New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Gallery Row Condos448 Julia Street, New Orleans 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Gated entrance to the Gallery Row Condos     The Gallery Row Condos are in the center of the New Orleans Warehouse close to Magazine Street and next door to the Childerns Museum on Julia Street. The 48 units are in three different building. The first floor is commercial condos used as art galleries, the lobby and garage parking. There is an additional lot on Magazine Street. Almost all the condos have parking.      With the condos in three different building you are going to have several different looks.  The two older building are the front two and are going to have the warehouse feel of higher ceilings,larger windows,exposed brick and beams.  The units in the back were built much later.       T...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Rotunda Condos330 Julia Street, New Orleans, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Corner of Julia Street, Emerils      The Rotunda condos at 333 Julia Street are located in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse District. The condos cover the entire block between Commerce and Tchoupitoulas Street. The first floor is a combination of parking, art galleries, offices, Emerils on the corner.      The 68 units were apartments before becoming condos. The building was converted into apartments in 1989 from a grocery warehouse built about 1910. Then into condos around 2006. There is a combination of one,two and a few units. There are four floors of condos with the fifth floor being penthouses of all shapes and sizes.     The garage has only 30 spots so half the owners lease a spot across...
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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 part...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Always great to put your blogs on Facebook. I have a group that likes to see photos in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. It shows a lot of people and I can add them to other Groups also. Hundreds of people see it. Many like to answer the questions. It works.......https://www.facebook.com/groups/336096724530421/This is where you can see  it. Have fun looking at it....  
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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 Warehouse District  A Little Bit of History about the Federal Fibre Mills         Designed in 1904 by architects Favrot and Livaudals the Federal Fibre Mills warehouse was completed in 1907 and used for the production of rope, largely for ships in port. It was used as a pavilion for the 1984 New Orleans World´s Fair. The old rope factory, built of heavy timber, is an interesting study of conversion efficiency.         Over one million dollars was spent on initial cleanup with a deep desire to preserve the character and flavor of both the New Orleans tan bricks and the first growth heart of Southern yellow pine. Because the building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, strict guidelines for modification of th...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans 70130          Once you go under the Mississippi River Expressway you are in the Lower Garden District. A truly historic neighborhood established between 1820 and 1840. At that time is was like living in the country.        The Lower Garden District extends to Jackson Avenue between St. Charles Avenue and the Miss. River. Lots of current activity in the real estate world.       The Lower Garden District area is a short walk to Magazine Street Shops and Eats. Great area to walk and window shop.         There are quite a few condo complexes in the area. They are going to be small complexes as most were converted from apartment buildings and old homes. It's is great area to look and see what a historic neighborhood it is.       I have sold many in the a...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Garden DistrictThe Neighborhood and Historic HomesReview of the Neighborhood via PhotosLarge homes with large lots.... Known for Large Yards and Historic FeaturesHistoric Mansions in the Garden District, One of ManyOne of the First Spec. Homes in the USA in the 1870'sAnother Spec. Cottage. There are Seven of them on same Street.Worth Millions, So Many Historic DetailsVictorian Mansion, Large Yard, Porch,Pretty Windows, Well Kept as most R.Famous for the Wrought Iron Fences,Galleries and PorchesJackson Avenue Mansion, Once Soule' Bussiness College 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Your Condo Association FeesWhat do they cover?    There are going to be small differences in what the monthly condo fees cover. Best way to get an exact view is to review the condo association budget so you can see each line item. The fees are generally determined by the size of you unit. Your % is based on the square footage in the condo documents.       The Condo fees in all cases are going to cover the exterior insurance, upkeep of the building, water, garbage,termite contract and the upkeep of common areas. The management is paid through the condo fees. The common security is paid in the dues. You generally get the water paid for but not the electectricity in your unit.       You are responsible for the a/c and heat in your unit in most cases. The Federal Fibre Mills has a central s...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District Famous DestinationsPlaces People Come to Visit !      There are many place in the New Orleans Warehouse District that are destinations for Business,Sports and Pleasure. That is what makes the area more and more popular. There are more hotel rooms in the neighborhood than any other neighborhood because of this.      You can easily walk to all the destinations and that is one of the great features of the area. If you want a second home in the area there is no need for a car. Take the streetcar. Its an easy walk to the Historic French Quarter and Lower Garden District.       These are some of the many reason people buy second homes in the Warehouse District Neighborhood. It's an easy walk to many places for all the family.   The Convention is next to the Miss...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Cotton Mill Condos920 Poeyfarre Street, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District     The Cotton Mills Condos were converted from rentals into condos in 2004-2005. The 269 units come in all shapes and sizes. Most of the units are one and two bedroom units ranging from 550 sq.ft. to a 1000 Sq. Ft. of living. There are a few three bedrooms and a few studios in various spots in the building. There are 17 penthouse units that were condos before the major conversion in 2004-2005.      The Penthouses are the only units that come with parking.  Parking is readily available in 3-4 lots aroudn the condos that can be had for contract per month for about $125 per month. You can park on the street but that has gotten harder over the years as the area has built up.      The common feature of the condo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans, La. 70130Lets look at Homes in NeighborhoodA Very interesting neighborhood where you love to walk around. Sold many condos in this area but only a few home. Have a great look at this area. You can easily walk to the Garden District and Warehouse District from this smaller area....  Plantation Looking Home on Orange StreetHistoric Homes, Fences and PorchesMansion on Coliseum StreetCottages in Lower Garden District1309 Felicity Street, One of a Kind....Historic Townhomes on St. Andrews Street
