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Blogs with no photos are less appealing? - 02/28/07 08:22 PM
I really enjoy seeing a face that I can tie in with a blog. Sometimes it may be just half a face from Denver or Minnapolis. Sometimes it may be a cartoon. It could be a team or couple. You will also see people who change their face and logo. Thats all fine except I do not like the blanks. Am I the only one that feels this way? maybe we could rotate the faces with St. Patricks Easter coming up. Could we have several that we could use. The seasonal face is still better than the blank. Lets face it and let people see!!!!!
New Orleans Uptown Street Signs - 02/27/07 08:29 PM
In uptown New Orleans often the Street signs are on the sidewalk. Francesco De Carondelet was the govenor of Louisiana in 1791. In 1792 he was responsible for the forst street lighting in the City. These are great for walking. Since many of the street signs got blown away by Katrina these are indeed helpful. The satelite GPS is the thing to have in 2006. It saved me many wrong turns. I have no idea if other cities have such signs but would like to know. Guess if you driving a wagon, you could look down and see where you were going. No cars (0 comments)
Real Estate Values and public transportation, New Orleans Street Cars - 02/22/07 07:56 PM
Having public transportation does have an effect of values of real estate. In New Orleans the street cars are still a fixture in a lot of neighborhoods. Many think we are backward, but this may be a great thing in the future. Having not to drive to work is a great appeal to the current generation who value their time more than the Baby Boomers of which I am one. We all wanted to drive to work, build interstates, spend money on gas, and live where we could get a bigger and better home. The trends start out slowly and then (6 comments)
French Quarter Historic Condo, 526 Madison 4A - 02/22/07 07:22 PM
This is part of one of my web pages that is advertising a new listing that we picked up in the New Orleans French Quarter. One of the things I try to do is give a feel of a neighborhood. Its like localism in its early stages. You can take more photos, better photos than will be in the MLS and you can give people a lifestyle feel. People buy on emotion and want to get a feel for the area. You can be much more personal just like a blog. No one else is going to do this to any great degree. You (2 comments)
New Orleans Mardi Gras, Uptown is Family Mardi Gras - 02/20/07 08:00 PM
Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras was today. Everyone gets a different idea of what carnival is. This is the side of Carnival thet the national media never mentions but this is what most locals do. Rex the king of carnival rollled this morning on Napoleon Ave before reaching St. Charles Ave. This is the same spot I watched Rex 30 years ago as we did with my two year old grandson today. Mardi Gras is a family affair before it gets into the French Quarter. Just wanted to share part of the parade from the Krewe of Rex under clear skys and 70 degree (4 comments)
Localism, A section on Second Homes - 02/18/07 03:12 PM
I do business in New Orleans where people are beginning and continuing to buy primarily condos as a second home. I think it would be great to have this feature worked into the local market. I think a lot of people use the internet to search for this in particular. I get several calls per week on this. The value is to the client because they are not here to see what we see. They have to plan ahead and need good info on the trends that only someone who works these areas everyday is familiar with. This is a speciality business (0 comments)
New Orleans Uptown, Oak trees set the area apart - 02/17/07 08:44 PM
New Orleans Uptown is a neighborhood in the City of New Olreans. This area is blessed to have hundreds of Old Oak Trees that line the streets and fill Audubon Park where these pictures were taken today. The Oaks are evergreen so they stay green year round. It is great to have the shade during our summer months. many times I am trying to get photos of these homes but there is a tree in the way. It is better to have the tree in the way rather than not have them. You have to have the humid air and mild (4 comments)
Nice to get quoted by Forbes.com, the power of the internet - 02/16/07 08:14 PM
You never know when you will get quoted in a national article. If you are to found in google you to may get a call. Katrina has had numerous people doing articles on our city of New Orleans. The best way to answer is to tell the interviewer what you think straight and brief. Matt kept me on the phone for about 10 minutes. i was talking to him from the car. Should have asked him to link my site and blog. Have to wait until next time. 5 seconds of fame. Just be prepared, it was great because I had just blogged on this (18 comments)
New Orleans Lakeview, 18 months after Katrina like a bad dream - 02/15/07 11:08 PM
As a realtor in New Orleans you still have to look at diaster week after week. I decided to take a couple of shots of this Lakeview double. It is exactly the way it was left after the water drained off. This was an upper clss neighborhood before the storm. On the average there are 2 people on each block that have come back and are rebuilding. Many have begun to tear down their homes or rebuild if they can. The area had a lot of older people that had to move elsewhere to never come home again. Selling these people (2 comments)
New Orleans Po-Boys, Crabby Jacks in Jefferson - 02/14/07 11:25 PM
