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RE/MAX Generations Welcomes Wade Copeland!

11/13/2018
RE/MAX Generations is very excited to welcome Wade Copeland to our team of outstanding realtors. Serving both residential and commercial clients, Wade offers his real estate expertise paired with a very charming personality. You will love working with Wade - give him a call today and see for yourself!

RE/MAX Generations Welcomes Brittney Bruskotter Gross!

11/13/2018
RE/MAX Generations is very excited to welcome Brittney Bruskotter Gross to our team of outstanding realtors. Brittney lives in Belle Chasse and is very familiar with the entire West Bank real estate market. She always strives to go above and beyond for her clients, and as a result, her clients are loyal. Whether buying or selling, Brittney welcomes the opportunity to earn your loyalty as well!

Venture Global LNG Raises More Funding - Targets 2019 for Construction

8/31/2018
This is big news for Plaquemines Parish. Venture Global LNG has raised more funding, and is moving toward construction of two new liquified natural gas facilities (expected to begin in 2019). One of the projects is planned for development on a 630-acre site in the Port Sulphur area. #plaqueminesparish #greaterneworleans #oilandgas #nolarealestate

Check out this article in the Acadiana Advocate for more details: ARTICLE LINK HERE

Two Weekends of Phenomenal Fishing in Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish

7/24/2018

      

Who's ready for two weekends of phenomenal fishing?? 

As we all know, proximity to recreational opportunities is one of the many benefits to living in our area. This weekend, head down to Venice, LA for the Faux Pas Lodge Invitational Rodeo, or over to Grand Isle, LA for the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo! Busy this weekend? No problem... next weekend, grab your tackle box and check out the Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo at Empire, LA!

It's nice to have options!

Cory J. Cheramie Earns NARís Military Relocation Professional Certification

7/23/2018

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support

 

BELLE CHASSE, LA – 07/23/2017 – Cory J. Cheramie, owner and Realtor® at RE/MAX Generations, has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification.  The National Association of Realtors® awards the MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  Realtors® who earn this certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans. 

“Service members may only have a couple of days to view properties and make an offer, and others might be deployed at the time and need someone who can represent them while they’re away. Working with a Realtor® who understands the singular complications that arise with military service can help make the home buying process simpler, faster and less stressful,” said National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “The MRP certification lets home buyers and sellers know that a Realtor® knows the ins and outs of military housing benefits, such as zero-down payment loans, and the specific needs service members and veterans have when searching for their new home.”

The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative designation. To earn the MRP certification, Realtors must be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete a reading providing background information on the military, included acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

For more information about the MRP certification, visit www.militaryrelocationpro.org

How you can help your kids buy a home

7/20/2018

Have you ever wondered if there's a straightforward way to help your kids buy a home? Well, there is, and it's one of the oldest programs available: An FHA loan.

Your best bet is to work with a local mortgage lender to walk you through the specifics, but here's how it generally works: 

A parent and child can be co-borrowers on a FHA loan, even though the parent won't live in the home. Normally, FHA would require a 25% down payment for what is called a "non-occupying co-borrower" loan. 

Together, co-borrowers who are related by blood, law, or marriage are eligible for 100% of the maximum FHA loan they qualify for with the low-down payment features of the FHA loan.

Belle Chasse Boil Water Advisory

7/17/2018

The following information is shared from the Plaquemines Parish Government Facebook page:

 

From 12531 to 12605 Hwy 23 and Rue Acadian in Jesuit Bend

July 17, 2018

On WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 at about 9:00 AM, Hard Rock Construction will begin some work on water mains in this area. The work requires valves to be closed that will result in loss of your water pressure. They estimate the job will be complete and water pressure will be restored in about 8 Hours.

Because of the temporary loss in water pressure, the water in this area will be of questionable microbiological quality.

Therefore, as a precaution, Plaquemines Parish Government is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by PPG.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

PPG will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from the water supply have shown it to be safe.

If you have any questions in concerning the work taking place contact:


Rev. Michael Jiles

Director of Public Services

Plaquemines Parish Government

(504) 297-5561

Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel Replacement Meeting is Today, 7/10/18

7/10/2018

Pivach Real Estate to Become RE/MAX Generations in Belle Chasse, LA

7/6/2018

Pivach Real Estate to Become RE/MAX Generations in Belle Chasse, LA

After 62 Years in Business, Local Firm Takes the Next Step with RE/MAX

 

BELLE CHASSE, LA, 07/03/2018 – Pivach Real Estate, an independent 3-generation family owned and operated real estate brokerage, will re-open as RE/MAX Generations on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Pivach Real Estate has been synonymous with outstanding real estate services in the greater New Orleans area since it was founded by George and Frances Pivach in 1956. 

Located in Belle Chasse at 8311 Hwy. 23, Ste. 102, RE/MAX Generations and its agents will continue to specialize in both residential and commercial real estate services throughout the greater New Orleans area. Diana Pivach Alfortish, current owner and daughter of the company’s founders, will continue to serve as the primary Broker with 30+ years of experience in the real estate industry. Additionally, Diana’s daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alfortish Cheramie and Cory Cheramie, will join the company’s leadership team as co-owners.

“Joining the RE/MAX family of brokerages will enable us to provide an unprecedented level of high-quality service supported by an entirely new arsenal of industry-leading technology, tools, and resources, which benefits both our agents and our clients.” said Alfortish. “Change can be uncomfortable, however, change is necessary for growth and continuous improvement.”

Having just completed office renovations, RE/MAX Generations will feature a 2,000 square foot space with a casual yet professional dynamic. “We want our clients and agents to feel comfortable and welcome here.” said Alfortish. “Having a collaborative environment is important, and that starts with the physical space in which we operate.” she continued. “And on that note, we will be looking to expand our team of high-quality real estate professionals immediately.”

Our new website, www.remax-generations-la.com, will go live on Monday, July 9th. For more information, please call our office at (504) 394-2255, or stop by anytime!

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About RE/MAX Generations:

RE/MAX Generations is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Belle Chasse, LA (New Orleans Metro Area). Founded in 1956, the brokerage specializes in both Residential and Commercial real estate services. RE/MAX Generations is a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other local charities.

Contact:

Diana P. Alfortish, Broker  |  (504) 394-2255  |  diana.alfortish@remax.net

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