New Construction In Ascension Parish By LEVEL HOMES, Germany Oaks Subdivision, Gonzales Louisiana

 

Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #36, A weekly show where I talk about nothing but the people and businesses here in Ascension Parish. This week I talk with Alicia Wilson a new sales counselor for LEVEL Homes in Germany Oaks Subdivision in Gonzales. We meet at one of the model homes on 15133 Germany Oaks Blvd. A 4 bedroom 3 bath home.

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Alicia Wilson With LEVEL Construction

Alicia takes the time to take us on a tour and discuss all the amenities LEVEL Homes has to offer. We begin in the kitchen where you’ll see that the standard home is above most standard homes in this price range, she tells us that you are able to choose the type of granite a buyer may want and appliance packages that are available. The tour continues with Alicia telling the Ascension Parish Coffee Talk viewers that granite in the master bath is standard as well even around the oversized garden tub. We then enter the Open floor plan living room area that boasts high ceilings and standard surround sound speakers. This particular floor plan has a massive dining room that is great for large groups, for entertaining. Off to the upstairs we go, the real wood stairs make it more durable over time. At the top of the stairs, Alicia shows a second living space or bonus room as some see it. Off from the bonus room area is two more large bedrooms and separate bath.

When we head back downstairs, Alicia explains LH Lending and how they can help finance your home and help assist in closing costs when using them to purchase your home. Along with LEVEL Homes preferred title companies as well.

Level Homes Website
LEVEL Homes Website

Level Homes, also known as Level Construction and Development, was established in 2000 to bring high-quality homes and neighborhoods to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and other leading Louisiana markets. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Level Homes was founded by a visionary real estate developer, Todd Waguespack. Principals include John Engquist, Chairman; Todd Waguespack, Managing Partner; Ric Rojas, President; Ryan Engquist, Vice President and Charles Landry, Chief Legal Counsel.

Level Homes expanded to the Raleigh – Durham area of North Carolina in 2013, with homesites and well-located neighborhoods in the economically resilient Research Triangle Park region. The builder continued to grow in the North Carolina and Louisiana markets and was named to Business Report’s 2015 and 2016 Edition of Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge. In the summer of 2016, Level Homes was proudly recognized as both a Top 200 Builder in the nation and named to the coveted list of “Next 100 Fastest Growing Builders in the United States” by Builder Magazine. In the fall of 2016, Level Homes was named in the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) Fast 50 List, recognizing the company as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Raleigh – Durham North Carolina area based on a revenue growth and profitability formula analyzed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Developing communities and building a wide array of homes ranging in price from $169,900 to $600,000, Level Homes exceeds customer expectations in all phases of the home buying lifecycle, from first-time buyers to those moving up, to empty nesters. The award-winning company employs a knowledgeable and friendly team to assist in the home buying process from beginning to end, instilling a culture with its associates that promote’s homebuilding as a high-level customer service industry. From the day customers first walk into a model home or sales center to the day new home buyers receive the keys to their new home, the Level Homes’ team strives to make the experience seamless and enjoyable.

 

If you like to know more about LEVEL Homes you can visit their website @www.levelhomeslifestyle.com and if you like to know more about Germany Oaks, you can visit their Facebook page with the same name “Germany Oaks”

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And I Tell You All This, “Because YOU Matter”

Kristina Smallhorn
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Your Real Estate Whisperer
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2900 Westfork Dr. Suite 401
Baton Rouge LA 70817
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PHRESH SOAP IS BACK! ASCENSION PARISH COFFEE TALK #35

PHRESH Is Back On Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #35!

Back in March of This Year PHRESH opened up and they allowed me to feature them on Ascension Parish Coffee Talk (to see the original show click here PHRESH SOAP CO. #2) I thought it would be time to check back in with them to see how things are going here in Ascension Parish. Cheri Wilson took time out of her busy schedule (no joke this woman also is helping open a new restaurant in Prairieville “Industry Grill” right next to the old Check Engine building, FYI that opens November 10th) to share with us how the store looks now since the opening and some of the new products they have brought in since March.

