New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 Marketing Your New Orleans Condo My Best Ideas, Experience Matters      Trying new ways to sell your property is something I like to do. The following ideas have helped me sell my listings over time. Getting the word out can be done in many ways.  1. Take good photos of your unit and focus in on the best features. Most buyers start on line searching so this does matter. I take my own photos. 2. Making flyers for each listing that features the best of the condo association amenities and your unit. Hand these out to neighbors, put on bulletin boards, hand out at open houses and put them up at our real estate offices. 3. Open Houses Work. Few agents do this but it has worked for me. Fellow agents will send their clients. Neighbors will look and tell their friends about the listing. People...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
New Orleans Garden District Home I loved the look of this New Orleans Garden District home with the painted window boxes!  I was in New Orleans in November 2014 for the NAR/CRS meetings and got together with my Mastermind Group for brunch on Sunday at Commander's Palace (which was amazing!) in the city's famed Garden District filled with 19th Century homes. The Garden District was originally part of Livaudais Plantation that became part of Lafayette in 1833 and was then annexed by New Orleans in 1852.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                                     Whitney and Sloo Condos                                                           404 Notre Dame Street                                               Corner of Tchoupitoulas St.                                         New Orleans Warehouse District        The Whitney and Sloo Condos was once a leather factory and warehouse before being turned into condos. The 5 story building has 27 units and a couple of penthouses on the top floor. There are a few large one bedroom units with a little over 1000 sq. ft. of living area. The two bedrooms are also large with most being above 1400sq. ft.       There are a lot of windows in the building. There is a lot of exposed brick and beams. The rooms in the units tend to be on the large size for New ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                  The Henderson Condos                                                    700 Commerce Street                 New Orleans Warehouse District     The Henderson Condos were one of the first condo associations formed in the Warehouse District when they were converted from rentals into condos in the mid 1990's. The sixty units cover three floors and the association take up the 700 block of Commerce.       There is a parking garage behind the units on Commerce Street but few units have parking on site. You generally have to rent a spot in a nearby lot.        The condo fees are moderate. The condo features a great party room on the roof with a small courtyard with grills and great city views. There is also a small gym and secure entrance on Commerce Street. The units have ex...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                       Warehouse District Condos                  700 South Peters Street     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...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
  Porches are Like a "Smiling Face" New Orleans Historic Homes Many Colorful Smiles       Porches standout out like a smiling face in many of the homes in New Orleans. A Place for shade in the heat of the Summer and provide a dry space when raining. These homes were built before air conditioning was invented so it was a great insulator from the Summer Heat.  A great place to sit and watch the world go by.  Two story homes often have a gallery on top of the first floor porch.                                                             Lower Garden District Home, Plantation Style                                                      Gallery for First and Second Floor                                        Uptown Porch, Detailed and Landscaped                                                ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Garden DistrictHistoric Homes and More      The New Orleans Garden District was once a number of plantations that was divided up into large lots with large homes in the early 1800's. The neighborhood was settled by English speaking residents who did not wish to live in the French Quarter. It was known as the City of Lafayette in 1833 and became part of New Orleans in 1852. Later these large lots were divided up into smaller lots. That is why you see a variety of styles in the area. The homes were built over a long period as lots were divided.Garden District Home with large side yardThe Side Yard with guest house and stablesMansions in the Garden District, So Many DetailsJackson Avenue, Now an Events Venue...Once Soule' Business CollegeBehind the Gates, You have to walk the n...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                                                                     Warehouse District Destinations                                                                                                     Many Things do and See!      There are many place in the New Orleans Warehouse District that are destinations for business 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 French Quarter and Lower Garden District. The Convention is next to the Mississippi RiverC...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 Bakery Condos in New Orleans Once A Holsum Bakery 1111 South Peters Street Warehouse District in New Orleans         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 courtyar...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
                                                           Federal Fibre Mills Condos                1107 South Peters Street                New Orleans, 70130        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...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Football Games in New OrleansNow that the Saints finally put a W on the board, we're getting back into the Who Dat swing of things. Being who we are, we know that everyone has their favorite local bar they go to for Sunday football games in New Orleans. We asked you tell us your favorite and why. Here goes it.  Lower Garden DistrictHalfmoon Bar & Grill 1125 St. Mary 70130 504-522-0599 Open @ 11am One of our agents is a tad partial after spending over a decade behind this bar doling out drinks. But, even the people on the streets agreed. With 14 TVs, you can watch the Saints while yelling at your fantasy players on other teams. Halfmoon is always filled with fans of every team and provides free food on Sundays. Every sunday during the season will have $12 Mimosa pitchers, $4 moscow mules...