Alexandria, LA Real Estate News

By Trish Leleux, Signature Service You Deserve
(Keller Williams Realty, CENLA Partners)
 - 6425 Moody Oaks, Alexandria, LA.  Tennyson Oaks       Wow Factor Indeed! Never been a better time to buy in TENNYSON OAKS!   Stunning wide open floor plan with updated kitchen a relaxing keeping room and beautiful living room both with fireplaces.  Master sanctuary, two other bedrooms with Jack N Jill bath and fourth bedroom with private bath.  The private fenced backyard is stunning with the combination of landscaping and a separately fenced inground pool and patio.   Call Trish for your private showing of this Gem in Tennyson Oaks! Price Reduced to: $438,000.00 Features: -4 Bedrooms -3 Baths -Almost 3,000 Square Feet of Interior Living Space -Private Bath in every bedroom -Beautiful Hardwood & Ceramic Floors -Chef's Kitchen with Keeping Room -Sparkling pool with lush landscaping fo...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Home Sold! 5126 Mallard Drive Searching for a 4 bedroom home for sale in Alexandria La? Sorry, but 5126 Mallard Drive is SOLD!Bayou Properties Realty had the good fortune of representing the buyer in this transaction. Let's take a minute to understand why this home caught my buyer's attention. Why 5126 Mallard Drive Great location in Hunter's Grove Subdivision 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Sidewalks, Sidewalks, and more sidewalks. For some reason sidewalks are rare in Central Louisiana. Conveniently located off Versailles Boulevard. Minutes from Alexandria International Airport, and Jackson Street Extension Relaxing in-ground swimming pool. The kids had a giant smile on their face for some reason Large, open floor plan with high ceilings Great outdoor entertaining space. Did I...
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By Trish Leleux, Signature Service You Deserve
(Keller Williams Realty, CENLA Partners)
Another Happy Client!  - 144 Grand Lakes Blvd, Alexandria, Louisiana       That feeling when you help one family with the sale of their very first home, because the family has expanded too big and needs a larger one; and help another couple purchase that home, who are over the moon excited to begin their move in, is exactly what makes our chosen career so rewarding!   I love pictures of my buyers and sellers with their Sold signs, and this one is too precious.   Yes, my state allows for Dual Agency if both the buyer and seller agree.  In this particular sale it was so beneficial because I knew just how much both parties wanted this deal to work and after countless counters back and forth, was able to pinpoint exactly that middle ground and what really mattered to both parties to make th...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Celebrates Mardi Gras Looking for something to do in Alexandria La? For a small window in late Winter, Louisiana comes together for one giant party. Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday" is an all out celebration prior to lent (a time when the faithful give up something they enjoy). Each city puts its unique twist on the celebration, Alexandria is no exception. Can you party without a band? Of course, but why would you? high school and college bands take great pride in their participation. Every seen a tuba player dance? I have. Come to Alexandria La and celebrate Mardi Gras. The bands will have you dancing in the streets. Maybe with someone you know, maybe with someone you don't know. Alexandria La Mardi Gras encourages participation from the entire family. My daughter is an exper...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria Real Estate Trends- February 2014 Market Report Getting ready to sell your home in Alexandria La? Or perhaps you are one of the many people considering a move to Central Louisiana. Either way, it pays to take a moment and learn more about the local housing market. Let's take a moment and see how the Alexandria/Pineville housing market is holding up in early 2014. Homes Active For Sale in Alexandria La As of Early February, there are 148 homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana. Within this total there are a wide variety of property types. Condos, Townhomes, subdivisions, and even homes with acreage! With an average size of 1,851 heated these are far bigger than most rental units. Homes That Have Sold in Alexandria La  In the past thirty days, 15 homes have closed escrow. Care m...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La-Market Forecast 2014 Is an Alexandria La real estate transaction in your 2014 plans? If so, take a few minutes and learn more about the local market. Remember, real estate is a hyper-local game. What works in Peoria may not necessarily be true in Alexandria Louisiana. How The Market Performed in 2013  In general terms, the best predictor of the future is the past. If that's the case, 2014 should be a strong year for real estate. Within the past 12 months, 388 single family homes in the 65k-300k price range closed escrow.  With an average transaction price of 165,600 dollars, these homes remain affordable to a large segment of the population. Combined with low interest rates, it's cheaper to purchase many of these homes than to rent a similar unit. Buying ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Real Estate- Investment Properties in 71303 Searching for a place to invest your money in 2014? For many people, real estate is the go to route for investing their nest egg. Prior to writing a check for an investment home in Alexandria,La one should learn more about the process. Specifically one should consider            1) purpose 2) financing 3) area and 4) expertise. PurposeWill you pursue rental properties or try to flip for a quick buck. With rentals, one should be advised as to some of the pitfalls of property management. There's nothing worse than a vacant rental unit. Well, perhaps a unit with a non-paying tenant would be worse...  