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Real Estate Quarterly

by Barbara Corbett
July 2011

Cenla Residential Market Statistics

June 2011
Price Range
$0 -$29,999 $30,000-$59,999 $60,000-$79,999 $80,000-$99,999 $100,000-$119,999 $120,000-$139,900 $140,000-$159,999 $160,000-$179,999

# Sold
5 5 15 12 6 6 7 6 3 12 5 5 0 1 88

Cenla Residential Market Update It is a great time to purchase a home with increase in inventory, lower prices, great interest rates, and an occasional good buy! The Average Sales Price has risen from last quarter. It was at $143,620 for the month of June. Average Days on Market in June were 89 as compared to 117 in April. Statistics indicate that it is a Buyers Market. There is fierce competition in the market with informed, discerning Buyers. Condition, pricing, staging, and location are crucial to selling a property. Call me with any questions regarding the market in your neighborhood!

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Ingredients: 4 tea bags 2 cups boiling water 3 naval oranges 2 medium lemons 2 cups orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 3T honey 1 liter ginger ale, chilled Place tea bags in a teapot; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes; discard tea bags. Pour tea into pitcher. Peel and section oranges and one lemon; add to tea. Stir in orange juice, lemon juice and honey. Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Cut remaining orange and lemon into slices; freeze. Just before serving, strain and discard fruit from tea. Stir in ginger ale. Serve with frozen fruit slices.

$200,000-$249,999 $250,000-$299,999 $300,000-$399,999 $400,000-$499,999 Above $500,000


Thought for the Day Logic will take you from AB but IMAGINATION will take you everywhere, Albert Einstein

2010/2011 Residential Sales

120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.


Barbara Corbett
Key Realty, LLC 1216 MacArthur Dr. Alexandria, LA 71303

If you are currently working with a Realtor, this is not intended as a solicitation,

Home Staging Tip Tip: De-clutter your home. Sounds simple, right? The fact is that most sellers do not do enough to de-clutter. Take de-cluttering to the next level: pre-packing. Pre-packing is a zero-cost way for sellers to get their home ready for sale and to set the stage for buyers. Learn to view pre-packing as a means to achieve a higher price for your home. One of the best selling points when viewing model homes is that they are a blank slate. De-cluttering and pre-packing allow potential buyers to see past your things and to see more value in your home. How to de-clutter your home: Pack up personal possessions Remove all objects from each lateral space in your home Remove free-standing shelves and entertainment centers Check point: View your space through the lens of a camera. If any objects stand out, remove them! You have control of how your home is presented, and with about 73% of buyers previewing and eliminating homes by listing photos alone, you cannot afford not to de-clutter. The best part - its FREE!
Our grandson did not wait for his projected birth date. He was born three days early, on June 8th at 8:24am. Can I tell you this is just exciting! He is healthy, Mom is doing well, and Dad is assisting. The smile on my face gets bigger with each photo.

Louisiana Humor
The judge had just awarded a divorce to Boudreauxs wife, who had charged non-support. He said to Boudreaux, "I have decided to give your wife $400 a month for support." "Well, dat's fine, Judge," said Boudreaux. "And once in a while I'll try to chip in a few bucks, myself."

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