West Monroe, LA Real Estate News

By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
This nice home is in a very quiet cul-de-sac, tucked away off Ole Hwy 15 outside of West Monroe. You may not even know the neighborhood is there. The homes are all large with at least 2 acres, many with pools. I represented the buyers in their purchase of this home. They are moving here from another state quite a ways north of here, so getting ajusted to LA weather will be a challenge. I'm sure all their new neighbors will reach out with a big West Monroe welcome to make them feel at home. Listed at $385,000, sold for $375,000.  This is a 4BR/3.5-bath custom home with high ceilings and an open floor plan. The master suite and a guest room are downstairs. 2-bedrooms, each with private bath are upstairs, and there is a bonus room over the garage. I doubt the new residents will be using th...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
Saturday, Oct. 31, you can get rid of household hazardous materials at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, LA.From 9am to 1pm, residential materials will be accepted, no commercial items or chemicals. Clean out the garage & boxes of old stuff such as acids, aerosol cans, arsenic, auto products, cooking oil, batteries, bleach, bug sprays, wood preservatives, cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, degreasers, disinfectants, paint thinner, paint, fluorescent tubes, lawn and garden products, lighter fluid, moth balls, oven cleaners, polishes, televisions, stereos, turpentine, pool chemicals and medications. If you are planning to put your house on the market, now is the time to get rid of all this stuff! Remember, you can't put any of this in regular garbage cans or take it to the ...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
West Monroe / West Ouachita Housing Market Update August  19, 2009    How many homes are for sale in West Monroe, LA 71291?   As of Aug. 19, 2009, there are 283 homes listed for sale west of the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish. The average listing price is $187,792.  The majority (176) are 3-BR homes; 66 homes have 4-BRs. How fast are West Ouachita homes selling and how much are they selling for? From May thru July, 155 homes have sold on average for $158,169. Prices varied, but statistics show that homes sold for 96.5% of the listed price and stayed on the market for 121 days before closing. Keep in mind these figures are the AVERAGE. Great Reasons to Live in West Monroe, LA 71291 & 71292 and Calhoun, LA 71225 Public schools with consistently high test scores Community features outst...
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By Gayle Causey
(formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners)
For the past couple of weeks, people in Monroe and West Monroe have been watching the Ouachita River even more than usual. Why? Because a beautiful 2-unit condo building is about to COLLAPSE into the River!  For those of you who are not from this area, the Ouachita River was extremely high for several weeks. This caused the river bank to become totally saturated. When the river began to go down, the bank became unstable. Officials report that the river bank has failed in numerous places along the course of the Ouachita, but it's too expensive to repair. It would take a couple million dollars for EACH location to be shored up and/or stabilized. Can you imagine? The unlucky owners of this building were able to save their belongings, but both units will be in the river soon. It's just a ma...
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