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OPEN HOUSE – 309 Bridgeport Lane

 

 

lsu football  ruth chris
                  lsu 2     ull                        

Make your weekend spectacular and Win2 ULL tickets, 2 50 yard line LSU tickets, Dinner for 2 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, or $100 CASH!!!

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Stop by 309 Bridgeport Lane Carencro, LA for Open House Saturday, Sept. 19 from 12 PM-2 PM to check out this beautifully redone home for a chance to WIN!!!!

PROPERTY DETAILS

$199,000

MLS: 15302912
BEDROOMS: 3
BATHS: 2
PARTIAL BATHS: 1

Quiet living but still close enough to the city! This beauty sits on a large fenced lot with a covered patio. Home features a split floor plan with a bonus room right off of the master bedroom. Master suite is accented by stained concrete floors. Master bath offer beautiful granite slab, his & her sinks, and a gorgeous linen cabinet for storage. Some of the extras include a wood burning fireplace, built-in wine rack, pull out spice drawer and a huge pantry! Make your appointment to see this one today!

Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

Get ready for your open house — stress-free — by starting early and breaking down your to-do list into manageable chunks. Use this timeline of 35 tips and your house will stand out from the competition on open house day.

Four weeks before the open house

  • Ask your parents to babysit the kids the weekend of the open house. Then book a reservation for your pet with the dog sitter or at the kennel. Having everyone out of the house on the day of will help you keep your home tidy and smelling fresh. Plus, no dogs and no kids equal more time for last-minute prep.
  • Line up a contractor to take care of maintenance issues your real estate agent has asked you to fix, like leaking faucets, sagging gutters, or dings in the walls.Open House
  • De-clutter every room (even if you already de-cluttered once before). Don’t hide your stuff in the closet—buyers will open doors to size up closet space. Store your off-season clothes, sports equipment, and toys somewhere else.
  • Book carpet cleaners for a few days before the open house and a house cleaning service for the day before. Otherwise, make sure to leave time to do these things yourself a couple of days before.

Three weeks before the open house

  • Buy fluffy white towels to create a spa-like feel in the bathrooms.
  • Buy a front door mat to give a good first impression.
  • Designate a shoe box for each bathroom to stow away personal items the day of the open house.

Two weeks before the open house

  • Clean the light fixtures, ceiling fans, light switches, and around door knobs. A spic-and-span house makes buyers feel like they can move right in.
  • Power-wash the house, deck, sidewalk, and driveway.

One week before the open house

  • Make sure potential buyers can get up close and personal with your furnace, air-conditioning unit, and appliances. They’ll want to read any maintenance and manufacturer’s stickers to see how old everything is.
  • Clean the inside of appliances and de-clutter kitchen cabinets and drawers and the pantry. Buyers will open cabinet doors and drawers. If yours are stuffed to the gills, buyers will think your kitchen lacks enough storage space.
  • Put out the new door mat to break it in. It’ll look nice, but not too obviously new for the open house.

Week of the open house

  • Buy ready-made cookie dough and disposable aluminum cookie sheets so you don’t have to take time for clean up after baking (you can recycle the pans after use). Nothing says “home” like the smell of freshly baked cookies.
  • Buy a bag of apples or lemons to display in a pretty bowl.
  • Let your real estate agent know if you’re running low on sales brochures explaining the features of your house.
  • Clean the windows to let in the most light possible.
  • Mow the lawn two days before the open house. Mowing the morning of the open house can peeve house hunters with allergies.

Day before the open house

  • Make sure your real estate agent puts up plenty of open-house signs pointing in the right direction and located where drivers will see them. If she can’t get to it on the Friday before a Sunday open house, offer to do it yourself.
  • Put away yard clutter like hoses, toys, or pet water bowls.
  • Lay fresh logs in the fireplace.

