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Lisa Heindel, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Lisa Heindel answered:
Thinking about buying a second home in the Quarter but concerned about the crime which is a deterrent. Interested in feedback from residents.
There is a citizen's group in the Quarter that might be a good source of information:
http://www.frenchquartercitizens.org/
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Crime & Safety in French Quarter
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
what is driving the price in this are given the "stressed housing market"?
Home prices have been rising in most areas. It is a matter of supply and demand. As supply goes down, prices go up and as demand increase prices go up. Demand will also be higher wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Market Conditions in Leonidas
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
My husband and I are young (early 20s). We are looking to by our first home. What are some good options for us? We have low credit scores and are
Jasmine,
I can only go by what you tell us, but low credit and low income make it very difficult to recommend you buy. The first thing you'll likely need is a down payment. With low ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Kim Kerner, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Kim Kerner answered:
what is a soft second mortgage?
Soft second mortgage, is a second mortgage with payments that are forgiven, deferred, or subsidized in some fashion, generally until resale of the mortgaged property.
Example, a home f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Foreclosure in Marigny
Lisa Heindel, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Lisa Heindel answered:
Closing on my home in 3 weeks, Received a second Job offer. Will this affect my loan process with the Soft Second Mortgage?
Duane, this is a question for your lender, who has all of the income information and program guidelines.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
ian cockburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
ian cockburn answered:
really interested in a land contract deal in st roch/new marigny area mydogturbo@gmail.com
at this price with the income you ought to get financing. I will drop you a line and show you how I financed triplexes...they are my favorite flavour
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Roch
Lisa Heindel, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Lisa Heindel answered:
Is there a more efficient way of finding Section 8 eligible homes in Orleans Parish?
Jahlon, an agent will be able to pull a list of Section 8 rental listings for you. Remember, not all Section 8 properties are listed with an agent, so I would check nola.com and Craigsl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 27, 2014 Rentals in New Orleans
Lisa Heindel, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Lisa Heindel answered:
I rencently read through a few websites that offer rent to own homes. Is that a common or legit method of purchasing a home these days?
Yvonne, it's not very common, but it's certainly legitimate. The home owner typically sets the terms for the lease purchase and the rate is usually higher than you would pay if you were ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
Eileen Murray, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Eileen Murray answered:
Looking for an investor friendly real estate agent
I have worked with investors and am working with 2 at present . What type properties are you interested in ? I have one who buys to hold and rent . I have one who flips but hates mult ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 2, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
Richard Sears, Real Estate Pro in Ocala, FL
Richard Sears answered:
I need a short sale agent ? Any suggestions ??
The key to selecting a good short sale agent is how much follow up you will receive on a weekly basis. To move a shortsale, you have to contact the bank every week, if possible. Whether ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
Jill_spriggs, Home Buyer in Massillon, OH
Jill_spriggs answered:
Tulane area condos
My husband and I are retirees considering moving to the area to be closer to our children and grandchildren.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in 70118
Nick  Galiano, Real Estate Pro in Metairie, LA
Nick Galiano answered:
are there any churches for sale?
There are currently a lot of churches for sale. Please contact me and I can provide you with a list of what's available. I can be reached at (504) 256-6311 or nickgaliano@aol.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in 70126
Nick  Galiano, Real Estate Pro in Metairie, LA
Nick Galiano answered:
Is the area between Annunciation and Tchoupitoulas in the Irish Channel a good place for investment and renovation?
I'd be more than happy to discuss investment opportunities in this area. Contact me at your leisure and we can see if this is the right area for investing for you. Nick (504) 256-6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Home Buying in Irish Channel
Gary Lee, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Gary Lee answered:
Looking to sell a lot in Algiers. Does anyone know a broker that specializes in lot sales in the area?
You don't need a "specialist". What you need is to find a realtor that will be honest with you and actually help you. Some areas of Algiers will always sell fast, some won't. Where is y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Gary Lee, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Gary Lee answered:
Any recent assaults on real estate agents in New Orleans?
Not that I know of... Why do you ask??
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Nick  Galiano, Real Estate Pro in Metairie, LA
Nick Galiano answered:
To buy a HUD property you must go the conventional way?
Hey Duane,

I'm pretty sure you can use the soft second for a HUD home. I'd be more than happy to assist you in pursuing the home if you'd like to contact me. You can r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, OH
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Placing lien on a dwelling.
On that one you need to contact an attorney. You did not have a contract with the home owner.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
craig miramb…, Real Estate Pro in Metairie, LA
craig mirambell answered:
I'm looking to buy a multifamily home to both live in and rent in a safe neighborhood that isn't out of my price range.
Shoot me an email so we can discuss some aspects of your mortgage, realtorcraig@cox.net
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
Eileen Murray, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Eileen Murray answered:
Relocating to New Orleans. Can you recommend neighborhoods for family with two children under 3?
It depends upon your sensibilities ! Uptown is lovely and near Audubon Park with the zoo and wonderful picnic and playground possibilities . $400,000 won't buy a big house uptown but 3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Home Buying in New Orleans
Wayne Clark, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Wayne Clark answered:
im moving in jan 31st when can i start looking around for a section 8 houses and does the deposit should be lower than the rent price?
Send me a message with more details of your needs.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Rentals in New Orleans
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