BATH BOMBS BY PHRESH, IN ASCENSION PARISH
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If you are unaware of PHRESH you have to check it out their fantastic selection of bath bombs, fresh cut soaps, body butter’s, sugar scrubs and lip balms that will make anyone smile. With the holiday season creeping up on us soon enough, it would be a great time to stock up on stocking stuffers. If you have teenagers they LOVE bath bombs and we all know how tough it can be to choose the right kind gift for them. You can’t go wrong with PHRESH’s bath bombs and body butter’s that smell absolutely heavenly. They even have some shaped like cupcakes, always a great way to make a bath time fun. If you want to take a look at some of their unique products you can visit their website @ https://phreshsoap.com/ or if you favor social media they post on Facebook often @ https://www.facebook.com/phreshsoap/ they also have an Instagram account @phreshsoap

ASCENSION PARISH COFFEE TALK #35 PHRESH SOAP SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES FOR PHRESH SOAP

 

PHRESH Soap location in Prairieville is in The Ultima Plaza

37459 Ultima Plaza Blvd.
Suite E
Prairieville, LA 70769
To Call Them Directly (225) 677-7627

They also have a kiosk in the Mall Of Louisiana in the lower level of the mall

Ascension Parish is growing by leaps and bounds, PHRESH soap is another great business making our area a wonderful place to live. If you’d like a home close to PHRESH you can visit my website @ yourrealestatewhiserer.com. If you’d like to know more about buying homes here in Ascension Parish please feel free to download my FREE ebook @https://goo.gl/ux3mYz.

My Name is Kristina Smallhorn, Your Real Estate Whisperer For Ascension Parish, And I Tell You All This “Because YOU Matter”

Kristina Smallhorn
Your Real Estate Whisperer
eXp Realty LLC
2900 Westfork Dr
Baton Rouge LA 70817
225-246-1812
Office (225) 412-9982 ext# 149
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S&B Construction In Oakland Crossing-Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #34

 

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Ascension Parish Coffee Talk is a weekly show featuring nothing but the people and businesses here in Ascension Parish. This week I thought it would be a great idea to meet up with one of the many great builders here in Ascension. Mike Smith of S&B Construction tells us a little about his company and all the subdivisions he has been building in. Some of them I’m sure you have driven past, like Oakland Crossing, Maplewood Estates, and Oak Alley Estates to name a few.

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Some Of The Subdivisions In Ascension Parish Where S&B Construction Build.

I met up with Mike at his newest fully constructed home that happened to be in the Parade of homes this year, Oakland Crossing in Prairieville. Mike takes the time to give us a small tour of the home showing the features that his company S&B Construction offers as a standard. Many builders would consider these items as an upgrade but S&B Construction likes to go above what others call “standard”. Each room in this spec home looks anything but spec, from the high-end appliances with standard wine chiller to the extra care to add detailed herringbone accents in the flooring, more details flow throughout the home including tongue and groove ceilings under the porches, with their signature outdoor kitchen. You can see why people would want to see more of this home in Ascension Parish.

S&B Construction Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #34, Amenities
Some Of The Standard Amenities From S&B Construction.

If you’d Like more information to S&B Construction you can visit there website sandbgroup.com they are also on Houzz: To Visit Their Houzz Page Click Here

If you are more a social media person they have Facebook (Click Here To “Like” Their Page) and Instagram as well.

If you are looking for information on buying a home here in Ascension Parish, be sure to download my  FREE E-Book Click Here>> Free Buyers E-Book To Ascension Parish

If you like to do a full home search of Ascension Parish you can visit: “Full Home Search Here

To read my weekly blogs with videos you can visit: My Weekly Blogs

My name is Kristina Smallhorn, Your Real Estate Whisperer For Ascension Parish, And I Tell You All This “Because YOU Matter”

Kristina Smallhorn
(Your Real Estate Whisperer)
Cell 225-246-1812
Office 2254129982 ext#149
Website www.yourrealestatewhisperer.com
Email Info@YourRealEstateWhisperer.com
eXp Realty LLC.
2900 Westfork Dr.
Baton Rouge LA 70817
Kristina Smallhorn is a licensed REALTOR with the state of Louisiana, USA.
Your Real Estate Whisperer Kristina Smallhorn "Because YOU Matter"
Your Real Estate Whisperer For Ascension Parish, Kristina Smallhorn.

The Houmas House Haunted Tour In Ascension Parish- Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #33

 

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Let me start off by saying that I originally didn’t intend on taking the haunted tour of Ascension Parish’s Houmas House plantation haunted tour, but I’m glad my niece Jessica Robison and I did. We were able to tour the beautifully landscaped grounds for a good hour before the sun went down.  As it got darker, you could feel the atmosphere change. At every turn, it seemed much scarier when earlier it had seemed cheery and joyful.  The rivers that flow through the property became dark and murky, a perfect red sunset greeted us right as the bell rang for the Houmas House Haunted tour.

