Blog :: 05-2011

Search for Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate Listings on Your Ipad & Iphone


Coldwell Banker® Real Estate Search...
is THE real estate application to download for your iPad. It's the only app that puts important real estate information at your fingertips - from countless real estate properties, videos on everything real estate from YouTube, a neighborhood ratings system powered by Yelp!, and so much more.

Search our listings today from your iPad and iPhone, click here.

New Orleans Jazz Festival Second Weekend Update & Send Off

Hi Y'all,

The New Orleans Jazz Festival is kicking off it's second weekend this week.  The first weekend was hot and smoking as usual.  This year the Jazz Fest will end in usual fashion with the Radiator's on the Gentilly Stage, but a tear will be shed as this will be their last Jazz Fest together as the Radiators as they will be hanging it up at the end of June.  To Zeke, Dave, Camile, Reggie and Frank, thanks for all the great Jazz Fest memories.

Here's the latest for what's hot today at the Fest:

Second Friday's Jazz Fest Picks

NOLA continues to need support following Katrina, why not help by visiting the Tipitina's Foundation page and bidding on the silent auction.  My friend Frenchy is offering one of his live show paintings, truly a sight to seem

Tipitina's Foundation Information

Friday May 6th Music Schedule

Saturday May 7th Music Schedule

Sunday May 8th Music Schedule

Stay Funky Y'all!

Home Inspectors...Yes They Are a Must

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is a major part of any real estate transaction.  Understanding what a home inspector does and how they impact the transaction is an important step in the process.  It's key that you work closely with your realtor when deciding on who to use and how to interpret a home inspecting in your area.

Home inspections 101, understanding what they are and what they cover, click here.

Going Green, Lending Green, FHA & Fannie Mae Offer Green Programs

This week FHA and Fannie Mae have started to offer loans for energy efficient home improvements.  FHA's Powersave program will allow home owners to borrow at fixed rates up to 20 years to make energy efficient improvements on their primary homes. 

This  is a sign that credit is easing and more creative lending programs are becoming available for programs that will allow homeowners to save energy and reduce costs.  Read more here...