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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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Check out the virtual tour for this gorgeous home for sale at 9827 Neesonwood Drive in Ellerbe Woods! Welcome to 9827 Neesonwood in Ellerbe Woods located just off Norris Ferry Road in Shreveport.  This exceptional home was extensively remodeled in 2003 and features updated systems and high end amenities throughout including real Mahogany flooring, Melanie Johnson closet systems and remote controlled black out drapes in the master bedroom.  The oversize foyer is the perfect spot to greet guests and offers a glimpse of the outstanding quality that awaits.  To the right of the foyer is the formal sitting area, a relaxing and tranquil retreat for reading or solving the Sunday morning crossword puzzle.  Directly across the foyer from the sitting room is the chic formal dining room with drama...
By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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I recently ran across this article about a study in which “Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found that people who live in not-so-walk-able neighborhoods have about a 50 percent increased risk of diabetes compared with people who live in walk-able neighborhoods.”  They go on to reference a 2004 study where they found the walkablity of one’s neighborhood may also influence obesity risk.  I suppose this makes perfect sense.  However, I’ve helped lots of folks purchase homes over the years and I can’t recall a single time where one of their desires was a “walk-able” neighborhood.  The article describes a neighborhoods walkablity as being “determined by how well the streets were connected, what sorts of stores or destinations were ava...
By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  I have flown in and out of Shreveport Regional Airport, Shreveport, Louisiana, many times.  There is one thing that always catches my eye as I come and go.  This flag created by school children of Caddo Parish.  This unqiue piece of art which hangs in the window is a beautiful flag created by children from the Caddo Parish Schools right after 9/11. It truly is a masterpiece and you can get lost in reading the different blocks individually created and then stitched together by a master seamstress.  Just recently I was thinking that many of these children are most probably young adults now and may have even forgotten their artwork from over a decade ago.  Yet their tribute to the fallen of 9/11 and the heroes of our nation who rushed in to help others  remains.  This flag reminds us.......
By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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  Ready to start visiting Homes for Sale in Broadmoor right NOW? Call directly at 318-207-SOLD or reply to this ad.   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 below to view homes for sale in Broadmoor or refi...
By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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Check out the virtual tour for this terrific home at 2842 Alvin Lane in Anderson Island! Welcome to 2842 Alvin Lane in Anderson Island! This home is conveniently located near Barksdale Air Force Base and just minutes from great shopping and dining. This lovely home features an inviting front porch and low maintenance landscaping. The entry way opens up into the large living room which features plush carpeting and a large window allowing for lots of natural light. The cheerful eat-in kitchen boasts loads of cabinet and counter space, ceramic tile floor, breakfast bar and a spacious dining area. The tranquil master suite can accommodate oversized furniture and features two spacious closets with storage overhead. The two additional bedrooms feature plush carpeting and lots of closet space....
By Joel Hall
(RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
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U.S. Adults Feel That Americans Have Greater Respect for Homeownership Now -- Taken for Granted Before the Recession; Overwhelming Majority of Parents Think It Is Important for Their Children to Own a Home One Day       PARSIPPANY, NJ, May 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With the recession technically over, many questions have circulated about the future of housing and whether the concept of homeownership will forever be changed in the United States. Well-known psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig partnered with Coldwell Banker Real Estate to explore the feelings Americans have on the value of the home and homeownership now, compared to before the economic downturn. On behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, an online survey conducted in April by Harris Inte...
By Joel Hall
(RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
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There will be an open house this Sunday February 26th at my listing at 197 Hallette Dr. Listed for $229,900 this 3 bedroom 2 bath house with just under 2000 square feet is perfect for almost anyone. Come down and check it out!
By Joel Hall
(RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
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RYE, N.Y., Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Despite a prolonged downturn in the housing market, real estate is still the best long term investment, according to 84% of respondents in OwnAmerica's recent survey on real estate investing. Comparatively, stocks/mutual funds, bonds and savings accounts were ranked best by only 9.9%, 4% and 2%, respectively. Among the respondents who have invested in real estate, 81.6% say they have made money and 82% expect real estate values to "definitely" appreciate over the next ten years. (53.5% believe property values will definitely increase over the next five years.) "The most significant outcome of this survey is the overwhelming confidence in a long-term recovery. People understand now, more than ever, that building wealth in real estate takes time....
