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2012 

Good news for Military Home Buyers! The PenFed Foundation (Pentagon Foundation through the US Govt) is providing $5,000 Grants for First Time Military Home Buyers. The grants are available to Military Personnel,  (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Veteran), to Department of Defense employee...
01/28/2012
Almost all the sellers I meet these days want to know if they should wait until the spring to list their home. I tell them all the same thing: our inventory is low right now therefore there is less competition, and we have 473 homes pending in the area, including 305 in Lafayette parish alone. Yo...
01/14/2012
Yes, it is a real car up in the tree. This car has been there for as long as I can remember (15+years). My husband says that there used to be another car in that tree when he was a child. Why they keep putting cars in the tree, I'm not sure. To make people talk, perhaps? I was tempted to say "onl...
01/11/2012
If you are looking for property in Vermilion parish to build a nice home, you need to consider Bayou Marron Subdivision just south of Abbeville and about 5 minutes from downtown. Located off of S. Henry, Bayou Marron is a small oasis filled with mature trees along Coulee Kinney and just a few fee...
01/09/2012
There is still quite a bit of sugarcane burning going on in Vermilion parish these days. I'm thinking it's probably close to the end but every day this week, I've seen the dark smoke clouds in the skies around our home in Maurice. Some of you may wonder why farmers burn the sugarcane in the first...
01/07/2012
Southern Living is taking your votes right now and until January 31st for the South's Tastiest Town Award. As I write this, Lafayette is leading by roughly 5,000 votes. There is no doubt in my mind that we live in food heaven here in Lafayette and Acadiana. As a friend of mine commented, "You can...
01/05/2012
December was a great month for home sales in Acadiana and in Lafayette parish. In the parish, more homes sold in December than in November or October. This may be a sign of great things to come for this beginning of 2012. If we look at home sales in Lafayette parish for 2011 when compared to 2010...
01/04/2012
Every year, the National Association of Realtors conducts a survey to determine where home buyers found the home they eventually purchased. The numbers for 2011 are in. The Internet is the big winner again (40%) while print advertising keeps losing ground (2%). If you are a seller, you need to ma...
01/03/2012
In the past few weeks, I've talked to several sellers who said that they are waiting to put their home on the market because more homes sell in the spring than in the winter. That is true. However, what most do not consider is that there are also more homes hitting the market in the spring, which...
01/02/2012
The year 2011 is history and today begins 2012. The weather is beautiful here although a bit windy. Like most, I've been thinking about personal goals and professional ones today and what I would like to achieve this year. Today, I'm also grateful for this past year and want to extend my thanks o...
01/01/2012
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