Lafayette, LA Real Estate News

By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Last night was our 20th annual Gumbo Cook-Off in Parc International (Lafayette, LA). The weather was beautiful and the event a great success. Our Keller Williams crew even won third prize for our 101 Dalmatians theme. Below are a few pictures from the event. If you missed the fun, join us next year!!                                      
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Yes, it's that time of year again!! Tomorrow, Thursday October 14th, is our annual gumbo cook-off in Park International downtown Lafayette from 4:30 to 7:30pm. This year is the 20th edition of the event and Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will be providing entertainment for everyone. This is a picture of our Keller Williams crew last year. Our theme was Psycho for Gumbo and I was the doctor keeping everybody in line. We sure had a good time! This year, the theme for the cook-off is "Animation-Fascination" and the Keller Williams' crew has picked the 101 Dalmatians. If you come to the park, look for a group of cute puppies having fun. That will be us!                       So put on your dancin' shoes, bring a chair and come taste some great gumbo! Children 5 and under get in free ...
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
 Don't Miss the Rayne Frog Jumping contest at the Frog Festival this year.   November 12, 2010, the streets of Rayne will fill up with frog lovers from all over.  This year the festival will be held from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2010.  There will be frog jumping contests, music, food, and good family fun.  It kicks off with a family night and carnival rides for the family. You'll meet Mr. and Mrs. Tadpole.  And the big event is usually Saturday afternoon with Frog racing and Frog jumping contests.  Bring your own frog or usually you can rent one there. The town of Rayne started in the 1800's when the railroad came to town.  It was first called Poupperville, but changed the name to honor the engineer who laid the tracks: Rayne.
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
If you were in Lafayette this past weekend, you probably enjoyed Festivals Acadiens in Girard Park. I know I did and I just wanted to share a few of the pictures I took Sunday. The weather was beautiful. Hot and dusty was the theme this year and everyone had a wonderful time, including the musicians! Steve Riley playing with High Performance Wayne Toups to whom the Festivals were dedicated this year Wilson Savoy playing with the Pineleaf Boys  
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
How many of you who know the community of Lafayette, louisiana, know it's history?  In 1823 the Louisiana legislature divided St. Martin parish and created Lafayette Parish.  This name was chosen due the General lafayett's visit to the United States.  The city's actual name remained Vermilionville due to the fact that the name Lafayette was already given to a suburb of New Orleans.  Later in 1884, the New Orleans suburb was incorporated in New Orleans and when the name freed up vermilionville became Lafayette, the parish seat of Lafayette Parish. The adjacent parishes are St. Landry (north), St. Martin (east), Iberia (southeast), Vermilion (south, and Acadia (west).  The languages sponken in the home in the 2000 census were 84% english, 14% French or Cajun French, and 2% spanish.  There...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
After being closed for almost 3 years, the bridge on the Lafayette/Vermilion parish line finally opened a couple of weeks ago. The bridge was deemed unsafe in 2007 and too damaged to be repaired. Now, residents who travel between Maurice and Lafayette can finally cross the parish line using the brand new bridge that links Kirk Road in Maurice and Robley Drive in Lafayette. If you are traveling on that road, note that the speed limit drops to 30 MPH when you enter Vermilion parish so be careful. As a resident of Maurice, and someone who uses that road quite often, it's been a pleasure to be able to use the road again to cross the parish line. I have a feeling that many other residents in the area feel the same.
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
For the past few days, the weather has been simply beautiful in Lafayette, LA. Highs in the mid 70s, lows in the upper 50s. This beautiful fall weather also means that Festivals Acadiens & Creoles is righ around the corner. So gear up with your dancing shoes and head on over to Girard Park this weekend for some great music, great food, and just plain old fun! This year's poster (left) was created by Phillip Gould and designed by award winning graphic designer Megan Barra. As you can see below, there will be plenty of music in the park and it starts Friday with downtown alive in Parc International and a Cajun Field Fais Do Do.   Friday October 8 Downtown alive, Parc International 5:30 p.m. Lost Bayou Ramblers 7:00 p.m. Cedric Watson Cajun Field Fais Do Do 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p. m. Geno Del...