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
700 South Peters CondosNew Orleans Warehouse DistrictCovers the Entire 700 Block    The 700 South Peters Condos are upscale condos in the warehouse district. The 6 floors have 88 units of one and two bedroom units. The units start on the second floor with the first floor being the garage , managers office, storage area, lobby, and gym. The building take up an entire block between Fulton Street and South Peters. These condos were converted inot condos in the early 1990's.       Most of the units that face South Peters are one bedroom units. Most of the two bedroom units face Fulton Street. All the units have warehouse windows and open to the atrium courtyard.  The units have large living areas with high ceilings. The living areas had wood floors. The two bedroom units have large masters ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
St. Joseph Street Condos801 St. Joseph StreetNew Orleans,La. 70113Warehouse District        I remember these condos very well as it was one of the first Warehouse District Condos that I showed in 2004. They were upscale at the time and are still that way. Many of the units have been upgraded since that time. Most of the units are 2 bedrooms.      The 21 condos are in the main building and several townhomes are on the other side of the parking garage. The townhomes face a wonderful courtyard and pool. There is a gym there also. The townhomes open to the courtyard. The ones on Carondelet are three story units with over 2000 sq. ft. of living.       The parking garage is secure and units have at least one spot a piece and several  may have two spots. The parking opens on Carondelet Steet o...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Sugar Plantation Condos840 Tchoupitoulas StreetNext to Emeril'sNew Orleans Warehouse District            The 43 units at the Sugar Plantation Condos were turned into condos in 2005. The entire Warehouse was gutted and condos built within the historic walls. When construction is done this way it is much like new construction. The open floor plans, exposed brick, garage parking, larger units and a great location make this an upscale condo association.       The condo fees are moderate considering all the amenities and common areas that one can enjoy. There is a nice courtyard and pool area within the complex. There is an gym, meeting room and party room off the courtyard. Each unit has a rather large storage closet on the first floor. The garage parking is a big plus. Enter from Comme...
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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.)
The Lower Garden DistrictNew Orleans 70130          Once you go under the Mississippi River Expressway you are in the Lower Garden District. A truly historic neighborhood established between 1820 and 1840. At that time is was like living in the country.        The Lower Garden District extends to Jackson Avenue between St. Charles Avenue and the Miss. River. Lots of current activity in the real estate world.       The Lower Garden District area is a short walk to Magazine Street Shops and Eats. Great area to walk and window shop.         There are quite a few condo complexes in the area. They are going to be small complexes as most were converted from apartment buildings and old homes. It's is great area to look and see what a historic neighborhood it is.       I have sold many in the a...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
500 South Jeff Davis Parkway Condo #10, Top Floor Corner UnitHas Garage ParkingMid City New Orleans, 70119Reduced in Price to $159,510, Lots of Recent Updates     Unit #10 is a top floor corner unit with lots of recent updates and garage parking. The unit has 5 windows and some nice city and neighborhood views. It is a large one bedroom unit with an open floor plan measuring 729 sq. ft. of living area. The unit has a entirely new and open kitchen that opens to the living area which is 24x14.      The bedroom has plenty of closets plus its own a/c. It is 16x13.7 . The 2 newer a/c's make the utility bills be between $50 and $60 per month. The five windows are all insulated which really helps. The low condo fees are $204.12 per month.     The seller has two small dogs and he installed "Dup...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking Around The New Orleans Warehouse DistirctPlenty of Historic Building to See Like a Work of Art !     The Warehouse District has a lots of things to see and do. I like to see how many of these historic building have been turned into so many different things. Many of the building look like works of art so they would stand out in their time. Walking the area can give you the feel. Hope you enjoy me sharing my many walks with you.  Whitney Bank Branch on PoydrasSt. Patrick's Church in New OrleansEarly Townhomes in the Warehouse District, 1840'sTop of  Historic Hiberina Bank, Now Apartments The Civil War Museum in New OrleansThe Lighthouse was once Bulb Supplier Sales OfficeHistoric New Orleans Firehouse on Julia StreetHistoric Townhomes Dating back to 1830's, Now Shop and Homes Upst...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Starting Your New Orleans Condo Search !      Using an experienced agent that has seen hundreds of condos in the Warehouse District can help you narrow the search down to the best 3-4 units. I just need to know your criteria in what you are looking for so I can match you up with units that meet your needs.     If you are paying cash you will get a cash discount as the seller will not have to worry about the loan process. The seller will want proof of the cash in several business days.      If you are going to borrow, you should use a local lender that know how to finance condos in New Orleans. I have several that have worked with me over the years to get it done quickly. This also helps you with the seller knowing the lender is local and on top of things. Having a pre-approval letter is...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Garden DistrictThe Neighborhood and Historic HomesReview of the Neighborhood via PhotosThis is an older area with large lots Known for Large Yards and Historic FeaturesHistoric Mansions in the Garden District, One of ManyOne of the First Spec. Homes in the USA in the 1870'sAnother Spec. Cottage. There are Seven of them on same Street.Worth Millions, So Many Historic DetailsVictorian Mansion, Large Yard, Porch,Pretty Windows, Well Kept as most R.Famous for the Wrought Iron Fences,Galleries and PorchesJackson Avenue Mansion, Once Soule' Bussiness College 
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