Lafayette, LA Real Estate News

By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Coffee should be hot. Beer should be cold. Mexican food should be spicy.  However, if these things are less than the standard that you expect, there are not any lasting consequences.As the value of the object in question rises, either in price or gravity, the expectations usually increase and decisions become progressively more important.  Marriage, children, health and careers are certainly a few of the more important items that bear careful consideration.The sale of the largest asset that most people own, their home, also merits having reasonable expectations.  A homeowner should expect to get the market value for their home in a reasonable period of time with as few inconveniences as possible.According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Survey, more homeowners are entrusting the s...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
  Growing through Google As we all know, Google owns the online world, and we just happen to live in it. As a result of this “ownership”, Google+ is a must. It should be at the top of the list of your online marketing strategy. Most of us have not paid much attention to it in the past and have looked at it as just another social media platform. However, Google+ offers us more than most social media sites can. It has the strengths to segment and target customers through circles, as well as lhosting hangouts, but also offers us search engine optimization. For those non-geeks, better search engine optimization allows you to appear higher on a google search results page! Isn’t that what we all need and want? With many new changes made to Google and Google+, along with the SEO war going on, ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
2015 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for Acadiana & Surrounding Areas Mardi Gras is coming early this year on Feb. 17th! Mardi Gras which is French for "Fat Tuesday" refers to the practice of the last day of indulging in rich foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In Acadiana, traditions associated with Mardi Gras include balls, Krewes, wearing masks, costumes, catching chickens and cooking them in a gumbo, kingcake, carnival rides; but, parades have to be one of the most popular! Here is a list of Parades in Acadiana and the surrounding areas. If you would like a parade added to our list, please contact us and we will be glad to add it.   "Throw Me Something Mister!"   Sunday, February 1 Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras ParadeCanal, MLK & Main St, Jeanerette Friday, Febru...
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By Katrina Benton, Property Marketing Specialist
(Come Home Inc)
Real Estate School in Lafayette LA Attend Real Estate School in Lafayette LA to begin your career on the right path.  Sign up for real estate pre-licensing classes in Lafayette LA with Legacy Worldwide Institute.   Legacy Worldwide Institute is a coaching and consulting company that offers training in leadership, business, communication and other areas of life. The focus of what we are offering right now is a pre-licensing program for people pursuing their real estate license. We are currently offering real estate pre-licensing programs in three cities in Louisiana: Monroe, Alexandria and Lafayette. Build A Foudation For A Successful Career At Legacy Worldwide Institute our goal as a Real Estate School in Lafayette LA is to give our students the foundation necessary to build a business ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 Williams Realty. Starting a business in real estate, as a Realtor, is fairly simple, quick, and inexpensive compared to the costs of starting other types of businesses. Truth is, real estate is probably one of the lowest ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 pm Krewe of Ezana Parade, Jeanerette, 1 pm Courir de Mardi Gras: Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run, Vermilionville, 11am-3pmm   Friday, February 28th Friday Night Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm Cajun country Mardi Gra...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 Williams shared over $260,000 of profits with us last year. All of this as KW turned 30! Keller Williams is looking to hire and train a select group of motivated Realtors. If you are looking to build a career i...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 real estate company in North America with over 93,000 agents and 700 offices around the world. Keller Williams is looking to hire and train a select group of motivated Realtors. If you are looking to build a career in ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 a constant source of business for me. It can be for you as well! So join me Wednesday and bring your blogging questions with you. And by the way, you do not have to be a Keller Williams' associate to attend or even be an agent at all. All are welcome and I...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 pour les droits linguistiques des francophones dans cette province canadienne. Le tout commence à 18:30. L'évènement est gratuit ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
It's Mardi Gras season in Acadiana and that means parades everywhere! Here is your schedule for parades, balls, and other fun stuff starting tomorrow. February 1 Krewe of Andulusia Parade, new Iberia 6pm Krewe de Chiens People Ball, Abacus, Lafayette 8pm February 2 Carencro Mardi Gras Parade, Carencro 11am Krewe de Chiens Canine Parade, Lafayette 2pm (From the Library to Parc Sans Souci) Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade, Lafayette 6:30pm Royal Order of the Troubadours Ball Heyman Center, Lafayette 6:30pm     February 3 Courir du Mardi Gras at Vermillionville, Lafayette Scott Parade, Scott 1pm   February 8 Festival du mardi Gras a Lafayette Begins at Cajun Field Friday night Parade Lafayette 6:30 pm Krewe of Victoria Ball, Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette Childrens krewe of Versail...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(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. 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 ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
