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Monthly Archives: May 2018

    Top Home Features Requested by House Hunters

    By Admin | May 24, 2018

    What New Orleans Buyers Are Really Looking for When homeowners put a house up for sale, they hope it will be attractive to prospective buyers for a variety of reasons: the neighborhood, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and a spacious backyard. After all, their family has called it home for years. But what are... Read More

    Sell Your Home by Thinking Like a Buyer

    By Admin | May 23, 2018

    How to View Your New Orleans Home From a Different Perspective You’ve decided to try and sell your New Orleans home. After conducting some local market and neighborhood trend research, you think you’re ready to go, but there’s one other thing you need to consider. What are buyers looking for? Thinking more like a buyer... Read More

    On the Arboreal Lookout

    By Admin | May 22, 2018

    What Every NOLA Home Buyer Should Consider About Trees on a Property One important consideration that many people don’t make while they are buying a house in New Orleans is the type, quantity, and location of trees on a prospective property. Live oak trees are symbolic of New Orleans, but one federal survey found that... Read More

    Blue Bikes: Transportation Game Changer?

    By Admin | May 21, 2018

    How is the New Orleans’ first bike-share program faring with city residents and visitors? And why do some say it’s a game-changer while others would rather limit its reach? Since its launch last December, New Orleans’ first bike-share program has been met with both praise and criticism. Here’s a quick look at how it’s doing,... Read More

    Why Choose a Realtor Over Zillow?

    By Admin | May 17, 2018

    Navigating the NOLA Real Estate Market Is Easier with Hands-on Help According to a 2017 report from the National Association of Realtors, 90 percent of consumers start their home searches online. But the facts are clear: Zillow has fewer listings than the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and the data on Zillow-listed homes is not always... Read More

    Climate Gentrification: Fact or Fiction?

    By Admin | May 16, 2018

    Migration From Coastal Areas Could be Coming to a New Orleans Neighborhood Near You Climate gentrification is a new term referring to populations ditching homes in areas at high risk for floods, hurricanes, and fires to move to less vulnerable locations. It’s fast becoming a reality in New Orleans. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina had... Read More

    Guide to New Orleans Farmers Markets

    By Admin | May 15, 2018

    Fortunately, New Orleans doesn’t lack in farmers markets. Here’s what you can find across the city on any day of the week in terms of seasonal produce, Louisiana seafood, homemade gourmet foods, chef popups, and more. For those who don’t own a New Orleans home with a fenced-in backyard for veggie gardens, New Orleans boasts... Read More

    When Should You Shop Homeowners Insurance?

    By Admin | May 10, 2018

    A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers in New Orleans Homeowners insurance covers both damage to property and liability (legal responsibility) for injuries or property damage that the policyholders, their family, and their pets cause to other people. A lender will require anyone who is financing the purchase of a home to buy homeowners insurance before closing... Read More

    How to Be a Conscientious Dog-Owning Neighbor

    By Admin | May 9, 2018

    The roles of good dog owner and good neighbor are not mutually exclusive. Here’s how to be both. By Aurora James For many people, dogs are steadfast canine companions, so it probably comes as no surprise that 44 percent of Americans own a dog. Meanwhile, the homeownership rate in the United States is 64 percent.... Read More

    So You Want to Flip Houses in New Orleans

    By Admin | May 8, 2018

    How to Get Started, and Some Common Mistakes to Avoid Given the popularity of reality television shows such as Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, and Property Brothers, more and more people are considering giving up their day jobs and becoming full-time house flippers. But making a living flipping houses is not as easy as it... Read More