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July’s Featured Home of the Month | 637 Pine Grove Loop in Madisonville

Categories: Featured Homes | Posted: July 20, 2017

Looking for a gorgeous home, with plenty of space, in an amazing community? We’ve got the perfect solution! This brand new home is now available in Pine Creek at 637 Pine Grove Loop, Madisonville, LA 70447.

637 Pine Grove Loop showcases our popular Frenchmen C home plan, which features an open concept, split floor plan with plenty of luxurious details you’re sure to love! The home includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,543 square feet of living space, and rear-yard privacy fence.

Pine Creek lies within an award winning school district, including Lancaster elementary, the entrance to which is located right inside of the community! The community pool & cabana are an added bonus, along with the community sidewalks, which are perfect for family strolls. Located just off of Highway 22 in Madisonville, Pine Creek provides a quiet feel without sacrificing convenience. Just down the highway is the Tchefuncte River, where you’ll find a whole slew of charming local restaurants, coffee shops & unique gift shops! If you prefer the larger stores, you can find them just 5 minutes away in the Pinnacle Nor Du Lac shopping center. In Pine Creek, you can have the best of both worlds! You’ll LOVE this community.

Ready to learn more & take a look inside of 637 Pine Grove Loop? Let’s start with the open living area. Upon entering the home, you’ll walk through the foyer into the gorgeous space, which is full of natural light & perfect for entertaining! Whether it’s family game night, the holidays, or just preparing dinner, your family will love spending time together here.

The great room features large cased windows, 5″ hand-scraped wood flooring throughout, and a beautiful fireplace with stacked stone surround, perfect for cozy nights together!

The kitchen features a massive 10 foot island, stunning white cabinetry topped with 3 cm granite countertops, & a ceramic tile backsplash. Loads of storage space, paired with stainless steel, gas appliances combine form & function to provide a gorgeous kitchen that’s also practical. You’ll love preparing dinner in this beautiful space!

637 Pine Grove Loop also includes a formal dining room! This space is unique in that it’s defined, but still open, which maintains the flow of the home. Your family will enjoy having dinner together here, relaxing and enjoying some quality time after a long day.

Speaking of relaxing after a long day, you’ll LOVE the master retreat. A spacious escape from the stress of daily life, this beautiful area is located down the hall from the common areas in its own corner of the home, to provide maximum privacy. The huge master bedroom feels soft & airy, creating the perfect place to relax & recharge.

The master bath is the ultimate oasis! The beautiful tile, large soaking tub & separate shower with frameless doors combine to create a soothing, spa-like atmosphere, helping you relax. The double vanity is adorned in granite, and provides plenty of storage space for keeping toiletries out of sight. The spacious, walk-in closet includes built in shelving and a ton of space for your wardrobe.

637 Pine Grove Loop includes 3 spacious guest bedrooms on the opposite side of the home, along with a second full bath. The home features a 2 car, side load garage, with an entrance leading into the utility room. Through there, you’ll find a mud room with a built-in designed for catching your purse, bags and other belongings, along with a powder room for guests.

This beautiful home is move-in ready and available now. Ready to see 637 Pine Grove Loop in person? Call Jayne today at (985) 639-1958 to schedule a tour, or email Jayne@sunrisehomes.net. With only a few opportunities remaining to live in Pine Creek, this home won’t last long!

Looking for a home in a different location? We currently have even more, brand new Madisonville homes available just around the corner in Ruelle Du Chene, or in Slidell, Pearl River, Waggaman, or Lacombe. To view all of our available homes, please visit our quick move-in page.

Stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll explore things to do in West St. Tammany Parish!

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Living in Live Oak: Things to See & Do

Categories: Community Involvement, New Homes Waggaman, New Orleans Home Builder, Sunrise Homes | Posted: June 28, 2017

Sunrise Homes is pleased to announce the opening of our Live Oak Model Home & Design Center! This brand new model, professionally decorated by Lita Dirks & Co. will allow us to better serve our customers on the Southshore. Our new home is located in Waggaman, a historic River Road community located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The brand new phase of this community features culd-de-sacs, beautiful scenery & a whole list of things to do nearby!

We invite you to visit the community & tour our brand new Live Oak Model Home & Design Center. We’ll be ready with snacks on hand to give you a personal tour, and tell you a little bit more about Live Oak! The Model Home & Design Center is open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday from 9:30-5:30, and Sundays from 1:30-5:30.

Live Oak Model Home & Design Center Front Elevation

In honor of the upcoming Sunrise Homes Model Home & Design Center opening, we’ve created a map of nearby attractions to show you why we know you’ll LOVE this beautiful community as much as we do!

