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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.
The News Star, 8/3/2011 It's the fourth annual Wet 'n Wild Day Saturday at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo and kids of all ages are invited and bring their parents for a day of fun. "It's an event day at the zoo," said zoo director Joe Clawson. "We'll have water slides and slip and slides ...
The following post is right on point!  Are you paying attention, sellers? Thanks to my friend Karen in Prince William County for this good info. She knows her stuff! Although they can be stated in different ways there are only six factors that affect the sale of a home. It is important for you, a...
Single women now make up 20% of all buyers while single men account for only 12%.  The Joint Center for Housing Studies says the three main reasons single women are purchasing homes are: ▪ They have a strong desire to nest (the top-ranked reason). ▪ They want to relocate closer to a job or famil...
As reported in the News-Star this week, home prices in the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area grew about 3 percent in 2010. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, this was the second best average change in the nation.  Other housing market research sites like Local Market Monitor and ...
Curb appeal galore and quality throughout. 5BR/3.5-ba homefeatures over 4290 sq.ft. of luxury in a prime location! TWO Master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs--you choose!   Lovely landscaping & lighting in the trees enhance the bayou setting.               Open living area features a doub...
According to a Kiplinger article, Louisiana is in the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees!  It's pretty good for those of us still working, too!  You can read the full article at Here are the 5 states with lowest state re...
Peace and quiet, yet close to town. You can go deer hunting in your own back yard! A grand entry brings you into this lovely 4BR/3.5-bath home with room to spare. Formal living & dining rooms, 2 offices, exercise room. 3 fireplaces. The private master suite is HUGE & features wood floors, firepla...
Tucked away on quiet streets with very little traffic, these lovely homes are ready and waiting for new families! Make an appointment today to see them. I'll bet one of them is just the right home for you! 3BR/2bath home at 119 Cambridge, $178,500:
What a nice surprise on my friend's patio this week! Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Fabulous home on the bayou in Frenchman's Bend!  Click on the link below to see details.

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