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July 2, 2020

Open House | July 4-5

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

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14323 LAKE PATH DR, PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday, July 5 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Hal Juban

Gorgeous 4/3 home in desirable Oaks on the Bluff subdivision. Not often will you find a home under $400k for this subdivision! This home is sure to please with its lake views, open floor plan, split bedrooms & a neatly tucked away 4th bedroom above the garage. Impressive curb appeal with an 8' double door entry, lovely gourmet kitchen w/cypress cabinetry and wood flooring in living room and master bedroom. Master bedroom features a large walk in closet with an additional 2nd closet. Energy efficient home featuring low E windows and radiant barrier decking. And when the power goes out, no worries as your WHOLE HOME GENERATOR will kick in! Enjoy walks in the evening on the sidewalk throughout the neighborhood or take a stroll around the large stocked pond with walk ways & benches.

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Posted in Open House
June 26, 2020

Open House | June 27-28

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

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16216 MAGNOLIA TRACE PKWY, BATON ROUGE

Sunday, June 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Hal Juban

Welcome to Lakes at Magnolia Trace! This gorgeous floor plan offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bath with open living area and fireplace. Loaded with amenities including custom mocha stained cypress cabinetry, slab granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, crown molding and 16 SEER a/c. Exterior of the home has been freshly painted. Super clean home. No flood insurance required. Did NOT flood in 2016.

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» Contact Listing Agent Johnny Mondello

 

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38437 OAKLEIGH LN, PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday, June 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Kodie Robertson

Move-in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Silverstone Estates Subdivision. The home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and features a quaint covered front porch with roll down blind so you enjoy even the sunny afternoons on your porch. Enter the front door to see the gleaming wood floors that run from the foyer to the open dining room & spacious living room areas and into the hall. The large open living room features, gas fireplace, lots of natural light, tall ceilings, can lighting, crown moulding, surround sound & custom built in. The kitchen, which opens to the dining/living areas, has brick paver flooring, tile counter tops & backsplash, corner sink, and island. Refrigerator to remain. The master suite is off the back of the home and includes en-suite bathroom, his and hers closets, dual vanity, garden tub, separate shower and water closet. Off the front hallway are two nice size bedrooms with hall bath. The large backyard includes a full privacy fence, electric double gate, as well as a storage room/workshop. There are two stocked ponds in the neighborhood for homeowners to enjoy a day of fishing. This neighborhood is conveniently located off of Airline Highway and Duplessis Road and is only a few miles from I-10. NO HOA fees! This home did not flood during storms in August of 2016.

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Posted in Open House
June 19, 2020

Open House | June 20-21

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

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7967 VALENCIA CT, BATON ROUGE

Sunday, June 21 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Johnny Mondello

Beautiful, lakefront home in the highly sought after University Villas subdivision! This floor plan is the only one of its kind in this community, with three spacious bedrooms, two full baths, a half bath, an office, and a pass-through utility room that connects to the master closet. This home boasts an open concept floor plan and custom amenities, including a stainless gas cooktop and appliances, freshly painted interior, 3CM granite counter tops, cozy gas log fireplace, shiplap bathroom wall, an over sized custom tile shower in the master en suite, decorative crown molding, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and a breathtaking view of the lake from your covered back patio. Resort style community pool, clubhouse for entertaining and events, gated security, fishing pond, 3/4 mile walking trail. About 200 feet walking distance to the pool and walking path.

