Lake Charles, LA Real Estate News

By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
  Lake Charles LA Real Estate  Search Residential Listings The inventory of Lake Charles LA homes for sale $200,000-$250,000 is low.  What has typically been a buyers market in Lake Charles, is quickly turning out to be a Seller's market due to supply and demand.  I just did a search of Lake Charles Homes for Sale $200,000-250,000 and came up with 28 properties total in Lake Charles LA areas of 70601, 70605, 70607 Yesterday I showed a new listing which hit the market in South Lake Charles priced at $234,000.  The home was in excellent condition 5 years old, move in ready.  As I drove up to the home for sale with my Buyers  for our scheduled appointment we had to wait until the Realtor before me was finished showing.  By the time we were in the house 15 minutes I looked out the window an...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co.'s Lake Charles LA is an award winning Century 21 Centurion office! The SWLA Century 21 Region recently held the Annual Awards Banquet honoring offices and agents for their 2012 success. One of the most difficult awards for a Century 21 office to receive is the PPL award which is a per person productivity award.  This award is an achievement that each agent within the office had a part in because each agent's productivity was a contributing factor!    Congratulations to ALL the Century 21 Mike D Bono & Co's Agents! Attending the Century 21 Awards Banquet is just like waching the Academy Awards on TV!  I felt l got to walk the red carpet 6 times! It was quite an honor and a surpnise for me to find out that I finished #2  within the District Council in Volume a...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
963 Chapel  Lake Charles LA SOLD courtesy of Marilyn Boudreax, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s Relocation Real Estate works two ways, the Seller moving away from Lake Charles may be represented by a Relocation Company or Relocation could be on the Buying side.... Lake Charles La has many new residents moving to Lake Charles with many more new residents expected by 2015 due to SWLA Economic expansion.   Relocation Companies are usually involved with the transfer of new employees to the SWLA area.  I had the pleasure of  recently working with a couple relocating from Traverse FL to Lake Charles. When a Relocation Buyer contacts a Lake Charles Realtor to work with in assisting them with finding a new residence, the Realtor must also accept the assignment with the Relocation Company.  A Re...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
New Construction homes are quite popular  with Lake Charles home buyers.  The new construction homes of  Lake Pointe Subdivision in Lake Charles  located on Becky Lane in South Lake Charles go under contract very quickly as soon as the lot is cleared, slab is poured and the house is framed! 604 Becky Lane was a new construction home in Lake Pointe Subdivision that was being framed in late December 2012 when home buyers initially viewed the home and  buyers went under contract January 3, 2013 New Construction usually takes a builder 3-4 months to complete depending on the weather and progress of construction phases.  Home  Buyers are attracted to anything new.  Being under contract on a new Lake Charles construction home is an exciting, stressful and new experience that will require pati...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
3782 Graymarket SOLD in Graywood! Graywood Subdivision in Lake Charles LA offers Lake Charles home buyers many options with Homes for Sale.  3782 Graymarket is one of the townhomes located in the Cypress Turn section of Graywood. Listed and Sold for $279,900 this 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Graywood townhome has  2,342 sq ft of living space.  Each townhome has its own separate 2 car garage with a breezeway with private covered patio of each home. HOA fees for Cypress Turn are $180 a month which includes all maintenance on the exterior, roof and front landscaping. My Relocation Buyers moving to Lake Charles LA from West Palm Beach FL specifically wanted to be in Graywood Subdivision which is a planned community with  a Sports Club and Golf Course.   The buyers were thrilled to find this lovely...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
Lake Charles  LA is full of interesting and colorful history. Louisiana has always been a favorite place for filming and storylines. There are many historical buildings in Lake Charles LA that are associated with stories of public interest and the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse is said to be haunted! One of Lake Charles famous stories is that of Toni Jo Henry who came up with a plan to break her husband out of jail. Toni Jo married Claude Henry (nick-named Cowboy) in 1939.  Shortly after their marriage Cowboy Claude went on trial for killing a former police officer in a bar room brawl. When his newlywed bride Toni Jo heard the sentence of  50 years in prison, she shrieked, "I'll get you out, Cowboy! Don't worry!" Toni Jo Henry took her vow seriously, and she plotted to get her man back.  ...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
