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Monday, November 10, 2014

Historical Holy Cross Subdivision - Next Hot Area of #NOLA

Blogging From The Desk of Alicia Lagarde-Craig

Are you a homebuyer who is NOW looking for yesterday's deal in Mid-City or Bywater? Well...It doesn't exist, and I know how hard it is to convince YOU, the possible homebuyers of this, but this is the reality for many pocketed areas of New Orleans.

The REALITY is this: New Orleans homebuyers are typically looking for the Old New Orleans home that has all of the charm of a hundred year old home, but is completely renovated on the inside with a price tag under $300,000.

News Flash: There are hardly any historic homes that are on the market in Excellent Condition in New Orleans between the price range of $150,000 - $300,000. With the growth that New Orleans is experiencing, especially with the completion of the new VA Hospital around the corner, we are seeing a resurgence of people flocking to our amazing city. With the numbers steadily climbing, we are witnessing an inverse relationship of potential homebuyers versus a housing shortage. The ugly truth is there are more buyers in the market than there are excellent condition listings.

So what's the alternative?: The Historic Holy Cross neighborhood is a great alternative for buyers. The typical buyer of renovated homes in Holy Cross is educated, youngish, creative, professional and on the savvy side. Holy Cross subdivision is positioned East of the Inner Harbor Canal, between St Bernard Parish and the French Quarter. Conveniently located and just 15 minutes to anywhere in the city.

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SELLING? Our Team of Experts will work closely with you, listening to all your needs. For each of our clients, we extensively research the market to come up with the best selling price and marketing strategy to insure that your home is listed at the proper price to sell in a timely fashion. We are highly motivated and organized people putting your best interest as our TOP priority.

BUYING? We would LOVE to assist you in finding your “dream home.” We pay excellent attention to your housing needs as we search for the perfect home for you. We know the area well and will give you insight on what might work best for your family and personal interests. We will devote our time to help you and your family find your dream home as if we were looking for our own. There are so many lovely homes in the New Orleans Metro & Northshore Areas, Our Team is sure they can find the perfect one for you within your price range!

We would be honored to earn your trust and help you find your own place to call HOME!

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will probably ever have to make. Having the right real estate agent by your side representing you is very crucial to having a successful real estate transaction. Experience matters. When you choose to do business with Craig Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty New Orleans, you are choosing a team of experts with 20 years of combined real estate, marketing and sales experience. Our agents truly care about YOU and your needs. Give us a call today and let us guide you through the real estate process 504.382.3724.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Blogging From The Desk of Alicia Lagarde-Craig

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

What must a buyer provide in order to qualify for a home loan?

Blogging From The Desk of Alicia Lagarde-Craig

Have you ever wondered if you could qualify for a home loan? Here is a list of items that you will need when trying to get prequalified by a lender.

1. Driver's License & Social Security Card. If the address on your driver's license does not match the address you gave to the lender, please include a letter of explanation for the difference in the address.

2. Most recent 30 days of paystubs.

3. Most recent 60 days of bank statements with EVERY page, even if the page is blank. If you do not have the most recent bank statements, you can get a 60 day printout from your bank, but make sure to get your bank to sign, date and stamp ALL pages. If you have any deposits (other than payroll) that are over $500.00, you must address each deposit with a letter of explanation and provide a copy of the check.

4. 2013, 2012 and 2011 W2/1099 Forms

5. 2013, 2012 and 2011 Federal Tax Returns with all schedules

6. Bankruptcy Discharge Paperwork (If Applicable)

7. Divorce Decree and Child Support Court Documents (If Applicable)

8. Most recent Mortgage Statement for all properties owned (If Applicable)

9. Homeowner's Insurance Declarations page for all properties

10. Flood Insurance Decalrations page for all properties (If Required)

11. Most recent property Tax Bill for all properties owned

12. Copy of ALL documents from your SBA loan (If Applicable)

If you have any questions about anything real estate, do not hesitate to call me at 504.382.3724 or visit me on the web at www.myNOLAhomes.com

~Alicia Lagarde Craig, REALTOR LA# 77342