Welcome to the blog site for SWLA Real Estate.  My name is Marilyn Wheeldon and I am a Louisiana licensed Realtor© with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co’s in Lake Charles, LA.

I serve the five parishes of Imperial Calcasieu which is comprised of Calcalsieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, Allen and Beauregard parishes.  (Yes for those of you who are not from Louisiana, we do not have counties here – we have parishes).  Basically I sell real estate  from the Texas State Line on the west to Jennings on the east and from the Gulf Coast north to Deridder,

We are undergoing the largest economic boom in our history mainly due to Liquified Natural Gas facilities being built in our area because of our close proximity of the Port of Lake Charles and its direct access to international waters.

It’s a seller’s market and we have lots of new construction and newly remodeled homes for sale.  Apartments are in short supply so newcomers to the area are opted to buy rather than rent

I work very closely with the lenders in this market who are highly qualified to find the most appropriate financing mechanism for you and your family.  Quality Service is the foundation of my business and I will hard at all times to ensure your best interest are served.

This blog is a work in progress.  It will naturally feature blogs about real estate projects but will also include interesting topics about Lake Charles fun things to do.  We are in the Sportsman’s Paradise and our many lakes and rivers offer year round entertainment.  We have the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana so stay tuned to my blog and get to know all about us and what life is all about in Southwest Louisiana.