Shreveport, LA Real Estate News

By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Another Home SOLD in The Haven in Shreveport LA! We are proud to announce that The Chris Hayes Team has SOLD another home in The Haven, a beautiful secured community in Southeast Shreveport off of E. Kings Hwy and behind LSUS.  The property at 154 Captain HM Shreve was listed on August 6, 2013 and just 30 days later we had it under contract.  The home sold for $316,000 which is $129/sf.  The buyer did obtain financing for this home, opting for a conventional loan and the seller paid $2200 towards the sellers closing costs.   There have been 24 home sales in The Haven so far in 2013 with an average days on market of 51 days and an average sold price per square foot of $117.  There are currently 24 homes for sale in The Haven ranging in price range from $204,900 to $579,500.  If you need ...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Cash Sale Marks a Record Closing for ChrisHayesTeam.com! There is nothing quite as exciting for a seller or their Realtor than to hear that an offer is coming in.  Now, add CASH to the front of offer and we're talking exhilarating!   That was the case recently when after just 1 day on the market, we received a cash offer on the property at 9505 Poinsettia in Shreveport, LA!  After  negotiating over the weekend, the price and terms were agreed upon and almost unbelievably, we closed on the property just 4 days later!  That is why CASH is KING!  You may be thinking that this was some sort of distress sale or that the sellers must have had to give the house away but that's not the case at all.  This is a lovely home that had been recently updated and showed great.  It also helped that it w...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
  You can reach us directly at 318-564-5295 - call or text!   Want to Know What Your Shreveport Home Would Sell For? Find out what your Shreveport home is worth without having to meet with a real estate agent by visiting here…     Information provided by Chris Hayes, Keller Williams Realty NWLA, 318-213-1555.  Each office independently owned and operated. Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission  
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Homes for Sale in Broadmoor - Call 318-773-HOME to schedule an appointment to see one of these terrific Broadmoor homes for sale!   View Homes for Sale in Broadmoor by ALL Real Estate Companies INSTANTLY!   Start your home search in one of Shreveport’s most desirable communities.   Broadmoor is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Shreveport due to its charming mostly mid-century built homes and proximity to schools, places of worship, great restaurants & premier shopping.  The boundaries are defined as Kings Hwy on the North, E. Kings Hwy on the East, E. 70th on the South and Bayou Pierre on the West.  Broadmoor is just minutes from I-20, I-49 and LSUS.  Homes for Sale in Broadmoor range in price from below $100K all the way to mid $200K.   Click to view homes for sale in Broadmoor...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Shreveport Market Report - Broadmoor 71105 by ChrisHayesTeam.com For info NOW - call 318-207-SOLD(7653) or visit www.NWLAHomefinder.com The Shreveport Market Data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current Broadmoor listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions! Broadmoor is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Shreveport due to its charming mostly mid-century built homes and proximity to schools, places of worship, great restaurants & premier shopping.  The boundaries are defined as Kings Hwy on the North, E. Kings Hwy on the East, E. 70th on the South and Bayou Pierre on the West.  Broadmoor is just minutes from I-20, I-49 and LSUS.  Homes for Sal...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
The Ultimate Shreveport Bossier MLS Home Search Want info right now?  Call or text 318-564-5295 or email chris@chrishayesteam.com Shreveport Bossier Neighborhoods and Shreveport Bossier homes for sale – www.NWLAhomefinder.com Communities Served Benton Homes for Sale Bossier Homes for Sale Broadmoor Homes for Sale Central/Downtown Shreveport Homes for Sale Cross Lake South Homes for Sale Desoto Parish Homes for Sale Greenwood Homes for Sale Haughton Homes for Sale Hearne Area Homes for Sale Keithville Homes for Sale North Bossier Homes for Sale North Bossier Parish Homes for Sale North Caddo Parish Homes for Sale North Shreveport Homes for Sale Pines Road Area Homes for Sale Shreveport Homes for Sale South Bossier Homes for Sale South Bossier Parish Homes for Sale Southeast Shreveport/LS...
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By Mari Demint, Mari Demint
(Keller Williams Realty NWLA)
  May 12, 2013   Every year on May 9, there is a special event that happens all over the country; it’s a day of celebration, a day of thanks, a day of giving back to the community. It’s called Red Day and it was started by one person in the company of Keller Williams Realty. This one day for Keller Williams is now dedicated to celebrate communities all over the country by each and every market center throughout the company. For one day, Keller Williams closes their doors and gives back to the charity of their choice.   For the market center of Shreveport, The Shriner’s Hospital became the recipient of Red Day this year. The Shriner’s Hospital in Shreveport was the very first in the country and has been a continued a place for healing for those who need their services. Many in the KW Mar...
