The fall season marks a period of change that can be witnessed all around us. While the trees begin to turn colors and closets get warmer, why not make some property-related changes too? Perhaps the inside of the home needs a little sprucing up before the upcoming holiday season. On the same note, if buying, selling or investing in property is on the horizon, best to get it underway before schedules get even busier with the year drawing to a close. Whether it’s updating the interior of the home or finding a completely new one, utilize these resources to get the job done right. 

Eustis Mortgage

For over 65 years, Eustis Mortgage has served as the go-to mortgage specialists, providing exceptional loan services to its clients across 20 states. The Eustis Mortgage team understands that buying a home is one of life’s biggest events, which is why its loan officers partner closely with their real estate connections to guide clients through the process from the initial call to loan closing. In tune with the local housing market, Eustis loan officers serve as trusted experts to both realtor partners and clients by providing solid guidance throughout the lending process.

While its decades of service bear witness to the company’s proven track record, Eustis Mortgage prides itself in relentlessly innovating its processes and technology – constantly improving communication and transparency with its realtor partners and clients. Eustis Mortgage always provides a path to homeownership by offering a range of specialty loan products from 100% financing with no MI, to renovation, to Jumbo loans. Eustis’ team of experts offer clients the knowledge to guide them to the best product to suit their needs. To learn more about Eustis Mortgage and find a branch nearest you, visit

Ashley Hall Interiors

With today’s supply chain problems, labor shortages and other complicating factors, home design projects are proving more challenging than expected for ambitious homeowners who want to renovate or make changes to their homes. Fortunately, experts like Designers Shauna Leftwich and Julie Skiles at Ashley Hall Interiors can help navigate timelines and budgets while also helping realize the dream you have for your space. Experience has proven that creating a master plan together with a design professional can help you avoid wasting time and money, even if you are working within a budget and installing in phases. 

A full-service design firm and retail showroom, Ashley Hall Interiors has been creating luxury interiors for homes and businesses nationally and internationally since 1967. They provide everything from fabric, furniture, drapery, and rugs to wallpapers, paint selections and accessories to design and installation. Visit Ashley Hall Interiors’ studio and showroom at 832 Howard Avenue for design ideas, décor items, furnishings and lighting. Showroom hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 504-524-0196 to schedule a consultation and visit

1st Lake Commercial Properties, Inc.

1st Lake Commercial Properties, Inc. is your source for commercial property for lease in Greater New Orleans, offering a variety of commercial real estate rental options, including office space, retail rental space, warehouse space for lease, and self-storage units in Metairie and Kenner, Louisiana. The company’s extensive portfolio of commercial property in Kenner and Metairie includes office rental spaces designed to fit every need. 1st Lake also offers custom office space design consulting services. Its Metairie and Kenner office buildings offer an array of office sizes, from one-room office suites to 6,500 square feet.

All 1st Lake Commercial Properties offer on-site maintenance, ensuring your needs can be taken care of with immediate, professional support. All properties offer free and abundant parking for your employees and clients. Utilities and janitorial services are included with every commercial property for lease in Metairie and Kenner. These convenient locations will cut down travel time to Downtown New Orleans, Baton Rouge or wherever your business takes you.

For more information, visit or call 504-455-8644.

Michael Wilkinson

With over 38 years of real estate experience in the Quarter, co-owner of French Quarter Realty Michael Wilkinson knows the neighborhood inside and out. A leading Realtor at the brokerage bolstering such an extensive career in the industry, Michael’s deep knowledge of the city is not limited to just the French Quarter. Michael’s familiarity with every unique New Orleans neighborhood, along with his specialty focus in historic properties, allows him to work with the city’s finest listings. 

Michael has received the Top Sales Award from the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors twice, exhibiting his skill and dedication to finding his clients their perfect property. With decades of experience, integrity and community involvement, Michael stands out as one of New Orleans premier Realtors. To discuss upcoming real estate needs or to view Michael’s listings, visit or call 504-491-0484.

J&J Exterminating

With energy bills at an all-time high for new, or existing construction, J&J Exterminating now offers the progressive, E.P.A. approved, “T.A.P.” or Total Acoustical Pest control insulation. TAP is a permanent pest solution which also helps save money on energy costs up to 30%.

TAP is infused with boric acid that will kill all insects, including Formosan termites. It is the only pest control product with an Energy Star Rating. “If your attic insulation was damaged in recent weather, it will need to be replaced to rid your home of any health risks. Upgrading your existing insulation also adds value to your home.” 

For residents needing new-construction attic insulation, consider a type that is energy-efficient and repels bugs.  TAP insulation – a loose-fill insulation made of cellulose and recycled newspaper – is affordable, soundproof, energy-efficient and fire retardant.

Family owned and operated for three generations over 60 years, J&J Exterminating is now the largest, state-wide exterminating company. Visit or call 504-833-6305 to learn more.