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Oakbourne Estates Country Club Lafayette LA Homes For Sale
Oakbourne Estates is a high end luxury neighborhood featuring unique and sprawling estate homes on large lots, located just minutes from everything.If living in a golf course com...

Quick Tour Of Mon Jardin Subdivision
Mon Jardin Subdivision is a unique community and was influenced by the Acadian and European French culture and design.  Our name Mon Jardin is from the French words “My Gard...

5 Signs That Your Lafayette Kitchen Needs An Update
 Every Lafayette Realtor® has heard this observation from a selling client more than once: “Now that I’ve fixed the place up, it’s so nice to live here!” It’s som...

Lafayette House Tour Etiquette Guide In Two Words
When it comes to Lafayette house hunting, sooner or later you’re bound to find yourself confronted by a question of proper house touring etiquette. After all, you’re an invit...

Inspections Dampen Youngsville AsIs Listing Dramas
Of all the attention-grabbing terms to be found in Youngsville listings, the audacious “as-is” ranks right up there near the top of the deck. Intentional or not, it carries a...

Teds Top Homes For Sale In Broussard
The city of Broussard, Louisiana, is rapidly growing with new home construction, future development of schools, and businesses flocking to the quite town to call Broussard the...

Six Lafayette July 4th TimeFillers For Celebration Pauses
For the most Lafayette July 4th celebrants, the period between the last barbecued hot dog and the first firework (even if it’s only on TV) can drag on so long that it threatens...

Lafayette Virtual Tours Prep Sellers Can Help
They’re a home seller’s dream come true: a miraculous gateway through which the world’s prospective buyers can tour your property 24 hours a day without your having to swee...

Before Your Lafayette Listing Appears Take 2 Financial Steps
In a fast-moving market, sellers can be caught off-guard when their Lafayette listing turns into an unexpectedly quick sale. That might sound overly optimistic, but most people w...

A Cool Reception As Lafayette Summer Arrives
Arrival of Lafayette’s Summer Gets a Cool ReceptionWednesday officially marks the end Lafayette’s spring season, but Mother Nature doesn’t always consult the calendar befor...

Always START THE SUMMER OFF RIGHT BY REVIEWING YOUR BILLS
The start of the year is a great time to review your finances.As the summer starts—hopefully with a bang—it is an ideal time to take a look at all of your bills. As the pa...

Why Should I Get PreApproved For A Mortgage
This short video explains why it is important to get preapproved for a loan before shopping for a home. Correct Potential Credit ProblemsEliminate Disappointment Understanding...

How Do You Find The Best Lafayette Real Estate Agent
Located at Last: Lafayette’s Best Real Estate Agent If anyone out there is looking for the most mediocre Lafayette real estate agent to represent them, they are keeping it secr...

2 Simple Financial Moves Before Your Youngsville Listing Appears
In a fast-moving market, sellers can be caught off-guard when their Youngsville listing turns into an unexpectedly quick sale. That might sound overly optimistic, but most people...

Sensesational Real Estate Selling To All The Senses
{mls: 18005443}When we think of traditional Acadiana real estate sales scenarios, most of us would initially picture the photos that dominate the MLS listing and the information ...

Why Now Is The Time To Sell Your Lafayette House
{mls: 18005118}As with any momentous decision, settling on when to sell your Lafayette house can take time—and even then, acting on the decision can be slowed by extraneous fac...

Meghan And Harry Wont Be Moving To Acadiana
Royal’s Summer Palace May Not be in Acadiana After AllThis may come as a disappointment, but Acadiana residents will have to learn the truth sooner or later, so here it is: Duke ...

Staging Your Lafayette Home To Make Prospects Comfortable
Taking the Sting Out of Staging Your Lafayette HomeAs an abstract notion, staging your Lafayette home to prepare for listing photo shoots, open houses and showings is a non-contr...

START THE SUMMER OFF RIGHT BY REVIEWING YOUR BILLS
The start of the year is a great time to review your finances.As the summer starts—hopefully with a bang—it is an ideal time to take a look at all of your bills. As the past ye...

Youngsville Real Estate Truisms Might Not Apply Everywhere
Youngsville homeowners used to be able to rely on some real estate truisms that have been around forever. One of them was Mark Twain’s, “Buy land; they’re not making it an...

Some Lucky Lafayette Consumers See Credit Score Bumps
It isn’t exactly Christmas-in-May, but for some Lafayette consumers, a valuable present they weren’t expecting will show up this month. The surprise gift will arrive in the ...

