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HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 21, Issue 2

Smart Home Trends to Look for This Year See Inside To Learn More

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Text R634592 to 52187 11101 JOEL MCDONALD RD, TICKFAW, LA 3BR/2BA +office on end of secluded country lane. New oversized sewer system. $99,000

Text R552547 to 52187 405 MILLER DR, KENTWOOD, LA 4BR/3.5BA 1.2 acres. Pool, sauna, cabana w/bath. 5-carport, solar panels. $159,900


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Well maintained 3BR/2BA home features wood flooring in foyer, dining, kitchen and breakfast. Cathedral ceiling in 25x18 den offers an airy and open living space. $270,000

Quaint 100+ year old cottage in Historic Old Mandeville. 4 houses from Lakeshore Dr. Antique Cypress doors, heart pine floors. Updated kitchen, guest house & much more. $585,000 Page 5

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COVINGTON Custom 4BR/3.5BA, split plan. Outdoor living w/FP. Backs to greenspace. Gated community. No flood zone. $699,000

Cindy Hemm (985)626-2667 COVINGTON Stylish Acadian home on 1.4 acres. 3BR/2.5BA, “open” dining, den & kitchen. Abita & Mandeville schools. $269,000

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SLIDELL Beautiul split floor plan 4BR/3BA. Quiet corner lot. Granite counters, sun room, lg patio, in-ground pool, $299,000

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COVINGTON Beautiful 4BR/2BA. Open floor plan. New flooring. Subdv pool, walking path. $5k in closing costs. Motivated sellers!

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21985 LA 40 HIGHWAY, BUSH Small hillside farm with loads of potential. 9.31 acres with small barn, outbuildings, fruit trees. 3BR/2BA home features cypress and pine throughout. Small creek in rear. $198,900

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METAIRIE Updated w/new bathrooms, kitchen, AC/heat, roof, windows & more. No flood! 38’x16’ cvrd patio, shed, fenced. $334,000

ABITA SPRINGS Brick 3BR/2BA. Updated kit/baths, newer roof, AC/Heat. NO carpet. Scrnd patio, fireplace. BIG lot. $169,500

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Carolyn Allen (985)789-4679 LACOMBE 5 yr young home in quiet subdivision. Open plan, 3BR/2BA, FP, granite. Fenced yard. Mandeville schools. $219,000

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METAIRIE Beautiful totally renovated 3BR/2BA. Open kitchen, new plumbing, windows & much more! Never flooded. $318,000

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MADISONVILLE Garden Home in Madison Villas. 3BR/2BA. Open & bright, knotty pine floors, 12’ ceilings. Corner lot. $225,000

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New Orleans North Shore, LA Jan Autin Publisher 985-264-8748

Craig Boudria Design & Graphics

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HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 21, Issue 2

Smart Home Trends to Look for This Year See Inside To Learn More

OUTSTANDING FOLSOM PROPERTY 7.693 ACRES, POOL, 2 BARNS ... see page 8 FOR DETAILS COVER HOME Text R678920 to 52187 for more photos or details. For Advertising Call Jan Autin 985-264-8748

Request FREE MAGAZINES online, or call 800-841-3401

Listing Agent: Sharon McLeese Cell: 985-630-1797 Real Estate Resource Group, LLC Office: 985-898-5888 Licensed in Louisiana

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Tuesday, March 27 Another Quality Publication from:

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“All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitations, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”

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746 SIMPSON WAY Penn Mill Lakes. Steps from comm. pool, clubhouse, rec courts, and the Lake Ramsey Re entrance. 4BR/2.5BA, family room. Fenced yard. Flood Zone C, never flooded. $220,000 More photos at Danny Lyons 985-778-3023 FOLSOM

83614 N FACTORY RD Beautiful home sitting on 10 rolling acres. 5BR/5BA, 5387 sqft. In-ground pool, tennis court. Library w/wet bar. Guest house / art studio, 4 & 12 stall barns, pond. $975,000 More photos at Danny Lyons 985-778-3023

