Baton Rouge, LA Real Estate News

By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Are you a golfer and planning on moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana? Well, you have come to the right place. Baton Rouge has a number of nice, golf courses to choose from. So, pack up your golf clubs and get ready for a nice, hole-in-one!! You know, before we get you started on your "golf" journey, I think it's a necessity to have the right equipment. While I'm sure you can hit  a hole-in-one without a Big Bertha, it's good to know that there are enough golf shops in Baton Rouge to keep you content. Louisiana is proud to offer the new "Bass Pro Shop", here you can find all the things you need for a good golf game.   Want to stand out from all of your other golfbuddies? Get your own cart!! To check out a varietyof golf carts, be sure to check out: Golf Cart World,                          ...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
I have to admit, there is one tiny thing that I do enjoy while moving and that’s sorting through all of my junk, well…my belongings. After staying at a residence for a decent amount of time, it’s easy to accumulate a massive amount of stuff. I try to look at the bright side of things and look at moving as an opportunity to get organized, sort through things and out with the old-in with the new. Many families that are relocating to Baton Rouge usually find rental property to live in for a year so they can get a good feel of the area they want to be in. After cruising around Baton Rouge for a year, they eventually know where they want to settle. Many newbies end up putting their life in a U-haul and have trouble finding rental property with a decent amount of storage. Since they consider ...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
There is a cozy, little home sitting in the corner of Azalea Lakes in Baton Rouge, La with your name on it. Are you tired of looking for that perfect home? Well, look no further....you've found it. 17467 Lake Wisteria Avenue is now the place to call home. It is a beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home with 1,689 sq ft.                                      The spacious, split floor plan is so inviting. Walking on the laminte floors into the Master Suite bedroom, you will find a roomy spot to call your own. The french doors leading to the bathroom is more than welcoming. The way it's placed, the garden tub, the window, the shower...it says "Southern Living". When making your way to the other portion of the house, you'll have no doubts that this will be the place to call home. Make it a guest...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the near future? We welcome you and your children with open arms. Sometimes moving can be a hassle, but it doesn't has to be. This is why I have put together some information to help you. One of the most important things when buying a home is the school district and daycares. Here is some information for you on finding a daycare and also, a list of daycares in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.                                                                        Where do I start when looking for a good quality daycare? 1. Research - This is the imperative to finding a good daycare. Treat it as if you  are  job hunting, or better yet- treat it like you are interviewing and employee for hire.  a) Go online and look around. Many daycares have a website...
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I will be conducting an open house on Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 2PM-4PM at 1045 Briarhurst Dr in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The home is located in the Quail Ridge Subdivision.  To get to the home:  From Siegen Lane, take Briar Hollow Ave, then take a right on Briarhurst Dr.  The house will be on the right.  Details about the home are in the flyer below.
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
                                                            Ruff. Purrr. Grrrr. Are you an animal lover? Are you relocating to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and are wondering what it has to offer your pet? I am here to assure you that Baton Rouge is "pet friendly" and welcomes you with open paws! You know, having a pet can be a huge responsibility. They have to be fed, walked everyday and loved on. But, what about all the other things. There's getting their hair done, going to the doctor, getting their teeth clean and sometimes needing a babysitter when mom and dad go on vacation. Here you will find valuable information for you and your precious pet.        Hair Dressers- Well, okay groomers. None of us want our dog to be the shaggy one on the block. It's important to keep your pet trimmed and...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Happy Birthday !! So, it's your child's birthday, you've just moved to Baton Rouge and you have no idea what to do. I have been there. You want this birthday to be special. Well, I have got some really cute ideas for your little one.   1. Do you have a little princess that loves pink? Don't they all? How about Enchanting Parties? This is a great idea for the little one that loves a happily ever after.   They offer:      *Invite your child's favorite story book character      *Royal entertainment      *Princess for a day      *Each child will be provided with jewels, glittery princess tattoos and a makeover that consists of sparkly    makeup  and nails polished. *The Birthday Princess will receive a special Princess gift and a framed photo of her and her favorite Princess together      *...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
So, you're packing up the family and moving to Baton Rouge? Not a bad idea. Actually, I think it's an excellent idea and once you arrive you'll see why. In Part 1 of "Relocating to Baton Rouge? It's kid friendly", I touched base on just a few of the extra-curricular activities that Baton Rouge has to offer your child. Those were just a few that I had chosen...a little teaser, if you may. So, you are all set on the extra-curricular activies, now what? What about entertainment for the children? You know the fun thing about having children is that you get to have just as much fun as they do. There is no limit to the fun that you and your children can have in Baton Rouge. You might want to sit down for this one. It's a Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge, the kids are restless and you are loo...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
So, you and your family are thinking about relocating to Baton Rouge, la. What a great idea! In my opinion, Baton Rouge is was of the best places to live. It's full of excitement and entertainment. Are you wondering if Baton Rouge is "Kid" friendly?  Well, it's "kid' friendly and then some. Baton Rouge has so much to offer children and their families. Whether your looking for entertainment, something educational, planning a birthday party, a kid photographer, pediatricians or an after school program, Baton Rouge has it all.  It's easy to get lost in the wonderful city of Baton Rouge, especially when searching for something for your children. Well, I am here to help you on your journey, to make things easier and show you what all Baton Rouge has to offer to you and your children.   If yo...
