Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fire and Water, Lots of Lights, and Things to Do Around Lafayette

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Rayo Brothers This Saturday! Think of them like Progressive Bluegrass… (Mumford and Sons) They’re taking the stage where Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan performed back in the day…come to Grant Street Dancehall with Rayo Brothers, Johnny No, and Go Granny Go for a legendary night of music! It will rock.

Rayo Brothers playing in Lafayette, LA

Lights, Lights, Lights!

“Noel au Village” at Acadian Village in Lafayette starts Saturday, December 1st and will go on until the 23rd. Come walk the 10-acre village lit with 1/2 million lights! The village is open every night from 5:30 to 9pm. There is live entertainment every night, carnival rides for the children, photos with Santa, blacksmith demonstrations, food, and all around fun. For more information, visit the Acadian Village website.

 Festival of lights at Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA

From now until December 30, from 5 to 9 is the Acadiana Zoo Safari of Lights when the Zoo is aglow with thousands of twinkling lights! Come see all the decor and have some hot coco and treats in the elf shack, or enjoy a ride on the polar express! For more information visit the Zoo of Acadiana’s website.

Le feu et l'eau celebration in Arnaudville, LALe Feu et l’Eau/Fire and Water Rural Arts Celebration is a one day event that showcases creative talent produced primarily in Acadiana as well as the French culture.  Free Entry, Workshops, Demonstration, Music.  Food and concessions.  This festival was first offered as an opportunity for displaced New Orleans artists to recoup some of their losses after Hurricane Katrina. Join the town at La Jonction for an evening of fun, food, art & music in support of this growing artists. Visit them here on Facebook.

And for the little ones!

Sunday December 2 at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana is a Fancy Tea Party! There will be many craft projects, Of course a fancy “High Tea” and after the Christmas Parade that morning SANTA will be available for pictures but only at the Museum! Dress in your Christmas best! See the website for more information.

 

 

Giving Thanks to All of You, my Friends!

And so it’s Thanksgiving already… This year sure went by like a flash! I don’t think I will make it to Christmas on time…

beautiful sunrise in south Louisiana

This is one of the beautiful sunrises at our farm this fall. We’ve had so many! I am very thankful for this little piece of paradise we call home and most of all, I am thankful for my family and all the awesome people I have in my life.

I am also thankful for my clients and my past clients. Not all transactions are easy, and there are sometimes bumps in the road, but the relationships we build along the way will last for years to come.

I am very thankful that every day, I get to help the people around me achieve their real estate dreams and hope that I can help many more of you in the future.

Happy Thanksgiving!

302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA 70506: Large Home; Great Price!

If you are looking for space at a great price, take a look at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette (70506). The home features close to 2200 square feet of living, 3 bedrooms, 2 spacious baths, two living areas, large patio and back yard, and is located only minutes from everything. And for less than $80/sqft!!

Home for sale in Lafayette, LA at 302 Sapphire, 70506

Inside, the home has recent flooring everywhere: laminate in den and all bedrooms, and ceramic tiles in kitchen, dining, hallway, and baths. All the bedrooms have ample closet space and both baths are roomy.

Lots of cabinets in kitchen at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA

Extra living area at 302 Sapphire Lafayette, LA

The photo above shows the beautiful laminate wood flooring that was recently installed in the den and all the bedrooms. Property also has a workshop by the carport and a metal roof that will last several years. The owner is also offering a one-year home warranty.

Nice, fenced-in backyard at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA

For more pictures and information about 302 Sapphire, please visit this link. You can also search for other properties once you are there and contact me if you have any questions.

Secessions = Real Estate Opportunities?

I usually don’t talk about politics on this blog but this caught my attention right from the start. It started in Louisiana, it is somewhat silly and funny, and at the same time, I also believe that it could lead an interesting, new debate.

Enough with the election, let’s talk about secession for a while, shall we? 😉

More than 30 states now have petitions on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let them withdraw from the Union and form their own “NEW” government. It does not say what kind of “new” government but surely, it can’t mean the same thing in Louisiana that it does in California or Oregon.

And all I keep thinking is that it could mean loads of opportunities for us Realtors when people start moving around. Who knows?

