New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Country Club Restaurant and BarOutdoor Pool and BarBywater Neighborhood of New Orleans     The Country Club is located in the middle of the Byater neighborhood. It is an old historic home that has been converted into a very unique place to eat and drink. There is nothing like this in New Orleans, it is one of a kind. Great food and atmosphere. Add in the pool and courtyard to make it even more unique and popular.  Hidden away in New Orleans’ charming Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers a unique way of living.  Enjoy dining, drink and relaxation at this one of a kind establishment.Enjoy eating or drinking on the outside porch.You can also enjoy a inside dining experience.You can come day or night to swim in the beautiful pool area.  Its beautifully renovated restaurant and bar ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Mississippi River TrafficGreat Walk and WatchFrench Quarter Walk       Having a second home in New Orleans wether you are in the French Quarter, Warehouse District, or Marigny the Mississippi River Walk is always a place to look and listen to the Mississippi River. The River is like a slowing moving highway of water moving through the town. Heading to the Gulf which is 3-4 hours away on a ship.     Each ship, river boat or ferry always has a story behind it. One of the many sights worth seeing when you come to New Orleans.   Creole Queen is a party boat and tourist attraction...Take the "Thomas Jefferson" Ferry to AlgiersNew Orleans is a Busy Port with plenty of freighters going by..Take the Natchez down river to Chalmette Battle Field, War of 1812The Freighter and the Algiers Ferry Pas...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Condos on Coliseum Street Near Coliseum Square ParkLower Garden District in New Orleans 70130Great Neighborhood with Easy WalksBest Condos on Camp Street Near Square                                                                    This is an Historic Apartment House 1629 Coliseum Street, Corner of Euterpe St.        This condo has 11 units and all have parking. There is a courtyard and pool in the back of the complex. I sold 2 units in this complex. One was up front and was 3 bedrooms on 3 floors. The other one I sold was 2/2 in the rear. It was very historic and all were really nice. Right across the Street is Coliseum Square.   This complex is not very common. Few Resales now...  Coliseum Place Condos,1765 Coliseum Street              I did a whole page on this one so you can click ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walk to the Aquatic Gardens Plants and GiftsEasy Walk from French Quarter Homes and Condos      The Aquatic Gardens is one of my favorite places to visit and shop. They always have so many unique and wonderful plants. They have unique yard ornaments, fountains,water lilies and a super gift shop.  The place is so colorful and each timne you visit you see so many new things. It is an easy walk from French Quarter. Easy lot parking if you are driving by.       I stop by with clients and other agents that I know who have never been there. It is always a pleasure to look around and hard not to buy something. The plants are always great and well taken care of. The workers know so much about the plants and gifts they are so helpful.       Great place to buy plants and pots for your courtyard o...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Historic French Market  New Orleans French QuarterThe Open Floor Plan for VendorsTake a Walk to View the Variety of Things      The French Market in New Orleans has been open since 1791. The place has changed over the years. It was once food,seafood,vegtables,fruits and meats. An out door market. When I was in high school it was like a farmers market. Remember the $2 Watermelons with plenty of trucks full.        Now it is full of local vendors that pick things they want to sell along with food places. All the vendors pick up and leave when they close each evening. Such a big variety of items and tables. They always change with time.        Having a second home in the French Quarter or adjacent areas this is always a great place to visit. Easy to get here from the Warehouse District...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Historic New Orleans BracketsBywater and Marigny HomesDesigns and Colors Bloom !    The late 19th Century introduced brackets on the front of homes. They are now very distinctive and beloved to see. Most were needed for support of porch or overhang. Others used brackets for ornamentil purposes. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement. Many were made locally and many were mail ordered from a mill that specializeed in brackets.       At the end of the 20th century brackets became like work of arts with so many colors that really began to show off the designs. Now it looks like Artwork on the home. At his time the trim, windows, shutters were all brought into the world of colorful designs. This historic barckets do not exist in many places in the world.     Take a look at the brackets I...