Are you ready to make the move to Stonewall?
We have the perfect home for you!
Imagine coming home and pulling into a spacious 2 car garage, dropping your groceries off on a grand center island, and relaxing in a beautiful living room with gas start fireplace. This home offers all of that and so much more!
Have we caught your attention? The grand tour includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, formal dining area, a spacious living area and extended back porch for lounging and entertaining. The kitchen is the stuff dreams are made of, with a gas range, full pantry, more counter space that you’ll know what to do with, and storage for days!
Gorgeous hardwood floors carry throughout the entire home with carpet only in the bedrooms and beautifully tiled bathrooms. The master bedroom has an exquisite double trey-ceiling and lots of natural light. The master bath matches the fine features of the rest of the home with his and hers sinks, a standup shower and soothing jet tub.
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You’ve signed on the dotted line and now the new property is yours. Making that new house feel like a home can take some time. For some of us, we’ve come from another property that had hosted a lot of special memories – birthdays, holidays, romantic evenings, maybe even the arrival of a new baby. Saying goodbye to those memories is hard.
Your new house is an empty vessel waiting to become that special place. Here are five tips to help you make that new house feel like home.
Tip #1: Plan Your Space
From our experience, the number one thing that bothers new homeowners is trying to get their furniture to fit into their new home. It’s frustrating and it will make you feel unsettled. Spend the time to think about how you are going to arrange your stuff into your new space. Walk through the empty house and mark it out on the ground if that helps. The leather couch will go here and dad’s recliner will go there. If you’ve got too much furniture for a room, then look to move it into another space or perhaps even another owner. If you’re light on furniture, then prioritize the big buys for the most commonly used areas first.
Tip #2: Create Traditions
You’re in a new home and it’s okay to bring your family traditions with you. Consider creating new ones, as well. It’ll make your home feel special and will add unique memories as a result. Maybe a tire swing in the backyard. Or consider marking the height of the kids on a door frame. Perhaps your new home has an unused nook that you could use for a cozy read or holiday decorations. Be creative with your new traditions and they will reward you for many years to come with happy memories.
Tip #3: Add Pictures
Nothing says your space more than pictures of your life events, your family, your memories. Add pictures all over the house. Keep in mind your design preference. Some rooms may benefit from rich, full color photographs that fill a wall and tell a story from your past. Other rooms might be better suited for black and white photo portraits that capture an elegance and austerity. When considering where to add photos, don’t just think about your walls. Standing photo frames or even digital frames can be spread throughout the home on end tables, countertops, coffee tables, and more.
Tip #4: Host Events
If your new house feels low on memories, then it’s time to start creating some new ones. Host events at your home. Make sure to be creative and inspired with your ideas to make it truly memorable and special. Start with a house warming party with your family and friends to share in the new space together. Other ideas you might consider for your new home are barbeques, game nights, family movies, birthday parties in the backyard, and holidays like July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
Tip #5: Add Texture
Part of the problem with your new home’s lack of feeling might be a lack of design. You’ve got your pictures up on the walls, but something seems missing. Could it be that your house feels impersonal and boring? If so, then add texture to your home’s interior space to make it stand out more and feel more inviting. Consider using a throw rug in well trafficked rooms, bean bags for the kids in the family room, fresh fluffy towels and mats in the bathrooms, and greenery near the windows and glass doors.
Special Thanks to our contributing affiliate, Sharon Talbert with Pacific Union Financial! Sharon is a seasoned mortgage loan officer and Hayli Cagle & Associates loves working with her! You will, too. Give Sharon a call if you're ready to "make the move!"
Tucked away off of Highway 171 in Stonewall is an exclusive neighborhood where the homes are gorgeous and this one just happens to be up for grabs!
Here are the high points of this impressive Old Hickory Estates home. Wood-look tile floors • beautiful kitchen with table height bar • loads of cabinet space and a full-size pantry • gas range • large laundry with storage and sink • separate office or flex space (currently used as a play room) • generous sized bedrooms • luxury master bath • bonus room upstairs • 9' doors throughout • 2-car attached garage • 2 car detached garage with additional parking pad • no backyard neighbors.
Are you in LOVE yet? Cupid's Arrow even struck me on this one! Click the photo to the left for more photos and information on this beautiful home and to schedule a personal tour with one of our fabulous buyer's specialists!
What's Your Decorating Style for the Holidays?
Do you go all out at Christmas time with your decorations or do you keep it simple? Are you somewhere in the middle?
Check out the photos and give us your vote below!
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WHITE LIGHTS • or • COLORED LIGHTS
Have you seen this sweet home yet?
Located in Wildwood South, this home is dripping with charm! It's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow with a clean, modern looking kitchen with bar overlooking the living room.
