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re: Used Lyft last night for the first time - gorillaballin
[quote]It will be the end of the professional taxi driver as we know it.[/quote] I support the free market, which favors the consumer. Zero fricks given, I'm fed up with Nola cabbies. If you can't cut it, too bad...


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re: Used Lyft last night for the first time - gorillaballin
[quote]no shite. i had to call four cab companies before i was able to get a hold of anyone at 930 on friday night.[/quote] This has become the norm. I live right in the middle of Uptown too - they won't leave downtown if there are tourists around for the most part. I usually end up walking to T...


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re: Irish Channel House Flip, is Nola this hot? - gorillaballin
Per MLS, it's already under contract after only a couple of days. Nola real estate is pretty much insane right now....


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re: Vista Park (gentilly) neighborhood in Nola...thoughts? - gorillaballin
Man, I've never really considered this area either but I just ran through residential sales over the past couple of years and you can really get a lot of house for your money compared to Lakeview....


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re: Left turns! and a neutral ground coming to Tulane Ave - gorillaballin
[quote]I'm unfortunately moving from Mid city to Uptown for my first home, but the place I'm renting got an all cash 500k offer so that's good for the area.[/quote] I also live near Mag/Napoleon and bought my place in 2012 with some luck. Ever since then, lots of people are having a hard time bu...


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re: Real Estate industry summer job - gorillaballin
He is. Wish I could offer something here but we don't have any openings right now either. ...


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re: Real Estate industry summer job - gorillaballin
[quote]That's the hardest thing about breaking into the appraising business. Nobody wants to hire an apprentice.[/quote] This is far from the truth. Purp, I think I responded to one of your threads about this in the past - your best bets are to get in touch with Cook, Moore & Associates in B...


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re: Legalization in La: Safe to say that its the Baby Boomers and older vs younger - gorillaballin
[quote]It's not the cops. It's the owners of the prisons. Who can pay off anyone they need to. [/quote] I meant that the jails are making money, not the cops. I was using "cops" in a general sense; law enforcement benefits from having warm bodies in jail. I think it was the Times-Picayune that ...


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re: Legalization in La: Safe to say that its the Baby Boomers and older vs younger - gorillaballin
Yea, the cops want to keep the jails full so they can put more money in their pockets. Will be interesting to watch it play out but the younger generation is definitely behind Badon. Parents... not so much...


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re: Why do so many OT 'ers hate New Orleans - gorillaballin
[quote]"Oh look! A trolley car running right down the median!"[/quote] :lol: I'm gonna have to try this one out just to see the looks...


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re: Why do so many OT 'ers hate New Orleans - gorillaballin
Small world. I'm sure we see some of the same Mandeville lifers posting about what it means to be a New Orleanian on fb :lol:...


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re: Why do so many OT 'ers hate New Orleans - gorillaballin
Mandeville '04. You?...


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re: Why do so many OT 'ers hate New Orleans - gorillaballin
[quote]Gorillaballin, I think the bigger question is, do you "make groceries"?[/quote] :lol: Never uttered that phrase. I'm not gonna try that hard to "be a local". I just think its silly that so many people do that...


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re: Why do so many OT 'ers hate New Orleans - gorillaballin
[quote]I know people from the Northshore that went to LSU that now eat red beans/rice every Monday, talk with a different accent and "make groceries".[/quote] I grew up in Mandeville, went to LSU, and moved to NOLA after graduation. I've now been here several years and own a house uptown. I fin...


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re: When it comes to real estate, is New Orleans the strangest case in the US? - gorillaballin
I'm not going to read the whole thread so not sure if this has been discussed. A large number of the historic renovations (nearly all of them), which are currently mixed-income, will remain in this mixed-income format for a predetermined amount of time (i.e. the Hibernia building will be for 7 year...


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re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward - gorillaballin
Thanks for taking the time to do these previews/recaps SOS. I rarely post but always read them. Geaux Tigers, hopefully next year we'll continue in the right direction...


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re: Albrecht for Econ 2035 - gorillaballin
Is Stahl still around? I had him in 2008 and escaped with a C before graduation :lol:...


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re: Home Security System - gorillaballin
I paid for a nicer system up front and the monthly payment is notably lower than most companies (ADT, etc.) who offer the cheap installs up front. You gotta pay em now or pay em later...


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re: When did they move student section at basketball games? - gorillaballin
[quote]No doubt. Having a consistent contender will do just that, and we're well on our way. I never understood why more people didn't go to games when I was in school. There was always a group of 3 or 4 of me and my friends that would go to all the games. We sucked 4/5 years I was in school, but st...


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re: Change of Venue For LSU-UNO Baseball - gorillaballin
Well UNO's new field could only seat like 800 so at least this will allow more people to attend. I always catch the Tigers when they're in Nola...


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re: marble countertops - gorillaballin
I got white granite with white cabinets. Looks good and a lot cheaper than marble. Also granite is pretty hard to stain. The Stone Gallery in Harahan had a pretty good selection....


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re: See where you fall on the Global Fat Scale - gorillaballin
Per WebMD: "If you have a very muscular build, you could have an overweight BMI and still be healthy." [link=(http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus)]LINK[/link]...


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re: You a-holes are so fickle - gorillaballin
[quote]I think most rational fans don't even come here, and the ones who do mostly lurk and laugh. << guilty[/quote] Nailed it...


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re: Housing areas in/near New Orleans - gorillaballin
Whs District is the best for med school kids if you can swing it...


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re: Who buys new cars? - gorillaballin
Everybody has a different approach but if you go to a dealership at/near model year end (before they release a new body style with significant changes), you can usually talk them down a lot. I got a Jeep GC '13 Overland at cost ($40k) when the sticker was around $48k. 2-3 year old JGCs with 20k-30...


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re: Any real estate appraisers here? - gorillaballin
I work at a firm in Nola and we do not have an internship program. If someone does offer such a program, I would imagine it would be available to upperclassmen. The firm in BR I previously mentioned is a good place to start/ask questions/send a resume to in a couple of years. They are the largest...


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re: Any real estate appraisers here? - gorillaballin
It is also worth mentioning that the national median age of appraisers is something like 58. There will be demand for good applicants in the near future...


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re: Any real estate appraisers here? - gorillaballin
My post was referring to work as a trainee (apprentice) at a commercial firm, which is pretty standard for getting into the industry. His split will probably be between 35% to 50% while working under someone. Hitting $100k in this scenario is achievable 2-3 years in and pay can increase substantia...


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re: Any real estate appraisers here? - gorillaballin
I started on and work on the commercial side so I can't tell you much about the residential side of the profession as it's a completely different animal. If your kid is going to LSU, tell him to major in business (preferably finance). If I'm hiring someone, that's the ideal degree and graduate sch...


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re: What should I do about pot smoking neighbors? - gorillaballin
[quote]im insulted if my unit is no smoking and my tenants think they can smoke whatever they want. [/quote] I hear ya. Have to be careful about who you choose as a tenant......


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