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It's here! Waguespack Homes has put the final touches on their model in Conway!

6/27/2018

 

Waguespack Homes has put the final touches on their model in Conway. If you think the pictures look good, wait 'til you see it in person! This four bedroom, three bath home has just over 2300 square feet of living area and amenities galore. Gorgeous interior brick and beam, touches of shiplap throughout, and a patio to die for. Conway is located in Gonzales off of Highway 44, minutes from the interstate. The community itself will consist of restaurants, shopping, a fitness center, parks, lakes, walking trails, clubhouse & private pool, and even an ampitheater for concerts and other entertainment. 

For more information or to schedule a private tour, call or message Brandy Helms, Realtor. 

 

Here we grow again!

6/14/2018

Here we grow again! 
The Helms Team at RE/MAX First would like to announce the newest member of our team!

Charlotte Elizabeth Takewell is a Louisiana native and has a degree in English from Longwood University. Her first home purchase was a fixer-upper in the historic downtown area of Fredericksburg, VA and the experience sparked her interest in real estate. Charlotte has been working in real estate now for 2 years and we are looking forward to many more successful years together. Whether you are a first time home buyer, new to the area, or looking to custom build your dream home, Charlotte will guide you through the process with excellent customer service, consistency, and attention to detail.

Congratulations, Charlotte! Welcome to The Helms Team!

?? Brandy Helms, Kristen Siekmann,  & Melissa Garrison Maulden

OAKBOURNE IN DUTCHTOWN - UPSCALE CUSTOM HOME COMMUNITY

6/14/2018

Oakbourne Subdivision, located in Dutchtown, is now taking lot reservations! Custom build your dream home with Bart Waguespack of Waguespack Homes, voted Ascension's #1 builder in 2017. This 60 lot community is conveniently located off of Highway 74 just before Bluff Road. Waguespack Homes has plans to choose from, or we can start from scratch and help design/customize your dream home. Prices start in the 370's and will include unbelievable standard amenities such as 3-centimeter granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, under-mount sinks, custom tiled shower in master bath, interior brick and/or cypress beams, and large covered patios. Work with our decorators and vendors to select your interior colors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, flooring, & granite. Custom design your cabinets & closets too! Minutes from Baton Rouge and the interstate. Grocery store and pharmacy within a mile. Spanish Lake Primary, Dutchtown Middle, Dutchtown High per Ascension Parish school board's website.

  Construction in Oakbourne is set to begin in July of 2018. Multiple lots have already been reserved and floorplans are in the works! For more information or to tour a complete home built by Waguespack Homes, contact Brandy Helms at RE/MAX First or visit www.brandysellslahomes.com. Brandy Helms, Realtor 225-445-5190.

USDA announced new, increased income limits for Rural Development Program

6/14/2018

Considering buying a new home? I have good news!

USDA announced new, increased income limits for those who qualify for the Rural Development program. Rural Development allows buyers to buy with NO DOWN PAYMENT, and the interest rate is still excellent! For a family of 1-4, the income limit has been increased from $78,000 to $86,050. Families of 5 or more is set at $113,600. This increase certainly opens the door for more families. If you have any questions about the Rural Development program, call Brandy Helms at 225-445-5190. To see if you qualify or to get approved, text or call Lynn Sharer at Assurance Financial 225-717-7144.

 

 

 


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Ascension Parish Hazardous Materials Collection Day

5/17/2018

 

Ascension Parish Hazardous Materials Collection Day


If you are considering selling your home, decluttering can be a huge part of the preparation. Ascension Parish is hosting a household hazardous materials collection day on Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-1 pm. The event will be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center located at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales (Barn 6). This is an excellent opportunity to clean the garage and get rid of old tires, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, paints, varnishes, and other household chemicals. Buyers want to see the space your home offers which is hard to do if you have wall to wall stuff. Use this event to get rid of old electronics that are stuffed in closets and attics collecting dust. Electronic equipment being accepted includes batteries, cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, televisions, telephones, video cameras, DVD and VHS players (hopefully the VHS system is long gone), computers, fax machines, video gaming devices, monitors, and printers.