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Celebration in Oaks at City ParkAnother NOLA Christmas FestNew Orleans Holiday Celebrations     The Celebration in the Oaks is a great place for the family to enjoy the Christmas holiday in New Orleans Area. This is in City Park in the Botantical Gardens, Storyland and plenty of lights spread throughout the park. People who have second homes in New Orleans should have this fest on their bucket list. Great walk at night with thousands of lights. Thanks You City Park for putting the Celebration for the public.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Magazine Place Condos760 Magazine Street #211Lots of Updates and 5 Great Window ViewsGarage Parking and Storage Bin DownstairsFor Sale, Recent Reduction $279,211"The Best One Bedroom with Parking in Warehouse District"       The 700 block of Magazine is an easy walk to the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. Great Corner in the center of the Warehouse District. Garage parking, Great Views, Five Warehouse Windows, Lots of Natural light. High Ceilings, Wood Floors, Beam and Columns are all positive aspects of a condo. Bedroom has large closet and two windows and is on the corner. Bathroom is also updated in the hallway. Large living area....       There is a nice gym on the first floor. Elevators to the Three floors on Magazine Street. Walk out the door and you overlook the Magazine...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Views, Light and WindowsAdd Value to Your Condo      It is never all just about the square footage when you figure out the value of a home or condo in the French Quarter, Marigny or Bywater. Buyers like great views when they are looking for a property. Natural Light brightens up the place. Not every unit is going to have street views. Courtyard views add value too. Gives you the weather notice close to your condo.      Buyers like windows to courtyards and to streets. Balconies offer windows to courtyards and streets. The Balcony views add even more value. Views do Matter....Eric
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse DistrictMarch 15-May 17, 2017    Wednesday at the Square, sponsored by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, is a series of free outdoor concerts by well-known New Orleans and Louisiana artists that will liven up your spirits and maybe even get you into a dancing mood.     Lafayette Square is a Streetcar ride from most areas of town since it borders St. Charles Avenue. It is an easy walk from the French Quarter and all areas of the New Orleans Warehouse District. I always see past clients of mine coming to listen, drink and eat. Many are second homers who come to enjoy a variety of good times.    The concerts are free and you pay indirectly through buying food and drinks. The Concert is run by a non profit Young Leadership council. Almost all the concerts fe...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Bywater Homes in NOLAHomes of ArtistColorful Historic Homes       The Bywater is a neighborhood that has drastically changed over the last 30 years. So many colorful home, colorful walks anf fun things to do.  The vast majority of homes have been redone and updated in a histori neighborhood near the Mississippi River. They have to follow the historic rules and regulations of the neighborhood.         You have some great homes and residents that love to decorate their homes each season. You also have a lot of businesses also decorate and make their places so colorful. This house below is on 3405 Royal Street in New Orleans. I drive by this home each time I go to "The Joint" to eat pulled pork and ribs. "3405 Royal Street is always Artistic" 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Mardi Gras Decorations and ParadesGreat Second Homers Have "Fun and Desires"New Orleans Condos as Second Homes      The vast majority of second homers buy New Orleans Condos as a place for their family and relatives to stay. Most of the buyers would buy in the French Quarter before 2000. There was a few places Uptown and in the Warehouse District. Now there are plenty of places adjacent from the French Quarter Condo Market. The Marigny, Treme and Bywater neighborhoods have become more popular now. There are also a lot of people that like to live on St. Charles and near St. Charles. Plenty of places to visit and you can take the streetcar to so many places.      There are a lot of newer condo conversions in all these areas. The Warehouse District has many conversions and quite a few new ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Crescent Park in the Bywater NeighborhoodFall of 2018, Walk The Mississippi RiverGreat Walk in New Olreans        Crescent Park is not that old but is improving everytime I visit it. It is also going to get larger and touch in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The area was once warehouses and part of the Port of New Orleans. The park has some great variety of plants and some wonderful views of the Mississippi River.        There are lots of plants and pathways which make it a great walk and bike ride along the river. The park is now 1.4 miles long.         There is also a lot of condos and second homes close to the park and the Mississippi River. There is more places to eat and drink outside of the park. The neighborhood is blooming and improving with the additions and improvements in ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Artwork at Jackson SquareColorful and Local Artist    New Orleans artists have been selling their artwork at Jackson Square since the 1920's.  Each day of the week you can find them along the walkways of Jackson Square and in front of Saint Louis Catherral.  Wrought iron fences of Jackson Square, you can find artists who meet each day.     There, you can have your portrait or caricature done and view the artists at work.  Artists also paint and hang their artwork for display along the wrought iron fences.  You can find a large selection of artwork to choose from including that of New Orleans historical landmarks.      There are also various street performers who perform there daily.  Musicians, mimes, tap dancers, jugglers, tarot card readers, and a brass band arrive there daily to ente...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