Sell Your Lafayette Home By Neutralizing The Nuances
It may sound absurd, but one proven way to sell your Lafayette home is to make it boring…or at least, a little bit more boring. {mls: 18005118}A potential buyer can remembe...

HOW AN AGENT CAN HELP ALLEVIATE STRESS
Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with ...

BEFORE YOU TAKE THE PLUNGE WITH A FIXERUPPER THINK ABOUT RESALE VALUE
We’ve all watched the HGTV programs that show a run-down old house transforming into a dream home. Tackling a big renovation project on an outdated property can indeed pay off bi...

Why Buying A New Home Grows Your Wealth Faster Than Renting
There can be many downsides to both renting and buying, depending on what side of the coin you are on, but if you're leaning towards purchasing a home it can have added benefits...

Have You Outgrown Your Current Home Here Are Five Easy Ways To Tell If Its Time To Upgrade
Your home is your castle, your own little piece of the American dream. But lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped and you find yourself eyeing those lar...

Understanding How Home Equity Works And Why Buying A Home Can Be Your Best Investment
When exploring into the world of real estate and investment property, there are many terms that will come up that require further explanation. Whether you've never heard the phra...

WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUE
Some the features that increase property values are obvious—like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumsta...

5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a ...

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE
Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation t...

Need To Upsize Your Home
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quick...

UPSIZING YOUR HOME
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quick...

Grand Pointe Subdivision Lafayette LA
Aubrey and I enjoying an afternoon bike ride in Grand Pointe Subdivision, Lafayette, LA.  I was kind of out of breath from Racing...A few homes listed in Grand Point Phase I-I...

Open House This Sunday 206 Monterey St New Iberia
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Large family home is situated on a double lot set with mature live oak trees. The main home has been recently remodeled including updated custom cabinets, must-see exotic granite ...

Selling Your House The 3 Asking Price Strategies
Selling your Lafayette house for the best price sometimes involves a certain amount of luck, but it’s the kind of “luck” that’s a lot more likely when you’ve set out th...

2 Obscure Factors Influence Mortgage Loan Decisions
Whether you are about to embark on your first Youngsville home search or your umpteenth, unless you’ve managed to save enough to make you a cash buyer, soon you’ll need to se...

Zeroing In On Valuable Acadiana Spot House Improvements
You don’t have to be planning to sell your home to enjoy the benefits from what you might call a few ‘strategic spot improvements.’ These are limited renovations aimed at ...

National Home Prices Jump 37 Percent Since 2014
When Lafayette homeowners sit down to plot out their household’s long-range financial plan, the value they ascribe to their Lafayette home usually deserves a leading role. As r...

About Those Lafayette Listings Inside Scoop
As soon as you begin to search in earnest for your next Lafayette house, you are reminded once again how today’s Lafayette MLS listings have become all but indispensable. ...

Double Squeeze Possibility Incites Youngsville Homes For Sale
There hasn’t been a call for “All Hands On Deck!”—but if we start seeing an influx of Youngsville homes for sale ahead of this spring’s peak selling season, it’s not ...

6 REASONS TO OWN A HOME
Happiness - The feeling of owning your own home is unmatched. You can fix it up, make it your own, get a dog, or plant a tree if you want. Doesn't that sound exciting!Tax Savi...

Video New Listing In Lafayette LA
{mls: 18000330} New Listing in Lafayette, LA 3 bedrooms, 2 bath 1733 Sq ft Lafayette, La 70506 $174,990  Enjoy your privacy on this cul-de-sac lot on the Southside of...

On Becoming A Landlord Guidelines For Profitability
 Anyone who has ever thought about becoming a landlord in Acadiana has probably been attracted by its distinct advantages as an investment. Owning a property that appreciat...

Unlike Lafayette Real Estate Oddities Dot The Golden State
Especially when it’s been a particularly long or hard winter, real estate agents in the sunnier states count on getting an influx of inquiries. In California, that phenomenon ...

When Loan Rates Rise Do Future Youngsville Home Sales Slump
Many Youngsville homeowners will be planning to list their properties this spring because it’s when future home sales would be expected to peak. Historically, at least, spring...

NEW HOME WARRANTY ACT
Purpose The legislature finds a need to promote commerce in Louisiana by providing clear, concise, and mandatory warranties for the purchasers and occupants of new homes in Louis...

Why Get A Real Estate Professional Involved Early
Searching for a new home? Here are three reasons you should consult with a real estate pro (me) before you find your dream home.Get a real estate professional involved early on in ...

