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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...

Dec 31 2017 33738 1
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...

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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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