Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m Back!

I don’t like leaving my blog for lengthy periods of times. I always feel guilty when I do that. My excuse: I just spent the most wonderful three weeks with my parents who live in Canada. Because of the distance, we do not see each other very often, once or twice a year at the most. Our visit began in Orlando and Disney for a few days. It was the first visit for all of us and what memories we now have.

My daughter who is 6 years old will likely remember this trip. She was a real trooper, too, wanting to go on all the rides and she just about enjoyed them all, even the scary and fast ones. She got to meet several Disney characters and even dance with Donald (he’s always been my favorite!).

After Disney, I attended Family Reunion, our Keller Williams’ annual convention in Orlando. It was a great event again this year and Keller Williams is about to become the #1 real estate company in North America. They also announced the opening of the first office overseas in Vietnam. I picked up lots of great information and tips that will help me serve my clients better.

After we all returned to Louisiana, it was Mardi Gras time! For my parents, it was their first. We went to a parade in Lafayette and to Eunice so they could see what our rural Mardi Gras look like.

Mardi Gras parade in Eunice, LANow, I am back in the saddle and took 2 new listings in the past couple of days. Watch for them here later today! One thing we talked about during Family Reunion in Orlando is that homes have never been as affordable as they are now and interest rates are also still at an all-time low. Contact me if you would like more information about buying or selling in Lafayette and Acadiana. I’m back and have a feeling that 2012 will be a great year!

Lafayette Pending Home Sale on the Rise!

Pending home sales in Lafayette parish and in Acadiana are on the rise since the beginning of the year. As of February 4th, there were 525 homes under contract in Acadiana and 355 home sale pending in Lafayette Parish. A month ago, we had 420 sale pending in Acadiana and 262 in Lafayette Parish.

Pending home sales rose sharply in January for Lafayette Parish and Acadiana

As we can see, pending home sales in Lafayette parish are reaching highs that we hadn’t seen since April of 2011. This is great news for the housing market in our area. For seller, it also means that home buyers are out there shopping, right now! Contact me if you have been contemplating putting your home on the market. I am working with several buyers right now and one may be looking for your home!

Lafayette Home Sales Looking Good to Begin New Year!

While less home were sold in January compared to December in Lafayette Parish, we’ve had the best January of the past three years.

Home Sales in lafayette parish better in 2012 than past 2 yearsThe average price in Lafayette parish of home sold was $165,812 (or $97/sqft) with an average days on market of 102 days.

Inventory went up slightly in January but is still low when compared to what it was last year.

Inventory is slightly up in Lafayette in January but still lowHome sales pending are also on the rise again after dipping in December. I will have this report for you tomorrow. Until then, if you have any question about the real estate market in Lafayette parish and Acadiana, don’t hesitate to ask me.

Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m Back!

I don’t like leaving my blog for lengthy periods of times. I always feel guilty when I do that. My excuse: I just spent the most wonderful three weeks with my parents who live in Canada. Because of the distance, we do not see each other very often, once or twice a year at the most. Our visit began in Orlando and Disney for a few days. It was the first visit for all of us and what memories we now have.

My daughter who is 6 years old will likely remember this trip. She was a real trooper, too, wanting to go on all the rides and she just about enjoyed them all, even the scary and fast ones. She got to meet several Disney characters and even dance with Donald (he’s always been my favorite!).

After Disney, I attended Family Reunion, our Keller Williams’ annual convention in Orlando. It was a great event again this year and Keller Williams is about to become the #1 real estate company in North America. They also announced the opening of the first office overseas in Vietnam. I picked up lots of great information and tips that will help me serve my clients better.

After we all returned to Louisiana, it was Mardi Gras time! For my parents, it was their first. We went to a parade in Lafayette and to Eunice so they could see what our rural Mardi Gras look like.

Mardi Gras parade in Eunice, LANow, I am back in the saddle and took 2 new listings in the past couple of days. Watch for them here later today! One thing we talked about during Family Reunion in Orlando is that homes have never been as affordable as they are now and interest rates are also still at an all-time low. Contact me if you would like more information about buying or selling in Lafayette and Acadiana. I’m back and have a feeling that 2012 will be a great year!

Lafayette Pending Home Sale on the Rise!

Pending home sales in Lafayette parish and in Acadiana are on the rise since the beginning of the year. As of February 4th, there were 525 homes under contract in Acadiana and 355 home sale pending in Lafayette Parish. A month ago, we had 420 sale pending in Acadiana and 262 in Lafayette Parish.

Pending home sales rose sharply in January for Lafayette Parish and Acadiana

As we can see, pending home sales in Lafayette parish are reaching highs that we hadn’t seen since April of 2011. This is great news for the housing market in our area. For seller, it also means that home buyers are out there shopping, right now! Contact me if you have been contemplating putting your home on the market. I am working with several buyers right now and one may be looking for your home!

Lafayette Home Sales Looking Good to Begin New Year!

While less home were sold in January compared to December in Lafayette Parish, we’ve had the best January of the past three years.

Home Sales in lafayette parish better in 2012 than past 2 yearsThe average price in Lafayette parish of home sold was $165,812 (or $97/sqft) with an average days on market of 102 days.

Inventory went up slightly in January but is still low when compared to what it was last year.

Inventory is slightly up in Lafayette in January but still lowHome sales pending are also on the rise again after dipping in December. I will have this report for you tomorrow. Until then, if you have any question about the real estate market in Lafayette parish and Acadiana, don’t hesitate to ask me.