Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: January, 2023

LOOKING FOR THE BEST COMMUNITIES IN ASCENSION PARISH? AS AN ASCENSION PARISH REAL ESTATE AGENT, ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE GET IS, "WHAT IS THE BEST COMMUNITY IN ASCENSION PARISH?" AND THE ANSWER IS... IT DEPENDS. 

Town & Parish Realty's Top 5 Communities in Ascension Parish

Geismar

Originally, Geismar was known for its industrial development and the large presence of chemical plants and manufacturing facilities. As of late, Geismar is known for upscale neighborhoods located within some of the most desired school districts in Ascension Parish. The area is also known as Dutchtown, so if someone asks if you live in Dutchtown, they are talking about Geismar. Dutchtown is easier to say, right?

In the Dutchtown/Geismar area, you are just…

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When you’re buying a home, you may have heard of something called “closing costs.” But what are they? How much do they cost? And who is responsible for paying them? In this blog post, we’ll explain the basics of closing costs and discuss who ends up footing the bill in the end.

Closing costs refer to the fees associated with the purchase of a home, such as title insurance and taxes. They can be broken down into two categories: lender fees and third-party fees. Lender fees include things like mortgage application fees, loan origination fees, and points. Third-party fees include items like title insurance and appraisal fees.

In the Greater Baton Rouge area, if you have obtained a loan, you will also see one year of homeowner's insurance plus an…

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Are you a first-time homebuyer getting ready to embark on your journey into the world of homeownership? Congratulations - this is an exciting and thrilling experience! While it can be daunting, knowing what to expect and having the right information at hand can help make it a much smoother process. In this blog post, we’ll offer five useful tips for first-time homebuyers that will set you up with everything you need to know before taking the big plunge into homeownership.

So don't worry - by following our advice, you'll be well-equipped with all the knowledge necessary to buy your dream home!

1. Get a Home Inspection – A home inspection is an important step for any first-time homebuyer to ensure the house is in good condition and free of any major…

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Today, we celebrate the upcoming presidency of Kristina Cusick, broker/owner of Town & Parish Realty, for 2023. This is a remarkable achievement marking another step forward in her successes as a professional. As excited as we are for Cusick to become president-elect for the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS and for this chapter of growth and success to begin, We are moved by the leadership she's already been exhibiting in the community, Leading various events that are designed to foster knowledge around real estate topics and empower fellow professionals. As she enters into this new role, we can't help but wonder what incredible strides she will take in reforming and enriching our understanding of real estate. Congratulations Kristina!

kristina cusick president elect GBRAR

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