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Having lived in South Louisiana for 15 years, I've seen a few hurricanes come and go, some more powerful than others. We all remember Katrina (pictured here) but there was also Rita, Ike, Lilly, Gustave (at least those are the ones I remember the most). For those of us near the Gulf or the Atlantic, hurricanes are something we think about and live with every year. Last Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 14 to 23 tropical storms this (1 comments)
Lafayette, LA Home Sales are Up 20% YTD - 05/27/10 08:06 AM
Home sales in Lafayette, LA are up 20% this year when we compare to last year for the same period. In Lafayette in 2009, 758 homes had sold by May 25th while this year, 911 homes sold during the same period. If we look at all of Acadiana, home sales are up more than 16% this year with 1310 homes sold compared to 1124 last year during the same period. One thing people ask these days is the percentage of foreclosures in those sales. Last year, bank owned properties accounted for 10% of home sales in Acadiana and 5% in Lafayette (0 comments)
Keller Williams: What Is Your Truth? - 05/25/10 07:32 AM
I've been with Keller Williams Realty for over three years and I can't imagine being with a different company. It's not that there are no other good company out there, it's more because Keller Williams is the right one for me. As Keller Williams associates, we receive a newsletter every week called "This Week @ KW" that is filled with information about the company and tools we can use as agents to better serve our clients and improve our businesses. This week, they sent this little video called "What Is Your Truth?" Watch it until the end (it's only a couple (5 comments)
Real Estate Market Statistics for Lafayette, LA: Area N - 05/24/10 08:25 AM
Here are current real estate statistics for Area N, which is located in the southern part of Lafayette Parish. Area NCurrently available: 155Pending: 61Sold YTD 2010: 128 Here are market data for a few subdivisions. Curious about your subdivision, email me. Delmar Estates (includes West and South)Available: 7Pending: 0Sold YTD: 2 ElanAvailable: 3Pending: 0Sold YTD: 2 SawgrassAvailable: 6Pending: 16Sold YTD: 31 Stonehaven on the RiverAvailable: 3Pending: 0Sold YTD: 2 Grand PointeAvailable: 4Pending: 0Sold YTD: 0 Legend CreekAvailable: 2Pending: 1Sold YTD: 9 Frenchman's CreekAvailable: 2Pending: 0Sold YTD: 3
If you want to be in the center of the city, you'll want to search for properties in G1, G2, G3. Youngsville is P and part of O, while Broussard is part of O and H. Carencro falls in area C, Scott is in E and Duson is F and part of K. Areas B and D are in the northern part of the parish while K and N (0 comments)
1119 Earline in Breaux Bridge, LA: Pick your colors! - 05/22/10 07:27 AM
1119 EArline in Breaux Bridge is what I call a house full of colors. Indeed, every room is a different color from the next and some of them are really, hmmm, "vibrant." My seller knows that most buyers today don't want that much color around them so she is offering a generous paint allowance and will even have the house painted and ready to move in before closing. Buyers, pick you colors for this wonderful home! Here are some of the features of this home: 2710 Square feet living 3 bedrooms 2 baths granite counter tops in kitchen sub zero refrigerator (2 comments)
Thinking about Building a Home? Join Us for a Free Seminar Tonight in Lafayette, LA - 05/20/10 08:19 AM
Schumacher Homes in Lafayette, LA is offering a free seminar tonight for those who are considering building a new home. Join us and learn the 6 Thing You Need To Know and 1 Thing You REALLY Need To Know when building a home. I was invited to talk about "Selling your Current Home" and will be going over some tips that can help home sellers sell faster and for more money. If you are interested, RSVP with Alison Legen by calling: 337-205-7270.
