la: Thinking About a Career Change? - 07/02/14 06:50 AM
Have you been thinking about a career change and owning your own business? Do you enjoy working with people, would love to help others achieve their real estate dreams, and want a flexible schedule? Have you ever considered a career in real estate?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, join us tonight at 5:30 (July 2nd) or Wednesday, July 16th at noon for a free real estate career seminar at our Keller Williams office in Lafayette. There, you'll learn about the requirements for starting a business in real estate and what we offer to our associates at Keller … (0 comments)

la: Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2014 for Lafayette and Acadiana - 02/14/14 04:57 AM
It's that time of year again and if we're lucky, temperatures will rise just in time for the Mardi Gras parades! Here is your parade schedule for the 2014 Mardi Gras season in Lafayette and Acadiana.
Friday, February 21st Krewe of Andalusia Parade, New Iberia, 6:00 pm   Saturday, February 22nd
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade, Carencro, 11 am Krewe des Chiens Canine Parade, Lafayette, 2:00 pm (from the Library to Parc Sans Souci) Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, Lake Arthur, 2:00 pm Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm   Sunday, February 23rd
Scott Mardi Gras Parade, Scott, 1 … (0 comments)

la: Real Estate Market Report for Lafayette, LA: January 2014 - 02/14/14 03:48 AM
2013 was a great year for real estate in Lafayette and Acadiana and it looks like 2014 is off to a similar start.

As we can see, home sales for January this year are on par with those of January last year. Pending sales, however, are lower now than they were at this time in 2013. In Lafayette parish, there are currently 464 home sales pending compared to 582 last year and in Acadiana, the number is 714 compared to 834 in February 2013.
Another factor worth noting is the fact that our inventory of homes for sale has been … (2 comments)

la: 2013: A Record Year for Keller Williams Realty! - 02/12/14 03:42 AM
2013 was a record year for Keller Williams and 2014 promises to be just as extraordinary. Training Magazine recently named Keller Williams #2 on its worldwide Training 125. The highest ranking real estate franchise on the list! In addition, Keller Williams Realty will share over $2.6 million in profits with KW associates for January 2014. That is the best profit sharing January in the history of KW by over 20%! In 2013, the company shared over $78,000,000 with its associates as we became the #1 company in the US and then in North America by agent count. In Lafayette alone, Keller … (4 comments)

la: Thinking About a Career in Real Estate? - 02/04/14 04:00 AM
Have you been thinking about a career in real estate? Are you good with people, enjoy looking at houses, need flexibility and want to run your own business? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, join us Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, at 5:30 pm for a free real estate career seminar at our Keller Williams office in Lafayette.

Unparalleled for its focus on the agents, its cutting edge technology, its training that is above excellent, and its caring & sharing culture (including sharing of the profits!), it is no surprise that KW is the largest and fastest growing … (0 comments)

la: Curious About Blogging in Real Estate to Increase Your Business? - 02/03/14 05:51 AM
Are you a real estate agent in the Lafayette area and you are curious about blogging to increase your business?

If you have questions about blogging, how to start, what to blog about, or where to blog, join us Wednesday morning (Feb 5th) at our Keller Williams office in Lafayette for a special Q & A about blogging, presented by yours truly. That's right, between 8:45 and 9:30, I will let you pick at my brain about blogging in real estate and share my experiences with you.
I've been blogging for well over 4 years and my blogs have been … (3 comments)

la: Village Estates is Maurice Newest Subdivision! - 01/12/14 06:51 AM
There is a new subdivision in the Maurice landscape called Village Estates. This new neighborhood is located in the city limits around the corner from the Maurice park and just a couple of blocks away from Maurice Elementary. DSLD is the developer and prices start in the $170,000s.

Home sizes start around 1650 square feet up to about 2000 square feet and feature 3 and 4 bedrooms. There is a pond in the center with several homes having water frontage.

A few homes are already under contract even though construction has just begun. There is no doubt in my … (0 comments)

la: New Price at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA: Look! - 11/19/13 05:10 AM
If you are looking for space at a great price, take a look at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette (70506). The home features close to 2200 square feet of living, 3 bedrooms, 2 spacious baths, two living areas, large patio and back yard, and is located only minutes from everything. And for less than $80/sqft!!

Inside, the home has recent flooring everywhere: laminate in den and all bedrooms, and ceramic tiles in kitchen, dining, hallway, and baths. All the bedrooms have ample closet space and both baths are roomy.


The photo above shows the beautiful laminate wood flooring that … (2 comments)

la: 8953 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, LA: Cute Cottage for Sale! - 11/18/13 05:10 AM
We just listed this adorable cottage home at 8953 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion Subdivision in Abbeville. While the home is about 5 years old, it was all refreshed for the market with new paint inside and out, new and beautiful laminate flooring in living room, and new carpet in all bedrooms.

The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a very open floor plan with a spacious kitchen with island.


The home also has a split floor plan with the master suite in the back of the house. The master bath features a garden tub with separate … (3 comments)

la: Acreage for Sale in Parks, LA: Endless Possibilities! - 11/08/13 06:04 AM
Here's your opportunity to own a large tract of land in Parks, Louisiana, and build your private retreat. This property featuring over 20 acres has not been cleared in case the new owner wants privacy. It would also make a great development. The possibilities are truly endless!

There is about 350 feet of frontage on Hebert Lane Hwy and the property is wider in the back. The property runs along side a sugarcane field and features several large oak trees.


