If y’all haven’t driven down Highland Road near Pecue lately , then you haven’t seen the GIANT drain they are installing. This giant pipe will be the base of the brick and stone bridge leading up to the exclusive gated community Valhalla, Highland Road’s newest premier community. Live-oak lined streets and half-acre lots are the hallmarks of this development, making it one of the more ambitious new developments along Highland Road in some time.
Lots start at $365,000 and only 10 remain. See this brochure for more information, and then contact me for purchasing and building information!
Every time I think about how I ended up in Real Estate, it is pretty similar to many others’ paths to this industry. Each story can lend insight to many others who have considered a career in real estate, but just are not sure how to make the transition out of a salaried or hourly career into the wild west of a commissioned career in real estate.
This next series of articles is for that person who may be considering a career change, and perhaps learn a thing or two on what to expect, how to prepare for the change, and keeping a good mindset. My hope is the that ultimately you will see how I moved on from being this guy….
….to this guy.
Yes, life is better this way.
In the next article you will learn of the ONE thing that got me started in real estate. And had I followed that one thing’s advice, I probably would NOT be here. Trust me, it’ll be made clear pretty soon.
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David Madaffari, Realtor
I never really realized just how many elementary schools East Baton Rouge has. However, if you need a reference to the boundaries of ANY of the elementary schools, here is a great set of maps to show you exactly where they are.
EBR Elementary School District Maps
David Madaffari, Realtor
University Club in Baton Rouge is beautiful. There’s really nothing else to say about it – the entire design of the development, the high quality homes, the course and member amenities make this neighborhood just about on par with the Country Club of Louisiana. And with new filings and homes being built, there is plenty of opportunity to get into this great family friendly area.
Here are some interesting market statistics for U-Club from 2016. These charts compare the entire MLS stats and U-Club in particular.
DOM = Days on Market
Months Supply = How many months it would take to sell the current inventory
***There were no closed sales in November and December, hence the sudden drop of DOM and Price ratios in those months. ***
U-Club definitely has a seasonal buying and selling attribute, with the Months Supply and Days on Market being somewhat in sync with the rest of the market in the summer months. The most interesting piece is right after the flood, where suddenly a 10-month supply of homes came on the market and then quickly dissipated back to normal. Finally, the List Price/Sale Price ratio is very tight at 98%. This is still a strong seller’s market in not only University Club, but also the market in general.
This “Selling My Home” series is going to go more freeform now than the narrative style I started – mainly because I have so many thoughts right now and I know many of you have probably been through this process!
Quick recap: We offer on house -> rejected. We sell our house in a day. Re-offer on house -> rejected again. Re-offer a third time -> accepted. We have a baby due July 10th.
That was all the easy part. Our contracts have our closings set for July 22nd, which you think would be like, “Yeah we have plenty of time to have the baby and pack slowly.” But then we started thinking well, we could get into the house before the baby comes and not be one (wo)man down in the packing process. So we’ve been packing all the low hanging fruit around the house – things we don’t use everyday like stuff up in our closets, many of the kids’ toys, kitchen items, etc. I had a POD delivered, but it’s been so hot that we are storing everything in what was once my music studio until probably the day before we move. We’ve made some progress whittling down a lot of things in to boxes.
It was a swell plan until the deal on our current house was delayed.
So now, we find ourselves *wanting* to pack everything away but we can’t do it until we’re certain of an early closing date, which we don’t exactly have yet. Talk about being in limbo! It seems that by sheer design, packing a house to move MUST be done in a hectic manner the week you are closing because you need most of your stuff until then, especially with kids around.
The cherry on top? Indications are that this baby might be early…
I knew moving was tough, but man I am no fan of it. Statistics say that people move every 5-7 years. I would NOT want to do this again in 5, 10 or even 20 years. Unless I sell it all off and retire into a beach condo…
What have been your best ideas for making a move easy with children?