2 Bedroom Condo for Sale in Baton Rouge


Renovated condo in
prime location! First floor 2 bedroom unit with character! Master and living room open onto patio area, with living room being anchored by a rich brick wall for added charm. Kitchen and dining flow with stainless appliances, including fridge and microwave, granite countertops, and tile flooring. Both bathrooms are large, clean and crisp with subway tiles, granite countertops, brushed nickel fixtures, and framed mirrors. Master even has make-up vanity. You will be amazed at the amount of closet space in this condo – a rare feature for sure. Perfect condition, also offers stackable washer dryer even tho complex has laundry. Wall through the private gate to CC's Coffee House next door, or take a stroll the other direction to Calvin's and Towne Center. In the heart of the
Jefferson Highway corridor and ready for a new owner. Call or text 225-335-5395 for more info.

7950 Jefferson Hwy. #104

Baton Rouge, LA 70809



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Experts expect smartphones to overtake personal computers

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Smartphones are steadily becoming commonplace devices for everyone from professionals to busy moms. Users of these devices now instinctively turn to their phones for tasks that previously they would only have accomplished on a computer, over the phone or in person.

These tasks include surfing the Web, obtaining driving directions, connecting via social media, and even shopping.

In the United States, 87.4 million people own smartphones. And, smartphone sales are expected to top sales of personal computers. As smartphones allow people to connect with businesses in new and exciting ways, businesses in turn need to become savvier about going mobile.

For example, a small home health care provider recently utilized smartphones to expand to 400 patients across four major counties  in Utah. Its employees previously struggled to keep up with all the paperwork and regulatory requirements, so the company decided to go completely mobile, equipping its entire staff with Microsoft Windows Phones. This allowed the staff to visit patients and instantly update their condition and treatments.

For small businesses, embracing the smartphone age is becoming crucial for success. Here are some easy ways small businesses can go mobile this year:

* Invest in smartphones – Transitioning from a flip phone to a smartphone makes it much easier to run a business on the go. Providing easy access to email, calendar information and the Internet, smartphones increase productivity and can provide peace of mind while out of the office. Today, smartphones are more affordable than in the past, so now is a perfect time to take advantage of their capabilities.

* Consider industry-specific devices – Numerous mobile technologies, from smartphone applications to tablets, have been created with specific industries in mind. For example, rugged tablets that can withstand the elements are available for those in the construction industry and tablets created for the health care industry can be sterilized between patient visits to avoid contamination.

* Make websites mobile-compatible – In an era in which most consumers first go to the Internet to find local service providers, it’s crucial that small businesses have a polished and informative online presence that’s friendly for mobile consumption. Even for business owners who aren’t tech-savvy, starting a website is feasible. A quick Internet search will reveal numerous free or low-cost website templates. You might also choose to work with a Web developer to ensure your business’s website is smartphone-friendly.

* Get social – Popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter make it simple to connect with customers in a casual, but also personal, manner and also embrace the mobile population that frequents these sites on smartphones. Consider leveraging one or more of these platforms to further establish your business’s online presence and create positive buzz around new offerings and special deals and promotions.

For more ideas on how to easily boost your business with mobile technology, visit http://www.microsoftbusinesshub.com.

Courtesy of BPT

Make food prep easy this summer by going raw

Make%20food%20prep%20easy%20this%20summer%20by%20going%20rawThe hot days of summer are the perfect time to relax with friends in the backyard and sample delicious fruits and salads while sipping chilled drinks.
Follow a few quick and easy tips to serve and enjoy the fruits and veggies grown in the garden. Serve these foods raw, because cooked vegetables can lose many nutrients throughout the cooking process. Choose to go raw for your first bite, and try these ideas from Miracle-Gro for additional recipes.
* Simple dipping delights – A plate of crudites, also known as raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips, served with a favorite dressing or delicious dip, makes for a great afternoon refreshment or pre-dinner appetizer. Simply clean and prep vegetables like carrots, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and even kohlrabi, the night before and keep stored in the refrigerator until they are ready to be served. Add unexpected treats like shoestring-cut sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas or green beans served fresh from the garden.
* Pretty, delicious and raw – Turn garden delights into pieces of art. Thinly slice a sweet potato into long, narrow strips. Wrap the strips in a circle, pinning on one side with a toothpick, and flaring out on the other to create a flower appearance. For radishes, carefully slice into – but not all the way through – a square shape. Make a second, smaller square shape inside the first, and continue this process until you have reached the middle. Finally, use a vegetable peeler to peel long carrot curls to decorate the plate. There are plenty of other vegetable art ideas on the Internet to help decorate your vegetable platters.
* Sassy salsa – Chips and salsa or guacamole – the reason many restaurants serve these prior to the meal is because they are delicious and easy to prepare ahead of time. Make pico de gallo using tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Or, change it up by smashing avocados and substituting them for the tomatoes. Salsa and guacamole make easy sides that guests love.
* Fruity drinks – For a “cool” way to relax with friends this summer, make fun, fast drinks that incorporate the bounty of the garden. Use that mint that has taken over the garden to add a fresh taste to iced tea, fresh squeezed lemonade or cocktails. Mojitos and mint juleps are both cool and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Freeze fresh fruits and berries to give any drink an added splash. Pop frozen strawberries into lemonade or mixed fruit into your favorite wine for a sangria to remember.
* Smoothies and desserts – Whether you are looking for a quick, tasty way to start the morning off right, or a delightful way to end an evening, fresh fruit is the answer. For a simple breakfast on the go, blend blueberries, peach slices, bananas, strawberries or kiwi in a food processor with some ice, a little yogurt and a splash of your favorite fruit juice for a yummy smoothie. For an extra kick, try adding a scoop of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder. For dessert, simply chop the fruits for colorful, healthy and tasty toppers – great over ice cream or cakes and even better when layered with a light pudding and angel food cake for a sophisticated trifle.
* Crispy salads – There is nothing better than a crisp lettuce salad full of fresh vegetables and decorated with nuts and fruits. If growing leaf lettuce, do not cut until you are ready for use. Head lettuce can be chilled in the refrigerator for a day or two. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, radishes and asparagus add delightful flavors to the lettuce. Mix in cheese like feta, blue cheese, parmesan or goat cheese, and add nuts, croutons or even tortilla strips for some added crunch. Do not be afraid to add those fresh summer fruits as well. A handful of blueberries, sliced strawberries, diced apples or delicious grapes on top, and you have got a well-balanced meal mostly grown right in your own garden.
The dog days of summer are the perfect excuse to take it easy. Head out to the garden to find plenty of food items that are delicious raw. You can have a meal, snack and even dessert ready to go in no time.

