Alexandria, LA Real Estate News

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Indian Hills Subdivision Pineville LaWith the continued shortage of inventory, finding an updated home in Pineville La can be a challenge. 308 Iris Drive is located in an established subdivision near Pineville Junior High. With an asking price under 175k, this property should be on your must see list!Want to explore similar homes? Go to Pineville La Real Estate to view homes from 15k-175k in Greater Pineville La. A quick peek will likely bring you back to 308 Iris Drive. Contact Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 for your private tour today! Updated 3 Bedroom Home In Pineville La Overview Maps Photos $173,400 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,734 sqftLot: 0.55 acre(s)MLS #: 150777 Location 308 Iris DrivePineville, LA 71360USA...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Advice For A Shifting Real Estate Market- Do Incentives Work?As we enter 2019, the real estate market is all over the news. Rising interest rates, climbing days on market, and more inventory are causing soon to be sellers tension. Alexandria La home sellers have historically offered incentives to help move properties. Let's take a look at how common incentives work (or don't) in the current climate...1) Closing Costs Assistance-- Depending on the price point, seller assistance with closing costs is common. Depending on the lender, loan type, and price point closing costs and prepaids can run between 4,000-6,500 dollars. Of course everything is negotiable and every transaction is unique. In the past years I have seen transactions where sellers paid all, some, and even no closing costs.2)...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Five Bedroom Home For Sale In ALexandria LaSearching for a large home in Alexandria Louisiana? Need space, but don't want to live out in the sticks to afford it? 5846 Navaho is located just off Jackson Street Extension. Grocery stores, major employers, and entertainment venues are right around the corner.Care to see how 5846 Navaho compares to similar properties? Go to Alexandria La Homes For Sale to explore the Greater Alexandria Louisiana housing market. Large Home For Sale In Alexandria La Overview Maps Photos $320,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 3,599 sqftLot: 0.80 acre(s)MLS #: 148531 Location 5846 NavahoAlexandria, LA 71301USA Doug Rogers Bayou Properties Realty(318) 613-1994dougsoldit@gmail.comhttp://www.LouisianaHouseHunter.com   Li...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Should I Bring My Kids To Look At Homes?Working with a large number of first time buyers, the issue of kids on home tour often comes up. The children are likely to spend their formative years in the next house, so shouldn't they tag along? As the father of four kids and a seasoned real estate broker in Alexandria La, here's my insight...Reasons For Bringing The Kids1) There are two of us and only one of them-- One parent can tour while the other focuses on junior. Easy enough, right? Not so fast, kids tend to cling to one parent over the other. This means One parent is actively engaged in house hunting, the other is babysitting. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a parent say, "Here, it's your turn to watch the baby"2) Baby sitters are expensive-- Who wants to spend 30-50 bucks fo...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Alexandria La Real Estate- Need to buy or sell in 2019? Start here!Tired of renting? Does the landlord smile a little too much when he or she collects your rent? If so, there are some great homes for sale in Central Louisiana.Perhaps you are on the other side of the transaction. The only thing your Alexandria La rental property is good at is stealing your sleep. At Bayou Properties Realty we create a custom marketing plan to help get you every bit of money possible.Alexandria La Area Seller RepresentationFor most Americans, the home represents their largest single investment. As such, having professional seller representation is important. At Bayou Properties Realty we use a proven, aggressive system for marketing homes. And with our Friday seller updates you will NEVER be left in the d...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
5 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria La Nothing screams Louisiana louder than a flock of mature oak trees. Nestled beneath this protective oak canopy rests this updated five bedroom home. Need a large home just off Jackson Street? Or perhaps city life would be easier if you didn't have neighbors on top of you. Either way, this Alexandria La home is worth a closer look. Let's see what 5846 Navaho has to offer!Why 5846 Navaho Five large bedrooms. In Greater Alexandria La 5 bedroom homes are more rare than unicorns. Two Bedroom Suites-- Of the five bedrooms, two have private bathrooms. Why have guests running the hall in the morning? Perfect floor plan for entertaining- The living, dining, and kitchen flow in a manner that makes transitioning from space to space a breeze. Speaking of a br...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Updated Three Bedroom Home For Sale In Pineville LaSearching for a spacious home in Pineville, La? If so, 122 Ron Mar Drive should be on your must tour list. The current owner has invested thousands in a floor to ceiling remodel. Come take a look at this fine Pineville La home before someone else signs on the dotted line. Want to see how 122 Ron Mar compares to the local competition? Search 24/7 free of charge all the 3 bedroom homes for sale in Pineville Louisiana. Updated 3 bedroom home In Pineville La Overview Maps Photos $239,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,355 sqftLot: 0.40 acre(s)MLS #: 143781 Location 122 Ron MarPineville, LA 71360USA Doug Rogers Realty Executives Bayou Properties(318) 528-8806dougsoldit@gmail.comhtt...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Waterfront Homes For Sale In Alexandria LaSearching for waterfront homes in Alexandria La? Need to get away from it all, but still be close to the action? If so, 273 Miller Road should be on your must tour list. Let's take a moment to discover what this large waterfront home has to offer.Why 273 Miller Road Open floor plan perfect for entertaining Over three acre lot means privacy, but yet not an overwhelming amount of grounds upkeep. Gas appliances means hot meals and warm showers even after severe weather Waterfront living on Cotile Lake. Why purchase fish fillets when you can catch your dinner? Large 30x30 shop perfect for projects or toys High speed Internet (AT&T) available Great mix for hardwood trees on the lot make for a peaceful surrounding Easy access to all the popular restau...