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By Heather Goodwin, Results That Move You
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
March 2013 Data This monthly feature shows the home listing and selling prices for the major gated communities in Southeast Shreveport. March 2013 For Sale Avg List Price Pending Sale Avg Pending Price Sold Avg List/Sale Price List to Sale % Avg Days on Mkt Acadiana Place/Twelve Oaks 22 $374,813 8 $329,742 7 $358,957/$352,285 98 96 Emberwood/Ellerbe Rd Estates 10 $249,650 0 $----- 3 $236,633/$230,000 97 47 Long Lake Estates 4 $476,225 2 $562,000 2 $579,450/$552,500 95 84 Norris Ferry Crossing 17 $232,323 2 $231,950 3 $225,800/$221,966 98 101 Norris Ferry Landing/Hidden Trace 14 $290,338 2 $287,450 4 $301,200/$295,000 97 86 Provenance 11 $311,790 3 $382,900 2 $341,500/$344,586 101 108 St. Charles Place 8 $386,350 3 $279,675 0 $-----/$----- -- -- Southern Trace 11 $583,863 4 $497,787 2 $5...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Interest rates are at an all time low - what are you waiting for? I am a numbers guy.  I love to play with numbers and build spreadsheets and analyze until my eyes hurt - that's just who I am.  I also love demonstrating to interested buyers and sellers how just by crunching a few numbers you can gain a great deal of insight into your financial situation in regards to home ownership.  Today’s analysis is all about interest rates and the HUGE impact this has on wealth building through home ownership.  I cannot stress how important I think this is.  It is amazing to me what a difference just a point or two in your interest rate can make on not only your monthly payment but also on how quickly your principal increases and how much you pay in interest on the loan.  I realize that most buyers...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Shreveport Real Estate Market Report for 2012 Total Sales:  For 2012, the MLS reported a total of 3975 sales which is 266 more property sales over 2011 – a 7.2% increase in the number of transactions.  Undoubtedly the primary driving force is the extremely low interest rates.  Average Sales Price:  The average sales price of properties sold in 2012 is $172,134 which is actually slightly less than 2011 reported average sale price of $174,219 – a 1.2% decrease in average sales price.  Median prices, however, were $158,000 & $157,000 in 2012 & 2011 respectively.  Current Inventory:  At the beginning of 2013, there were 2,100 homes for sale in Shreveport / Bossier  vs. 1,775 at the beginning of 2012, approximately 350 more homes available to choose from by buyers.  With the current number o...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Another Home Sold in Shreveport, LA and Another Happy Client for Life! Team member and selling partner Keith Kiper received this terrific email from a client just the other day and I wanted to share it:    Keith, Just a short note to say “thank you” for a job well done, my friend.  I had my doubts all along the way about this one but as it turned out, she was “the one”.  Who knew?  Again, you have my deepest appreciation.  You were the consummate professional from beginning to end (not to say that we didn’t have some pretty good laughs along the way, but that’s for another time).  Robin and I hope that these are wonderful and safe holidays for you and all of the Kiper family.  And keep smiling my friend, it makes everyone wonder just what the hell you’ve been up to!  Please stay in touc...
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By Erin Holloway
(Keller Williams Realty)
HOMES FOR SALE IN SHREVEPORT University Terrace in Shreveport You would think in a city that’s growing at an astounding rate there would be no place to live in peace and quiet but there is. Tucked away yet still amongst the great city is the delightful neighborhood of University Terrace. Located in the middle of four main road ways in Shreveport, University Terrace is ideal for those who like to get to where they are going in a timely manner. University Terrace is the perfect place to live if looking to raise a family in the classic-style built homes. As you drive through the peaceful neighborhood of University Terrace you see sidewalks lined with large Oak and Magnolia trees surrounded by clean spacious yards. Here, children play safely with their friends and neighbors never fail to sa...
