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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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My grandfather worked hard his entire life. Born in 1915, he lived through the Great Depression and World War II. As a child in rural East Texas (like there's any other kind of East Texas) he picked cotton to survive. After the war he snagged a "cushy" job at a paper mill where he worked until re...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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I have a thing for comfortable shirts. There is nothing like going to the closet and pulling out "that comfortable shirt". My favorite shirt in the whole world is causing a bit of a stir at the office and on the homefront.  The garment in question is a navy blue Natica golf shirt. One day while s...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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  Ever get a file you can't open because you don't have the right program?  How about receiving a read-only file that you need to edit?  One of the most annoying computer problems I have is trying to convert a file, downloading several programs, and still not having it work correctly. Zamzar.com ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Let's just say customer service in my area is typically lacking. Walk into a restaurant and you will be waited on, just as soon as the waiter is done texting. Retail sales are even worse. I gave up a LONG time ago expecting workers to have product knowledge. That horse was put out of his misery w...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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One must be a master of either laughing or crying to succeed in real estate. Due to the high stress involved, not to mention the lack of a steady check, we need an emotional release. In this blog I will examine how some comedians would fare as Realtors. 1) Rodney Dangerfield--I tell you I get no ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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I always dread showing homes in this community. While nostalgia is great for cars and perhaps old girlfriends, I have grown accustom to modern real estate. Here is some of the "fun" I encountered 1)Old/non-existent Internet presences-- I fondly remember my first webpage. Geocities rocked! Of cour...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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After a long winter (even here in Central Louisiana), people are starting to venture outdoors. With more hours of sunlight, odds are you are doing more evening showings. Combine more kiddos outside and more Realtors on the streets can lead to disaster. It only takes one second of inattention for ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Once an offer is accepted most sellers breath a sign of relief. After sometimes months of marketing, their wait is over! Or is it?? When my sellers sign that buy/sell agreement I let them hug, cry, scream, etc... then we have "the talk".  Let's look at what can go wrong between signing that contr...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Nothing beats the settlement table. After all the hard work, back and forth, and sometimes tears closing should be a time of joy for Realtors. While many agents say they do real estate to "help people" most have a keen interest in that check that follows!. Here are some Realtor misbehaviors I hav...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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We moved into our new home a little over a year ago. Like alot of families, as we were moving in we placed the boxes of items we rarely use in the garage 'temporarly'! Well, time went by, inside we were getting everything set up - then decided to do add-on a 320' sunroom and build an additional ...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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In Louisiana you may sell a property "AS IS WHERE IS WITH WAIVER OF REDHIBITION"- I'm not sure (since Louisiana is pretty unique in it's law) that other states have redhibition. If a defect is discovered after the closing whether the Seller was aware of it or not, he is liable. This liability ext...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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I was watching the Today Show this morning and they were discussing the use of coupons at grocery stores. Personally I've never been a big fan of keeping up with coupons to bring to the store. Probably goes under my lack of organization skills. However, they did speak about something that grabbed...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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So you think you are ready to take the leap into home ownership, but, don't know where to begin. The first step is always to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That way you will know what you are qualified for in terms of price. You may not want to spend as much as you are qualified to spend. Just ...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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NEW HOME WARRANTY ACT FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA If you are purchasing a new construction in the State of Louisiana - make sure you have the builder sign a New Home Warranty Act before or at the closing. This will give you some peace of mind for the first five years of the home. Of course the ‘w...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Nothing like negotiating a deal only to have it die a flaming death during the home inspection! With all the emotion tied up in the purchase process sometimes even minor things can send a buyer packing. Keep in mind stuff breaking is new ground for first time buyers. In most rental situations, te...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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  My husband and I are those techy kind of people. We always go and buy the newest and latest gadget on the market. When the I-phone was first released we were in the group of people that waited in line to be one of the first to buy the new I-phone! Even when the price dropped, I never regreted i...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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I have noticed a disturbing trend among first time buyers. Once preapproved, clients want to look at homes near their financial ceiling. Why would people do this? Do you like being broke half the month? Clients will often agree to cut other parts of their budget. While this is a noble effort, giv...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Wouldn't it be great if the sales process worked like House Hunters? We show our buyers three nice homes, and they pick one twenty-two minutes later. After writing a reasonable offer, the two sides quickly meet and close the deal. At the end of the day,  the Realtor attends a BBQ at the client's ...

By Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA
(Paige Walker)
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Our real estate market in Central Louisiana is still very good. I am still selling houses every week in all different price ranges. I believe it is very important with all the changes in financing to price your home correctly from the get go. This is true more than ever. If you have any questions...

By Margaret Hickman, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SRS
(Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners )
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Pineville, Louisiana, is located in central Louisiana across the Red River from Alexandria.  It is in the center of the state.  If you are considering a move to central Louisiana, definitely take a look at Pineville. Pineville has several new subdivisions--Beau Chene, Ocho Rios, and Shadow Creek ...

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