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Posted in Open House
June 12, 2020

Open House | June 13-14

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

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16185 FELICIANA AVE, PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday, June 14 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Cristina Araujo

Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ascension Parish surrounded by fine quality homes only within minutes of Baton Rouge. This majestic house located in Prairieville sits on a 1.5 acre lot. From the moment you enter, you are welcomed with a lovely courtyard and breathtaking details that accent the French/New Orleans style architecture throughout the house. The magnificent living room is the perfect spot for socializing with friends and family or relaxing on a comfy sofa by the beautiful fireplace. The Kitchen features top of the line appliances and plenty of prep space. Its granite countertops, custom cabinets, and center island with breakfast bar adjoining the keeping area make this house an entertainer’s dream. Downstairs you will also find the glorious Master Suite with a spacious bath and changing area and two additional bedrooms. If you haven’t already fallen in love with this house, the game room located upstairs will leave you in awe. Featuring a professionally designed, soundproof home theatre with first-class equipment, you could take movie nights to a whole new level. Additional features include: fourth bedroom upstairs, twin balconies overlooking the stocked pond and a private service room accessible through the garage.

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» Contact Cristina Araujo

 

38212 MEADOW RUE DR, PRAIRIEVILLE

Saturday, June 13 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 14 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by RJ Louviere

Pro One Custom 2020 Parade Home in Newest subdivision in Ascension Parish, Meadows at Oak Grove subdivision. This beautiful 2 Story White Farm Style home with raised front porch and 3 Car Garage sits on Corner Lot. This triple split floorpan has 4br/3ba with gorgeous old pine beams separating the living room, dining and kitchen. The kitchen has everything the chef of the family is looking for, floor to ceiling cabinets, huge island with slab granite, Samsung stainless appliances. The utility room is large with a utility sink and tons of storage cabinets. You'll love the master bath with Curve Less custom shower with dual shower heads and free standing tub. This Community is in excellent location close to Highway 61, shopping and schools. Pool coming soon!

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» Contact Hosting Agent: RJ Louviere
» Contact Listing Agent: Sam Watts

 

16455 KEYSTONE BLVD, PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday, June 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Hal Juban

Impeccable 3 bedroom home in Keystone of Galvez with a NEW ROOF and NO CARPET! Walking into this home you will be greeted by a spacious, open floor plan and high ceilings. You can see the gorgeous lake view from the moment you walk into the home. The kitchen features a large pantry and a great bar area with space for bar stools that is open to the dining and living room. The living room is spacious, with a vent-less gas fireplace, large windows looking out to the lake and wood laminate floors throughout. The backyard is fully fenced, you can also enjoy the gorgeous sunsets from your covered patio with a large extension for all your entertaining needs. There is an office nook off the kitchen as you walk into the large master bedroom complete with yet another lake view. The master bath has a double vanity, jetted tub, separate shower and large walk in closet. Also this home is energy efficient, has a tankless hot water heater, radiant barrier decking in attic, and low E-3 double insulated windows. Flood zone X and does not require flood insurance.

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» Contact Hosting Agent: Hal Juban
» Contact Listing Agent: Darbi McGlone


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Posted in Open House
June 5, 2020

Open House | June 6-7

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

P R A I R I E V I L L E

16185 FELICIANA AVE, PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday, June 7 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Cristina Araujo

Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ascension Parish surrounded by fine quality homes only within minutes of Baton Rouge. This majestic house located in Prairieville sits on a 1.5 acre lot. From the moment you enter, you are welcomed with a lovely courtyard and breathtaking details that accent the French/New Orleans style architecture throughout the house. The magnificent living room is the perfect spot for socializing with friends and family or relaxing on a comfy sofa by the beautiful fireplace. The Kitchen features top of the line appliances and plenty of prep space. Its granite countertops, custom cabinets, and center island with breakfast bar adjoining the keeping area make this house an entertainer’s dream. Downstairs you will also find the glorious Master Suite with a spacious bath and changing area and two additional bedrooms. If you haven’t already fallen in love with this house, the game room located upstairs will leave you in awe. Featuring a professionally designed, soundproof home theatre with first-class equipment, you could take movie nights to a whole new level. Additional features include: fourth bedroom upstairs, twin balconies overlooking the stocked pond and a private service room accessible through the garage.

» View Full Listing Details
» Contact Cristina Araujo


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Posted in Open House
June 1, 2020

Should I be Concerned about Termite Swarms in the Baton Rouge Area?

