JUST THE FACTS… The following figures are for the month of May 2015. In the entire Shreveport/Bossier market there are 2005 Homes For Sale. Last month only 349 homes actually sold! That’s a 5 ½ month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last month 667 homes came on the […]
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The following figures are for the month of May 2015 Major Subdivision and Areas (Z and Y zones) For the Broadmoor West Area (Z09Y01-10) there are 115 homes for sale. Last month only 20 homes actually sold! That’s an 5 ½ month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last […]
Curious what the BAH rates are for the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Check out this chart that shows the increases and the buying power you will have in the Shreveport-Bossier real estate market! Also, remember all military qualify for the Homes for Heroes program. Couple this program with your VA loan, and get into your new […]
Homeowners can raise the basis or cost in their home by money spent on capital improvements. The benefit is that it will lower their gain and may save them taxes when they sell their home. Improvements must add value to your home, prolong its useful life or adapt it to new uses. Repairs are routine […]
Sometimes, there are costs associated with not taking a particular action. If a person left their money in a certificate of deposit earning 2% when they could have made an investment that earned 8%, the difference is the opportunity costs associated to not taking action. If a couple has a down payment and good credit, […]
The following figures are for the month of September 2014 Major Subdivision and Areas (Z and Y zones) For the Broadmoor West Area (Z09Y01-10) there are 121 homes for sale. Last month only 15 homes actually sold! That’s a 8 month supply of homes if no more homes come on the market. Last […]
Check out the National Real Estate Market Trends from Rick Davidson, the CEO of Century 21 Real Estate. Great news for qualified buyers who have recently faced foreclosure or short sale!
Rob Hahn wrote a great article back in 2011 (“Why Buyers Can’t Evaluate Real Estate Agents” Rob Hahn) about what characteristics are important to home buyers in their agent. Ranking the highest was honesty and integrity, followed by knowledge of the purchase process and then responsiveness. Hahn posed the question of “how can you tell if […]
Below are the December sales for Shreveport, Bossier City, Haughton, Benton and surrounding areas by subdivision. The following figures are for the month of December 2013 Major Subdivision and Areas (Z and Y zones) For the Broadmoor West Area (Z09Y01-10) there are 111 homes for sale. Last month only 11 homes actually sold! […]
Louisiana School Scores for Shreveport, Bossier, Haughton, Benton, Barksdale and Surrounding Areas 2012-2013
Finding the right school in Shreveport-Bossier City may not be as easy as you might think! You can check out www.GreatSchools.org to get reviews and scores based off parents’ opinions. However, what is important to you and to another parent might be different. If you are concerned with the quality of education you child will […]