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I don't know about your marketplace, but things really got jumping here in Central Louisiana toward the last half of the year.  From August until now, I've had experiences I've never had in my seven-year real estate career.  I'm speaking of multiple offers on three different priced listings in a...
12/23/2012
This is an excellent blog article written by two home inspectors from a market other than mine.  However, home inspectors who are licensed do this and so much more.  A good home inspection is worth its weight in gold.  It is the best investment a buyer can make in their new home.  Even if it resu...
12/23/2011
Central Louisiana is buzzing with activity this weekend.  Halloween & Harvest Festival activities are everywhere.  I saw that First United Methodist Church in Alexandria is sponsoring a pumpkin patch.  I'm sure that is delightful for children of all ages as they pick out their pumpkins to be used...
10/29/2011
Is this your new house?       Built in 2006, this beautiful house became home to a family who moved to Central Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.  As you enter the foyer, a spacious great room awaits you complete with a corner fireplace and hardwood floors.        Do you like to entertain?  ...
10/15/2011
This is an interesting article about the effect that the new FEMA flood maps may have on your property and your annual insurance bill.  The last bit of advice about getting an elevation certificate is excellent.  Thanks to the original author for allowing me to re-blog it.I received two calls tod...
10/15/2011
Foreclosed properties in Central Louisiana While foreclosures haven't been as big an issue in Central Louisiana as what I hear on the national news, nevertheless there are quite a few properties available at present. Several came on market just this week. With due diligence on the part of the buy...
05/08/2011
Excellent article for anyone on the web, but especially professional people who don't realize how opinions can be formed and how their reputations can be ruined by what they say.  No one likes to be around someone who is always critical and negative.Social Media Suicide - DON'T DO IT!  Protect Yo...
04/03/2011
So many buyers drive around calling agents from signs, calling from ads, going to open houses.  They are about to make one of the biggest investments of their lives.  This is an excellent article about why a buyer needs a buyer's agent.In one of my recent blogs (http://activerain.com/blogsview/21...
03/30/2011
A weekend full of activities in Central Louisiana!       There are many activities from which to choose this weekend in Central Louisiana.  My daughter and I chose to attend the Gone Wild Safari park near where we live Saturday afternoon.  I've been promising her a visit ever since they opened la...
03/20/2011
Mardi Gras in Alexandria, LA Ready to "pass a good time?"  New Orleans doesn't have a monopoly on Mardi Gras.  The weekend before Fat Tuesday is the time celebrated in Alexandria, LA.  Friday is devoted to an antique car and cheerleader parade, usually in downtown Alexandria.  Then, Saturday morn...
03/06/2011
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