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101 RIVERWOOD DR, COVINGTON Spacious 4+BR/3.5BA home overlooking the Covington CC Golf Course #2 tee & pond. Mandeville schools. Community private boat launch on Tchefuncte River. $450,000 Devienne Theriot 985-789-2454

G N I D N E P 70368 H STREET, COVINGTON Precious renovated 3BR/2BA brick home in Tammany Hills. Lg den w/built-ins, updated baths. No carpet! Freshly painted interior and new roof! $152,000 Gerri Pousson 985-264-5477

1181 YORKTOWN DRIVE Classic two story all brick home on 5 park-like acres in The Settlement subdivision. 5BR/5.5BA plus office, pool. Huge detached 3 bay enclosed garage/workshop. $799,000 More photos at Danny Lyons 985-778-3023

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1907 METAIRIE CT, METAIRIE Classic split level RENOVATED 4BR/3BA home. New plumbing, elec., flooring, HVAC, & so much more. Oversized, tree-shaded yard. Wkshp w/elec. $559,000 Judy Rowley 504-782-0304

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225 GRAND OAKS DR, MADISONVILLE Beautiful 4BR/2BA in Grand Oaks S/D. Wood flrs, FP, granite counters, arched doorways. Lg covered patio & 200’ fenced backyard. Flood zone C. $289,900 Gerri Pousson 985-264-5477

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350 EMERALD FOREST BLVD, COVINGTON Precious, well maintained 1BR/1BA, 2nd flr condo in Emerald Forest. Vltd ceiling, new carpet, paint, & more. Pool, fitness, clubhouse. $94,500 Gerri Pousson 985-264-5477 Page 9

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265 PENN MILLS LAKES BL, COVINGTON Floridian style home on gorgeous corner lot. 4BR/2.5BA split plan. Huge kitchen, keeping rm, dbl sided FP. No carpet! Covered patio, fenced yard. Comm. pool, trails & more!

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A GUIDE TO MORTGAGES, HELOCS & MORE Whether you're looking to make a first-time purchase, refresh an existing home or simply leverage built-up equity for other reasons, it's important to figure out which path is right for you and understand the lending options available. First-time buyers must start with determining what is affordable. In addition to the mortgage payment, housing costs will include property taxes, homeowners insurance and fees, such as homeowner association dues. Altogether, costs should be no more than 28 percent of monthly gross income and should leave room to continue servicing other debt, such as student loans, credit cards or auto loans. When preparing to buy a home, work through credit pre-approval to be ready with a strong offer when the opportunity arises. In addition to reviewing credit history, a loan originator will consider the amount of the down payment. A down payment typically ranges from 3-20 percent, and one that is less than 20 per-

cent may require you to purchase mortgage insurance. A mortgage originator, however, can provide a variety of lending options to optimize your investment, from 15- and 30-year mortgages to fixed and variable terms. If planning to make some improvements to a much-loved residence, consider financing the updates through a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Eligibility depends on how much equity has been built up in the home and the lender's loan-to-value ratio. A HELOC works much like a credit card and offers flexibility. A minimum amount is paid monthly, and interest applies to the amount borrowed. Before embarking on a remodeling project, do some homework. Start with the lender to determine the value of the home and the loan amount available. Then, establish a budget, leaving room for unexpected expenses. Work with a reputable professional to define the project and its requirements, and shop around for bids and recommendations to

confidently select a contractor. Some lenders offer checklists to help get the most from the investment. Another option for financing a project through a home's equity is a home equity loan (HELOAN). As with a mortgage, the loan is granted as a lump sum and is paid back in installments over time, typically 10-15 years and at a fixed rate locked in at the time of securing the loan. A HELOAN works well for a one-time goal to improve the value of a home. Be mindful that either a HELOAN or a HELOC introduce some uncertainty, as monthly expenses will increase and must be maintained to avoid foreclosure risk. Remember to consult a professional for advice applicable to your specific situation. Start with a lender who can help you identify financial options available to home buyers and owners today. With careful planning and budgeting, the financing you need may be well within reach.