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By Erin Holloway
(Keller Williams Realty)
Interested in buying a home in the Shreveport/Bossier Broadmoor neighborhood? Let me, Erin Holloway, help you find your next home!  HOMES FOR SALE IN BROADMOOR - SHREVEPORT  Ever since I moved to Shreveport I have been drawn to the Broadmoor neighborhood. Personally, it is my favorite neighborhood in the Shreveport/Bossier area. Not only do I want to help you find your next home there, it is where I make a home of my own. There is not just one thing that sets the Broadmoor neighborhood apart but many. There is a charm of the old style homes that reminds me of a simpler time. Azaleas and trees blanket the sidewalks along the Broadmoor neighborhood streets, making for scenic everyday strolls. A good walk or bike ride helps me escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I feel that ther...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Need information now?  Call or text 318-564-5295 Find your Shreveport Home Value for FREE and with NO OBLIGATION Receive a custom evaluation for your home, including comparisons to other homes that have recently sold or are on the market in Shreveport, LA. This guarantees you receive the most accurate information available. To find out your Shreveport home value, fill out the information below:  Those big box national home valuation websites may be a place to start – but don’t stop there!  Get your Shreveporthome value from a local professional who is familiar with your Shreveport neighborhood home values.   Get accurate and up to the minute comparisons to other homes that have sold in your area. Find out what your Shreveport home is worth for FREE and with NO OBLIGATION!  Want more inf...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Christmas in Roseland I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since I’ve been out to the American Rose Center for the Christmas in Roseland festivities.  I remember because my sister was married on December 17, 1995 in the small chapel on the grounds.  It was quite a sight way back then and I imagine it has grown considerably over the years.   According to their website, “The Gardens of the American Rose Center are transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family!” Well that sounds like a great time for all!  Admission is $5 per person (or $20 per carload) and kids age 2 a...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Broadmoor Neighborhood in Shreveport LA   Why Do People Live Here?   Broadmoor is a beautiful and eclectic neighborhood of single family homes that is loosely bounded by Kings Hwy on the North, E. Kings Hwy on the East, E. 70th on the South and Bayou Pierre on the West.  It’s not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets or in one of the pristine parks of this charming community.  An actual Broadmoor resident had this to say about living in Broadmoor: “I adore Broadmoor - we have a wonderful library, the duck pond and park is fun for everyone, Rollin' in the Dough has fantastic burgers and we are regulars at Johnny's Pizza on Preston. We are close to everything: shopping, movies, restaurants, parks, downtown and we are only twenty minutes from everywhere - Benton, Bossier...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
Want info now?  Call or text 318-564-5295 or email chris@chrishayesteam.com What is Your Shreveport Home Worth? Receive a custom evaluation for your home, including comparisons to other homes that have recently sold or are on the market. This guarantees you receive the most accurate information available. To find out what your home is worth, fill out the information below:         We can help!   Start your home selling process with an evaluation of your home's value based on available local market data.  Fill out the form for a FREE, no obligation Home Evaluation and find out what your Shreveport home is worth!   And if you know of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, we can certainly help with that too!   www.ChrisHayesTeam.com Keller Williams Realty NWLA  Shreveport, LA - 318-213-155...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
This is a guest post by Vicki Landry, my sister and The Chris Hayes Team Manager... This weekend my husband and I took our 2 kids to the Jubilee Zoo located at 6402 Hwy 1 in Shreveport (Directions to Jubilee Zoo).  I snagged a good deal on LivingSocial so we decided to check out this local petting zoo.  What a charming place!  They have a gift shop and snack bar and during their “Christmas Jubilee” there are booths set up selling all kinds of crafty gifts.   They are also selling live Christmas trees and there are several big bouncy houses set up for little kids.  Of course, we were really only there to see and pet some animals!  There were all kinds of cute critters like goats, bunny rabbits, ducks and geese and even reindeer!  There were plenty of big animals too like ponies, zebras a...
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
  You can reach us directly at 318-564-5295 - call or text!   Want to Know What Your Shreveport Home Would Sell For? Find out what your Shreveporthome is worth without having to meet with a real estate agent by visiting here…     Information provided by Chris Hayes, Keller Williams Realty NWLA, 318-213-1555.  Each office independently owned and operated. Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
We can all use a little culture every now and then and Shreveport – Bossier museums are a great place to start.  Check out these terrific local museums and BONUS:  they are all FREE!    8th Air Force Museum – 88 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB, Bossier City – www.8afmuseum.com Barnwell Garden & Art Center – 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport – 318-673-7703 – www.barnwellcenter.com Meadows Museum of Art – 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport – 318-869-5169 –  www.centenary.edu/meadows R.W. Norton Art Gallery – 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport -318-865-4201 – www.rwnaf.org J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center – 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport – 318-220-9434 – www.stageofstars.com Louisiana State Exhibit Museum – 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport – www.sos.louisiana.gov/museums A...
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