I don't know about you but I love parties that have purposes and there is one in Lafayette tonight. The fine folks at Pack & Paddle, OluKai Footwear, Freetown Fries, The Green Room and Bayou Teche Brewing are throwing a great party called Pint Night and proceeds from all sales will benefit Louisiana Folk Roots! Come on down to Pack & Paddle at 601 E. Pinhook Road in Lafayette from 6 to 9 tonight (Dec 7th). There will be live music by Caleb Elliott, Sam Broussard & Callie Smith. Admission is free and the first 200 to arrive will receive a complimentary souvenir pint glass while the first 70 to arrive will also receive a wrapped mystery gift. Beers are $5 each. Visit Pint Night on Facebook here. Allons!   Also tonight is the Festival of Lights in the Oil Center in Lafayette from 5 to 10pm...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(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. 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. Thinking about moving to Lafayette and considering River Ranch? There are current...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Looking for things to do this weekend? How about the Lafayette Museum of FEAR. Friday and Saturday night go up to the top floor, if you dare! Tickets are $8 at the door from 7pm to 11pm and all the money goes to support the exhibits and educational programs for the Lafayette Science Museum. Visit their Facebook page  for more info!   The Shake Your Trail Feather festival is set for noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux in Breaux Bridge. There will be music, food, kid's activities, and free kayak lessons. You might even win a kayak. Come join us for a celebration of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail. How about a ROLLER DERBY! Come on, have you been? Its not like what you see in the movies. Its all good clean competition and good fun! Saturday night at Top Shelf Sports. D...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Festivals Acadiens & Creoles is this weekend in Girard Park in Lafayette and it starts tonight at 5:30 with Jo-El Sonnier, followed by Lil' Band O' Gold. This is truly the Festivals you don't want to miss (well that and Festival International). There will be music, food, crafts, jam sessions, fun for the kids, and lots of dancing all weekend in Girard Park! Tomorrow, the music starts at 10:30 and goes until 7:45 and Sunday, it starts with a French mass at 9:30 and the music begins at 10:30 until 7:15. Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun will be the closing band on the main stage (Scène Ma Louisiane). This year's festivals are dedicated to James Domengeaux who was one of the founding fathers of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). This year also marks the bicentennial of...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Yes folks, it's that time of year and once again, the weather cooled off just in time (well, a little bit)! The Realtor Association of Acadiana's Gumbo Cookoff is this Thursday, October 11th, in Parc International downtown Lafayette. This year's theme is Gumbo with the Stars! The doors open at 4:30 and tickets are $10 for all you can eat gumbo (quite a deal!), live music, dancing, and lots of fun. Children under 5 years old get in free and there is also a costume contest for the children under 12 at 6:30. Every year, real estate brokerages, title companies, inspectors, lenders, gather for this event. Competition is fierce for the best gumbo and the best team's theme and skit. It is always a fun event and this year weather should be perfect for a night out downtown. So come on out and ce...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
I was only going to post tomorrow about some of the happenings downtown this weekend but then wanted to remind everyone about Rhythms on the River starting its fall season tonight with Rebirth Brass Band. This is now a tradition in River Ranch (Town Square) where one can enjoy food, drinks, music, and great company. Tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 in River Ranch! Tomorrow, Les Frères Michot will be playing at Parc Sans Souci for Bach lunch, a free event sponsored by the Lafayette Science Museum. Bach Lunch is a free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing from noon to 1 p.m. during the spring and fall. The restaurants featured tomorrow are Chris' Po-Boys and iMonelli's. Yum!! Tomorrow night is of course Downtown Alive! also downtown in Parc International. The music will be ...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Sugarcane season is here again and with that come the dust and dark clouds of the cane burning in our area but also the Louisiana Sugarcane Festival & Fair in New Iberia. The Sugarcane Festival features various venues throughout New Iberia: blessing of the crop, carnival rides, food court, 4-H sugar cookery contest, Bayou Girl Scouts bake-off, coronation of Queen Sugar, judging of best decorated storefronts and homes, sugar artistry display & tasting, garden/flower, sugar cane, photography, and arts & crafts exhibits, livestock show, parades, fireworks, fais do do. For more information, visit the Festival's offical page or their Facebook page here. Of course Down Town Alive will be swinging tonight with the Mercy Brothers at Parc Sans Souci starting at 5:30 and going till 8:30. There is...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
When clients tell me that they want to look at homes for sale in the Saint Streets, this is the map I use to search. This is what I consider to be the "Saint Streets" area. It can vary a street or two this way or that way. The top left corner that I left out is what we call the "White Subdivision." It was developed by a Mr. White a little later than the Saint Streets area. Home in the "White Subdivision" are mostly larger, ranch style homes on slab. In the Saint Streets area, most homes are between 50 and 75 years old and are cottages on piers. The Saint Streets area is not one subdivision but rather a group of small subdivisions: Cornay Addition, Comeaux Place, Souvenir Heights, Broussard Addition, Fairfield, and others. We call it the saint streets because several streets have saints ...
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