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Are You Selling Your Home or Just Helping Your Neighbors Sell Theirs? - 06/20/10 01:03 PM
There are a couple of kinds of people who help their neighbors sell their home. The first kind is the neighbor we all want to have. Their yard is perfectly landscaped, the trash cans are never left out by the curb, the cars are tucked safely into the garage instead of parked on the street, they don’t have dogs that would even think about barking or cats that consider your garden a litter box. They are friendly, courteous and can’t wait to tell anyone they meet what a great neighborhood they live in, including the people who are considering moving to (46 comments)
Donations Needed for Wildlife Rescue and Recovery on Gulf Coast - 06/16/10 07:40 PM
The Jefferson Chamber is collecting items to assist the Terrebonne-Barataria National Estuary Program in the rescue and recovery of oiled wildlife. Photo credit: Greenpeace USA 2010 on flickr There is an immediate need for some items and two convenient drop off points for all donations. If you can help, please bring your items to: East Bank Location Jefferson Chamber Office 3421 N Causeway Blvd Suite 203 Metairie LA West Bank Location Gretna Economic Development Assocation 711 Second Street Gretna LA
The Gulf Response Involvement Team needs: Clorox Wipes Plastic Measuring Tapes (like ones used for measuring fabrics/sewing) Knee-high Rubber (6 comments)
Gretna LA Home for Sale in Historic McDonoghville Neighborhood - 06/12/10 01:30 PM
Picture yourself relaxing under the shade of a cypress tree, sipping iced tea on the front porch of this beautiful home for sale in the historic McDonoghville neighborhood in Gretna, LA. Only 5 years old, the architecture is reminiscent of old New Orleans, while the interior of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath is filled with all of the modern conveniences that today’s home buyers are looking for. NOW OFFERED AT $259,000 10 foot ceilings throughout give an open feel to the entire home. The side hall entry grabs your attention as soon as you open the front door, displaying the (6 comments)
A Home Seller Who Really Gets It... - 06/09/10 08:47 PM
I’ve spent a lot of time writing here about selling New Orleans West Bank homes. How to get them ready, how to get them staged, how to price them right and how to be sure that, as a seller, you are appealing to the broadest home buying audience possible.
Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to the wall, especially when I meet with home sellers who want a sign in their front yard right now, but they are no where near ready to go on the market and put their best foot forward. Recently, one of my listings (which was (21 comments)
How Using an Out of Town Lender Can Slow Down the Loan Approval Process - 06/04/10 08:14 AM
Recently, I listed and sold a condo in New Orleans. Now, the entire condo buying and selling experience has changed from years past, with fewer lenders willing to step up and do the necessary work to get a complex approved by FHA. It used to be that by answering a few quick questions a lender could get what was called a “spot approval”. Those days are gone and while the rule changes may have been made for valid reasons (although I’m not quite sure what they are), they have served to make the entire process a little more cumbersome, especially for (38 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for English Turn, New Orleans LA 70131 - 06/03/10 09:07 PM
Current real estate activity in English Turn: 35 homes are currently listed for sale High list price $1,799,000 Low list price $400,000 Average list price $742,254 Median list price $649,000 4 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $395,000 to $549,000 Based on the number of April home sales (1), there is a 35 month (2.9 year) supply of homes for sale in English Turn English Turn | Number of Single Family Home Sales | April 2010 With 8 successful home sales this year, English Turn is holding steady with only 1 less sale than at the same (0 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Belle Chasse LA 70037 - 06/03/10 09:03 PM
Current real estate activity in Belle Chasse LA: 48 single family homes are listed for sale High list price $1,700,000 Low list price $149,000 Average list price $356,492 Median list price $298,750 15 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $85,000 to $450,000 Based on the number of April sales (3), there is a 16 month supply of homes for sale in Belle Chasse Belle Chasse LA | Number of Single Family Home Sales | April 2010 Year to date, there have been 11 single family homes sold in Belle Chasse, compared to 17 at the same time (0 comments)
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No Documentation = No Mortgage - 06/02/10 08:57 AM
There was some interesting information in CityBusiness last week about how fishermen, shrimpers and others in the industry are being financially impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone is trying to determine how those who have effectively been put out of business or had their business adversely impacted should be paid. However, according to the article, “sloppy and sometimes fraudulent histories of tax reporting among members of the fishing industry could deny many what they consider fair compensation”. Cash income that was never claimed, poor bookkeeping that doesn’t provide the necessary information…these things may come back to (5 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Algiers Point, New Orleans LA 70114 - 06/02/10 08:51 AM
Current real estate activity in Algiers Point: (single family homes only) 23 homes are currently for sale in Algiers Point High list price $389,000 Low list price $95,000 Average list price $276,857 Median list price $275,000 4 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $113,400 to $249,900 Based on the number of April sales (2), there is a 11.5 month supply of homes for sale in Algiers Point Algiers Point | Number of Single Family Home Sales | April 2010 While the number of home sales in Algiers Point dropped in April, the good news is that year (0 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Algiers, New Orleans LA 70131 - 06/01/10 09:35 AM
Current real estate activity in Algiers LA 70131 (excluding English Turn): There are 208 active listings in Algiers High list price $895,000 Low list price $25,000 Average list price $174,413 Median list price $152,450 45 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $22,500 to $289,000 Based on the number of April sales (14), there is a 14.8 month supply of homes for sale in Algiers Algiers LA 70131 | Number of Single Family Homes Sold | April 2010 The 70131 portion of Algiers (excluding English Turn) is holding steady, with the exact same number of home sales (57) (2 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Algiers, New Orleans LA 70114 - 06/01/10 09:29 AM
Current real estate activity in Algiers LA 70114 (including Algiers Point) 105 single family homes are for sale High list price $389,000 Low list price $10,000 Average list price $135,394 Median list price $110,000 20 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $14,900 to $299,000 Based on April sales (6), there is a 17.5 month supply of homes for sale in Algiers 70114 Algiers LA 70114 | Number of Single Family Homes Sold | April 2010 After a spike in March, sales fell off again in April in Algiers. Year to date, there have been 30 single family (0 comments)
April 2010 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Reports for Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City LA 70094 - 06/01/10 09:23 AM
Current real estate activity in Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City: 149 homes are listed for sale High list price $325,000 Low list price $32,900 Average list price $119,887 Median list price $109,900 37 homes are under contract or pending sale, priced from $19,900 to $223,900 Based on the number of April sales (11), there is a 13.5 month supply of homes for sale in the 70094 zip code Westwego, Avondale and Bridge City | Number of Homes Sold | April 2010 As of the end of April, there have been 36 single family homes sold in the 70094 zip code (1 comments)
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