3 Bedroom Condo Near LSU

Positively immaculate corner unit!
This condo has been well maintained, and is fresh and ready for a new homeowner today! The gated community provides security and front door parking. With high ceilings and open living area, there is an abundance of natural light since it is a corner unit. Three spacious bedrooms, great storage and closet space, large baths, and fresh carpet. A great opportunity for your college student or young professional. Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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5155 Etta St. #2E

Baton Rouge, LA 70820


 


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Common user mistakes affecting your computer’s speed and security


Have you ever casually surfed the Web, answered a friendly chat or responded to a curious email only to have it lead to major computer trouble? With virus, spam and phishing technology more sophisticated than ever, computer threats can be hidden in devious places. Are you making common computing mistakes without even knowing it?

According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, 58 percent of American adults have a desktop computer and 61 percent have a laptop. With all that computer power out there, it’s important to understand how to protect your at-home PC.

Here are common mistakes that can affect computer speed and safety, from the experts at USTechSupport whose family of products include MYCLEANPC and MAXMYSPEED:

Mistake: Enjoying free software and movies from your buddy.

Downloading pirated software is not only illegal; it can cause significant damage to your computer. The free software and media your buddy gave you can do more harm than good to your computer because it may be riddled with malicious viruses and malware, making your PC susceptible to attack. Remember, it’s better to buy than borrow when it comes to software and media.

Mistake: Clicking on enticing pop-ups.

Pop-ups caught your attention? Think before you click. Pop-ups that offer free goods, deals on products and even conversation with beautiful people can be alluring. But, do you know where that click will take you? Clicking on suspicious pop-ups can lead you down a rabbit-hole of even more unwanted pop-ups and spam. Take the time to research the subject yourself, rather than clicking on the first questionable advertisement.

Mistake: Leaving multiple files open.

You’re an expert at multitasking, meaning you need to constantly access many files. But leaving multiple files open in different applications can put a significant strain in your system. Try to keep only necessary resources active and see how much faster your machine responds.

Mistake: Not being proactive with computer maintenance.

Computer issues arise frequently, even for the most savvy computer user. That’s why taking a proactive approach is best so your computer remains secure and fast. You can get a free diagnosis of issues that may be affecting your PC’s performance by visiting http://www.mycleanpc.com. You can easily fix common issues before they become costly (and timely) problems.

Mistake: Responding to an email with an incredible opportunity.

Everyone has received them – that email investment opportunity that seems too good to ignore. The reality is, many scammers prey on trusting individuals or those who are enticed by get-rich-quick schemes. These scammers may even complete an initial transaction, only to later wipe out all your accounts. Never provide personal information, including banking information or your Social Security number, to anyone over email.

Mistake: Visiting adult websites.

Triple X can also mean triple the issues. Some sites harbor more than just adult material, they can create a domino-effect of pop-ups, forcing your PC to a grinding halt as it deals with the incoming viruses that drain the system’s resources. Avoiding suspicious sites is part of keeping your computer running at its best.

If you’ve made some of these mistakes in the past, don’t worry. Many people are tricked each day. By learning from these useful tips and suggestions, you’ll keep your PC running fast and issue-free.

Courtesy of BPT

Budget-friendly ways to refresh old outdoor spaces

(BPT) – Indoors or outdoors, your home decor needs some TLC to look its best. Replacing worn or dated furniture or flooring inside your home is considered fairly easy. But when outdoor spaces start to appear shabby, do you decide to live with the tired look because you think freshening the space will be too time-consuming or costly?

A few budget-friendly improvements and decorating touches can revitalize worn outdoor spaces and help them look new and inviting again. Here are some common challenges, and tips for overcoming them:

Worn decks, patios or porches

Decks, patios and porches are popular spots for home improvements – ones that create a staging place for outdoor entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying nature. When a wood deck becomes old and worn, or concrete patios crack, you may think the only solution is to replace them. But before you take that costly step, consider alternatives that can revitalize the existing surface without the need to replace it.

According to Scott Richards, senior vice president of marketing at Behr Paints, BEHR DECKOVER Solid Color Coating is a smooth finish resurfacing product that brings old, weathered wood or concrete surfaces back to life with a unique solution that hasn’t existed before, and it’s a budget-friendly alternative to replacing deck boards, railings, porches, boat docks, pool decking or patios.