  Lake Charles LA New Construction  Search Lake Charles LA New Construction Homes for Sale   When purchasing a new construction home in Lake Charles, LA, home buyers can  expect phases with new construction homes in Lake Charles LA.   A new construction home in Lake Charles LA may go under contract in the beginning phases of the home construction. What is involved with a new construction home purchase in Lake Charles LA?  Selection of paint and stain colors Selection of Flooring Selection of Countertops Selection of lighting Selection of appliances   What Buyers Can Expect with a new construction home in Lake Charles LA Depending on the progress of the new construction home being built, buyers of Lake Charles new construction homes  may be offered choices of selections to customize thei...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
         L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles LA will be bringing great entertainment  March 28-30, 2013 with a concert series of these bands! L'Auberge Casino Resort is located in the  South area of  Lake Charles LA. View Larger Map    Search Lake Charles LA  Homes for Sale near L'Auberge Casino  Resort If you are a fan of 80's and 90's music you won't want to miss anyone of these great bands!!!  I have seen all three in concert before and they never disappoint with great music and a show!!   March 28- Chee Weez       March 29   Bag of Donuts      March 30    Molly Ringwolds     Doors will open at 8PM Purchase your  $5 ticket for these concert events It will be a great weekend of music to enjoy Poolside at L'Auberge in Lake Charles LA!    Lake Charles LA events are brought to you as...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
Lake Charles LA New Construction Homes For Sale --Providence Subdivision    Providence Subdivision   is located  just off Country Club Road in South Lake Charles LA.  New construction homes are being built in Providence with a  minimum of 2000 sq feet of living and have the popular features of wood flooring, granite, crown molding, high ceilings and Louisiana French Country design.   Providence New Construction Homes for Sale in Lake Charles Providence Subdivision is  SOLD OUT!!     Not sure if you want to buy a Lake Charles new construction home or a townhome in  Providence Subdivision? Click Lake Charles Homes for Sale to search the entire Southwest  Louisiana MLS    Contact Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Realtor, Century 21 Mike D Bono in Lake Charles, LA  337-499-9592    Learn m...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
  LAKE CHARLES LA 2013  ANNUAL PALM SUNDAY TOUR OF HOMES "WINDOWS ON THE WATER"  The Lake Charles LA Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will take place March 23, 2013.  This year the homes featured are homes along Shell Beach Drive in Lake Charles, LA  Shell Beach Drive in Lake Charles LA  is a familiar landmark of  the Lake Charles area. This strip of Lake Charles real estate is lined with 100 year old oak trees and beautiful estate homes bathed in Lake Charles history.   Themed "Windows of the Water" the Tour will feature five distinctive homes with breathtaking lakeshore views on prestigious Shell Beach Drive. The Tour is set for 1 to 5 p.m. on March 24, 2013.  The 38th Palm Sunday Home Tour is sponsored by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society Shell Beach Drive homes featured on tour...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
     Lake Charles LA is a terrific place to live and enjoy. Residents of Lake Charles LA can always find things to do and Spring is no exception!  Beginning March 8, 2013 the first of a series of three weekend music concerts will take place Live at the Lakefront in Lake Charles, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA. There will be lots of activity on the eve of these concert dates along the Boardwalk in Lake Charles!     .     3/8/13  The Barbe Show Choir and City Heat will perform 6-10 You are in for a treat with the talent of the Barbe Show Choir!  Listen to these talented Barbe high school musicians rendition at the 2012 Lake Charles Lighting Festival:       3/15/13 Lost Bayou Ramblers will perform 6-10 If you love Zydeco music you don't want to miss the Lost Bayou Ramblers at Live @...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
LAKE CHARLES LA HOME JUST SOLD  4093 Bertie Ann 4093 Bertie Ann is located in The Meadows Subdivision in the Gillis area of Lake Charles LA 70611   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Lake Charles Real Estate Search All Homes For Sale Sulphur Real Estate Westlake Real Estate Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   Marilyn Boudreaux Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co 337-478-1578 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 123052   Licensed In:LA Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 4093 Bertie Ann Lake Charles, LA Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour SOLD     Lake Charles Home for Sale in The Meadows Subdivision $ Click for current ...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
Lake Charles LA Home Inspectors are just as busy as Lake Charles LA Realtors.  When  a Lake Charles Home Buyer  enters  into a Purchase Agreement the Buyer is allowed to conduct a home inspection within a certain length of time  You don't want to wait to the last day for your Lake Charles LA  Home Inspection.   A real estate home inspection is when a licensed qualified home inspector takes a look around the property you are considering purchasing and informs you of obvious and potential damage or problems with the property. Louisiana requires that all inspectors be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.   Working with a home inspector is an essential part to buying a home.  It helps to determine the quality of the house and working components.  The job of the  home i...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