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Treme, New Orleans LATreme showed up on the radar for new residents after HBO produced the series with the same name. While the show was as close to the real New Orleans as anything else that's ever been on television, it doesn't hold a candle to the real thing.The Treme neighborhood is ever evolving and the dreaded G-word (gentrification) has become the reality for many long time residents. As prices in the French Quarter, the Marigny and the Bywater have continued to rise, people are turning to Treme. Investors have been renovating and flipping homes at much higher price points than we've seen in the past, while do-it-yourselfers have tackled bringing back those traditional shotguns and cottages to their former glory, changing the face of the neighborhood.Take a walk with us through t...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Cotton Mill Condos for Sale, Warehouse District New Orleans Find similar condos for sale to the Cotton Mill Condos for Sale, Warehouse District New OrleansGet the value of your New Orleans home or condo in today's marketStop your search! If you are looking for an amazing condo complex in New Orleans, you have just found it. The Cotton Mill couldn't be more conveniently located since it sits on the edge of the ultra hip Warehouse District, just outside of the Central Business District. No car? No problem! This condo complex has a Walkscore of 89. Literally everything you would ever need to live is within walking distance. But, if you need parking, it's available from contract lots just across the street. Cotton Mill Units Mix Old and New There are a variety of units in the Cotton Mill Co...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Are you experiencing any of the 4 signs that it's time to sell your New Orleans home? You're tired of maintenancePainting, landscaping, replacing the roof...add all of these up and it's a lot of time and money spent maintaining just the exterior of your house. Maybe it's time for a condo. Condo fees may get a bad rap from some people, but they take care of all of those pesky outside maintenance issues. And you don't have to cut the grass or clean the pool.Related: Find New Orleans Condos for Sale You've outgrown your spaceMaybe your work situation has changed and you are in need of a home office. Perhaps you've added to your family and an additional bedroom has changed from a nice to have to a must have. Or Grandma is ready to leave her own house behind and is moving in. If your current...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority Rolls Out Online PaymentsFinally, there's an easy online way to grab passes for New Orleans streetcars, buses and ferries. The RTA GoMobile app is live, perfect for Jazz Fest 2016 visitors and residents alike. A $3 1-Day Jazzy Passes is good for buses and streetcars, while a 1-Day integrated pass costs $7 and includes all buses, streetcars and ferries for an unlimited amount of rides in 24 hours. Want to hop on and off the streetcar as it winds down St. Charles Avenue? Not a problem and no cash needed. All you need is a smart phone and a valid email address to set up an account and you'll be cruising around NOLA in no time. Go here for FAQs and to download the new app
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Termites in New OrleansWe're getting close to that time of year when the termites start swarming in New Orleans. If you haven't experienced swarm season, you're in for a treat (that's sarcasm, for the new folks).There's nothing quite like having to turn off all of your exterior lights to avoid attracting the little darlings during their mating season and then finding tiny termite corpses scattered everywhere the next day.Repeat every single night for a couple of weeks and you'll get an idea of why termites are always part of the conversation when we talk about New Orleans real estate.The damage that termites can do is nothing to take lightly. You think that everything is fine while they are hiding behind the walls, happily dining on your studs and framing, weakening the structure of you...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
 The sign is up. The lockbox is installed. Now the appointment requests are starting to roll in.Once your house is on the market, you'll quickly discover that sometimes you don't get very much notice that an agent wants to show your New Orleans home. What are the most important things you can do to quickly prepare for a last minute showing? Ditch the clutter Truly, your agent doesn't care if you kick the laundry under the bed or hide things behind the sofa. What they care about is the buyer envisioning themselves at home in your home and making an offer. Make a quick survey of the house and ditch the clutter quickly. Make your bedWe all have our mother in our ear when someone says "make your bed". But Mom was right. Bedrooms magically appear bigger and better when beds are neatly made. ...
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By Terez B. Harris, Your Real Estate Advocate
(Keller Williams Realty New Orleans)
Jazz FestIts Festival Time in Louisiana and in just a short few weeks is the coveted New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival AKA Jazz Fest. Starting April 22nd – May 1st.  People travel from all over the world to attend this eclectic music festival.  Just last year about 30 minutes outside of New Orleans I had the pleasure of speaking to a couple from Sweden, drenched in tourist apparel and were eager to learn anything they could from the locals… So much so that they elected to spend the night in a few small towns outside of New Orleans before the festival to really see what all Louisiana had to offer.  The interest outsiders have in our city and our state for that matter just goes to show you what a unique and special place Louisiana really is.Here is a quick list of Tips and Information ...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Selling a Vacant Home in New OrleansWhether you've already moved to a new home here in New Orleans or even to a new state, there are some things you need to know about selling a vacant home. From utilities to maintenance, you still need to keep up with a property while it's on the market. Just because a home is empty doesn't mean that things won't happen. Keep the lights onBudget for electricity, water and gas while your home is on the market. It might be a pain, but there are a couple of reasons that we make this suggestion.Air conditioning and heat control the climate in your home. We all know how hot and humid our summers are and if you don't run the air, you may find yourself dealing with mold and mildew remediation. Buyers aren't going to stick around long enough to visualize thems...
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By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
New Orleans Condo BuyingNew Orleans was late to the condo game, but we've exploded with options over the past few years.Some buyers are looking for a second or vacation home when they visit the Crescent City. Others are downsizing because they're tired of spending the weekends cutting grass. And milliennials seem to love having a built in community that comes with living in a building instead of a single family home or apartment. What do all of these buyers have in common?They need to know the pros and cons of condo living before they make a decision about where they will plant their roots.  Can we help you find the right NOLA condo? Call us today at 504-327-5303 or start your own condo search here. 
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