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
Great home that is adorable has 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, covered patio, located in quite Carencro subdivision located just off I-49.Brick home has chainlink fence with new carpeting, new central AC unit, along with new roofing. Home is immaculate and ready to move in!!! Call for your showing today!!!   
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
There will be a special event Sunday, September 19th (tomorrow) at the Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse in Lafayette, LA. It will be the kick off event for Grand Reveil Acadien (Great Acadian Awakening) starting at 5pm (music starts at 6pm). Michot Brokedown (Louie & Andre Michot) and Feufollet & Sullyville Rambler (Ryan Brunet & friends) will provide the music for the evening. The Grand Reveil Acadien is presented by the organization Louisiane-Acadie and sponsored by the State of Louisiana and the Lafayette Consolidated Government. Louisiane-Acadie was created to promote the Cajun heritage and culture and to educate the people of Louisiana about its rich history. The Grand Reveil Acadien's "mission is to awaken the population of Louisiana, primarily those of Acadian descent and the youth...
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
Lafayette, Louisiana is famous for its restaurants, talented chefs, and great food. With the fall white shrimp season in full swing, i List For Less Realty wanted to share Chef Patrick Mould's delicious recipe for LOUISIANA SHRIMP SALAD.Ingredients:    2 Cups Water 1/2 Teaspoon Liquid Crab Boil 1/4 Teaspoon Salt    1 Pound Peeled Shrimp    2 Tablespoons Shrimp Stock    3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1/2 Cup Mayonaise 1/4 Minced Celery 1/4 Minced Red Bell Pepper    2 Boiled Eggs, Shelled and Chopped 1/2 Teaspoon Salt1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper    2 Tablespoons Chopped Green Oonion   1 Tablespoon Minced Parsley       Assorted Greens       Tomato Slices Directions: 1. Combine water, liquid crab boil & salt in small sauce pot and bring to    boil. Add shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain sh...
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
Have you ever wanted to be Cajun for a day or two and experience the culture and culinary delights of Acadiana and Lafayette, Louisiana? Now you can! We've put together a weekend sampler for our visitors (and locals alike). Come experience the joie de vivre (the joy of living) and celebrate a day or a weekend in the heart of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Become Cajun for a weekend! SATURDAY: 8:00 AM - ZYDECO BREAKFAST - Cafe' Des Amis - 140 East Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337) 332-5273 http://www.cafedesamis.com/ - There's no better way to start your weekend than to experience a Zydeco Breakfast at Cafe' Des Amis, a cultural blending of food, music and historic preservation. The breakfast menu features specialties that rival even the best brunch restaurants of New Orlea...
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
                                                                                                                   Are you buying a home or property in Lafayette, Louisiana or the Acadiana area? Perhaps you are considering selling your home or property and would like some guidance or useful tips for a successful sale and close. Find the information and resources you need at www.iListForLess.com.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff of professionals will provide you with Exceptional Service and assist you with information on: Home Values, Neighborhoods, Properties for Sale, Viewing Available Homes, Market Trends and more! For additional help with a purchase or sale in: Acadia Parish: Church Point, Crowley, Duson, Esthwood, Iota, Mermentau, Morse and Rayne, or... Iberia Parish: Jeaneret...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Home sales to date for River Ranch in Lafayette, LA. There were no sales in January and only one in May while other months saw 3 to 5 sales. Most sales were for single family detached residences; only one condominium sold this year in River Ranch. Inventory has remained stable with 40 available homes and 38 condos. If you are thinking about buying a home in River Ranch, there are plenty to choose from. Click here to view available homes in Lafayette's River Ranch community. Want to know what your home is worth? Fill up the Market Snap Shot box on the right and get an instant real estate snap shot for where you live (works anywhere in Acadiana) or click the link: Lafayette Home Values.  