Day of the open houseChecklist

  • Put checkbooks, kids’ piggy banks, jewelry, prescription drugs, bank statements, and other valuables in the trunk of your car, at a neighbor’s house, or in your safe. It’s rare, but thefts do happen at open houses.
  • Set the dining room table for a special-occasion dinner. In the backyard, uncover the barbeque and set the patio table for a picnic to show buyers how elegantly and simply they can entertain once they move in.
  • Check any play equipment for spider webs or insect invasions. A kid screaming about spiders won’t endear buyers to your home.
  • Clean the fingerprints off the storm door. First impressions count.
  • Put up Post-It notes around the house to highlight great features like tilt-in windows or a recently updated appliance.
  • Remove shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, and other personal items from the bathtub, shower, and sinks in all the bathrooms. Store them in a shoebox under the sink. Removing personal items makes it easier for buyers to see themselves living in your house.
  • Stow away all kitchen countertop appliances.

One hour before the open house

  • Bake the ready-to-bake cookies you bought earlier this week. Put them on a nice platter for your open house guests to eat with a note that says: “Help yourself!”
  • Hang the new towels in the bathrooms.
  • Put your bowl of apples or lemons on the kitchen table or bar counter.
  • Pick up and put away any throw rugs, like the bath mats. They’re a trip hazard.

15 minutes before the open house

  • Open all the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights in the house. Buyers like bright homes.
  • Light fireplace logs (if it’s winter).
  • Didn’t get those cookies baked? Brew a pot of coffee to make the house smell inviting.

During the open house

Get out of the house and let the REALTOR® sell it! Potential buyers will be uncomfortable discussing your home if you’re loitering during the open house. Take advantage of your child- and pet-free hours by treating yourself to something you enjoy — a few extra hours at the gym, a trip to the bookstore, or a manicure.


Originally posted at: REALTOR® Content Resource

Parade of Homes Edition 2014

This year’s Parade of Homes in Lafayette and Acadiana is right around the corner. Mark your calendars: April 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2014.

I love the Parade of Homes as it is a wonderful opportunity to view the trends in new home constructions: architectures, floor plans, the colors, the materials, the features, and everything else that makes it fun to look at new homes!

Parade of Homes in Lafayette, LA

215 Quiet Oaks in Copper Meadows (Youngsville, LA) will be in the 2014 edition of the Parade of Homes.

This year’s edition of the Parade of Homes features 33 new homes located in 21 subdivisions across Acadiana. A total of  27 state-licensed AHBA builder members are involved. If you are thinking about building a new home, this is the perfect opportunity to view what they do and perhaps even meet a few of them.

Tickets cost $7 and are currently on sale at Doug Ashy on Johnston St. and on Verot School Rd and at the Acadian Home Builders Association on N. Domingue Rd in Lafayette. During parade hours, tickets will be available at Village Café on Degaulle Square in River Ranch.

Below is the list of the subdivisions that will have homes in this year’s Parade. Specific addresses, maps, and photos are only available  in the Official Parade of Homes Guidebook that you receive with your ticket purchase.

Note that the links below take you to available homes in each of the subdivisions featured in this year’s Parade. Not all homes in the Parade are/will be listed in the MLS.  These links are updated nightly in sink with the Acadiana Multiple Listing Service and always up to date.

LAFAYETTE
Acacia Oaks
Anastasia Acres
Audubon Plantation
Brookshire Gardens
Charleston Village
Crystal Cove
Ella Trace
Island Oaks Plantation
La Cheniere
Olde Towne at Millcreek
River Ranch
Tolson Oaks
Walker’s Village

DUSON
Arrowwood

CARENCRO
Oak Cove

YOUNGSVILLE
Copper Meadows
Meadow Bend
Oak Shadows

BROUSSARD
Cypress Meadows
Mon Jardin
Village at Broussard

For more information, contact me today or visit the official Parade of Homes page of the Acadian Home Builder Association.

Open House Sunday in Amy Estates

We will be having an open house this Sunday, July 15th from 1 to 3pm at 116 Concerto Crest in Amy Estates (Duson, LA). This is a beautiful home featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 3400 square feet of living area.

Large home in Amy Estates for sale

The kitchen in this home is simply gorgeous with refrigerator matching the cabinets, slab granite counter tops, lots of counter space, and an island with a sink.

Kitchen of 116 Concerto Crest in Amy Estates

This home has been approved for a short sale so here’s your chance to own this wonderful large home for less than market value. Make plans to come by Sunday and view it for yourself between 1 and 3pm. If you can’t make it Sunday, contact me and we’ll schedule a private showing for you.

To view more pictures and information about 116 Concerto Crest, visit this link.