Truth is, I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor anywhere you are or wish to go. So what color is the republic that you would like to move to? Blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple? Blue is good? You want baby blue or dark blue? Want to move to Lafayette, Louisiana? Awesome! I’m your gal! I’m not going anywhere no matter what color we become unless all Cajuns move, too.

This unfolding secession story started November 7th, the day after the election, when Michael E from Slidell, Louisiana, started a petition on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let Louisiana withdraw from the Union and form its own “NEW” government. Micah H in Arlington, Texas, quickly followed suit. I think Michael is about to get his 15 minutes of fame, maybe even Micah.

As of this morning, Louisiana has close to 28,000 signatures and Texas has more than 67,000. It’s not their first rodeo!

One question I do have is why people in other states are signing the Louisiana petition? Do they wish to kick us out or do they support the principle? Good riddance, or You go girl?

The other states that have similar petitions on the website, some even have two, are: Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma (2), Arkansas, South Carolina (2), Georgia (2), Missouri (2), Tennessee, Michigan, New York (2), Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvenia, Nevada, Delaware, California, Ohio, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Alaska. Nebraska, West Virginia, and South Dakota just joined the party this morning. By the time you read this, they’ll be more, I’m sure, and my numbers will be off. Oh well. Are we going to get to 50?

By the way, Texas and Louisiana have both crossed the 25K threshold needed to trigger a response from the White House, while Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and a few others are not far behind.

I wonder what the response will say. Like I said, fun stuff!

You think this is crazy and are against the idea of dismantling the Union? No problem, there are a couple of petition for you, too. One of them calls for the deportation of “everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their states from the United States of America,”  and the other reads: “Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.” Where? It does not say. Maybe they ought to let one of the states go and then deport them all to that state. Just saying…

You think we should all just chill? This should help: scroll down to the petition asking the government to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and let the states decide how they want to regulate it. This one, too, has crossed the 25K threshold required to get a response from the White House.

And this petition business is not the only thing brewing. “Renounce Citizenship” is apparently one of the “fastest growing search terms in Google” says Simon Black, and according to Adam Bilzerian, American Expatriation is growing and becoming a fad. Who knew?

Oh, and did I mention that I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor just about anywhere in the world, too? I’m being serious now. Try me!

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fire and Water, Lots of Lights, and Things to Do Around Lafayette

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Rayo Brothers This Saturday! Think of them like Progressive Bluegrass… (Mumford and Sons) They’re taking the stage where Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan performed back in the day…come to Grant Street Dancehall with Rayo Brothers, Johnny No, and Go Granny Go for a legendary night of music! It will rock.

Rayo Brothers playing in Lafayette, LA

Lights, Lights, Lights!

“Noel au Village” at Acadian Village in Lafayette starts Saturday, December 1st and will go on until the 23rd. Come walk the 10-acre village lit with 1/2 million lights! The village is open every night from 5:30 to 9pm. There is live entertainment every night, carnival rides for the children, photos with Santa, blacksmith demonstrations, food, and all around fun. For more information, visit the Acadian Village website.

 Festival of lights at Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA

From now until December 30, from 5 to 9 is the Acadiana Zoo Safari of Lights when the Zoo is aglow with thousands of twinkling lights! Come see all the decor and have some hot coco and treats in the elf shack, or enjoy a ride on the polar express! For more information visit the Zoo of Acadiana’s website.

Le feu et l'eau celebration in Arnaudville, LALe Feu et l’Eau/Fire and Water Rural Arts Celebration is a one day event that showcases creative talent produced primarily in Acadiana as well as the French culture.  Free Entry, Workshops, Demonstration, Music.  Food and concessions.  This festival was first offered as an opportunity for displaced New Orleans artists to recoup some of their losses after Hurricane Katrina. Join the town at La Jonction for an evening of fun, food, art & music in support of this growing artists. Visit them here on Facebook.

And for the little ones!

Sunday December 2 at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana is a Fancy Tea Party! There will be many craft projects, Of course a fancy “High Tea” and after the Christmas Parade that morning SANTA will be available for pictures but only at the Museum! Dress in your Christmas best! See the website for more information.

 

 

Giving Thanks to All of You, my Friends!

And so it’s Thanksgiving already… This year sure went by like a flash! I don’t think I will make it to Christmas on time…

beautiful sunrise in south Louisiana

This is one of the beautiful sunrises at our farm this fall. We’ve had so many! I am very thankful for this little piece of paradise we call home and most of all, I am thankful for my family and all the awesome people I have in my life.

