New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

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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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Know How to Value Your Condo !More ImportantMore than Just the Size of UnitYears of Experience HelpsLetting the Buyer Know Pluses      Buyers want certain things these days that add to the increased desire for a New Orleans Condo. Much more than just the size of the condo. 1. Parking Spots have become more valuable over the last 10 years. Garage Parking and Gated parking by the complex is valuable. Easily worth 30k to 40k.  2. City Views and Windows in most of the rooms. Buyers like to view street and parts of the city. Much more than units that lookout over roofs or atriums. Views of Courtyards are also a plus. 3. High Ceiling Matter as it makes the unit feel and look larger. The 10 ft. ceilings and higher ones are a big plus. 4. Open Floor Plans with open kitchens are more desirable. ...
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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 Warehouse District CondosSmaller Associations in Downtown New Orleans  333 Girod Street Condos 825 Lafayette Street CondosCondos at Lee Circle, 1000 St. Charles Avenue828 St. Charles Avenue,Townhomes and Condos 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
3915 St. Charles Avenue Condo #713Priced  $339,713, Many With Recent Updates New Orleans, La. 70115St. Charles Gardens ComplexLots of Amenities for Condo Complex         The condo #713 is on the top floor one unit from the corner. Two Bedrooms and Two Baths with 950 sq. ft. of living. The unit has a balcony and 2 master bedroom windows with some great views. The balcony has seats and great views. It is an easy walk to both elevators and 20 ft. to trash dump. It has assigned parking spot #44 near the building.      The unit has all nice wood floors and no carpet. There is a hall bathroom and laundry in second bedroom. The kitchen and living room is very open and feels large 13x22. The open kitchen has nice counters and cabinets.  There is a large hall bathroom with tub. The Master bath h...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Jackson Avenue CondosEdge of Garden District    There are a number of Condos on Jackson Avenue between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue. This makes it an easy walk to Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue. There are several on Prytania Street near the intersection of Jackson Avenue. I call most of these neighborhood  condos as they are surrounded by residential homes on the edge of the Garden District. 1450 Jackson Avenue Historic Condos    1441 Jackson Avenue,Corner of Prytania1436 Jackson Avenue Condos, 5 Stories, Large Units1430 Jackson Ave., More Recent Conversion1129 Jackson Avenue Townhome Condos, Near MagazineCorner of Jackson Ave. and Constance Street1002 Jackson Avenue, Corner of Constance. Irish Channel.
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