Lake Charles Real Estate blog by Derenda Grubb

Real Estate Agent - CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s
Southwest Louisiana real estate, market conditions, quality of life, including photos and current events, is what Derenda Grubb, agent with CENTURY 21 Bessette Realty in Lake Charles, Louisiana concentrates on in this blog entitled "Lake Charles Real Estate Blog"



Lake Charles home owners! If your roof has black algae, you would do well to read this post. Prevalent in Northern Virginia, and to the south, is a roof staining problem called "black algae."  It looks like a dripping, running black stain, usually on a shaded roof, or on the side facing away fro...
Lake Charles area sellers are encouraged to read, laugh, and engage in making changes per  the suggestions in this post by Houston REALTOR Greg Nino.   So your home is rotting on the market.... The sign leans, collects rust and your neighbors chuckle about you having your 18th Open House. Just w...
From mortgage professional Karen Cooper, this concise article discusses the considerations that need to be addressed relative to a 15 VS 30 year mortgage.  I'm reblogging this for the benefit of Lake Charles area readers.     With all the focus on declining equity we are seeing in many housing m...
"Is it possible to purchase a home on the water in Lake Charles?" "Please send me information about homes on the water in Lake Charles." This type of question and/or request is typical for me and many other real estate agents in Lake Charles. After all, it is a natural question given that the Lak...
Are you looking for 4 bedroom homes for sale in South Lake Charles? The following is a snapshot of 4 bedroom homes in South Lake Charles * currently available in MLS areas 30 and 40. Number of Active Listings: 71Average Square footage: 3354Average list price: $488,990Lowest list price: $99,900Hig...
Looking for 4 bedroom homes for sale in Moss Bluff? The following is a snapshot of 4 bedroom homes currently available in MLS areas 110 and 120. Number of Active Listings: 34 Average Square footage: 2,803 Average list price: $298,600 Lowest list price: $169,900 Highest list price: $679,000 See th...
The following is "old news" for most on Active Rain, but for those in the Lake Charles area not aware of rental scams, please read. Someone I know responded to a Craig's list scam ad, just to see the scammer in action. Nothing else needs to be said other than th fact that I've left the e-mail add...
There are several noteworthy statements in this reblog, including, "And because they don't lower their price, they either die on the vine or are forced to take less than they might otherwise get."  Every so often, I have a listing celebrate an anniversary. I hate anniversaries. No broker wants to...
Trying to find new home construction in South Lake Charles? Interested in real estate statistics for what's available? Below is a snapshot of new home construction in South Lake Charles currently available in MLS areas 30 and 40 as of today. Number of Active Listings: 19*  (note, this is an incr...
Curious about Moss Bluff, LA real estate market statistics, especially for 4 bedrooms  homes? (For purposes here, the statistics are for those homes with a minimum of 4 bedrooms in Moss Bluff MLS  areas 110 and 120.) The following real estate market statistics for Moss Blluff, LA considers 4 bedr...

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