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Industry Observer - formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners
What's going on in Monroe and the surrounding areas? Find info about the local market in Ouachita Parish, LA, including Monroe, West Monroe, Swartz, Sterlington, and Calhoun. Tips on buying and selling. Homes for sale. Local events and happenings.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
OK. There's no doubt now. We were taken aback last week when the temps went down into the 30s again, but I believe that spring is here to stay in north Louisiana! Before the last cold snap, the Japanese magnolias were very showy this year. Here's a picture of one of the area's finest on Trenton S...
03/21/2009
Think of the many traditions that you and your family have during the holidays. Think of all you have to be thankful for when you're among friends and family throughout this holiday season. In the midst of errands and bustling schedules, it's easy to forget to stop and remember the important thin...
12/04/2008
30 year mortgage rates went down to 4.875% on Wednesday! Money doesn't get much cheaper than that! Who do you know right now that is renting? With so many opportunities for first-time home buyers, everyone who is renting should at least explore what opportunities may be available. Sellers are now...
12/03/2008
The numbers are in for October, 2008. We hear it on the news everywhere. You know the country is going to hell in a handbasket because you heard it on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, and all the other channels, right? Yes, the picture is dismal in several parts of the country, but let's compare the foreclosure ...
11/14/2008
If you're trying to keep up with local mortgage interest rates, good luck!  Rates change every day, sometimes 2-3 times a day. Here are the local mortgage interest rates for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008: 30-yr Conventional     6.5%  Fixed15-yr Conventional     6.25%  FixedFHA/VA, 30-yr             6.6...
10/30/2008
Cozy up and love this low-maintenance cottage located on one of the city's prettiest streets. Warm wood floors in the living room; carpet in both bedrooms. Kitchen complete with dishwasher and electric range. Big, fenced back yard stretches to Swiss St. This home is probably cheaper than rent and...
10/24/2008
Buyers are urged to have a pre-sale home inspection. If you are thinking of selling your home, one of the best things you can do is anticipate what the home inspector will find and take care of any problems before you even put your home on the market. Take a look at the suggestions below. This ma...
10/24/2008
Thanks to Christopher and Stephanie Somers of Philadelphia, PA for the great ideas.  To find out what's going on in the Monroe/West Monroe, LA real estate market, call or email me. I'm here to help.Gayle Causey318-614-5615Keller Williams RealtyMonroe, LA USAFind your house with your mouse: http:...
10/06/2008
I have so much sympathy for our neighbors to the west. They were hospitable to so many LA citizens for a very long time after Katrina. I hope the caring Texas Realtors know that we have not forgotten your help in 2005. We are here to help you now.  If you had to leave your home because of storm d...
09/15/2008
Sunday's federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will likely translate into lower mortgage rates and greater availability of credit, experts said. Rates could drop by 1 percentage point from the stubbornly-high 6.39% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. In fact, when 2 local lenders sent rat...
09/10/2008
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