Who I Recommend

PEOPLE I SUGGEST FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: 


SOME OF THE MANY GREAT LOCAL PEOPLE AND COMPANIES WHO HELP MY CLIENTS, AND ME, SUCCESSFULLY CLOSE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS... 


MORTGAGE LENDERS: 

Assurance Financial
Jamie Edwards Taylor
225-218-9746 (Office)
225-921-4003 (Cell)

jtaylor@lendtheway.com
All Loan Types

E Mortgage Management, LLC

Timothy Whalen
..... Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS MLS ID# 131651
225-337-3315 (Cell Direct)
813-502-5167 (Office)
twhalen@emmloans.com
553 Hwy 1085, Madisonville, LA 70447
All Loan Types

Prime Lending
Brittany N. Boudreaux
225-614-9093 (Direct)
225-217-2481 (Cell)

bboudreaux@primelending.com
All Loan Types including FHA with Renovation / Remodel "built in" 

Supreme Lending
Jerry Seagle
225-248-4012 (Direct)
225-954-4798 (Cell)
All Loan Types

SUSAN'S TIP: Ask what loan type is best for you and what are the qualifications and down payment, not just the rate of interest.  You also need to know approximate closing costs and pre-paid costs.  Don't be shy if you do not understand some of the terminology of lending ... ask for an explanation you do understand!   Knowledge is Power and it will relieve undue stress.  And, I'm always available should you wish to ask me any question about financing!


APPRAISERS:

Haase and Associates 
225-924-1010


Johnny Dunaway 
225-924-3619

Mike Delaune
225-261-3250

Winston Landry 
225-769-4414

SUSAN'S TIP: Rarely does an individual need to order an appraisal other than when seeking a re-finance and the lender requests them to do so they are an heir to an estate and the attorney requests such.   
Buying a New Home / New Loan? DO NOT order an appraisal as the lender will.  
Thinking of Selling Your Home?   You may wish to have an appraiser measure the house for accurate living and total areas, but an appraisal is not necessary.   
**  Part of my listing service is helping my seller determine the best price for their market.  Appraisals are only good for 6 months, but I am constantly watching the market in my seller areas for possible increases or decreases in values. 


HOME INSPECTORS:

Advantage Services
Kevin Dinkle ..... Owner / Inspector
Peter Forestall
..... Inspector
Chad Dinkle
..... Inspector
225-753-8114 
   ** Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition; Termite Inspections at a Fee

At Ease Home Inspections
Kary Stevens ..... Owner / Inspector 
225-405-2038 
atinspect@bellsouth.net 
www.homegauge.com/shgi/at/
   ** Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition

House Call Inspections
Johnny Joyner ..... Inspector 
225-769-0959
   ** Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition; Free Termite Inspections

SUSAN'S TIP:  As part of a purchase agreement, a Buyer has the right to have any and all parts of a home inspected.  Such items as mechanical / systems inspections and roof are done and any special concerns.  As of January, 2008, it is now the obligation of the buyer to have a termite inspection performed, rather than the historic practice of seller providing.  Some home inspectors offer termite inspections as part of their service.  If a home has an "Independent Sewer System", a Buyer may ask the Seller to perform inspections or the Buyer may wish to hire a contractor of their choice.


LOCAL CLOSING TITLE COMPANIES:

Baton Rouge Title 
       Perkins Road Location - 225-769-5194 
       Coursey Boulevard Location
- 225-291-1111
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge

Law Office of Terri Lacey
       West Baton Rouge - 225-343-0759
Terri Lacey, Attorney 
Serving West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville and Baton Rouge

Preferred Title 
      Bluebonnet Boulevard - 225-766-6464
Patrick Miller, Attorney
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge 

Commerce Title Company
     Silverside off Perkins Rd Location - 225-769-8800
            Walter Comeaux, Attorney     
     Sherwood Forest Blvd Location - 225-292-9130
            Mike Grace, Attorney
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge

SUSAN'S TIP: Don't hesitate to ask questions about fees when choosing a title company, as every closing is different. In the case of a loan, confer with your lending institution before engaging a title company.  The title companies above are approved by most all major mortgage companies.


INSURANCE COMPANIES:

David Cordell Insurance 
Representing 
Farmers and Safeco Ins. Companies
Agent: David Cordell
Phone: 225-767-8840

Farm Bureau Insurance 
Agent: Bradley Milam
Phone: 225-749-4100

Allstate Insurance Company
Agent: Karlene Guercio
Phone: 225-344-2816

State Farm Insurance
Agent: Clay Stewart
Phone: 225-344-3743

Susan Langlois
Susan Langlois
Licensed Agent in the State of Louisiana