“BEHR DECKOVER protects against the elements, while refreshing the appearance of wood and concrete,” says Richards. “With just two coats and no primer needed, the thick coating covers splinters and fills cracks up to a quarter of an inch, spreading as easily as paint. We’ve created a way to achieve a low maintenance deck that resists the elements, repels water and creates a smooth, slip-resistant finish that is comfortable for bare feet.” It’s available at The Home Depot stores nationwide and comes in 54 colors. Visit http://www.behr.com to learn more.

Adding accents like decorative railings or lighted post caps can also revive the look of older decks. Deck manufacturers offer a variety of options for railings, from carved wood to metal and even glass. In most cases, you can add these railings to your existing deck boards, allowing you to replace just part of the deck and achieve a brand-new, designer look.

Tired furniture

Replacing sun-faded, weather-damaged cushions on outdoor furniture is a good start, and easy enough to do. But what do you do when the furniture frame has seen better days? Depending on the type of construction, you have several options including painting and reupholstering.

Landscaping and lighting

Modern outdoor settings allow nature and technology to meet. Give your exterior living space a new modern look by upgrading both landscaping and lighting. Improving your landscaping can be as easy as planting a few container gardens around your deck or patio and filling them with flowers that will bloom throughout the season. Nothing looks fresher and livelier than flowers.

Next, look at how your outdoor space is lit. Adding lighting allows you to enjoy the space safely after the sun goes down, but dated lighting can make your deck or patio look dull. Plus, older lights are often not as energy-efficient as newer options. Upgrade lighting by replacing old fixtures with newer options, such as solar-powered lights or ones that use energy-sipping CFLs or LEDs.

Making your old outdoor space look like it belongs beside a new showcase home doesn’t have to be difficult or costly. With a few budget-minded tips and tools, it’s possible for any do-it-yourselfer to make everything old new again.

Courtesy of BPT

Thank You Sweet 16


We are so excited! This month we have 16 buyers and sellers

who closed just in time for the holiday

and will be celebrating  their first Thanksgiving in their new homes!  

We are so thankful that we get to share in this special time with these families

and the many others we have served this year. 

Your trust in The KeyFinders means the world to us. 

Thank you and we pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving,

enjoying blessings without number!   

And don't forget, the Turkey Preservation Alliance reminds you to

 



Just Listed


 

3BR Condo Off Lee Dr.  By LSU

In Leighs Cove
5155 Etta St. #2E

 

5BR Home w/ Pool & 2 Cabanas

In Centurion Place
60's Contemporary Home

In Jefferson Terrace


Open This Sunday from 2-4pm
1010 Pompey 5340 Houston

 



Price Adjustment


 

Triple Split Floor Plan

In Highland Ridge


NOW $415,000
4BR in Central w/ Pool & Guest House

a Mile Away from the New Thruway


NOW $500,000
114 Charter Ridge 6950 Oak Cluster

 

4BR Situated on Two Lots

In Northwoods in Central City


NOW $295,000
Stunning Executive Home

In Green Trails


NOW $720,000
10816 Durmast 15831Woodland Trails



COMING SOON


 

Investment Package: Three Towhomes AND 4-plex

In One Florida Place

 


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

 

Signs that termites might be invading your house


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Termites live to eat. Their hunger causes $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S., damage most homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover. In fact, a colony can devour a foot of 2-by-4 wood in only six months. And since termites are masters at going undetected, they can destroy entire support beams before you discover their presence. That’s why it’s so important to know what to look for.

 
The warning signs of termites

 
Most termite species like to stay underground and within walls, where it’s dark and damp. Here are some signs to look for:

 
* Mud tubes – The easiest sign to detect. These pencil-width paths lead from a nest directly into your home and make it easy for termites to avoid sunlight. Check the surrounding land, any crawl spaces and your basement. 

 
* Swarms – Reproductive termites grow wings and fly during spring and fall. Check for this type of termite and the wings they shed.

 
* Piles – Drywood termites leave sawdust-like piles around windowsills and cracks in woodwork or beams. You might also see what looks like collections of dirt at the base of walls and in corners. 

