The Blog of CENTURY 21 Bessette Realty, Inc.

How Much Can I Afford?

How Much Can I Afford?

It's fun to dream of the beautiful home you hope to have one day, the expansive pantry and luxurious master suite, not to mention the elegant curtains, crown moldings and, of course, a lush lawn with...

What Do Millenials Want In A Home?

What Do Millenials Want In A Home?

Born between 1980 and the late 90s, Millenials are in the market for a new home. These 20 and 30-somethings are changing the way homes are built, bought, and sold. In the past, first-time...

Finding a Home in a Fast-Paced Market

Southwest Louisiana is experiencing an increase in temporary and permanent residents due to expansions at area industries. It's anticipated that the number of available homes will decrease while the...

The King of Cakes – A SWLA Tradition!

The King of Cakes – A SWLA Tradition!

It's Mardi Gras time and that means plenty of beads, parades, and yes, king cake!  We enjoyed this blog from our friends at the Lake Charles Convention and Visitor's Bureau giving us a taste of...

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home can be both exhilarating and stressful. It's difficult to know what to expect. There are unfamiliar terms, the worry of meeting the monthly note, wondering if the home is...

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

It can be the most wonderful time of the year, even if there's a For Sale sign in your yard this holiday season. Selling your home during the holidays, although a challenge, could give you one more...

Strategies for a Great Moving Experience

Strategies for a Great Moving Experience

Moving day is hectic. Even with excellent preparation, there will always be something that doesn't follow the plan. The movers will be late. The boxes aren't sturdy enough, and contents are strewn...

Fantastic Curb Appeal Ideas

Fantastic Curb Appeal Ideas

It's easy to get complacent about home upkeep. Between our jobs, family, and other commitments, things around the house might get overlooked. Sometimes, it just takes a glance at a fresh idea to...