Category Archives: Open House

OPEN HOUSE – 309 Bridgeport Lane

 

 

lsu football  ruth chris
                  lsu 2     ull                        

Make your weekend spectacular and Win2 ULL tickets, 2 50 yard line LSU tickets, Dinner for 2 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, or $100 CASH!!!

image001

Stop by 309 Bridgeport Lane Carencro, LA for Open House Saturday, Sept. 19 from 12 PM-2 PM to check out this beautifully redone home for a chance to WIN!!!!

PROPERTY DETAILS

$199,000

MLS: 15302912
BEDROOMS: 3
BATHS: 2
PARTIAL BATHS: 1

Quiet living but still close enough to the city! This beauty sits on a large fenced lot with a covered patio. Home features a split floor plan with a bonus room right off of the master bedroom. Master suite is accented by stained concrete floors. Master bath offer beautiful granite slab, his & her sinks, and a gorgeous linen cabinet for storage. Some of the extras include a wood burning fireplace, built-in wine rack, pull out spice drawer and a huge pantry! Make your appointment to see this one today!

Open House Timeline: Countdown to a Successful Sale

Get ready for your open house — stress-free — by starting early and breaking down your to-do list into manageable chunks. Use this timeline of 35 tips and your house will stand out from the competition on open house day.

Four weeks before the open house

  • Ask your parents to babysit the kids the weekend of the open house. Then book a reservation for your pet with the dog sitter or at the kennel. Having everyone out of the house on the day of will help you keep your home tidy and smelling fresh. Plus, no dogs and no kids equal more time for last-minute prep.
  • Line up a contractor to take care of maintenance issues your real estate agent has asked you to fix, like leaking faucets, sagging gutters, or dings in the walls.Open House
  • De-clutter every room (even if you already de-cluttered once before). Don’t hide your stuff in the closet—buyers will open doors to size up closet space. Store your off-season clothes, sports equipment, and toys somewhere else.
  • Book carpet cleaners for a few days before the open house and a house cleaning service for the day before. Otherwise, make sure to leave time to do these things yourself a couple of days before.

Three weeks before the open house

  • Buy fluffy white towels to create a spa-like feel in the bathrooms.
  • Buy a front door mat to give a good first impression.
  • Designate a shoe box for each bathroom to stow away personal items the day of the open house.

Two weeks before the open house

  • Clean the light fixtures, ceiling fans, light switches, and around door knobs. A spic-and-span house makes buyers feel like they can move right in.
  • Power-wash the house, deck, sidewalk, and driveway.

One week before the open house

  • Make sure potential buyers can get up close and personal with your furnace, air-conditioning unit, and appliances. They’ll want to read any maintenance and manufacturer’s stickers to see how old everything is.
  • Clean the inside of appliances and de-clutter kitchen cabinets and drawers and the pantry. Buyers will open cabinet doors and drawers. If yours are stuffed to the gills, buyers will think your kitchen lacks enough storage space.
  • Put out the new door mat to break it in. It’ll look nice, but not too obviously new for the open house.

Week of the open house

  • Buy ready-made cookie dough and disposable aluminum cookie sheets so you don’t have to take time for clean up after baking (you can recycle the pans after use). Nothing says “home” like the smell of freshly baked cookies.
  • Buy a bag of apples or lemons to display in a pretty bowl.
  • Let your real estate agent know if you’re running low on sales brochures explaining the features of your house.
  • Clean the windows to let in the most light possible.
  • Mow the lawn two days before the open house. Mowing the morning of the open house can peeve house hunters with allergies.

Day before the open house

  • Make sure your real estate agent puts up plenty of open-house signs pointing in the right direction and located where drivers will see them. If she can’t get to it on the Friday before a Sunday open house, offer to do it yourself.
  • Put away yard clutter like hoses, toys, or pet water bowls.
  • Lay fresh logs in the fireplace.

