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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 42
I usually hear from many sellers a reluctance to place their home on the market during the holiday season. I would say the biggest concern they have is being inconvenienced during this time of year. Next would be the misconception that buyers do not look during November through December. The tru...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
 One cannot log on the Internet or click the TV remote without hearing tales of homeowners being "underwater". Thankfully, such accounts do not involve Americans losing their homes to flooding. In the real estate world "underwater" simply means that the property is not worth what it would take t...

By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 2
Before deciding which house to buy, think about your lifestyle, your current and anticipated housing needs, and your budget especially so you don't become HOUSE POOR. It's a good idea to create a prioritized list of features, wants and needs for your next home - you'll soon discover finding the ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 5
 Stress is a part of any modern life. As a Realtor, husband, dad to four daughters, instructor, etc... life stays interesting to say the least. Since 2004, that handsome greyhound has been my greatest source of stress relief.  Deal gone south? Rocket was ready for a long walk. One of the kids st...

By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
In the not so distant past I was very confident our local market had escaped any type of effect from the housing bubble. That is not the case now. Local foreclosures, bank repos and short sales are increasing. Though it is not occurring at the drastic rate as in other parts of the country... it ...

By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 3
To Cut or Not???? Recently through conversations with a very good friend that is also a Realtor in my office we pondered the epic question. As homeowners would we care-take on a neighborhood foreclosure. The answer for us was an easy.... YES!Then we debated what the average John and Jane Doe neig...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
Comments 3
Introducing The Oldest Par 3 Golf Course in the Nation - BRINGHURST GOLF COURSE You don't see very many Par 3 Golf Courses around the country, however, we have one right here in Central Louisiana! It's boasted as the Oldest Par 3 Golf Course in the Nation! This great 9 hole - Par 3 Golf Course i...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
 My handwriting leaves much to be desired. In fact my broker has strongly suggested/forced me to start typing my offers. For some reason people at the title company need to actually read what is written on the paper!  So before meeting with my buyers at their "dream home" I typed the buy/sell ag...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
Comments 2
The Alexandria T.R.E.E. House is a Childrens Museum that provides a FUN FUN FUN learning experience......... children learn in a hands-on environment! Designed for ages 4-12 years the Museum is suited for families, schools and community groups. Here are some of the events they are offering: Kook...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 5
 Regardless of how many properties a person buys, that first home will always hold a special place in their heart. Frankly, I have seen more pride of ownership and tears of joy over a 75k starter home than any 300-500k McMansion.  I remember my first home purchase like it was yesterday. In early...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
Comments 5
I am very happy that David Beckham has chosen to move his license from KW to Century 21 Millennium! He does have an ActiveRain account, but needs to be more Active.....we are going to help him with that! Give him a warm ActiveRain welcome....PLEASE! I have linked back to his announcement post on...

By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 14
I wanted to let everyone know that I have just made a MOVE of my own! CENTURY 21 Millennium - I am proud and excited to let everyone know I am happy to now be an associate with the CENTURY 21 system. I will be working on my new website over the week-end (when I'm not showing properties)! Hopeful...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 9
                         I love children, so much in fact that the wife and I have four. But when it comes time to make a large (pardon the pun) purchase have someone watch the children. I have seen many examples of parents losing focus due to having to herd the little ones. While not always prac...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
Comments 4
The BIG week-end is almost here! Les Fest was started by Zoo volunteers, Friends and Zoo staff who want to keep Les Whitt's dream alive!  You see Les Whitt was the Zoo Director from 1974 until his death in 2008. In his 34 years working at the Zoo he had many dreams that became reality, but, he h...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 2
                                     Social Media such as Facebook is a great tool for reaching out to your sphere. After all, those 565 "friends" probably need a place to live right? Salespeople, especially agents are well represented on my friend list. Some of them could definitely use a "socia...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
Comments 4
If you haven't heard of Taylor Mathews...you soon will!! He is a wonderful and geniune young man (18 yrs old) from Central Louisiana!! Check out this YouTube video and fall in love:   Okay outside of him just being adorable...he can sing and play! I am asking for your VOTE! If you don't normally ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 79
                              Yesterday I showed properties in the afternoon. In Louisiana this time of year that means super muggy and ninety plus degrees. As luck would have it, we were also encountered a nice mid-afternoon thunderstorm. On the way back to the office I wondered why anyone would...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
                                  Continuing my recent stream of good luck, my wife was able to find a stray nail in her front tire this weekend. After a closer look, it appeared to be a prime candidate for a plug. So Sunday afternoon I increased the air pressure and headed to a certain "Mega Sto...

By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Comments 0
No Money Down Loans for Homes outside of Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana I know many of the buyers in our area have heard that the USDA Rural Development 100% financing program is completely out of funds. Don't worry the money is still available with certain lenders in our area. You just have...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
                                   Another downside to spending three summer days in a NyQuil induced slumber? Sometimes you wake up with a tropical storm on your doorstep! Folks in my neck of the woods are paying more attention than normal to this system.   What impact will all the oil swirling ...

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