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Lafitte's Landing

Welcome Home to Lafitte's Landing Subdivision a clean, safe, a well maintain neighborhood governed by protective convents and conditions.

The aesthetic influences found throughout our community can be traced through the rich history and heritage of Louisiana with all the charm of its culture clearly reflected in the architectural styles that are displayed throughout the neighborhood, Coastal/Caribbean, Contemporary Southern, Old New Orleans, or French Provincial, which each style adding its own distinct character and personality, yet all work together to provide variety and interest. Enjoy Smuggler’s Lagoon Park, the stocked pond and playground all located within walking distance from any home. All of this just located just a few minutes from all Lafayette, Broussard and Youngsville have to offer. Easy assess to W. Pinhook Road, Verot School Road, Kaliste Saloom Road and Johnston Street via Camellia Blvd.
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Landscape 4
Posted on Sep 3rd, 2015 Comments (0)
Luscious Landscaping 
FALL is the best time to plant hardy trees and shrubs in the landscape weather is cooler, you don't have to water as much, and the roots of the plants get a chance to get established before the spring growing 
Trees can add value to any landscape setting from shade to privacy, windbreaks, fruit and flowers. All trees have advantages and disadvantages, depending on planting locations and the characteristics you are looking for. 
The most important part of selecting a tree is the size of the tree at maturity. A live oak tree may be an excellent choice for an acre lot away from houses and driveways, but should not be used in an suburban lot. They just get too big. Planting smaller ( 15-25') and medium (30-50') trees would be better for a suburban lot. 
What are your goals when planting the tree? Do you want it to be an evergreen tree (stays green all year long) or a deciduous tree (loses its leaves in the winter)? Generally deciduous trees will give a better bloom during the spring or summer months as opposed to the evergreen variety. 
Make sure that the tree you select will grow in our area. Some trees may not work because it gets too hot or too cold in our area- Make sure you take into account power lines, sidewalks and driveways. Always place medium to large trees at least 15 -20' from your paved surfaces or structures. 

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Landing Homeowners' Association would like to extend a warm welcome to our new neighbors.
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The Benefits of Getting Involved with Your Homeowners' Association

The officers of homeowners' associations are responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and financial management of common areas in condo complexes and neighborhoods.

Being involved in any homeowners' association generally means more than participating in the financial aspects. Becoming an active member of your association isn't as difficult as you might think. Most HOA's hold open meetings quarterly or annually. More often than not, your HOA board needs input and opinions from its owners.

Why Get Involved?

I'm a firm believer in community involvement; if you're not involved, you have no right to gripe. Don't sit back and expect someone else to do your job for you. You reap the benefits and rewards of a well-run association; and, in the long run, this maintains or improves your property value. And it's a great way to network other owners.
What You Can Do

Volunteer to handle small tasks, like coordinating newsletters or compiling directories.

Contribute by organizing a social event, researching items to be purchased or, locating new maintenance services (landscaping services, insurance, etc.).
Join a committee.
Attended annual association meetings.
Report Violations
Follow HOA Bylaws
All of these activities will be much appreciated and none require you to be at a board meeting every month.
HOA's biggest gripe of all: When voting on issues, not enough people send in their proxies, so they don't have the necessary quorum. Some by-laws have very strict guidelines concerning what needs to be approved by the board and what requires a quorum. If an HOA board can't get the quorum to vote, the board's hands are tied.
The main reason people don't send in their proxies is because they don't know who the board member candidates are. I think it's better to vote for someone you don't know than not vote at all. Again, not having a quorum can tie the board's hands.

Remember the saying: "10% of the people do 100% of the work?" A homeowners' association wouldn't be quite the burden to a few if everyone took some time to take responsibility for some of the tasks. Get involved!

Research Your Homeowners Association (HOA)

I don't know what the case is with your homeowners association, but if you want to know what's going on, start showing up to the monthly meetings. Ask for a copy of last year's budget, the current year's budget and the year-to-date expenses for the property. You should also ask for a copy of the building minutes and read what's going on.

You may find that the fees are reasonable. Part of your monthly fees may go to pay for the insurance policy on the association buildings along with fees for utilities and repairs and maintenance issues. Often, people think that the fees might be outrageous and don't see the benefit for the amount they pay. But you first need to see where the money is going to determine if there is anything wrong.

Once you look at the budget, you'll have a better idea about the financial matters of your association. While the common areas may not be cared for the way you would like, you may find that the association has other, bigger problems on its plate and is doing the best it can without increasing the assessments even more.

If you find the association is wasting money, you could decide to run for the board, so you can have a direct hand in running the association properly