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New Construction Homes for Sale in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

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.

New construction is booming 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 space to expand.

There are currently 22 homes available in River Ranch and several condominiums. Detached homes prices range from $321,640 for a 2/2 cottage with 1496 sqft to $1,375,000 for a beautiful two-story home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and over 4000 sqft. Most of the homes currently available are priced between 400K and 800K.

Click here to view all the homes for sale in River Ranch. This link is updated daily so come back often and if you are looking for a home in River Ranch that is not listed here, contact me today and I will hunt it down for you!

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Rhythms on the River Concludes Fall Season Tonight in River Ranch
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

Tonight is the last edition of Rhythms on the River at the Town Square in River Ranch for this fall season. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by Chee Weez, a group from New Orleans that plays the favorite classics from Rock to Pop, to hiphop.

New Orleans bad Chee Weez plays favorite classics.

To be honest, I am not familiar with Chee Weez but they sure look like a fun bunch and I'm intrigued so I will definitely try to make it tonight. It looks like it will be a beautiful day, too!

I might even go early and take a few pictures in the neighborhood, something I do on a regular basis. I love the look and feel of River Ranch and the colors and different styles of its residences. Below are some of the townhouses found near the Town Square in River Ranch.

Row of townhomes near the Town Square in River Ranch

Thinking about moving to Lafayette and considering River Ranch? There are currently 23 single family homes for sale in River Ranch ranging from about $370,000 to $1,400,000 and several condos and townhomes. You can view all of the available properties in River Ranch here. And by the way, this link is refreshed every night so it is always up to date!

Have a question about River Ranch or a different neighborhood? You can email me here.

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Homes for Sale in River Ranch in Lafayette for less than 300K!
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

If you've been dreaming about owning a home in River Ranch but have a budget under 300K, you will want to read this. And if you've read my latest article about home prices in Lafayette, you'll quickly realize that it may also be your last chance to get into River Ranch at such a low price. You see, I found a builder who will build a home in River Ranch for less than 300K for one of my clients, and he is willing to do it for you, too!

Homes for sale in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA

If you have a budget under 300K and you want to live in River Ranch, your only option up to now was a condo. The cheapest home currently available in our MLS in River Ranch is 375K for 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1615 square feet and I know of a For Sale by Owner asking 332K for close to 1500 square feet (also 2bd/2ba). Yes, homes are expensive in River Ranch with an average of nearly $217 per square foot for the currently available homes.

Of course, you can look at homes in other neighborhoods, but if you want to live in River Ranch, you already know that nothing will compare to River Ranch!  Here's the home my client will get in River Ranch for less than 300K:

  • 1400 to 1500 square feet cottage with double garage
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Granite slab counter tops in the kitchen
  • Wood floor in kitchen, living, and master bedroom
  • Large patio
  • And more

If you would like to explore this unique opportunity for yourself or someone you know, contact me today for I can assure you that this offer will not last. Of course, if you want to build a larger, more expensive home in River Ranch or elsewhere, we'll be happy to assist as well.

Cheers!

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Home Sales in River Ranch YTD
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

It has been a while since I reported about home sales in River Ranch. So far this year, 23 homes have sold in River Ranch compared to 16 for the same period last year. The graph below illustrates sales for the first six months of 2011 and 2012.

Home sales are up in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA

The average price of home sales in River Ranch is slightly down this year at $535,000 compared to $573,000 last year. However, the average price per square foot is up at $203 this year compared to $197 last year.

If you are considering buying a home in River Ranch, visit this link for a list of all available homes and condos in the neighborhood.

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Home Sales Report for River Ranch, Lafayette, LA
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

Home sales in River Ranch got a little boost in September as 6 homes were sold. This is the most sales in any given month so far this year.

Home sales in River Ranch for 2011

While sales were higher in Lafayette parish in August than they were in July and September (see my post from yesterday), home sales in River Ranch did the opposite. Sales price for the homes that sold were between $302,000 and $470,000 for an average price of $375,000 and $201.47 per square foot. This is the lower end in River Ranch.

There are currently 27 homes available in River Ranch priced between $343,000 and $959,000 with an average price per square feet of $205.

As for condos and townhomes, sales remain stagnant with only 2 sales so far this year while there are 34 active listings for those units.

Click here to view available properties (homes and condos) in River Ranch.

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Cochon Restaurant opens in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

Lafayette's Cochon Restaurant is open for business as of today (september 15th) in Lafayette, LA. Cochon (pork in French) is located in River Ranch on the banks of the Vermilion River right by the Camellia Blvd bridge.

Lafayette, LA has it own Cochon Restaurant

 Terrace with view of the Vermilion River at Cochon Restaurant.

The restaurant features a terrace here with views of the Vermilion River. My husband and I plan on going for our anniversary in a couple of weeks. If you've been, let me know what you thoughts are!

You can follow Lafayette's Cochon Restaurant on Facebook. Just click on this logo: 

Visit Cochono n Facebook

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

 

 

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Playing with Photography in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA
Dr. Chantal Saucier, Realtor/Career Consultant - Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)

I always loved photography. I am no professional but I believe that photography is like anyting else, it takes practice to become good and more practice to become great.

I also have to admit that I am a fan of Teresa Boardman's blog and I love her photography. So lately, I've been practicing and playing with apps on my iPad and iPhone to see what I could do with some of my own pictures.

The pictures below were taken in the Village of River Ranch in Lafayette. It's probably one of the best places to take pictures in Lafayette because it is such a colorful place, stores and homes alike.

Stores in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA

Row of retail stores in the village of River Ranch.

Homes in River Ranch, Lafayette, LA

I love the colorful, cottage style homes in River Ranch. I think they also make great photos. The effects on these pictures were achieved using an app called Dynalight (thank you Teresa for the tip) and it is available for $0.99!

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in River Ranch, contact me.

To view available homes in River Ranch, click here.

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