Who I Recommend
PEOPLE I SUGGEST FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE 




SOME GREAT LOCAL PEOPLE AND COMPANIES WHO HAVE HELPED MY CLIENTS, AND ME, SUCCESSFULLY CLOSE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS OVER THE YEARS:


MORTGAGE LENDERS: 
TEAM 225
Brittany N. Boudreaux

225-907-1687 (Cell)
brittany@myfirstoption.com                                                                            


Homespire Mortgage Corp
Kurt Landry
225-505-6552
klandry@homespiremortgage.com

Assurance Financial
Jamie Edwards Taylor
225-218-9746 (Office)
225-921-4003 (Cell)
jtaylor@lendtheway.com

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 terminologies... 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:
Johnny Dunaway 
225-924-3619

Mike Delaune
225-261-3250

Joey Duggan
225-252-3619

SUSAN'S TIP: 
Buying a New Home / Getting a New Loan? DO NOT get an appraisal upfront - Your lender will order one as part of your loan process!  

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 sellers determine the best price for their market.  We go over the comparable sales in your area/neighborhood and then discuss a good list price.  



HOME INSPECTORS:

Advantage Services
Kevin Dinkle ..... Owner / Inspector
225-753-8114 
   ** Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition; 
       Termite Inspections and Mold Inspections for an additional 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
225-769-0959
   ** Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition

Inspecting 1
Peter Forrestall .... Owner / Inspector
225-910-7322
www.inspecting1.com
   **  Mechanical, Systems, Entire General Condition

SUSAN'S TIP:  As part of a purchase agreement, a Buyer has the right to have any and all parts of a home inspected.  Inspectors generally cover everything mechanical in a home, roof condition, and the like, but be sure to ASK QUESTIONS about what each company includes, as they can vary. Since January 2008, either the buyer or seller can have a termite inspection performed, so ask if that is included.  Inspectors don't usually inspect "Independent Sewer Systems" and a Buyer may ask the Seller to perform these inspections or hire a contractor of their choice.



LOCAL CLOSING TITLE COMPANIES:

West River Title & Closing, LLC
Terri Russo Lacy, Attorney at Law
Locations in Port Allen and Plaquemine
225-343-0759 - Ext. 1 for Port Allen and Ext. 2 for Plaquemine
Serving West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee & Iberville Parishes; City of Baton Rouge


Preferred Title 
Patrick Miller, Attorney
9100 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd, Baton Rouge 
225-766-6464
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Title 
       Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
225-769-5194 
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge

Commerce Title Company
     Silverside off Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge
 225-769-8800 
Serving All Areas in and around Baton Rouge

SUSAN'S TIP:  Confer with your lending institution before engaging a title company.
All of the title companies listed above are approved by most major mortgage companies.



INSURANCE COMPANIES:

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

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

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

Farm Bureau Insurance
Phone: 225-749-4100