Investment Property in Old Jefferson Subdivision, Baton Rouge

Opportunity!! This home needs some cosmetic customization from you, and has so much to offer: situated on one of the largest lots, it backs up to a servitude for added privacy; kitchen is open with casual dining; den is large with fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking backyard; each bedroom has it's own walk-in closet, with master bedroom having TWO walk-in closets! Amazing amount of storage here. Outdoor area is spacious, fully fenced, gated, and includes lovely patio area for outdoor living. A great value! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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15433 Profit Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
 


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Buyers are eagerly awaiting your home

Friends,
 

Are you thinking of selling your home in the Baton Rouge area? 
 
The second busiest buying season of the year is under way. What many folks don't know is how serious buyers are during this time of year. Many are relocation or last minute buyers that need to be in a home by the end of the year. 
 
This gives you quite a bit of leverage as a seller and makes now a perfect time to put your home on the market.
 

The KeyFinders Team has an extensive list of potential buyers looking for a new home.   In all price ranges … all types … from investors to executive home buyers.  
 

And, with interest rates expected to rise in 2015, now might be your last chance to take advantage of a robust market.Once rates rise and buyers lose purchasing power, it's going to be harder to push for a higher price for your home.
 
Give us a call if you want to know what they might be willing to pay for your home this fall season! You can reach us at 
(225) 337.1861. We look forward to helping you cash in on this fantastic opportunity!

Two Bedroom Condo in Gated Community in Baton Rouge

One of the original
two bedroom floorplans, this home offers a double garage, spacious bedrooms (16.2X12.5 and 16X15.2 Master) with wood floors, open kitchen area with pantry, granited topped island, laundry room, computer closet, gas log fireplace, built-in bookcase, jetted tub and separate double shower in master, huge walk-in closet in master, and 9 foot ceilings with crown molding throughout. Located in the popular community of Cottages at Southfork, the community offers gated, secure entry, pool, walking path, and HOA covers expanded cable and insurance. For the lock–n-leave lifestyle, this is the right choice! Enjoy life, not maintenance! Call or text 225-335-5395 for more info or
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11510 Southfork Ave. #33
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
 


Accessorizing secrets for a beautiful home and a beautiful you



Fortunately, the fundamentals of good accessorizing are the same, regardless of whether you’re dressing up your house or spicing up your own look. Whether you have a knack for pulling together an outfit as easily as a room, or can’t quite seem to get it together, a few simple tips can help you enhance your style.

Pop that color – Neutrals make an awesome backdrop for pops of color. Whether it’s a neutral shade on the walls of your living room, or a classically cut skirt in a subtle hue, set off your neutral backdrop with brightly colored accessories. Pillows, plates, photo frames, candles and other colorful accessories create interest and depth in a room’s design. All kinds of small and decorative items can be colorful and inexpensive. You can find fashionable and fun items in shops that specialize in the unusual, such as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (R). Explore the offbeat. For example, beautiful glass jars filled with pickles and canned veggies are not only a culinary treat, they can add zest to a room’s decor when used as a colorful display.

For you, adding a bold necklace, chunky bracelet, bright belt or scarf can layer your look with personality. As a bonus, if you find a look that fits your personal style, consider incorporating it into your home decor with accessories. For example, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers trendy coastal-themed jewelry – several pieces are less than $10 – and home decor items that echo the easy, relaxed style and sea-side colors of the shore.

Simple styling – One of the most challenging aspects of accessorizing can be settling on a style. The good news is, when you find one that works for you, you can apply it to both your personal style and your home decor. Does classic sophistication work for you? Subtle colors that convey classic styling in your wardrobe can make great hues for walls, carpeting and upholstered furnishings. Is quirky and unconventional -more your style? That tropical print you love on your bedroom drapes can add humor and excitement to your wardrobe when it shows up in an airy cotton scarf. That same color and pattern combination can make a statement when you use it as a runner on your dining room table.

Brimmed hats, earrings, bracelets, totes and flowing wraps all speak of summer vacation and fun – and the essence of easy style that works well in your home and in your closet.

