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Tuesday, June 09 2020
Selling to Move Up

Many people find themselves wanting more space at home or needing to change their address for whatever reason. In this situation, homeowners are trying to sell their current home while they look to buy a move-up home. Timing is everything, and it’s important to know what your options are before making any final decisions.

The first, and most important thing to do, is to get your current home in tip-top shape for the market. It is difficult to get qualified for two mortgages – even more so in a slow market. By carrying two mortgages, you will be able to buy a second property before you have sold your first home. The more common situation is to sell your current home and rent for a short period until you find your new home.

Whether you qualify for two mortgages or not, your current home needs to be ready to sell. You can give us a call and we will help ou determine the value of your home. It is also a good idea to have the condition of the home checked by a professional and make any needed improvements or renovations.

The transition of selling one home and buying another can be overwhelming, and it is important to contact a lender immediately when you are ready to move forward. If you don’t have a lender, contact us for suggestions and recommendations.

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Tuesday, June 09 2020
Finding You the Perfect Home

The real estate market has been on fire the past few months. Just this month we have listed 2 homes and have had them under contract within 72 hours. So what does that mean for you if you're thinking of buying a home... we are here to help you get the home you want before it's gone! Working with a Realtor will help you get to see homes faster, make a competive offer that works for you and help you seal the deal on buying the home you love. 

Linked below are some popular neighborhoods in Ascension Parish. Take a look through them and see if you find anything you want to see. Give us a call and we will set up an appointment and get you in to see the home as soon as possible! 

Bullion Crossing

Keystone of Galvez

Oaks on the Bluff

The Meadows at Oak Grove

The Parks of Dutchtown

The Hollows of Dutchtown

Pelican Crossing

Manchac Commons

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Monday, May 04 2020
New Listings!!

Even though we have been in a whirlwind due to the coronavirus, we have still be selling and listing homes! Today we have a new rental listing and a new listing for a home for sale! Call us if you are interested in either of these properties or if you are looking to buy or sell.

We have been taking extra precautions to protect our clients and ourselves. If you want to take a virtual tour of a home, we can do that! If you want to see it in person, no worries! We can provide a mask and gloves if you don't have any. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have! 

FOR LEASE

12091 Amsterdam Ave, Geismar, LA 70734 

Open floor plan with beautiful kitchen and nice butler's pantry with glass top cabinets. The kitchen also comes with stainless appliances, gas

range, and granite counter tops. The master suite is spacious in size and nice master bath. The Master Bathroom has custom built shower, soaking tub,

separate vanities and large walk in closet with custom cabinetry. Other amenities include: Mud Room area which is perfect for dropping of book-sacks,

shoes, etc. half bath near the kitchen, walk in pantry, rear covered patio, landscaping, sidewalks and community pool, security system.

https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/b2RTM

FOR SALE

18055 Old Reserve, Prairieville, LA 70769

Energy smart home! Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath open and split floor plan with computer nook. Special features include: wood floors in living room and hallway, 3 cm

slab granite counter tops in kitchen and baths, 16 in ceramic tile flooring in wet areas, gas fireplace with decorative mantle and granite profile, stainless steel appliances,

under-mount kitchen and bathroom sinks, crown molding, jetted tub in the master bath, frameless shower door with custom tile work, recessed can lighting in kitchen,

stained post on back patio, tankless hot water heater, radiant barrier decking in attic, and low E-3 double insulated tilt in windows.

https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/b2MZ_

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Friday, March 20 2020

To all of our clients, we hope you and your loved ones are doing well. We wanted to update you on what is going on here at RE/MAX Properties with The Beth Alford Team during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of now, our office is closed, but business is being run as normal as possible. All of our agents and staff are currently working from home and are taking as many safety percausions as possible.

We are available via phone, email, text and even facetime. We are still even able to show homes through facetime! We are doing our best to eliminate face-to-face communication, while still serving our clients to the best of our ability. We are still able to lease homes, sell houses and buy properties. We just have to get a little creative in order to keep you and our community safe. If you have any questions or concerns, we urge you to reach out. We are all avaliable and ready to help you. 

If you are looking to rent or buy a home, take a look at the Rentals and For Sale tabs on our page and give us a call when you find something you like! Stay happy and healthy everyone! 

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Thursday, March 12 2020
The Meadows at Oak Grove

One of the newest luxury subdivision in Ascension Parish, The Meadows at Oak Grove, is growing quickly. Currently there are 9 homes for sale, 1 under contract and 2 that are sold, and it's not stopping there. There are still plenty of lots for sale and more homes to be built.

If you're wondering what makes these homes so special, we urge you to go to an open house. There is typically one every Sunday, sometime between 1 PM - 5 PM.

