New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Darryl Glade, New Orleans Real Estate
(RE/MAX N.O. Properties)
New Orleans Real Estate - Market Report March 2008 This report focuses on Single Family Homes. March 2008 - 2032 properties for sale in New Orleans. March 2007 - 2402 properties for sale in New Orleans. 204 properties sold in New Orleans in Mar. 2008. 285 properties sold in New Orleans in Mar. 2007 . The average price for sold properties was $221,000 in March 2008. The average price for sold properties was $171,000 in March 2007. The average days on market for sold properties was 105 in March 2008 The average days on market for sold properties was 98 in March 2007. New Orleans Real Estate - Market Report Feb. 2008Click here to view Darryl Glade’s Real Estate Profile. ______________________________________________________________ This New Orleans real estate market report was provided b...
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By Darryl Glade, New Orleans Real Estate
(RE/MAX N.O. Properties)
New Orleans Real Estate - Condo Market Report For March 2008 This report focuses on Condos in New Orleans. March 2008 - 870 condos for sale in New Orleans. March 2007 - 944 condos for sale in New Orleans. 42 condos sold in New Orleans in Mar. 2008. 63 condos sold in New Orleans in Mar. 2007 . The average price for sold condos was $243,000 in March 2008. The average price for sold condos was $225,000 in March 2007. The average days on market for sold condos was 95 in March 2008 The average days on market for sold condos was 108 in March 2007. New Orleans Real Estate (Condos) Report Feb. 2008 Click here to view Darryl Glade’s Real Estate Profile. ______________________________________________________________ This New Orleans real estate condo market report was provided by Darryl Glade, R...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
     I write a lot of local blogs on my New Orleans Condo Trends blogs. It does always have to be strictly about facts and figures.  My clients want to see what the neighborhoods are about and how historic New Orleans neighborhoods can be. My site is about condos but they are in these neighborhoods and many people have no idea what to expect. So many times people think negative thoughts of living in a city that flooded and has had it share of problems. New Orleans is often called the "City That Care Forgot". In this brief blog I tried to tie two of my hobbies plants and photos into selling New Orleans Condos. Check out the GardenDistrict Azalea Blog.                                
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
I was showing condos last week and I took my camera to write a blog about thisngs you see while showing on a weekend in the New Orleans French Quarter. I came across this one and wondered what they were advertising. The blog came out great and will most likely only do one like that this month,lol. Take a look at the blog and give me some ideas about this store in a courtyard. No I did not venture in. Maybe next week.Archive for the 'French Quarter' CategoryFrench Quarter Condos, Showings of French Quarter Condos is an experience!                               
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Spring is in full swing and marks the beginning of the fair and festival season in the New Orleans area.  Check out some of the events on tap for this weekend:Gretna Farmer's Market Saturday, 8:30 am - 12: 30 pm at the Gretna Market.  Huey P. Long Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Fresh, locally grown produce plus crafts, music and more.  While you are at the Market, be sure to check out Child Safety Day between 9 am and 1 pm, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.West Bank TheatreRuthless! The Musical, a musical comedy, runs through April 27th with shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.  Visit Jefferson Performing Arts Society for tickets and more information  French Quarter FestivalOf course, no matter how great the West Bank is, what event could possib...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Just wonder ing why no one mentions Localism and the great furure it seemed to hold when active rain was booming with new ideas. I rarely see posts on the subject and thought I would bring it up again. One of the great things about the localism photos is that you can string togeather a group of photos that can really give you a feel for the neighborhood. I would like the series to stay put but as other agents start inserting it may ad to it. Being a local expert in the area lets me put some descriptions that ties the area togeather. The New Orleans Warehouse District is one of my areas of concentration. Just wanted to pass on what a series of photos and descriptions can do for you. I like to describe it as a lifestyle text/photo.   Contributor: Eric Bouler (Prudential Gardner) Location:...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
