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Preventing Home Electrical Fires

by Glenda Daughety & Team

​Home safety is important. Especially if you have a family. One thing most people overlook is electrical safety. Home electrical fires are estimated at around 51,000 fires a year, with nearly 500 deaths, over 1,400 injuries and $1.3 billion in damages. Naturally there are ways to reduce the risk to you and your family. Here’s a few tips to get you started.

  • Appliances: We own many more appliances now than used to be in the average home 50-60 years ago. Appliances from a simple clock to a computer generate heat. So be sure to give the appliance plenty of circulation space and never leave blankets, towels or anything that will cover them so that they do not overheat and cause an overload or short out an electrical socket.
  • Outlets: When it comes to outlets it is always best not to overload them with extra adapters and power cords. Especially so in older homes that may not have a large enough power supply causing breakers to trip or overheat and very possibly cause major fires.
  • Light Bulbs: When using light bulbs be sure to use a bulb with the correct wattage for the fixture you are using it in. A higher wattage bulb can cause the fixture to overheat and possibly cause the bulb itself to explode.

Electrical fires can be such a dangerous and devastating occurrence that following some simple tips can save you or your family’s lives and your family’s livelihood. Here are quite a few more suggestions on how to minimize the possibility of an electrical fire in the home.

Great Décor Tips for Fall in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Pumpkins. A sure sign that fall is on your doorstep or is already falling much great gusto from your trees. Matching this cheerful end-of-summer Baton Rouge sensation with fresh homey decoration ideas is an absolute must. To start with, an awesome pumpkin or two on your front porch and strategically placed saucer pumpkins will add to the effect.

Don’t forget the trees outside generously dropping their spring and summer growth. Now is the best time to take advantage of their seasonal molting to brighten up your home with some gorgeous Louisiana colors, like leaf art. Don’t forget the fun variety of twigs and berries that can become art pieces to make entertaining fall vases and fun DIY welcome wreaths.

Don’t forget that wood stove that’s been sitting quietly over summer. Bring out your best for the fall as California nights start getting cooler, giving you a reason to huddle around the warm and mesmerizing flames with friends and family to remember the good times, and to look forward to many more to come.

Stay Safe This Hallows Eve in Baton Rouge!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

All Hallows Eve. A time of treats, fun costumes for the kids and sleepovers with scary stories. It’s also a time to remember a little caution and safety preparation can go a long way for our thrill seeking young ones. Let us give you a few tips for this year’s Halloween in Baton Rouge.

The risk of car accidents with children go up uncomfortably on this eve, so we have a few thoughts on keeping our future generation safe. Firstly, try incorporating reflective tape or stickers into bags and costumes, as well as using face paint, non-toxic of course, instead of visually obstructive masks if possible. Kids certainly find it fun to get your face painted! Also try giving the kids some glow sticks and other little fun glowing things. Not only will it be extra fun added to their costumes, but will help with added visual for drivers.

Children, 12 and under should never be out alone without their parents or an adult to supervise. Also remind the older ones to stay in areas that they are familiar with, are well lit and encourage them to go trick-or-treating with friends. They’ll certainly be up for that!

Try taking a look at this link for a few more tips on safety this Halloween. More importantly, don’t let them forget to have a good time this Halloween in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

Your Next Home By the Golf Course Awaits in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Are you a golfer looking for the perfect golf club community life?  The you already know that Baton Rouge golf courses offer some of the best golfing in the nation, along with all the outstanding club amenities you would expect.  If you're looking for the perfect golf community life, then Baton Rouge golf communities are the perfect place to find your dream home.  

Glenda Daughety is your golf club community expert.  She knows the area and the communities. Visit our Baton Rouge Golf Course Communities page for a list of golf club communities in Baton Rouge, with links to their websites and to search for homes available in each community.

Here's a sample of the many fine Baton Rouge golf club community homes for sale right now.

Protect Your Credit From Equifax Breech

by Glenda Daughety & Team

It’s all over the news. The massive data theft of 143 million consumer’s personal data from national credit bureau Equifax has been a topic of much discussion lately.  This is a situation that will affect a lot of lives and could especially affect home buyers and mortgage applicants. Why?

Most Americans with a credit history could be affected. Addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license and credit card numbers could all be at risk.  These could be made available to the highest bidders on the Dark Web. 

Home buyers and mortgage applicants may be the most at risk, since there is a significant amount of information on file at the credit bureaus. This could cause serious problems down the road, especially during the buying process.

