Alexandria, LA Real Estate News

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria La-5603 SkylarkWhy endure another month in a cramped apartment when you can own this nice three bedroom home in Alexandria, Louisiana? Located off highway 28 west, this home is where the action is! Most of the new development in Central Louisiana is happening in this area.The best part? 5603 Skylark should qualify for 100% financing. Want to see how this home compares to other properties in Alexandria, La? Click 3 bedroom homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana to explore the entire local MLS. 3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria La 71303 Overview Maps Photos $110,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,422 sqftLot: 0.35 acre(s)MLS #: 141715 Location 5603 Skylark DriveAlexandria, LA 71303USA Dou...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Investment Properties For Sale In Alexandria La-1516 Oxford StreetReady to invest some money into the Alexandria Louisiana real estate market? Yearning to be the landlord instead of the renter? Perhaps purchasing homes to rehab and flip is more to your taste. Either way Alexandria and Pineville offer attractive options. Let's take a closer look at what 1516 Oxford Street has to offer... Three bedrooms mean the unit is attractive to a large segment of the renter population. Great location just off Hill Street allows easy access to shopping and popular workplaces. Hardwood flooring, both an attractive upgrade and none of the fuss of carpet. Wood Fencing in the backyard means extra privacy. Solid rental history from 775-825 a month. Updated HVAC system means no window units! Modest asking ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Real Estate Update- March 2017   What do these two homes located outside Alexandria, Louisiana have in common? Each SOLD in a mere five days on the market! As the Spring market begins, the pace of sales has picked up as well.Though homes close every month of the year (thank goodness), there is historically an uptick in early Spring. Here at Realty Executives Bayou Properties , we have noticed a busy March for both buyer and seller activity. Our buyer clients are often facing competition along the popular price points.The above listing (150 Pinewood Avenue) went under contract in 28 days.What Buyers in The Alexandria Louisiana Real Estate Market Must Know Expect competition from other buyers. "low-ball" offers will gain little traction Buyers are encouraged to meet with a l...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria LouisianaSearching for a three bedroom home in Alexandria La? Need space, great location, and a little elbow room? 2220 Jackson Street checks all of those boxes AND has fine period charm. Take a minute to see how special this Alexandria La property is! Want to company 2220 Jackson Street to the local competition? Search Alexandria La Real Estate to explore local inventory.  3 Bedroom Alexandria La Garden District Home Overview Maps Photos $177,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,970 sqftLot: 0.33 acre(s)MLS #: C137032 Location 2220 Jackson StreetAlexandria, LA 71301USA Doug Rogers Bayou Properties Realty(318) 613-1994[email protected]// http://www.LouisianaHouseHunter.com   Listed by: Bayou Properties Realty O...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Real Estate- Do I Need A Down-payment To Purchase A Home?Purchasing a home is a major decision. Alexandria La home buyers are encouraged to spend some time speaking with a local mortgage lender. But the question remains, do I need a down-payment to buy a home? If so, how will I know how much to save? Lets take a look at some popular home loan programs in Alexandria Louisiana. FHA Loans-- These loans require borrowers to have 3.5% down. So on 100,000 dollars the buyer would need 3,500 bucks. With careful planning, most people can save this in a matter of months! Bond Money- Based on a FHA loan, bond money comes in and covers the bulk of the required down-payment. Earlier this summer I had a buyer only bring 88 dollars to closing. That's cheaper than dinner and a movie! Rura...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Garden District Home For Sale- 2220 Jackson StreetSearching for a home in Alexandria Louisiana with character? Need 3 bedrooms, great location, and a little lawn elbow room? If so, 2220 Jackson Street should be on your must see list. Let's take a moment to see why this home has such a strong value proposition.Why 2220 Jackson Street Plenty of period details. Take a look at that gorgeous fireplace and built-in! Three large bedrooms. Bring your king-sized bed and antique furniture. Multiple living areas that flow smoothly from space to space. Refinished hardwood floors that put modern synthetic products to shame. Why settle for imitation wood when you can have the real thing? Large wood deck overlooking the backyard. The home sits on TWO lots. Rare for Alexandria La Garden D...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Those Bananas Aren't Getting Any Fresher- Price Adjustments 101As an Alexandria La real estate broker, one of my  duties is to advise the seller on pricing. Frankly, this can be a tough conversation. Without the aid of a crystal ball, nobody can predict exactly where value will land. Here are some keys points concerning pricing. Your best chance to get top dollar is in the beginning-- There are ready, willing, and able buyers waiting for the perfect home to hit the market. The hope is one of them will jump on your home. Price to appeal to this group. Today's buyer is more educated than ever- Thanks to the Internet and smart phones, buyers can cruise the market at all hours day or night. Gone are the days of waiting for the next MLS book to hit the printers. Waiting doesn't guarantee a h...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Why Can't We Move In Early?After an escrow process that resembled more marathon than sprint, closing day is right around the corner. Alexandria, La home buyers will from time to time inquire if early move in is possible. After all, the apartment they were in let them in before the lease date, why wouldn't an owner. Let's take a moment to understand why your early occupancy request may be frowned upon. Deals can and do die during the final hour- Loan issues, job loss, natural disasters, title issues, a whole host of issues can pull the legs off the closing table. Sellers fear the buyers may nitpick the condition of the home-- That squeaky front door was cute during the showing. After listening to it ten times a day the love may fade. Then who pays for the repair? I've seen buyers sign (t...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
When The Deal Dies-- Putting The Home Back On The MarketSadly, not every real estate deal ends with a closing. Literally every step in the under contract (known as escrow) process is loaded with pits and perils. Home inspections, buyer credit, appraisals, and title issues can all raise their ugly head. Combine this with nervous (and sometime information overloaded) buyers and you can understand the drama. Here are steps to take once the termination order is signed. Remind yourself why you are moving--People can get so caught up in the dead deal that the forget why the sign was in the ground to begin with. Get up, dust yourself off, then onward! Dissect what killed the deal--Is there anything you can do to fix the problem? Issues that cause one buyer to leap may do likewise for future on...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale In Alexandria La- Housing Market ReportAs the new school year looms on the horizon, Alexandria La home buyers continue to remain active. Generally there is a lull from late July until school is up and running. Let's take a closer look at the Alexandria Louisiana housing market.Active Homes For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana As of July 25th, there were 149 single family homes for sale in the 75k-299k price range. Local home buyers can select from a wide range of housing styles and locations. New construction is even an option within this price bracket. Homes That Have Recently Sold in AlexandriaThe best gage of housing health is closed units. Essentially are people signing contracts, or do they hesitate in the hopes of something better coming along. Within the last thirty da...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale In Alexandria La- 150k-175k Searching For a new home in Alexandria, Louisiana? Local home buyers can command a lot of home with an investment of 150k-175k dollars. Let's see what the local Alexandria La real estate market has to offer in this price bracket.Market Statistics For Alexandria La As of early Summer 2016, there were 16 homes for sale in Alexandria La priced from 150k-175k. Year to date, 25 homes in this price bracket have successfully closed escrow. How long should it take to sell a 150k-175k home in Alexandria? Every property is unique, but the average is a brisk 75 days on market. The biggest stressor on the housing market at the moment is a lack of inventory. Homes in this price range, priced properly according to size and condition typically receive multipl...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria Louisiana Searching for a three bedroom home in greater Alexandria? Need space, great location, AND budget friendly? Act now before this Alexandria La home is SOLD!Want to compare 1407 Marlene Street with other properties for sale? Click Alexandria Homes to explore all local MLS inventory. Our site is updated daily to ensure the freshest data. 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Alexandria La Overview Maps Photos $44,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,180 sqftLot: 0.36 acre(s)MLS #: C135195 Location 1407 MarleneAlexandria, LA 71301USA Doug Rogers Bayou Properties Realty(318) 613-1994[email protected]// http://www.LouisianaHouseHunter.com   Listed by: Bayou Properties Realty Our recent listings 3 Bedroom Home For Sale i...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La- Housing Market ReportConsidering a relocation this Summer to Alexandria, La? Or perhaps it is time to move on with the next chapter of your life. Either way, market knowledge is key to making a wise decision.  Let's take a look at how the Alexandria Louisiana housing market is performing in late Spring.Homes For Sale in Alexandria LaAs of late Spring 2016, there are currently 143 homes for sale in the 75k-299k price bracket. Within this group, there are condos, town homes, ranch homes, and even a few properties with acreage! With a median size of 1,860 heated, your housing dollar will purchase a large property in greater Alexandria. Currently, there is 5.1 months of supply of inventory in our market. This means if no new properties hit the market, the in...