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Please join me this Sunday ( February 10, 2008) from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at an open house located at 17615 Sugar Mill Avenue. This well maintained and updated home is conveniently located in High Point subdivision off of Old Jefferson Highway.This is a great house that features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It also has a large living room with high ceilings and a fireplace. The kitchen is spacious with loads of cabinets and counter space. Most of the interior has recently been repainted and this home is truly move in ready!The front of the home is Acadian style with a wood porch that is perfect for a swing. The house sits on a spacious corner lot with lots of space for the kids to play! The property also has a rear carport and a large fenced back yard. This home is affordably price...
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By Don Stern, Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
(Realty Executives South Louisiana)
Baton Rouge Real EstateSanta Maria Subdivision Market Analysis Santa Maria is an upscale neighborhood located off of Old Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. The homes built in this subdivision are primarily French country and Acadian in style and are built surrounding The Santa Maria Golf Course. The following market analysis was based upon data extracted from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS database and while every effort was made to ensure accuracy no warranties are made. Sales data from 2002 through 2007 were examined as was the current inventory as of January 25, 2008. The following graphs illustrate the average and median home prices in Santa Maria for both new construction and the resale market between 2002 and 2007. The Santa Maria golf course is a public BREC-manage...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
You know, I just love going to work everyday. Why? Because I get to work out of one of the model homes at Crystal Lakes Development. We have people coming in non-stop wanting to know what it's all about. If you have been reading my previous blogs then you will already know a little big about Crystal Lakes Development. So, today I got a little camera happy. Can you blame me? I want you to see a little bit of what is going on. If you haven't been informed here is a little recap just for you! If you thought you had to wait til "someday" to find the perfect home, you'll be glad to know that "someday" has arrived. Crystal Lakes Community is here. It is everything you've been hoping for. At prices that are amazingly affordable. Beautifully situated around the Crystal Lakes, this exeptional co...
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According to a recent article in Men's Health magazine, Baton Rouge's tap water was ranked #2 in the nation.  The ranking was based on the most recent data on levels of arsenic, lead, halo-acetic acids and total trihalomethanes (linked to cancer), and total coliform bacteria, plus the number of EPA water-system violations from 1995 to 2005.  The only city to beat out Baton Rouge was Denver, Co. The top 5 cities are:5.  Memphis, TN       A4  Norfolk, VA       A3.  Kansas City, MO       A2.  Baton Rouge, LA       A1.  Denver, CO       A The bottom 5 cities are:100.  Phoenix, AZ     F99.   Indianapolis, IN            F98.  Charlotte, NC  F97.   Los Angeles, CA            F96.   Charleston, WV            D95    Fort Wayne, IN            D
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
    Kaching Kaching Kaching! What's that sound? Why, it's the sound of the slot machine cashing out baby! I must admit, I'm not really Queen Casino. I can probably count on my hand how many times I've actually been to a casino. But, I'm not the type of person to buy a lottery ticket either. I always just figure that the odds are against me so why bother, right? Of course, the flashing lights, the clink clink of the change, and the free booze are what draws most. If you were to ‘ever' find me in a casino, you would find me in the corner with a bucket of  nickels. Hey, when I do it..I do it BIG. I spend most of my time just cashing out my change to get the euphoric feeling of having won something.                                                   So, why all the talk about casinos? Do ya ...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
So, I've been hearing so much about Pelican Point. Where is this Pelican Point and who decided this? lol I've heard some conversation from realtor to realtor about this place. I wanted to find out for myself what it was all about.  All I have to say is, "Whoa Nelly". For some reason, I assumed that Pelican Point was in Baton Rouge, la. I mean, common sense told me it was in Louisiana because our state bird is the Pelican. (I'm so smart) I learned that it was actually in Gonzales, la. Boy, does Gonzales have a lot of things brewing. So, want a little history on Pelican Point? How did Pelican Point begin? Joseph Blanpain, in 1729, actually purchased about a thousand acres at Houma's Point. This actually was the first plantation up river from New Orleans. Everything was fine and dandy, the...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