It is a beautiful early summer evening. You get up from relaxing on the couch to let your dog outside to do his business and you notice what looks like thousands of flies swarming around your floodlights. You find the observation odd, but don't think anything of it until an hour later when you are swatting what feels like at least 50 of these flying nuisances from landing on the dinner you are trying to cook. As you sweep up the dead bodies, you closely inspect one that missed the dust pan and your eyes suddenly get big when you realize that these are now dead termites

Should I panic when I see Termite Swarms in Ascension Parish and the Greater Baton Rouge Area?

Termite swarms generally occur on South Louisiana evenings between April and June and do not necessarily mean that your home is infested. These Formosan subterranean termites are searching to colonize, but will quickly die unless they have water and food sources such as wood and certain mulches. Swarming termites do not cause damage to your home, but if they are able to find an environment to colonize, they will produce worker termites that cause damage. Entering into a termite treatment contract with a local company is the best protection against a termite infestation, however there are a few other ways to minimize risk from termite swarms.

How to minimize the risk of termites infesting your home from a swarm.

» Turn off exterior lights and limit indoor lights around the outside of your home. Termites are no different from most flying insects in that they are attracted to light. When floodlights are left on, termites will generally swarm around that area. It is highly recommended to leave these lights off as well as any lighting around the outside of your home that would attract termite swarms. Dimming interior lights and turning off lights in unoccupied rooms will also help. 

» Keep doors and windows closed as much as possible. Try to limit how much you and your family open doors allowing termites to fly into your home. Doors and windows should not be left open. 

» Remove food and water sources. Keep dead wood away from the exterior of your home and fix leaking pipes. Termites can feed on some types of mulches so try to keep mulch from touching your home's foundation. Without food and water, the termites will die.

 

Posted in Homeowner Tips
May 29, 2020

Open House | May 30-31

Come see us at one of our Open Houses in the Greater Baton Rouge Area this weekend! 

B A T O N  R O U G E

16216 Magnolia Trace Pkwy

Sunday, May 31 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Hal Juban

Welcome to Lakes at Magnolia Trace! This gorgeous floor plan offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bath with open living area and fireplace. Loaded with amenities including custom mocha stained cypress cabinetry, slab granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, crown molding and 16 SEER a/c. Exterior of the home has been freshly painted. Super clean home. No flood insurance required. Did NOT flood in 2016.

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» Contact Hal Juban


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Posted in Open House
May 14, 2020

Places to Ride Bicycles in the Greater Baton Rouge Area

Whether you are looking for intense exercise or simply looking to enjoy the outdoors on a bright sunny day, taking a bicycle ride can be a very fulfilling activity. Where can I ride my bike in the Baton Rouge area? Well, we are glad you asked! Air up your tires and give one of these options a spin.

LSU Lakes - Baton Rouge

The LSU Lakes provide a beautiful backdrop to your bicycle ride. Enjoy the abundant shade the trees cast while you bike the approximate 5.5 miles around University Lake and City Park Lake. You can park at BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park on Stanford Ave. The park has restrooms and a picnic area where you can relax and watch the sun set after your ride. This bike ride is completely paved. Some areas have sidewalks, and traffic is slow-going and light on most streets as the area is generally heavily populated with walkers, joggers, and bikers. 

LSU Campus - Baton Rouge

Biking the LSU Campus can be a very relaxing experience as you ride by the Parade Grounds, Memorial Tower, Tiger Stadium, and LSU's live mascot -- Mike the Tiger. If you ride on a weekday, dip into the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store for ice cream or a milkshake. You won't have to worry about traffic other than Nicholson Dr and Highland Rd, but those can be crossed at various red lights and stop signs with cross walks. Take your exercise a gear higher by riding down Skip Bertman Dr where you can hop on the paved trail on top of the Mississippi River Levee.