I am also thankful for my clients and my past clients. Not all transactions are easy, and there are sometimes bumps in the road, but the relationships we build along the way will last for years to come.

I am very thankful that every day, I get to help the people around me achieve their real estate dreams and hope that I can help many more of you in the future.

Happy Thanksgiving!

302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA 70506: Large Home; Great Price!

If you are looking for space at a great price, take a look at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette (70506). The home features close to 2200 square feet of living, 3 bedrooms, 2 spacious baths, two living areas, large patio and back yard, and is located only minutes from everything. And for less than $80/sqft!!

Home for sale in Lafayette, LA at 302 Sapphire, 70506

Inside, the home has recent flooring everywhere: laminate in den and all bedrooms, and ceramic tiles in kitchen, dining, hallway, and baths. All the bedrooms have ample closet space and both baths are roomy.

Lots of cabinets in kitchen at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA

Extra living area at 302 Sapphire Lafayette, LA

The photo above shows the beautiful laminate wood flooring that was recently installed in the den and all the bedrooms. Property also has a workshop by the carport and a metal roof that will last several years. The owner is also offering a one-year home warranty.

Nice, fenced-in backyard at 302 Sapphire in Lafayette, LA

For more pictures and information about 302 Sapphire, please visit this link. You can also search for other properties once you are there and contact me if you have any questions.

Secessions = Real Estate Opportunities?

I usually don’t talk about politics on this blog but this caught my attention right from the start. It started in Louisiana, it is somewhat silly and funny, and at the same time, I also believe that it could lead an interesting, new debate.

Enough with the election, let’s talk about secession for a while, shall we? 😉

More than 30 states now have petitions on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let them withdraw from the Union and form their own “NEW” government. It does not say what kind of “new” government but surely, it can’t mean the same thing in Louisiana that it does in California or Oregon.

And all I keep thinking is that it could mean loads of opportunities for us Realtors when people start moving around. Who knows?

Truth is, I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor anywhere you are or wish to go. So what color is the republic that you would like to move to? Blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple? Blue is good? You want baby blue or dark blue? Want to move to Lafayette, Louisiana? Awesome! I’m your gal! I’m not going anywhere no matter what color we become unless all Cajuns move, too.

This unfolding secession story started November 7th, the day after the election, when Michael E from Slidell, Louisiana, started a petition on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let Louisiana withdraw from the Union and form its own “NEW” government. Micah H in Arlington, Texas, quickly followed suit. I think Michael is about to get his 15 minutes of fame, maybe even Micah.

As of this morning, Louisiana has close to 28,000 signatures and Texas has more than 67,000. It’s not their first rodeo!

One question I do have is why people in other states are signing the Louisiana petition? Do they wish to kick us out or do they support the principle? Good riddance, or You go girl?

The other states that have similar petitions on the website, some even have two, are: Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma (2), Arkansas, South Carolina (2), Georgia (2), Missouri (2), Tennessee, Michigan, New York (2), Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvenia, Nevada, Delaware, California, Ohio, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Alaska. Nebraska, West Virginia, and South Dakota just joined the party this morning. By the time you read this, they’ll be more, I’m sure, and my numbers will be off. Oh well. Are we going to get to 50?

By the way, Texas and Louisiana have both crossed the 25K threshold needed to trigger a response from the White House, while Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and a few others are not far behind.

I wonder what the response will say. Like I said, fun stuff!

You think this is crazy and are against the idea of dismantling the Union? No problem, there are a couple of petition for you, too. One of them calls for the deportation of “everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their states from the United States of America,”  and the other reads: “Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.” Where? It does not say. Maybe they ought to let one of the states go and then deport them all to that state. Just saying…

You think we should all just chill? This should help: scroll down to the petition asking the government to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and let the states decide how they want to regulate it. This one, too, has crossed the 25K threshold required to get a response from the White House.

And this petition business is not the only thing brewing. “Renounce Citizenship” is apparently one of the “fastest growing search terms in Google” says Simon Black, and according to Adam Bilzerian, American Expatriation is growing and becoming a fad. Who knew?

Oh, and did I mention that I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor just about anywhere in the world, too? I’m being serious now. Try me!