Category Archives: Buying and Selling

Buyers/Sellers Timing Your Move and Early Occupancy Agreements

Timing Your Move to a New Home Moving in general is frustrating.  Coordinating the timing of  your move from an existing home to a new residence is a juggling act.  Lake Charles Home Sellers have to be packed up and prepared to be moved out of their existing residence  at the time of the  Act of Sale Date/at closing.   Realtors,

Are You Sure You Want to Sell  For Sale by Owner?

Are You Sure You Want to Sell For Sale by Owner?

With homes selling quickly and values rising in the  Southwest Louisiana real estate market, more homeowners are deciding to  try to sell their home on their own as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.  Most homeowners have busy lives with job responsibilities and juggling extracurricular activities. 

Rookie Realtor Vs. Experienced Realtor You Make The Choice

Rookie Realtor Vs. Experienced Realtor You Make The Choice

Today I’m going to share my ingisht on why it is important to choose an experienced Realtor who has been in real estate more than one-two years.   In the past week I have overhead several conversations  where an individual has announced they decided to obtain their Louisiana Real Estate license or shared that they are

Lake Charles Home Inventory

Lake Charles Home Inventory

In a recent economic forecast, Freddie Mac addressed the inventory levels as BELOW historic norm.  ” Including newly built homes in the inventory count, the total number of homes offered for sale relative to the number of households in the US has been running at the lowest level in more than 30 years”  “The relatively

What Does Your Realtor Do After the House is Under Contract?

What Does Your Realtor Do After the House is Under Contract?

Consumers often wonder what Realtors really do.  There is more to a successful transaction than just a Realtor writing or negotiating a contract and showing up at closing! What does your Realtor Do After the House is Under Contract? Buyers Agent attends inspection with Buyer and receives copy of  Home Inspection report Buyers Agent prepare

Avoid 2013 Real Estate Armageddon- Why NOW is a Good Time to Buy/Sell

Avoid 2013 Real Estate Armageddon- Why NOW is a Good Time to Buy/Sell

According to statistics shared by the Wall Street Journal, the economic forecasters expect to see a 2% home price increase in 2012 and a 3% increase in 2013. It is news like this which causes home sellers to  hold off listing in the hopes of  gaining a larger profit higher home prices.  This is a

Lot Sizes and New Construction Homes in Lake Charles LA

Lot Sizes and New Construction Homes in Lake Charles LA

When Builders develop a Lake Charles Subdivision they typically want to sub-divide and sell as  many lots as possible. The result of  new the builder subdividing is , the new construction lots to choose from will be narrow.  Many Lake Charles buyers choose to purchase two lots to give them more space and more options