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Fandole44, Home Buyer in New Orleans, LA
Fandole44 answered:
How safe is the French Quarter at night?
It's okay, but you may stick out like sore thumbs. You'd probably do best taking a 'pedi cab'. Cooler and cheaper than regular taxis and its a straight shot from Bourbon. After all th ... more
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Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
I am in new Orleans and trying to find financing for a townhouse with a low credit score
Need to cancel your credit cards, get rid of the shiny objects in your life...shiny cars, etc. and get your credit going forward.

No one will finance and if they do you will be looki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
Which VA lenders offer manual underwriting?
Manual underwritting is usually far more difficult for the borrower because there will be a person running your numbers and saying to themselves, "why does this person have bad credit m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Credit Score in New Orleans
likitikitoo, Home Buyer in New Orleans, LA
likitikitoo answered:
What is the best area to flip a house?
As I said above, in response to someone else's comment, mid city is where I'd go. The VA hospital corridor is rapidly changing this neighborhood. We even have a Whole Foods coming in. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
Are there ever any studios for sale in the marigny/quarter/warehouse district? Where would I find listings?
Sometimes there are. When is your timeframe to buy?
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Buying in French Quarter
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
What date is this property scheduled to be foreclosed on?
check with your local Sheriffs office
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Market Conditions in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
Average Cost to build a home in the New Orleans area
The average price is $80 to $200 per sf plus the price of the land

For commercial property the high end can be $400 a sf
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
Am I reading the rental listings correctly?
A double is two units...as in one building divided into 2 units.
Apartments would be considered two or more units
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
In desperate need of a 2br apt in the chalmette area or metairie area but im on a very low budget no more than 650-700 please someone help!!!
The budget is really low. You may have to consider a 1 bedroom.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 For Rent in 70130
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
I own a small frame house in Gentilly that is still boarded up from Katrina. It is now blighted. Need help to access my options.
As a licensed commercial contractor I can help you with estimates to see what it will cost you to rebuild.
As a Real Estate Broker, I can show you what specific renovations done in a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Selling in 70122
Caravelledes…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Caravelledesigns answered:
Hi I'm Nancy I'm new here is there some one know lender that offer no doc. loan refinance or Nina loan or low doc. loan or hard money ?
I'm in New Orleans, LA what about low doc loan ?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
Interested in condo 1020 esplanade . Any information about condo or area would be appreciated .?
The area is a great place to be. Historic Esplanade offers a very walkable neighborhood. If a condo has been on the market in this area for this long it is probably priced too high. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Home Buying in French Quarter
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
my husband and I are looking for a three bedroom house in the uptown or Marigny area under $2000, any suggestions?
You may want to raise your budget. If you have pets, raise your budget some more.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Rentals in New Orleans
Hassan Dabon, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Hassan Dabon answered:
Do you think I can take some of the equity and buy a 3rd prop? We make approx 100k a year including the rents (34k). Our mort. Total 2k a mo. In mort
I "think" it could happen. But I don't know. You Should speak to your mortgage broker. If you don't feel you have a strong enough relationship with your mortgage broker or you don't thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Caroline Mang, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Caroline Mang answered:
I saw a pop up ad for walkble neighborhoods but then it left my computer I desire a condo where I can walk everywhere especially a Catholic Church
This website http://www.walkscore.com/LA/New_Orleans will help show you the walkability of various neighborhoods. I agree with their rankings of the French Quarter, CBD and Uptown. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
I'm looking for a 7-month lease in Uptown
I can get you a 1 bedroom, 6 month lease in the #French Quarter for $1500 a month. Call me at (504)615-2333 for details. It is a 2 story, 1 bedroom with a balcony in the quiet end of a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Rentals in New Orleans
Ian Cockburn,…, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Cockburn, Broker answered:
Homeowner's insurance options in Uptown
Email me at ian@iansellsnola.com and I can give you a good measure of #insurance pricing. There are variations in rates but there are some basic rule of thumb measures one can use once ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Home Buying in 70115
Hassan Dabon, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Hassan Dabon answered:
Is there anything we can do about this after 6 yrs. have passes?
Get an attorney is what you have to do. That is what I would do. Get an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in 70115
Hassan Dabon, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Hassan Dabon answered:
please give me info on complete trends analysis based on Actual Sales and an understanding of the overall marketplace. esp french quarter and whareh
Right now the market is tightening and it is moving from a buyers market to a sellers market as things begin to pick up. This is a very detailed discussion indeed. I would love to have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
Hassan Dabon, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Hassan Dabon answered:
need to refi with bad credit house Value 275,000 (owe 115,000)
You should go to www.creditboards.com and present that question. In fact there is a whole section on medical bills and the best way to deal with them. I work with several lenders, some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 1, 2013 Home Buying in New Orleans
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