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Old 07-05-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Hi, my husband and I and our 2 children will be moving to Kenner or Metairie soon and I was wanting some input on area's to avoid. I know south Kenner is not so great as well as south of Airline. Does anyone know about the apartments by Newport Place at Willaims and Vintage and also the apartment's on and near Lake Ave in Metairie? Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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I used to live in North Kenner many years ago. Williams and Vintage is not that bad of an area. I used to work on Lake Ave. and I would aviod Lake Ave, there are many transient renters there and you never know who will be your neighbor.It has become very trashy. Have you looked at the "Creeks" in River Ridge? They are nice developments.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:45 AM
 
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Thank you for your response, I was kinda concerned about Lake just because there are so many apartments in that area. I hear there are alot of illegals in some areas and we are trying to avoid those areas. I havent checked out the creeks because I was told to try to stay above Airline. Do you still live in the area?
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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No, my family and I left after Katrina, we now live near Boulder,Colorado, it's incredible here! A lot of my wife's family is still in River Ridge. That area is pretty safe and nice. You shouldn't have any problems there.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Be careful not to move to Orleans Parish, as my son lives right over parish line, off fleur de lis , and has to go to the private school on Lake Ave. because of the busing in orleans parish.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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My parents house was affected w/Katrina house has been re-built, we've been having issue w/the inspector of Kenner will not okay it regarding electric/plumbing issues, what are the criteria's that are needed to pass inspection is my question on this matter....//pics3.city-data.com/forum/images/icons/icon9.gif

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Old 04-17-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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My parents house was affected w/Katrina house has been re-built, we've been having issue w/the inspector of Kenner will not okay it regarding electric/plumbing issues, what are the criteria's that are needed to pass inspection is my question on this matter....

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I don't think anyone can answer this for you as we don't know why the inspector failed the house. You can look up the codes online for Jefferson Parish. Also, the inspection report should say why it failed.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Be careful not to move to Orleans Parish, as my son lives right over parish line, off fleur de lis , and has to go to the private school on Lake Ave. because of the busing in orleans parish.
I wouldn't put my kid in public school in either Jefferson or Orleans parish.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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My parents house was affected w/Katrina house has been re-built, we've been having issue w/the inspector of Kenner will not okay it regarding electric/plumbing issues, what are the criteria's that are needed to pass inspection is my question on this matter....

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Can you tell me why is the inspector not passing your parents house? Whatever he wrote on the report that failed needs to be corrected before he will pass it.

I am a local contractor and several times over the past 35 years of remodeling homes I've seen and had jobs that did not pass inspection. Any contractor who tells you any different is either lying or they don't pull permits and have the job inspected.

That being said, what I've found through experience was that most of the time it was something simple that caused the inspection to fail.

Also years ago I was working for a contractor in New Orleans and he remodeled a kitchen and bathroom on an old shotgun house that failed inspection. The homeowner had to redo the complete electric, plumbing and A/C in the house because the kitchen and bathroom remodel job was figured at over 50% of the house so by code this had to be upgraded.

Not saying this is the case with your parents, like I said, most of the time it's something simple.

You can also call the inspector and ask him to come out and explain to you why it didn't pass inspection. Remember, the inspector is there to help you and to make sure that the work is done by code so that your house will be safe to live in.

Also I hate to say it but, you are not having an issue with your inspector, you are having an issue with the people who did the work. If it does not pass code it's not the inspectors fault, remember he is there to make sure the job is done right and to keep your parents safe.

busta
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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I am a semi retired Master Carpenter moving to the area, I can speak Portuguese and a little Spanish, I survive on a small pension, where can I live that's not too expensive ?
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