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From Blight to Beauty

From Blight to Beauty, 421 S. Telemachus sat lonely and abandoned for many years even before Hurricane Katrina.  Along with so much other Blight in the city it was an eyesore and a nuisance to surrounding neighbors. The property sat stagnate and dilapidated, it was mired in a succession consisting of 13 heirs and …

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Do Something GREEN

TIP Little efforts can yield big results. For example, if you turn your heat down just two degrees in the winter, you save 10% on your heating bill without sacrificing comfort.

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A. Botsay

Before the street was renamed after Gov. Francis T. Nicholls, it was Hospital Street for 180 years. And 516 Hospital St. was the residence and business of Alexander Botsay, a pioneer cigar box maker of the South. It was about 1860 that Botsay introduced the cigar box industry to New Orleans. Before that, cigar …

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Crescent City

The crescent that gave rise to our city’s nickname runs from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, across from Algiers Point. It hugs a sharp, crescent-shaped bend of the river, and the moniker became popular in the early 1800s. When Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville was looking for a place to build a …

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Home Performance Standards

ECOHOME 2012        Vision 2020BLOGGER NOTE: As the Greater New Orleans housing industry turns its eye toward more energy efficiency and high performance homes, it is valuable to know that there are existing and rapidly improving performance standards to guide the consumer. For more information log onto: EcoHomeMagazine.com/Vision-2020. Home Performance Standard Approved by ANSIANSI (The …

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Boogaloo

THIS WEEKEND!!!! The Boogaloo Goes On Rain or Shine…Founded during the evacuation of Hurricane Katrina, the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo has shown its commitment to New Orleans through rain or shine, and this year’s festival is no different. The event will occur Friday (evening), Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Please show your passion …

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Refinance your mortgage (again)?

Consumer Reports January 2012 Some 58 percent of the homeowners who have mortgages – that’s about 28 million house-holds – pay interest rates that are higher than today’s bargain rates.  Many could save thousands by refinancing.  Are you one of them?                 Trading in a higher-rate mortgage for a cheaper one has become almost …

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Great Time to Buy for First Time Home Buyers

Affordable mortgage rates expected through mid-2012 Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by HomeFinder.com News Low mortgage rates continue to make homeownership more attainable for entry-level homebuyers, as reports indicate both current and future improvements in the housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, mortgage rates continue to hover near historic lows …

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GREAT TIME TO BUY!!

Home Buyer Tax Credit Expires – Opportunity Doesn’t Business Building by Margaret Kelly Print Article RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—The Home Buyer Tax Credit proved to be a valuable stimulus to the troubled U.S. housing industry. The only catch: those who qualified had to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and close by June …

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30-year fixed-rate mortgage stays at record low Mortgages – MarketWatch

30-year fixed-rate mortgage stays at record low Mortgages – MarketWatch

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