Ascension Parish Landlord Facebook Page

A Facebook group has been created by some clients of mine to help landlords in Ascension parish communicate and learn from each others’ experiences. From rent ideas to sharing contractor help to warnings of which tenants to stay away from, this page is a must for anyone who owns rental property in Ascension.

Ascension Parish Landlords Facebook Page

Ascension ParAish Landlords Facebook Page

You can find the page here: Ascension Parish Landlords

 

David Madaffari, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 772-3283
Email: David@GrassrootsTeam.com

Jonathan Diez, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 938-4653
Email: Jonathan@GrassrootsTeam.com

Keller Williams Realty First Choice
17111 Commerce Centre Dr.
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 744-0044

Beware of Tenants

When tenants in your rental go bad, they can go REAL bad. Check out some of the photos of this home in Old Jefferson after the tenants vacated. They basically didn’t let their pets out of the house for two years. If it is what you think it is, you are absolutely right….

This caused about $6,000 worth of damage to the house and required the entire concrete floor to be scrubbed and resurfaced in order to mitigate the stench, meaning all flooring had to be removed. Every wall had to be repainted since they also decided to repaint without permission either. Word to the wise – screen your tenants and check in OFTEN!

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David Madaffari, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 772-3283
Email: David@GrassrootsTeam.com

Jonathan Diez, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 938-4653
Email: Jonathan@GrassrootsTeam.com

Keller Williams Realty First Choice
17111 Commerce Centre Dr.
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 744-0044

Master Bathroom Addition

The great thing about real estate is that it is always interesting helping people achieve their visions for older homes. Here are new pics of huge master bathroom and closet addition the Grassroots Team has been working on for a client in Baton Rouge. Notice the care taken in removing the bricks from the wall that will be extended. The new bricks to finish the wall can fit the “jigsaw” creating a seamless look when it is complete. THIS is how you do an addition the right way.

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David Madaffari, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 772-3283
Email: David@GrassrootsTeam.com

Jonathan Diez, Realtor

Mobile: (225) 938-4653
Email: Jonathan@GrassrootsTeam.com

Keller Williams Realty First Choice
17111 Commerce Centre Dr.
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 744-0044

Lunch Break: The Salad Shop

The Salad Shop

11445 Coursey Blvd, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225.223.6450

Rating: 4/5
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I met one of our lender partners, Corey Kling from Supreme Lending for lunch recently, and on my suggestion of needing something healthy he suggested the Salad Shop. Now, by the name alone you would think that all this place does is specialty salads and a few wraps.

Well, you’re right.

Now, for a meat/potatoes and pizza lovin’ guy like me, the menu certainly presented a challenge to my palate. How do you build an entire restaurant concept from salad?? And yet, after looking at the myriad of incredibly fresh ingredients and an array of sauces I didn’t know even existed, the Salad Shop was the pleasant surprise of the week.

I decided to go with a Fruit Fantastico fresh wrap, in all honesty because I could hold it like a burrito even if it wasn’t going to fool my brain into thinking I was actually eating one. The ingredients on this wrap were incredible: spinach, mandarin oranges (which I LOVE) strawberries, edemame, feta cheese and toasted walnuts. And while I am not a “slop on the ranch” type of person when it comes to salad, I was delighted to see 18 different sauces on the menu that basically ran the gauntlet of flavors you could want on your greens. The recommended sauce for this wrap was raspberry walnut, so I went with their suggestion and it did not disappoint.

So you’re probably saying to yourself, “It’s a salad place, i.e. a healthy eating joint. The portions must be small as well.”

Wrong.

They PACKED this thing until it almost broke open. I took the other half home not because I was trying to be portion-conscious, but literally because I was full after the first half. The crisp spinach and sweet fruit complimented the walnuts and raspberry sauce so well that I completely forgot there was no traditional protein in the wrap. The feta cheese I could probably do without next time, however it did add the hint of saltiness to balance out the wrap.

I am a fan of food and bold ideas, and this one certainly fits the bill on both accounts. This was definitely a memorable experience because the surprisingly delicious food that came out of this daring concept. If you are on Coursey Blvd near lunch time and want to challenge your idea of what lunch can be, definitely stop by the Salad Shop.

David Madaffari
The Grassroots Team @ Keller Williams Realty – First Choice
Mobile: 225.772.3283 (DAVE)
Email: David@DavidMadaffari.com
17111 Commerce Centre Dr.
Prairieville, LA 70769

Grassroots Team Repairs Roof at Christina’s

The Grassroots Team are honored to help iconic Christina’s Restaurant in downtown BR install their brand new roof.  Christina’s (www.christinasbr.com), located at 320 St. Charles St, serves daily breakfast and lunch specials for the downtown area and have been doing so for over 20 years.  Y’all, the Italian Omelette is absolutely amazing – I haven’t written my official Lunch Break restaurant review but trust me, you’ll love it as much as we did.

Thank you for trusting us with your business!

David Madaffari
The Grassroots Team @ Keller Williams Realty – First Choice
Office: 225.744.0044
Mobile: 225.772.3283 (DAVE)
Email: David@DavidMadaffari.com
17111 Commerce Centre Dr.
Prairieville, LA 70769