Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chateau Vermilion Subdivision near Maurice, LA: Grand Re-Opening set for June 12th!

You may have seen homes in the Chateau Vermilion Subdivision before, but now is definitely the time to take another look! And you are cordially invited to our Grand Re-Opening taking place Sunday, June 12th, from 2 to 4 pm at 8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion. Refreshments and snacks will be served as you view our newest model home for sale.

8940 Rue Blanc in the Chateau Vermilion Subdivision

“We are excited about the new direction our subdivision is taking,” said Vince Hayward of Champion Homes, the builder. “We are now building custom cottage style brick homes, on slab, and we can be as creative as buyers want us to be.”

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen & dining

The newest cottage is now ready to move in and it is, without a doubt, the best value for the money in the North Vermilion area and the Maurice school district. Well built and energy efficient, this home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 1490 square feet of living area, a large double carport and the lot is nearly ½ acre (70 X 260)!

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: kitchen

Other features of this home include: vaulted ceilings in the living room and in the master bedroom, beautiful stained concrete floors in living, dining, and kitchen areas, stainless steel appliances, and a beautiful glass backsplash in the kitchen. The master suite is roomy, especially the master bath with double vanities, separate shower and tub, and a large walk-in closet with built-ins.

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: Master Bath

“Our goal was to build a home with the best possible features at a price people can afford,” said Hayward. “Buyers like the open and split floor plans, the tall ceilings, the crown molding, and stainless appliances. We are giving them all of that, and more!”

In addition, the subdivision features a small lake with fountain in the back where there is now a covered picnic area and small fishing pier for the residents to enjoy.

Chateau Vermilion Subdivision: Pond with picnic area and fishing pier

Think you can’t afford such a home? Think again!

Chateau Vermilion qualifies for 100% financing through the Rural Development program, which means that you can live in this home for less than $1,000/month, including mortgage principal & interest, homeowner’s insurance, and Property taxes (principal & interest only is $808/month). In addition, the seller is offering $3,500 toward buyer’s closing costs.

There are also other lots available and plans to choose from with homes starting in the 140Ks.

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: Kitchen & Living

Chateau Vermilion is located just 5 miles south of Maurice on Hwy 167 and it is in the Maurice Elementary and North Vermilion High School district.

From Maurice, head south on Hwy 167. The subdivision will be on your left immediately after you cross the intersection of Hwy 696. From Abbeville, head north on Hwy 167 for 2.5 miles, the subdivision is on your right before you cross Hwy 696.

We look forward to seeing you for our Grand Re-Opening on June 12th from 2 to 4pm or come for our next open house on June 29th between 2 and 4pm.

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Hurricane Season Starts Wednesday, June 1st… Are You Ready?

For those of us living near the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, June 1st marks the beginning of the hurricane season.

Hurricane season begins June 1st. Are you prepared?

A few days ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its predictions for 2011.

12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which:

6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including:

3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

Click here to read the full article on NOAA’s website.

 

One thing they can’t predict is the trajectory these hurricanes will take and the areas they will affect.

The truth is, hurricanes can be, and often are, destructive in many ways, including with high winds, tornadoes, flooding, and storm surges for those living near the coasts.

Hurricanes in 2010

Do you have a plan?

We are need to be prepared and have a plan ahead of time. In addition, homeowners should be aware of their home’s weaknesses and how it might be affected by high winds and flooding. While we all need to have a family plan, homeowners also need a plan to secure their home.

The NOAA website is filled with information and tips on how to prepare for hurricanes. Unless you want to be scrambling to secure your home and your family once you know a hurricane is heading your way, now is the time to evaluate your emergency preparedness and establish a plan.

Photos from NOAA

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Keller Williams’ RED Day in Lafayette, LA: We Did It Again!

RED Day was a success once again here in Lafayette, LA as it was across North America. RED Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) is “an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.” (From KW. To read more, click here.)

