New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1020 Esplanade Avenue CondosFrench Quarter CondosFormally "Italian Hall"       The 1020 Esplande Condos that has 24 units spread over 3 floors in the main building and more surrounding the courtyard.  This was once an Italian Hall for Italian immigrants that settled in this area of town. Converted to condos in the 1990's.      A couple of thing separates this condo complex from many in the French Quarter. The units have parking in a gated lot about 100ft. from the back door on Baracks and N. Rampart. The nicest feature is the large common area that has a pool, fountain, open space,an outdoor kitchen and that tropical feel.       Many of  the units are of different floor plans and sizes. Some have balconies, great views, no views, patios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and three bedrooms. So...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1326 Saint Andrews Condos Lower Garden District Neighborhood Condos in New Orleans         The Condos at 1326 St. Andrews are a good example of a four plex turned into condos.  These were transformed inot condos in 2008.  At first there were four units and a fifth was an attic space converted into a condo in 2013.          Each unit is larger than most condos in larger complexes.  The parking is on the side along with a garden area.  All the units have storage in the basement or what is really the first floor.  The condos were nicely done with lots of natural light, wood floors, large windows, and big kitchens in some of the units.         Its an easy walk to St. Charles Ave., Magazine Street and Coliseum Square. A real historic neighborhood.   1326 St. Andrews Condos on the corner, A ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Magazine Place Condos760 Magazine StreetCorner of Julia and Magazine StreetNew Orleans Warehouse District         The Magazine Place Condos are in the center of the New Orleans Warehouse District on the corner of Julia and Magazine. Its 7 blocks to the French Quarter, 4 blocks to the Outlet Mall, 3 blocks to the World War II Museum and 3 blocks to St. Charles Ave. It is just a great location.       The origional building was an Armour Meat Packing Plant where sausage was made. An addition was made later when the apartments were built. These are going to be the town house style units that border the parking lot.         The majority of the units in the origional building are one bedrooms. They will have street view and the doors open to the courtyard. The elevator is near the parking lot...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Krauss Condos1201 Canal StreetEdge of the French QuarterNew Orleans Warehouse District       The Krauss Condos were converted into condos in 2008. The six story build was a former department store and storage building. The 233 units in the building were split between sale and rentals until 2015 when the rental units began to be sold in the front of the building.        You are a block away from The French Quarter. Several blocks away from the new University Medical Center, The New VA hosiptal, LSU and Tulane Medical Schools. You overlook the Saenger Theather and the Canal Streetcar line which can take you to the Mississippi River, City Park, and to the end of Canal Street.       The units feature high ceilings. The heights do vary by floor. All units have large warehouse windows. Ma...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Bakery Condos1111 South PetersNew Orleans, La. 70130Once a Holsum Bakery        The Bakery Condos was once a Holsum Bakery. It was turned into apartments in the mid 1990's and into condos in the 2004 time frame. The four story building has 66 units.       One unusual but positive aspecty is that all the units have parking in the garage and in the rear secure lot. A few units have sold their spaces to other units but this is rare. The complex is on the edge of the Warehouse District near the interstate and the New Orleans Convention Center.     The condo fees are very moderate. Improvements have been made to the common areas almost every year since my first sale there in 2004-2005. There is a small gym on the first floor. An Atrium or indoor courtyard as you enter from the parking lo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
625 St. Charles Avenue Condos625 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, La. 70130New Orleans Warehouse District      The condos at 625 St. Charles Avenue was one of the first condo complexes built from scratch in the New Orleans Warehouse District. There are 37 upscale units ranging in size from 1300 sq. ft. to over 2000 sq.ft. for the larger penthouse units. Completed in 2002.        The location across the Street from Lafayette Square and on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line is hard to beat.  The Federal Court House is across the park. Gallier Hall is down the street.        A lot of the units have balconies and large windows. The 11 story building has some spacious penthouse units with patios with some great views.       You have a secure parking garage, lap pool, exercise gym, several p...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans, Between the Warehouse District and Garden District    Views of downtown from St. Vincents on Magazine StreetHistoric Mansion Facing Coliseum SquareColiseum Square between Camp and ColiseumThe Coliseum Square Fountain is the center piece of the Lower Garden District neighborhood in New Orleans Looks like a plantation homeOne of a kind historic home near Coliseum SquareMagazine Street in Lower Garden DistrictMagazine Street Shops in Lower Garden District, Local and UniqueShop till you drop,lots of window shopping     
