All Blog Entries by Jason Lapene

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Trademark Infringment of NOLA Realty

I am writing this blog post to give notice to other real estate agents and brokers that NOLA Realty is a Service Mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Recently, I have had to file lawsuits in Federal Court to address this issue. First and foremost, any use of the words NOLA Realty in business is strictly prohibited.  No one may use the words NOLA Realty in any manner. You may not add a word to the end of it or in the beginning and think that it's different. Why? Because when it comes to Trademarks and Service Marks, there is a term called likelihood of confusion. Please see for a strong explanation of what

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Whether you are looking for the latest clothing trends, haute couture styles, signature gifts, or designer fare items, your shopping Mecca in the Garden District of New Orleans is Magazine Street. From unique house ware items to funky fashion to Victorian era antiques you will find it along this vibrant street. Hailed as a diverse and unparalleled collection of shops and boutiques, Magazine Street offers something for everyone.

Distinct to the area are the number of fine antique and furniture stores which include: Antiques-Magazine, Maison de Provence, Bush Antiques & Beds au Beau Reve, Shop of the Two Sisters, Wirthmore Antiques, and Wilkerson Row. These are just a few of the over 30 specialty antique and furniture shops that call Magazine

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The Julia Place Condos in New Orleans are located on 333 Julia St. within the Warehouse District. You will find Emerils restaurant directly across the street as well as many other great restaurants and bars.

Julia Place consists of one and two bedroom condos. This building has many great common amenities for residents to enjoy like a roof top pool, outdoor cabanas and a community activity room to name a few. Location is key here. With only a few condos located in the same vicinity, Julia Place is a must see if you are wanting to experience the Warehouse District lifestyle.

Call us today for your private showing of Julia Place.

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The official kick-off of the 2011 Mardi Gras season starts on February 19th at 6:30 p.m. with the Krewe du Vieux in the French Quarter. Thus begins the biggest celebration in New Orleans where locals can watch as the population swells to over double its normal size. Expect the crowds, lines, and road closures to last until Fat Tuesday on March 8th.  So, how do you survive the Mardi Gras frenzy when you live in the famous French Quarter? It is simple with these quick and easy tips.

1. Make note of street closures. Remember there is at least one parade almost every day starting February 19th. Keep a list of parade dates, times, and general routes in your car. Streets are closed often closed hours before and after the parades. Keeping this information easily…
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Let me start off by saying that I am one of the most die hard Saints fans walking this planet. I can remember the bad days as if it were yesterday. From John Fourcade to Jim Everett then to the new hope of Aaron Brooks. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting with my dad in his car listening to 870 am as the Saints lost yet another game.

On to the Drew Brees and Sean Payton era. In 2006 their was something magical about the Saints, we only missed the Super Bowl by one game. Two years passed which we missed the playoffs, and the frustration started to set in with everyone.  I knew this team built by Sean Payton could do some great things, but never did I imagine the following year we would be Super Bowl Champs. Maybe all the years of pain and being

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Great news for the Cotton Mill Condos. In todays market, financing a condo is tough. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have tightened their guidelines with respect to condo financing. FHA is a type of loan that helps first time home buyers qualify for their first purchase. Typically condos are not FHA approved (there are some that are) and in order for a buyer to qualify with an FHA loan for a condo would require what is called a "spot approval." Now spot approvals are a things of the past, which makes it even tougher for first time home buyers to buy a condo.

Being that the Cotton Mill is FHA approved, I expect sales to pick up in the building. The marketability of the Cotton Mill has changed over night. If you are looking for a condo in a great location,

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