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

Our market center, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana, traveled back to the Acadian Village and helped by painting the tables and benches used in the village’s event hall. They most definitely needed it!

The first picture below is of all the benched and tables we painted.

Row of benches painted by Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

The Village was created to serve three purposes. It preserves a piece of early Acadian heritage. Also, its revenues benefit LARC (Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens) by helping to offset government cuts to the program and by providing employment for LARC clients. With RED Day, Keller Williams saved the Acadian Village thousands of dollars in paint labor and I believe I speak from all of us when I say that we had a wonderful day!

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

PS: I can’t believe it’s already been a week since RED Day and I am just now getting to this post. There is so much going on every spring with real estate, festivals, and on our farm that I am constantly trying to catch up, or so it seems.

It is still a great time to buy in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana. Click on the logo below to visit my web site and search for your dream home!

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8940 Rue Blanc, Abbeville LA: Open House Sunday May 15th

I will be hosting an open house at 8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville this Sunday, May 15th, from 1 to 3pm. Come join me and view this beautiful new construction in the Chateau Vermilion subdivision.

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: new construction

This darling cottage features:

  • Beautiful stained concrete floors in living areas
  • Vaulted ceilings in living room and master bedroom
  • Glass tile back splash in the kitchen
  • Crown molding throughout
  • Large master suite
  • Double carport
  • Half acre lot (70X260)!
  • Maurice elementary and North Vermilion High School district
  • And more!

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen & dining

There are other plans and lots to choose from. This home also qualifies for Rural Development financing (100%) and the seller is offering $3,500 towards closing costs!

Directions: From Lafayette, head south on Hwy 167 (Johnston Street), Chateau Vermilion will be on your left immediately after you pass the intersection of Hwy 696 and before your reach Abbeville.

Come view this home between 1 and 3pm, Sunday May 15th or call me to set up an appointment.

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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chateau Vermilion Subdivision near Maurice, LA: Grand Re-Opening set for June 12th!

You may have seen homes in the Chateau Vermilion Subdivision before, but now is definitely the time to take another look! And you are cordially invited to our Grand Re-Opening taking place Sunday, June 12th, from 2 to 4 pm at 8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion. Refreshments and snacks will be served as you view our newest model home for sale.

8940 Rue Blanc in the Chateau Vermilion Subdivision

“We are excited about the new direction our subdivision is taking,” said Vince Hayward of Champion Homes, the builder. “We are now building custom cottage style brick homes, on slab, and we can be as creative as buyers want us to be.”

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen & dining

The newest cottage is now ready to move in and it is, without a doubt, the best value for the money in the North Vermilion area and the Maurice school district. Well built and energy efficient, this home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 1490 square feet of living area, a large double carport and the lot is nearly ½ acre (70 X 260)!

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: kitchen

Other features of this home include: vaulted ceilings in the living room and in the master bedroom, beautiful stained concrete floors in living, dining, and kitchen areas, stainless steel appliances, and a beautiful glass backsplash in the kitchen. The master suite is roomy, especially the master bath with double vanities, separate shower and tub, and a large walk-in closet with built-ins.

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: Master Bath

“Our goal was to build a home with the best possible features at a price people can afford,” said Hayward. “Buyers like the open and split floor plans, the tall ceilings, the crown molding, and stainless appliances. We are giving them all of that, and more!”

In addition, the subdivision features a small lake with fountain in the back where there is now a covered picnic area and small fishing pier for the residents to enjoy.

Chateau Vermilion Subdivision: Pond with picnic area and fishing pier

Think you can’t afford such a home? Think again!

Chateau Vermilion qualifies for 100% financing through the Rural Development program, which means that you can live in this home for less than $1,000/month, including mortgage principal & interest, homeowner’s insurance, and Property taxes (principal & interest only is $808/month). In addition, the seller is offering $3,500 toward buyer’s closing costs.

There are also other lots available and plans to choose from with homes starting in the 140Ks.