You'll see amazing craftmanship in these homes such as custom cabintry, old brick fireplaces, exposed cypress beams and custom built showers. On top of that you get smaller luxury items through out the home like a pot filler over the stove, slab granite countertops, and a large soaking tub in the master bathroom. These homes are truly beautiful, just take a look for yourself. 

Follow this link to see one of our newest listings in The Meadows at Oak Grove! 

https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/sC-TN

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Wednesday, February 12 2020

We have TWO new listings this week and they are both pretty incredible finds in Ascension Parish. 

The first new listing is located at 37010 White Rd, Prairieville, LA. It's a totally renovated cottage style home on a beautiful 4 acre home site. 4 Acres! That's becoming hard to come by in Ascension Parish. There is laminate wood flooring throughout most of the home. The kitchen has cypress cabinets, granite countertop, and a gas range. The spacious master suite features separate closets and a sitting area. The master bath has separate vanities, a custom shower, and an antique clawfoot tub. The home also has a study with built-in shelving. The screened-in front porch is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or read a good book. Now on to the amazing yard, there is an insulated metal building with a roll-up door, bathroom, and an additional covered area attached. You'll also find another barn further back among mature fig trees and cypress trees. To see more of this home follow the link below and give us a call when you're ready to see it for yourself! 

https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/dp07Q

Now on to the second new listing we have... located at 11328 Shelly St, St. Amant, LA. This home has been beautifully updated. The kitchen features updated cabinets, solid surface countertops, a walk-in pantry, and plantation shutters. The breakfast area is inviting with lots of light that join the kitchen and living areas. The living room has laminated wood flooring, a boxed ceiling, and a corner wood-burning fireplace. This home is also carpet free! The hall bathroom has a custom tile shower and linen closet. The master bedroom is spacious with a boxed ceiling and in-suite master bathroom. The master bath has separate closets, a spacious shower/tub combo, nice size vanity, and additional storage areas. LOOKING FOR A GUEST HOUSE? Enjoy this additional space for multiple purposes. This space includes a kitchenette, living room, space for a bedroom and full bathroom with shower. Other amenities with this home include: a great decked area, fenced yard, large garage/workshop, 50 amp RV Connection that's ready to keep your RV running and so much more! To see more of this home follow the link below and give us a call when you're ready to see it for yourself! 

https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/dwz5f

As always, feel free to contact us about any home you're interested in. We are here to help you with all things real estate! 

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Tuesday, January 14 2020
First Listings of 2020

We've been busy since the new year. We are kicking off 2020 with three new listings for sale. Check out what we have going on...

10117 Chestnut Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (For Sale or For Rent)

This classic style home in Cloverhill features soaring ceilings, beautiful millwork. Porcelain tile floors run throughout the living areas that flow throughout the bottom floor. The fireplace anchors the living area surrounded by multiple windows for natural light. The kitchen has lots of cabinets, a large island and an attached breakfast table with black granite countertops.  There is a guest bedroom downstairs with access to the hall bathroom. The elegant staircase is located at the foot of the kitchen/living room area. It leads you to a loft/landing area that overlooks the downstairs ... perfect for a media room! The master suite is upstairs complete with garden tub, separate shower and master closet with upscale cabinetry. Two additional bedrooms and bath complete the second story. The exterior features a double garage, a fully fenced yard, plantation shutters, and great organization panels in the garage. This home also comes with a large covered rear patio and an additional 17X17 workshop.

To see more click here: https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/Jar-5

729 Portula Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 (For Sale or For Rent)

This beautiful home is located in University Villas, a gated community near LSU. There is an open floor plan with laminate wood flooring in the living room, breakfast area, halls, and master bedroom. The kitchen has a lot of cabinets, granite countertops, a gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator, and a large walk-in pantry. The laundry room is spacious with custom cabinetry. The split floor plan has bedrooms #2, #3, & #4 on one side with nice closet space and a hall bathroom. The master suite has recessed ceilings, a ceiling fan, and double doors to the entrance of the master bath. The master bath comes with a jetted tub, 4' shower, lg. vanity with center cabinetry space, water closet, and lg master closet with custom shelving and cabinetry. This home also comes with 2 car garage, extra storage space, covered rear patio and fenced yard. Other amenities in the community include walking trails, a clubhouse, and a community pool overlooking the lake.