According to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, items that will not be accepted include explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, high school lab waste, commercial and governmental facility waste, paper, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic and glass, hurricane debris or woody waste.

Marketing your Ascension Parish Home will be much easier and usually faster once your home is clean and clutter free! This is a great opportunity to help your community, the environment, and yourself!

This event is for Ascension Parish residents only and will require a valid ID.

 

For more information about selling your home, or for more home preparation tips, call Brandy Helms at RE/MAX First (225) 445-5190 or visit www.brandyhelms.com

It IS possible to buy a house with no money down!

4/6/2016

Buy a house with NO MONEY DOWN!???

 

Yes, it’s true!

The Rural Development program was put in place to help low to moderate income families’ dreams of home ownership become a reality. Also known as “RD”, this loan has been a blessing for many and allows buyers to buy with no down payment. Many areas of Louisiana are still considered “rural” and qualify for this program including Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, and parts of East Baton Rouge Parish. If you are considering buying a home, call me today! I have had many clients buy real estate through the Rural Development program. A lot of them now have house payments that are cheaper than what their rent was!  New construction, existing homes, homes with land…..it’s possible!  There are income and credit requirements. To find out if you are eligible, contact me, Brandy Helms, at  225-445-5190 or apply here: https://lynnsharer.mortgage-application.net/

Let’s start the process of buying your home!

RD

Considering selling your home? This may help!! Ascension Parish Hazardous Materials Collection Day

4/1/2016

If you are considering selling your home, decluttering can be a huge part of the preparation. Ascension Parish is hosting a household hazardous materials collection day on May 14th from 9-1:00 pm. The event will be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center located at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales. This is an excellent opportunity to clean the garage and get rid of old tires, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, paints, varnishes, and other household chemicals. Buyers want to see the space your home offers which is hard to do if you have wall to wall stuff. Use this event to get rid of old electronics that are stuffed in closets and attics collecting dust. Electronic equipment being accepted includes batteries, cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, televisions, telephones, video cameras, DVD and VHS players (hopefully the VHS system is long gone), computers, fax machines, video gaming devices, monitors, and printers.

According to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, items that will not be accepted include explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, high school lab waste, commercial and governmental facility waste, paper, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic and glass, hurricane debris or woody waste.

Marketing your Ascension Parish Home will be much easier and usually faster once your home is clean and clutter free! This is a great opportunity to help your community, the environment, and yourself!

This event is for Ascension Parish residents only and will require a valid ID.

For more information about this event, you can call Allene Burris or Tommy Marchand at (225) 450-1308

For more information about selling your home, or for more home preparation tips, call Brandy Helms at RE/MAX Plus (225) 445-5190 or visit www.brandyhelms.com

 

 

The Hollows of Dutchtown

3/31/2016

Ascension’s hottest new subdivision, The Hollows of Dutchtown is coming soon! This 196 lot subdivision is situated less than a mile from I-10 in Prairieville, Louisiana. Custom build your dream home!  Builder has multiple lots and plans to choose from, or we can help you design your own! Grand exteriors open to gorgeous Cypress beams, exposed brick, and extensive millwork. Stunning hardwood flooring in Foyer, Living, Dining, Kitchen, Breakfast, and halls. Kitchens are designed with family and entertaining in mind and feature custom cabinetry including hood vent with spice drawers & trash pull outs. Slab granite countertops with subway tiled backsplash surround gas range and wall oven. Large walk in pantry with tons of shelving. Oversized master suites have spa like baths including dual sinks, vanity area, jetted tub with tile surround, and custom tiled shower with multiple shower heads. Walk-in master closet with plenty of space & built-ins. All bathrooms have slab granite countertops with undermount sinks. Most floorplans include additional storage in garage & mudroom area. Covered patios are wired for outdoor tv and plumbed for future outdoor kitchen. Work with an interior decorator to select colors, flooring, lighting etc. Community offers pool, multiple lakes, and walking trail. For more info call  or text Brandy Helms at RE/MAX PLUS (225) 445-5190 or visit The Hollows of Dutchtown's Facebook page.

 

The Hollows of Dutchtown's proposed pool area:

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