 Can you believe that the first quarter of the year has passed us by already? It's been a time of ups and downs in the West Bank real estate market, with buyers popping their heads out and testing the local scene, especially in Belle Chasse and Harvey, the brightest spots in the West Bank real estate market. How is your area doing in this rapidly changing real estate market?Read these articles for information on West Bank home sales for March, 2008:AlgiersAlgiers, LA 70131: March 2008 Home Sales and Real Estate Market Report Algiers, LA 70114: March 2008 Home Sales and Real Estate Market ReportAlgiers Point: March 2008 Home Sales and Real Estate Market ReportEnglish Turn: March 2008 Home Sales and Real Estate Market ReportGretna and Terrytown:Gretna, LA 70053: March 2008 Home Sales and ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Just listed this condo in downtown New Orleans that has a lot going for it.  The windows and the views will have to be factored in to the price.  When you have a unit that has these special features its hard to get comps in the same building. Being a corner unit you have 10 large windows and 18 ft. ceilings. It will get more than the average unit because of the intangibles. Find more info about the unit on my New Orleans Condo website and New Orleans Condo Trends blog. 920 Poeyfarre #368$349,368Cotton Mill CondosNew Orleans Warehouse District Large living area 12'10" X 23'2'' looking towards New Orleans City views      Unit #368 at the Cotton Mill Condos in the New Orleans Warehouse District is a large corner unit with fantastic city views day or nite. This corner condo has high ceiling...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
The forecast calls for upper 70s and mostly sunny...looks like another fabulous West Bank weekend, with some great events on tap.  Alice Harte School FairA Fair of the Harte, the annual spring fair, takes place on Saturday, from 10-5 at Alice M. Harte Elementary School, 5300 Berkley Drive in Algiers.  Games and prizes for the kids, food, drinks, entertainment and more.  All proceeds help pay for educational programs, tutoring and extracurricular school activities.    4th Annual Old Algiers RiverFest  2 day festival - Saturday and Sunday, noon - 6 pm Music on the Ferry from 12-2 each day Proceeds used for jazz education, litter cleanups, economic development Opening parade with the Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians www.oldalgiersmainstreet.com for more information on the various programs...
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By Darryl Glade, New Orleans Real Estate
(RE/MAX N.O. Properties)
New Orleans Real Estate - Government Announces Mortgage Bailout Bills According to CNN, the Senate has announced that it will bring a housing package to the floor as soon as this morning. The exact specifics of the package have not been completely revealed but the focus is incredibly clear…help out the nearly 1.5 million homeowners with sub-prime mortgages that will reset to higher interest rates this year. Once the bills are passed I will discuss each one in depth, but right now I wanted to pose a few questions. First of all, is it the Government’s (ultimately tax-payers) responsibility to bail out individuals that have made poor financial decisions? In the same vein, is it the tax-payers responsibility to bail out businesses such as Bear Sterns? Is the Government acting in the Countr...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Just across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans, there is a charming community that brings to mind days gone by.  Algiers Point, while part of the City of New Orleans proper, seems miles away from the daily grind.  First settled in 1718, "The Point" is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans (the French Quarter is the oldest) and is a terrific, walkable neighborhood, filled with turn of the century architecture and a sense of history at every turn.                                 From the moment you step off of the Ferry....       There has been a ferry running between Algiers and Canal Street in New Orleans since 1827.                 The Algiers Courthouse is the third oldest continuously operating courthouse in Louisiana.   Constructed in 1896, it houses the offices...
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By Darryl Glade, New Orleans Real Estate
(RE/MAX N.O. Properties)
New Orleans Real Estate - Top 5 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Feb. 2008 There are some fabulous homes for sale in New Orleans right now. However, you missed the boat on the following 5 homes. Here is a look at the most expensive real estate in New Orleans sold last month. Even though you didn’t buy these gems, you still have plenty to choose from! 5. $1,000,000 - 815 Dauphine - Townhouse with 6 rentals 4. $1,025,000 - 625 St. Charles Ave. Unit 8a - 2400 square foot condo 3. $1,100,000 - 3 Poydras - One River Place Condos - 2,629 square feet 2. $2,600,000 - 817 St. Philip - 8 units - 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms 1. $3,391,000 - 120 Audubon Blvd - 9,697 square foot mansion  You may also be interested in: New Orleans Real Estate - Top 10 Most Expensive Homes (2007)You may also be intereste...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
It's the little things that make New Orleans such a unique place to call home to me.Post Katrina, my husband and I seriously considered leaving.  Moving to another state and starting over in a place that wasn't damaged, wasn't in a recovery mode 24/7.  We even went so far as to start decluttering the house to put it on the market and looking at homes in a new city and state.But, one Wednesday afternoon in the spring, we threw the kids in the car and headed downtown to Lafayette Square.  Cowboy Mouth was playing that day and, being fans and having friends in the band, we wanted to listen to them play.I remember that it was a bright, sunny day.  Perfect spring weather in NOLA.  As we sat in the grass in front of the stage, holding a cold beer and a plate of food from a local restaurant, s...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Congratulations!  You worked hard to prepare your New Orleans West Bank home for sale, to price it right and make it accessible for potential buyers and their agents.  All of that hard work has paid off in the form of an accepted offer from someone who loves your house as much as you do.  