All About Louisiana Real Estate

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Old Metairie Country Club580 Woodvine AvenueMetairie, La.  70005      Started in 1922 as a golf course. It features a great golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center outside the Country Club. The club itself is great for parties, meetings with great drinks and eats.       We had our Gardner Office Christmas Party here this December. Played tennis twice this month and they have some great courts on which to play. The food was great at the party as was the staff that worked the party.   
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Creole CottagesHistoric French Quarter HomesBurgundy Street, New Orleans      Burgundy Street runs from Canal Street through the French Quarter to Esplanade Avenue and beyond. All the way to Poland Avenue through the Marigny and Bywater. This area of the French Quarter has always been home to many residential neighbohoods. This neighborhood is full of Creole Cottages.       The Creole Cottages were the common homes built during the Frech Colonial says. The time period was 17 90-1840. The one and 1/2 story homes had four rooms down and one or bedrooms up. In New Olreans they were built on the street with no porches.       In today's world some have been converted inot single homes, some are doubles and many in the French Quarter have been converted into condos. They all have that histori...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Coliseum Place CondosNew Orleans Lower Garden District1765 Coliseum St. Condo Complex, NOLA 70130         The complex was built 47 years ago and was apartments until the last 2-3 years. There are 72 units and most are one bedrooms. There are some 2 bed 2 bath in front and back of building. Now cost over 300 k. The one bedroom are 655 sq. ft. The corner ones are a little larger. All the units have been updated and redone since they were rentals. There are 4 stories. The floor unit is garage parking and a large lobby and storage. The elevators are in the front and back. Easy to walk to after parking.         All the units have washer and dryers. The units have windows in back and in the front overlooking the pool and courtyard. The condo fees are moderate. The doors open to overlook the p...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walk to the Aquatic Gardens Plants and Gifts 621 Elysian Fields, Easy Walk to a World of ColorEasy Walk from French Quarter Homes and Condos      The Aquatic Gardens is one of my favorite places to visit and shop. They always have so many unique and wonderful plants. They have unique yard ornaments, fountains,water lilies and a super gift shop.  The place is so colorful and each timne you visit you see so many new things. It is an easy walk from French Quarter. Easy lot parking if you are driving by.       I stop by with clients and other agents that I know who have never been there. It is always a pleasure to look around and hard not to buy something. The plants are always great and well taken care of. The workers know so much about the plants and gifts they are so helpful.       Great...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Mississippi River TrafficGreat Walk and WatchFrench Quarter Walk       Having a second home in New Orleans wether you are in the French Quarter, Warehouse District, or Marigny the Mississippi River Walk is always a place to look and listen to the Mississippi River. The River is like a slowing moving highway of water moving through the town. Heading to the Gulf which is 3-4 hours away on a ship.     Each ship, river boat or ferry always has a story behind it. One of the many sights worth seeing when you come to New Orleans.   Creole Queen is a party boat and tourist attraction...Take the "Thomas Jefferson" Ferry to AlgiersNew Orleans is a Busy Port with plenty of freighters going by..Take the Natchez down river to Chalmette Battle Field, War of 1812The Freighter and the Algiers Ferry Pas...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Historic New Orleans BracketsBywater and Marigny HomesDesigns and Colors Bloom !    The late 19th Century introduced brackets on the front of homes. They are now very distinctive and beloved to see. Most were needed for support of porch or overhang. Others used brackets for ornamentil purposes. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement. Many were made locally and many were mail ordered from a mill that specializeed in brackets.       At the end of the 20th century brackets became like work of arts with so many colors that really began to show off the designs. Now it looks like Artwork on the home. At his time the trim, windows, shutters were all brought into the world of colorful designs. This historic barckets do not exist in many places in the world.     Take a look at the brackets I...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Views, Light and WindowsAdd Value to Your Condo      It is never all just about the square footage when you figure out the value of a home or condo in the French Quarter, Marigny or Bywater. Buyers like great views when they are looking for a property. Natural Light brightens up the place. Not every unit is going to have street views. Courtyard views add value too. Gives you the weather notice close to your condo.      Buyers like windows to courtyards and to streets. Balconies offer windows to courtyards and streets. The Balcony views add even more value. Views do Matter....Eric