You need to love your atmosphere – Whatever the purpose of a room or an outfit, you need to love the atmosphere it creates. Whether you’re designing a space for family fun or pulling together a knockout look for that special night out on the town, the colors and styles you choose will create a specific ambiance. It should be one that speaks to you and your personality.

For example, are summer gatherings with friends one of your favorites things to do? Salute the best of summer with colors that evoke summer holidays, such as a fun red picnic cup lighted garland (available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store) and matching red picnic cup stemware. Keep the effect going by adding that shiny red hue to your wardrobe accessories with a belt or necklace. Have an affinity for the horsey set? “Stable” décor featuring riding-inspired accessories such as candleholders and canisters with whip stitched accents is popular and a horseshoe doubling as a tea light holder evokes the look beautifully.

Just keep a few secrets that apply to both home decor and wardrobe building in mind, then let your adventure begin.

Gorgeous 3BR Home in Rouzan, Baton Rouge

Uptown style for gracious living! Classic brick steps lead you to the shuttered entry doors (oh so
New Orleans Garden District!) that open onto a private porch with lantern lighting and beaded ceiling. A spacious, open floorplan greets you as you enter the home that has walls of windows on 3 sides for abundant lighting. Quality features include 12’ ceilings * detailed crown molding * birch floors that have been hand-scraped * walls of floor to ceiling windows * poured quartz countertops in kitchen * 5-burner gas stove with pot filler * expansive island w/ pendant lighting anchors the kitchen area * computer nook tucked beneath the stairs * dining and kitchen overlook rear courtyard * downstairs master suite offers views of courtyard * master bath is in keeping with the vintage Uptown style to include classic tile flooring that extends to shower, ladie’s pedestal soaker tub, double vanities; chandelier & 3 mirrors * staircase has same rich birch flooring and makes architectural statement * upstairs is large media/playroom with a wall of cabinetry and closet; each of the 2 bedrooms upstairs includes a private bath. Quality exists in this home, both seen and unseen. Built by Rivet Construction, it offers the latest in today’s best construction. Rouzan is in the heart of Southdowns & Perkins corridor. The lifestyle of an old garden district with the amenities of today. Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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4918 Arrowhead St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
 


Two Bedroom Condo off College Dr. in Baton Rouge

Feels like a loft but all on one floor off College Drive!
Two bedroom condo brings such charm with open living area, multiple windows, large bath and laundry, and master bedroom with brick wall for architectural detail, plus walk-in closet! A quiet retreat in the heart of the activity along College Drive. Currently leased for $800/month — makes a great investment too! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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2100 College Dr. #61
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
 


Remodeling your home? Start from the outside in.

The kitchen and bathroom are at the top of most home remodeling project lists. But homeowners intent on remodeling should also consider investing in the exterior of their homes – maybe even start there.
 

That’s the advice of Sarah Susanka, one of the nation’s leading voices for redefining the  home, and author of the Not So Big House series, a collection of nine books focusing on home design, architecture and remodeling.
 
The reason for investing in the exterior is simple. The exterior should set the tone for your home’s interior look and feel. Also, first impressions really do count to the long-term value of a house, especially when it comes time to sell it.
 
“I firmly believe that the experience we have in living in our homes can have a profound impact on the way we look at life,” Susanka says. “That experience begins the moment we walk, bike or drive up to it, and extends through the transitions we make as we move between the landscape, the exterior and the interior of the home.”
 
The feeling of satisfaction that comes from making your house look good on the outside is experienced at many levels – from the colors and textures of your home to the quality of the materials used to build or remodel it, to the benefits of those materials in the long term, such as the character they lend, or the ease of maintenance they offer. The good news is that if you haven’t remodeled your house in a long time, there are a number of new, sustainable products that are helping homeowners create exteriors that are both beautiful and green, such as APEX siding and Integrity windows, both made with pultruded fiberglass, a tough, low-maintenance, sustainable material offering a rich selection of colors.
 
“A Not So Big House is not only built better rather than bigger,” adds Susanka. “It is also designed to be a good custodian of the planet’s resources. It’s built to last. Finding green products that also make it easy for homeowners to maintain the home is a big step toward true sustainability. If a house isn’t both beautiful and practical, no matter how green the materials used, it won’t live up to its sustainability goals. People only look after what they love, and beauty is a big part of that picture.”

