doug rogers bayou properties realty: Homes For Sale in Alexandria LA Under 125k--108 Donegal - 03/20/13 08:42 AM
Homes For Sale in Alexandria LA Under 125k--108 Donegal
Call Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994, your Alexandria, La real estate specialist. For under 125k, Alexandria home buyers can often command 3 bedroom single family homes in great neighborhoods. Click Alexandria La Real Estate to explore housing options in Central Louisiana.
Why 108 Donegal
Qualifies for 100 % Rural Development financing  Updates include ceramic tile flooring, fresh paint, and newer fixtures large fenced backyard Great location 3 Bedroom Alexandria Home 100% financing



 
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doug rogers bayou properties realty: Three Bedroom Pineville La Home. Price Reduced - 07/29/12 03:45 PM
Three Bedroom Pineville La Home. Price Reduced--

 Searching for an affordable three bedroom home in Pineville Louisiana? Tired of throwing your money away on rent each month? If so, 336 Gary K should be on your must tour list.

This 3 bedroom Pineville home features large living areas and updated flooring. This modern, low-maintenance flooring is a far cry from the typical low grade flooring in this price range.

Had enough of tiny apartment kitchens? 336 Gary K features plenty of counter space and ample storage areas.

The bedrooms in 336 Gary K have fresh … (5 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Want To Tour My Listing? Call Your Lender First! - 07/29/12 12:34 PM
Want To Tour My Listing? Call Your Lender First!

 Frankly it's too darn hot to mess with deadbeats. When a sign call comes in I first answer any questions they have regarding the property. If they seem interested I invite them to tour the property. This is where most calls get fun...
 "Wow, we would love to tour the home! In fact, we are standing in the front yard right now!" That's great, may I ask a couple of questions?
1) Are you working with another REALTOR?-- If so, your agent needs to be conducting the tour. You would be … (6 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Does A Home Warranty Mean We Don't Need A Home Inspection? - 07/28/12 06:31 PM
Does A Home Warranty Mean We Don't Need A Home Inspection?

 Consumers love their warranties. Computer acting up? Good thing you bought that extended protection plan. Car smoking like the Cheech and Chong van? That's what the bumper to bumper warranty is for.
 So when buyers start searching for homes, that one year home warranty is total peace of mind, right? If we have the "platinum plan" service agreement isn't a home inspection wasted money?
 Before you cancel that professional home inspection let's examine some limitations to most warranty plans.
1) Pre-existing damage is usually not covered--  Your dream home … (7 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Alexandria La Housing Report Summer 2012 - 07/27/12 04:16 PM
Alexandria La Housing Report Summer 2012--

In addition to 100 degree heat, Summer in Alexandria Louisiana means lush lawns (rain permitting of course). Buyer prospects touring homes in July see plenty of green, as in Lawns, trees, and shrubs. Let's see if that green is extending to the housing market.
Homes Currently For Sale
In the 75k-250k price range there are 166 homes for sale in greater Alexandria LA. With an average list price of 149,950 these properties represent great value for the dollar. There are condos, town homes, single family homes, and homes with acreage within this price range.
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doug rogers bayou properties realty: Alexandria Garden District Home For Rent 71301 - 07/26/12 09:28 AM
Alexandria Garden District Home For Rent 71301--

 Searching for a 3 bedroom home to rent in Alexandria Louisiana? This Garden District charmer has been updated  with newer fixtures, paint, AC, and electrical. If you seek the perfect blend of old time class and modern updates, 2308 Marye Street should be on your tour list.

 Hardwood flooring, period fireplace, and large ceilings. For the same price as a nasty apartment, you could live in the Alexandria Garden District!

 Old world charm is great, except in the kitchen. 2308 Marye street features a modern kitchen for all your culinary … (0 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: 3 Bedroom Home For Sale Pineville Louisiana 71360 - 07/26/12 09:00 AM
3 Bedroom Home For Sale Pineville Louisiana 71360--

 Searching for a 3 bedroom home in Pineville La? Need a large outdoor space perfect for entertaining? Did I mention that 247 Twin Oaks is zoned for JI Barron Elementary School?