The fenced in yard is perfect for kids to play or to create a relaxing oasis! A poured concrete patio extends from the back, just begging for a grill and table and chairs. Can't you picture yourself shade-sitting out back, watching the squirrels dance in the trees just beyond the fence?
Click on the photo for address, a full spread of photos, pricing, size, and more! You can also request a showing! Could this be your future home? Let's find out!
**BONUS** This cute pad qualifies for a $0 down Rural Development Loan! Ask us for details on how to qualify!
Move on in to this stately country home on 9.33 acres!
If you're looking for quiet living, look no further. This is a beautiful brick home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open kitchen and family room with gorgeous stacked stone fireplace. The kitchen features stainless appliances, an abundance of cabinet space, center island and deep single basin sink - this kitchen is made for cooking! The property is absolutely beautiful with mature shade trees, a tree-lined long drive, wood-post fence, and rustic barn. Louisiana living close to the Texas border.
Want to see more? Click the photo for all the pictures and information about this home!
257 E. Stephenson, Shreveport • 2 bed • 2 bath
What a deal! This townhouse is an end unit in a very small set of townhouses. Here, you'll enjoy covered parking with a private entrance, a spacious single-story unit, a large open living space, and a flex space that can be used as an office, a formal dining, or a sitting room. Very close to Youree Drive and downtown Shreveport is a short ride away!
Click the photo for more information on this fantastic home! We can't wait to take you on a tour and make this home YOURS!
In our very first blog post on HayliCagle.com, we thought it would be beneficial to highlight the real estate team model and how it benefits you as a home buyer/seller to work with us.
Real estate teams are growing in popularity and for good reason. In fact, team building is part of the Keller Williams model for mega agents to expand their business. Hayli Cagle has been a licensed real estate agent for nearly seven years and has seen massive growth over that time. In 2016, her desire to take a vacation without being completely engrossed in work the whole time prompted her to take the leap into team building. She hired a showing assistant, another licensed agent who could show property on her behalf when she wasn't available. This soon turned into a full-time position as a buyer's agent. Soon after, she hired a full-time executive assistant and so began Hayli Cagle & Associates.
So why is working with a team such a good idea? Here are the top 5 reasons you should work with us!
1. We each have a specialty that we focus on and excel at! Hayli is a listing specialist with a proven track record of getting homes sold quickly and for top dollar! She's a local favorite among sellers and regarded by her peers as a true professional. Amanda is an Accredited Buyer Representative; her focus is solely on helping people find the home of their dreams and making it a reality! Candace is truly the glue that holds our team together. She has exceptional communication skills and is goal and time driven to make sure all of our deals stay on track and our listings are marketed as wide as possible.
2. Our combined experience, both in real estate and in our previous jobs, allows us to be able to consult with one another and handle almost any situation that comes our way. Three heads are better than one, as they say!
3. Someone is always available! Business never stops, even when one of us is out of town or at a training event. We encourage our clients to feel comfortable reaching out to any of us if someone is not available.
4. We're able to provide extra attention to detail. Our team meets weekly to discuss our listings and what we have under contract. We make sure no detail is overlooked!
5. More hands mean more business. As a team, we're able to keep up with the high demand and volume of calls we get for new listings and showings!
As a team, we are on track to close near $20M in business this year alone. We are proud of the work we have already done to grow Hayli Cagle & Associates and we can't wait to put our expertise to work for you, too. Give us a call today to discuss your real estate needs!
Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.
1. Get your finances in order.
Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house
2. Find a house you can afford.
As with engagement rings, there’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a home: two-and-a-half times your annual salary. There are also a number of tools and calculators online that can help you understand how your income, debt, and expenses affect what you can afford. Don’t forget, too, that there are lots of considerations beyond the sticker price, including property taxes, energy costs, etc.
3. Hire a professional.
While the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings and resources, many aspects of the buying process require a level of expertise you can’t pick up from surfing the web. That’s why you’re better off using a professional agent than going it alone. If possible, recruit an exclusive buyer agent, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process.
4. Do your homework.
Before making a bid, do some research to determine the state of the market at large. Is it more favorable for sellers or buyers? Next, look at sales trends of similar homes in the area or neighborhood. Look at prices for the last few months. Come up with an asking price that’s competitive, but also realistic. Otherwise, you may end up ticking off your seller.
5. Think long term.
Obviously, you shouldn’t buy unless you’re sure you’ll be staying put for at least a few years. Beyond that, you should buy in a neighborhood with good schools. Whether you have children or not, this will have an impact on your new home’s resale value down the line. When it comes to the house itself, you should hire your own home inspector, who can point out potential problems that could require costly repairs in the future.