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

Welcome to Monroe!

We love our community of Northeast Louisiana, and we know you will too. Click here to visit our YouTube channel for more great videos about area attractions, culture, community organizations, real estate and more. 

Every House Has a Story

The owners of this beautiful home on Bayou Desiard in Monroe have so many fond memories of times spent with family and friends, we wanted to share their story. Realtor Barbara Thomas talks with Dr. Mike Walker about the one of a kind touches incorporated in the building of the home, the things his family has loved about living there, and the movie that was filmed there.

If you are interested in this home, call Barbara Thomas at John Rea Realty for your private showing. 318-388-0941 for more Northeast Louisiana real estate.

Lake D’Arbonne Video Tour

Come along as Loyde Kelley takes us to Lake D’Arbonne, a beautiful lake community just outside of Farmerville in Northeast Louisiana. Known for the great fishing, Lake D’Arbonne offers something for everyone with boating, swimming and relaxation. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of homes and camps. For a list of available properties or more information, contact Loyde Kelley, your lake property specialist. 318-235-2182

Another great lake in Northeast Louisiana is Lake Bruin. Check out this blog post from Paula Wilhite for more info and photos of the Lake Bruin community.

Notes from Lake Bruin

Welcome back to “Notes From Bruin”. I didn’t write one last year due to the tornado and the Mississippi River threat of flooding. Those two factors last spring made it a tough year for Lake Bruin. Most have recovered and are looking forward to a really great season on the lake. Real estate was hard to sell last year. We weren’t at our best, (not to mention an unstable economy). This year things are really looking up, business has picked up and the phone is ringing a lot. Interest rates are remaining low, buyers realize waterfront property is a good investment and Continue reading