Monster Jam April 27,2019. Raising Canes River Center Arena. Click the link below to get your tickets.
Team Sisters had the privilege to get to visit with the owners and long time friends of Oak Point Fresh Market in Watson, La. If you have not had a chance to stroll through the isles of this amazing market place, make plans to do so soon. Not only will you find the store stocked with the freshest produce, but you will be delighted to know that they have one of a kind items… from family recipes, in the gourmet section, to the freshest specialty meats for all of your favorite occasions. Above and beyond…. all that the Market has to offer, are the friendliest staff, eager and ready to serve with a smile. You will love the dining section where you can grab a delicious meal, the deli meats aisle, fresh produce, home-maid cakes and cookies, and it’s Mari Gras time….. so you will love the one of a kind specialty King Cakes that are made daily and served fresh! Check out the slide show and make sure to schedule your shopping day soon!
Hanging out with the owners and long time friends of Oak Point Fresh Market in Watson, Louisiana.. Great visit catching up on DTR stories from years gone by!
Mardi Gras Day – Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge is an annual celebration attended by thousands each year who join in and experience the exciting activities hosted in the Red Stick. Baton Rouge offers a variety of parades, and it has become a favorite place for families celebrating Mardi Gras.
Start planning your trip now to indulge in all of the Mardi Gras festivities, Baton Rouge restaurants, attractions and more! The family-friendly Baton Rouge Mardi Gras kicks off with traditional floats, fancy balls, excitement and entertainment for everyone. The annual parades include everything from beautifully designed floats, marching bands, costumed canines, lawn mower-pushing krewes and dancing for all to enjoy! Get here early so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and snag a front row seat to a fun-filled Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade this year.
And once Mardi Gras season rolls around, every bakery, restaurant and food store in Baton Rouge will create their own spin on Louisiana’s traditional King Cake – including King Cake themed bread pudding, martinis, cake balls, cupcakes, popsicles, ice cream, donuts and many more creative desserts. However, Baton Rouge’s dessert scene goes far beyond that, so come down and satisfy your sweet tooth, or bake this King Cake at home!
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Trips to Discover …
Team Sisters had the privilege to visit The Church Academy in Livingston and bring everyone a quick preview of what the new Montessori School will be offering the community and our local pre-school children ! Check out our visit and make sure to check on enrollment because they are filling up fast.
Team Sisters visited our local State Farm agent, Barbara Smith and her team today to highlight their service to our community for the last three decades. Check our our interview and pictures below of her and her five team members.
1. Barbara tell us about how you got started and a little about your business
This office started in 1984 after I had been introduced to the industry by a family member. It was tough going because this was built from the ground up. At the time there were no State Farm offices in the area, so I started from scratch making calls and introducing myself. I grew up in Franklinton and new and loved everything about small towns and the people that lived there. The town of Livingston was growing and it was the perfect location to launch my new career.
2. What would your customers say that they love most about your office?
Our business is relationship driven and we love to get to know the customer and their families. We care about their needs and they know that they can trust in our product and honesty. One of the things I love are the hugs we get from our clients when they come in to the office. It is truly a family atmosphere were they can feel taken care of.
3. What is something that the general public may not know about your business?
Barbara told us about the best kept SECRET around. If you were not aware we offer loans.. Auto, Boats, RV’s, and Motorcycle loans. It is a very easy process and we have strong competitive rates. In addition there is FREE pay off protection added to every loan. It is similar to Gap insurance but does not cost the borrower a dime.
4. Can you tell us about any new plans for the future of the business?
Something new for clients is in the works at State Farm and we are hoping to offer it here at our location, in Livingston, in the future. Be on the lookout for the announcment down the road.
5. Are there any other features that you can share with us?
For those that are needing Life, Disability, or Supplemental Insurance we have polices to cover all family members . In addition, we also have Checking, Savings, Health Saving Accounts, IRA’s and CD accounts available for our clients.
6. What are some area activities that State Farm has participated in over the last year?
After the terrible flood of August 2016 State Farm took food to local schools in Livingston and Denham Springs. We also showed up at the Honey Baked Ham store in Baton Rouge and paid for peoples orders for a couple of hours. It was not announced just a random act of giving back. We also participate annually in the Cancer Relay for Life in Denham Springs.
Barbara and her team are located at 29839 S Magnolia in Livingston, La. and can be reached at 225.626.7496 or fax to 225.626.7206. The web address is http://www.barbarasmith.com and on facebook at barbarasmithstatefarm.
Team Sisters with Remax First had a great time visiting with Barbara and her team today. If you or your business would like our team to stop by for an interview visit, just give us a call. We would love to meet with you and hear all about what you are offering our home town folks. Your Realtors for Life! Janice 225.933.7062 Carol 225.445.4911
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Do you have children or grandchildren and live near Baton Rouge? Love looking for new and exciting things to enjoy as a family? Check out what is about to open in Baton Rouge. So exciting that we will have a children’s museum so close by. Opening August 22nd. Check it out below. Guy’s check this out? ….If you would like to see more post like this from Team Sisters click on the team page like button and follow us. We are so blessed to have so many following us. We are working on something new and fun to share with our local community, so you don’t want to miss it!! Team Sisters, Your Realtors for LIFE!
The museum will be open six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. Admission will be $14 per person over the age of 1.
It’s not “if” the rate goes up but “when” the rate goes up; it could make a big difference for some buyers. Freddie Mac predicts that mortgage rates will be at 4.5% a year from now.
If buyers can afford a home with higher interest rates, it means higher payments. Higher payments might mean they won’t have the money to spend on other things like furniture or improvements to the home or an unrelated purchase like a new car.
When the rate moves 0.50% on a $250,000, the payment goes up by $70.66 a month. If it moves 1.00%, the payment goes up by $143.74 per month, each and every month for the entire term of the mortgage which means paying over $50,000 more for the house.
The question facing every borrower in this situation is “How will you feel about having to pay more to live in the same house because you were not ready to commit?”
Then, there’s the borrower who is absolutely maxed out as to what they can qualify for or sometimes, it is a borrower who just refuses to pay a higher payment. When that’s the case, the buyer has to make a larger down payment. In the same example, a 0.50% increase in rate would require $14,873 more in down payment. That could make the purchase impossible or require the buyer to buy a lesser price home that will not have the same amenities.
Mortgage rates have been low for so long that some people think that is what they should be. There are some economists who believe that the economy will not be strong again until mortgage rates are in the 7% range.
To see how this type of scenario might affect you, go to the http://www.betterhomeowners.com/FinancialApps/RateGoesUp.aspx?AccountId=EDlpyr3ghkCnBFQdFv9dGQ&Auth=1