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New Orleans Condos, the Shotgun Double converted into a Condo, Its Unique!!!

    The New Orleans Condo that was once a shotgun double is one of the cities unique condo choices. The double home has been converted into a couple of condos.  You will see this type of condo in the New Orleans French Quarter and in the Uptown New Orleans condo market.  You are basically buying half a house and sharing the common areas with your neighbor. 

New Orleans shotgun Condo double

      There are not going to be a lot of these but it is going to be a choice in these areas.  You share a lot with the person that lives next door.  The expenses are split between the two people and you are the managers.  There is not manager or many amenities in this type of arrangement.  I have see where a developer has tied several into a small condo association to share the expenses and common areas.

    What most do have in common is that most are historic homes with wood floors, high ceilings, fireplaces, porches, high ceiling and a lot of historic woodwork.  The key with doubles is in finding them in nice areas. You will generally have a small yard in the rear. You will rarely get a front year but its a porch that may work better for you.

    The condo fees are mainly going to be cover insurance, common area maintenance and exterior maintenance.  You will get to know your neighbor before its over.  You are going to inspect the entire structure as you are in for a 50% ownership.  

 

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Metairie - New Orleans, La. USA