World War I MonumentCommerating Ninth Ward Residents3800 Block of Burgundy Street       The Monument was erected in 1919 to honor the residents of the Ninth Ward that took park in World War I. There were 1231 men and one woman named on the monument. The monument was initially constructed in the middle of Macarty Park.        The Monument was moved to edge of Burgundy Street in 1951 so that the playground at Francis T. Nicholls High School could be enlarged. Kids needed a place to play during physical education class. This is where I went to high school so remembering seeing it everyday for 3 years but knew little about the Monument.      I find few people know about the Monument that live in New Orleans so it is good to bring it to people attention. Hard to believe it has been there for...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
  Great to give Flyers to BuyersMy son Marcus is now in real estate. I designed these fliers for him to give to buys and sellers about things they may want to know. This really helps buyers and many will use the things you write doown for them. I give it to them and talk about the purches. I also tell them about the companies that are great to use.I make many more fliers. These are the ones I told him to start with. 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1121 Kerlerec Street Creole CottageA Fixer Upper in a Great Location$189,121, When fixed easily worth 375k - 400kIn the Treme Neighborhood, Block to French QuarterNew Orleans, 70116Sold for $177,000 Cash on Feb. 11,2019         The cottage is about 100 ft from N. Rampart and the streetcar line. The French Quarter is about a block and half away. It is a block from the Esplanade Avenue. Great places to visit in all nearby neighborhoods. When my seller bought in in 2006 is had 3 bedrooms and a bath with some large rooms downstairs. The seller has done some exterior updates and gutted most of the inside of the house.         The buyers may be able to get tax credits for the redo of historic homes. Federal and State tax credits.          The cottage is fully gutted right now. It is about 140...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
    333 Julia Street #308         Historic Warehouse District Condo         Julia Place New Orleans,La. 70130For Sale $267,408Sold May 2019 for $258,000         The       and drink within walking distance. You also have the outlet mall a few blocks down the street on the Mississippi River.         The    condo at 333 Julia Street #308 has some very historic feels. The unit has 14 ft ceilings with concrete beams and columns. The Ceiling height makes the unit feel much bigger than it is. The seven windows give the unit natural light as it overlooks the atrium of Julia Place. The living room,kitchen and dining room had historic wood and tile floors with an open floor plan. It is an easy walk to the elevators and to the gated parking lot. Julia Place takes up the entire block which is a plu...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Homes and Condos DecorateMardi Gras 2017 Decorations"Lots of Holiday Colors"      Mardi Gras is one of the many New Orleans Holidays that homes, condos and Businesses with color and origional designs. It is a colorful experience to see all the decorations. This is one reason why second homers love to come to New Orleans so often as this is one of Decorating Holidays. Some of these homes really go all out to be origional and artistic. The Galleries and balconies are always amazing along with the homes that go all out to be origional and artistic.        The photos below taken this week on one of my photo walks. There is always so much to see and do and it is free to look,photo and imagine what will be next. People have fun decorating and make a party of it. It will not be ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Chris Qwens Easter ParadeNew Orleans French QuarterEaster Sunday, April 21,201935th Annual Easter Parade of Chris Owens        People who own a second home in New Orleans in  97% condos. This parade came after the French Quarter Fest last week and the week before Jazz Fest. There are always several great Fest and Great Things to do several times every month. Many owers will let their frinds and relatives use their second home to have a really nice time. In the past 5-7 years we see more second homers who live not that far away from New Olreans.          People who have condos on St. Charles Avenue can take the streetcars to Canal Street and be near the parade as it starts. This parade started by the Louisiana Supreme Coourt Building and went down Royal Street to Canal Street and turned ...
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