By Joel Hall
(RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
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Most buyers have a lavish and grand idea of what they want their perfect house to look like. All too often though, they soon find out that many of their focal points don't match up with the price points. This is when I tell my buyers to look at the big picture. Step back a minute, and take a good look at the house. What does it have that you love? What does it not have that you want? Do the improvements necessary to make this your perfect house match up with the value it will add to the house? (And remember there are only a few improvements that actually give you 90+ % return on your money... So decide if a 40-70% return on your money will suffice given the added comfort and updates.) Make sure that points you're focusing on, aren't points that can easily be fixed. Paint, windows, fixtu...
By Joel Hall
(RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
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Allstate Corp. (ALL), the largest publicly traded U.S. auto insurer, is investing in energy and real estate as near record-low interest rates squeeze income from bonds, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Wilson said. “For insurance companies or long-term investors, obviously, low interest rates reduce the economic upside we have from investing in America,” Wilson said in a phone interview yesterday after Allstate announced fourth-quarter results. “It encourages people to invest in different things. Sometimes those different things are real assets.” Insurers invest in fixed-income securities to back policyholder liabilities and generate income. Yields on their portfolios have been under pressure as the Federal Reserve holds its benchmark interest rate at between zero and 0.25 pe...
By Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector
(Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector)
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An Invitation for you.....Please RSVP!  Have YOU sent any??? I've said this before, but I'm going to say it again. I LOVE Inviting people to ActiveRain! It makes me feel great that I will be introducing them to ALL of YOU! So much knowledge, so many skills, such great friendships are all available right here on ActiveRain. It is the BEST place to network in the Real Estate Industry. I would like everyone to stop by and welcome COLTON HAGLER to ActiveRain. He is the owner of Scope Home Inspections based in Shreveport Louisiana. He has been in the construction industry for over ten years. He has a bachelor of science degree in Construction Engineering Technologies from Louisiana Tech University and has worked in all aspects of construction, as a superintendent and field engineer, from sta...
By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  One of my fellow BNI (Business Networking International) members, Everado Recendiz, a certified business coach with Action Coach, recently shared a cause with our BNI group, the Shreveport Closers.  He told us that at any given time in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, along with 9 surrounding parishes, there were over 300 children living in foster homes. These foster parents receive no additional assistance from the state to provide gifts for these children at Christmas.  Everado was so moved by this fact that he sent out an e-mail to our entire group, asking if any of us wanted to participate in an effort to bring a little added Christmas magic into a few of these children's lives. He sent several children's first names and their "Santa list". My team and I chose to play "Santa" for a six ye...
By Jenny Dawson-Coleman, Helping you MOVE in the Upstate
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
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JUST THE FACTS… The following figures are for the month of October 2011.   In the entire Shreveport/Bossier market there are 1699 Homes For Sale. Last month only 303 homes actually sold! That’s a 5 ½ month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 521 homes came on the market.   Currently there are 109 homes above $401,000 for sale in Shreveport/Bossier. Last month only 3 homes actually sold. That’s a 36 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 20 homes went on the market.   Currently there are 292 homes priced between $251,000 and $400,000 for sale in Shreveport/Bossier. Last month only 46 homes actually sold. That’s a 6 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 75 homes went on the market.   Currently there...
By Jenny Dawson-Coleman, Helping you MOVE in the Upstate
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
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Buying a home will probably be the most important purchase of your life, and the process can be intimidating. We are here to make it easy for you. This page outlines some of the basics you may want to know before getting started.   Renting vs. Buying   Renting: Advantages Disadvantages Usually costs less than buying No tax benefit You can usually relocate more easily No investment in or from property Little responsibility for maintenance No equity is accumulated No responsibility for repairs Rent amount may increase frequently     Buying: Advantages Disadvantage Tax benefits Responsible for property taxes Greater stability Responsible for maintenance and repairs One of the best investments in today’s economy Monthly housing may cost more Your equity builds Cash is tied up First home oft...