When flipping a property the investor buys low, improves the unit, then attempts to sell for a profit. Budgeting and market knowledge ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Condo Sold--4602 Parliament Drive Searching for a 2 bedroom condo in Alexandria Louisiana? If so, time to cross 4602 Parliament Square Unit 105 off the tour list. Why? Because this 2 bedroom condo SOLD IN 48 HOURS. Let's take a moment to see why 4602 Parliament beat the market average by such a large margin. Why 4602 Parliament Two full bathrooms Downstairs location New ceramic tile flooring. ZERO carpet in the unit Fresh interior paint In unit washer and dryer Updated counter tops.   Terms of the Transaction       Sales Price of 91,500 dollars. Highest sales price in the last two years for the condo community! ZERO owner concessions. That's right, the buyer paid all of his/her closing costs. Selling a Condo in Alexandria Louisiana No is a GREAT time to sell your condo. Li...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Bayou Properties Realty Is On The Move! 301 Jackson Street Recent expansion has made it necessary for the gator to find a new den. Looking for a top real estate company in Alexandria, La? If so, stop by 301 Jackson Street today! Literally steps from the Red River, this historic building (was a hotel in the 1890's) is Centrally located with easy access to Alexandria or Pineville. The "head gator" office is over-sized and features exposed brick. This space will soon feature a conference area, with flat screen TV for viewing properties or seller marketing plans. Of course said flat screen will likely play LSU football games from time to time. Agents, tired of sharing a tiny space with other people? Sick of bringing valued clients into a bullpen? At Bayou Properties Realty, each office feat...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Condo Under Contract in 24 Hours!- 4602 Parliament Drive Searching for a 2 bedroom condo in Alexandria, La? If so, Parliament Square condos need to be on your radar. Search Alexandria La Condos For Sale to explore local inventory. Don't expect to see 4602 Parliament though, this unit found a buyer in less than twenty-four hours! Reasons Why 4602 Parliament Sold so quickly Pricing right from the start-- The owner was smart enough to position his unit to sell. Wise Updates-- With a limited budget, we were able to install features that current buyers are drawn to. Special care was taken not to "over improve" beyond what this price range could support. Aggressive Marketing-- Bayou Properties Realty creates a custom marketing plan for each home. Selling A Condo In Alexandria Lo...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale In Alexandria La--What to Expect From 200k-250k Searching for a home in Alexandria, La? Or perhaps you have a property in Central Louisiana that you need to sell. Either way, market knowledge is the key to making informed decisions. Let's take a minute and explore the 200k-250k price range in Alexandria. Want to explore actual homes in the area? Click Alexandria Homes 20k-250k to view local inventory. Homes Active For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana As of November 15th, there are 25 homes for sale in Alexandria from 200-250k. With an average size of 2,247 heated square feet, people can secure a sizable home with their investment. Within this price range there are homes in all the popular Alexandria Louisiana subdivisions. West Pointe, Charles Park, Bocage, and even a few Gar...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria Louisiana Housing Report Fall 2013 Is buying or selling a home in Alexandria, La on your radar? If so, take a minute and learn more about how the local housing market is holding up. Ready to search for homes NOW? Search Homes for sale in Alexandria La to explore local inventory. Need custom advice for getting your home sold? Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 today! Homes Active For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana As of November 11, 2013, there are 125 homes in the 75k-125k price range. With an average size of 1,844 heated square feet, local buyers can command a nice home for their investment. Within the past 30 days, 24 homes have entered the market place. Buyers are struggling at the moment due to lack of inventory. Especially in the entry level ranges, competition can be intense...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La--What to Expect From 150k-175k Searching for a new home in Alexandria, La? Need a nice home that won't break the bank? Let's take a minute and learn what 150k-175k will command in this market. Are you the type person who reads the last page of the book first? No problem, click Alexandria La Homes For Sale 150k-175k to explore local inventory. Market Report For Alexandria La 150k-175k As of early October, there are 24 homes for sale in this price range. With an average size of 1865 heated square feet these homes offer a lot for the investment dollar. How long will it take my Alexandria Louisiana home to sell? every home is unique, but we are averaging a brisk 113 days on market. How many homes are for sale in this range? Right now, only 20. Right now is a ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La--GoodEarth Subdivision Searching for a great subdivision in Alexandria La? Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 to learn more about GoodEarth Subdivision in West Alexandria. Let's to a moment to learn more about this popular neighborhood. Why GoodEarth Subdivision? Great location off Jackson Street Extension. Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria Senior High School, and major employers are located nearby. Large backyards with mature landscaping. More space than similarly priced new construction Alexandria La Schools Wide range of options. Willing to spend a little more? There are homes in GoodEarth that have been completely renovated. Sign the closing papers and move in! Want to save some money? Buy one that needs a little TLC. Enjoy a little sweat equity this Fa...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Database While shuffling back to the car from the Friday night football game, I ran into a former co-worker. "Hi Doug, how's it been? I follow your posts on Facebook". This fellow who I have not had a meaningful conversation with since 2002 follows my blog posts (which find their way to Facebook). Shame on me.  For starters this guy has a wicked sense of humor. To this day I still use some of his one-liners. Why did I let this friend slip away? And from a greedy capitalist's perspective...Imagine how many transactions I have missed out on? Everybody knows somebody with a real estate need. The trick is being in front of them when they need it.  Time for me to buy this fellow lunch and get the friendship back in order. Then add his contact information to ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La-- What You Can Expect From 100k-125k Searching for a home in Alexandria La? Need space AND some breathing room in the checking account? You may be surprised at what a local buyer can get for under 125k! Market Report For Alexandria LA 100j-125k  As of August 22, there are 23 single family homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana. With an average asking price of 117k, these homes are an affordable option for many buyers. How big a home does 125k command? the average size is just North of 1,500 heated square feet! Within the past 90 days, 18 homes have closed escrow. How long will it take my Alexandria La home to sell? Every property is unique, but this range is averaging 122 days. With an average sales price of 108k, these homes pack a lot of value for the d...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Selling A Home in Alexandria LA  Have a home to sell in Alexandria, La? If so, the first step is getting an idea of what your home may be worth. Though home values are on the rise in Alexandria, La, every property is unique. Fill out the information below to find out what YOUR home may sell for in today's market. Want to learn more about the home selling process in general? Learn more at Alexandria Pineville Real Estate Tips For Selling your home in Alexandria La Fix what is broken, replace what is missing--Popular loan programs (FHA, VA, Rural Development) require the home be in good condition (safe, functioning, complete). Price based on what has SOLD, not on what is for sale-- Your competition is composed of other homes on the market. Pricing like them makes your home one of the crow...
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By Trish Leleux, Signature Service You Deserve
(Keller Williams Realty, CENLA Partners)
I sure do love being a Buyers Agent Extraordinaire, it is the detective buried deep inside me that comes out!  You can tell when an agent really loves what they do and I hope that my clients can tell that immediately about me.  When I have a new home buyer client, I can't help but get so excited and can't wait to dig around the multi-list (MLS).  I love taking what the client says they want, no matter how long the list, then culling through the results and finding the starting matches.  Then, once you have shown one or two, you gleen what things are really of utmost importance and what things can be overlooked and you go back to the MLS to see what you can find that is going to make that client go "Wow, this is it"!   That moment is the one of the most rewarding things for an agent. It ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Westwind Subdivision--Alexandria La Neighborhoods Searching for a home in Alexandria La? Want a nice home on a modest budget? Is so, Westwind subdivision should be on your home buying radar. Let's take a minute to learn more about this West Alexandria La subdivision. Check out the above home, 510 Tradewind, at Alexandria Real Estate. Westwind Subdivision Market Report Homes Active For Sale in Westwind Currently there are 4 homes for sale in the entire neighborhood. With an average list price of 148,500, Alexandria home buyers have some attractive options. Got time to wait for possibly a better deal? There are 2 short sale listings in the neighborhood. Be advised though, the short sale process can drag out for MONTHS, maybe longer. Having short term housing in line when pursing a short s...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Housing Report--Summer 2013 Searching for a home in Alexandria Louisiana? Before touring properties in person, doing a little research in advance can focus your search. Want to see homes for sale in Alexandria? Take a look at Alexandria La Real Estate to explore local inventory.  But let's take a moment to examine the Alexandria La housing market in detail. Homes Active For Sale in Alexandria La As of July 30, there are 165 single family homes for sale in the 75k-299k price range. With an average list price of 173,000 dollars, buyers can command a nice home for the money invested. Though hardly McMansions, in Alexandria homes average just over 2,000 heated square feet.  Homes That Have Recently Sold in Alexandria La In the past ninety days, 96 properties have successfully ...
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