So, what happens next?Do you want to continue to show the house? This decision can be a tough one.  You are more than likely tired of keeping your house in show condition.  It's nice to plan a dinner party and not worry about someone wanting to schedule an appointment smack in the middle of it.    You may feel all of the confidence in the world in the contract, the buyer and the financing.  All good reasons to mark it "under contract" in the MLS and put the "Too Late" sign in the yard.  BUT... stuff ha...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Looking for something to do this weekend on the West Bank of New Orleans?  Check out some of these great, local events.Recycling Day  Saturday, 3/29/08,  9 am to noon at the Jefferson Parish Governmental Building, 200 Derbigny St. in Gretna, LA.Volunteers will be accepting:  Plastic 1-7, paper, phone books, magazines, cardboard, paper board, shredded paper in plastic bags, and metal cans and lids.  ARC of Greater New Orleans will be collecting beads to recycle at same time.  When you are finished at Recycling Day, don't forget to stop by the Gretna Farmer's Market between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm to pick up this weeks fresh produce!Super Saturday Algiers Community Fair10 am to 2 pm at Edna Karr High School, 3332 Huntlee Drive in AlgiersFree health screenings Free computer technology session...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Its been a quick 30 years for the Crescent City Classic. On Saturday 18,500 people chose to walk or run in the annual event. I did a pictoral blog of the thing I walk for me. I got plenty of good shots if you want to take a look. New Orleans Condo trends. We are luckly to have a local event almost every week through June as we start the year. This year its been the National Championship Game, the NBA all star game, the Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras, Louisiana Derby, and the local events and festivals. Next week is the PGA event, then the Jazz Fest, Strawberry Fest, Crawfish Boils, LSU Spring game, the Hornets winning again, LSU womens basketball could be here for the final 16. You can blog about each so people will know what is happening in your area.
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
A New Orleans tradition since 1958, the Zurich Golf Classic of New Orleans returns on Monday, March 24, 2008 to the TPC Louisiana course in Avondale.  Celebrating it's 50th anniversary, the Zurich Classic is a spring time tradition on the West Bank and gives everyone a chance to see the $3 million in course enhancements completed at TPC Louisiana and enjoy live music right on the course at the end of the day on Tuesday (Better Than Ezra), Saturday (Sister Hazel) and Sunday (an encore performance by Better Than Ezra).Featuring two Pro-Am tournaments and a youth clinic, the Zurich Classic will be showcasing the talents of some great PGA players, and will also be raising funds for local children in need through the Fore!Kids Foundation.Whether you are a golfer or a spectator, this is an al...
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By Ian Cockburn
(John Anthony Realty)
ON South Broad, between Canal and Tulane there is a silent revolution of major consequence...one by one, two by two there is a radical transformation happening...properties are very hot...being bought/sold/renovated at a rate never seen before on this major corridor...and the Federal rebuilding monies are not even here yet.The best value left on South Broad, (all the other one's sold in the last 3 months) is a 10,000 SF warehouse on 2 lots...for $200K!  This is not my listing, but I cannot help but share the opportunity for wealth...for this is a great deal in a corridor on an extremely busy road.Stay tuned for pictures of specific properties, with pictures...brand new buildings in an area of rapid growth in this great city.
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Today is the official first day of spring, when the days become longer than the nights, the weather begins to warm and signs of renewal begin to blossom all around us.  Here are some recent signs that spring has already sprung on the West Bank of New Orleans.   While friends in the north are still shoveling snow and ice, we have these beautiful displays to brighten up the landscape.   Isn't New Orleans a great place to call home?   Happy Spring, New Orleans!When buying or selling a home on the West Bank of New Orleans or relocating to the New Orleans West Bank, you deserve local expertise and advice.  Lisa Heindel provides full time, professional real estate services to buyers, sellers and military transferees in Algiers, Algiers Point, Belle Chasse, Gretna, Terrytown, Harvey, Marrero, ...
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By Ulster County
(Ulster County Real Estate)
I have lots of stuff to post about my trip to New Orleans to attend the Prudential Sales Convention.  Over the next few days, I will post about some of the content of the convention.  For now, I wanted to quickly blog about my cab ride through the 9th Ward.As much as I tried to resist being the stupid tourist, I couldn't help but to go see the 9th ward.  After 2 1/2 years you would think more would be accomplished.   After the Sunday afternoon exhibitor welcome event, I hopped a cab coming out of the conference center.  My original intention was to go back to the apt, shower and get ready for the night's activities.  As the cab got closer to the French Corner, I began to really take a liking to the cab driver and his New Orleans, Creole accent.  He spoke passionately about the area and...
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