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking the Streets of the French Quarter       As a real estate agent and avid photographer the French Quarter is always alive with things to do and see.  Many times it can be quiet however and that is when the buildings just pop out at you. So lets take a quick waalk around the French Quarter and see the streets.         These are streets with few people, want to focus on the buildings and the streets. No car or no people. It's like history is stopped.          Colorful Cottages in New Orleans French Quarter Royal Street and St. Ann, Rounded Corners Corner of Chartres and St. Phillip, A Hotel Barracks Balcony looking down the Street Townhome in the French Quarter Chartres Street Corner, so may colorful corners The wives and girl friends are just steps from shopping....Delightful Bric...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Listing Your CondoWith an Experienced Agents Means a LotEric has sold over 200 UnitsExposure of the Condo ! Take Good Photos     I take a lot of nice photos of the condo and the complex. I write some of the things people like on the photos so they will know the positives. Best to take photos of all the positive common areas. It is also OK to take photos of the nearby neighborhood. Many people who look at condos in New Orleans may be buying them as second homes. That is why the common areas and neighborhoods help.      I write some of the more positive issues of the condo on the photo. Best to write the one best for a particular photo. Buyers can see these easily.       Recently started putting the flyers, blogs and pages of the listings on Facebook as I have about 17,000 friends that se...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking the Streets of the French Quarter       As a real estate agent and avid photographer the French Quarter is always alive with things to do and see.  Many times it can be quiet however and that is when the buildings just pop out at you. So lets take a quick waalk around the French Quarter and see the streets.         These are streets with few people, want to focus on the buildings and the streets. No car or no people. It's like history is stopped.          Colorful Cottages in New Orleans French Quarter Royal Street and St. Ann, Rounded Corners Corner of Chartres and St. Phillip, A Hotel Barracks Balcony looking down the Street Townhome in the French Quarter Chartres Street Corner, so may colorful corners The wives and girl friends are just steps from shopping....Delightful Bric...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Byater Neighborhood of New Orleans               The Bywater is that area between St. Claude Avenue and the Mississippi River. It runs from Franklin Avenue to the Industrial Canal near Poland Avenue.  Its an up and coming neighborhood with a lot of renovations and a demand area. The majority of condos in the area are going to be parts of doubles or buildings a little larger but few complexes.       Lets view the neighborhood and see what the homes and streets look like. The best way for me to do that is do that thru photos of the Bywater Neighborhood. View of the Bywater Neighborhood at Sunrise from the French Quarter.  Its not that far away. Bridge to the Crescent Park that runs along the Mississippi River in Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans.     View of Downtown New Orleans fr...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District WalkNew Orleans, La. 70130    One of the most interesting and fun things about the Warehouse District in New Orleans is that it a very walkable place. This makes it fun for people who have second homes here and great for people who live in the area full time. There are lots of things to see and do within walking distance.    I will take you on this walk which is an easy 12 blocks to Canal Street and the French Quarter. So many things to do along the way. The Federal Fibre Mill Condos are on the edge of Warehouse DistrictMonument in Memory of Hurricane Katrina The New Orleans Convention Center, Center of Hotels and Tourist Many Hotels in Warehouse District, Omni Hotel Convention Center Blvd Riverwalk Outlet Mall on the Mississippi, Cruise Ships Dock WeeklyH...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter CondoFully Furnished1015 Burgundy #6Price Reduced$229,915        The Condo at 1015 Burgundy makes a great second home. Great residential area in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  The one bedroom unit ovelooks a nice little courtyard with some nice views out of the four windows. The balcony is right out the front door and a great place to sit and view.        The condo is being sold furnished with very moderate condo fees. There is a washer dryer on the first floor for the condo association. The complex is well taken care of. Lots of natural light. Large master bedroom closet. The bathroom is between the living and the bedroom.     