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If you’re thinking about remodeling in the near future, here are several more ideas to make the most of your remodeling budget:
Create a master plan. Many homeowners cannot afford to do a complete remodeling. Most do it in chunks. Before you lift a hammer, hire an architect to create a master plan for your home, which will guide your remodeling efforts for years to come.
 
Connecting inside with outside. The interior and exterior of your home need to work together. They need to be integrated and harmonize with one another as you move from the surrounding landscape to the interior, or as you look out from inside your home to the garden beyond. To enhance this connection, think about the first impression you want to give a visitor. Do you want it to communicate comfort? Connectedness to the outdoors? Creativity? Or tradition? All these can be accomplished with thoughtful detailing of the home’s exterior, as well as landscaping.
 
Small changes; huge impact. Small changes to the exterior, such as adding another color to the exterior palette, adding texture such as stone, brick or lap siding, or framing the windows with wider trim boards, can have a huge impact on the look of your home, and make it feel both more expressive and more inviting.
 
Choose sustainable products. It’s important not only to the environment, but to the overall maintenance and longevity of your home. Consider remodeling your house with some of the new, high quality sustainable products that are entering the remodeling marketplace, such as APEX Siding, Susanka’s current favorite find, which is made from pultruded fiberglass, derived from sand.
 
Reduce maintenance and future repairs. Another key to remodeling is to use materials and building methods that are resistant to wear, tear and the elements (rain, sunlight), which reduce the likelihood of needing to make expensive repairs in the future, as well as reducing the amount of time spent on maintenance. Knowing that your home is well protected from the elements is an important part of the overall satisfaction with your home.
 
Mix it up. Many people are afraid to use more than one color on the exterior of their home. That’s why so many houses appear dull and lifeless. Consider using two colors of siding and a third color for your trim boards to add personality and vitality to the exterior. Products like Apex fiberglass siding and trim, and Integrity windows, for example, are available in a palette of rich and attractive colors. Also, consider adding a trim band, or belt line, below main level windows of your home, and using a contrasting color of siding below that band to help ground the house and connect it in with the surrounding landscape.
 
Invest in quality over quantity. Even with a limited budget, try to invest in high-quality products that will look good for the long haul, and will stand the tests of time, rather than buying lower-quality products that may offer the short term benefit of getting a greater share of your remodeling projects done, but which end up looking dilapidated and unattractive in short order. You’ll feel better about the integrity of your home by focusing a significant part of your budget on the bones and outer clothing of your home – the roof, siding, windows, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.

Two Bedroom Townhouse Priced to Sell!

Priced right, this two bedroom
townhome is convenient to LSU and Essen/Bluebonnet corridors. Wood flooring covers the downstairs living & dining combination, offering a pass-through bar to the kitchen for entertaining and convenience. Washer/dryer and refrigerator remain – move in ready! A half bath is off the kitchen for your guests and convenience. Upstairs are two private bedrooms and baths, each with new carpeting. Outside is a decked patio area that welcomes outdoor grilling and relaxing. For low maintenance living and affordability, this is the one! Call or text 225-335-5395 or
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8091 Bayou Fountain #503
Baton Rouge, LA 70820


 

Beautiful Home in Santa Maria

Private location in
Santa Maria. Located on a corner lot at the end of the road, this Tuscany styled home is sophisticated and welcoming. With a grand portico entry, you are greeted by gleaming heart of pine flooring, 10 foot ceilings, triple crown molding and more quality amenities. Creatively using angles to bring interest, the architectural charm abounds. As you enter, you are drawn down the dogtrot style hallway to the view of the towering trees beyond – a tranquil place to enjoy your morning coffee. Kitchen and keeping is expansive with a large island and breakfast area, complimented with rich cypress cabinetry, full pantry, and delightful pass-through window to the living room! Soothing colors and an abundance of triple windows brings natural light throughout. Walls of windows across the rear offer views of the woods from the living, dining and master. Feel like royalty in the spacious master bath with jetted tub, separate vanities, large walk-in. Privacy is paramount with the additional bedrooms and study (could be 4th BR) along the front of the home. Custom quality finishes throughout.
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19041 Turnberry Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809