Actionable Ways to Attract Millennial Homebuyers By Maricel Tabalba Millennials are getting the brunt of the blame for killing many industries that were supported by previous generations but, as it turns out, the real estate industry is alive and well. Understanding what millennials are looking for in a potential home is imperative if you want to succeed as a real estate professional, as more millennials are starting to search for their first home. Taking certain actions can give you an edge in attracting the millennial market.

Highlight the Flexibility of Open Spaces

If millennials are one thing, it's indecisive. They've grown up with the idea that they can go anywhere and do anything. The trouble is that they want it all and can be fickle about where to settle. They may enter the home-buying market several times before they seal the deal. What if there's a career change? Are kids in the future or not? Maybe the contract job (and the regular income) will dry up. To close the deal with a millennial buyer, you have to show off, for example, how the spare room can be used either as an office or as a nursery. It can even be used to generate income by renting it out on space-sharing apps or to a regular renter.

Sell the Potential of Genuine Fixer-Uppers

Saddled with debt and settled in lower-paying jobs, most millennials can't afford much more than a small, basic house. They understand that there is a potential value in a bigger home in questionable condition, though. Armed with confidence and education (and home-flipping reruns on TV), they are often open to investing in fixer-uppers. In a market where another agent is a text message away from a skeptical millennial, don't lose the trust of a potential buyer by trying to sell a lemon.

Balance Eco-Friendly Features With Home Automation

If you want to catch the attention of the growing millennial market, showcase how eco-friendly and smart the property is (or can be)! Be sure that a high-speed internet connection is available; if not, research an alternative. Exchange appliances that are not energy-efficient for ones with smart features. Being green is just as important, so consider advising the seller to invest in solar panels. Also, be ready to show off the outdoor living and gardening space. Voice-recognized smart home devices from major tech companies are taking over home

features. Demonstrate ways that the home can be fully automated with the right products and efforts. Consider featuring safety devices like security cameras or doorbell cameras that are tied into a smartphone app. Smart thermostats are becoming the norm as well, even in rented spaces.

Focus on the Convenience of the Location

The character of the home and neighborhood matters to millennials, so point them to quaint communities, local small businesses, and art districts. They tend to work outside of the formerly typical nineto-five, so routine meals go by the wayside. Proximity to restaurants and delivery options is important. Also, many millennials enjoy non-motor transportation, as well, so distance from work hubs matters. Since they also need to be able to afford it, a home in the suburbs may be necessary. If a home is located where a commute would be a necessity, be ready to provide travel times, fastest routes, and multitasking ideas like listening to podcasts or staying current on the latest news on NPR.

Assure the Simplicity of It All

Millennials pride themselves in not wanting to "adult." Growing up, they weren't involved in home projects outside of routine chores and many are often not concerned with home skills that were once considered common. Draw millennials in with properties that come with amenities such as lawn maintenance or consolidated billing, but do avoid demanding homeowners associations. Update exterior features that require regular maintenance (a shingle roof to a metal roof, for example). Prepare your buyers with the knowledge that will give them the confidence to close. Have a website or print-out of information that will let them know what to expect in terms of processes and costs of services related to purchasing a home. Millennials will close much more readily when they understand the system.