Today I was interviewed by a HUD representative who is in Lake Charles verifying real estate data and stats for the Lake Charles LA area. During our visit the HUD representative told me that HUD showed Lake Charles, LA as a dull market and the statistics were from 2010.  Dull market is far from the truth!  As I shared in my interview, we are low on home inventory and need to prepare for the boom we expect! Homes for Sale in Lake Charles are a hot commodity in the real estate market right now.  Lake Charles LA has not been touched by the National Recession or National Economy trends.  The Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana area has kept its head above the national depression and the Lake Charles real estate market is one of the best in the Southern states.  This will only improve in th...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
    The idea of an Open House is to bring an interested Buyer into the house for sale who likes what they see.  Open Houses are a laid  back approach of viewing homes that allow the Buyer to casually view a home (with or without a Realtor) and take as long as they wish to walk through and admire the home.  You have probably seen this played out in some HGTV or TLC episode on television. Who Attends Open Houses in Lake Charles, LA?    Open Houses in and around Lake Charles, LA are attended by a variety of individuals.  However Lake Charles LA  Home Sellers should understand that the individuals who attend their Open House may not always be buyers.  Depending on the time of year an Open House is held, some of the people who attend Open Houses are not actually buyers at all.   Around the L...
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By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
This year's Palm Sunday Tour of Homes promises to be yet another successful tour! The theme is "Windows on the Water" as the tour will feature homes along historic Shell Beach Drive.  Each week, for the next five weeks, the homes that will be on the tour will be announced on Facebook. Those wanting to be "in the know" about the 38th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes are encouraged to "Like' the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society's Facebook page. As always, the Palm Sunday Tour of Homes is sponsored by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society (CHPS).  This year's tour is chaired by Donna Richard.      
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
    New Construction Homes For Sale in  Lake Charles La--     Lake Charles New construction homes are in demand! The popular  Lake Charles Windsor Court Subdivision which offers Lake Charles home buyers new construction homes has no more lots for sale and is filling up with builder new construction spec homes.   view Lake Charles new construction homes for Sale in Windsor Court   New Construction in Lake Charles Lake Pointe Subdivision on Becky offers Lake Charles buyers wanting new construction homes under $250,000 the best option at present for Lake Charles New construction homes.  Lake Pointe Subdivision is also quickly filling up with new construction homes and is located close to Windsor Court. View Lake Charles new construction homes for Sale in Lake Point Subdivision. Windsor Cou...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
 Lake Charles LA is a fun place to experience Mardi Gras!  If you are Relocating to Lake Charles LA you are going to love our Mardi Gras celebrations! Many people were off work today here in Lake Charles, LA Despite the rainy forecast, Lake Charles Mardi Gras Revelers still had the spirit of Mardi Gras! It was a wet, windy day but nothing dampens our Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Fun! Even though this was an "official holiday" here in Lake Charles, LA with school closures and  many offices closed (including the Courthouse and law offices) I negotiated two accepted contracts, picked up two new clients and had a  3 showings on one of my listings! When I went in to my Century 21 office today it was a ghost town which is not unusual considering it was Mardi Gras.  Most agents were not work...
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By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty)
While residents up North are snowed in here in Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras is in full swing!  This weekend leading up to "Fat Tuesday" is full of jam packed events and more parades. Speaking of Mardi Gras parades, participating in one of the parades while riding  atop one of the Lake Charles Mardi Gras Floats is an experience to behold.  Amidst the fun, music, and the crowd screaming “throw me something Mister” you can't help but have a good time.  However, if you are float rider, you  need to come  prepared and stocked with throws and beads!   Last night,  Century 21 Mike D Bono  got into the fun and Mardi Gras spirit during the  Lake Charles Merchants Parade aboard the Century 21 Mike D Bono float. 500 lucky parade attendees went home with  Century 21 Marilyn Boudreaux cups I toss...
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