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What are the hottest neighborhoods in New Orleans? It all depends on who you ask, of course, but we're taking a scientific approach and choosing the top 5 based on increases in average sold prices between 2011 and 2014.    Gentilly High on the hot list is Gentilly, with a 92% increase in home sa...
As New Orleans insurance costs, particularly flood premiums, have risen over the last few years, they are having a big impact on home buying decisions. You may love a house, but if the cost of insuring it pushes your mortgage payment up by several hundred dollars per month, it may not be the bes...
When people visit New Orleans, they have a picture in their mind of what the French Quarter looks like. They've seen photos, video and more of the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. But, there's so much more to our city than just the typical tourist attractions. Uptown New Orleans is filled with...
While some parts of the city have been completely gentrified (along with the accompanying increase in real estate prices), the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods in New Orleans still have some of the grit, the edge, the quirkiness...the soul and personality that personifies NOLA to me. Take a look...
The architectural style that is most synonymous with the New Orleans area is the shotgun, either single or double. Shotguns fit perfectly onto the narrow lots that made up early New Orleans, often with only 25-30 feet of frontage but typically with a depth of at least 100 feet. The front width o...
The architecture of New Orleans offers a wide variety of choices, including the Townhouse style. It's not what you might think of when hearing the word "townhouse", because it's actually a single family home. Townhouse Architecture in New Orleans From The Townhouse building type, or so...
Have you ever considered a home in Algiers Point?  Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, it's the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans (only the French Quarter dates further back). You'll still find historic architecture and walkable streets, but prices are much more affordable....
One of the things I love most about New Orleans is the proliferation of color throughout the city. With very few restrictions on exterior paint colors, you can find vibrant, eye catching homes in almost every corner of the city.  Check out the colors on some of the homes we've seen recently:     ...
We all get so used to seeing the things in and around our own house, that it usually takes an outsider to point out the little things that have become invisible to us. I often hear from home sellers that they are photo ready, but when I get there to take the pictures, there are lots of little th...
  What to do with the side of a building that is nothing but a blank wall and a line of electric meters? Create a mural, of course. I was absolutely captivated by the vibrant colors in this work of art that turned a blah cinder block wall into an eye catching garden. Want your own photo op? You ...

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