I have lived in a lot of places, but none can hold a candle to South Louisiana if you like Seafood and Spicy dishes. People have a passion for food and neighborhood places that are not fancy. Guys love to cook and make a social outing out of cooking various Cajun dishes. I ate here today, but only ate half of this shrimp Po-Boy on French. Jack put his mug on the cups, this way he can use them as throws if he parades. take a look at the menu and you will not see these local dishes at Apple Bees. I (3 comments)
Japanese Magnolias Bloom, Great Mini Tree for your Garden - 02/12/07 08:30 PM
These are Japanese Magnolias blooming this week in the New Orleans area. Thye always seem to bring their color out about the same time as Carnival. its early this year. Fat Tuesday is 40 days before Easter so Easter is early. These are great little trees that do not get big but love a shady spot in your yard. They bloom every year and have this splash of coror for several short weeks. The the leaves come out and still look nice as they are a light green against the dark leaves of our trees. This was in full bloom today. Some of you guys still have (5 comments)
New Orleans, Mardi Gras Decor for Homes - 02/12/07 08:18 PM
Mardi Gras season is upon us in South Louisiana and people like to decorate their homes. This home is not too far from where i live and it caught my eye this morning. These guys are in the spirit. This River Ridge Acadian style home besides have some great Spring time plants already is getting ready for Fat Tuesday which is a week form tommorow. They more than likely will decorate for Easter. Not many other places decorate like people do down here. More than likey they are getting ready for a party since there hasnt been any since the Super (1 comments)
Power of the Internet, You get noticed! - 02/11/07 02:55 PM
Dear Eric,I am a graphic design faculty at Loyola University New Orleans. I came across your website today and noticed that you captured many beautiful images of the city. I am preparing a power point presentation about the Visual Arts Department and need some images and text that discuss our city. Could I have your consent to use some text/images from your website if I cite you as the source. This is not for sale only a presentation.Please let me know at your earliest convenience.Thank-you,daniela marxAssistant Professor of Graphic designLoyola University New Orleans You never know who is going to come upon (5 comments)
Approaching 10,000 agents to Active Rain - 02/10/07 09:59 PM
That is quite a number for a short period of time. Guess we should me me the the 10,000 agent that joins. In any community you have the regulars and the agents that come and go. You get on a roll and blog and then drop off for a while. I did drop off unitl the localism and photo uploads make it interesting again for me to blog about my areas. Its another Ave to advertise oneself and you knowledge about the local market. If you start your own blog later this is a great proving ground when you start. I (1 comments)
New Orleans Warehouse District Trends - 02/09/07 08:06 PM
I will not bore you with numbers and charts. The New Orleans Warehouse District is alive and well. The area had little damage from Katrina and continues to be a trendy place to live and buy a second home. Condos are the main residential spaces with many old warehouse converted into condos. The nicer units when priced correctly generally sell in a number weeks. prices have been holding steady and going up for the nicer units. There are many new projects on the drawing board as I am writting this blog. the strating prices are going to start around the 200k level and (0 comments)
Localism, great idea would be to label the photos - 02/09/07 05:00 AM
It would be a great idea if people would label the photos to say something about the photos. Give it some history or tell people what and where the scene or buildings are. It adds to the photos and increases the customers enjoyment. Some of the photo postings are starting to be be incorrectly placed. I live in New Orleans and see photos popping up that are in the area but not in New Orleans. The area and city are worlds apart. People who do not live here may not notice but I do. Isn't that the idea to get neighborhoods correct. This is just my take (32 comments)
New Orleans Climate, Great for plants and outdoors - 02/07/07 10:18 PM
A mild climate such as we have in South Louisiana allows an average gardner like me to grow a variety of plants in his back yard. Its a great hobby for a realtor as you are not out showing houses early in the morning. Great time to do things in the morning before the sun heats up our humid air in the summer. I thought about the yard work Super Bowl Sunday as I realized my yard needed mowing more to remove the weeds and leaves that are finally falling. The new leaves push out the old ones as the early blommers are getting started. (4 comments)
Localism, Question - 02/04/07 07:55 PM
I was trying to post a market update but could not find the market. I know the neighborhood is already in the system but could not find it and did not want to add it again. I had a nice blog almost finished and lost it trying to find the French Quarter with photos alredy downloaded. I guess thats why its beta. (2 comments)
Trees increase Property Values in New Orleans - 02/02/07 08:18 PM
Trees in New Orleans help increase property values of neighborhoods. Trees really love the South Louisiana weather of mild temperatures and high humidity. They keep the cooling bill down in the summer and the live oaks pictured below stay green all winter. Its great for wild things birds, squirrels, racoons, and a multitude of insects. it also tells you how long the soil has been there as to the type of trees in the area. Very few places outside the rich southern delta areas have tree cover like this. There are junk trees that are weak that I am no fan of. However (1 comments)
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