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
  French Quarter Homes     The New Orleans French Quarter has a large variety of homes that vary in style and size. Much of the variety has to do with the time that the homes were built and what they were used for. There was a large fire in the French Quarter in 1788 that burned a lot of homes. Over time the designs changed as new homes and double were built as time moved forward. You can really see the differnce as you get closer to Esplanade Avenue walking from Canal Street.Creole Cottages - 1790-1850. Single story homes with steeply pitched roofs that were built on the street with no front yards. Creole Town Homes - 1790-1850. Three story homes. The third story is usually a living attic where the bedrooms were located. Many times the first floor was a separate unit for business or a ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Love the Balconies and Galleries Love the Hanging Plants        The balconies and Galleries in the French Quarter are very hard to duplicate any where else in the world. These owners are often condo associations that plant and hang ferns and other plants on the balconies.           The Galleries have more plants as they have support from the ground and may have several levels in which to show off the hanging plants. The City of New Orleans should give all these owners a discount on their taxes for making the area so vibrant and colorful.
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
 Most people that come to New Orleans to visit always come back.  Staying in the hotels in the French Quarter can be fun for a vacation.  However, some people that visit the New Orleans area have decided to buy a second home in this area. They come back for Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest and sometimes to get away from the weather up north.       Second homes can be condos or doubles that line most of the streets in the Quarter.  Condos are popular for this reason because of the condo fees that can take care of the exterior maintenance and courtyard.   Also many of the condos will have wrought iron balconies.  The only thing that may be needing tending would be to water the ferns that hang from many of these balconies.     You can walk to the market or any of the many shops ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Esplanade Avenue Divides French Quarter and MarignyBetween Mississippi River and N. RampartLots of Nice Homes and Condos on EsplanadeResidential Neighborhood with Great Walks         The border of the French Quarter is Esplanade Avenue, North Rampart and Canal Street. This Esplanade Avenue is between French Quarter and the Marigny. There are a lot of nice homes and condos on each side of the Esplanade Avenue with balconies and porches. Most of the places are residential but there are several places to eat and drink.         It is a great walk down both sides of the the Avenue. You can walk in the middle of the street under the trees on the nuetral ground in the shade. There are condos on both sides of the street. You can easily walk to areas in the French Quarter and places in the Marig...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Old Metairie Homes and MansionsNorthline Street with Large Neutral GroundsThese Homes look like Mansions        This is a great neighborhood in Old Metairie near the Country Club and Gold Course. Large homes that can easily be called Mansions since they are large and unique. There are few homes like this in other areas of Old Metairie. The Northline Street has large trees and a great Neutral Ground with plants and paths. This area is close to New Orleans..All these homes have large yards and all are worth more than a million dollars. It is a great area to walk around and walk to the tennis courts at the Metairie Country Club.        I walked the area to take the photos of several streets in this neighborhood. All the homes have recent updates that make them look like historic Mansions. ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Washington Square ParkBetween Frenchman and Elysian FieldsEasy Walk from French Quarter     The Marigny Neighborhood was one of the first suburbs of New Orleans in the early 1800's. Washington Park was once called Founders Park. It has been a neighborhood spot for gatherings from the beginning of the Marigny.       It is 2.54 acres of fenced land between Frenchman and Elysian Fields. It is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Frenchman Street is famous for a local Music Venue. Now a great place to rest, talk, walk the dog, throw frisbees, and enjoy the outdoors. There is also a childs playground under the oak trees.     There are a number of events scheduled monthly at Washington Park. Events such as Festivals, Art Markets, Concerts and Meetings. The park is an easy walk from the Frend Quarter...