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Why We Recommend Local Lenders

If there’s one thing that will quickly derail your home purchase, it’s a lender that doesn’t know how things work in New Orleans.

Since Louisiana follows the Napoleonic code (civil law) rather than the common laws of other states, some of our customs and traditions can be foreign to out of state lenders.


But it’s not just the subtle differences in laws that can make your mortgage process more fretful.

When dealing with a lender that’s out of state, or even just out of town, you can’t get face to face with them during the approval process or if there’s a bump in the road. Instead, you are often relegated to a voice on the phone or a number on a file, rather than a real customer.

Also, an out of town lender will not have access to local home buyer assistance programs you might qualify for, leading to a higher cost of your mortgage (and who wants that?).

Need a list of local lenders that we’ve worked with successfully in the past? Just ask and we’ll be happy to give you a referral to someone who specializes in your particular mortgage needs.



Looking for the right place in New Orleans to call home? We’ve got them all, right here. Thousands of homes for sale, experienced agents and someone waiting to help you today. Call us at 504-327-5303 or contact us here.

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2 Responses to “Why We Recommend Local Lenders”

    • nola broker
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      Hi Frank, we have several local lenders that we have worked with successfully. Give us a call at 504-327-5303 and we’ll be happy to share our list with you.

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