Shreveport, LA Real Estate News

By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Today is March 1st and the housing market in Shreveport and Bossier City seems to be as strong as ever.  My wife, Kerry Friestad and I are both very active real estate agents in the area and she has had at least 5 offers in the past 3 weeks not get accepted because the sellers had multiple offers to look at.  Just yesterday, a bank owned property that has been on the market for over 100 days, multiple offers in the $150,000 were presented!  Kerry's client really wants the house so offering full price and asking for no closing costs should do the trick!  I was thinking this morning, what if the housing market returns to the 2004-2005 level in Shreveport and Bossier?  Wow, multiple offers...and great offers non the less on many homes and during a time in which lending standards are higher...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Our local market in Shreveport and Bossier City is very strong.  As a whole, we are off 4.1% from a year ago.  I know most of the press is leading people to believe the sky is falling, but here in Shreveport and Bossier City, the time is good to buy or sell real estate.   If you would like to see all 2500 homes for sale in our area you can visit http://www.shreveportagents.com/ and search all the homes for sale.For Real Estate professionals, I would say that what you focus on is so important.  In our maket, sales are off by almost 5% yet most agents are focused on the fall of 5% rather than the potential of helping the 95%!  If you focus on what is not working...things tend to not work.  Our team and our company is seeing tremendous growth while other agents are singing the blues.  If t...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Our local market in Shreveport and Bossier City is very strong.  As a whole, we are off 4.1% from a year ago.  I know most of the press is leading people to believe the sky is falling, but here in Shreveport and Bossier City, the time is good to buy or sell real estate.   If you would like to see all 2500 homes for sale in our area you can visit http://www.shreveportagents.com/ and search all the homes for sale.For Real Estate professionals, I would say that what you focus on is so important.  In our maket, sales are off by almost 5% yet most agents are focused on the fall of 5% rather than the potential of helping the 95%!  If you focus on what is not working...things tend to not work.  Our team and our company is seeing tremendous growth while other agents are singing the blues.  If t...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Keller Williams Northwest Louisiana is opening in Shreveport Louisiana in a week or two, right at the perfect time for High School Football fans in Louisiana.  Football is a part of life up here in Shreveport, very much like it is down south and even to the West in Texas.  As college football has become great in Louisiana, LSU being ranked number one, one can only imagine how excited High School football is here as well.  In Shreveport Louisiana, we have one of the finest, little private schools in the nation.  Evangel Christian Academy, has five graduates playing in the NFL today!  A little private school with under 400 students has dominated High School football in this state for the past 10 years.  Along with this domination, this little school has help home values all around its pro...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
A beautiful gated community with large brick homes built around long lake, just inside city limits is Lakeside on Long Lake.  Homes ranging in size from 3000 Square feet up to over 18,000 square feet are nicely spread out around this pretty lake.  A very quiet, well protected community offers safety and privacy from modern day life in Shreveport Louisiana.  For more information about Lakeside on Long Lake in Shreveport Louisiana visit us at www.shreveportagents.comand let Scott and Kerry Friestad help you find your next home in Lakeside on Long Lake.  Call us and start packing! 
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
A beautiful golf course gated community is tucked away just minutes away from convenient I-49 is a large community called Southern Trace.  This is one of the best places to live in all of Shreveport Louisiana.  If you like community, golf, swimming, great homes, beautiful gardens, golf, friendly neighbors, and privacy, then Southern Trace is for you.  We would love to show you all the homes for sale in Southern Trace.  At any given time less than 5 homes are on the market at a time, and boy do they sell fast.  Check us out at www.shreveportagents.com for more informations on Southern Trace in Shreveport Louisiana.
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Keller Williams Realty Northwest Louisiana is opening very soon at 714 N. Ashley Ridge Loop Shreveport, LA 71106.  We are all so excited that Keller Williams Realty has seen the potential in Shreveport, Louisiana and that an office with some of the top agents in the area will be opening in the next couple of weeks.  For more information on this new venture, feel free to call me at 318-210-8216 or visit our website at www.shreveportagents.comWe look forward to serving Shreveport and Bossier City well!
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By Chris Hayes, Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner
(Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA)
If you had asked me a few months ago what a blog was, I would have had a hard time coming up with an answer.  Technology is advancing faster than I can keep up, but I'm excited each time I learn something new that I can encorporate into my business or personal life.  I am inspired by the dedication to these blogs that I'm seeing and it's my goal to devote at least one hour per week to developing my own blog. I would love to get any opinions on my website as far as new technology that we could add, check it out at www.chrishayesteam.com. Business is booming for me and my team right now.  We are receiving listing calls and online requests like never before.  In the last 30 days, we have listed 13 properties and I have four more coming on in the next couple of days.  We are proud to have a...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
It is going to be another great week to be buying or selling real estate in Shreveport Louisiana.  The Keller Williams Realty Northwest Louisiana is about to open bringing a new type of Real estate agent to the river cities.  Interest rates are very stable, possibly moving down this week.  In the next two weeks we will get the much anticipated announcment about Cyber Command that may be coming to Bossier City Louisiana.  Many experts project that if we do get the contract our housing market will see a slight increase.  After looking at the past three years...the transaction count for homes bought and sold in Shreveport and Bosseir Ciy has been stable.  We do have over 2500 homes on the market currently...about 1000 more than this time last year.We look for a great week...possible a rate...
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Now is a great time to be looking at buying homes in Shreveport and Bossier City Louisiana.  School has just started and there is talk of some large businesses moving to Shreveport and Bossier City.  Rumor has it that Microsoft is opening a Tech Center in Bossier City right across from the local college.  If you are looking to begin investing in rental properties this may be the perfect time.  My wife and I currently own a few properties and we feel like this is a great time to buy a few more!  If you would like some information on the market and where we see values heading, please contact us.Shreveport and Bossier City are both growing, and home values seem to be holding strong!
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By Scott Friestad
(Friestad Realty)
Because of the season, the holidays, and the recent mayor election, it has become a great buyers market.  If your looking to buy, now would be a great time.  Good credit should get an interest rate around 6%.  Sellers are getting anxious to sell, and thus buyers are getting good prices.  As compared to last summer, better deals are available right now.  If you looking to buy, sieze the moment.  If you are selling, lets talk about how to get more for your house by making a few minor adjustments.Scott
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