Orleans Parish, LA Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Listing Your CondoWith an Experienced Agents Means a LotEric has sold over 200 UnitsExposure of the Condo ! Take Good Photos     I take a lot of nice photos of the condo and the complex. I write some of the things people like on the photos so they will know the positives. Best to take photos of all the positive common areas. It is also OK to take photos of the nearby neighborhood. Many people who look at condos in New Orleans may be buying them as second homes. That is why the common areas and neighborhoods help.      I write some of the more positive issues of the condo on the photo. Best to write the one best for a particular photo. Buyers can see these easily.       Recently started putting the flyers, blogs and pages of the listings on Facebook as I have about 17,000 friends that se...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Rotunda Condos330 Julia Street, New Orleans, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Corner of Julia Street, Emerils      The Rotunda condos at 333 Julia Street are located in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse District. The condos cover the entire block between Commerce and Tchoupitoulas Street. The first floor is a combination of parking, art galleries, offices, Emerils on the corner.      The 68 units were apartments before becoming condos. The building was converted into apartments in 1989 from a grocery warehouse built about 1910. Then into condos around 2006. There is a combination of one,two and a few units. There are four floors of condos with the fifth floor being penthouses of all shapes and sizes.     The garage has only 30 spots so half the owners lease a spot across...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Second Home Condo BuyersMany Buyers are Looking for Second Home Condos     A vast number of condo buyers are looking for second homes. It is good for them to know all the New Orleans neighborhoods that might be their favorite places. Many want to start in a specific neighborhood like the French Quarter. Once they review their ideas with me, they often change to find things that meet their desires.     Then we talk about all the other neighborhoods and what the complexes have to offer.  Many want the complexes and amenities that are offered. There are a lot of neighborhoods and streets that meet their needs.      The buyers want to know what the various neighborhoods have to offer. Where can they walk and what things are unique for the area.      The buyers want certain things in the com...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Sugar Plantation Condos840 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Sugar Plantation Condos are near the corner of Julia Street     The Sugar Plantation Condos were completed as condos in 2005 in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse District. The warehouse was completely gutted making the units essentially new condos. The complex sold out in a matter of 48 hours.    The 43 units had a lot of character with wood beams, some units having exposed brick, some having patios and some having balconies.  The parking garage is on Commerce and all the units have garage parking. There are several elevators that lead to the upper floors.      The Sugar Plantation has a lot of amenities for a medium size complex.  The condos have a courtyard, swimming pool, gym,...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
2512 Magazine Street #G CondoNew Orleans Garden DistrictTop Floor 2 Bedrooms /2 Baths1300 Sq. ft. LivingHistoric Top Floor CondoSecure Parking in Rear Reduced to $234,512Cheapest 2 bedroom Condo      This is a large Condo on the top floor of a historic home. It has gated parking in the rear. The secure gate and front door has security. The front porch is a common area for the condo association.      The Floor plan is open with the kitchen. The vaulted ceiling and large room makes the condo seem larger. The Master Bedroom is also large. There is a large laundry room also. Between 2nd and 3rd StreetSecure Entrance with gate and front Door, Common PorchThe entry to the only top Floor Unit GThe Open Kitchen, Tile and Wood Floors Vaulted Ceilings and Open Kitchen,Large Living Area Towards th...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
3915 St. Charles Avenue Condo #713Priced  $339,713, Many With Recent Updates New Orleans, La. 70115St. Charles Gardens ComplexLots of Amenities for Condo Complex         The condo #713 is on the top floor one unit from the corner. Two Bedrooms and Two Baths with 950 sq. ft. of living. The unit has a balcony and 2 master bedroom windows with some great views. The balcony has seats and great views. It is an easy walk to both elevators and 20 ft. to trash dump. It has assigned parking spot #44 near the building.      The unit has all nice wood floors and no carpet. There is a hall bathroom and laundry in second bedroom. The kitchen and living room is very open and feels large 13x22. The open kitchen has nice counters and cabinets.  There is a large hall bathroom with tub. The Master bath h...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Henderson Condos700 Commerce StreetNew Orleans Warehouse DistrictNew Orleans, La. 70130      The Henderson was origionally a sugar warehouse in New Orleans for the Godchaux Sugar Refinery.The building is constructed of heavy timber and brick. The units were converted into apartments in 1987. The apartments were converted into condos about 10 years later. There were few updates done when they were sold as condos.       