Sept. 30, 2009 05:00 AM
Today’s technology allows busy professionals to invest in real estate and manage their new assets with ease. As a Realtor in Acadiana, I take great pride in telling people that real estate, as an investment, is still a smart move. The current average ...
Aug. 26, 2009 05:00 AM
To understand the housing market that is most relevant to Lafayette, you must drill down. In early July The Daily Advertiser ran a story that cited a “national real estate market assessment firm” in reporting that Lafayette home prices showed a ...
July 29, 2009 05:00 AM
Ambassador Caffery’s southward extension isn’t getting the attention it deserves, but its day is coming. If the Ambassador Caffery Parkway South extension progresses at its current pace, life as we know it in Lafayette will change before the ...
June 24, 2009 12:00 AM
There’s an elephant in the developer’s room, and it’s going to take absolute teamwork to get him out the door. Despite a downturn in the economy, development continues, especially in the somewhat insulated areas in the Gulf South, but there is ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
National retailers sitting on the sidelines could open a window of opportunity for locally owned businesses. “People thought we were crazy,” says Molly Richard as she feverishly writes down my order for two tacos (one pork, one chicken), and passes ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
No one in the know thought the residential boom would last forever — and neither will today’s home-buying incentives. The banking debacle and its associated mortgage crisis have had far-reaching effects. While a healthy real estate economy here ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
New construction has slowed, but it’s not nearly time to write its obituary. Regardless of where the opportunity arises, from a telephone call to a lunch date — and even in the typical rest room conversation — the question surfaces daily: Are ...
March 24, 2009 12:00 AM
Lafayette might be in a prime position to take advantage of the current economic conditions, especially when it comes to the struggling retail marketplace. There is evidence all around us that the Lafayette area’s real estate market has not changed ...
Dec. 22, 2008 11:00 PM
Home sellers in Acadiana have adjusted their attitudes. Youngsville residents Chuck and Sharon were sellers who called me recently. Chuck had just escaped the threat of a transfer, and it seemed all the talk about selling and moving had left them craving ...
Sept. 24, 2008 12:00 AM
Long-term Exchange Strategy Say you’ve been holding real estate for use in your trade or business, or for investment purposes, that no longer suits your needs or objectives and you’d like to exchange your property for one that is better suited ...

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