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By Temperance Saucier, Real Estate Agent serving Cenla Area
(Realty Executives Bayou Property )
5543 Downing St. Alexandria LA 71301Price: $75,000.MLS number: 146060Bedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1Square Footage: 750 Call agent Temperance Saucier 318-854-0022 to view the property and/or available. You will fall in love with this condo the moment you walk in. Upon entering 5543 Downing you will be amazed at all the architectural design and natural light. The living room has soaring cathedral ceilings as do the kitchen and dining area. This helps give the home an open airy feeling which is nice to come home to on those stressful days. The flooring has been replaced with waterproof wood laminate, which makes for easy maintenance.  In the kitchen, there are full-size ss appliances, granite composite sink with new faucet. There are many upgrades throughout the condo which means all someone will...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
How To Avoid "Giving Your House Away" When SellingA common concern Alexandria La home sellers have is leaving money on the real estate negotiating table. Such thinking is understandable, as the home represents most people's largest asset. Let's take a look at concrete steps sellers can take to get every dollar possible...1) Exposure your home to the largest audience possible-- From time to time sellers will approach me to do a private transaction. While there is nothing inherently unethical with a private transaction, top dollar is found when ALL buyers have a shot at the property.2) Clean, clean, clean-- I have seen sellers invest thousands on home improvements, then not take out the trash prior to a scheduled showing. Buyers cannot see past your trash. Clean like someone you wish to i...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
My House Is Under Contract, Why Do I Need To Keep It Clean?Thanks to your wise choice to hire Realty Executives Bayou Properties, your Alexandria La home found a buyer right out of the gate. And while this is cause for celebration, now is not the time to relax. Let's take a moment to see why it is important to keep your home in top shape until closing. Your deal could fall apart--Inspections, appraisals, title drama, etc...can all cause an otherwise strong deal to collapse. If the house is in "show condition" we can search for a replacement buyer immediately. But what if the home has returned into "lived in" condition? Do you want to waste valuable days until the home gets the needed cleaning? A clean home can help with the inspection and appraisal-- While a clean kitchen won't fix a le...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Is It A Good Idea To Rent My Home While We Sell It?Even in the best real estate market, finding a buyer (and getting to the closing table) may take a few months. From time to time sellers will ask if  a short term renter is a viable option. For most Alexandria La home owners the short answer is "probably not". Let's take a closer look at some of the potential concerns associated with renting. Less showing availability--Most renters will tell you accommodating showing requests will be "no problem". Then the requests come in and are either 1) denied by the renter or 2) the tenant goes in stealth mode. Either way, the showing opportunity is missed. A shallow renter pool-- Moving is both time consuming and costly. Want incentive does a renter have for a month to month lease? Is it worth the...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
When House Hunting, Why Is It Important To Have Your Own Agent?Getting ready to purchase your first home? Selecting a home (and the 15-30 year note that tags along with it) is a major decision. As such, knowledge regarding the product and process are key. Let's examine why having your own professional representing your interest is a wise choice. 1) The home buying process is the inverse of the car buying process-- Most first time home buyers have purchased a car in the past. This then becomes the frame of reference for the home purchase. In practice the two could not be more distinct. Thus, a professional can save the buyer the "learning curve" that comes with a new experience. 2) Using a professional can save the buyer time-- Why reinvent the wheel? Odds are the agent has the buying pr...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Coping With The Stress Of Selling Your HomeFor years I taught the intro to public speaking course at various colleges and universities. I have witnessed 350 lb defensive linemen break out in a cold sweat prior to speaking in front of twenty or so other freshmen. In the communication literature, fear of speaking ranks right up there with death!  As a real estate broker, I see potential sellers experience similar emotions. In both instances, uncertainty is the culprit behind the anxiety. Let' take a minute to explore what a home seller can do to keep the emotions in check.1) Understand the time-line--  Even under the best conditions, selling a home can take time. What is the average days on market for similar homes? In our market homes are averaging 60-75 days to find a buyer. If your hom...