Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s Mardi Gras Time in Lafayette and 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
Lafayette mardi gras parade route

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 Versailles Ball, Angelle Hall on the UL campus 6:30pm
  • Rotary Club of St Martinville mardi Gras Ball, Cade community Center
  • Krewe of Xanadu Ball, Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette 8pm
February 9
  • La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns, St Martinville
  • Children’s Parade, Lafayette 12:30pm
  • Krewe of Bonaparte parade, Lafayette, 6:30pm
  • Krewe of Triton Ball, Cajundome, Lafayette 8pm
February 10
  • Olde Time Boucherie in Eunice
  • Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras
February 11
  • Queen Evangeline’s Parade, Lafayette 6pm
  • Lundi Gras Street Dance in Eunice
  • Krewe of Bonaparts Ball Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette 8pm
  • Mamou Street Dance
February 12
  • Courirs: Mamou, Eunice, Tee-Mamou, Faquetigue, Downtown Lafayette‘s Mardi Gras costume contest 9am
  • Half Fast krewe of Frank’s Parade Opelousas, 9am
  • King Gabriel’s Parade, Lafayette, 10am
  • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, GrandMarais/Jeanerette 11am
  • Lafayette mardi Gras Festival Parade Lafayette 1pm
  • Fox 15 Independent Parade, Lafayette 2pm
  • Krewe Chic a la Pie Parade, Kaplan 2pm
  • Family Parade, Loreauville, 2pm
  • Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field, Lafayette 5pm
  • Krewe of Gabriel Ball Heymann Performing Arts center, Lafayette 8pm

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy this unique season we have here in South Louisiana!

 

2012 Home Sales in Review Lafayette & Acadiana

The year 2012 was a great year in real estate in Acadiana and Lafayette. Overall, home sales were up 17.34% in Acadiana over 2011. The first table below represents the number of sale for each month in Acadiana and in Lafayette parish.

Sold 2012

This second table shows the number of homes sold in Lafayette parish in 2012 compared with 2011.

Sold Lafayette 2011 vs 2012

The numbers were also up in volume. Our prices have been very stable here over the past few years and we even saw a slight increase in prices in certain area for the first time in 3 or 4 years.

volume of home sales in Acadiana 2012 vs 2011

I just looked at the number of sales so far in January and they are rocking! Needless to say that we are off to a great start!

Home sales first 2 weeks January 2013

As of today, there are 674 home sales pending in Acadiana and 470 in Lafayette parish alone. Last year in January, we had 525 sales pending in Acadiana and 355 in Lafayette parish.

There are currently 2028 homes for sale in Acadiana and 1089 available homes in Lafayette parish. This is low, even lower than it was last year in January. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now is the time to list as inventory will increase in the next couple of months and there will be more competition. Contact me today if I can help you buy or sell in 2013.

Happy New Year! Bonne Année 2013

As the sun rises on a new year, I want to wish every one of you a wonderful 2013 filled with health, love, success!

 Sunrise october

I apoligize for not writing those wishes sooner and I know it’s been quiet here for the past couple of weeks. I’m sorry. One of my resolution for this year is to write more and so I started doing research and writing in December and that, coupled with being really busy with real estate and working on finishing the renovations in an investment property, has triggered an old injury to come back in my neck and shoulder. As much as it pains me not to write right now, it pains more to simply think about sitting down and typing.

Nevertheless, I look forward to 2013 for several reasons and I hope you do, too. I will be back soon with numbers in review for 2012 and lots of other great stuff, too.

I’m working with several buyers right now as it is still a great time to buy. However, some of them cannot find what they are looking for. If you are thinking about selling, let me know. I might just have a buyer for your home!

Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s Mardi Gras Time in Lafayette and 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
Lafayette mardi gras parade route

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 Versailles Ball, Angelle Hall on the UL campus 6:30pm
  • Rotary Club of St Martinville mardi Gras Ball, Cade community Center
  • Krewe of Xanadu Ball, Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette 8pm
February 9
  • La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns, St Martinville
  • Children’s Parade, Lafayette 12:30pm
  • Krewe of Bonaparte parade, Lafayette, 6:30pm
  • Krewe of Triton Ball, Cajundome, Lafayette 8pm
February 10
  • Olde Time Boucherie in Eunice
  • Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras
February 11
  • Queen Evangeline’s Parade, Lafayette 6pm
  • Lundi Gras Street Dance in Eunice
  • Krewe of Bonaparts Ball Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette 8pm
  • Mamou Street Dance
February 12
  • Courirs: Mamou, Eunice, Tee-Mamou, Faquetigue, Downtown Lafayette‘s Mardi Gras costume contest 9am
  • Half Fast krewe of Frank’s Parade Opelousas, 9am
  • King Gabriel’s Parade, Lafayette, 10am
  • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, GrandMarais/Jeanerette 11am
  • Lafayette mardi Gras Festival Parade Lafayette 1pm
  • Fox 15 Independent Parade, Lafayette 2pm
  • Krewe Chic a la Pie Parade, Kaplan 2pm
  • Family Parade, Loreauville, 2pm
  • Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field, Lafayette 5pm
  • Krewe of Gabriel Ball Heymann Performing Arts center, Lafayette 8pm

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy this unique season we have here in South Louisiana!

 

2012 Home Sales in Review Lafayette & Acadiana

The year 2012 was a great year in real estate in Acadiana and Lafayette. Overall, home sales were up 17.34% in Acadiana over 2011. The first table below represents the number of sale for each month in Acadiana and in Lafayette parish.

Sold 2012

This second table shows the number of homes sold in Lafayette parish in 2012 compared with 2011.

Sold Lafayette 2011 vs 2012

The numbers were also up in volume. Our prices have been very stable here over the past few years and we even saw a slight increase in prices in certain area for the first time in 3 or 4 years.

volume of home sales in Acadiana 2012 vs 2011

I just looked at the number of sales so far in January and they are rocking! Needless to say that we are off to a great start!

Home sales first 2 weeks January 2013

As of today, there are 674 home sales pending in Acadiana and 470 in Lafayette parish alone. Last year in January, we had 525 sales pending in Acadiana and 355 in Lafayette parish.

There are currently 2028 homes for sale in Acadiana and 1089 available homes in Lafayette parish. This is low, even lower than it was last year in January. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now is the time to list as inventory will increase in the next couple of months and there will be more competition. Contact me today if I can help you buy or sell in 2013.

Happy New Year! Bonne Année 2013

As the sun rises on a new year, I want to wish every one of you a wonderful 2013 filled with health, love, success!

 Sunrise october

I apoligize for not writing those wishes sooner and I know it’s been quiet here for the past couple of weeks. I’m sorry. One of my resolution for this year is to write more and so I started doing research and writing in December and that, coupled with being really busy with real estate and working on finishing the renovations in an investment property, has triggered an old injury to come back in my neck and shoulder. As much as it pains me not to write right now, it pains more to simply think about sitting down and typing.

Nevertheless, I look forward to 2013 for several reasons and I hope you do, too. I will be back soon with numbers in review for 2012 and lots of other great stuff, too.

I’m working with several buyers right now as it is still a great time to buy. However, some of them cannot find what they are looking for. If you are thinking about selling, let me know. I might just have a buyer for your home!