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St Patricks Day Parade in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam


Ready for some fun?  Be sure to wear GREEN on March 16th, 2013 if you plan to attend the St Patrick's Day Parade here in Baton Rouge.  The parade times runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The parade will start at the corner of Hundred Oaks at South Acadian Thruway and will wind through the beautiful Hundred Oaks neighborhood ending at the intersection of South Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. For more information or to see the parade route visit

Getting Your Home Pre-Inspected

by Pat Wattam

Just met with 3 new sellers this week - one is an estate so the heirs really didn't know the condition of the home; one is a resale - pretty new home, inspected 4 years ago when purchased; and one is a custom built home that is about 12 years old.  I always suggest sellers have their home pre-inspected before going on the Market so that we don't have any surprises when the buyer has the inspection (part of the purchase agreement).  As I am sure you expect, the estate house had a few items that needed to be taken care of - including a leaking AC Coil that is less than 2 years old plus the types of things I expect to get in a house of this age - wiring in the attic not in conduits, etc.  Not too bad.  The 4 year old home had foundation work done but never followed up on the cracked stucco.  Any buyer would be fearful of this so getting that piece inspected will give the buyer peace of mind.  And last, the 12 year old home, that is beautiful, has 16 double paned windows with broken seals - better to know that now and get some bids to get the work done instead of having a buyer ask for that - after negotiating a price on the house.  I can not say it enough, get the house pre-inspected before putting it on the market!! 

Prepare your home for sale!

Brush With Burden Art Show

by Pat Wattam

The annual Brush with Burden Art Show opens Saturday, March 2, with an opening reception from 3-6 p.m. at the Orangerie at the Burden Rural Life off Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.  Over 100 artists works will be displayed including sculpture, paintings, and photography.  Come on out and enjoy some good food and art works including the one below by Pat Wattam!


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Pat Wattam
RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
4750 Sherwood Common
Baton Rouge LA 70816
Office Direct: 225-298-6900
Office Main: 225-291-1234
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RE/MAX First
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Main: 225-291-1234

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission