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Small Boutique Residential Real Estate Company located in the New Orleans area. Individualized service..
  If you will be visiting New Orleans and you want a view into the past and what life was like in the 19th Century New Orleans a visit to the Gallier and the Hermann-Grima Houses will take you there. These two properties are restored to the original right down to some of the furniture donated by ...
 This isn’t a new scam but it is one that is becoming more prevalent..and this is a warning to anyone who is in a position to wire funds in a real estate transaction. Hackers are obtaining details about transactions online that make it seem they are truly involved in the transaction with names of...
Do you love brick colonials?  Need 4 bedrooms? Like a private cul-de-sac?  Private Back Property? Then this great brick colonial may be for you...with over 2440 square feet of living area, an opened up living/den with fireplace, a formal dining room, kithen with breakfast nook, separate laundry r...
I haven't been on Active Rain for a few years now.  With the news that Ben Kinney will be the new owner I came back to visit and guess what?  Everyone has new head shots and new hair styles.  Everyone looks great...might be fun to come back and see what everyone has been up to....
For $132,000. you can get a colonial with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath on a quiet tree lined street only minutes away from shopping and Airline Highway. LaPlace, LA is about a 40 minute drive to the West of New Orleans, LA. The property has recently been updated with laminate flooring, newl...
The issue of Elevation Certificates is in the forefront now with the changes in the flood insurance rates.  As a buyer it is necessary to have an elevation certificate to determine the amount of insurance premiums you will be paying for flood insurance;  your bank if you are financing the purchas...
Please sign this petition to support the efforts of Senator's Landrieu and Vitter to keep Flood Insurance rates affordable..While this petition is sponsored by the two Senators from Louisiana the Flood Insurance changes are effecting many throughout the country....  Click here to be taken to Sena...
 According to a report by Bloomberg News New Orleans is  experiencing a rebirth with commercial construction booming.  New Orleans has the good life with restaurants, music,  a significant tourist business  and an edgy and very interesting culture.   This year through May, commercial real estate ...
Costco is opening in New Orleans and that is a very big deal.  It is one of many stores coming into New Orleans with Panera Bread having opened and Tiffany's scheduled to open.  To me this is a very good sign that business's consider New Orleans to be not just coming back from Katrina but looking...
This is an excellent post about the effects of student loans and the effects on the entire economy.  Some great advice about starting the conversation now to prepare for home ownership down the road.  An experienced loan officer can put you on the right path to pay down the debt and help position...

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