The 10 ft ceilings and wood floors make the unit feel and live larger than the measurements say. Being on the second floor gives you a lot mo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District WalkNew Orleans, La. 70130    One of the most interesting and fun things about the Warehouse District in New Orleans is that it a very walkable place. This makes it fun for people who have second homes here and great for people who live in the area full time. There are lots of things to see and do within walking distance.    I will take you on this walk which is an easy 12 blocks to Canal Street and the French Quarter. So many things to do along the way. The Federal Fibre Mill Condos are on the edge of Warehouse DistrictMonument in Memory of Hurricane Katrina The New Orleans Convention Center, Center of Hotels and Tourist Many Hotels in Warehouse District, Omni Hotel Convention Center Blvd Riverwalk Outlet Mall on the Mississippi, Cruise Ships Dock WeeklyH...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
St. Elizabeth's Condos 1314 Napoleon AvenueUptown New OrleansHistoric Condo Conversion Corner of Napoleon Avenue and Prytania StreetLike Taking a walk into the past...Very Historic Condo Conversion       St. Elizabeth's was built as a boarding school in 1865 and later turned into an orphanage for girls in 1870. The Daughter's of Charity closed the school in 1989 and moved the program to Marrero, where they already operated a similar program for boys. The place was put on the market and almost became upscale apartments and senior citizen housing before Anne bought it in 1993. St. Elizabeth's is an immense three-story brick edifice of 55,000 square feet. The three buildings that comprise St. Elizabeth's are the largest cluster of Second Empire design architecture in the city of New Orlean...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Byater Neighborhood of New Orleans               The Bywater is that area between St. Claude Avenue and the Mississippi River. It runs from Franklin Avenue to the Industrial Canal near Poland Avenue.  Its an up and coming neighborhood with a lot of renovations and a demand area. The majority of condos in the area are going to be parts of doubles or buildings a little larger but few complexes.       Lets view the neighborhood and see what the homes and streets look like. The best way for me to do that is do that thru photos of the Bywater Neighborhood. View of the Bywater Neighborhood at Sunrise from the French Quarter.  Its not that far away. Bridge to the Crescent Park that runs along the Mississippi River in Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans.     View of Downtown New Orleans fr...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Federal Fibre Mills Condos 1107 South Peters,New Orleans 70130Warehouse District        The Federal Fibre Mills has a great history. The 140 units are in the five story building that was built around 1900 as a rope factory as the Port of New Orleans was a block away. Completed in 1903.        The Federal Fibre Mills was part of the 1984 Worlds Fair. The German Beer Garden was downstairs and the monorail came into the building. Units were made for the workers. By being part of the 1984 Fair the common grounds are second to none in the New Orleans Condo Market.       Across the street is a Park before the Convention Center. It is an easy walk to the French Quarter, Outlet Mall and even the Superdome. Parking is in a gated lot 1/2 a block away by the Bakery Condos. Each unit has parki...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Lower Garden District CondosSt. Mary, St. Andrews, St. CharlesNew Orleans     There are a number of condo associations in the Lower Garden District. I picked a couple of streets where conversions were made into condos from townhouse doubles. Most are histroic in nature once you move from St. Charles Avenue.     I have sold at least one in each of the condos on St. Mary and St. Andrews. Many on St. Charles as well. Saint Mary Street 1440 St. Mary Street Condos1444 St. Mary Street, Near Prytania1520 St. Mary Street, Nine Condos Saint Andrews Street 1326 St. Andrews StreetHistoric Townhouse Double turned into condos. St. Charles Avenue Condos 1224 St. Charles Ave, Near Lee Circle, Couple of blocksOn the Streetcar line, 1224 St. Charles Ave. 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos and Balconies       French Quarter Balconies are one of the most sought out features of condos in the New Orleans French Quarter Condo Market.  The numbers do not show up in the square footage prices but they are worth thousands of dollars.  Its the feel and views to have a street balcony that tops the list. There are 2 types of balconies...The Gallery and a standard balcony. Many times they are just grouped togeather.       A Gallery is connected to the ground which allows them to be larger and have roofs. They are supported by columns and can be as high as three stories. Just open your window and hop out. Most condo units that face the street do not have doors to get out. Just crawl out the window.  Many of the interior balconies do have french doors to exit tha...
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