The Sellers Road Map
Meet with a Real Estate Professional: There's no commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.Establi...

Worst 9 Lafayette Home Improvement Notions
When it’s one of those weekend days when the Lafayette weather has refused to cooperate with outdoor plans, one way to fill the idle time is to go online in search of home impr...

The Home Buying Process
Meet with a real estate professional: Discuss the type of home you're looking for, including style, price, and location.The Buyer's Advantage: As the home buyer, your age...

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Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are s...

Lafayette House Hunting Deal Killers Well Intentioned Parents
 You’re excited to be searching for a home in Lafayette. Your parents are probably excited about your house hunt, too. They want the best for you—what parent wouldn’t ...

Successful Lafayette Showings Also Involve An Illusion
Showings—whether here in Lafayette or anywhere else—can succeed or fail as a result of quite minor details. Appreciating that fact isn’t hard to do when you relate showings...

Lafayette Homeowners Note Latest Home Design Trends
{mls: 17009215}Lafayette real estate—like all real estate—is a supremely local activity. Area homeowners who like to keep an eye on Louisiana and national trends do so becaus...

Lafayette Tax Refunds A Fool A Mogul And A Samurai
Tax filing deadline doesn’t pass without standing as the annual reminder to all of Lafayette’s taxpayers that time seems to pass ever more quickly—as do the comings and goi...

Lafayette Appraisal Prep 5 Simple Ideas
You’ve probably heard the wry old saying: “Nothing clears the mind like the prospect of being hanged at dawn.” For some homeowners, you could add an equally wry modern Lafa...

Whats Covered By Flood Insurance
Flood insurance policies cover physical damage to your property and possessions. Below is a general guide to what is and isn’t covered.Building Property·    ...

Get Your Home Search List Today
Welcome to the Lafayette Louisiana Home ListEnter your information to get your FREE report of homes for sale in Lafayette, Louisiana priced under $350,000. Some of these homes may ...

Using Proximity Marketing Solutions For Real Estate Sales 3 Key Benefits
Benefit #1: Notify Potential Clients When They Drive PastProximity marketing finds clients instead of asking them to find you. Place a GO in the house or within 300 feet ...

5 Hot Tips For Salon Marketing
HOT TIP #1: Build a Website.Start with the basics. If a potential customer is searching online for a salon in your city and you don’t have a website, you’re invisible. Your web...

FINDING THE RIGHT MATTRESS
You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should...

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT
As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options ...

4 Ways A Small Restaurant On A Small Budget Can Grow Their Business
4 Ways A Small Restaurant on A Small Budget Can Grow Their BusinessHave a small restaurant and very little available for marketing? Any wondering how to get the word out about your...

DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS
“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many Lafayette homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and...

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL SALE
Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation t...

IDEAS FOR ACCENT WALLS
An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast,...

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU
You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial ...

ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET
Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks ...

FIVE MONEY SAVING GREEN UPGRADES
Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.Solar panels: Th...

PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some...

Four Reasons Lafayette Rental Housing Will Keep Rising
Whether you are investigating Lafayette rental housing activity because you’re looking for an investment or just a place to rent yourself, it’s important to become informed ...

Lafayette Bubble Question Not Most Relevant
“Are we in a real estate bubble?” can still be a nagging thought for prospective Lafayette  home buyers. It turns out that it might not be the most relevant question. Wh...

First Thanksgiving Turkeys What They Never Told Us
If ever your  Thanksgiving preparations cause you to go online seeking some Thanksgiving-related recipe, it will be hard to resist one of the sites that will probably pop up...

Increasingly Rare Beast The Lafayette 20 Down Payment
Increasingly Rare Beast: the Lafayette 20% Down PaymentIt turns out that the run of admirable national and Lafayettte home sales advances have been pulled off despite a couple of s...

Just Listed In Youngsville LA
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{mls: 17007279}$139,900 1211 MARTIN DAUTREUIL ST. MARTINVILLE, LAWow! Great package deal! This one of kind opportunity features a four bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home wit...

Just Listed Homes In The Lafayette Area
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Free Report Of Homes For Sale Right Here In Lafayette Louisiana Under 350
****ATTENTION: Lafayette, Louisiana & Surrounding Areas****Know of anyone Looking to buy a home this month?*Follow here: http://lafayette-louisiana-homes-list.pagedemo.co/We h...

Why A PreApproval Is Important To Your Home Search
One of the first and most important steps to buying a house is getting financing; for this step there are many types of mortgages available. Each type of mortgage varies from how m...

