 to 1780 Average HSF: 1713 Average List Price Per H...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Lunar Eclipse In Alexandria, Louisiana   Over 1 billion people worldwide may be able to watch when the Earth's shadow will slide across the moon's surface early Tuesday morning, the first time in hundreds of years that a lunar eclipse will fall on the time of winter solstice. With the full moon high in our winter sky, the lunar eclipse will be visible from probably four continents, with the best views from North America and Central America if the weather cooperates, scientists say. This is an amazing event considering the total lunar and winter solstice will collide for a Lunar Eclipse In Alexandria, Louisiana for the first time in 456 years! A lunar eclipse is a bi-annual event which occurs when the earth blocks the sun's rays from hitting the moon. But, this is the first time in under...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Lawn Care Provider in Alexandria, Louisiana One of the first things I always access when looking at a property is the appearance of the yard and landscaping. As the local real estate expert for Alexandria, Louisiana I understand the importance of first impressions and the general curb appeal of a home. A lot of times I find most homes could use some freshening up in the lawn care department. Throughout my career in real estate I have had the opportunity to work with several Lawn Care Providers in Alexandria, Louisiana. Grass Hopper Lawn Care of Alexandria LLC 318-452-6265 is the one company in particular that has delivered spectacular results time and time again for myself and my clients. They have more than proven to me to be one the most professional Lawn Care Providers in Alexandria,...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
FHA Low Down Payment Loan in Alexandria, Louisiana As the title above indicates The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) financing program offers one of the lowest down payment options available to consumers today. In our local real estate market approximately 50% of all home buyer's secure a FHA Low Down Payment Loan in Alexandria, Louisiana. This type of mortgage loan can be used for a home purchase in either an urban or rural area.   There are many first time local buyers that find a FHA Low Down Payment Loan in Alexandria, Louisiana can be their best choice when shopping for a home mortgage. Below are some of the top reasons a purchaser will choose a FHA mortgage. The minimum credit score allowable is a 640. Lenders will pull a Tri-Merge credit report and use the middle score from t...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
 Monday was a tough day for my fair city. Startek, a local customer service call center, sent a mass email to its employees and the media letting them know that they were being laid off. Fear not for the company though as they are putting finishing touches on a new call center in Costa Rica!  Apparently Costa Rica has become the new India for customer service centers. Once complete the center will employ over 500 workers at a fraction of the cost of the Alexandria center. And let's just say the benefits package for workers in Central America is far cheaper than one in the states! Oddly enough I am not sure who/ if anyone to blame for this. In a cut throat business environment Startek is doing what it can to stay afloat. Blame the workers you say? As in all Americans are lazy and overpa...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Bocage Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana   As the local neighborhood expert for Bocage Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana it has been apparent that this neighborhood is one of our steadiest growing areas in Alexandria over the past 10 years. An afternoon drive through the area will offer anyone a first hand look at why the subdivision has remained so popular. When showing homes to buyers in this neighborhood they always comment on how well kept and family friendly the area seems. Purchasers are always happy to hear another plus for Bocage Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana is the desirable school district.     Currently Bocage Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana has 9 homes actively for sale. Average List Price: $220,237 Average HSF (heated square feet): 1994 Average Price per H...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
  West Pointe Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana As one of our areas most sought after neighborhoods West Pointe Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana offers top of the line amenities to buyers and a variety of architectural designs to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for top notch new construction or just a large home with all the bells and whistles... this family friendly neighborhood is sure to not disappoint you. The lot sizes in West Pointe Subdivision are above average and offer plenty of room for additions or a pool.   Since West Pointe is located in West Alexandria it is zoned for some of our areas most preferred schools. Also the neighborhood offers convenience to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It is just a short five minute drive from West Point to a favorit...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