So, guess who is coming to town? Well, not it's not Aunt Ethel....it's Chicago. For all of you theater junkies, this one is NOT to be missed and all that jazz. I am sure many of you remember "Chicago" going to the big screen a few years back.  The movie included Queen Latifah, Catherina Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger.  Did you know that Catherine Zeta-Jones won "Best Supporting Actress" for Chicago? Just a little information for you there, want more info? Well, pull up a chair!   Chicago was a Kander and Ebb musical. The book was written by Ebb and Bob Fosse.  The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice, and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."  Did you know that Chicago was actually based on a play that ran in 1926? It was based on th...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Looking for information on Mardi Gras? Here is the information!   Thu 31Of Moving Colors' Pasta Performances, including lunch and a dance performance, Manship Theater, noon-1pm; LSU Campus Safety Forum, Hill Memorial Library, 3:10-4:30pm; Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars (roots reggae and traditional West African music), Manship Theatre, 8pm, $20+; Muses, uptown N.O., 7pm; The Fiery Furnaces* with Super Furry Animals, Republic in N.O., 7:30pm, $15advance/$17 door Fri 1Krewe of Southdowns parade, Southdowns (Perkins/Lee/Hyacinth/Stanford), 7pm; Red Stick Ramblers' annual Mardi Gras show, Chelsea's, 10pm; Pine Leaf Boys, with free Cajun food, at Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, parades pass at 7pm, band starts at 8pm; the final Cajun French Music Association Dance, with Chris Miller and Bayou...
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By Lindsay Pendleton, Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
(Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas)
Tsunami’s in Baton Rouge After looking at all the pizza boxes stuffed in the trash, I realized that it was time for a change. I’m not implying that I’m a pizza junkie; I’m just saying that I have Papa Johns on speed dial. That’s our little secret, though. I must admit, I was to the point of sweating pepperoni from my pours so it was time for something new, something different and something tasty. I resisted the urge to dial Papa and ended up phoning a friend to discuss. We tossed a few ideas around and we decided on sushi and by “we”, I mean “she”…because I’m not a sushi eater. I can remember trying it years ago and not being a big fan but I’m not the type to say “I’ll never eat that again”. Well, I do say that but I usually end up eating my words. All of my friends wanted to head down...
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By Sallie Williams, REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
(Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS)
 Today the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) held its annual Mardi Gras parade (Mystic Krewe of Mutts) to raise funds for the animal shelter.  In downtown Baton Rouge, on North Boulevard, pet owners dressed up themselves and their dogs in the Mardi Gras spirit.  The weather was great ... what a change from the cold rainy days ... the sun came out just in time !! Everyone had that happy Mardi Gras feeling.  Even the dogs were very well behaved.  I was amazed at the number of people that brought their pets.  A large crowd gathered to watch the dog parade and, of course, to catch some beads.  The Cane's Chicken restaurant led the parade with their van, and they threw cute little labrador puppy stuffed animals that the kids loved.  Right behind the van, I was helping to carry the ...
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By Sallie Williams, REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
(Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS)
 The staging that we did today had nothing to do with real estate ... except that I did see a few neat houses for sale on the parade route!The Parade of the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale started in the staging area early this morning.  We arrived around 11:00 to load up our float "Lucky Number 13", the last float in the parade.  The staging area is a good place to "float around" and view the other floats and visit friends.  Lucky for us that the rain cleared out.  Even though it was cold and damp, a lot of folks came out to collect as many beads and stuffed animals as they could possibly carry or cart away.  These photos were taken in the staging area at the Baton Rouge Community College parking lot downtown.    This little guy was way beyond "ready" for the parade to start.      Stagin...
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