Van Eaton & Romero Family of Companies
Established in 1916, Latter & Blum Inc. (parent company) is the largest, independently owned real estate and home services company in Louisiana and the Gulf South with 3,000 agents in more than 35 offices. Our Latter & Blum Family of Companies operates in the markets of Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, DeRidder, Houma, Thibodaux, South Lafourche Parish, Lake Charles, Southern Mississippi, and Houston, Texas.
We are Louisiana's only $4 billion real estate and home services company and ranked among the top 30 real estate companies in the United States. Our guiding principle is "building stronger communities in the markets we serve."
Residential Real Estate
Today, Latter & Blum Inc. is comprised of five residential division; Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors® (operating in the Greater New Orleans, Lake Charles and Houma/Thibodaux areas), CJ Brown Realtors® (operating in the Greater Baton Rouge areas), Noles-Frye Realty (operating in the greater Alexandria areas), Van Eaton & Romero Realtors® (operating in the Lafayette area) and Realty Associates (operating in the Greater Houston market). We have a total of 40 residential branch offices to serve you. We also franchise operations, our franchises include Latter & Blum Classic Properties (Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite), Latter & Blum Shaw Properties (Gulfport, MS), and Latter & Blum Hometown Realty (operating in McComb,MS).
Buying a home or refinancing a mortgage is a major decision. You can trust us to find the loan program that’s best for you. At Essential Mortgage, we’re at your service. Essential Mortgage loan officers are on site at most branch offices providing convenience, expertise and unparalleled personal service for home-financing needs.
Buying a New Home
A frustration-free zone from application to decision is our commitment to you. Less paperwork and more personal attention is what you’ll experience with Essential Mortgage.
Refinancing Your Current Mortgage
If you think refinancing means piles of paperwork, think again. We’ll make it easy and worry-free to reduce your interest rate and monthly payment.
Tapping Into Your Home Equity
Accessing your equity is easier than ever. At Essential Mortgage, we’ll help you with the best program to meet your goals.
In today's changing insurance environment, trust Latter & Blum Insurance Services to be your very own personal home insurance advisor. We believe you deserve a thorough analysis of your personal insurance needs before selecting an insurance company or product.
Consultation and Guidance
We will guide you in making objective assessments of your individual needs and recommend appropriate coverage for your home insurance.
We can provide a complete and thorough annual review of your insurance portfolios to ensure policies are keeping pace with changing lifestyles.
Insurance Company Relations
Latter & Blum Insurance works with some of the nation's finest insurance companies, and we have the expertise you need to obtain the coverage and rates that are in your best interest.
It is of utmost importance that you receive clear title to the property when you purchase real estate. In order to do so, you must first be informed of any existing rights or claims that may, in the future, threaten your title and possession of the property. Title insurance provides you with two-fold protection.
Our goal is to be the No. 1 title company in the markets that we serve by providing exceptional customer service at competitive rates. Together with our affiliates, we focus on the details of the title process so that you as a buyer, seller, lender, real estate professional, developer, or builder can proceed to closing with confidence that the title to your property will be transferred free of lines or other encumbrances.
Commercial Real Estate
NAI/Latter & Blum, Inc. is the premiere NAI Global affiliate in Louisiana. As part of the largest real estate organization in the world, we have a national and worldwide reach when marketing your property. NAI has property specialists in more than 340 markets worldwide, extending our reach far beyond other Louisiana firms.
Full Regional Coverage
With commercial offices around the state, NAI/Latter & Blum provides unmatched market presence. Our 2009 acquisition of Noles-Frye real estate in Alexandria extended that presence into the Central Louisiana market, and offers opportunities for our clients in Lafayette and Shreveport as well as New Orleans and Baton Rouge
When you choose Latter & Blum Property Management, you’re making the smart choice. We have the knowledge and experience to manage your property effectively, efficiently, and profitably.
We understand the value of income-producing properties – after all, we’re the property management arm of Latter & Blum Inc Realtors/C.J. Brown Realtors/Noles Frye Realty/Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, the oldest and largest real estate firm in the Gulf South. We manage properties across the state, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport. Whether it’s an historic property in the New Orleans French Quarter, an apartment community in Baton Rouge, an office tower in Shreveport or a warehouse in Lafayette, our professional property management offers you peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.