Mississippi River Levee - Baton Rouge

Ride bikes along the mighty Mississippi and its approximately 12 miles of paved trail on the levee. This path expands from downtown Baton Rouge, passes along the LSU campus, and ends at L'Auberge Casino. You can park downtown and enter the levee on Florida St or you can park at the LSU Veterinarian School at Skip Bertman Dr and ride North to downtown or South to L'Auberge.

Downtown Baton Rouge

Take in the sights of downtown Baton Rouge and pedal past the Louisiana State Capitol building, the old State Capitol Building, the Old Governor's Mansion, the Pentagon Barracks Museum, Capitol Lake, and the USS Kidd.

The Health Loop Trail - Baton Rouge

BREC is currently working on a 13 mile trail that will connect Baton Rouge's Medical District and shopping. Some stretches are already completed like the path that begins in back of Perkins Road Park, cuts behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center along scenic Dawson Creek, and ends on Trail Drive. Another completed stretch connects the Mall of Louisiana to Siegen Lane Marketplace along Ward Creek. Upon completion, trails will connect Kenilworth Parkway, Perkins Road, Essen Lane, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Siegen Lane, and Pecue Lane. 

Bayou Paul - St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish

Though there is little-to-no shoulder and no sidewalks, the route consisting of Bayou Paul Rd, Bayou Paul Ln, Manchac Rd, and Alligator Bayou Rd is a gorgeous bicycle ride. This is a popular bike trek for those who live in Ascension Parish and the city of St. Gabriel where motorists have speed limits that do not exceed 20 miles per hour and are urged to share the road with cyclists via plenty of signage. You will forget that you are just outside of the capital city as you speed through the curvy road shaded from the sun by the dense trees. Park at Alligator Bayou and start your city-life-getaway on two wheels. 

Nottoway Plantation - White Castle, Iberville Parish

Cross over the Mississippi River and travel down to Nottoway Plantation where you can rent bicycles and tour the scenic grounds. Then cross the street and ride the gravel path on the Mississippi River Levee as the tugboats pass by you. While you are there, take a guided or self-guided tour to learn the history of the plantation.

Comite River Park and Hooper Road Park - Central / Baton Rouge

These two off-road trails are located near each other off of Hooper Rd. Comite River Park is located right off of Hooper Rd and Hooper Rd Park is located at the end Guynell Dr in a subdivision off of Hooper. The Hooper Road Park Trail has 1.4 to 5 mile loops and Comite River Park runs 5.5 miles of advanced biking terrain. Both trailheads have water fountains, restrooms, and parking.

Other Bicycle Destinations beyond the Baton Rouge Area

Tammany Trace - St. Tammany Parish

This asphalt trail spans 31 miles through Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell. While riding you may catch glimpses of wildlife as you pass along bayous, streams, and rivers. Take a breather and grab some refreshments from one of the restaurants along the ride. The Trace has many trailheads and places to park and you can rent bicycles there as well. Abita Springs also hosts an annual bicycle festival on the day before Father's Day.

Posted in Our Community
March 3, 2020

Greater Baton Rouge Market Update: February 2020

Compare the February 2020 real estate market to last year in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes by checking out the below graphs. You will see the average sales price was higher compared to last year in each parish except for a slight dip in Livingston Parish. As indicated by the average days on the market, homes were on the market for a longer period of time this February except in West Baton Rouge Parish. While fewer homes were sold in Ascension Parish this February, the number of homes sold increased in East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge and remained the same in Livingston Parish.

Have questions about the local real estate market in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, or West Baton Rouge Parish, or are you looking at investing, buying, or selling real estate? Contact one of our local real estate experts by clicking here.

 

Jan. 10, 2020

Comparing the 2019 Real Estate Market to Previous Years

Curious as to how well the real estate market in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes compared in 2019 to previous years? View the average sales price, number of homes sold, and average days homes were on the market for the last 3 years in the visuals below. You can also view the percent change that took place from year to year in each category of the real estate market below the graphs.