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Your Lake Charles  Dream Home is Out There, Marilyn Boudreaux Can HELP!

The most common American dream is that of owning your own home.  Buying a home is often the biggest financial investment one makes in their lifetime.  Marilyn has lived and worked  in Southwest Louisiana since 1981 and raised her family here.  She understands the emotion involved with a home purchase and  has assisted buyers find their Louisiana dream homes for over ten years.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a repeat home buyer, you may have questions.  Listed below are some answers to frequently asked  buyer questions  and a  few tips to consider as you begin your Lake Charles Real Estate Search.

 Things to Consider When Searching for a Home in Southwest Louisiana

How Much Can You Afford?

Talk to a local lender to get pre-approved for a home loan. Preapproval helps to know how much money the bank will lend you and what different loan options will cost. This will give you an educated idea of how much you can spend, and what your monthly payment will be.  Understanding your loan maximum  makes the negotiation process easier when you are ready to  move forward and make an offer on a  Lake Charles home.

 Know Your Non-Negotiables

Before you start your Lake Charles home search, it is important to pinpoint your needs and wants.  For instance, if you have children and/or pets, you will probably want a fenced yard with room for them to play.   Need at least three bedrooms? Can’t live without a shop? Will you lose your mind if you have to spend more than 15 minutes in your car on your daily commute to work?  Think about your lifestyle and your budget.   Making a list of what is important to you is helpful because when you start looking at houses, certain home features will catch your eye, leading you to want to compromise on your original goals. That Pool might be attractive, but if the home doesn’t meet your other needs, in the end, it’s not a good fit. Your list of priorities will keep you focused and help you narrow down the many choices on the market.

It’s also  important to consider how long you may live in your Lake Charles home. If you’re newly married, you might not be concerned with a Lake Charles school district right now, but you could be in a few years. It’s important to think about your new home’s location just as carefully as you do about a house’s features.  In addition to considering the distance to work, you may also want to evaluate the convenience of shopping, schools and day-care.

When you have an idea of what you are looking for in in a home  and establish a  budget, you can finally begin to actually view Lake Charles homes for sale,  this is the fun part!  When viewing   Lake Charles Real Estate and Homes for Sale  within Marilyn’s website, you have searchable MLS listings at your fingertips.  Enter  all of your specific criteria and find a list of relevant properties, complete with images of each property.

It is real estate professionals like Marilyn Boudreaux who can bring value to the entire home buying process. Marilyn is available to, answer questions, share her professional expertise, and help buyers understand and prioritize their wants, needs and affordability options.  Your REALTOR  is valuable to you in your Lake Charles home buying process..  Contact Marilyn Boudreaux so that together you can discuss finding your Lake Charles dream home!


  • Tech-Savvy Let’s face it, technology rocks. Marilyn  incorporates the use technology to deliver an awesome real estate experience. Marilyn’s Lake Charles real estate  website has one of the most comprehensive online search tools, which also works on your smart phone or tablet. Writing a contract and the paper trail is stream lined with your Lake Charles real estate transaction . You don’t even have to use a pen to sign contract paperwork!
  • Communicate Via Your Preferred Method Imagine an agent who communicated with you via the method that’s most convenient for you. If text is your thing, that’s cool. Marilyn  will also work with you via email, phone and in person .
  • Let Your REALTOR Handle Stress for You  Marilyn  has closed many transactions so she is  an expert at handling any stress that comes up during the transaction!
  • I’ve Been There Before  Marilyn has worked with hundreds of buyers just like you. Find out the  answers to all those real estate questions you’ve been dying to ask, so go ahead…ask Marilyn!
  • Negotiate The Best Deal For You There’s more to buying a house than just price. Marilyn will negotiate on price, but also on important issues like closing costs, home warranty and inspection items
  • Seller Pays Realtor Commission! Marilyn is your real estate advocate  working for you Plus, she is pretty fun to hang out with!

No matter where you’re at in the process of home ownership    Contact Marilyn Boudreaux, she is ready to offer  her  help and resources to you along the happy path to home ownership!


Marilyn Boudreaux is a Full Time Licensed REALTOR in the State of Louisiana affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s.

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Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s

4410 Nelson Road

Lake Charles, LA USA 70605

337 478-1578