Explore Barksdale AFB, LA

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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The Absorption Rate is the ability of the real estate market to absorb or sell all of the houses for sale in a given amount of time. For example, if 100 homes are sold every month and there are 1200 homes for sale, it will take 12 months to sell all of the homes currently for sale. If there are ...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Created following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Homes for Heroes® is the nation’s largest hero savings program.  We affiliate with Realtors® and lenders who agree to provide significant rebates and discounts to those who serve our nation and its communities every day.                 ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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      If you are active duty military and you have PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders to Barksdale Air Force Base, in Bossier City, Louisiana, here are five reasons to consider using your VA Home Loan Benefits to purchase a home in the area:   #1 Competitive interest rates - even with less ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Military families at Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Louisiana, can enjoy a discount with a local photographer. Many businesses around Bossier City offer discounts to military families who are stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. I am excited to share an opportunity for military familie...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Recently, I conducted an impromptu survey on the Barksdale Military Life and Information Facebook group to see what the most highly recommended apartments are for those PCSing to Barksdale AFB. Criteria for the list would be location, military friendly, and amenities. Below are the top 5 apartmen...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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I am in the process of putting a report together for my Military clients PCSing in and out of Barksdale regarding where the Military tend to buy (based on VA loans used*) and the market conditions in those areas. I thought it was interesting and had to share a sneak peek of the top neighborhoods ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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    November is "Military Family Appreciation Month". In honor of this, and during this season of thankfulness, why not consider saying a personal "thank you" to a military family for their extraordinary service and sacrifice to our great American heroes. Although, there are probably dozens of re...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Education released the School Performance Scores for the state, and for the first time in was done with the same A-F system of grading that is used to evaluate students.  In the past the scores were given in the form of star ratings, using the scoring syste...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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VA loans are a great avenue for not only the military and veterans but normal people too!  Especially for Investors!   In the Barksdale AFB area we saw a slight rise in homes values when the Global Strike Command moved in.  Now that they are almost all here we have seen prices begin to drop in th...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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When I have clients moving to the area they always ask what they should definitely do when while in Shreveport-Bossier City.  Locals have a long list of things they recommend, but it is hard to recommend them until I experience them personally.  One thing I have found being a military spouse is ...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  This is the fourth of a five part series on how to use DiSC® testing and personality profiling to perfect and improve your sales approach and build better relationships with your team members and referral partners.  According to the DiSC® Personality Profiling model, the High S personality type...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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I came across a great program for military first-time homebuyers today, and I had to share it!  It is called the Dream Maker Grant from Pentagon Federal Credit Union (you do not have to be a member of the credit union to qualify).  Through this grant First-Time Homebuyers can get free money to us...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Moving with children can be a stressful and traumatic experience, especially for small children.  However, it doesn’t have to be.  Read through these easy tips on making relocating with children easy and exciting for them, and less stressful for you!   Be Positive!  It is not uncommon for kids t...

By Jenny McCarty, "Jenny The Realtor"
(JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River)
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Knowing your credit score before applying for a mortgage is very beneficial for you.  You can purchase your score directly from the credit bureaus without affecting your score.  This is ideal, in case there is an error and/or your score is much lower than you anticipated.  Checking before you ap...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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What can be accomplished when it RAINS for 40 days and 40 nights? Well, for one thing, you have a FLOOD! This past week-end, I reached my 40th day (and night) of blogging, reading posts, commenting, hunting for graphics, and researching material for posts.Now - 40 days and 40 nights later.......w...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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  As we celebrate today the 235th anniversary of our DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE, I will share the 6th and final blog on "Having a Star Spangled Heart to Serve Those Who Serve".  ]Parts 1-5 of "Having a Star Spangled Heart to Serve Those Who SErve" and linksare:   #1 - "H.E.A.R.T." Star Spangled...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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R – is for “Raving Fans”. That is what we are looking to create – RAVING FANS! We want clients for life! Because I want to be their mortgage strategist for life, I have in the last few months taken the necessary tests to obtain my personal license in 3 additional states, all because of my militar...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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As I continue with my six part series on "Having a Star Spangled Heart to Serve Those Who Serve",  today we talk about the "A" in the acronyn H.E.A.R.T: A – is for “Above and Beyond”. We want to be known as the Team that goes the extra mile – whether it means staying late to meet with a client wh...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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A report issued Monday by the U.S. government showed core inflation rising 2.5 percent in the last 12 months for its biggest one-year gain since January 2010.  Everyday living is becoming expensive, it seems.  But there are some U.S. towns in which the cost of living remains affordable -- and dow...

By Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)
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Today. We. Are. Rich." was the quote I fell in love with as I read the prologue to Tim Sanders' new book by the same name - "Today We Are Rich"  as I was flying home from my company's annual meeting last week. The author tells of an incident from his youth when his grandmother, Billye, although f...

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