 The new owner of this 3 bedroom Pineville home will appreciate the high ceilings, large living area, and upgraded flooring. See any carpet? Me either!

 Imagine what you would do with such a large wood deck? Who needs Chuck E. Cheese when your home features such amenities? 247 Twin Oaks features the finest wood deck in the subdivision.
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doug rogers bayou properties realty: Is ActiveRain "Big Rock" Worthy? - 07/25/12 04:03 PM

 At our mid-year training yesterday the speaker spend some time discussing "big rocks" in our workday. In other words, focusing on what is important before letting small details takeover the day. Great advice, well worth relearning from time to time.
 At lunch the conversation centered on our "big rocks". Okay, we did talk about the latest episode of Dallas first, but then it was down to business. I mentioned ActiveRain as one of my big rocks. Posting listings, market reports, client-interest blogs, all have generated money for this guy. Not to mention the free education and learning from agents around … (19 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: It's Been A Week. Why Has My House Not Sold? - 07/25/12 07:44 AM

 With nervous anticipation the sellers sign the listing agreement. Within 24 hours there is even a showing request. Maybe this house selling has gotten easier? As the first week passes sans an offer the air seems to leave the old enthusiasm balloon.
 Why has our house not sold? We have had 10 showings in the last two weeks. Does nobody want our poor house? Let's examine some factors that make house selling take time.
1) Buyers today start looking one year before purchasing-- With the internet most consumers will start viewing homes far in advance of signing on the dotted … (11 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Overpricing Your Home Is A Great Way To Sell The Neighbor's House - 07/22/12 08:52 PM

 For sale signs are like chicken pox, one normally makes more appear. Before long the peaceful street resembles the sound stage for House Hunters. With multiple options, how does a buyer make a selection?
 Within a subdivision of similar homes, price normally is king. After all, why would a buyer pay more for a home than they need to? Do you pay more for chicken "just because you can"?
 But our home has granite squares, thus the laws of human nature are null and void". Granite certainly looks nice, but frankly so does five thousand dollars in savings. I've seen … (6 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Loyalty is for hound dogs and Star Trek Fans - 07/21/12 08:50 PM

 At her last checkup my pug tipped the scales at 9 pounds. But Lord help anyone who gets near our family without her "permission". A nine pound mass of sleeping pug turns into Kujo when someone ventures onto our lawn. Sometimes even I am scared...
 In high school one of my nerd buddies skipped a date with a pretty young lady to attend a Star Trek convention in Baton Rouge. The chance to be in the same room with "Mr. Scotty" was more important than a fleeting shot at romance. He got his autograph, and to this day he remains … (31 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Cancer Pays Another Visit To My Family - 07/19/12 09:33 AM

I remember it like it was yesterday. Grandma was having "headaches" so most of our summer fishing trips were canceled. As the season progressed, I saw less and less of her. Then one day while rummaging through my parent's closet for money (never said I was a good kid) I found the cause of grandma's "headache".
 It seems that grandma had brain cancer. If memory serves I found her x-ray and it scared the Hell out of me. Things continued to go downhill and by Christmas the struggle was near the finish line. Unable to shop, she gave my mother … (13 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: My New IPAD is A Great Drink Holder. How Do I Use This Thing? - 07/16/12 05:14 PM

 The guy at the AT&T Store was right. This IPAD is a four. It will hold four root beers at once without trouble. Any more than that and one will end up on the carpet. Sucks when you have a family of six, but maybe they will fix this next go around.
 In the meantime I am excited about integrating her into the real estate business. Hopefully the days of printing out five properties (and the assorted disclosures) are behind me. Linked to the MLS, I should be able to literally hand the PAD over to the client during home … (5 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: 28 Comments Without A Feature. Am I Finally One Of the Cool Kids? - 07/16/12 08:24 AM