I want to invite every one to join us tonight for the 7th edition of Archive Aid at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA. This event is hosted by the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism and the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A minimum donation of $10 will grant admission to an evening of music and red beans and rice provided by Broussard’s Cajun Cookin’ and yours truly beginning at 5 p.m. Here is the line-up for tonight's event: Joshua and Claire CafferyKelli Jones and the GiantsCedric Watson and Daniel CoolikCarol (0 comments)
RED Day! (Renew, Energize, Donate) in Lafayette, LA: A Success! - 05/14/10 08:06 AM
Yesterday (May 13th) was RED Day in Keller Williams' offices across North America. A day where members of the Keller Williams family take a break from their busy lives to give back to their communities. In Lafayette, LA, members of Keller Williams Realty Acadiana worked at transforming flower beds at the Acadian Village. And while most of us had planned to be there for the day, we had completed our work by the time lunch rolled around. We even did more than anticipated! Our mission was to refresh the flower beds in front of "La Maison Bernard" and by the entrance (3 comments)
Today is RED Day! (Renew, Energize, Donate) - 05/13/10 07:35 AM
Today is RED Day and Keller Williams Realty's associates, staff, and friends, are getting ready to go to work and give where they live. RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, Donate, began last year across North America. It's a day where the members of the Keller Williams family give back to the communities where they live (see my other post about RED Day here). In Lafayette LA, the Keller Williams family will be playing in the dirt, Transforming flower beds at the Acadian Village. From their web site: "The Village was created in 1976 as a means to promote tourism (6 comments)
Happy Mother's Day to All the Great Moms Out There! - 05/09/10 05:01 PM
I just wanted to take a second and wish all the moms out there a wonderful and peaceful Mother's Day. In a few minutes, I will be stepping outside with my camera to enjoy a beautiful afternoon here in Maurice, LA (near Lafayette, LA). Photography is a hobby of mine and I am by no means a professional photographer. Below are a couple of flowers from my garden for all the mothers out there and the other picture is my daughter last summer in New Brunswick, Canada. Even though she not looking at the camera, I love this picture of her (0 comments)
Keller Williams RED Day event is May 13th! - 05/09/10 09:02 AM
RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is a Keller Williams Realty service initiative dedicated to improving our local communities. In 2009, Keller Williams associates gave more than 150,000 hours to their respective communities across North America. This year, it will be even more! For RED Day 2010, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana will be working at the Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA on May 13th (this coming Thursday). The Acadian Village "was created in 1976 as a means to promote tourism and allow those developmentally disabled citizens who were serviced by LARC, Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens, a place to prosper in (1 comments)
5 Cheap Curb Appeal Tips you've Probably Never Heard Before - by CurbAppealforDummies.com - 05/09/10 07:20 AM
If you are trying to sell your home, curb appeal is most important. After all, you will never get a second chance to make a good first impression. The roof tip below is one of the best I've ever seen. And for $80? It is so worth it! In fact, this simple fix could net you hundreds more (perhaps thousands) for your home. If you are unsure as to what you can do to make your home look better, do what I do for my clients and turn to a professional stager. They know the tricks, they know what works with (3 comments)
FSBO Tip #3 for a Successful Transaction: Have a Budget and a Strategy - 05/08/10 09:02 AM
These are tips for the sellers who want to try selling on their own (For Sale By Owner). Click here for Tip #1 (Find A Good Realtor), and #2 (Offer to Compensate Buyer's Agent). Tip #3: Have a Budget and a Deadline by Which You Will List Your Home If you are successful in selling on your own, you might* save some money on the the commission however, selling your home will still cost you something. You do want people to be aware that your home is for sale, right? There is also time involved in preparing, marketing and showing your (1 comments)
If we look at Lafayette Parish and compare home sales to those of last year, we can see that there were 100 more sales this year in April alone. Through the end of April, there were 597 sales in 2009 and 723 this year.
There are currently 672 homes pending in Acadiana and 471 in Lafayette parish. These numbers are very high for our area and can, no doubt, be attributed in part to (0 comments)
3913 Bella, Maurice, LA Home with 4 Acres! - 05/03/10 01:27 PM
If you are looking for space and a country like atmosphere, this home is perfect! Located near the town of Maurice, LA, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1846 square feet living area, a shop, and 4 acres.
Here are some of the features of this home: Wood floors and ceramic throughout. No carpet here! Tile counter tops in the kitchen All bedrooms are spacious with walk-in closets Small office area Beautiful patio with view of the acreage Double garage Shop for tools and toys
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