Explore Shreveport, LA

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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  Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours joined the fun at the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival in Shreveport, La. this year and we had a great time. Held each year at the Columbia Park in the Highland neighborhood, this festival has arts and crafts booths, food, fun for the kids and, of course, great music.We...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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Panoramic sign riders are the latest in innovative marketing solutions for real estate agents or For Sale By Owner properties. These riders are designed to capture the attention of passers-by and to stand out from the crowd of other real estate riders.A drive through any neighborhood in the Shrev...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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I thought it might be useful to some of you to see just what has happened in Shreveport when it comes to the number of homes for sale, homes sold, and new listings this year.  Below is a chart that shows the number of homes in each of these categories. As you can see, we are doing somewhat better...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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As I've indicated before watching the trend for the housing inventory is a good way to see which way the market is headed. We all know the nation's economy is very volatile right now, and it will be awhile before everyting smooths out, the housing sector included. Fortunately for Shreveport resid...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Here are the absorption rates for Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding towns. Remember that absorption rates show how quickly homes on the market are being sold and how many new homes are replacing those. If more homes are coming on the market and remaining unsold, the inventory is higher, a...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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I've been rather remiss in posting the absorption rates for the Shreveport area market. Since the trend over time is the most useful way to analyze this information, I'm going back to August to post these numbers. So, take a look at this info, then take a look at the numbers for September and Oct...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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              As of October 31, 2008         2007 YTD 2008 YTD % Change Number of Homes Sold 4094 3486 -15% Average Home Price $ 151,081 $ 155,961 3% Average Home Price per SF $ 82.58 $ 83.44 1% Median Home Price $ 135,000 $ 139,900 4% Median Home Price per SF $ 86.23 $ 87.19 1% Average Days on M...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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Ever suffer from that writer's block where you know where you want to go with the thought, but just can't find the words to get there? Well, that's me today. Ok, that's me pretty often. My web designer says, 'we need a description for our "About Us" webpage'. I have all these keywords floating in...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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An article by a colleague in another state about the highest priced home that has sold in her market made me curious about the luxury homes for sale in the Shreveport area.  Needless to say, I couldn't wait to do a little sleuthing of my own.  Well, compared to the $17M home that sold where she l...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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  In these days of economic turmoil, whether you're feeling the pinch or not, Michael Mullin's post about his allowance gives a person food for thought.  It is so easy to whip out the credit card to pay for those little lattes and lunches.  I consider myself a frugal person, but I must admit that...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Twelve Oaks Begun in 2005, this unique community in Shreveport, Louisiana is situated on 400 acres not far from the bustling shopping mecca along Youree Drive. Access to the rest of the city is easy via the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Twelve Oaks is comprised of four distinct "neighborhoods", each wi...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Decide what you can afford Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. I advise to begin looking at homes in the lower end of that price range. Develop your home wish list Then, prioritize the features. For example, which is more important to ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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This is a good question if the lender you've done business with in the past is no longer around. It is also a question that first time home buyers must have an answer to. Everyone would agree that it's important to pick a mortgage company that is reputable and will do a good job. After all, if th...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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I love receiving email updates from Louise Thaxton with Fairway Mortgage Corp.  The information she presents is timely and digestible.  And her office is great to work with to boot. If you're currently wondering where interest rates are headed, the informatino below will help you to know what to ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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So, are you ready to begin looking for that dream home? If you haven't taken the time to analyze exactly what you want in a home, you may spend a lot of time looking at houses that aren't right for any number of reasons. That would be an unproductive waste of time for you and your agent, when tak...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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A virtual tour of your home can be a powerful internet marketing tool.  It will allow home shoppers all over Shreveport/Bossier City and the internet to view your property.  Potential buyers can "prescreen" your home prior to visiting in person, thereby helping you to sale your home with less str...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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              As of September 30, 2008         2007 YTD 2008 YTD % Change Number of Homes Sold 3729 3173 -15% Average Home Price  $        151,589  $     156,393 3% Average Home Price per SF  $             82.85  $         83.63 1% Median Home Price  $        136,000  $     139,900 3% Median Home...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Everyone looks forward each year to the Red River Revel on the riverfront in downtown Shreveport.  It takes place the first week of October just when the weather is beginning to cool off.  The days are usually crisp and clear which makes it a wonderful time to stroll through Festival Plaza takin...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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  NORRIS FERRY LANDING Norris Ferry Landing is unarguably on of the best-situated gated communities in Shreveport. Located in southeast Shreveport on Norris Ferry Road, it is just a hop, skip, and jump (or less than a mile by car) to Interstate 49. From there you can access Bert Kouns Industrial ...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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With new virtual tour companies popping up on an almost daily basis, how do you choose the one that is right for you? There are several things to consider when choosing a virtual tour provider. A critical point to remember here is that the product you place on the Internet to market yourself refl...

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