8940 Rue Blanc in Chateau Vermilion: Kitchen & Living

Chateau Vermilion is located just 5 miles south of Maurice on Hwy 167 and it is in the Maurice Elementary and North Vermilion High School district.

From Maurice, head south on Hwy 167. The subdivision will be on your left immediately after you cross the intersection of Hwy 696. From Abbeville, head north on Hwy 167 for 2.5 miles, the subdivision is on your right before you cross Hwy 696.

We look forward to seeing you for our Grand Re-Opening on June 12th from 2 to 4pm or come for our next open house on June 29th between 2 and 4pm.

logo La Real Estate Doctor.com

Hurricane Season Starts Wednesday, June 1st… Are You Ready?

For those of us living near the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, June 1st marks the beginning of the hurricane season.

Hurricane season begins June 1st. Are you prepared?

A few days ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its predictions for 2011.

12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which:

6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including:

3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

Click here to read the full article on NOAA’s website.

 

One thing they can’t predict is the trajectory these hurricanes will take and the areas they will affect.

The truth is, hurricanes can be, and often are, destructive in many ways, including with high winds, tornadoes, flooding, and storm surges for those living near the coasts.

Hurricanes in 2010

Do you have a plan?

We are need to be prepared and have a plan ahead of time. In addition, homeowners should be aware of their home’s weaknesses and how it might be affected by high winds and flooding. While we all need to have a family plan, homeowners also need a plan to secure their home.

The NOAA website is filled with information and tips on how to prepare for hurricanes. Unless you want to be scrambling to secure your home and your family once you know a hurricane is heading your way, now is the time to evaluate your emergency preparedness and establish a plan.

Photos from NOAA

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Keller Williams’ RED Day in Lafayette, LA: We Did It Again!

RED Day was a success once again here in Lafayette, LA as it was across North America. RED Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) is “an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.” (From KW. To read more, click here.)

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

Our market center, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana, traveled back to the Acadian Village and helped by painting the tables and benches used in the village’s event hall. They most definitely needed it!

The first picture below is of all the benched and tables we painted.

Row of benches painted by Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

The Village was created to serve three purposes. It preserves a piece of early Acadian heritage. Also, its revenues benefit LARC (Lafayette Association of Retarded Citizens) by helping to offset government cuts to the program and by providing employment for LARC clients. With RED Day, Keller Williams saved the Acadian Village thousands of dollars in paint labor and I believe I speak from all of us when I say that we had a wonderful day!

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

Keller Williams RED Day 2011 Lafayette, LA

PS: I can’t believe it’s already been a week since RED Day and I am just now getting to this post. There is so much going on every spring with real estate, festivals, and on our farm that I am constantly trying to catch up, or so it seems.

It is still a great time to buy in Lafayette, LA and Acadiana. Click on the logo below to visit my web site and search for your dream home!

logo La Real Estate Doctor.com

8940 Rue Blanc, Abbeville LA: Open House Sunday May 15th

I will be hosting an open house at 8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville this Sunday, May 15th, from 1 to 3pm. Come join me and view this beautiful new construction in the Chateau Vermilion subdivision.

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: new construction

This darling cottage features:

  • Beautiful stained concrete floors in living areas
  • Vaulted ceilings in living room and master bedroom
  • Glass tile back splash in the kitchen
  • Crown molding throughout
  • Large master suite
  • Double carport
  • Half acre lot (70X260)!
  • Maurice elementary and North Vermilion High School district
  • And more!

8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen8940 Rue Blanc in Abbeville, La: kitchen & dining

There are other plans and lots to choose from. This home also qualifies for Rural Development financing (100%) and the seller is offering $3,500 towards closing costs!

Directions: From Lafayette, head south on Hwy 167 (Johnston Street), Chateau Vermilion will be on your left immediately after you pass the intersection of Hwy 696 and before your reach Abbeville.

Come view this home between 1 and 3pm, Sunday May 15th or call me to set up an appointment.

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