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Greater Baton Rouge

HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 15, Issue 1

Lake Front Homes AT


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More Info: Text RBDXXLK to 52187 38206 MEADOW RUE DR, PRAIRIEVILLE Beautiful NEW CONSTRUCTION! Open plan, 4BR/3BA. Wood flooring & beams. 11 ft ceilings, fireplace. Built in wine cooler & wet bar. Great school district.

More Info: Text RBDZTXC to 52187 11491 GATOR LN, GONZALES Beautiful Acadian style home on 1.11 Acres in St. Amant!!! Inside remodeled in 2016. 3BR/2.5BA. Wrap around porch. Whole House Generator & Workshop. Ascension Parish School District.

More Info: Text RBFCCXV to 52187 18044 BAYOU PIERRE DR, MAUREPAS Beautiful Waterfront Home on The Diversion Canal! Small gated community in Livingston parish. 3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan. 33x12 deck w/ 20x13 covered boat lift.

More Info: Text RBDZXVV to 52187 18427 KAY DR, PRAIRIEVILLE Nice camp overlooking the beautiful Amite River! Enjoy summer days with plenty of shade on the spacious porch or by the water. 2BR/1BA, plenty of covered area for parking, boats, jet skis, etc.

More Info: Text RBDXXLM to 52187 38198 MEADOW RUE DR, PRAIRIEVILLE Gorgeous NEW CONSTRUCTION. 4BR/3BA, hardwood flooring, THOR ssl appliances, large island. Full security system. Covered patio is pre-plumbed for outdoor kitchen.

More Info: Text RBDZJXJ to 52187 40274 SYCAMORE AVE, GONZALES 4BR/2BA on just under a 1/2 acre lot at end of dead end street. Fireplace, nice built-in. Kitchen w/island. 346 sf bonus area. Covered patio & AG pool.

More Info: Text RBDNYQD to 52187 10696 GOODWOOD BLVD, BATON ROUGE Great Home with Great Potential! Corner lot, circle drive. 2438 sf LA. Living room & family room, fireplace. Large fenced back yard. Patio area. 4BR/2BA.

More Info: Text RBDZGMW to 52187 14112 JANS CIR, BATON ROUGE Excellent location! Fantastic living room features cathedral ceiling, laminate flooring. Ample counter & cabinet space in kitchen. 3BR/2BA. Covered patio is great for entertaining.

More Info: Text RBFBKPB to 52187 13275 DIVERSION CANAL RD, SAINT AMANT Waterfront Home with 100 ft bulk headed frontage on the Diversion Canal. 3BR/2BA, open floor plan, wood flooring, fireplace. 40X40 upper deck that sits above 2 boat slips.

More Info: Text RBDNCBV to 52187 41533 HEARTHSTONE AVE, PRAIRIEVILLE On the Lake in Greystone! Spacious living room with fireplace. Open plan, 3BR/2BA. Cypress cabinets. Large fenced back yard, great view of lake.

More Info: Text RBDWLDM to 52187 14438 LAKE CROSSING DR, GONZALES 3BR/2BA in established 1 street neighborhood. 9-10' ceilings, wood lam flooring, spacious kitchen. Fenced back yard with new gate. Newer roof.

More Info: Text RBDZKYT to 52187 17031 LA HWY 933, PRAIRIEVILLE 2017 River Birch 3BR/2BA on 1/2 acre. Large kitchen island with seating, Frigidaire appliances. Wood look vinyl flooring throughout main rooms. Covered porch / patio.




More Info. Text RBCMQKY to 52187 SERENITY WITH A POOL! On almost 3 acres in CENTRAL! Remodeled 4BR, 3 full +2 hf baths. SLAB GRANITE, CUSTOM wood cabinets. Wood floors. LUXURIOUS master bath. Many extras. STOCKED POND & POOL! $389,900




More Info. Text RBFBKPV to 52187 CUTE & UPDATED 3BR/2BA home in Fairwood Estates with the PERFECT floor plan - high ceilings, open and split! UPDATED Kitchen, flooring, windows & more. Fireplace. Fenced backyard. $182,500

More Info. Text RBFBWHG to 52187 GATED TOWNHOME COMMUNITY Qualified for 100% Financing! Located at Bluebonnet/Perkins! Upscale development w/ picturesque tree lined entry. 2BA/2.5BA, open floor plan, wood floors. 2 CAR GARAGE. $177,500







