Explore Alexandria, LA

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 I met this young couple at one of my foreclosure listings. After a brief tour, we decided to search for something more move in ready. In a few short weeks, 302 North Spring Drive in Woodworth hit their radar.  And really, what's not to love? Minutes from Alexandria, yet outside the reach of hig...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Take a look at this lovely Fall picture. The grass is dormant, there was a chill in the air, and the day mercifully ended before 8 pm.  I type this lovely post at 945pm. The first call came in at 8:03 this morning (required an Iphone scroll to look up), and hopefully the last one just ended. Th...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 2
Home For Rent in West Alexandria 71303--  Searching for a three bedroom home for rent in West Alexandria, La? 446 Lula lane offers an open floor-plan, new ceramic tile flooring, and a large backyard for a reasonable price.  The living room and dining area combine for one large space, perfect for ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 6
 As I hung up the phone I couldn't help but giggle. The caller was a friend from church who wanted me to list his home. The thought of planting my sign in the yard brought a grin to my face normally reserved for old British comedies. What gives, am I that hard up for listing inventory? Well yes,...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 People take pride in their homes. There's something about giving 1/4 of your gross pay to a mortgage lender that makes folk proud of their palace. But not all upgrades equal value come time to sell. Let's look at some of the worst offenders... 1) The Above Ground Pool-- Why dig a hole and pour ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Working with first time buyers, a common request is to pack as many homes into a single tour as possible. After all, we want to buy ASAP, so why not knock out 12 homes in one day. Let's examine why packing that many properties in one outing is a bad idea. 1) There's a reason House Hunters only ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 12
 Later this month Bayou Properties Realty will order another batch of signs. Frankly the listing rush has caught me off guard and I should have ordered some reserves earlier in the year. Oh well, if we must have problems...  At my old firm we used the mac-daddy signs. You know, the ones that had...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 66
 Depending on the seller's time frame, it may be necessary to move prior to the listing going under contract. With bills from both homes flowing in, the natural tendency is to seek ways to cut cost. Let's examine why turning off utilities is a bad idea... 1) It gets hot in the South-- With the o...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 "You told me the inspector was a pro, but you failed to mention that his report is 44 pages long. What the heck am I suppose to do with this"?  Nothing will deflate a buyer faster than a giant inspection report. After all, could anything positive come from a report that resembles a Lord of The ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
3 Bedroom Home For Sale Alexandria Garden District 71301--  Searching for the PERFECT Alexandria Garden District home? 2308 Marye Street features 3 bedrooms, period details, and a fenced backyard for only 132,500 dollars! The wood floors will be a source of pride for the lucky new owner. High cei...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Please excuse my week-long absence from the ActiveRain community. But with a view like this who could blame me? I honestly brought the laptop with the plan of working a couple of afternoons. Thanks to my great business partner I was able to almost completely unplug for the whole week.  The week...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 12
 The negotiations proceeded smoothly and the home sailed through the inspection process without a glitch. Title work is now complete and the two sides are almost ready to close. But wait! Uncle Joe says that prices are about to tank nation wide. According to Joe and his coffee buddies, that home...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Home For Sale In The Alexandria Garden District--Price Reduced  Searching for old world charm, but not ready to sacrifice modern living? 1739 Thornton Court features just the right blend of historic charm and modern updates. Most rooms features stunning hardwood flooring and original fixtures. Im...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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3 bedroom Home For Rent in Alexandria La--  Searching for a 3 bedroom rental home in Alexandria La? 3424 Prescott street has been updated with fresh paint, new fixtures, refinished hardwood flooring, and a new central AC system.  Take a look at these hardwood floors. Who wants nasty, rental grade...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Home For Sale in Good Earth Subdivision, Alexandria Louisiana--  Looking for a houses for sale in Good Earth Subdivision? This West Alexandria home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Combine this with great location/school zones and you have a must see property.  The kitchen features updat...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana Price Reduced--  Ready to own a home in Alexandria, Louisiana with character? Consider this nice Mid-Century Modern for sale in the Alexandria Garden District. Historic charm, lovely oaks, and loads of character for only 149,900 dollars! Wi...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
Luxury Homes For Sale In Alexandria Louisiana 71303-- Searching for Luxury homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana? Thanks to a strong local economy and low rates homes in the 245k-360k price range continue to move. Let's see how the luxury home market has fared in the past twelve months. Homes Fo...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 9
 Like salmon seeking their breeding ground, or moths flying to the light, buyers are drawn to the almighty refrigerator. This appliance is the holy grail of home buying. Include it and there will be much rejoicing, excluded it and the listing may be more stale than season 19 of Wheel of Fortune....

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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  In theory the plan sounds like a winner. Can't get the price you want for your home? Why not rent the property for a year or two? Make enough money to pay the mortgage, start a savings account, and have a enough left over each month to cook the family carne asada. Let's examine why renting may...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 0
Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana--  Looking for an Alexandria home with character? Tired of cookie-cutter suburban homes that most folks cannot tell apart? Take a trip back in time and see what a more sophisticated age had to offer.  The Mid-Century design sought to bring ...

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