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HOME BUYING: 5 Steps for Beginners Venturing out to search for your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life! Unfortunately, it is also one of the most daunting. Between a lexicon of new terms and an onslaught of online information, the process of shopping for a home is understandably overwhelming for first-timers. First, take a deep breath. Then follow these steps and you’ll be on the path to finding your first home in no time: 1. Start searching for a real estate professional. You’ll need a well-informed, trusted guide throughout this process so start looking for a real estate agent to work with. Ask friends and family members for recommendations then do your research online to evaluate any individuals and conduct in-person interviews as well. Be sure to speak with at least three agents before choosing someone to work with. 2. Figure out what you can afford. Before you start looking at neighborhoods and homes, determine what you can comfortably afford... the key word being “comfortable.” There are many unexpected expenses that arise when you’re a homeowner, so don’t stretch yourself too thin. Determine how much you can afford for a down payment, and then use an online mortgage calculator to see what your monthly payments might be for various-priced homes. Once you’ve arrived at your budget, stick with it. 3. Pick your neighborhoods. Choose your location before you start looking at homes, as where you live will ultimately be more important - both in terms

of your day-to-day happiness and your investment - than the home itself. You may have to compromise a bit on location depending on the home you can afford. Your real estate agent can help advise you here. 4. Choose your musts. When thinking about the home you’d like to buy, take an honest look at needs vs. wants. Sure, there are a lot of things we’d love to have in our dream home, but figure out what are the nice-to-haves vs. the must-haves. 5. Search online. Once you’ve got your price range, your neighborhoods, and your must-haves down, start your search with The Real Estate Book to whittle down your options. Your real estate agent may also know of some homes that fit the bill right off the bat. This will mean fewer homes to visit in person and hopefully, lead to a quicker selection. Above all, be open minded, flexible and patient in the home-search process. Your opinions and priorities may change as you learn more, and despite the best planning, curve balls happen. The journey will be well worth it, however, once you’re happily settled as a new homeowner.


MOST COVETED FEATURES FOR NEW HOMES During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities. “Newly constructed homes can suit the specific requirements of today’s home buyers,” says NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “And now is a great time to consider buying a new home, as consumers can take advantage of competitive home prices and low interest rates to find the perfect new home for their families.” Home builders are including features that are practical and functional for the daily lives of today’s home buyers. The features that are most likely to be included in a typical single-family home this year are: »»

a walk-in closet in the master bedroom


low-e coated windows (low-e coatings minimize the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted)


a laundry room


a great room

Energy efficiency is another key theme for builders, with Energy-Star rated appliances, programmable thermostats and Energy-Star rated windows at the top of the list. These features help make the home more comfortable and can save the home owner significant money over the long term. On a median per square-foot basis, home owners spent 78 cents per square foot per year on electricity, while owners of new homes spent 65 cents per square foot per year, according to data from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS). Some of this has to do with better building materials, insulation, etc., but Energy-Star rated features are a must-include for new homes. Builders also list features such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a double sink and a central island as winning elements in new-home kitchens. Must-haves for the bathroom include a linen closet and a private toilet with its own door. Additional features home buyers want throughout the home (and builders are likely to include) are first-floor ceilings that are at least nine-feet high, a front porch, outdoor lighting and a patio.

Home buyers can access home buying and home building information and resources on NAHB's website at

ES 2018:

Smart Home Trends to Look for This Year F

rom robots to voice assistants, this year is set to see a boom in smart home products. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 concluded a record year with more than 1,000 speakers and close to 200,000 attendants over the course of four days. Held in Las Vegas, CES is one of the largest tech shows in the world, and, at this year's event, smart home products had a far greater presence than at any previous CES event. Here's our list for the top smart home trends to look out for in 2018, based on products presented at CES:

Voice Assistants All four of the trends on this list aren't new products or ideas by any means, but in 2018 you should expect to see interest in these tech trends really heat up. That goes for voice assistants. Some of the most popular tech products of last year were the Amazon Dot and Alexa. That's not exactly what we're talking about here—instead, look out for voice functionality to be incorporated

into a wide range of products this year. From speakers to dishwashers, many existing smart home products will be adding Alexa, HomeKit and Google Assistant voice functionality.

Smart Mirrors The beauty category has the most wildly varying set of technologies currently being introduced to the market. From the Kerastase Hair Coach to Amazon's Echo Look, there were many different technologies brought to market in 2017 and we should expect to see even more advances this year. One of the most intriguing trends we've seen are smart mirrors; several were presented at CES, including the HiMirror Mini (pictured above) which analyzes your face and gives you a score based on how many wrinkles and blemishes you have. Other notable examples come from Simplehuman, and MAC, which has begun installing AR mirrors in their stores so people can try on makeup without actually "trying on makeup." It's a safe bet that 2018 will be an interesting year for smart beauty technology.