More Info. Text RBFCPPV to 52187 MINUTES FROM LSU! 3BR/2BA with great open floor plan. Kitchen has ample cabinets & island. Stained and scored concrete floors. Bike to Levy or attend LSU games. HOA cuts your front yard! $185,000

More Info. Text RBFCJCC to 52187 AWESOME POOL & PLAYGROUND AREA! Beautiful 4BR/2BA home in sought after Eagles Landing Subdv. WOOD LAMINATE floors, fireplace, high ceilings. Open Kitchen. Master Suite with TWO WALK-IN CLOSETS! $254,900


More Info. Text RBFBPFD to 52187 UPDATED 3BR/2BA & OUTDOOR KITCHEN Open floor plan, high ceilings, beautiful PLANK VINYL FLOORS. SLAB GRANITE, SS APPLIANCES. Great outdoor space - over 300sqft rear porch w/ outdoor kitchen!! Fenced yard. $250,000


More Info. Text RBFBMYD to 52187 THE LAKE AT OXFORD PLACE This is a rare find near Jefferson Highway, Bluebonnet & Interstate. 2 Huge bedrooms with a SPLIT FLOORPLAN. Master has a SITTING AREA/OFFICE, lux bath, 2 closets. Large porch & deck. $277,500






More Info. Text RBDZTZF to 52187 UPDATED 4BR/3BA HOME Bluebonnet Terrace on LARGE LOT! Kitchen/Keeping Room w/ CATHEDRAL ceiling, MARBLE SLAB countertops & ISLAND. WOOD FLOORS. Large yard. Great neighborhood pool and park! $375,000














More Info. Text RBFCJBT to 52187 SOUTHERN CHARMER ONE of a KIND with registered LIVE OAK and WRAP AROUND PORCHES!! Built in 1995 with SO MANY AMENITIES gathered over the DECADES. 2BR/3BA. Separate GARDEN HOUSE. A MUST SEE!! $415,000


More Info. Text RBFBMYH to 52187 COLLEGE TOWN AT THE GATES OF LSU! CHARMING 4BR/3BA. 4th bdrm has dedicated living space, kitchenette, private bed/bath. Great for in-law, student, income...many possibilities! Wood floors, many updates. $435,000 G

More Info. Text RBFBKPT to 52187 ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOME WITH POOL 5BR/3.5BA with 2 MASTER SUITES & OFFICE!! Chef's Kitchen has SLAB GRANITE, island, Jenn-Air & SubZero appls. Large Den w/CATH. CEILING & fireplace. Great OUTDOOR SPACE with POOL! $450,000


More Info. Text RBDZXWN to 52187 CHARACTER & CHARM!! STATELY 4BR/3.5BA home plus GUNITE POOL sits on approx 1/2 ACRE in Eldridge Court Subdiv! WOOD & TRUE BRICK FLOORS. Master w/sitting area, Library/Bonus Room, updated bath. $725,000









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40479 MIGNON AVE, PRAIRIEVILLE 3 year old home loaded with upgrades! Tons of parking, workshop. 4BR/3BA plus office/flex space. $368,000 MLS:2020002129 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: MONA MORALES 225-333-9118

13124 MOSS POINTE DR, GEISMAR Move-in Ready! Motivated Seller! 4BR/3BA. View of Lake across street. Triple split floor plan. High ceilings. $349,900 MLS:2020002767 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: MONA MORALES 225-333-9118

142 ROSEBUD DR, PORT ALLEN 3BR/2BA + office. Granite counters, wood floors. Master Ste. w/great bath, HUGE closet. Covered patio. Dead end street. $325,000 MLS:2020002724 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: VIRGINIA LUQUETTE 225-715-9234
















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42086 BALD EAGLE AVE, PRAIRIEVILLE A Must See! 4BR/2.5BA. DETACHED 15x10 Bonus w/half bath & A/C! Large lot. $255,500 MLS:2020002784 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: VIRGINIA LUQUETTE 225-715-9234

3913 WOODLAND HILL CT, BATON ROUGE Well kept, wonderful garden home! 3BR/2BA. Kitchen island. Fireplace. Hardwood floors. Covered patio. $217,500 MLS:2020001857 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: BJ POSEY 225-802-8808

30300 ADORA AVE, DENHAM SPRINGS Great location! Near park and schools. Beautiful 3BR/2BA in The Lakes at North Park. $182,000 MLS:2020002796 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: MONA MORALES 225-333-9118
















