We are all blessed Thanksgiving especially is the time to share those blessings. Help us provide a Thanksgiving dinner to disadvantaged families in our local community for the 11th year in a row! We are proud to be teaming up with Just The Right Attitude to host our 11th Annual Turkey Drive on November 22nd
A recent story in the Gambit predicted the NOLA real estate market faces lower prices and longer times on the market in 2020. But Fannie, Freddie & the Mortgage Bankers Association say otherwise. Is the doom & gloom accurate? Or will the strong market continue? Rose Colored Glasses 3 real estate industry giants are optimistic
Some of us are hard-core, year-round bikers. But the arrival of fall brings cool, crisp weather that brings out even the casual biker in all of us. Whether you’re a hard core biker or an occasional cruiser, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to ride your bike than metro New Orleans. And
Americans seem to have this idealistic view of debt.  Debt is OK when you need it. But when it’s time to retire, you should be debt-free for the most part, right? Not so fast. We recently documented how an increasing number of seniors & people approaching retirement age have to make smart decisions about their
Don’t be fooled. Older American’s are struggling with money. A recent study published by Property Shark revealed some startling insights into the health of senior finances. It also offered some concrete advice on how we, their advisors & in some cases children, can help. Senior Retirement Stats Headed in the WRONG Direction According to the
Focusing on a particular part of town or neighborhood is a great way to really stand out in the real estate world.  But unless you have had clients recently in the mid-city area, you might be missing out on great opportunities in what might be NOLA’s hottest area. Get Reacquainted with Mid City Mid City
The average FICO score in the US is on the rise. After bottoming out at 686 during the housing crisis nearly 10 years ago, the “average” credit score has now reached 706: Keeping your credit score at 700 is considered “golden” as once you’re above that level, it becomes much easier to secure favorable credit
Maybe the nice folks over at FHA like listening to Dua Lipa songs… “I got new rules, I count ‘em” LOL But seriously… A new FHA guideline (effective Oct. 15th) makes it possible for seniors to get a reverse mortgage on their individual condo unit even if the building or association is not FHA approved!
2019 is shaping up to be another big year in multi-family lending. Freddie Mac is estimating loan volume will be up about 8% nationally. Here in New Orleans, we think it will be at least that much if not more. Here are a few tips to help you capitalize on this big opportunity: #1 –
When’s the last time you thought about retirement? Was it this morning on the way to work? The last time you received your financial statement? A recent study by Charles Schwab found that American’s believe they need around $1.7 million to retire. How does $1.7 million sound to you? Is that enough or just right?