But don’t worry, as you can take steps to protect your identity and credit.  You can lock down your credit files with fraud alerts or credit file freezes, which will prevent people from opening accounts in your name and will prevent them from getting credit reports.

You can protect yourself using the following links:

consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.

uspirg.org/resources/usp/protect-yourself-against-new-account-id-theft

equifaxsecurity2017.com

annualcreditreport.com  

Yearly Home Maintenance Tips

by Glenda Daughety & Team

As summer comes to a close, it's time to make sure your home is ready for fall and winter in Baton Rouge. Even though the fall and winter months may not be extreme here as far as cold weather is concerned, regular home maintenance is always a good idea. Here's a few tasks that are really easy to do and will help you avoid major repair costs when you least expect them.

Clean and Repair Siding

Make sure the siding doesn't have mold or mildew, and check for rotten and warped areas. You can even use a cell phone or drone to inspect higher areas instead of using a ladder. Inspect the joints for cracks.

Service Yard Equipment

Make sure to service lawn equipment yearly.  If yard equipment sits too long with dirty oil, then it can be harmful to the equipment.  Replace oil, air and gas filters, install new blades, and perform lube and adjustment maintenance per the instruction manual. This can save money in the long run no matter what season it is.

Keep the Chimney Clean

If you have a fireplace, it's always a good idea to clean it regularly.  A dirty chimney can cause fires and carbon monoxide build up.

Safe Ways to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Glenda Daughety & Team

​On this Labor Day weekend, we thank all those who have gone so far beyond the limit to help their neighbors during this extraordinary tragedy in Houston. The acts of courage on the part of both citizens and professionals has been amazing and will be remembered forever.

All of America, indeed the world, is watching intently and wondering how they can help those in need. Here are a few safe ways you can help those affected. And remember to watch out for those who are taking advantage of our generosity. Remember the old proverb "Trust, but verify."

According to Forbes.com, here are some charities we can trust:

Red Cross

Houston Food Bank 

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Houston Humane Society

Houston SPCA

San Antonio Humane Society

Get Ready For a Great Labor Day in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Labor day is coming up in a little over a week on Sept 4th.  So now is a great time to plan for fun on the weekend and the following week in Baton Rouge.  Here's some upcoming events that will help you get the most out of your weekend.

Labor Day Comedy Soul Fest | UNO Lakefront Arena​
Sat, September 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT

Featuring comedy and soul music from Anthony Hamilton and Michael Blackson.

2017 TaWaSi Antiques and Collectibles Show
Fri, Sep 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Sep 10, 2017, 4:00 PM ​

Featuring over 48 dealers throughout the South​ with a wide array of antiques in every price point.

Jazz Night @ Arpeggios​
Sun, September 3, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT​

Arpeggios welcomes back JB SAAX and the band, Mickey Smith, Jr, and Robert Richard. ​

Have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!

You Get More Bang For Your Buck in Baton Rouge!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

There are plenty of great reasons to buy a home in Baton Rouge.  But when it boils down to it, making your dollar stretch the farthest is what most people aim for.  And the good news is that your dollar stretches farther in Louisiana than almost any other state in the nation! According to data used from the Tax Foundation, when you compare how far $100 goes throughout the country, it turns out that in Louisiana, your $100 gets you $110 worth of goods in comparison! That’s makes Louisiana one of the most affordable states to buy a home.

Review this map to see how affordable your state is (if you currently don’t live in Louisiana). It’s just one more great reason to buy a home in Baton Rouge!


Your Perfect Home Awaits in the "Jambalaya Capital of the World"

by Glenda Daughety & Team

​Gonzales may be a smaller city, with around 10,000 people, but it has a lot of great things packed into it. For one thing, if you love Jambalaya, then welcome home! They don't call Gonzales the "Jambalaya Capital of the World" for nothing.  Every Memorial Day since 1968, the Jambalaya Festival has been a major attraction in this city. And you'll find plenty of restaurants that specialize in Cajun and Creole cuisine, like Mike Anderson's Seafood.

And don't worry about going far to have fun. There are 9 parks to choose from that offer the full spectrum of sports and recreation activities. Or you can enjoy shopping at the Tanger Outlet stores. And being located just between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, you'll have endless options for great shopping, dining, and entertainment close by.

If Gonzales sounds like the kind of city you'd love to call home, then search for your dream home today.

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Cell: 225-205-2672
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Licensed Realtor in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission



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