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How Many Houses Are For Sale In Baton Rouge?

Look what happened to our Baton Rouge Real Estate Market’s home sales inventory in April …  inventory is DOWN 14.2%. What does this mean to you as a seller — it means that you have a great opportunity to sell your home quickly IF you properly price, prepare and promote your home (which is what WE do for you)!  As a Buyer, it means that you can’t wait after you find your perfect home — you must make your offer strong and act quickly or the house you fell in love with will be gone!   We have a 5.7 month supply of homes; anything below 6 months translates creates a Seller’s Market —


Take a look a these NEW LISTINGS:

Classic & Traditional Home

in Pollard Estates

3BR/2.5BA

$275,000

 Prime Location off Jefferson Hwy.

in The Jeffersonian

2BR/2BA Condo

$130,000



 6013 Hibiscus   7950 Jefferson Hwy. #104


PRICE CHANGE:

 2BR/1.5BA Townhome

Off Sherwood Forest

Now $69,000

 3115 Toulon Apt. D

Easy-to-change seasonal decorating ideas

When spring arrives with its bright sunshine, fresh air, vibrant colors and light, do you find yourself regretting the decorating decisions you made last fall or winter? It’s natural to incorporate the season into your home decor, and the best way to do that is with design touches that can change as easily – and quickly – as the seasons themselves.

While you may love the bright reds and greens of the holiday season or the lush lilacs and blues of spring and summer, making them the foundation of a room’s design can leave the decor feeling out-of-step when the seasons change. By starting out with a foundation of neutral colors in walls, flooring and furnishings, you can add colorful and seasonally appropriate accents.

Updating your decor to complement the season is as simple as focusing on a few key areas.

Lighting

It’s easy to overlook, but lighting is a key element in room design, and one that needs to change with the season.

In spring and summer, when sunshine is abundant and the days are longer, you can rely more on natural light. During warm months, you may only need artificial light late in the evening, when the advanced hour makes soft, muted light appropriate. Winter’s shorter days and weaker sunlight lead to greater dependence on artificial light throughout the day, so your lighting design should include options that can be used throughout the day.

Most rooms will benefit from a mixture of overhead lighting, floor lamps, wall sconces and table lamps.

Walls

While neutral-hued walls make a versatile background for virtually any design, don’t be afraid to spice things up with seasonal touches. Repositionable wall covering options make it possible to create a seasonal look with a wall mural – and then remove it and replace it with something different when the season changes.

A patented adhesive allows you to easily place the removable wallpaper on virtually any smooth, flat surface, from windows to walls. You can pull it down, reposition it elsewhere, even fold it up and store it in a drawer for use next year. A wide variety of designs mean you can find something to fit your seasonal decor, and if you don’t see anything you like, you can customize by submitting your own original photo through the website.

Flooring

If your floor is wood or you have a newer home with builder-installed carpet, you probably already have a neutral palette to work with. Adding seasonal flair to floors is as simple as adding or removing area rugs.

Area rugs in rich tones can warm up a room during winter months – especially when wood floors can feel cold underfoot. You can even add an accent rug in evergreen or crimson to underscore your holiday decor.

In warm months, when your family spends more time outdoors, a more durable area rug, positioned near entryways can help keep soil, grass clippings and other debris off your carpet or floor.

Accessories

From window treatments to wall art, accessories are an easy, great way to create a seasonal look in any room.

