New Orleans, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Walking the French QuarterSo Much HistoryJackson Square in New Orleans Early in the Morning, St. Louis Cathedral  Walk the Shops, Historic ApartmentsStatues in and around the French Quarter 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Find Houses for Sale in Marigny, LAHomes and Condos"Colorful Homes"     The Marigny Neighborhood starts on Esplanade Avenue across the street from the French Quarter. Down River from the Quarter. It is a very historic neighborhood with a large variety of styles in homes. The area runs from the Mississippi River to N. Rampart. The Bywater is the next neighborhood down river not that far away. Houses for Sale in Marigny, La.        Once you leave the French Quarter on Esplanade Aveune you enter the Marigny Neighborhood. Most of the complexes in this area tend to be small conversions from doubles, apartments and four plexes.   New Construction of Marigny Condos"Baker's Row Condos in the Marigny on Dauphine Street" "Crescent View Lofts on 3431 Chartres in Bywater" Listing I have in the Bywa...
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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.)
Bywater Real EstateBetween St. Claude & Mississippi RiverHomes and Condos        The Bywater Neighborhood Has more doubles than almost any other neighborhood  in New Orleans. Most of the doubles do not have front yards or parking. A Lot of the doubles have been converted into singles since the 1990's.  Side Hall Cottage, Single Bywater Home Bywater Double with Porch and FountainRare Large Bywater Home with Yard near Poland Avenue on Royal StreetSo colorful with matching furniture, shutters and windows Colorful Bywater Double turned inot a single home Like a work of art with plants,shutters,doors, brackets, windows and colors!Bracket Art with matching frames and windows. Bywater Home, Sidehall Cottage, So Colorful Home The Saxony Condos in the Bywater Neighborhood Crescent View Condos at...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1201 Canal Street CondosCorner of Basin Street, Block From N. RampartAlso An Easy Walk to Medical CenterLarge Complex by Saenger Theatre     The 1201 Canal Street Condos was once a Krauss Department Store and Warehouse. It was converted into condos and rentals in 2008. The rentals were later turned into condos also. There are 233 units with elevators to all floors and buildings. The parking is self parking in the back or Valet Parking if needed. There is 24 hour security and thye management is on site. Property One is the management and they get a grade of A.      There are a lot of amenities for the condos. There is a pool on the roof with deck for great city views. There is a nice gym on the first floor. There is a dog walk on the second floor. There is a large lounge and meeting room...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1224 St. Charles CondosNew Orleans, La. 70130#314, Move in Quality $149,811Take Streetcar to French Quarter and Uptown     This a a great little condo that feels bigger than it is. The 10 ft. ceilings and three large windows on the corner make it feel larger. All wood floors and lots of natural light. Helps being a top floor corner unit. The gated parking spot #12 is close and secure. All the utilities are in the condo fees. Including Electricity, Central A/C, Cox Cable, Upkeep, Water, and Insurance.       This condo complex in on the streetcar line so you can take the Streetcar to the French Quarter and Uptown New Orleans. You can walk to Lee Circle, Coliseum Square, World War II Museum and the Warehouse District.       The 1224 St. Charles Complex has 36 units and was converted inot c...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Halloween Decorations in New Orleans 2019Great Visit for Second Home Condo OwnersFrench Quarter and Uptown New Orleans           We had a listing on 719 St. Ann in the French Quarter and these decorations were close by. Wanted to walk around the neighborhood to see all the Halloween Decorations. Fewer this year because of the rainy and windy weather before Halloween. So many people love to come to New Orleans the week before Halloween to see and fell all the parties and decorations.           There are Fest and Holidays almost each month each year. There is more but this is a famous one. Owners of second homes and condos can bring families, friends and them selves to all the fest's and holidays. The visitors can can walks and short drives and streetcars to other neighborhoods to see wha...
