Real Estate

By Leslie Cooper
October 24, 2007 at 2:50 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

It has become very evident over the last few months that we have an extremely large number of homes for sale right now in St. Charles Parish.

With so many homes on the market at this time it is normal for sellers to become anxious. Homes are sitting for sale longer than they have in awhile and one quality that sellers must posses is patience.

Besides being patient, there are things that can be done to further attract potential buyers.

If you need to sell quickly, pricing is the main issue. Usually there is an average sales price per square footage that the listing price is based off of.

If you are in a hurry, pricing slightly below average will possibly sell your home quicker. Every seller needs to do “cosmetic” improvements and keep their home looking fresh and updated. The exterior of the home can be prepared by keeping the lawn mowed, flower beds weeded, and keeping toys and equipment picked up.

You can also improve the appearance of the exterior of your home with pressure washing and fresh paint. The interior of your home can easily look larger and more appealing by moving furniture and removing clutter. Fresh paint on the walls and a good cleaning always will make a good impression.

The seller can also go around the home and fix small but needed issues. Leaky faucets, replacing light bulbs, and tightening doorknobs are a few examples. Once simple maintenance and upkeep has been established, there are a few quick things that can be done right before a showing.

Always have your home picked up by making the beds, picking up toys and clutter, and having the bathrooms and kitchen clean. Minutes prior to the showing, turn on some soft music and light some candles. You may even bake some cookies to spread a “homey” aroma throughout the home. Plus you can leave the cookies out for the potential purchasers. 

Make sure that you as a “For Sale By Owner” or your designated agent schedule Open Houses and have the day and time advertised in the local papers.

Always remember to remain patient and by following some of the above steps the wait may be lessened.

The Real Estate Market will continue to have ups and downs.
If you are a purchaser you are experiencing an up, with an abundance of homes to choose from and pricing being at it’s lowest in awhile.

If you are a seller then you are experiencing a down. With patience and time the market will change again and homes will sell, just as it always has.

The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions are dated September 26th through October 15th.

Ama
Lot 11A, Block H Kennedy St., Ama for $27,500 from Gabourel's Construction, LLC to Danna Landry & Genevieve Buys on Oct. 5

Lot 20B, Block A River Rd., Ama for $35,000 from Mary Sigrist to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Troxler on Oct. 12

Boutte
Lot 27 Bourgeois St., Boutte for $130,000 from John Constant & Joanne Blanchard to Phillip Eitmann on Oct. 1

Destrehan
310 B Ormond Meadows Dr., Destrehan for $155,000 from Cartus Financial Corporation to Mr. and Mrs. James Kirn on Sep. 26

Lot 35B Stanton Hall Dr., Destrehan for $136,602 from Irwin Mortgage Corporation to The Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Oct. 5

2208 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan for $250,000 from Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, III to MHI Investments, LLC on Oct. 1

312 River Point Dr., Destrehan for $162,500 from Mr. and Mrs. Kerry South to Mr. and Mrs. William Adragna, Jr. on Oct. 15

68 Belle Helene Dr., Destrehan for $470,000 from Suzanne Demontluzin to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lee on Oct. 12

Luling

Lots 4 & 11, Square 8 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $147,000 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Troyer Builders, LLC on Oct. 10

211 Santa Cruz Ct., Luling for $175,000 from Florence Berry to Jonathan Robin on Oct. 12

Lakewood Apartments, Luling for $5,000,000 from Lakewood Apartments Associates, LLC to Gilbert Dream Builders, LLC on Oct. 9

121 Gregory Dr., Luling for $282,700 from Samro Construction Company, INC to Jamie Cox on Oct. 3

Lot 11, Square 8 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $73,700 from Troyer Builders, LLC to Michael Bourgeois & Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bourgeois, Jr. on Oct. 10

Montz

213 Betty Dr., Montz for $218,900 from Mr. and Mrs. Brent Baudier to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wagner, Jr. on Oct. 3

103 Gloria Ct., Montz for $236,130 from State Builders, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Capitano, Sr. on Oct. 12


Paradis

Lot 1A Early St., Paradis for $125,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Craig Theriot to Leonard Eusea on Feb. 23

St. Rose

216 White Oak Dr., St. Rose for $257,490 from Landcraft, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Luminais on Oct. 5

220 White Oak Dr., St. Rose for $231,820 from Landcraft, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Cory Lymous on Oct. 9

253 Janet Dr., St. Rose for $170,700 from Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Capitano, Sr. to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lauten on Oct. 12

121 Jane Ln., St. Rose for $120,000 from Ronnie Dunn to Scott Winter on Oct. 5




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