Home & Family
Home & Family
Our Home & Family section covers a wide-range of topics to help you create the home of your dreams for your family. Check here for articles on real estate, interior design, child-rearing, family dynamics, home repair and much more.


4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Purchasing a home is expensive and often stressful, yet 75% of Americans say buying a home is a priority, according to a December 2017 NerdWallet survey. In Lake Charles, homeownership is slightly over 50%. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, you’ll find valuable information in our special Real Estate Guide. Look for answers to your questions on the current housing market, the benefits of using a real estate agent, the importance of staging a home for sale, and tips for first-time home buyers. Let these real estate experts help you navigate the challenging waters of home buying and selling.


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4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Nationally, home prices and mortgage interest rates are somewhat low but on the rise. According to bankrate.com, on average, a 30-year fixed mortgage comes with an interest rate of 4.49%. In Louisiana, the average rate of a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.37%. Home prices across the state are relatively stable, making Louisiana a lukewarm market with not a lot of activity, according to zillow.com.


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4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Deciding to buy or sell a home is a big decision, but an even bigger one may be choosing your Realtor.


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4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Would you like to sell your home faster . . . for more money? Consider staging. A sofa here and a rug there can make a big difference in how long your property stays on the market. Discover the benefits and rules of this approach to help you get your home sold.


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4/1/2019 1:00:00 PM

Home ownership has long been held up as the cornerstone of the American dream.  But how do you know if you are ready to make the dream a reality? 


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4/2/2018 10:19:40 PM
Polls show that buying a house can be more stressful than bankruptcy, divorce, or even bereavement. There are so many steps, so many decisions, and so many things to consider, the process can be truly overwhelming. English Renaissance notable Frances Bacon is credited with coining the phrase, ‘Knowledge is power.’ And it is true: the more you know about home buying, the more comfortable you will be with the process. Here, we share information on a myriad of home buying topics to assist you as you search for and secure the home of your dreams.
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7/8/2013 2:18:08 PM

Home shopping is an exciting, sometimes frustrating experience, especially for first-time homebuyers who have an image of in mind of what their "dream home” should look like.


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Categories: Decorating  |  Home  |  Real Estate
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1/9/2013 1:20:57 PM
Buying or selling a home boils down to reaching a compromise. In most cases, concessions are made in an effort to agree on terms such as price, time frame and condition of the house.
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6/29/2012 4:53:03 PM
Most everyone knows the basics for selling a home - curb appeal, de-cluttering, and even lighting a scented candle. These are easy things to do and most of them are common sense. But, what else can a potential seller do to entice the attention of a would-be buyer?
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