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11421 ASHWOOD CT, DENHAM SPRINGS Charming 3BR/2BA on large lot. Fenced yard. Kitchen island. Master has 2 closets. Community pool & clubhouse. $176,900 MLS:2020002888 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: NICOLE ROWELL 225-936-4250

1934 S RINGER AVE, GONZALES NEW CONSTRUCTION! Granite counters, designer cabinets, stained floors, & more! City utilities. $162,900 MLS:2020002861 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: RICKY GAUTREAU 225-715-7256

548 HIGHLAND CREEK PKWY, B.R. *100% FINANCING* Beautiful, well cared for 3BR/2BA with updates. Large deck, private yard. Walk to restaurants, close to LSU. $159,900 MLS:2019018445 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: ERIN KING 225-681-0161














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131 HICKORY ST, RESERVE *100% FINANCING* Beautifully remodeled 2BR/1BA. Large fenced yard. Never flooded, no flood insurance required. $159,900 MLS:2019019664 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: ERIN KING 225-681-0161

12433 COURSEY BL, BATON ROUGE Holly Ridge Townhouses. 3BR/2BA. Tenant occupied. $145,000 MLS:2019017522 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: PATRICIA MOORE 225-362-2820

18447 WATTS RD, LIVINGSTON Brand New Manufactured Home. One acre lot. Desirable neighborhood. 3BR/2BA. $104,900 MLS:2020000532 FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LISTING CONTACT: NICOLE ROWELL 225-936-4250

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11683 SILO DR, BATON ROUGE 4BR/4BA in Settlement at Willow Grove. Outdoor kitchen w/FP, Pool. Call SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

16496 OAKVIEW DR, PRAIRIEVILLE Elegant beauty in Quail Creek! 4BR/2BA. Excellent schools. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

9902 SMITHFIELD CT, BATON ROUGE End Unit 3/2.5 Townhouse. Renovated in Dec 2014. Gated community. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

1214 N CICERO AVE, BATON ROUGE Remodeled 4BR/2.5BA, Storage/Office. Lg private lot, convenient to I-12. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

1848 STANFORD AVE, BATON ROUGE Newly renovated. 4BR/3BA. Big yard. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338 or CARMEN COETZEE 337-532-3653

14338 ESSEN TERRACE DR, GONZALES GORGEOUS 450 sf outdoor kitchen. 3BR/2BA. Convenient location. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

HIGHLAND RD, BATON ROUGE WOW!!! Beautiful lot on Historic Highland Road. CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

A1A1 PLAINS VIEW DR, ZACHARY 40 Acres. Majority cleared. Small pond. Would make a GREAT development! CALL SHANNON ANDRE DEWEY 225-939-5338

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1535 SHARP RD, BATON ROUGE Better than new 5BR/4BA home with gunite pool. Huge fenced in back yard. Workshop w/elec & water. Lovely, Wrought iron electric gated driveway with plenty of parking. Beautiful mature oak trees and landscaping. Living room w/beamed ceiling & fireplace. 21x22 family room with vaulted ceiling, built-ins, walls of windows, and French doors that open onto the patio. $340,000

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14076 WETHERLY DR, BATON ROUGE This one-owner French-style 4bd 2bth home is updated & painted in light neutral tones. Elegant Triple Crown molding with 12' ceilings in the living/dining area. Upgrades = wood flooring, enlarged patio extension, professional landscaping and courtyard, & more. Attached 2-car garage-rear entry. Community has lakes with fountains & walking paths. $282,000

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7707 BLUEBONNET BLVD, BATON ROUGE Come experience the luxury and convenience of Perkins Rowe with this stunning 2bd 2bth condo! Exclusive corner unit features an open floor plan, wraparound Pella windows, sleek granite, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinetry, wood floors and more. The terrace has an inground pool, cabana, and outdoor cooking area. Gated garage parking with 24hr onsite security. $258,000


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2517 BERRYBROOK DR, BATON ROUGE Waterfront Townhouse; Single-story; Bamboo Floors; New Windows! 3BR/2.5BA 2,333 Living Area Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBDHCKW to 52187 225-754-2000



5248 PACKARD ST, BATON ROUGE On Six Lots; Carport; Fenced Yard; Detached 25'x20' Bldg w/ Elec/Water. 4BR, 2BA 1,400 Living Area Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBDVBJY to 52187 225-754-2000