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Prepping Your Home To Sell-- Four Things To Do Right Now!Although homes in Alexandria La sell year around, this is the season many home owns get the itch. Regardless of the local market conditions, every seller wants to net the most money possible. Here are four area sellers should attend to prior to the first buyer tour... Spruce Up The Curb Appeal-- Thanks to smart phones, Alexandria La home buyers will see your home online prior to contacting their agent for a showing. Many will do a quick drive by first. If the lawn is clean, trim, and appealing the odds of a showing go up. Likewise if the home resembles a junk yard the odds of a home tour diminish. Eliminate Odors-- Common sense dictates that something you are selling should not stink. But here is the tricky part, after years in th...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
How Will I Know When My Home Needs A Price Reduction?Butterflies are common as the for sale sign makes its way into the ground. How long before our first showing?  Will those people who drove by the home call for an appointment? Where is our offer? Sometimes a home will hit the market and immediately find a buyer. With a current market average around 60 days, most homes do experience a gap from the sign hitting the ground and an accepted offer.So how does a seller know when to do a price adjustment? Experience has taught us that an overpriced home will leave clues. Some of these include... Lots of showings, but no offers-- Generally this suggests you are close. A modest adjustment (how much will depend on the price bracket) will usually spur one of the lookers to take the bait. A Few sh...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
4 Bedroom home For Sale In Charles Park- Alexandria La Real Estate Alexandria La home buyers have been flocking to Charles Park Subdivision for years. Sporting a great location, large lots, and modest price per square foot it is easy to see why. What can be hard to find though is an updated home in Charles Park. 4203 Whitefield has been tastefully updated by the current owner. Let's take a moment to discover what makes this home special. Why 4203 Whitefield Low maintenance wood laminate flooring Granite counter tops make for an inviting kitchen Updated bathrooms Large backyard that is perfect for entertaining Great location off Jackson Street Extension Advice For Purchasing A Home In Alexandria Louisiana Know your budget-- Determine how much home you can comfortably afford. Being "house...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Homes For Sale In Alexandria La- Charles Park SubdivisionLocated in the heart of Alexandria, La, Charles Park subdivision creates a strong value proposition for local home buyers. This updated 3 bedroom home is no exception. 4714 Wendover Blvd is a prime example of what makes this Alexandria La neighborhood special.Why 4714 Wendover Blvd Three large bedrooms Two separate living areas means room for everyone Updated flooring from wall to wall Fresh paint throughout the home Why struggle with old appliances? The owner installed NEW units for your convenience Massive kitchen with eye catching counters Updated fixtures and large windows mean plenty of light large backyard great location, minutes from Jackson Street Extension Mature landscaping throughout the neighborhood Great price per squ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Alexandria LaSearching for a 4 bedroom home in West Alexandria La? Need space, location, and a great location? If so, 244 Saint Andrews should be on your must tour list. Let's take a minute to explore what this luxury home in Alexandria La has to offer.Care to see how 244 Saint Andrews compares to the local competition? Go to Luxury Homes For Sale in Alexandria La to explore similar homes. Why bounce all over Google when ALL the homes are here? 4 Bedroom Home for Sale In Alexandria Louisiana Overview Maps Photos $345,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,210 sqftLot: 0.35 acre(s)MLS #: 144704 Location 244 Saint AndrewsAlexandria, LA 71303USA Doug Rogers Realty Executives Bayou Properties(318) 528-8806[e...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
 Is It A Hassle To Sell My Home During The Holidays?This time of year turkeys get nervous, Malls get crowed, and sellers worry about being inconvenienced. I can't do anything to soothe the poultry's fear, but let's take a look at why listing a home for sale during the holidays is easier than a second helping of stuffing. Homes sell all year long-- There is a slight dip in SOLD inventory this time of year, but not that much. And the best part? There is normally LESS competition. Showings typically occur during the workday-- Buyers normally want to see the home during daylight hours. With dark coming before the evening news this time of year, that dictates a earlier showing time. Hence, there is a better chance of home owners being at work when the winter showing occurs. Nobody looks on T...
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