Day of the open houseChecklist

  • Put checkbooks, kids’ piggy banks, jewelry, prescription drugs, bank statements, and other valuables in the trunk of your car, at a neighbor’s house, or in your safe. It’s rare, but thefts do happen at open houses.
  • Set the dining room table for a special-occasion dinner. In the backyard, uncover the barbeque and set the patio table for a picnic to show buyers how elegantly and simply they can entertain once they move in.
  • Check any play equipment for spider webs or insect invasions. A kid screaming about spiders won’t endear buyers to your home.
  • Clean the fingerprints off the storm door. First impressions count.
  • Put up Post-It notes around the house to highlight great features like tilt-in windows or a recently updated appliance.
  • Remove shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, and other personal items from the bathtub, shower, and sinks in all the bathrooms. Store them in a shoebox under the sink. Removing personal items makes it easier for buyers to see themselves living in your house.
  • Stow away all kitchen countertop appliances.

One hour before the open house

  • Bake the ready-to-bake cookies you bought earlier this week. Put them on a nice platter for your open house guests to eat with a note that says: “Help yourself!”
  • Hang the new towels in the bathrooms.
  • Put your bowl of apples or lemons on the kitchen table or bar counter.
  • Pick up and put away any throw rugs, like the bath mats. They’re a trip hazard.

15 minutes before the open house

  • Open all the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights in the house. Buyers like bright homes.
  • Light fireplace logs (if it’s winter).
  • Didn’t get those cookies baked? Brew a pot of coffee to make the house smell inviting.

During the open house

Get out of the house and let the REALTOR® sell it! Potential buyers will be uncomfortable discussing your home if you’re loitering during the open house. Take advantage of your child- and pet-free hours by treating yourself to something you enjoy — a few extra hours at the gym, a trip to the bookstore, or a manicure.


Originally posted at: REALTOR® Content Resource

Parade of Homes Edition 2014

This year’s Parade of Homes in Lafayette and Acadiana is right around the corner. Mark your calendars: April 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2014.

I love the Parade of Homes as it is a wonderful opportunity to view the trends in new home constructions: architectures, floor plans, the colors, the materials, the features, and everything else that makes it fun to look at new homes!

Parade of Homes in Lafayette, LA

215 Quiet Oaks in Copper Meadows (Youngsville, LA) will be in the 2014 edition of the Parade of Homes.

This year’s edition of the Parade of Homes features 33 new homes located in 21 subdivisions across Acadiana. A total of  27 state-licensed AHBA builder members are involved. If you are thinking about building a new home, this is the perfect opportunity to view what they do and perhaps even meet a few of them.

Tickets cost $7 and are currently on sale at Doug Ashy on Johnston St. and on Verot School Rd and at the Acadian Home Builders Association on N. Domingue Rd in Lafayette. During parade hours, tickets will be available at Village Café on Degaulle Square in River Ranch.

Below is the list of the subdivisions that will have homes in this year’s Parade. Specific addresses, maps, and photos are only available  in the Official Parade of Homes Guidebook that you receive with your ticket purchase.

Note that the links below take you to available homes in each of the subdivisions featured in this year’s Parade. Not all homes in the Parade are/will be listed in the MLS.  These links are updated nightly in sink with the Acadiana Multiple Listing Service and always up to date.

LAFAYETTE
Acacia Oaks
Anastasia Acres
Audubon Plantation
Brookshire Gardens
Charleston Village
Crystal Cove
Ella Trace
Island Oaks Plantation
La Cheniere
Olde Towne at Millcreek
River Ranch
Tolson Oaks
Walker’s Village

DUSON
Arrowwood

CARENCRO
Oak Cove

YOUNGSVILLE
Copper Meadows
Meadow Bend
Oak Shadows

BROUSSARD
Cypress Meadows
Mon Jardin
Village at Broussard

For more information, contact me today or visit the official Parade of Homes page of the Acadian Home Builder Association.

Open House Sunday in Amy Estates

We will be having an open house this Sunday, July 15th from 1 to 3pm at 116 Concerto Crest in Amy Estates (Duson, LA). This is a beautiful home featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 3400 square feet of living area.

Large home in Amy Estates for sale

The kitchen in this home is simply gorgeous with refrigerator matching the cabinets, slab granite counter tops, lots of counter space, and an island with a sink.

Kitchen of 116 Concerto Crest in Amy Estates

This home has been approved for a short sale so here’s your chance to own this wonderful large home for less than market value. Make plans to come by Sunday and view it for yourself between 1 and 3pm. If you can’t make it Sunday, contact me and we’ll schedule a private showing for you.

To view more pictures and information about 116 Concerto Crest, visit this link.