8973 SHADOW BLUFF AVE, DENHAM SPRINGS 2 Master Bdrms; 2 Living Areas; Large Fenced Lot; 16'x10' Deck. 4BR/3BA 1,830 Living Area Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBFCTSN to 52187 225-754-2000

LOT 9 BASTILLE ST, DENHAM SPRINGS Cleared Lot in Cul-de-sac; Popular Well Established Subdiv.; Convenient Location .30 Acre Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBCTZNF to 52187 225-754-2000





11555 GLENHAVEN DR, BATON ROUGE Huge Bonus Rm w/ 1/2 Bth & Kitchenette; Dbl Carport; Wrkshp 3BR, 2BA + 2 Bonus 2,613 Living Area Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBCXMTB to 52187 225-754-2000







9324 HOMESTEAD DR, BATON ROUGE Over 1/3 Acre Lake Lot; Heated Pool; Open Triple Split Floor Plan 4BR, 3BA 2,650 Living Area Call Tricia Johnston For More Photos Text RBFBYRJ to 52187 225-754-2000



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For more photos Text RBDMRGL to 52187 835 FAIRWINDS AVE, ZACHARY Gorgeous 4BR/3BA home in the beautiful subdivision, Beaver Creek. Loads of amenities, views of the lake and golf course. Built-ins, fireplace, hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen and keeping room with 2nd fireplace. $325,000

For more photos Text RBDMRGM to 52187 41318 ORCHID DR, PRAIRIEVILLE Simply Stunning! 2560 sqft, 2-story home in Autumn Woods. 4BR/2.5BA plus formal living room could be office/5th bedroom. Spacious living opens up to the gourmet kitchen. Huge fenced backyard. $269,000

For more photos Text RBDQKKC to 52187 3983 BRADY ST, BATON ROUGE ATTENTION INVESTORS! Great cash flow property. 2BR/1BA home walking distance from Istrouma High School. Tenant occupied. Seller Motivated! Seller will consider all offers. $38,900

For more photos Text RBDMRGJ to 52187 1934 SCENIC HWY, BATON ROUGE Situated on approx. 1.43+acres. Currently used as church, but can be restaurant, educational facility, comm. center, office. BRING YOUR OFFER AND IDEAS! 11,301 sqft under roof. $529,900

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9385 ST ANDREWS CT, DENHAM SPRINGS Beautiful New Construction at Greystone Golf & Country Club! Prime lot overlooking the water and the golf course. 4BR/3BA home with an open floor plan, high ceilings, fireplace, floor to ceiling windows. Features quality upgrades and amenities. $399,900

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7970 DARLENE AVE, DENHAM SPRINGS Beautiful move-in ready 3BR/2BA home on large lot. Bonus room, den w/ tray ceiling, fireplace, new floors, fresh paint, new AC, new roof. Granite counter tops & new appliances. Nice rear yard with a large patio. Convenient location.

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28855 OLD C C RD, ALBANY Large two story home on acreage. 4BR/3.5BA. Large upstairs bonus area would make a great game room. Downstairs master suite. Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, island & beautiful granite countertops is open to living area w/fireplace.

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHOOSING AND WORKING WITH MOVERS Summer is right around the corner, which means many people will be moving. Some people choose to move themselves, but that can be physically and mentally exhausting and not always worth the savings. Using professional movers often makes a lot of sense. But how do you make sure you’re using a good one? Here are some tips to get started.

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Look at publicly available information. All interstate movers are required to be both licensed and registered with the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That site will also have complaint reports for registered movers. Your local Better Business Bureau also tracks complaints. Get an Estimate. You need an estimate based on a walk-through. If the mover refuses to do so or insists that you sign a contract (or make a deposit) before doing so, find someone else. Make sure they’re insured. If they’re not, don’t work with them. Federal law requires interstate movers to offer liability coverage for any damage to your property at no cost. However, the baseline coverage is 60 cents per pound per item, regardless of the item’s value. Most movers also offer additional coverage for a fee, which you should consider after reviewing the terms. Before declining such additional coverage, think of how much your items are worth, and if 60 cents per pound is enough to make it right if something happens. Ask Questions Up Front. What is the hourly rate? Is that per-person or for a whole team? If it’s perperson, see how many movers will be present. What other costs (fuel, packing materials, etc.) will you be charged, and at what rates. You can save some money by packing yourself, but the pros can do it faster and more

efficiently. Regardless, make sure to get quotes from multiple companies. Look at the Paperwork. Look at the bill of lading, which outlines everything being moved, the origin and destination, and costs. It’s your receipt, so review it closely, make sure it’s correct and keep a copy! Movers are also required to provide you with a copy of a pamphlet titled “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move”. Make sure you get and read it. Supervise.