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Skeletons in Front Yard of HomeSt. Charles Avenue and State StreetLots of Art Work for HalloweenGo visit the home and have fun."Great Reason to be a second home Condo Owner"       I have stopped buy this home in the last several years to take photos. This 2019 has a lot of skeletons and many new works of art. There is always people stopping by to view the work. There is always people viewing and taking photos. This is one of the unique places to see a lot of Halloween Art Work. May people take the streetcar and get off to view. Not far from Tulane and Loyola Universities.         A great place for visitors and second homers to visit before Halloween. This is a reason why people like second home condos in New Orleans because there are so much works for art for all the holidays.     NEW O...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans Historic and Colorful Bywater Homes     The Bywater Neighborhood runs along the Mississippi River From the railroad tracks on Press Street to the Industrial Canal. The St. Claude Avenue to the Mississippi River is the other boundary. When I was in high school the area was known as the Upper Ninth Ward. The local telephone exchange was known as Bwater and was changed to the Bywater.        The area has become to be a home for many artistic people. Its an easy bike ride, walk or jog to the French Quarter. The area is an historic district so home have to match the historic neighborhood. The new ones and those that have been remodeled are required to be historic in design to fit the neighborhood.     At one time the area was home to people that worke...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Knowing the Condo AssociationsNew Orleans Metro CondosCommon Areas and AssessmentsKnow the Trends of the Condo AssociationWhat is a Plus?         Knowing all the Common Areas of an association is very important. Buyers like to know the Common Areas. Things like Swimming Pools, Gyms, Courtyards, Rooftop Areas with Views, Parking Lots and Garages. Security of the Association and the Management Company does also make a difference. The Areas of the Association within the Neighborhood also makes a difference. Knowing where you can walk and take a streetcar is a plus.        Knowing what the condo fees cover is also a great thing to know. I always get a copy of the budget so the buyers can see all that is taken care of. Many agents just think it is insurance and water. There are so many more ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Jackson SquareNew Orleans French QuarterEasy Walk from Your French Quarter Condo  Andrew Jackson Statue Erected in 1857 St. Louis Cathedral Muriel's Plaza D Armas Dates back to 1762  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Iona Street in Old MetairieWalking Down the SteetVariety of Great Homes     Old Metaire has many streets that have many different homes. We walked down Iona Street that was not far from the Old Metairie Country Club. This Street had a variety of many different homes. These large homes are not listed for sale very often. Such a variety of homes. Lots of updates in the neighborhood. Walking down the streets gives us a lot of knowledge more than driving.        This Iona Street has some wide and large homes as the Street begins. Taking photos give you a large variety views of the various homes.    
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Old Metairie Homes on Falcon Road      This a a great street with lots of large home and large lots. Many of the homes are large and wide. This area is on the way to the Old Metairie Country Club. At the end of the street is the Old Metaire Playground. The large homes and Lots are between Airline Highway and Railroad Tracks. Many of these homes are very wide. Many of these photos do not show the entire lots.       Marcus Bouler and His retired Father Eric Bouler with 25 years of real estate experience and over 800 sales have walked sever hundred streets to get knowledge in all Neighborhoods of New Orleans Metro Areas. Great to chck out the streets, neighborhoods and homes.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Parade WalkColorful People WalkingKrewe of Cork    Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork has grown into a world famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon. Krewe members gather on selected Fridays, usually the first Friday of each month, at restaurants throughout the area for T.G.I.C.D (Thank Goodness It’s Cork Day).      One of the many parades and Fests near Mardi Gras that people enjoy watching the parade and all the colorful people drinking wine while they walk the French Quarter with several bands. Fun to see all the colorful people in the parade. If you own a second home in New Orleans this is a great one to watch. You can walk from most areas close to the French Quarter. If you are on St. Charles Avenue then taking the streetcar is an easy way to get to the French...
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