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
                                                   Are you making a move, or considering a relocation to Lafayette, Louisiana or the Acadiana area? Find the information you need or learn more about our wonderful communities and parishes on www.iListForLess.com.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you with information on: Home Values, Neighborhoods and Properties for Sale, as well as, Area Schools, Local and Seasonal Events, Arts & Entertainment, Weather, Sport & Recreation Activities. For additonal help with a move to: Acadia Parish: Church Point, Crowley, Duson, Esthwood, Iota, Mermentau, Morse and Rayne, or... Iberia Parish: Jeanerette, Loreauville and New Iberia or... Lafayette Parish: Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Scott and Youngsville or... St. Landry Parish:...
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
Every wonder what your property TRULY looks like? The parties to a real estate transaction view the home for sale in a different, somewhat unique way. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, depending on whether the beholder is the Seller, the Lender, the Buyer, the Appraiser, or Tax Assessor, your property can take on a different perspective, as witnessed in the following brief, tongue-in-cheek video. 2314 Kaliste Saloom Road, Ste. 913, Lafayette, LA 70508-6835 (337) 212-5373
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
If you are interested in a career in real estate and are not sure where to start, come to career night this coming Wednesday, September 1st, in Lafayette.This is a free, informative session on what it takes to become a real estate professional and what it take to be successful once you have your license. If you're already in the process of obtaining your license or you have completed it and are not sure which company offers the best opportunity, this seminar is a great way to learn about Keller Williams and what our company has to offer. If you do not live in the Lafayette area, contact me and I will put you in touch with an office near you.
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By Mike Mayer
(Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC)
Could you live in a 24 room home? Before answering that question, you should know this "palace" is only 330 square feet! That's right. Meet Gary Chang, a Honk Kong architect, who transformed his apartment into a super-efficient home using an ingenious system of sliding walls and panels and incorporating Green technology. You'll have to view the video below to witness his amazing "mini-mansion". Whether you're looking to Buy or Sell a small starter home, or a larger, more spacious property, give us a call. No matter the size or budget, we can assist you with locating a home for purchase or provide professional marketing services for the sale of your home in Lafayette, LA, as well as, Abbeville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Cankton, Crowley, Carencro, Duson, Eunice, Evangeline, ...
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By Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
(Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551)
I bet most of you didn't know this Town.  Unless you are from the Lafayette, Louisiana, or the Acadiana region and love ducks and hunting dogs.  This is the hometown of the annual duck Festival that highlights the hunting heritage of the Acadiana region.  It usually occurs the weekend before Labor Day which is August 26-29, 2010. Events appeal to all ages and tastes.  There are dog trials, skeet shooting contests, a grand parade, duck carving and painting demonstrations, and even a wine and cheese party.  Bands and music add to the festivity. Come on over and bring your hunting dogs.  You'll have loads of fun and may even get to taste some "Geuydan Courtbouillion" the proper Cajun name for fish stew.  I included a link to it's recipe if you miss finding some and you want to try it at ho...
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By Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Aujourd'hui, le 15 août, est la fête des Acadiens. Je voulais prendre une minute pour souhaiter bonne fête à tous les Acadiens du monde entier. Il y a des activités en Louisiane à St. Martinville au Monument Acadien. Le tout débute à 10:15 avec la levée du drapeau et se pousuit toute la journée avec des histoires pour les enfants, du théâtre, des conférences, un picnic (apportez votre lunch), et se termine avec une procession des familles vers l'église St. Martin de Tour pour une messe. Pour plus d'information, visitez le site du Monument acadien www.acadianmemorial.org De la musique et des activités sont aussi prévues à Vermilionville à Lafayette. Pour plus d'information, visitez www.vermilionville.org Today is Acadian National Day and I wanted to take a minute to wish all Acadians thr...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Each course is divided into lessons that take about 20-30 minutes on the average. Each lesson consists of text with multiple choice questions mixed in. The text is presented one small, easy-to-understand sentence or paragraph at a time. After a few screens of text, you will answer a few questions about what you have read. As you progress through the lesson, the learning process keeps track of how you are doing on the questions. After all the text is presented, the computer will go back to the questions you missed or had problems with and review them in random order. You'll keep working on the lesson until you've answered all the questions correctly on two occasions. At that point, the lesson will be marked as complete on the main menu. You can quit a lesson at any time and a bookmark wi...
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