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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Ager asked:
When I click on my property from an e-mail I received from an interested renter, I can find my listing. But, when I look at the map, it's not there. I originally signed up through…
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
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Fri Oct 30, 2015
Rob asked:
I have been getting the run around by middle men that are not loan processors but commission seekers.
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Thu Oct 29, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
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All blogs were moved over to Active rain some months ago

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Wed May 27, 2015
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Paul Webber answered:
Redhibition is the avoidance of a sale on account of some vice or defect in the thing sold, which renders it either absolutely useless or its use so in- convenient and imperfect that it must be supposed that the buyer would not have purchased It had he known of the vice. Civ, Code La. art 2520.

This is a warranty imposed by law in Louisiana. It can be waived, but must expressly be waived by informed consent of the party waiving it, a waiver form is not enough. You must intelligently waive your right to redhibition after informed consent, meaning you voluntarily and intelligently waived it.

When you waive it the above right is waived but other warranty of merchantibility may still apply or warranty agreed to in contract may apply unless all others waived too.

I have not bought a house in Louisiana, therefore am not sure if this is common in all real estate contracts. If left out you are not protected by implied warranty by law. However, your property may still be protected by a warranty agreed to in the real estate contract other than one implied by law. Read carefully or hire attorney to check agreement.
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Colette answered:
you will be moving soon so please make sure that whatever property you rent after this experience has a statement for 24hr notice to enter any property. The law states that a 24 hr written notice is to be posted. However no one should enter anyones property without notice, this is to protect the owner as well as the tenant. Ask for a copy of the tenant law pamphlet you can get at the library or any housing office. Good luck.... ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
ian cockburn answered:
Email me at 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 you have an idea of size, location and type, (single or multifamily for example) that you are considering. We can look at taxes, insurance and areas that have that additional $400 or so a year "security fee" tacked on to your property tax bill. ... more
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Wed May 1, 2013
Hassan Dabon answered:
Get an attorney is what you have to do. That is what I would do. Get an attorney.
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
ian cockburn answered:
That statement by the buyer agent is riduculous and has no basis. If anyone should take care of the issue is the buyer agent....the washer/dryer is a movable..and commonly becomes very movable when buying/selling a home.

The washer/dryer should have been clearly stated in writing on the purchase agreement or clarified on an addendum.

...but really, is your seller that poor that they "need" used appliances? Seriously?

Each party needs to go back to their sand box for a time out, and evaluate an hourly rate to fight for used appliances and come to an amiable solution. In the meantime, the agent needs to avoid huffing and puffing to make a the rest of us a bad name.
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Tue Aug 31, 2010
Bruce Gresh answered:
Eileen Burk Murray provides a good answer, double check the contact informatin and see who replies to the ad are going to. If it's not your agent or you, then contact the local sherriff and/or police. If the property is vacant, have you or your agent check on it and make sure thare has been no vandalism or any changing of the locks. ... more
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Fri Apr 24, 2009
ian cockburn answered:
Eric is right...the secret is don't be greedy and remember the NEW rules to real estate...instead of location, location, location try price, price, price.

Other people's listings are irrelevant...if you are serious about selling, one needs a dedicated agent that brings you the real sales numbers of homes closest to yours, and prices your home to move...specific to Uptown.

The buyer's are there...I have a few and they are looking with their downpayment in hand. Ignore the Fox news and follow how and what you want to sell.
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Abraham Walker answered:
Why do people ask question that they should already know the answer to? If you were asked the same question would you be offended? If your Realtor is doing a good job he should be compensated for it. Regardless of how much the home is or how much buisness I get from a person I have expenses to cover. With the rising prices you would think that agents would start charging more commision.
Just remember, You get what you pay for.
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Tue May 13, 2008
ian cockburn answered:
Expect to pay the following:
Okay condition / needs upgrading in less desirable neighbourhood: around $100 per sf
Excellent condition in most desirable neighbourhood: $180 to $250 per sf.
Desirable and less desrirable could mean everything from proximity to the parade route, universities to being close to Audubon Park.

With the right buyers agent, insurance is not a problem.

Email me with specifics as to what you want and I can help you find a home and help remove alot of the risk associated with buying a home Uptown.
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