The Henderson Condos on Commerce was one of the first conversions of apartments into condos in 1996. The 60 units vary greatly in floor plan and size. Most of the units are one bedroom units with some tow bedroom units. The sizes range from 550 sq. ft. to about 1200 Sq. ft.       The condo fees are moderate as the only include a rooftop area and party room. There is ve...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Condo Association Knowledge Important!  Value of the Common AreasRecent Updates and AssessmentsThe Budget and Condo FeesThe Management Company      Buyers like to value the common areas and know what the condo fees cover. Best to let them see the budget and let them know about past assessments and reserves are. Often great to put the budgets in the unit so they can see all what the condo fees cover.The Condo Association BudgetCommon AreasPlaces to Enjoy Inside and Outside
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Loft Condos 402 Julia StreetNew Orleans Warehouse District  The Lofts on Julia Street are next door to the Childerns MuseumThe first floor is an art gallery and entrance to the loftsLove the larger Warehouse Windows that the outside units have...  The Lofts Condos at 402 Julia Street       The condo association has 24 units. There are 6 two bedroom units and 18 small one bedroom units. The entire first floor is an art gallery and entrance to the Lofts Condos from Julia Street. The Building was converted into condos in 2006 from apartments.        Parking is available on a contract basis in the lost behind the building. None of the units own a parking spot. Many of the units were upgraded in 2006 while some unit were purchased in "as is" and now would be very dated.       The gated e...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Hawthorne Condos4239 St. Charles Avenue CondosNew Orleans,70115 Secure entrance and parking on first floor        The Hawthorne Condos were once apartments dating back to the 1920's and 1930's.  They were converted into condos in the 90's as it is a great location on St. Charles Avenue. The entire first floor is parking and storage. Every unit has garage parking. The parking and entrance is secure.        The 18 condos are all about 650 sq. ft. of living with a small kitchen, wood floors, lots of windows and plenty of natural light. There is a large courtyard that all the units open to. You go up a stairway to the 3rd floor units.       One of the nicest features is all the windows that each unit has. The hardwood floors are original and still look very good. The living areas are ni...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
St. Elizabeth's Condos1314 Napoleon AvenueUptown New OrleansHistoric Condo Conversion Corner of Napoleon Avenue and Prytania StreetLike Taking a walk into the past...Very Historic Condo Conversion       St. Elizabeth's was built as a boarding school in 1865 and later turned into an orphanage for girls in 1870. The Daughter's of Charity closed the school in 1989 and moved the program to Marrero, where they already operated a similar program for boys. The place was put on the market and almost became upscale apartments and senior citizen housing before Anne bought it in 1993. St. Elizabeth's is an immense three-story brick edifice of 55,000 square feet. The three buildings that comprise St. Elizabeth's are the largest cluster of Second Empire design architecture in the city of New Orleans...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos and Balconies       French Quarter Balconies are one of the most sought out features of condos in the New Orleans French Quarter Condo Market.  The numbers do not show up in the square footage prices but they are worth thousands of dollars.  Its the feel and views to have a street balcony that tops the list. There are 2 types of balconies...The Gallery and a standard balcony. Many times they are just grouped togeather.       A Gallery is connected to the ground which allows them to be larger and have roofs. They are supported by columns and can be as high as three stories. Just open your window and hop out. Most condo units that face the street do not have doors to get out. Just crawl out the window.  Many of the interior balconies do have french doors to exit tha...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
425 Notre Dame CondosLuxury Downtown CondosNew Orleans Warehouse DistrictNew Orleans, La. 70130 New Condos in 2015 at 425 Notre Dame       New Construction in downtown New Orleans completed in 2015.  The eight story building has 42 upscale units ranging from one bedrooms to four bedroom units. Parking on first floor. Check out the balconies and large windows.     Its like the developers thought about all the upscale things they could do and then proceeded to do it. Many of the units were sold as pre-sales. This is not the norm for the New Orleans market.     The living areas of the units have 10 ft. ceilings, antique pine wood floors, gas stoves, large windows, balconies, and on site parking.  The high end appliance include Wolfe Stoves and Sub Zero refrigerators. Extra insulation betwe...