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Kujo
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Member since Dec 2015
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LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Just here me out, a hypothetical.

**UPDATE for the need to spoon feed**
Everyone in NBR moves to LP, everyone in LP moves to NBR. Your chance of getting robbed in LP would be the same for NBR once everyone swaps.


Families in Baton Rouge: 52,672
Families in Livingston: 25,549

Based on demographics, 54% of 52K families mean around ~28k families live in North Baton Rouge, almost even with LP.

So would you give up your more recently built home in LP and swap it for an older home in BTR?

Pros:
1. no flooding
2. closer to plants/river
3. closer to LSU
4. closer to the capital
5. closer to business

Cons:
1. older homes
2. not as "pretty"

If everyone in NBR said that they would swap their run down homes with someone in Livingston, would you be a hold out or welcome the rebirth of Baton Rouge and sacrifice your McMansion?


This post was edited on 7/12 at 12:44 am


willymeaux
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2012
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
yea wut?


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lsudave1
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Here’s the deal though, this does nothing to solve the problem. So you move a bunch of people who are already financially unstable into homes that they cannot afford so that those nice new homes will become abandoned and run down too? What does that accomplish?


reauxl tigers
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
I am confusion.


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225Tyga
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
It all depends on what you want to make you happy. Lots of people like the cheaper homes with more yard and SQFT and can put up with living out in LP


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Brosef Stalin
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Member since Dec 2011
34868 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Cons:
1. You'll get shot
2. You'll get robbed


NickyT
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Patty's Pub
Member since Jan 2007
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
thought north baton rouge flooded in 2016


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beerJeep
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
23767 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
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LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?


quote:

Cons:
1. older homes
2. not as "pretty"


These are the only cons you could think of.... reeeeeaaaallllllllllllyyy?


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rpr4695
LSU Fan
Member since May 2013
1964 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
quote:

Cons:
1. You'll get shot
2. You'll get robbed



Benefits:
1. Culcha!!!


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Kujo
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Dec 2015
4543 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
quote:

Cons:
1. You'll get shot
2. You'll get robbed



The idea is that everyone in NBR and LP relocates. i.e. You have as much chance to get robbed in New North BR as you do in LP now.


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sportsman2582
LSU Fan
East Baton Rouge Parish
Member since Apr 2018
409 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Deal

I’ll also trade you my ONE dollar for your TWO pennies


Tiger Prawn
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2016
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Are the demographics and crime rate being swapped too? Otherwise the commute and DSLD home win without question


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Kujo
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Dec 2015
4543 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
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Deal

I’ll also trade you my ONE dollar for your TWO pennies


That one dollar is falling apart after every flood. The two pennies, once you wash the dirt off, may reveal themselves to be rare.

Think Park Blvd, Garden District prices of homes say built in the 40s. How much are they really different from homes on the other side of Government, also built in the 40s? Now there's a ~200k difference in price, if everyone moved, what would those homes go for?


Kujo
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Dec 2015
4543 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
quote:

Here’s the deal though, this does nothing to solve the problem. So you move a bunch of people who are already financially unstable into homes that they cannot afford so that those nice new homes will become abandoned and run down too? What does that accomplish?



1. Reacquire the high ground.
2. Reestablish the business center
3. Reduce Traffic (commutes)
4. Reestablish middle/upper class BTR, "model city".


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Brosef Stalin
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2011
34868 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
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How much are they really different from homes on the other side of Government

The residents of NBR don't maintain their houses. I'm betting there's a lot of structural issues.


Kujo
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Dec 2015
4543 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
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The residents of NBR don't maintain their houses. I'm betting there's a lot of structural issues.



I bought a house for $55k that hadn't had any work done in 40 years and put in ~$18k in work to live in it while working at the plant. (didn't lift a hammer myself)

1. Braced two cracked joists -$1,600
2. Demo'd kitchen and bath- $800
3. Put claw-foot tub, new toilet, and sink= $2,000
4. .75 inch back board on tile in both kitchen and bath=4K
5. New paint inside=$1,500
6. Custom cabinets=$2,500
7. .5" granite, sink, fixtures, island=$1,000
8. Wrought Iron stairs and porch= $800
9. Repaired A/C= $400
10. Plumbing upgrades= $2,000
11. Electrical Upgrade= $1,200

Anyway, sold it for over 100K just a little over a year after I bought it when I took another job. (i.e. not a flip, thought I'd be there longterm and didn't want to deal with 45 mins of traffic each way)

It's not difficult to repair old homes, and my cousin has bought 2 McMansions. His chimney fell off his 8 year old house and through his roof during Gustav. He had to spend 11k replacing each window of his 8 year old man made lake house because the seals were done so poorly that each had mildew.


CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
Are you suggesting gentrification of NBR? That really needs to happen. Call the homos to go in first though. They have the best track record of gentrification.


Capt ST
Army Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
9471 posts
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re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
So we trade LP Gravy and Broome and get meth heads in return?


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Booyow
Member since Mar 2010
2298 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
No, Gary, I will not be a part of this social experiment


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TigerSprings
LSU Fan
Southeast LA
Member since Jan 2019
923 posts

re: LP'ers, would you trade your McMansion for a beat up home in North Baton Rouge?
I see what you are getting at, and like the hypothetical, but this also seems like bait.


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