New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                             Easter Sunday Parade in Quarter      The 34th annual Easter Bonnet Parade was help Sunday in the French Quarter. Hard to believe after 34 years and being 84 years old that Chris Owens is still so active. Fun to watch in the French Quarter with all the colors, hats, dresses and music. Riders were throwing carrots, little bunnies, eggs, beads, flowers and various stuffed animals.        Great family event with lots of bunny ears and colored hair. People that have second homes in the French Quarter, Warehouse District and Marigny could walk over and enjoy the beautiful day, eat and watch the Easter Parade.  Just another of the many events that are featured in New Orleans.                                                             Throwing Plastic Eggs   
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
        Walk The New Orleans Riverwalk         Starting in the Warehouse District               "A Very Colorful Walk"    Walking the Mississippi River starting at the Outlet Collection Mall at Spanish Plaza to the French Quarter and Jackson Square. This is a great walk for residents and second home owners that have places in the Warehouse District and the French Quarter. Woldenberg Park covers 16 acres and starts by the Aquarium of the Americas.     Enjoy the Mississippi River, Boats, Ferries, Ships, Sculptures, Art       Spanish Plaza at the Outlet Collection The Aquarium of the AmericasThe Mississippi River Bridge to West Bank.Woldenberg Park StatueWoldenberg Color PanelsImmigrant Stature with World Trace CenterMonument of the ImigrantsJax Brewery Condos in Background of StatueSteam...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                              New Orleans Warehouse District    Living in the Warehouse District as a full time resident and as a second home is great for walking and looking. So many things to do and see. Easy walk to Canal Street and the New Orleans French Quarter,   Honoring Winston Churchill by the Hilton Hotel Circle The Spanish Plaza on the Mississippi River by Outlet CollectionGalvez Monument, Spanish Governor in Louisiana & Cuba in 1700'sStreetcars on Canal Street Neutral Ground, Easy Rdie to City Park and Canal St. Easy Transfer to St. Charles Line to Uptown New OrleansThe Aquarium of Americas on the Mississippi River, Warehouse DistrictThe Creole Queen River Boat heading down the Mississippi RiverEnjoy the Mississippi River Ferry coming from Algiers, Take it aqnd you can walk ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District Walk New 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 Weekly...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 Selling Your New Orleans Condo Pricing it Right is Key ! The First Impression Does Matter     There are many factors that go into pricing a condo in the Warehouse District. It is never all about just the square footage. You have to consider parking which is easily worth 30k these days. The condition of the condo is a big deal and the recent updates. Important features are the floor plan, Views, Common Areas and Amenities that the Association has to offer.      You start off by finding comparable units in the same complex as the associations are very different. How much has the unit we are pricing has been updated. Is the floor plan desirable, Views are important, Wood Floors are desirable, Updated Kitchens and Baths mean a lot. Buyers like natural light, exposed brick and beams to go w...
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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.)
     Walking Around The New Orleans                   Warehouse District                           Plenty 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...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
               New Orleans Garden District          The Neighborhood and Historic Homes         Review of the Neighborhood via Photos 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.)
Uptown New Orleans, The Neighborhood Streets and Homes New Orleans Uptown. Its going to be a neighborhood of mansions and cottages Uptown Cottage, Many have been completely redone in recent years Some homes will have nice yards and some will have very small yardsaftsman Style home in Uptown New Orleans, Just Stands Out... Uptown New Orleans Homes that are new but constructed to look and feel historic Colorful Uptown Cottage in New Orleans Walk to Audubon Zoo  Milton Latter Libarary on St. Charles Avenue Commericial on Magazine Street, A Short Walk... Only about 100 places to eat on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans  Large and Small Homes to choose from...    
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                    New Orleans Warehouse District                                           Lots of Eats and Drinks        The Area has many many places to meet,eat and drink as it has so many destinations and so many conventions. I will highlight the various places around the New Orleans Warehouse District. I can try them out to get a better feel as time moves forward. Ernst Cafe and Bar at Holidays, Lafayette and Fulton StreetsRuth's Chris Steak House on Fulton StreetLucy's Surfers Bar and Grill, Great Local SpotLucy's Service is always FriendlyManning's Sports Bar on Fulton StreetEating OUtside on Cool Nights, St. Charles AvenueResteraunt August in New Orleans 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Homes DecorateMardi Gras is Here ! Bead Fences have become popular in the last 5 years...French Quarter Balconies Decorate for CarnivalEsplanade Avenue Home Decorates, Lights and Color...Royal Street Condos Decorate, Pretty and UniqueDressed with Mardi Gras Flags and BannersNeighborhood Homes Decorate, The dogs are even ready...St. Charles Avenue Home Decorate....
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                                                                                                Lower Garden District            Historic New Orleans Neighborhood 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.)
 Statues in New OrleansLets us Remember HistoryNot your Best Known,But Interesting The Bench Warner on 1004 Esplanade AvenueLion Guarding the Italian Hall on 1020 Esplanade AvenueBand at Armstrong Park, Play It Every Day Cigar Store Indian in French QuarterLovers on Royal Street Balcony in French QuarterStatue for the Imigrants on the Mississippi RiverFrench Market Lady and PondSoldiers Watching the Door of Toy Store on Jackson SquareIn Jackson Square  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                 Lower Garden District Condos                            The Saints Streets                       New Orleans,La. 70130       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 Streetc...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                                    The Cotton Mill Condos                 New Orleans Warehouse District                                                         920 Poeyfarre Street       The Cotton Mill Condos cover the entire block of Poeyfarre between Constance and Annunciation. It is a short block from the World War II Museum. The building was apartments before being converted into condos in 2004. Before it was a warehouse for converting cotton fibers into all kinds of things. Lots of warehouses around here in 1900 as it was several blocks from the port.      The condo complex is 288 units. There are about 16 penthouses that were built on top of the 3 rd story front that faces Poeyfarre and Annunciation. There is no on site parking but there are several lots across ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                            The Lower Garden District                      Neighborhood of New Orleans                 Easy Walk from Warehouse District           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...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
             St. Joseph Street Condos               801 Saint Joesph Street                                         New Orleans, La.                                                                  Warehouse 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 parkin...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Balconies French Quarter Galleries Hanging Baskets and Plants              Galleries are supported by columns to the ground giving them more support. That is why they tend to be larger and have cover over the top. You add the Wrought Iron, French Doors, Windows and Shutters you have an exciting world of balconies and galleries in the French Quarter. Then add the hanging baskets and hanging plants to top them off....Balcony with no supports and smaller. Just as scenic.....Corners generally have Galleries. Royal Street Corner with Double Gallery, Fern CityWrought Iron is Normal, Hanging Baskets and AngelsBright Colors and Long Hanging Plants, Chartres StreetOne of my favorite with large Windows, Brick and Wrought IronDumaine and Dauphine...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                 711 Tchoupitoulas Street                      New Orleans,70130         The 711 Condos are in the middle of the Warehouse District. There are about 20 condos in the complex. There is a garage for parking behind the complex. The units have assigned parking spots. The bottom floor has a couple of commercial units. The building has four stories and many of the units have balconies.        This is an upscale condo association with most of the units being large 2 bedroom units. You get the historic feel in the units with exposed brick walls. The living areas are large with open kitchens. The living areas are on the street side of the building.       You have gas cooking and gas is in the condo fees. Many of the units have been upgraded by the owners over time.       I have s...
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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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