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(ABC News)   Louisiana real estate booms after Katrina   ( divider line
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2005-09-09 12:32:47 PM  

I doubt the people affected by this storm want to move somewhere where a hurricane killed at least 8,000 people. They can stay where they are for that. Galveston, like the Tampa Bay area, and most of the populated areas of the Gulf coast is just an accident waiting to happen.

When I lived in a hurricane danger zone I always prepared a hurricane box before the begining of hurricane season. It had food, water, important papers in it etc. Then when the evac order came, throw the box in the truck and go. Being prepared is a part of live in these areas. Hopefully lots of people will take note of the hard lessons being learned on the gulf coast today.
2005-09-09 12:41:50 PM  
mksmith and cxjohn

Baton Rouge definitely sucks right now.

And yeah, the real estate actually is booming. You don't realize it until you try to look for a house. They just aren't there to be bought, or have increased in price exponentially.
2005-09-09 12:41:59 PM  
2005-09-09 12:31:55 PM quickdraw [TotalFark]

Why are you encouraging these song-lyric farks. It's stupid, not funny or fitting, and wastes everyone's time. If you HAVE to post lyrics to make a point, chose maybe 4 lines. If they can't make your point, there ain't one to be made.

/and you call yourself a TotalFarker
2005-09-09 12:45:44 PM  
I haven't seen anybody quote "On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain" by Hank Williams.
2005-09-09 12:49:28 PM  
Pelican Point (in Gonzales) was full of empty homes before. They've sold a bunch after Katrina. Don't have the numbers though.

I cannot imagine Baton Rouge on game day.

I got stuck on Siegan gridlock the other day....sat through 12 light cycles at one intersection.
2005-09-09 12:49:37 PM  

Yea, but that's going to be at least two years from now. Plus technically those people who have lost their homes completely will still own the land property that they are/were on.

I wouldn't bet on it. Remember the recent Supreme Court decision about seizing land.

"You have no money to build on your land, and Halliburton pays more in taxes. Oh yeah, here's a bill for cleanup."
2005-09-09 12:52:41 PM  
If you own land there don't expect to "profit profit profit" like lots of people think. Expect the "eminent domain" laws recently passed to allow the McCorporations to give you pennies on the dollar. If you have a buyer I would suggest dumping your swampland and quick.
2005-09-09 12:58:07 PM  
You are about to witness the theft of thousands and thousands of homes and lots in Nawlins. They will do it the way they have always done it, they will tax the people off of their soon to be condemned and re-zoned land.

Today: Shotgun House
Tomorrow: Abramahoe Indian Casino & Campaign Laundry, Inc.
2005-09-09 12:58:36 PM  
"It's crazy," said Herb Gomez, executive vice president of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. "(Realtors) are busier now then they have been in their entire careers."

'Than' NOT 'Then'

When are you American's going to learn that "My Grammar doesn't live in Pennsylvania"?
2005-09-09 01:00:22 PM  
Also, with Galveston Island you get the beach too and there is a Great Mardi Gras every year just like NOLA.


2005-09-09 01:01:44 PM  

Abramahoe Indian Casino & Campaign Laundry, Inc.

Now dat's one nice reference you gots dere. (golf clap)
2005-09-09 01:03:11 PM  
Altinos: let's not get partisan about this. Democrats rob you blind just like Republicans do. You think there's a reason that property owners in California are so supportive of additional anti-development regs? What do you think keeping all that extra land off teh market does for their property values?
2005-09-09 01:09:48 PM  
This is precisely why a proper dispersal programme for evacuees is needed: To prevent this kind of absolute stupidity in one place.
2005-09-09 01:11:04 PM  
LineNoise: If you are going to have subsizdized housing, why not build it 10 miles away, on high ground

Because "high ground" is where middle to upper class folks want to live. Better views and all.
2005-09-09 01:30:01 PM  
If they rebuild the housing projects, they deserve to get looted again.

/well-off white guy
/flame on
2005-09-09 01:31:48 PM  

Your city's name is gayer.
2005-09-09 01:49:02 PM  
are the home sellers in baton rogue price gougers since they are taking advantage of the situation like the other price grougers
2005-09-09 01:50:38 PM  
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/Just sayin'
2005-09-09 02:02:28 PM  

"American's" ?
2005-09-09 02:10:10 PM  
The people who keep sniffing haughtily that "New Orleans was built below sea level so what do they expect" don't know the facts. All of N.O. was at or above sea level when it was founded; it's been sinking steading for 200 hundred years, just like Venice. Part of that is the weight of the city itself, part of it is a result of water, oil, and gas extraction leaving nothing below to hold it up, and part of it is a general sinking of the Gulf Coast and rise in ocean levels. Anyway, how far above sea level is Miami?

