Category Archives: Economic News

Lake Charles LA Housing Needs Being Addressed

Lake Charles LA Housing Needs Being Addressed Lake Charles is projected to have 22,000 new residents by 2019.  With the boom of our  industrial expansion in SWLA the need for housing is also being affected.   Many of the residents relocating to Lake Charles are seeking affordable homes and/or rental property.  Apartment complexes have been

Calcasieu Parish is the No. 1  in the nation for planned industrial projects in 2014

Calcasieu Parish is the No. 1 in the nation for planned industrial projects in 2014

Calcasieu Parish is the Number One county in the nation for planned industrial projects in 2014! In a marketwatch.com press release dated January 13, 2014 …Calcasieu Parish is Poised for Growth With $19 Billion in Industrial Projects on the Books for 2014, There are 63 projects coming to Calcasieu Parish totaling about $19 billion scheduled to begin

Lake Charles Real Estate Market Update

Lake Charles Real Estate Market Update

During the Southwest Louisiana Board of Realtors lunch, local Realtors were updated on the trends and statistics of the Lake Charles LA market and Louisiana Real Estate in general. Statistics compared to prior years show an increase in the number of sales in our market with some strong trends in Southwest Louisiana.  Foreclosures are impacting

Sharing More Home Tips for Consumers in a Convenient Way via Facebook!

Sharing More Home Tips for Consumers in a Convenient Way via Facebook!

Have you Liked My Facebook Page yet? www.facebook.com/marilynmatchesproperties I’m incorporating some new features into my website and Facebook page to improve my service to Southwest Louisiana consumers. I want to share the latest Lake Charles news and real estate tips!   When you “LIKE” my Facebook page you will have access to a video library of

More Good News for the Year: Lake Charles is named Best Housing Market in 2012

More Good News for the Year: Lake Charles is named Best Housing Market in 2012

There have been several memorable events that took place in Southwest Louisiana during 2011, it was a busy year!  A recent poll by the Lake Charles American Press determined the top 10 important stories in 2011. Knowing what is going on in the community where you live, work and play is important.  This is especially

Louisiana Real Estate 2011 Third Quarter Market Report

According to the Louisiana Realtors Third Quarter Trends Report: Louisiana Home Sales Jumped 20 Percent compared to the Third Quarter of 2010.  Year to date, the number of houses sold in the state is up 2.7 percent over last year. The average sales price of a home in Louisiana in the third quarter was $184,971,

Way to Go Lake Charles! The National Hurricane & Science Center Proposal Passes

 I  recently shared my viewpoint of why I thought The National Hurricane Musuem and Science Center was important and would be a great attraction for Lake Charles.  People love museums and culture! Calcasieu Parish Voters passed the proposal! Way to go Lake Charles! Voters authorized the City of Lake Charles  to lease of city-owned lakefront