The property is located in the Parks/Breaux Bridge school district and is currently offered for $170,000. A recent … (0 comments)

la: 4th of July Celebrations in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana - 07/03/13 02:52 AM
Here are some of the activities this week in Lafayette and Acadiana. Have fun and be safe!
67th annual Erath Fourth of July Erath is hosting it 67th annual days-long July Fourth events, which continue through Thursday. On Wednesday, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will perform starting at 9:30 p.m.
On the 4th, the celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with 5K run and 1 mile walk. Area fire departments are set to hold water fights at 10 a.m. in downtown. The July Fourth parade begins off 5 p.m. and music by Louisiana Red begins at 7 p.m., and Jamie Bergeron … (0 comments)

la: 2013 Parade of Homes Begins this Weekend in Lafayette, LA - 04/03/13 11:59 AM
I love this time of year in Louisiana when nature comes back to life, days get warmer, and we get to view some of the most beautiful homes by our local builders. The weather is somewhat grey today, however, it is supposed to be perfect this weekend when the 2013 edition of the Parade of Homes begins in Lafayette (April 6, 7, 13, 14, from 1 to 6pm).
218 Croft Row in Stonehaven on the River by Burke Homes The 2013 Parade of Homes will allow you to tour 30 new homes in 18 subdivisions in Lafayette, Youngsville, and Broussard. This year, 24 … (0 comments)

la: Bonne Journée Internationale de la Francophonie! - 03/20/13 08:24 AM
Bonne Journée internationale de la francophonie à tous! Happy International Francophonies Day to All of You!
Aujourd'hui est la Journée international de la francophonie dans toutes les régions francophones du monde. Ce soir, vous êtes invité à la Cité des Arts (109 Vine Street au centre ville de Lafayette) où il y aura le visionnement d'extraits du documentaire "L'Acadie, l'Acadie" suivi par une conversation sur la franco-responsabilité et la mobilisation avec des acteurs clés du mouvement franco-louisianais.  "L'Acadie, l'Acadie" (1971) documente le mouvement des étudiants de l'Université de Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick à la fin des années 1960 et leur quête … (2 comments)

la: New Price on Commercial Space in Youngsville, LA - 03/16/13 06:16 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that we have reduced the price of this great commercial property located at 204 Church Street in Youngsville, 70592. The space was recently used as a spa but it would also make great offices for attorneys, chiropractors, or something similar. I still think that it would also make a great flea market with plenty of space for vendors' booth or it could be a salon and spa again.
The price is now only $200,000! What an opportunity!
The building features 2300 square feet with reception area, a large common area in the middle, 3 … (0 comments)

la: 13509 Plantation Pl, Abbeville, LA: New Price, Great Home! - 03/06/13 07:47 AM
I love this home located at 13509 Plantation Pl south of Abbeville and we just reduced the price to $115,000! True, it's been on the market for a couple of month and still haven't found the right buyer. One reason is that the home is "out there" near Mouton Cove, or as some would say, "out in the boondocks."
I know however, that it would make a great home for someone who works in Abbeville (a 10-mins ride) or south of it or a great weekend getaway for someone needing a quiet place or retreat. The house sit on about 1/2 … (3 comments)

la: Lafayette, LA: Are We in a Seller's Market, Yet? - 03/06/13 05:18 AM
Home buyers in our Lafayette parish market have been feeling the pressure: Inventory is thin, rates are still low, and many can't find what they are looking for. The buyers who are out looking right now are already feeling the seller's market we seem to be heading into.
Technically, we are not in a seller's market, yet. We will be in seller's market once the months of inventory fall below 5 months and stay there a while. A buyer's market, on the other hand, is when there are more than 7  months of inventory. For the past year or so, we … (1 comments)

la: New Maurice Branch of the Bank of Abbeville - 02/04/13 04:51 AM
The new Maurice Branch of the Bank of Abbeville opened recently. It is on Maurice Avenue right across from the church.

For a couple of days this past week, while they were tearing down the old building, the only thing standing was the vault.
 
Maurice has changed quite a bit since I moved here in 15 years ago. I love our little town and we have some of the best food around with Villager's Cafe serving the best poor-boys in Acadiana and Hebert's Specialty Meat famous for its stuffed deboned chickens and poultry.
Thinking about moving to Maurice? Click … (0 comments)

la: Camellia Condo for Sale in the Middle of Lafayette, LA - 02/03/13 05:35 AM
Just listed is a beautifully updated unit in Camellia Condominium complex with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. This is one of the best units I've seen in Camellia condos and it can be yours for less than what rent costs you!



The owner updated the floors in the living, dinning, and hall with laminate wood floors and also installed ceramic tiles in the kitchen and baths. This unit is right by the pool which features a gazebo and there is also a tennis court right next to it.

This property would also make a great investment and … (2 comments)

la: FHA Extends Waiver for 90-day Rule Until 2014 - 12/18/12 06:09 AM
Great news: FHA has extended the waiver for their anti-flipping rule until the end of 2014 mainly in an effort to help stabilize real estate prices in areas most affected with foreclosures.

In 2003, FHA instituted the 90-day rule to prevent sales where the seller did minimal to no improvement to a property and resold it within 90 days at a much higher price. The extension of the waiver means that buyers will continue to be able to purchase properties with an FHA-insured loan, even if the seller has not held the title for 90 days or more. And they've … (0 comments)

la: New Construction Homes for Sale in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA - 12/08/12 04:56 AM
If you've walked or driven by River Ranch neighborhood in Lafayette recently, you've probably noticed quite a bit of new construction activity. For the past couple of years, activity in River Ranch was on the slow side. This year, however, home sales are up almost 24% in Lafayette parish and builders are once again busy, including in River Ranch.

If you've been thinking about moving to River Ranch and you want a new home, now is a great time to do it. Interest rates are still low and it won't be long until our most famous neighborhood runs out of … (0 comments)