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By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Here is a list of ten cool places to go when you're visiting Shreveport or if you live here and are looking for something to do.  I've put them in no particular order. 1. Sci-Port Discovery Science Center and IMax Theater The kids love this one, but it has something for everyone. 2. Yogie and Fri...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours now includes a new social networking utility in our Shreveport virtual tours, making it easier than ever for your tour to be bookmarked.  Now when a visitor comes to your website and views one of your property tours, they can take it with them when they go simply by selec...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 7
Louisiana is known for its food - cajun, seafood, barbeque. You name it, we've got it. And it's delicious. So, in no particular order, here are my favorite local restaurants in Shreveport.  See if you agree with me. Strawn's Eat Shop - An All-American Diner Dahn's Garden - Thai, Chinese, and Viet...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 35
Okay, I admit it. I may be too old to learn new tricks like Facebook and Twitter. Somehow I just don't get it. I have an account for both of these social networks, but Twitter I have all but abandoned, and Facebook may soon follow. Perhaps I should get my teenage son to give me a lesson on how to...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 8
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By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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As reported in the January 19, 2009, issue of Louisiana Realtors® publication, eNews Digest, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is advocating an expansion of the first-time home buyer tax credit. NAR's chief economist, Lawrence Yun, said, "A home buyer incentive is critical to help reduc...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 4
Thanks to my associate, Marshall Graham, a lender with Aulds, Horne, and White for the following information to help you decide whether refinancing is right for you in your situation. The question whether to refinance or not can seem overwhelming to most. After all, we're speaking of your number ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 2
Heads up if you're financing your new home. One of the things the mortgage company will require is homeowner's insurance. Do you know how to get the best rate possible with the proper coverage? By asking the right questions and paying close attention to the details, you can be sure that you're ge...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 3
When you sit down with a real estate agent who wants you to sign a listing agreement with them so they can sell your home, be very careful.  As I mentioned in my post, What's Your Listing Agent Really Doing For You?, there are three important blanks on that document that you should be aware of. F...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 6
The original title of this post was, What Is Your Real Estate Agent Really Doing For You?  The topic was too broad, however, because an agent can work with a client in one of two ways. As a listing agent when you want to sell your home As a buyers agent when you want to buy a home. I guess if you...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
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Well, 2008 has come and gone with incredible changes in the housing market and overall economy.  Although the Shreveport market has fared better than most of the nation, we haven't been totally immune as the table below shows.  While homes sales were down 123 and average home values were down 4%,...

By Gary and Rebecca Bolda
(Ark-La-Tex Virtual Media )
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I have read a number of articles lately discussing predictions on what the real estate market will be like when it corrects. There is an agreement among these articles that the real estate market will be a new ball game and that marketing will make a shift to predominately online media.         ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 11
Although 2008 was a rocky year in many ways, we consider ourselves blessed.  2009 will bring belt-tightening, new beginnings, and a re-focus on family and friends.  I'm looking forward to everything God is bringing into our lives in 2009.  Our hope is not in the economy, the president, the auto o...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 6
Just a note to let you all know that I am shutting down until after Christmas.  I'm taking the next week off in order to spend time with my family during this special time of year.  I'll be wrapping gifts which is something I enjoy doing every year alone in my bedroom.  I shut the door and lock i...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 3
Hidden Trace Hidden Trace is a small neighborhood tucked away off Norris Ferry Road in the southeast area of Shreveport.  It is a gated community of only two streets, Grand Oaks and Hidden Oaks, which are lined with patio homes.  There are still a few lots left for building and there are a few ho...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 0
Just a quick note to let you all know that the home owners association at Twelve Oaks has an online newsletter called Twelve Oaks Times. This HOA could be a model for many of the other gated developments here in Shreveport. They are organized and active. The newsletter contains different categori...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 0
These figures are for single family homes in Shreveport and Bossier City and surrounding communities. November Statistics 2007 2008 % Change Active 2343 1895 -19% Sold 283 188 -38%> % Sold 12% 10% -2% Avg Home Price $156,701 $147,306 -6% Avg # Days to Sell 60 69 15% Months of Inventory 8 10 20% A...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 0
St. Charles Place is a great New Orleans-inspired gated community in southeast Shreveport.  It is an established neighborhood, but homes are still being built.  A new section with about 20 lots for sale has just opened up. Streets reflect the French culture of south Louisiana with names like Asce...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 14
I know some of you are following the story of the drunk and/or stoned individual who hit my husband almost head on three weeks ago on a rural county highway in Texas, so I wanted to give everyone an update on RenRed's and John's conditions. John, the man who ran into my husband was in ICU for 18 ...

By Heather Goodwin, Coldwell Banker Gosslee
(Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission)
Comments 5
This recipe for Turkey and Sage Pie is a great way to use leftover turkey.  It came from the November/December 1987 issue of Cook's magazine.  It's one of those great recipes that you can try one time, then next time make it your own by adding different veggies and spices. Without further ado... ...

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