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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.
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I had to pass on this story. Hope you enjoy it like I did. GayleA lesson that should be taught in all schools ... And colleges! Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at  Robinson High School   in Little Rock , did something not to b...
07/17/2010
First glance is very deceiving, so stop by to see this lovely home yourself. It features 5BR/3baths in over 3100 sq.ft. of living area! The master BR alone is big enough for a basketball game! And, you're sure to love the huge walk-in closets. Updated in 2008, it has new fixtures, new doors, hard...
07/17/2010
Every inch of this home speaks of quality and elegance, yet it is still very relaxing. Designed as a showcase home for the builder and his interior-decorator wife, it has only A+ fixtures, appliances and finishes. Enter into the marble foyer and immediately know this home is special! Formal livin...
07/10/2010
Who can resist a PURPLE warehouse?  The Children's Museum is offering fun, fun, fun this summer!  Located at 323 Walnut St., Monroe, near the Warehouse Restaurant. Wednesdays in July from 9:00-2:00Bring your lunch and a smile and we promise to fill your day with projects, stories, games and fun. ...
07/08/2010
This Saturday, July 10, 2010. FREE Drop In Children's activity at the Masur. Liquid watercolor painting for children of all ages - bring your child to the Masur Museum Carriage House between noon and 5 pm for a free art activity and also visit the 47th Annual Juried Competition. Address: 1400 S. ...
07/08/2010
By Greg Hilburn • ghilburn@thenewsstar.com • July 7, 2010 Monroe's Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ouachita and Union parishes, has been named Southern Business & Development magazine's Small Market of the Year for Economic Development, while Louisiana shared top honors with...
07/07/2010
If you were under contract on a home purchase by April 30, Congress has just granted an additional three months to close the deal and claim the homebuyer tax credit of$6500 to $8000.  Lenders have reported they need more time to clear a backlog of 180,000 homebuyers nationwide, said Sen. Harry Re...
06/16/2010
Top 3 Myths About Foreclosures With all the talk about foreclosed homes and short sales on the market, it is tempting to believe all the pros and cons you hear about buying a bank-owned property. 1.  Foreclosures sell at massive discounts, compared to other homes.Reality check: while foreclosures...
06/16/2010
The home market is always busy in Indian Lakes! This popular community was built around 3 lakes, and now has more than 530 households. Drew Elementary, Westridge Middle and West Monroe High Schools serve this area. Currently, only 9 homes are for sale ranging in price from $157,000 to $649,500--q...
06/15/2010
From Forbes:  More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. Here's a map that helps you see where people are moving to/from Ouachita Parish:  http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/migration-moving-wealthy-interactive-counties-map.html?preload=22073 You may be surprised t...
06/15/2010
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