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Best Neighborhoods

Charpentier Historic District Lake Charles For families looking to land somewhere safe, fun and with plenty of space to move around, Lake Charles’ Charpentier Historic District is an excellent option. In the 15 years she’s lived in the neighborhood, realtor…

5 Tips for Selling Your Home

  1. Hire a realtor Again, this might seem obvious, but Savant warns against homeowners trying to go it alone. Most often, sellers take this route to avoid what they see as unnecessary costs. But, Savant said more times than…

5 Tips for Buying a New Home

  1. Get pre-approved with a local lender Having your finances in order before you start looking will give you a leg up in today’s hyper-competitive market. By working with a local lender, you can often get a more personalized…

Communal Tables

Kitchen glamour shots are a slam dunk on social media feeds — and for good reason. But take a peek behind the filters, and you’ll see the creative process is as messy and unpredictable as that pandemic sourdough you…

Top Real Estate Professionals

Methodology The agents in this feature were selected through a submission process analyzed and vetted by Professional Research Services. Agents were asked to submit their sales volume over a specified 12-month period. Sales volumes were required to be accompanied by…

Living the Dream

Designers Dona Designs, Paige Gary Designs, S Clare Design, LaV Designs, Bolgiano Interiors Builder McLain Companies Architect Jarod A. Hebert   Bryan McLain had a distinct vision for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home, the 12th one he has…

The Art of Not Letting Go

Homeowner Renee Landry enjoys the unique indoor loggia-styled space, with stepping stones traversing a pond flanked by found and made art pieces. According to designer Robin Thibodeaux, she and her team were careful to keep the…

Rare Vintage

The milled trim and fretwork adorning several doorways were originally stained dark brown, and Granger repainted in white for a lighter, airier feel. The vintage record player and album collection belonged to Granger’s father-in-law, while the…

Les Vues Film Series

Sports Complex Slated to Open This Year YOUNGSVILLE – Construction of a $16 million sports complex continues after current Mayor Brenda Burley and former Mayor Wilson Viator held a ceremonial groundbreaking in late January. The project, which is partially funded…