Exercise Equipment

Peloton has been getting some serious competition lately in the smart home exercise equipment arena. The category has become more and more popular, and brands like Flexispot, with its exercise desk bike, could soon give the connected indoor bicycle company a run for its money. Flexispot's desk bike won a CES Innovation Award this year. Peloton, however, answered back at CES this month by unveiling the Peloton Tread ($3,995). The smart treadmill (pictured above) is similar to the company's bikes in that it includes an HD touchscreen for watching classes taught by instructors live from New York. And, at 32 inches, the treadmill's touchscreen is more than double the size of the bike's. Look out for more eyebrow-raising technology and price tags in the exercise equipment space this year.

Smart Appliances One of the more intriguing categories, but one that we likely won't see much move-

ment in this year, are smart appliances. Like the name suggests, these are larger appliances—washer machines, refrigerators, etc.—that are integrating smart technology. There are already a handful of these appliances on the market that incorporate voice functionality or can be controlled remotely via an app; however, this is another smart home trend that you should wait and see with. One thing's for sure: There is a lot more smart home tech to look out for in 2018 than in previous years—some of it may be worth a purchase, but all of it will be interesting.

Jameson Doris is RISMedia's blog and social media editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at

6 Must-Do Plumbing Maintenance Checks

Lint Trap It may seem unrelated to the plumbing system, but lint buildup can block the drain of your washing machine if left unattended. Clear your lint trap (typically found on the internal recess of the unit) or hire a plumber to install a wire trap filter to improve drainage. Supply Hoses Inspect hoses that connect to appliances, such as your dishwasher, icemaker and washing machine. Look for bulging or other signs of leakage. If you spot a leak, call your plumber to make repairs or come replace your hose with a stainless steel hose right away. Sinks Hard water deposits can clog the faucets in your kitchen and

Routine maintenance can save homeowners thousands in potential repairs, especially when it comes to plumbing. There are several steps homeowners can take to check for red flags in their plumbing systems, says Patricia Bonacorda of Spartan Plumbing. She recommends these conducting these six maintenance checks at least once a year.

bathrooms, reducing energy-efficiency. If you notice mineral buildup, unscrew the screen at the tip of the faucet (the aerator) and soak it in vinegar overnight. If your house has an issue with hard water, talk to your plumber about installing a water softening system. It can help make heating your water more efficient, help you use less soap and detergent when washing dishes and clothes, and preserve the look of your faucets and fixtures.

Toilets Conduct a DIY litmus test by adding a few drops of food

coloring to the tanks of toilets in your home. If the water in the bowl changes colors after a half an hour, call a plumber to assess the problem.

Water Heater Check the thermometer to make sure the temperature is lower than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Increase the longevity of your unit by draining a few gallons of water from the tank to eliminate corrosion-causing sediment. Depending on whether you have an electric or gas water heater, you’ll need to turn off the electricity or cut off the pilot light. But if you’re not as comfortable working with gas or electricity, don’t hesitate to call a plumber and have them do it. While they are at your house they can perform other checks as well!

Sump Pump If your home’s basement is protected from flood-

ing by a sump pump, test the unit by pouring a few buckets of water into the sump pit. It should activate automatically and shut off when the job’s done. For an added layer of protection, have your plumber install a flood alarm. By performing regular checks and having a plumber fix any issue as soon as they arise, you can keep your plumbing system functioning properly for years to come!