In winter, when you want to keep out the chill, choose heavier drapes in colors that inspire warmth and comfort. For autumn or spring, when you want to welcome in sunlight, lighter, sheerer options can be appropriate. And in summer, when you’ll rely on blinds to block out hot midday sun, pastels and lighter fabrics can be a soothing foil to the utilitarian appearance of blinds.

Just as you change your own wardrobe to stay in step with the seasons, updating your home decor seasonally can help make your home feel welcoming and comfortable. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your home decor in tune with the seasons when you make a few updates that are easy to change with the season.

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2 Bedroom Condo in Baton Rouge

Located in one of the best communities off Jefferson Highway resides this fresh 2 bedroom/2 bath first floor condo with covered parking!! Just the first of the features to check off your list. Two large bedrooms offer private baths and large walk-in closets. The living room opens to the dining, with a custom built entertainment center and windows to the outdoor patio area. Convenience abounds along this popular corridor between Bluebonnet and Airline, just a short walk from Woman’s Wellness, and a short drive to Towne Centre, Mall of LA or Perkins Rowe. After all that hustle and bustle, come home to this peaceful community. The grounds are well maintained, and include a club house, pool with decking: all a great place to entertain and relax. Call or text 225.335.5395.

9851 Jefferson Hwy. Apt. H-1

Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Interesting Rates




The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) predicts that mortgage rates will climb to 4.4% by year end. 

   

 
That is over $100/month increase just because you waited 5-6 months from now to purchase.

Let's start the home search now — perhaps one of these HOT new properties is the one for you:



Just Listed:


 

2br/2ba Condo

In Jefferson Hills
4br/2ba Home

In Broadmoor


9851 Jefferson Hwy Apt. H-1 1756 Madras
4br/3ba Home

In Golf Community of Greystone
3br/2ba Home Tucked off Perkins Rd.

In Greenbriar Hollow


9260 Greystone Dr. 1770 O'Brien



Introducing Level Construction:


 

Notting Hill – Gated Community

off Hoo Shoo Too Rd.
Ascension 6 Bedroom Home

In popular Manchac Harbor



10727 Grace Ln. 18773 Lake Harbor
Under Construction

4br/3ba in Jefferson Crossing
Under Construction

5br/4ba in popular Manchac Harbor


16556 West Lake Dr. 18624 Lake Harbor



PRICE REDUCTION:

 

One Bedroom Urban Lifestyle

Condo at Perkins Rowe

Now $197,500
4 BR with Mother-in-law suite 

In Lake Sherwood

Now $290,000



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Here's
the link to YOUR new home-

www.justlistedinbr.com


Finally,

Don't wait — call us today to sell your home ( 225.337.1861)!


 

3 Bedroom Home in Baton Rouge

Tucked away off Perkins between Bluebonnet and Siegen is the hidden garden home community of
Greenbriar Hollow. This special home has great curb appeal, with landscaping, columned porch entry, and foyer opening to the living areas of the home. Life flows from the large living room with fireplace and new carpet, to the open kitchen that offers a large bar to hold as many as 4 bar stools for your casual dining and to the dining area. With an abundance of cabinets and open soffit, the kitchen provides lots of storage. The master bedroom has tray ceiling, windows overlooking backyard, and a master bath with garden tub, two vanities, separate shower and walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms are located at the front of the home, one with large walk-in closet. There is ample storage in this home, not commonly found, including a walk-in hall closet and linen closet. The garden yard is decked and fenced – backing up to treed green space belonging to a church. Easily access this green space down the street for your pleasure – and no maintenance.
Convenience is a key, being walking distance to Perkins Rowe, Fresh Market, even Starbucks! Call or text 225.335.5395.

1770 O'Brien

Baton Rouge, LA 70810



Custom 4 Bedroom Home on Golf Course

Custom home in Denham Springs' premier golf community! On 
Greystone Avenue, this elegant Country French style home overlooks the first tee, lake, creek and trees for a special view every day! Twelve foot ceilings welcome you to the open living and dining area through stunning beveled glass entry doors. A wall of windows overlooks the covered patio and views beyond. The kitchen features stainless double ovens, microwave, gas cooktop, island, window with a view, and opens into the combination dining/keeping room area. There is room for your breakfast table, and then the keeping/sitting area provides room for sofa and chairs, TV, you name, again encompassing the view of the golf course. Many custom features are found: walkin pantry, large cleaning supply closet, boatport, travertine flooring, granite countertops, large master overlooking the greens, master bath with separate shower & jetted tub, two large vanities separated by a cabinet tower for convenient storage, and another walk-in closet. With a triple split floorplan, there is room for everyone to have privacy. The fourth bedroom off the kitchen is currently used as an office, and the closet has been configured as a wonderful supply closet. Never be without power as this home comes with a full house GENERATOR for your convenience and comfort. Enjoy the
golf community lifestyle in this tasteful 5 year young home. Call or text 225.335.5395

9260 Greystone

Denham Springs, LA 70726