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Our guide is an older man dressed like an old-time butler and was able to give us vast details of many things in the home paying special close attention to the creepiest of items. One of them is a large cast iron sarcophagus, he joyed in recalling the story of one of these opening and the body inside was perfectly preserved.  Moments later playing an untuned piano which set the theme of the rest of the uncomfortable tour.  We weaved through rooms as he recalled the many stories of the past in this plantation home.  One is the fact that the inside of the home was set for the movie Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.  A personal favorite movie of mine. The small cemetery at the front of the property is actually props that were left after filming was finished, the original family cemetery is now buried under the levy across the road, so no one will be visiting their grave sites for a very long time. Our tour guide brings us to many rooms but the creepiest place is not a room at all, its the spiral staircase where visitors say they see the ghost of a little girl named Mary.  Mary died of yellow fever and it has been said she likes to lean over the staircase to see the visitors that come to see the Houmas House.  As we crept up the tight staircase we were led to a room filled with dolls made in France, these dolls were made of the real hair and teeth of children and if that wasn’t disgusting enough there faces reminded you of every horror movie ever made.  Our butler tour guide said that at night after he turns off the lights he can see the dolls dancing around the room.  He smiles a sinister smile when he turns to the next room.

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If you have not been on the haunted tour at the Houmas House Plantation, I strongly recommend it.  I was unaware of its rich history and its spooky past.  It’s totally worth the trip. We didn’t personally meet the ghost of Mary but my daughter was creeped out throughout the tour. My 4k camera did quit working for no apparent reason but was this paranormal? Not really sure, You have to see for yourself.

If you’d like a home close to Houmas Plantation Home in Ascension Parish Please free to visit my website @ yourrealestatewhisperer.com.

And I tell you about this haunted home in Ascension Parish “Because YOU Matter”

Kristina Smallhorn
(Your Real Estate Whisperer)
Cell 225-246-1812
Office 2254129982 ext#149
Website www.yourrealestatewhisperer.com
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eXp Realty LLC.
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Baton Rouge LA 70817
Kristina Smallhorn is a licensed REALTOR with the state of Louisiana, USA.


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Looking For An Orthodontist In Ascension Parish?

 

Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #31 Hollis Orthodontics

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Dr. Hollis Orthodontics! This Month Is Orthodontic Awareness So What Better Place To Meet My Favorite Orthodontist Then Dr. Hollis!!!! They Treat You Like Family Because You Probably Are!!! Dr. Hollis And His Wife Celeste Take Time Out Of Their Busy Schedules To Talk With Us About Why They Love Their Practice & Why They LOVE Ascension Parish!

ABOUT DR. HOLLIS
Dr. Hollis graduated Valedictorian from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1994 and completed two full years of specialty training in orthodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry Orthodontic Residency Program. Dr. Hollis received the Chancellor’s Award for “most outstanding student” from LSU School of Dentistry. He was also the recipient of numerous other departmental awards based on academic achievement.

An esteemed member of the orthodontic community, Dr. Hollis is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society. He is also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, as well as an active member of many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the:

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Louisiana Association of Orthodontists
Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
In addition, Dr. Hollis completed the Roth/Williams Center of Functional Occlusion continuing education program in 2001.

Dr. Hollis is married to Celeste Parent Hollis, and they have four children: Tayl’r, Mackenzie, Addison, and Easton. He has enjoyed coaching youth sports for the past 19 years, and during his spare time, he likes to hunt and fish. Dr. Hollis is a talented craftsman and artist who enjoys volunteering for his daughters’ musical theatre productions by building sets, props and working backstage.

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Dr. Hollis is active in the community by sponsoring youth sports activities and volunteering for various church and school programs. He is an avid supporter of the performing arts. Every year he speaks at local schools regarding orthodontic awareness, preventative dentistry and dental hygiene, and oral manifestations of drug abuse. For years, Dr. Hollis has been a sponsor for the Jambalaya Festival Association, where he sponsored the World Champion, Jeff Parent, in 2007. He is also very active and dedicated to service at his children’s school. He and his wife have served on the St. George Home and School Association, on the St. George Parish Fair Committee, and as the St. George Parish Fair Committee Chairman.

I tell you all this, “Because YOU Matter”

Kristina Smallhorn

kristina.smallhorn@exprealty.com

Your Real Estate Whisperer

eXp Realty LLC

2900 Westfork Dr. Suite 401

Baton Rouge LA 70817

225-246-1812

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Gorman Bros.-Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #27

 

Have You Been To Gorman Bros.?,  Yet In Ascension Parish?

Gorman Bros. In Ascension Parish is a local appliance store that has been in business for the last 21 years. Originally in the city of Gonzales on Burnside Rd., but eventually moving its location to Prairieville. I was able to meet up with the owner Doug Gorman and he gave us a tour of his awesome facility.

