Gayle's Blog

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.
Many people don't know what to do with a flag that has seen its better days. Proper etiquette for the flag is to remove it when it looks faded or torn. It must be disposed of properly, too, not just thrown in the trash. When a flag is so tattered that it can no longer serve as a symbol of the Uni...
All kinds of good things are going on in Monroe and West Monroe this weekend. For starters, Farmers' Markets are open on BOTH sides of the river, and I hear that TOMATOES are IN! Saturday, June 12, at the Biedenharn: Crown your dad "King of the Grill" with a grilling apron decorated especially fo...
It's already been a busy year with real estate in the Bend! This popular golf course community has grown to approx. 500 households. It is built around a golf course with clubhouse, pool and fitness center. Sterlington Elementary and High Schools serve this area.  Find out about membership in the...
Calvert Crossing is one of the nicest golf courses around, and one of the best places to live in Ouachita  Parish. So, what's going on with the housing market there?  I wish I could say that it's booming, but since the beginning of 2010, ZERO houses have sold in Calvert. As of June 7, there are 7...
Citizens from around the country are justifiably concerned about the environmental impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm afraid the Gulf may never recover from this devastating assault.  During my days as a scuba diver many years ago, I saw the fragile ecosystem in the gulf up close ...
Do yourself a favor and head to downtown Monroe for Downtown Artfest this Saturday from 2-6 p.m. on Desiard Street! More than 30 artists will be in the street. The downtown galleries will be open, live music by Mason Grenade and 3DP, food, and an awesome children's area! Did I mention that admiss...
 Mortgage Rates Might Not Be Low for Long The near-record low mortgage rates seen during the past few weeks may not be around much longer. Signs of improving economic conditions could lead Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to raise key interest rates, driving up mortgage rates, says Stephen Sta...
Over the past weekend, I was working with a nice family moving to Monroe from the Dallas area. They had an idea of where they wanted to live, but we tried to cover all the bases and view homes in Monroe, West Monroe and Calhoun. You see, they have a special request. Their son is a blossoming GOLF...
204 Thatcher Lane                          4-bedrooms, 2-bathsMonroe, LA 71203                           Outstanding SHOP!$259,900 In case you are not familiar with this location, this home is in THATCHER POINTE, a nice neighborhood just off Hwy 165 north of Monroe. It's within sight of Sterlingt...
           EAST3003 Cuba Blvd., in River Oaks, Monroe, LA This home is much larger than it appears from the street--over 3150 sq.ft.!  Sunday's open house is a perfect time for you to come inside and see for yourself. 5-bedrooms, 3-baths, remodeled in 2008 with fresh paint, new fixtures, new doo...

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