Live Oak Nearby Attractions Map

  • Mississippi River Trail
    • Spanning 60.8 miles in length, this paved biking/walking trail sprawls through 5 parishes! Featuring beautiful views of the largest river in the United States of America, this trail is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a great workout. The trail makes up the Southern potion of an effort to pave a much longer trail that runs the entire length of the Mississippi River, encompassing about 3000 miles between Louisiana and Minnesota! Click here for the DOTD of Louisiana Bicycle suitability map, including tips for safe cycling!
  • Jean Lafitte National Park
    • The Jean Lafitte National Park includes 6 sites, scattered miles apart throughout Southeastern Louisiana. The closest of these sites to Live Oak, the Barataria Preserve, is located about 30 minutes away in Marrero. The Barataria Preserve features 23,000 acres wetlands, icluding swamps, marshes, bayous, forests, and all of the critters that live there, including alligators! Perfect for a day trip, the preserve offers guided Wetlands Walks Wednesdays-Sundays, and also allows visitors to take self-guided tours along the trails. Admission is free, and parking lots & trails are open daily, including federal  holidays.
  • Bayou Segnette State Park
    • Located about 15 minutes from Live Oak, Bayou Segnette State Park is a great spot for camping & boating, and features a wavepool! Fishing is very popular within the park, and cabins are available to rent for overnight visits. Entry into the park is $3 per person, and entry into the wave pool is $13 per adult, and $10 per child. Visit Bayou Segnette to enjoy the wetlands for the weekend!
  • NOLA Motorsports Park
    • Fuel your need for speed at the New Orleans Motorsports Park! With activities ranging from go cart rentals to race tuned mustang rentals, a visit to the park makes a great weekend trip. You can even drive your own car on a “pro circuit” or race your motorcycle in the “Wide Open Wednesday’s” event!
  • TPC Louisiana Golf Park
    • The only golf course in Louisiana featured on the PGA Tour is just a hop, skip & a jump from Live Oak! Home to the Zurich classic, the TPC features beautiful, sprawling greens perfect for a day on the course. Enjoy a round of golf, relax in the clubhouse, or partake in a delicious dinner at the TPC Grill and take in the beautiful scenery!
  • The Mercedes Benz Superdome
    • Featuring world class entertainment, ranging from concerts to expos, and of course the official home of the New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes Benz Superdome is THE place to be! From concerts and pre game events just outside in Champions Square, to the “main events” inside, there’s always something going on in the Dome. Don’t forget to visit the Saints Hall of Fame during your next game day visit. Check their website often for upcoming concert and ticket information!
  • The Smoothie King Center
    • Home to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Smoothie King center features concerts & events year round! The largest state-of-the-art venue in the Gulf Coast, the Smoothie King Center hosts many collegiate basketball events as well. Visit their website for upcoming events, game tickets and more.
  • The Alario Center
    • Located right next door to Bayou Segnette State Park, the Alario Center hosts everything from sporting events to graduations! Featuring the Segnette Field was added in 2002, and provides grandstand style seating for up to 650 fans. The Alario Center also serves as oick-up and drop-off point for events such as the Zurich Classic. Visit their website to learn about upcoming events.
  • Elmwood Shopping Center
    • Elmwood Shopping Center is THE place to shop! Featuring a whole host of stores, including Ulta, Cost Plus World Market, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Petsmart and so much more, Elmwood is a great place to shop ’til you drop! Visitors can grab a bite to eat at any of the numerous restaurants located throughout the center, and even catch a movie at the AMC Elmwood Palace!
  • New Orleans International Airport
    • Need to catch a flight? The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has been providing commercial air service to the Greater New Orleans area since 1946. Both domestic & international travelers will enjoy the New Orleans experience at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, where local food, drinks & gifts are available to passersby.

 

With so much to enjoy around Live Oak, homeowners will appreciate having a beautiful new home in which to relax! Life off of River Road doesn’t get much better than it does in Live Oak! Located just 15 minutes from the best entertainment the Greater New Orleans area has to offer, but surrounded by the serene natural beauty of River Road, Live Oak truly is the perfect spot to own a home.

For more information on how to own a home in this great community, please call Jayne at (985) 639-1958 today to schedule a tour & discuss how we can help make your dream home a reality!

Move Now…Before the Interest Rates Do! Here’s Why…

Categories: Purchasing a New Home, Sunrise Homes | Posted: June 5, 2017

You are ready. You have: saved for your down payment, chosen a lender, received your pre-qualification letter, and begun the great hunt for your dream home. After what seems like an endless home shopping journey, you’ve finally found the one! That brand NEW home in the most charming community, with the unbelievable school district is calling your name. You’ve even started dreaming of home decor & organizing your huge, new walk-in closet! You know you can afford the monthly payment, and you’re ready to put in an offer. Then you decide to wait….

You think to yourself, “Maybe I’ll hold out to see if the price drops $1000”.

Getting the very best value for every dollar should always be your goal, but there are factors other than the listing price to consider when deciding when to make an offer. While waiting for the price on your dream home to drop $1,000, you could experience an interest rate hike that could mean the difference between affording the home and missing your chance. Get moving…before the interest rates do.

You could spend that $1,000 “savings” on interest, during just your first year of homeownership in extra interest.

In 2016, mortgage rates reached a historic low. Since then, rates have been steadily climbing. Buyers who purchase in 2017 remain in a better position than buyers who purchased at any point between 2006-2016, but that could change, as interest rates are expected to climb throughout the year. According to mortgage forecasts found at themortgagereports.com, a rate hike is imminent, and will likely occur at the Federal Reserve meeting on June 14, 2017.

What does an interest rate really mean to buyers? It could mean the difference of a few hundred dollars each month, a few thousand dollars each year, and a great many thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your loan.

What a 1% Interest Rate Increase Really Means

A 1% Interest rate could equal hundreds per month & thousands per year in additional cost.

In the graphic above, a home priced at $295,000, when purchased with a 30 year mortgage loan, at a fixed interest rate of 3.6%, equates into a $1,341 monthly payment. If interest rates climb 1%, the monthly payment on the very same home rises to $1,512. That’s $171 more each month you’re spending for the same exact home! Over the course of a year, you’ll spend $2,052 more than you would have at the lower interest rate. Over the course of 30 years, you will have spent $61,560 more on your mortgage as a result of a 1% interest rate increase. Still think it’s worth the wait to see if the listing price drops?

At Sunrise Homes, we want to help you find the home of your dreams, within your budget. Our mission is to always provide the best possible housing value. We even offer closing cost incentives to our customers. Don’t let your dream home slip away because of an interest rate increase.

Let us help you get moving…before the interest rates do!

Call Jayne at (985) 639-1958 today, and experience the difference with Sunrise Homes.