 
* Weakened wood – Long, thin cracks and sagging can be signs that wood has been hollowed out by termites. (Holes in wood are not commonly caused by termites, and may be a sign of beetles or carpenter ants.)

 
What a termite control professional can do for you

 
Termite professionals have years of experience and expertise when it comes to using the right treatment method for your unique situation. Different techniques are required based on the location of termite activity, the type of foundation you have and even the number of porches and patios. And just because the obvious signs of an infestation aren’t there, such as mud tunnels or splitting wood, it doesn’t mean that termites aren’t. There are a number of professional termite control products on the market today, including DuPont Altriset. It works by paralyzing the mouths of termites within hours of exposure, stopping further damage immediately. 

 

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Your risk and how to reduce it
Risk level varies, largely depending on where you live. However, there are common measures that will make your home less appetizing to termites.

 
* Termites like moisture – Eliminate water in gutters and puddles or any other areas where water might gather on or near your home. Repair any plumbing or drainage problems. Laying down plastic barriers in crawl spaces, basements and attics will help keep them dry.

 
* Don’t provide termites with extra food – Remove lumber or freestanding wood from the base of your home. Don’t plant trees too close and clip away any vegetation, such as shrubs, that might be touching the foundation or walls.

 
* Damp spots and cracks are an open invitation – Check outdoor faucets and gutters for leaks and ventilate humid crawl spaces. Repair cracks and holes in the foundation with caulk, closing off termite entry. 

 
* Don’t take any chances – Have your home inspected each year by a professional. It doesn’t take long and can mean early detection – saving you time and money.

 
A smart way to protect your investment

 
By mimicking a substance found in certain tree bark, DuPont Altriset paralyzes the mouths of termites to stop them from feeding within hours of exposure. It also clings to their bodies undetected and enhances social behavior so that it is spread quickly throughout the colony. Your home is termite-free within three months and protected for years to come. To learn more about how Altriset works and how it can help protect your home, visit Altriset.com. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to termites.

 
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Caption 1: Early detection is the best way to protect your home.
Caption 2: A termite colony can devour a foot of 2-by-4 wood in only six months, according to Michigan State University research.

60’s Contemporary Home for Sale in Baton Rouge

Tremendous yard space! Could be a perfect opportunity for a new homesite. 60's contemporary home close to I-10, Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe. Freshly painted and well maintained home in quiet
Jefferson Terrace subdivision. Brick pavers in the den with a cozy fireplace, the bright kitchen has ceramic counter tops and white tile flooring. Off the kitchen is the living room with built-ins. The bedrooms are large and roomy. Out back is a huge covered patio perfect for entertaining guests. Call or text 225-335-5395 for more info or
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5340 Houston

Baton Rouge, LA 70809


5 bedroom with Pool in Baton Rouge


Large corner lot. Kitchen has brick pavers, granite counter tops and bar. Directly off the kitchen is the Master bedroom and enormous master bathroom. Split floor plan with two bedrooms on the other side of home. Wood floors, built-ins and fireplace as the center of the living room. The side of home has a den with bathroom that leads outside to the pool. A charming screened in porch, inground pool, and two cabanas with bars accent the outdoors space. Two car garage with boat port. Call or text 225-335-5395 for more info or
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1010 Pompey

Baton Rouge, LA 70816


 

2 Bedroom Home on Highland Park, Baton Rouge

Just off
Highland Road and perfect for the young professional or college student! Currently a 2 bedroom, but can be a 3 with the easy recreation of the closet which was enclosed to create larger master closet. An easy fix! Lovely open floorplan, brick pavers, tile and wood floors, with kitchen/dining flowing to living area. One bedroom has cottage beaded board wainscoting. Master has half bath for privacy. Outdoors is a large covered patio perfect for entertaining and relaxation. The backyard is fenced and spacious. There is even a large air conditioned shed with 250 sq.ft. that will remain … Perfect for a workshop. Freshly painted, pre-inspected and new roof. Conveniently located between Highland and Perkins for easy access. Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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455 Highland Park Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808


NEW Houses, Offices & Land … Oh My!


