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General Area in New Orleans : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 16, 2017
Therealdesertchick asked:
Wed Apr 27, 2016
C1200627 asked:
This really is a thing that continues to be confirmed
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Fredericka answered:
Welcome to the city.
Here's a list published by that might be some help to you!
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
cristina asked:
I am trying to figure out over the past 5 years what neighborhoods have been declining in property value and growing in vacancies and where these people are moving to? I have heard a lot…
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Michael Freeland answered:
Uptown has been a very active market now for more than two years. Mid City is depending on location but the medical center once completed is starting to challenge the boundries if the hottest areas. Marigny and Bywater are starting to benefit from the French Quarter price hikes and the Movie industry influences. At this time though the uptown market is hotter. ... more
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Gretchen & Richard Kimball answered:
The condos near the lakefront are fetching great rents and the prices are reasonable to buy a condo there.

Richard & Gretchen Kimball
8601 Leake Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118 USA
(504) 442-7244 Cell
(504) 862-0100 Office

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated
Agent & Broker are licensed in Louisiana
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Gretchen & Richard Kimball answered:
Uptown with out a doubt is the hottest market right now.
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Tangie Stephens answered:
You can put in any address on the city of New Orleans website and it will give you an interactive map of the crime stats in the area.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
rcroberts88 answered:

Here is a link with all the details about the New Marigny, which was established as a historical district in New Orleans in 1994. Learn your history, folks. ... more
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Wed Mar 26, 2014
Wayne Clark answered:
Ryan If you purchase a NORA property there are rules that require you to renovate the property or build if its a vacant lot within a year. If the buyer don't comply, NORA will have the ability to reclaim the property.

Good Luck
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
ian cockburn answered:
I would beg to disaggree with the perception of gentrification in new Orleans.. It is more of a process of integration backwards.. Where outsiders absorb the local culture and become obsessed with it beyond color creed and race.

As such, the changes are dynamic and demand will continue throughout the city.
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Eileen Murray answered:
The property you ask about is in an area called the Fellman Tract . The houses were built as a neighborhood and the area is very popular . I have just shown 7-8 single houses in the neighborhood and in that area , prices are set more by the quality of the finishes than by the square footage . In the 300 to 350,000 range , I showed one house that is ready to move into with 3 bedrooms , 2.5 baths , nice kitchen and small yard but could use updating in the baths especially . This area tends to flood more readily than the uptown section between St. Charles and the river although drainage in the streets can make a difference . I saw two houses in this area and price range that needed major work with little reduction in price...maybe 275,000 . Visit a few listings and you'll get a feel for the area . ... more
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
ian cockburn answered:
First of all, unless you plan on being a drug dealer, start a gang or go look for trouble within limited areas of NOLA you do not need to be as concerned with crime as the news claims to focus on.

So for the rest of us/the majority who are not scary monstors there are many areas that will fit your criteria:

1) Fauburg Marigny: a mix of artsy folks and everybody else and then some more artsy.
2) Midcity - rapidly changing, a mix of professionals, regular working class..covers the whole spectrum
3) Uptown - a wide area of another mix with more college students in the mix.

New Orleans is not Bourbon Street. Most of New Orleans has neighborhood bars and restaurants, and sometimes world class restaurants and bars featuring some of the best musicians in the world..who often play in these places for free.

New Orleans is not "vast" as is Memphis, or LA or so many other US cities.. New Orleans with 300 yrs of all kinds of people from everywhere tends to have more of a sense of place. It is within this sense of place one discovers while walking a neighborhood that best appeals to you.
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Lisa Heindel answered:
Diane, here is some specific info on Tall Timbers:
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Monir Mamoun answered:
If you are looking for profit you need to go for a home that is underpriced relative to the comparable sales in its area. It depends on whether you seek ROI by percentage or absolute amount as well. As far as recommending specific areas this is a tricky question for realtor for a number of reasons related to giving financial guarantees as well as in terms of anti-discrimination laws. You gotta do your homework. Nobody is gonna tell you where the money is -- you need to sniff it out yourself. Also consider you can do a rehab/fix-it-up and ADD value that way. ... more
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Fri Apr 16, 2010
Abraham Walker answered:
When you say good schools are you talking about public or private? If you are talking about public then you might as well stay in Belle Chase. They have some of the highest ranked Public schools in the state. If you are willing to spend money on private school tuition and you don't mind a commuting your children to and from school you can stay in all of New Orleans, and some parts of Metairie. I would stay away from Kenner. Metairie traffic is nothing to play with. It's going to take you 15 minutes to travel from Belle Chase to the Crescent City Connection. So I really don't see how you can live in Kenner, unless you traveled only when Rush Hour traffic died down. What area are you moving from? Maybe you could find a neighborhood similar to one you are coming from so you can have an easy transition.
With a 1/2 million dollar budget you should a lot of options. Goodluck with your search and welcome to the Crescent City. Who Dat!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009
Ange answered:
I worked on the Westbank for many years. There are many great neighborhoods there, but go to and take a look at their crime map. New Orleans is a very tightly integrated city, so it is possible to be a millionaire, yet live two blocks away from murder central [mostly gang related]. Personally, I'd recommend crossing the bridge and making the commute to Uptown. If you can live in a smaller space, 300K should do you. Algier's Point is beautiful, but you'd have to pass some very dangerous areas getting in and out. Also, the Westbank is very vulnerable to flooding. Make sure you know what's higher ground. ... more
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Tue Jul 7, 2009
ian cockburn answered:
Do not promise anything yet...alot of plans for the Bywater have been put on hold.
The good news is there are many good values out there.
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Sat Oct 25, 2008
Michael Andries answered:
What would it take to move to New Orleans?? LOL

A new mayor,
a new city council,
off of the top 5 murder capitals of the world!
A different population that that EXPECTS a hand out paid by responsible citizens who get up every day and go to work!

When the Saints go to San Antonio!

should i continue??
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