 In high school I attended every school dance, sometimes even with a date (thank God for pretty cousins). In college I spend so much time in the library all the staff would greet me by name. Ever had a high-five from a reference librarian? Those folks know how to party!
 So it was an adjustment when I joined ActiveRain. Many of my posts would go unread, with the exception of my mother of course! And she hardly ever had the time to leave comments (those casinos are open 24/7 you know).
 How did I manage to get 28 folks … (7 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Grandpa Never Paid No Buyer's Closing Cost. Why Should We? - 07/15/12 05:02 PM

 What? The buyer wants me to pay HIS closing costs? How rude! Why shouldn't I pay the note on his Hyundai just to seal the deal? Some agent you are!
The above is a summary of a recent conversation with one of my sellers. Naturally, the thought of paying 3,000-5,000 bucks of BUYER closing costs is not very appealing. And for sellers who bought when 20% down was the norm, such an arrangement can seem down right scandalous!
 But facts are facts. The two most popular loan programs are Rural Development and VA. Why? Because they alone offer 100% financing! … (67 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Land For Sale In Pineville LA - 07/14/12 07:35 PM
Land For Sale In Pineville LA--

 What will you say the next time someone ask what you would do with 45 acres? Let's examine what this land for sale in Pineville La has to offer.

 Some people look at this large piece of land and think dream house. Imagine building the home of your dreams, minutes from Pineville or Alexandria. Leave suburbia in your dust and select one of the MANY potential sites for your dream home.

 The more adventuresome consider how animals may use this land for sale in Pineville La. Pets or meat, that's … (0 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: We Called You Because Of All Your Stars - 07/14/12 04:31 PM

 After answering the prospect's question I asked how she found me. "Well, we typed in the town and you and two other agents showed up. My daughter said  to call you because of all your stars".
 Those stars sure weren't from my T-Ball days! It seems that the prospect found me on Zillow. The stars are based on past client reviews. The higher the review, the more stars earned.
 I have to admit  not requesting a review after every transaction. With the madness that is 2012 Escrow Land, often this gets pushed to the back-burner.  But with pretty much every … (21 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Your Dream Home Need Not Be Perfect - 07/12/12 08:07 PM

 With visions of granite dancing in their head our buyer enters the housing market. Maybe it's the 100 degree heat, but every showing seems to end in frustration. "If only I could find the perfect house, my troubles would be over"!
 Along the way there were a few near misses. The cool ranch home with hardwood flooring, if only the fence weren't chain link! And that french country home that you both loved? Yep, the utility room needed a sink to seal the deal.
 Regardless of price point, the home buying game is one of compromise. I had a buyer … (30 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Three Bedroom Home For Sale In Pineville La 71360 - 07/11/12 08:16 PM
Three Bedroom Home For Sale In Pineville La 71360--

 Searching for a three bedroom home in Pineville La? Need space, large back yard, and JI Barron school zone? If so, 196 Woodcliff is a must see.

 Tired of fixing dinner in a cramped, dark space? This Woodcliff Subdivision beauty features plenty of natural light and counter space. Wake up in the morning looking forward to fixing breakfast!

 Imagine hosting Thanksgiving dinner in this wonderful space. How many compliments will you get on these quality wood floors?

 This is not a picture of the local park. This is … (9 comments)

doug rogers bayou properties realty: Large Alexandria La Home For Sale 71301 - 07/09/12 02:43 PM
Large Alexandria La Home For Sale 71301--

 Looking for a large home for sale in Alexandria, La? 505 Kimball street features 2100 square feet in the main structure AND another 900 square feet in the second unit. All this space for only 124,900 dollars!

505 Kimball is a fine example of the Mid-Century Modern architectural style. Large floor to ceiling windows, easy flow from room to room, and neat built-ins are all hallmarks of this building style. For less than the monthly rent on a run-down apartment, YOU could own this property!
 
Need to keep someone close, but … (2 comments)

 
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