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Old 03-13-2011, 06:06 AM
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I am in the oil and gas business and I will be traveling around BR, Lafayette, New Iberia, Houma and maybe even Lake Charles if i make the move.
I know the traffic can be bad as I get down there now 5 to 6 times a year. But I have some questions....

#1) Can anyone give me info on nice townhouse/condo communities, possibly gated?
#2) Property tax rates?
#3) I have heard homeowners Insurance and car Insurance is crazy there, is this true?
#4) Are there any really good RV parks where I could put my 5th wheel and stay in it till I find a permanent residence?
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:27 AM
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Our property taxes aren't that bad. Only six states have lower property taxes than Louisiana.

Regarding car insurance, I remember people saying it was SO high in Louisiana, then we moved to New Jersey! Oh my goodness! I was glad to get back to Louisiana!

Regarding RV parks, there is Farr Park near LSU that has received good ratings and a KOA in Denham Springs.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:51 AM
Location: Baton Rouge
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I was shocked with the car insurance here. Same company, same car, same coverage, and twice the price of what I paid in TN or NC.
My property tax here seems about the same as other places. There is a state income tax and high sales tax here. In TN we had the 9% sales tax, but no income tax. In NC the sales tax varied. There wasn't one on food and I believe it was 4% or so on other things. There was a state income tax though.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:15 AM
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#1 - best advice here is to contact a realtor in its respective area.
#2 - this will vary from parish to parish but i would google millage rates xyz parish
#3 - without having much to compare things to, i don't feel rates are too bad. my HO insurance is roughly $.50 living sq ft. Car insurance, I pay roughly $700 every months for covering 2 adverage vehicles (van and suv, both hondas) for 2 people
#4 - Prairieville has some good areas for this. lots of rural zoning on acreage that can hold your fifth wheel.

Let me know if you will be moving to the Baton Rouge/Prairieville area as I can be of futher assistance. Good luck on your move.
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