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River Ridge : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 2, 2015
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Daniel answered:
depends! If you live in a rural area, you may be able to bring a mobile home onto the property. If you live in more populated area, probably not.... also, how long will the project take?

Would I want to live next to a burnt out structure with a 5 yr redevelopment plan?? no, cause it is bringing down my property value

just depends on your situation -
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Peggy S. Weber answered:
Location, location, location! River Ridge has always been a great community. Many buyers look in River Ridge. It can be looked at as a small town since there is dining, shopping, etc. within a short distance including schools. My daughter and her family have just built a home in River Ridge. There are different areas which include higher priced homes and lower priced homes, just depends on your price range. When you find a home you are interested in, there is a neighborhood check that can be done. From what I'm seeing now, prices may drop slightly before they go up again. If you are not working with a Realtor, send me an email and I will be happy to forward more info to you for the River Ridge area. ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
ian cockburn answered:
Part of the "marketing scheme" for some agents is to simply get the listing at any price...whatever pops into the owners head...right or wrong..because the primary objective is to get the listing and a sign outside your house..irreguardless if the property sells or not. When it does not sell, because it is priced too high, then you are asked to reduce the price.

The bottom line is most sellers/owners are driven by greed, not common sense or what the market is willing to bear. As such, a Realtor in your River Ridge market has one of two options...
1) List at an initial unreasonable price ("okay seller/owner whatever you want....but I am telling you that is kinda high" and reduce the price after a time period, or

(2) Not get the listing.

Believe it or not, the only way a Realtor in this market can consistently put food on the table is to have listings...that generate buyers and sellers...and hope one can negotiate a realistic price for both.

When people evaluate a Realtor to list a house, they need to carefully look at the real numbers of what sells and for how much and WHEN...then carefully understand what Realtor is telling them the truth about these numbers.

Here are the facts:
1) Selling a house takes time...reduce the time by pricing right from DAY ONE.
2) Marketing: forget the Times Picayne..the only time most people read it is when they are changing the bottom of the bird cage and around Crawfish season....if you want buyers who have money, they are doing their research on the internet...they do not want to talk and hear fluff from an irritating Realtor, etc...they simply want the facts and want it quick.

Get yourself a Realtor who is internet saavy, understands how to do social media management, can track buyers and knows the need immediate, verifiable result driven answers straight off websites like trulia or the agents personal website.
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Mon Jan 12, 2009
ian cockburn answered:
If you are looking for a house in Harahan, drop me a line with what you are looking for, budget and all and I can help you find, find financing and assist with closing on a home.
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Fri Oct 31, 2008
Katherine Racine answered:
This is a great time to buy your first home. Prices are low and inventory is high so it is truly a buyer's market. It is particularly important as a first time home buyer that you are represented by your own buyer's agent who will watch out for your best interests, Best of all, a buyer's agent is FREE - the seller pays the commission. I grew up in the area and can tell you that River Ridge has always been considered a great community.

If you don't already have an agent of your own, please don't hesitate to contact me (
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Sun Nov 11, 2007
Betty Anne Burns answered:
go to the link below and you will see solds in the last 6 months
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