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In My Neighborhood in New Orleans : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 9, 2016
Albert answered:
The problem with Old Aurora is simply this. Some of the house have been built on bad earth. The area is kind of like swiss cheese. Some areas are on stable ground while others are sinking. Most of these homes have been built on a slab. In many cases the slabs are so close to grade ( ground level) that all it takes is a good rain and you have water intrusion at some level. I have not only worked on a few of these homes but, ( at one time) looked into buy here. 6 out of 10 has some type of flooding issue and or foundation issue. If you get the property at a reasonable price and, plan on dropping $30-$40 on foundation work or raising the structure it may be worth it. Keep in mind, the structure you are going to raise is well over 50 years old. And, when you raise the structure it will continue to subside. Me personally? I would rather a different location with better earth. It is far easier to repair framing as opposed to raising the structure. Just my 2 cents. If you are curious, drive through the neighborhood. Look at some of the foundations of the homes that have been leveled. You will see what happened to the home from this one footprint.

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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Cajunsoul answered:
Hello,

I have rental apts. in the French Quarter in the residential section of Bourbon St. i have 1 apt. with 2 queen bed and another with 1 queen bed. Both have pull-out sofa beds in the LR. They are completely furnished & decorated. For parking I will lend you a parking permit that allows you to park on the street in front of the rentals. Will give you 60-days rental for a all inclusive rent of $1500. Please contact me at cajunsoul@aol.com or phone me at 504-373-8434.

Regards,

William
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Jovan Griffin answered:
Tall Timbers subdivision is located on the Westbank in Algiers (across the river from New Orleans). There is also Tall Timbers Extension subdivision that is also located in the same area, but the properties are little less expensive and smaller in size than the properties in Tall Timbers subdivision. ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Nicole Schlaudecker answered:
I don't think it's going for sale. I believe someone owns it and they are building a neighborhood
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
ian cockburn answered:
We use Star Lock and Key..they have what it takes, family business and no nonsense approach
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
ian cockburn answered:
If you live out of town, the last thing you want is managing people in and out...it is not worth the possible drama or additional cleaning and troubles associated with short timers. This is not a forum to discuss law..unless lawyers start answering questions and disclose as such.

The secret to condo ownership in the French Quarter is to invest in slow, steady equity. This means buying at the right price...you are making your money when you buy, not when you sell...or try to rent short term..alot of risk for out of towners.

If you are trying to use a FQ condo as an investment property you will never make money...the numbers never have and never will work like what you can do with a 4 plex or even a double / duplex Uptown or in Midcity.

Need to know more about these areas? Visit my website at the link below and see real video of other New Orleans neighbourhoods
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Shail Patel answered:
Hello,

The best way to find out is to contact the city council or view the city website to see if there are any new developments in the work. As a San Antonio real estate profession, I stay informed by looking at the city's website on new developments and follow up on the status so I can inform my clients of potential commercial projects.

Best of Luck,
Shail Patel
(210) 454-2904
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Patrick Zapalowski answered:
New Orleans City Council actually approved the new WalMart recently. Will be nestled right between NO East and Gentilly, and is expected to open early 2014. Very exciting, as WalMart spends a lot of time and money researching future locations, indicating their confidence in that areas potential recovery. This opening will mean plenty of new jobs in the area, and along with it a demand for more housing, shopping, and services. Thats the best I can give you for the moment, so hang in there a little longer! ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Rachel Larsen answered:
There is a large Rouses within a mile and a Winn Dixie Fresh Market is currently under construction on N Carrollton. There is also Canseco's and Terranova's grocerers on Esplanade within walking distance to the Fairgrounds. There are also gas stations, banks and restaurants in the neighborhood. Let me know if you need more information. I can be reached at 504-494-7347. ... more
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
ian cockburn answered:
try going to Walmart.com and download their app so you can find Walmarts anywhere on the globe
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
ian cockburn answered:
The Garden District is a wonderful place to live and play. Take a look at our video noted below:
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Thu May 3, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Tue May 1, 2012
Lisa Heindel answered:
Here's the info on the 4th District:
http://www.nola.gov/en/sitecore/content/Root/GOVERNMENT/NOPD/Police-Districts/4th-District.aspx

As agents and brokers, we are not allowed to comment on safety (good or bad) in an area. The police department is your best source of information. ... more
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Sat Mar 17, 2012
craig mirambell answered:
7 mins in your car. What property are you looking at?
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Tue Feb 7, 2012
Miriam Bernstein answered:
Nacerina04 - since you could ask this question you have a computer - if you google "Old Aurora" the location will come up on a map ----
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Wayne Clark answered:
Hi Yjordan5, not sure what you mean which is better. But the property underwent substantial renovation since 2005.


Good luck
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Abraham Walker answered:
I hate when people put these vague questions on this site. Trulia should force them to make a complete thought.
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Fri Aug 28, 2009
ian cockburn answered:
It all depends...
1) The location
2) The street...where, size of street, parking available on street
3) Property value...I would not worry about that..a comp on a single family house is not coming from the same comps as a multifamily...but note....
4) If these condo's / the renovation is done right, they will fetch a higher dollars / sf than your house.

You may have to check downtown for specifics on the zoning...because your neighbour is changing from a single family residence to technically multifamily in the same footprint/property, then selling off the rights to each unit.

If there are other multifamily / condos in the area this one will probably also be allowed.
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Wed May 6, 2009
Chantell answered:
In New Orleans kids need the education now then before becase there are a lot of kids who do'nt have tool to get a job are to better there minds.So four clock is a good time for New Orleans kids the more time then spend in school the more learning then will have.But it take a lot of love and careing to do this soo yes 4 o;clock should be better then 3:30.And maybe the crime will go down. Becase i miss my home and not just me alot of people okay so please think on it . ... more
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