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Barberry 4BR | 3BTH | 2,175 SQFT $279,900

Camelia 4BR | 3BTH | 2,093 SQFT $279,900

Cypress 4BR | 2BTH | 2,134 SQFT $274,900

Hawthorne 4BR | 3BTH | 2,171 SQFT $279,900

Lavender 4BR | 3BTH | 2,197 SQFT $287,900

Narcisse 4BR | 3BTH | 2,143 SQFT $276,900

Oleander 4BR | 2BTH | 2,036 SQFT $273,900

Poplar 4BR | 2BTH | 2,044 SQFT $269,900

Redbud 4BR | 3BTH | 2,117 SQFT $279,900

Dahlia 3BR | 2BTH | 1,899 SQFT $249,900

private and peaceful lifestyle within a gated community. Some features of Deer Trail include miles of trails with beautiful wildernes views, natural wildlife habitats along hundreds of acres of lakes, parks and nature preserves, and a comforting horse fence backdrop lining the property. When you choose to live at Bedico, one lot buys you 500 acres of nature.

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Text R426847 to 52187 1509 MILITARY RD - BOGALUSA Lovely 2 story home. 5BR/2BA +office with large yard in nice neighborhood. Move-in ready! MLS:2111716 $145,000

623 VIRGINIA AVE - BOGALUSA Amazing opportunity! Beautiful 1.5 prairie style 3BR/2BA. Incls detached rental apartment. MLS:2135488 $139,623






















319 MEMPHIS ST - BOGALUSA Commercial Building. Nice 4,000 sq ft medical office previously set up as a medical clinic. Great location! MLS:2120836 $345,000

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Text R672636 to 52187 216 DELTA ST - BOGALUSA Beautiful & spacious brick home. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, comfortable den. Pool w/fence, big yard. MLS:2138921 $169,216

Text R424387 to 52187 1678 SAINT PATRICKS BLVD - PONCHATOULA Commercial Building. Prime location. Previous dance studio. Full bath. MLS:2111551 $249,000







225 MEMPHIS ST - BOGALUSA Great office space previously used as a chiropractic clinic. 1800 sq ft. MLS:2102214 $135,000

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Text R676575 to 52187 1310 MILITARY RD - BOGALUSA 3BR/2BA brick home in nice neighborhood. Some updates, new floors. Ready to sell! $134,000 MLS:2139835

Text R650716 to 52187 1409 MILITARY RD - BOGALUSA 3BR/2BA 2163 sq ft updated kitchen & bathrooms, woodburning fireplace, fabulous den. Great House! MLS:2136980 $145,904





329 ALABAMA AVE - BOGALUSA Dunaways Printing, a long established business 35+ yrs. Perfect opportunity to own your own retail business. MLS:2141342 $235,000

Text R527598 to 52187 741 N. COLUMBIA ST - BOGALUSA Nice cozy 3BR/1BA home w/ original wood floors in LR, renovated bath, big privacy fenced yard. MLS:2122489 $89,741

Text R123465 to 52187 1205 LONA RESTER P - BOGALUSA Cute & charming older home. Well kept & cared for. 2BR/2BA, extra large den. Courtyard & fenced yard. MLS:2061865 $59,000

Text R642854 to 52187 212 O.A. GREEN RD. - BOGALUSA Renovated w/ a war m rustic den, FP & cabin feel. 7.4 acres w/a pond, barn. MLS:2135973 $229,521

LAND & COMMERCIAL LISTINGS MLS#2100112 19.95 acres John Crowe Rd, Pearl River $112,500 MLS#2103753 5.44 acres Delta St, Bogalusa $36,000 MLS#2053103 225 Memphis St. Dr's office/Chiropractic clinic $135,000 MLS#2120836 319 Memphis St. Commercial-Medical clinic $345,000 MLS#2140948 Duncan Rd, Franklinton 3.98 acres $23,880 MLS#2140016 83430 Erbin Talley Rd 7.98 acres $54,000

Text R700930 to 52187 1323 MILITARY RD - BOGALUSA Lovely brick 3BR/2BA. Den w/FP & beautiful hardwood floors. Privacy fenced backyard w/nice patio. MLS:2142667 $139,913

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