8630 E Sand Pit Road Abbeville LA 70510
{mls: 17003724}If you are looking for extra land this is the home for you! Only 10 minutes from Lafayette and only 5 minutes from Abbeville. The 2200 square foot home is situated i...

NEW HOME BETTER LIVING
When you’re house hunting, focus on the things that will improve your quality of life.There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spi...

FROM DECORATING TO STAGING
Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first,...

WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES
Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstanc...

HIDDEN HOMEOWNER COSTS
Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you're just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ...

Why You Should Have A Home Inspection Before You Buy
When you buy a Lafayette home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the hot water heater wasn't working-in the middle ...

Lafayette Mortgage Interest Rates Stage Surprise Turnabout
It usually takes at least some digging to come up with relevant news for Lafayette real estate watchers. Last week provided an exception. The boldest headlines, cable TV info crawl...

Lafayette Mortgage Interest Rates Another Surprise
{mls: 17003724}It usually takes at least some digging to come up with relevant news for Lafayette realestate watchers. Last week provided an exception.The boldest headlines, cable ...

For Spring Cleaning In Lafayette Keywords For Googling
For Spring Cleaning in Lafayette, Keywords for GooglingAh, springtime! As the daylight hours grow longer and buds and blossoms dot Lafayette’s trees and gardens, even when a rai...

Just Listed In Lafayette
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For Lafayette Homeowners 55 And Up A Practical Issue
While much attention is directed at the phalanx of youthful first-time homebuyers, the Millennials and GenXers aren’t the only groups who are having a substantial influence on th...

Rate Hike No Surprise For Lafayette House Buyers
{mls: 17002228}No Surprise for Lafayette House Hunters in Rate Hike NewsLafayette house buyers and sellers were not surprised in the least at last week’s Federal Reserve decision...

Reconsider These Choices When Youre Designing Your Kitchen
{mls: 16011465}The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and...

Five Bathroom Trends For 2017
Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor tren...

Pricing A Home In Lafayette From Both Sides Now
{mls: 16010281}Mirror Image of Home Pricing in LafayetteWhen it comes to the reality of pricing a home in Lafayette, it’s natural that buyer’s and seller’s points of view ref...

Nine Terrible Lafayette Home Improvement Innovations
{mls: 17002979}Worst 9 Lafayette Home Improvement NotionsWhen it’s one of those weekend days when the Lafayette weather has refused to cooperate with outdoor plans, one way to fi...

As Consumer Confidence Builds Lafayette Real Estate Gains
{mls: 16008829}Growing Confidence Affects Lafayette Real Estate SceneThe attachment we build to the places where we live is an easy-to-understand human emotion. Almost everyone w...

Lafayette Housing Market Fits Many Downsizing Agendas
{mls: 17002051}“Mismatch” Aids Empty Nesters’ Lafayette Housing Situation Time Magazine ended last week with a commentary that could foreshadow how this year’s Lafay...

Lafayette Daylight Savings St Pats Nearly Collide
This Sunday marked the annual “spring forward” sleep-robbing occasion: the switch to this year’s Daylight Savings Time. “Springing forward” may sound like a spirited, ene...

Actively Pursuing The Lowest Mortgage Rates In Lafayette
Without knowing it, many people develop something akin to a split personality when it comes to buying a home. In the beginning, as they pursue their ideal Lafayette house, they aut...

5 Tips To Reduce Relocation Stress
Lafayette Relocation Tips: Nuts and Bolts of the Move If you go looking for new ideas to make a relocation to or from Lafayette easier, it’s amazing how often the words ...

Lafayette Listings Represent A Gigantic Leap Forward In Terms Of Market Efficiency
New Listings in Lafayette Present a Fair (but Annoying) ChallengeToday’s Lafayette Listings represent a gigantic leap forward in terms of market efficiency. It’s...

Youngsville Mortgage Rates Yoyo Again
Mortgage Rates Fell. No, they Rose. No, they… Keeping an eye on Youngsville mortgage rates is a useful pastime for anyone who tracks local home sales because of the ...

20 Down Payment Fiction Vs Lafayette Reality
It turns out that the run of admirable national and 70508 home sales advances have been pulled off despite a couple of strong counter currents. At least that’s the theme that e...

Now Begins Official 70508 DeckPonder Season
Checking the calendar, spring won’t officially kick off until March 20 when the celestial equinox happens. That same Monday will also officially signal the start of 70508’s an...


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