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Inside the large showroom, you’ll see beautiful lighting fixtures for an Ascension Parish resident to pick from, along with many refrigerators, ranges, cooktop stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, countertops, and outdoor kitchen appliances, this truly is a one-stop shop for your home decorating ideas. If you haven’t stopped by in a while you have to see their selection of home decor, there are so many cute options for you. If you are not sure what will work in your home the have specialist who will work with you so all of your lighting and decor flows from room to room and they are super friendly too.

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When you stop by to see Doug Gorman don’t forget to mention that “Your Real Estate Whisperer” sent ya! Why? “Because YOU Matter”

***Oh Just For FYI! Gorman Bros. in upping to usually 12-month financing to now 24 months and all of their pricing is competitive with all the box stores**

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Your Real Estate Whisperer
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Baton Rouge LA 70817
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Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #24- Hebert’s Specialty Meats East LA. Off Of HWY 73 In Dutchtown.

 

Hebert’s Speciality Meats Located In Geismar Louisiana.
(Don’t Forget To Share This With The Hashtag #boudindiet on Facebook to win a gift card!)
Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #24

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I was lucky enough to catch up with owners Mike Stone and Jesse Benedetto of Hebert’s Specialty Meats located right off HWY 73 in the Dutchtown area. When I stopped in they were busy making their specialty, of stuffed boneless chickens. This is not prepackaged meats here! I saw them for myself, deboning chickens and stuffing potatoes all fresh made in the store. The location has been open for about six weeks now but they are having their official grand opening THIS WEEKEND. Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will have free samples, give-aways, and James Gilmore from 100.7 the Tiger will there too!

Mike & Jesse set out to bring the people of Ascension Parish some of the finest meats Louisiana has to offer. With their specialty boneless stuffed chicken, handmade sausages, rice dressing and crawfish etouffée you’ll have a whole meal already prepared and ready to cook. Starting next week they are planning on making hot lunches, Mike and Jesse haven’t laid out the menu yet but I sure hope they add one of those pepper jack boudin balls, they are so darn good! Go and check them out and tell them “Your Real Estate Whisperer” sent ya! Hey, Y’all, if you share this video with the hashtag #boudindiet I’ll personally have a drawing for a $25 gift card to Hebert’s Specialty Meats of East La, I’ll announce the winner on my business page and tag you in it if you win on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 @ 12 pm.

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Don’t forget to “like” their business page for upcoming events and updated menu items.(https://www.facebook.com/HebertsSpecialtyMeatsofEastLA/…)

“Because YOU Matter”
Your Real Estate Whisperer
Kristina Smallhorn
Cell 225-246-1812
Office 2254129982 ext#149
Website www.yourrealestatewhisperer.com
Email Info@YourRealEstateWhisperer.com
eXp Realty LLC.
2900 Westfork Dr.
Baton Rouge LA 70817
Kristina Smallhorn is a licensed REALTOR with the state of Louisiana, USA.

Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #23 Part 3- Linda Burt’s Her Story With Having Flood Insurance And Her Effort To Rebuild.

 

Ascension Parish Coffee Talk- Part 3 of Episode #23. Linda Burt.

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Linda Burt explains the exhausting process of rebuilding with having flood insurance. There are no real answers that have been giving to her by FEMA and she is unsure if she will be able to restore her home which sits on a 10-acre lot in Denham Springs Louisiana. Sondra Richard interviews Ms. Burt extensively to try to understand why FEMA isn’t helping her with answers and if she will be able to stay on her land with the FEMA trailer that was provided by the federal government. 

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The answers are unclear from the government, Although Ms. Burt is grateful for the home she was given temporarily, she’d still like to know if she will be able to keep her beloved home.

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Kristina Smallhorn
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yourrealestatewhisperer.com
Your Real Estate Whisperer
eXp Realty LLC
2900 Westfork Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-246-1812
Office (225) 412-9982 ext# 149
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Kristina Smallhorn is a licensed REALTOR® with the state of Louisiana

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Ascension Parish Coffee Talk Episode #23 Part 2- JD Pence One Year After The Flood

 

One year after the 2016 August flood many families are still struggling to get back home. Delay’s with the response from the federal government has left many with only a few months in their FEMA trailers left until the deadline. There has been no official answer if these families will be forced from their temporary housing, some of them including JD Pence, wasn’t given his trailer until February of this year. Please watch his story all the way to the end, he more than deserves to be heard.

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Kristina Smallhorn

kristina.smallhorn@exprealty.com
Your Real Estate Whisperer
eXp Realty LLC
2900 Westfork Dr. Baton Rouge LA, 70827
225-246-1812
Office (225) 412-9982 ext# 149
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https://twitter.com/RealEstateWhisp
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Kristina Smallhorn is a licensed REALTOR® with the state of Louisiana