The end of the year is approaching, and anxious buyers are ready to finalize their move for the new year.  With inventory remaining lower than usual (down 2% over last year), buyers are eagerly awaiting new properties.  Well, we have some new opportunities, whether you need an office, your dream acreage to build your new home, or a starter home in the city.  Who do you know that needs to know about these possibilities?  Forward this email to them!

 




Perfect Home for the

Young Professional

In Highland Park Heights



43 Acres of Land

In St. Francisville
455 Highland Park Dr. Tract 6 Grovehill Plantation Estates


 




Endless Business Opportunities

Corner of Government & 10th Street

In Downtown Baton Rouge 
982 Government



 Coming Soon!


Package of investment condos, 4 BR in Centurion Place with pool & cabana,

10,000 square foot office building in Downtown Baton Rouge, and

60's contemporary in Jefferson Terrace


 



Price Adjustment


 




Sweet 3BR Home

In Country Club Estates



NOW $150,000
8626 Barnett

 

How to refresh home decor and be a budget-savvy trendsetter

Many people use just one word to describe lavish, luxurious homes filled with the latest interior design trends: unattainable.

These dream homes that appear on television programs and grace the pages of magazines are seen as projects that can only be executed by affluent homeowners who chase trends and change decor with every season. But, according to television design star Lisa LaPorta, with a practical approach, it’s easy to stay at the forefront of hot home design trends on any budget.

“Designer homes should be sources of inspiration and motivation,” LaPorta says. “When you’re researching home renovation and style, you should absolutely look to the most stylish and opulent examples. Then, once you know what you want, execute those ideas on a budget that works for you.” According to LaPorta, the best way to keep your home up to date with current trends is to change elements that have high impact, and are cost-effective.  

“It might seem obvious, but painting can truly transform a home from being 20 years outdated, to one on the cusp of modern decor,” she says. “Keep abreast of the design trends, but don’t forget to include your own personality.”

LaPorta advises homeowners to be introspective and look to their own personal sense of style to identify paint colors. Your wardrobe says a lot about you and can help guide color selection for your home, she states. Be confident in your choices and run with them. But, she cautions people to never choose a final color while at the paint or hardware store.

“Too often I see people choose colors on the spot at a paint store, only to go home and realize it looks completely different on the wall,” LaPorta says. “There’s a reason you’re allowed to take color chips home with you. You need to test them!”

She goes on to say that many people think color selection is the most important part of painting. Once they know what colors they want to use, it’s as simple as grabbing a paint brush and covering the wall, right? Wrong. In reality, choosing an inferior brush can have an enormous negative impact on the final result. LaPorta recommends using high-quality painting tools such as Purdy brushes and rollers for a flawless finish.  

The appearance of a finished painting project is very much dependent on the quality of the applicators used. “When you’re painting, the brush really does matter. A Purdy brush holds more paint, provides smooth, even coverage and vastly reduces brush marks on the wall.”

Once you have the perfect, trendy colors on the walls, it’s time to accessorize. LaPorta notes that many people have a tendency to overpopulate their rooms with too much furniture. Not only does this clutter the space, but it’s quite costly, as well. Instead, she recommends putting larger furniture pieces in a rotation to cut down on clutter.

“Design is cyclical,” LaPorta points out. “Eventually, the couch you bought in the ’70s will be popular again. But, that doesn’t mean it should be on display until that happens. Focus on a few pieces of large furniture and then chase the trends by purchasing smaller, less costly items such as throw pillows, rugs or inexpensive art and paintings. Then, as trends change and evolve, rotate the larger pieces into your decor.  You’ll save money, but still feel like your home is on-trend.

A fresh coat of paint and some new accessories can create dramatic change, but LaPorta also points out that simply changing the layout of a room can also make a big difference.

“Homeowners sometimes forget that rearranging furniture can completely change the appeal and feel of a space,” she says. “Step outside of the boundaries of your normal decorating style and see how you feel. Instead of having the television as the focal point of a living room, make the coffee table or fireplace the center. The best part is, it’s free. And if you don’t like how it looks, you can always change it back.”

These few simple design tips can help transform your home into a chic, trendy space that’s the envy of the neighborhood, all at a price tag you can afford.