Explore Shreveport, LA

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Lake Shreve Estates is a new community located in South Shreveport.  Just minutes from shopping and I-49 this neighborhood sits far enough out to feel the escape from city life but also close enough to enjoy the convenient amenities of the greater Shreveport-Bossier area.  It is just about a 20-...

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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So you want to be a ROCK STAR in your industry?  What can we learn from Elvis which would propel us to success and "stardom" within our industry - whether it be in real estate, mortgage banking, appraisal or title services?      On this day in 1954, Elvis Presley had his  first commercial recordi...

By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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Just want to keep you posted on the March 2010 residential real estate market... please take note of a few key numbers which may be to your benefit as a homeseller:  "Explosive Number of Closings in March '10"  - MORE HOMES SOLD IN MARCH 2010 THAN WELL OVER A YEAR!!!  Expectations are that April ...

By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
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     Shreve Island is a small neighborhood that sits right on the outskirts of the larger and often more familiar Broadmoor Neighborhood. It is generally thought to be the area bordered by E. Kings Highway, Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, Clyde Fant Parkway and Dixie Garden Drive. It is a lovely ne...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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Virtual Staging has arrived in the Shreveport / Bossier City area!  New from Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media!  In today’s real estate market with more and more homes being vacant due to foreclosures virtual staging is now more in demand than ever.   Are you a Real Estate Agent? Are you looking for addi...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and this holds especially true with real estate photos.  They show the viewer a glimpse inside the home allowing them to determine if it interests them.  The viewer can see everything from layout of the home to features such as counter top types, ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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For years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has educated consumers about not giving out personal information over the telephone or to anyone who shows up at their front door. With the US Census process beginning, the BBB advises people to be cooperative but cautious so as not to become a victim o...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Comparing the absorption rates for Shreveport and Bossier City single family homes, statistics show favorable numbers for sellers.  There were 43 fewer homes sold this April compared to 2008.  However, there were 239 fewer homes listed for sale this April compared to last April.  What does this m...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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This from a fellow bird lover in Ellerbe Road Estates neighborhood in Shreveport.  He sent an email out to his neighbors generously alerting us to the migratory birds now passing through. "I wanted to alert you that the beautiful Rubby-Throated Hummingbirds are now arriving in our neighborhood. I...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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There is good news on the home front for those of you who have been trying to decide if now is the time to buy a house.  In plain language, interest rates are expected to drop .25 to .5 percentage points in the next few days and to stay low.  This comes on the heels of the news that the Federal R...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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Its no secret that the customer base for many businesses has moved online.  This is especially true of the real estate market.  The number of  buyers shopping online has steadily increased yearly for several years.  Now, that number has reached 87% according to the 2008 National Association of Re...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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We have some great festivals in and around the Shreveport area. I've previously written about theRed River Revel. It rolls around every year at the beginning of October and in my mind is associated with cooler weather, food, and art. In Shreveport when spring rolls around, you know it's time for ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Stranger Alert! I don't want to scare anyone, but want to make everyone aware that there is a man who has been entering homes in Shreveport that have For Sale signs in the front yard.  He was spotted at several homes Sunday afternoon in the South Highlands neighborhood. He actually parked in the ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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In an effort to encourage first-time home buyers to jump off the fence and begin looking for a home, the recently passed “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” made some changes to the tax credit for this group.  The bill, which was signed into law yesterday, gives a maximum $8,000 tax ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Thanks to Jason Sardi for this education about FHA 203(K) loans.  Although Shreveport real estate hasn't experience as many foreclosures as other parts of the nation, we do have our share.  This loan program makes it possible for more buyers to consider purchasing one of these homes. When You Fin...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Shreveport Homes Sales Statistics for January 2008/2009 The table below compares the details of the homes sold in January for the Shreveport, Bossier City market. It includes data for single family homes. January Statistics 2008 2009 % Change Number of Homes Sold 266 206 -23% Average Home Price $...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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January 2009 Absorption Rates - Residential Sales Inventory of residential housing is down in the Shreveport market, but unfortunately, so are sales. Below I've shown the listing and sales figures of single family homes for the Shreveport area for January 2009. In total, there are 1790 homes for ...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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We at Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours are pleased to announce the release of our new YouTube channel. YouTube is one of the most powerful video marketing sites on the web today and we are now able to harness this power for our Shreveport/Bossier City area clients, giving them a more dynamic property mar...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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In all my writing about neighborhoods in Shreveport, I always try to provide information about the home owners association.  The best way to do this is to give the website address.  Until recently, I could find nothing online for Shreveport's gated community of Acadiana Place. Well, I'm happy to...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Realtor.com released some interesting statistics for December 2008.  The data show the most-searched real estate markets in the United States ranked in order of popularity, year-over-year and month-over-month percentage increases. I want to give a heads up to all homeowners in Shreveport and Boss...

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