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By Bill Cobb Appraiser, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
Robert A. Wolf, MAI - My Memories Of A Legend In Central Louisiana Real Estate...the Warren Buffet of CENLA! From 1992 to 3/1994, I had the privilege to work for "Mr. Wolf" as an Appraiser for the closing of England Air Force Base in Alexandria Louisiana. While short in size, everyone in Town called him "Mr. Wolf" as he owned a sizable portion of the Town, commercial and residential. Like Warren Buffet, he was a savvy investor! He would set his sights on a property, perhaps for years or decades, and purchase when it was a favorable opportunity. Because of his investment prowess, he commanded a large client and consulting base of some of the wealthiest in CENLA. I appraised some of their homes. Avid Health! Even in 1992, he appeared "old" in age, but his age may have fooled some. He had ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
As A Seller, Should I Stay Home For Showings?With Spring around the bend, more sellers begin to contemplate selling their home. As a passing thought morphs into a plan of action, question start to sprout. One of the more common questions I get in the Alexandria Louisiana market involve showings. Certain home owners believe that guiding the prospective buyers may help the process. After all, who knows more about 510 Holiday Circle than the owner?  Let's examine why the seller guided tour may have the inverse impact... The seller and buyer may have a different pace-- In my business I work with a wide range of clients. Some spend three minutes in a home, others spend thirty minutes in the kitchen. Imagine a slow guided tour for an "in and out" buyer? How many games of Candy Crush can a bor...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
If The Market Is So Hot, Why Has My House Not Sold?The Alexandria La real estate market continues to thrive. The interaction of low rates, lack of rental options, and a stable employment picture have caused a housing shortage. As a result, sellers are seeing reduced time on market, stronger offers, and in some cases bidding wars.But even so, In January 2016 13 homes witnessed their listing agreement expire, or opted to withdraw from the market. Let's take a moment and examine why homes may linger on even in a tight housing market... The aggressive pricing strategy backfired--Sellers have a natural (and understandable) desire to get the highest price possible. This thinking encourages some to "ask high and accept less". When a home is priced beyond comps, it becomes compared with more ex...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria Louisiana Real Estate Market ReportConsidering a move to Alexandria Louisiana? Or perhaps 2016 is the year for you to sell and move forward with life's next adventure. Either way, local real estate market knowledge is key. Let's take a minute to explore how the local market is performing.Homes For Sale in Alexandria La As of early February, there were 154 homes for sale in the 75k-299k range in greater Alexandria. Within this number are properties in subdivisions, homes with acreage, and even a few condos. A little something for everyone! With an average size of 1963 heated square foot, your dollar goes a long way in Central Louisiana.Homes That Have Recently Sold in Alexandria LaIn the past 30 days, 20 homes have successfully closed escrow. Given the two holidays in the mont...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale In Pineville La- Holiday Park Subdivision Searching for a new home in the greater Alexandria La? Need space, convenient location, AND a modest purchase price? If so, 510 Holiday Circle Pineville LA should be on your must see list. Let's take a moment to see what this 3 bedroom home has to offer. Key Features Of 510 Holiday Circle Pineville La Three large bedrooms Two full bathrooms, including a private bath in the master bedroom Two large living areas Abundant natural light Updated flooring throughout the home Large lot (.73 acres) with a spacious fenced backyard. Beautiful Wood deck perfect for entertaining and backyard bbqs Why work where you rest? 510 Holiday Circle boasts a private office! The Purchase Process For 510 Holiday Circle Determine how much home you can com...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria Louisiana Real Estate Market Report- Late Summer 2015As a Summer 2015 draws to a close, now is a good time to examine how the local real estate market is performing. For both buyers and sellers, market knowledge is key. Let's take a closer look at the Alexandria Louisiana Real Estate market.Homes Active For Sale in Alexandria LouisianaAs of late August 2015, there are 145 homes for sale in the 75k-299k price range. Within this price bracket there are single family homes, condos, homes in subdivisions, and a few with substantial acreage. With an average size of 1976 heated square feet, Alexandria home buyers can command a sizable home for a modest investment.Homes That Have Recently Sold in Alexandria LouisianaThe best way to determine how much money your home will fetch is to...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Tennyson Oaks Subdivision- Alexandria La Real EstateSearching for luxury real estate in Alexandria Louisiana? If so, this Tennyson Oaks charmer should be on your must see list. For only 303,500 dollars you can call 6509 Arden Oaks home. Let's take a closer look at what this home has to offer.Why 6509 Arden Oaks Professional level landscape means stunning curb appeal Large living areas spread over an open floor plan  Tall ceilings and large windows provide a spacious feel Kitchen is a chef's dream! Master suite features a large bathroom and garden tub Located in Alexandria's most exclusive subdivision. Tennyson Oaks Market ReportAs of early April 2015, there were Seven homes for sale in Tennyson Oaks Subdivision. With an average price of 518,185 dollars, these represent...
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