It might not have started out below sea level, but once it became clear what was happening, I'd think that appropriate measures should have been taken. Walling up the Mississippi obviously doesn't work - it actually compounds the problem.

Those who say the city should be abandoned are assuming the U.S. has no need of a major seaport at the bottom of the Mississippi. Want to try that argument on the oil industry and international trade in general?

The bottom of the Mississippi, sure. Have we a need for a seaport on the bottom of the Gulf??
2005-09-09 02:26:28 PM  
I see the 'broken window fallacy' is being carted out already.
2005-09-09 02:30:41 PM  
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Lookey here, I caught a big one.
2005-09-09 02:34:18 PM  
Wow, so many BR farkers.. near my neighborhood no less! *closes the blinds*

I thought about selling to cash in on all of this craziness, but I have no place else to go. Besides, I wouldn't want to saddle my neighbors with a bunch of "Yats". :p

I would have to move out of town to recoup any of that money, otherwise I'd just trading, and not guaranteed to find another house.
2005-09-09 02:37:54 PM  
Who ever was in charge of watching and maintaining the levee's is the person to totally blame..They can build levee's that will withstand a Katrina x's10 if they wanted and bet thats what there gonna do this time around............And I'm guessing that one more hurricane will hit in the same location again before it's all over..
2005-09-09 02:40:06 PM  
Lot of fellow BR people in here. Yeah traffic on Siegan sucks. It's actually better to own a home on the outskirts. More affordable and better school systems. BR will be a cluster for some time to come.
2005-09-09 02:40:46 PM  
Chamrox is a retard!
2005-09-09 02:47:02 PM  
Haha! That's coming from someone that lives in Livingston parish and spends their Sundays drinking Bush Ice Light and watching Dale Jr make left turns.

When's the last time you wore shoes?!?!?

(Just kidding, wtf_imanut and I know each other)
2005-09-09 03:39:07 PM  
Who ever was in charge of watching and maintaining the levee's is the person to totally blame..

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2005-09-09 04:17:28 PM  
I second the laughter at blogma for thinking that Galveston's little second rate street fair is somehow on par with Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
2005-09-09 05:24:49 PM  
New Orleans needs to establish tight zoning laws for rebuilding prevent the suburban blight of McCastles and boring box houses. Only allow rebuilding in visual styles traditional to the area.

/Would still buy a house in the French Quarter or Garden Dist. but only for a winter house. Hurricanes are big tornados - harder to dodge.
2005-09-09 05:39:52 PM  
The only property I would be interested in buying in NOLA would be a scuba shop.
2005-09-09 06:10:13 PM  
it would ;make some sense for corporations to relocate to baton rouge. the harbor facilities could be made to work quite well. nawlins was probably at its limit with the french quarter, the cbd and algiers. the low-lying areas are just that---they have always flooded and always will. the majority of the 9th ward is rental and cheap housing---pay the insured off and allow the renters to relocate. baton rouge doesn't have the charisma that nawlins does. it also doesn't have the crime. it floods also but not catastrophically
2005-09-09 07:04:35 PM  
Haven't even noticed much heavier traffic this week in the city than usually accompanies the first few weeks of school. I've been mainly sticking to Burbank though. Highland, Siegan, College/Lee, and others are about as gridlocked as ever though from what I hear. Real estate boom? Hope it lasts. As a *temporary* homeownwer here I'm hoping to turn a profit eventually.
2005-09-10 04:53:42 PM  
"2005-09-09 12:41:59 PM Hebalo

Why are you encouraging these song-lyric farks. It's stupid, not funny or fitting, and wastes everyone's time. If you HAVE to post lyrics to make a point, chose maybe 4 lines. If they can't make your point, there ain't one to be made.

/and you call yourself a TotalFarker"

I for one enjoyed reading the lyrics, not in a sick way more in a wow thats kinda creepy way ..but hey it's your internet so .........EVERYONE QUIT POSTING LYRICS HEBALO SAID.
2005-09-10 04:53:42 PM  
New Orleans 3-

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