By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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When we visit anywhere, we always want to do what the “locals” do.  We want a non-commercial, real people, a real experience.  My husband and I not only when we travel but also when we PCS to a new area.   I have been working on hitting all the “must-do” things in Shreveport-Bossier myself, and reporting back to you the awesomeness that I experience.  This time I wanted to give you a heads up on a experience you can take part in before it happens!   Herby K’s is a great Shreveport experience, with great food and great people.  Next Sunday (Sunday, October 16, 2011) Herbie K’s will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary with a Block Party and Benefit.  This is a must –attend kind of block party.  So if you want to experience Shreveport stop by from 2pm-6pm. Herby K’s first opened as the ...
By Jenny Dawson-Coleman, Helping you MOVE in the Upstate
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
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JUST THE FACTS… The following figures are for the month of September 2011.   In the entire Shreveport/Bossier market there are 1688 Homes For Sale. Last month only 288 homes actually sold! That’s a 5 ½ month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 449 homes came on the market.   Currently there are 115 homes above $401,000 for sale in Shreveport/Bossier. Last month only 10 homes actually sold. That’s a 11 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 32 homes went on the market.   Currently there are 307 homes priced between $251,000 and $400,000 for sale in Shreveport/Bossier. Last month only 38 homes actually sold. That’s  a 8 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 76 homes went on the market.   Currently t...
By Jenny Dawson-Coleman, Helping you MOVE in the Upstate
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
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The following figures are for the month of September 2011 Major Subdivision and Areas (Z and Y zones)   For the Broadmoor West Area(Z09Y01-10) there are 73 homes for sale. Last month only 23 homes actually sold! That’s a 3 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 20 homes came on the market.   University Terrace (Z10 Y01-02) there are 12 homes for sale. Last month 4 homes sold! That’s a 3 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 3 homes came on the market.   For Town South, LSU-S area, Riverwalk, The Haven (Z10 Y03,04,06,09,10,11,13) area there are 51 homes for sale. Last month 6 home actually sold! That’s an 8 ½ month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 11 homes came on the market.   For Broadmoor Eas...
By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Just recently I met an incredible woman from Ruston, Louisiana, who ranks Number 3 in the NATION as a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Counselor!    As I sat with Kelly Brantley a few weeks ago over blackberry grits (my personal favorite at the "Another Broken Egg" restaurant) I was amazed at her passion for helping people achieve financial freedom! If there is anything Americans need right now - it is FINANCIAL FREEDOM! Kelly and I, along with my assistant, Kelli, who handles all of our Dave Ramsey clients, were meeting in order to brainstorm on different ways we could work together to provide value to our Dave Ramsey clients (I am the preferred provider for mortgages in Louisiana). We were excited to hear about the workshops and seminars Kelly conducts in many areas around North and Ce...
By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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I am so blessed to be a part of one of the greatest groups of business professionals in the area - the BNI Shreveport Closers (Business Networking International) in Shreveport, Louisiana, where I have been a member for more than four years.  We have become more than just business associates - we are truly friends.  I was honored when the entire group agreed to "get their boots on" and join with the Boot Campaign to support and honor our wounded warriors.  Below is the picture of our group this past Tuesday as we gathered for our weekly meeting.  Everyone had their boots on!  Thank you, BNI Shreveport Closers you are the BEST!    
By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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First developed in 2006, Cottage Ridge is a very affordable new neighborhood featuring home values ranging from $160,000 to $240,000.  Homes sizes are just as diverse as the values, with homes being built as small as 1275 square feet up to 2100 square feet.  Several Lots are still available for you to build your dream home!   Located in Southern Shreveport off Flournoy Lucas Rd., this gated community is minutes from I-49.  Close enough to enjoy the amenities of Shreveport; yet far enough escape the everyday hustle and bustle of the city life.  This neighborhood is about 20-25 minutes from Barksdale Air Force Base.         HOA DUES:  $400 per year Find Homes For Sale in Cottage Ridge    School Attendance Zones: (Click on school name for school report cards)              Elementary      ...

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