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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Bayou Properties Realty is proud to announce that Susan Rogers has joined our office. She brings with her a wealth of experience working as a REO listing agent. From rural mobile homes to 350k executive estates, she has brought a wide range of properties to the market.  I met Ms. Susan way back...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 The Alexandria Louisiana housing market continues to hold its own despite the national economy. Buyers in this market face stiff competition, especially in the sub 150k price range. Let's take a look at the Alexandria housing market for the past 90 days. Homes Active On The Market   Currently t...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 For the price range the house was a super star. Updated systems, new roof, fresh paint, all for a few thousand less than similar homes. The need listed we generated? This home met each one. And coming in under budget you were going to have a little breathing room each month. So what happened?  ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 See those barrels in the background? This baby goat is smart enough not to stick his head into that muck. After all, with a large field of yummy pristine grass why would this goat risk getting her coat dirty?  As agents we need to learn from our goat friend. With the economy sputtering along th...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 With the economy sputtering along, a trend has emerged among new real estate agents. Certain individuals are getting a real estate licenses simple because there are no other jobs available. Let's examine why real estate sales is not a good "backup" career... 1) Real Estate is a business not a c...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 It's never a good sign when there is ZERO traffic on the way to the office. Just how slow is it today? Let's just say the office line did not ring until 1030 this morning. And that was a drunk dude trying to order pizza!  About a mile from the office it dawned on me that most of the vendors I n...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Home for sale in the Alexandria Garden District-  Buyers seeking historic charm and period detail flock to the Alexandria Garden District. Many of these 100+ year old homes have been lovingly restored to their original charm. 1739 Thornton Court is a fine example of old world craftsmanship and mo...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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  The week started out with a roar. Actually more of an Exorcist-like purge of the stomach. In addition to breakfast, most of my work week went down the toilet as well. Though I admire folks who can work sick, sadly that's above my pay grade.  According to my wife I did show properties Tuesday n...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 The thrill of writing an offer soon gives way to the frustration of waiting on a response. What's taking that seller so long? Doesn't the bank want to "get rid" of that house?  Short sales (transactions in which the market value of the home is less than the mortgage owed) are common in most rea...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 The church was crowded thirty minutes prior to the start of the funeral. All around me were familiar faces, including many of my former students. We had gathered together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of one Richard Gwartney.  Richard had spend the bulk of his life in or around the ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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  This is my 401st blog post here on ActiveRain. After roughly two years of consistent blogging a few things have become more clearly defined... 1) My writing style has changed-- Coming from an academic career, when writing we don't normally warm up until page 20. Online that first paragraph bett...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Yep, that's the butt end of an 18 wheeler trailer. When I arrived at the distribution center the trailer was empty, minus that tiny step ladder to the side. Are these Realtor of the Year trophies from my closet? Not even close. Within each 40 lb. box are an assortment of wrapped shoe boxes fill...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 As we enter the 2011 holiday season it seems like this year has flown by. With all the ups and downs of the national economy, let's take a moment and examine the health of the Alexandria Louisiana housing market. Homes Currently For Sale   There are 204 single family homes on the market in Alex...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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With leftover Halloween candy still in the bowl, our nation enters the Holiday Season. For the next two months turkeys, egg nog, and credit cards will all be in high demand.  As the churn and burn of the Holidays bear down, some sellers consider taking their home off the market. Let's address so...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Home for sale near Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, La--  Looking for a home within walking distance of Cabrini Hospital? Tired of a long commute after a 12 hour shift? 3424 Prescott is within easy walking distance of the facility. While your friends may go home for lunch, how many can go home for a...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 I catch on to certain concepts pretty quick. For instance, Beowulf made sense the first time I read it many moons ago. And continents? I can name all seven!  But regardless of how many times good people told me, the concept of constant prospecting was above my pay grade. Let me get 3-4 deals in...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Multifamily Real Estate For Sale In Alexandria, Louisiana--  Looking for a healthy return on your investment dollar? Then consider investing money in Multifamily real estate in Alexandria, Louisiana. Listed for only 109,900 dollars, 1809 Orchard Street is a prime example of quality Multifamily ho...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 In a perfect world every home purchase would be a 100% cash deal. But since our world is anything but perfect, at times we must get creative with home financing. One method that is becoming more popular is the lease-purchase arrangement.  Simply put, the buyer will enter into a contract to leas...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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 Quality customer service in my market is sort of like the Mumps. Rare, but you know it when you see it. Frankly my service expectations were pretty low. I simply needed to run into the store and buy a book on the way home.  The evening did not begin on a positive note. On my way into the grocer...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Homes for Sale In Bayou Oaks Subdivision Alexandria LA--   Located off Twin Bridges road, Bayou Oaks Subdivision is within minutes of shopping, major employers, and Alexandria International Airport.  Residents of Bayou Oaks Subdivision enjoy newer homes on large, spacious lots. The neighborhood i...

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