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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 gu...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Showing the NeighborhoodsHelps in Selling CondosWarehouse District Neighborhood     Knowing the Neighborhoods when you list real estate helps buyers see the neighborhood. Many buyers in the Warehouse District and the French Quarter are going to buying for a second home. The MLS now allows agents to add up to 40 photos. After putting in about 25-30 photos for each listing all is taken care of. Lately I take photos of the many places where you can easily walk to so buyers can get a great feel for the neighborhood.      Seeing all the historic features of the Neighborhood is a big Plus. Seeing Parks,Shops, Eats and Drinks is also a great idea. These are photos I took that are near the Gallery Row Condos at 448 Julia near Magazine Street. Photos easily show the fun....  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Bywater Neighborhood in New OrleansSo Many Colorful Homes and DoublesA Very Artistic Neighborhood      The Homes along the Mississippi River in the Bywater neighbor are very colorful and artistic. The area also has many doubles. The Bywater stretches from the Marigny to the Industrial Canal between St. Claude Avenue and the Mississippi River. There is no other neighborhood in the USA that I know of.       The Neighborhood has changed in color and artistic homes in the last 20 years. It never existed like this in the 20th century. It is fun to walk and view all the homes and unique colors and changes that have been made to the homes. A Few Atristic Homes in Bywater,Very Unique and Colorful !  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos1200 Block of Chartres StreetTownhomes Converted into Condos     There are two condo associations on the 1204, 1206 and 1210 Chartres Street. One condo association has eight units and the other has 12 units. Both have swimming pools and courtyards in the rear. The front units with porches and balconies are the best and most expensive units. The ones in the rear and on the side are less expensive.       The location is an easy walk to all historic features in the French Quarter. Walk several blocks to Jackson Square and one block to Royal Street and tow blocks to Bourbon Street.        The 1201 Chartres Association is across the street on the corner of Gov. Nicholls. This is a luxury condo association with parking. A rare find the French Quarter. Named the Stella Mor...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Saint Roch CemeteryBywater/ Marigny NeighborhoodNew Orleans, La.      St. Roch Cemetery was founded by Reverend P.L. Thevis in 1874. During one of New Orleans’ Yellow Fever outbreaks, the patron saint of protection from epidemics, Saint Roch, was prayed to and was asked to protect the people of New Orleans during this epidemic. When nobody from the Reverend’s Church died of Yellow Fever, Thevis founded this Cemetery, as part of his promise to Saint Roch. He promised that if Saint Roch would keep his people safe, he would build a chapel to Saint Roch. This Chapel is now inside of St. Roch Cemetery.
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Italian Hall Condos1020 Esplanade AvenueNew Orleans French Quarter     The Italian Hall Condos were converted into condos in 1994. The condo association has 24 units. The units are really different from one another. There is a gated parking lot out the back door near North Rampart.  The Street Car line is a short walk away. Being on Esplanade it is on the edge of the French Quarter. A Great Edge as you can walk to Frenchman Street and North Rampart easily.      The association has a great courtyard, fountain, cooking area and swimming pool. The building has an elevator up front to the three floors and easy stairs as well in the front building.   [caption id="attachment_2227" align="aligncenter" width="801"] \[/caption] The Hallway from the front door of the Condos Great City Views f...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1121 Kerlerec Street Creole CottageA Fixer Upper in a Great Location$189,121, When fixed easily worth 375k - 400kIn the Treme Neighborhood, Block to French QuarterNew Orleans, 70116Sold for $177,000 Cash on Feb. 11,2019         The cottage is about 100 ft from N. Rampart and the streetcar line. The French Quarter is about a block and half away. It is a block from the Esplanade Avenue. Great places to visit in all nearby neighborhoods. When my seller bought in in 2006 is had 3 bedrooms and a bath with some large rooms downstairs. The seller has done some exterior updates and gutted most of the inside of the house.         The buyers may be able to get tax credits for the redo of historic homes. Federal and State tax credits.          The cottage is fully gutted right now. It is about 140...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Bywater Homes in NOLAHomes of ArtistColorful Historic Homes       The Bywater is a neighborhood that has drastically changed over the last 30 years. So many colorful home, colorful walks anf fun things to do.  The vast majority of homes have been redone and updated in a histori neighborhood near the Mississippi River. They have to follow the historic rules and regulations of the neighborhood.         You have some great homes and residents that love to decorate their homes each season. You also have a lot of businesses also decorate and make their places so colorful. This house below is on 3405 Royal Street in New Orleans. I drive by this home each time I go to "The Joint" to eat pulled pork and ribs. "3405 Royal Street is always Artistic" 
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
333 Julia Street #308Historic Warehouse District CondoJulia Place New Orleans,La. 70130For Sale $267,408Sold May 2019 for $258,000         The Warehouse District is near the French Quarter on the other side of Canal Street. You have a lot of old warehouses that were converted into condos. The big difference in French Quarter Condos is that many will have parking and lots of amenities in the New Orleans Warehouse District. This is an example of one that I listed.         Julia Place was once a Bemis Bag Factory constructed in about 1896 near the Port of New Orleans. Now you have a lot of hotels, New Orleans Convention Center, World Ware II Museum, and places to eat and drink within walking distance. You also have the outlet mall a few blocks down the street on the Mississippi River.     ...
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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.)
  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.)
The Most Artist New Orleans NeighborhoodColorful Pictures and DetailsBywater Neighborhood      The Bywater Neighborhood in New Orleans  is full of artist people who live there. It is a colorful neighborhood that shows up on homes and buildings in the area. You see garages and doors that have pretty and colorful scenes that decorate the neighborhood. Always a great area to check out the work of all the artist and how they decorate the places where they live.  
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Red Dress Run 2017Annual Race through French Quarter        The 2017 Red Dress Run started at Crescent Park in the Marigny. It started at 9am for food and drink before the race began at 11am and ran down Esplanade into the French Quarter and back to the Marigny. The race covers 3-4 miles. Music before and after the race....         These annual fun runs and walks bring thousands of people to the New Orleans Marigny-French Quarter every year to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Thousands of People come to run and thousands come to watch. It is an all day affair for many.  How it started.    On August 7, 1987, a young lady wearing a red dress landed in southern California to visit a friend from her high school.  She went  to Long Beach, where her friend introduce her to a zany r...
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