What you can get for ... $415,000 What: A four-bedroom home in Magnolia Park with three full baths. Address: 932 Kim Drive Size: 3,492 square feet (lot size is 120’-x-119’) Price per square foot: $118.84 Setting: Built in 1962, this home is located in central Lafayette in an established neighborhood within walking distance of L.J. Alleman Middle School. “They say ‘location, location, location.’ And that’s true of this,” listing agent Peggy Boyd says. The Home: Traditional four bedroom that has been updated with custom cabinets, subzero refrigerator and freezer, ceramic tile and butcher-block countertops. The den has a built-in bookcase and wet bar with a tiled gas fire place and vaulted wood and Lincrusta ceilings. The home has crown molding and a cedar closet in the utility room great for storage. A backyard made for entertaining boasts a patio that’s covered and tiled and a cypress gazebo with Jenn Air cooktop and an exercise room with walk-in sauna and jacuzzi. Contact Boyd at 233-9540 or
What you can get for ... $412,600 What: A three-bedroom home in River Ranch with two full baths. Address: 218 Biltmore Way Size: 1,919 square feet (lot size is 48’-x-114’) Price per square foot: $215 Setting: This newly constructed home is located in the heart of River Ranch two blocks from the Town Square. A home in River Ranch is about more than just the home on your own lot. “You’re paying a bit more for the lifestyle,” says listing agent Kathy Daigle, noting that the home is close to parks, restaurants, a dentist’s office and the City Club. “You’re able to walk to dinner.” The Home: Stucco-sided with 9-foot ceilings, crown molding and ceramic tile flooring, brick fence and covered patio. “It’s a lock and leave,” Daigle adds, pointing to features like a courtyard and smaller yard that mean very little maintenance for homeowners. The home has a large master bath, bedroom and closet. Contact Daigle at 984-3777 or
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NOV 28 Bill Cassidy says the story about his possible double-dipping from taxpayers is a "non-issue," the ABC News politics blog reports here. The story, broken by bloggers Lamar White Jr. and Jason Brad Berry earlier this week, is probably an issue for some taxpayers.
NOV 28 Blogger Tom Aswell writes about the next step for the 6th Congressional race. Former Gov. and ex-con Edwin Edwards plans to take some shots at opponent Garret Graves by pointing out that Graves is buddies with Bobby Jindal.
NOV 28 Blogger Ian McGibboney responds to a troll-like poster who had a problem with his most recent post about the Saints. Since people are rioting in Ferguson, Ian shouldn't talk about football, this individual opined. It's possible to care about more than one thing, Ian counters.
NOV 28 Yet again, we're hearing about budget cuts that are necessary because of a big budget hole, this editorial in the American Press says. This raises some questions, the paper says, such as: Why does this keep happening? And how can this be so when we're being told our economy is doing great?
NOV 28 Blogger Jason Brad Berry, arguably the only guy in Louisiana who is truly paying attention to the BP claims process, has a little something to say about a Picayune story on the audit reports. He wants to know if the reporter has ESP, or just wrote her story based on a press release. He also has links to the documents she wrote about - so you can judge for yourself.
NOV 28 The publishers of the Forward Now blog post this disclaimer about their social media accounts. They don't monitor who "likes" their articles, the publishers say, and they aren't trying to manipulate Facebook likes. Say what?
NOV 26 Jim Brown, like many of us Louisiana voters, seems fed up with out of town know-it-alls trying to tell us what to do. Bill Cassidy can't make it through the day without flying someone in to "tell us political retards" how to vote, he says.
NOV 26 Zach Kopplin, who we came to know and love when he was a Louisiana high school student lobbying for the continued inclusion of science stuff in science class, pens this post in The Atlantic about a "textbook" available for social studies instruction in Texas that discusses how Moses contributed to the Constitution. (Oy! Texas rednecks love Jews. Who knew?)
NOV 26 Blogger Tom Aswell is writing about the behavior of the two finalists in the 6th Congressional District race: Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves. Edwards has come out swinging, but Graves' campaign seems bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Tom says.
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