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Old Aurora : 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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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Rachel Larsen answered:
Call me at 504-494-7347 (if you are not already working with an agent) and I will be happy t answer your questions.
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
ian cockburn answered:
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
David Stewart answered:
Hey Debbie,
Old Aurora is in Orleans Parish. to loacals its commonly called the west bank. Hope that helps!
David
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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.
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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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