Frenchman’s Bend

Frenchman's Bend Homes

Frenchman’s Bend Subdivision is located about 20 minutes North of Monroe, Louisiana, and is surrounded on 3 sides by the beautiful Bayou DeSiard. The subdivision features a country club with an 18 hole regulation length golf course with 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golf experience. Other amenities of the club include a full service bar and grill, a health club, and a swimming pool. For the nature lover, the beauty of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is just a stone’s throw away. This neighborhood is Continue reading

The Garden District

I moved here 4 years ago from Shreveport. My territory with work  consisted of Louisiana, East Texas and Arkansas.  I love  old neighborhoods and when I would travel with work, I was always on the lookout for the perfect little house in a great Garden District.  I found it in  Monroe on 3rd street.  A bonus is that my house is only two blocks from a great public park and the lovely, underutilized Ouachita River." Dawn Eakin

“I moved here 4 years ago from Shreveport. My territory with work consisted of Louisiana, East Texas and Arkansas. I love old neighborhoods and when I traveled with work, I was always on the lookout for the perfect little house in a great Garden District. I found it in Monroe on 3rd street. A bonus is that my house is only two blocks from a great public park and the lovely Ouachita River.”  –  Dawn Eakin, Garden District resident

The Garden District in Monroe, Louisiana, is celebrated for its tree-lined streets and overflowing flower beds. Most people find that Monroe’s version is decidedly more laid back—and affordable, than those you’ll find elsewhere.

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The area borders the Ouachita River on its northern and western sides, and Forsythe Park, which offers tennis and volleyball courts, a nine-hole golf course, and a public boat launch. There is also a 4 mile bike trail that runs through the woods along the river. Continue reading

Frenchmans Bend Featured Listing

Home for sale in Monroe, LA. Located in Frenchmans Bend on a sweeping cul-de-sac with golf course in the back, everyone will find his space in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with an office which can be a fourth bedroom. The rooms are very large and the ceilings go from 10 ft to 13 ft high, with magnificent 3 step molding. The den flows into the kitchen/breakfast room. There is a wonderful media/game room/exercise room upstairs. Approx. 2700 sqft. There is a three car garage plus a golf cart garage as well. Beautiful professional landscaping sets off the house and an iron fence defines the back yard. Sit on the covered patio any time of day or sit in the front and visit with all the wonderful neighbors. This house has great curb appeal. Welcome to Frenchmans Bend.

Nancy Inabnett
John Rea Realty
1901 Royal Ave.
Monroe, La. 71201
Licensed in Louisiana, USA

Garden District Commercial Property

This commercial property is centrally located in Monroe’s beautiful Garden District.  Right off of to Louisville Ave, it is located on the corner of N. 7th and Stubbs. Once a home, this property was converted into law offices for a firm and would be keen for any business. It contains 6 offices,a conference room, a reception area, two baths, and all at 2,114 sq ft.
The owner is flexible for either buying or renting monthly.

For more information, contact Realtor Jason Brunynickx at John Rea Realty.
Office: (318) 388-0941
Cell: (318) 355-0647

RiverMarket Opening in Downtown Monroe


The grand opening for the Downtown RiverMarket in Monroe is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 13. We are so excited to see this addition to the beautiful downtown area. Along with Gallery Crawl & River Jam events, the area has wonderful old historic buildings and is nestled on the scenic Ouachita River, making it a great destination for tourists and locals. Revitalization of this historic area is taking off; call us if you’d like to invest in property in the area.


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Photos: Sarah Hoffman

Historic Bastrop Commercial Property

When it comes to extolling the great features of a property, who better to do so than the seller? We thought the seller of this historic building on the square in downtown Bastrop, Louisiana did a great job covering the long history of ownership and usage of the building. This was the first building in Bastrop to have a freight elevator, as well as being one of the first with air conditioning. The amazing walk-in cedar closet that was build to store fur coats when it was a department store is still in perfect condition. It’s definitely a unique property, and we’re glad we go to know some of it’s grander past.

Property Details:

This historic building in Bastrop LA offers 10,000 square feet of retail space. Concrete floors on first & second floors, wood floors cover the first floor. Parking in front & rear of building. Freight elevator, updated AC, original fixtures to be included in sale. This property is currently priced well below current appraisal. Property can be used for multiple purposes. For more information, contact Realtor Mark Phelps at John Rea Realty (318) 388-0941, email or visit our website.

Property information should be verified by buyer. for more commercial property listings in Northeast Louisiana.

Lakefront Living

Have you always dreamed of living in a serene setting on a beautiful lake? When you imagine it, can you feel the breeze and hear the chirping of birds in the tree tops? Well your dream can become your reality. Take a video tour with Realtor Nancy Inabnett as she talks with the seller of this gorgeous home on 3.11 acres on the water. Trees surround the home, and wrap around decks give a 180 degree view of the lake. A lovely wooden walkway takes you down to a private dock. The interior of the home features the finest brick floors, hard wood floors, and high ceilings. Vaulted ceiling with glass views everywhere. 2 bedrooms down, 2 bedrooms up with second family room and office.  Great for parties. All amenities, great kitchen with island and large living area. Located in the Indian Lakes subdivision in West Monroe Louisiana.
For more info, click here and search for 107 Windlake. Or call 318-388-0941 for a private showing.

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Community Pride



The community of Oak Ridge in Northeast Louisiana is fortunate to have it’s own private litter control. Mr. R. E. Barham, affectionately known as Mr. Rie, is 92 years old. Every morning he gets on his bicycle, puts a plastic bag in the basket, and patrols the town for any bits of trash that have appeared since the previous morning. Patiently and meticulously he picks up and disposes of the litter, also taking time to collect fallen limbs and sticks. Ever vigilant in his personal war on litter, Mr. Rie is a fixture in Oak Ridge and a shining example of community pride.

Puddin Young, Realtor
Cell: 318-366-1983

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