Make sure you or someone you trust is there to oversee the whole process. You can help direct the movers and point to which room boxes and big items belong. Also, if a problem arises, you’re there to bear witness and assist.

Storage. If you can’t move directly from one place to another, many movers will offer to store your stuff. See how much it will cost for the space as well as moving into and out of that space. Gratuity. While not required, it’s nice to tip your movers for good service. While supervising the move, bring some cold waters or sports drinks to offer the movers. Kindness goes a long way!

By following these tips and doing your due diligence on your local moving companies, you’ll find the perfect mover for you.

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ON A WALK-THROUGH You’ve done your research online and narrowed down the neighborhoods and homes you’re most interested in. The next step? Visiting your top picks in person. But once you’re at the open house or walk-through, what should you look for? What real estate information will you be able to determine live that you couldn’t find in the photos and details you already looked at online? To help you prepare, here’s a list of what to pay close attention to when on a walk-through:

THE HOME’S EXTERIOR. Photos online only allow you to get so close, so while you’re on site, carefully inspect the entire exterior of the home. Is the paint chipping? Are the shingles in need of repair? How about the gutters? Repairs needed in any of these areas will factor greatly into

your bid or can serve as a helpful negotiating point.

THE SMELL. One thing you definitely cannot research online is how a home smells. So put your nose to work to sniff out mold, pet damage, air quality and general cleanliness.

THE LIGHT. Sure, those appealing descriptions may have raved about the home’s natural light but visit every room of the house to make your own assessment. THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Sure, you found out all about school quality, crime stats, proximity to transportation and more during your online research, but nothing compares to being there. Look at traffic patterns, the condition of surrounding homes, the neighbors, their yards, etc. After you’ve toured the house, take a few minutes for a quick stroll around the block. This will give you a much better sense of the neighborhood you may come to call home. Once you narrow your choices down, try driving to and from the homes during rush hour, so you can see what a potential commute would be like. THE SIZE. You might think that with tons of photos and the exact square footage listed online, you have a good idea of the size of the home, right? Yes and no. You know the size on paper, but you don’t really have a sense of size until you’re there. Photos tend to make rooms look more spacious and ceiling height adds another layer to perceived spaciousness. Above all, the most important thing you will determine from a walk-through is hard to measure – how the home feels. Square footage, kitchen and number of rooms aside, you need to be able to picture yourself living there. And that is something you can’t determine until you’re there. So, don’t rush - take your time and really try the house on during your walk-through. Reach out to a Real Estate professional advertising in this magazine for more suggestions on walk-through items.

SPACE-SAVING STORAGE HACKS FOR YOUR GARAGE All of us could probably use more storage, and its tempting to turn to your garage when you’re in need. But far too often, once people start using their garage for storage, the less it’s used for its real purpose – storing your vehicles. The last thing you want is to not have enough room to park, so if you’re looking to organize and store items in your garage, you need to develop a plan. Here are some garage storage hacks that will allow you to maximize space while keeping everything in order:

Install garage shelving. Installing shelving is one of the easiest ways to store a large number of items in your garage. The good news is that shelving systems are easy find and to assemble. A good shelving organization tip is to put the heaviest items on the bottom. This will lower the center of gravity of the shelf. Also, you’ll be able to easily access the heaviest items.

Use peg boards. If you’re looking to store your bicycles or other heavy items, you can use peg boards. First, install the pegboard on your garage wall. From there, you can install racks, hooks and even shelves that will allow you to hang any number of items.

Utilize storage bins. If you want some flexibility, then you will want to get plastic storage bins. You’ll be able to store large and small items in these bins. Also, you will be able to store these bins in several different ways.

Mount cabinets on the wall. With wall mounted storage cabinets, you’ll be able to secure items of all sizes. You will also be able to better organize your items while keeping your garage looking neat and clean. Wall mounted storage cabinets may require professional installation, but it will be well worth the investment.

Explore ceiling storage. If need to dedicate most of your garage space for your vehicles, then you may be pressed for space. However, you can store items above your vehicles with the use of ceiling storage racks. These racks are mounted from the ceiling and can hold a variety of items. It’ll take some expertise to install the ceiling rack, but it will be well worth the time for this garage storage hack.

Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Combine one or more of these hacks to make the best use of your garage space and declutter your home while you allow space for your car.

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HOUSE? Ask Yourself These Questions Before DIY’ing

With the warm weather here, you might be outside more, and therefore, spending more time around the exterior of your home. Is the paint on your exterior chipping or peeling? If so, it might be time for a touch-up or full-blown paint job. Now, it can be tempting to do-it-yourself – after all, it’s so expensive to hire pros, and not that hard to do, right? Well, not really. Before you decide to go at it alone, ask yourself these important questions. They might leave you realizing you need to call in the professionals.

Do you have the time? Repainting a home can take a full week or two. For many people, that translates to a lot of vacation days or weekends. Are you willing to make that sacrifice? By hiring professionals, they can paint your home during the day while you’re at work.

Do you have the right stuff? The highest quality acrylic latex paint costs more than S20 per gallon, and you’ll also need ladders, scrapers, sandpaper, brushes and/ or rollers and safety equipment. Do you have these items? If not, are you willing to invest in them?

Do you have the patience? While painting can be fun and psychologically rewarding, good surface preparation – the sanding and priming essential to any successful paint job – can be very tedious. Will you take the necessary time to properly prepare the surface before yielding to the urge to paint? Consider renting power-washing equipment to speed surface preparation, or have the professionals prep your exterior for you. Can you afford a professional? By doing the job yourself, you can save a lot of money; however, having your home professionally painted will be faster and eliminate the need for buying equipment, preparing the surface and doing the actual painting yourself. You must think to yourself – how much is that time and effort worth?

Can you do it? Have you painted a home’s exterior before? It’s tough the first go around, especially if you’re unfamiliar with surface preparation and application techniques. And are you afraid of heights? Look up at the highest point of your house? Can safely paint up there on top of a ladder? You also must have the physical ability to hold yourself on a ladder while reaching out and painting – it gets tiring quickly. If you decide to tackle your painting project on your own, proceed with confidence. However, should you choose the safer route and hire a professional, there are plenty of licensed and experienced painters in your area that would be happy to do the job for you.


ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME Finding a home designed with energy efficiency in mind has long-term benefits for both your wallet and the environment. To help, the U.S. Department of Energy developed the Home Energy Score, a national 1-10 rating system that assesses your home’s energy efficiency based on its structure, heating, cooling and hot water systems.

To help find a great energy-efficient home, you can enlist the services of a DOE-trained Home Energy Score Assessor. They can perform a home energy audit of the house you plan to purchase, or your current home, to provide its Home Energy Score. From there, you can learn what improvements you can make in order to raise your score and save money.

they have listed them before. Some may even have third-party certifications proving they are knowledgeable and have taken courses in the matter, such as the Green Designation from the National Association of REALTORS®.

If you’ re in the market for a home, you can get a head start by sizing up the energy efficiency of homes you’re looking at, even if you don’t get a home energy audit. Here are some tips.

LOOK AT PAST BILLS. To get a true gauge of the energy efficiency of homes you’re considering, ask to see the utility data or past bills during the shopping stage or as a provision in the sales contract. This will give you great insight into have much energy the home is using during each season.

LOOK FOR CLUES IN THE LISTING. Look for mentions of third-party green certification like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or energy-efficient upgrades that have been done to the home (e.g., new appliances, new windows and doors, etc.) Bear in mind that not all sellers will think to include these details in their listings, so be sure to ask your agent about energy efficiency specifically.

EXPLORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT MORTGAGES. If you purchase an older home that is not built with a modern set of energy efficient guidelines, you may be able to get an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM). This type of mortgage builds in the expense of energy-efficient improvements into the mortgage payment. You’ll get money to make improvements, and in time, the savings on energy bills will offset the extra cost.

GET AN ECO-FRIENDLY AGENT. When looking for an agent to work with, find out their knowledge of green and energy-efficient properties. Ask if they’ve had success in finding such homes, or if

By following these tips and looking into a home energy audit, you’ll be better prepared to find the green home of your dreams.

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Since 1976, The Residential Real Estate Council, formerly known as the Council of Residential Specialists, has been the leading education and networking organization for residential real estate agents. It awards the prestigious CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training and demonstrate outstanding achievement in the industry. The Residential Real Estate Council is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Licensed by the State of Louisiana.

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