Monthly Archives: February 2018
Millennials Are Falling in Love with New Orleans
Increased housing prices and competition in the job market have led millennials to smaller cities, and New Orleans ranks as the 5th fastest-growing city for millennials in the country. People have been moving to New Orleans for 300 years — for work and pleasure — and today’s millennials are no exception. (Millennials are generally defined... Read More
Considerations When Buying a New Orleans Vacation Home
For those who love New Orleans during Carnival season or visiting during the northern cold season. As you come to New Orleans for work for the umpteenth time or time your annual visit to see your favorite parade during Mardi Gras, you may wonder how much easier (and cheaper) it’d be if you had a... Read More
Can You Pay for a New Orleans Vacation Home by Renting It Out?
Sizing Up the Possibilities The reality of owning a vacation home can seem like a pipe dream to a lot of people. However, if you like to travel to the same place each year, the idea of owning your own vacation home — like a condo in the French Quarter or an American townhouse in... Read More
New Orleans Condo Sales on the Rise
The condo development boom in the CBD, French Quarter, and Lakefront is spurred by several factors, including the increasing appeal of downtown living, local short-term rental laws, rising demand for luxury digs, and the flood protection agency’s need for cash. Condo development and sales (luxury in particular) in New Orleans are experiencing a boom not... Read More
Why Go Small?
The Advantages of Working with a Boutique New Orleans Real Estate Agency Versus a Big Box Realty Company When buying and selling real estate in the New Orleans area, the motto should not be “go big or go home,” when “good things come in little packages,” might be the better option. Before the Internet, Realtors... Read More
Bourbon Street Construction in the French Quarter: An End in Sight?
Controversial contract maneuvering, doubled cost estimates, and inclement weather are among the factors that pushed back the timeline of the construction project completion for the eight blocks of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The most visited street in the French Quarter stretches 13 blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and is home to... Read More
Why the French Quarter Is a Great Spot for Your Vacation Home
Do you love New Orleans? Investing in a second home in the historic French Quarter could yield high returns and save you money on hotels. Would you like to live in a 300-year-old National Historic Landmark named the number-one place to visit in 2018 by the New York Times? If you’ve already visited — for... Read More
Is Your New Orleans House Mardi Gras Gold?
Maybe you’re house hunting specifically to be able to hear JazzFest from your porch. Or maybe you bought a property near St. Charles Avenue, only to realize that, come Carnival time, parking and the foot traffic are a nightmare. Here’s what to consider when buying a house near festival grounds and parade routes. New Orleans... Read More
How to Sell Your Home During Off-Season
The wintertime selling market is unique. Here’s how to capitalize on its seasonal appeal. Are you thinking of putting your house on the market this month? If so, there are specific things to keep in mind as you prepare. February is still considered the off-season, while the spring market (April through June) is when buying... Read More
Should New Orleans Homeowners Be Concerned About Coyotes?
Critters, More Scared Than Scary, Prey on the Small What is that four-legged, pointy-nosed, dog-tailed creature in your New Orleans backyard? Not a dog. Not a wolf. Not a fox. Coyotes have made it to Louisiana, and they seem right at home. Sightings Across New Orleans New Orleanians have seen them across the city: Lakefront,... Read More