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Gallery Row Condos448 Julia Street, New Orleans 70130New Orleans Warehouse District The Gated entrance to the Gallery Row Condos     The Gallery Row Condos are in the center of the New Orleans Warehouse close to Magazine Street and next door to the Childerns Museum on Julia Street. The 48 units are in three different building. The first floor is commercial condos used as art galleries, the lobby and garage parking. There is an additional lot on Magazine Street. Almost all the condos have parking.      With the condos in three different building you are going to have several different looks.  The two older building are the front two and are going to have the warehouse feel of higher ceilings,larger windows,exposed brick and beams.  The units in the back were built much later.       T...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Federal Fibre Mills Condos 1107 South Peters New Orleans Warehouse District  A Little Bit of History about the Federal Fibre Mills         Designed in 1904 by architects Favrot and Livaudals the Federal Fibre Mills warehouse was completed in 1907 and used for the production of rope, largely for ships in port. It was used as a pavilion for the 1984 New Orleans World´s Fair. The old rope factory, built of heavy timber, is an interesting study of conversion efficiency.         Over one million dollars was spent on initial cleanup with a deep desire to preserve the character and flavor of both the New Orleans tan bricks and the first growth heart of Southern yellow pine. Because the building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, strict guidelines for modification of th...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos           The French Quarter is going to have a large variety of condos that will vary in size, style and age. This page will give you a variety and feel for many of the condos that I see. I will be adding to this page going forward since there are so many small associations.        The vast majority of condos in the French Quarter will be used as second homes.  From the map below you can see that the Quarter is just not that large but there are a lot of properties as we review the condo associations.       Most of the condo associations are small complexes of eight or less. Many will have small courtyards which cannot be seen from the street. Parking will not come with the majority of condos.         The New Orleans French Quarter is unique in so many respects an...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Condo Association Knowledge Important! Value of the Common AreasRecent Updates and AssessmentsThe Budget and Condo FeesThe Management Company      Buyers like to value the common areas and know what the condo fees cover. Best to let them see the budget and let them know about past assessments and reserves are. Often great to put the budgets in the unit so they can see all what the condo fees cover.The Condo Association BudgetCommon AreasPlaces to Enjoy Inside and Outside
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Cotton Mill Condos920 Poeyfarre Street, 70130New Orleans Warehouse District     The Cotton Mills Condos were converted from rentals into condos in 2004-2005. The 269 units come in all shapes and sizes. Most of the units are one and two bedroom units ranging from 550 sq.ft. to a 1000 Sq. Ft. of living. There are a few three bedrooms and a few studios in various spots in the building. There are 17 penthouse units that were condos before the major conversion in 2004-2005.      The Penthouses are the only units that come with parking.  Parking is readily available in 3-4 lots aroudn the condos that can be had for contract per month for about $125 per month. You can park on the street but that has gotten harder over the years as the area has built up.      The common feature of the condo...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Uptown, The Neighborhood. Down by St. Charles     Once you leave the Garden District in New Orleans you are in Uptown. You can see on the Real Estate Map below what real estate agents call Uptown.       Uptown New Orleans Scenes, Lots of Walking Availaible The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar runs Through Uptown New Orleans The Magazine Street Merchants in Uptown New Orleans Historic Uptown New Orleans Cottages So Many Colorful Uptown Homes in New Orleans Colorful Homes in Uptown New Orleans New Orleans Historic Mansions on St. Charles Ave. New Homes in Uptown built to look and feel historic Four Plex on General Pershing turned into "neighborhood condos" 3915 St. Charles Avenue, Apartments turned into Uptown Condos Old 1920's Apartment Houses converted into Condos Neighborhood ...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
625 St. Charles Avenue Condos625 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, La. 70130New Orleans Warehouse District      The condos at 625 St. Charles Avenue was one of the first condo complexes built from scratch in the New Orleans Warehouse District. There are 37 upscale units ranging in size from 1300 sq. ft. to over 2000 sq.ft. for the larger penthouse units. Completed in 2002.        The location across the Street from Lafayette Square and on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line is hard to beat.  The Federal Court House is across the park. Gallier Hall is down the street.        A lot of the units have balconies and large windows. The 11 story building has some spacious penthouse units with patios with some great views.       You have a secure parking garage, lap pool, exercise gym, several p...
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