To see more click here: https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/JardU

44037 Bertrand Rd, St. Amant, LA 70774 (For Sale)

Experience country living in this nicely updated home located in St. Amant. The living room is very spacious with a corner gas log fireplace. The kitchen has a gas range, and the dining area has porcelain tile flooring.  The dining area has an additional eating bar off the kitchen and lots of cabinets in the kitchen for storage. The master suite has a walk-in closet with lots of shelving. The 2nd bedroom has a walk-in closet and wood-style tile flooring. The laundry room has rear door access and upper cabinets for storage. The upstairs has a vanity area and a full bathroom with two very spacious bedrooms. The home comes with plenty of parking space and an outdoor cooking and storage area. It also has additional covered parking with more land to the right of the home. The outdoor cooking area is cable ready too!

To see more click here: https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/JasF7

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Monday, November 18 2019
For Sale or Rent in Hidden Cove

We have another home that is for sale or for rent to suit your needs! This 4 bed 3 bath home is located in the Hidden Cove subdivision. The home features a white brick exterior with a front porch, framed by large beams and a cypress ceiling. The interior features include an open floor plan, hardwood plank flooring (all living areas and master bedroom), and stone counters throughout. The kitchen has a large island, wall oven, a gas cooktop, ample cabinets throughout as well as stainless gallery line appliances. This home has some notable upgrades such as tankless hot water heater, chimney style stainless hood, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 3 CM slab granite throughout. The home is located in the Ascension Parish School district, which is known for its amazing schools. It is also located near popular restaurants and shopping areas. It is conveniently located near grocery stores and pharmacies. This amazing home is the perfect location for a growing family or anyone looking to move into some more space!

List Price: $314,900

Rental Price: $2,100

For More Info On The Home Click Here

If you're interested in taking a tour of the home contact our office!

Phone • 225-622-1155

Email • bethalfordteam@gmail.com

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Friday, November 08 2019
New Listings!

We have some new listings to share! Whether you're looking to move up or looking for the perfect starter home, we have something for you! Our first new listing is located in The Highlands of Santa Maria and it has everything you could want in a home...

The entrance boasts with soaring ceilings, heart of pine wood and travertine flooring. Beautiful Natural Stone adorns an entire wall in the family room featuring a fireplace and a stone hearth with tall french doors and windows that give great views to the golf course.  The kitchen has an abundance of cypress cabinets, a spacious island with a stainless warming drawer, slab granite, and a commercial-grade 6 burner gas cooktop.  You can relax in the keeping room/breakfast area with built-ins for TV.  A spacious butler's pantry is located right off the formal dining/kitchen area.  This home comes with a split floor plan with the Master Suite tucked away with golf course views.  The Master Bath has Travertine flooring, a custom-built stone shower, and tub, raised stone vanity sinks and sep. vanities.  The Master closet has custom built cabinets for lots of storage as well as an additional closet in the master bedroom.  Located upstairs you have a nice landing with a built-in desk and sitting area.  Two spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets that share tub/water closet area but have private vanities.  Enjoy the beautiful views from the upstairs balcony with iron railing.  This home also comes with an amazing bonus room that could be used as a 5th bedroom.  It has a half bath, closet and small area with sink.  There is a spacious garage with an additional 3rd car space or you can use it for storage.  Enjoy all the amenities that Santa Maria has to offer with its beautiful golf course, tennis courts, sidewalks, parks, and more. For more info click here. 

Our next new listing is for someone looking for the perfect starter home in Ascension Parish... 

This nicely updated 3BR/2BA home located on .53 of an acre. The kitchen and dining area are very spacious with tile flooring. The kitchen has lots of cabinets, granite countertops, double oven, smooth cooktop, and tile backsplash. The living room has lots of space with beautiful bamboo wood flooring. The Master bedroom, hall and bedroom 2 & 3 have bamboo flooring as well. The hall bathroom has been updated as well with a new sink cabinet, framed mirror, lighting, and Wainscoting beaded-board walls. The 26 x 14 back patio is a great feature of this home. Other amenities include: 724 s.f. Metal Shop, water filter system, whole house generator, fruit trees, and spacious back yard. For more info click here. 

So no matter what you're looking for, we have something for you. You can check out all of our listings right here on our website. If you're interested in seeing one of these homes, or any home for that matter, give us a call! We can help you find the perfect home! 

Phone • 225-622-1155

Email • bethalfordteam@gmail.com

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Monday, October 28 2019
Condo For Sale in Baton Rouge

We have another new listing! This weekend we listed this adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo for sale. It is located in the Nesser Gardens Condominium Complex. This bottom floor condo features granite countertops, tile flooring throughout the home and a community pool. Being located in Baton Rouge, it is close to everything, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. This home could be the perfect spot for a new family or for a couple looking to downsize. 

 If you're interested in taking a tour of this home, give us a call or send over an email and one of our agents would be happy to help. 

Phone • 225-622-1155

Email • bethalfordteam@gmail.com

For More Info, Click Here

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