Get him to fix the soffit if there is rot. Have him make any fence repairs or any updates that involve cooperation with your new neighbors. Let him piss them off instead or you.
I'd also consider asking your inspector check the chimney for creosote buildup if you've got one. It's more of an issue up here than in NOLA though. Wood burning fire places accumulate a build up in them that can be flammable.
A double n Lakeview should bring in some nice rent. Congrats on your purchase. Was this unit flooded in Katrina?
Homeowners insurance is going to be based on the costs of rebuilding....not market value. Do you need flood insurance? I imagine you do in that area.
I wasn't kidding when I said the house owns you. You'll understand what I mean soon.
This post was edited on 8/5 at 8:57 am