Monthly Archives: April 2011

Understanding Lake Charles Real Estate Appraisals

A home appraisal is an important part of  any Lake Charles Real Estate purchase.  Understanding Lake Charles real estate appraisals will help buyer and seller know what to expect when its time for the home appraisal. Wikepdia defines a real estate appraisal as: Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the practice of

Roof Inspections and Lake Charles Homes for Sale

Roof Inspections and Lake Charles Homes for Sale

Will  a Lake Charles Home For Sale Require a New Roof? Lake Charles Homes for Sale which go “under contract” may require a roof inspection, it will depend on the age of the roof. During the Buyer’s home inspection period a home inspector may discover roof deficiencies.   Some of typical roof issues of concern are:

Preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction

American Homeowners have been able to deduct mortgage interest for years.   You probably just finished filing your 2010 taxes and if you are a homeowner I bet you deducted your mortgage interest.  Well now The Mortgage Interest Deduction is under risk of being cut by our government! This message is not just for REALTORS  it

Real Estate Tips for Lake Charles Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate Tips for Lake Charles Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate Tips for Lake Charles Buyers and Sellers can be found by visiting my Lake Charles Real Estate Face Book Page! If you have not already “liked”  Marilyn Boudreaux  Realtor Century 21 on Facebook what are you waiting for!  If you are like me, you check  your Facebook page daily and enjoy getting updates

What Borrowers Can Expect When Applying for a Lake Charles Mortgage

What Borrowers Can Expect When Applying for a Lake Charles Mortgage

What can borrowers expect when applying for a Lake Charles mortgage? Craig Boudreaux of Louisiana Mortgage Associates in Lake Charles, LA explains the criteria banks require for borrowers applying for a loan in Southwest Louisiana. The increase of borrowers being turned down for home loans is due to credit scores. Craig  Boudreaux loan officer with