Monroe, LA Real Estate News

By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
A wonderful golfing event is coming up soon! It's the 3rd Annual Golf Classic at Frenchman's Bend. See details below. You can also find out more at these websites:  http://FrenchmansBend.com/   and   http://Monroe.org Register now and HAVE A GOOD TIME! Gayle Causey, 318-614-5615Keller Williams Realty1390 Hudson Lane, Monroe, LA, USA 318-812-7653  Register Today - Space is limited and filling up fast Lunch provided by  WATERFRONT GRILL In addition to the Hole in One, Longest Drive and Closest to the Hole competitions, here are some of the great door prizes: 4 rounds of golf at Black Bear2 rounds of golf at Calvert Crossing2 rounds of golf at Pine Hills4 rounds of golf at ChennaultIndoor gun range passes from TP OutdoorsFootball tickets from ULMOvernight stay in a Suite at The Atrium Hote...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
Monroe and Sterlington,LA Housing Market Update August  19, 2009    How many homes are for sale in Monroe, 71201/71202,71203 and Sterlington, LA 71280?   As of Aug. 19, 2009, there are 408 homes listed for sale in the Monroe and Sterlington areas, east of the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish. The average listing price is $205,594.  The majority (230) are 3-BR homes; 112 homes have 4-BRs. How fast are homes selling and how much are they selling for in Monroe and Sterlington? From May thru July, 150 homes have sold on average for $156,134. Prices varied, but statistics show that homes sold for 96.63% of the listed price and stayed on the market for 114 days before closing. Keep in mind these figures are the AVERAGE. Great Reasons to Live in Monroe, LA 71201/71202/71203 and Sterlington, L...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
North Louisiana is not immune to the problem of domestic violence. These articles appeared in today's newspaper: 1.  Man arrested on aggravated assault with a knife charge.  He held a knife to his wife's throat and said, "I'm going to kill you."2.  Report: Man hit girlfriend in face, neck.3.  A man was arrested early Thursday on assault and domestic abuse charges.  The man allegedly slapped the victim across the face with an open hand, forced her out of the house and pushed her down some steps. The man then chased the victim down a driveway with a shotgun and discharged it.4.  Woman charged in domestic abuse. Suspect is accused of pushing the victim into a bedroom and attempting to suffocate her. The suspect demanded the victim's car keys, and when the victim said no, she resumed trying...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
Don't miss this cool event this weekend--the Living GardenFountain. When:  Friday, July 10--2 pm, 3 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm and             Saturday, July 11--10 am, 11 am, noon and 1 pm. ELsong Garden, 2000 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA. Admission free. Check out this video link. http://www.thelivinggarden.com/thefountain/video.html After watching the video, I know I won't miss this unique performance. It looks BEAUTIFUL! See you there! Gayle Causey, RealtorRelocation DirectorKeller Williams Realty, Monroe, LA USACell: 318-614-5615http://GayleCausey.com
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
What are YOU doing for the holiday? Many people look forward to fireworks on the 4th of July. Here in Monroe & West Monroe, we always look forward to fireworks over the river on the evening of the 4th. It's been so hot lately, and no rain, that the state fire marshall has issued a ban on outdoor burning of any kind. But, the fireworks at Forsythe over theOuachita River will still be going on, and I know they will be beautiful! The level of the river is still high right now, so the reflections on the water will be very pretty. If you're planning some fireworks at your own house, please don't. According to the US Fire Administration, fireworks cause more than 30,000 fires eachyear resulting in $34MILLION in property loss. Most fireworks injuries are caused by the little stuff, sparklers a...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
By Louis Jones, Kiplinger's Personal Finance May 2009 TEN CITIES WITH RISING HOME VALUES Think that no real estate market is safe? Believe it or not, there are cities where home values have held their own. Their economies are well diversified, and their population growth has been slow, keeping unemployment low and speculative building to a minimum. Check out Monroe LA, one of 10 cities that have seen an increase in median home value. Change in median home price is from the fourth quarter 2007 to the fourth quarter of 2008, which is the most recent data from Fiserv Lending Solutions, a home-price research company. 3. MONROE, LOUISIANA Metro area population: 169,586Median home price: $125,45012-month change in home value: +6.3%Home value vs. national average: -30%Top employer: St. Francis...
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