    Avoiding Home Foreclosure in Alexandria, Louisiana As one of the leading real estate experts in our market I stay current on processes for Avoiding Home Foreclosure in Alexandria, LA. Recently we have seen our local foreclosure rate increase but not nearly like the drastic numbers from other areas of the nation. This offers little consolation to our local homeowners facing troubled waters with their financing. Homeowners take comfort in the fact that there are real ways for Avoiding Home Foreclosure in Alexandria, LA. The number one way for Avoiding Home Foreclosure is through a process called a Shortsale. A Shortsale is a negotiation between your Realtor and the lender to accept less than what is owed on your mortgage.     What are the hardships a lender will consider for Avoiding ...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Good Earth Homes for Sale in Alexandria, Louisiana   Looking for an affordable neighborhood with preferred schools? Good Earth is a well established subdivision offering spacious living priced under $170,000. Located in West Alexandria this neighborhood is convenient to shopping, entertainment, parks and area attractions. As the local expert for Good Earth Subdivision I strive to provide clear and concise market data in an effort to keep the buying and selling public informed of local trends.   Currently there are 4 Good Earth Homes for Sale in Alexandria, Louisiana. One of the properties is has recently been placed under contract. List Price Range: $140,000 to $170,000 Average List Price: $156,200 HSF Range (Heated Sqare Feet): 1601 to 1781 Average HSF: 1713 Average List Price Per HSF:...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
  As one of the leading Alexandria Louisiana Foreclosure and Shortsale experts I stay current on our local repo market activity. Bank owned properties have increased over the past few years in our area. However we have not seen the drastic numbers like other parts of the nation. I believe we weathered this storm because of our robust local economy and the fact we never had exorbitant home value inflation. When purchasing an Alexandria Louisiana foreclosure or shortsale there are pros and cons.   PRO's1. Usually priced below fair market value.2. Special Finacing is available through the US government on properties that qualify.3. You can afford to purchase a home that is larger and more updated for less money.4. If it is not a mandated owner occupant property you may FLIP IT FOR A PROFI...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Homes for Sale in Charles Park Subdivision Alexandria Louisiana - Buy a Home in Charles Park Subdivision Alexandria Louisiana Charles Park Subdivision is one of the most well established neighborhoods in Alexandria, Louisiana. The area consists of homes that range from just a few years old to up to forty plus years. All of the homes for sale in Charles Park Subdivision are located conveniently to Compton Park. This beautiful city park offers playground equipment, walking trails and wonderful scenery. The preferred school district Charles Park is located in has made this subdivision a popular choice for many Rapides Parish residents. Elementary- J.B. NachmanJunior High- Brame Junior HighHigh School- Alexandria Senior High    Currently there are 9 homes for sale in Charles Park Subdivisi...
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By Margaret Hickman, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SRS
(Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners )
A unique internet-based business in Central Louisiana - Camo Formal Update to this article written the end of 2010:  Somehow country singer Brad Paisley's staff ran across the web site for this business in preparation for his music video entitled "Camoflage."  They contacted the business owners, and guess what, some of their formals are featured in the video!  The sellers were also invited (and went) to the premiere event marking the release of the video complete with backstage passes, and when Brad was being interviewed for the TODAY show, they also contacted the sellers to be present in New York.  As luck would have it, Judy was in New York at the time and attended!  Isn't that great! Central Louisiana is home to a unique business that is actually marketed exclusively on the internet ...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
An Alexandria Restaurant Landmark Tunk's Cypress Inn   On July 5, 1977 construction began on a large lake front restaurant on the water of Lake Kincaid. The builder, E.A. "Tunk" Andries, Jr., was at first ridiculed for building there. To make a long story short, after many months of sweat, frustration, tears and a lot of hard work and sweat, Tunk's Cypress Inn opened on the spring night of March 21, 1978. Plenty of people showed up; accidents happened; but they all held on; and they are still there today! The goal of the restaurant, as with all others, is making customer satisfaction the top priority and it shows. To attain that goal they have kept in mind what the founder, "Mr. Tunk", said to a friend who asked, "What kind of place will this be?" His reply: "This will be a place where ...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Bocage Subdivision is one of our steadiest growing neighborhoods in Alexandria, Louisiana over the past 10 years.  An afternoon drive through the area will offer anyone a first hand look at why the subdivision has remained so popular. When showing homes to buyers in this neighborhood they always comment on how well kept and family friendly the area seems. Purchasers are always happy to hear another plus for the subdivision is the desirable school district. As the local neighborhood real estate expert for Bocage I feel the continuing new construction is a true testament to the longevity and stability of this well established subdivision. The last two quarters of 2010 have seen ten sold properties with a median sales price of $220,000. For more information on Bocage Subdivision please fe...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Market update for West Pointe Subdivision in Alexandria, Louisiana As one of Alexandria's premiere neighborhoods West Pointe offers top of the line amenities to buyers and a variety of architectural designs for all tastes. Whether you are looking for top notch new construction or just a large home with all the bells and whistles... this family friendly neighborhood has what you are looking for. West Pointe is located in west Alexandria which offers some of the areas preferred schools.  As the neighborhood real estate expert I stay abreast of all current market trends for West Pointe. The past six months (May 2010 to November 2010) has seen a gain of over $10,000 dollars in the average sold price compared to the previous six months(November 2009 to April 2010) of homes sold.             ...
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